1Password

1pass

I originally recommended this program in 2011 and am including the original post below. I still use this program daily and highly recommend it!

REVIEW: I started using 1Password after the "great computer crash of '10. It's an easy-to-use program that stores not only your passwords, but identities, secure notes, and software info (licenses, confirmation emails, etc).

They offer a 30-day free trial and the program is very reasonably priced. (Prices vary based on the gadget / operating system you are using.)

They make a version for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

This program saves me so much time each day. No more searching for passwords, logins, or filling out online forms!


Browser tabs out of control?

Are your web browser tabs out of control? Mine were until I discovered OneTab, a web browser extension.

I always have multiple  tabs open in my browser and it gets a bit much at times (and on occasion I have accidentally closed them all – arggghhh). As soon as I heard about OneTab, I knew I had to try it. Here is the description from their website…

“Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.”

And yes, it is that simple! And best of all, if you accidentally close the window OneTab is in, you will NOT lose your list of tabs. (I have put this to the test many times.)

So how much is this nifty program and how do you get it?

Right now, there is no charge. Go to https://www.one-tab.com/ and scroll down to “How to Install OneTab,” click on the link and follow the directions to install it. They have two versions – one for Chrome and one for Firefox.

Note: it offers other features and they’re all listed on the One Tab site.


Manage Your Reward Cards

CardstarTired of carrying around a stack of reward cards? I have the solution for you -- that is if you're using a iPhone, iPodTouch, Android, or Blackberry. The free CardStar app allows you to store all of your reward card information in one handy place. It's simple to set up, I was able to enter my card information in a matter of minutes.

When you need to use the number, it's stored in both number and bar code format. Most stores are able to scan the bar code with a hand scanner. (According to the CardStar web site the program on the Blackberry only works with image scanning.)

CardStar is one of my favorite apps.


Remember the Milk!

Remember_sm For several month, I've been using Remember the Milk on my iPodTouch and computer desktop. It was the only "list creator" program that I could find that worked without an Internet connection. With the iPod Touch, I am not always connected to the Internet. I can read all of my messages and lists in RTM when I'm offline and strolling through the grocery.

No more losing the list on the way to the store or leaving it in the car. You can also set reminders and sync with your calendar. It was very easy to set up and start using. I was able to do it without consulting the user guides -- yahoo.

RTM works with a lot of products -- iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Google, gMail and a bunch more. There are several third party plugins to make "remembering" even easier (like adding tasks via Jott).

Now there's no excuse when I don't Remember the Milk.