Productivity Tools:

Small PDF

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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The personal document file or PDF is one of the most widely used formats on the internet. Though the filetype is commonplace in almost every office environment, tools to combine, merge and compress PDFs are not so widespread or easy to work with. While there are a number of software options for managing PDFs, the team at SmallPDF have put together an array of functions to compress, split, merge and edit PDF files right from the comfort of your browser. Not only can you perform an array of advanced functions like converting images into PDF files, but all the tools are available for free, no account or login necessary.


Header Checker Tool

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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The headers of an HTML page are very important because when the information is incorrect it could lead to problems, including wrong status codes, incorrect redirects, wrong meta information, etc. The header checker at gives you potentially dozens of HTTP status response codes and offers definitions for each one. Check your site periodically and during each and after redesign.

Creativity and Innovation Techniques – from A to Z

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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Have a most vexing design problem and are running out of ideas and time? Put your brain into learning mode and run through a myriad of creativity and innovation techniques described at Look at dozens of techniques like reverse brainstorming (love this one!), using crazy ideas without censoring yourself, analogies and the cherry split.

If you’re already in the ‘tearing your hair out’ phase of your project – and we’ve all been there – try this all time favorite: “If you need to ‘see,’ look at something else” meaning you take a break from your current project and literally walk away and put your brain into a completely different environment. For example, if you’ve been stuck working at a desk, get out and ride a roller coaster, walk through a museum (modern art or classic) or strike up a conversation with a complete stranger. The idea is to get unstuck and open up your brain for new impressions, the food of creativity!

Online Collaboration with PhPGroupWare

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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phpGroupWare is a free/open source web based messaging, collaboration and enterprise management platform. Features included are contacts management, email, shared calendar, web content and document management and sharing, project management and issues tracking. phpGroupWare comes with over 50 applications that can be mixed and matched according to your needs.

phpGroupWare is flexible and scalable. It is suitable for small groups of people and large organizations. phpGroupWare supports over 20 languages.

Small Business Accounting Software

  • Posted By: RankRaiser
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If you’re a professional, run a small business or you’re simply looking for free accounting software, you might want to give GnuCash a try.

GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Download GnuCash here.

The interface is simple, but the software offers everything you’d expect from financial accounting software, like the ability to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. The site itself has in-depth tutorials and also glossaries for software and financial terms.

Features include:

* QIF/OFX/HBCI Import, Transaction Matching
* Reports, Graphs
* Scheduled Transactions
* Financial Calculations

* Double-Entry Accounting
* Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts
* Small-Business Accounting
* Customers, Vendors, Jobs,
Invoices, A/P, A/R