Open Source task and list manager Manager: PlanCake

PlanCake is an open source task and list manager which can be downloaded/installed to a custom location or used from plancake.com for free.

The application is fully Ajaxed, tasks can be re-ordered with drag’n drops and keyboard shortcuts are supported which all make the usage faster.

It is possible to create tasks with due dates (or not) and PlanCake can display your to-do-list inside a calendar. Or, you can reach them from the lists they are bound to and the tags they were marked with.


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Useful Collection of WordPress Plugins for Bloggers.

To handle a blog these days can be quite difficult if you are not well-organized and you don’t spend enough time managing it. That’s why there are plugins for WordPress. They literally make your job lot easier and if you work well with them you can put them to work for you.

Akismet

Akismet is a perfect spam catcher. Not sure how they do this, but 99% of spam comments will get under I’ve had the problem with Akismet only once actually shortly after installation. For some reason it was recognizing uberVU – social comments (the post mentions on twitter) as spam but once I approved it, the Akismet learned the algorithm and now it’s saving me from hundreds of funky comments. There’s also a cool option to “Automatically discard spam comments on posts older than a month” which means that spam comments for the early posts won’t even be added to the Spam” section of blog comments, they will be deleted automatically.

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Great Collection of FireFox Add-ons For Every Blogger, Developer, Designer.

Firefox is currently the ultimate choice for bloggers because of its awesome collection of addons. These addons provide a lot of flexibility by reducing the necessity of separate tools for different tasks of blogging. This saves a lot of time required in managing different tools and thus increases the overall productivity of any web User.

Brief

It is another Firefox addon which acts as an alternative for a feed reader. Its features are not less worth than a full feed reader. The feeds are displayed in form of a full web page with a sidebar containing user’s subscriptions. The items can be searched and bookmarked. There is also a notification option which informs whenever there is an update in any feed.

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Best Chrome Extenshions for developers and designers, that make their life easy.

Since I use Chrome most of the time, I gathered 5 browser extensions which I think most Chrome users will appreciate. These extensions facilitate users in different ways, from saving our browsing sessions and managing our tabs to letting us choose hotkey shortcuts.  With the introduction of Google Chrome, the community has made some amazing extensions which are very easy to use for every day work.

FireBug Lite

This allows you to inspect the HTML, CSS, Javascript code without leaving the page. You’re also able to edit the code without any problems and test the new changes immediately.

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Great collection of Open source PHP Frameworks. Totally Free

Open Source PHP5 Framework – Solar

Solar is an Open Source PHP5 framework for web application development. Solar stands for “Simple Object Library and Application Repository” for PHP5.

It uses enterprise application design patterns and supports for localization. It’s easy to integrate and use components from other libraries and frameworks in Solar. Continue reading