Software

Tune Up Media

TuneUp

If figuring out who sings “Track 1” on your best friend’s Summertime Mix is driving you crazy, this downloadable software is for you. TuneUp uses iTunes and the Gracenote Global Media Database to figure out the “audio fingerprint” of mis- or unlabeled tunes in your MP3 music library. Then the program automatically fills it in and adds the corresponding album artwork. Try 100 song “cleans” and 50 album cover adds for free. If you’re hooked, upgrade to a $30 TuneUp Gold membership for unlimited cleans and covers. More info at TuneUpMedia.com.

I love this software, it works wonders. That said, I do get crashes of Explorer about once a day. I usually let it run while I’m doing other stuff, and change out the queue every so often.  I have an enormous music collection, a couple hundred thousand songs, somewhere North of 800K. I have used TuneUp multiple times a day, for the past 3 months, hoping that one day I will complete my task of organizing the entire thing. I would say that for every 1K songs, TuneUp doesn’t find 5-10, which is awesome considering the sheer volume of obscure and completely blank ID3 tags that I have. I do have one SERIOUS vexation – They will only allow 1 transfer between computers! I reformat maybe once every Quarter (Windows), and I don’t know what I am going to do coming up in December. I will NOT re-buy the software, that is for sure. It would be a shame for them to lose my business over a licensing issue – Boo on them.

NOTE: I also have TidySongs, but when it comes to performance, I highly recommend TuneUp over TidySongs..

Firefox Add-ons That I Use

Adblock Plus

Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.

ColorZilla

Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies..

Forecastbar Enhanced

This is the addon formerly known as Forecastfox Enhanced. It is an Enhanced version of the popular Forecastfox extension (forecastfox.mozdev.org) by Jon Stritar and Richard Klien that provides a weather forecast right in your statusbar.

LastPass

LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. LastPass supports IE and Firefox as Plugins (Opera, Safari, Chrome, iPhone, Opera Mini via Bookmarklets), allows you to import from every major password storage vendor and export too, captures passwords that other managers won’t including many AJAX forms, and allows you to make strong passwords easily. Your sensitive data is encrypted _locally_ before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it. One Time Passwords & Screen Keyboard help protect your master password.

Linkification


Converts text links into genuine, clickable links..

Screengrab


Screengrab! saves webpages as images.. It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, a particular frame.. basically it saves webpages as images – either to a file, or to the clipboard.

Smart Bookmarks Bar


Not enough place on your bookmarks bar ?..
Smart Bookmarks Bar extension comes right here by hiding bookmarks names and only showing icons.
Bookmark names will be displayed on mouse over.