The Best of Digital Inspiration

Read some of our most popular tips, tutorials and hacks around software and web apps.

Turn Off the Digg Toolbar Forever

Diggbar is like a virtual toolbar that adds itself to all stories linked from Digg.com. Learn how to hide and disable the Digg toolbar forever.

What Twitter Can Learn from Google Reader

Tnhe Suggested Users page is probably the most controversial element of Twitter. Think of it as an exclusive club where an entry can help you gain thousands of new followers on Twitter in a single day.

Fair Share Detects Content Plagiarism via RSS Feeds

Fair Share is a free service that helps you detect online plagiarism via RSS feeds. You cannot prevent websites from republishing your content but you can always file a DMCA complaint against them.

How to Open Embedded Google Maps in Full View

You may have come across Google Maps that are embedded in web pages like the one down here. This is not a static image but a live interactive map so you can zoom, pan, switch modes from satellite to terrain and so on.

Use Any Internet Browser on your Computer Without Installation

Learn how to use popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera on your computer without installing any software. You can also run these browser simultaneously on Windows without any hacks.

Extract Text from Images & Scanned PDF Manuals Online

Meet a free online OCR service that lets you perform Optical Character Recognition without having to install new software. You can convert scanned images and PDF documents into searchable and editable text from the web itself.

Selecting a Safe Password Manager for Storing your Secret Passwords

Password Managers store your passwords securely so you can create strong and unique passwords for every website without having to worry about forgetting passwords. Which is the safest password manager for you and should that service be online or offline?

Windows Live Sync vs. Live Mesh vs. SkyDrive: Which is Right for You?

The new Windows Live suite includes three different services for file storage and online synchronization. They are called Live Mesh, Windows Live Sync and Windows Live SkyDrive – all apps are available for free and you just need a Windows Live account to get started.

How to Create Art with Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheet Art: Learn how to draw paintings or trace art work in Microsoft Excel. You can create art in Google Docs as well by filling colors in individual cells.