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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Note taking app + more = TagSpaces


We all tend to forget. It’s part of human nature. But can we forget when we have all the technical possibilities of today? Both students and teachers have to keep in mind many things to remember. Is there a technological way to help us remember?

Yes there is! It’s open source and available for various platforms. It’s TagSpaces. One can use it just to write a simple note to remember. TagSpaces is rather unknown but powerful and feature rich app. It's not just a note taking app, but it's much more - it's a complete data management application that you can use to manage and organise the files on your computer. As the name suggests, you can tag all kind of files for quick finding. 


If you want an introduction just click here. If you want to download it, than go here. More information can be found here. If you want to use it on your mobile phone, than go here.

TagSpaces can open all kind of files be it image or PDF. It can also take quick notes. A nice GUI (graphical user interface ie you can clearly see what it does) tops all the features.



Monday, December 7, 2015

Playing all sorts of music or video files


A teacher or a student, can make use of audio and video files nowadays in class. It's not the first time that one has a video that one downloads from the internet or get it from another kind of resource, but it won't play on his computer! This happens with video files but especially with music, where one encounters several music formats.

Is there a free and open source player which plays practically all types of audio and video files? Yes there is! Just try Smplayer. It is available for windows and linux platforms. If one is looking for help to do the first steps, than one should visit this page. If you want to see how many formats of files are supported, than one should visit this page. The FAQ (Frequently asked questions) section is here. The forum, (the place where people ask all sorts of questions), is here.  Enjoy!