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Tweaking ObjectDock for Productivity Print
Sunday, 26 March 2006 14:45

ObjectDock is a program that lets you organize your short-cuts and running tasks onto an extremely customizable dock that sits on your desktop.  The free version is just called ObjectDock while the paid option is called ObjectDock Plus.  I've tried Y'z Dock, MobyDock, and RocketDock and would compare all three to the free version of ObjectDock.  They all work, but they are more of a toy than a tool.

If you are willing to put some time in setting it up, ObjectDock Plus offers enough in the way of customizations to allow it to become a better interface to Windows.  I spent a while setting mine up and I feel that I'm actually more productive with it now.

You can only bend a tool so much, so when I set out to customize ObjectDock I tried to shape it around the way Windows already works.  ObjectDock Plus allows you to have multiple docks, a feature missing from the competition.  I setup 4 docks.

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Cool Must Have Firefox Extensions Print
Saturday, 14 January 2006 15:20

Last Updated: 2010-07-03

Firefox extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Firefox. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features, while keeping Firefox small to download.

There are an enormous amount Firefox extensions available and tutorials available to learn to make your own.  I create a short 'A' list broken into developer tools for web developers and web enhancements for general web browsing.

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