WordPress Made Easy

As blogging becomes a more common way for small businesses to establish a web presence, the need for easy blogging tools increases. Most folks don’t want to learn PHP or even CSS in order to create a blog for their business. If you are using WordPress (opensource and used by many hosting services) then you’re in luck. Canvas (1.2) makes blogging on WordPress much more accessible to the less geeky population. Check it out: Canvas 1.2

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Create Enhanced Podcasts

ProfCast allows you to create enhanced (audio synced to slides) Podcasts from KeyNote or PowerPoint presentations. It couldn’t be easier. Drag your KeyNote/PowerPoint presentation onto the ProfCast window, click on “Start Recording”, and narrate your presentation as you click through your slides. Nice idea, nice implementation! Check it out: ProfCast 2.0

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Sharing Peripheral Drives in OS X

This issue is becoming more and more prevalent with OS X users. Apparently, there is no easy way to set up permissions and file-sharring in OS X to share an extermal hard drive over a network. (You can do it yourself if you’re good at UNIX and are very comfortable with mucking around in NetInfo database.) Enter Sharepoints (v3.5.4). It sports a clean graphical interface which runs as either a standalone app, or Preference pane. Speculation about Apple’s purchase and integration of this great interface tool abounds. Check it out: Sharepoints

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Switch WMA Files To QuickTime

Do you still have some friends living in the stone age, working on a PC, and sending you .WMA files to view? This great little application will let you easily convert those files to QuickTime format. The free version does the basics. The paid version gives you more file conversion options. Go to the Switch site

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Flock

This is awesome software. I’ve been following the development of this “media sharing” tool for some months now. Previous versions were a bit slow and flakey. But now (version 0.7.8) it looks solid enough to begin testing. Among it’s many cool features is an extension which allows you to browse, post and edit on your blog. See the Flock site.

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