Sunday, July 31, 2011

Alternative to Google Toolbar PageRank – WebRank

For some reasons, the Google Toolbar is no longer can be used for the latest Firefox version 5 and above. So you may consider NOT to update your Firefox if you really like Google Toolbar like me. Dear Firefox, I hope I don’t need to make you the top 1 reason that I don’t want to use you like Google Chrome.

2 key features I love Google toolbar are “PageRank” and “Bookmark” as mentioned in my previous post.  For bookmark, I think the easiest way  is to access “” directly and I think it is still okay without the toolbar. Unlike for Google Page Rank checker website, it is very inconvenient. First, you need to copy and paste the URL to the website. Second, you need to key-in the words verification. Third, you need to click and wait. I really feel this is very not efficient at all!

So I found this awesome “WebRank” toolbar as an alternative to the pagerank feature in Google toolbar.  To install this in Firefox or Goole Chrome, please check out the following download links:

When I tried on the Chrome extension for this WebRank toolbar, it seems like the Google Page Rank cannot be shown for some of the web pages (e.g. my blogs). It seems to me there are still bugs with Google Chrome extension.  So, my recommendation is use the Firefox Add-Ons first.

List of Useful WebRank Features

This fella has a lot of SEO related features such as Google Pagerank, Alexa Rank and Pages Indexed in search engine, number of backlinks, bookmarks, whois lookup and not forget the toolbar customization. Out of all these features, only 2 features that I think are useful
  • Google PageRank
  • Whois Lookup
Honestly, the Google PageRank is the only feature that I use most often.  I disable  those seldom use features so that the browser loading speed can be faster. In fact, I configure the WebRank to show “Statusbar” button instead of “Toolbar” which I think it is neat since I only enable 2 features. The status bar button is located at the lower right of your Firefox browser. I feel pretty convenient for this "Statusbar" button. :)

Good luck and have fun playing with this WebRank toolbar!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Best Free Watermark Software from TSR

 I know I may be too bias because I just tried 2 watermark software that recommended by my friend. Obviously TSR is the winning! But still this is the BEST free watermark software that I have tried. lol

Well, 2 key things I like about this Watermark freeware from TSR:

  1. I can watermark many photos or pictures at once automatically. I used to manually open each single picture or photo to perform the watermarking by myself using MS Paint. Stupid isn’t it?
  2. I can customize the watermark such as transparency percentage & color of the watermark, watermark location, and customized watermark image.

The default setting is not really useful. So, after you make the changes to the software you will need to save the setup file (i.e. WMI) or else all your settings will be lost! You just need to go “File->Save Setup As”. You can save as many as setting as you wish and you can later open it.

I also don’t like to resize the image so I uncheck it. I like to use 70% transparency and location at the lower right. I also uncheck the “Add Border” which is enabled by default.  I also use text as I don’t have the watermark image yet. Anyway check out the before and after image below!

Original Picture

After Watermark


Is it cool? Or the lizard is cooler? lol. Opps… I just realized I forgot to at the link. Here you go, you can download this free watermark software from TSR Watermarker.

This piece of awesome software is developed by Anders Pedersen and it is only FREE for PERSONAL USE. Enjoy!

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