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3 Best Of The Best Free Remote Desktop Access Software

There was a time when I (and probably you) struggled with Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop software on a Windows PC to remotely access someone else's computer. It was a terrible experience and never worked for me as it involved quite a few network settings and protocols --- which I still don't understand much. And there were few free and premium remote desktop connection managers like LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, etc. at that time. But I was least interested in trying those remote desktop connection managers as it was of no use to me. Then, with the advent of the smartphone era, I tried remote desktop apps for mobile like Splashtop, PocketCloud, LogMeIn,, and TeamViewer, etc. and almost all of them failed to impress me. It was simply not the kind of productivity apps that I wanted or even care about. My impression completely changed when Microsoft and Google introduced their own Remote Desktop apps for web and mobile a few years back. The good thing is... both works perfect and is free without any restriction. So here is a quick review (plus comparison) of the 3 (and only 3) best remote desktop access software that are free.

1. Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is a Google Chrome app that lets you access all your computer(s) from another computer or from your mobile device(s). It can be used for a variety of purposes like to access your own computer from a remote location or to provide (or get) remote support or to securely access your files or software applications on your computer from a mobile device, and so on. What I really like about Chrome Remote Desktop is that it's linked to your Google account. So there's no such thing as an extra user id or special codes to access your computer from another device of yours. And the installation and setup is pretty simple. All you need to do is install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on all your devices (computers, tablets, mobiles) and you're good to go.

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Todoist vs. Wunderlist vs. The Ultimate Comparison Of The Best To-do List Apps With Pros & Cons

Wunderlist vs. vs. Todoist There are several to-do list apps on the web that helps you to get things done. However, the problem is finding the perfect task manager because there are so so many of them --- both free and paid. I have tried a bunch of them over the past several years and can definitely say that there is no such thing as a perfect to-do app. It's all about your requirements as all of them offers a variety of features. It also means that if you are looking for a task manager with a particular feature then chances are it already exists. Today, I have cherry-picked three of the best to-do apps, namely Todoist, Wunderlist, and, that are intuitive, feature-rich, powerful, and massively popular. And I have limited the list to just "3" as I believe they are the best of the best and is probably the only to-do list apps you'll ever need to get things done.

Don't Miss: The Fantastic Ten Tools (Free) To Skyrocket Your Productivity

Note: I have shortlisted, reviewed, and compared the free plans of Todoist, Wunderlist, and based on the criteria that I have set personally. But I believe it's comprehensive enough and have highlighted almost all the aspects of the aforementioned apps (citing the web as well as the iOS platforms).

Todoist vs. Wunderlist vs. Quick Comparison


  • Platforms:
    • Desktop: Web, Windows, macOS, Chromebook
    • Mobile: iOS (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch), Android (Phone, Tablet, Wear), Windows Mobile, Apple Watch
    • Add-ons: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Outlook, Gmail
  • Third-party Integrations: IFTTT, Zapier, Google Calendar, Slack, Alexa, Google Assistant, Gmail, Dropbox, and a lot more.
  • Free Plan Features: Sub-tasks, Sub-projects, Task Priorities (4 levels), Due Dates, Recurring Tasks, Collaborate, Keyboard Shortcuts, 10 Themes
  • Premium Plan Features: Labels, Filters, Comments, Attachments (up to 20 MB per file), Voice Recording, Reminders (Email, Push, SMS), Location-based Alerts, Project Templates, Automatic Backups, Calendar Feed, Add Tasks via Email
  • Price: Free / Premium ($28.99/year)
  • Visit: Todoist
  • Download:

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AdBlock vs. Adblock Plus: The Ultimate Comparison With Pros & Cons

AdBlock vs Adblock Plus It's no secret that ad blocking extensions like AdBlock, Adblock Plus, and AdBlock Pro are becoming increasingly popular today with over 200 million active users and it's costing publishers billions of dollars. In fact, as I write this blog post, both AdBlock and Adblock Plus have over 50 million users. I was actually not using an adblocker until few months ago as I rarely click ads. So, I argued with myself why should I install an adblocker when it doesn't make any difference. However, I tried AdBlock few months back --- when YouTube ads became increasingly annoying --- and immediately realized that it's a must-have for me. The only thing is... it's NOT the extension's ad blocking capability that I find interesting. But it's something else --- which I will explain below.

Adblock & Adblock Plus: A Brief History

As you probably know, the two most popular ad blockers for Google Chrome are AdBlock and Adblock Plus. What's the difference? Well, it sounds similar but they are two different extensions developed independently. Apparently, AdBlock was inspired by Adblock Plus itself when it was just a Firefox only add-on. Now  'AdBlock Plus' is also available for Google Chrome, Android, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, etc. and 'AdBlock' is available for Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, and iOS. Adblock Plus is the most popular Firefox add-on with over 21 million users (it's got the first-mover advantage on Mozilla Firefox) and AdBlock is the most popular Chrome extension (it's got the first-mover advantage on Google Chrome). By the way, both AdBlock and Adblock Plus claims that it's the most popular ad blocker and both have over 40 million users. However, AdBlock has almost 2x more ratings than Adblock Plus on Chrome Web Store, so I guess it's safe to assume that it's the most popular ad blocker on Google Chrome.

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How To Create Custom Search Engines In Google Chrome To Boost Productivity

Create Custom Google Chrome Search Engines

Google Chrome's Omnibox (or the address bar) is not something new to you and me.It allows us to navigate to a webpage or search the web from the address bar. And yeah, it even acts as a search engine to browse your own search and Chrome browsing history.

But did you know that it's much more than just an address bar? That it can easily boost your productivity by helping you create and add your own custom search engines?

If you're a Web 2.0 fanatic then I'm pretty sure that you often use the search engines by the popular (and biggest) web 2.0 sites like Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, etc. But the problem is, every time you want to use its search feature, you have to actually visit those websites and then use its search function.

Of course, Google Chrome automatically adds all those custom search engines when you visit those websites (even if you don't want to). That is, when you visit and uses its search engine, Chrome automatically adds a custom Amazon search to its list of search engines.

Like this:

Google Chrome Custom Search Engines (Auto Generated)
Google Chrome Custom Search Engines (Auto Generated)

It's a nice feature, right? Well, not necessarily. The problem arises when you need tailored search results and a custom shortcut key (or known as the keyword in Google Chrome's custom search engines).

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Top 25 Google Chrome Extensions I Can’t Live Without

Google ChromeFirst published: 2012; Last updated: January, 2014

Unlike Internet Explorer, Google Chrome is not just a web browser it’s a super productive tool. Some of the Chrome features that I like the most are Chrome Sync (as it can backup passwords, auto fill form, history, bookmarks, preferences, extensions, apps automatically on the Google servers), Multiple Users, ability to “Open link in incognito window” and much more. Also, there are tons of apps and extensions on Chrome Web Store and that makes Chrome addictive.

Read: 10 Google Chrome Tips & Tricks You Probably Don’t Know

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The Fantastic Ten Tools (Free) To Skyrocket Your Productivity

The Fantastic Ten Productivity Tools As a student, a professional, a business person, or a freelancer --- you might want to remain productive all the time.  And, as you probably know, there are a bunch of tools and apps on the web that can make you super-productive. Of course, I've already published a handful of 101 listicles featuring productivity tools, marketing tools, social media tools, browser extensions, etc. but the problem is they are all huge lists. And I obviously haven't tried all of them personally as my goal was to find and list the best of the best tools (in each category). So today, I am sharing with you my favorite productivity tools and apparently they're the tools that I can't live without. And no, it doesn't include any social networks, or instant messengers, or messaging apps, or even any paid tools. Just ten free productivity tools --- and it's for anyone and everyone. That's it! And I'm calling it: "The Fantastic Ten".

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