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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, Join.me, 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. Any.do: The Ultimate Comparison Of The Best To-do List Apps With Pros & Cons

Wunderlist vs. Any.do 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 Any.do, 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.

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Note: I have shortlisted, reviewed, and compared the free plans of Todoist, Wunderlist, and Any.do 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. Any.do: Quick Comparison

Todoist

  • 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
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The Best Dictation (Voice To Text) Software Is Here (And It’s Free!)

“Voice typing…” on Google Docs I'm a desktop kind of person who almost always prefer a computer over a phone --- unless I'm away from my desk. I have already mentioned on several blog posts that I take a lot of time to create a blog post --- from researching to writing to editing to formatting. And that's why I'm always trying to find a way to streamline my content creation process --- to make it more consistent, stress-free, and efficient. Obviously, the biggest task involved in publishing a blog post is actually the writing process itself. Once the first draft gets done, the rest happens like magic!

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Over the past several months/years, I tried several dictation or voice to text software --- including the super-popular Dragon Speech Recognition Software (but I tried it several years back) --- and nothing really worked for me. Not anymore!

Meet "Voice typing..." On Google Docs

I was an active Google Docs user until few months back and then almost stopped using it. A couple of weeks back I noticed that Google introduced "Voice typing..." to Google Docs. However, it's not supported in its iOS (on iPhone and iPad) apps, yet.

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Over 101 Blogging Resources (Tools & Apps) To Streamline Your Workflow

Blogging Resources It’s true, every blogger would have a list of their favorite blogging tools, and I have one too. The other bloggers might not have published one but trust me it exists. Because "bloggers can't live without tools!". Seriously! Here is a list of my blogging resources and it includes my favorite internet tools, software, and apps. Well, some of them may not be directly related to blogging or it may not be even an essential. However, I have listed it here because I believe I ended up using it only because I own a blog. Makes sense, right? One more thing. These are  my personal favorites and it may not be the best option for you. But you can always explore my Blogging Tools 501 (or what I call the, The Blogpreneur's Swiss Army Knife) for a comprehensive list of blogging resources you will ever need.

My Favorite Internet Tools, Software & Apps

I have made sure that only the ones that I'm using currently (daily or occasionally) is listed here. And the best thing is that most of them are free, forever. Anyway, I have highlighted the premium services (plus its pricing when possible).

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Microsoft iPhone. Microsoft iPad. Microsoft Android.

Microsoft iOS Apps No, no, no. Microsoft is not going to launch a mobile device powered by iOS or Android. You bet! Over the past few months/years Microsoft has released a bunch of apps for the iOS platform (and Android too). And they're not stopping there as they continue launching new apps. Microsoft's commitment to the iOS platform is very much evident from their recent acquisitions. Last December they acquired one of the most popular email app for iOS ---  Acompli. And in less than two months they rebranded it as Outlook for iOS.

Read: Over 25 Email Apps (Free & Premium) For Your iPhone And iPad

It was just a beginning. Later they acquired my favorite productivity app for iOS --- the Sunrise Calendar (Hey, it's not just a calendar but much more than that.). And then a few weeks back they acquired Wunderlist --- again one of the most popular to-do list app. It's clearly visible that Microsoft want to become the best mobile productivity apps maker. I have recently noticed that a good percentage of apps I personally use on my phone is now made by Microsoft.

Microsoft Inside

So here's a list of Microsoft apps on the iOS platform --- and Android too --- for (almost) anyone and everyone. I haven't included each and every app made by Microsoft. For instance, they have made a lot of business apps and games but I haven't listed any of them as I wanted to focus on apps that are for everyone (and many of them are my personal favorites too). Also, most of the apps that I've mentioned here are also available on the Android platform as well. So I've linked to it wherever it's applicable.

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The Google Alternatives: How To Break Free From Google’s Prison

Break Free

If you have already read the past few blog posts then you might have noticed that it's all about Microsoft – Microsoft Office Outlook 2013, Hotmail Outlook.com, Gmail, etc. As I wrote earlier our digital life is usually about – Mail, Planner, Cloud, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminder. And then I listed the Top 25 iPhone Apps that help me to organize my digital life too.

Change, Welcome.

When I was done, Microsoft launched the next version of their flagship operating system – Windows 8. Again, it changed my digital life. By now you probably know I’m one of those Microsoft fanboy who is was obsessed with Google products and services.

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