24 June 2012

Penzu – Your Personal Secure Online Journal

What is the main difference between personal blog and personal journal? The first which comes to mind is the reason for creating one. In general case, blog allows you to share your thoughts, views, and findings with group of people, while your journal most likely is just for yourself – to think in writing and to save your life events, considerations, and memories. Therefore, the main feature, journal should guarantee – an absolute privacy and security for the posts (unless you want to share them deliberately).

This is the aim of Penzu - to allow users creating an online journal which is as similar to writing in a paper-bound journal or diary as it can be. While Penzu doesn't offer free-form drawing, it is ideal for writing. And since it is online, there are many benefits to using Penzu rather than paper.

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Penzu combines privacy, ease of use, and the latest technologies to make for a seamless and unique journaling experience. There is no long sign-up process, no waiting to write your thoughts down. It is the next best thing to writing on paper with all the benefits of the web.

Your thoughts are yours, and keeping them on paper isn't safe! Anyone who finds your diary can read it. Your entries are only accessible through your password protected Penzu account. You can go even further and add another password to specific entries and 'lock' them. Sign up for a pro account, and get the ultimate security of encryption locking where each locked entry is encrypted using an 256-bit AES algorithm, the same one used by the United States Government. Your entries are so safe, that if you forget the password, they are gone forever! Read more about privacy here.

Keeping your journal with Penzu means it can never be stolen or lost. You don't have to worry about leaving your diary or journal behind, or someone stealing it from your hiding place. With Penzu your most precious memories are safe!

If you want to share just one page of your diary with someone you can as well. Share your entries via email to family and friends. If you want, you can remain anonymous and the recipient will not know it was you sending the message!

Similar to writing on paper, as you type an entry, it saves automatically! Your thoughts are saved as you go. Have a thought that you need to get out right away? You can start writing on the pad even without being logged in! And once you log in, your entry will be saved to your account.

If you find yourself constantly leafing through your journal to find a specific entry, your troubles end here. Penzu allows you to easily search your entries and then sort them by Name, Date Created, Size, Locked, or Shared. You can find past entries in seconds and even edit them if need be!

Free version of the service lacks some important features, like mobile access, or ability to keep multiple journals, however you can find the basic complementary version quite useful if you are not intending to use the extra features, available in the PRO (cost $19/year).

06 June 2012

AddInto - Generate your Social Bookmarking Button

AddInto is a free service for bloggers and website owners, allowing enhancing the process of letting site visitors to bookmark your page to social networks fast and easy. Instead of having a link to each of the popular social network, you have a single link or button to all of them.

So, while AddInto is helping visitors to share and bookmark your content, promoting it to the social networking services, it will also help you with massive traffic generation.

Main Features:

  • Easy to install
  • Supports Wordpress and Blogger integration
  • Highly customizable
  • More than 100 social services

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You can even see statistics on how your visitors use the widget. If you are using AddInto on pages that use Google Analytics, statistics are automatically saved.

To view statistics log into your Google Analytics account, then go to:
Content => Event Tracking => Categories => AddInto.com

Developer’s website: http://www.addinto.com


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