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Student Tools: ClearCheckbook

On GearFire, I write about productivity and time management. If the adage “time is money” is true, then students need to manage their money too. Enter ClearCheckbook, a free Web 2.0 application for personal finance. ClearCheckbook runs under the slogan “money management made easy” and I can wholeheartedly agree having used it for the last six months. Registration is simple, requiring only your...

Student Tools: Easy-Read

Full credit to Pascal Venier who posted a review of his Easy-read. So what is it? According to their web-site, Easy-read is an ergonomic book holder that allows its user to read in real comfort without the aching hands and discomforts we usually experience holding our book open. As Pascal said, “I do not know how I managed before without it.” The Easy-read works flawlessly as described. They provide a set of...

Convince your employer to let you work at home wit...

It seems that nowadays everyone wants to work from home. It isn’t hard to see why. The advantages to the employee are enormous: less time spent commuting, more flexibility, and a more comfortable work environment. So how do you convince your employer to let you work from home? Sure there are advantages for him, but most employers don’t trust their employees enough to work without supervision on the payroll. This...

Why Pownce is Useful

You may or may not have heard of Pownce, Kevin Roseís web start-up which makes it easy to share links, photos, videos, or files with friends. Before you say “Ugh, not another chat/twitter/messaging app” let me tell you why Pownce fills a previously open gap, and why it will be useful to you. Lets imagine you want to send a link to a music video to your friend. You would use IM, but he is offline. You donít want to...

Myndology “Bare” Series Review

Myndology recently came out with a new line of environmentally friendly notebooks called the “Bare” series. I have reviewed Myndology notebooks before, and have expressed how pleased I have been. The new Bare series comes in two sizes. The old Journal (6.5″ x8.5″), and a new size called Memo (3″x4″) which is similar to an old Index size, but has rings on the side instead of the top. For the...

Backup4all 3 Review

Note: The following is a sponsored post. The makers of Backup4All have donated $10 towards our hosting fees, in return for an unbiased review of their product on our website. Please note that while the post has been sponsored, our opinions are not, and we will voice our true opinion about the product, whether it be positive, negative, or both. Backup4All is one choice among hundreds if you are looking for backup software for...