Technology Hacks That Make Life Interesting

Life Hacks

Life hacks? Yes, they make your life a lot easier and with the intervention of technology, things changed a lot more. Most of ’em stay unknown to the users. Today, we will take you through some of the most common stuff that can affect your daily life.

Turn YouTube Videos in to Gifs

Heard of a Gif? They are images that animate across a time frame. They typically consist of a collection of pictures that are animated to see like a video. So, why turn a video into a Gif? Simple. Videos are quite large in size and cannot be sent where only pictures are allowed to. Gif is an easy alternative for that cause. The gifs.com lets anyone convert a YouTube video into a gif. This might also be helpful in places where firewalls are used to block YouTube videos.

Log Out of Facebook Remotely

Ever used Facebook on a friend’s phone and forgot to log out? Don’t worry, Facebook lets you log out of selected device from the web browser itself. Head over to the settings page and click on the security tab on to the left and then to “when you’re logged in” option. It will list you the devices that are currently logged in and where the session is alive. you will find the End Activity option near every activity to log out of that session.

Turn Browser Tab in to a Notepad

Yeah, you heard it right. Now you can use your new tab to save sudden notes while on calls in your browser tab itself. This is a neat trick, thanks to Mike Francis who posted it on his twitter wall.

Now open a new tab and copy this code into the address bar and hit enter to see the magic.

data:text/html, <body contenteditable style="font: 2rem/1.5 monospace;max-width:60rem;margin:0 auto;padding:4rem;">

Your page turns into a simple notepad that can be saved using the “Save Page As” option in the options menu.

Browser Notepad

Use Emoticons Anywhere in your Desktop

Now, it’s simple to type in emoticons anywhere in your desktop as well. Head to GetEmoji.com and select any emoji of your choice and hit copy (Ctrl + C). Now, the emoji is copied to your clipboard(place where everything you copy are stored). You can paste it anywhere including any type of messengers, email messages, documents etc.

Emoji Desktop

Bored of How YouTube Looks?

Now, it is possible to access YouTube TV from your desktop as well. Visit YouTube.com/TV and find a beautifully designed page for all your video-watching stuff.

Youtube TV

Scroll Webpage without Mouse

Don’t know how many of you know this. But it is actually possible to scroll through a webpage without using a mouse or a track pad. Once the page you want to browse is loaded, hit the SPACE button to scroll down. And to scroll up, hit Shift + SPACE. Try this hack immediately as it works on this page too.

Charge Your Phone Faster

Every type of battery recharges faster when the discharging is minimal or nil. SO, in order for your phone battery to charge faster, follow these tips.

  • Do not use phone while in charge.
  • Turn on the Airplane Mode if you are not awaiting calls.
  • Completely turn off the phone and charge (Phenomenal decrease in charging time)

Printer Ink is Low?

There are two things you need to do. Change the font color to #010101 and font style to Century Gothic. The color #010101 denotes pure gray, which lightens the use of ink. Okay, but why font style? Century Gothic, uses on average 30% less ink than Arial. The top five fonts according to Printer.com for low ink usage are Century Gothic, Times New Roman, Calibri, Verdani, and Arial.

Convert Your Handwriting in to a Font

MyScriptFont.com allows you to upload your handwriting and it automatically changes it into a TTF or OTF font, depending on your need. You just need to fill their template, which can be downloaded as a PDF or PNG and upload it back. You can also give a name to your font.

Hope you find them interesting. Try to fit in most of them in your daily tasks. Comments are welcome.

Varun is a Software Developer by profession and blogger by passion. He likes to talk about technology and things on the internet that makes life easy.

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