Monthly Archive: September 2017

Buttercup Freeware Password Manager

ButtercupĀ (v0.21.0) is a new entry in the password manager field. It uses the usual method of storing passwords securely and locally, with an option to connect to online storage services. Aftewr installing the 35MB download the program launches automatically and offers to create a what it calls archive. A master password can be added here. When the program’s main window...

Leaf Simple Notes For Chrome

Leaf: Simple Notes is another small notes or reminder extension for Google Chrome. Installing the extension follows the familiar permissions based method and the extension’s icon is added to the right of the address bar. Click on the icon and the interface is shown. Simply type any text and optionally add relevant details. Notes are stacked to the right of...

Simple Gmail Notes Chrome Extension

Simple Gmail NotesĀ is a useful Google Chrome extension. It keeps permissions to a minimum and uses the user’s own Google Drive to store all data. For this alone it is a very good choice. Although given the ‘notes’ name it is somewhat awkward to use for storing personal or random notes because one has to use a gmail email for...

Five Amazing Space & Astronomy Facts

The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes launched in 1977 are still calling home. Carrying only cassette tapes and 256KB of memory the two probes have entered the interstellar space – the region beyond our solar system – their weak signal send temperature and other information back to earth. Gravitational waves are ripples in the structure of space that...