Goodbye Flickr, Hello TroveBox (OpenPhoto)

Since my last post, my search for a flickr alternative continued. Flickr haven’t listened and I just stopped using it. Not through protest, simply because it is unusable.

Since then I discovered TroveBox, or should I say “reacquainted myself” with OpenPhoto, as TroveBox is the hosted version of the open source image hosting software. There is so much I like about TroveBox. read on

Alternatives to flickr

I have been a Pro user of flickr for some time. It has until now been the simplest way to manage, share and publish images. That is until somebody at Yahoo let their five year old have a go at designing a new interface. At best the new interface is simply unusable.

At the outset, I have to say that after much searching, there isn’t really a direct replacement for flickr. In dumping flickr you will to some extent need to review what your image hosting and sharing needs really are. It could be time to change your image workflow. If you switch from flickr this is almost certainly going to be forced on you, but it may not be such a bad thing.
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Finding a New Home for Google Reader Feeds

On 1st July 2013, Google is pulling the plug on the only app I actually use every day! Reader has been the place to keep up with news from all the bogs and sites I have taken an interest in for the last few years.  But now the Grand Daddy of the web is to have a “spring clean” and loosing lots of friends in the process. The demise of Reader causes me to question the wisdom of relying on Google for anything, but for now here are some of the alternatives I’ve been exploring. read on

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