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Browse in your own little safe cocoon

Cocoon and Cocoon+ let you browse the Web privately and securely.

Free TrashMail Browser Add-On Protects Your Email and Information

Eliminate email spam forever with superb Firefox add-on and Chrome extension TrashMail.

Instagrille Lets You View Instagram Photos Without a Smartphone

Instagrille is a hybrid between a Web app and a desktop app which you can use to browse Instagram on your computer.

Pokki Offers a Slick, Free App Store for Web Apps

Pokki is a platform for discovering and installing Web apps.

ShoutDesigner Can Create Compelling Buttons--If You Forgive Its Interface Issues

Through the simple Web design utility ShoutDesigner, you can create call-to-action buttons.

The Bat Home Edition: So-So Message Management at Home

The Bat Home Edition doesn't really make message management easier.

Back Up Gmail on Your PC with Gmvault

A capable, free, cross-platform tool, Gmvault makes backing up and migrating Gmail accounts a breeze.

The Bat! Professional Is Not an Easier Email Client

Designed to streamline email management, The Bat! Professional fails to deliver.

Linux Favorite Email Client Claws Mail Works Well on Windows...Once Email's Imported

Claws Mail is a simple, multiple-account, multi-lingual local email client with nice basic features but rough Windows import.

Maxthon Is Fast, Free, and Just as Good as the Famous Browsers

Web browser Maxthon is clean-looking and quick, with useful features.

KMPlayer Sleek, But Hard to Navigate

This video file player handles lots of files and has tons of options, but its interface isn't intuitive.

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Free Lifetick Helps You Plan Goals

Online service Lifetick lets you define personal values and goals and then work toward them.

Google Nexus Q Hands-On Review: The Buggy Streaming Story

The Nexus Q has some pretty neat media streaming features, but is way too expensive--and the preview release is just plain buggy.

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Clip Parts of the Web With Clipboard

Saving, organizing and viewing snippets of the Web is free and easy with Clipboard.

Best Apps of 2012: Top Replacement Apps for Android and iPhone

No need to settle for the apps that came with your Android handset or iPhone. Assistant, GroupMe, and other capable replacements offer extra functionality.

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