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Supercharge your computer: 4 tricks of the trade

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used in Weekly e-letter -- oct. 2, 07

Even the fastest computer could profit from a few tricks that make everyday tasks easier or faster. Here are four free tools that HR professionals can benefit from:

1. Capture images of web pages and share them via e-mail with “Send Page By E-Mail.” With this Firefox add-on, instead of sending your manager a link to a web page, you can share a screen shot.

That way, he or she can glance at your e-mail to see the web info without ever clicking through. And it won’t matter if the content on the page refreshes. Go to

2. Drag and drop files into a virtual tube to deliver documents instantly. “Tubes” is a free download that creates secure peer-to-peer connections (or “tubes”) between your machine and another one. It gives you a way to deliver and receive large files without overloading e-mail or dropping files into an intranet storage folder. Go to

3. Find out in an instant whether you’ve used a word correctly. Install the Merriam-Webster toolbar, one of the most underrated on the web, to look up any word or phrase on the spot. Go to

4. Speed up online research by installing the Dogpile toolbar. It queries all the major search engines—Google, Yahoo!, MSN and Ask—at the same time and delivers top results. Go to

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