Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:
- Twitter Promises Two-Way SMS For Australia
"While Australian users of Twitter can send updates via SMS if they're prepared to pay for a text to the UK, there's currently no option for receiving updates the same way."
- Properly Erase Your Physical Media
A whopping 40% of the used hard drives on eBay contain easily recoverable personal data. Use the following guide to ensure your personal data never makes it out into the wild.
- Computer Repair Kit Packs Dozens of Tools In One Portable Package (Windows)
Portable system-fixing bundle Computer Repair Utility Kit puts 57 recovery tools into a single package. That gives you easy access to important system utilities without the fuss of building your own toolkit.
- DVDs Toswap Lets You Trade Those Unwanted Movies
"Finished with that DVD movie you got cheaply in the pre-Christmas sales and don't know what to do with it? A free DVD swap site might be just the ticket."
- Top 10 Outlook Boosters
Outlook is such a fixture of office and computer life, its potential as a central life-organising inbox is easily taken for granted. Empower your Outlook with these add-ons, link-ups and data management techniques.
- Make Windows XP Look Like Windows 7 (No Hacking Required) (Windows)
The system theme pack installer from NiwradSoft gives your crayola-inspired Windows XP desktop an impressive Windows 7-ish look-without wasting time hacking system files yourself.
- Stop The iPhone's AutoCorrect Feature Ruining Your SMS Messages
"I am a bilingual Aussie and often have to type SMS in another language which is really annoying with the autocorrect feature trying to sub in English words all the time."
- Create Skittles-Flavored Vodka
Certain combinations of things are practically fated to be together: peanut butter and jelly, nachos and cheese, Skittles and vodka. Skittles and vodka?
- ManicTime Tracks Your Work Day (Windows)
ManicTime is a detailed time-tracking application for keeping tabs on where your workday goes. Get a handle on how you spend your time with tags, graphs, and reports.
- Process Manager For Windows Updates, Adds Transparency And System Tray Minimising (Windows)
Free task managing application Process Manager for Windows adds options to the global context menu for all applications-adding quick access to control running tasks.
- Shape Collage Is A Seriously Fun Photo Collage Application (Windows/Mac/Linux)
Desktop application Shape Collage creates customised photo collages with advanced options that will have you creating fun posters in seconds.
- Todo.txt CLI Manages Your Tasks From The Command Line (Windows/Mac/Linux)
Dozens of fancy point-and-click task managers promise to organise your to-do list, but so often power users find that nothing outdoes that trusty old classic: the
- iPodME Converts Your Video To iPod Friendly Format (Windows)
If you're looking for a fire-and-forget video converter to help stock your iPod, iPodME is a dead simple and lightweight tool for bulk converting your video files.