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5 Best Free PC Tools to Protect User Data

5 Best Free PC Tools to Protect User Data

In the digital era, all of us are consistently looking for applications that can help making the computer systems more efficient. And getting these apps or free is an add-on. Nowadays, a large number of apps are available online that protects user data against virus attacks, bugs, inconsistencies and external vulnerabilities. But accuracy and integrity parameters of such apps adds a lot to the scalability.

1. Password Safety: KeePass

KeePass is an open source application available for free. In this technological era, there is an online account for everything; and a password for each account. You need to remember an array of passwords. With the help of KeePass, it becomes easier to manage the passwords as all the passwords for each account gets stored in a database. This database can be locked with a master key or a key file. This way, you only have to remember a single password corresponding to master key or a key file. The KeePass databases are encrypted using secure algorithms known as Twofish or AES.

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2. Data Recovery: Wondershare

For every organization, it is important to store and retain large volume of data files. Even for home users, data is considered an asset. But what if a file gets deleted accidently? Sometimes, it can be a nightmare. Today, there are countless data recovery tools available online and freeware are provided by Wondershare. It have various tools for recovering deleted files to provide user a safeguard for their business and among those iPhone data recovery, flash drive, computer system and android devices recovery tools are prominent. These tools are compatible over windows as well as Mac Operating System. Also, tools can recover documents, emails, images and other components of data as well.

3. Data Loss Prevention: McAfee

Data security and integrity of official as well as personal files is of utmost importance. In this category, McAfee offers flexibility in terms of features and editions. The data loss prevention app offers various versions for Home users, for Enterprise, for Small Business and for Partners. The app protects system data as well as components of data across the network form emerging threats. Analytics and real time visibility optimize security management, ensure compliance, integrate anti malware functions and this helps small to large businesses in achieving operational efficiency.

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4. Virus Protection: Avast

Avast offers virus protection beyond desktops and laptops. The application protects passwords as well. The latest version of the application comes with improved features and this makes it lighter and efficient than before. Single unbreakable password protects account passwords and this offers safety to the integrated data components. Smart scan protects PC in one go. With ‘Browser Cleanup’ feature, all unnecessary toolbars can be cleaned up safely and this triggers the performance of the system. Moreover, the three level protections beat hackers via an automatic process.

5. Disk Encryption: VeraCrypt

The free disk encryption software can be downloaded from its official website. The app makes the system immune to new developments. Other vulnerabilities and system security issues that exist in TrueCrypt are detected and resolved by VeraCrypt. It is compatible over all platforms and different versions are available for Windows, Mac and Linux Operating Systems. With this, the app becomes even more scalable. Bugs and errors found on system can be removed with the help of application. VeraCrypt 1.14 version was released with extensive feature that allows the user to create volume on disk using command line interface.

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As a whole, it can be concluded that the free PC tools to protect data are highly integrated with security and safety features and hence can be downloaded following official links and valid links.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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