For an overly connected, always-online society, sharing files can often be way more complicated than it needs to be. It’s no secret. Quite a few people have noticed. And any number of them are trying to solve the problem. (In fact, I’ve got another local company doing something awesome in that regard to reveal later.) But no one does file sharing between people quite as elegantly and simply as Bend-based Droplr. Read More
In a world of ever increasing password complexity and growing concern over privacy, managing highly secure passwords can be both a necessity and hassle. Which is why using additional devices or two-factor authentication are growing in popularity. And a Portland company just hit upon a unique way to unlock your Mac. With your iPhone. Introducing Knock. Read More
There are any number of programs currently underway to help the folks in Haiti. But there’s one little project that features some Portland types that really caught my eye: Indie Relief. Probably because there are some awesome Portland startups participating in it.
The concept is simple: buy any of these iPhone apps or Mac apps on January 20 and all proceeds will be donated to relief in Haiti. Read More
Now, we all like to delve into the geeky stuff throughout the week. No doubt. But sometimes, we need even more geekiness over the weekend. You know, like camps, codesprints, coders socials, side project hacking, and the like. But what if you’re looking for some platform specific geekiness?
Iterasi, the currently Vancouver-based but soon to be Portland-based company that allows you to create your own personal Web archive, has released the latest version of its service. And some people are taking notice. [Full disclosure: Iterasi is a client of mine.]
Michael Arrington writes:
Overall Iterasi is an excellent service, and the schedule feature makes it a must have research tool.
So what does the new Scheduler offer?
Use the iterasi Scheduler to automatically Notarize pages when you tell it to, without having to be there to push the button. Set up the Scheduler to Notarize a page every day, week or month at a time that you choose. Great for tracking blogs, reviews, retail sites, and just about anything you can think of. Use the Scheduler to build your own history of any website!
But the biggest news (in my opinion)? They now have native Mac support for Firefox 2 and 3!
No more switching over to my Windows machine to save pages. With the latest release, I can do it right from my Mac. Simple.
Now, granted, I’m a little biased since Iterasi is a client, but I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see another Silicon Forest based company—joining the ranks of Vidoop and others—getting recognition on such an international stage.
Good for Iterasi. And good for Portland.
To view my saved pages, visit the Silicon Florist public Iterasi page.