Friday, May 15, 2009

Is DocCash Worth The Hype?

Launched at TechCrunch40 by Jason Nazar and Alon Shwartz, DocStoc is a site like Scribd where you can upload your DocCashdocuments and share them easily. Very recently DocStoc has announced a revenue sharing program called DocCash, and with that the internet and social media sites have gone ga ga over it. So I thought I might check it out as well.

With DocCash, you can make money from the documents you upload on DocStock. But you must also have an Adsense account. When you sign up for DocCash, you need to associate your Adsense account with your DocStock account. Of course, if you don't have an Adsense account then DocStock would help you create one.

Now along with your uploaded documents, DocStock would display ads using your Adsense account. And whenever a viewer would click on those ads you would earn a percentage of that revenue. The DocCash revenue sharing program would let you share the earnings in a 50/50 basis. So, the more quality documents you upload and the more you promote those contents, the more earnings you’d hopefully get from AdSense. Signing up for DocStock is free, fast and takes only a few minutes.

But my point is that why won't you upload your files to Scribd and then host it on your own website/blog and earn 100% of that Adsense revenue instead? Doesn't that makes more sense? I do understand that they have the tools to help you promote your documents on Twitter and Facebook, but at the end of the day it's you who has to promote your documents.

DocCash would be lucrative for those who don't own a blog and neither would like to go through the burden of self-host their files. So if you are one of them, or for some other reason want to give DocCash a try, you can sign up from here.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

How To Show Ads Only On Post Pages

Earlier today Mohamed Rias posted a great hack in his blog for Blogger blogs. It is a modification of Ramani's expandable post hack which display a thumbnail along with the post summary. So for those who use pictures or photos extensively in their posts, this hack would be very useful. First, it would help increase the CTR as only as summary of the post would be visible on the main page, and to view the entire post the reader needs to click on the "Read more..." link which would take him to the post page. Secondly, it would help increase the aesthetic beauty of the blog by displaying the thumbnails.

Now while I was talking with Rias about this hack, I saw a slight glitch in it. For those who use Adsense, they would only be able to display a maximum of 3 posts on the home page. That is because whether you add the Adsense ads from Blogger Dashboard, or directly into your Blogger template, it would be displayed outside the "Read more..." link. And you can display only as maximum of 3 similar Adsense ad units on a single page. So when I pointed it out to Rias, he said why not show the ads only on the individual post pages, which was a brilliant idea as then one can apply the hack that Rias had posted and display more than 3 posts on the home page. I tried it on my test blog and was successful. And here's how to show Adsense ads only on the post pages in case you too would like to try the same.

Go to your Blogger Dashboard and then go over to your Layout page. From there click on Edit HTML. Check Expand Widget Templates and find the following line of code :

<data:post.body/>

Now place the following line of code right after the above line :

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
Parsed Adsense code here
</b:if>

After adding that, save your template. Now when you would view the home page of your blog, no ads would be visible, but on the individual post pages the Adsense ad would be visible below right below the post.

I would like to thank Rias for such a brilliant hack.

[P.S. The above hack works not only for Adsense ads, but also for Chitika and Adbrite ads. Before trying out either my hack or Rias' hack, be sure to backup your template. And you can parse your ad codes from here.]


Disciple : The MMORPG For Adults

Disciple : MMORPG
I was too tired to go on playing MyBrute. Although it's simple and does not require any downloads, but it soon gets boring with it's repetitive gameplay. That's when I discovered Disciple.

Disciple, from the stable of Resistor Productions, LLC, is a MMORPG targeted mainly towards adults. On Disciple, players are taken into the dark realms of a fantasy world known as Aphelion. Here players fight against eachother in real-time to achieve points along with weapons and armor to increase their ranking. The players compete for the virtual currency of Aphelion, called Geldor. And with the increase in their wealth, players can buy advanced armors and weapons. The game begins with 3 classes, 3 races, and 3 deities to worship. These choices will determine the foundation and play-style of the player's character throughout the game. Players can create or join clans of disciples to determine allies and enemies within the world.

Disciple is a free for all to play, and it is browser based. Which means, there is no download or install required to play Disciple. Although players can access additional content by paying a monthly fee. The minimum system requirements for Disciple are a broadband connection, FireFox 3, Safari 3, IE7 or IE8 or greater versions, Flash version 10 or greater, Windows or OSX and 1.8 GHz Processor and 1GB of RAM.

Okay, I accept that this is no World of WarCraft. But for a few hours of uninterrupted gameplay without having to download anything, Disciple should be a decent option.

Here is the official trailer for Disciple :



You can join Disciple from here. Do let me know whether you like playing Disciple, or if you have any other games in mind.


The Matrix Runs On Windows XP

Finally the truth, The Matrix runs on Windows XP! Don't believe me? Watch this.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Prism 1.0 Brings Web Apps To Your Desktop

Google really wants everyone to use Chrome, very recently it had even placed ads on TV to promote its browser. But Firefox is here to stay, more so after the release of Prism 1.0 from the Mozilla Labs.

PrismPrism is aimed towards converging the internet and your desktop. It transforms web applications like Gmail, Facebook or YouTube, which until now could only be accessed through the browser, into a desktop application. The best part is that these applications would run separately and not inside your browser. So even if for some reason your browser crashes, these applications would continue to run normally.

Moreover, these application created by Prism would also be able to use some of the nifty features of your operating system. For example, you would be able to minimize these applications to the system tray, auto-start them at startup, they can be configured with popup alerts for certain events etc. So the next time instead of wading through a mass of browser windows and tabs just to find your email client, you can simply click on the Gmail app icon from your system tray.

Prism 1.0 can be used both as a Firefox extension and as a standalone application. When used as a Firefox extension, simply click on the Tools menu and select Convert to web application from the website which you want to convert into an application.

To get started with Prism simply click here. And if you want to learn more, just check out the video Mozilla recently released on how to create a Prism app:



Monday, May 11, 2009

Why I Shifted To Google Reader From Bloglines

Last Saturday Bloglines was down for a long time. The Bloglines official, Eric Engleman said that the data center that Bloglines is currently housed in had some hardware issues.

Google ReaderMy day begins with reading somewhere around 500 feeds, it helps me to remain updated about the latest happenings in the world of technology and social media. So when I could not access any of my feeds the whole day, I felt quite disturbed. And it was then that I realized, the service which I had adored for so long had multiple flaws in it.

First, there is no official Twitter account for Bloglines. Although there is an unofficial one, but it is maintained by someone who is not a current employee neither a former employee of Bloglines. So @bloglines was as clueless to the outage as others were.

Second, there is no official Bloglines blog. There is something called Bloglines news, but it too was of little help since the whole Bloglines site was down including the Bloglines news page.

Moreover, Bloglines does not have a feed either so that the Bloglines officials could have conveyed the news about the downtime through that. Imagine a service for reading feeds that does not have a feed of it's own!

So I started searching for alternatives for Bloglines and I discovered these two great articles.

The State of Online FeedReaders (by @techcrunch)

Which FeedReader is Best? (by @ProBlogger)

Google Reader was the obvious next best option for me. And since I already had all my feeds pretty well organized with Bloglines, I simply exported my Bloglines feeds to Google Reader as an OPML file. OPML is an XML format, which is used to transfer feeds between feed readers without having to worry about any compatibility issues.

Since I transferred the feeds using OPML, all the folder structure from Bloglines was intact in Google Reader, which meant less work for me. And with Google Reader, you can even add tags to the feeds which is an added advantage. You can make some or all of your feeds private, or you can choose to make them public and share with your friends who use Google Reader. You can also star certain items for quick access. Once set up, the Google Readers seems pretty well responsive and low on system resources. And it looked really easy to use for those who are new to feed readers.

I feel that Bloglines should become more approachable to it's users. It's time they should think about having an official Twitter account through which they can remain in touch with their users. Honestly, it was a surprise that they haven't done that already. Seems they are living under the rock in this advanced age of social media.

[P.S. You can also use the Google Reader widget to display your favorite stories on your blog.]


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Bmlet - A Place To Explore Bookmarklets

You have heard about bookmarking sites like Delicious, where you can collect and save your favorite bookmarks. How about a site which saves bookmarklets!

For the uninitiated, bookmarklets are small application which are stored in your browser.They allow quick access to lots of activities and tools that can help you in your daily work. For example, you can use the Posterous bookmarklet (which I use the most) select text, video, music or photos from any web page and post it instantly to your Posterous blog. And the best part is that you don't actually need to download anything to your computer, you just drag & drop your favorite bookmarklet to your favorite browser (even Chrome).

Bmlet is a site that acts as a bookmarklet directory. On Bmlet you can search, rate, share (directly to Twitter and Facebook), and comment on bookmarklets. You can also add new bookmarklets to the Bmlet directory. You can signup for an account from here. Try it out and let me know whether you found it useful.

[P.S. You can find the Posterous bookmarklet here.]


Friday, May 08, 2009

Does This Guy Look Familiar?

Duncan Riley of The Inquisitr posted this video, although he couldn't come anywhere near to deciphering its actual meaning. The video is titled and captioned "lalala omg wtf haha" and "Best video evar!!!!" respectively, so no one can make head or tail of it from the titles.



But one look at it and I knew what is it all about. This is exactly what you would do and how you would feel when you would get retweeted by Guy Kawasaki, Pete Cashmore and Chris Brogan, all on the same day. Now does he look familiar?

[Via : Inquisitor]


Kim Kardashian Is The Latest Frienderati

Kim Kardashian
The latest addition in the list of Frienderati is, Kim Kardashian. Yes ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right, Kim Kardashian the Armenian Princess has migrated to FriendFeed from Twitter.

MG Siegler a.k.a. Parislemon wrote on TechCrunch that right after Kim joined FriendFeed, she added 35,000 users as friends. Although at the time of writing this, only 607 out of those 35,000+ people have subscribed to her feed. I am being one of them. I simply had to, I was too curious as to what made her join a tech savvy network like FriendFeed. But I was disappointed to see that all Kim is posting on FriendFeed is her Twitter stream. And probably that was the reason for her having such a low number of subscribers, even though she has 670,652 followers on Twitter.

Kim Kardashian joined FriendFeed using her Twitter name, which was possible due to the FriendFeed's new one-click Twitter login functionality. This allows you to sign up for FriendFeed using your Twitter name and transfer your information over via OAuth to FriendFeed, as well as automatically friend anyone you are following on Twitter. And yes, this not only works with your Twitter login, but with your Facebook and Google login as well.

You can subscribe to her on FriendFeed here. And if you want, you can add me on FriendFeed from here. But in the end all this leaves me wondering, why did she choose FriendFeed?


Thursday, May 07, 2009

Digg Integrates Facebook Connect


Digg has finally integrated Facebook Connect, which would allow the 200+ million Facebook members to login and start Digging and commenting right away. If you are already a Digg member, linking your account makes it easy to cross-post, sharing your Digg activities on your Facebook home page.

This new feature would allow you, as a Digg member, to automatically follow your Facebook friends on Digg, invite your friends to Digg from your Facebook Connect settings page in your profile. You will also have access to Digg friend features like the green story icons that appear once a friend has Dugg a story. So it would be easier for you to figure out whether a story was Dugg by a friend or not.

Moreover, as and when you would Digg, comment or submit a story, you’ll see a dialog window asking you whether you want to share that info with your Facebook friends. Since sharing at present isn’t automatic, so this setting would allow you to publish only the actions you want to share. All the preferences and privacy settings can be managed from the settings page in your profile. Should you ever choose to disable Facebook Connect, all personal information will be removed from the Digg site.

According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, this represents one of the largest and more complex Facebook integrations to date. You can connect your Facebook account to Digg from here. Now I guess apart from ignoring people who put up their Twitter stream on their Facebook status (I am being one of the guilty ones), you would also have to tolerate those who would irritate you with their incessant Diggings.


Posterous Makes Group Blogging Simple

Posterous, the simplest blogging platform, has introduced a new feature using which you can create and maintain a group blog right from your inbox, be it a publicly maintained group blog or a private blog.

Once you have created your blog on Posterous, simply claim your blog and edit it to add the email address of all the contributors of your group blog. There is no need for these contributors to have an account with Posterous, they would still be able to post, view and comment on the group blog via email. The group blog/email list can be password protected or public. Should you wish to share content and comments without posting publicly, that can be accomplished by emailing private@yourblog.posterous.com.

Posterous Group Blogging
And whenever a contributor posts something on the blog, every blog member receives an email with the entire post, including all the images. They can then reply to that email to add a comment to the post. And as before, those comments get emailed to all contributors. This makes group blogging easy, especially for those who have restricted internet access but would still like to maintain a blog of their own.

With that being said, I wonder what's next on their to-do list. Themes, ad network, CSS tweaks, widgets, the wish list is endless. I hope Sachin and Garry are listening.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Disqus Introduces Tweeting Comments Feature

Disqus, the popular commenting system, has finally joined the bandwagon and integrated with Twitter. Yesterday Gianii, the Community Manager for Disqus posted on their blog that now commenters would be able to tweet their comments. Once the service is activated, every time you leave a comment it would automatically tweet the comment along with a trackback URL to the original article on your Twitter stream.

Disqus is using Twitter's OAuth support for this feature. If you’ve added your Twitter credentials beforehand, you’ll just need just reauthorize using OAuth here. When replying to a comment, you will now see this reply format show up on twitter.

Example Tweet: RE: @fredwilson I saw Marcy contribute to the thread and I think that’s awesome! Also… this is a semi-worthless comment… http://disq.us/39.

They have also introduced Mini Profiles. Whenever someone would hover over your picture on your comments they would be able to see your compact drop-down profile, on clicking it would display a pop-up profile.

Although I am not pretty sure about the usability of the Mini Profile feature, but tweeting your comments would definitely help the publisher spread the word about his blog. And it would also help you grow your credentials as a good commenter amongst your followers on Twitter.


3 Answers Men Are Afraid Of

Jokes
1. Whatever

Men: What to have for dinner?
Women: Whatever.

Men: Why don't we have steamboat?
Women: Don't want to, once I ate steamboat and later got pimples on my face.

Men: Alright, why don't we have Si Chuan cuisine.
Women: Yesterday we ate Si Chuan, why eat it today again?

Men: Hmmm, I suggest we have seafood.
Women: Seafood is no good, I ate it once, then later I got diarrhea.

Men: Then what you suggest?
Women: Whatever.

2. Anything

Men: So what should we do now?
Women: Anything.

Men: How about watching movie? It's been a long time since we watched movie.
Women: Watching movie is no good, it's waste time.

Men: How about bowling, or do some exercises?
Women: Exercise in such hot day?

Men: Then let's find a cafe and have coffee.
Women: Drinking coffee will affect my sleep.

Men: Then what you suggest?
Women: Anything.

3. You decide.

Men: Then we just go home.
Women: You decide.

Men: Let take bus, I will accompany you.
Women: Bus is dirty and crowded. I don't want.

Men: Ok, we will take a Taxi.
Women: Not worth it, for such a short distance.

Men: Alright, then we walk.
Women: What! Walk with an empty stomach?

Men: Then what you suggest?
Women: You decide.

Men: Let's have dinner first.
Women: Whatever.

Men: What to eat?
Women: Anything


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Google Apps Connector For BlackBerry Enterprise Server

BlackBerry
Using Google Apps on your BlackBerry was not really an easy job. But things are about to change soon as yesterday Google has announced the upcoming release of the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

The Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server would allow Blackberry Smartphone users to access their Gmail and other Google applications using the Blackberry applications they already have. For instance, users can instantly receive Gmail messages within the built-in email client on their Blackberry smartphones. And they can continue to use the same shortcuts to manage their BlackBerry messages.

New events recorded in Google Calendar would be immediately updated on the BlackBerry Calendar, keeping both calendars in sync. Users can also access the email addresses and phone numbers of their co-workers using a company wide Global Address List. Both personal and business contacts saved on Google Apps are automatically synchronized over the air to users' BlackBerry smartphones and integrated into the native Blackberry smartphone applications. Users would also be able to synchronize BlackBerry folders with labels in Gmail, search for email addresses and phone numbers of other users on your company domain etc.

And the good news for the IT administrators is that this transition is seamless. Admins are given full control of the solution and can continue to manage BlackBerry smartphones using BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Google Apps Connector installs on BlackBerry Enterprise Server, connecting it to the Google Apps cloud and synchronizing email, calendar and contacts for all BlackBerry smartphone users.

The system requirement for the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server requires Windows 2003 Server SP2 (approximately 1GB of disk space per GAC for BES user) and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 Service Pack 6 Maintenance Release 4. You can download the datasheet from here.

Currently in it's Beta testing phase, the Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server would be released this July, and it would be available free of charge to all Premier and Education Edition customers.


Google Contact Manager

Google has finally separated it's contact manager from Gmail and other Google apps, and made it into a separate standalone application.

On May 1st, D
ebbie Leight (Google Apps Marketing Manager) announced that the Google Contact MaGoogle Contact Managernager is not available as a separate standalone service. So in order to access your contacts, you need not be logged into your Gmail account. Just as with the Gmail contact manager, this standalone version would let you create groups, add multiple email, phone, or home addresses and even adjust chat preferences for your contacts. You can import your contacts from other sources or export the ones you have currently.

The Google Contact Manager can be accessed from here. This service is also available for Google Apps users. To access their Contact Manager, Google Apps users will need this longer address: http://www.google.com/contacts/a/example.com (replace "example.com" with the domain name you use). However, before accessing your contacts this way, your administrator will have to enable this functionality within the control panel by clicking on the "add more services" link, finding the "Contacts" option and clicking the "add it now" button.

I think this is a great feature, which would allow you to access your data more easily, where you would not have to go through the clutter of emails just to access a single contact. It would also help you to organize your contacts easily.


Is Wolfram|Alpha The Next Google Killer?

Wolfram Alpha
Since the word leaked out a few weeks back about Wolfram|Alpha, it has taken quite a hype. In many camps, it's being dubbed as the next Google killer. But would it really live upto it's hype? Let's first see what Wolfram|Alpha actually is before we start drawing conclusions.

Created using Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha is not a conventional search engine. Rather, it's a computational knowledge engine. Long story cut short, it is a place to look up for facts, facts in the field of which would be backed up with analytics and stats, and it's ability to do sophisticated computations to achieve these. Why do we need something that has computational power? Because computation is what turns generic information into specific answers. According to Stephen Wolfram, the creator of Wolfram|Alpha, "It tries to tell us useful information based on what it can compute", he also said that "The goal is to provide expert level access to anyone at anytime."

For example, if you give Wolfram|Alpha a mathematical formula, a polynomial say, or something involving sines and cosines, it will give you back a number of useful results: a graph of the function, a list of its zeros, factored and expanded forms, and more. And it will give you the derivative and integral of the function you entered. Now, computing the derivative of an arbitrary function is a straightforward process, but computing integrals can be among the most difficult problems in mathematics.

Larry Dignan of Between The Lines said, "The Wolfram|Alpha search engine seemed slow, according to Wolfram. What will happen when the public starts poking around on it?." Frederic Lardinois of Read Write Web, who had participated in a one hour web demo by Stephen Wolfram, says that Wolfram|Alpha would be available in 2 flavors. A free web version, and a paid version, which would allow users to download and upload data to Alpha. It would also allow users to embed not just a Wolfram|Alpha search box on their own pages, but they will also be able to embed results and a custom Alpha portal on their own sites. Users will also be able to receive email alerts when a result changes.

A year or so back, Cuil was termed as the next Google killer. Today how many of us swear by Cuil? I doubt it would be a large number. So how will Wolfram|Alpha do? With the academic types it would probably be like a gift of God. But what about the mainstream internet searchers? How many of them would be interested in these type of search results? Would Wolfram|Alpha click with them? I doubt.

And the question that remains in the heart of millions of mainstream internet searchers, would it be able to search for porn? Probably no, and even if it did, it would present lots of stats with it. Now who needs porn with stats!

And just in case you want to join the Wolfram Alpha hype, here's the Wolfram|Alpha blog and their Facebook group. You can also follow them on Twitter here.


Monday, May 04, 2009

Seesmic Desktop Is Tweetdeck With A Facelift

It's time Seesmic should stop trying to imitate Tweetdeck and remain what it is. But that is exactly what it is failing to do, and this fact has become more eminent after the release Seesmic Desktopof the new Seesmic Desktop.

The Seesmic Desktop is Tweetdeck with a facelift. It has almost all features similar to Tweetdeck, and a few less. The only advantage I see that the new Seesmic Desktop has over Tweetdeck is the ability to manage multiple Twitter accounts. And with it's full support for the new Facebook Open Stream API, it can not only update Facebook status, but also but all its content (pics, links, videos, likes and comments). But that's all about it.

On the flip side, it does not have video sharing, which Tweetdeck manages with 12seconds. The user interface is cumbersome and the settings are a bit difficult to figure out at first. You would not be able to view your Twitter stream in narrow columns. And although it has the ability to create groups, the only way to add friends to a group is by individually selecting them from your main Twitter stream. This makes the group feature useless.

Overall, I would give Seesmic Desktop a rating of 1.5 out of 5. You can download your copy of the Seesmic Desktop from here. But don't forget to let me know your views about it. For me, I would stick to Tweetdeck for now.


Saturday, May 02, 2009

Google Business Cards, Have You Got Yours?

Google Business Cards
After introducing vanity URLs for your Google profiles and including them in Google Search results, Google has gone one step further in promoting Google profiles. Google is giving away business cards, all for FREE.

Google has tied up with iPrint.com, and is giving away 10,000 sets of 25 business cards to all those who owns a Google Profile. And all this for free. If you go to your Google profile, you would be able to see this deal on a huge link right at the top of the page. It says, "New! Order profile business cards to tell your friends about your profile." When you click on the link, you would be taken to the ordering page.

The cards are pretty simple, with a big Google logo on a white background. It has a search box in the middle with your real name in it, and below it your vanity URL is displayed. To avail of these cards you need to sign up with iPrint.com. The only glitch is that these cards are available to be shipped only in the continental U.S.

It even has a "I'm feeling lucky" button on it. But as MG Siegler points out, sadly it doesn’t have a watermark.


Google Employing Goats!

Okay, hope you are ready for this. Google is hiring goats. Recession maybe, of course everyone has to lower their standards sometimes. But good news is, they are not being employed as developers, so you still have a chance in Google.

Google Goats
According to Dan Hoffman, Director Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google has hired about 200 goats to mow their fields. And so, being the green company they are, they resorted to goats from California Grazing to do the job instead of a noisy, air polluting, gasoline guzzling automatic mower.

Hope the goats won't complain of the grass being greener on the other side.


Twitter Search Makes The Front Row

Twitter Search
For those TweetDeck/TWhirl users who haven't seen their Twitter profile page for ages, very recently it has got a facelift. Twitter has added Search and Trending Topics right on your Twitter home page.

The search results are displayed on the main page in place of your Twitter stream. You also have the option to save your search results, which would be displayed below the search box.

Just below the search box you would be able to see the Trending Topics. Similar to the search results, once you click on a topic, the results would be displayed at the place of your Twitter stream. That too without any reloads. And there is also an option to collapse your list of saved searches as well as the icons of the accounts you are following for a cleaner view.

Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone writes in the Twitter blog, "Accessing Twitter.com is a simple experience—you sign in and read the updates from the accounts you have chosen to follow. If you've been using Twitter for a while, you've probably curated an interesting collection of updates from friends, family, co-workers, businesses, media organizations, and maybe even a favorite celebrity. With the addition of search, you can ask Twitter to build you a fresh timeline of updates based on a keyword or phrase. It's a whole new experience with a familiar look and feel."

And they have kept their word, Twitter has remained what it had been since it's inception, simple. Simplicity is the key to success for Twitter. That's why when users are creating a hue and cry over the new interface of Facebook and FriendFeed (Beta), Twitter continues to satisfy it's users. Well, maybe "satisfy" is just an understatement when it comes to Twitter.


Friday, May 01, 2009

Google Introduces Color Themes For Forms

Andrew Chang, the Marketing Manager with Google has posted on the Google Docs blog that they have introduced 70 color themes for forms. Now you would be able to add a dash of color to your surveys and questionnaires. Some of these themes are basic colors schemes (like Blue, Espresso, or Rose) and others are fancier designs (like Picnic, Zen Spring, and Dusk).

Google DocsTo choose a theme, simply click the Theme button while you are editing a form and choose from the myriad colorful themes. Only glitch is that these themes will be visible to your respondents when they fill out the form online, not within email (like Gmail).

Do let me know if you have used the themes in any of your forms.