I used to be a fangirl for a "different browser", but by the time I quit the corporate world and started to work online, my choice is now Google Chrome. While I can’t say that it’s the perfect browser, I have a solid reason why I would still prefer this one over any other web browser.

Signing-in to Chrome rocks!

I might get a lot of raised eyebrows here especially from those who are concerned about Google getting their data but that’s a completely different topic which deserves it’s own blog post. Today I want to emphasize on the benefits of the sign-in to Chrome feature.

It’s your web. Take it with you.

Signing in to Chrome allows you to take your bookmarks, browsing history, installed plug-ins or extensions, and other settings such as your browser’s theme, saved passwords, and auto-fill data to other devices so you always have a consistent browsing experience. Say you have a two computers - one is a laptop, the other a PC (or Mac). If you use the sign-in to Chrome option, how you set-up your browser on your laptop, you will see exactly the same set-up in your PC and vice versa. This is very helpful in the event that the computer you are working on crashed and you need to use a different one.

This feature not only syncs your Chrome data and settings to other computers but it also works on mobile devices with Chrome mobile app installed with a few exceptions on syncing browser theme and extensions. You only have to set-it up once and anything you update on one device will automatically sync with your other devices.

Note that you must sign-in to Chrome for each device to start syncing your data. For mobile devices, you must make sure that the sync option is enabled.

Productivity Comfort Zone.

I believe that familiarity breeds productivity. Ever noticed how you tend to lose your rhythm when using other people’s devices? Right. I also feel the same if I use another browser or a different instance of Chrome - one which I am not signed in. How about having to install your extensions and sign-in to multiple websites (again) because you used a different laptop for example? This can be very frustrating if you can’t remember all your passwords. Chrome saves you the hassle as well as time by simply signing-in.

I work in the cloud. This means that all the tools I use in order to perform my work are done via the internet with my browser serving as the access point. Almost everything that I do, I do it over the internet so I have very few desktop software installed. Another reason why I love using Chrome is that there are a lot of browser extensions --- lightweight programs that extends the functionality of a browser --- I can install which helps me become even more productive and efficient in what I do. Other browsers also have this feature, but they can’t sync them to other devices. This is why I call Chrome as my “productivity comfort zone” because I have everything I need already set-up and I can access them anywhere.

Separate work from your personal stuff.

Aside from giving a consistent browser experience, another advantage of signing-in to Chrome is that you have the ability to create multiple instances of Chrome each with their own set of extensions and settings for different purposes. I use my laptop for both personal and work stuff and I really love the fact that I don’t have to logout-then-login for several websites just so I can check my emails, social media, etc. I can even open two or more Chrome instances at the same time so I can easily monitor both my personal and work accounts. 

Multiple instances of Chrome, each with their own set of settings
I blogged about managing multiple users in Chrome on our company blog. Please check out this link if you want to learn of three different methods you can access multiple Google accounts (or any other internet account) without the need to open or install another web browser.

So there goes my major reasons why I simply love using Chrome. To start syncing your browser data, sign-in to Chrome by following these steps. If you have installed Chrome in your PC or laptop, it might have already asked you to sign-in with your Google account. Be reminded that it is not advisable to sign-in to Chrome when you are using a public or untrusted computer. Follow these steps to log-out Chrome from a particular computer. If you want to completely stop syncing and remove your data from all devices, you can do that on the Chrome Sync status page.

To Chrome or not to Chrome.

It’s all a matter of personal preference at the end of the day. If you are like me who works in the cloud or you simply want to take your data with you anywhere you go, then go ahead and sign-in to Chrome.

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to share them in the comments section below.
Alongside the rise of the BPO industry in Cebu is the increased number of running and sports enthusiasts. From fun runs to marathons, from casual MTB rides with friends to full blast triathlon, there seemed to be an abundance of race in the Queen City of the South every weekend. As one of those who recently caught the running bug, I was ecstatic when I learned about new startup Race.ph which officially launched last May.

What is it

Race.ph is an online registration and payment system designed for fun runs, marathons, triathlons, and other similar events in the Philippines. Basically, instead of chasing mall/office hours just to sign-up for an event, Race.ph makes the whole process more convenient by giving organizers the ability to create a website (in minutes) for their race and accept online payments. It was designed with the working class in mind.

While there are already existing online registration systems in place which are typically via Google Form or email, Race.ph is different because there is very little human intervention required on the part of the organizers particularly when confirming registrations.

Aside from offering web-based registrations, the website also serves as a portal listing upcoming races arranged chronologically.



It's not a revolutionary technology or a new idea, but somebody ought to do it and finally it's here.

How it works

Users can browse for any upcoming running events on the home page and find something that interests them or fits their schedule.

To register for an event, users need to create a Race.ph login account. They can register by email or choose to register with their Facebook account. Choosing Facebook registration will make the form partially filled with the user's Facebook information. Just complete the required details, indicate your payment method, click register and voila, instant confirmation!



The registration form for each event is conveniently located on the right hand side.

Runners can pay via Credit Card, Pay Pal, bank deposit or even through money remittance services. They can even opt to have their race kits delivered to their door steps!

Runner's information is saved so that the next time they register for another race, the registration form is prefilled for them.

Here's a great explainer video about Race.ph

   

For every event powered by Race.ph, a sub-site will be created which organizers can use to promote their event. On that page, users can find all essential information about the race. Organizers will be given access to the back end dashboard so they can manage and see real-time registration details. There is even a feature to export registration data to serve as master list.

Learn more about managing your running event through the video below.

Extra features

Organizers as well as other users can upload photos of the event so runners can view their pictures and will be able to search for them using their race bib number. There is also a blogging feature so runners can share their thoughts and experiences with everyone.

Proudly Cebuano

Race.ph is the brainchild of two Cebuanos Paul Ouano and Aaron Lee, who both share a passion for running. The service is currently offered for FREE so take your registration online now!

For inquiries, you can email them through info@race.ph or via mobile +639338602042. Don't forget to give them some love on Facebook and Twitter!
I found this really nerdy infographic designed together by Warm Gun and 500 Startups detailing the history behind the common UI symbols used in today's world such as the Power, Bluetooth, and Ethernet symbols.

The complexities of technology has made our lives much easier. Can you imagine a world without the internet, your phone, and other electronic devices?

Indeed, technology has become part of our daily life and because of that, most of us don't notice the very small details such as the fact that the symbols for power, play, pause, Bluetooth, USB, and Ethernet are all the same across all devices regardless of brand.

Now that I think about it, life will become very complicated if these manufacturers made their own UI symbols instead of utilizing standards.

The original infographic is quite large and I was having a hard time reading it so I cut it into readable pieces. Dear designers, I'm sorry if I massacr*d your wonderful creation.

Anyway, if you want to see the original version, just visit this link.

The Power Icon


The Ethernet Symbol

The Bluetooth

The Pause

The Play Icon

The USB Symbol

Sleep Symbol

FireWire

The origin of @

The story behind the Apple key

Wait Symbol

This blog post goes out to all the technology nerds and geeks out there.

If you are into any of the following --- blogging, social media, SEO, freelancing, and startups --- chances are, you are having a difficult time explaining to your family and friends what you do for a living. The unconventional nature of what we do is difficult for others to understand despite the world being so high tech now.

Anyway, if you are looking for like minded people who geeks out on the same things that you love, or you just want to surround yourself with awesome people, you might like this list of Tech Geek Cebu-based Communities.


SEO Cebu Facebook Group

There are a couple of SEO Facebook groups in Cebu but this particular group by far is the most active with 663 members as of this writing. Have some SEO related questions? A lot of people here are willing to help you.

Cebu PPC Folks

Another internet marketing community in Cebu that is very active in terms of meetups. The main objective of the group is to increase knowledge and mastery of PPC and related areas like analytics, conversion optimization, etc.

Google Business Group - Cebu

GBG Cebu is an independent community of volunteer business owners and Google enthusiasts that promote the use of web technologies (Google technologies in particular) for eCommerce. It is not part of Google, but supported by them. If you want to learn how to make use of Google tools for your business, this group is for you.

Google Developers Group - Cebu

GDG-Cebu is a sister organization of GBG-Cebu composed of both amateurs and professionals (technology users, specialists and developers) who are enthusiasts and regular users of Google technologies such as Gmail, Google+, YouTube, etc. Get updated with the latest Google tools for personal, professional, or business growth through this community.

TechTalks.ph - Cebu and Beyond

Anyone who is interested in technology and promoting the high-tech industry in Cebu, Philippines (and beyond) is welcome here. The group hosts events that will allow people to, network with tech enthusiasts and their friends, learn new things and share ideas, make social and business connections.

Drupal Philippines (Cebu)

Drupal developers, users and anyone who is interested to learn, share knowledge and collaborate with local community is welcome in this group. I haven't been any of their Meetups but the groups are pretty active. If you are looking to build a career in Drupal development, check out this group.

Cebu WordPress Users Group

If you are looking for WordPress work, some of the members post job postings here. The group is not that engaging both online and offline but if you need help, you can share your questions here and some members are willing to help you out.

Computer Enthusiasts & Builders United


"CEBU or “Computer Enthusiasts and Builders United” is a non-profit Computer Group / LAN Party group consisting of computer hardware enthusiasts, gamers, modders and overclockers in Cebu, Philippines. The group originated from iStorya.net’s Computer Hardware group, first called “iRig”, made by its active forum members, discussions and readers."

These are the active tech geeks in Cebu that I know of. If you have anything to add in this list, please do share in the comments section below.
Blogger page title seo
Title tags or the HTML element <title></title> (technically), defines the title of a document and gives an idea to your users on what your page is all about. Behind your overall content, the title tag is the most important on-page SEO element in terms of promoting relevancy for your desired keywords. A carefully crafted title is not only vital in helping a page rank on search results pages but is of equal importance when you want to drive traffic to your website using social media marketing efforts.

It is important to note that the title tag appears in three key places: (1) at the top of both browsers and in applicable tabs, (2) search results pages or SERPS, and (3) external websites linking to you specifically social media and social bookmarking sites. Hence, as a blogger, one must pay attention in making not only blog post titles that follow search engine optimization best practices but at the same time title tags that contributes to a good user experience. Below are some tips on how you can make SEO friendly title for Blogger/Blogspot.

Title Tags SEO Best Practices


The recommendations below are based from SEO experts across the blogosphere and are considered basics.

  • 70 characters is the maximum number of characters that gets displayed in most search engines results page. If your title tag exceeds this, your title gets cut off indicated by the use of ellipses (…). Therefore, it is ideal to compose blog post titles that are at most 70 characters long as much as possible including your blog's name. UPDATE: Title visibility in Google search results pages is not based on character but in width. Also, there is no rule that a long title tag is bad for your SEO. Keeping your titles between 65 to 70 characters is a best practice so that they will not be truncated and more readable to human users. If you want to create a title tag that is more than 70 characters long, that is perfectly fine.
  • Place important keywords on a prominent location (close to the front) of your title tags.
  • For inner pages or individual blog pages, place your brand/blog name at the end. By default, Blogger CMS’ uses this format – “Your Selected Blog Name: Blog Post or Static Page Title”. I will be sharing to you a very simple hack on changing the Blogger title tag on your template later.
  • Create compelling and readable blog post title tags that will drive users to click your post and even share it to their friends giving you more traffic as well as links.

Changing the Blogger Title Tag (Template Hack)


Here are the steps on how you change Blogspot’s default title tag formatting and help amplify relevant keywords to the most prominent location and help you improve your individual posts rank well on search engines especially on Google. The instructions are very easy but you might want to consider creating a backup first of your template before making any changes. Imagine a cat unexpectedly jumping at your keyboard and deletes everything. The horror. 

(1) Login to your Blogger account. On your dashboard, choose “Template” then click on the “Edit HTML’ button.

(2) Find the code that says:
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
(3) Replace the above code with the following:
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>
<title><data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title>
</b:if>
This code will place your blog title at the end part of every post title. If you want to remove your blog title for all blog post title tags, change  <title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title> to <title><data:blog.pageName/> only.

(4) Don’t forget to save the changes and you are done.

BONUS TIP: Optimizing Your Home Page


By replacing the default with the above code, all individual blog posts will now follow the blog post title first hyphen (-) blog name. As for your homepage, the title tag will only display your blog name. Ideally, your homepage should rank for your blog’s name while blog posts should rank for keywords relevant to its content. If you want your home page to rank for certain keywords, I suggest inserting them directly on your template rather than replacing your blog’s general settings and don’t forget to follow the best practices outlined above.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index";'>
<title><data:blog.title/> - Insert your desired keywords here </title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title>
</b:if>
Important note: When I say insert your desired keywords, I do not mean that you stuff your blog title with keywords to the point that it will look spammy. What I am trying to say is use that space to add more details as to what your blog is all about while taking into consideration what keywords you want your home page to rank for.

Of course optimizing the title tag is not the only thing you have to do in order to rank for those keywords. The Blogger/Blogspot optimisation tips discussed here are merely for title tags. Optimizing the title alone will not let you rank well in search. I will do my best to share other SEO tips and tricks for this particular content management system so stay tuned. If you have questions or any other reactions, feel free to comment below.

 This blog post was originally posted under www.geekgonegirly.com last April 1, 2014.

A friend once asked me what is a hash tag and I was having a hard time explaining it to her. This post should help her grasp the concept better and I hope it has the same effect on you.

What is a Hash Tag?

For most people whose level of social media addiction is not the same level as mine, the concept of hash tags may seem alien to them. When asked to explain what is a hashtag, I'd like to think of it as these three things: a search reference, a topic, and a keyword.

Hash Tag as a Search Reference

It is a link prefixed with a pound sign (#) followed by a word or phrase (e.g. #socialMedia) that when clicked allows you to see all published posts containing that particular hashtag in a single stream. Hence, hash tag is a means of grouping similar or related messages together, particularly on micro-blogging or social media sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Google+.

For example, if you want to find Tumblr fan art posts, you can use the hash tag #fanart to help with your search. Likewise, if you want your posts to be easily searchable, you should use appropriate hash tags.


Hash Tag as a Conversation Marker
Hashtags first appeared and were used within IRC networks to label groups and topics. They are also used to mark individual messages as relevant to a particular group, and to mark individual messages as belonging to a particular topic or "channel".
- source: Hashtag - Wikipedia

Today, hashtags can be synonymous to Twitter conversations due to its mainstream usage. You can contribute or start a discussion among any Twitter users using it and a hash tag can become popular or trending allowing anyone to join in the conversation.

There are several ways hash tags are used as topic labels. Below are some of its popular usages.

- Events or conferences (e.g. #SMIS2013 for Social Media Influencers Summit 2013)

- Disaster updates (e.g. #sandiegofire. Hashtags were popularized during the San Diego forest fires in 2007 by Nate Ritter by using the said hash tag to identify his updates related to the disaster.)

- Cause (e.g. #PrayForBoston)

- Ask or share tips (e.g. #twitterTips)

- Twitter chats (e.g. #seochat)Context (e.g. #RandomThoughts)

Hash Tag as a Keyword

Keywords and search references are basically the same thing. However, on this part, let us focus on using hash tag as a keyword for its marketing and potential SEO value.

A hash tag is considered a metadata keyword that may be assigned to an image, a digital bookmark (link) or computer file. In effect, it allows someone searching for a particular topic, locate it quickly especially on real-time searches.

The effective use of hashtags can be very valuable to your social media marketing efforts. For example, you have a new blog post about weight loss and you shared the link on Twitter with the hashtags #WeightLoss and #DietTips. By using these hash tags, your blog posts can reach a much wider audience (beyond your followers). Not only that, you also enjoy the benefit of getting targeted traffic and increased visibility on that social media site. We cannot also deny the value of social signals to gain higher ranking on the SERPS.

There may be no concrete proof on the effect of hash tags for SEO but indirectly, indeed it is something one should not overlook. Here's two good ideas by +Ann Smarty on Using Hash tags for On-Page Optimization to help you get started.
5 Social Media Management Tools for the Savvy Netizen

When you hear the term "social media management", you might think of it as one of those jobs only marketing professionals should care about. However, even ordinary citizens can utilize (and should utilize) these tools. These application will not only help you organize your social media profiles but can give you advantages in the future.

Many Filipinos are hooked with social media. Most of the time, they are doing social media just for fun. Playing games, sharing jokes and fun times, chatting with friends, and meeting new people. What many people don't realize is that these social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ can be your gateway to opportunities.

Here are some areas of your life that a good social media presence can be really powerful.

Creating a professional profile for potential employers.

I once got a project offer because the client liked the things I publish on my blog and on my Facebook page.

Many potential employers now search your name on the internet in order to get to know you better. If you are a college graduating student or a young professional who wants to show your good image online, social media profiles can give you advantage for they can easily be ranked for your name and you have full control over what people can see in your profiles.

Networking opportunities.

The reason why these social media sites were developed in the first place is to connect with other people. You can find potential business leads, referrals, prospect clients, and many others.

Build a name for yourself.

Do you want to be known as a photographer? Artist? Blogger? Financial expert? Sharing relevant content on your social media profiles can help in building your authority on a certain craft.

There are still many things you can do with social media and managing it properly can give you loads of advantages.

Below are my top 5 social media management apps you can use to manage your profiles.

Hootsuite

The free version allows you to manage 5 social media profiles and 2 RSS feeds simultaneously. You can check your social stream, update your status, check mentions, and private messages. You can even schedule posts.The following social networks can be managed with Hootsuite:

- Twitter
- Facebook Profile
- Facebook Pages
- Facebook Groups
- Google+ Pages
- LinkedIn Profile
- LinkedIn Groups
- LinkedIn Companies
- Foursquare
- WordPress.com
- Mixi

Advantages:

- You don't have to access multiple websites and type your login details for each since you can access your most used social networks via Hootsuite.

- Ability to schedule manually or automatically a month's worth of tweets, Facebook statuses, etc. When you use the auto scheduling feature, Hootsuite will determine the optimal time for you to post based on your social history.

- If you have a blog, you can set Hootsuite to automatically send your latest blog post via RSS to any one of your social media network.

- Web-based.

Disadvantages:

- The free plan only allows 5 social media profiles and you can't connect your personal Google+ account.

- There is no option to set your preferred time for auto schedule. It is algorithmic but you have the option to manually edit the time and date when necessary.

- There is no limit on how many posts you can schedule, however, since it is a third party app, limitations imposed from the social networks will prevail. For instance, Facebook is known to have issues with

Hootsuite if you schedule in very short time intervals. This will cause some of your scheduled posts to not to be published.

Social media does not sleep, eat, or take a break. If you want to maintain an active social media presence while you are away, Hootsuite can be very helpful.

Bufferapp

Bufferapp is another tool you can use to schedule your social media posts. The free plan allows you to connect up to 4 social media accounts, but is limited to the following networks only:

- Twitter
- Facebook Profile
- Facebook Pages
- Google+ Pages
- LinkedIn Profile
- LinkedIn Groups
- LinkedIn Companies
- App.net

Advantages:

- Bufferapp can be a little tricky at first, but once you figure out how it works, you will definitely love it. This works by auto scheduling posts but unlike Hootsuite, you have the freedom to specify which times you want to post per social network. This means, you have a different schedule for Twitter and another one for Facebook.

- You can post 25 times in a day per social network.

- You can choose to schedule posts only on certain days. Example, everyday, week days only, week ends only, TTH, or MWF.

- Browser plugin available.

Disadvantages:

- You can manage 4 accounts only (free plan) and Google does not allow third party apps to connect to your personal Google+ profile.

- 10 links or posts only (free plan).

Personally, I use buffer to share interesting articles I come across while browsing the internet. Although most of these articles have easy sharing options, I prefer to share them on a later time in order not to flood my news feed.

Paper.li

Paper.li on the core is a content curation tool. The reason why I included it on this list is because it can be used to manage the content the people you follow in Twitter and Facebook shares.

You can't be on these social networks all the time because you also need to work, attend classes, or spend time with the family. If you don't want to miss important links, videos, and images shared by your network, you can use Paper.li to collect these for you and email it to you as a daily digest. It is like having your own personalized newspaper everyday.

Twitter in particular is a fast paced social network and it is impossible to keep up with the updates of the people you follow. This is very helpful if you follow prominent people in your industry and you want to be constantly updated.

Advantages:

- You have the option to create a daily, morning + evening, or weekly digest.
- You can create multiple papers.
- Easy sharing, embed, and subscription options.

Disadvantages:

- There is no option to combine your Twitter and Facebook feeds. They are separate.

There are plenty more of things you can do with Paper.li but we will just leave them for now since the focus of this article is social media management.

Bit.ly

Bit.ly is a URL shortener. When you register for an account with them, you have access to statistics on how many clicks a link you shared received. This can be very useful in Twitter where you have the 140 character limit.

Although Twitter is now good at minimizing links, Bit.ly doubles as your personal bookmark. Imagine needing to find an important link you shared the other day but have to go through a crazy amount of tweets? Bit.ly's dashboard have a search facility to help you find links easily. You can also see other bitlinks shared by people in your network.

Advantages:

- Cleaner, shorter, and customizable links.
- Access to click statistics.
- Bookmark features.
- The bitmark bookmarklet makes shortening and sharing URLs easier.

Disadvantages:

- Can be very tedious for some people.

See also: 7 Things You Didn't Know Bitly Could Do

IFTTT (If THIS then THAT)

Using this tool, you can automate just about anything. This tool supports a total of 172 channels. The things you can do with this app is endless. I suggest you check it for yourself or see the following resources below:

20 Cool IFTTT Recipes To Automate Your Online Activities
All the New Stuff in IFTTT for iOS, and What You Can Do with It
Automate All The Things: How To Get Started With IFTTT
5 Unusual IFTTT Recipes You May Not Have Thought Of
11 Top IFTTT Recipes to Activate Now
The 101 Best ifttt Recipes

These 5 are my top social media management tools. There are still other tools out there that also have awesome features. If you know of other helpful tools, please do share in the comments section below.
The wonders of computing have enabled humans to accurately perform certain tasks at zero or minimal errors. Despite this, there are cases wherein the human error is unavoidable, like typographical errors, or accidentally deleting an important file? The horror!

In this blog post, I'm going to introduce to you a data recovery software that I'm loving right now. If you are looking for a reliable data recovery software, read on.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is a straightforward solution to recover lost data and files. It is completely safe for your PC or Mac, highly efficient, and extremely easy to use. As someone who enjoys the freedom of working online, having reliable resources (hardware, software, and internet) is a top priority and this data recovery tool from EaseUS has gained my seal of approval largely because of the user experience it offers.

Features At a Glance

- Available for both Mac OS (OS X 10.9,10.8, 10.7, 10.6) and Windows (8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003)
- Scan and recovers files from PC/Laptop, external disk, USB, SD card, memory card and more
- Supports image, document, video, audio, email and more
- 3 recovery modes available

Performance

I ran the application side by side with another popular data recovery solution for testing purposes and I can honestly say it detects more files and it runs much faster each time compared to the other one I'm using. Let's just skip the math and the technical jargons, it's really fast.

User Experience

Have I told you how much I love their UI? Forgive my being redundant, but since I advocate the use of technology especially for those who are not very tech savvy, it is very important that the UI provides a good user experience. When we talk about data recovery, it can intimidate a lot of people and can appear as a tedious task only technicians can perform.

When do we need to use a recovery software?

There are a lot of different scenarios where we need to perform data recovery. This includes unintentionally deleting important files and you have emptied Recycle Bin, storage device got infected with virus and files got deleted, formatting, and partition loss to name a few.

The 3 recovery modes makes makes the whole process of scanning and recovering files more convenient. If you only need to recover files from the recycle bin, then choose the Deleted File Recovery option. To recover data due to system reinstall, bad partition, or virus attack, choose Complete Recovery. To retrieve lost data from a deleted partition, the third option, Partition Recovery, is ideal.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro Review
Select what action to perform.
After selecting the action to perform, you will be asked what type of files you want to recover. The more specific you are about what kind of file you want to be scanned and where to find them, the faster the whole process will be.

If you are looking for a specific file, uncheck the other options.
After you have specified what type of file you are looking for, Data Recovery Wizard Pro asks you to select which drive or storage device it was saved.

Select where to find the lost file.
The drawback here is if you can't remember where the lost file was previously saved, you need to scan everything. On the other hand, if you still remember the previous location, you will save a lot of time.

Click "next" then just sit back and relax until the scan completes.


Once scanning is completed, the application will display the detected files in a tree directory view. This is another feature that I love about this product as the other recovery tools I've used before needs to be configured to display in tree directory view and often times this setting is not easy to find.


This set up should make it easier for you to manually find that file you want to recover --- directory listing on the left pane and file preview on the right. But in case you want to find it quickly, you can use the "Find file by name" or "Search files" options.

Another awesome feature is the "File Preview". From the name itself, you can preview the content of a selected file before deciding to recover it.

To start recovering a file or files, just tick the box right next to the file or folder name. Hit the "Recover" button, choose where you want to save the recovered files, then let EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro do its thing.

When recovery has been successful, you will see a pop-up window with a clickable taking you to where your files are saved. How convenient!


The Verdict...

Having a reliable data recovery solution (or at least knowing how to use one) is a must for both home and business use. There are a lot of recovery software available, but this one particularly stands out for me because of how easy it is to use. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro for me is one of the best data recovery software you will find.

Got any feedback for this review? Please do share them in the comments box below.