Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Advanced Hide Folders 4.0.1 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 243 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Advanced Hide Folders enables you to completely hide folders and files on your computer. The hidden files cannot be accessed unless the folders are unlocked with a password from within the program. You can simple drag and drop folders from Windows or add files by mask (e.g hide all .jpg files). In addition, as an added security measure, you can also lock the hidden files. Advanced Hide Folders also prevent access to your confidential files via MRU features (e.g. list of Most Recently Used documents in MS Office). Additional features include hotkey operation and optional stealth mode. The program is easy to use and has a professional interface.
Go to: Advanced Hide Folders Website

Printable Notebook 1.4 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 589 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Printable Notebook lets you organize and print your personal data in the same manner a paper notebook does. You can print selected pages so that they fit into your paper notebook. The program allows you to create multiple notebooks with custom fields for each. It includes one example XML print template, that will fit a standard notebook size. The template can be edited by hand to fit other sizes as well. The program supports http and email fields, different tab layouts, search across notebooks and more.
Go to: Printable Notebook Website

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

HDD Temperature 1.1 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

HDD Temperature is a small tool that monitors and displays your hard disk's temperature in the system tray. It uses S.M.A.R.T technology, included in all modern hard disks and program analyzes and shows its current temperature. You can setup a maximum value for the drive temperature and in case of over-heating, HDD Temperature can display warning message. Can run as a service.

Go to: Download Page

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Omniquad Personal Firewall 1.00.1768.0 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 4302 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Omniquad Personal Firewall is a desktop security system. This prevents unauthorised access to your PC over the network or internet. Omniquad Personal Firewall is a must have, complete, personal firewall. It provides application and IP based protection from outside attacks. It gives basic email protection, logging of network activity, low level protocol support and many more.
Got to: Omniquad Personal Firewall Website

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Fast Note 1.1.1 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 735 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Fast Note is small program to create post-it style sticky notes for your desktop It runs as a system tray icon and opens a small, re-sizable notes window when clicked. Just type any note and close and automatically have it on your desktop. Notes can also be hidden and they re-activated from the tray icon. Fast Note also includes a small to-do list. Additional features include alarm option, transparency support and more.
Go To: Fast Note Website

Friday, April 25, 2003

UniqueDisplay 1.0 Windows XP only
(FileSize: 46 kb) [Freeware] No ScreenShot

If you change your monitor resolution under Windows XP, it gets changed for every user on the computer, forcing you to reset your favorite resolution each time, or agree on a common solution. UniqueDisplay takes care of these shortcomings, allowing each user to have their own desktop resolution. The program supports multi-monitor configurations and fast user switching. There is no interface, the program installs to run automatically at startup. When you login, it will automatically reset the resolution to your previous configuration, there is a small delay and your desktop items are still re-arranged, but at least you don't have to change the settings manually.
Go to: Website

StorURL 1.5.0a Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1073 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

StorURL is a small utility that allows you to store all your favorite website URLs with a descriptive title to go along with the URL. Features include import/export to and from Internet Explorer favorites as well as the option to sort your links into as many categories as you like, search throught them and export them to a formatted HTML page. Double-clicking on an entry will launch the site in IE. In addition, you can choose to validate individual or all links in a category, and the program will mark the ones that contain broken links.
Go to: Website

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

PowerCrypt 2000 - 4.4 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.7 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

OVSoft PowerCrypt 2000 is the innovative and powerful file encoder. Make sure your files safe with a 100% secure encryption algorithm. This encryption is unbreakable. Encode multiple files at a time, manage your archives, compress data for better disk space usage and create packages with multiple encrypted files. LAN shared folders are supported as local directories. New versions offer advanced features as fast MD5 checksum performing and filename encoding.
Secure your communications with encrypted messages and attachments. Get the capability to send email with no more dangers from other buggy email clients like Outlook or Eudora. Get three goals at a time: maximum security, easy usage and fast encryption.

Go to: Website

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Fast Defrag 2.01.70 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 172 kb) [Freeware] No ScreenShot

Special Note: This is an excellent memory optimizer that I learned about from my favorite freeware newsgroup alt.comp.freeware Another plus is no installation just run the executable. Below is a description:

Fast Defrag ® is a tool that can free and optimise RAM (Random Access Memory) and the swap-file usage. It features with one of the powerful engine ever released and uses very low system resources (less than 1%). With numerous awards and exponentially increasing popularity Fast Defrag is one of the best products for this market segment. This software is recommended for all types of Windows users either advanced or beginners.
Unique: The purpose of this program is to increase the stability and speed of your computer by preventing the operating system slowness as time passes.
The AMS Genuine Engine will rearrange the information form memory so that the programs will work and run faster and will release all the misused memory. FAST Defrag contains a Memory Guardian that will keep the system working in optimum efficiency for a long time.
Fast: Fast Defrag release the same amount of memory up to 3 times faster than the competition, depending on the speed of your machine and the installed physical memory.
Better System Control:
Fast Defrag contains a Task Manager that will show all running processes, similar to the one form Windows* XP. Using this tool you may keep the memory clean by removing unwanted applications.
- To use -> You can defragment any time by either clicking "Clean" in the main window, or click the right button of the mouse on Fast Defrag icon in the system tray. By enabling Memory Guardian, FAST Defrag will automatically optimize memory at the right time.
- To install -> Just download it .No additional set-up is required.
Documented: Fast Defrag comes with full documentation and online support. Submit any request or problem on the discussion forum at FAST Defrag section.
Small: This software uses less than 1% of the system resources.
What users think about FAST Defrag?
Mike Mulford: ?Wow! Your program is lightening fast. It works as advertised. Thank you for the freeware.?
Jeff Owen : ?Thank you so much! This program has really helped every computer I've put it on to run more stable."

Go to: Website

HandyFile Find & Replace 1.2 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 361 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

With HandyFile Find & Replace tool you can quickly Find and Replace Text in as many files as you want. It offers diverse File Filters, different search attributes and regular expressions with extended syntax give you full control over processing text. In addition, it offers the ability to create HTML listing of the files that contain the text fragments, making it useful for webmasters. Furthermore, you can choose to recurse subfolders or use a search-only mode without replacing any text.
Go to: Download Page

Sunday, April 20, 2003

Special Note:

Finally back! Hospital stays are no joke!

The Easy Bee 1.0.24 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 3.66 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

We all have web pages that we visit several times a week, not to say several times a day, and we all spend too much time visiting them.

With The Easy Bee, you no longer need to type passwords, click menus and wait for downloads.

1. Your Honeybees can go everywhere on the Web, whatever cookies, passwords or pop-up windows they find on the way. You'll have your favorite pages always on hand and up-to-date!

2. Your Honeybees are able to bring back an extract of the target web page. Get rid of ads, pop-up windows, menus, and focus on the relevant information such as graphic, text, table row or cell...

3. All extracted contents are then available at a glance on a single page

The number of Intelligent Agents (called 'Honeybees' in the software) that the user can create is 9 in the Free limited toEdition. The Free Edition also suggests books from"

Go to:The Easy Bee Website

Monday, April 14, 2003

TightVNC 1.2.8 Windows XP/Me/NT4/2000/98, or Unix/Linux
(FileSize: 881 kb) [Freeware] No ScreenShot Available

A free remote control package derived from the popular VNC software. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do if sitting at that computer. TightVNC is free, GPL-licensed, with full source code available; useful in remote administration, remote customer support, education, and for many other purposes; cross-platform, available for Windows and Unix, compatible with other VNC software; well maintained
and being actively developed.
Go to: TightVNC Website

Special Note:

Will be away for a few days, hope to be back among the living, sometime this Friday!

Sunday, April 13, 2003

FileMap by BB 2.1 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 110 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

FileMap by BB lets you create an inventory list (snapshot) of the files in your Windows and System folders, so that you can do a comparison check later to determine what has been added or removed. This can be useful to find out what files have been added or removed during software installations or other system modifications. The program presents you with an easy to understand before and after list, based on the initial inventory (which can be updated at any time). Since the program compares the before and after inventory, there is no need to keep it running, unless you need it.
Go to: FileMap Website

Saturday, April 12, 2003

PC911 Friendly Expert Computer Help - In Plain English
Another great site to visit when you need to know more about Windows or Computers. Or for anything else concerning Hardware, Software, or Tweaks, and Internet tips. Below is an excerpt from their website:

The PC911 web site was founded in January of 1999 by yours truly, owner, webmaster and editor-in-chief Alex "crazygerman" Byron. The site was inspired by many, many questions about Windows and PCs being asked over and over again by friends, offline as well as online. The goal was to write up the answers in form of easy to understand how-to articles and organize them for easy access.

Soon a team started to form as several computer users who were already helping others in some form online joined forces with PC911. Their combined efforts helped making this site what it is now with their great combined knowledge, skills and selfless attitude. They deserve a big round of applause and a big pat on the back for their invaluable contributions.

The site reached a milestone with the site in August of 2000 when it had its first month with over 1,000,000 page views. Somehow the site just keeps growing like a weed and over time turned into the beast it is now.

The main goal is to give computer users around the world a place to find out more about computers in an easy to understand, non-intimidating environment, and help to make their computing experience a happy and safe one. The motto is: PC911 - Friendly Expert Computer Help in Plain English.

One particular quality that makes this site stand out is that the articles are written in plain simple English, not geek speak, to make it easier for the average user to understand them. If there are technical terms used sometimes, it is because it is a very common term a reader should be familiar with. If the term is unfamiliar, Webopedia is a great resource for explanations for the most common computer terms.

Go to: PC911 Website

Friday, April 11, 2003

Image Analyzer 1.13 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 521 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Image Analyzer is an image editing, enhancement and analysis tool that supports JPEG 2000, BMP, ICO, CUR, WMF, EMF, JPEG, PNG and PCX for read/write and RAS, PNM, PGM, PPM, HIPS for reading. Image Analyzer allows you to resize and crop your images, apply filters and perform advanced conversions and transformations (Color model conversion, Distance, Fourier...). The program also offers automatic color correction, red-eye removal and an option to create user specified filters in spatial and frequency domain.
Go to: Image Analyzer Website

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Gadwin PrintScreen - 2.6 (FileSize: 970 kb)
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP [Freeware]

Captures the contents of the screen with a single keystroke. The captured screen can then be sent to the printer, or saved to disk as a file in 6 different graphics file formats .Gadwin PrintScreen can capture the entire Windows screen, the active window, or a specified area. The hot key defaults to the PrintScreen key, but users may also define other keys to initiate a capture. Gadwin PrintScreen allows you to e-mail the captured images.
Go to: Gadwin PrintScreen Web Page

TimeCalendar 1.65 LE (FileSize: 1.2 mb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

TimeCalendar is a personal calendar with support for recurring events and alarms. It offers a clean and attractive interface and full support for drag and drop. You can move or event times by simply dragging the event into the new time slot. TimeCalendar offers a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly layout as well as two different layers that allow you to color code your calendar entries (e.g layer 1 for business, layer 2 for personal). You can also turn those layers on and off, allowing you to filter the displayed events. Additional features include print support, import/export and more. A shareware version is also available that offers more layers and some additional features.
Go to: TimeCalendar Website

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Asterisk Key 5.5 (FileSize: 228 kb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

Asterisk Key reveals passwords that are hidden under asterisks. Unlike many others, this program works both with password dialog boxes and web page login forms. Asterisk Key is easy to use, just press a button, while the dialog or web page is open and it will detect and reveal all masked.
Go to: Asterisk Key Website

4t Tray Minimizer Free 3.03 (FileSize: 595 kb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

4t Tray Minimizer enables you to minimize any application to the System Tray (including Ms Outlook, Internet Explorer etc.), thereby allowing you to keep your taskbar less cluttered. To minimize any application to the task bar, simply left click (instead of the usual right-click) the minimize button or use a keyboard shortcut. You can configure the program to automatically hide/restore your favorite applications, and to hide application without showing the icon in the tray. Multiple instances can be grouped into a single icon to further organize the windows. Additional features include customizable keyboard shortcuts and more.
Download 4t Tray Minimizer Free 3.03

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

iEdit 1.0a1 (FileSize: 440 kb)
Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP Mac OS9 and higher [Freeware] ScreenShot

iEdit is a new type of program that allows two people to simultaneously edit the same file via the internet or a LAN. Features include the ability to open/save files to edit, a separate chat connection, and a reconnect tool to establish the connection again.
Go to: iEdit Website

A43 File Management Utility 1.60 (FileSize: 547 kb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

A43 File Management Utility is a standalone file manager with built-in zip compression and text editing. You can easily create or open zip files by simply dragging them onto an icon, or create self-extracting exe files in the same manner. In addition A43 allows you to keep a list of favorite folders and edit files via the built-in editor. The program comes with an attractive interface and does not require an installation.
Go to: A43 File Management Website

Currency Converter 2.3 (FileSize: 1377 kb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

The Currency Converter 2 is a freeware tool to convert between about 220 currencies. You can keep the exchange rates up-to-date by using the one-button Internet Update-function, (proxy supported) to load the Exchange Rates from the Internet.
Go to: Currency Converter Website

Friday, April 04, 2003

Winamp Full 2.9 (FileSize: 2.17 mb)
Windows 95/98/NT/2000 [Freeware] ScreenShot

Special Note: This is the new 2.9 version for users of Winamp 2.81 Users who are using Winamp 3.0 can also go back to this version. If they were unhappy with the slower performance of Winamp 3.0 For the users who are happy with Winamp 3.0 the next upgrade will be coming soon which will bring Winamp to version 5

Nullsoft Winamp 2.9 Features:

Hot new default skin, done by none other than the evil robot turned good, Steve Gedikian

Added integrated full featured video support (NSV and DirectShow (AVI, ASf, MPEG, etc.))

Added library (complete with media database, shoutcast listing, playlist editing, CD listing, mass tag editting, plugin API for portable devices, and more!)

Updated Winamp's window docking code to be more robust/extensible - made AVS dock use this new API

Updated PCM equalizer with code from 4Front Technologies/George Yohng. Quality is a lot better

Updated equalizer default skin to show the true +12db/-12db range (the 20db was a veeery old typo)
A ton of new WM_WA_IPC API calls
- general purpose plugin window support
- extended metadata system for getting more than just title/length of items
- lots of exposed features via IPC

Updated to PP's latest input and output plugins

Focus/Z order change on window close related bugfixes

Added track numbers and song lengths in HTML generated playlists

Removed all ATL code, shoved EXE size by 20kb :)

Added digital audio extraction in in_cdda.dll (needs WNASPI32.DLL under Windows 9x/ME)

Added Alt+M shortcut for minimizing Winamp

Added Ctrl+(Keypad +)/Ctrl+(Keypad -) shortcuts in playlist editor for changing font size

Fixed stop after current menu item trash related bug

Added ultravox support for in_mp3

Made in_mp3 not display 'unknown X' for empty id3 tags

Installer uses leet new NSIS 2.0b3

Improvements to the setup process

Made the keep on screen code multimonitor smart and better

Fixed a tooltips error in Winamp's systray icons
...and TONS more! (new SDKs will be posted soon)

Go to:Winamp 2.9 Download

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Vilma Registry Explorer 1.3.6 (FileSize: 494 kb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

Vilma ® Registry Explorer is a powerful tool that will give to you the easiest way to rule all aspects of your system. You can create new keys and values, add them to the registry, or delete the existing ones.

You don't have to make a backup of all your actions as Registry Explorer does it in the background. If you decide that an action is not useful, or is wrong, just open the "Backup" window and restore the item by clicking over the record. Importing and exporting data files is very easy.
Go to: Vilma Registry Explorer Website

Easi Mp3 2.51 (FileSize: 734 kb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

Easi Mp3 is a small but powerful mp3 manager and player. It offers many useful features, including fast and intelligent searching, renaming of mp3s based on tag information, playlist creation and even lets you create web pages from your mp3 file collection. The program automatically scans your music folders and categorizes the tracks by artist, genre, album and more. Additional features include a customizable display with album cover and lyrics displays, an option to browse Windows Explorer, bookmarks, duplicate finder and more.
Go to: Easi Mp3 Website

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

IrfanView 3.8 (FileSize: 821 kb)
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP [Freeware] See Screenshot

IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP.

It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerfull for professionals.

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support.
One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIFF support.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.

Some IrfanView features:
Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
Multi language support
Thumbnail/preview option
Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
Drag & drop support
Fast directory view (moving through directory)
Batch conversion (with image processing)
Email option
Multimedia player
Print option
Change color depth
Scan (batch scan) support
IPTC editing
Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Photoshop filter factory)
Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
Lossless JPG rotation
Many hotkeys
Many command line options
Many plugins
Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree"
or "Evaluation expired"
No registry changes without user action/permission!
and many more.
Go to: IranView Website

ICE Book Reader Professional 4.6 (FileSize: 1.5 mb)
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP [Freeware] ScreenShot

ICE Book Reader Professional is an ultimate e-book reader. ICE Book Reader Professional is a first alternative e-book reader with native support .LIT files, witch do not use any Microsoft Reader components. Also is possible to use ICE Book Reader Professional as a teleprompter. ICE Book Reader Professional is made to make reading electronic books convenient. ICE Book Reader Professional can can read TXT, RTF, HTML, MS Word documents, PALM books (.PDB and .PRC) and Microsoft Reader Books (.LIT). Ultra smooth scrolling with the exact control of scroll speed, automatically adjusted scroll speed, full text antialising, super scrolling with subpixel precision, wave scrolling, complete support Unicode and all known codepages, automatic text reformating, automatic text coloring, the system of an artificial intellect recognizing a format of the text, the programs built - in a code archivers ZIP, RAR, ARJ, LZH, HA is only small list of opportunities. This program was specifically designed to make large text files (electronic books) reading experience most convenient and effective. Why it is important ? Reading HTML of pages, documentation to programs or e-mail differs from reading books. Reading of books demands much more time. So loading on eyes is stronger. Besides reading of books usually occurs continuously. Not as during reading HTML of pages when reading and rest constantly alternate. It means, that for reading books it is necessary to create more comfortable conditions. Otherwise eyes will quickly get tired and the risk of deterioration of sight will increase. The basic role ICE Book Reader Professional is to make all probably for prevention of deterioration of sight during long reading.
Go to:ICE Book Reader Professional Website

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Crazy Browser 1.05 (FileSize: 698 kb)
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP [Freeware}

Crazy Browser is a powerful Web browser. It has the ability to open multiple sites and windows inside a single browser task. It also has a Smart Popup Filter - it blocks all the annoying popups automatically!

This has full support for Windows XP Theme and P3P privacy policy and JavaScript error suppression.... It can handle multiple monitors and has tab status indicators. Annoying ad windows can be removed automatically and multiple pages can be saved and reopened together. Crazy Browser comes with many preconfigured search engines, but you can extend it to use your own.

Major Features:

Tabbed Interface:It has the ability to open multiple sites and windows inside a single browser task. Browser tabs may be aligned at the top or the bottom of Crazy Browser and may be displayed on either one or multiple rows.

Full Windows XP Theme support. Cool!

Smart Popup Filter (Smart Popup killer): Cool!
This is the best pop-up killer- it blocks all the annoying popups automatically!

Security: This has full support for P3P privacy policy and zone-based security assignments.

Multimedia Data Loading: Turn loading of multimedia data on/off with just one click.

Multiple Engine Searching: Crazy Browser comes with many preconfigured search engines, but you can extend it to use your own.

Middle mouse button click on links open on new tab. Cool!

Go to: Crazy Browser Website