Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Advanced Browser 8.02 Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.08 mb) [Freeware] No ScreenShot

Are you tired of the old drab and boring look of your Internet Explorer? Don't you want to switch to something nicer looking and more functional while keeping all the good things that Internet Explorer has - like being the easiest browser to use? Try Advanced Browser, an Internet Explorer based web browser with quite a few innovative new features.
These new features include multiple subwindows (tabs) in a single browser window, a built-in automatic pop-up window stopper, built-in online activity eraser - great privacy feature, built-in options to block images, videos, sounds, ActiveX components, multiple windows management (all windows can be stopped, refreshed, arranged or closed with one click), additional mouse functions, different skins, imports all of your current Internet Explorer favorites. Advanced browser also remembers windows you viewed and can automatically restore them on next program startup. Download this free IE-based browser and see for yourself.

Go to: Advanced Browser Webpage



PeerGuardian 1.99 Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 314 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

PeerGuardian is a powerful yet petite firewall application especially designed for P2P users and anyone else who wants to protect his or her computer from unauthorized searches instigated by private agencies and corporations. PeerGuardian works by blocking and logging all TCP/IP connections to and from known IP ranges used by known P2P foes, such as the RIAA, MPAA, MediaForce, MediaDefender, BaySTP, Ranger, OverPeer, NetPD… To make sure that the block-list used to block malicious connections is up to date, PeerGuardian uses an on-line block-list Database that is continuously updated on a daily basis - so your privacy will remain safe while swapping files. PeerGuardian is compatible with all TCP/IP based file-sharing applications, such as Kazaa, iMesh, LimeWire, eMule, Grokster, DC++, Shareaza… In short, PeerGuardian is the must have tool for any file swapper. PeerGuardian is not advertising supported, nor does it require registration, and no information is collected from or about product users.

Go to: PeerGuardian Webpage

Monday, December 29, 2003

Startup Mechanic 1.12 Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 699 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Keep your PC running faster, cleaner, and error-free with Startup-Mechanic. Startup-Mechanic will scan your system for known data mining, advertising, and tracking components, and rid your system of these tracking components, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web. Startup-Mechanic will hunt down and remove junk and obsolete programs running, freeing up RAM and significantly increasing your system performance.

Other advanced features include automatic recycle bin storage of removed components, a viewer for backup archives that allows you to quickly and easily review components that have been removed and stored for future restoration, and boot protection of your PC from harmful trojans, adult-dialers, and other scumware.

Go to: Startup Mechanic Website



Zilla MP3 Finder 2.2 Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.43 mb) [Freeware] No ScreenShot

Zilla Mp3 Finder is the ultimate tool to locate and retrieve MP3 files on the net. It uses the top MP3 search engines available on the net today. It not only finds the music you want, it also verifies the search results, lets you download and listen to the MP3 files with a single mouse click. Zilla Mp3 Finder is a downloader program that provides a capability to search & download mp3 files. The functions of Zilla Mp3 Finder are searching by either Artist name or song name or both, supporting HTTP download and Showing the mp3 file status. Zilla Mp3 Finder's hot features are real-time verification of search results, fast direct downloads, user-friendly interface. This program works differently from file sharing programs such as grokster, kazaa, morpheus, limewire, gnutella and napster type programs in that it doesn't share the music files, nor does it download it from a slow client machine, but it connects to well known music servers for mp3s.

Go to: Zilla MP3 Finder Website

Monday, December 22, 2003

Divij File Splitter 1.5e Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 282 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

An excellent no nonsense file splitter and joiner. Works like a dream, and is fast. You simply choose the size of each piece and Divij does the rest. It´s very fast splitting and joining the splitted pieces. It can delete the original parts after joined them, and it´s very easy to use. Includes a quick user guide.

Go to: Divij File Splitter



Hard Disk Indicator 1.3 Windows 2000/XP only
(FileSize: 149 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

You shouldn't have to become a contortionist to check your hard drive LED. This utility places an icon in your system tray that does what your hard drive LED does--but you don't have to crawl under your desk to see it. You can monitor up to five hard drives with it. Change the color and time delay of the flash to make it really work for you.

Go to: Hard Disk Indicator Website

Friday, December 19, 2003

Media Catalog Studio 1.3 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.8 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

What is Media Catalog Studio? It is the program that can manage catalogs of all multimedia files in your collection. No matter whether it's – on your hard drive, CD Rom, DVD, floppy disk or portable Flash-device. Once you have connected a device with the files to the computer, indicating the file's locations, the program will remember all the information on MP3, WMA, APE, OGG, WAV, AVI and Audio CD files. This information will be stored in the database and you won't need to call to all your friends or search all shelves, looking for the necessary disk. Media Catalog Studio will remind you of its location, supplementing the information on artists and albums. You will discover all power of work with the database supplied with the user-friendly interface. You can ask for any parameter from your catalog in any order: artists, albums, tracks, genres, bitrates, ratings, moods and more. You can easily find the track providing a word from the lyrics or the title or some additional information - file size and its frequency. Searching for duplicates by file names, their internal information and tags will help to sort out your media collection. Media Catalog Studio has a handy tag editor that will enable to add normal description to your catalog. To easily make new playlists, a temporary list is available where you can place files from all the catalogs on your computer without having to care for their location. Last but not least, you can just use it in order to listen to the music!

Go to: Media Catalog Studio Website



Disktective 4.0 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 479 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Freeware disk reporting tool for Windows. You can use Disktective to trace used space within your harddisk and directories. Disktective can handle 10 Gb or more. With Disktective you can find out the real size of your directories and disks - and see how used space is distributed inside them. Disktective creates reports, prints pie charts, exports to HTML and TreePad files. Zero install (no install or uninstall necessary).

Go to: Disktective Website

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Monitor Calibration Wizard 1.0 Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 771 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Monitor Calibration Wizard is an easy-to-use tool for calibrating the colors displayed by your monitor. Most monitors have flaws, they may be too dark, too bright, or they may have a color tint like green or blue. All these problems can be easily fixed through Monitor Calibration Wizard.

Features:

Key features of Monitor Calibration Wizard:

It's free! Who can argue with that?

Easy wizard for creating color profiles for you monitor. The wizard takes you step-by-step through the process, providing help at every step.

Help for every screen. If you need on any screen, you can click on the icon to get a detailed description of what you can do on the current screen.

Support for an unlimited number of profiles. For people who use more than one monitor with their computer, you could create a custom profile for each monitor. The same goes for gaming. Many games are set in very dark environments where a brighter profile can help you see the campers sitting in the dark corners :)

A profile brightness adjustment is available at the end of the wizard to allow you to adjust the overall brightness of the color profile to match your needs.

Monitor Calibration Wizard can load a custom color profile when Windows starts so you never have to load your profile every time you start Windows.

Monitor Calibration Wizard provides a persistent profile option that enforces your profile to prevent other programs from changing the color profile Windows uses. This is especially important to gamers as most games will change the color profile Windows uses. This not only gives you a uniform look throughout your games, but also keep the profile after you exit any program that changes the color profile used by Windows.

Provided is a "fix" to override driver level color correction used by some software. This way you can still enjoy the benefits of Monitor Calibration Wizard even when running these programs.

Go to: Monitor Calibration Wizard Webpage



ZipItFast! 3.2 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

ZipitFast! Featuring a windows drag-and-drop interface for quick viewing, running, extracting, adding, and deleting files in archives. Plus you can even create Self Extracting files (.exe)

ZipItFast! supports virtually all compression formats including Zip, Exe, Tar, Cab, gZip, Lha, Ace, Rar and over 20 additional formats. You can use ZipItFast! to access almost all the files you download from the Internet. In addition, Create UUE / XXE encoded files for
email compatibility. ZipItFast! even comes with skin support (over 12 skins included.) So go ahead and Customize ZipItFast! the way you want it.

Go to: ZipitFast! Website

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

WinGuard Pro 2004 5.6 Free Edition Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 684 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Give yourself peace of mind from people tampering with your PC with WinGuard Pro 2003 - Free Edition, the award winning PC security software. Stop people changing your settings, accessing unauthorized programs, and important files. Best of all it's completely FREE!

- Lock programs like Control Panel, Windows Explorer, Internet
- Over 25 built-in programs or 50 if using Premium
- Add your own programs for locking
- Block software installations
- Lock out all Internet or downloads and help prevent viruses
- Set timer delays, and totally blank the screen in emergencies
- Lock files and folders using Blowfish Encryption
- Lock webpage content such as pornographic material
- Stop popup ad's with the optional addon
- Plus lock Zip files, Desktop, Task Keys and setup users
- It's FREE, no adverts or nag screens, no sypware guaranteed

Go to: WinGuard Pro 2004 Website



Disk Investigator 1.31 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 557 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

What is Disk Investigator? - Disk Investigator helps you to discover all that is hidden on your computer hard disk. It can also help you to recover lost data. Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files.

Go to: Disk Investigator Website

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Paper Notes 1.0.8 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 323 kb) [Freeware] Screenshot

Paper Notes is basic sticky notes application that is easy to use and comes with a few useful features. For one, the notes can be made transparent (custom level), and you can also choose to anchor them on the desktop, which allows you to click through them and access items (e.g shortcuts on your desktop) that are below the note. This feature is actually quite handy to add additional comments to a shortcut on your desktop, to mark a link you want to visit or to save desktop space. The tray icon allows you to hide all notes, save them and create a new one.

Go to: Paper Notes Webpage



1by1 1.42 Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 48 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Tired of creating and updating playlists? 1by1 is a very small sized player which is not only small: It plays whole directories without a playlist. Navigating through your tracks has never been so easy.

Features:

- Full Resume Play (remembers last played track and position)
- Explorer like file navigation
- ACM (MP3) and mpglib (MP3/MP2) support
- Winamp input plugin support
- Audio dynamics and stereo enhancer
- Directory searcher (plays whole drives)
- Cue sheet support
- Favorites

Go to: 1by1 Webpage

Friday, December 12, 2003

Ace WINScreen 4.0Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 6.74 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Ace WINScreen 4.0 is the FREE highly popular, leading quality Application of choice to Capture the Screen, Print & Save for the Personal Computer. With one keystroke you can capture and print the entire screen, the current window, a selected region, Browser windows & images, Application windows like Word, Excel, Power Point, Web-pages & Web-images etc. You can capture Monitor Screens of any dimensions as well as arbitrary portions of the screen of any size of your choice, using the Rectangular Selection Tool to exact Pixel dimensions. Print Preview display shows the captured image before you decide to save to disk. Both button as well as menu oriented interface is incorporated for ease of use. A innovative and unique feature is the Tray Icon mode where the main window is hidden and you can run the capture from your Windows System tray, which allows your Monitor Screen to be fully visible. The Free Version of the Software saves in Full Color Bitmap Images (BMP) to your disk. If you Register, the extra feature of saving in JPEG & GIF formats is available as well. The software has been designed for ease of use, fast setup and interactivity with excellent graphic manipulation & compression Algorithms, that ensure that your graphics are Crystal clear and of the highest Output Quality. The software is easy to use with a fully Windows based interface.

Go to: Ace WINScreen Webpage



NewsNose 1.40 Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 526 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

NewsNose is the ultimate query tool for finding published stories from around the world. Through its simple yet flexible user interface you can choose up to three keywords or phrases to search for and combine them with AND, OR or NOT. Narrow your search results to a specific topic or region, and view the results in a user-friendly grid view. NewsNose enables the simultaneous query of over 1600 news sources, from traditional newspapers such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, all the way to new media specific information portals such as ZDNet or CNet News.

Go to: NewsNose Webpage

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Windowpaper XP 1.0 beta Windows XP only
(FileSize: 1.7 mb) [Freeware] Flash Demo at Website

One feature I particularly enjoyed from Windows 98 ? on up was the ability to change the wallpaper of a folder as well as the text color of the icons in that folder. This would help make each folder easier to identify and would bring a personal touch to my PC.

As Windows XP ? Home/Pro was released, many have realized that Microsoft ? had removed our ability to change wallpaper of our folders! Shortly after we realized the trouble on our machines, we got to work on a solution. We’ve found that Microsoft? did not remove the ability to change the background and text color but instead hid the interface.

Now, it is somewhat simple for anyone to add wallpaper to a Windows XP ? folder—however—it can get very tedious if done repeatedly. We've created a small freeware utility which handles all the hard work for you—Windowpaper XP!

Features:

Change any Microsoft Window XP ? folder's background image and/or icon text color
Real-time preview window
Intuitive 1-2-3 interface

Go to: Windowpaper XP Webpage



BrowserBob Freeware Edition 2.1 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 3.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Note: The company offers 4 versions, If downloading the freeware version. Make sure to download the one that says BrowserBob 2 Freeware.

Create your own custom browser or multimedia app any shape via Drag & Drop using your own graphics and sounds - no development skills needed. Make amazing software with some clicks. Based on standard Windows components, usable on any Win - PC independently. Create design browsers, presentations, CD Rom menus, multimedia viewers and more, for free commercial use. Wrap any media a browser can understand in a flexible app in your own design. Free!

Go to: BrowserBob Freeware Edition Website

Monday, December 08, 2003

InterChat 3.0 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 723 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

InterChat is a small but powerful chat program and network messenger, that allows you to chat over a Local Area Network (LAN). It automatically detects other users on the network that are using the InterChat client and allows you to chat with one or more users, or to send an alert message that will show as a small pop-up window on the users desktop. It includes many features like auto-reply text, file transfers, multi-user chat, online status, alert messages to all users and more. The interface is easy to use and supports chat emoticons, chat dialog export and logging, custom user names and other handy features. In addition, InterChat comes with a SpeedBar option, that can put auto-hide chat bar across the top or bottom of your screen, which can be very handy for frequent chatters.

Go to: InterChat Webpage



WinMerge 2.0.0.3 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.8 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

WinMerge is a visual text comparison application, that allows you to see the highlighted differences between 2 text based files. It is in particular useful for comparing source codes, and offers optional support for Visual SourceSafe syntax highlighting, customizable highlight colors and more. The program allows you to go through all found differences and then merge each instance by either replacing them on the right or the left side.

Go to: WinMerge Website

Sunday, December 07, 2003

2 Find MP3 7.9.4 Windows 9x/NT/2000/Me/XP
(FileSize: 3.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

What is 2 Find MP3 ?

2 Find MP3 is the ultimate tool to locate and retrieve MP3 files on the net.

2 Find MP3 uses the top MP3 search engines available on the net today.
It not only finds the music you want, it also verifies the search results and lets
you download the MP3 files with a single mouse click.

2 Find MP3 runs on Windows 9x/NT/2000/Me/XP.

2 Find MP3 hot features:

- 300+ results in just seconds
- real-time verification of search results
- fully compatible with FTP programs
- fast direct downloads
- download with Go!Zilla and GetRight
- FTP as well as HTTP results
- completely free
- automatic update of search engines
- user friendly interface
- extended verification logs
- save and print search results
- clear presentation of search results
- locate complete albums in a glimpse

Go to: 2 Find MP3 Webpage



Update *Top Pick*

Kerio Personal Firewall 4.08 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 4.7 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Kerio Personal Firewall (KPF) is a software agent that builds a barrier between your personal computer and the Internet. KPF is designed to protect your PC against attacks from both the Internet, and other computers in the local network. The firewall controls all data flow in both directions – from the Internet to your computer and vice versa, and it can also block all attempted connections, allowing only what you choose to permit. MD5 application signatures protect the computer from Trojan horses imitating trusted programs. Kerio features three security levels for easy configuration, as well as options for advanced users to create their own rules. The program initially starts in a learning mode, prompting you for each detected connection and creates customized rules automatically.

Free for personal use.

Go to: Kerio Personal Firewall Webpage

Friday, December 05, 2003

Update

Fresh UI 6.70 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 743 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Fresh UI is a tool for configuring and optimizing Windows. It comes loaded with hundreds of useful hidden settings in Windows such as: customizing the User Interface (UI), optimizing system settings, optimizing hardware settings, customizing Windows application settings, control user environment with policies. Fresh UI is organized by section for easy navigation and completed with detail description for easy reference. Great tool!

Requires free email registration.

Go to: Fresh UI Website



CDBurnerXP Pro 2.1.2 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 9.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

CDBurnerXP Pro is an easy to use CD burning software, that can write CD-R and CD-RW discs. The program can also write disks directly from an ISO image file, and save image as an ISO image file (*.iso). You can create data and audio CDs, however it currently only supports WAV files for audio. It does however support Burn-Proof technology, multi-session disks, import of ISO images and more. In addition to CD burning, you can also rip audio CDs, normalize WAV files, encode MP3 files, erase disks, . CDBurnerXP Pro does not require ASPI when used under for NT/2000/XP.

Go to: CDBurnerXP Pro Website

Thursday, December 04, 2003

RagTime Solo 5.65 Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 35 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

RagTime is an award-winning, full-featured business publishing suite for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS 8/9 and now for Mac OS X. RagTime combines word processing, spreadsheet, pictures, drawing, charting, and slideshows, in an intuitive and easy-to-use layout environment. RagTime Solo is the free, full-featured version of RagTime for private, non-commercial use only.

You don't create text or tables; you create documents.
The result of your work is judged by the finished printed document. Reports, price lists, analyses and sales materials are more than simply text, spreadsheets and charts. It is the combination of all the elements, which transforms a text into a report and a table into an analysis that is ready for a presentation.

Up to now, you haven't used layout programs, because you couldn't afford to do without spreadsheet calculations or text processing. Now you can give your work that final polish. With RagTime, you have a single convenient layout environment in which you can process text, tables, drawings, pictures and graphs. The intuitive user interface simplifies your quick access to all of RagTime's functions.

Go to: RagTime Webpage



InsideCAT Lite Edition 2.0 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

InsideCAT is a disk cataloging program for CD-ROMs, floppies, ZipDisks etc. It offers support for compressed files (ZIP, RAR, CAB, ACE, JAR, ARJ, LZH, LHA, ARC, ZOO, PAK, TAR, GZIP, EXE))and can index the content of your drive or media for offline searching. Once indexed, you can search the media without having to insert the physical disk. The program offers a simple search, as well as advanced search with support for wildcards, attribute search, printing and export and more.

Go to: InsideCAT Lite Edition Webpage

Monday, December 01, 2003

Twister 2.2 Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Twister is a free program for finding and downloading MP3s and other music files on the Internet. Twister doesn't use a peer-to-peer network such as Gnutella or Kazaa. Instead, it uses the best search engines available on the Internet. Enter the name of an artist or song, and then click the Search button. In just a few seconds, MP3 files will appear on your screen and the verification will start. All files marked with a green dot can be easily downloaded with the integrated download manager. In the playlist, you can play, rename, and delete your music files. Twister is fully compatible with all major music players, such as Windows Media Player and Winamp.
Version 2.2 reflects a recent change in some major search engines and therefore brings you more search results. It also has enhanced parsing and better presentation of search results.

Go to: Twister Website



Restoration Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 193 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Restore files which are deleted from the recycle bin or deleted while holding down the Shift key by mistake. Conversely, this program has another function that makes it almost impossible to restore all deleted files. You can use it after deletion of confidential documents, embarrassing files and so on.
NeverExpires: Extract the program files and manually copy the folder under Program Files. We recommend you make an shortcut of the executable and place it on the desktop right under "Recycle Bin".

Go to: Restoration Webpage