Saturday, July 31, 2004

Files Comparer 2.6.0.0 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2678 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Files Comparer is a visual tool for files and directories comparison. It helps you to compare and merge different versions of the same textual file. A color-coded side-by-side comparison makes it easy to understand differences between two files at a glance, powerful editing engine helps you to merge found changes and edit text directly. Files Comparer has a number of simple and convenient features that many users have been expecting for a long time from a comparison program.

The main features of Files Comparer are:

  • Displays files side-by-side
  • Colored differences sections to simplify analyzing
  • Move changes between files with single mouse click or keystroke
  • Easy navigation through the differences
  • Ability to edit files directly in comparison window
  • Allowing to ignore blanks, case, whitespace
  • Regular expressions support
  • Customizable fonts and colors
  • Adjustable pane splitter and synchronized scrolling
  • Editor with undo/redo, search and bookmarks
  • Include/exclude files and directories filters
  • Copying and deleting files directly
  • Drag and drop support for dropping one or two files or directories for comparison


Go to: Files Comparer Webpage



HandySnap 0.4.2 beta Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1662 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

HandySnap is a compact and easy to use screen capture utility, that allows to to take screenshots of the current window, a rectangular area, or the entire desktop. In addition, you can add text annotations, insert sprites to mark details (click here, arrows, cursor etc.) and then save the capture in GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF or BMP format (GIF captures are of very poor quality, others are good). The program is not as full featured as others, but allows you to quickly and easily create the most common screen captures with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Note: HandySnap is a commercial software but during the testing period all beta versions including the current one are absolutelly free!

Go to: HandySnap Website

Thursday, July 29, 2004

GSpot 2.21 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 213 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Note: GSpot 2.21 version is a stable version. They also offer a new beta version GSpot v2.5 beta 8

Video codec identification utility - identifies which video codec and audio compression method is used on .avi files, whether the matching codec is installed, and more.

Features:

  Determines which video codec an AVI file uses
  Determines what audio encoding method the file uses
  Determines what codecs you have installed, and whether you have the one needed
  Up-to-date database of over 200 codecs, including the latest DivX 5 and XVID systems
  Shows reported audio bitrate and calculates video bitrate
  Reports if the file is truncated, and how many bytes are missing. Great for downloaders.
  Identifies MPG, MPEG, MOV, WMA, WMV, ASF or OGG/OGM if an unknown non-AVI file is examined.
  Shows RIFF INFO (title, etc) if present, including hidden ASCII in the "JUNK" field
  Easy to use ("File > Load" and you're done)
  Microscopic footprint - download size only 29KB
  Free for personal use

Go to: GSpot Website



*Top Pick* Updated

Sygate Personal Firewall 5.5.2637 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 5.3 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

Note: Sygate Personal Firewall Standard is Freeware, Sygate Personal Firewall Pro is Shareware.

Sygate Personal Firewall is more than an advanced, user-friendly personal firewall, it`s a bi-directional intrusion defense system.
It ensures your personal computer is completely protected from malicious hackers and other intruders while preventing unauthorized access from your computer to a network.

In essence, it makes your protected machines invisible to the outside world. That makes it a must-have security measure for any PC that connects to a private network or the public Internet. Once you`ve been compromised, every other network you connect to is at risk; including your home, business and online bank accounts.

No matter where you use your computer, whether remote or behind a corporate firewall, whether dial-up or an always-on broadband Internet connection, it gives you complete confidence that your precious business, personal, financial and other data is safe and secure.

If that isn`t enough, it includes advanced active-scan vulnerability assessment to pinpoint your weaknesses and fine-tune your security policy.

Go to: Sygate Personal Firewall Freeware version

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Note: program requirements are high

NET Traffic Meter 1.4.1654 Windows Me/2000?XP/2003
Also requires: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 DirectX 9 (or higher)
(FileSize: 1.68 mb) [Freeware] {ScreenShot 1}  {ScreenShot 2}

This tool allows you to monitor the traffic on a network or modem interface. It includes many useful features to monitor your volume, down and upload rates, view general statistics, measure specifications of your interface and much more...

Main features:

-The most extensive traffic matter available on the internet
-Monitor any modem or network interface available
-Customized profiles and automatic adjustment options
-Daily, weekly and monthly statistics
-Export statistics as a Rich Text Document
-Graphical representation of your current volume
-Stopwatch feature to monitor and analyze traffic statistics
-Advanced alerts to notify you on specific events (download, upload, volume, time...) (larger then, smaller then,...) with audio and visual messages.
-Advanced volume management (monitor your internet traffic and avoid small band)
-Fully customizable tool: Connection profiles, load with windows, graphic on top, dynamic mouse events, prefer bits over bytes, fully customizable charts, flexible options and management...
-And much more...

Go to: NET Traffic Meter Webpage



*Top Pick* Updated

AM-DeadLink 2.01 Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP
(FileSize: 800 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

AM-DeadLink detects dead links and duplicates in your Browser Bookmarks. If a Bookmark has become unavailable you can delete it from your Browser. AM-DeadLink checks Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Netscape.

Additionally you can download/update the FavIcons of all your Favorites from the Browsers Internet Explorer and Opera.

Go to: AM-Deadlink Webpage

Screen-It v1.1 Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 95 kb) [Freeware] No ScreenShot

Use this program to simplify your experience of using Windows, by confining groups of running programs to different "screens" (or virtual desktops), and hiding all running applications other than those on the current screen. As computers become more powerful, it becomes possible to run a great many programs at the same time. This can make the desktop and its task bar crowded and unmanageable. To combat this overload, Screen-It creates 2 virtual desktops (screen pages) on your single physical one. Only one screen page is visible at a time.

Go to: Screen-It Website



Updated

Fresh Download v7.10 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Fresh Download is a robust and very fast download manager software that turbo charges downloading any files, such as your favorite software, mp3 files, video files, picture collections, etc.
Unlike any other similar utilities (e.g. Gozilla, Download Accelerator, Getright), this software is 100% free, no charges, no banners/ads in the software, no spyware.

Also includes split, resume, schedule and browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, and Mozilla) integration features, clipboard monitoring, drag and drop url, download basket, internal zip extractor, integration with antivirus programs and proxy.

This new version has a new feature added.

Go to: Fresh Download Website

Monday, July 26, 2004

MoodBook 2.0 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.5 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

MoodBook is a tiny Windows utility that brings art to your desktop and sets a tone for your daily mood and emotions! With MoodBook your desktop looks like an art gallery changing art expositions either automatically, at regular time intervals, or manually, with a click. Each exposition has either a tranquil, neutral or vivid background and a picture of art in the center. A basic set of art delivers over 75 original digital art images of the following art styles: post-impressionism, modernism, abstractionism, surrealism and computer graphics art.

Additionally, MoodBook is designed to help you control your sense and mind, set a tone for your mood, and adjust your mental state. Abstract art pictures have a major impact on your perception, as well as, the desktop background itself sets a tone for your mood, influencing deeply with the color. MoodBook is free!

Go to: MoodBook Website



*Top Pick*

DeepBurner 1.1.1.129 Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.71 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

DeepBurner is a new CD/DVD burning software that utilize power and effeciency. With DeepBurner you can create data, bootable, and audio CDs as well as data DVDs.

Friendly and intuitive user interface with drag-and-drop features helps in all aspects: starting from compilation of data and audio to be burn onto a CD/DVD till making and printing labels for the particular type of media storage.

Features:

  Every possible CD/DVD burning format is supported
DeepBurner supports all certified formats for burning CDs/DVDs thus allowing you to create audio, video, data, archive, etc., CDs and DVDs with just one program. Everything is included.
  "Burn proof" and "Overburning" technologies
The technologies allow getting the most of CDR/W DVD/RAM drives by protecting media storages with "Burn proof" and at the same time permitting "Overburning" if supported by the drive.
  Full featured user interface with drag-and-drop support
DeepBurner has an intuitive and full featured user interface, allowing you to do all the common tasks with just a few clicks. As it supports drag-and-drop feature, you can select, copy, and move files and folders with just one click.
  Ability to create and burn audio, data, and bootable CDs
  Ability to create and burn DVDs
  Buffer underrun technology "Burn-Proof"*
  Overburning*
  MS Explorer-type file browser
  CD/DVD capacity visual meter
  Dynamically adjustable drive buffer size
  Creation of multi-session CDs
  Works with all IDE (Atapi), SCSI, USB and FireWare CDR/W DVD/RAM drives

Go to: DeepBurner Website

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Updated

Spamihilator 0.9.8.4 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 900 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

Spamihilator works between your E-Mail client and the Internet and examines every incoming E-Mail. Useless spam mails (Junk) will be filtered out. This process runs completely in the background.

The new Learning Filter (Bayesian Filter) uses the rules of Thomas Bayes (English mathematician, 18th century) and calculates a certain Spam-Probability for every E-Mail. You can train this filter! So it will know your messages even better than you. Hence the recognition rate will continuously increase.

In addition Spamihilator uses a Word-Filter, that searches messages for known keywords.

Of course, Spamihilator supports Plugins. These useful additional filters protect your system against annoying spam mails.

The program works with almost every E-Mail client, such as Outlook 2000/XP/2003/Express, Eudora, Mozilla, Netscape, IncrediMail, Pegasus Mail, Phoenix Mail, Opera, etc...

Main Features:

- Intelligent recognition of Spam-Mails with keywords.
- List of friends, who will never be treated as spam
- List of blocked senders
- Recycle bin, that's saving deleted spam messages
(of course messages can be undeleted)
- Statistic of the daily amount of spam
- Fast and easy installation supported by a setup wizard
- Automatically search the Internet for new program versions
- Several languages selectable
- Detailed online help
- Tested with Outlook 2000/XP/Express, Eudora, Pegasus Mail, Phoenix Mail, Opera, Mozilla, Netscape, etc...

Go to: Spamihilator Website



CRYRemember v 1.00 Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 810 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

CRYRemember is a nice looking reminder program which will notify you at custom time by a popup-alert window like MSN-Messenger. Also you are able to set multiple events.

Go to: CRYRemember Webpage

Friday, July 23, 2004

MiniMinder 6.26 Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.38 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

MiniMinder is the slick little date reminder program which gives an attractive daily countdown to any upcoming events which you've chosen to track. It's designed to be small and unobtrusive, but how you size it and where you put it is entirely up to you. If you're the type of computer user who starts up their computer every day, MiniMinder is there for you with your reminders each time you reach the desktop. If you're the type of user whose computer is always on, MiniMinder can be minimized (the orange button) to the system tray, where it uses the absolute minimum of system resources. When the new day arrives, so will your helpful reminder, displaying itself until you send it back to the tray.

go to: MiniMinder webpage



Volutive 1.0.3 Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 3.63 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Customize your invoice templates from top to bottom, print your invoices quickly, and email perfect copies of them easily in PDF or JPEG with this business software. You will also be able to send any report by email in HTML or to control your points of sale (POS) with this freeware invoicing system, useful for individuals as well as for small businesses. Volutive includes items, customers, vendors, invoices, delivery notes, quotes, purchase orders, and receipts.

Go to: Volutive Website

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

*Updated*

HijackThis 1.98 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 160 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

HijackThis is a tool, that lists all installed browser add-on, buttons, startup items and allows you to inspect, and optionally remove selected items. The program can create a backup of your original settings and also ignore selected items. Additional features include a simple list of all startup items, default start page, online updates and more. Intended for advanced users.

What's new in this version:

Added freaking 50 new Registry value to scan for IE!
Added status text during scan.
Added a ton of new files to the LSP whitelist (missing imon.dll shouldn't show anymore as well).
Support for non-US character sets (Japanese, Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Korean)! - Fixed a bug where R3 entries ending in '}_' weren't fixed.
Backups are now placed in a seperate folder labelled 'backups'.
Improved detection of O4 Registry autoruns, RunServicesOnce key is now also checked.
Fixed a possible catastrophic bug in fixing of F2 Userinit entries (incorrect backup restore).
Added small process manager and hosts file editor (Misc Tools).
Disabled routine to fix O10 items, since this can break the Winsock LSP stack.

Download: HijackThis 1.98



Picassa 1.6 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 480 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Picasa is a powerful, yet easy to use and attractive tools suite to manage and organize your digital images and photos. It offers one simple place to organize, enjoy, and share your pictures. After installing, the software can automatically scan your drive(s) for images and intelligently sort them into photo albums, ready for you to customize and organize. It offers different interface layouts and ways to view your pictures, including slideshow and a unique timeline feature. Picasa supports import from twain devices, including digital cameras, photo emailing, printing and much more. A great, all-around imaging tool!

Picasa was shareware, but is now free, as part of Google.

Go to: Picasa Download Page

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

MediaMan 1.02 Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 3.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

MediaMan is an easy-to-use all-in-one media catalog manager software, dedicated for collectors to establish a personal database and organize the collections of books, CDs, DVDs, software and game titles.

Product Features:

  • A user-friendly explorer-style interface
  • Unlimited nested categories with customizable descriptions and icons
  • Automatically retrieve media content from Amazon Web Service (Supporting Amazon United States, Japan, Germany, and Great Britain)
  • Item status tracking.
  • Import various format of images
  • Automatically resize the image to fit the content view
  • Highly compressed data file to save your space
  • Native support for Unicode, allows you to store item description in multiple languages

Go to: MediaMan Website



Pixel Ruler 3.10 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 717 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Know the exact size and position of any element. Pixel Ruler features horizontal and vertical orientation, dynamic mouse measurement tracking in pixels, cool design.

-Free and easy to use virtual screen ruler
-Float over your screen
-Work with all applications
-Show measurements in Pixels
-Rotate to horizontal or vertical position
-Maximum of 1300 pixels
-Choose between several skins.

Go to: Pixel Ruler Website



System Spyware Interrogator 1.0.84 Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.9 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

System Spyware Interrigator (SSI) was created to provide real time spyware information to assist in the identificaion, detection and removal procedures of spyware both known and unknown. SSI is freeware, with no strings attached. SSI looks at the Spyware hot spots on your computer and compares that information anonymously against a massive database. Use SSI to FREE of charge to audit your favorite Anti-Spyware software and get honest results.

Go to: System Spyware Interrigator Webpage

Monday, July 19, 2004

ConfigInspector 1.0 Windows only for 2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 179 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

ConfigInspector is a free utility for system information analysis. ConfigInspector displays the most important information about your system. The application possesses the same features as Windows XP task manager and much more!

Key features of ConfigInspector:

  • Displays list of working applications;
  • Displays list of working processes;
  • Monitors the memory status;
  • Monitors the CPU and network utilization;.
  • Displays the full list of CPU capabilities;
  • Displays important Windows OS parameters;
  • Displays Windows Network parameters;.
  • Displays HDD status and information;.
  • Displays videocard information;
  • Displayes soundcard information;

ConfigInspector works under Windows 2000/XP/2003 only.

Go to: ConfigInspector Webpage



Smiley Vault 1.0 Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 3 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

A tad under 1,800 animated and still smiley gifs. Express your emotions in emails, web pages, letters etc by adding a smiley. There are glad, sad and mad ones - grumpy, jumpy and frumpy ones - happy, rappy and crappy ones - there are even smilies driving cars, flying planes, with hats, talking, crying, sighing and dying. This is in html (web) format and has been set up with an installer, so just click and enjoy!

Note: The author also has other Freeware you may like.

Go to: Author's Website

Sunday, July 18, 2004

*Top Pick* - Updated

Thunderbird 0.7.2 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 6.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Thunderbird 0.7 is Mozilla's next generation e-mail client. Thunderbird makes emailing safer, faster and easier than ever before with the industry's best implementations of features such as intelligent spam filters, a built-in spell checker, extension support, and much more.

Thunderbird is a full featured email program with built-in junk mail controls, message filters, address book, news groups and more. It offers a clean and easy to use (customizable) interface. Thunderbird also offers security features such as S/MIME, digital signing, message encryption, support for certificates and security devices. Other features include IMAP/POP compatibility, support for HTML mail, labels, quick search, return receipts, LDAP address completion, import tools and just about anything else you would expect from a full blown email program.

Go to: Thunderbird Webpage



BlogExpress 1.54 Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Also requires .Net Framework [Go to Net Framework Website]
(FileSize: 595 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

BlogExpress is a full-featured .NET application for content syndication (as also called a news aggregator or a blog reader). BlogExpress supports all RSS versions and ATOM. It can read contents from any Weblogs (a.k.a., blog) and any Websites that provide XML files for content syndication (Generally, a file with .rss, .rdf, or .xml extension. Please see Syndic8.com for the extensive list of sources).

BlogExpress is so easy to use. Lockergnome praises it as "BlogExpress stands out as an invaluable tool for those getting started with RSS. " It is carefully designed for high usability. Information readability is one of our primary goals for building this application. Proudly, the result comes out such that you can grab information displayed in BlogExpress faster than other leading content syndication applications in the market.

Additionally, BlogExpress has a built-in Web Tab feature in which you can use it to view any Web pages directly without leaving BlogExpress for a Web browser. This feature saves you some seconds for each link you click to view. Those seconds in a long run are hours of your time that you get back from using BlogExpress.

For a blog writer, you can open a Web Tab to post to your server-based blog tool (such as Movable Type, Blogger.com, BlogSpot.com or AOL Journal). No need for a separate Web browser window to clutter your desktop anymore!

In sum, BlogExpress help you manage more information from the Web with less time!

Go to: BlogExpress Webpage

Friday, July 16, 2004

Abakt 0.8.11 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 656 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Abakt is an easy to use but quite flexible backup tool that can create normal or compressed backups in ZIP format. You can create multiple backup profiles, select files and folders to be included and apply several advanced filters based on file type, attributes, size and date. The backup can be saved to a folder named after the current date (allows to keep multiple copies) or in a compressed archive that can be updated or split into fixed-size parts. The program does not come with a built-in scheduler, however supports command line arguments, allowing you to use in your own batch scripts via Windows Task Scheduler. Additional features include support for 7-Zip (if installed), detailed logging, zip backup restore and more.

Go to: Abakt Webpage



CalendarPainter 1.0e Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.6 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

CalendarPainter is a picture calendar builder and printer progam providing several calendar designs. Any bitmap image can be added (even via Drag and Drop) to a month and any color can be selected for the month frame and week days. The calendar can be saved so it is possible to reuse it. Additionally, CalendarPainter offers some features that other programs of this type often do not provide:
  • 1, 3 or 12 months / page calendars
  • 6 Steps calendar creator wizard
  • Holiday and birthday support
  • Compression for the calendar files
  • Portrait & landscape format printing
  • Bitmap and JPEG support
  • Free color and font selection
  • Detailed help file

Go to: CalendarPainter Webpage

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Surfpack Startpage 1.2 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 1.15 mb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

Surfpack Startpage is a real lifesaver for people who know what they want on the Internet and regularly visit the same web sites.

Basically, Surfpack Startpage builds a single HTML page that contains all your favorite web resources displayed in whatever way, form or shape you might like - favorite URL links, newsfeeds, entire web pages, etc. The page you create also comes with search tools, horoscopes, current weather conditions, LiveJournal diaries, humor, and other web modules. There are dozens of tools to make your online experience with Surfpack much more enjoyable than simple web surfing cluttered with unwanted banners and pop-up ads. Unlike online portals, no registration and login is required. Surfpack Startpage resides locally on your computer, so it loads instantly even if you don't have an Internet connection established.

Surfpack Startpage comes with various web modules, including:

- RSS Reader for two most popular newsfeeds format, RSS and Atom.
- Bookmark modules with one-click access to your most favorite websites.
- One-click search in several search engines.
- Current weather conditions.
- Broken URL restoring - (Ever tried to cut and paste long URLs broken by email program?
Clipboard URL module will do this boring work for you.)
- Startpage Guard - (If by chance your start page is stolen by a spyware or a Trojan Horse, this will bring it back.)
- Personal Daily Horoscope
- Quotes of the moment
- Pictures of the day, cartoons, etc.

In addition, Surfpack Startpage supports many popular syndication formats: RSS, Atom, XML/XSL, JavaScript, HTML. Even if you don't know what these words stand for, you can still experience their power without having to learn anything new. And best of all, it's free! No nags, ads, or spyware attached.

Go to: Surfpack Startpage



Cookie Monster 3.22 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 400 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

This utility deletes cookies created by the most usual browsers.

It can detect the cookies for the most common browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape and Opera (it can also process any Gecko-based browsers), and delete them with a simple click. It also have the option of preserving some cookies from deletion (except for Opera).

The preserve function ensures that you can always delete your cookies without loosing your important login cookies etc. Easy to use interface.

Useful for people who cares about his privacy but don't want to disable or block the cookies (a lot of pages need them to work properly).

Go to: Cookie Monster Website

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

JPEGCompress 2.0.1 Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
(FileSize: 941 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

JPEGCompress is a versatile application designed to help you compress any existing JPEG, GIF, BMP or PNG Image with JPEG Compression. JPEGCompress will allow you to choose any level of compression and see the result immediately, allowing you to preview your images before saving them. You will also be presented with the image's new file size, and will be given an estimate on it's download time over a range of connection types.

Go to: JPEGCompress Website



m9P News Feeder 1.0 Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 156 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

You Want News On Your Desktop?
m9P News Feeder brings you world-wide daily updated news for Technology, Entertainment, Tournaments, & World news from great sources directly to your desktop!

Go to: m9P News Feeder Webpage

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Files Comparer 2.6.0.0 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.6 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Files Comparer is a visual tool for files and directories comparison. It helps you to compare and merge different versions of the same textual file. A color-coded side-by-side comparison makes it easy to understand differences between two files at a glance, powerful editing engine helps you to merge found changes and edit text directly. Files Comparer has a number of simple and convenient features that many users have been expecting for a long time from a comparison program.

The main features of Files Comparer are:

Displays files side-by-side
Colored differences sections to simplify analyzing
Move changes between files with single mouse click or keystroke
Easy navigation through the differences
Ability to edit files directly in comparison window
Allowing to ignore blanks, case, whitespace
Regular expressions support
Customizable fonts and colors
Adjustable pane splitter and synchronized scrolling
Editor with undo/redo, search and bookmarks
Include/exclude files and directories filters
Copying and deleting files directly
Drag and drop support for dropping one or two files or directories for comparison

Go to: Files Comparer Website



SpywareBlaster 3.2 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from ever being installed.
By setting a "kill bit" for spyware ActiveX controls, SpywareBlaster can prevent the installation of any spyware ActiveX controls from a webpage. It does this while not interfering with "friendly" ActiveX controls - so your browser can work correctly and you can have piece of mind!

You won't get any more annoying "Yes/No" boxes popped up, asking you to install a spyware ActiveX control (which can increasingly be found in pop-up ads!). In fact, Internet Explorer will never even download or run the spyware ActiveX control!

Features include:

  • Only targets items used by spyware and browser hijackers to embed themselves into your system - so you can get the results that you want: a spyware-free system
  • Detects changes and additions - and alerts of both on a restore operation
  • Provides a list of changed/added items - so the user has full control over what will be restored
  • Covers hundreds of items - including the most popular areas altered by browser hijackers and spyware, as well as many currently un-tapped areas


Go to: SpywareBlaster Webpage

Friday, July 09, 2004

*Top Pick*

Mozilla Firefox (Formerly Firebird) 0.92 Windows 98/NT4/Me/2000/XP
Also Available for Linux and Mac
(FileSize: 4.7 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Mozilla Firefox project (formerly Firebird, which was formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.

It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over other web browsers, such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows.

Features:

-comprehensive popup controls to keep unwanted advertising off your desktop;
-a tab browsing mode that lets you open several pages in a single window, allowing you to load links in the background without leaving the page you're on;
-integrated search (powered by Google);
-industry leading accessibility with Find As You Type - find links and page text by simply typing;
-simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively;
-a streamlined browser window that lets you see more of the page than any other browser while at the same time being more configurable;
-a large variety of free downloadable extensions and themes that add specific functionality and visual changes to the browser;

Go to: Mozilla Firefox Webpage



*Top Pick*

BHODemon 2.0.0.11 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.52 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Think of BHODemon as a guardian for your Internet browser: it protects you from unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), by letting you enable/disable them individually. BHODemon is free, runs in the tray area, and works on Windows 95 or later operating systems.

What is a Browser Helper Object?
A Browser Helper Object, or BHO, is just a small program that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. Usually, a BHO is installed on your system by another software program. For example, Go!Zilla, the downloading utility, installs a BHO created by Radiate (formerly Aureate Media); this BHO tracks which advertisements you see as you surf the Web.

The natural question is, what do BHOs do? The technical answer is anything, but generally, it will have something to do with helping you browse the Internet. Of course, some BHOs are what is called ad-ware or spyware: they do things like monitor the websites you visit and report this data back to their creators.

Although many people are extremely concerned about them because of the privacy issue, BHOs are not necessarily bad things, and most of them are well-intentioned and beneficial. For example, the P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) program spearheaded by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and major vendors, including Microsoft, AT&T, and IBM, will be delivered as a BHO. Some BHOs, however, are placed secretly on your system, and there is certainly no technical reason why they could not be programmed to send information about your system (or your web surfing habits) over the Internet without your knowledge.

Also, there is no restriction on what a BHO can do your system; it can do anything any other program can do: read or write (or delete) anything on your system. Usually, software is installed on your system explicitly by you; when you do so, you are, in effect, saying that you trust the vendor. BHOs, however, have a history of being installed without the users knowledge (fine print notwithstanding)

Given that (a) BHOs can do absolutely anything to your system, and (b) they are often installed without your knowledge, there is a distinct potential for abuse by vendors. The problem is, until now you had no way of knowing which BHOs are on your machine, who put them there, and what they do. This is what BHODemon does - it lets you easily manage your BHOs, and tells you what each BHO on your system is doing.

What does BHODemon do?

BHODemon scans your Registry for BHOs, and presents any it finds in a list. By highlighting a BHO in this list, and clicking the "Details" button, you can see information about this BHO, and even disable it if you wish. BHOs are disabled by simply renaming the DLL that houses them. By renaming the DLL, instead of deleting it, you have the option of enabling it later if you wish. Why would you want to do that? Because the program that installed the BHO will not run if it can't find the DLL: Go!Zilla, for example, won't run if you remove its BHOs.

Go to: BHODemon Webpage

Thursday, July 08, 2004

*Top Pick* Updated

Erunt 1.1d Windows NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 461 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT will help you Backup, restore and optimize your NT/2000/XP registry.

Features:

- Backup the Windows NT/2000/XP registry to a folder of your choice.
- System and current user registries selectable.
- Command-line switches for automated use of ERUNT
- Restore the registry in Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP and MS-DOS (all-in-one restore program)
- All programs in this package are completely localizable.

Also included in this package is NTREGOPT. A program for optimizing the registry.

Go to: ERUNT Webpage



HD Tune 2.00 Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 580 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

HD Tune is a hard disk utility which has the following functions:

  Benchmark: measures the raw performance
  Transfer Rate
  Access Time
  CPU Usage
  Burst Rate
  Hard Disk information which includes firmware version, serial number, disk capacity, buffer size, transfer mode
  Hard Disk Health
  S.M.A.R.T. Information (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology)
  Temperature
  Power On Time
  Copy text to clipboard
  Copy screenshot to clipboard

Go to: HD Tune Website

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Karaoke Anything! 1.0 Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.48 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Karaoke Anything! is a freeware program that lets you turn your PC into the ultimate karaoke machine!

Realtime audio processing allows you to remove the vocals from almost any song making it perfect for karaoke!

What song formats can you use?

Karaoke Anything! supports both .mp3 files and regular CD Audio. You can either open an mp3 or simply insert an Audio CD into your CD/DVD drive and you're ready to go!

How does it work?

Karaoke Anything! uses a vocal removing technique that sums the left channel with the inverse of the right. It then places the results into both channels. We call it the "karaoke effect".

Many songs are mixed with the vocals being almost equally loud in both the left and right channels. This is done to give the effect of the vocalist being "center stage" when you play it back on your stereo.

When the karaoke effect is applied to this type of recording, the vocals will disappear or come close to disappearing as they cancel eachother out. Note: the "karaoke effect" does not work on mono recordings or in stereo recordings where the vocals are mixed off center.

About 75% of the songs we tried work pretty well... some work better than others. But finding a good song is half the fun ;)

Go to: Karaoke Anything! Website



*Top Pick*

TCP/IP Optimizer 1.00 Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 416 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

A program for tweaking broadband-related Registry settings. Optimize Dialup, DSL and Cable all from one simple to use interface. (It has the option to return your Registry to its default untweaked state as well) It also includes built in MaxMTU and Latency(Ping) detection utilities.

Go to: TCP/IP Optimizer Download Page

Monday, July 05, 2004

FKeys 1.01 Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 288 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Note: Important: On Windows 2000/XP you can't use the F12 key

It controls your "F"(1-12) keys. You can choose an action for every "F" key : open internet page, send email, open any file, application. For email add "mailto:" in front of the email address. Example : " mailto: max2katmax2k.com ".

Go to: FKeys Webpage



InstantNotes 1.1 Windows 95/98/NT4/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 600 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

The most effective solution of saving your ideas. Don't waste your time to find the place to write. Use hotkey to invoke program window to the desktop, type anything you want,everything will be saved.

Go to: InstantNotes Webpage

Friday, July 02, 2004

WinMX 3.53 Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 804 kb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

WinMX is a FREE file-sharing program like no other. It allows you to simultaneously connect through the decentralized WinMX Peer Networking Protocol and to many networks based on the OpenNap and Napster protocols.

This means more users and more search results than other sharing programs. WinMX also supports any file type, allowing you access to a diverse assortment of shared video and picture files as well as the usual MP3 Audio files.

Features :

- High performance peer-to-peer protocol
- Connect to multiple OpenNap networks simultaneously
- Share and DOWNLOAD ANY FILE TYPE
- Tracks and RESUMES broken transfers
- Ability to throttle upload and download bandwidth
- Upload and download bandwidth graphs
- Per-user and over-all upload AND download queuing
- Full chat capabilities including op commands
- Multiple docking window interface great for hi-res and multi-monitor systems
- Close program or shutdown computer (Win9x only) when transfers finish
- Compatible with most LAN configurations
- WinMX respects your privacy and doesn't contain spyware

Go to: WinMX Website



AutoHotkey 1.0.15 Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 840 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Customize your keyboard, joystick, and mouse with an open source scripting language that is backward compatible with AutoIt v2. It includes a quick-start tutorial, an automatic script writer (macro recorder) that records your keystrokes and mouse clicks, and a comprehensive help file.

In addition to its automation features described below, AutoHotkey excels at hotkeys, able to make virtually *any* mouse/joystick button, keyboard key, or combination into a hotkey. It can also individually disable or override Windows' own shortcut keys, such as Win+E and Win+R. It may also help alleviate RSI; for example, it can create substitutes for Alt-Tab using keys, mouse wheel, or buttons.

MAJOR AUTOMATION FEATURES:

- Retrieve or change the volume, mute, and other settings of any soundcard.
- Remap keys and mouse/joystick buttons.
- Send keystrokes and mouse clicks to any window (without even needing to activate it).
- Launch programs, shortcuts, URLs, and documents.
- Activate, hide, close, or resize any window.
- Make a window transparent and/or always-on-top.
- Define magic words that when typed trigger an action.
- Create custom tray icon menus.
- Use a joystick as a mouse.
- Monitor your system at chosen intervals (e.g. close unwanted windows the moment they appear).
- Automate game actions using high-performance hotkeys and commands such as PixelGetColor.
- Retrieve and change the clipboard's contents, even if it contains files copied from the Explorer.
- Copy, move, delete, or change the timestamp/attributes of a collection of files and folders.
- Perform any operation upon a set of files and folders that match a wildcard pattern.
- Read, write, and parse text files more easily than in most other languages.
- Work with the registry and INI files using the included interface commands.
- Display simple tooltips and balloon tips.
- Display dialog boxes to interact with the user.
- Convert any script into an EXE that can be run on any computer.

Go to: AutoHotkey Website

Thursday, July 01, 2004

EuroConverter 2.7.5 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 648 kb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

EuroConverter is a smart and powerful application to perform currency conversions between Euro and other currencies. Euro Converter is not limited to Euro Area (Euroland) currencies with fixed change but can also convert many other world currencies and update their changes from internet. Euro Converter is a very flexible application and permit to personalize the currencies list adding other currencies. Plus many options are available to specify number rounding rules and simplify input of data. It's designed with a compact and functional interface that minimize the footprint on desktop. Available in English, Italian, French and German.

Go to: EuroConverter Webpage



Personal Stock Streamer 6.0.2 Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 3.6 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Special note: Personal Stock Streamer is Freeware. The Gold version is Shareware.

Personal Stock Streamer is an advanced tool for the individual investor that includes real time streaming quotes for all US markets, multiple realtime streaming charts with technical analysis indicators, a complete transaction register, a complete portfolio manager that recalculates the value of your holdings in realtime, ability to send alerts to pager or email based on conditions you set, currency converter relative to any currency you specify; capital gains, asset allocation and transaction reports; data exchange with Quicken(tm), Microsoft Money(tm) and Metastock(tm); drag and drop of live updating tickers into Microsoft Excel(tm); user-defined asset classes; drag and drop Internet bookmarks; and a plug-in software development kit for third-party add-ons

Go to: Personal Stock Streamer Website