Monday, February 28, 2005

*Top Pick* Updated

CdCheck 3.1.4.0 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 1 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

CDCheck is utility for prevention, detection and recovery of damaged files with emphasis on error detection. It can check each your CD/DVD (or any other media) and indicate which files are corrupted. CDCheck reporting features tell you exactly where the problems are. Files on CDs, zip drives, USB keys etc. can get damaged in a number of ways, so the program helps you determine whether your data is safe before it's too late. The program also provides extremly fast binary compare for effectively checking that file transfers (burning, copying...) were accomplished successfully and alerts you of differences. Besides that CDCheck supports creation and checking of MD5, CRC-32, SHA... hashes in SFV, MD5 and CRC file formats. This provides means to check backups for possible loss of information or verify file transfers where comparing is not possible (transfer over mail etc.). The program can be used with all local or removable media (CDs, DVDs, disk drives, floppy disks, ZIP drives, USB keys...) visible by the operating system (Windows Explorer) and also with audio CDs. In addition CDCheck also gives detailed information (manufacturer, type, capacity...) about inserted CD or DVD media.

Go to: CDCheck Website



bitsoft ShowIP 1.5.6 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 501 kb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

ShowIP is a freeware application which simply does what it's name says, it shows you your IP-address. Useful for those who need a quick way to check or share their IP to their friends. Both the local IP and the WAN IP is available. ShowIP works very well even with firewalls/routers installed. ShowIP notifies you when your IP has changed. And much more...

Some of the features:

Shows both LAN and WAN IP addresses.
Detects any IP address changes and notifies you with a message and/or a sound/voice.
Release/Renew IP address.
Works behind routers and firewalls.

Go to: ShowIP Products page

Saturday, February 26, 2005

SimplyZip 1.1b54 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT3/NT4/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 2.01 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Multi - Archiver and compressed file opener that works in all
the standard formats. It does not write to the registry or
anywhere else, gives a multizip back -up to disc, Zip -repair,
and File-encryption . Available in English, German, Italian and
Swedish. Optional plugins available. Frames site so click on My
English Programs to find. Win 95/98/ME/NT3.x/NT4.x/2000/XP/2003.
2.01Mb Freeware.

Go to: SimplyZip Webpage



*Top Pick* Updated

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 - Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
(FileSize: 6.4 mb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

Firefox empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser. Join more than 8 million others and make the switch today. Firefox imports your Favorites, settings and other information, so you have nothing to lose.
Built with Tab browsing, popup blocking and a number of other seamless innovations, Firefox stands out ahead. Other features include:

Privacy and security: Firefox keeps your computer safe from malicious spyware by not loading harmful ActiveX controls.
Smarter search: Google Search is built right into the toolbar, and there are a plethora of other search tools
Live bookmarks: RSS integration lets you read the latest news headlines and read updates to your favorite sites that are syndicated
Hassle-free downloading: Files you download are automatically saved to your Desktop so they're easy to find.
...and more.

Go to: Firefox Website

Thursday, February 24, 2005

LimeWire 4.6 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.3 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

LimeWire is the world's fastest P2P file-sharing application, letting users share and search for all types of computer files, including movies, pictures, games, and text documents. Other features include dynamic querying, push-proxy support for connecting through firewalls, the ability to preview files while downloading, advanced techniques for locating rare files, and an extremely intuitive user interface.

Go to: LimeWire Website



NoteIT 1.91 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 2.3 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Never loose information again. With its ergonomic design, and automatic hyperlink recognition, NoteIT gives you seamless access to a calculator and any of your notes quickly, allowing you to backup, archive, search, print, password protect, and email your notes easily and fast. NoteIT was designed to be fast and to make it highly unlikely for users to loose any information. It allows you to back up to any drive, and it lets you search by date, title, content, or partial character strings. You can also pull up notes by quickly typing the first few characters of a note title. Additionally, NoteIT is compatible with most windows email clients, so you can email your notes without opening another program. Other things you can do are export your notes into HTML, so you can post them in a web server, import notes, and change to different colorful skins that are available for free. Free email and phone support are also available.

Go to: NoteIT Website

Monday, February 21, 2005

avast! Home Edition 4.6.603 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 8.8 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

avast! 4 Home Edition is a free complete ICSA certified antivirus software for home noncommercial use. avast! obtained VB100% awards in 2002/4 Virus Bulletin comparative reviews under Windows XP Pro.

avast! Home Edition includes the following components:

-On Demand Scanner - with Skinnable Simple Interface - just select what do you want to scan in which way and press the Play button.
-On Access Scanner - resident scanning of all files being opened, read and written and behavior blocker monitoring dangerous actions of viruses.
-E-mail scanner easily integrates with most mail clients and it checks both incoming and outgoing mails, it provides heuristic analysis of mail content to protect against new Worms.
-Resident protection for IM programs (MSN Messenger, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, mIRC, Trillian) and P2P programs (Kazaa, KazaaLite, DirectConnect, DC++, WinMX etc.).
-Boot Time Scanner - scans disks in the same way and in the same time as Windows CHKDSK does (on NT/2000/XP only).
-Explorer Scanner - right click on the object allows you to scan it.
-Screen Saver Scanner - scans PC during your coffee breaks.
-Virus Chest - safety isolated folder to store infected, suspicious and even some system files - to restore them.

Go to: avast! 4 Home Edition Website



EssentialPIM 1.0 RC 1 - Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 1.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Tasks- good looking scheduler. Versatile and easy to use day, week and month schedules. Notes- quick, simple and yet powerful outliner with tree-like information representation. Contacts- all one would ever need about contacts management. Search, sort, add customs fields, print.

Features:

  Scheduler (Tasks module):
  coulourful, easy to read day/week/month shedules
  completion, priority, category properties for each task
  integrated import from MS Outlook/Outlook Express
  full drag and drop support (fast rescheduling using mouse)
  compact to-do list for smaller tasks
  easy printout by days, weeks or months and export into HTML

  Outliner (Notes module):
  tree-like multilevel structure, unlimited number of folders and notes
  insert pictures, tables, any formatted text (fonts, subscripts/superscripts, colored text background, multilevel bullets and numbering, Unicode, background images)
  fast search for any note
  import from MS Outlook
  powerful printout and save feature (save or print all, selected or single note(s))
  clickable hyperlinks in any document

  Contact Manager (Contacts Module):
  most fields being pre-setup, adding a new field to contact is a snap
  complete import/export from and to Windows Address Book and CSV
  powerful and fast search and sort feature
  adjustable views for comfortable on-screen representation

Go to: EssentialPIM Website

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Updated

Rename Master 2.4.5 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 456 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Rename Master is a utility for renaming large groups of files with a few clicks. Anyone that has worked with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos, or pictures has probably spent way too much time renaming hundreds of files. The program provides an easy to use interface that allows you to perform simple and advanced rename operations, very easily. You can even preview the to-be-renamed file names before you finalize it and apply any changes. Advanced renaming features include adding, removing from the original file name, replacing characters (name or extension) and support for several meta variables, that allow you to perform renaming based on the files size, date and several other criteria. Renaming operations can be saved as scripts, so they can easily be reused at a later time. Additional features include optional Explorer integration, uppercase/lowercase conversion, file filters and more. A powerful, yet easy to use renaming utility!

Go to: Rename Master Webpage



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Fresh UI 7.29 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 808 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!

Go to: Fresh UI Webpage

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Updated

Directory Printer 5.02 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.6 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

No more fumbling with My Computer or Windows Explorer, wishing you could print information about all your files. Karen's Directory Printer can print the name of every file on a drive, along with the file's size, date and time of last modification, and attributes (Read-Only, Hidden, System and Archive)! And now, the list of files can be sorted by name, size, date created, date last modified, or date of last access.

Go to: Directory Printer Webpage



*Top Pick* Updated

Allway Sync 1.9.4 - Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 990 kb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

When you work with documents on several computers you probably have to copy files from one device to another.

Even if you have enough memory to track all the file changes in your mind there is still a better way to apply your skills.

Let Allway Sync take care of recent changes in your files. It looks for the latest version of a file in specified folders and copies it to other folder, e. g. synchronizes them.

Unlike other file synchronizers that just copy file with most recent file modification time Allway Sync implements a sophisticated algorithm that does not depend on accuracy of system clock.

Therefore Allway Sync is fast, safe, stable and also easy to use. All you need to do is to specify local or network folders (directories) you want to be equal and the program does everything else. If your computers are not connected use a removable drive to synchronize them.

Allway Sync is designed to work both ways (all ways), thus it's not a backup software. However each synchronized folder always contains a copy of another one, so you get file backup with no affort.

Requirements: Internet Explorer 5.01 or better.

Allway Sync is completely free for personal use. Does not contain any spyware, adware or malware. Install it on as many computers as you want. License for business use is available.

Go to: Allway Sync Website


Wednesday, February 09, 2005

2005 Planner 1.0 - Windows 98/2000/NT/ME/XP
(FileSize: 5.6 mb) {Freeware] ScreenShot 1  ScreenShot 2  ScreenShot 3

This is by far the simplest computer planner and diary I have
come across. Visually it looks exactly like the printed diaries
we are all used to using, so it is extremely simple to interact
with. Entry options include Daily appointments, notes, addresses
and phone numbers. 2005 Planner - A computerized daily planner that includes an editable address book as well as editable daily entries. Keep track of your friends, customers and daily appointments easily from your desktop!

Features of this software:

-editable address book

-editable daily appointment book

-easy navigation features and VERY easy to use!

-includes entry options for December 2004 so you can get started scheduling your appointments NOW! Handy to log all those Christmas parties and events you are anxious to attend?

-NO adware, spyware or underware- just a link to this web site - that's all!

-install and uninstall features

Go to: 2005 Planner Website



AutoIt 3.1.0 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.3 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 out of the box with no annoying "runtimes" required! You can even make compiled executable scripts that can run without AutoIt being installed!

AutoIt was initially designed for PC "roll out" situations to reliably configure thousands of PCs, but with the arrival of v3 it has become a powerful language able to cope with most scripting needs.

AutoIt can:

Provide a general-purpose scripting language for all Windows versions
Simulate keystrokes (supports most keyboard layouts)
Simulate mouse movements and clicks
Move, resize and manipulate windows
Interact directly with "controls" on a window (set/get text from edit controls, check boxes and radio buttons, select items in drop-down lists, etc.)
Create complex user interfaces (GUIs)
Work with the clipboard to cut/paste text items
Provide a scriptable RunAs function for Windows 2000/XP/2003

Go to: AutoIt Website

Monday, February 07, 2005

FreeRIP MP3 2.931 - Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

FreeRip is a freeware application that let you save audio CD tracks to Wav or MP3 or Ogg Vorbis audio files. FreeRIP is also an audio file converter since it can convert and encode Wav files to Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) or MP3 (.mp3), and back.

FreeRIP is a CD ripper, this means that it can record digital audio tracks directly from audio CD to files on your hard drive (this process is known as "ripping"). You can save tracks as CD quality WAV files or encode them to Ogg Vorbis or MP3 compressed audio format.

FreeRIP let you convert audio files from a format to another. You can convert Wav files to MP3 or Ogg Vorbis, and back MP3 or Ogg Vorbis to Wav. You can also convert MP3 to Ogg, or Ogg to MP3, and even convert MP3 to MP3, Ogg to Ogg or Wav to Wav, changing encoding options.

Go to: FreeRip Webpage



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QuickTime Alternative 1.40 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 8.1 mb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

Note: uses the Classic Media Player.

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime (.mov .qt) files. This way there is no need to install the offical QuickTime Player. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages. The QuickTime plugins include iPIX and QuickTimeVR. The QuickTime Browser plugin supports Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Netscape.

Go to: QuickTime Alternative Website



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Real Alternative 1.30 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 5.9 mb) [Freeware] Small ScreenShot

Note: uses the Classic Media Player.

Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install the official RealPlayer. You do need a media player that is capable of playing RealMedia files. The included Media Player Classic supports it. Supported are RealAudio (.ra .rpm), RealVideo (.rm .ram .rmvb), RealText (.rt), and ReadPix (.rp). Not fully supported are: Streaming smil files (.smi .smil) and Realmedia embedded in webpages.

Go to: Real Alternative Website

Saturday, February 05, 2005

*Top Pick* updated

Skype 1.1.0.81 - Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 5.52 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Skype is the next phenomenon from the people who brought you KaZaA. Just like KaZaA, Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you to other users – not to share files this time, but to talk and chat with your friends.

The technology is extremely advanced – but super simple to use... You’ll be making free phone calls to your friends in no time!

Features:

  Free unlimited worldwide phone calls to other Skype users
  Superior sound quality
  Works with all firewall, NAT and routers – nothing to configure!
  Friends list shows you when your Skype friends are online and ready to talk or chat
  Super-simple and easy to use
  Your calls are encrypted “end-to-end” in order to safeguard your privacy
  Based on cutting edge peer-to-peer technology developed by the creators of Kazaa and Joltid

Go to: Skype Website



HDDlife 1.0.14 beta - Windows 2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

HDDlife is a handy tool, that runs in the system tray and monitors the health status of your hard drive(s) that support S.M.A.R.T. technology (almost all modern drives do). If your hard drive supports temperature measurement, it will also display the current temperature. The overall status is indicated by a dynamic tray icon. HDDlife supports only IDE and Serial ATA disks, it does not support RAID disks.

freeware only for personal, non-commercial use

Go to: HDDlife Website

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Web-Design-Toy - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 438 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Web Design Toy provides a deceptively simple split-window layout. Whatever HTML is typed in the editor window is instantly shown in web-page form in the display window. The result is an instant feedback learning tool - a perfect companion for any HTML course or tutorial.

To use, download the program and run. The program is entirely self-contained and requires no installation (it can also be run directly from fixed media such as Flash card or CD).

Deceptively simple, Web-Design-Toy helps students quickly get over difficult learning curves such as tables and CSS styles. It's a fantastic companion for any HTML course, tutorial or book.

Web-Design-Toy is a single compact executable with no spyware or even DLL dependencies. It is part of a growing collection of freeware web tools available here at Acme Web Hosting.

Features of Acme Web-Design-Toy:

-Simplifies learning HTML by providing the student with instant feedback
-It's simple! No training required and no learning curve
-No DLLs installed and no IE dependencies to conflict with other software
-Compact and simple - just one 500k executable file - no installation
-Works with all versions of Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
-Really freeware! No spy-ware, no ad-ware no parasites

Go to: Web-Design-Toy Webpage



EverNote 1.00.3.79b - Windows 2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 6.44 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

EverNote for Windows is an intuitive note management application that offers you a single place for the easy input, organization and quick retrieval of all types of notes and content clippings.

With EverNote, you can conveniently capture and quickly find typed or handwritten memos; excerpts from Web pages, documents and emails; passwords, phone messages, and to do's; brainstorms, sketches, camera phone snapshots; and more.

EverNote provides a unique approach by storing all different types and formats of notes on an endless, virtual roll of paper. With this innovation, you can quickly find any note by sight - without having to open notes individually - either by a single click on any date in the Time Band, or by using EverNote's handy Accelerator Scroller.

EverNote is currently available for Windows 2000 and higher and will soon be available for smartphones and PDAs.

Here are some key features of "EverNote":

  Links for clipped content: Allows you to easily pull rich content (formatted text, graphics, tables, etc.) into any note from anywhere on the desktop using copy-&-paste or drag-&-drop. What's more, EverNote automatically adds a clickable link back to the source, whether it's from a webpage or an MS Office document.
  Support for multiple note formats: Typed text, Web pages, emails, handwritten notes, images, document clips and digital snapshots.
  Multiple methods for finding notes: EverNote allows you to search for notes visually, by time, by keyword, and by automatic or manual categories. Using the advanced Smartsearch, you can instantly find any notes from thousands, complete with matching note count.
  Intelligent, multiple categories: EverNote assigns categories to notes automatically for easy organization and retrieval, as well as allowing you to manually assign one or multiple categories using a simple drag & drop.
  Advanced handwriting recognition: Recognizes and searches through handwritten notes. Automatically perfects freehand shapes and charts.
  To do's and other note templates: Allows you to easily enter and monitor form-based note "templates" such as to do lists, shopping lists, travel itineraries, expense reports, etc.
  Automatic save: No need to save notes manually -- all notes added to the endless tape are automatically and reliably saved to the EverNote database for you.

Go to: EverNote Webpage