Saturday, April 30, 2005

Ultimate Boot CD 3.3 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 84 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:

Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them.

Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.

Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn't you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!

Go to: Ultimate Boot CD Website



SwissKnife 3.09 - Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.95 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

SwissKnife a fully windows program used to create/format partitions in your hard drive. Supports IDE interfaces in Internal, external like parallel, PCMCIA,USB,firewire.

Supports creating FAT16,FAT32 and NTFS partitions for the fixed and removable Disks.

Operating Systems:
Supported operating systems are

-Windows 95B
-Windows 98 and SE (98 Second Edition)
-Windows ME
-Windows NT 4.0 Workstation & Server
-Windows 2000 Professional and all server versions
-Windows XP Home and Professional

Go to: SwissKnife Webpage

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

*Top Pick*

CDex 1.51 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.8 mb) [Freeware] Screenshot

CDex is a tool to do all sorts of things audio related. Mainly focused on ripping and converting, things like turning your home Compact Disc collection into an mp3 collection on your hard drive become extremely easy. With built in support for many encoders you wont find any shortage of options for your media files. Features include:

* Easy to use interface
* Media File Player
* Create PLS and M3U playlist files
* Advanced jitter correction
* Support for many file formats/audio encoders (WAV, MP3, OGG, VQF, APE, etc)
* Support for ID3 V1 and V2 tags
* Support for normalization of audio files
* Support for transcoding of compressed audio files
* Support for CDDB
* Support for recording from the analog input line

Go to: Download Cdex 1.51



Maxthon 1.2.4 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2008 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

Maxthon is an Internet Explorer based web browser that adds a lot of new features as well as a fresh new look to your standard Internet Explorer browser interface. Among the added features are a tabbed interface that allows you to quickly switch between multiple web pages and create groups of pages that you can launch with a single click. In addition, it offers several privacy features like cookie and history cleanup as well as an option to delete the typed address bar URLs (either all or only selected). There are many other features, most of them small, but very handy. For example, it supports URL aliases and keyboard shortcuts, quick proxy switching, auto-scrolling, network speed display as well as content filtering and a popup window killer. Maxthon supports plug-ins (some come included).

Go to: Maxthon Website

Sunday, April 24, 2005

ReplaceEm 2.0 - Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP
(FileSize: 572 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Welcome to the wonderful world of ReplaceEm, your premiere-quality, freeware string-replacing utility for Windows. At its core, ReplaceEm is essentially a text search-and-replace program. However, unlike the search-replace functionality of a standard text editor, ReplaceEm is designed to operate on multiple files at once. And you need not only perform one search-replace operation per file -- you can setup a list of operations to perform. If different groups of files need to have different operations performed on them, this is no problem either. You can also specify a backup file for each file processed just incase the replace operation didn’t do exactly what you wanted.

Go to: ReplaceEm Webpage



Context Menu Editor 1.0 - Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 737 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

Context Menu Editor can view and delete links to programs on your context menus (the popup menus you see when you right-click).

Context Menu Editor does not delete the programs, it just removes them from your menus. Menu deletions cannot be undone so please use with care - you may need to reinstall your software if you want them back.

Context Menu Editor can view and delete menu items for right clicking on files, right clicking on folders and right clicking in Internet Explorer.

Try Context Menu Editor today to see just how clean your menus can be!

The program can come handy if previous software installation failed to remove a context menu item, or if you wish to (permanently) remove an item that you dont need.

Go to: Context Menu Editor Website

Friday, April 22, 2005

SimpleOCR 3.1 - Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/XP
(FileSize: 9.28 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

This is a fabulous piece of software, an Optical document
reader that will turn your hand written notes and paper
documents into an electronic file. Within seconds your notes
and documents are converted into editable electronic text for
use with any application including Word and WordPerfect. You
will require a scanner with a Twain driver to input your
documents. The app is available in both English and French with
a full demo. A word correction factor and a facility to copy
graphics makes this a very useful piece of software.

Go to: SimpleOCR Website



SimplyCapture 1.1 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 2.4 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

SimplyCapture is a Powerful screen capture tool! Simple and very easy to use with lots of features such as rotate image options, great image effects, JPEG conversion tools and much more! With SimplyCapture you can capture exactly what you want in the screen (3 capture options: Full Screen, Active Window and Selected Area) Features: - Very easy to use! - Great program layout! - 3 Screen Capture Modes (Full Screen, Active Window and Selected Area) - Rotate and Flip image Options - Cool Image Effects avaliable to make your captured image even better! - Exclusive JPEG Conversion Tool (Converts any image file to JPEG format; you can customize the output image quality and much more) - And much more! Like you can see, SimplyCapture is a complete screen capture tool! Try it now!

Features:

- Very easy to use!
- Great program layout!
- 3 Screen Capture Modes (Full Screen, Active Window and Selected Area)
- Rotate and Flip image Options
- Cool Image Effects avaliable to make your captured image even better!
- Exclusive JPEG Conversion Tool (Converts any image file to JPEG format; you can customize the output image quality and much more)
- And much more!

Go to: SimplyCapture Website

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Fast Note 2.4.0 - Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT
(FileSize: 928 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Fast Note is an useful program, thought for those people that ALWAYS need a little piece of paper to write to some useful infos when they're sit down near their PC.
The program will put an icon in the task-bar, and, with a simple click of your mouse, you can write down the precious info that, if you want, will be always visible on the desktop. You can have various KFN windows opened simultaneously, all reduceable by user's demand. And when you have finished, you can delete (forever) or close (momentaneously) the note. Very simple!

It has also a todo list manager and an events reminder, useful for busy people.

Features:

* Resizable notes.
* Each note can have a title.
* Colors of notes can be customized.
* Rich text notes.
* Open url e-mail address from within notes.
* Is possible to link a file to a note.
* Is possible to have a overview of all notes (both open and closed notes) from the notes manager.
* Each note can be printed
* Global system-wide keyboard shortcut for main munctions.
* Close notes until manual reopened or after a specified time or until a specified date/time.
* Each not can have an alarm time.
* Notes can be reduced so that only the title is showed.
* Notes can be set to stay always on top of any window.
* Notes cab be set as read only.
* The interface can be translated into any language.
* Buildit priority based ToDo List manager
* Builtin events reminder, it allows you to store all those events that happen once a year (anniversaries, birthdays).
* And more!

Go to: Fast Note Website



Lupas Rename 5.0 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 734 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Lupas Rename is a FREEWARE program developed to rename a big number of files.
It works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2K and WinXP.
It is a simple .EXE file and doesn't need any other external libraries.

Here are a few features to help you rename the files:

Rename files and folders
Rename files in recursive subdirectories
Shell Integration (right click on a folder in the explorer to start LupasRename on these folder)
Instant Preview (Optional)
Undo the last rename operation
Make a Batch file to rename from a DOS Console
Make a Batch file for UNDO operation from a DOS Console
Save and Load your options into an INI File
Filter by any masks: *.mp3;*.mp2 or ???a*.txt...
Load/Edit a Text Files in a Small Editor to help renaming files
Sort Ascendent/Descendent by any column (name, path, size...)
It display the next columns:
Name
Path
Size
Type
Ext
Creation Date
Modification Date
Accessed Date
Attributes
Replace the name by any text
Replace a substring by other with Matchcase Optional
Crop n Chars (Left and/or Right)
Insert any string before and/or after the Filename
Convert to Upper Case (filename)
Convert to Lower Case (filename)
Convert to Upper only the First Letter Of Any Word (filename)
Convert to Lower oNLY tHE fIRST lLETTER (filename)
Replace the extension by any text
Replace a substring by other with Matchcase Optional in Extension
Crop n Chars in Extension (Left and/or Right)
Insert any string before/after the extension
Convert to Upper Case (extension)
Convert to Lower Case (extension)
Convert to Upper only the First Letter Of Any Word (extension)
Convert to Lower oNLY tHE fIRST lLETTER (extension)
Remove the accent symbols
Support for autorename the Display Comic Reader extensions
Autonumbering in any place of the name or extension of the filename (Optional autostart by Folder in recursive mode)
Starting at any number
Incrementing by any number (positive or negative)
Adding n zeros to the number
In Decimal, Hexadecimal, Octal, Binary, Excel Mode and Manual Excel Mode formats
Also With TAGS it supports any Base Number
Option to view folders or not
Option to work with folders as files or not
Option to view files or not
Option to remember the Last Path
Option to remember Windows position and size
The Main Window is sizable
It allow a couple of languages
...
You can use TAGs in any text box to use special features when renaming:
TAGs to use the Current Date with any format you want
Day, Mont, year, Hour, Minutes and Seconds
TAGs for MP3 Files (Title, Artist, Album, Year and Comment)
for RA Files (Title, Author and Copyright)
for Graphic Files (JPG, GIF, TIF, BMP, PSD, PNG, TGA, LBM and PCX)
Width, Height, Bits and Color
to extract the original name from Nintendo 64 Roms
to Create random names
to use the Date of Files
to use Manual Numbering
In any base numeric format and in Excel Format by using the characters you need
to insert Data from external Files
to extract the titles from HTML pages

Go to: Lupas Rename Website

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 - Windows 98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP
(FileSize: 4.59) [Freeware] ScreenShots

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 of Mozilla Firefox:

  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 website



DesktopCoral 1.00.02 - Windows 2000/XP
(FileSize: 708 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

DesktopCoral is an unusual program designed to "reserve" some portion of your desktop which is shielded from maximized applications..

Essentially, it acts like an invisible resizeable docking bar, which can be docked to any side of your desktop.

This invisible dock acts as a barrier to maximized applications and essentially shields this area of your desktop from other applications.

Within this shielded area you might put certain application windows that you want to be always visible, or you might put one of the many desktop tools like a calendar or system information component.

DesktopCoral was requested by someone who uses the Samurize desktop system information utility.

This fun uitility and others like it draw text and graphics on top of your desktop.

But when working with other programs, this information can be covered by these other windows.

DesktopCoral solves this problem by reserving an area of your desktop where normal programs will not be expanded into.

What's New in This Release:

  options window now on top
  mainform float fixed to small size
  better instructions in options dialog
  new icon
  version info in main titlebar
  added help file launch to menu

Go to: DesktopCoral Website

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

MSConfig Cleanup 1.5 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.9 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

MSConfig Cleanup is a tool that MSConfig includes a basic startup manager, which allows you to enable/disable auto-start programs. It does not however allow you to completely remove an entry from the list. This is where MSConfig Cleanup comes in! It scans the startup configurations and allows you remove any item that has been previously disabled via MSConfig. Try it. It's Free!

Go to: MSConfig Cleanup Website



DVD Identifier 3.6.3 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1.2 mb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

'dvd identifier' retrieves and interprets the pre-recorded information that is present on all dvd media (dvd+r, dvd+r dl, dvd+rw, dvd-r, dvd-r dl, dvd-rw and dvd-ram). This information contains a variety of parameters such as disc manufacturing information and supported write speeds. Even though this information is usually printed on the packaging, the brand name may differ from the actual manufacturer or sometimes there might not even be any packaging information at all.

To Summarize : 'dvd identifier' offers a reliable method of accurately identifying the disc's REAL manufacturer. This information will also help you in determining which discs are most suitable for your dvd recorder.

Go to: DVD Identifier Website

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Tidy Start Menu 1.4 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 473 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Note: The developer also offers an advanced version which is Shareware

As time goes by, the list of the programs in the Start Menu becomes too long. As a result, each time you want to launch a program, it takes too much time to find it in the menu.

The "Tidy Start Menu" program will help you to put the menu in order and make your work comfortable.

For setting the menu in order, the program offers you to categorize the Menu. For example, the Internet programs can be put into the "Internet" category, while all games can be included in the "Games" category. Thus, after using the program, you will have a compact menu, which will contain nothing but categories' names.
Therefore, it will be no trouble to find a necessary program.

All things the program performs can be done manually. However, with the help of the program, it becomes much easier and handier.

Go to: Tidy Start Menu



Starter 5.6.1.40 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 476 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

As a primary purpose, Starter allows one to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever operating system is loading. It enumerates all the hidden registry entries, startup folders' items and some of the initialization files, so that the user could choose to temporarily disable selected entries, edit them, create new, or delete them permanently.

Secondary purpose is to list all the running processes with possibility to view extended process' information (such as used DLLs, memory usage, thread count, priorities etc.), and to terminate selected process (even a Windows NT service, having enough access rights).

Starter is a real Freeware and is not crippled in any way among the similar products. The user interface is pretty simple and has a lot of options that are self-explanatory.

Go to: Starter Website



Mp3Tag 2.30 - Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 1337 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata (ID3, Vorbis Comments and APE) of common audio formats. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs.

Mp3tag supports the following audio formats:

* Advanced Audio Coding (aac)
* Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac)
* Monkey's Audio (ape)
* Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3)
* MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a)
* Musepack (mpc)
* Ogg Vorbis (ogg)
* OptimFROG (ofr)
* OptimFROG DualStream (ofs)
* Speex (spx)
* True Audio (tta)
* Windows Media Audio (wma)
* WavPack (wv)

Main featues:

* Write ID3v1.1-, ID3v2-, APEv2-Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once
* Automatically create playlists
* Recursive subfolders support
* Remove parts or the entire tag of multiple files
* Rename files based on the tag information
* Import tags from filenames
* Format tags and filenames
* Replace characters or words from tags and filenames
* Regular Expressions
* Export tag information to user-defined formats (like html, rtf, csv, xml)
* Import tag information from an online database (also by text-search)
* Import tag information from a local database
* and much more ...

Go to: Mp3tag Website

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Satellite Finder 4.3.1138 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 711 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Satellite Finder is a way to accurately point satellite dishes at communications satellites in geostationary orbit.

Simply choose a state and city, or a ZIP code, or enter a geographic position, and Satellite Finder will create a list of satellite positions for that location.

Satellite Finder includes a list of all US ZIP codes and their geographical positions. You may access this database by entering a state and city name or a ZIP code.

Once you have provided a —

* State and City
* ZIP code
* or Geographical position

— Satellite Finder will create a list of common satellites and their sighting angles for your position.

You may easily add new or changed satellites to Satellite Finder's plain-text data files.

What's new in this version:

* Updated/corrected the default satellite list.

Go to: Satellite Finder Website



Free Notes - 3.02 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 665 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShots

Free Notes is an easy to use reminder for Windows. With Free Notes you can create notes displaying on your desktop. Your notes can be displayed immediately after creation or in the certain moments of time. You can create notes of custom sizes and colors and set different types for your notes. Free Notes features:

* unlimited number of notes
* notes autosaving
* notes database editor
* fast notes displaying time setting (fast alarm settings)
* convenient interface Note displaying can be accompanied by standard Windows sound alarms or users' sounds in .wav format. The most important note can be declared as VIP-note displaying with a blink and sound accompaniment.

Go to: Free Notes Website

Saturday, April 02, 2005

*Top Pick*

WinPatrol 9.0.0.3 - Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
(FileSize: 880 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

Note: WinPatrol is Freeware, and WinPatrol Plus is their new Shareware version.

WinPatrol and Scotty the Windows Watch Dog will expose worms, trojan horses, cookies, adware, spyware and other malicioius programs. WinPatrol's goal is to help you better understand what programs are running on your computer, and alert you to any new programs that might be added without your permission. WinPatrol will ask you to confirm any new programs which have been set up to always run when you start your computer.

You won't find a lot of fancy graphics or animations in WinPatrol. We've optimized the program to be as small as possible so it can be used constantly without interfering with the speed or memory of other programs.

Updating WinPatrol
Exit your current WinPatrol before running the new wpsetup.exe!

If you already have WinPatrol, we recommend you install this new version in the same folder you're currently using and preserve your settings. If you choose to Uninstall your previous version of WinPatrol you must reboot before installing the new WinPatrol.

PLUS members make a note of their PLUS Name and Registration code and should download the newest free version to upgrade. This information is displayed when you click on the PLUS tab. In most cases, WinPatrol will auto detect that you're a PLUS member but if you've forgotten your code Email your name to support@winpatrol.com and we'll send you your code.

Go to: WinPatrol Webpage



KeePass Password Safe 0.9.9.2 - Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003
(FileSize: 711 kb) [Freeware] ScreenShot

KeePass is a free/open-source password safe or manager which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

What's new in this version:

* Improved exports: you can now choose the fields that will be exported
* Newline characters can now be encoded/replaced by \n in exported files
* Changed the default Auto-Type-Window string to *{TITLE}*
* The Auto-Type-Window strings are now case-insensitive
* Existing / user-defined Auto-Type-Window strings override the default string (i.e. only if no single matching user-defined Auto-Type-Window string has been found, the titles of the entries are used)
* Exporting backup entries (entries in the "Backup" group) is optional now
* Fixed a bug which caused KeePass menus to be unresponsive after startup when using the command-line
* When the database gets auto-locked (timer), KeePass minimizes itself to tray
* KeePass now tries to close the database before Windows exits
* much more...

Go to: KeePass Website