Archive for the ‘Free application’ Category

Free, Open Source Windows

Open Source Windows is a site that offers free, open source programs for Windows platforms. Some of the software you already know and use daily that has been listed on Open Source Windows. The website has been categorized by the use of each software, including: browsers, e-mail providers, rss readers, video player and video podcasting, P2P filesharing, instant massaging, and much more. It’s worth checking out, since it gives you all the best and free software in one place. You can save a lot of time rather then wasting it by going to different websites looking for each software that you want to download. Also, if you are a developer by following few simple steps in their guideline you can have your own software posted on their site so they public can use it.

Free and open-source software is good for you and for the world. This is the best Windows software that we know of.
No adware, no spyware, just good software.

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Maxthon Browser

Maxthon with the slogan “The way we surf the world” is a new browser based on Internet Explorer, but with many new features. I should correct myself, Maxthon is not new, but the new version came out in 2007, which made it more well known. It’s a highly customized interface that has a powerful tabbing feature, anti-freeze, smart acceleration, feed reader, ad hunter, screen capture,  and much more. If you are an Internet Explorer user and you have vowed never to switch over to Firefox or another browser, you might want to considered giving Maxthon a try. It’s basically IE, but with richer quality and more powerful tools.

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(Image of the Classical Maxthon)
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(Image of the New Maxthon)
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Process Explorer v11.04 Freeware

I’ve been looking for quite a while a program that explains more clearly the process that my computer is running, and to be able to kill each task from the program instead of using Taskmanager. Process Explorer is a freeware from Microsoft TechNet that is compatible with Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003, and 64-bit versions of Windows for x64 and IA64 processors, and Windows Vista. It clearly shows you where each process comes from and you can kill it or do a kill process tree just like in the taskmanager. It’s a step further then taskmanager since you can explore each process more in depth, hence the name Explorer. It also distinguishes the Windows processes from your own applications by using pink highlight color for Windows and the blue color for the applications.

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Process Explorer

AntiFreeze Your Computer

AntiFreeze is a free program that when your computer becomes unresponsive and freezes it will stop all the processes working. Once they have been stopped, you can kill all task processes that are using too much CPU or memory. Now you are thinking that’s why Windows has the TaskManger for that, but I’m sure that there have been a lot of times that when you computer has freezed so bad that even the task manager couldn’t be accessed.

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This is where AntiFreeze offers a solution. AntiFreeze is a utility with a very small footprint, sitting in your tray, waiting for you to press the hotkey combination (ALT+CTRL+WIN+HOME by default). You should use it only in emergency situations; consider it an alternative for the reset button.

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Docx2Rtf

In a previous post, I wrote about an online docx converter. Today I’m going to write about a similar product. Docx2Rtf is a free application that goes one step further then just being a docx converter. This application not only converts docx files, but it also converts OpenOffice .sxw and .odt files.

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Of course this application is not perfect since it converts into an .rtf file and you might lose few headings and formatting, but it does a pretty decent job. It can also convert the .docx and .odt files to PDF format, and its latest edition supports reading and converting ebooks that were stored in the PalmOS database (.pdb) and the Aportis (.pdc) format. 

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Free Disk Defragment Programs

As you all know that disk defragment to your computer is the most important thing to prevent it from slowing down, freeze-ups, and the worst, system crashes. So to prevent these situations I listed the two well known disk defragmenters, which are free of course to help you take care of your computer better.

Auslogics Disk Defrag – This disk defragmenter was designed to keep your machine in top healthy shape. It is even compatible with Vista as well as Windows XP/2000/2003, 32-bit and 64-bit and dual-core CPU. With it’s fast optimizations and simple, friendly user interface, it will be the perfect disk defragmenter you are looking for, and it’s free too.

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JkDefrag – I do have to admit this application has the ugliest interface ever! Also, it does not have any buttons or controls. Once you have downloaded JkDefrag (only comes in with a zip) and have unziped it then you have the choice of using it with a command line or the windows application. With the command line you have to press numbers for it to carry out the job. With the windows application once you have double clicked on the icon then it automatically starts it’s job. The reason I like this defragmenter is because there is not installation required, and it does it’s job pretty well and fast, too.

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(Don’t judge a book by its cover!)

Bug Me Not!!!

Bugmenot.com is a free service that collects login information, specifically usernames and passwords, admitted by online users for forums and other communities requesting for a registration. This free services is designed to stop the bugging of registering to a forum or a site when you only need to look up a thing or two. It provides you a username and password from other users, so you don’t have to waste your time registering.

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Bugmenot’s Instructions on how to use their site:

STEP 1: Make a note of the website address you are trying to access. For example:
http://www.nytimes.com/cnet/CNET_2100-1024_3-5567274.html
Or even just: http://www.nytimes.com

STEP 2: Visit http://bugmenot.com

STEP 3: Enter the address from step 1 into the box and press the “Get Logins” button

STEP 4: You should now be presented with at least one username and password. Make a note of them.

STEP 5: Go back to the site you were originally trying to access in step 1 and proceed to login with the username and password you noted in the previous step.

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Vista: Ergo – A Desktop Search

Ergo is a free application as a desktop search for Windows Vista. With Ergo you will be able to search various sources like Microsoft Live, YouTube, Flickr and your own computer in a simple step. It also supports SharePoint, so you will be able to search view your SharePoint files. Ergo has other cool features like making Ink Notes, which you can reposition somewhere else, partially erase, or delete, and it allows you to view your results in several different views preferred to your taste.

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Reach Your Goals with Joe’s Goals

Joe’s Goals is a simple, friendly user website that helps you track your goals, so you can accomplish them. With this powerful tool you can setup daily goals with just a click. The top goals on the site include: exercise, stop eating out, eating more, drinking water, flossing, taking vitamins, updating your blog, and running. Every time you reach your goal, you will receive a cute smiley face if not then a sad face. You can add as many goals as you want, and even share them with your family and friends, or simply post them on your personal blog to share your success. Hope you guys reach your goals!

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 Joe’s Goals

6 Usefull Firefox Bookmark Add-ons

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1. DéjàClick – A Firefox Bookmark add-on as well as a web recorder. You have the choice to record and bookmark your browser activities or just to bookmark them. If you record then you can replay the sequence all over with only a simple click.

DéjàClick features include:

  • One-button recording and bookmarking
  • Toolbar with full record/replay controls
  • Sidebar with replay results and property editing
  • Statusbar with record/replay status information
  • Action and Event keyword validation
  • Optional AlertSite Business Transaction Monitor integration

2. Online Bookmark Manager – StartAid – This extension allows you to access all your personal online bookmarks from within your Firefox browser on several computers. There is no synchronization needed because the bookmarks are used in real time. No Bookmarks will ever be lost because they are all saved online. This extension is for StartAid.com, requiring an account.

3. Shareacholic – Shareaholic makes it easy for you to share bookmarks and e-mail links with ease. You can share the page your view easily with digg, del.icio.us, Facebook, friendfeed, google bookmarks, magnolia, mixx, reddit, simpy, stumbleupon, truemors, tumblr, and twitter. You can also see how many times the web page you’re on has been dugg or saved to del.icio.us.

4. Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer – Is a similar extension as the Online Bookmark Manager. You can use it to synchronize all your bookmarks that you have on several computers so you have everything together. A very simple application that lets you log in to my.foxmarks.com to manage your bookmarks from any computer.

 

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5. HyperBK – A Bookmark extension that offers automatic classification and History enhancement. It offers automatic categorization of visited pages to a bookmark category, while matching it with the History when viewed. Other features include offline backup of bookmarked pages and page thumbnails.

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6. Trailfire – With this add-on you bookmark your pages by leaving notes right there on page, link all your notes in a trail. These trails let you guide people on the Web, while they are allowed to comment on your trails and even add new marked pages (when you let them.)