Wednesday, August 15, 2007

TechMalaya.com is officially launched!

Hi there!
Wondering why there are no updates on this site? Easy! I've bought a domain called TechMalaya.com and hosted it somewhere in Malaysia.


It will be featuring technology news and updates and don't worry, free cool software updates will always be there too. I am not going to close this site, but new posts will be featured on my new blog.


Reasons of having a new site: more flexibility and more plugins. I am only going to maintain my new site now to be more focused and it saves time too!


Check out my new site and thanks for the support!


Friday, August 10, 2007

MAXA Text2Exe - notepad for securing sensitive information


MAXA Text2Exe
is not your normal type of notepad. Even though it still maintains the easiness of notepad, it is far more powerful than Notepad. When you save your files using MAXA Text2Exe, you can protect your contents with a password encrypted in the MAXA Crypt SE 256bit encryption algorithm. It will also save your text in the .exe extension, so that means you can portably bring this file anywhere in your USB drive.


With all the above security and mobility features, MAXA Text2Exe is perfect for storing sensitive information such as passwords, phone numbers, account numbers, everyday notes and more. Operating with only a single .exe file, MAXA is a wonderful freeware to have.


With MAXA Text2Exe, you can bring your sensitive information anywhere, with peace of mind. Download MAXA Text2Exe today.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

WinTabber - tab all your Windows applications!

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WinTabber lets you tab all your Windows applications under one easy to navigate interface. If you ever use the Mozilla Firefox tabbing feature, imagine running all your open Windows application interface under another application, which is WinTabber.


With WinTabber, your taskbar will be much more cleaner when you are opening many applications at once. You can easily switch between applications by holding the "Ctrl + Tab" button at any time. Furthermore, you can have multiple instances of WinTabber running at once to manage humongous amounts of open Windows applications.


Currently, there is no better freeware than WinTabber for effective Windows application manager. Try and download WinTabber today. Even it is still on beta, you will surely love it.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Recover Files - file undeleter with intuitive interface



I wonder why the developers of "Recover Files" freeware can't think of a catchy product name such as Undelete Plus. Albeit the obvious name, "Recover Files" does it job well enough to be featured here. Recover Files helps you, the accidental user to recover deleted files from your hard disk.


One rule of thumb of how undelete software works is the sooner you try to recover a file, the higher the chance you have in retrieving the files. "Recover Files" can recover files that are deleted by the "Delete" button, right click Delete option, DOS deletion and more. It works on various file system types too - FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.


After using it for sometime, I really love the "Filter" option when you can filter recovered file results either by file name, type of file, size or date. "Recover Files" also clearly listed the status of files, either it is still recoverable or has been overwritten by others (unrecoverable). The ability to recover files from a certain hard disk partition is also a welcoming time saver.


"Recover Files" offers intuitive file recovery for free. So what are you waiting for? Download Recover Files now!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Trend Micro Rootkit Buster - rootkit scanner and remover


Trend Micro Rootkit Buster helps you remove dangerous rootkits from your system.


A rootkit according to Wikipedia, is

a set of software tools intended to conceal running processes, files or system data from the operating system. Rootkits have their origin in benign applications, but in recent years have been used increasingly by malware to help intruders maintain access to systems while avoiding detection.


To ease the above definition, you can say a rootkit is mostly dangerous. Some of them are created to take control of your system and that is why freeware such as Rootkit Buster exists. It is very easy to use, you just need to select a combination of Files, Registry, Processes, or Drivers to scan and click the Scan button. If any rootkits are found, a list will be displayed and you can select to remove them from your system. Easy-peasy usage there.


Still in doubt whether your system is safe from rootkits or not? Don't hesitate to download Rootkit Buster by Trend Micro to clear all your doubts.

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Clickster - download music faster and safer than P2P software

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I've never used Napster, the pioneer of P2P music sharing software but i think Clickster was borrowing some part of the name to promote itself. Clickster, unlike Napster is not a P2P software, it is a freeware that let you search music files from web servers on the Internet, and display it in a list so that you can download it to your PC. In layman's term, Clickster is a music file finder.


The advantages of using Clickster is that downloads are speedier because you are downloading music directly from a server, and normally servers are always available, unlike peers in P2P freeware. Other than that, Clickster does not download .wma music files because of its vulnerability to viruses. Files downloaded with Clickster can be played directly from the easy to use interface and Shoutcast users will love this freeware more for its "Stream Ripping" feature - Clickster will try and rip different tracks from Shoutcast automatically to separate mp3 files.


With fake files and pornographic contents destroying P2P networks, Clickster is a welcoming choice for music lovers. Download Clickster and enjoy error free music downloads today.

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Friday, August 3, 2007

Secunia Personal Software Inspector - get alerts of risky, insecure applications

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Secunia Personal Software Inspector will scan your computer and report any installed, insecure software applications. It will also report back end of life and up to date software installation. You can click the "New full System Inspection" link immediately after installation to have Secunia Personal Software Inspector scans your PC and have a report generated in no time.


This freeware will also starts automatically during Windows startup to continue monitoring insecure installations on your PC. Furthermore, if possible, Secunia PSI will provide you a direct link to the updated version of insecure, obsolete applications. With the ability to scan more than 4200 plus applications, and a freeware provided by Secunia - one of the most trusted security related sites on the Internet, this tool will certainly increase your PC security level to greater heights.


Download Secunia Personal Software Inspector today.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

ASCII Art Maker - photos to ASCII art made easy

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ASCII Art Maker is a freeware that will turn normal photos / pictures to ASCII art. If you don't know what ASCII Art is, check out Chris.com's ASCII Art Collection or Amit Agarwal's ASCII Text Portraits of 100 Bloggers.


ASCII Art Maker lets you open your pictures from its interfaces, select the characters that you want to include in your ASCII codes (random, fixed or a mix of numbers, symbols, and more), select a background color (optional), and resize the pictures to your heart's content. You can also save the ASCII art of yours and show it off to your friends.


This freeware is so easy to use and finally makes ASCII art available for everyone. Download ASCII Art Maker today.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Unlocker - delete stubborn, annoying files or folders

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Have you experience any of these annoying dialog boxes when you are trying to delete some files / folders?


  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied


  • There has been a sharing violation.


  • The source or destination file may be in use.


  • The file is in use by another program or user.


  • Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.


What you do normally is you will try to reboot your system and delete the files after that. This problem is one of the biggest annoyances that you will encounter if you are a Windows user but thankfully, there is a freeware to solve this problem.


With Unlocker, you only need to right click on the stubborn folder or file, and select "Unlocker". If the file or folder is locked then a window will appear with a list of processes locking the file or folder. Select the locks and click Unlock and you are done.


That is cool isn't it? Download Unlocker today and save your headache for some other important things.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Miro - internet tv made easy

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Miro
or Democracy Player (old name) is a free open source video platform that made Internet TV easy. If you are not familiar on how Internet TV works, check out here. Miro allows channel subscriptions from various Internet sources - video rss feed, podcast, video blog and more. Miro can also search and play videos from popular video publishers out there - YouTube, DailyMotion, Google Video and more.


Initially, Miro comes with few interesting channels such as AskNinja and DiggNation, but you can always search for channels using the Miro Guide to add more. Miro can also play any of your local video files, no matter what format it is. Furthermore, Miro lets you access more High Definition content (HD) from its channels.


Miro is very easy to use, you just select the channels that you want to subscribe, check out the video list and click the download button to have your videos downloaded. You don't have to worry about Miro taking out all your hard disk spaces, all videos are automatically deleted after 6 days (you can change this setup too!). You can also save videos that you love permanently or add downloaded videos to playlists for continuous video play. If you love a video, don't forget to social bookmark it to digg, del.icio.us or reddit. You can even email your friends the video links too to spread the fun!


Miro's interface is so easy and if you know how to operate a tv, this freeware should not be a problem for you. Download Miro today.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Revo Uninstaller - uninstaller with extra system tools

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Revo Uninstaller
doesn't only help you remove applications from your personal computer, it will also completely scan and wipe out unnecessary files, folders and registry keys too. If you have any broken application installed, Revo Uninstaller can cleans these as well.


Revo Uninstaller unique "Hunter Mode" lets you do one click to uninstall, stop or delete only by aiming it to any applications icon on the desktop, quick launch toolbar, system tray or opened application. Another mode available is "Drag and Drop" mode, where you can uninstall ,stop or delete applications just by drag and drop their shortcut icons over the "Fire Window" of Revo uninstaller.


Furthermore, Revo Uninstaller also provides extra features:


  • Unrecoverable Delete Tool - add files or folders to delete making it impossible to recover even by file recovery software, such as Undelete Plus


  • Evidence Remove Tool - select drives to clean up your tracks and deleted files.


  • Auto Run Manager - click to disable and enable startup applications


  • Windows Tools Manager - access Windows system tools easily.


  • Clean Junk Files - scan junk files and delete to clean up system.


  • Clear Browser History - supports for Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Netscape, Internet Explorer.


  • Office History Cleaner - wipes out Microsoft Office junk files.


  • Clear Windows History - click button to clean windows document history and more.


To summarize it all, Revo Uninstaller is not only an uninstaller, it also acts a system optimizer that helps to clean up your system from junk files. Try it today, download Revo Uninstaller!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MoonEdit - collaborative single document editing

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MoonEdit
offers collaborative text editing - that means more than one people with installed MoonEdit editor can edit a single document from different places at the same time. A user can host a file / more than one file (functioning as a server) and up to 14 people can edit the same document at one time. That is what you call a collaborative effort.


MoonEdit differentiates users editing the same document with different cursor colors for different user names. While a user is writing a document, he or she can also see what others are typing. Additionally, when a user comes in to open a previously edited file, he can also view the History view to check out what had being added or edited while he is away. If MoonEdit is still opened, you can instantly know that somebody is editing the file if you choose to turn on the keyboard tapping sound.


MoonEdit is really useful if you are looking for a simple collaboration tool that you can use for text editing among colleagues. Download MoonEdit today and experience a new way to collaborate.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Flock - web browser with social steroids


Flock
is known as the social web browser because it makes it easy for you to connect and share web findings online among your friends and the public. You can upload and share photos, files and bookmarks instantly within its interface. Flock is based on the Mozilla Firefox browser codes, thus it shares the same capabilities such as extension / add on support, windows tabs, reliable security settings and more.


Here is some of the things that made Flock different:


  • My World homepage - shows your current favorite photos, feeds and bookmarks on one page


  • Minibar & Web Clipboard - view, drag and drop pictures on a built in clipboard, bookmark with a star or share it

  • Smart Search - get instant results as-you-type-it.


  • Built in blog editor - found a page that you like? Blog it instantly!


  • Photo uploader - upload favorite pictures instantly to PhotoBucket or Flickr


  • Feed Me - built in feed reader that makes subscribing to RSS as easy as ABC


  • Safe surf - instantly get alerts on fraud / dangerous websites, Flock updates automatically to maintain it's security!


That is just a fraction of what Flock can do. Head to the flock website to check out the demo or just download Flock to experience a new social web surfing now!

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Magic Transfer - synchronize multiple Windows PC settings


Tired of changing Windows settings each time you use a different PC, formatting your PC, and each time a virus or spy ware messes up your system? Fear no more, Magic Transfer is all you need to save your Windows settings and restore it each time disaster strikes!


Magic Transfer backups Windows settings including Windows system settings, Internet Explorer settings, Microsoft Outlook settings, and Mozilla Firefox settings. You can even backup and restore your files with this freeware! Settings can be individually selected or click a button to force Magic Transfer to backup all of them. Furthermore, you can create a self extracting Magic Transfer file to make it easier to restore settings backup on another PC.


I've tested Magic Transfer to backup and restore browser settings on my PC and boy it works. Go on, download Magic Transfer, try it to your heart's content and kindly share your experiences by leaving some comments below. Thanks!

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Font Xplorer - ultimate Windows font viewer


Font Xplorer
provides detailed overview on installed TrueType fonts inside your Windows personal computer. With this coolware, you will get comprehensive information on all the fonts - whether it was installed correctly and more.


Font Xplorer can also help you select the best fonts to use, by comparing fonts side by side. You can write your own text with the fonts for comparison purpose or print the selected fonts in a professional, sample sheets font view. Furthermore, Font Xplorer lets you load, unload, install or uninstall fonts easily with its graphical interface.


Download Font Xplorer.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

TED Notepad - notepad replacement with various text processing function


TED Notepad
is not just another notepad replacement. This freeware is portable (you can store and use it from your USB drive), and offers true plain text editing.


TED Notepad includes various text processing function such as search and replace, word and phrase completion, auto indentation, text statistics, recent and favorite files, extensive search support and more. It also includes maximum hotkey support for each single action on the TED Notepad interface. With 9 permanent clipboard support, text replacement and note pasting is a breeze. Another good feature is there is no limit in font size, it all depends on how much physical memory that you have.


If you are looking for a better alternative to Windows Notepad, download TED Notepad today.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Uconomix SnapLogger Lite - time tracking freeware with screenshots playback

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Do you want to know what you really do in front of your PC all day long? If you do, then you need Uconomix SnapLogger Lite. It is a freeware that records your computer activities by taking screenshots of your screen at a predefined interval. You can set SnapLogger to capture your full screen or only the active window (the application window that you are using at that current time) of your screen.


Uconomix SnapLogger Lite use low Windows system resources so you don't need to worry about system lag. You can also set Uconomix default data folder to save screenshots and how long do you want the data to be saved on your PC. For more efficient usage, you can opt for Uconomix to be automatically launched during Windows system startup.


The best part is once the recording was finished and you get to see a playback of your activities during the day like a movie. With those information, you will really know if you are really working or busy chatting with friends with an Instant Messenger during the day. If used wisely, I believe this tool can help users to realize what they are doing everyday and try to be a little more productive with their computers.

Download Uconomix SnapLogger Lite.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

FileTargets - quickly copy and move files to favorite folders


FileTargets make copying and moving files from one location to your favorite folders quicker and easier. Once installed, FileTargets will create a Windows right-click context menu, with configurable folder options.


Users can add their favorite folders to FileTargets menu so that the next time they want to copy or move files over there, it will always be available via a right click. No more frantic search for folders anymore. Users can also create folders to group favorite directories that share the same attributes such as a music parent folder / image parent folder. Users can also set the default action to copy or move and if you set it to copy, move will be available with a Shift + click and vice versa.


FileTargets is free to use but you need to activate it first with the activation code on the developer's website. Download FileTargets today.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Xenu Link Sleuth - broken links / hyperlinks checker

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Xenu Link Sleuth is a simple, fast freeware application that can help bloggers / webmasters to check broken (dead) links / hyperlinks on their site. This is useful if you have a website with hundreds / thousands of post and you need to check all internal and external links are working well.


Xenu does not check normal links only, it also checks for broken links of images, frames, plugins, css and more. It is also capable to produce a report that can be optionally mailed to the webmaster for further actions. Users can increase the speed of Xenu by increasing search threads from the Preferences menu and if you are not comfortable with all the links listed (ok, pending, busy, etc), you can opt to display broken links only.


Xenu is an epitome of a simple freeware application that can ease normal, mundane and repetitive tasks such as link checking. If you are interested in it, click here to download Xenu Link Sleuth now.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Orbit Downloader - total media downloader solution


Orbit Downloader
, as described by its developers, is a total media downloader solution. Orbit Downloader can download media files (audio, video, flash, etc.) from sites such as MySpace, Youtube, Pandora, and more. It can also support downloads from Rapidshare and MegaUpload!


Furthermore, this freeware can speed up file downloads because it is based on the P2P technology. Orbit Downloader integrates seamlessly with multiple browsers such as Opera and Mozilla Firefox. The Grab++ function is particularly useful because it automatically grab download links and separate the media files in multiple format categories so that users can select the files that they want to download.


Other noteworthy features are download speed limiter support, antivirus integration and pause / resume support. With its small download size and super light efficiency, I totally recommend you to try and download Orbit Downloader.


If you want a simpler solution such as a Firefox add-on, you can try out the mighty DownThemAll.


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Thursday, July 12, 2007

EverNote - single place for all types of notes

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EverNote is a note taking application that functions as a single place for all types of notes. With this freeware, you can store all your typed notes, memos, web page excerpts, emails, phone numbers, to do lists and more. Notes can be easily arranged within categories created manually or automatically. To ease navigation, EverNote comes with a smart search button that will highlight search results, a time band to check notes based on posting time, and an accelerator scroll bar to speed up notes browsing from a single page of notes.


EverNotes is a bit different from other note taking tools because it stores all your notes in one page and use smart navigation tools to prevent notes overload. It also integrates nicely with Mozilla Firefox to provide a quick way to save contents from the Internet with a single click. There are multiple notes templates to choose from and a spell checker is another welcoming addition to this coolware. Users can also make EverNote go full screen for a much better rich editing experience.


With smart navigation systems and feature rich package, EverNote is another welcoming addition to my notepad replacement tools freeware list. Download EverNotes now.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

AlPass - free password manager for Internet Explorer

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AlPass is a free password manager for Internet Explorer, or in layman's term, a software that remembers all your login IDs and passwords so that you don't have to insert passwords again and again, each time you are going to check your Yahoo Mail, for example.


Once AllPass was installed, you just need to boot your Internet Explorer and login to your favorite sites to have AllPass record all your login details. That is all. The next time you are in the same page, AllPass will fill all the details and automatically log you in to the particular system (provided that you check the Auto Complete and Auto Submit options). AlPass data is secured by the 3DES algorithm and multiple users on the same PC can have their own private AlPass password manager account.


AlPass is useful, respects your privacy and proven safe to use. It is a pity that it does not support Firefox. Nonetheless, it is a very useful tools for die hard IE fans.


Download AlPass now.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

File Shredder - delete sensitive files securely


File Shredder is a simple freeware that lets you delete sensitive files securely by randomly rewriting deleted files over and over again. This is important because a normal Windows file deletion process only removes the file from a user's operating systems view, thus making the file easily recovered with file recovery software, such as Undelete Plus.


With File Shredder, you just need to add files that you need to delete to its interface and click "Shred Files Now" for secure file deletion. Additionally, File Shredder can wipe unused disk space with the "Shred Free Disk Space" function.


Download File Shredder now.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Photoscape - easiest image editor around?

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Photoscape is probably the easiest image editor / photo enhancer freeware you can ever have. The interface is stunningly user friendly yet the features are something worth talking about. Users will find a Viewer with Windows Explorer interface to view image files, an Editor for image editing (cropping, resizing, red eye removal, and more), plus a raw image converter for serious photographers.


Other features include a Combine function to easily combine multiple images into one, a file renamer, and batch editing support. And where else you can find an image editor with the ability to create animated gifs from images, bundled with a screen capture function and a colour picker in one freeware application? Only available in Photoscape.


If you never or have used a photo editor before, give Photoscape a test drive. Photo editing will never be easier and at the same time being feature-rich with Photoscape. Period.


Click here to download Photoscape ( mandatory! :D )

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Disk Cleaner - easily cleans temporary junk files


Disk Cleaner freeware cleans your computer from temporary junk files that waste hard disk space. Upon opening Disk Cleaner, users are presented with a list of programs with temporary files, such as Mozilla Firefox cookies, Recycle Bin and others.


Selection can be then made to clean all the temporary files or by just selecting the most necessary to be cleaned. This selection can also be saved as "file cleaning settings", so it can be used over and over the next time you feel the urge to do a clean sweep of your choice. Locked temporary files will be cleaned the next time you reboot, if you run this freeware on Windows startup.


Furthermore, Disk Cleaner is small in size and self contained (means that no installation was required for it to work), so you can put it inside your USB thumb drive, and portably bring it anywhere you go, most useful for cleaning tracks on public computers that you use.






Click here to download Disk Cleaner.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Naomi - all in one internet filtering freeware


Naomi is a free Internet filtering program that does not only filter web browser traffic, instead it will filter any traffic that was related to the Internet including p2p, web messenger, newsreader traffic and more. Naomi's action is a little bit harsh but efficient, because it will close down any application with traffic deemed inappropriate, such as offensive, adult only material.


To safeguard Naomi's settings, parents are allowed to enter an administrator password. They can even install a few plugins that enhances Naomi's usability such as plugins with the ability to block p2p traffic, blocking MySpace's page and disable image searching on the Internet. What Naomi lacks is the ability to choose a different blocking action rather than blatantly closing programs with child-unsafe traffic. Other than that, Naomi works perfect as a free Internet filtering program.


For those who are looking for a more lenient Internet filtering program, you might want to try K9 Web Protection freeware.






Click here to download Naomi.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

HDD Health - hard disk temperature monitor and fault prediction agent


HDD Health is a simple but useful freeware. It monitors your physical hard disk drives by using an agent that will interface with built-in hard disk S.M.A.R.T (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) feature, make a prediction and alert users in case of any impending hard disk failure. Alerts can be set from the options menu to be displayed as a pop up message, a network log, or by sending notifications to an email address.


Most of the time, I use HDD Health to monitor current hard disk temperature, in case any overheating occurs. The temperature threshold, agent polling time and time checking interval for HDD Health can be set at any time. Other than that, this freeware offers detailed, extended information on your hard disks that you won't think existed before.







Click here to download HDD Health.

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Dexpot - virtual desktops on Windows


Dexpot is of German technology origin and being a German product, it does not disappoint. Dexpot lets you have virtual desktops on Windows, just like its Linux counterpart. Having more than one desktop lets you open more application and be productive without unnecessary clutters or tabs and with Dexpot, you can define the number of virtual desktops that you really want.


Switching between virtual desktops can be done with a simple tap of [Alt] + [number] or by using the Desktop Manager. For faster desktop switching, you can opt for a screen to screen switching by moving the mouse cursor to the edge of the screen. Moving or copying application between desktops are also a breeze. You can even set passwords to any virtual desktop for extra privacy.


To see all of your desktops at once, the Full Screen Preview is indispensable in showing all the virtual desktops in clickable window panes. A Task Switcher are also available to switch active tasks between virtual desktops.


If you love virtual desktops, you will love Dexpot with its many configurable options. If you don't, it is time to fall in love.






Click here to download Dexpot.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Elfima Notepad - save documents in pdf, html, xml or svg format


Your first impression when you look at Elfima Notepad is that it doesn't differ much from the original Windows Notepad. What you will find later that Elfima Notepad is a text editor that has an ability to save and edit documents created in it with pdf, html, xml or svg document format.


PDF documents created in Elfima Notepad can be edited and modified from time to time and you can even add bookmarks, hyperlinks, annotations and even images! The simple help file will get you get your hands dirty with Elfima Notepad in no time and I believe that after quite some time in using it, you will realize that Elfima Notepad is quite a decent text editor.


Not bad for a simple Notepad application huh?






Click here to download Elfima notepad.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

TeraCopy - speed up local file disk transfer


TeraCopy is one freeware of its kind. TeraCopy can speed up local file disk transfer on Windows significantly. In layman's term, big file copy or move action from one folder to another will take less time because TeraCopy will try the best maximum file transfer speed possible.


Unlike Windows standard copy / move operation, this freeware can resume broken file transfer, skip copying of files in case of error and check CRC checksums of files. Moreover, TeraCopy integrates nicely with Windows Explorer and can assume the role of standard Windows copy handler for standard file copy operation (optional).


Get Teracopy now and experience a boost in local file transfer operations!






Click to download TeraCopy.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

CurrPorts - check local Windows open ports and the processes using it


CurrPorts is a simple security freeware that helps users check out local Windows open ports and the processes that are using it. This is quite beneficial in tracing system and network slowdowns and finding the root cause of it. The information gained from the reported open ports will help users in tuning their local Windows firewall more efficiently.


CurrPorts can be told to auto-refresh open port information within specific time intervals and newly found open ports / processes will be tagged in green colour. Users can also save CurrPorts findings by exporting it into a HTML report or if there are any suspicions of malicious activities, termination of processes are also available within the CurrPorts interface.


CurrPorts by Nirsoft is a simple, yet invaluable coolware for quick, open ports check.






Click here to download CurrPorts.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder - Windows license finder


Please don't ask me about this freeware name, I don't know how the developer comes up with it. Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a simple application, it searches your registry for your Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office license keys, in case you forgot or misplace it.


Yeah, they are in long numbers so very few people remembers it. This freeware can also find keys from remote computers by computer name or IP address.






You may want to download Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder for later usage, just in case you suffer some long term memory loss.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

MyUninstaller - alternative Microsoft Windows uninstaller


MyUninstaller is the interface replacement for the standard Windows Uninstaller. With this free program, you can get detailed information on the program that you are going to uninstall - the path, registry keys, and more.


You can also have a detailed HTML report of all installed programs inside your personal computer and the multilanguage support will make it easier for those who don't understand English well. Another great feature for advanced user is that multiple programs can be uninstalled at once!. You may want to try that sometimes.






Click to download MyUninstaller

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lingoes - multi language dictionary and thesaurus


Lingoes is a freeware desktop dictionary that supports more than 60 languages. By default, Lingoes came with the standard English dictionary but you can download an awesome list of dictionary for other languages from its website.

Lingoes supports normal word translation and text translation (this translates texts, phrases and more). One unique features is cursor translation. While Lingoes is running minimized, you can click Shift on the keyboard and points to any word that is alien to you in your browser (for example) to get its meaning instantly. Nice!

If you don't know how to pronounce a word, with a simple Microsoft program installation, you can have Lingoes said the word for you with a computed human voice. This impressive features normally came with payware, but Lingoes are going off limits for consumers. Another feature that differentiate Lingoes from others is the ability to query other online dictionaries for definition of words (e.g Merriam Webster, Google define:) from within its interface.

With all the nice features above, Lingoes is going to stay in my PC for quite a long time. So are you ready to speak the Lingo-es?

Credits to Carol's Vault for pointers to this freeware.





Click here to download Lingoes desktop dictionary.

Tags: free desktop dictionary, freeware, coolware


Thursday, June 21, 2007

ScribeFire - drag and drop blog editor


ScribeFire is a blog editor add ons for Mozilla Firefox. With ScribeFire (previously named Performancing), you can compose your blog from within the browser itself. ScribeFire can connect to your favorite blog platforms (Blogger, Wordpress, Drupal etc.), download previous posts for review, display your blog categories, upload images to your blog and more. This freeware also supports rich content editing, html editing and live preview, just what you are looking forward in a good blog editor.

The advantage of using ScribeFire is that you can drag and drop texts or contents that interests you within your browser directly to ScribeFire, saving you the time to cut and paste interesting web contents. I've tested ScribeFire in composing and uploading blog posts to my other blog, Belacan, and it works flawlessly.

If you prefer an offline blog editor rather than ScribeFire, check out my post on Post2Blog blog editor.






Click to download ScribeFire.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Crimson Editor - a good programmer's editor


For serious coders, Crimson Editor is a programmer's editor that includes a bunch of features such as syntax highlighting, line numbering support, multitabbing (so that you can open more than one file), project management interface, built in spellchecker, auto-indent and more.

Other useful features are active line highlighting that makes you focus on what you are currently typing and multi-level undo and redo for serious programmers.

If Crimson Editor doesn't suits you for casual HTML programming, you can opt to install AlleyCode HTML Editor or PSPad.





Click here to download Crimson Editor.

Tags: free code editor, freeware, coolware


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Auslogics Registry Defrag - wizard based registry cleaner


Auslogics tried to be different when it comes to use software naming conventions. Instead of calling it Auslogics Registry Cleaner, they called it Auslogics Registry Defrag instead. But no worries, it does the same registry cleaning with ease. This freeware is wizard based, so you just need to click once to let it do the Registry Analysis - a process that will determine if your registry needs to be optimized or not.

If your system really need it, you will be presented with the Registry Overview interface to act on the actions possible to clean your registry. The next process is Registry Optimization - you can sit and relax while Auslogics Registry Defrag cleans and optimizes your Windows registry to speed up your system processes. I am quite satisfied with Auslogics Disk Defrag before and for with another freeware like this, I would love to try other future products of Auslogics.





Click to download Auslogics Registry Defrag.

Tags: free defrag program, freeware, coolware


Monday, June 18, 2007

FreeRip - audio cd ripper with converter

Do you have many audio cds that you want to convert to digital audio formats like MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis or WAV so that you can play it over and over again without scratching / damaging the cd itself? Then you need an audio cd ripper like FreeRip or AudioGrabber. With FreeRip, you just need to insert your cd into the cdrom drive and click the "Rip" button to grab all the songs into digital format inside your PC.

Plus, FreeRip includes an audio format converter so you can use it to convert MP3 to WAV, Ogg Vorbis and WMA format or vice versa. Other nice features includes support for extended audio tagging (ID3 v2), access to FreeRip Database, and a contextual search button to find more related infos of your favorite artists from your digital, ripped audio cd.





Download FreeRip from the link provided in the Media Tools page.

Tags: free audio ripper, freeware, coolware


GreenPad - notepad alternative with syntax highlighting


Looking for a better notepad replacement without much bells and whistles? Check out GreenPad, a tiny text editor for Windows. Notepad users will find that GreenPad is similar in looks, with some distinct features.

GreenPad support syntax highlighting and line numbering, making it useful for simple and fast HTML coding and users can use regular expressions to search for texts inside it. GreenPad doesn't need to be installed, runs right after decompression, and for its small size, it is handy to place it in your USB drive for mobile needs.





Download GreenPad from the link provided in the Notepad Replacement Tools page.


Other freeware notepad alternatives: Metapad, Steganos Locknote, FSekrit

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pidgin - multiprotocol instant messenger client


Pidgin is a free, multiprotocol instant messaging client based on the GAIM open source project. With Pidgin, you can login to multiple instant messaging services including Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, IBM Sametime, Jabber and more. You can even login to multiple accounts from the same Instant Messaging provider!

Pidgin also supports normal instant messenger tasks such as file transfers, away messages, invisibility and more. With Pidgin, you can log in to multiple accounts at once! If you prefer another alternative, check out my post on Trillian Basic.






Download Pidgin from the link on the Instant Messaging Tools page.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Faster Than Ever - launch application with keywords



If you have no ideas what an application launcher is, check out the Launchy freeware program. "Faster Than Ever" or FTE in short is another freeware launcher that can be accessed with a simple keyboard combination. You can drag and drop shortcut icons on your desktop to FTE to have it memorize it for you. To launch an application, launch FTE with the Windows button + Z (customizable!) and just type in the keyword that you have set previously.

Shortcuts can be customized with colors for easy spotting and FTE doesn't limit users to application shortcuts only. Users can also create shortcuts to a file, directory, control panel applications and websites too! And the multishortcuts feature is another welcome addition - shortcuts that launch more that one application with a single keyword, only with Faster Than Ever.





Download Faster Than Ever from the link on Windows Desktop Tools page.


Friday, June 8, 2007

3 Awesome Mathematical Freeware

Mathematical software programs, because of only specific users use it, mostly are very expensive for students. I've come across this post, 3 awesome free Math programs from math-blog.com and thought it was great addition to my Educational Freeware section.

Here are excerpts from the post:


  1. Maxima - A general purpose CAS (Computer Algebra System) is a program that’s able to perform symbolic manipulation for the resolution of common problems.


  2. Scilab - Matlab is the standard for numerical computing, but there are a few clones and valid alternatives that are entirely free. Scilab is the closest that you can get to Matlab without spending a penny.


  3. R - For statistical computing and analysis in the Open Source world, it doesn’t get any better than R. It is a programming language and environment that enables you to do pretty much anything that the commercial software (S-Plus) does.


To read the full details, check out the link that aforementioned above. Engineering students will be most probably benefit from these three mathematical freeware. Awesome post by math-blog.com.


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Post2Blog - free offline blog editor


Post2Blog is a freeware for offline WYSIWYG blog editor.


It is a blog tool that you can use to write your blog post without connecting to the Internet. Once you have finished editing one or multiple post, you can connect to your Blogger, Wordpress, Movable Type or TypePad to automatically upload and publish you new post.


What really interesting about Post2Blog is that you can create posts for multiple blogging accounts in an easy way. Images can be inserted and will be automatically uploaded to your favorite image sites, e.g Flickr, ImageShack. Technorati, Del.icio.us and other blog tags platform are also supported for SEO bloggers. With Live SpellChecking support, you will never again type a word wrong.


With all the wonderful features and it is available for free, Post2Blog deserves a post in Coolware. Bloggers, try it today!






You can download Post2Blog from the link provided in the Web Design Tools page.


Monday, June 4, 2007

Coolest Freeware for May 2007

Here are the coolest freeware that was listed in this site for the month of May 2007:-


  1. Folder Guide - speed access to your favorite Windows folder (Windows Shortcut Freeware)


  2. Auslogics Disk Defrag - easy to use free disk defragmenter (System Defragmenter Freeware)


  3. ActivePDF PrimoPDF - best pdf writer with extra security features (PDF Writer Freeware)


  4. GOM Player - play broken video files! (Media Player Freeware)


  5. PDF995 Suite - pdf writer with decent conversion features (PDF Writer Freeware)


  6. Free Hide Folder - easily hide your Windows folder (PC Security Freeware)


  7. LanSpy - free port and network security scanner (Network Security Freeware)


  8. Audacity - free audio editor that works! (Audio Editor Freeware)

And don't forget this freebies --> you can download the 101 Best Freeware List from Coolware.


Sunday, June 3, 2007

Launchy - smart launcher freeware


Launchy is one hell of a launcher / shortcut program. Launchy actually revolutionizes the way you are going to launch your programs, access your Mozilla Firefox bookmarks (or Internet Explorer if you wish!), access your favorite folders and more. Simply put, Launchy is efficient, brilliant and a well thought freeware program.


Once installed, Launchy will try to index your Windows Shortcut Menu, some of your folders, your favorite bookmarks and others. You don’t have to remember any of your shortcut locations anymore! You can even add more plug-ins to extend Launchy’s usability and add more directories to be indexed, it is all at your fingertips!


300,000 downloads already proves how brilliant Launchy is. You will regret if you never try this. Brilliant freeware by Josh Karlin.






Download Launchy from the links provided in the Windows Desktop Tools page.


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Audacity - free audio editor that works!



Audacity is a freeware for audio editing enthusiasts. You can use Audacity for various music editing tasks that includes:


  • Live audio recording.


  • Edit digital music - cut or join any popular digital audio formats such as ogg vorbis and mp3.


  • Sound mixing - this sounds fun.


  • Add digital effects to music - add a fade-in or out and more.


  • Multiple plugins support to bring the music editor in you.


I am not really an audio editing master, but i found Audacity useful in removing some noise from my audio files. That solves my audio related problem! You can check here Audacity full features.






Download Audacity from the links provided in the Free Media Tools page.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

LanSpy - free port and network security scanner



Looking for a good network security utility to know more about what is happening in your Local Area Network (LAN)? Look no further. Now you can be some kind of a cool network guy with LanSpy. Plus, it doubles up as a port scanner too!


LanSpy consists of network utilities that teaches you more on your computer and your network. Example of LanSpy usage:



  • PC Security Auditing - e.g LanSpy can display open ports and running processes based on IP.

  • Remote processes view - learn what processes are running inside your friends computer

  • List installed applications - enough said here!

  • Detect shared resources on computers on the same network subnet and more


The best thing of LanSpy is it helps you learn more on the networked computers around you, not your PC alone. If you want a simple network security scanner and PC auditing freeware, I truly recommend LanSpy.






Download LanSpy from the links provided in the PC Security Tools page.


Saturday, May 26, 2007

Free Hide Folder - easily hide your Windows folder


Free Hide Folder is a simple freeware application that lets you hide your Windows folder easily.


During initial setup, you need to specify a password that will be used each time you need access to the Free Hide Folder interface. Then you can just add click the "Add to List" button and choose folders that you want to hide. The hidden folder will not appear in any Windows application even though you are choosing "Show hidden files and folders" inside Windows Explorer menu.


Unhiding a folder requres similar MO. Click a hidden folder in the Free Hide Folder list and click the "Unhide" button. For simplicity and ease of use, this freeware program will be on my hard disk for a long time to come.


Try it now and tell me your experience with Free Hide Folder by leaving some comments for discussion.






You can download Free Hide Folder by clicking on the links provided in the PC Security Tools page.


Friday, May 25, 2007

PDF995 Suite - pdf writer with decent conversion features


PDFSuite 995 products is all about PDF.


Recently, I have problems in creating my 101 Best Freeware pdf document, relating to hyperlinks. I've tried CutePDF, PrimoPDF and some other pdf writers to no avail. I tried to convert my Microsoft Word documents with hyperlinks to pdf documents but all my hyperlinks turned into normal texts, so I've scourged the Internet for other alternatives that can solve this problem.


Thankfully, there is the PDF995 Suite that suits my need. It contains three components, which are:


  • PDF995 Writer - this works just like a normal pdf writer. It writes documents to pdf with no other bells and whistles. Consists of two downloads, the printer driver plus the pdf converter.

  • PDFEdit995 - this is the original gem of the product. I solve my problem with the "Batch" feature inside the many functions that you can use it for.

  • Signature 995 - I don't need this but maybe you do. If you are paranoid that somebody else may plagiarised your precious documents, use this to sign, encrypt or password protected pdf documents.


The only gripe in using this freeware is that it will display sponsored ads each time you use it. PDF995 Suite solved my problems with hyperlinks and I thank them for such a good freeware worthy of a download.






You can download PDF995 Suite from the links provided in the Misc Office Tools page.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

101 Best Freeware List in PDF Format

I've collected and composed a pdf format document consisting of 101 Best Freeware List from these two websites that I've own:


Feel free to download the file from the pdf icon at the left sidebar of this site and you can keep it for your own use. Alternatively, :D you can do me a favor by spreading the news or by distributing the pdf freeware list to your friends and families, whoever you think will benefit from the best of free software.

Thank you for your support and do continue visiting this site from time to time for more updates.


Friday, May 18, 2007

GOM Player - play broken video files!



GOM Player is one of the best media player that you can find out there, particularly on the codecs support. Just after installation, GOM Media Player lets you enjoy most of the available audio and media format out there without having to download separate media codecs that bugged your previous media enjoyment.


If a particular codec is not available via GOM Media Player in case of any copyright issues, GOM Media Player will try to redirect you to the website that you can download and install a separate codec to work with it, no more blind searches with Google anymore! GOM Player also excels in becoming a video enthusiast's choice, because of its awesome ability to tweak video and audio controls.


Furthermore, these are other features of GOM Media Player that stands out against it competitors:


  • Plays broken files - ever had any files that never finished downloading and you wish to see the content? Use GOM Player!

  • Clean cut interface - great for casual video viewers like me, the interface is easy to the eyes

  • Easy Browser and Playlist - built in internal media browser that let you access and play media files with a few clicks. Playlist makes it easier to manage current favorites.

  • All in One Player - plays audio files, video files, vcds and dvds too!

  • Multiple playback mode - speed up or slow down a video play, pan and scan, it is all up to you.

  • Excellent subtitle support - you can move a video subtitle up or down, video geeks will love this.

  • Custom video controls - sharpen, add noise or blur videos, capture screenshots, increase or decrease hues and more.

  • Custom audio controls - available equalizer support, filter voices and more.

  • Multiple viewable screen sizes - have your movies in full screen, full screen stretch, fit to desktop resolutions and more. You are in charge of the aspect ratio, either choose a built in or define you owned custom aspect ratio!


With all the ready made codecs, custom audio and video controls, GOM Player is one of the best choices of PC media players around and for sure I will be using it for a long time. Will you do the same?






Download GOM Player from the link provided in the Media Player page. Or if you are looking for another media player, check out the awesome VLC Player.