Saturday, March 31, 2007

GooglePreview for Mozilla Firefox - visually view Google's search results!


This entry about GooglePreview is a simple and quick one. GooglePreview is a Mozilla Firefox browser add-on that let users view their search results in www.google.com with thumbnails. This will give users a quick view of sites that they are going to visit.

Google Preview is a smart Firefox extension worthy of a slot in your Firefox extensions list. Give it a try today!





Download GooglePreview from the links provided on the Internet Browsing Tools page.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Money Manager Ex - simple personal finance management program



Looking for a good, free, easy personal finance software program? Look no more. Money Manager Ex is the only freeware that you need. It is simple, intuitive and will fit all your money management needs. Determining your financial worth is not a problem anymore with Money Manager Ex.

Money Manager Ex features:


  • Multiple accounts management - you can create and manage multiple financial accounts, for example, one account will be your savings account and another one is your cash account.


  • Repeating Transactions support - this feature will help you to make repeating transactions such as monthly bill payments, automatically deducted from your account, based on a date that you have pre-determined earlier.


  • Budgeting support - Money Manager Ex also has an interface for pre-determined budget input, making it easy for you to plan and avoid overspending.


  • Summary view - you can have a bird's eye view for all of your financial accounts from the summary pane, useful for quick account revision.


  • Stocks and Assets management - this free software doesn't limit you to track your savings account only. You can create multiple accounts for all your stocks and assets too.


  • Reporting support - this is where a personal finance software program really excels. Reporting makes it easier to track, compare and plan your future financial needs. Check out the "Where the Money Goes" report for an example report.

If you have a desktop and not a laptop, no problem - you can bring your Money Manager Ex anywhere! No installation required so you can boot it inside your USB thumb drive and carry it around if you wish. Great!

If you never tried a personal finance management program before and don't want to burn your money on Quicken or Microsoft Money, give Money Manager Ex a try - you have nothing to lose, who knows that you will save some money in the future with it!





Download Money Manager Ex personal finance software from the provided links on the Personal Information Management tools page.


Monday, March 26, 2007

McAfee SiteAdvisor - internet browser security advisor add-on


McAfee is a well known company in the antivirus and security related products. They are kind enough to develop the McAfee SiteAdvisor, a browser plugin for both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox that warns user when they are surfing or searching for unsafe sites.

McAfee SiteAdvisor correctly checks its database as you browse the Internet and warns users for sites that are linked to spyware, adware, spam, viruses, browser-based attacks, phishing, or online fraud.

Some of its features:-


  • Search engine integration - When user searches using Google.com or other popular search engines, McAfee will add an icon indicating ifthe resulting sites are safe or not.

  • Huge database with in-depth analysis test results - Users can check about why some sites are safe or not by clicking the detailed report on SiteAdvisor freeware.

  • Visible warning - For a quick check up on sites, the McAfee SiteAdvisor button will display different colours as you browse the Internet. Green means safe but red is vice versa.

McAfee SiteAdvisor is a quick and integral browser add on for risk free browsing. Rather than making incorrect assumptions, McAfee had taking the initiative to build a safe internet browsing database and kindly enough to offer the results to the public. Bravo!






Get McAfee SiteAdvisor download links from the Internet Browsing Tools page.


Related Security Freeware:
K9 Web Protection - free parental control / Internet web filtering


Friday, March 23, 2007

Pixie - stylish, easy to use colour picker



First of all, Pixie is a really small free software. It takes only a small chunk of your hard drive to function and the interface is, small too! But what it does will really benefits webmasters and web designers.

One of the major irritants of web designing is picking the correct color and to be able to use it in your HTML code, you need to know the hexadecimal value of the colour itself. With Pixie - one of the best colour picker out there, you just need to point your cursor on a color that you want to choose - either from a website, a picture or anything. Pixie will display the correct hexadecimal value on its interface in real time, trust me it's so easy.

Pixie also has a few shortcut key, for example and the most useful - if you can't select a color because the image is so small, you just need to press Ctrl+Alt+X to magnify the picture and pick the color from the magnifier after that - brilliant!

Other than that, Pixie also shows the correct 'XY' position (coordinates) of your mouse pointer and it doesn't only show hexs, it shows color values in HTML, RGB, CMYK and HSV too.

It's free, small and really useful for web designing or web programming. Use it and kindly leave a comment if you love it.





Download Pixie via its link from the Web Design Tools page.

Related Web Design Tools:
Alleycode HTML Editor, PSPad Programmer's Editor


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Undelete Plus - file recovery freeware with an intuitive interface



Undelete Plus will well, undelete / recover your deleted files. The process of recovering a deleted file depends on few factors. The most important one is that the sector of the hard disk that contains the deleted data has not yet been overwritten. Having said that, file recovery freeware such as Undelete Plus will probably be most useful when you are going to recover recently deleted files.

The best part of Undelete Plus is the interface is more intuitive compared to PC Inspector File Recovery which I have reviewed before. Here are a few good things about Undelete Plus.


  • Multiple language support - Undelete Plus let you use it in your native language (depends on availability).

  • Easy to use interface - select a drive to search and all the files that can be recovered will be displayed in a list.

  • Results filter - recovered files in Undelete Plus (and other file recovery tools too!) tends to return file lists without the original filename. Filtered results with Undelete Plus is really, a plus for this freeware.


Undelete Plus also has a few disadvantages. Here they are:

  • High CPU usage - This freeware really eats up CPU times when it is running (of course, searching use a lot of processing power!). So better leave Undelete Plus runs without intervention.

  • Limited search options - You can only search drives. You can't refine selection or narrowing it until the directory level.

Even with a few flops, I still think this freeware is worth mentioning. It is quite hard to fine a file recovery which is free and with an easy to use interface so I share it here with all of you.






Get Undelete Plus download link from the Hard Disk Management Tools page. Check out PC Inspector File Recovery and Restoration too.


Related:
PC Inspector File Recovery - recover lost and deleted files!


Monday, March 19, 2007

CCleaner - a simple hard drive cleaner and system optimizer



Looking up for another way to clean up the hard disk or optimize unused spaces? Look no more. CCleaner is a freeware system optimizer that cleans your system from unnecessary files such as browser cache, recently used files and more.

It also doubles up as a privacy tool because it can remove browser caches from the system in a secure way. You can even select what type of items that you want to be cleaned or you can just select all and leave CCleaner to do all the dirty jobs for you.

So how can this freeware help you? Cleaning up your system using CCleaner will help you run your PC faster and save valuable hard disk spaces. In some cases, the speed increase can be quite significant. It's fast and adware-free!

Some of its features:


  • Crap cleaner - cleans internet and pc usage tracks such as browser cache, recently used files, web sites visited, recycle bin, run programs cache, application history and more.


  • Registry repairer - CCleaner will scan your Windows registry thoroughly and give you a detailed report. You can remove all the unnecessary entries one by one or in bulk. You can even backup the registry for safekeeping.


  • Uninstaller - you can launch specific application's uninstaller from the CCleaner interface.


  • Disable startup programs - disable any startup programs that you don't use now. Take back your computer rights.


  • Internet privacy tools - CCleaner will clean browser caches instantly with a click of a button. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are both supported.


  • Secure file deletion - deletion of files will be done over for higher security features. This option is however, optional.


  • Simplicity pays - you can never get lost with CCleaner. The interface is damn intuitive.


I've tried CCleaner on my PC and thought that it was wonderful. It is so easy to use and did not messed up my computer configurations. Try it and paste your experiences in using it here.






Download CCleaner from the Windows System Tools page.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ares Galaxy - unique P2P filesharing coolware



Ares or Ares Galaxy is yet another P2P filesharing free software with extra features. Ares has an easy to use interface and users can share and download any type of documents for example, video files, mp3 files, pdf documents and more. If you are a regular user of P2P file sharing programs, you won't have a problem in using Ares because of the availability of standard P2P features in this freeware.

Here are Ares Galaxy unique features which makes it stands out:


  • Built in media player - you can play your downloaded music of video files directly using Ares Galaxy

  • Multisource downloads - Ares is faster than others. It automatically finds more sources to increase download speed.

  • Library Organizer - your downloaded and shared files are arranged in categories for easy searching and sorting. Fast search is also available

  • Chatrooms - Bored waiting for downloads to finish? Chat with other Ares users!

  • Malicious File Blocker - you can choose to disable executable file downloads via Ares's Control Panel to prevent accidental adware / spyware program downloads.

Furthermore, Ares is a fully open-source freeware. It doesn't limit your peers / download speed that happen with some other so-called freeware, that may persuade you to buy the premium software with complete, full loaded features.





Get Ares download links from the File Download page. You can even get the download link of Limewire P2P, one of the famous P2P software there.


Friday, March 16, 2007

Spyware Blaster - prevent spyware before it even strikes!




Spyware Blaster in not your usual spyware cleaning freeware. It blasts away spyware, adware, browser hijackers and unwanted pieces of software BEFORE it even entered your PC.

This is so true to the saying, "prevention is better than cure". What Spyware Blaster does is that it disable harmful CLSIDs of popular spywares on your PC, making your PCs aware of dangerous attempts, which can happen any other time. Users are advised to update their Spyware Blaster's database regularly, to keep up with the latest patterns,done with a simple click of a button - it's just like your usual anti-virus updates.

Spyware Blaster's doesn't remove spywares from your PC, it prevents them from hijacking your PC, usually at the time when you are using the Internet, so it's good to install Spyware Blaster initially. This is also its advantage, so you don't need to run this freeware in the background, because prevention has been done early on.

To summarize what it does to your PC, here are the advantages of spyware blaster:-


  • Prevention based freeware - it blocks the installation of malicious spyware and adware once installed.

  • Spyware blocker - works with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

  • Internet Explorer restrictions - it potentially blocks unwanted sites before it even reaches your PC.

Sometimes, users will be baffled by how Spyware Blaster actually works because it doesn't prompt you anything, none!. Try it first and you will agree with me and others who have benefited from this anti spyware freeware.

According to other users, Spyware Blaster works well in combination with Spybot Search and Destroy, the latter used to clean already infected PCs. But take note! The most critical part in using Spyware Blaster is to regularly update it.





Get the download links from the Antivirus and Spyware Cleaning page and enjoy risk free Internet browsing now!


Monday, March 12, 2007

K9 Web Protection - free parental control / Internet web filtering



Internet is quite a dangerous place to be nowadays. There are so many offensive materials freely available and are unsuitable for kids and families. That is why internet parental control freeware is a good choice to have on family computers.

K9 Web Protection is a great free web filtering software by BlueCoat Systems, one of the well known company in the internet security industry. It's easy to install with customizable options and filtering levels and works like a charm.

What can you expect from this internet filtering freeware:-


  • Web based administrator with password - key in a password to secure your web filtering settings. Control this part with either IE or Firefox

  • Out of the box, customizable web filter - K9 will depends on its database to block porn sites, deny spyware sites and more. Users can select the protection level which they think is suitable for the whole family.

  • Internet time restriction limit - parents can opt to block internet browsing or allow it according to a configurable, scheduled time limit.

  • Exceptions support - users can instruct this parental control freeware to unblock the wrongly blocked sites

  • Blocking effects - you can make K9 (imagine canine!) to create a barking sound when it's blocking sites and/or display warning messages on the browser

  • Keywords blocking - this will help parents to block words deemed offensive to their kids more specifically.

With K9, setting a line between good sites and bad sites is a breeze. IMHO, K9 Web Protection let parents allow their kids on the Internet without having to worry about adult sites and offensive materials, or basically, safe internet web surfing.

Remember, before you can install K9 Web Protection, you need to fill-up the form to obtain the lifetime license key. Don't be afraid, this coolware is still a freeware :D .

You can get the download links from the Internet Browsing Tools page.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Youtube Downloader - download your favourite youtube clips!



Have you ever want to download that funny movies from YouTube? Or maybe your favourite independent singers clip? Now you can do it wth the obviously named Youtube Downloader.

Before this i have shown you YouRipper, which you can find on the File Download Tools page. Youtube Downloader holds a slight advantage between those two. YouRipper will only download Youtube files in .flv format but with Youtube Downloader, there are two main functions:


  • Download Youtube files (it will still be downloaded in .flv format)

  • Convert the downloaded .flv files to another format e.g .avi (double this freeware with movie conversion capability)

Now it's your choice to choose between those two. Either YouRipper or Youtube Downloader, you can get the download links from the File Download Tools page.

Check out YouRipper's advantage over Youtube Downloader on that page. I won't tell ya :D !


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Pando - how to bypass email attachment size limit with ease



Pando is free personal P2P software that makes sending, receiving and publishing large files a breeze. Need to email large attachments, IM a folder, or post your downloadable videos to the Web? Use Pando.

Pando will easily bypass email attachment limits but never clogs your inbox. This freeware is a blessing for heavy p2p users, because files and folders can be transferred for up to 1 GB in size.






Check out the File Download Tools page for links to download Pando.


Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Mp3tag - powerful audio metadata editor



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.





Get Mp3tag's download link from the Media Tools page.

Do check out the Media Player page as well for more audio related freewares.


Copernic Desktop Search - easy to use desktop search engine



Copernic Desktop Search allows you to instantly find files, emails, images, multimedia and more, that is located in your PC.

It automatically creates an initial index of your hard drive and provides a desktop search interface that returns results instantly, as soon as you type in your keyword.

This freeware can also lookup keywords inside documents, bet you can't do that with Windows Search.





You can get Copernic Desktop Search's download link from the Windows Desktop Tools page.

Related: Check out Google Desktop on the same download page.


Saturday, March 3, 2007

YouRipper - can't get enough of YouTube? Download it!


YouRipper is a small, easy to use utility which enables the end-user to download videos from the major video sharing websites such as YouTube, Google Video, MySpace, Daily Motion and Guba. YouRipper is the only stand-alone software application to enable users to easily download videos from these sites and save them as an industry standard Flash Movie (*.flv).





You can get YouRipper's download link from the File Download page.

Can't play .flv files? Check out VLC Player on the Media Players page.


Friday, March 2, 2007

uTorrent - feature packed yet lightweight bittorrent client


uTorrent is an easy to use, yet feature packed BitTorrent client. This freeware bundles a ton of advanced features into a compact and clean interface that does not require much technical expertise to master. It can be associated with .torrent files and automatically take over whenever you open a torrent. You can choose either a standalone client or an easy to remove installation package, whichever is more convenient.





You can download uTorrent and more downloader's tool from the links provided on the File Download category.


Convert - no fuss unit conversion coolware


Convert is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!





You can download Convert via the Educational Tools category page.