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.