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| ADDSUBTRACT SE | AGNITUM OUTPOST FIREWALL | BOBMARKS V4.1 GOLD | BOOKMARKLETS | BUTTONMANIA | CDBURNERXP PRO | CLICKIE | CLOSEIEX 2.6 | COPYING/MOVING/DELETING ON NEXT BOOT | CRAP CLEANER | CRAZY BROWSER | CROSSWORD CRACKER LITE | DAVE'S QUICK SEARCH TOOLBAR DESKBAR | DISK INVESTIGATOR | DRIVE RESCUE | DOUBLE DRIVER | EASY READ | EMPTY TEMP FOLDERS | EPROMPTER | EZ-HTML EDITOR | FIRSTSTOP METASEARCH ENGINE | FMOD 3.4 | FOLDER SIZE SHELL EXTENSION | HTTRACK WEBSITE COPIER | IE NEW WINDOW MAXIMIZER | INTERNET SLIDESHOW | INTERNET SWEEPER | JARTE | JR SCREEN RULER | JV16 POWER TOOLS | KEY INTERCEPTOR | MAXXIM 1.0.1D | MEASURZE | METAPAD | METOOLBAR | MICROSEARCH COLOR PICKER | MIHOV PICTURE DOWNLOADER | MOUSE EMULATOR | MOUSOTRON 1.2 | MSCONFIG CLEANUP | OFFBYONE | PAINTER 23 | POCKETKNIFE | POWERMENU | PUSH THE FREAKING BUTTON | ROBOFORM | SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY | STAR DOWNLOADER | STARTPAGE GUARD 1.2 | STARTUP CONTROL PANEL | STEALTH FOLDERS | TEXT EFFECTS | TITLEBAR CLOCK | TOOLSPACKAGE | ULTIMATE PAINT | ULTRAPLAYER | URL SPY | VISUAL ZONE REPORT UTILITY | WINX | XENU LINK SLEUTH | XNVIEW | XSITE | YBOOK ETEXT READER | ZIP GENIUS |
01-22-2006 "URL Spy"

Name:URL Spy
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows (OS not specified)
Size: 892 kb
Languages: English
System Requirement:Not stated
From:Breezin Software-
http://www.breezin.net/sdetails.php?SID=1

Manufacturer's explanation:

URL Spy is the ultimate tool for monitoring your favorite Web pages. If you like to be the first to know about new software releases, driver updates, or changes made to a Web page then URL Spy is for you! With URL Spy you can automate the process of scanning any number of Web pages for changes. So quit wasting your time checking pages and let URL Spy do the work.

Some of its features include:

· Check an unlimited number of Web pages.
· Support for multiple user databases.
· Advanced detection system to limit false alarms.
· Asynchronous checking for maximum speed.
· Auto Check System for unattended monitoring.
· User definable sound events.
· And much more...

Dubber's Comments:

I had someone ask me in an email today if I would write and tell them when I updated my website with something they might be interested in. I wrote back and told them that all they had to do was go to the Home page here, type in their email address in the "Monitor page for changes" field and click OK.

As luck would have it, I clicked a couple of sites at random on my Freeware page today and ran across a proggie called URL Spy. As can be seen in the Manufacturers Comments above URL Spy proposes to do just what my friend wanted.

I downloaded URL Spy, put my website's URL in it and had it run a check. Then I went to my website and made a change in it.

I waited the 15 minutes that I set up as the time interval to check websites and sure enough URL Spy reported that my website had been changed.

I'm not sure which Windows Operating Systems that URL Spy will work on. I know that it works with the WIndows XP on this computer.

If you need to keep up with changes in websites the easy way, then URL Spy is just what you need.

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01-14-2006 "HTTrack Website Copier"

Name:HTTrack Website Copier-Offline Browser
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 9x/ME/NT/XP/2000/2003/Unix/Linux/Linux GPL and MAC
Size: 3.67 mb
Languages: Around 30
System Requirement:Not stated
From: HTTrack-
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Manufacturer's explanation:

HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the "mirrored" website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online.

HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

Dubber's Comments:

I have a friend with a computer that does not have Internet access. With HTTrack I can download and burn a website to a CD and my friend can surf that website to his heart's content on his computer.

Not too long ago one of my favorite websites gave a warning that they would start charging for access to their website content. I used HTTrack to download the website while it was still free.

HTTrack is one of those programs that you can use to simply download a website. However, it has many options and filters that you can use to make it as complicated and esoteric as you want. Geeks and amateurs alike will be pleased with HTTrack.

Yep, this is another one of those programs that you didn't know you really needed until you started using it. Heh, it's small, easy to use, works on almost any platform, has about 30 languages, and has lots of online documentation.

HIghly recommended!

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01-07-2006 "Double Driver"

Name: Double Driver
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Win 95/98/ME/2K/XP/
Size: 1.37 mb
Languages: English
System Requirement: Processor PC with a processor 133 MHz or faster. RAM- 16 MB. Available Hard Disk Space- 5 MB. Video 800 x 600 pixel, 256 colors (recommended: 1024 x 768 pixel, High Color 16-bit). Mouse or compatible pointing device.
From: Boozet-
http://boozet.xepher.net/dd/download.htm

Manufacturer's explanation:

With Double Driver you can view which drivers are installed in your system and you can backup the drivers you choose, save and print the drivers list, and more.

Double Driver is freeware. Feel free to use and give this program to anyone you know. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Double Driver Features

* View installed drivers
* Backup drivers
* Restore drivers
* Save drivers list
* Print drivers list

Dubber's Comments:

The program that I used in the past to back up my computer's drivers went Shareware and now I have started using Double Driver(DD) to back up the drivers on my computer.

DD is one of Boozet's fine freeware programs. It will list your drivers almost instantly. Then you have the choice of saving them to a file, printing them or backing them up.

I tried backing them up and it took about a minute to backup 46 megabytes of drivers to a file.

It's so easy that you could rerun it every time you updated any of your drivers.

I haven't tried the Restore option, but it would be very handy to be able to just pick any driver file from the list and restore it if an updated version of that driver caused problems.

Highly recommended!

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06-24-2005 "XSite"

Name: XSite
Type: Postcardware
Operating Systems: Win 98/ME/2K/XP/2K3
Size: 2 mb
Languages: English
System Requirement: Not stated.
From: Veign-
http://www.veign.com/download_app.asp?app=108

Manufacturer's explanation:

XSite will load and parse any webpage into a simple structured view for displaying images, email addresses, and all links.

Generate a result report that section out all the links, images, and email addresses.

Easily grab all images in a web page by downloading them to a local folder.

Export lists out to CSV format which makes it easy to push the information into any database.

Dubber's Comments:

If you need to extract the Urls from a website then XSite is your ticket.

The download and install of XSite was uneventful.

It took a few minutes to figure out how to use it. Once I understood that you had to click an icon to make a connection it was all downhill.

In just a few seconds I was presented with a list of close to 2500 Urls from the Freeware Links page on my website.

I then clicked to download the the list of Urls to a Log file that I was able to copy and paste wherever I wanted.

There may be a bunch of Link Extracter programs around, but I'm not going to look any more. XSite does exactly what I want it to do.

XSite is another great proggie that delivers on its promises. It will definitely stay on my hard drive.

By the way, "Postcardware" means that all the author of the Freeware asks is that you send him a postcard as payment for his efforts.

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05-21-2005 "Easy Read"

Name: Easy Read
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT 3.x, WinNT 4.x, WinXP, Windows2000, Windows2003
Size: 327 kb
Languages: English
System Requirement:Internet Explorer 4+
From: Easy Read-
http://www.iconico.com/easyRead/
Manufacturer's explanation:

If you're frustrated at Internet Explorer not allowing you to view webpages at the size you want then you'll appreciate the EasyRead Toolbar Buttons. The EasyRead toolbar buttons allow you to magnify any HTML page as you browse the web.

Version 1 is now available, with the following features:

* Easily Zoom in and out on any webpage at the touch of a button
* Great for those of you with poor sight when viewing small size text
* Works in all situations, when Internet Explorer's 'Text Size' fails
* Works with pages in frames
* Prints your HTML page magnified
* Totally 100% Free!
* No popup adverts or spyware
* Simple to use

Dubber's Comments:

I can't tell you how many times I have been unable to read the text on a website while using the Internet Explorer browser. Elsewhere on the site is a workaround for this that involves using some accessibility features.

I'll bet there are as many computer users who have switched to others browsers such as Firefox for this reason as much as any other, including tabs, etc.

Easy Read does what it says. It puts "+" and "-" buttons in the IE toolbar that allow you to Zoom in and Zoom out on a web page. I wish I had discovered a program like Easy Read a long time ago.

Click to go to the Easy Read home page
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05-15-2005 "MSConfig CleanUp"

Name: MSConfig CleanUp
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows with MSConfig
Size: 689 kb
Languages: English
From: MSConfig CleanUp-
http://www.get-in-control.com/msconfig-cleanup/
Manufacturer's explanation:

MSConfig, a tool that comes with Windows, includes a basic startup manager which allows you to enable/disable auto-start programs. It does not however allow you to completely remove an entry from the list. This is where MSConfig Cleanup comes in!

It scans the startup configurations and allows you to remove any item that has been previously disabled via MSConfig.

Dubber's Comments:

MSConfig lists all the processes that are going to run automatically when you start your computer. A lot of computer users will uncheck some of these because they are unnecessary and slow down the start up of your computer. After installing and uninstalling various programs, this list can get lengthy because even though the processes are disabled, they are still on the list, and it just looks messy.

Well, if your computer operating system actually has MSConfig, then MSConfig Cleanup will remove all those processes completely from the list. Just install MSConfig Cleanup and start it up. What you will see is a window that lists only the disabled processes from the whole MSConfig list. Select the ones you want to get rid of and then click on "Clean up selected". That's it.

MSConfig Cleanup is an honest little proggie that does its one task well. You may not use it often or even want to use it at all, but I like it and will use it from now on.

Only one thing, and it's not a big thing, is that you have to reboot sooner or later after using it, so it may be a good idea to save your work before using it.

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05-03-2005 "CDBurnerXP Pro"

Name: CDBurnerXP Pro
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server
Size: 11.02 mb
Languages: English
From: CDBurnerXP Pro-
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
Manufacturer's explanation:

CDBurnerXP Pro is a free CD/DVD burning solution.
With this software you can burn CD-R, CD-RW DVD+R/RW DVD-R/RW discs.

Writes all kind of media apart from double-layer DVD (follows in next version). Burning video-DVDs is limited.

Burn audio-CDs with and without gaps between tracks

Burn on the fly / Burn-proof

Supports most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives

Rip Audio-CDs to harddrive, obtain track-information (ID3-tags) from Internet

Burn and create ISO-files

Customizeable with many settings

Data verification after burn, create bootable discs (will be) available in multiple languages

100% freeware - no adware or restrictions

bin/nrg->ISO converter, simple cover printing and much more!

Operating systems: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server.

Dubber's Comments:

You know that I'm not going to waste my time going to the trouble of putting something on this page that I don't like.

Yes, I do like this Freeware CD, DVD, ISO burner, especially on Windows 98, ME, and 2000 which don't come with a built-in CD-Burner like Windows XP does.

CDBurnerXP Pro is a polished, easy to use burner.

And when was the last time you saw the drawbacks of a program listed on its Download page? Well, here they are:

* If you have problems with Installer (i.e. INSTMISA.EXE not found) update your Windows Installer (download at bottom of the page)
* Burning ISO Images is limited to 4,2GB
* Folders added to layout might be empty, in this case check the forum
* Possibly wrong detection if drive is able to use DAO/SAO mode for audio burning or not
* Multisession problems with DVD+R
* Files with relative paths within m3u-playlists are not added
* If you want to burn without administrative rights, you have to enable this feature as administrator in CDBurnerXP Pro: File->Settings->Device Access * Helpfile partially outdated (all those pages without a blue background for heading)
* non-ASCII charcters are not displayed or burned correctly

These are known problems that will be fixed in future versions.

But, don't wait. This burner works great already.

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04-28-2005 "Crap Cleaner"

Name: Crap Cleaner
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP/XPSP2/ and2003.
Size: 428 kb
Languages: English
From: CCleaner-
http://www.ccleaner.com/
Manufacturer's explanation:

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization tool that removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free. :)

Cleans the following:

Internet Explorer-
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, index.dat.

Firefox-
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.

Windows Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

Registry cleaner

Advanced cleaner to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.

Third-party applications

Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...

100% Spyware FREE

Dubber's Comments:

I'll bet you thought the same thing that I did. A program named "Crap Cleaner" is probably a joke and is actually a piece of crap. Not so, my friend.

Crap Cleaner does an excellent job of removing "Crap" from your computer. And it is very easy to use and, in addition, works very quickly.

You might not want to do it, but I let Crap Cleaner remove whatever it wants to from my computer. I have not had any bad consequences from doing that.

Crap Cleaner actually does what it says. IMHO, it's one of the safest and best cleaners you can use.

Now, it won't get all the MRU items that MRU Blaster does and it won't clean out all the registry junk that JV16 and Easy Cleaner do. Of course, it does removes crap that they don't get.

I highly recommend Crap Cleaner. Try it. I think you will like it.

As a bonus, Crap Cleaner will work with Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP/XPSP2/ and2003.

Lastly, the price is right.

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01-10-2003 "Painter 23"

Name: Painter 23
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/
Size:
Zip file-497 kb
Languages: English
From: JansFreeware-
http://jansfreeware.com

Manufacturer's explanation:

16-Februari-2001 size:508kb Painter 23 Features: TOOLS for Backdrops, Effects, and Filters, Banners, Artistic, GIF and JPEG Optimizer, smallBMP's; GADGETS: free floating buttons, labels, images, gradient text, smart shapes, bitmap fonts; IMAGE: layers, seamless patterns, trace, emboss, mirror, flip, free rotation, whirl, scroll, drip, crop, wave, shadow, filter, mask, glue and combine ; FORMATS: png, jpg, (transparent) gif,bmp,wmf,emf,ico,tif; TWAIN scanner support;PRINT: with preview; DRAW: clone brush, stars,polygons, mirrors, blocks,syms, spirals, arcs, curves, cubes, chords, pies, spirograph, maze, globe, concentric,anchored etc.; PATTERNS: create your own; TEXT: plain, shadow, pattern, rotate; RANGE: float, color transitions, tiling,borders,move, smear etc; CAPTURE screen/area. BRUSHES: airbrush, textures, clone, smart color, ornamental, effect, morphing; create 256-color Icons; image blending;

Dubber's Comments:

Downloading Jan's Painter 23 was slow and the install was uneventful. Your only choice for the download is a Zip file, so you will need some sort of Archive utility such as the fine "Zip Genius" featured in another review here.

I know what you are thinking. So what? Another clone of MSPaint with just a few more "bells and whistles", but not much more functionality.

That's what I thought, too, just looking at the rather austere GUI of Painter 23.

Then I started looking through the options available. Not only are there tons of options just in the menus, but when you choose an option and then right click on the object created, there are tons more.

I am not going to make an attempt to tell you everything you can do with this software that is less than a 500 kb download.

If you are interested in graphic design for the Internet, check Painter 23 out.

I am going to spend a leisurely couple of days exploring this proggie. Usually I spend a couple of days exploring and then write a review.

It didn't take me 10 minutes to decide that this proggie is worth a review. Painter 23 is a worthy addition to your graphics software arsenal.

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01-01-2003 "Copying/Moving/Deleting on Next Boot"

Name: Copying/Moving/Deleting on Next Boot
Type: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Size:
MSI-setup (546 Kb)
EXE-setup (644 Kb)
ZIP-archive (369 Kb)
Languages: English, German.
From: Gibin Software House-
http://www.gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/index.htm

Manufacturer's explanation:

Copies, moves or deletes files on next system boot for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. The utility is very useful when user needs to replace or delete files which are locked by other applications, loaded into memory or cannot be changed until next system boot. The program can be integrated into shell (setup creates the "Copy/Move/Delete on boot" context menu item and GiPo@Utilities file/folder property page).

Dubber's Comments:

The first thing I noticed a little different about this software is that you can download it as an MSI, Exe, or a Zip file. You ever try to do an MSI install on a Windows 98 FE operating system?

That's right. It won't work unless you download and install an update from the Internet. Thanks for that, Gibin Software.

The second feature that grabs your attention is that it works on Windows 95 through Windows XP. So, If you are using a Windows operating system, you are all set.

By the way, the Gibin Software House has a website that is simple, sleek, easily understood and easy to navigate. It's also easy on your eyes with a light purple background and white font. Very pleasant experience visiting there. Be nice if other websites would follow this fine example.

I downloaded the MSI install in 1 min 49 sec on a 34.6 Kbps modem which is 5.00 KB/Sec. That's a fast download for my puter.

The second screen in the install process lets you choose to install for all users or just the current user. I installed on Windows XPPro, so your mileage may vary on this feature on other Operating Systems.

Otherwise, the install was quick and uneventful. You aren't pestered with questions about putting a shortcut on the Desktop, in the Start menu, in your Favorites, etc.

I checked and an option was added to the "Right click" menu to delete a file at the next reboot. Using this option is similar to Deleting in Windows. A popup Window appears asking if you want to delete the file at the next reboot, giving you a chance to say no if you clicked the Delete at Reboot option by mistake.

Opening the program, you are presented with a nice looking, but unnecessary credit screen, which I am sure you will grow weary of if you use this program a lot.

The next screen presents you with a box to type or drag and drop a file name into.

The following screen offers three choices upon a reboot:
1. Copy the file to a different location.
2. Rename or (and) move a file to a different location.
3. Delete the file.

I tried all three choices and they worked like a charm for me.

Ok, Ok, you can boot into DOS or Safe mode to do what this program does. So you have to choose between adding the complexity of another probably seldom used third party utility to your computer or the aggravation of rebooting to DOS or Safe mode just to do a simple task like renaming, moving, or deleting a file that is in use.

I chose to keep "Copy/Move/Delete on Next Boot" on my hard drive.

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07-20-2002 "WinX"

Heh, have you ever typed a long, thoughtful, thorough email only to hit the wrong button and send it to bit heaven? That's the reason I compose long emails in a text editor and copy and paste the finished text into my email program.

Winx will take the worry out of losing text.

Winx is a basic keylogger that runs in the background hidden from view. The program is installed in the C:\windowsdirectory and in the folder WINx. The keystrokes are stored in a .doc file with the date as the name. This program is 398kb and is designed for Win98, Win ME only.

Oh, by the way, this proggie will also let you know what other people are doing when they use your computer. You can finally find out where all that disgusting stuff in you Temporay Internet Files comes from.

There are other less ethical uses for this proggie that I will leave to your imagination.

All in all a very fine proggie.

Click to go to the WinX home page
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07-13-2002 "Text Effects"

Create stunning 3D, multicolor, shaded, rotatable text for that special web image/greeting card/logo.

Shading (depth, angle, multicolor)
Rotate text 90, 180, 270 degrees
Horizontal/Vertical/Flip/Mirror text
Parallel processing dialog box
Realtime screen color grab - click and drag
Realtime rapid, size/font display
Super large font size option
Paste to fit/resize picture
Mirror/Flip/Rotate 90, 180, 270 degrees
Multiple picture formats: BMP,JPG,ICO - true color solid and transparent,PPM,PGM,PBM,XBM,TEP
Comes with 42 example TextBrushs
Command line parametres for opening picture and TextBrushs

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07-06-2002 "Folder Size Shell Extension "

Folder Size Shell Extension is a free shell extension for Windows 95/98 and NT. It adds a new tab to the Properties dialog that displays a folder's and drive's size. This new page allows you see the folders and sub folders sizes (in a hierarchical tree). To access to the options (units, sort, etc.) a contextual menu is provided. Folder Size Shell Extension delivers useful information and integrates well into Windows 95/98 and NT's existing structure.

To activate this extension, right-click on a folder (or on a drive), and click on Properties in the contextual menu. Windows Explorer displays the Properties dialog with a new page named Size.

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06-29-2002 "Zip Genius"

Zip Genius is a freeware zip/unzip program and much more.

Main Features-
21 compression and coding/uncoding formats.
Zip encryption/decryption.
PocketPC support via ActiveSync.
Extensible via the ZGTools.
Drag and drop support.
Custom font can be applied to ZipGenius buttons and menus.
Other formats than zip have almost the same functions.
"First Step Assistant" button to drive newbies.
Send archive (or single files from them) via e-mail.
Web publishing of archives and files via FTP.
Customizable self-extracting archives.
File downloading from the Internet.
FTPGenius - ftp client built-in.
ZipGenius Mail - e-mail client built-in.
Backup functions.

Many other features, some undocumented, like Docking toolbars.

Very attractive and intuitive GUI. And Zip Genius has the prettiest zip folder design, bar none. A 4mb download. In Windows 95 or NT4 you will need to install Internet Explorer 4.x or later.

Another great proggie. I use it all the time.

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06-22-2002 "Internet Sweeper"

Internet Sweeper is a small(96kb) proggie that sits in your Systray. it sweeps all the junk files from your computer at any time. It is free, but nags at you to try to get you to make a donation.

Internet Sweeper:

Erases unneeded files which take up hard disk space and slow down browsers after using the internet. Closes those annoying javascript popup windows. Can automatically run when computer boots, user logs in, or when browsers closed. Works with Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2K/XP ALL major browsers supported: Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator (now 6.2), and Opera (6.1), and now AOL 7.0! Options to erase index.dat files, Cache, History, Cookies, Addresses, Forms, Passwords, Recent Documents, Find Documents and Search Assistants, Find Computers, and Temporary Files!

I really like the popup stopper option. It stops all popups, unless you OK them. In combination with Agnitum Outpost Firewall, which has a good ad-blocker, your surfing becomes much more enjoyable.

Another great little proggie that I use all the time.

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06-15-2002 "Spybot-Search and Destroy "

If you use AdAware to get rid of Spyware, then you will like Spybot-Search and Destroy.

SpyBot-S&D searches your harddisk for so-called spy- or adbots; little modules that are responsible for the ads many programs show.

If SpyBot-S&D finds such modules, it can remove them - or replace them with empty dummies in case their host won't work any more with its bot removed. In most cases, the host software still runs after removing the bot.

Another feature of Spybot S&D is the removal of usage tracks, which makes it more complicated for unknown spybots to transmit useful data. The list of last visited websites, opened files, started programs, cookies, all that and more can be cleaned. Supported are the three mahjor browsers Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator and Opera.

Last but not least Spybot-S&D contains some routines to find and correct invalid entries into the registry.

I use Spybot-S&D in concert with AdAware to try to keep Spyware off my computer. These proggies are useful and sometimes necessary to fix your computer.

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06-08-2002 "Jarte "

Jarte is a freeware word processor and editor that replaces Microsoft's Wordpad and Notepad. This proggie has too many features to list here.

Just hitting the highlights:

Spell check Dictionary in different languages, 1.6mb download, multiple documents with a tabbed interface, saves to various formats, OLE support, multilevel undo and redo, font formattimg , paragraph formatting, printing support, document navigation, display and reuse 25 clips, advanced screen capture, Special Character Keyboard, reference bar with internet access, word and character count, direct access to system find, etc., etc.

Jarte has an attractive and intuitive GUI. I like it a lot and use it all the time.

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06-01-2002 "Mihov Picture Downloader"

Do you want to download a lot of pictures from one page, but you don't want to click every thumbnail or link to that picture, and then save it? Mihov Picture Downloader is exactly what you need.

It scans a page that you specify for each and every picture, that is linked from that page. Then it displays all pictures found and you can select only the pictures, that you would like to have downloaded. One click and download of all pictures starts. It's that easy!

The program can even download images from behind the firewall, using the proxy host settings. Mihov Picture Downloader can even download graphics from password protected sites (but you still need the password!).

In this new version even more html is supported, better proxy support is added, time outs are treated different and what most users wanted: download path is now selectable.

The program is easy to use, it has step-by-step instuctions for every click you make. In no more then five steps you will have your pictures on your hard drive, with no extra clicking! You can grab all graphics from one page instantly!

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05-25-2002 "TitleBarClock "

TitleBarClock displays the Day, Month, Time and Megabytes of free physical memory on the right side of the Title Bar in any main window that has the mouse or keyboard focus.

Displays time in either 12 or 24 hour (military) format.

Can also optionally hide any or all of the clock outputs.

TBC also places a clock icon in the System Tray when you start the program. Right click on the tray icon to change default settings.

Runs on Windows 95-98-Me-NT4-2000-XP.

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05-18-2002 "Internet Slideshow "

Internet Slideshow allows you to configure a list of websites that you want to visit so that, once started, all you have to do is click a Next button to go to the next site on your list.

I use this little program every day to gather stats for a UD/PC911 stats update. I have ten webpages programmed that I access in succession and Internet Slideshow makes it easy. Great little prog.

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05-11-2002 "Buttonnania "

Buttonmania is an application that creates buttons in different styles and shapes. It's possible to create some very simple and clean buttons to complex stuff. Also built in is a JavaScript code creator with a GUI.

Easy to use to make all kinds of buttons. Design your own buttons for your website.

You can also make some interesting gradient style buttons to use at backgrounds for forum sigs and such.

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05-04-2002 "Drive Rescue "

Drive Rescue finds any lost and deleted data on your drive (e.g. hard disk) even if the partition table is lost or the drive has been quick-formatted.

Lost Data, that is the result of a system crash can also be recovered .

Supported file systems: FAT 12/16/32 (used by hard disks, disks, Smartmedia, Compact Flash, Memory Stick and other) and NTFS (incomplete)

System requirements:Windows® 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP

Second hard disk (or network drive) is recommended for recovery Supported languages: Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish - and the possibility to add your own!

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04-27-2002 "Disk Investigator "

Kevin Solway's Disk Investigator helps you to discover all that is hidden on your computer hard disk. It can also help you to recover lost data. Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files.(for Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000, WinXP)

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04-20-2002 "Crazy Browser "

Crazy Browser(CB) is a powerful Web browser. It has the ability to open multiple sites and windows inside a single browser task.

CB has full support for Windows XP Theme and P3P privacy policy (requires IE6) and JavaScript error suppression.... It can handle multiple monitors and has tab status indicators. Annoying ad windows can be removed automatically and multiple pages can be saved and reopened together. Crazy Browser comes with many preconfigured search engines, but you can extend it to use your own.

Surf the Web at will with this powerful, customizable, easy-to-use browser.

Minimum System Requirements-

Computer/Processor : 486DX/66 or higher
Operating System : Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows NT 4.0 or later
Disk Space: 5 MB available for installation
Memory: 16 MB RAM
Browser: Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 5 or later must be installed on your computer, though it does not need to be your default browser.

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04-13-2002 "Ultimate Paint "

Ultimate Paint(UP) is a paint program. Its main purpose is to draw and edit graphics, although there are several additional built-in photo-processing functions and effects.

It has a very flexible brush handling method which encourages creative drawing. You may also find it useful to touch existing drawings and photographs. All pictures are handled 24 bit (true color).

Ultimate Paint is MSPaint on Steroids. There are many, many special image effects to play around with. A very nice FREEWARE image manipulation tool for your collection.

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04-06-2002 "Agnitum Outpost Firewall"

The Agnitum Outpost Firewall(AOF) is a a FREE, powerful personal firewall for Windows. AOF gives peace of mind from any threats by cookies, banner ads, e-mail viruses, backdoors, spyware, crackers, adware, and virtually every other Internet danger. AOF starts protecting against all kinds of internal and external attacks as soon as it's installed. AOF has an open architecture and support for plug-ins. AOF protects your system from worm and virus attacks that arrive by e-mail. You can filter e-mails based upon their content, and AOF will prevent dangerous attachments from executing. AOF performs web filtering. There is a privacy guard feature, as well as a plug-in that will block banner advertisements from your web pages. Users can get free updates to AOF automatically, using the program's built-in update utility. AOF's functionality can be expanded to detect and protect computers from new threats that may develop. Inexperienced users will appreciate the ease of installation and ability to simply set Outpost's protection features.

Tip: Be sure to uninstall other firewalls before installing AOF.

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03-30-2002 "CloseIEx 2.6 "

CloseIEx puts a pair of buttons on the Internert Explorer Toolbar. One button closes all instances of Internet Explorer. The other button closes all IE windows except the one you are viewing.

So, if you don't like popup stopper programs or you want an easy way out of popup hell, CloseIEx will do the job for you.

You can also put these buttons in the Quick Launch Toolbar or in the Start menu.

Works in Windows 95,98,ME, 2000, NT, and XP. Requires IE5 and up. About 1.5mb. Free.

A nice little program. I use it and like it.

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03-23-02 "METoolbar "

Are you a Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP user? Here is a powerful tool for your desktop. This ultimate internet and desktop tool brings you 27 useful tools in one program.

General tools: Search throughout 40 different search engines at once, Language translator, Free SMS, Latest news, Spam remover, Links manager, Applications manager, Agenda with world clock, Clipboard history, Password kepeer, Password revealer, Weather forecast, Backup utility, Currrency converter, Quotes (stock symbols). Network tools: Ping, Trace, DNS lookup, Port scanner, Finger, WhoIs. URL tools: Submit url, Url info, Link popularity, Position analysis, Keyword density.

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03-16-02 "Meazure "

Meazure is a program that measures, magnifies and captures the screen by providing a battery of features in a cohesive user interface.

Features:
Measure objects on the screen such as images, windows and icons.
Capture arbitrary portions of the screen.
Magnify the screen up to 32X .magnification.
Display rulers on the screen.
Display a grid overlay on the screen with adjustable grid spacing.
Measure using a number of units including pixels, points, twips, and centimeters.
Calibrate screen resolution to provide accurate measurements.
Save and restore measurement tool positions using Profiles.
Use predefined Profiles for common screen and video sizes such as NTSC and PAL.
Configure the user interface to show only the information you need.
Detailed context-sensitive online help.

Requirements

Pentium® 200 MHz processor or higher.
Windows® 95 / 98 / ME / NT 4 / 2000 / XP.
Internet Explorer 4.01 or above (for online Help.
32 MB memory or higher.
4 MB video memory or higher.
5.5 MB disk space.

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03-09-02 "PocketKnife "

PocketKnife provides Developers and Advanced Users with more than a wealth of information at their fingertips.

PocketKnife is an advanced information utility. PocketKnife provides both Developers and Advanced users with a tool that digs deep into the Windows Operating System for information about the system, memory, CPU information and Window information.

To use PocketKnife, your computer must have at least the following:

Microsoft Windows 95, 98/98SE, NT, 2000 or XP
8MB RAM, 12MB Recommended
4MB Hard Disk Space
Intel, AMD or Cyrix Processor
(Not tested with other processors)
This program will surprise you with the amount and type of information it will find.

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03-02-02 "Empty Temp Folders "

Empty Temp Folders (emptemp) helps you manage folders that contain temporary files, left over by other applications. It's easy to add any folder and you can empty a folder (or all folders) with one click.

Also emptemp will let you list and delete cookies, history files and temporary internet files (this requires MS Internet Explorer version 5+).

Emptemp also has a search function to let you find and delete temporary files outside the normal temp folders. Any program can leave behind temporary files or backup files anywhere on your harddisk. These files have file types like .tmp, .bak, .old and .log. You can add your own file types.

Emptemp also displays the amount of memory the content of the clipboard takes up, and lets you delete it. And it can find broken shortcuts (.lnk files) on your harddisk, so you can delete or fix them.

Add existing folders to the list on the left (in emptemp's window). Then delete the contents of a folder (or all folders) by clicking a button in the toolbar. You can also delete single files or subfolders by selecting them and pressing the Delete key.

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02-23-02 "Star Downloader "

Star Downloader is a download accelerator that can increase download speeds by up to 400 percent. Unlike similar applications, it is completely free. It does not contain any banner ads or spy-ware.

The acceleration is achieved by splitting the file being downloaded into several parts and downloading these parts at the same time. Download speeds are further increased by downloading the file from the fastest mirror sites.

You may automatically resume broken downloads if your connection is lost or if your computer accidently shuts down. With the scheduler, you may download files at certain times of the day. Star Downloader may also automatically connect to your ISP and hangup upon completion of downloads.

An integrated unzipping utility can automatically unzip and install downloaded files. Star Downloader also integrates with your antivirus program to automatically scan files upon completion of the download.

Star Downloader supports FTP and HTTP. Proxy is also supported.

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02-16-2002 "XnView "

XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphics files (FREEWARE for non-commercial use). It supports more than 340 graphic formats in reading and 40 in writing (Jpeg, Targa, TDI, Softimage bitmap, RGB Sgi, Tiff, Gif, ... ).

It has the features :
Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support
Resize
Copy/Cut/Crop
Adjust brigthness, contrast...
Modify number of colors
Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, ...)
Apply effects (lens, wave, ...)
Fullscreen mode
Slide show
Picture browser
Batch convert
Thumbnail create
Screen capture
Contact Sheet create
TWAIN support (Windows only)
Print support (Windows only)
Drag & Drop support (Windows only)
36 languages support (Windows only)
A nice alternative to Irfanview.

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02-09-2002"UltraPlayer"

UltraPlayer is simply a great-looking, easy-to-use digital media player. However, beneath its simple exterior lies a powerful and fully customizable desktop media instrument.

Whether you are new to MP3s and digital audio and video, or you have been creating, downloading, and broadcasting your own sound files for years, UltraPlayer offers you a world of possibilities. With UltraPlayer, you can:

Play audio and video files from your hard drive or CD-ROM (in MP3, WMA, MP2, MP1, WAV, CDA, WMV, ASF, MPEG, AVI, MIDI, RM, RAM, RA, RV, RF, and AIFF formats).

Tune in streaming audio broadcasts from the Internet

Collect and organize songs into custom playlists

Wake up or remind yourself of appointments using UltraPlayer's SmartAlarm features

Customize the look and feel of UltraPlayer using UltraSkins

Add a visual component to your listening experience with Visualization Modules

Use Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) to modify and/or add effects to your audio output.

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02-02-2002"StartPage Guard 1.2".

THE PROGRAM-
StartPage Guard (SPG) protects your PC from cyberscam, by monitoring status of your internet browser StartPage and preventing it from any unauthorized changes.

BACKGROUND-
Malicious programs (viruses, trojans, backdoors, etc.) sometime change the StartPage to "gain the ground". Spywares use this way to invade user's privacy by tracking destinations which user visited, and collecting personal information. In some cases this activity may be totally transparent to the user. But most often this is just plain annoyance when start page is changed without asking user's permission. SPG effectively deals with all this problems, making surfing the net safer, more secure, and by reducing frustaration - more fun.

FEATURES-
* ALWAYS remember user-selected StartPage.
* Alerts if start page has been changed.
* Detects and reports transparent-redirect attempts.
* Can automatically revert to user-selected start page without user interaction.
* Deals with disabled (grayed) set-startpage-address buttons on IE.
* Simple and user friendly interface.
* Whole program is a single, small (300+k) file, written in C++.
* Install / uninstall included.

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01-26-2002"jv16 Power Tools"

jv16 PowerTools is basically the Tool to control your computer. Until now your computer might had been the one who is in charge, but with jv16 PowerTools you can take the control. The program contains all the tools needed for monitoring, cleaning and controlling the registry, the file system and your Local Area Network.

Key features

The Registry Tool
-Clean the Windows' Add/Remove software list. -Uninstall software -Scan the registry for invalid and obsolete registry entries -Remove leftover registry entries -Control which program starts automatically with the computer. -Access the registry of a remote computer

The File Tool
-Search for zero-lenght files -Search for duplicate files -Search for Temp files -Search for Invalid shortcuts -Search from your local computer or from remote computers.

The LAN tool -Run Programs on remote computers -Send messages -Chat -Control remote computers (Shut down, reboot, log off etc.) -Remote task manager

jv16 PowerTools also supports scripting, user accounts with custom user rights and the program even has a multi-lingual user interface.

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01-19-2001"Crossword Cracker Lite".

Ever ripped hair out when trying to figure outthat last word in a crossword puzzle?? Then give this neat little program a go!!

It is very simple to use, and gives a list of possible results very quickly. This lite version features a wordlist of 48,000 words from the English dictionary, which it quickly scans through and tells you any possible answers to your crossword query.

Simply enter in the textbox which letters you have so far of your word, and ? for the unknown letters....

ie. "ch??t " would give cheat, chart, chant, andothers for possible answers.

This program is designed for Windows 98 and ME. I installed it into Windows 2000 and it works like a charm.

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01-12-2002"Dave's Quick Search Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar".

Dave's Quick Search Deskbar allows you to launch Google, Yahoo, Switchboard, and dozens of other searches directly from your desktop toolbar. It has a simple, clean, and powerful interface that also includes a calculator, clock, calendar, currency converter, and a translator. Completely free and open-source.

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01-05-2002"ToolsPackage ".

The ToolsPackage includes 31 small tools which can be started without installation. There is a quick-start tool, currency calculator, calendar-week, bookmark-checker, website-backgroundchecker, copy pathes, clipboard organizer, desktop-to-front, ASCII-Extractor, alternate screen saver, cliptext-to-html converter, char counter, entity converter (html), PathCopy for OpenExpert, ClipSort, text trim, exe browser, Val2Words, tray manager, time calculator, WinOnTop, AutoCopy, MultiReplacer, Tour, CheckASC, Manual-Browser, CountDownWatch, RemoveDisk, an ignore-drivenames tool and 2 small games.

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12-29-2001"Clickie".

Clickie is a handy utility that will add 2 new features to the context menu (right click) of Windows Explorer.

Copy Path Name: Copies the path of the selected folder or file to the clipboard (as text). You can then paste it wherever you need it. Some softwares need the name and path of a file and do not provide any way to browse. In such a case, Clickie becomes very useful and will save you a lot of time.

Open MS-DOS Prompt: Opens a DOS window in the selected directory. Using Clickie, you don't need to crawl to the directory you want to work in.

Works on Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4 and Windows 2000. Available in English and French.

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12-22-2001"FMOD 3.4".

FMOD is the fastest, most powerful and easiest to use sound system on Windows, Linux and Windows CE there is. Supporting 3d sound, midi, mods, mp3, ogg vorbis, wma, recording, geometry processing, cd playback, mmx, internet streaming, dsp effects, spectrum analysis, user created samples and streams, synchronization support, DMO FX, EAX 1&2, A3D 3.0,C/C++/VB/Delphi/MASM and MORE .

Friends, they are not kidding! There are many more features. This music player is easy on your computer's resources, has a deceptively simple looking GUI, and sounds great. Try it. You won't regret it.

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12-15-2001"VisualZone Report Utility"

VisualZone Report Utility is an intrusion analyser and report utility for ZoneAlarm and ZoneAlarm Pro. It displays a clear overview of all intrusion attempts and allows you to analyse the information in lots of different ways. VisualZone can perform a backtrace to try to find even more information about the intruder. You can even automate the process so that a backtrace is performed automatically when new attacks are detected. VisualZone can also submit intrusion attempts to DShield.org for further analysis.

Whether simply trying to find out more or wanting to dig deeper inside the hackers mind, VisualZone is the right tool for the job. And it doesn't require any technical knowledge to get the job done. And the best of all, VisualZone Report Utility is absolutely FREE !

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12-08-2001"Mouse Emulator "

Is your mouse broken, or did you just forget it? Or maybe you are having USB driver problems, and your mouse isn't working. With Mouse Emulator, you can still use your computer.

Just run the program, and it will show you which keys you have to press to move the mouse cursor.The program is freeware and runs under Windows NT/9x and above.

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12-01-2001 "Mousotron 1.2 " .

Mousotron simply measures the distance that your mouse cursor travels.

Features:

- view distance in Metric system or English system
- Animated background (turn on/off)
- Support for all monitor sizes
- Stay-on-Top option
- Runs on startup
- Saves distance history
- Easy Setup
- No extra DLL's required
- Uninstall option

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11-24-2001 "Push the Freakin' Button" .

Push the Freakin' Button (or PTFB for short) is a freeware, button pressing utility for use with Windows 95/98/ME, NT4 and Windows 2000.

PTFB runs in the background - usually its only on-screen presence is a mouse-shaped task bar icon. When a dialog causes irritation, you simply tell PTFB which button should be pressed, and it will handle the dialog in future.

By default, PTFB is cautious - a dialog has to be a perfect match for its hitlist entry before any buttons will be pressed. But it can be set to be less strict, allowing a range of similar dialogs to be handled from one hitlist entry.

Main Features
Simple drag-drop interface for adding buttons to the "hit-list".
Buttons will only be pressed once per appearance - no pressing frenzy if button does not dismiss the dialog.
Task bar icon for easy access and notification of impending button press.
Configurable press delay and three methods of identifying potential targets

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11-17-2001 "Key Interceptor" .

Key Interceptor is a keystroke recorder program that runs under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. Such surveillance software can tell you exactly who is doing what on which PC at any time during the day or night. Its ability to invisibly monitor and record all keystrokes make it ideally suited for the investigative needs of law enforcement, government, business, and private individuals.

Main features:

Runs invisibly in the background; Records all keyboard activity - even the logon password and the DOS boxes keystrokes; Records the language specific characters, like umlauts; Records time and date of begin/end of session; Records captions of the windows in which the keystrokes occur; Records time of that windows activation; Records the name of the executed program; Encrypts the log file using an unique algorithm; Provides high security; Provides password reminder option; Does not slow down your computer; Provides an intuitive and customizable user interface.

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11-10-2001 "Startup Control Panel" .

Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. It's simple to use, very small and won't burden your system. A valuable tool, especially for Windows 2000 users who do not have Msconfig to control their Startup programs. A great little program.

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11-03-2001 "JR Screen Ruler" .

The JR Screen Ruler is a great tool that allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen. This is especially useful when measuring graphics, web page browser sizes or whatever. Screen Ruler can display Pixels, Inches, Picas or Centimeters.

Screen ruler can be displayed horizontally or vertically. The ruler length is adjustable.

Warning: This tool can be addictive. You will invent uses for it. A pleasure to use. The right tool for the right job.

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10-27-2001 "Metapad" .

Metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x, NT, and 2000 with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes all of Notepad's features and much, much more.

Features:

Persistent window placement
Dirty file notification
Intelligent Find and Replace
External viewer support (e.g. web browser)
Usable accelerator keys (Ctrl+S, Ctrl+N, etc.)
Dual customizable font support
Optional Quick Exit (Esc key)
Configurable tab stop setting
Auto-indent mode
Go to Line/Column
Seamless UNIX text file support
Block indent and unindent (Tab, Shift+Tab)
Recent files list
WYSIWYG printing
Snazzy status bar & funky toolbar
No file size limit! (under Win9x)
Hyperlink support

You will wonder how you ever did without this program. The replace function comes in very handy when making many repetitive changes in text. Fantastic text editor

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10-20-2001 "OffByOne Web Browser "

The Off By One Web Browser may be the world's smallest and fastest Web Browser with full HTML 3.2 support. It is a completely self-contained, stand-alone 1.1MB application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component. For Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT and Windows 2000.

PLUSES-
Fast.
Small.
Imports Internet Explorer Favorites.
Cookie Viewer.
Hotlist separate from Favorites.
Basically unlimited font enlargement.
Several other standard features not usually included in small offbrand browsers.

MINUSES-
Limited Right click menu(No Back option)
No security settings.
Difficulty scrolling with mouse.
Not as full-featured as Internet Explorer or Netscape

CONCLUSION-
OffBy One is a winner. Small. Fast. Stable. Full-featured for a small browser. The Cookie Viewer is fascinating. Favorites are easier to access, especially if you have a lot of them. Font enlargement is unlimited.

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10-13-2001 "AdSubtract SE"


AdSubtract SE "Standard Edition" is software that works in the background with your browser. The two main features of AdSubtract SE are blocking web ads and cookies. It makes the web faster, less cluttered and enhances online privacy.

Features-

Runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000 and XP.
Blocks web ads.
Blocks cookies, selectively.
Speeds up web surfing by eliminating ads.
Enhances online privacy by blocking cookies.
Sound effects (optional) let you 'hear' ads and cookies being blocked.
Shows statistics of how many ads and cookies you blocked.
Configures all browsers.
Works with Internet Explorer, Netscape, AOL and Opera.
Works with dial up modems, cable modems,LAN or DSL, etc.
2.66 MB download size.
Free for personal use

You will wonder how you ever surfed the Internet without AdSubtract.

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10-06-2001"MaxxIM 1.0.1d"


A single, monolithic buddylist integrating
MSN/IM, AIM, ICQ, and IRC! Now with Yahoo!IM !

Integrated Video Conferencing

Free-floating buddylist format!

Integrated Streaming Media(video/audio) player always up-to-date with the coolest programming!

News, Stocks, Sports and Weather!

Integrated MP3/MPG/AVI player

Privately branded versions available for YOUR website!

Attractive Gui, user friendly,compact. Perfect for multiple format chatting and much more.

Great freeware and it is the little brother to two other bigger and more fully-featured freewaree programs.

Three freeware jewels. You will not be disappointed.

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9-29-2001 "Bookmarklets"

Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Netscape and Explorer web browsers.

Bookmarklets are free.

Bookmarklets allow you to:

Modify the way you see someone else's webpage.
Extract data from a webpage.
Search more quickly, and in ways not possible with a search engine.
Navigate in new ways.
...and more. Over 150 bookmarklets are available.

Bookmarklets work on all platforms (Windows, Macintosh, Unix,...)

You do not have to download or install software to use Bookmarklets.

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9-22-2001 "Stealth Folders"

Stealth Folders is a utility that hides any folder in your PC. Stealth folder is password protected.

Operating System: Win98/Millennium/NT40/2000 License: Freeware

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9-15-2001 "yBook Etext Reader"

yBook takes plain text (TXT) or HTML files and displays the contents as if they were printed in a book. You get two pages side by side with generous margins and a clean, uncluttered interface.

You can click the pages to turn them - no more panning, scrolling or zooming. You can also change the typeface and resize the fonts from 8 to 24 points and STILL get two pages on the screen at once.

The latest versions allow the user to select colours for the 'paper' and 'ink', and also have a 'copy page to clipboard' feature.

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9-8-2001 "Internet Explorer New Window Maximizer"

Maximize every new IE window. Function for hiding or closing all IE windows with a hotkey (Ctrl+Alt+Q). Also specify a particular IE window which will not be hidden/closed.

You can make the program start when your computer starts. Choose to automatically minimize the program when it starts. Function that deals with popup windows. You can either close or leave them as they are. By setting a max size for popup windows you can control the popup function and have the program close all kinds of popup windows. Choose to open all new windows in IE's Fullscreen mode. If you have a custom version of IE with a different titlebar text you can set it to default using this program.

User defined hotkey added to this version(2.2). Short-command to automatically minimize new IE windows when they are opened. Press Control (Ctrl) when you open a new window and it will be sent to the background, while you can continue to work with the main window. By combining this with a built in short-command in IE, you can open links in new windows and automatically send them to the background just by pressing [SHIFT+CTRL] while you click the link.

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9-1-2001 "ePrompter"

ePrompter is a free email retrieval and notification utility that automatically checks up to eight password protected email accounts all at the same time.

ePrompter features a unique rotating tray icon, and a choice of five unique screensavers that let you know at a glance the number of new messages in each account, which you can easily read and/or delete online or offline with the click of an icon. It's extremely easy to set up and use.

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8-25-2001 "PowerMenu"

PowerMenu adds some powerful new extensions to the windows system menu. It adds the following extensions:

Minimize windows to the system tray.

Make windows overlap other windows (always on top).

Set the parent process priority of windows.

Set the transparency level of a window (Windows 2000/XP only).

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8-18-2001 "EZ-HTML Editor"

EZ-HTML is an HTML editor that makes web development easier. It's simple format and design make it unexpectedly easy to learn and use. Fast button and menu shortcuts provide easy, automatic tag creation and editing. A simple preview function loads the html straight from the editor into a browser which lets you check your work visually. EZ-HTML also supports printing functions. You can even fetch the HTML source from any world-wide-web site with a clickof the mouse! A built-in function also checks for updates for you and will notify and automatically download them for you if you wish to upgrade.

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8-11-2001 "Xenu's Link Sleuth"

Xenu's Link Sleuth is a spidering software that checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.

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8-4-2001 "Firststop Websearch MetaSearch Engine"

Free desktop software that searches multiple search engines and websites simultaneously. A customizable multi-search engine that provides no-nonsense meta search of the net.

It runs on any MS Windows desktop and works with as many sources as selected by the user. By utilizing the resources of the desktop, FirstStop WebSearch offers random or sequential viewing of results, sorts by columns, saves as XML or HTML files, and keyword history searches.

FirstStop WebSearch directly accesses search engines. Included is an optional browser toolbar for convenient searches. Many other features.

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7-28-2001 "Microsearch Color Picker"

The Microsearch Color Picker is a handy free utility for finding out the RGB value of the color of anything on your screen. You can also specify RGB values to see how they look.

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7-21-2001 "RoboForm®: Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager" .

AI RoboForm is a one-click web form filler and password manager with some serious Artificial Intelligence (AI) inside. It works as an add-on to Microsoft Internet Explorer ver 4 or later, all browsers based on IE, and Netscape 6.

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7-14-2001 "Bobmarks V4.1 Gold" .

BobMarks v4.1 GOLD is a huge freeware library of 3,113 top-quality, carefully researched Web site links sorted into 50 master categories and 450 subcategories. The entire BobMarks Web Site Library installs seamlesslyinto either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

The power of BobMarks is that you have instant access to all 3,113 Web sites: loaded, sorted, and just a mouse click away. No search engine, "gateway/portal" site, or Web directory can get you where you want to go faster or easier.

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