If you can't afford expensive
office software like Microsoft Office try out this feature-packed software
bundle. 602Text is similar to MS Word, 602Tab is comparable to MS Excel,
602Photo is a powerful graphics program with image editing capabilities
and 602Album is a nice digital photo organizer. These programs have
all the functions and options many casual users will ever need or use.
Visit the web site for a more in-depth look at all the features of this
This is a Zip/Unzip utility similar
to the popular WinZip. It supports several different compression methods
and has many useful functions. The latest version is no longer freeware,
however, you can still download some of the previous free versions by
visiting the OldVersion
Why pay for anti-virus software
when you can get top-notch protection for free. There are over 2 million
satisfied customers of AVG Anti-Virus. Some of the features include:
Email scanning, scheduled testing of your system, free virus database
updates, automatic updating, the 'Virus Vault' for safe handling and
cleaning of infected files, and many other features.
This cool little program effectively
doubles the size of your desktop by giving you a "left" and "right"
side. When you want to switch to the applications on the "other side"
of your desktop just press a hotkey combination or click on the system
Web Stripper will go to web sites
you specify, retrieve pages from the sites and save exact copies to
your hard drive. You can then go back and view the sites whenever you
wish without having to be connected to the internet.
Most software has keyboard shortcuts
which allow users to complete common program functions from the keyboard.
Keyboarding is a program that lists 2,900 keyboard shortcuts for Windows
95/98/Me/2K, Access 97 & 2000, Excel 97 & 2000, Outlook 97 & 2000, Word
97 & 2000 and Internet Explorer 4 & 5.
There is software available that
is capable of monitoring every keystroke you type on your keyboard and
saving it to a file for someone else to view. These programs often run
secretly without the user being aware of their existence. Anti-keylogger
will search your system for any key-logging program that may be running
in the background and will alert you to it's presence.
Batch Thumbs allows you to quickly
make thumbnail images of all the images in a folder that you specify.
It can also convert to other image formats, copy, rename, and create
an HTML file so you can view the images.
Quintessential CD player is a
skinnable audio file player which has support for many of today's popular
audio formats. It also has the best CDDBv2 integration available so
you can download music titles directly from the database over the internet.
It is also spy-ware-free.
A great download accelerator/manager
similar to GoZilla or Download Accelerator Plus (DAP), except there
is no spy-ware. Functions include browser integration, dynamic mirror
site searches, scheduled downloads, resumption of broken or interrupted
downloads and several other nice features.
Status Bar Scroll helps you easily
through the status bar at the bottom of your web page. The program generates
code for 10 different scrolling methods, all you do is cut & paste the
Quickly and easily create the
CSS code necessary to colorize the scroll bars on your web site. Move
the sliders to change colors on the various parts of the scroll bars
while you preview the changes in real time. Then just cut & paste the
code into your HTML file.
Have you ever wanted to measure
an object on your monitor. If you use Screen Calipers you will be able
to measure the inside or outside of an object on the screen, from top
to bottom, side to side, and in exact pixels, inches, centimeters, or
several other units of measure.
You may find some practical uses
for this one, if nothing else it will be good for a practical joke or
two. This allows you to hide all the icons on your desktop with a quick
keystroke and then restore them the same way. Use it to hide items from
co-workers, or to keep your kids from messing with your desktop.
StarCalc is a fast planetarium
& star mapping program for Windows 95/98/NT. It illustrates star positions
for any time of the day and from any point on earth. The star positions
can be viewed and presented as the whole sky or as any user defined
sub-area. The images also can be zoomed at different scales, rotated,
screen-captured and printed.
A powerful application that lets
you split large files into a set of smaller files. GSplit is more advanced
than other standard files splitters because it lets you create a Self-Uniting
Program that automatically restores the original file so that anyone
will be able to reunite the pieces without using GSplit's uniting tool!
GSplit also includes advanced features such as, different splitting
methods (blocked or spanned disks pieces), perform CRC32 checks, show
a splitting log, create specific pieces with your own names, work with
shell integration, and much more.
Eraser is an advanced security
tool for Windows. It allows you to completely remove sensitive data
from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully
selected patterns which remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive.
Eraser has earned many positive reviews from some of the most popular
software sites and magazines and they have claimed that Eraser is one
of the best security tools available for Windows.
A really novel idea, bookmarklets
are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of your
web browser. They allow you to, modify the way you see a webpage, extract
data from a webpage, search more quickly, navigate in new ways, and
more. There are over 150 bookmarklets available, they work on all platforms
(Windows, Macintosh, Unix), and you do not have to download or install
software to use them.
Stone's WebWriter is a no-nonsense
HTML editor. It offers easy-to-use dialogues, right-click editing, code
completion and syntax high-ligthing. WebWriter is a good choice for
someone just starting out on their first web page and it can be installed
from one floppy.
Create seamless texture tiles
and images which can be used as backgrounds on web pages, texture fills
for web buttons, or in presentations where you want nice graphics. This
software is packed with some nice features. The web site also has examples
of what you can do with the program as well as a few tutorials.
Get up-to-date weather information,
forecasts, and special weather advisories & warnings right on your desktop,
updated continually while you are connected to the internet. Also get
local wind speeds and direction, high/low temperatures, sunrise/sunset
times and moon phase information. If the National Weather Service issues
a watch or warning for your location, WeatherBug sounds an alarm to
alert you to the new information. Also view live, web-ready camera images,
and visit other weather-related sites from a list of cool links.
Here's an audio player that allows
you to listen to MP3's, rip & burn CD's, record to MP3, Widows Media
Audio (WMA), and WAV formats, create playlists, and customize the display
to your taste with various skins. Connect to more than 200,000 free
music tracks and videos from major-label and independent artists within
the MUSICMATCH Music Guide. Sort music in your music library by 17 different
categories including artist, album, track, genre, mood and cover art.
Also search for a song title in your song library with its find feature.