Capture Screenshots in Windows with Greenshot

by on January 1, 2009
in Freewares, Tools, Windows

Being a tech blogger, I review many apps on my blog which sometimes require me to take screenshots. The Print Screen utility in Windows is not always effective when taking screenshots of a particular application window.

Greenshot is a free, open-source screenshot utility for Windows that has been optimized for maximum productivity.

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Rearrange Taskbar Buttons using Taskbar Shuffle

by on August 22, 2008
in Freewares, Tips and Tricks, Tools

You must have come across situations where you open many files and folders, and your taskbar looks really ugly and unorganized. And geeks who like things neat and clean won’t like this and will want to reorder opened application buttons according to their priorities.

Taskbar Shuffle is a small tool that allows you to rearrange your taskbar buttons. It is a simple and free utility that lets you drag and drop your Windows taskbar buttons to rearrange them. You can also use it to rearrange system tray icons.

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Encrypt Your Files using FileProtector

by on August 17, 2008
in Freewares, Tips and Tricks, Tools

FileProtector is a freeware and a professional file encryption utility that protects any type of file encrypting completely the content with the most advanced systems of cryptography. It password protects your files up to 256-bit AES encryption.

it allows to put to the sure sensitive file or personal file that do not have to be used/viewed from people not authorized that they have logging to the pc and/or to the files. You can select files individually that you want to encrypt, or for your ease you can use the drag and drop feature and add as many files as you want that you want to be encrypted.

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Revo Uninstaller: Free Alternative for Add or Remove Programs

by on August 16, 2008
in Freewares, Tools, Windows

You must have noticed that some viruses and malwares lock, hide or disable your Add or Remove Programs in your Control Panel. In this case, when you need to uninstall an infected program, you couldn’t. I have found a very innovative utility that can uninstall applications without using the default application.

Revo Uninstaller is a free utility that lets you remove and uninstall programs from your PC even when you are having problems in using Add or Remove Programs from Control Panel.

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Keep Your PC Softwares Updated with Update Notifier

by on August 12, 2008
in Freewares, Softwares, Tools

I have countless applications installed in my PC. Most of them have a built-in feature to automatically check for their new updated versions and some even download the updates by default. But I’m too lazy to check softwares updates for those which do not have this option.

While surfing, I found this cool little utility that can check for all your application updates. It scans your PC for all the installed applications and then displays a list of them showing which one have new updates available.

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How To Split Large Files Into Small Chucks

by on August 1, 2008
in Freewares, Tips and Tricks, Tools

HJSplit

Ever wanted to share a large file through email? How about a 500 MB family video clip? But can’t because of the attachment file size restrictions, right?

HJSplit is a popular freeware that allows you to split large files into small chunks in whatever size you want. Your split files will be with the extension as filename.avi.001, filename.avi.002, filename.avi.003, filename.avi.004.

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Launchy: Keystroke Application Launcher for Windows & Linux

by on July 31, 2008
in Freewares, Tools, Windows

launchy

Launchy is a free utility that helps you to open applications with just a few keystrokes. It will make you forget your start menu, desktop icons etc.

It indexes all the applications from your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. I recently gave it a try and found it to be quite a time saver!

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AM-DeadLink: Detect and Delete Dead Bookmarks

by on July 27, 2008
in Freewares, Tools

AM-DeadLink

How many bookmarks do you have in your browser? I use Firefox as my primary browser, and Opera as secondary. But still both of them have more 200 bookmarks each. Even IE has some old collection of bookmarks saved in it. None of us ever bother to check dead bookmarks and delete them. It sure is a tedeous job!

AM-DeadLink is a freeware that detects dead links and duplicates in browser bookmarks and text files. If a bookmark has become unavailable you can verify and delete it permanently. Additionally you can download favicons for all your Favorites and Bookmarks.

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Visually Appealing Battery Meter For Your Windows Task Bar

by on July 26, 2008
in Freewares, Tools

battery meter

BatteryBar is an open-source Windows utility that places a visual battery in you Windows taskbar. It is a simple and very light tool that sits your taskbar and shows the status of your battery.

Along with a staus bar, it also shows the estimated remaining time duration that your battery will last in hours:minutes. This visually appealing tool comes with five colour codes that the author has used to indicate the left battery charge:

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