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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Extract Images From PDF Files

by on August 7, 2008
in Freewares, Tips and Tricks, Tools

Till now whenever I needed images from a PDF files, I simply took the screenshot of the page by hitting the print screen button and then crop out the image. But this method takes lots of time, and is not recommended if you frequently need images from PDF files.

PDF Image Extract is a free utility that you can use to easily extract images from a PDF document. It saves you lots of time as you can queue up multiple PDF files in batch and extract their images in to one folder.

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Monitor CPU Temperature with Core Temp

by on August 6, 2008
in Freewares, Tools

The performance of your computer depends greatly on the temperature of your CPU. If it gets over-heated, it won’t function like it should and you will have problems like slow speed, or at some cases your PC might even freeze for a couple of seconds and then restart.

Core Temp is a very nice freeware utility that I use to monitor my CPU temperature. I can’t use thermal devices to check the temperature of my CPU, so this piece of software does the job quite efficiently and shows the approximate temperature in real-time.

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Recover Deleted Files with Recuva

by on August 4, 2008
in Freewares, Tools

Recently I accidentally deleted my important school project files, which were stored deep inside sub-folders in my computer. I didn’t notice that I had also selected that important folder while deleting useless data from my PC. I tried Googling for some tools to recover deleted files, and I found this blessed-freeware that saved my life!

Recuva is an excellent free Windows utility that helps you recover files that have been deleted accidentally. It retrieves files that have been cleared off from Recycle Bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players.

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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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