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  1. dipstick

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    I found this little gem in my search for something that could make my life easier than ultramon.
    Its not free but its most definitely worth a look if you run more than one display and/or were looking into something like ultramon/displayfusion
     
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    Quoting and adding.

     
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    PC Format's freeware favourites 2011

    DOSBox
    So you've picked up an abandonware game, but it ain't gonna work on your modern system! Sucks to be you! Say hello to DOSBox, it's a DOS emulator for helping 'Ye Oldie' games work. For making DOSBox easier to use, check out D.O.G, a front-end GUI for DOSBox. (free)

    CDBurnerXP
    CDBurnerXP is the premier freeware disc burning application bar none. The software will take care of all burning needs; data, music, duplication, complete with ISO support. The intuitive UI appears to have been borrowed from early Nero. Thankfully before Roxio decided to jam it full of unessential bloatware! (free)

    Granola
    The job of Gronola is to help you converse energy, which ain't a bad thing these days. The program is essentially a superior power management solution that monitors system activity and activates tailored Windows power saving features when necessary. Our other energy saving favourites are SmartPower and TimeComX. (free)

    SSD Tweaker
    Solid state drives is the future of PC boot drive storage, according to us. With prices tumbling, capacities increasing, things are getting ever closer to becoming a viable standard option over just being an enthusiast only luxury. To ensure the SSD is set up for Windows correctly you'll want SSD Tweaker. A number of basic Windows tweaks can applied to increase the life expectancy of an SSD. SSD Tweaker packs them all into a single interface and only takes a few seconds to set and then a reboot to apply them. (free)

    XMBC
    XMBC is the rather excellent media center software that comes in versions for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. Designed to work smoothly with handset controllers, operations feel swift and interface layout is easy to navigate. Within the menus you'll discover the addition of custom Add-ons. Essentially mini-programs to bolt new functions within the media center itself. Anything from video/music feed browsers and RSS feeds to unexpected entries like the Gmail checker and MAME emulator frontend. (free)

    Revo Uninstaller
    Unused applications aren't a good thing so get rid of them with Revo Uninstaller. This utility is superior to Windows Add/Remove where often redundant files, folders and registry entries are left to clutter the drive and registry. Revo digs around and removes all these rogue junk files. (free)

    Recuva
    Why doesn't Windows already have an option to recover accidentally deleted files? Not to worry, Recuva does a stellar job on both regular drives and removable Flash based media at raising files from the graveyard! (free)

    Easeus Todo Backup Free
    One day your hard drive will knacker. It may be tomorrow, next week, or in two years time. If you're irreplaceable files aren't backed up then you'll always regret how complacent you became. With Easeus Todo Backup free, backups are no more effort than running a virus scan. It offers a potent set of functions covering file and folder backup syncing, boot drive backup and restoration, plus total system migrations. (free)

    Fences
    Your Windows desktop is the hub of your PC use, with all of your favourite programs, pictures, games and documents spread across it. Fences makes navigating those favourites super-easy by allowing you to setup multiple areas, give them titles, size them as you wish and have them fade into the background to keep from distracting you. If you feel like you need to clear your mind, double-clicking on empty desktop space will hide everything. (free)

    Screamer Radio
    When faced with labour intensive brain-dead computer tasks, nothing helps more than zoning out with some background tunes to distract from the ordeal. Screamer Radio plugs into 1000's of online streaming broadcasts, categorised into regions, music categories, and popular networks. I love it's unpretentious interface, and who really needs skins and other bloatware functions just to listen to Internet stations. (free)

    KeePass Password Safe
    With all the passwords we collect over the years, it easy to forget one or two of them, and using the same one for everything becomes a fine line of risk versus convenience. Keeping all your passwords in a text file is also quite mad, so securing all this sensitive data and keeping a record is a major personal security problem. KeepPass Password Safe eliminates this issue by storing all passwords safe within a single password encrypted database. Solved! (free)

    Game Fire
    Once activated the software alters operating system settings, by disabling a number of unnecessary background operations while gaming. This in turn will free up extra resources and improve gaming performance. Configuration options are included, though its default settings should do the trick for almost all games, making Game Fire a button click of win! (free)

    WinPatrol
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    Glary Utilities
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    Simple Port Forwarding
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    Transmute
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    Find and Run Robot
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    HotKeyz
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    WhoCrashed
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    Pidgin
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    TweetDeck
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    Ahhh i guess i dont have to post this!!!! (I was going to)


    THIS IS THE BEST PLAYER I HAVE EVER FOUND!!


    One touch save,etc......... It couldnt be better!
     
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    Looking for Drive Updater Software
    wonder if there are any thread on it ?
    anyone can guide me

    Please
     
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    Here's another tool where in you can delete duplicates from files, spreadsheets, photos and mp3s songs.

    DuplicateFilesDeleter(dot)com :cool:
     
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    Speaking of utilities guys or tools are there any full version email verifier and email extractor?
     
  10. IvanV

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    I have to ask, what are email extractor and email verifier?
     
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    AW: Re: Useful utilities ...

    Email extractor is a program that finds e-mail addresses and stores them in a list file, with each line containing one e-mail address. The list can contain thousands of addresses and can be copied, modified, searched, or merged into other files.

    abd email verifier checks all your email list entries for valid email addresses
     
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    Finds them where, on the Internet? Sounds something like a web crawler that searches for email addresses and compiles a list of them for spamming purposes. :lol:

    Can't say I know of any such utilities.
     
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    AW: Re: Useful utilities ...

    yeah right, spamming purposes :D
     
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    Leawo Tunes Cleaner

    Free till tomorrow!

     
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