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Postbox

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Today I have found an awesome new email client that just might replace Outlook Express. The program is called PostBox and it combines all of the features you see in most mail clients with some awesome, new and innovative features. PostBox was easy to download and install. This is a must for me. I downloaded it and opened the file. From there, PostBox handled the rest. It even imported all… Continue reading

Internet Explorer 8 Features pt. 1

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

March 19th saw the release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8; the first major release of the famous Internet browsing software since 2006. Aside from offering enhanced security, IE 8 is also the default browser for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 as well. Let’s take a gander at some of the features included this time around, and see what they mean to you!

Suggested Sites: This is a pretty cool… Continue reading

End it all is a free program that allows the user to stop a program dead in its tracks without resorting to the task manager. Continue reading

Windows SteadyState Part 1

Monday, March 16th, 2009

A while ago, we wrote an article about a new Microsoft program called Windows SteadyState. For those of you that missed it, the article gave a quick description of the program and explained that it is a great way to secure your computer if it has multiple users. Expecially if those multiple users happen to be the kind that might mess up your computer!

Well… Continue reading

Recuva to the Rescue!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Have you ever deleted a file that you wish you would kept? Have you ever lost a file? I know I have. It seems like i get questions about this a lot. Is it possible to recover a deleted file? Well, the answer is yes and I have a free download for you called Recuva that will do the job.

This program is SIMPLE to use. Just… Continue reading

Screen Capture With Jing!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

It ends up that there are several options out there if you are looking for more than what the simple PrtScn button offers. Just a few months ago, I wrote an article about a program called Screenshot Captor. This is a good program for additional features and you can check it out here. Also, almost 3 years ago, we wrote an article about a… Continue reading

Safari 4

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Safari 4

How many of you out there use Safari as your main Web browser? Well, if you do, you might be interested to know that Apple has released Safari 4 Beta! If you don’t use it now, this would be a great time to check it out. The new version packs a big punch with only a couple drawbacks. Let’s check it out!

First, the new version of Safari… Continue reading

Poladroid

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Here’s a fun little download for those of you who like to experiment with your photos! How many of you have old Polaroid cameras? Those cameras are now a dying breed with digital cameras taking over, but many people miss the fun those photos used to provide. You know, you take the picture, shake it for five minutes and hope it turns out okay!

I’m sure not… Continue reading

PhotoScape

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

PhotoScape

Here’s a great program for all you photo enthusiasts out there! The program is called PhotoScape and it has a ton of features!

PhotoScape is a free program that does just about everything when it comes to photos and images. It can edit, alter, resize, crop, frame, combine and so much more. I couldn’t even find enough time to go through everything this program does! The makers of the… Continue reading

Google Earth 5

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Awhile back, I was telling you about the release of Google Earth 4. Well, lucky for you, Google has released version 5! The new version has some really cool new features you just have to check out!

If you’ve used Google Earth before, you probably already know about many of the features, such as being able to look up anywhere on the planet and see awesome aerial satellite photos. Well… Continue reading

Evernote

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

For this week’s download, I found something for those of you who want to keep your ideas organized. The program is called Evernote and it’s much more than just a program! Evernote can be installed on your computer, visited on the Web or even installed on some cell phones, like the iPhone and a few Blackberrys.

Here’s how it works! When you install… Continue reading

Revo Uninstaller

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Have you ever had a program that just would not uninstall? I get a lot of questions about stubborn programs that just will not come off a computer. In the past, we’ve covered this topic but I definitely think it is worth revisiting.

One thing I can’t stand is having a computer full of programs that I don’t use anymore! Extra

Find and Run Robot

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Many people out there would say that Windows XP’s search feature isn’t anything to be desired. And I would have to agree. Also, many people would say it’s hard to find a program via your All Programs menu. I would also agree with that statement.

Well, all of those difficulties can be solved with a free download called the Find and Run Robot. Its little box allows… Continue reading

Securing Your E-mail – Part 2

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Securing Your E-mail – Part 2

As you probably remember, yesterday, I wrote about how you can secure your e-mail using a security certificate (you can read that tip here if you missed it). That process required both parties to be using an e-mail client, such as Outlook Express or MS Outlook. Well, today, I’ll talk about another method of e-mail encryption that allows you to send secure… Continue reading

Windows Installer Cleanup Utility

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Today, I’d like to share a little Microsoft utility with you that just might save your day! It’s a free download and it’s called the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. It has a couple of small, yet helpful features if you ever happen to find yourself in a bind. Let’s take a look!

Have you ever started up your computer and had the Windows Installer open automatically and try to install… Continue reading

Google Video Chat

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I have some good news today for those of you out there who use Gmail! Just a few days ago, Google announced that the Gmail chat program will now support video and voice chatting. That means if you have a Webcam, you can video chat with all of your friends and family who have Gmail too!

Setting up the video chat is simple and free. All you… Continue reading

Picasa 3

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Picasa 3

When it comes to an easy way to share, edit and organize your photos, Picasa is the only way to go! We have written about Picasa here at WorldStart before, because it’s a great free program made by Google that packs in a lot of power.

And not too long ago, Google announced the arrival of Picasa 3. The new version offers even more features than the previous… Continue reading

Gmote

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Gmote

I have a really cool free program for you today! It’s called Gmote and it allows you to open and control your programs with simple mouse gestures. Here’s an example of what Gmote can do.

I set my Gmote program to open Internet Explorer. If I hold the right mouse button down and draw an “e” on my screen, Gmote will automatically open Internet Explorer and take me to… Continue reading

Vista Shortcut Manager

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Vista Shortcut Manager

Some time ago, Steve wrote a tip about removing the little arrows you see in the corners of all your icons. Those arrows indicate that the file is a shortcut, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying! Now, just in case you’re not quite sure what I’m talking about, here’s a sample picture:

That tip was great and it has helped many people, but it… Continue reading

ChunkIt Toolbar

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

ChunkIt Toolbar

Have you ever been searching for something with a search engine and you just get too many results to handle? For example, today, I searched for “how to password protect a flash drive” and I got 401,000 results. I know one of those Web sites probably has what I’m looking for, but opening each one individually takes way too long!

So, because of that, I started looking for… Continue reading

AceMoney Lite

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

When times are tough and money is tight, it’s always good to be able to take a closer look at your finances. The biggest problem is though, finance tracking software usually costs a lot of money.

To me, that doesn’t make much sense! If you’re trying to keep track of your money and spend less, why would you want to spend a lot of money on the… Continue reading

A Smart Defrag

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Have you ever tried to do a defrag using the Windows defragmenting utility? It does its job, but it takes a really long time. I’ve started my system defrag and left it overnight before and that just drives me crazy!

Well, I found a much better solution! This week’s free download is called Smart Defrag. It has many more options than

Stellarium

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I have a free download for you today called Stellarium and it turns your computer into a star viewing machine. Now, I’m not talking about Brad Pitt or Morgan Freeman. I mean the real stars. You know, the ones in the sky!

Stellarium allows you to set your current location and watch the stars and constellations move by as time changes. You can look at a real… Continue reading

Webmynd

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Webmynd

This week, I have found a free Firefox add on for you called Webmynd (pronounced “Web Mind”). This powerful add on keeps track of your browsing history and it organizes it in a way I’ve never seen done before!

When you visit a Web site, Webmynd keeps track of and stores a snapshot of the site you visited. It organizes the history by site and it allows you to… Continue reading

Go Green with Edison

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

It seems as if everyone is trying to be green these days. I think we all like to have the feeling that we’re doing our part to save the environment. A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a program called Green Print World that helps you save paper and ink when you’re printing from a Web site. Well, today, I have a program called Edison that will help to make… Continue reading

Portable Applications for Flash Drives

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

I have something really cool for those of you who use flash drives!

Usually, I write about one or two free programs I have found, but today, I’m going to write about an entire Web site full of free programs. The site is called portableapps.com and it has tons of absolutely free applications that are designed specifically to be installed on a flash drive. All of the applications… Continue reading

Glary Registry Repair

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Glary Registry Repair

As you may recall, a couple weeks ago, I wrote about a free download called Glary Utilities. That program offered many different utilities for cleaning and repairing your computer system. So, when I was looking for this week’s download, I came across a new program called Glary Registry Repair. Since I liked the Utilities program so much, I just had to give this a try. And… Continue reading

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