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Firefox Downloads Times Two

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Firefox Downloads Times Two

Here are a couple new downloads for those of you who like to use the Firefox Web browser. The first one is called AdBlock Plus and the second is called Download Statusbar. Let’s check them out!

Have you ever had to deal with an annoying ad that came up on your computer screen every time you visit a Web page? I know I have! Well, luckily… Continue reading

Paint.NET

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Paint.NET

From time to time, I have found myself needing a program for making graphics and pictures. I used to try and use the Paint program that comes with Windows, but I almost always find it to be lacking in features. Because of that, I have been looking for a paint program that has a lot more options and features. After looking for awhile, I came across a free program… Continue reading

Free CD Ripper

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Lately, it seems like there has been an influx of MP3 player questions here at WorldStart. A lot of you have gotten MP3 players and almost all of you have one specific question: “How do I convert my CDs to an MP3 format?” Well, that is a very good question, so today I have a download for you that will do just that! It’s called Free CD Ripper. Let’s check… Continue reading

Xcalday

Friday, January 4th, 2008

I was browsing through WorldStart’s message board today and I came across a great download that was discovered by one of our members who goes by the name of “Razzputin.”

They posted a link to a little calendar program I thought was awesome! The program is called Xcalday and it’s just a little calendar with a notepad. For each day, you can put in notes about what you… Continue reading

Gmail Disk

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Gmail Disk

A couple days ago, Erin wrote about the possibilities of Google making an online storage area known as the Gdrive. Although Google has not yet released this type of technology, some great programmers out there have created a program that turns your Gmail account into an online storage space. It’s called the Gmail Disk and it makes a disk on your computer that looks something like this:

KeyNote

Friday, December 14th, 2007

KeyNote

Throughout the day here at WorldStart, I have all kinds of little notes I have to write down as reminders for myself. At first, I would write them on a post-it note and stick them to my computer screen. Well, after awhile, there were just too many notes! I would either lose them or just not be able to find the note I was looking for.

Well, that’s when… Continue reading

CrossLoop

Friday, December 7th, 2007

CrossLoop

I don’t know about you, but for me, this has got to be the coolest free download I have ever found! For those of you who don’t know, I am the technical support guru here at WorldStart. When I’m taking tech calls, there are so many times I wish I could control someone else’s computer and fix their problem for them, instead of trying to explain the steps over… Continue reading

Audacity

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Lorine via e-mail asks:

Do you know of a good audio recorder that I can use? I have tried several and they just don’t seem to do the job.

Thanks for the question, Lorine – I love when people ask me this, because it gives me a chance to talk about a

Pidgin

Friday, November 16th, 2007

If you haven’t noticed, there are so many different instant messaging programs these days. I mean, there’s AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, IRC Chat and the list goes on and on. That’s all good and well, but there’s one little problem: all of those IM clients do not talk to each other.

For example, if you have a friend who uses AIM, you have to… Continue reading

BgInfo

Friday, November 9th, 2007

BgInfo

Have you ever had to look up your system information (such as your processor speed, memory, hard drive space, etc.?) If you know anything about that, it always seems to take so much time! Well, today I have a free download that will put all of that vital information right on your desktop for you. And you know what that means. Yep, you don’t have to go digging around… Continue reading

GIMP

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

GIMP

Have you seen the price of the newest version of Photoshop? Yikes! It’s a good thing there is a program out there that is completely free that has all the same functions as Photoshop. Interested? Then let’s check it out!

This program is called GIMP (it stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program). If you like to do special things with your digital photos and you don’t feel like coughing… Continue reading

Dot.Tunes

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Want to listen to your iTunes music on any computer and with any Internet connection? Well, you can now do that with Dot.Tunes!

I mean, haven’t you ever thought about how cool it would be to be able to listen to your iTunes music collection anywhere and anytime, without having to lug your MP3 player or iPod around? If you have, this free download is just for… Continue reading

BitMeter II

Friday, April 20th, 2007

BitMeter II

Do you ever notice that your Internet connection is different throughout the day or week? Do you download files and surf the Web faster later on at night, rather than earlier in the day? Have you ever called your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to tell them you’re offline or your connection is painfully slow, only to have it bounce back up to an acceptable level by the time… Continue reading

Thunderbird 2

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Thunderbird 2

Swooping down from Mozilla’s Web site like a diving bird of prey, capturing and devouring e-mail as if it were a field of mice, Thunderbird 2 is here and this time, it means business.

Thunderbird, as you all may be familiar with, is Mozilla’s (the open source corporation that created the Firefox Web browser) version of an e-mail client. Similar to Outlook Express… Continue reading

UltraExplorer

Friday, April 6th, 2007

UltraExplorer

First of all, let me start by apologizing for this week’s download. I told everyone last week that I was going to run the Total Commander file manger, but things have come up and I have decided to go with another program. The replacement is a file manager as well and it has tons of features, but it will not allow you to plug in the features from… Continue reading

Universal Viewer

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Universal Viewer

Have you ever gotten a document or an image from someone and when you go to view it, you realize you don’t have the correct application to view the content? I have and I find it a little annoying to have to go out on the Web and look for some stand alone viewer application just so I can open that one file. Not to mention, if you… Continue reading

Podiobooks

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Podiobooks

I love my MP3 player! I use it all the time and not just for music either. I have a couple of podcasts I listen to from day to day and every now and then, I will use it to listen to a book in digital form. I never used to listen to books on tape or CD before, but with the MP3 format and compact players, it’s… Continue reading

Network Notepad

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Network Notepad

Prepare to be blown away! This week’s download is a gift from the “geek” community that makes me proud to be a tech. The program is called Network Notepad and I have been looking for something like this my whole life, along with a few other things that I still haven’t found.

Network Notepad is a network drawing tool that allows you to completely illustrate a diagram of… Continue reading

Media Coder

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Media Coder

This week’s download is a little specific and a little bit of a more involved program. It’s called Media Coder and what it does, is allow users to convert video/audio formats to other formats for specific reasons. For example, to play on your iPod or PSP. This process is called transcoding and if you like to dabble in video/audio editing, this might be a very useful tool… Continue reading

Norton Removal Tool

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Norton Removal Tool

This week’s download is not the most exciting piece of software you’ll ever see, but you may find it very useful, nonetheless. In all my years as a tech, Symantec has dominated the PC security market with their Norton line of antivirus software, among other security based applications. The products are very good, which is the reason the company has stayed on top for so long… Continue reading

System Information for Windows (SIW)

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

System Information for Windows (SIW)

I love showcasing cool software and this week’s download definitely qualifies as “cool!”

System Information for Windows, or SIW, is a program that gives you exactly what it says it will. A lot of it. SIW will scan your PC and network up and down and deliver to you a wealth of information that will keep you busy for quite some time. (That is… Continue reading

Hidden XP Utilities

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Hidden XP Utilities

Sometimes a little program crosses my path that I just can’t ignore and that is the case with this week’s download. What if I told you I found a program that can take a lot of the Windows tools you use, some you may not and some you may not even know about, and situate them in one easy to use centralized interface? And what if I… Continue reading

DriverMax

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

DriverMax

Drivers, in respect to personal computers, are the software that enables a hardware device, such as a printer or a scanner for instance, to properly communicate with the system. Driver incompatibility, corruption and conflict are usually the problems that I run across when I have to troubleshoot some uncooperative device.

Installing drivers is also one of the procedures that can take considerable time when, for instance… Continue reading

Folder Tweaker

Friday, January 26th, 2007

On my desktop alone, I have 150 icons at any given moment. It’s like a sea of manila icons, scattered from one end of the monitor to the other. Sometimes, finding the things I need can turn into a hunting expedition. I do try to organize my folders, so they are not in the way so much. I move them to other drives and folders in an attempt to categorize… Continue reading

Hamachi

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Hamachi

I’m going to go ahead and say it. This the coolest software ever! It just came out on January 15th and look who’s got it for you to download! That’s right, Chad. The free download man and if you have ever wanted to set up a Virtual Private Network (or VPN, as us nerds refer to it), this is your chance!

All kidding aside, Hamachi is a Virtual… Continue reading

RegScrub XP

Friday, January 12th, 2007

RegScrub XP

Everyone who ownsNe a PC needs a good registry cleaner. They can be invaluable tools for cleaning up your system’s registry, freeing up space and helping your whole system run more efficiently. Junk files, such as fragments left behind like forgotten souls from long uninstalled programs, hinder your system’s speed with their unnecessary presence.

Well, I used to have a registry cleaner here that I ran as… Continue reading

Civil Netizens

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Civil Netizens

Hello all my fellow Netizens! I am Chad and welcome to another edition of WorldStart’s Downloads of the Week. Netizens is a term coined by Civil Netizen, an online parcel service for large files, meaning citizens of the Web or NET, thus Netizens. What Civil Netizens has to offer is a great program or Web service that allows users to send large files over the Internet with very… Continue reading

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