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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

More 2006 Downloads

Friday, December 29th, 2006

More 2006 Downloads

Well, can you believe it? The holidays are almost over already and a new year is pretty much upon us. It’s a time to remember the all the good times you’ve had in 2006 and to pass around some good cheer. In this season of giving, I decided it would be nice to spread even more cheer with a few more downloads that I have showcased over… Continue reading

Celestia

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Celestia

I just finished testing Celestia, a space simulation program, and boy do I feel small and insignificant!

Did you ever wish that you could fly through space? Take a closer look at the celestial bodies that majestically occupy our universe? From the surreal rings of Saturn to the minute detail of an impact creator on the surface of some moon, this week’s download will not only take you… Continue reading

Virtual CD Drive

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Virtual CD Drive

In my opinion, this week’s download is really cool and I have a lot of information to give you, so I’m going to go through the description rather quickly so I can get down to the meat of the article.

Have you ever had a program that, even after you installed it, would not run without the disk in your PC? This used to be a common… Continue reading

Spurl

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Spurl

Keeping your bookmarks/favorites synchronized across multiple PCs can be a chore and it seems as though it is never exactly right on. You’re always missing a bookmark that you want to use at home, but you only have it at work. Sure, there are portable browsers you can use, but you still have to carry arounWantd a thumb drive everywhere you go in order to use it.

This… Continue reading

AssessTree

Friday, November 10th, 2006

AssessTree

I clean my PC out a lot. I clean my parent’s PC, I clean my uncle’s PC, I clean my neighbor’s PC, I clean my neighbor’s friend’s PCs, etc., etc. I guess what I’m trying to say is, I end up cleaning a lot of PCs. This is a normal part of maintaining a healthy PC and it should be done often if you expect top performance from… Continue reading

SpeeDefrag

Monday, November 6th, 2006

SpeeDefrag

As I’m sure all of you know, defragging your PC is a maintenance procedure that can vastly improve you system’s efficiency performance. As I’m also sure most of you know by now, defragging your system is a long uneventful procedure that can tie up you PC for three to four hours, easily. I believe that it is for this reason that a lot of people (myself… Continue reading

GOM Multimedia Player

Friday, October 27th, 2006

GOM Multimedia Player

Do you ever watch videos on your computer? I do! They’re usually AVI/MPG files that I have downloaded or uploaded from my camera. Heck, I’ll watch movies on my laptop while I’m working on my PC. One thing I have never really liked about the whole video player scene is downloading and installing codecs that you need in order to play certain types of… Continue reading

ARP++

Friday, October 13th, 2006

ARP++

I’m just going to come out and say it, “Everyone can benefit from this week’s download.” Let’s put it this way, who reading this, has ever had a program uninstall or has had their system go bad? For example, has anyone tried to uninstall Norton AntiVirus lately? That can eat up a better part of your day, only to find that it’s left orphaned bits of itself all over… Continue reading

WordMorph

Friday, October 6th, 2006

WordMorph

Have you tried to get a domain name lately? How about a new IM handle or even a new e-mail address? It’s tough finding a name you are willing to deal with, because you know you’re not getting the one you want. Instead, what you get is something that kind of looked like what you had in mind with 30 numbers behind it. So, you end up with something… Continue reading

Google Browser Sync

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Google Browser Sync

I don’t know about you, but I usually work with about three PCs on any average day. I know I’m somewhat of a geek, but I figure it’s a safe bet that a lot of you out there put your time in to at least two different PCs. If you do, I’m sure you know how tedious it can be to keep your favorites or bookmarks the… Continue reading

CatSpy

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

CatSpy

Web cams have been a very popular item for us in our online store over the past year or so. People just seem to really love them. The thought of video conferencing with friends and family over the Internet for free or even just capturing some video or still shots is all very fun and exciting. Well, I think they are a blast as well. You can really have… Continue reading

A.S. Football Editor

Friday, September 15th, 2006

A.S. Football Editor

Yesterday, one of our staff asked me if I knew of any software that a football coach could use to draw out plays. I had really never had the need myself to create and edit football plays, but I decided to take a look for her. I had no idea of what to expect. I knew it needed to be easy to use and something you could… Continue reading

MouseImp

Friday, September 8th, 2006

MouseImp

I never really had any problems with the functionality of my mouse; that is, until I found out what I was missing. For instance, I was happy with my wired, two-button roller ball mouse until I got my big bad two-button scroll mouse. Wow, what a difference! And the story goes on. After the scroll-wheel came the optical and of course, I now have a wireless mouse with 75… Continue reading

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