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Gadwin Printscreen

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Gadwin Printscreen

I use screenshots for everything. I use them in articles to illustrate some element of what I am discussing and they are also great for helping to describe and fix technical support issues. There is almost no limit to the usefulness of screenshots. However, I wish I could say the same for the integrated screen capture application that is included with the Windows operating systems.

Windows’ printscreen… Continue reading

2006 Downloads Revisited

Friday, July 28th, 2006

2006 Downloads Revisited

We get a lot of e-mail around here at WorldStart all with varying subjects. Some that ask for tech help and even some that are just looking for an old tip or download that we featured in a newsletter at an earlier time. The e-mails are of course routed off to their appropriate destinations where we, the WorldStart employees, receive them and attempt to reply with the… Continue reading

Personal Finance Manager

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Personal Finance Manager

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to handling money and finances, I’m about as organized as an Enron accountant. Bills constantly catch me off guard, I have a real hard time saving up for anything huge and not to mention, all the fan mail I get from credit card companies and banks.

This was how it was until I got organized, made a plan… Continue reading

Gpedometer

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Gpedometer

Attention all runners, cyclists, rollerbladers, walkers or anyone who routinely likes to take jaunts around the park or neighborhood and would like to get a little geeky about it. By geeky, I mean streamline your excursions and suck all the data you can from the experience. “That’s the way I roll” and with this week’s download, you can too!

This program, called Gpedometer, was written by a runner who… Continue reading

BeInSync

Friday, July 7th, 2006

BeInSync

Working with copies of the same files on more than one PC can get pretty complicated, pretty quick. Sure you can use the old Windows briefcase, but it can be a little awkward to use and the data isn’t always available.

Did you ever attempt to bring some work home with you only to forget the important documents you need? Or even worse, what if you brought the… Continue reading

AM Notebook

Friday, June 30th, 2006

AM Notebook

This week’s download should help you keep all your little chores, daily duties and random notes in order with extreme efficiency. The program that will help you do this is called AM Notebook and as the name suggests, it is like a small notebook.

AM Notebook is a small, powerful tabbed notebook application that allows you to store notes and spreadsheets in a convenient, centralized manner. The AM… Continue reading

FontPage

Friday, June 16th, 2006

FontPage

One thing that has been overlooked in the Word Processing game is a good font viewer/manager. You know, just something that can help you to view your current fonts, install new ones and then compare them until you are absolutely sure about your choice. Fonts can really help set a tone and a theme for a document and finding the right font for the job can mean everything. Around… Continue reading

Lightning

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Lightning

Hot off of the creator’s desktop comes a new program called Lightning that is like a cross between a super clipboard, Window’s Quick Launch toolbar, NotePad and a screenshot manager all rolled into one. Lightning’s goal is to speed up the normal repetitive procedures that one finds themselves performing throughout the day. It achieves this by creating a simple interface that can be pulled up quickly using a two… Continue reading

XP Syspad

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

XP Syspad

One area where I thought Windows XP could use improvement was in the way the various utilities and monitors were laid out. It just seems to me that Microsoft could have possibly made more of an effort to centralize all the administrative and system tools in one easy to find location. Instead, you almost feel like Microsoft is hiding things from you by making you search through your… Continue reading

Disk View

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Disk View

This week’s download comes from Sysinternals. As many before it, and as most of their free programs, it is simple, to the point and absolutely great. This download is no exception. From the uber geek to someone running his or her first defrag, Disk View will seem like one cool program.

Disk View is a program that produces a graphical representation of the folders on a… Continue reading

WinXP IPconfig Tool

Friday, May 12th, 2006

WinXP IPconfig Tool

Setting up a home or small office network is easy to do. If something goes wrong however, it can be a nightmare to fix.

This week’s download is a cool little tool or utility that simplifies a common networking tool called IPconfig. IPconfig is a tool used for troubleshooting TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) errors. It is the standard by which almost all networks run… Continue reading

Google SketchUp

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Google SketchUp

I guarantee this week’s Download of the Week is going blow you away. I know I have done a few different 3D modeling programs over the past year, and that’s because I think they are so cool, but I feel they intimidate most people, with myself included. So, if I can find some free quality applications out there that you can sink your teeth into before dumping tons… Continue reading

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2

Internet Explorer 7 is here. Well, at least the beta is and it’s pretty cool. I’ve been playing around with this all morning. I’ve been checking out the features and I would have to say that Microsoft is raising the bar in the Internet browser wars. This is more than adding tabbed browsing to IE, it has all kinds of new features and add-ons that… Continue reading

Process Library Quick Access Info Bar

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Process Library Quick Access Info Bar

One of the first steps of troubleshooting a program installation problem or when your PC freezes up is to Ctrl + Alt + Del, open up the Task Manager, look down the list of running processes, etc. You immediately look for the process that is utilizing the most CPU percentage and hope that it isn’t a system dependant process, so you will be able… Continue reading

PodAmigo

Friday, April 14th, 2006

PodAmigo

The weather is getting so much nicer as Spring rolls on, giving cabin fever stricken people everywhere the itch to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Whether it’s riding a bike, working in the yard, going camping or whichever activity you enjoy doing, you are likely to add this little adventure to your list.

I bet you will see more people doing it this year, with MP3 players becoming… Continue reading

IRod

Friday, April 7th, 2006

IRod

Today’s download can be described in one simple word: fun! It is a desktop racecar that is an absolute riot to drive around. Now, I normally don’t go for the cutesy desktop animation stuff, but I’ve never seen one this cool before. IRod is a 3D drawn animated and interactive little hotrod that you are responsible for. You have to change the tires, refuel, get new shocks… Continue reading

Gag Software

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Gag Software

April Fool’s Day is almost upon us and I have been waiting awhile for this day to come around so I could run a couple of programs as free downloads. I have three little beauties for you guys today. These are programs that will have your coworkers or family members freaking out. They are three tiny gag programs that will frustrate anyone unfortunate enough to be on the… Continue reading

IconArt

Friday, March 24th, 2006

IconArt

In case you didn’t already know, I love customizing my Windows environment. Any little trick or technique to change the look and feel of my system, I’m on it. Changing up themes, boot up splash screens, icons, wallpaper changers cursor libraries and even alternative toolbars and browsers.

I hope you like changing things up as well, because today’s Download of the Week article is going to give you the… Continue reading

Portable Disk and File Utilities

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Portable Disk and File Utilities

I love flash drives, whether it’s a jump drive or a flash memory MP3 player, it seems that I always always at least one connected to the system I’m working on. So, I’m always excited when I see a cool new trick or program that I can use my flash drive for. I’m all over it!

Portable programs are applications that actually run in place… Continue reading

Mobile17

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Mobile17

Cell phones have been around for a while now and the capabilities are growing faster than most people can keep up with. More than that, cell phones are becoming a big part of everyday life by offering cool features to their users like camera, video and games.

One thing I’m sure all of you have noticed is all of the different ring tones that people are using on their… Continue reading

IE History Viewer

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

IE History Viewer

An interesting e-mail came across my inbox the other day. It was from a gentleman who wanted to “prune” his Internet Explorer’s auto complete history. Though I have never performed this procedure before, I naively thought that it would be a simple procedure and a good tip for our readers. So, I sat down and started doing a little research about this particular file and found that… Continue reading

The GodFather

Friday, February 24th, 2006

The GodFather

With the ever growing trend of digital music and pod casts being stored on personal PCs, it’s no surprise that often, these files aren’t always organized like they should be. It’s very easy to jam your hard drive to the rafters with digital audio, and why not, it’s great. I love having a huge collection of music and pod casts to listen to whenever I want.

The trick… Continue reading

3B Browsing

Friday, February 17th, 2006

3B Browsing

This week’s download puts a new twist on something I’m sure we’re all familiar with: surfing the Web. It’s called 3B and essentially, what it does is bring window shopping to the Web by creating a three dimensional environment out of Web sites.

3B groups different sites together in what they call cities based on criteria, such as interests. These cities are then presented to the user in… Continue reading

SnipURL

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

SnipURL

Working with large Web address can be bothersome on many levels. For instance, If you like to send links to things your friends and family may find interesting, you know how much of a pain huge URLs can be. If you build Web sites, post links on blogs or are an active member of a forum or two, then you probably know as well what a pain these lengthy… Continue reading

3D Canvas

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

3D Canvas

I know that not too long ago, I ran a 3D rendering program that I thought was absolutely unbelievable. That was a program by the name of Blender. Blender is an Open Source, which of course means that it’s free to the public, and does a good job of allowing the user to create objects in 3D. My only concern was that the interface wasn’t… Continue reading

Inkscape

Friday, January 27th, 2006

I use a lot of image manipulation programs while going through my daily routines, usually Photo Impact, Photoshop and a few others to get the job done. There is another program that I used to use all the time, but was forced to lay off because I didn’t have a copy in the office. The program was Adobe Illustrator, and it’s perfect when you need to create professional looking drawings… Continue reading

Net Send Lite

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Net Send Lite

I remember being in some of my tech classes in college when everyone would send messages around to the other students using Net Send commands. Net Send is a lightweight TCP/IP messaging service that you can use with minimal setup, if any, to text people on the local network and beyond. It’s a command line tool, so you were usually running it from… Continue reading

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