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Active ISO Burner

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Active ISO Burner

Have you ever come across a file ending in .iso? If you have, I’m sure you were able to figure out what it was and how to use it, right? Or, if not, you soon will! ISO files are quickly becoming the new way to deliver a CD’s content through a download. For example, if you download any of the new Microsoft Office programs over the Internet… Continue reading

A Few More Firefox Add Ons

Friday, March 14th, 2008

This week, I have a few more Firefox add ons for you and I’m willing to bet that you’ve never heard of them before! These add ons can make your life a whole lot easier while you’re browsing the Web. Like I said, these add ons are for Firefox only, so if you don’t have Firefox yet, you can download it right here. Okay, let’s check these out!… Continue reading

Spyware Terminator

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Spyware Terminator

I think this is one of the best free downloads I have ever found! The program is called Spyware Terminator and it is a utility that provides full, real time protection against all spyware and adware.

I know there are several different spyware removal programs out there today, but Spyware Terminator is the only one I have found that is free and provides real time protection. Even the… Continue reading

AMP Font Viewer

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

The other day, I received an e-mail from a reader, asking if there was a program that would allow for a quick look at all of the fonts on their system, without having to open a big program such as MS Word. I started looking around and I happened upon a great free download that does just that! It’s called AMP Font Viewer and it’s very simple to install and… Continue reading

Windows Vulnerability Scanner

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Today, I was able to find a very helpful download that will help keep your computer secure. The program is called Windows Vulnerability Scanner. All you have to do is download and run the scanner to find Windows vulnerability issues and the fixes that go along with them. I was surprised to see that this program found three patches I need for my computer!

When you run… Continue reading

PC Wizard

Friday, February 8th, 2008

PC Wizard

I have a great download for you today called PC Wizard! This program is made for taking a deeper look into the performance of your computer system. With PC Wizard, you can look at all of your hardware and find out how well it’s performing, compared to what it should be doing. And the best part is how easy it is to use. Let’s take a look!

Right… Continue reading

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


Friday, January 18th, 2008


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


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:


Friday, December 14th, 2007


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


Friday, December 7th, 2007


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


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


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


Friday, November 9th, 2007


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


Friday, November 2nd, 2007


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


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


Friday, April 6th, 2007


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


Friday, March 23rd, 2007


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

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