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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

GreenPrint World

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

GreenPrint World

Today, I have a free download for you that will not only cure your printing headaches, but it will also help save the environment. The program is called GreenPrint World and after you install it, I don’t think you’ll ever want to be without it again. Let’s give it a look see!

Here’s how it works. When you print something, instead of printing to your regular printer, choose… Continue reading

Fotosizer

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Here’s an awesome free download for all you photo junkies out there! It’s called Fotosizer and it will ease the pain of sending pictures through your e-mail. Let’s check it out!

If you have a high megapixel digital camera, you know the pictures it takes can be huge! That’s great if you’re looking to have high quality images for printing or editing, but it can be a… Continue reading

Secunia PSI

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Today, I have a free download and an amazing security tool all in one! The program is called Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) and it does something I’ve been seeking for a long time.

Do you ever wonder if all of the programs on your system are up to date? I know I have! Everyone has so many programs on their computer and… Continue reading

Password Protect a Flash Drive

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Password Protect a Flash Drive.

Today, I have a free download for you called TrueCrypt. It’s a program that allows you to make encrypted virtual drives so that your important data is password protected. While I have reviewed many programs that allow you to password protect certain items on your computer, TrueCrypt is the first one I have found that will allow you to password protect data on a flash… Continue reading

Glary Utilities

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Glary Utilities

Today, I have a great utility program for you that is absolutely free, but before I get into that, I’d like to talk a little bit about utilities. There are so many utilities out there these days and it can be pretty overwhelming to try and decide which one is the best. In my opinion, none of them will ever correct everything on a computer. No matter what… Continue reading

Fixing the XP SP3 Address Bar

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Fixing the XP SP3 Address Bar

This week’s download may not help everyone out there, but I have received a few phone calls and e-mails about this, so I figured I would share a fix for it!

For the longest time, I have always had my taskbar at the bottom of my screen set up just like I like it. I’m sure most of you have tinkered with the taskbar… Continue reading

IE 7 Pro

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

IE 7 Pro

I have an awesome program for you today! It’s called IE 7 Pro and its main purpose is to help you add new features right to your Internet Explorer 7 Web browser. It’s simply amazing, so let’s check it out!

This program allows you to add such features as saving forms, download management, control of the browser with mouse movements, spell checker, advanced tab control and many… Continue reading

Screenshot Captor

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

So many people have asked me about an easy way to make screenshots. You know, taking a picture of what’s on your screen so that you can show it to others. Well, in the past, I have always made my screenshots the hard way. I would take the screenshot by pressing the Print Screen button on my keyboard, open up my photo editing program, paste in the image, crop the… Continue reading

Microsoft Virtual PC

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Microsoft Virtual PC

Have you ever tried to install a program, only to find out later that it is not compatible with your operating system? I’m sure that has happened to all of you at least once. Well, today, I have a download for you that just might fix all of your compatibility issues! The program is called Microsoft Virtual PC. Let’s check it out!

Virtual PC is compatible with… Continue reading

Auto Reboot Setter

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Auto Reboot Setter

I don’t know about you, but one thing I cannot stand is when my computer does something without my permission! Have you ever been working on your computer when that little screen pops up telling you that an update has been installed? It usually tells you your computer needs to be restarted and if you don’t click “Restart Later,” your computer will automatically restart after one minute.… Continue reading

VirtuaWin

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

VirtuaWin

Have you ever felt like one desktop is just not enough for everything you have running on your computer? I know I have! Well, today, I have a free download for you that will help solve that problem. The program is called VirtuaWin and it sets your computer up for virtual desktops. For example, with a virtual desktop, you can have a program running on one desktop and then… Continue reading

DriverMax

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

DriverMax

Have you ever formatted your hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows? I know I have several times. Everyone will have to go through that process from time to time and it can be quite a hassle. Well, today, I have a free download for you that will save you a ton of time the next time you need to reinstall Windows. The program is called DriverMax

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