Category «Software Tips»

Nine must-have freeware apps rise to the top

I’ve linked to various Windows Secrets newsletter items in the past. It is an excellent newsletter and I highly recommend it. The issue I received today has a link to nine freeware apps that have been regularly centred out/chosen in “best of” lists. The “best freeware” lists published by Web sites and magazines frequently trumpet …

Explore Windows Fonts with FontEXPRO

A couple of months ago Download Squad highlighted the program FontEXPRO: Are you constantly struggling to remember the difference between Arial, Times New Roman and Palatino Linotype? Sure, you could just keep changing fonts from the drop-down menus in your word processor, or you could use FontEXPRO to preview all the fonts stored on your …

GreenPrint

A couple of months ago Kim Komando mentioned a program called GreenPrint which helps you eliminate those pages with 2 lines on the bottom which waste paper: Our patent-pending print preview, GreenView, displays all pages and highlights wasteful pages in red. With a click you can: print only what you want, remove images or text, …

XP Syspad

Windows Vista has all sorts of new applets that help you manage your computer. A while ago the Windows Secrets newsletter explained how you could do some of this in Windows XP. One of these utilities was XP Syspad: XP SysPad is a Windows system monitoring utility that allows easy access to Windows system information …

101 Fantastic Freebies 2008

In what has become a yearly tradition (see 2006 and 2007 here), PC World has compiled a list of 101 Fantastic Freebies: Free. It’s the magic word for an ever-expanding wealth of downloadable software and online services. Free doesn’t necessarily mean good, however, and hunting for freebies can mean sifting through a lot of junk. …

Yet Another 8 Absolutely Cool, Totally Free Utilities

The March issue of Windows IT Pro magazine has an article called Yet Another 8 Absolutely Cool, Totally Free Utilities where they highlight some free utilities. You can read the first couple of paragraphs for free, but you need to be a subscriber to see it all. However, the free tools mentioned in the article …

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