Monday, August 28, 2006

More Than Ten

Ten Things That Pull Extra Duty

Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.

1. Best Privacy Pack freeware offers a password and sensitive info cache plus a folder hider.

2. Flipbook Printer uses sheets of blank business cards to print out stills which can then be bound and made into flipbooks; could also be used to make business card-sized versions of cover art for magnets, double-sided business cards, etc.

3. Pindersoft's Floating Clock freeware includes a calendar (requires .Net Framework 1.1.)

4. Identify the color for any pixel on the screen and paste that color onto the clipboard with Instant Eyedropper.

5. Need an alternative start menu that starts up your apps, open files and folders and, web links, sends e-mail and more? Give LaunchOnFly freeware a whirl.

6. Serious music lovers can catalog, arrange, label, burn and synch music in a variety of ways and formats with the free trial of MediaMonkey.

7. Nestersoft's TimeLeft freeware gives you a virtual stopwatch, reminder scheduler, sticky notes, trayclock and more.

8. Looking for a Screen Capture, Sticky Notes, Color Picker, Magnifier and Virtual Ruler? Get them all-in-one with VMN Toolbox.

9. Weather Watcher will provide weather conditions around the globe as well as keep you updated on current conditions in your corner.

10. In search of a multi-format, multi-lang graphics browser, viewer, and converter? Test drive XnView freeware.


  1. Anonymous1:33 AM

    I was all ready to fall for Instant EyeDropper and then the letdown: Windoze only.

    Very sad.

  2. I know you are familiar with Simon Haynes' cool toys over at He's got so much more than yWriter (cool enough by itself). I've been using yTimer lately and have downloaded a few more to check out.

  3. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Rosina, try ColorTagGen from Rad Productions. It's a small app, but very useful for those of us with Macs. It's also available for the Intel MacBooks, in case you're using a newer machine. Happy picking!


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