Archive for March, 2007
Friday, March 30th, 2007
If you have tried other tools designed for editing mpeg audio and you’ve not found what you need, mp3DirectCut may just be the thing for you.
mp3DirectCut is a small tool for editing mpeg audio directly. With this tool, you can remove parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to new files- all without the need to decompress your mp3 into pcm/wav. This definitely saves work, encoding time and disk space. And the fact that there is no quality loss through any re-compressions makes this tool a darling.
The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input. Using Cue sheets, pause detection or Auto cue you can easily divide long files.
The latest version, mp3DirectCut 2.05, which has just been released has these latest changes:
- Undo function extended
- Ini file stored in user profile if necessary
- Command line option /split for Cue sheets and Project files
- Reading Project files with relative paths
- Keeping Lame header params
- ID3v1 genre list extended
- Converting possible 8.3 filenames
- Some more improvements
CLICK HERE or go to http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html. For more info and download, IT’S FREE!!!!
Friday, March 30th, 2007
If you need a cool tool to resize your images, this is something worth checking out.
Resize allows you to resize a batch of bitmaps or convert to jpeg or both. This is useful for creating many thumbnails for websites simultaneously. It is also useful for resizing the frames for animated gifs.
The cool thing about this is that Resize uses pixel averaging for shrinking images which gives much better quality than sub-sampling. The resizing algorithm produces high quality images because it uses all available information from the source image.
The latest version, Resize 2.7 which just hit the software market has these latest changes:
- Faster resizing – especially when resized by an integer ratio
- Message telling you when processing is complete and where the images have been saved to with a link
Ready to see what it can do for you? CLICK HERE
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Check out this fully configurable tool-bar style application. It is called TurboLaunch
TurboLaunch is a fully configurable tool-bar style application that can be set up to run many programs and perform certain pre-programmed actions. The cool thing about TurboLaunch is that like a toolbar, pictures are used to distinguish what a button is configured to do.
What you will no doubt like about this software is the fact that though TurboLaunch automatically uses the default icon, you have complete control and can change the icon to whatever you want.
The latest version released just recently is TurboLaunch 5.0.10.
The major change in this updated version is that when changing screen resolution, TurboLaunch should stay stuck to the same edges of the screen. This should not only work when changing resolutions while TurboLaunch is running, but also when you change resolutions while TurboLaunch is closed.
Want to try it out? It’s shareware so you can check out the trial version first before coughing up the dough.
Go to http://www.savardsoftware.com/turbolaunch/ to try it out!
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Check out this free utility that can help you recover accidentally deleted files.
Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players.
One thing I really love about Recuva is it’s ability to bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses.
The latest version, Recuva 1.01.048 Beta which was just recently released has these changes:
- Issue with slow response when using Ctrl-A on a large number of files
- Issue that caused improper entries in drive list
- Searching of MFT mirror entries
- Handling of removable drives
Want to check it out? CLICK HERE! Or Visit http://www.recuva.com/
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
Radar Website Monitor is an automated multithreaded tool that keeps a close and constant watch over your website.
You will love the fact that it can monitor different types of Internet services, including Website, Secure Website (HTTPS), Mail server and FTP server. The cool thing about this program is that when your website is detected inaccessible, loads improperly or responds excessively slow, Radar Website Monitor will send an immediate notification to you.
That’s not all; it can even run previously specified applications automatically. You will also appreciate the fact that you are the one ion control as you define the interval of time that it provides you with real-time reports and charts, allowing you to easily understand and evaluate your website’s performance.
Want to check it out? It’s a shareware, you can check out the trial version first and see if it meets your needs.
GO TO http://www.apicalsoft.com/ for trial download and more info.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
Image for Windows is a backup and restore utility that creates a snapshot of an entire partition or volume to a set of files or directly to most DVD+RW or CD-R/RW drives. If something should ever happen to that partition or volume, you’ll be able to simply restore the snapshot image.
The program uses the technology available in the free PHYLock™ add-on utility. PHYLock™ allows you to continue using your computer while the backup is locked to a point-in-time. This eliminates the inconsistencies typically experienced while backing up a partition that is in use.
Here are a couple of the features that make this software a must have and a better option than most in its category:
- Total reliability – Provides the option to verify each and every byte it backs up
- Convenience – Runs directly from Windows and when used with the free PHYLock™ add-on, it can create a true image of the Windows partition itself, without requiring a reboot
- Maximum compression – By default, maximum compression is applied to the drive images you create
- Maximum speed – If backup speed is paramount, you can bypass compression entirely
- Optical drive support – You can save directly to a CD or DVD disc
- Cost effectiveness – Includes Image for DOS and Linux at no additional charge, making it a uniquely affordable and complete disk imaging solution
- Flexibility – Restore partitions, regardless of the file system on the partition being restored. This gives you the power to restore NTFS partitions from Windows 98 or even DOS (as just a couple examples)
- Network support – Save backups to any drive accessible to Windows itself
- Image file validation – Allows you to check the integrity of the disk image files, either as part of the backup process, or at any time thereafter
- Selectable image file sizes – If desired, you can specify a maximum size for the disk image files that are created (to a maximum of 2,047 MB). This allows you to create image files that readily fit on the removable media of your choice
And so much more.
For more info CLICK HERE or go to http://terabyteunlimited.com/imagew.html
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
If you easily forget things, this freeware might be of help. I’m talking about Freebie Notes, a cool sticky note program with alarm timer.
Freebie Notes is a great little program for users who just want sticky notes with an alarm timer. With Freebie Notes you can create notes displaying on your desktop. What I really appreciate about this tool is that notes can be displayed immediately after creation or in the certain moments of time. You will also love the fact that you can create notes of custom sizes and colors and set different types for your notes.
The latest updated version, Freebie Notes 3.10, which just released yesterday, has these latest changes:
- New Help for Windows Vista compatibility
- Warning before close the program added
- Hebrew and Indonesian languages added
- Program’s windows minimization bug fixed
- Some minor bugs
Want to check it out? Go to http://www.freebienotes.com/stick-notes
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
Need reliable software to advise you on the state of your installed software and hardware? This software may be just what you need, it’s called Belarc Advisor.
Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, anti-virus status etc and displays the results in your Web browser. The really cool thing about the way Belarc Advisor works is that all your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.
One thing I like about Belarc Advisor is that, unlike other software that the publishers leave to figure things on your own, on the official site [http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html] the publishers have an FAQ section that can help you enjoy the software easily.
For example, if you have a question like: “The Advisor has installed and finished a discovery of my PC’s hardware and software, but I do not see any results”.
On the site, you will find a great answer like:
“Check that Windows is set to open files with the HTML extension in your web browser. To do this, in the Folder Options windows control panel look at the File Types tab. Select the HTML Document file type and check that it opens with your preferred web browser”.
If that doesn’t work for you, open this file: C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\System\tmp\(COMPUTERNAME).html
(where COMPUTERNAME is the name of your PC) using the File|Open… menu in your web browser.
Really making things easier right?
Want to check out the software? Did I fail to mention that it’s free!!! Yeah it’ll cost you $0.
Go to http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html to see for yourself what it’s all about and get a free download.
Monday, March 26th, 2007
Do you find that you need to frequently change your screen resolution or colour depth? Some reasons could be when doing demos, switching between monitors, recording/capturing the screen, connecting to projectors, etc.
It’s a bit of an inconvenience to have to go to the display properties each time or use the little system tray icon utility provided by your graphics card software. FastRes is a useful little alternative that resides in your system tray.
It enables you to very quickly change between resolutions anytime you wish, without having to click several layers deep into your computer settings. It’s freeware and you can get it here.
Sunday, March 25th, 2007
In need of a fully featured download accelerator? One which does what it is supposed to do i.e. accelerate your downloads; then you need to check out Orbit downloader.
Orbit downloader is a full-featured download accelerator and manager. It is based on P2P technology, has advanced robust multithread download algorithm implemented with high quality. That’s not all, orbit downloader integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer to automatically handle your downloads.
You will appreciate the fact that you can easily download files from any remote server via HTTP, FTP, RTSP or MMS. One other cool thing about Orbit Accelerator is that it has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe P2P downloading technology to accelerate your downloads.
Still not sure whether this software is worth checking out? Consider the following:
- Great Speed: Orbit Downloader is based on p2p and multi-source downloading technology, which make you download files up to 500% faster than before
- Easy to Use: Orbit Downloader has a simple and clear user interface. It is easy to use and config for both newbies and professions
- The Most Comprehensive Download Tools: Orbit Downloader supports most protocols and have a function of “Flash and Streaming Media Capturer”, so you can download videos from youtube metacafe, files from rapidshare, metalink files, flash and streaming media online more simple and easy
- Support IE, Firefox, Maxthon and Opera: Orbit Downloader integrates seamlessly into IE, FireFox, Maxthon and Opera without installing any other plugin
- Free and Safe
What are you waiting for?
Go and check it out, it’s FREE!!!!! Go to http://www.orbitdownloader.com/