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Advanced Find And Replace 7.8.1

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Searching out a file or document on a system can be a tough task sometimes. This could take a couple of minutes with the normal process or way of doing it through the standard application finder on Windows. However, you can save some of your precious time by installing Advanced Find And Replace application that enables you do just that within seconds.

What’s Advanced Find and Replace?

Advanced Find And Replace is a program that lets you find documents on a local machine within a couple of seconds. You may also choose to specify normal AltaVista or Infoseek queries in order to find documents of your choice. Advanced Find And Replace represents a capable replacement of your standard find application in Windows. It not only saves you a lot of time, but also helps you save a lot of money that would have been spent mining information from your local machine.

Advanced Find And Replace application has a lot of advanced features that include the following; search files with smart queries just like you do with Google and other search engines, complete search and replace Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, preview found text as with Google, fast, and many more.

Any downsides?

Version 7.8.1 already includes a couple of fixes and corrections that affected its compatibility with Windows 8.

Want to check it out? Visit Abacre.

Wireless Network Watcher 1.56

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

This is a small utility that scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network.

What is the deal with this program?

It displays the IP address, MAC address, the company that manufactured the network card, and optionally the computer name of every computer or device that is connected to your network. Its easy-to-use user interface makes everything pretty easy. You can configure the format of the displayed MAC address, perform background scanning, place an icon in the Windows System Tray for instant access and beep as soon as a new computer is detected.

This program gives you the option of choosing the network adapter you wish to use, in case there are several of such hardware devices on your computer, but also the IP address range to be scanned. This utility lets you to export the list of connected devices to multiple formats, including HTML, XML, CSV or text file. It doesn’t take up much of your system resources and works well with all versions of Windows without slowing down your system.  You can configure the format of the displayed MAC address, perform background scanning, place an icon in the Windows System Tray for instant access and beep as soon as a new computer is detected.

The publisher of this software, Wireless Network watcher, ahs added a few changes to this version. The changes are: Added ‘Mark Odd/Even Rows’ option, under the View menu. When it’s turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line and fixed issue: Dialog-boxes opened in the wrong monitor, on multi-monitors system.

Downsides?

None noted.

To find out more about this program, please visit Wireless Network Watcher.

MIRC 7.29 – Chat, play or work with others all over the world

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

MIRC is a fully featured internet relay chat application or client for Windows that can be used to communicate or share or play or even work with your online friends on the IRC network across several locations of the world. The application can be used either as multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.

MIRC has a clean, practical interface that can be easily configured once installation is complete. It also gives you the opportunity to configure or reconfigure its settings whenever you feel like. MIRC supports various advanced features such as; buddy lists, file transfers, multi-server connections, SSL encryption, proxy support, UTF-8 display, customizable sounds, spoken messages, tray notifications, message logging, and a host of others.

This new version or update is also built with a powerful scripting language that can be used to automate MIRC and to create applications that perform a variety of other functions including network communications and playing games.

What has worked to the advantage of this chat application is the fact that the publishers keep updating it. This has helped in several ways to deal with various bugs and issues that affected past editions. However, MIRC still has a lot more updates and fixes to get it to where it should actually be.

Downside

MIRC has only 30 day limitation period, and is not free application.

Want to check it out? Visit mIRC.

TagScanner 5.1.630 – Manage Music Collections Easily

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Do you want a program that can help you organize and manage your music collections? Then TagScanner is one application that can be used for such purposes and much more.

What is TagScanner?

It is an application that can help you organize and manage your music collections. It can also be used for a lot of other things including; editing tags of mostly state-of-the-art studio formats, renaming files based the tag information, generating tag information from filenames, and performing any transformation of the text from tags and filenames.

With TagScanner, you can also get album information from online databases like freedb or Amazon. The program supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, Windows Media, and MP4 (iTunes) tags.

Besides having some of the most advanced features that have been added to it; TagScanner also comes with an easy to use built-in player. This version features a couple of updates and fixes including the following; fixing of changing of filename in export interface didn’t work, fixing of renaming of files directly in filelist, and translations into German.

TagScanner is an easy to use application that is unbelievably available as a freeware. As a matter of fact, the application offers you more features and functions than a couple of other paid ones out there.

Improvements:

A couple of bugs and issues noticed in older versions have been fixed; which makes TagScanner 5.1.530 very stable.

Want to check it out? Visit Xdlab.

MDaemon 13.0.4

Monday, January 21st, 2013

MDaemonAre you having problems with setting up an OSS mail system? Then MDaemon is your best bet. The program is one of the easiest in terms of setup and features. It also offers you great value for money especially when compared to several other programs out there.

What is MDaemon?

This program is a Windows-based email server that provides full mail server functionality and control as well as several other great features. MDaemon is also built with antivirus and anti-spam security features, seamless web access to email via the integrated WorldCleint component. The application can be remotely administered through the web-based WebAdmin plug-in and many more.

MDaemon supports IMAP, SMTP, and POP3 protocols, and also delivers solid performance from a wide range of built-in features. The program provides secure and standards-compliant as well as low total cost of ownership features for all kinds and sizes of businesses or organizations.

MDaemon also supports a variety of mobile devices that have access to email, calendar, and contacts. The program also includes support for BlackBerry push email with a seamless experience; which is regarded as a big boost for organizations that require simplicity and affordability. With the programs simple user-interface, organizations can easily setup and receive push email delivery from the mail server to the BlackBerry smartphone.

Downside

MDaemon has no downside, and seems to beat a lot of other programs out there despite the fact that it is a shareware.

Want to check it out? Visit MDaemon.

JavaRa 2.1

Monday, January 21st, 2013

What about installing or having a program installed on your PC that gives you opportunity to have your old version of Java updated as soon as a new or updated version is available online? That is what you get when you install this open source program called JavaRa.

What is JavaRa?

It is a program that enables you to update your installed Java application to the latest version as soon as an update is made available online. JavaRa is built or designed with features to enable you update existing Java application to the latest version.

JavaRa will download and also install the latest version of Java Runtime Environment if the version you have installed supersedes a newer version. The application also allows you to remove all older versions of this program. This also ensures that the security of your computer is further boosted; and best of all is that it also creates extra space on your hard disk.

The amazing thing about this application is that virtually everyone can use it because it offers a lot of flexibility. As a matter of fact, all you have to do is download and install it even if you are a newbie.

Downsides

However, the interface of this application is a bit confusing at first.

Want to check it out? Visit: JavaRa.

Serial Port Redirector 2.6.1

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Searching for an application that lets you utilize modern hardware COM servers without changing your software or exchanging data between a TCP/IP application and an old-fashioned program that can only connect to a serial port? Then you might want to consider Serial Port Redirector.

What is Serial Port Redirector?

Serial Port Redirector is a program that is used as a serial application to a remote TCP socket. It allows you to utilize modern hardware COM servers without changing your software or exchanging data between a TCP/IP application and an old-fashioned program that can only connect to a serial port?

The program now has a couple of new changes that include the following; you can now use virtual ports created by other Fabula Tech products as server physical ports, compatibility with Windows 2000 server has been fixed, and auto update utility has also been fixed.

Serial Port Redirector has a lot of advanced features such as; ability to work exactly as hardware serial port, high configurable virtual COM ports, fully supports Telnet RFC2217 protocol, extra strings sending on port opening/closing, unlimited number of virtual serial ports can be created simultaneously on a single computer, raw data transmission support, preset serial port control, and many more.

Be sure to watch online demos and video tutorials and find out more about usage examples for the software.

Downside

It has a 15 day trial limitation.

Want to check it out? Visit Serial Port Redirector.

Weather Watcher Live 7.1.80 – Your Personal, Real-Time Windows Desktop Weather Station

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Need an application that helps you monitor the weather conditions in your neighborhood right from your desktop? Weather Watcher can do it.

What is the big deal about this program?

Weather Watcher Live is your personal, real-time Windows desktop weather station. It automatically retrieves the current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, detailed forecast, severe weather alerts, and weather maps from over 70,000+or cities world-wide.

Weather Watcher will allow you to automatically retrieve your weather data at a predetermined interval, display the current temperature and the current condition image in a customized tray icon, designate which weather information is displayed in the Weather Watcher system tray tool-tip, convert the weather data using almost any conversion, display a weather map as your desktop wallpaper, log the weather data in any format, export the weather data in any format, and customize the look of the Weather Watcher interface and icons via skins. It is also very easy to install and use.

Downsides?

It has a 30-day trial period. This program has all the info you will need and some more. It is very easy to install and use and it works pretty well.

If you want to learn more about this program, please go to WeatherWatcherLive.

EaseUS Todo Backup Free 5.5

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Do you need an application that backup and protects your data, documents, financial data and applications? EaseUS Todo can help you achieve that.

What is the big deal about EaseUSTodo ?

EaseUS Todo Backup is a full-featured all-in-one backup and disaster recovery solution, protecting your data, including photos, music, videos, documents, emails, financial data and applications. It creates copies of your files and data and recovers them in the event of a crash. It has a cool and well-organized interface. One interesting feature of this program is that you could schedule full, incremental or differential backup jobs, so you could save extra data since your last backup.

You can also modify a backup plan and apply the changes instantly, remove image files or run previously created tasks. You could also convert the backup image into a bootable emergency disk or ISO file or virtual disk (Virtual PC or VMware).
Some of the main features of this program are: System Backup and Recovery, including the OS and installed applications. File and folder backup and recovery. Differential/Incremental Backup to save time and disk space. Backup Schedule for automatic system & data backup. Automatically delete/overwrite old images. Backup options: image split, image compression, set priority, set password, e-mail notification. Clone or transfer hard disk to another. Explore Image files.

The publisher of this program, CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd., has added a few changes to this version: Multiple Languages Supported: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese, One click system backup and recovery, including the OS and installed applications and File and folder backup & recovery, including network data.

Downsides?

None that were noted. Excellent backup tool.

To learn more about this program, please visit ToDo-Backup.

Autoruns 11.4

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Autoruns is a freeware that shows you what programs are configured to run during a system bootup  or login session. It also shows you the entries in the order they are processed by Windows.

What is the deal about Autoruns?

You’ll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically! This program shows you the programs that are configured to run when you bootup your computer. These programs include such programs as the ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. It can also be configure to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more.

It is particularly very useful when you want to disable access for various malware that automatically run when Windows is initiated. Its Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system and it has support for looking at the auto-starting images configured for other accounts configured on a system.
Systeminternals, the publisher of this freeware, ahs added a few changes to this version. They incude: additional startup locations, fixed several bugs related to image path parsing, added better support for browsing folders on WinPE and fixed a Wow64 redirection bug If you are a novice user, the standard interface probably looks cluttered with all sorts of technical terms. But experts are definitely overcome with joy right now.

Downsides?

None. This is a great program. A must for every computer.

To learn more about this program please do visit  Autoruns for Windows.

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