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Windows only: IndexYourFiles is a lightweight and completely portable file-indexer that leaves behind no trace and requires nothing more than the executable. After unzipping the application, all you need to do is run it and give a folder, local drive, or network drive to begin indexing. You can save profiles from within the program allowing you to keep a separate index for home, work, or even individual drives to limit your searches to drives you use for the task at hand. Indexing is snappy, as is the search engine itself. During my test run it indexed 110GB of data in a matter of seconds.
Outils Knowledge Worker Jarte est un logiciel de traitement de texte gratuit que j'ai découvert récemment grâce à l'excellente newsletter de Gratilog . Comme la majorité d'entre nous je pense, j'utilise Word depuis longtemps, avec quelques échappées vers Google Doc lorsque le besoin s'en fait sentir (situations de mobilité). Jarte repose en fait totalement sur Wordpad et me semble très intéressant pour plusieurs raisons : sa légereté (seulement 6 Mo) le fait qu'il peut être insatllé sur une clé USB l'ouverture de nouveaux documents dans des onglets la possibilité de choisir entre 3 interfaces (minimal, compact, classic) Jarte est à la fois minimaliste et doté de fonctionnalités suffisamment nombreuses pour remplacer efficacement un logiciel plus lourd.
Windows only: System notification tool Growl for Windows is a slick, customizable, universal alert system for your applications—so you don't have to be jealous of your Mac friends anymore. After installing the utility, you'll have to download plugins to support application-specific notifications—the current set of plugins supports iTunes, Firefox, Microsoft Outlook, Pandora's AIR application, Visual Studio, and there's even a command-line utility to send notifications to Growl, which you could launch from your own custom AutoHotkey scripts. You can customize almost anything about the notifications, including selecting from a number of included skins. Clicking on the tiny monitor in the screenshot will allow you to place the notifications where you want them to appear.
Windows only: Free application Flash Drive Reminder wants to ensure you never forget your thumb drive again when you leave your computer. It does so by adding an autoplay option to your thumb drive that, if chosen, provide reminders in two different ways, depending on which version you download. In the standard version, Flash Drive Reminder displays a pop-up reminder as soon as your thumb drive is plugged in, then alerts you again when you log off or shut down (assuming you haven't already unplugged your thumb drive)—perfect for the forgetful crowd.
Our Hive Five feature series answers the most frequently asked question we hear at Lifehacker: "What's the best tool for the job?" In the past six months, we've covered the five best tools in a number of categories, from best instant messengers and DVD-ripping tools to anti-virus applications and BitTorrent clients . Each week, we ask our savvy readers to vote for the one tool they like best out of the top five; the winner represents the best of the best. Keep reading for a look back at the winners from each Hive Five.We've tackled a whopping 26 Hive Five categories since the series' inception, and I'm just going to tackle them all from oldest to newest.
Virtualization seems to be one of the great buzzwords these days. Everyone wants to be running an operating system other than their own. My first experience with this sort of thing was trying to run Linux alongside Windows XP using VMware . My second was with Parallels , running XP on my Mac. The big problem with those two programs is the cost.
Ack! The computer ate my term paper! We've all been there at some point. You delete an important file, somehow it skips your Recycle Bin altogether, and for all practical purposes, it's disappeared into the ether.
Mac only: Automated file management utility Hazel organizes your files using rules you set up. Using Hazel you can, for example, delete any files more than a week old in your Downloads folder, clear documents you haven't touched in a month off your Desktop or automatically add MP3's to your iTunes library (even a specific playlist!.) Set up rules the way you would in Mail.app and have Hazel label, trash, move or color-code any file that meets specific criteria in a given folder.
ACCESS DENIED. Those two bone-chilling words are the last thing you want to see when you're trying to log into a system or open a file, but they're not necessarily a dead end. Several free tools can help you find lost passwords you can't remember or that your computer has saved but obscured. Let's take a look at a few free remedies for lost password panic when you're trying to log onto a computer, network, or just figure out what's behind that string of asterisks.
A typical shell extension is meant to help a user work with a category of files. Let's suppose you're mainly interested in audio files (MP3, WMA, Monkey's Audio, Ogg Vorbis and so on), but there is no system-provided way to know about the title of a song, artist or album it belongs to. If you manipulate audio files extensively, then this shell extension can be really helpful for you. The first solution that comes to mind is to add a new property page for these files. Actually, this isn't a very elegant approach since the user have to right-click, select the Properties menu item, and choose the correct tab to read the information.
G-Recorder connects two great tools – Skype and Gmail. G-Recorder records Skype calls and chat messages and saves them in Gmail. This means automatic Skype history backup, merge from different computers, access from anywhere and powerful Gmail interface to work with your Skype conversations just like with e-mails. G-Recorder lets you: Automatically record Skype calls as MP3 files that are saved in your Gmail account Capture conversations from multiple Skype installations in one place Never lose your Skype history, even if you change computers Upload local Skype chat history to Gmail Learn more Download
It can seem like almost everything you look at on the web has an RSS feed to subscribe to—until you find the web site that's both vitally important and entirely feed-less. Enter Dapper, a free, advanced web app that walks users through a process of creating a feed for sites, or even just portions of sites, that lack one. We've previously mentioned tools like FeedYes that promise a similar function, but Dapper offers a lot more customization, letting you choose which sections of a site should be delivered to your reader, a custom iCalendar or iGoogle page, and many more options.
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