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Pack for Windows: Our List of the Best Windows Apps

Pack for Windows: Our List of the Best Windows Apps
I remember 5 or 10 years ago waiting a long time for Adobe Reader to open, and for the most part it was unbearable, but I'd say today it opens near instantly. I don't see the need to replace it. Eliminate Thunderbird, Eliminate Pidgin (it's great software, just not essential) Swap Winamp with Media Monkey, swap uTorrent with BitTorrent, swap CrashPlan with Easeus Todo Backup Free, and swap MS Security Essentials with AVG Antivirus Free Edition. Also, I'd recommend PowerISO, but it's been a long time since I've used imgburn, so maybe it got better. iTunes is the epitome of horrible software, and does not need to be on this list at all.

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50 Firefox 3 Add-ons That Will Transform Your Academic Research Posted on Thursday July 17, 2008 by Staff Writers Out of the box, Firefox 3 is already an incredible web browser. But when you consider all of the power tools that can be added to enhance your research, it’s even better. Check out these add-ons for Firefox 3, and you’ll take your browser to the next level and transform your academic research. Sharing & Discovery Get social with your favorite websites and use these add-ons to share and discover new places on the web. 7 FREE dual monitor programs and resources that you should know about We recently got access to a new extra screen at the office, so we did the natural thing, and started testing all sorts of free multiple monitor software that we’ve always wanted to try. If you use more than one monitor then this post is for you; it lists 7 programs and resources that add some excellent functionality to your multi-monitor setup, such as extending the taskbar into multiple screens, controlling windows via hotkeys, spanning wallpaper images across different screens, etc. The programs are: MultiWall, Dual Monitor Taskbar, Swap Screen, SoftTH, Dual Display Mouse Manager, GridMove, as well as some good multiple monitor wallpaper sources.

Windows 7 Starter Pack - 20 free apps you need Windows 7 is a fast, stable operating system that already includes high quality software by default. But that doesn't mean you aren't allowed to enjoy the advantages of third-party apps. Common tasks such as downloading files, chatting with your friends, creating documents or editing photos require tools that you won't find built into Windows 7. Also, some of the tools you used before may not be compatible with Microsoft's new operating system. Top 10 Useful Sites I’ve Found This isn’t work at home related, but it’s (mostly) helpful stuff I really wanted to share. I’ve come across a lot of different sites that have been helpful for whatever reason and I know you’ll really love some of them too! Get a Human Do you hate calling a company and speaking to a robot right off the bat with no idea of how to get through to an actual person? Then you need GetHuman. They have a database of companies with information on exactly what to press when you call each one to bypass all the automated, robotic junk.

ContLab Is A Comprehensive General-Purpose Workflow Manager ContLab is a free business organizer for Windows that is currently still in its beta stages. Nevertheless, it shows promise of being a reliable tool for business enthusiasts who have trouble keeping records of their projects, contacts, agendas, reports and accounts. Also, the application comes packed with networking feature, which allows you to run the application from the server, so that all connected computers can easily use different features of the application from one central location.

MakeUseOf Pack 2010: 20+ Essential Windows Apps in One Pack There are lots of applications out there in the World Wide Web. But which ones are the essential keepers and which ones are the useless duds? Sometimes it becomes a little difficult to tell. Well fear not because MakeUseOf, once again, rides to the rescue with our free easy-to-use MakeUseOf App Pack. 100+ Free Tools For You To Access Blocked Sites How many ways have you used to unblocked the internet censorship and get access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and some other sites blocked in your country or area? I have used a ton, such as Proxy, SSH, VPN and many other anti-censorship tools, since which may be blocked, too, the more you have, the safer you will be. The following are 100+ free tools for you to access blocked sites:

Freeware Tools and System Utilities for Windows All the utilities and tools in this Web site are compressed in a ZIP file. If you don't have a software that can open a ZIP file, you can download the CAM UnZip utility. CAM UnZip is a small freeware utility that allows you to easily extract files from any ZIP file. You can also download 7-Zip archive manager - very good archive manager that allows you to open ZIP files and others archive formats. FlipPDF To WORD: Convert PDF To DOC In Bulk Or via Hot Directories The PDF document content can not be altered very easily that is why it’s considered to be one of the safest ways of sharing documents, among your clients, coworkers and other associates. Sometimes however, we need to convert a PDF file back to an editable format such as TXT, RTF, DOC(X) etc., in order to make a few changes to the document. FlipPDF To WORD provides this facility and does the job in an efficient manner. The application enables you to convert multiple PDF documents into DOC (MS Word) format, in one go.

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Kwerty Gmail Notifier: View Emails Using Windows 7 Thumbnail Preview Gmail is one of the most widely used email service in the world. After being released in 2004 as an invite-only beta service, it quickly became popular and replaced Hotmail and Yahoo Mail as the default email service choice for most people. The most unique feature of Gmail was the number of email management features it offered to the users. Today, we discovered a Gmail notifer for Windows called Kwerty Gmail Notifier for Windows 7 that is designed to monitor your Gmail Inbox and notify you about new, unread emails. Supporting Windows 7 Live Thumbnail Preview and Jump List features, it lets you easily read emails from its taskbar icon.