Remember Glass Notepad, a transparent notepad for Windows 7 and Vista. One of the latest app to come out is Powershell Glass, which adds transparent effect to Windows Powershell. According to the developer, this app was inspired by another similar app called Glass CMD, which adds transparent aero effect to Command Prompt. Read More
The developer by the name of Wuul has developed an awesome application called Blue Lock
that I am sure would be used by everyone. It is fairly simple app that locks the computer when no bluetooth device is found.
Here is how it works, you run the portable app and it will start detecting all bluetooth devices near your computer. Select the mobile device from the list and it will add the hardware information in the “Lock Device” field.
is a recently launched search utility that allows users to find for any files inside archive files quickly. Unlike Windows default search, it searches in both file systems and archives. You can add multiple files names, wildcards, and directories. There are two additional search options given – Include all files in search and Include directories in search.
AdminDeviceLan is free Windows utility for Administrators that allows them to block external device access on any computer over the network. These external devices can include CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs, Floppy Drive, and Flash Disk. It even prohibits record on flash drive thus preventing USB virus from entering the computer and saving admins lots of time. Read More
The Beta or stable release of Google Chrome browser for Linux has not yet to come. But Google gives its users early access to unstable Alpha release, you can download and install it on your Ubuntu machine. Google gives no guarantee that the browser will work correctly as it is a unstable release and the Linux build still lacks some privacy features
The System requirements are Intel Pentium 4 / Athlon 64 or later CPU; 32- or 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04 or later, or 32-bit Debian 5. Support for other Linux distributions is planned; unpacking the .deb files by hand may work.
If you are looking for a quick way to encrypt your data in USB Flash Drive, then you have come to the right place. Ofcourse TrueEncrypt can also solve your problem, but I believe it is mostly towards permanent external hard drives. For quick encryption, try out UniSoft Removable Storage Protector. It is a free tool that runs from the system tray and can encrypt all data that is copied to the USB drive. Read More
Do you backup(archive) all your songs, files, and documents to CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Rays? If this is the case then it must be quite frustrating for you to find out which file is in which disk. If you remember the file name but not the disk where it is located in, then Visual CD can help. What is does is fairly simple, index all selected drives and folders so that accessing them can be both quick and easy. Read More
So you bought a laptop or a desktop computer but later found out that it does not come with drivers? Maybe this is because you bought a used computer or the manufacturer forgot to put it in the box you purchased. But mostly manufacturers now put drivers in the local hard disk. Now suppose you want to make a fresh new installation, how would you do so when you don’t have the drivers?
One way is to visit the device’s official website to find the drivers, but what if there are none or the site is down? The best way would be to make a backup of your existing installed drivers and then restore them later when you have installed a fresh copy of Windows.
Whenever you add any additional disk partition in your system, you need to make some changes in the fstab file in order to have it recognized by the operating system. Linux based systems save the mounting information for the disks and disk partitions in the fstab file, this file is very complex to understand and even a small mistake can make your system corrupt. PySDM is a Storage Device Manager that allows full customization of the hard disk mount points without manually accessing the fstab. Storage Device Manager (PySDM) is so user-friendly that even the beginners would feel comfortable while making the changes through it. It ensures that the changes you make are correct by using an awesome spell check feature. Read More
So you have a file that is 900MB large, how will you burn it(considering that there are two CDs to burn)? The best way would be to split the file in such a way that they fit on two disks and that you can later join it on another computer quickly. VY-Splitter
is a dead-simple and straightforward app that does exactly that.
Note that this CD case is just an example, it can also come useful if you want to share a file with your friend online and the file hosting provider’s limit is less than the file that you want to share. In this case too you can split the file and share it turn by turn with you friend, also letting him know to use VY-Splitter to merge them again.
Looking for a quick way to convert .doc format into HTML? Recently I stumbled on a little gem called Doc To Html Converter. Sadly it is not a portable tool, but can still come handy. Just run the program, choose your Microsoft Word(.doc) file, select the destination where you would like to save the output, and hit Convert. Once the operation is complete, it will open the converted document in your default web browser. Read More
is a free portable tool which lets you attach any file to a PDF document quickly. You can also attach other documents inside PDF, such as, Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, or Publisher documents. It does not require any installation, just download it from the link mentioned in the end of the post and run the executable file.
So you buy a new laptop and start checking out the battery life by reading the manual that comes with it. Well wait, doesn’t every notebook manufacturer these days
calm to have the longest battery life? Ofcourse
can be a bit farfetched
. So how would you know what is the exact battery life? Read More
Are you in need of a good tool which can shutdown, restart, or logoff your system according to a schedule? If yes, then your search should end now. You can try a free and user-friendly software, Shutdown Agent
which lets you schedule the shutdown, restart, suspend, hibernate, and logout events for your computer. It resides in the system tray for easier and faster access. The application offers a miniscule configuration console, containing all the event schedule settings such as Action
(Shutdown, Logoff, Restart, Hibernate), Time interval
and options to forcibly close all running processes before starting the event, blink icon before execution etc. You can also choose to hide the timer, and enable/disable it from configuration window.
This post has been updated to let you know that Shutdown Agent also supports Windows 8. The article was updated on April 2, 2012.
Tab Scope adds tab functionality in Firefox and puts Mozilla team to shame. It is something I have always been looking forward too. What it does is simple, showing preview of tabs. But not only simple previews, rather it shows real-time dynamic previews. Read More
Do you want to convert flash videos in SWF format to Silverlight? SilverlightX is a free little utility that allows developers to convert existing flash content to new format. It supports only flash(swf) format for conversion. Just select the swf file, choose the destination where you want to save silverlight, and hit Convert. Read More
I don’t have any databases to sync my Outlook with, but if you want to, then give Outlook Sync DB 2009
a try. It allows you to sync all your mails, appointments, contacts, tasks, and notes with any database of your choice. It provides a simple profile assistant that makes syncing a breeze.
If you want to send a message to someone but don’t want anyone to keep a record of it, you need Vanishing Message
. It is a free tool that allows you to send a message without anyone being able to save it. It can come handy in situations where someone tells you something and you ask for Proof. ;)
stands for Software Update Monitor
, it keeps your computer up-to-date by using the most recent versions of installed software. By using up-to-date software, you'll reduce the risk of encountering bugs and your system will run smoothly. It detects the applications that are currently installed in your system and track their updates, if a new version is detected for any installed software, you'll be notified instantly. It is very light-weight application that consumes nearly 3Mb of system memory.
If there are some large and unused files in your system then they will obviously slow down your system performance with the passage of time. It is always recommended that you should identify and delete such type of files. The default Disk Usage analyzer tool does not provide detailed information about such files. Filelight
is the most suitable tool for consolidating and deleting unused files. It uses a pie chart to show where the largest files are located and it also offers you option to delete large files with a single click. Read More