AllMyApps Is Feature Rich App Store For Windows

A while back, we talked about Windows OS being devoid of an App Store and advocated Npackd as one good choice for installing and managing Windows applications. Going over Npackd features, we couldn’t help but say that it lacks a lot of features in terms of organizing and searching applications by different categories, such as, Internet, Security, Video, Converter and so on. AllMyApps is a freshly baked utility which is, however, in beta phase yet seems promising in addressing the user needs when it comes to choosing a feature-rich App Store for Windows. Fortunately, it covers almost all the essential options which you might look for in an App Store. Be it application types, categories, runtime environments, download manager, or complete product description with ratings that you want to check before downloading, it brings all these necessary features of an OS App Store in a drop-dead UI. Since it’s going through testing phase, you might not be able to find plentiful of application software, desktop utilities but most celebrated applications, add-ons, browsers, IDEs, etc., are provided in respective categories, such as, Adobe Flash, Firefox, Google Chrome, VLC,  Notepad++, Skype, Live Messenger, Spybot, Paint.NET, and many more. Read More

Folder Is Empty? Remove Empty Directories And Trash Files With RED

If you haven't remove junk off your PC lately, a quick glance into Program Files will reveal a plethora of folders of many uninstalled applications, which contain nothing or just have desktop.ini / thumbs.db files. Even uninstalling applications properly seems helpless in removing such empty folders that are present in various locations, such as, Program files, My Documents, and Windows folder. If you’re planning to remove all the empty folders, try out RED (Remove Empty Directories). Unlike other empty directory removal utilities, it shows a complete hierarchy of root folder with red marked folders indicating either an empty folder or a folder that contains empty sub-folder(s). This will help you in knowing the location where empty folders are residing and where uninstalled applications leave their traces. Read More

Bypass Megaupload Time Restriction In Chrome [Extension]

Have you ever tried to bypass MegaUpload downloading restrictions? If yes but with no luck, plug Megaupload Skip Time in your Chrome browser. It is a small extension which offers direct downloading from Megaupload. You wont have to wait for 45 seconds any more. It bypasses the time limit, allowing users to directly download files without wasting almost a minute. Read More

Fix And Clean Multiple Chart Elements In Excel Workbook With Clear Charts

By comparing charts tweaking tools provided in Excel 2010 with previous versions, we can say that users gain more control over how charts would look in Excel 2010. Considering all the native features to insert, edit and remove chart axis labels, font size, colors, layouts, etc.,  an add-on claiming to automate the chart tweaking procedure must be used to quickly deal with multiple charts in your workbook. Clear Charts is one such plug-in which lets user clean and tweak all the charts that are present in your Excel workbook. It offers options to fix chart font sizes, axis labels & scaling, 3D effects, colors and other junk that comes by default with auto-generated charts. Read More

Save Forms Data On Selected Websites With Sticky Fields [Firefox]

Sticky Fields is lightweight extension for Firefox which lets you select on which webpage text content is to be saved. It is designed to save only text in forms. Before starting discussion in a forum, commenting, or chatting, you need to enable it for saving text from right-click menu. If you want more control over your data and don't want to save your data across all sites using the popular Lazarus extension, then StickyFields will come handy. Read More

How to Root Motorola Milestone

Motorola Milestone - the GSM version of Motorola Droid - came with Android 2.1 Éclair, which could be easily rooted using an application that used an exploit to fool the OS into enabling SuperUser rights for many applications. However, if you are looking to customize your device to the fullest and get access to Android features like tethering, screenshots, overclocking or if you need to install Custom ROMs on it, you’ll need to get full root access on your device by using the Vulnerable Recovery Flash method. Below mentioned are the instructions that help you do so: Read More

Save Your Game Progress In Dropbox With GameSave Manager

Previously we have reviewed SaveGameBackup, which is an application that saves and restores game backups. GameSave Manager is a similar yet more dynamic application that allows users to save and restore game backup from a large number of games. Many hardcore gamers might be acquainted with GameSave Manager, however whether you are new to this app or already use it, you might be interested in its version 2.3 which has more dynamic options than ever before. Unlike, SaveGameBackup it contains Dropbox support which means that you can save your game backup directly to your Dropbox account. Read More

Send Heavy Files To Your Twitter Friends With FileTweet

Many a times people do not know the email addresses of all of their Twitter followers. This makes it difficult to interact with them on a more personal level. For example, some Twitter followers may simply  be interested in the content that is tweeted by an individual, instead of having any personal relationship or acquaintance with him/her. Twitter itself does not provide a default option to send files via Twitter. FileTweet is an Adobe Air based desktop application that allows users to send files (up to 2 GB) by entering a Twitter username or email address. It is much like SendGenie which we reviewed earlier. However, unlike SendGenie, it is a cross platform application and works with Windows, Mac and Linux based operating systems. All files are saved to the FileTweet server and are accessible via a given URL, which is emailed to the specified email address or to the registered email address of the Twitter user (if the mail is sent by entering the Twitter username). Read More

ManyCam Is Free Alternative To Cyberlink YouCam

ManyCam is an application for taking pictures and recording videos from Webcam, as well as editing and adding effects to them. It is quite similar to the paid software Cyberlink YouCam which costs about $45. However, despite having more dynamic options than the latter, ManyCam is a free software. It works on Windows and a version for Mac has also been introduced. Read More

Access Google Talk From Your Chrome Browser With Gtalk [Extension]

Gtalk is a Chrome extension that provides complete Google Talk functionality within a pop-up window of the Chrome browser. With Gtalk extension, you can perform all Google Talk tasks such as chatting with friends, adding contacts, managing Google Talk settings, etc without the need of opening the desktop messenger. This way you can talk to your Google Talk contacts while browsing the web via Chrome. It can also provide management of two separate Google talk accounts conveniently. As during testing we opened this extension from a specific Google account and accessed the Google Talk messenger simultaneously with a separate Google I.D. The result was such that we found no conflict and were able to open both accounts at the same time (via Gtalk messenger and extension). Read More

Minimalist For Google Calendar Extension Can Tweak Calender In Chrome

Ansel Santosa, the developer behind previously reviewed Google Chrome extension, Gmail Minimalist, now offers another awesome extension for Chrome users to overhaul Google Calendar interface and to customize buttons, links, calendar options, etc. Since Google Calendar is used widely, you might want to give it a minimalist look by tweaking links, options,  buttons, ad bars, navigation controls, and so on. It allows you to change the UI of Google Calendar in a very same way as Gmail Minimalist can do with your Gmail account, as almost all the options which you have in Gmail Minimalist are provided. You can change default Google Services links, Google logo, and hide advertisements, print option, day, month and year view icons. Moreover, you can export the UI changes to create and schedule events with all the previously saved changes on other systems. Read More

Just Gestures – Use Mouse Gestures To Control Windows Functions

Do you use mouse more than keyboard to fiddle around with basic Windows functions? If yes, you might love to try a mouse gesture application which enables user to draw selected shape over the application window to perform some specific functions. Such application comes useful for users who hate using keys, for example Alt + F4 to close window, for basic application windows functions. Just Gesture is a brilliant mouse gesture application which encourages you to use mouse for performing a wide range of functions. With this app, you can draw a shape to invoke Google search in your favorite browser, close active application window from any corner, jump between opened tabs, and do a lot more. Read More

Install Applications With Npackd Windows Package Manager

Unlike other OS platforms, which come with native App Stores, such as, App Store for Mac OS X and Synaptic for Ubuntu, Windows users have always been deprived of one App Store where they can easily find freshly baked applications, check latest updates, and, importantly, manage all of them under one hood. Npackd is an open source application which fills this void for Windows. It allows users to install applications, desktop utilities, compilers, etc., on Windows OS with ease. One major downside is that it doesn’t come with all sorts of applications which you might need on Windows, yet it can come handy for installing most prominent utilities, such as, 7zip, .Net framework, C++ Redistributables, Adobe Reader, VLC, Firefox, FileZilla, Audacity, CCleaner, Defragler, etc., with a long list of software designed for Windows power users. Read More

Check PHP And JavaScript Code For Syntax Errors In Firefox

Code Highlighter is a Firefox add-on to parse those text areas which contains code for both PHP and JavaScript in order to show syntax highlighted code to users. The small extension was written for application developers who need to copy & paste code each time from web browser into some development environment to check the code for syntax in-discrepancies. While allowing users to the check the code for syntax errors,  it also reflects changes made to  JavaScript & PHP code in the text area of web page in question, which comes particularly useful in instances when you need to compile the code on the fly to check the functionality of the PHP or JavaScript module. Read More

Organize TV Shows And Rename Episode Titles With TVRename

TV Rename is an all-in-one TV shows management tool which offers a wide range of features to organize downloaded episodes. It allow users to easily rename episodes titles by retrieving information from online TV serials database -  thetvdb.com. They can do a lot more besides only titling episodes files. Users can fetch information from online resources to show complete summary of seasons, episode guides and descriptions while offering direct downloading from torrent indexing websites. If you’ve been managing downloaded episodes all by your self, it can lend a helping hand to organize them in a way you want. For instance, it can tell when the next episode will be aired, so you can bookmark the date and time. An efficient folder monitoring system has also been deployed to check for the new episodes, shows and other related content that’s been missing from your archive. Being efficient in organizing episodes, you can let it copy the episode files to fill-in your collection gaps. Read More

How To Start / Stop Windows Home Server 2011 Services

Many services in Windows based services are not active be default. For instance in Windows Server 2008 R2, the themes service is not active by default which deprives it from the Aero glass look. To see how to start this service you can see our post here. Since Windows Home Server 2011 is based on Windows Server 2008 R2, therefore, activation and deactivation of its services is quite similar to the former. In this post we will tell you how to start/stop services in Vail. Read More

How To Add / Remove Roles In Windows Home Server 2011

Adding roles is an important part of Windows based servers. The Windows Server 2008 R2 based home server Vail, contains numerous roles that can be activated (as required), in order to add additional features. In this post we will tell you how to add and remove roles to Windows Home Server 2011. Read More