Services like UStream and JustinTv are a good platforms to broadcast live videos, but what if you want to convert your computer into a video streaming server? BroadCam is a free tool for Windows that let’s you stream live videos over both local network and internet. Apart from basic live streaming, you can also stream pre-recorded videos instantly. The pre-recorded videos can be either in Divx(AVI format), Windows ASF AND WMV files, or DV videos files.Read More
Vista Firewall Control is a free portable tool that lets a user have complete control over his/her Windows Firewall. Unlike Windows default Firewall program, it lets you easily manage the Incoming and Outgoing connections of each and every app more quickly. Once a program tries to access the Internet, it will immediately notify you as a pop-up message. At the same time it will ask you to edit the application’s zone settings.Read More
If you are on Twitter, you must have given various twitter desktop clients a try. bDule is a new player in this field, but takes a very different and fresh approach. It has a clean user-friendly interface and lets you choose the template. Unlike other clients, Twitter Search is build right inside this app and works quite fast.
After you have installed this app, select any one template out of 16 shown.Read More
Google Calendar used to be a unpopular service until GMail came out. Almost 1/5th of all GMail users now have Google Calendar widget in their sidebar. If you are one of those users who use Google Calendar to mark down all important events, then this tip is for you.
Since Google Calendar can be synced with your mobile and desktop email clients, it has vast benefits. GMinder is free tool for Windows that displays all Google Calendar events in the desktop system tray. Since, it downloads Calendar events from your Google account, it works offline.
Just run the tool and it will show you a setup window. Click Set, enter your Google account details, and click OK. Now click Download and it will add your account in the list and also save all events in that were present in your Google Calendar.Read More
If you are one of those users who tested Windows 7 beta, you will know that one of the most handy feature is that we can reorganize the tabs in the taskbar. Sadly this important feature(that increases productivity) lacks in older version of Windows, i.e XP, Server 2003/2008, and Vista.
Taskix is a free tool that adds the ability to move and reorder the taskbar tabs easily. Simply drag the tab that you want to move and it will reorganize itself. It is a robust program that has a very small memory footprint. And yes, it supports multiple monitors too.
Desktop Media is a free tool for Windows that automatically adds a desktop shortcut when any removable media is plugged in. We all know that disabling AutoPlay feature is a great way to prevent the Autorun virus, but this also means that we have to manually go to My Computer every time a new CD/DVD disk or removable media is inserted.
If you are way too lazy, then a desktop shortcut is the best way to quickly and easily access the drive/media. It is a great alternative to the popular Desk Drive, since it has more features and takes far less memory to run.Read More
Suppose you are running a program that requires constant monitoring, but you have to leave urgently for a moment, what will you do? Or lets suppose you are away from your computer and would like to know what your husband/wife, kids, or any friend did on your computer?
myDesktop Online is a free tool for Windows that capture images and monitors the activity on your computer desktop while you are away. You can save the captured images either on your local computer or upload them to a server. The images can be saved in any one of the many popular image formats such as jpg, png, bmp, and gif.Read More
If you change the screen resolution a lot, you must have noticed that the icons get mixed up and you have to manually rearrange them all over again. While playing a game at lower resolution or connecting you laptop to an external display, the icons change their position according to the resolution.
Take my example for instance, most of the time my laptop is connected to an external display whose resolution is 1680 x 1050, whenever I disconnect the external display all my icons get mixed up which is very frustrating. I have found two tools that can help solve this problem DesktopOK and DeskSave.
DesktopOK is a free portable tool for Windows that lets you restore different icon layouts for different resolutions. Since it supports different icon layouts for different resolutions, you can also set different desktop icon layouts for same resolution.
Arrange your desktop icons and run this tool. Click Save and it will save your current desktop icon layout for this resolution.Read More
If you have a multi-monitor setup, then you know how hard it is to change wallpapers or background colors for each desktop. Windows will automatically extend the wallpaper in the first monitor to other monitors as well. If you want to keep different wallpapers for each monitor and change them frequently then it is almost impossible to do it from within Windows.
Wallmaster is a free opensource tool which allows you to set different wallpapers and background color for each monitor in a multi-monitor setup. If you have two monitors with different resolutions, it will automatically resize the wallpaper for each one of them. It can be used as a complete replacement for Windows Desktop Background option, even if you don’t have a multi-monitor setup.Read More
Do you have tons of work and want to manage them easily? When you open multiple programs, the desktop gets cluttered which effects the workflow. This is where Dexpot comes in, it is a free virtual desktop manager that lets you create up to 20 different virtual desktops. For example, by default there are four virtual desktops, you can use one for browsing, one for presentation, one for chatting, and one for some important office work. You can switch between these desktops easily with a simple hotkey.
Below is an example of four different virtual desktops running on my computer.Read More
Do you have multiple wallpapers and love them all? Instead of changing them manually, you can rotate between different wallpapers automatically. Desktop Manager is a free app for windows that allows you to manage your desktop wallpapers easily. It is still in development and have few bug issues, but managed to work great on system.Read More
Ginipic is a free advanced image search engine for desktop that searches multiple photo sharing sites and search engines and displays the results in a neat, simple-to-use window. Once you run the program it will open as a neat sidebar window. It is able to search images in the following sources: Flickr, Google, Yahoo, SmugMug, deviantART, Live Search, Picasa, Photobucket, Facebook, and Fotolia. By default the option is set to search images in all sources.Read More
I visit multiple websites, multiple times daily. Typing the names of these websites over and over again becomes too time consuming and obviously, boring. I figured out a way to create a desktop shortcut for it through which you can open unlimited number of websites in multiple browser tabs.
Basically we have to create a batch file to open multiple websites. If you have read the post in the link above you will learn to make batch file for opening multiple applications, but for the sake of convenience I am going to teach you to make a batch file to open multiple websites at once. The method is almost same, but instead of application target, we will enter website URL.Read More
I recently learned a small handy trick which allows us to start multiple applications at once. If you are like me who has to open 5-6 programs at once then it will come really handy. Running multiple programs turn by turn is too boring for me, that’s why I use this trick to open multiple programs instantly.Read More