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In this download area you'll find free tools and programs for you to download. There are 3 ways you can access these tools - by A-Z, by Windows Advisor issue number or by Category:

AbleWord 2.1.4 AbleWord aims to provide both beginner and advanced users with a simple, yet useful text processing application that features enhanced editing capabilities and extended input format support. One of its most important advantages is the range of formats that you can export your document to. Aside from the compatibility with popular file types such [more...]
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Adobe Acrobat Reader Reader for documents distributed in Adobe Acrobat format.   Featured in this article T43 - Tools: Essential Free Tools for Windows Users [more...]
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Advanced IE History Bar The Advanced IE History Bar makes it easy to find and return to websites and pages you have visited in the past. Whether it is today or a few weeks ago, the Advanced IE History Bar can show you every page you’ve visited. Featured in this article TT812 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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AkelPad AkelPad is a small, easy-to-use text editor, designed to be a fast alternative to the Notepad software included with Windows. Its main advantage is the ability to encode text as Unicode, meaning you can edit practically any document. Featured in this article TT610 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Arachnicord Arachnicord is an extremely useful HTML editor and code checker. The tool will validate the html of an entire website, display all of the errors and highlight where these errors are located in your HTML source. Featured in this article TT709 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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BzReader BzReader is an offline browser for Wikipedia. The uncompressed Wikipedia dumps can take hundreds of gigs of disk space, while BzReader can search and show the articles from the compressed dump files. BzReader also allows you to navigate between the Wikipedia articles offline just like you do online – by clicking the internal links. [more...]
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ClickBook 6.0 ClickBook lets you print customised day planner pages, wallet booklets,etc.   [more...]
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ClipClip Copying and pasting are two of the most widely used Windows functions, since they are supported by practically every application and used to manage files in Explorer. Windows has got better in many ways over the years, but Microsoft has never really taken steps to improve the functionality of the clipboard. ClipClip is a [more...]
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CryptSync CryptSync is a handy and reliable application designed to synchronise two folders, while encrypting the contents in one of them. The encryption is always performed on the older folder, meaning that the newer one contains unencrypted files, especially useful when working with applications such as SkyDrive, Google Drive or DropBox. Featured in this article [more...]
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CutePDF Writer Combine, edit and manage .PDF files and documents.   [more...]
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Damageddocx2txt Salvage the text from corrupted .DOCX files with this handy tool. You can also use the program to view .DOCX files if you don’t have the latest version of Microsoft Office installed. Featured in this article W27 - Word: Easily Repair Corrupt Documents [more...]
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DiffPDF It can often be difficult to spot changes between two versions of the same PDF documents. DiffPDF is a small, simple, easy to use application specially designed to help you compare two PDF files. It offers three comparison modes: Words, Characters, and Appearance. By default the comparison is of the text on each pair [more...]
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Document.Editor Document.Editor is a small but advanced tool that helps you create and edit text files. The application comes with quite a few useful features, including a spell checker, text to speech translation feature, and translator that allows you to translate between long lists of languages. This latter tool is very precise and the software even [more...]
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Docx2Rtf v3.1 Docx2Rtf is a freeware file converter for MS Word 2007 and OpenOffice Sxw and Odt files. Docx2Rtf does not require Office 2007 or OpenOffice installed in order to work. Word 2007 docx files and OpenOffice files will be converted with formatting, but no images. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve File Format [more...]
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doPDF doPDF is a tool that you can use to convert any printable document to a PDF file, whether it’s a Word document, image or anything else. If you can print it, doPDF can turn it into a PDF document. When installing the program, you can choose to install it as an add-in for Microsoft [more...]
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Drawboard PDF Drawboard PDF helps you markup and manage drawings and documents. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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dsBudget dsBudget is a personal financial management and budgeting application. It runs and stores data locally so you don’t have to login or trust someone to look over your data. The program runs using your web browser, where you can easily add and edit income and expenditure, create budgets, change settings and add multiple pages. [more...]
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Efficient Notes Free[DownloadButton-22478] Efficient Notes is an elegant, easy-to-use and powerful memo and notes software package. You can insert various items into each note, including tables, pictures, emoticons, URLs or even attachments. It also features a handy one-word search tool. Featured in this article TT713 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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ElectraSoft 32bit Internet Fax     Send faxes via the Internet, by email and by modem. This program also allows you to forward all incoming faxes to an email address.   [more...]
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EmailTray EmailTray is a great email client, allowing you to manage all your email accounts in one place. It has a very attractive, clean interface that gives great access to its multiple functions. These include a innovative feature that analyses your email usage and uses this to sort new emails by importance. All your passwords [more...]
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EssentialPIM EssentialPIM is a very useful program that allows you to keep track of all your important private information, such as appointments, passwords, contacts and reminders. The well organised interface makes it easy to find all of the functions that you need, making the process of managing personal information a piece of cake. Featured in [more...]
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Eudora Eudora is an email client based on Mozilla’s Thunderbird but with features and a GUI based on the Eudora e-mail program. It is an extremely customisable piece of software from an interface point of view; it allows you to create your own toolbars, reading pane layout and more. It also features a handy ‘type-to-select’ [more...]
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Example Text File Example OpenOffice document for you to work with. [more...]
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Fax Machine 4.17 Send and receive faxes using a scanner and a modem.    [more...]
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Fax4Word Fax4Word is a Word add-on that makes sending faxes via the word processer quick and easy. It allows you to bypass the Word Fax Wizard and use the information from your preferred cover sheet to send your document(s). There is also a very useful ‘fax merge’ feature, which lets you send the same fax [more...]
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Flipboard Flipboard is the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, read stories from around the world and browse the articles, videos and photos friends are sharing. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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Foxit Reader PDF files are a great way to share digital documents, and are used all over the Internet. Since Windows does not provide native support for this format, a specialised application is required to access PDF, such as Foxit Reader. Foxit Reader is an intuitive application that serves its purpose pretty well: it opens PDFs [more...]
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Free PDF to EXCEL Converter Free PDF to EXCEL Converter is a handy tool for converting PDF files into Excel workbooks. It is particularly useful when you have PDFs that contain a lot of data: you can get all the detail you need without having to type it all in yourself. Featured in this article TT813 - Top 10 [more...]
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Free PDF to Word PDFs can be difficult to edit. Free PDF to Word converts PDF files to Word files so that you can edit them easily. Featured in this article TT813 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Free Word and Excel Password Recovery Wizard Use this program to access protected Word or Excel files whose password you’ve forgotten. It works by trying words from a large dictionary (included with the software) against the file, then tries character combinations to find most common file open passwords. Works with versions of Microsoft Office up to and including Office 2003. Featured [more...]
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Free Word to PDF Use Free Word to PDF to convert PDF files to Word documents, allowing you to edit them. It is extremely simple to use: just select the file or files you wish to convert, choose the destination folder and click the Start Converting button. Featured in this article TT813 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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FreeText There are so many occasions when you need to make a quick note on your computer.  FreeText is an easy to use tool for making notes, creating to-do lists and managing your contacts. For instance, you can use it to save an interesting link you found while navigating online, store phone numbers and so [more...]
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GnuCash GnuCash is a finance application whose purpose is to help you keep track of your income, expenses, bank accounts, stock portfolios and other business details that, by viewing together, allow you to keep an eye on your accounts and personal finances. The user interface allows yuo to work in a multi-tabbed environment, with different tabs [more...]
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HomeBank HomeBank is an application you can use to manage your personal accounts. It is designed to be simple and friendly to use, allowing you to take control of your finances straightaway. It provides you with tools to analye your personal finance in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs. In these harsh economic times, [more...]
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Hybrid L Hybrid L is an easy-to-use application that provides users with an efficient HTML viewer and editor. Includes a browser (IE) to switch immediately between source code and browser view. HTML designer for WYSIWYG editing. The editor simplifies the way you work with websites by highlighting the syntax of HTML code, suggesting code, and providing [more...]
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Info-Base Info-Base is a lightweight and easy to use program created to give you a way to organise various bits and pieces of information into groups, enabling you to easily search through all the entries and quickly locate the items you need. Because the application does not require installation in order to work, you can simply [more...]
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Jarte Jarte is a compact but functional word processor that uses the Windows WordPad processing engine. It includes only those functions that you need and isn’t bogged down by unnecessary features. Jarte is fully compatible with Word 2007 and can open a variety of different text files, including .DOCX and .RTF. You can even export [more...]
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Kernel for Word Kernel for Word Recovery software repairs corrupt Word document files (.doc and .docx) and recovers data from them. The software effectively repairs the .doc and .docx files created using MS Word 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, and Word 97 that have become inaccessible due to virus attacks, unexpected system shutdown, etc. Featured in this [more...]
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LibreOffice LibreOffice is the power-packed, open source personal productivity suite for Windows that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Each application is fully-compatible with all major office suit file formats. Microsoft Office users will find the switch to LibreOffice easy [more...]
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LibreOffice LibreOffice is the power-packed, open source personal productivity suite for Windows that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Each application is fully-compatible with all major office suit file formats. Microsoft Office users will find the switch to LibreOffice easy [more...]
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MailMessager MailMessager is a customisable utility which opens in the system tray and polls email accounts for new email messages. SSL/non-SSL IMAP, POP3, and Atom feed (Gmail) are all protocols supported. Just work on your computer as normal and a notification will be displayed in the system tray upon receiving new email sent to any [more...]
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Microsoft Excel 2007 viewer Open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don’t have Excel installed. This download is a replacement for Excel Viewer 97 and all previous Excel Viewer versions. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve File Format Compatibility Problems [more...]
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Notepad2 The original Notepad shipped with Windows is probably one of the handiest programs of all time; small, fast and without frills! Notepad2 tries to follow this principle, being a fast, small and free text editor with syntax highlighting for HTML and other common languages. It also offers useful word, line and block editing shortcut, [more...]
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ODF Addin for Office 4.0 ODT stands for Open Document Text which is the standard text document format used by the open source office packages OpenOffice and LibreOffice. OpenOffice and LibreOffice can open Microsoft Office files in addition to their own format files, but Word cannot open ODT files. ODF Addin for Office is a freeware extension for Word that [more...]
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OnTranslator OnTranslator is a small desktop translating application that provides you with a powerful translation engine based on the Google engine. It’s extremely easy to use. Just enter the text to be translated and the language and it will instantly translate it. Featured in this article TT414 – Top 10 Tools [more...]
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OpenOffice OpenOffice.org is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. Featured [more...]
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OpenXML/ODF Translator for Excel The OpenXML/ODF project aims to allow for interoperability between applications based on ODF (OpenDocument) standards (currently ODF 1.1) and Microsoft OpenXML based Office applications. As a part of this interoperability initiative, this add-in for Excel allows for opening and saving OpenDocument format / ODF files (.odt, .ods and .odp) that adheres to ODF specifications. [more...]
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OpenXML/ODF Translator for PowerPoint The OpenXML/ODF project aims to allow for interoperability between applications based on ODF (OpenDocument) standards (currently ODF 1.1) and Microsoft OpenXML based Office applications. As a part of this interoperability initiative, this add-in for PowerPoint allows for opening and saving OpenDocument format / ODF files (.odt, .ods and .odp) that adheres to ODF specifications. [more...]
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OpenXML/ODF Translator for Word The OpenXML/ODF project aims to allow for interoperability between applications based on ODF (OpenDocument) standards (currently ODF 1.1) and Microsoft OpenXML based Office applications. As a part of this interoperability initiative, this add-in for Word allows for opening and saving OpenDocument format / ODF files (.odt, .ods and .odp) that adheres to ODF specifications. [more...]
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Outlook Backup Outlook Backup is a useful application to backup all your emails and to restore them safely and easily. Not just emails though; account settings, address books, blocked senders, signatures, rules and other mail settings are backed up in a separate file. This assures you can access and receive your e-mails directly after a crash [more...]
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OutlookAddressBookView OutlookAddressBookView allows you to explore all the email recipients from your Outlook address book. This software displays a wide range of details for each record, such as full email address, address type (MS-Exchange or SMTP), name, home or business address, phone number, and so on. Featured in this article TT414 – Top 10 Tools [more...]
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OutlookAttachView OutlookAttachView scans all messages stored in your Outlook inbox and displays a list of all attached files that it finds. You can easily select one or more attachments and save all of them into a desired folder or simply delete unwanted large attachments that are taking too much disk space in your mailbox. You [more...]
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OutlookDefPath OutlookDefPath, a Free Utility Solution from Simpler-Webb, allows you to change Outlook’s default save directory.   [more...]
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PDF Info Edit the hidden information within a PDF file, ranging from the document properties though to keyword lists and producer information.   [more...]
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PDF Rider PDF Rider is an easy-to-use program that allows you to quickly edit PDF files. You can use it to merge PDF files together or to extract, delete, rotate and move individual pages from single PDF documents. Get all of the key features of professional PDF tools in a simple, small package. Featured in this [more...]
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PDF24 Creator PDF24 Creator is a small tool that helps you create PDF files from any printable document and extract pages from PDFs. You can preview documents, edit names, send files via fax or email, or extract text to a plain text file. Before saving files as PDF, you can configure general properties about the PDF [more...]
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pdfMechanic pdfMechanic is a great tool for manipulating PDF documents. Using the program, you can easily merge and combine documents and even extract certain sections and convert them to text or HTML files. The interface makes the program very easy-to-use; all the functions are grouped together on their own tab. Featured in this article TT611 [more...]
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PDFTK 0.49 (GUI Version) PDFTK is a useful, graphical interface driven tool for handling PDF documents. Using the program, you can merge and split PDF documents, encrypt and decrypt input, divide a PDF into single pages and provide information on metadata and bookmarks contained within documents. The program  is very compact and easy-to-use. Featured in this article T81 [more...]
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PDFToolBox PDFToolBox is a utility for handling and manipulating PDF documents. It allows you to split and merge PDF documents but also offers some interesting features; you can extract text from a PDF and save it to a file, add a watermark to a document and password protect your PDFs. The ToolBox is a comprehensive [more...]
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PFBackup The Personal Folders Backup download creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2002 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up. [more...]
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Portable LibreOfficeThere’s nothing more frustrating than trying to open a word processing document on someone else’s PC, only to find they don’t have Office installed. Microsoft Office itself is a major piece of software, but LibreOffice is a free alternative that is much more lightweight.This version of LibreOffice doesn’t even need to be installed on your [more...]
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PrimoPDF PrimoPDF allows you to create pdf documents from over 300 different file types. It integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, allowing single-click creation of pdfs when using those applications. You can also password-protect your files when you create them. A fully-featured and easy-to-use pdf creation tool. Featured in this article P29 - [more...]
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Print Envelope Print Envelope is a lightweight program that can help you print envelopes and labels quickly with the help of a lots of templates. You can use it when you need to print contact information on multiple envelopes. You can change the envelope’s layout by adjusting the position of the sender and the receiver information [more...]
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Professional Template Pack Use the OpenOffice.org template package to save time and create professional looking documents to ensure output is noticed and read. Each template makes creating personalised and individual OpenOffice.org documents a breeze with built-in images and text styles. All you need to do is to add your own content. [more...]
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Recent Documents 97 1.5 Enhance the functionality of the ‘Documents Menu’.    [more...]
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Remove Duplicate Messages for Outlook It’s not unusual for Outlook to get confused sometimes, so that you end up with duplicate copies of messages in your email folders. When you have hundreds or thousands of emails, finding and removing the duplicates is a tedious task. Remove Duplicate Messages for Outlook is an application that can help you solve the [more...]
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Repair My Word Repair My Word is a data recovery program for Microsoft Word documents. It is designed to recover text from damaged or corrupt Word files (.DOC files) that will not open normally. The recovered text can then be saved as an error free Microsoft Word document. It runs as a standalone program and requires no [more...]
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Scribus Desktop publishing programs go beyond what Microsoft Word can do, allowing you to professionally lay out pages of text ready for print. The problem is, they are usually very expensive. Scribus is different: a fully featured desktop publishing tool that is completely free, which produces commercial grade PDF and Postscript documents, which can be [more...]
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SepPDF With SepPDF, you can easily split multi-page PDFs into single pages, with a separate file for each. Using the simple interface, you can divide PDFs with a just few mouse clicks. Featured in this article TT613 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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SepPDF SepPDF is a lightweight cross-platform utility designed with a single goal in mind: to help you split PDF files into separate pages. Files can be added to the list by either using the ‘drag-and-drop’ support or built-in browse function. You can create separate PDF files for every single page included in the original file, [more...]
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SepPDF SepPDF is a lightweight cross-platform utility designed to help you split PDF files into separate pages. The tool has a simple interface with just a few adjustable settings. Files can be added to the list fo documents to split either by dragging and dropping them, or using the file browser. You can choose to split [more...]
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SharedView Microsoft SharedView is a fast, easy way to share documents and screen views with small groups of friends or co-workers; anytime, anywhere. Use SharedView to put your heads together and collaborate – create, convey, and communicateacross physical boundaries, through firewalls, and down to the smallest details. Featured in this article X65 - XP: The [more...]
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Snappy Fax 2000 3.48.4.3 Multi-featured fax program. [more...]
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Some PDF to Word Converter Some PDF to Word Converter performs fast and accurate conversions from PDF to Word document format with columns, tables, headers, footers, graphics and layout reproduced just as what they were. It automatically resizes PDFs to fit your chosen Word document size, allows you to keep or remove pictures, convert multiple documents at the same [more...]
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Spreadsheet Compare Spreadsheet Compare is a Microsoft Excel Add-In that performs a cell-by-cell comparison of Worksheets within the same or different Workbooks. It can compare on a cell-by-cell or database style manner and flag up duplicates by highlighting a cell. The Add-In is compatible with all versions of Excel from 2000 onwards. Featured in this article [more...]
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SumatraPDF SumatraPDF is a useful tool for viewing not just PDFs but also various other document file formats, including XPS. You can view extensive properties for each document and also rotate, zoom and more. The tool is also a light user of your PC’s resources. Featured in this article TT713 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Todoist Manage your tasks and projects from anywhere using Todoist. The tool allows you to assign priorities, add appointments with dates and times, structure projects and tasks in detail. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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ToDoList Keeping track of all the tasks you must complete is something most people struggle with. ToDoList is a lightweight tool that helps you manage your day-to-day activities. The program has a simple interface that’s easy to work with. Additionally, the software comes with a brief tutorial that shows you how to use all the [more...]
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VK Easy Fax  3.5  Use your PC as a fax machine.   [more...]
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WinCompose There are lots of occasions when you need to type a special character into a document you are working on, but the character you need is not shown on your keyboard. For example, you may want to type the © symbol when composing an email, but there is no key to do this. WinCompose [more...]
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WinScan2PDF WinScan2PDF is a small software utility designed to help you convert paper documents to PDF in the easiest way possible. Since this is a portable program, it doesn’t need to be installed or leave any traces in the Windows Registry. You can copy it to a USB flash drive and take it with you whenever [more...]
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WinScan2PDF PDF is the most widely used digital document format, and cuts down on the need to print out vast reams of paper, since a document looks the same on your screen as it does on the printed page. But what if you’ve already got a paper document and need to turn it into PDF? [more...]
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WinWeb Browser Deluxe 2.0 WinWeb Browser Deluxe is a lightweight and easy to use web browser. Based on Internet Explorer, this browser can access any web page quickly and easily. It comes with a RSS viewer, a tool for downloading online videos and it also allows you to customize its appearance with the theme designer. Featured in this [more...]
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Word Key Word Key recovers all types of passwords for Word document files. All versions of MS Word are supported including Word 2003.   [more...]
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Wunderlist Wunderlist allows you keep a to do list of all the things you need to do very easily. You can set reminders and add due dates to the task, so that you never miss an important appointment again. You can also collaborative setup and monitor tasks with your colleagues, friends and family, so that [more...]
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X-Task Coach X-Task Coach is a portable version of Task Coach, an application designed to help you deal with composite tasks quickly and easily. Tasks can be viewed as a list or a tree and sorted by the numerous attributes. You can export everything to html. Featured in this article Top Ten Tools [more...]
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yWriter yWriter is a word processing program specially designed for active or aspiring authors. It divides your work into chapters and scenes, allowing for easy navigation as opposed to searching through searching through large portions of text. It also lets you include a variety of tag information about each of your projects, and much more. [more...]
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