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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:

A-Toolbar This desktop toolbar brings you 50 general tools, network tools, and URL tools in one program. Featured in this article N530 - Network Tools to Resolve Difficult Problems [more...]
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Aero Shake Aero Shake brings the Windows 7 Aero Shake feature to your pre-Windows 7 computer. Like the new Windows 7 feature, shaking the active window with your mouse will then minimize all other windows; shaking it again will restore them. Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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Apache HTTP Server Win32 Binary Distribution 2.0 The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet. As a project of the Apache Software Foundation, the developers aim to collaboratively develop and maintain a robust, [more...]
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Ares Ares is a lightweight application designed to help you share data over the Internet with other people. It allows you to transfer data by following a simple principle: users get to download files as long as they share their own files at the same time. Virtually any type of content can be shared. Once installed, [more...]
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BatteryTimeCounter BatteryTimeCounter is a small application designed with a single goal in mind: to help you monitor the battery status of your laptop right from your desktop. Since this is a portable program, it won’t leave any traces in your registry and you can copy it onto any USB flash drive or other devices, and [more...]
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BrowsingHistoryViewBrowsingHistoryView is a utility that reads the history data of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari and displays the browsing history of all these Web browsers in one table. The browsing history table includes the following information: Visited URL, Title, Visit Time, Visit Count, Web browser and User Profile. Featured in this article [more...]
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BulletsPassView BulletsPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored behind the dots in the standard password textbox of the Windows operating system and Internet Explorer Web browser. After revealing the passwords, you can easily copy them to the clipboard or save them into text/html/csv/xml file; perfect for passwords you’ve entered once but [more...]
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ClockRes ClockRes shows how often the system clock is updated. Featured in this article F88 - Free Professional Tools from Sysinternals [more...]
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Emerge Desktop Emerge Desktop is an alternative shell to the standard Windows Explorer interface. It includes all the same functionality but with several additional features, including right-click access to all your programs. In order to replace the Windows desktop, a re-boot is required. Featured in this article TT611 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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EnhanceMySe7en EnhanceMySe7en is a comprehensive maintenance tool for the latest version of Windows. Using the program you can view system information, manage processes and services, clean your registry and hard disk, set startup items and much more. Featured in this article W77 - Windows 7: The Ultimate Troubleshooter W74 - Windows 7: The Essential Guide [more...]
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EnhanceMyVista Free EnhanceMyVista is an easy-to-use yet advanced enhancing, optimising and tweaking tool for Windows Vista. With a clean and simple interface it brings you an all-in-one set of powerful and neatly classified tools, settings and tweaks. As a bonus there are some unique and uncommon options too. Being permanently in development it is the best [more...]
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Esmska Text messages have revolutionised communication, but why should you only be able to send them using your mobile phone? With Esmska, you can send them directly from your desktop. The tool uses publicly available SMS gateway servers to send SMS text messages via the Internet. You can configure the system to use different gateway [more...]
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Family Tree Analyzer Family Tree Analyzer is a small portable piece of kit that allows you to load and view family trees stored in the GEDCOM file format. The tool doesn’t need to be installed on your system, simply download the file and run it. Unlike the many expensive commercial packages that allow you record your family tree, [more...]
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Gladinet Cloud Desktop Gladinet Cloud Desktop offers online storage for all your files and folders through an attractive and easy-to-use interface. Using the Cloud Desktop you can easily transfer thousands of files between your desktop and the cloud, access files stored on the cloud using local programs and applications, create backups of your important data and map [more...]
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Gladinet Cloud Desktop Free Starter Edition Gladinet Cloud Desktop offers online storage for all your files and folders through an attractive and easy-to-use interface. Using the Cloud Desktop you can easily transfer thousands of files between your desktop and the cloud, access files stored on the cloud using local programs and applications, create backups of your important data and map [more...]
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HostAP HostAP allows you to turn an old PC running Linux into a WLAN access point, using Windows drivers for your WLAN card. Featured in this article W705 - WLAN: Perfect Security [more...]
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IcarraIcarra is a useful little tool that allows you to keep an eye on multiple share prices from your Windows desktop. If you have an investment portfolio, use this tool to get up to the minute updates on the share price, and easily monitor the value of your investments. Featured in this article TT912 - [more...]
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Internet Connection Settings Sheet Use this sheet to keep a record of the settings for your dial-up or broadband connection. Keep it in a safe place, and use it to re-enter your settings if they become corrupt. [more...]
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JavaRa JavaRa is an effective way to deploy, update and remove the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Its most significant feature is the JRE Removal tool; which forcibly deletes files, directories and registry keys associated with the JRE. This can assist in repairing or removing Java when other methods fail. Featured in this article E250 Errors: [more...]
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KiwixKiwix is a strong and handy application that allows you to surf the Internet offline using the Mozilla framework and integrating a full-text search engine. As an example, you will be able to read the Wikipedia website offline through the help of this accessible utility. Featured in this article TT313 Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Knoppix ISO File KNOPPIX is a bootable ‘Live CD’ that enables you to use a Linux operating system without installing anything to your hard disk drive. It features automatic hardware detection and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD or [more...]
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Microsoft Virtual PC Use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same physical computer. The Windows 7 version features Windows XP Mode: a full version of Windows XP that enables you to run programs not natively compatible with Windows 7. Featured in this article C650 - Compatibility Mode for [more...]
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MyLastSearch MyLastSearch utility scans the cache and history files of your web browser, and locates all search queries that you made with the most popular search engines and social networking sites. The search queries that you made are displayed in a table with the following columns: Search Text, Search Engine, Search Time, Search Type and [more...]
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MyPhoneExplorer MyPhoneExplorer is a simple yet very efficient tool to help you explore your phone. It allows you to access the address book and sync it with Outlook, browse files stored on the device, manage SMS, create a backup and many other things. Featured in this article S526 - Smartphone Data Synchronisation Made Easy D010 [more...]
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NetXMSIf you have a few different hardware devices and machines on your network, keeping an eye on their status can be a real pain. You might not notice that a device has failed until it is too late. The answer is to use NetXMS, an extremely reliable and powerful monitoring system, enabling you to improve [more...]
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News Republic Do you like to stay up-to-date with the latest current affairs developments? The News Republic App is for you, as it summarises all of the most important news feeds in a single place, so you just have to check one App to see what’s going on. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: [more...]
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NoComment! Many websites these days feature a comments feature, which allows readers to respond and leave their thoughts on the page they are viewing. But, you probably don’t care what everyone else thinks – you just want to read the page and form your own opinions. NoComment! is a Firefox plugin designed to filter away [more...]
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Omnimo Omnimo is a Windows Phone 7 inspired, interactive desktop information centre for use with Rainmeter. The suite will turn your desktop into a productive and attractive workarea, delivering the information you need at a glance. It is based on tiles, each of which can be customised to your needs whilst offering a clean and [more...]
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Omnimo Omnimo is a Windows Phone 7 inspired, interactive desktop information centre for use with Rainmeter. The suite will turn your desktop into a productive and attractive workarea, delivering the information you need at a glance. It is based on tiles, each of which can be customised to your needs whilst offering a clean and [more...]
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OneLoupe OneLoupe is a really useful tool that magnifies a small area of the screen around your mouse pointer. It requires no installation; all you need to do is run the .EXE file when you wish to enlarge something. You can even set the magnification ratio to suit your needs. Featured in this article TT911 [more...]
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PCTEL Roaming Client Designed to manage connectivity on PCs and PDAs using a wide variety of internal and external wireless devices.   [more...]
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PendMoves PendMoves displays all files that are to be deleted or renamed at the next system launch. Featured in this article F88 - Free Professional Tools from Sysinternals [more...]
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PortQryUI PortQryUI.exe is an add on User Interface utility for PortQry. Featured in this article P550 - PortQry Protection Against Hacker Attacks [more...]
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Printdir.bat Use printdir.bar to add a right-click menu option to Windows Explorer which allows you to print out a directory’s listing. Featured in this article TN212 - Tips and News [more...]
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Rainlendar Rainlendar is a feature-rich calendar application that is easy-to-use and doesn’t take much space on your desktop. It’s appearance can be customised with skins but the standard look is quite stylish. It also features a handy event management function, so you can add events and see reminders. All in all, a very useful and [more...]
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Rainmeter Rainmeter is a desktop customisation platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gadgets. Skins provide handy information at a glance, allowing you to keep an eye on your system resources, memory and battery [more...]
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Rainmeter Rainmeter is a desktop customisation platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gadgets. Skins provide handy information at a glance, allowing you to keep an eye on your system resources, memory and battery [more...]
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Rise Sun Rise Sun allows you to have your own video surveillance system just by using a webcam. The program lets you keep watch over your home, office, or any other location. It detects any kind of motion, and triggers customizable alerts that can either automatically capture photos of the incident, sound an audible alarm, display [more...]
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Sample Boot.INI file Example of the Windows XP Boot.ini file   [more...]
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SDExplorer Base SDExplorer Base is an easy-to-use, but very powerful extension for Windows Explorer. With SDExplorer Base you can perform everyday operations with your documents on Microsoft Live SkyDrive™ using Windows Explorer, as if they were on your computer itself. Windows SkyDrive offers 25 GB of free online storage for your data, and SDExplorer is a [more...]
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SevenVG SevenVG is the first Windows 7 look-a-like theme for Windows XP; get the great new look of the Windows 7 desktop for free! Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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SevenVG Icon Pack Help transform the look of your Windows XP desktop into Windows 7 with this icon pack. Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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Star Chart If you are interested in astronomy and want to explore the wonders of the universe, download this App. You can view planets and trace the trajectories between them. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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StarDock Icon Packager IconPackager is a program that allows users to change nearly all of their Windows icons at once by applying packages of icons. A package of icons contains icons to replace most of the common icons on your Windows PC. Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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STDU ExplorerSTDU Explorer is a useful tool for working with image files. Using the tool, you can perform ‘batch’ operations including moving, copying, renaming and deleting files. The program features an attractive interface and a handy preview pane. Featured in this article W660 - Windows 8: Do It Yourself [more...]
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SwiftSearch SwiftSearch is a straightforward but powerful tool for searching for files on NTFS-formatted drives. Simply select the drive or partition you wish to search, enter the term and away you go. Featured in this article Top Ten Tools [more...]
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Synergy Synergy is a freeware tool that lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers (even running different operating systems) without special hardware. All you need is a LAN connection between the machines. If you have multiple PCs, each with it’s own monitor, this tool is for you. Simply run it [more...]
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Task Till Dawn Task Till Dawn is a handy application that can executes your tasks at specified times or intervals, or even on certain days of the week or at weekends. You can set the number of times each task is executed before it’s deleted and more, all via the intuitive interface. Featured in this article TT911 [more...]
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TuneUp Styler Use TuneUp Utilities 2009 to solve PC problems easily and prevent others from occurring, effectively increase system performance and customise a whole host of settings. The simple, clean looking interface allows easy access to the software’s comprehensive features. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for [more...]
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UXTheme Multi Patcher UxTheme Multi Patcher will allow you to use any 3rd party msstyle theme on Windows XP/SP1/SP2 or Windows Server 2003 (with themes enabled) just by patching the uxtheme.dll (dynamic link library). Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article W070 - Windows 2013: Expand Windows for Free W72 - Windows 7: Features [more...]
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UXTheme Patcher The UxTheme application is a little tool that will help you create your own unsigned themes ready to use on the new Service Pack 3 install of Windows XP. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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ViGlance ViGlance adds a new window thumbnail feature that delivers up-to-date window previews. The up-to-date system tries to deliver the most recent snapshot of the window whilst using minimal processing power. You can also attach program shortcuts directly to the taskbar so that you can open the programs you use most often without browsing the [more...]
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Virtual PC 2007 Use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same physical computer. Switch between virtual machines with the click of a button. Use virtual machines to run legacy applications, provide support, train users, and enhance quality assurance. [more...]
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Vista Transformation Pack Vista Transformation Pack is a software utility that transforms Windows XP’s appearance to resemble that of Microsoft Windows Vista. VTP will transform your entire user interface, including a Vista-themed Boot Screen, Welcome Screen, and Visual Style, as well as new icons, wallpapers, and more. Featured in this article X66 - XP: Essential Steps to [more...]
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VistaGlazz Normally in Windows Vista, the transparency only lasts until you maximize a window. VistaGlazz ensures transparency, even when your windows are maximized. It allows allows you to use custom styles created by developers other than Microsoft. Featured in this article V13 - Vista: Quickly Fix the Most Annoying Features W72 - Windows 7: Features [more...]
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VolumeId VolumeId changes the Volume ID of FAT or NTFS drives. Featured in this article F88 - Free Professional Tools from Sysinternals [more...]
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Wallpaper Randomizer Wallpaper Randomizer is a small system tray wallpaper changer. It lets you see a different wallpaper whenever you start Windows, change wallpaper on regular intervals or even just using a hotkey. It is very simple to use and runs completely unobtrusively. Featured in this article TT112 - Top Ten Tools [more...]
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WeberInternet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome all provide very similar features, and there is little to choose between them. Weber is an alternative to these main browsers which is designed to keep you secure on the web by not loading Java, Flash or any other web technologies which could compromise your PC’s security. Featured in [more...]
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Wikipedia A complete encylopedia as an App. Wikipedia is one of the most important sources of information on the Internet and is now available as an App for Windows 10. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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Windows 7 BootscreenFeatured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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Windows 7 Bootscreen (XP) Update your bootscreen with the Windows 7 version; for use with TuneUp Styler. Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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Windows 7 Style for VistaFeatured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. Featured in this article U450 - Upgrade [more...]
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Windows 7 Wallpaper BackgroundFeatured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation version (32-bit) Windows 8 Release Preview is a pre-release version of Windows 8 that demonstrates powerful new ways to use social technologies to connect with the people who are important to you. It’s Windows reimagined. Windows 8 Release Preview is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7 and has the security and reliability features you [more...]
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Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation version (64-bit) Windows 8 Release Preview is a pre-release version of Windows 8 that demonstrates powerful new ways to use social technologies to connect with the people who are important to you. It’s Windows reimagined. Windows 8 Release Preview is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7 and has the security and reliability features you [more...]
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Windows 8 Theme Pack An attractive theme pack that offers a speculative glimpse of what the next version of Windows may look like. The theme pack has 4 wallpapers and uses the built-in sound scheme ‘Afternoon’. [more...]
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Windows 8 Theme Pack An attractive theme pack that offers a speculative glimpse of what the next version of Windows may look like. The theme pack has 4 wallpapers and uses the built-in sound scheme ‘Afternoon’. Featured in this article W90 - Windows 8: Get Future Features on Windows 7 & Vista [more...]
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Windows Live Mesh 2011 With Windows Live Mesh 2011, you can keep up-to-date copies of documents, photos, and other files on all of your computers, whether PC or Mac. Even if your computer is offline, you can still view and work on the files you need. Featured in this article I520 - Internet: Store Data Online for Free [more...]
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Windows XP Mode Windows XP Mode is a full, licensed version of Windows XP for Windows 7 users, which enables you to run programs not natively compatible with the operating system. Featured in this article C650 - Compatibility Mode for Older Programs V400 Virtual PC: A Second PC for Free [more...]
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WinFlip The WinFlip application was designed to enable the ‘Flip 3D’ function for Windows XP. It provides an alternate window-switcher to the standard Windows Alt-Tab. WinFlip displays all open windows in a 3D stack, which the user can flick through and select using either keyboard or mouse. Visit the devloper’s website here: http://www.tokyodownstairs.com/ Featured in [more...]
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Woodland Dreams Screensaver New age screensaver with pretty landscape, bird songs and relaxing background music.   [more...]
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World Time System Tray World Time System Tray is a small program that runs in the system tray and displays the current time in any time zone you wish. It runs with Windows startup and uses very little system resources. Featured in this article TT911 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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YouGet YouGet is an extremely easy-to-use, no fuss utility you can use to download movies from YouTube and convert to video or audio files in one easy step. The utility requires no installation; simply open the .EXE file, copy the address of the desired video from your browser and away you go. Featured in this [more...]
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