Saturday, January 31, 2009

tinySpell - a spellchecker for any windows application

You may come across many situations where you want to check spelling while you type. If the application you are typing doesn't have a spellchecker attached to it tiny spell becomes handy. This utility saves me when I use notepad or notepad++ for making notes and prepare write-ups. tinySpell is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check and correct the spelling in any Windows application including Microsoft word which are having spell checkers in built.
tinySpell can watch your typing on the fly and alert you whenever it detects a misspelled word by popping up misspelled word as a small yellow colored text. It can also check the spelling of text that you copy to the clipboard. tinySpell installs itself in the system tray for easy access. It comes with an American-English dictionary containing more than 110,000 words
When a misspelled word is detected, click the tinySpell icon or press the hot-key to pop up a list of suggested replacement words. If the misspelled word is detected during on-the-fly checking or after a word is copied to the clipboard you can select a correction from the list. The selected word is inserted into your document, or is copied to the clipboard. When a spelling error is shown you can press left shift to list the suggestions and easily replace the misspelled text.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Absolute Uninstaller -uninstaller which can make your pc faster.

You can uninstall your applications with standard windows Add/Remove program but Absolute uninstaller from Glarysoft is a more powerful free uninstaller which can do the job faster and cleaner. The standard Add/Remove program will not uninstall applications completely and often leave files on the hard drive, associated desktop icons, Start menu entries and broken keys in the registry. Big registry and large number of junk files make the system slower and slower.
Absolute Uninstaller starts up faster than Add/Remove program and shows the icons of the applications loaded and even marks recently installed programs as new!.This feature allows you to easily find out the application you want to uninstall. You may also look up the application through a handy search function.View screenshot.
Absolute Uninstaller can wipe off all the junk files clearly without leaving any traces in seconds. It offers a more user-friendly way to remove unneeded applications and also improves your computer efficiency. Batch uninstall can be done by marking all the programs you want to uninstall and completing the process at the single click of button. Uninstall Manager also provides flexible backup options and lets you restore any deleted program entries.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WinPatrol -tuneup utility for faster pc startup

slow computer,computer faster,pc tune upImagine your PC has got a watchdog that is ever-vigilant, keeping an eye on the programs running on your PC and making plenty of noise when something seems out of place. WinPatrol does exactly this and more.slow computer,computer repairIt can easily make a slow computer to run faster with lower startup times and can be a good pc tuneup utility.

WinPatrol will
  • keep tabs on programs running on your PC including the hidden ones.
  • alert you if a program tries to install something unexpected.
  • block the offending programs from automatic startup or just monitor them to see what they do.
  • through delayed Start force non-essential programs to launch up to an hour after the system boots.
  • alert you about Spyware, Adware & nasty programs that may infiltrate your computer without your knowledge.
  • stop programs that repeatedly add themselves to your Startup List.
  • Delete and Remove the most Stubborn Infections.
What else can you ask for.

Installing WinPatrol is quick and easy. When you run WinPatrol you may not notice any changes at all. The only visible change you'll see is Scotty on guard down in your system tray. Whenever a new program is added to the Startup Programs list, Scslow computer,computer repairotty will warn you of the change. You will then see the name of the new program and can decide if this program is ok, or if it is suspicious.
Right clicking on a particular program will enable you to do many things like.
This button will not delete any programs from your hard drive. Instead it will remove only the entry for that program in the Startup Programs list, preventing the program from restarting every time your system does.
When you disable a program in WinPatrol it will automatically be removed. It will also be removed whenever it is detected in the future. This feature can be handy because some programs have a bad habit of returning after they have been removed from the Startup Programs list. For example, QuickTime, RealPlayer, and MSN Messenger.
This button allows you to add a new program to the list of programs that will always start when you reboot or logon to your computer.
Delete File on Reboot
If after trying to remove a suspicious or dangerous program you find it still will not go away, right-click on the title of the program and select "Delete File on Reboot." This action will not take place until the next time you boot, but the file will be deleted before Windows starts and any other programs that may attempt to prevent its deletion. I advise you to take utmost caution while using that command as the change is irreversible.
Dealing with Stubborn Programs
If you notice a Startup Programs entry keeps coming back after you disable or remove it, you should take a peek at the Active Tasks currently running. Sometimes malicious programs will come in pairs or groups that protect each other to prevent you from removing them. In such cases, you will want to find all the suspicious tasks on the Active Tasks list and use the Kill Task feature to shut down each one before removing the suspicious entry from the Startup Programs list.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Inkscape -the powerful vector graphics editor

ink scape,bitmap to vector,icon design,svgInkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Graphic editors generally belong to two categories- Vector editors and bitmap editors and their capabilities complement each other.
Vector editors are better for graphic design, page layout, typography, logos, sharp-edged artistic illustrations, technical illustrations, diagramming and flowcharting. Bitmap editors are more suitable for retouching, photo processing, photorealistic illustrations, collage, and hand drawn illustrations using a pen tablet.
GIMP and Photoshop are great bitmap editors while CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustraink scape,graphics software,bitmap to vector,icon design,svgtor, Xara Xtreme, Adobe Fireworks, Inkscape or SK1 are the main vector editors.
Inkscape is amazingly powerful and can be used to create realistic images like the car image shown here. The interface is really cute and you need not wander around in search of any tool or option.
Creating objects
Pencil tool, the pen tool, calligraphy tool, paint Bucket tool, rectangle tool, ellipse tool, polygon tool and text tool help to create common objects and specialized tools like Spiral tool and 3D Box tool also will be handy in certain situations.
Object manipulation
Every object in the drawing can be subjected to transformations like moving, rotating, scaling and skewing. Inkscape has a comprehensive tool set to deal with paths, as they are the most common constituents of a vector image. The Node tool allows to edit the path on the single node level by tweaking the position of nodes and control points of Bezier paths.
Inkscape's text editing is powerful with a text rendering based on the Pango library, which allows Inkscape to support several complex scripts including Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Tibetan, etc.
Unlike many other GTK+ applications, Inkscape uses its own renderer library to create graphics, called 'libnr' which can render images at up to 25600% zoom with anti-aliasing. Another advantage is the facility to save documents in PDF format.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3 -the best microsoft office alternative

microsoft office alternativesMicrosoft Office pack contains a group of great softwares created by an army of programmers and bears a hefty price tag. We cannot expect a completely free open source program to show all the functionality of MS office but we have a close contender for this post, office alternatives,pdf converter 3 is widely acclaimed as the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. was designed from the start as a single piece of software and not bolted together from separate software packages. This makes it very consistent and easy to use - what you learn in one application is immediately usable in another. You can even open any type of document from any application as 3 is really one piece of software.

The main advantages of 3 are
  • Available in many languages.
  • Stores data in an international open standard format.
  • Read and write files from other common office software packages.
  • Works on most of the computers including Microsoft Windows, GNU/linux, Sun Solaris and Apple Mac operating systems.
  • A powerful PDF creator is bundled in it.
  • Fully compatible with even office 2007.
  • It can export your documents or presentation into html, PDF or macromedia flash format
Quick look at main components 3
Writer has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor or desktop publisher. It is simple enough for a quick memo, powerful and stable enough to create complete books with lots of graphics, headings etc.
Calc is the spreadsheet which is powerful and easy to learn and suitable for professional users and novices alike. It has got a comprehensive range of advanced spreadsheet functions, Styles and Formatting, and a Scenario Manager for "what ifs" etc.
Impress is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, font works, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools.
Draw can be used for anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan. Draw can manipulate objects; rotate in two or three dimensions use sophisticated rendering to create photorealistic images etc.
Base enables you to Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, either using your own database or Base's own built-in HSQL database engine. Base offers a choice of using Wizards, Design Views, or SQL Views for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.
The powerful PDF converter will be really handy to convert Microsoft word documents and presentations into pdf format.
A portable version of OpenOffice is also available and will be handy if you work in different systems which can be downloaded here.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Jarte -a word processor which you will love to use.

Jarte is a cute word processor based on the stable Microsoft wordpad engine which is fast starting, easy to use and creates documents fully compatible with Microsoft word and wordpad. Jarte is created to make writing a joyful experience with a revolutionary interface by including only the features likely to be needed by real people.what really makes Jarte special is the unique way it makes the features that are included easily accessible.
Jarte has got three menu styles and with just one click(Sorry, you need not even click it, just keep the mouse over the button) you can change the complete interface into minimal, compact and classic as you please.It supports tabbed documents and you can open several documents at the same time.It is Jarte's thoughtful details that will leave you wondering how you lived with that cumbersome office word processor for so long.
Jarte is fully compatible with vista and can open files with extension RTF, DOC and DOCX (new default format in Word 2007).Optional "Clickless Operation" feature greatly reduces clicking. Documents can be created in Rich format or plain format as you like.It has got a quality spell checker with custom user dictionary and integrates with free WordWeb through internet.
You can easily install a portable version into your pen drive from the installed Jarte and you need not have any installation file for that.This is a feature which I love to see in other softwares also.
Install Jarte and give it a try,you will redefine your writing experience.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

µTorrent -the lightest BitTorrent client

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used to distribute large amounts of data, and by some estimates it accounts for about 35% of all traffic on the entire Internet. BitTorrent is a cooperative distribution of content where each individual who is downloading (and those who have downloaded) the content use their upload capacity to give the content to others.
BitTorrent is often used for distribution of very large files, very popular files and files available for free, as it is a lot cheaper, faster and more efficient to distribute files using BitTorrent than a regular download. To know more about BitTorrent and to understand how it works read this article written by keroffs at Gizmos.
You require a BitTorrent Client or a computer program that follows the rules of BitTorrent protocol to facilitate download. µTorrent is a BitTorrent client which is the lightest and the most popular one.View screen shot. µTorrent is praised widely for its small size and the minimal computer resources it uses which sets it apart from other clients. Some advantages of µTorrent are
  • Multiple simultaneous downloads
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Global and per-torrent speed limiting
  • Quick-resumes interrupted transfers
  • RSS Downloader etc.
In the installation process of µTorrent you will test your internet connection spead and configure your client accordingly.
To go to a web site and download content, you need a 'torrent file', a small file that tells the BitTorrent client the necessary info to download the content you want. This is generally obtained from a torrent website. Many websites offer torrents as one method of downloading files. To find torrent files you can search the key word in your browser by adding 'torrent' to it. Another method is to use sites like or seedpeer to get torrent files.For example,, a free alternative to Microsoft Office, can be downloaded using BitTorrent.

Monday, January 5, 2009

ImgBurn -the best free CD / DVD writer

A good CD/DVD writing application is a must for every computer user as the optical discs are getting cheaper and cheaper day by day and CDs and DVDs provide the easiest way to backup and distribute your valuable data. ImgBurn is a lightweight CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit.View screen shot.
ImgBurn can read and write image files to and from the disc, Create an image file from files on your computer or network. You can check readability of a disc and you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct.
ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI. It can burn Audio CD's from any file type supported via DirectShow/ACM - including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.
You can use it to build DVD Video discs, HD DVD Video discs and Blu-ray Video discs with ease. Further, ImgBurn supports all the Windows OS's - Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.The Automatic Write Speed feature gives you good control over burn speed settings for each of your drives.
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If you are looking for a portable utility for writing your CD/DVDs then DeepBurner is for you. It can Burn data CDs/DVDs, Create and burn ISO images with Bootable CD/DVD support. It will not support disc to disc copy.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

DesignWorkshop Lite -the best free 3D design tool

DesignWorkshop Lite is a fast, innovative and creative tool for creating spatial models, images, and walkthroughs, from initial sketches to polished presentations.This three-dimensional modeling software will be really handy for architectural design and related endeavors.
The power and flexibility of DesignWorkshop are based on the direct manipulation of 3D objects in three-dimensional space. This is accomplished with a three-dimensional crosshair, controlled by the standard Macintosh mouse. Dragging the mouse around on the table top moves the crosshair around in a horizontal plane, and dragging the mouse with the Option key (the Alt key for Windows) held down (option-dragging) moves the crosshair vertically in the model space.
Models are built from solid objects such as blocks, which are drawn with the Block tool by dragging out a base rectangle, and then option-dragging up the height in continuation. Although a full range of views are available for editing, most work is accomplished in a realistic perspective or axonometric view.
With DesignWorkshop, 3D designers can quickly and easily sketch out spatial ideas in three dimensions, then develop them quickly and easily using flexible CAD-accurate editing, alignment, and snapping functions. Then automatic texture-mapping and real-time QuickDraw 3D rendering with lights and textures bring your design visions quickly to life. This process is so fast and easy, you really do have to see it to believe it.

Picasa 3 -the complete picture management tool

Picasa 3 is a complete photo and picture management tool created by Google which will make your life easy through a variety of tools.
It will Organize, manage and even find misplaced photos in your collection.You can convert photos into movies, collages, slide shows and more.Combine your photos, videos, and music into a movie or use the editing room to trim your existing movies.Editing will be made easy as you can eliminate scratches & blemishes, fix red-eye, crop etc.
Sharing your photos and web uploading is made very easy and you can upload seamlessly to Picasa Web Albums. By enabling 'Sync to Web,' edits made to your photos in Picasa 3 are automatically transferred to your corresponding online albums.Picasa 3 has got a powerful photo viewer which is fast and lightweight application for viewing images on your desktop or through Windows Explorer. It lets you to take a quick look at images without having to fully open the Picasa 3 program.Picasa 3 allows you to easily personalize your photos using the Watermark and Text tools.

I has got a nice tool bar which will enable you to upload, email, Print, Export, Blog, and even Geo-tag your pictures.
To read more about Picasa 3 click here.