Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Download and Convert Video from YouTube an Easy Way

24-Jan-2007 version 1.5 released of the neat and much demanded software Easy Video Downloader. Title says it all. With this program you can easily download videos from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace, and save the output as AVI (higher quality for PC) or MPEG4 (lower quality for for iPod, PSP). The user interface of Easy Video Downloader is very simple intuitive interface, so you do not need any technical knowledge to use it. All you need to do is to paste URL of movie and press Start button. If you do not have a flash player on your PC to play the videos from YouTube, just select "Save as AVI" and Easy Video Downloader will automatically convert video to AVI format. Easy Video Downloader is a completely free. It contains absolutely no adware, no spyware, no registration, no pop-ups, no malware or other unwanted software.

To play downloaded avi videos, you need to have XViD codec installed in your system. There are a lot of codec packs that can be freely download at And almost each codec pack contains XViD codec.

Link for downloading:

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

14 Blog Desktop Editors - Freeware Reviews

Until recently, I was using Web-Based Editor to make post on my Blogs. But, as my activities became more frequent, and overall amount of the Projects increased, I started to look for the suitable desktop solution. It is easier to compile and format the post in convenience on your Hard Drive, and as it ready, just publish it. Appeared, that there is a descent choice of the free products, available on the market, to complete the task. I am still looking for the one that I will permanently use, but almost every product I tried, is more convenient that the Web-Based editing solution.
For your convenience, I have compiled a list of the 14 Blog Desktop Editors on RateItAll. As usual, only the free programs were considered. Also, I did not include the scripts, that require installation on the server.
Please, access the link:
Lifehacker conducted a poll among bloggers to define the desktop blogging software used, and found out that almost 61% of the respondents still use online editor. The results of the poll are presented on the graph:

What about you?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

18 Free Password Managers

In one of my previous posts I have presented a free password manager SCARABEY, that will make the life of the busy onliner much easier:

However, it is always good to have a choice. Find the collection of the overall 18 freeware programs I have posted as a Web List on RateItAll site:

Why do you need them?
Password managers are very valuable pieces of software, even thou you might use the built-in forms auto-filling feature from your Operating System. The stand-alone programs will give much higher flexibility and ability of the cross-computers use. You can find three major uses for them:
1. Filling user name and paswords on the pasword protected Web Sites. No need to remember anything.
2. Filling questionnaires and online forms with your standard personal information. Saves a lot of time to the Internet users.
3. Saving your data for passwords, credit cards, driving license in the portable password manager, when you go for travel. If your documents are lost or stolen, it will be much easier to restore them, and to call to your bank or credit company to cancel your cards.

The provided collection will give brief description, links to the authors Web Sites, and rating.

Friday, January 25, 2008

JkDefrag Defragmeter

On December 23, 2007, the new software version 3.33 was released of JkDefrag, a piece of software that I keep in my USB toolbox all the time. The program represents one of the best free defragmenters and optimizers for all versions of Windows, starting form 2K. The software is completely automatic, user-friendly, and fast, while not imposing the heavy load on the computer resources. Defragmenter is able to handle not only fixed, but also removable drives, like USB or memory sticks, offering to the advanced user several optimization strategies to choose from.

Our deep gratitude goes to the author Jeroen Kessels, Internet Engineer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Link for downloading:

For those, who prefer using the nice graphic interface, this program will not be likable until the third-party GUI add-ins will be installed. I found two different authors, developed the graphic interface to the program: Emiel Wieldraaijer ( and Dirk Paehl

Advanced passwords manager - SCARABAY

New release 3.04 Beta is available for SCARABAY freeware password manager. The program runs head-to-head with famous Roboform, saving and protecting Web Sites logins, passwords, and any other information to be kept secret. As Roboform, software automatically fills login fields on the registered Web Sites. Login, password, and email fields on any online forms can be filled with drag-and-drop feature.
Among additional features are:

  • Data file encryption and password protection.
  • Multiple user accounts are allowed. Switching between user accounts is easy and fast.
  • Program is portable and can be used from the USB Drive. No installation is needed.
  • Master password is entered via online keyboard, so no keylogger program will be able to recover it for security reasons.
  • SCARABAY supports fills in the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Maxthon Browser, Avant Browser, NetCaptor, Netscape.
  • One click will remember URL webpage with a login and password.
  • Automatic backup the password database.

Portable Freeware Mail Client - Koma-Mail

Koma-Mail is a freeware portable email client which is comfortable, easy to use, and has very nice set of the features. As it does not need an installation, you can run Koma-Mail from your USB drive, getting advantage of using the POP3 email agent on multiple computers. It is useful, if you want to check your home email account in your office, but you prefer not installing an additional account at your office email client.

For safety reasons, Koma-Mail can be configured to block scripts and ActiveX in incoming emails, and account can be encrypted to allow access just to the account owner or other authorized person. To prevent mailbox flooding with SPAM, agent is equipped with two different spam filters: a word based and Bayesian. You can send and receive mail, encrypted via SSL, through POP3, IMAP (including synchronization), SMTP and WebDav. To stay informed you can use the integrated RSS viewer.

Additional Features:

  1. Integrated RSS viewer
  2. Calendar
  3. Contact management
  4. Displays HTML Mails and equipped with built-in HTML-Editor
  5. Sends and receives mail with inline images
  6. Zips attachments automatically
  7. Mails can be marked with colors
  8. Free folder structure with option to clean them automatically
  9. Multiple user accounts and multiple mail accounts per user
  10. Unicode support and software availability in 17 languages: Czech, English, Finnish, French, Galego, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Netherlands, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian.

eBuddy - Popular Free Instant Messanger

Based on the Google Zeitgeist review ( eBuddy application has captured the line 7 of the top 10 searches, performed on Google, at the last quarter of 2007 worldwide. If so many people are interesting in checking this piece of freeware, it is a good chance that the software is worth our review.

eBuddy ( is a freeware Web-based instant messenger that enables communication between members of the following communities: MSN, Yahoo, MySpace, Google Talk, and AIM. No downloads or registration required to use the application. In order to run the web version of the software, user just needs to have a Javascript enabled browser. eBuddy can access users accounts from any computer, even the one secured by firewall. Last year, eBuddy added the mobile version as well. Every mobile device that supports xHTML or WAP can be used for Instant Messaging. This includes Mobile Phones, PDA's, Sony PSP, and Nintendo DS. To utilize all available features, user might download the special software on their mobile devices. If that is not possible, chat might be initiated directly from the mobile browser.

eBuddy offers a secure login option and ability for user to be invisible on the network. The chat client includes a tab mode setting to separate different chat windows, similar to the tabbed web browser.

At the end of December 2007, eBuddy launched a new Internet Mobile version of the Messenger, renamed to eBuddy Lite Messenger. This version addressed multiple user requests to be able to login all your accounts at once. Now, user might chat with all his friends from all his IM accounts in one single buddy list, and have multiple conversations at the same time. At the moment, eBuddy interface is available on 13 languages, serving to about 55 million users around the World.

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