Sunday, August 31, 2008

Floola - Freeware Portable iPod Manager

Floola is a freeware application dedicated to the efficient management of your iPod or your Motorola mobile phone (any model supporting iTunes) under Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows Operating systems. Floola application is portable, and it can be used directly from your iPod and needs no installation.

Floola supports all common used iPod features including photos, artwork, podcasts and smart playlists. It automatically converts any incompatible for the mobile device audio or video file, so that you can copy almost any file to it. It even allows adding Youtube and Myspace videos with a single click to the device.

Main features:

  • Works on any Windows (from Windows98 to Windows Vista), any Mac and any Linux distribution with GTK installed.
  • Do not require installation, and can be executed directly from iPod or any PC.
  • Copy, add and extract songs to and from iPod.
  • Easily manage, import and export playlists (m3u, pls).
  • Works with podcasts and
  • Add video files to iPod just copying the page URL address.
  • Multilanguage support.
  • Lyric support iPods (3G and above).
  • Easily find duplicated and lost songs on iPod.
  • Add artwork to your songs.
  • Convert audio and video incompatible formats.
  • Create HTML files containing list of your iPod files.
  • Add pictures to your iPod, and much more…

Direct download (iPod):

Direct download (Windows):

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Advanced Freeware Quick PDF Reader Review

Adobe Acrobat Reader and Editor were first…

Than, a great amount of the competitors rushed to catch up. And… they succeeded. When I tried using Adobe Acrobat Reader on one of the customers’ computers yesterday, I realized how far they are behind.

One of the Adobe Acrobat Reader’s competitors is PDF Quick Reader. Utility is very quick, light, and rich in features. For example, you can export pages from PDF file as the images (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and Metafile) with different resolutions. There is also a possibility to fill forms and to save filled file.

Here are some key features of what the program can do for you:

  • Opening, reading, and displaying any PDF files.
  • Printing PDF documents.
  • Exporting PDF as a plain text.
  • Exporting PDF by the page as images.
  • Providing great number of navigation and display modes, zoom.
  • Rotating pages.
  • Sending PDF file via email directly from the program.
  • Extracting text and images for copy-and-paste actions.
  • Saving to clipboard.
  • Providing advanced search function with appropriate options.
  • Filling, saving and sending PDF forms.
  • Making digital signatures.
  • Providing Live updates.

Update: The product has eventually evolved into Perfect PDF Reader, which is also advanced freeware and deserves being listed here.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Automatic Downloading from Rapidshare with RapGet

RapGet (RAPidshareGET) will help you to arrange automatic downloading from the popular file sharing services with proper code recognition. Even thou there are many competitive utilities on the market, RapGet is combining multiple advantages from other programs with several outstanding features, making the software as one of the best available.

Advantages of RapGet:

  • It is freeware.
  • Small size of the utility (about 200 Kb).
  • Supports automatic downloading from 68 free share services (,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • Supports multiple simultaneous downloads.
  • Multilingual support (48 languages).
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Software is portable, does not require installation, and can be executed from portable drives.
Developers Website:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Photobie - Freeware Substitute for Photoshop

Photobie is absolutely free image editing software that would be attractive as to the fresh users as the professional photographers, if they do not need to perform extremely difficult tasks. This editor is having most features similar to what available in Photoshop, adding to the set advanced screen capture and photo frame editing. With photobie screen capture you can prepare presentation very simply.

Photobie has simple and user-friendly interface and supports multiple-layer image retouching for advanced image editing. Starting at version 2.8, Photobie even supports thousands of Photoshop filter plugins (format .8BF).

Main Features:

  • General Photo editing tool - resize, rotate, flip, color balance adjustment; copy, cut, paste, crop; selection (includes rectangle, square, oval, circle, polygon, free hand, Magic Wand; complex region using selection modes such as Single, Union, Exclude, Intersect and XOR)
  • Flash Player - Fancy player allows to play list of flash files (.swf) repeatedly and selectively.
  • Gif animation - Simply create gif animation with/without transparency.
  • Image format supported: Bmp, Png, TIF, Gif, Ico, Jpg --- support various encoding quality, and Pob - Photobie specific multi-layer image format, used to keep the work in progress for future retouching.
  • Multi-layer features - support unlimited layers; layer merge, flatten; whole layer copy, paste, clone within current image or cross images; etc.
  • Painting features - draw shapes as rectangle, square, oval, circle, line, dash line, polygon, free hand, curve, it support gradient color; fill shapes as rectangle, square, oval, circle, polygon, free hand, it support gradient color, etc.
  • Text editing - Support most system fonts; High quality text; Gradient color support; 3D text effect.
  • Screen Capture - Support Screen Capture hotkeys, you can setup up to 8 hotkeys for screen capture, you can set the hotkey to capture full screen or active window.
  • Framing - Photobie simplifies the digital photo framing process. You can design your favorite frame template and then apply to other photos quickly.
Developers Website:

Direct Downloading Link:

Monday, August 18, 2008

Music Collection Manager and Organizer - All-in-One - TheGodFather

The GodFather freeware music collection management software will bring order for the audio files scattered on your Hard Drive. You are able to rename tracks, update tags, restructure files on hard disk, create or merge play lists, encode-decode with various codecs, such as LAME/Ogg Vorbis/MpcEnc, export/import to/from file, play music, use & databases, catalog your collection in a structured library ...

Among the software features are:

  1. Batch files renaming
    -User defined Formats using Tag fields, File/Folder name or Tokens, Mpeg bitrate/mode as variables.
    -Powerful case conversion.
    -Replacement matrix.
    -Smart filters enable you to have only the files that are potentially wrong listed for renaming.
    -Undo function present.
  2. Batch Tag update.
    -Supports both ID3v1 & ID3v2.
    -Supports Ogg Vorbis comments.
    -Supports APEv2 tags.
    -Select specific fields to be updated.
    -Use File/Folder tokens, Tag variables to create tag information.
    -Filter files by the existence of tags or even by the existence of specific fields.
    -Update either Tag or all of them.
    -Use of the replacement matrix.
    -Update tags by copying/moving or auto synchronizing one to the other.
    -Batch process of pictures/lyrics (export, delete or both).
  1. Manual / single file editor.
  1. Organize.
    -Easily create/merge play lists with preview support or simply find and listen to your favorite music.
    -Encode/decode your files with LAME,Ogg Vorbis or mpcenc.
    -Restructure the files on your hard disk (copy, move, or create shortcuts).
    -Find duplicate files using smart and aggressive detection.
  1. Play your mp3’s.
    -Internal player with 16 band equalizer.
    -Display tag info/lyrics/pictures while playing, option to display pictures from folders.
    -Automatically search
  1. Album/filename rename & update using or, Amazon, and custom sites.
    -Full text search support (freeDb), Disk ID generated from the files in the folder or usage of the original CD-ROM supported.
    -Album/Artist filters (freeDb, text search).
    -Auto sort according to duration.
    -Auto match according to Tag/Filename.
    -Amazon image grabber.
  1. Catalog your files in a powerful library.
    -Store cover art and up to 4 pictures per album.
    -Store detailed info for each artist like bio, and misc other info, pictures etc.
    -Use allmusic to retrieve the above data effortlessly.
    -Export to xls, HTML, play list files.
  1. General
    -Search in local or network locations.
    -File mask support including wildcards (*?).
    -Sub folder support.
    -Smart ID3 Tag detection in case of both being present.
Download (from CNET):

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Music, images and videos for your Mobile Phone

ToneThis desktop software allows users creating MP3 ringtones, truetones, realtones, cellphone wallpapers, and mobile video ringtones using any available audio files from CD, MP3, WAV, iTunes, image files in the formats JPEG, GIF, BMP, and video files in formats AVI and MPEG. The current software version 3.5 allows also sending content from the Web directly to the mobile phone - such as music, images on a Web page, or Flash video on a Web site.

There is a bonus feature - you can download even free mobile games as well.

You can embed ToneThis into MySpace page, your Blog or website. The Web SDK allows you to add ringtone, wallpaper and mobile video support to your website. By prefixing any link to online mobile content with "tonethis:", clicking the link will automatically launch the ToneThis app and open the file in editing mode, allowing the end-user to personalize and send that file to their phone as a ringtone, wallpaper or video.

Developers Website:

Download page:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

UlimateDefrag Freeware to Defragment and Optimize your Hard Drive

UltimateDefrag is one of the best freeware defragmenters on the market, but is even more than a mere defragmenter - is also a hard drive file placement optimizer that enables to defrag and place files in the areas on the hard drive, where they are considered to achieve maximum performance. It is common fact, that most of the time you primarily use just 20% of the files on your hard drive. UltimateDefrag places your rarely used files out of the way and onto the slower performing areas of your hard drive, significantly boosting your Hard Drive performance. The software is highly configurable - it can relocate files based on five different factors.

Even more - you can make this freeware completely portable and carry it around on your USB stick, defragmenting all computers on your way. To make the software portable, follow the simple instructions:

  1. Download and run the Ultimate Defrag Setup executable file, installing to the default path.
  2. Copy the UltimateDefrag folder from C:\Program Files\DiskTrix to your USB device.
  3. Uninstall the software through Add/Remove program, if you do not need it on your desktop (optional).
  4. Launch UDefrag.exe from the UltimateDefrag folder to run the program
Website (portable, at PenDriveApps):

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Save maximum data from corrupted media with CopyCat

Some time ago, I have presented a Free CD Recovery toolbox as descent solution for the data recovery from different types of the Storage Media. Another approach for the data copy from the severely damaged and scratched disks is offered by CopyCat software.

Copy Cat actually is able to skip the bytes, which are not readable from file, and copy all other data; therefore it extracts maximum recoverable information. Copy Cat is particularly helpful at times when you want to copy a scratched and deformed CD or DVD, when you want to copy data from partially corrupted hard disk, or in any similar situations.

Software features and applications:

  • Copies your oldest collection of CDs and DVDs.
  • Copies a highly damaged media byte by byte.
  • Option to skip the bytes if bad area found.
  • Fast and efficient data recovery.
Developers Website:

License: Freeware

Platform: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

Direct Link for downloading:

Friday, August 8, 2008

Uncovers hidden passwords on password dialog boxes and web pages

There are so many activities online! There are so many Websites, requiring registration! There are so many passwords and logins to keep and remember! There is so much frustration, when we cannot login to the necessary resource.

Here is a fast, small, free, but quite an efficient assistant to recover forgotten and lost passwords hidden under asterisks. Unlike most similar utilities, this program works both with password dialog boxes and web page login forms. Asterisk Key is easy to use, just press a button, while the dialog or web page is open and it will detect and reveal all masked passwords.

Developers Website:

Direct Downloading Link:

Monday, August 4, 2008

YamiPod - free portable iPod Manager

YamiPod is a FREE stand alone portable iPod manager that allows user to manage the content of the iPod without even having iTunes installed. This allows copuing mp3 and ACC files to and from iPod. You can also remove duplicate song entries, import or export play-lists etc.

Here is a brief description of the features in YamiPod:
  • Stand alone portable program, with no installation required.
  • Supports Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Automatic iPod recognition.
  • Mp3 and AAC files can be easily copied to/from iPod.
  • Read and write access to mp3 id3 and AAC information.
  • Playlist support (On-The-Go included).
  • Playlists import and export (PLS,M3U)
  • Full Unicode support.
  • Auto-recognition and auto-downloading new versions and updates.
  • Advanced song import/export settings.
  • Restore features.
  • Built-in music player.
  • Advanced search capabilities.
  • Ability to remove duplicated tracks.
  • Easy ratings edit.
  • PC to iPod synchronization.
  • Creating and editing notes (with Unicode support).
  • Uploading news RSS and podcasts to iPod.
  • Growl support (Apple only).
  • Exporting song lists to HTML or plain text files.
  • Supports multiple iPod devices.
  • support.
Developers Website:

Direct Link for the software downloading (for Windows):

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Freeware professional consultant for your PC - BelArc Advisor

Belarc Advisor can be considered as a free for personal use professional computer-security consultant for your PC.

The application performs a detailed investigation of the computer hardware and software and analyzes a machine’s weak points, looking at elements such as whether antivirus software is up to date, or whether all the security flaws in Windows have been patched. It uses the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark test to give the computer a score showing its overall security level, and produces a report that can be viewed in a Web browser.

Not only does it analyze software and operating system components and tell you where problems are, but in its comprehensive report software tells you what your computer’s physical components are: not just how much RAM you have, for example, but what kind of RAM and which slots are occupied.

This program does not fix the problems itself, but gives clear advice on how to address each issue. The software is recommended for all home PC users as a first step in securing their computers, or for those considering a hardware upgrade, and need a detailed overview of the current system configuration. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any Web server.

Developers Web Site:

Direct download:

Friday, August 1, 2008

Free portable Savage Full Enhancement

Time for play?

Enjoy SFE – Savage Full Enhancement – free, portable (does not require installation and can be run from your USB stick in your office), multiplayer online real time strategy game. Based on the famous Savage, the game is played online with other human players. It consists of two or more teams and each team has one commander. The first player who selects the command button has the opportunity to be the team’s commander. The commander designates weapons, places buildings to be built, and commands the entire team. The team can vote to eject the current commander and can vote in a new commander if they choose. The rest of the players play the game like a first or third person shooter, they can also help build buildings and gather resources.

Game requires roughly 163MB of free space on your external or internal Hard Drive.

Developers Web Site:

Direct Link for downloading:

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