Exe File Information v1.4

There should be an image here!Exe File Information lists currently running processes to help identify memory hogs and malicious software and applications. This freeware’s straightforward interface displays a list of running processes, complete with process name, memory usage, thread, and application path.

Highlight a process and additional information is displayed at the lower part of the main window. You can click a link to find additional information about the process at Exedb.com, but many processes are not listed. Like Task Manager, this application can terminate a process with a single click, but it fails to warn users that termination may cause system instability. Unlike Task Manager, this utility quickly sorts processes by memory used, thread count, ID number, path, and alphabetically.

Although it lacks an extensive help file, we find it much easier to use than the Windows Task Manager. Any user comfortable using Task Manager will find this freeware much more beneficial and user-friendly.

[Discovered via CNET’s Download.com]

[1.12M] [Win98/Me/2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

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ManyCam Virtual Webcam v2.4.69

There should be an image here!ManyCam allows you to use your Web cam with multiple programs at the same time. Broadcast your Web cam video simultaneously on MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Skype, AIM, PalTalk, and CamFrog.

ManyCam also lets you add cool live computer generated special effects and graphics to your video. Make it appear as if your face or hand is on fire with its “fire” effect. Pretend you are underwater, or make it look as if it’s snowing inside your house.

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/k_HUmD0S80c" width="320" height="240" wmode="transparent" /]

Add text, graphics, or your country’s flag to your video window.

[15.56M] [Win2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Oh, No! Not Another ‘Make PCs Less Frustrating’ Software

It is just me, or is anyone else getting tired of the so-called ‘make PCs less frustrating’ software? If they really worked as promised the creators would make millions. But unfortunately these types of software make claims that never materialize and leave our wallets a little lighter. So when I read about another software heading to us, courtesy of a company called Soluto, I rolled my eyes and thought to myself, ‘here we go again.’ So it was with great pleasure I was actually happy to see that its Web site was overloaded with requests that one could not download its software, which is going to save me the hassle of even trying this newbie for myself.

Over at Ed Bott’s site he says that he has been trying Soluto even before it reached out to users to try its beta.

He even stated in a recent article:

It’s a thoroughly conservative process, with recommendations but no automatic optimizations. After the process was complete, Soluto told me I had shaved my total boot time on the virtual PC shown here by nearly 30%, from 2:55 to 2:07. On a two-year-old physical PC running Windows 7 Professional, I saw an even more dramatic improvement of 37%, from 1:55 to 1:13. A helpful message tells you exactly how much time you’ve saved.

Of course, all those times are a little misleading. Windows 7 already does a decent job of delaying and prioritizing some startup tasks so that the system feels responsive well before it officially completes all boot-related tasks.

So Ed, does the software really work? I’ve been using the free version of Glary Utilities and can come up with the same results.

Am I just getting cranky in my old age? LOL

I’ll be just like Ed. Give Soluto a try and let us know what you think. Ho-hum.

Comments welcome.

Ed Bott’s article is here.

Sign up for Soluto beta here.

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PrimoPDF v5.0.0.19

There should be an image here!PrimoPDF is a free tool for high-quality PDF creation, comprising a user-friendly interface that enables printing to PDF from virtually any Windows application.

Additionally, PrimoPDF provides the ability to optimize PDF output for screen, print, eBook, and prepress, secure PDF files with 40- or 128-bit encryption, and add document information (e.g. title, author, subject, keywords) to converted PDF files.

[7.39M] [Win2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

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PrimoPDF v5.0.0.19

There should be an image here!PrimoPDF is a free tool for high-quality PDF creation, comprising a user-friendly interface that enables printing to PDF from virtually any Windows application.

Additionally, PrimoPDF provides the ability to optimize PDF output for screen, print, ebook, and prepress, secure PDF files with 40- or 128-bit encryption, and add document information (e.g. title, author, subject, keywords) to converted PDF files.

[7.39M] [Win2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

Balabolka v1.32.0.453

There should be an image here!Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice’s parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice’s articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of VBScript.

[3.31M] [Win2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

WirelessKeyView v1.34

There should be an image here!WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the Wireless Zero Configuration service of Windows XP. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

[52.27K] [Win2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

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WirelessKeyView v1.34

There should be an image here!WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the Wireless Zero Configuration service of Windows XP. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.

[52.27K] [Win2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

Balabolka v1.32.0.453

There should be an image here!Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice’s parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice’s articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of VBScript.

[3.31M] [Win2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

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ChromePlus v1.3.9.0

ChromePlus has all the functionality of Google Chrome, is free with no function limitation, and adds useful features such as: double click tab to close page; mouse gestures; super drag; IE tab; and download tools supported in context menu.

[18.16M] [WinXP/Vista/7] [FREE]

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A-PDF Text Extractor

A-PDF Text Extractor is an utility designed to extract text from Adobe PDF files for use in other applications. The program is a standalone application. No Adobe Acrobat needed.

To extract text from a PDF file, the PDF file must meet the following conditions:

  • The file is formatted to contain text and not just images.
  • The file contains no security restrictions, which disable text selecting.

Note: Text formatting may be lost after exacting from the original PDF file.

[875K] [Win95/98/Me/2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

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ChromePlus v1.3.9.0

ChromePlus has all the functionality of Google Chrome, is free with no function limitation, and adds useful features such as: double click tab to close page; mouse gestures; super drag; IE tab; and download tools supported in context menu.

[18.16M] [WinXP/Vista/7] [FREE]

A-PDF Text Extractor

A-PDF Text Extractor is an utility designed to extract text from Adobe PDF files for use in other applications. The program is a standalone application. No Adobe Acrobat needed.

To extract text from a PDF file, the PDF file must meet the following conditions:

  • The file is formatted to contain text and not just images.
  • The file contains no security restrictions, which disable text selecting.

Note: Text formatting may be lost after exacting from the original PDF file.

[875K] [Win95/98/Me/2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

PMW (Process Manager For Windows) v2.0.886

There should be an image here!PMW is highly customizable freeware that lets you perform the following operations on any application with two clicks or a shortcut: kill, change/remember priority, always on top, minimize to tray, hide, hide others. You can also hide all, unhide all, kill all, change language.

[383.3K] [WinXP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

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TeamViewer Portable v5.0.8081

There should be an image here!TeamViewer is a simple, free, and fast solution for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfer that works behind any firewall and NAT proxy.

To connect to another computer, just run TeamViewer on both machines without the need of an installation procedure. With the first start, automatic partner IDs are generated on both computers. Enter your partner’s ID into TeamViewer and the connection is established immediately.

With over 60 million users, TeamViewer is a standard tool to give support and assistance to people in remote locations. The software can also be used for presentations, where you can show your own desktop to a partner.

[2.69M] [Win98/Me/2k/XP/Vista/7] [FREE]

Photo above courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt under the Creative Commons license.

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