Context ThumbView is a Windows shell context menu extension that provides a pop-up menu containing thumbnail of selected image file. It supports most of popular image file formats and is very handy for quick image viewing.....(free).....
Create your own supercomputer with Sandia's own software. A computer program that enables a collection of off-the-shelf desktop computers to rank among the world's fastest supercomputers has been released to the public by Sandia National Laboratories. Download it here.....(free).....
Highlight the word, click on the bookmarklet link, and it's automatically defined for you by dictionary.com. According to the author, "As I browse the web I often come across new terms or words that I do not fully understand. With the web, you are only a few clicks away from a dictionary. We created three bookmarklets that make it even easier to lookup any word that you select in your document" (For more information about other handy bookmarklets, search Sjhell City--we'ge got some great ones).....(free).....
DesktopX is a powerful object framework for Windows. It allows users to create completely customized user environments. With it, desktops can be broken into individual parts that are called DesktopX objects that can be exchanged with other DesktopX users. As a result, virtually anything that doesn't require user input can be created quickly and easily. Creating a DesktopX theme or DesktopX object does not necessarily require any programming skill. DesktopX themes are resolution independent and are created via a simple GUI. DesktopX is part of Object Desktop, it is the component that gives users and corporations the power to decide their own interface to Windows in order to suit their needs and increase their productivity......(shareware, $19.95 after trial).....
Monitors file system changes in Windows NT/2000/XP. It allows you to select the folder and to customize the monitoring settings for the specified folder (the event list to process and some other options). The program can also monitor changes in subfolders if necessary. This program can work in the background and generates an HTML log of file system changes. The program can be integrated into the Windows' shell (setup creates the "Monitor" context menu item and GiPo@Utilities file/folder property page)......(free).....
DupBlock is a text duplication utility that generates blocks of text that are alike except for one or more sequenced variables. DupBlock usage begins by specifying a default text block and using named variables in positions where you want to insert counter or list data. Variables can be counter-type variables that sequence + 1 from 0 (or from a user-defined starting value) OR a list of input data that is output sequentially as blocks are generated. Formatting for counter-type variables can use some aspects of 'printf' style formatting. The number of iterations performed is determined by the 'Repeat Block' field in the program dialog. Output can be sent to a file or the windows clipboard.....(free).....
FileTargets is a shell context menu extension that adds a sub-menu with all your favorite folder names to the context-menu of all files and folders in your system so you can copy/move selected files to pre-defined, most used folders with the click of a mouse. FileTargets menu is similar to the standard SendTo menu but is much more advanced since it allows you to create subgroups, automatically add new folders, copy file path names and much more.....(free).....
Foremost is a professional forensic recovery program to discover and recover files. Foremost can work directly on a drive or on image files, such as those generated by dd, Safeback, Encase, etc. The headers and footers are specified by a configuration file, so you can pick and choose which headers you want to look for. Developed by the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, foremost has been opened to the general public.....(free).....
Who needs science fiction? Federal tech and science wonks this summer went wild in a 400-page assessment of what nano, bio, info, and cogno might do for humanity. Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance ? a joint effort by the Commerce Department and the National Science Foundation ? looks forward to a new age in federal science procurement. Consciously or not, the report echoes classic science fiction from 70 years ago at almost every turn. Too bad the prose isn't as good.....(free).....
GAG (initials, in spanish, of Graphical Boot Manager) is a Boot Manager program. It's loaded when the computer is turned on and allows you to choose the operating system you want to use. Its main features are: Allows boot of up to 9 different operating systems. It can boot operating systems installed in primary and extended partitions on any available hard disk. Can be installed from nearly all operating systems. GAG doesn't need its own partition. It installs itself in the first track of the hard disk, wich is reserved for these kinds of programs. It can also be installed on a floppy disk, without using the hard disk. .....(free).....
Game Speed Adjuster is a powerful tool to adjust the speed of Windows games and applications. It can speed up games or speed down programs. For some network games, players can get super ability such as running faster, more powerful gun fire if the program changes the game faster. Players could get more reaction time if it makes the game slower.....(free).....
Displays image thumbnails in a popup window when the mouse pointer hovers over an image file name in Windows Explorer. It supports a lot of popular image file formats, including BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WMF, ART, DIB, etc. and is very handy for quick image viewing.....(free).....
Stardock developed ObjectDock as a research project to see if Windows XP could reasonably handle the kinds of visual effects that are available on Apple's MacOS X. ObjectDock is a program that allows you to have a nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it. In short, it's a task bar and program launcher that does it with style.....(free beta).....
.This program's was an orphan for a while, until Shell City began to host it after a long absence. This little gem adds the "Open as......" function to the right-click menu of almost any file on your computer. For example: Your text files are associated with Notepad, but you don't want to open a certain text file with Notepad. Just right-click the file, choose "Open as......", and find the program you want to open the file with. (Note: If you have MS OFFICE installed, don`t install this file, it will work fine, but some Office-options might not work anymore.) Contains uninstall-option.....(freeware).....
The first free program to resize and move partitions without data loss, with support for disks up to 2TB of size. Int13 extensions support allows handling of disks up to 2TB (2048GB) of size. New Resizing/Moving engine, with simpler interface. Move and resize your partitions in one step. Transparent extended partition resizing (no more confusion with extended partitions). Command line parameters for accessing advanced options (read-only operation etc.). Partition resizer is a small DOS executable, which requires no installation, and can perform all these tasks in a short while, giving you the opportunity to re-arrange your disk partitions safely, quickly, and fuss-free......(free).....
This is a must have utility! Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple. Just copy/cut whatever you want to the clipboard, click on the PureText tray icon, and then paste to any application. Better yet, you can configure a hot-key to convert and paste the text for you. The pasted text will be pure and free from all formatting. After running PureText.exe, you will see a "PT" tray icon appear near your clock. To convert the data currently in the clipboard to pure text, simply click on the tray icon with the left mouse button.....(free).....
Windows fills up your computer's memory (RAM) little by little and finally RAM is filled with unnecessary data. Sooner or later you have to reboot your computer to make it work faster. With RamBooster you can continuously monitor the amount of RAM. If the amount of free RAM goes too low, free more automatically with RamBooster .....(free).....
.As the name says, enhances the Registry Editor in Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0. If you edit the same keys repeatedly, this is for you! A new combo box maintains the history of visited keys and allows quick navigation back to them. The keys are saved across sessions and available the next time you use the Registry Editor.....(freeware).....
Tiny tool allows running any application with a parameter. Instead of going to the Command Prompt, users can simply right-click an application and enter the parameters in the pop-up window .....(free).....
Do you constantly finding yourself using regedit to remove applications from start up? This program is for you. WheresJames Startup Manager runs in your system tray, it enables you to quickly enable/disable programs that start when windows does. It shows you the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE 'Run' and 'RunOnce' keys, the HKEY_CURRENT_USER 'Run' and 'RunOnce' keys, also the Common Startup and User Startup folders. The nice thing is it allows you to 'toggle applications on and off' by clicking them (Hint: Right click items to enable/disable them without the menu dissapearing). You will see a green check beside applications that will start up with windows. A red 'X' means that program is disabled. You don't have to worry about the details on this one, it is a simple to use tool.....(free).....
Can you learn another language in the time it takes for your machine to boot? Do you turn on your PC when you go to bed, so it's finished booting by the time you get home from work the next day? When Windows loads it's Startup file, it attempts to load every program in there at the same time. Therefore if you have quite a lot of programs starting when Windows starts, each program will try and grab CPU time so that it can load. If each program tries to do this at the same time, you soon notice the slow down that occurs, due to your CPU trying to help all the programs to load, and your hard disk accessing multiple files. Startup Delayer allows you to setup how many seconds after Windows has started, to load each program.....(free).....
StrokeIt is an advanced mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor. What is a mouse gesture? Mouse gestures are simple symbols that you "draw" on your screen using your mouse. When you perform a mouse gesture that StrokeIt can recognize, it will perform the "action" associated with that gesture. In short, it's a nifty little program that lets you easily control programs by drawing symbols with your mouse.....(free).....
An easy way to delete any or all of the following: Recent Documents MRU list, Temporary Files folder, Cookies folder, IE History, IE Temporary Internet Files, Any others, if you add them yourself, What's different from all the other batch files. It just takes one doubleclick from within Windows. , Then next time you reboot (and only the next time, until you choose to run it again) all that stuff will get deleted. You don't need to have an Autoexec.bat file, nor muck about with the Registry. And because it runs under Windows it uses Windows' memory management too, even with Win9x, without needing to set a temporary SmartDrive cache in DOS.....(free).....
Add tabs to every program. A tabbed browser, tabbed putty, tabbed terminal or tabbed shell, tabbed anything. Multi tab your windows in seconds. A terminal or shell with tabs work faster and efficiently! Having multiple windows as tabs will give a better overview of your windows than before. Also having multiple ssh sessions by the click of a tab works faster and efficiently.....(free).....
Set of utilities for Windows that provide additional window management services, Windows desktop and task bar management. The user can hide windows, make windows transparent, switch windows into the 'always on top' mode, etc. Utilities can be integrated into the shell. (Go to Desktop Utilities link).....(free).....
A lovely and useful tool. If you read many articles on the net, you need it. Removes all the clutter surrounding the article, presenting it as clean as the page of a book -- It's like your pc is a Kindle
Disk Investigator helps you to discover all that is hidden on your computer hard disk. It can also help you to recover lost data. Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files
DevManView is an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer. In addition to displaying the devices of your local computer, DevManView also allows you view the devices list of another computer on your network, as long as you have administrator access rights to this computer. DevManView can also load the devices list from external instance of Windows and disable unwanted devices. This feature can be useful if you have Windows operating system with booting problems, and you want to disable the problematic device .....(free)....
CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components
Tired of paying a lot of money for the basic functions of an Office program? Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 offers the three classic programs (Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheet) all at the cost of nothing. This suite is innovative in that its small size of 39MB adds little strain to your computer whilst delivering the core functions of word processing, multimedia presentation and data processing and analysis.
Front-end for PsTools (FePsTools) is a graphical interface around the command line tools from SysInternal's PsTools. FePsTools gives you an easy way to build the command you need to execute a PsTool utility. While you are clicking and typing the needed options you can see the command line build up.
DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick (/Externa HD/PDA/Notebook, ...). Use this USB-stick (/Externa HD/PDA/Notebook, ...) to synchronize files to another desktop PC.
Desktops allows you to organize your applications on up to four virtual desktops. Read email on one, browse the web on the second, and do work in your productivity software on the third, without the clutter of the windows you're not using. After you configure hotkeys for switching desktops, you can create and switch desktops either by clicking on the tray icon to open a desktop preview and switching window, or by using the hotkeys.
eXtra Buttons is a freeware software that provides additional buttons placed in the caption of all windows. Extends standard OS functionality and looks like standard system buttons. Gives you up to 10 assorted configurable buttons to keep the desktop and windows organised.
Free File Icons is a free community project. This large collection of file icons is supposed to help developers, designers or webmasters improve their designs or developments on their web sites and applications.
AnalogX FastCache is a caching DNS server that runs on your local machine and handles any DNS request that your computer makes, from Internet Explorer to your favorite FTP client. Once a query is made, FastCache will override the normal timeout for the item with one that you specify, so instead of saving a query for a couple of seconds, it can save it for a couple of days. Now every time you ask for it again while it's in the cache, it gives it to you instantly.
WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool that wraps up fast file comparison and transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface that offers you visual comparison of files and folders before synchronizing and backing them up and support for two way synchronization with fully customizable rules.
WinMetro is specially designed to bring the newly introduced Windows 8 Metro UI to Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It offers an easy solution for old versions of Windows users to try and enjoy the tile based Metro UI. By displaying useful information such as weather, calendar, news, stocks, and frequently used programs, it turns your desktop into an informative and productive work station. It also offers the option to boot to Metro Start Screen directly.
Swish adds support for SFTP to Windows Explorer so you can access your files on another computer securely via SSH.
Swish is easy to use because it integrates seamlessly with Windows Explorer so working with remote files feels just like working with the ones on your local computer.
StartW8 is a FREE but powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer desktop to modernUI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? And than use Start menu for running your apps? Then it's right for you. Get Start menu back in Windows 8!
ISO Workshop is a free application specifically designed to facilitate disc image management, conversion and burning operations. The program has a very simple user interface and enables you to make ISO images, extract specific files and folders from disc images, create disc backups by copying disc contents to an ISO or BIN image file, convert different disc image files into the ISO or BIN format and, of course, burn ISO and CUE images to blank discs.
PeStudio is a free tool performing the static analysis and investigation of any Windows executable binary. A file being analyzed with PeStudio is never launched. Therefore you can evaluate unknown executable and even malware with no risk.
Efficient system backup & recovery. No need to reinstall OS or applications to get everything back. Backup data, system, hard disk, partition or individual files to a safe destination for disaster recovery. Disk clone, disk upgrade and SSD migration solution. Directly recover individual files from disk/partition backup image, no need to recover the whole image.
Roccat Power-Grid is an advanced and fully-customizable remote control for your PC. It lets you connect to, monitor, and control your PC and games directly from your smartphone and all without having to leave the action. Best of all: it is totally free to get started.
Extend any partition without data loss? Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, the free partition magic software to help expand, move, shrink, and merge partitions without destroying the data. It only requires a few clicks from you to command the program move the fences to rearrange the disk partition territory and keep your files untouched.
Create and manage System Restore Points quickly and easily, all from a free simple program. No more drilling through multiple menus in Windows just to create a System Restore Point, now all you have to do is run this program and that is it. Follow the simple program layout and you have your System Restore Point created in no time at all.
CryptSync is a small utility that synchronizes two folders while encrypting the contents in one folder. That means one of the two folders has all files unencrypted (the files you work with) and the other folder has all the files encrypted.
OpenThinClient is a Free Open Source ThinClient Solution consisting of a Linux based operating system along with a comprehensive Java based management GUI and server component. It is intended for environments where a medium to large number of Thin Clients must be supported and managed efficiently. Offering flexibility unheard of in the world of proprietary Thin Client Solutions, openThinClient empowers developers and integrators to create advanced Thin Client solutions... for free
Outdated drivers may heavily affect your PC performance and lead to system crashes. Driver Booster Free, designed with IObit's most driver update technology, scans and identifies outdated drivers automatically, and downloads and installs the right update for you with just ONE click, saving you loads of time. Moreover, this driver updater is specially designed to tweak drivers for best gaming performance. It's the right driver update tool to protect your PC from hardware failures, conflicts, and system crashes.
YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to our MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISOs which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.
The IconsExtract utility scans the files and folders on your computer, and extract the icons and cursors stored in EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL, and in other file types. You can save the extracted icons to ICO files (or CUR files for cursors), or copy the image of a single icon into the clipboard.
TaskSpace is a simple Windows application intended to group ANY applications in a single window(task space) to provide fast and easy access to multiple applications simultaneously(no Alt+Tab switching and/or searching for a program in the taskbar is required).
This office suite introduces some new innovative concepts in interface design and user-friendly application interaction. You get instant system access, top class application design and a cleaner desktop to name a few. You also do not even have a need for .NET or even JAVA to be installed. This will save you a lot of hard drive space and precious computer resources.
WinToUSB is a free software that allows you to install and run Windows operating system on a USB hard drive or USB flash drive, using an ISO image or CD/DVD drive as the source of installation. WinToUSB also support creating bootable WinPE USB drive, it can help you to transfer the contents of WinPE to the USB drive and make the drive bootable.
DBAN is free erasure software designed for the home user. It automatically deletes the contents of any hard disk that it can detect. This method can help prevent identity theft before recycling a computer. DBAN is also a commonly used solution to remove viruses and spyware from Microsoft Windows installations.
FOG is a Linux-based, free and open source computer imaging solution for Windows XP, Vista and 7 that ties together a few open-source tools with a php-based web interface. FOG doesn't use any boot disks, or CDs; everything is done via TFTP and PXE. Also with fog many drivers are built into the kernel, so you don't really need to worry about drivers (unless there isn't a linux kernel driver for it). FOG also supports putting an image that came from a computer with a 80GB partition onto a machine with a 40GB hard drive as long as the data is less than 40GB.
Fog also includes a graphical Windows service that is used to change the hostname of the PC, restart the computer if a task is created for it, and auto import hosts into the FOG database. The service also installs printers, and does simple snap-ins.
RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs or large server farms where you need regular access to each machine such as automated checkin systems and data centers. It is similar to the built-in MMC Remote Desktops snap-in, but more flexible.
Expression Encoder is an advanced audio/video-encoding and live-broadcasting application especially suited for generating content that takes full advantage of the rich graphic and interactive capability of Microsoft Silverlight playback scenarios. You can also generate Windows Media video and audio files that are optimized for other web playback scenarios, or appropriate for playback on portable devices.
QRes is a small freeware application that provides automation for the Microsoft QuickRes screen mode change in Windows 95 and 98. QuickRes allows you to change color depth and screen resolution without restarting the machine. QuickRes is built in in Windows 98, ME and newer versions of Windows 95 and can be downloaded as an add-on for the original version of Windows 95. QRes adds a front end to QuickRes so that you can automatically switch color mode or screen resolution when you start a Windows application. For instance, when you start a game that uses 640 x 480 pixels screen area and requires 256 color mode, you can make QRes automatically switch to this screen mode as long as you run the game and switch back to your regular screen mode when the game is over. ... QRes also works on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. On these platforms QRes can switch resolution directly without relying on QuickRes, so that it also works if you do not enable the screen mode icon.
Display Driver Uninstaller is a driver removal utility that can help you completely remove AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers and packages from your system, without leaving leftovers behind (including registry keys, folders and files, and the driver store).
The AMD/NVIDIA video drivers can normally be uninstalled from the Windows Control panel, this driver uninstaller program was designed to be used in cases where the standard driver uninstall fails, or whenever you need to thoroughly delete NVIDIA and ATI video card drivers.
AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on all versions of Windows out-of-the-box with no annoying runtimes required!
Active KillDisk Linux Console is an easy-to use and compact utility that allows to sanitize storage media using more than 23 international data sanitizing standards. It erases permanently all data on Hard Disks, Camera Flash Cards and USB disks, SCSI storage and RAID disk arrays even in parallel mode (several disks at the same time).
FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way
HDDB is an acronym for Hardisk Database, its core function is to store file information in the database for quick retrieval.
In accordance with the workflow of information processing, users interact with Hddb with three stages:
file information storage -> file searching -> using the search result.
ECTtracker (EyeComTec Tracker) is an eye-tracking program that works in conjunction with applications to capture video and control programs. Based on the state of the eye (open, closed, one eye opened) it transmits the control key codes to the receiver program. Thus the user can run the program and type the text by opening and closing the eyes. Requires no installation and has flexible configuration options.
While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor. Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others)
Editing files from remote locations
Print and print preview support
Clipboard support (cut/copy/paste)
Search and replace
Go to specific line
Current line highlighting
Configurable fonts and colors
A complete online user manual
A flexible plugin system which can be used to dynamically add new advanced features
Redo Backup and Recovery is so simple that anyone can use it. It is the easiest, most complete disaster recovery solution available. It allows bare-metal restore. Bare metal restore is not only the best solution for hardware failure, it is also the ultimate antivirus: Even if your hard drive melts or gets completely erased by a virus, you can have a completely-functional system back up and running in as little as 10 minutes.
Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with the Monokai color scheme and a custom prompt layout. Looking sexy from the start.
UPDATE: Site no longer available but MajorGeeks still has it, select the MajorGeeks Mirror to download.
This new tool allows an easy and comfortable way to download genuine Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, as well as Office 2007, 2010 and 2011 disk images (ISO) directly from Microsoft's servers.
Svchost.exe is the most mysterious Windows process. Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). The authentic svchost.exe file is located in C:\Windows\System32, but numerous viruses and trojans use the same file and process name to hide their activities.
The free Svchost Process Analyzer lists all svchost instances and checks the services they contain.
Updated scripts based on some old linux scripts that automate personal relationships, end user trouble shooting, calling of of work and most importantly making coffee. Even if these do not interest you it is worth going to the site to read the back story.