Freeware Fridays | Top Tools of the Week #29

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In case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.


Windows Live Mail Hogs CPU, RAM And Slows Down The System

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Windows Live Mail hogs CPU and RAM and slows down the system if you have a large mailbox or have several accounts configured in it.

 

10 New Screensavers Four Seasons and Five Countries

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This week, the folks at NewFreeScreensavers have added a nice selection of 10 new screensavers. These include 4 seasons, animals, butterflies, flowers and waterfalls.

 

Weather Window App for Google Chrome Browser

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If you want up to the minute weather forecasts, with no waiting, you can’t go wrong with this app for the Chrome web browser.

 

Chrome Extension for Goo.gl URL Shortener

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The goo.gl extension for the Chrome web browser is a quick and easy way to create short URLs for sharing on social sites such as Twitter and Facebook. If you use the Chrome browser, this is something you’ll enjoy using.


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Clif Sipe

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  • BR

    Why would you list Windows Live E Mail as on the top tools of the week and then post this response about it?
    Windows Live Mail hogs CPU and RAM and slows down the system if you have a large mailbox or have several accounts configured in it.

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/clif.notes Clif Sipe

      Thanks for asking BR. I have used it myself without any problems. I have also recently set up a copy for my father to use on his machine. Once again – he’s had no serious problems. As you can see here, I recommend it: http://techie-buzz.com/softwares/switch-from-oe-to-wlm.html

      The post from Keith sheds light on a potential problem for users with multiple accounts and heavy usage. I felt it was important for people to be aware of this.