Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #18
By on September 3rd, 2010

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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.


JumpControl Adds ShutDown, Restart, Logoff and Hibernate Options in Windows7 Taskbar

JumpControl is a free utility for Windows7 which adds Shutdown, restart, hibernate, sleep, Logoff, lock options in Windows7 Taskbar.

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HTC Home: HTC Weather and Clock Widget for Windows

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HTC Home is a beautiful weather widget for Windows that emulates HTC Sense UI’s combines weather and clock widget.

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Labs Crazy Experimental Stuff Now in Google Chrome Canary

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If you like trying out crazy experimental stuff in Google’s Chrome web browser, you might be happy to hear that Chrome Canary now has a Labs feature.

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10 New Animated Screensavers Yellow, Green and Blue Themes

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10 new screensavers that offer a you a nicely animated yellow, green and blue themes. Here you’ll find one of the few places that you can trust for getting safe freescreensavers.

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Voice Translation Now Available in Chrome 7

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The newest version of Google Chrome supports speech recognition. Check out this website that translates spoken English to French.

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Hardware Accelerated Browsing Experience: Chrome 7 vs. Firefox 4 vs. Internet Explorer 9

A comparison of rendering capabilities of hardware accelerated builds of Chrome 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4.

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Initiate Alt-Tab Command Using A Simple Mouse Gesture

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Learn how you can use a simple mouse gesture to switch / rotate between opened Windows.

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10 New Animated Screensavers Bugs, Birds, Fish and Flowers

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10 new screensavers that offer a you a nicely animated view of bugs, birds, fish, flowers and much more. This is one of the few sites that you can trust for getting safe free screensavers.

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DriveSMART : Know Your Hard Disk Health

DriveSmart is a free tool that check on the health of your hard drive. In case your drive health is deteriorating the application will alert you about the damage so that you get a chance to backup valuable data on the disk before the disk crashes.

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Aero Flip Task Switching for XP with WinFlip

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There are plenty of ways to make XP look more modern, but sometimes these tweaks make XP run slower. WinFlip is an easy way to gain a cool looking feature without paying a big price in performance.

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What are Chrome Web Apps?

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I can tell you a little about the new Google Chrome web apps and the upcoming Chrome Web Store. So far, I’m not impressed with what I’ve seen. Do you want to know why?

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