Freeware Fridays | Top Tools of the Week #26


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.

Free DOCX and XLSX Viewers from SoftMaker


If you need a viewer to open the new Microsoft files, SoftMaker offers two new free viewers that open DOCX, XLSX, and many more.


Evernote 4 for Windows Updated, Adds OneNote Import Support


Evernote 4 for Windows has been updated and it adds quite a few new exciting features. First off, it now has improvised search where keywords are highlighted within the notes. Secondly, they have added a new feature which will allow you to import notes for OneNote 2007 and OneNote 2010 and the ability to export your notes as a MHT files.


New Snapshot of Opera 11 Introduces Smarter Address Bar and Visual Mouse Gestures


The latest snapshot of Opera 11 introduces an improved address bar along with a new mouse gestures interface.


xVideoServiceThief: Download And Convert Videos


XVST is a free open source tool that can download videos from almost 76 popular video websites and convert them to the most popular video and audio formats.


Shareaholic a Simple Way to Share Web Pages


If you have a sharing habit, Shareaholic is an addon you need to try. It’s a lot easier than going through a twelve step program to cure your addiction.


IDrive Provides 2GB Free Online Space, 150GB Cheap

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IDrive provides users with 2GB free storage space and 150GB for $4.95 a month. You can also get free 10GB storage space by referring friends.


Yahoo Messenger 11 Beta Now Available, Introduces Social Gaming and Networking

Yahoo Messenger 11 Games

Download Yahoo Messenger 11 Beta. Yahoo Messenger 11 Beta brings in social gaming from Zynga, OMGPOP and Elex and allows you to manage your Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Are Public Libraries Still at Risk Because of Microsoft?


Microsoft doesn’t have a good answer, and they don’t seem to care. However, there’s no reason to worry. Using either of my recommendations, a library can avoid the risk.


Automatically Set Up Email Accounts in Outlook Express and Live Mail


Manually adding accounts to an email client is one of the hardest tasks involved with email setup. Outlook AutoConfig can make it painless.


Replace Outlook Express with Incredimail


Outlook Express is old, insecure and no longer supported by Microsoft. Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird are good replacements, but you should also take a look at Incredimail.


Replace Outlook Express with Windows Live Mail


It’s time to upgrade. Outlook Express is old, insecure and no longer supported. Switching to Windows Live Mail is what you need to do.


30 New Screensavers More for the PC and Now Mobile Phones


In addition to 10 more great screensavers for the PC, animated wallpapers for mobile devices are now available for download.


Freeware Friday: Writemonkey


WriteMonkey is a distraction-free text-only writing environment that is portable, completely customizable and completely free.

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