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Create Icons Easily With SimplyIcon

You can get thousands of icons on the web. But what if you want to create your own icon? Now you don’t need to worry as you can create your own customized icon with SimplyIcon. It can create icons of 128 x 128, 32 x 32, 24 x 24, and 16 x 16 size.

Simply Icon

SimplyIcon is easy to use and completely portable. You can carry it anywhere on your USB stick. You can create icons with any image of your choice. If you want to create an icon of 128×128 size, then your source image should be more than 128×128 pixels.

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To create your own icon just drag-and-drop the image into SimplyIcon’s window area and your image will be converted within seconds. You can’t do advanced editing with this software. But if you are looking for a basic software just for creating a customized icon, this program is highly recommended.

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Customize Your Computer With TweakNow WinSecret

As a long time Windows user you might have heard about registry. The registry is a special file in your hard disk that hold most of Windows settings data. Have you ever wished to improve your internet speed or display message at Windows logon? Now all your wish will come true as those tasks can be done easily by simply editing the registry value. Unfortunately registry is not a friendly place for most people.

TweakNow WinSecret

Changing a wrong value in the registry may cause an unpredictable problem to your Windows. This is why novice users should not edit registry value directly using a registry editor by themself.

TweakNow WinSecret is an excellent tool that has gathered the most popular Windows XP/Vista registry settings and provided it in an easy and safe user interface. All settings are divided in the following sections:

  • Applications
  • Control Panel
  • Desktop
  • Miscellaneous
  • Network and Internet
  • OEM Info
  • Special Folders
  • Start Menu
  • User Accounts
  • Windows Core
  • Windows Explorer

TweakNow Winsecret is a simple program that can be used easily by almost everyone. It will help you to make changes to your computer without editing the registry. It will even help you to run your computer faster than before. It will even make your Internet connection smoother. I recommended you to try this software atleast once.

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Uninstall Programs Safely With Ashampoo Magical UnInstall

Windows becomes slower and slower with time. This is not an issue about age, which can’t be avoided, but the fact that increasingly more data is placed on the hard drive. Each newly installed application adds new files and registry entries to the chaos. Even worse, numerous files, drivers, links and registry entries remain after uninstallation and aren’t actually used anymore. All these things can keep the system busy and lead to loss of speed.

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Ashampoo Magical UnInstall completely monitors each new installation. It remembers each little change to the system. That’s not all, installations can be completely removed whenever you wish. This means that if you leave uninstallation of software to Ashampoo Magical UnInstall, the system will look the same after an uninstall as it did before the install. Not a single unused file will remain on the system.

Ashampoo Magical UnInstall offers a modern and easy-to-use surface. Once installed and configurated, the tool works from the Windows system tray. You can try this program for 10 days without registration but you can get the full version key using the link given below.

Ashampoo Magical UnInstall

Features

  • Automatically recognizes a retrieved SETUP.EXE or INSTALL.EXE program and records the following installation
  • The tool may be configurated in such a way as to recognize also installation programmes with any other names
  • Any uninstallation can be undone at any time using the ReInstaller tool
  • Automatic checking for available updates online
  • Installation screen starts with installation and records any changes to the system
  • Any newly-installed add-ons, plug-ins or patches can be added to installation recordings at a later stage

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Completely Analyze Your Hard Disk With Xinorbis

I have used many programs to analyze and explore my hard disk but none of them gave me detailed information about my hard disk. Recently I found out that Xinorbis is only the program that fulfills most of my needs.

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Xinorbis is a powerful hard disk analyzer that completely scan your drives and provides complete information about your hard disk. It is simple and easy to use. It does not take more than a minute to analyze the drive. You can not only scan your drives but also you can scan individual folders. It gives you complete overview of the contents in your hard disk. It displays all the information in a graphical manner.

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Features

  • analyze a single drive / directory or merge several together in one report
  • complex report generation
  • export to HTML, ASCII or XML
  • save reports and compare them to see how the contents has changed
  • all information displayed are completely resizable for ease of viewing
  • shell support, scan a directory through explorer
  • view the results by file type, attributes, size, user and date
  • the Folder History feature allows you to compare the contents of a folder or drive
  • in-built powerful search engine
  • find duplicate files by name and size
  • XP style support
  • improved speed

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WordWeb: Quick Dictionary Lookup [Software]

A language can only be learnt through experience and practice, and honing a language as weird as English can be a devil of a job. In a language in which you can spend the last evening evening out a pile of dirtor in which a soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert, a language which is official in 53 countries, spoken by more than a billion people and has several families and styles, can no doubt be a hard nut to crack.

For a language which has far too many words, people often use a dictionary. Ok, that’s an underestimation. People always use dictionaries to lookup word definitions. Earlier, we had printed books and hand printed manuscripts, but today, even though we still have hard copy dictionaries, most people just use their computers to quickly look up words or type in queries in their iPhones for quick meanings.

WordWeb is one such desktop application, that you can install on your PCs and fire it up whenever you find a word that even your cat hasn’t heard of. A superstition has it, that cats have seven lives. So even in seven lives, if your cat hasn’t heard of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, you should accept that your cat is dumb and dig in a dictionary to see what it means.

WordWeb is a comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.

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Looking up a word in WordWeb is a piece of cake. Either use the keyboard hotkeys to fire it up (CTRL+ALT+<modifier>) or click the right mouse button while the CTRL key is pressed down. WordWeb is available in two editions. A free edition which has 150,000 root words and 120,000 synonym sets and a pro edition which will cost you $19. The pro edition has 6000 more definitions and some extra features such as a editable word database and wildcard word search.

In all, WordWeb makes up for a amazing quick look up dictionary and thesaurus. Although the pro version has some extra features, the free edition will be more than enough for an average user’s unfathomable, arcane and deviant word needs.

After The Deadline is a Spell Checker With Brains

After the Deadline Spell Checker Natural Languages are complex. Depending upon the context, a single word can have multiple meanings. Although spell checkers can easily spot misspelled words, most of them can’t distinguish ‘knew’ from ‘new’.

After the Deadline is a Spell Checker with a difference. It is designed to improve your writing by utilising artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology. Some of the features which sets it apart from other spell checkers are:

  • Detection of Misused Words: AtD claims that their database includes more than 1,500 commonly misused words and they can automatically detect and correct common contextual errors.
  • Checks Style: AtD attempts to improve your writing by automatically identifying usage of passive voice, clichés, redundant phrases, unnecessarily complex words etc.
  • Checks Grammar: AtD also includes a sophisticated grammar checker for spotting common grammatical mistakes like determiner agreement errors and agreement of the verb with the subject errors.

After the Deadline for WordPress So does it work? We tested After the Deadline for a couple of days. We found the Context Checker to be a bit of a hit and miss. It was able to distinguish ‘knew’ from ‘new’ but failed to spot incorrect usage of ‘now’ (instead of ‘know’) and ‘hour’ (instead of ‘our’). The grammar checker worked better and was quickly able to spot incorrect usage of ‘its’ (instead of it’s) as well agreement of verb with the subject errors. Not only does AtD identify potential errors in your writing, it also offers detailed explanation so that you can learn from your mistakes.

After the Deadline is available as a plugin for WordPress (Visual Editor only), RoundCube, TinyMCE and PHPList. The plugin is free for personal use. If you want to get can idea about their service before installing the plugin you may do so at polishmywriting.com.

Find Missing Codec With SuperEasy Codec Checker

Sometimes when we try to open a video file we get the message “not playable”, “codec not found”, “cannot play the desired video because…”,  “No filter found”,  “could not render the file” and so on. This happens because the file requires a codec which may not be installed in our computer. Today I’m going to solve this problem within a few seconds.

SuperEasy Codec Checker

SuperEasy Codec Checker is an excellent program that analyzes video clips and audio files and lists the found information in a clear tree structure. It classifies the information by audio and video stream and by used file format. The software informs you about the resolution, frame rate, file container, audio and video bit rate as well as about the used codec. With this information you are perfectly equipped to install possibly missing software.

Supported Formats

AVI, DV Type-1, DV Type-2, DivX AVI, MPEG, MPEG-1, Video CD, MPEG-2, Super Video CD, MPEG-M1V, MPEG-M2V, VOB, MP4, Nero Digital, 3GP, 3G2, PSP, WMV, ASF, Nintendo DS, Ogg, Matroska, DVD, MVR, DVD+, QuickTime, MOV, Real Media, AUDIO, Wave, MP3, MPA, MPEG-M1A, MPEG-M2A, Matroska Audio, Real Media Audio, AIFF, AIFC, AU, IFF, PAF, SD2, SF, VOC, V64, MAT, PVF, XI, HTK, SDS, AVR, AC3, DTS, AAC, APE, MAC, FLAC, CDXA, Audio CD, M4P DRM, M4P, Ogg Audio, Subtitle, DVD IFO, Matroska and Real Media.

It works on both Windows XP and Vista. It also requires .NET Framework version 2.0

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NolaPro – An Excellent Web Based Accounting Suite

NolaPro is a free, web-based Business Management and Accounting Suite. It includes all standard accounting modules as well as order entry, inventory tracking, full payroll services, and plug-ins such as point-of-sale, a business-to-business web portal, and an ecommerce shopping cart.

NolaPro Accounting Suite

It provides a very flexible interface with user-customizable options for colors, icon sets, and menu displays. The software also allows multiple sets of books for different companies, unlimited simultaneous users and no data restrictions.

It comes with high level of security for regulating user permissions (read, write, setup) by particular module area.  There is also no cost unless you choose optional value-added services. It also includes international features such as VAT support, built-in language translator, and currency symbol/decimal options.

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Customize Your Desktop With Walyk Wallpaper Changer

Usually we do not get time to change our desktop wallpaper on a daily basis. So I tried and tested many utilities that can fill the gap but the one that caught my attention was Walyk Wallpaper Changer. Walyk Wallpaper Changer is an excellent utility that can change your desktop wallpaper easily at a specified time.

Walyk Wallpaper Changer provides different options like automatic wallpaper change at specific time, re-sample pictures, full screen preview of pictures, etc. You can also insert a fully customized calender in your wallpaper.

Walyk Wallpaper Changer

Features

  • The wallpapers are changed automatically.
  • Change your wallpapers cyclic or random.
  • You can see a small or full screen preview for your pictures.
  • Supports the most common file formats (JPG/JPEG, PNG, BMP).
  • You can control the application from the system tray.
  • A fully customized calendar can be included in wallpapers.
  • New smart function for automatic positioning wallpapers, enhanced treatment for landscape and portrait pictures and auto tile small pictures.
  • Now you can remove various files from the main list of wallpapers, holding Ctrl+Mouse click.

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Remove Unwanted Programs And Clean Your System With Revo Uninstaller

Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have problems uninstalling and cannot uninstall them from “Windows Add or Remove Programs” control panel applet. Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to “Windows Add or Remove Programs” applet!

Revo Uninstaller

With its advanced and fast algorithm, Revo Uninstaller analyzes an application’s data before uninstall and scans after you uninstall an application. After the program’s regular uninstaller runs, you can remove additional unnecessary files, folders and registry keys that are usually left over on your computer. Even if you have a broken installation, Revo Uninstaller scans for an application’s data on your hard disk drives and in the Windows registry and shows all found files, folders and registry keys so you can delete them.

With its unique “Hunter mode”, Revo Uninstaller offers you some simple, easy to use, but effective and powerful methods for uninstalling software. You can use it to manage your installed and/or running software programs.

Features

  • You can uninstall a program and scan after its built-in uninstaller for leftover registry keys, files and folders
  • You can uninstall programs even when their built-in uninstaller is corrupted and cannot be uninstalled
  • You can search as you type for installed programs
  • You can see the list of installed programs much faster than with “Windows Add or Remove Programs” control panel applet
  • You can view a lot of details of the programs installed on your computer and uninstall programs you don’t need (for example uninstall programs depending on their size to free disk space)
  • You can use an innovative “Hunter mode” to uninstall, kill and delete programs. Uninstall unwanted programs just by aiming on their window or icon
  • You can use a “Drag and Drop” mode to uninstall, kill and delete programs
  • You can view and manage programs loaded on Windows startup
  • You can clean any junk, temporary and unnecessary files from your drives
  • You can have fast access to the most useful built-in Windows tools
  • You can erase all your browser history in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Netscape browsers
  • You can erase the recent document history of Microsoft Office products from version Microsoft Office 2000 till Microsoft Office 2007
  • You can erase most of the important traces you have left behind after working with Windows
  • You can permanently delete all of your already deleted files so they become completely unrecoverable by any software
  • You can securely delete any existing file or folder so it becomes unrecoverable by any software

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