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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Available For Public Testing

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10:22 PM by Randall
Microsoft has made their latest beta preview build of Internet Explorer 7 available to the general public -- well, at least those of the... [Read More]

PlusPlus SE - Free Desktop Publishing Software

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 10:36 PM by Randall
If you've ever tried to use a Word or WordPerfect to create a document with a complex layout, you probably quickly learned why professionals use... [Read More]

Create Fractal Art with Chaos Pro

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 9:11 PM by Randall
I love to play with fractals (those fascinating mathematically based images that just get more detailed the further you zoom in). I've often wanted to... [Read More]

You Don't Know Jack About Firefox!

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 8:14 PM by Randall
"You Don't Know Jack About Firefox!" isn't a Firefox extension but that's the closest category we have for it here at Software Gadgets. It's... [Read More]

Performancing for Firefox 1.1 - Blog Directly from Firefox

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 9:03 PM by Randall
A new version of Performancing, a blog editor in a FireFox extension that works with Wordpress, MovableType, Blogger, and many similar blogs, is now... [Read More]

First Page 2006

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 9:08 PM by Randall
I've used one version or another of Homesite as my HTML editor of choice since about 1997. While I've tried many other editors, none... [Read More]

AM-Deadlink -- Detect Dead and Duplicate Browser Bookmarks

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 8:31 PM by Randall
This is a simple, but very useful utility that detects dead and duplicate links in your browser bookmarks (Favorites in IE). Unlike many free bookmark... [Read More]

EditPad Lite -- A Free Replacement For Notepad

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 9:00 PM by Randall
Are you tired of the limitations of Notepad, the text editor that comes with Windows -- but don't want to pay money for a "programmer's... [Read More]

QuickTopic -- Instant Message Board/Mailing List

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 10:11 PM by Randall
Have you ever needed a mailing list or a message board for a short group discussion which is too involved to conduct via standard email... [Read More]

DOSBox -- A DOS Emulator Designed For Old DOS Games

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 10:11 PM by Randall
I'm not a big computer gamer. I usually buy my computer games out of the cheap bin at Big Lots years after they came out... [Read More]

Stickies -- On Screen "Post-It" Notes

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 8:49 PM by Randall
To understand my need for this program, you have to understand that I have no sense of time when I'm working at my computer and... [Read More]

Weather Watcher

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 8:49 PM by Randall
I've gone through a number of programs to display the current weather over the years, but I've only recently found a program that I really... [Read More]

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Released

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 4:13 PM by Randall
Mozilla released a major update to Thunderbird, their open source email program, today. According to the Thunderbird web site, here are the major changes... [Read More]

Messenger Plus 3 for MSN Messenger

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 10:34 PM by Randall
While I don't use Instant Messengers much (as I can't get anything done when I have one on as far too many people want to... [Read More]

ListXP -- Free Windows File Lister

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 8:47 PM by Randall
One of the programs I really miss from the days of DOS is Vernon D. Buerg's LIST.It was a small program that could quickly... [Read More]


Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 at 3:58 PM by Randall
If you are looking for a powerful, free, paint program that is easier to use than the GIMP, you have pretty much been out... [Read More]

Microsoft's Free Visual Studio Express Editions

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 at 11:31 AM by Randall
Microsoft has decided to provide free, downloadable editions of their Visual Studio Express (.NET) products for a limited time, but there is really no rush... [Read More]


Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 at 11:26 AM by Randall
I discovered this wonderful, if somewhat geeky, program when the macro feature of PowerPro decided to no longer function on my computer after I... [Read More]

Rainlendar - Desktop Calendar

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 at 11:21 AM by Randall
I don't use Outlook, so I'm in need of a small calendar program to display a calendar and keep track of my appointments and "to... [Read More]

Pop Peeper -- An Email Monitor

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 at 11:14 AM by Randall
As a webmaster with multiple domains, I get a lot of email. Unfortunately, even with server-side spam filtering, I still get email that I really... [Read More]

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