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dafont.com -- Almost 7000 Freeware & Shareware Fonts

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 2:35 PM by Randall
While I probably have too many strange fonts on my computer, there are times when I still can't find just the font I need. I... [Read More]

RocketDock -- Freeware Mac-Like Desktop "Dock"

Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 at 2:29 PM by Randall
Many Windows users seem to be jealous of the Mac desktop's "dock" -- a fancy desktop program launcher with icons that expand in size as... [Read More]

Send To Toys -- Free "Send To" Enhancement

Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 4:26 PM by Randall
The "Send To" submenu of the menu you get when you right click a file in Windows Explorer or on the Desktop is a nifty... [Read More]

AlfaClock Free -- Enhance your Taskbar Clock

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 4:05 PM by Randall
I recently switched to a third party Windows XP theme that has a slightly smaller taskbar. I can get two rows of quicklaunch icons and... [Read More]

Free Launch Bar -- Quick Launch Cubed

Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006 at 6:49 PM by Randall
Many people have ten, twenty, or even more icons in the "Quick Launch Bar" area of the Windows taskbar (next to the start button). The... [Read More]

PowerMenu -- New Options for the System Menu

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 8:57 PM by Randall
How often do you use the System Menu? It's that small menu you get with you click on the program's icon in the upper left... [Read More]

Calcute -- Freeware Calculator Replacement

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 6:33 PM by Randall
If you find the Windows calculator pointless, but find my favorite, Frink, overpowering and complex, give Calcute a try. Calcute can function like... [Read More]

allSnap -- Make Windows Snap to Other Windows

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 8:30 PM by Randall
Many people like how windows automatically align in some program such as Winamp and some versions of Photoshop. allSnap is a small freeware desktop... [Read More]

Taskbar Shuffle -- Rearrange Programs on Your Taskbar

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 9:12 PM by Randall
I regularly work with sets of multiple programs. When I do, I like to have those programs arranged in the same order on the taskbar... [Read More]

Synergy -- One Keyboard and Mouse for Multiple Computers

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:55 AM by Randall
Multiple computers per person are becoming more common in some type of businesses (and even for some home users) -- often with different operating systems... [Read More]

Imageapp -- Display Random Image Files on Your Destop

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 1:32 PM by Randall
There are a lot of program that will randomly change your wallpaper, but it can be fun to display images from a folder on a... [Read More]

Toolbox -- Application Launcher on Steroids

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 9:46 PM by Randall
There are a lot of application launch bars and docks available. The current "in thing" seems to be bars that try to act like the... [Read More]

DM2 -- Floating Icons and Other Windows Enhancements

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 9:38 PM by Randall
Windows has two standard places where a program window can go when you aren't using it, but don't want to close it: a button on... [Read More]

Allchars -- Type "Strange" Characters Easily

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 9:48 PM by Randall
If you regularly have to type "strange" characters not on your keyboard in Windows and do not want to use a complex, full-featured macro program... [Read More]

Samurize -- System Monitoring and Desktop Enhancement

Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 8:19 PM by Randall
A lot of people seem to like to monitor their computer system constantly so they can know just how much memory they are using or... [Read More]

StrokeIt -- Mouse Gestures Made Easy

Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 9:35 PM by Randall
I'm a keyboard man. I like to keep my hands on the keyboard as much as possible, so I really like programs like AutoHotKey... [Read More]

Glass2k -- Make Windows Transparent the Easy Way

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 8:58 PM by Randall
You've probably seen fancy programs that allow you to make windows transparent on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Some come with fancy prices, others are... [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]


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]

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