Friday, January 20, 2012

Libre Office

The Document Foundation

complete productivity suite Libre Office is a complete productivity suite (similar to MS Office and OpenOffice) that includes a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation tool, database and diagram designer. The program can open or import most common Microsoft Office formats, including .doc, .ppt and .csv as well as a variety of other document formats. The files you create can be saved in Open Document Format as well as MS Office formats and other document types. Libre Office offers just about anything you would expect from a full featured productivity suite, and if you don't have MS Office or are looking for a free, open source replacement, you should definitely give this one a try

Publisher The Document Foundation Popularity 77
Price Free O/S XP/Vista/7
Version 3.4.5 ...history Requirements Java
Last updated Jan 12, 2012 File Size 195321 Kb


Sysinternals (Microsoft)

advanced startup manager AutoRuns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Services, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can highlight an entry and click the "jump to" button to launch Regedit with the selected entry. In addition to startup programs, Autoruns also displays a list of Services, Scheduled Tasks, Winsock Providers, Internet Explorer BHOs and more - each of them can also be enabled/disabled.AutoRuns does not require installations - just unzip it and run.

Publisher Sysinternals (Microsoft) (13) Popularity 88
Price Free O/S Win (All) + portable
Version 11.21 ...history Requirements None
Last updated Jan 13, 2012 File Size 522 Kb


iXsystems Inc.

Open Source Storage Platform FreeNAS is an Open Source Storage Platform based on FreeBSD and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. FreeNAS includes ZFS, a combined file system and logical volume manager that supports high storage capacities and data integrity validation. The software is designed to from a USB drive on a dedicated machine. You can use an old computer and use internal or extenal hard drives as storage volumes. The initial setup is fairly simple, you create the bootable USB or Flash drive and then use it to boot the host computer. Configuring the FreeNAS shares is a little more technical and requires some networking experience although detailed documentation is provided.

Publisher iXsystems Inc. Popularity 66
Price Free O/S Win (All)
Version 8.0.3 Requirements None
Last updated Jan 13, 2012 File Size 97278 Kb

Any Video Converter (Free version)


convert between many video formats Any Video Converter (Free version) enables you to convert between a wide range of video formats including AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, M2TS, MTS, RM, RMVB, QT, WMV and others. It offers ready-to-use conversion profiles to choose from and you can also manually adjust the settings for each format. In addition to format conversion, the program can also be used to trim and crop a portion of a video or to merge multiple video files into on. Other features include batch conversion, integrated YouTube download, video snapshot capture and more.

Publisher Any-Video-Converter Popularity 1010
Price Free O/S XP/Vista/7
Version 3.3.3 ...history Requirements None
Last updated Jan 16, 2012 File Size 23261 Kb



Video Surveillance software ContaCam video surveillance software that can turn your webcam into a motion detection camera with automatic logging and custom alert options. The program can monitor the area within camera view and automatically start recording whenever it detects any motion.

Publisher Contaware (2) Popularity 00
Price Free O/S Win (All)
Version 3.9.0 Requirements None
Last updated Jan 16, 2012 File Size 6550 Kb

Screenshot Captor

screen capture tool Screenshot Captor is a screen capture tool that offers some unique features in addition to the standard screenshot options. You can capture active windows, selected regions, fixed regions, or the entire desktop. The capture can then be enhanced with several blur and shadow effects to emphasize parts of the capture, and you can also add a drop shadow to the entire image. Additional features include automatic saving of files, support for external tools, capture of scrolling pages and more. Screenshot Captor can save images in gif, png, jpg, tiff and other formats.

Publisher (9) Popularity 66
Price Free O/S 2000/XP/Vista/7
Version 2.105.01 ...history Requirements None
Last updated Jan 19, 2012 File Size 9124 Kb


Martin Renold

freehand digital painting MyPaint is a digital paint editor that allows you to create freehand drawings and painting by using your graphics tablet and a vast variety of digital paint brushes. It allows you to toggle all tool windows with keyboard shortcuts, allowing you to cover the entire screen with your drawing canvas so you can focus on your work. The program includes a ton of brushes for realistic paint effects (and you can even create your own), as well as layer support, Undo, color sampling and more. Your creation can be saved in Open Raster format (.ora) or exported to PNG or JPG image. Talent not included.

Publisher Martin Renold Popularity 66
Price Free O/S Win (All)
Version 1.0 ...history Requirements None
Last updated Nov 28, 2011 File Size 8789 Kb