Monthly Disc April 2006

Freeware & Shareware

MD0406 - 1st Internet Privacy Tool - Ver: 6.1
1st Internet Privacy Tool is an utility that customises many aspects of the Internet Explorer Web browser. It's a snap to use and provides the tools you need to retain and manage your Web browser settings. It lets you disable individual menu items and prevent others from editing your Favorites. It also allows you to disable individual tabs in the Internet Options dialog, as well as specific settings from each tab. Licence: Trial; Cost $24.95

MD0406 - 2Flyer Screen Saver Builder - Ver: 2.1
This program allows you to create professional screensavers that are compatible with Windows 9x/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP. You can collect up to 1000 JPG, GIF, BMP or WMF, EMF images, optionally add MP3, WAV or MID sound and choose from 240 transition effects that can be customised to create unlimited unique effects. The screensavers can be saved as single .exe screen saver installation file, allowing you to email and share the screensaver with your friends. Licence: Free

MD0406 - 3D Clouds - Ver: 2.0 Watch 3D clouds move across the sky with the famous Table Mountain as background. The viewpoint is set on a beach with clouds moving overhead. The direction of cloud movement will be randomly chosen each time the screensaver initialise. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Ares P2P - Ver: 2.25
Find and download MP3s, movies, images, games, and media files by searching multiple P2P networks. Ares P2P is an alternative to file sharing programs such as LimeWire, Kazaa, iMesh, and Morpheus. Because Ares P2P connects to all major P2P networks, it is possible to find and download almost anything. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Ashampoo CD Recording Suite - Ver: 4.05
Not happy with the software that came with your CD drive? Ashampoo CD Recording Suite 4 lets you create MP3 CDs and burn movies as Video CD (VCD) or Super Video CD (S-VCD). The program includes support for importing MP3 playlists. You can load and save project files. Licence: Trial; Cost $25

MD0406 - Ashampoo Magic Defrag - Ver: 1.10
This software tidies up your hard disk while you work. When did you last defragment your hard disk? Nearly everyone knows itís necessary but hardly anyone does it regularly. Users of Ashampoo Magic Defrag don't need to worry about this problem, because the program keeps their hard disks defragmented for them. In fact, they hardly even notice itís there. Licence: Shareware; Cost $12.99

MD0406 - Belarc Advisor 7.1g
The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server. Licence: Free

MD0406 - CD Box Labeler Pro
CD Box Labeler Pro is CD box labeler program with several nifty features. It can recognize your music CD and download the album information from the Freedb Internet database and automatically put the information on a printable label. Various tools let you customise labels, position text, insert pictures and choose from a selection of groovy backgrounds. Licence: Trial; Cost $20

MD0406 - Desktop Control Center
This free utility temporarily hides desktop icons. The tool is also ideal for when you need to grab a screen capture of a dialog and want a blank background. Just unzip the program, copy it to your desktop, and run it when you want a clean desktop. Licence: Free

MD0406 - DivX DVD Ripper - Ver: 1.6
DivX DVD Ripper is a tool for backing up your DVD movies. With DivX DVD Ripper you can convert any DVD movie to DivX, VCD2.0 or SCVD1.0 in one step including multiplexing and splitting. It produces good quality movies in MPEG1/2 format and you don't need to have 5GB or more free on your hard disk. DivX DVD Ripper has been designed especially for inexperienced users; it is a simple and intuitive program. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Easy Web Cam - Ver: 3.5.4
EasyWebCam is fully featured web cam software with a great looking interface that works 'Out of the box'. With its superb 'Live Video feed' feature and the 'motion detection' feature you will never need to use any other web cam software. You can have 'email alerts' sent to you when motion is detected, upload to any ftp server or just use our FREE web space. It's very easy to use and set-up but if you need more, then just explore the advanced settings for image manipulation etc. Licence: Trial; Cost $19.99

MD0406 - EdenSoft My Logo
This program lets you change the little logo in the upper right-hand corner of your Internet Explorer browser to the animation or image of your choice. In addition, you can even configure it to play movies while waiting for Web pages to load (useful on a really slow connection) and change the text that appears in the title bar to a text of your choice. Optionally you can also play the sound when a web page finishes loading, and assign second home page, that will load when you double-click on your custom logo. Licence: Free

MD0406 - FreeRAM XP Pro - Ver: 1.51
FreeRAM XP Pro includes automatic memory monitoring and optimisation; advanced tray support; fast, threaded freeing with a stop option; multiple system-metric monitors; a simple and attractive GUI; memory reporting and diagnostic logging; and real-time memory information. Licence: Free

MD0406 - F-Secure BlackLight - Ver: 2.2.1030
F-Secure BlackLight Rootkit Elimination Technology detects objects that are hidden from users and security tools and offers the user an option to remove them. The main purpose is to fight rootkits and all kinds of malware that use rootkits. The F-Secure BlackLight Rootkit Elimination Technology works by examining the system at a deep level. This enables it to detect objects that are hidden from the user and security software. Licence: Free

MD0406 - HandyBits File Shredder - Ver 5.5
Try this state-of-the-art secure file delete utility. Simply drag & drop file(s) or entire folder(s) to Shredderís icon on your desktop, confirm file deletion and nobody can find out what this file was about. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Icon Tweaker - Ver: 1.1
IconTweaker is a freeware application that allows you to customise all your Windows icons. Icons are one of main parts of the Windows interface. Customising them can make your desktop look better and can also improve the usability, because you can make it easier to recognise items. Using the IconTweaker theme system, designers can share their icons with other people. IconTweaker has an open XML-based theme format that can be extended using plug-ins. If you created an IconTweaker theme for your icons, you can be sure they can be used by everyone. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Index.dat Scanner - Ver: 1.2
This program will thoroughly scan index.dat files. Save a log of records found in index.dat files for future reference. Comprehensive help system that explains everything you need to know about index.dat Licence: Free

MD0406 - M8 Multi-Clipboard - Ver: 9.10 If you ever wished you could copy more than a single clip from one document before pasting to another, M8 is for you. With M8 you can copy up to 30 times, and, unlike other multi clipboards, M8 shows you a preview of each clip before you paste it. It can also be set to remain on top of your working program. M8 handles all forms of clips including multi graphic Word clips. Licence: Free

MD0406 - MediaCoder - Ver: 0.3.6 MediaCoder is a free universal audio/video batch transcoder, putting together lots of excellent audio/video codecs and tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution, capable of transcoding among different audio/video formats with many extra features. Licence: Free

MD0406 - MightyChicken - Ver: 1.1.38
MightyChicken is a powerful utility that gives you an inside look into your Windows system. Explore processes, modules and much more. Compare your process info with worldwide averages and tune up your computer performance. Licence: Trial; Cost $29.95

MD0406 - Optimal Desktop - Ver: 5 build 199
Keep your desktop and bookmarks organised with Optimal Desktop's 3 dimensional tabbed browser. Optimal Desktop unifies access to web, rss, files and folders in one place and let's you self organise as you browse. Create groups and add links to web pages, rss feeds, files and folders as you work and get to any of them with 3 clicks or less. Licence: Free

MD0406 - PowerISO - Ver: 2.9
PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN. Licence: Trial; Cost $29.95

MD0406 - PureText - Ver: 2.0
Ever notice that when you copy something from a Web site and paste it into a text document, you preserve fonts and formatting you don't really want? This text utility strips formatting, HTML code, and other unwanted tagalongs from the text you paste into your clipboard. Access PureText either with a system tray icon or with a Hot Key selected by you. Licence: Free

MD0406 - RJ TextEd - Ver: 3.43
RJ TextEd is a text editor that uses syntax highlighting for any type of files. The editor uses syntax definition files to recognize keywords, tags, strings and other items that you want highlighted in the text. RJ TextEd is a Unicode editor capable of loading and saving ANSI, UTF-8, Unicode and Unicode big endien files. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Secure IT - Ver: 3.13
This program compresses, encrypts, shreds and secures e-mail. You can secure any file or folder on any Windows PC, with 448-bit encryption. The program includes full command line support. Secure IT is transparent to the end-user. It has context-menu integration and the ability to generate encrypted e-mail to anyone. Licence: Trial; Cost $29.95

MD0406 - Skype (Now with video) - Ver: 2.0.0.81
Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes. Skype, created by the people who brought you KaZaA, uses innovative P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you with other Skype users. If you are tired of paying outrageous fees for telephony, Skype is for you! Licence: Free

MD0406 - StudioLine Photo Basic - Ver: 3.3
StudioLine Photo is a powerful and easy-to-use management and editing software for digital photos. Images can be imported from camera, scanner and all popular file formats. The image archive is the central database where you conveniently categorise your images and add keywords and descriptions. Standard IPTC and Exif tags are fully supported. 30 professional image tools are included to improve exposure problems, red-eye effects, color tones, etc. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Visere - Ver: 3.1.1
Organise and edit your images with Visere. The program includes the patented AQua2 Enlargement Process, which enlarges raster images using an edge directed interpolation algorithm. It intelligently caches thumbnails and uses efficient image format libraries. It also includes a video manager tool, a screen capture tool and a camera transfer tool. Licence: Shareware; Cost $14.99

MD0406 - Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
Easily design great-looking and easy-to-use applications using an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface designer. Built-in support for Windows XP Themes lets you easily create applications with a Windows XP look and feel. Over 30 new controls simplify development. In-place menu editor enables quick and easy creation of main menus and right-click context menus. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
Visual designers enable drag-and-drop creation of user interface code when building .NET Framework applications. Code colourisation, syntax checking, IntelliSense and more help you code quickly and correctly. Quickly find and eliminate programming errors using an intuitive graphical debugger. Build Windows native and .NET Framework applications. Licence: Free

MD0406 - Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
Easily design great looking and easy-to-use applications using the intuitive, drag-and-drop interface designer. Built-in support for Windows XP Themes lets you easily create applications with a Windows XP look-and-feel. Over 30 new controls simplify development. In-place menu editor enables quick-and-easy creation of main menus and right-click context menus. Licence: Free

MD0406 - VLC Media Player - Ver: 0.8.4a
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Licence: Free

MD0406 - XnView - Ver: 1.80.3
XnView is a fast multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read more than 400 file formats, e.g. gif, bmp, jpeg, png, targa, multipage tiff, camera RAW, jpeg 2000, mpeg, Avi, Quicktime. EXIF & IPTC metadata are also supported. The image viewer has an Explorer-like browser that allows quick and simple browsing of directory contents. Licence: Free