Monthly Disk December 2005

Freeware & Shareware

MD1205 - Akram Audio Converter - Ver: 2.14
Akram Audio Converter lets you convert among audio files. Convert RAM, RMVB, RA, RM, RMJ files to WAV, MP3, OGG, or WMA files. Convert WAV, MP3, OGG, and WMA files to Real Audio files (RM). Convert WAV, MP3, MP2, MP1, MPEG, MP4, AAC, OGG, AVI, MPC, MOV, QT, WMA, AMR or 3GP files to WAV, MP3, MP2, ACM, AC3, MP4, AAC, VOX, or AMR files. Licence: Trial; Cost $18

MD1205 - Autoruns - Ver: 8.22
This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor (A starting list of auto-run locations was obtained from David Solomon's "Windows Internals" seminar), shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. Licence: Free

MD1205 - BigOven Recipe Software - Ver: 1.8
Organize all your recipes. Search an online archive of over 150,000 recipes by ingredient, and tag. Drag and drop the ones you like onto a grocery list or meal calendar. Get ratings from other chefs; e-mail recipes to friends and family. Post your own recipes and photos to the shared online archive. You can also change serving sizes and convert between metric and English units. Licence: Trial; Cost $29.95

MD1205 - Capture Professional - Ver: 6.04
This tool captures images and video from your screen using 12 configured screen capture operations. It can capture from media players and video games. It can automatically scroll your browser to capture entire Web pages. On Windows XP, it can capture windows larger than the screen. Licence: Trial; Cost $38.95

MD1205 - Cartes du Ciel (Maps of the sky) - Ver: 2.76
Regular stargazers as well as occasional skywatchers can get a lot of use out of this terrific free star charting program. Cartes du Ciel lets you configure the sky to mimic your local viewing conditions, so you're not overwhelmed with fields of stars. Licence: Free

MD1205 - ClocX - Ver: 1.4
Digital readouts are all very well and good, but nothing can replace the look of a classic analog clock. ClocX combines the look of an analog clock with advanced functions. It can set multiple alarms with sound and keep a simple calendar. You can change and configure the backgrounds. Not only can you make ClocX transparent, you can choose from 256 levels of transparency. Licence: Free

MD1205 - CloneSpy - Ver: 2.11
Do you ever find that you've opened the wrong version of a file, or that you have umpteen copies of the same download in different folders? Don't be duped by duplicates: Use CloneSpy to find identical files or filenames, no matter where they hide. CloneSpy finds files that have the same content, even if they have different names. It can also find files that have the same name, but different content Licence: Free

MD1205 - CodeThat Studio - Ver: 2.1
CodeThat Studio is a powerful tool for creating various kinds of Web controls. With CodeThat Studio you can easily design rich Web menus , trees , calendars or grids and implement them into your Web pages. Intuitive visual environment CodeThat Studio provides you with contains all necessary tools for instant creating of powerful Web controls. Licence: Free

MD1205 - CSE HTML Validator Lite - Ver: 7.01
This program is an HTML Editor and Syntax Checker. In addition to checking HTML syntax, CSE HTML Validator Lite can also: Check spelling; Quickly change all tags and attributes to lowercase; Automatically place quotation marks around all attribute values; Strip HTML tags from HTML documents, leaving only the text; Quickly change all the headers and/or footers of every page of your web site when you design your pages using the template tool. Licence: Free

MD1205 - EverNote - Ver: 1.0
With EverNote 1.0 you can easily store and quickly access typed and handwritten memos, webpage excerpts, emails, phone messages, addresses, passwords, brainstorms, sketches, documents and more! Licence: Free

MD1205 - ExplorerXP - Ver: 1.06
Windows Explorer could do so much more than it does. Luckily, ExplorerXP goes the extra mile. For starters, this file manager uses tabs, making it easier to keep track of your files. ExplorerXP shows you folder size--not just file size--information, and it shows you the actual size of compressed files and folders. This program supports USB devices, so it's not a problem if you use an extra USB hard drive. Licence: Free

MD1205 - FirmTools ShellExtension
ShellExtension is a real handy freebie for Windows users. Install this tool and it will add three new options to your menu when you right click on a picture file: convert, print, and thumbnail preview.. Converting supports most of the formats you will ever need: GIF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TGA, PSD, TIFF, PCX, PCD, and a few others. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Genp - Ver: 2.04
By one of ur Members - Peter Evans GENP is family history program that is designed for the novice or experienced genealogist. GENP offers the most comprehensive set of categories of information that can be stored for an individual. Birthdate, deathdate and everything in between! You can store and display pictures or other media for each person. GENP enables you to have more than one genealogical database. Access any of your databases via the catalogue. Group databases together for easy searching. For example, you may group all your British genealogies together! Licence: Trial; Cost $75 AUD

MD1205 - Google Earth
Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris, as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, and schools. Note: Google Earth is a broadband, 3D application that not all computers can run. Windows-based desktop PCs older than four years may not be able to run Google Earth and Windows-based notebook PCs older than two years may not be able to run it. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Handy Recovery - Ver: 2.0
Handy Recovery is an easy to use program that helps you recover files accidentally deleted from your hard disk or a diskette. It will also recover files deleted by virus attacks, power failures and software faults, or files from deleted and formatted partitions. If a particular program does not use the Recycle Bin when deleting files, Handy Recovery can restore such files. It can also recover files moved to the Recycle Bin after it has been emptied. Licence: Trial, Cost $30

MD1205 - HTMLPad 2005 - Ver: 6.3
HTMLPad is sophisticated all-in-one HTML, CSS, JavaScript and even server side script editor. Clean and convenient interface, quick startup, true flexibility and powerful features allow you to create and edit HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and ASP code faster and easier than ever, while integrated tools enable you to validate, reuse, navigate and deploy your code in an efficient and sophisticated manner. Licence: Trial; Cost $25.85

MD1205 - Karen's WhoIs - Ver: 2.6.1
Discover who owns Internet Domain Names, and how to contact their owners. Query the 200+ top-level domain registries and Regional Internet Registries around the world, and returns information about Internet sites. Information available includes owner of domain name, and often owner's mailing address, email address, phone number, and fax number. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Kiwi Alpha - Ver: 2.2
Fast and anonymous downloads from the LimeWire, Morpheus, Grokster, iMesh, BearShare and other Gnutella networks. Kiwi Alpha uses the same technology used by many of the leading P2P file sharing programs such as LimeWire, Morpheus, Grokster, iMesh, and BearShare. Kiwi Alpha protects the privacy of the user by connecting anonymously to the networked community. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Magic Utilities 2005 - Ver: 3.70
This program will help keep your computer clean and more stable. It includes an uninstaller, a startup organizer and a process killer. It enables you to uninstall programs, inspect and manage the programs that automatically start when you turn on or logon to your computer, and list and control all currently running processes. Licence: Trial; Cost $29.95

MD1205 - MicroBackup2005 - Ver:
MicroBackup2005 is a handy freeware backup tool that makes ZIP archives of any folders you want. You just make a list of folders and MicroBackup2005 will automatically make backups of your files. Simple to operate, but flexible enough to meet your backup demands. Licence: Free

MD1205 - ObjectDock - Ver: 1.2
Don't begrudge Mac users their pretty little shortcut dock. With ObjectDock, you can mimic their dock or make one that's uniquely yours. ObjectDock lets you place shortcuts, running tasks, and more in a dock of your choosing. The icons expand when you mouse-over them, making it easy to store a great deal of information in a small place and still find what you're looking for. Licence: Free

MD1205 - - Ver: 2.0 - word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation tool and more. is an open, feature-rich multi-platform office productivity suite. The user interface and the functionality is very similar to other products in the market like Microsoft Office or Lotus SmartSuite, but in contrast to these commercial products is absolutely free. Licence: Free

MD1205 - PhotoPlus 6

PhotoPlus 6 is the fun photo editing software that brings professional image editing to everyone with just a few clicks of the mouse. This free download enables beginners and professionals alike to produce incredible images for print, multimedia and the web. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Polyglot 3000 - Ver: 1.5
You can't look up a mysterious foreign phrase in a dictionary if you don't know what language it's in. Polyglot 3000 identifies over 400 languages, setting you on the path to understanding. Paste some text - even a short phrase - into Polyglot 3000, and the program will tell you its probable language. It even makes suggestions for other possibilities. Licence: Free

MD1205 - RAD Video Tools
You shouldn't have to install every video player on the planet to watch every video on the planet. With The RAD Video Tools, you can convert many popular formats to other formats. Licence: Free

MD1205 - SpywareBlaster - Ver: 3.4
If you don't want to keep up with Cydoor and Radiate's latest offerings, you can shut the door on all spyware with this program. SpywareBlaster sets a "kill bit" for spyware's ActiveX controls, but leaves harmless ActiveX controls alone. With the program installed, Internet Explorer won't even download spyware, so you'll even be spared its "Are you sure you don't want to install this detrimental program?" dialog boxes. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Tidy Start Menu - Ver: 2.5
As time goes by, the list of the programs in the Start Menu becomes too long. As a result, each time you want to launch a program, it takes too much time to find it in the menu. For setting the menu in order, the program offers you to categorize the Menu. For example, the Internet programs can be put into the "Internet" category, while all games can be included in the "Games" category. Thus, after using the program, you will have a compact menu, which will contain nothing but categories' names. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Video Convert Master - Ver: 3.4
Video Convert Master can capture videos from TV, a Webcam, a DV, or other devices. It converts videos with high-quality in high-speed; and DVD/VCD/SVCD burning are all supported. With it, you can convert downloaded videos and burn into DVD, this means the Internet become the storehouse of your home theater. Licence: Trial; Cost $24.95

MD1205 - Virtual Atlas of the Moon - Ver: 2.1
Take a tour of your future lunar habitat with this amazing, free tool that combines digital imagery from the 1960s-era catalogue of photographs by NASA's Lunar Orbiter missions (called LOPAM, or the Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon) with control features to aim your computerized telescope right where you want. Licence: Free

MD1205 - WinArranger - Ver: 1.11
Although monitors and video cards are becoming cheaper every day, it is still not enough space on the screen for those people who intensively use computer in their everyday work, such as engineers, financial brokers, software developers, etc. Do they need to buy another monitor? No, there is WinArranger - a simpler solution. WinArranger helps you to use your workspace more effectively by arranging windows on your computer screen in the most optimal way. It can even hide windows borders and captions and system taskbar. Multi-monitor configurations are fully supported. Licence: Free

MD1205 - Windows Grep - Ver:
Ever need to change a word or phrase in pretty much every document on your PC? When programmers have to struggle with this, they use a grep utility like Windows Grep to change that text in every file without opening the files. Consider it the superhero version of your word processor's search-and-replace function. Windows Grep can search many kinds of files, both UNIX-style and binary: HTML, plain text, program source code, rich text, word processor documents, unencrypted databases, and more. Licence: Trial; Cost $30

MD1205 - yWriter Ver: 2.2.27
Manage the writing of your novel with yWriter. The program allows you to organize your novel as a project. You can add files to the project, add summaries to each file, print out summary card and display the word count for every file in the project. It also saves a log file every day showing words per file and the total, saves automatic backups at user-specified intervals, allows multiple scenes within chapters. Licence: Free