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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 06:48:38 PM »
BS Player

Download the free one.

Detects and able to play a very wide variety of audio and movies.

Supports subtitles, and will automatically find ones, if missing.

http://www.bsplayer.com

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 06:50:46 PM »
Request: I'm looking for an Outlook alternative that is compatible with Exchange

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 07:05:31 PM »
Soluto speeds up startup and eliminates unnecessary memory consuming background tasks.
Very cool program, but let's not forget good ol' msconfig.

Links and info to follow.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2011, 08:22:50 PM »
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2011, 06:14:31 PM »
very useful.....

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2011, 05:32:35 AM »
very useful.....

http://office-tabs.com/index.htm

Office Tabs for Microsoft Office 2010, 2007 and 2003


How resource intensive is this? Office (with multiple simultaneous documents) uses up enough resources as it is.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 05:51:09 AM »
Kind of a blackberry protect but for laptops:

http://preyproject.com/

Haven't tried it yet, but sounds cool + its open source which makes it better.

Thanks to moish.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2011, 06:40:15 AM »
Kind of a blackberry protect but for laptops:

http://preyproject.com/

Haven't tried it yet, but sounds cool + its open source which makes it better.

Thanks to moish.

Repost :P

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2011, 03:51:33 PM »
I personally prefer AxCrypt (http://www.axantum.com/axcrypt/) over TruCrypt.

@OP: Great thread!

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2011, 06:18:16 PM »
What has axcrypt, that you find it better?

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2011, 12:22:06 AM »
What has axcrypt, that you find it better?

Primarily, I like that AxCrypt allow the encrpytion of individual files where as TruCrypt (from last that I used - quite some time ago), requires you to make a encrypted folder or drive that you place all your files within.  It's not that one is better than the other, it's just that I prefer AxCrypt over TruCrypt because of this.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2011, 01:51:16 PM »
Not such a new one but
EVRYTHING SEARCH
http://www.voidtools.com/

Indexes your HDDs for instant seach capability including wildcards plus it uses nearly 0 system resources.  It's one of the first things I install on any new computer.

Also
Team Viewer
http://www.Teamviewer.com/
Free for personal use and provides no hassle remote access or presentation.  Alot of people don't realize how great this is.  Think of all the family members/friends that call you up with simple tech questions that take 30 seconds for you to solve and 1 hour to explain over the phone.  Just have them open the program and BAM, you take over.  It's been a lifesaver.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2011, 04:25:23 PM »
Team Viewer
http://www.Teamviewer.com/
Free for personal use and provides no hassle remote access or presentation.  Alot of people don't realize how great this is.  Think of all the family members/friends that call you up with simple tech questions that take 30 seconds for you to solve and 1 hour to explain over the phone.  Just have them open the program and BAM, you take over.  It's been a lifesaver.

How easy is this to set up? You have to save the EXE online somewhere, since EXE files are blocked by many email services. Is there anywhere that'll host it (publicly) for free?

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2011, 04:35:27 PM »
How easy is this to set up? You have to save the EXE online somewhere, since EXE files are blocked by many email services. Is there anywhere that'll host it (publicly) for free?

Stick it in your public dropbox folder.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2011, 04:46:17 PM »
Stick it in your public dropbox folder.

Great idea. Is a teamviewer host easily accessible from a remote client? How does it compare to LMI?

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2011, 04:48:06 PM »
Great idea. Is a teamviewer host easily accessible from a remote client? How does it compare to LMI?

I've had no issues with it. What I generally do is, if I will repeatedly accessing the remote computer I use LMI, if it is a one off thing then I use TV...

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2011, 04:50:37 PM »
I've had no issues with it. What I generally do is, if I will repeatedly accessing the remote computer I use LMI, if it is a one off thing then I use TV...

You can always use TV to get one-time remote access so you can LMI :)

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2011, 05:05:59 PM »
You can always use TV to get one-time remote access so you can LMI :)

I just send out the link to LMI and it gets added to my account like that :)

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2011, 05:07:36 PM »
I just send out the link to LMI and it gets added to my account like that :)

What link? ???

You mean the 'add computer' link after you log in? What I'm really annoyed about it that they removed the 'users' feature from the LMI free accounts).

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2011, 05:09:59 PM »
What link? ???

You mean the 'add computer' link after you log in?

If you use the add computer link and download the file that it gives you, that is a customized to your account installer. I have that in my public dropbox and send out that link, when someone installs it, it gets added to my account :)