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Power Toys XP Image Resizer & Tweak UI for Windows

The Tweak UI utility allows you to customize your Windows experience by adjusting things such as your desktop, taskbar and Internet Explorer all in one place. There are even things you can customize that you could not normally do without it.

Here is a shot of the main screen so you can get an idea of the things you can change.

The XP Image Resizer utility allows you to resize your images without any expensive photo editing software. The best part of the utility is that you can resize multiple images at the same time just by highlighting them and right clicking and choosing Resize Pictures.

 

Firefox web browser

Have you noticed that most programmers that write viruses and spyware etc target Microsoft products? That's because more people use Microsoft software than any other especially when it comes to web browsers.

Mozilla Firefox is a free web browser that you can install in addition to Internet Explorer. It does not replace it so don't worry about that. It is less susceptible to spyware so if you are one that goes to those shady websites you may want to give it a try.

Firefox comes with a built in popup blocker, integrated Google Search, increased privacy and many other features. It's a quick download (under 5 MB) and easy to install.

It even has the same interface as Internet Explorer

Google Chrome Web Browser

http://www.google.com/chrome

Chrome is a web browser created by Google that will run on Windows PCs, Macs and Linux. It starts up quickly, offers fast loading of web pages and lets you do your searches in no time flat. It offers a streamlined no frills interface that’s easy to use. Chrome also protects against spyware and other infections better than most browsers. You can also apply themes to customize Chrome to your tastes plus it offers tabbed browsing just like the other major web browsers.


Asterisk Key

Have you ever forgotten your password and wish you could see what's behind those little ****** that's hiding it? Now you can with Asterisk Key. It's a free utility that uncovers your hidden passwords.

Features

  • Uncovers hidden passwords on password dialog boxes and web pages
  • State of the art password recovery engine - all passwords are recovered instantly
  • Multilingual passwords are supported
  • Full install/uninstall support

All you need to do is open the program or web page showing the password hidden by asterisks, open the Asterisk Key software and click on Recover.

Note: Some Windows screens may not allow you to recover passwords using this software for security reasons

Adobe Reader

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Adobe Reader is free software that allows everyone from business professionals to home users to easily and reliably view, print, and search PDF files using a variety of platforms and devices. It is a must have for all computer users and best of all its free!

PowerPoint Viewer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/deta

PowerPoint Viewer lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer.

Excel Viewer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/deta

>With the Microsoft Excel Viewer , you can open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don't have Excel installed. You can also copy data from Excel Viewer to another program. However, you cannot edit data, save a workbook, or create a new workbook.

Word Viewer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/deta

Word Viewer 2003 lets you open Word 2003 documents and documents created with all previous versions of Microsoft Word for Windows and Microsoft Word for Macintosh. In addition to Word document files (.doc), you can also open files saved in the following formats:

  • Word Document (.docx)
  • Word Macro-Enabled Document (.docm)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml)
  • WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd)
  • WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd)
  • Works 6.0 (.wps)
  • Works 7.0 (.wps)
  • XML (.xml)

With Word Viewer, you can view, print, and copy document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document.

VisioViewer

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/deta

The Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Viewer enables almost anyone to view Visio files.The Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Viewer enables almost anyone to view Visio files.

Oulook Personal Folders Backup.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fami...

Backing up your Microsoft Outlook information is quicker and easier with the Personal Folders Backup feature. Personal Folders Backup creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2000 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.

With Personal Folders Backup, you can choose which of your .PST files you wish to back up, and how often you wish to back them up.

Each .PST file contains all of your Outlook folders, including the Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts. You can have a single .PST file (usually called "Internet Folders" or "Personal Folders" in your Folder List), but you might also have an additional .PST file that you use for archiving ("Archiving Folders"). Personal Folders Backup lets you back up any or all of these .PST files.

Apple QuickTime

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

QuickTime is a multimedia architecture developed by Apple for Mac OS, Windows, and other operating systems. It allows your computer to work with real-time movies, sounds, and high-quality compressed images. If you want to be able to play .mov files you will need to have QuickTime installed on your computer.

CCleaner

www.ccleaner.com

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast and its FREE!

Here are a couple of screenshots showing the interface.

 

Image Resizer Powertoy Clone for Windows

This tool is just like the Windows XP Powertoy by the same name except it works on newer versions of Windows such as Vista and 7 as well as 64 bit versions of Windows.It can be downloaded here.

 

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