October 22, 2009

Freewares / Free Softwares 22 Oct 09

SetPower

Set Power is a power management tool to manage a computer's wake and sleep cycle. You can use it to time your computer to go to sleep or wake up. It fine tunes the capabilities of the in-built Power management settings by letting the user set it by the clock. SetPower can be set to turn the display off, go to sleep mode, and hibernate by time of day and day of week for any of the three modes - Balanced, Power Saver and High Performance. The two wizards help configure based on the active and inactive times of computer usage. Scheduled power plans can be set up for specific times of the day and or specific days of the week. SetPower monitors the power source – direct or battery and manages the response accordingly. SetPower uses the Task Scheduler to trigger the timers behind the power saving operations. SetPower's installer, occupies a meagre 435KB of space. downloads the full installation and installs SetPower as aControl Panel applet.

SetPower, free for personal use and, for Windows XP, Vista and 7, can be downloaded at http://www.setpowersoftware.com/Download.aspx

SetPower requires NET Framework 2.0 and ACPI Compliant Hardware (Standby or Sleep should be an option in the Windows shutdown dialog).

Window Tabs

When we work with a lot of applications simulaneously our desktop gets cluttered and makes it harder to multitask. Window Tabs can help organize the desktop by letting us combine different applications together into logical groups using a simple drag-and-drop interface. Window Tabs helps organize our email, documents, spreadsheets, development tools, chat windows and any other applications cluttering our desktop. WindowTabs lets you: Combine windows from different applications into tabbed groups, Organize your desktop using a simple drag and drop interface, Free up space on your Taskbar so you can work with more open windows, Easily drag and drop files between tabbed windows, Find and switch between windows quickly with keyboard shortcuts, and more.

The trial version has a limit of three tabs per group and no time limit. WindowTabs for Windows 7, Vista and XP, both the 32bit and 64bit versions, at http://www.windowtabs.com/WindowTabsSetup.exe

Requires the Microsoft .NET Framework, version 2.0 or higher.

Dropresize

This free program is a boon to quickly resize images placed in a designated folder into a web-friendly size. Dropsize works in the background, detects the images moved into the designated folder and automatically resizes them based on the pre-set size and quality settings. (Note: max resize is 1600 pixels, and images smaller than your defined resolution settings will not be enlarged). Users can specify desired height OR desired width in pixels, as well as the compression quality settings. The other features include: Automatically adds a prefix or suffix to the file names to indicate that it is a resized version; Multiple profiles: for example having one folder resize to width=800 and another to width=200 (for thumbnails), etc. Presently, Dropresize supports Jpeg format only. Dropresize is portable, just unzip and run. No installation. needed, if need be you can manually add it to the startup folder.

The 22.99KB Dropresize v0.1.3b for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 can be downloaded at http://semigeek.wordpress.com/dropresize/

Requires Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or newer.

Currently Dropresize is in a beta stage, there could be some yet-to-be-resolved bugs.

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How do I download only the audio of a YouTube video file?

Ans

If you use Firefox all you need is to Install the YouTube 2 mp3 Firefox add-on at http://snipurl.com/youtube2mp3firefoxadd-on

In the case of other browsers try the FLV convertor at Vixy.net.

To extract audio from an already downloaded FLV Video try FLV extractor at http://www.moitah.net/download/latest/FLV_Extract.zip

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