January 28, 2010

Freewares / Free Softwares 28 Jan 2010

RedCrab Calculator

RedCrab is a scientific calculator with a full screen formula editor. The mathematical expressions are not typed in a typical command line, but can be entered in an editor window similar to a piece of paper. The calculator displays the result either under or next to the expression. The handling is easier than a conventional calculator. Its editor supports the entry of complex algebraic equations like fractions, square roots, exponents, etc. for technical and scientific applications. Several mathematical functions can be written on the same page. Results from one expression can be carried over to the next task. You can also save and load the formulas to create a library of formulae. Calculation range: 1.7e 308 to 5e-324; Accuracy: 18 digits; and Display : 15 digits. RedCrab Calculator also enables explanation of complex tasks visually by importing drawings in bitmap format.

The 1.13 MB RedCrab, Version 1.10 (released on 17 Jan 2010), can be downloaded at http://www.redchillicrab.com/calculator/redcrab.zip

No installation of the application required.

Transmute

Transmute can convert, synchronize, sort, organize and remove duplicates from your bookmarks and more. It can also seamlessly convert between all of the major web browser bookmark formats. Its features include: Extensive Browser Support- supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Apple Safari, Chromium, Flock, and Konqueror, an open-source web browser for KDE, used primarily in Linux; Easy to Use: a streamlined interface makes Transmute very accessible; Automatic Backups: by default Transmute will timestamp and back up your bookmark collections before changes are made, providing extra safety.

Transmute free version can be downloaded at http://www.trialpay.com/productpage/?c=a74770f&tid=RHyq4sT

Transmute for the Android™ mobile platform is also available, visit http://www.gettransmute.com/android/

Transmute's pro version has additional features, including, Bookmark Web Services, Advanced Control, and Duplicate Removal.

STOIK Imagic

STOIK Imagic, its earlier version was included in this column a year ago, is an all-in-one media managing and editing software. The application is an easy-to-use combination of photo album, organizer, media viewer, browser, image and video editor with exhaustive set of tools for all your media needs and tasks. STOIK Imagic has many desirable features, among them are: convenient organizing and cataloging through fast media indexing; browsing by folders, calendar, tags; powerful search by file and EXIF attributes; automatic batch enhancement; panorama and HDR stitching; RAW file conversion; video authoring; creation of games and paint-by-numbers and much more.

STOIK Imagic is available in two editions — STOIK Imagic and STOIK Imagic Premium, the latter you can try out free, for 30 days.

The 76 MB STOIK Imagic can be downloaded at http://stoikimaging.com/downloads/imagic5.zip

To compare features of both the editions visit http://www.stoik.com/imagic/editions.html

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DH Reader Mohan Wrote

How can I transfer clipboard details from my
home pc to office pc and vice versa?

DH suggested

Well, you could use an online service like the one
offered at http://cl1p.net/. Go to this site and
paste any text (no images presently), grab what
you've pasted from any other pc with an Internet
connectivity. It's quick, easy, free, and no signup
required.
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QUOTE TO MULL OVER

If you want to be successful, you must either have a chance or take one.

Author Unknown

January 19, 2010

Walk-in Written Test & Interviews on Saturday, January 23, 2010 between 0930 hrs. to 1200 hrs.

Date of Walk-in on Saturday, January 23, 2010

Written Tests between 09:30 a.m. 12:00 noon

Contact: Team HR, jsdanam@intergraph.com, vveetika@intergraph.com

Software Analyst

Qualification: BTech / MTech Degree - CSE and IT preferred. 70% throughout academics is a must.

Experience: 1 - 3 yrs

Job Description:

- Experience in .Net programming. Preferably in VB.Net (or) C#.Net

- Knowledge of OOAD modeling is an added advantage.

- Ability to use Modeling Tools / VB or VB.NET skills for product configuration / customization.

- Excellent communication skills are required as the job involves high end customer interaction.

Software Analyst

Qualification: BTech/MTech Mech. / Civil / Production / Marine

Experience: 1 - 3 Yrs

Domain: CAD/CAE/CATIA/Shipping/ANSYS Development and customization.

Position 1: Skills: Programming with (C, C++ & COM) or (VB & COM). Excellent in OOPS concepts.

Position 2: Skills: Programming with (VB & COM) or (VB.Net & COM)

Note:

1) Resume should have details of education with Year of passing and % of marks scored.

2) Affix a recent color passport size photo in your resume.

January 15, 2010

Freeware / Free Softwares 14 Jan 10

Network Monitor

The Dude network monitor is a new application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network environment. It can automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in the event of problems related to service. The Dude is free of charge, its features include: Auto network discovery and layout; Discovers any type or brand of device; Device, Link monitoring, and notifications; Includes SVG icons for devices, and supports custom icons and backgrounds; lets you draw your own maps and add custom devices; Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP; Individual Link usage monitoring and graphs; Direct access to remote control tools for device management Supports remote Dude server and local client; and Easy installation and usage.

The 3.52 MB Dude v3.5 (4 Jan 10) for Linux Wine environment, MacOS Darwine, and Windows can be downloaded at http://www.mikrotik.com/download/dude/3.5/dude-install-3.5.exe  Downloaded: 49731 times

Instant Mask

To remove background colour from images one could use the versatile Photoshop, but, to learn to use it isnt easy, and not an immediate solution. Instead try Instant Mask. It's a simple tool which can be used to identify the foreground and background colors of an image and replace it with a custom color of your choice. Just load an image into the program and use the two markers to work with - The Green one used to select the foreground color, and the red to select the background color of the image. Once the foreground and backgrounds are identified, click the process button to remove the background. You can also use the search button to zoom onto your image. The photos can be saved as a new image or can be overwritten on the existing one. The USP of Instantmask is that it's free, simple and doesn't require knowledge of image editing software to execute the job quickly.

Instantmask is compatible with Windows Xp, Windows Vista and Windows 7, can be downloaded at
http://www.clipping-path-studio.com/downloads/InstantMaskSetup12.exe

NetWorx

This is the current version of NetWorx v.4.4 suggested a year ago in this column. NetWorx can help control internet usage, with just a few clicks. If you set the limit to your usage the utility will inform you when the limit is about to be breached. In addition NetWorx can be used to measure the Internet speed or any other network connection. NetWorx can also help identify sources of network problems or track down suspicious network activity. The other features include: Clear graphic and/or numeric display; Works with dial-up, ISDN, cable modems, ADSL, Ethernet cards, and more; Speed meter to report the average transfer rates; Includes network information & testing tools with advanced netstat; Scalable to modem download capabilities; Option to notify user or disconnect from the Internet automatically when network activity exceeds a certain level. usage reports with export options.

The 1.5 MB NetWorx, current version 5.0.8 (January 4th, 2010), 32-bit and 64-bit, for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven, can be downloaded at http://www.softperfect.com/download/freeware/networx_setup.exe

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Could you suggest a utility or technique for scanning documents in tif or jpeg format and then converting them to text / tables that are editable and re-formatable in WORD or EXCEL?

OnlineOCR.net is a free web-based Optical Character Recognition (OCR) service that lets you to convert PDF documents and scanned images into editable Word, Text, Excel, PDF, Html output formats.

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QUOTE TO MULL OVER

I believe with all my heart that civilization
has produced nothing finer than a man or woman
who thinks and practices true tolerance.

-- Frank Knox

January 2, 2010

Freewares / Free Softwares 31 Dec 09

SPlayer

SPlayer is a free, open source media player, assures to play every media format including DVD's and streaming media. Its features include: Lightweight: low footprint, low startup and playback memory footprints, low energy consumption; audio and video equalizer - optimizes audio and video quality to best utilize the hardware specifications; streams any format; a screenshot tool to capture individual frames and three types of interface – minimal, compact and standard; support for subtitles- "subtitle matching" automatically downloads and displays subtitles,supports these formats: aif, aifc, aiff, alac, au, snd, wav, cda, csf, drc, dsm, dsv, dsa, dss, ac3, dts, vob, ifo, d2v, flac, flv, flc, flic, ivf, ivm, mka, midi, 3gp, 3gpp, ape, mp3, m4a, m4b, aac, mpc, ogm, ogg, rmvb, ratdvd, ra, rm, swf, dat, avi, wma, and wmv.

SPlayer for WinXP/2003/Vista/7 can be downloaded at http://file.splayer.org/SPlayerSetup.exe

A 4.44 MB download, SPlayer decompresses to 21.6 MB, still much less than KMPlayer and VLC. More details at http://www.splayer.org/index.en.html

CamStudio

CamStudio, a free and open source Streaming Video software, can record all the screen and audio activity and create industry-standard AVI video files and convert them into streaming flash videos (SWFs) using its own built-in SWF Producer. Among the couple of ways you could use this utility are - create demonstration videos, create video tutorials for school or college classes, produce a set of videos to answer most frequently asked questions, create 'video brochure' for products, record new tips, tricks and techniques which you wish to remember, record a recurring problem to show to tech support, and more. The unique Video Annotation feature helps to add high-quality, anti-aliased (no jagged edges) screen captions. You can even personalise the videos by including a webcam movie of yourself "picture-in-picture" over your desktop. CamStudio's own lossless codec facilitates production of crystal clear videos, a much lesser file size compared to other codecs.

CamStudio can be downloaded at http://www.camstudio.org/CamStudio20.exe

CamStudio Support Forum at http://camstudio.org/forum  CamStudio is absolutely free, the developer would appreciate if you send him across a copy of whatever you produce.

Personal Knowledge Base

Alex Personal Knowledge Base can help organize your knowledge, notes, ideas and other information. Its features include: Simple and clear interface to manage, categorize and search knowledge; add, edit, or delete; Both HTML and plain text format supported; backup or restore knowledge data; export knowledge data as html files; very little footprint, everything under one directory, move and use it anywhere; Full text search with highlighted keywords; Simple yet smart categorization - just create the category, the utility will automatically categorize all your knowledge; Fully integrated with the browser (can be used as a browser too); Configurable interface: can turn on/off category view, adjust fonts and etc, and no installation needed.

The 9.3 MB Alex Personal Knowledge Base v.1.3.0 can be downloaded at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pkb/files/pkb/1.3.0/pkb1.3.0.zip/download

Alex PKB is platform independent- You can run it under Windows, Linux, Mac OSX , AIX or Solaris. For instructions on OS other than Windows OS, visit http://pkb.sourceforge.net/install_other_platform.txt

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I want to extract audio from video files, suggest a utility.

You could try the 4.5 MB Free Video to MP3 Converter
at http://www.polaris-software.com/media/video2mp3.exe
supports 3g2, 3gp, asf, avi, flv, mov, mp4, mpg, rm, swf,
vom, wmv video formats.

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QUOTE TO MULL OVER

Every man stamps his value on himself... man is made great or small
by his own will.

-- J.C.F. von Schiller