May 24, 2010

Freewares / Free Softwares 20 May 2010

FreeMind

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The application is similar to MindManager, however, is faster thanks to its one-click "fold / unfold" and "follow link" operations. Currently FreeMind is being deployed by its users in these situations - keeping track of projects ( including subtasks, state of subtasks and time recording); project workplace, including links to necessary files, executables, source of information and of course information; workplace: to build knowledge base - using Google and other sources; File mode enables you to browse the files on your computer, seeing the folder structure as mind map; keeping a collection of small or middle sized notes with links on some area which expands as needed; for students: essay writing and brainstorming, using colors to show which essays are open, completed, not yet started etc, using size of nodes to indicate size of essays; at home: maintaining a small database whose structure could either very dynamic or not known in advance - contacts, recipes, medical records etc.

To download the 13049 KB FreeMind v0.9.0 RC7 for your OS visit http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download

System Tray Cleaner

System Tray Cleaner is a simple tool to remove icons from the system tray. It lists up all the system tray icons, and also identify which programs they belong to. After the listing by System Tray Cleaner you can choose whether you wish to stop a certain program, remove it from startup (so it doesn't start automatically every time you turn on your computer) or simply uninstall it. This helps not only to get rid of the clutter in the system tray but also speed up computer's start time.

The 1274 KB System Tray Cleaner for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 7 can be downloaded at http://www.innovative-sol.com/soft/system_tray_ cleaner/System_Tray_Cleaner.exe

KeyScrambler

The identities keyed-in online are becoming increasingly vulnerable to keylogging attacks. The stakes are even higher when we use Internet banking or perform business-related tasks online. KeyScrambler can protect by encrypting (scrambling) the keystrokes and effectively making them indecipherable. KeyScrambler offers encryption to keystrokes in over 150 most often used browsers and applications - protects your inputs in IE, Firefox, messages in Yahoo mail, hotmail, and gmail, user credentials related to online banking logins, and credit cards. While KeyScrambler Personal encrypts keystrokes of your username(s) and password(s), KeyScrambler Professional encrypts keystrokes of all your input, be it a credit card number or a whole page of email you type out on the Internet.

The 1.1 MB Key Scrambler v2.6.0 (freeware - personal edition) for Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), at http://www.inputsafe.com/download/KeyScrambler_Setup.exe

A reader from Belgaum raised his apprehension about the efficacy of using this utility. If any one is interested in browsing my correspondence with him and the developers of KeyScrambler utility, please do email me. I would be more than happy to share the details.

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Please suggest a utility to figure out a convenient time for all the invitees, or atleast to most of them, to attend a meeting.

You could try this NeedToMeet, a free webservice provided at http://needtomeet.com/  Its simple calendar interface provides at-a-glance availability of each one's preference.
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QUOTE TO MULL OVER

"Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until the next year for better."

- Edgar Howe

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