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Mon, 17 Oct 2005 21:24:45 -0700

After hearing so many good things about FeedBurner, I have decided to give the service a try. The new feed address is The old RSS feed will no longer be updated. Please point your feed reader to the new feed address please. Thanks!

xpy V0.9.1

Sun, 16 Oct 2005 19:32:27 -0700

xpy attempts to secure your Windows system and protects your privacy. In addition to anti-spyware features, it disables common security threats (RPC/DCOM, LMHash) and increases your Windows performance.

µTorrent V1.1.5

Sun, 16 Oct 2005 19:26:09 -0700

µTorrent is a small BitTorrent client that uses little system resources. It supports multiple simultaneous downloads, smart bandwidth usage, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduling, global/per-torrent upload/download rate limiting etc.

SilentNight Micro CD Burner V3.0

Thu, 13 Oct 2005 10:57:25 -0700

SilentNight Micro CD Burner is a tiny CD burner that lets you select the folder you want to burn to CD, with optional wildcard-based filtering. It also supports the creation of audio CDs from MP3/WAV files.

TweakUI V2.10

Thu, 13 Oct 2005 03:49:22 -0700

TweakUI gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings and more.

AutoHotkey V1.0.40

Thu, 13 Oct 2005 03:16:10 -0700

AutoHotkey enables you to assign various actions to hot keys via simple scripts. For example, you could assign the hot key Ctrl-Alt-F to launch Firefox. Abbreviations could also be defined so that they are expanded to their full definition as you type them. The scripting language used is mostly backward compatible with AutoIt2 scripts. A macro record is included, as well as a script compiler that converts a script to an EXE.

TreeSize V1.77

Thu, 13 Oct 2005 03:12:06 -0700

TreeSize shows you instantly which files or folders are taking up the most space on your harddisk. It is another example of a utility that does only one thing and does it well. I have used shell-integrated versions of similar utilities before, but it literally kills Windows Explorer while collecting statistics on large folders. It is far better to run something like TreeSize that does not impact system stability.

LC ISO Creator V1.1

Tue, 11 Oct 2005 22:18:30 -0700

LC ISO Creator creates ISO files from CD/DVD-ROM, which is a great way to backup or archive your CD/DVD-ROM discs.

Autoruns V8.22

Mon, 10 Oct 2005 19:00:22 -0700

Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.

DriveImage XML V1.00

Fri, 7 Oct 2005 10:48:00 -0700

DriveImage XML allows you to backup any logical drive or partition to an image file, even if the drive/partition is currently in use. You can browse an image file, view/extract files from it, or restore the image to the same or different drive.

Maxthon Combo V1.5

Fri, 7 Oct 2005 09:12:42 -0700

Maxthon is a tabbed browser based on the Internet Explorer rendering engine. It supports mouse gestures, ad-blocking, skinning and a built-in RSS reader sidebar. It also has privacy protection features. For example, you can erase browsing history, cookies, cache etc. with a single click, or configure the browser to clear them automatically when it closes.

PDF Version Converter V1.0

Fri, 7 Oct 2005 09:08:42 -0700

PDF Version Converter converts PDF file between different versions for compatibility reasons. It supports PDF version 1.0 to 1.6.

Free PDF Compressor V1.12

Fri, 7 Oct 2005 09:05:24 -0700

Free PDF Compressor removes duplicate PDF objects and employs new compression features in recent PDF specifications to reduce the size of PDF files to the smallest possible.

Portable AbiWord V2.2.9 beta

Fri, 7 Oct 2005 02:21:15 -0700

AbiWord is a cross-platform word processor with support for tables, images, equations etc. Portable AbiWord is a special package of AbiWord optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend the life of your USB key as well as a specialized launcher that will allow you to launch it from the directory of your choice.

Splitter Light V4.0

Fri, 7 Oct 2005 02:04:19 -0700

Splitter Light helps you split files or whole directories (including subdirectories) into parts of 1.44 MB or other sizes. It optionally creates a batch file for rejoining the files, and the timestamps of the original files will be restored.

ABC V3.1

Tue, 4 Oct 2005 23:22:50 -0700

ABC (Another BitTorrent Client) is a BitTorrent client that supports multiple downloads in a single window, queuing system with priority, upload and download rate limiting etc. It can also be controlled via a web interface.

1by1 V1.50

Tue, 4 Oct 2005 23:02:04 -0700

1by1 is a small and fast music player that plays files by directories, with optional playlist/favorites support.

DeKnop V4.3.11

Mon, 3 Oct 2005 18:39:58 -0700

DeKnop (dutch for "The Button") lets you create custom 3D buttons for your web site. It provides an easy-to-use, step-by-step interface that lets you select the text, font style, color, 3D bevel, size, gradients etc. with instant preview. Button images can be saved in PNG, JPG, BMP or GIF format.

FastExplorer V2.0.6

Mon, 3 Oct 2005 18:27:52 -0700

FastExplorer allows you to manage context menus of file objects displayed in Windows Explorer. You can create new menu items, submenus, dividers etc. as well as specify menu bitmaps and hint text. You can also manage existing menu items added by other programs, or detect/fix orphaned entries in the Windows registry.

CopyWriter V3.03

Mon, 3 Oct 2005 18:10:18 -0700

CopyWriter is a basic text editor. It is capable of opening text, RTF, DOC and binary files.

VirtualDub V1.6.11

Sun, 2 Oct 2005 20:20:52 -0700

VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility. It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is great for video capture and transcoding via third-party video codecs. It can also read MPEG-1 video files.

PicoCrypt V0.1.1

Thu, 29 Sep 2005 04:03:25 -0700

PicoCrypt is a small and fast encryption utility that uses Blowfish encryption algorithm in CBC mode. It is easy to use and supports multiple files drag-and-drop for encryption/decryption.

EssentialPIM V1.6

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 19:37:13 -0700

EssentialPIM functions as a scheduler, contact manager, and outliner. Data can be imported from MS Outlook/Outlook Express, and exported to HTML, RTF, CSV, and TXT. All data can be password-protected and the database file encrypted using 128-bit Rijndael.

DiskView V2.21

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 02:49:15 -0700

DiskView shows you a graphical map of your disk. It allows you to determine where a file is located or, by clicking on a cluster, see which file occupies it. You can double-click to get more information about a file to which a cluster is allocated.

PicoCurrency V0.1.1

Tue, 27 Sep 2005 01:55:53 -0700

PicoCurrency is a currency converter. It downloads the latest conversion rates from Yahoo Finance as needed and can be used offline after that. You can set a custom domestic currency, and also save frequently used currency pairs.

Pixia V3.3b

Tue, 27 Sep 2005 01:29:10 -0700

Pixia is a powerful graphics editor with a unique user interface. When learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about Photoshop or Paintshop, and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

freeCommander V2005.09

Tue, 27 Sep 2005 00:41:41 -0700

freeCommander is a dual-pane file manager which is more powerful than Windows Explorer. It has a built-in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format. It has built-in archive handling ability for ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write) and RAR (read). It supports calculation of folder size, folder comparison/synchronization, file search and filtering etc.

PStart V2.03

Tue, 27 Sep 2005 00:35:11 -0700

PStart is a small program launcher that sits in the system tray. You can define a hierarchical list of menus for launching applications and documents, much like the Windows "Start" menu. Unlike other program launchers, PStart automatically uses relative paths when adding applications and documents, so portability is automatically preserved when changing drive letters as long as the applications and documents are located in the same drive as PStart.

GreatNews V1.0.0.334

Mon, 26 Sep 2005 19:43:15 -0700

GreatNews is a RSS feed reader with a special "full page" mode for easier browsing. In full page mode, news articles are assembled into a single page that displays both headlines and excerpts. You can change the number of articles per page, as well as the display style. Other features include New Watches (list all articles with matching keywords), Labels (list all articles with matching labels) and Search Channels (from Yahoo Company News, Feedster, MSN and Flickr). In addition, this application provides full Unicode support.

Hamster V2.0.0.1

Mon, 26 Sep 2005 07:02:34 -0700

Hamster is a local server for news (NNTP) and mail (POP3/IMAP4). It allows you to combine multiple external news and mail servers for local use. It supports scorefile for both news and mail, and contains a built-in script language.

Fluid Studios Color Picker V2.4

Sun, 25 Sep 2005 23:45:40 -0700

Fluid Studios Color Picker is a small color picking app that outputs the selected color to the clipboard in a variety of formats, including RGB, BGR and HTML.