Classic Shell – Start button for Windows 8
Classic Shell is a collection of usability enhancements for Windows
Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8
Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
Performance Analysis of Logs-PAL Tool
Ever have a Server performance problem, but don’t know what performance counters to collect or how to analyze them? The PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) tool is a powerful tool that reads in a performance monitor counter log and analyzes it using known thresholds.
Windows 8 – Skip Metro Suite
Maybe you already known what Windows 8 won’t allow you to boot directly to Classic Desktop. Instead of that you have to click on “Desktop” tile every time you logged in. This is very annoying behavior for all of us who prefer to work with Class Desktop instead of Metro Start Screen. So I decide to fix it.
Skip Metro Suite for Windows 8 allows you to boot directly to Classic Desktop in Windows 8 RTM and Release Preview.Also it allows you completely disable all edge panels, not just hide them! All of them will be disabled, including square start button at bottom-left corner.
DataLocker suite – encrypting and storing secure files in any local file system or cloud storage location
The DataLocker suite, offered for free by AppSense Labs, includes native clients for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The Windows and Mac clients are capable of encrypting and storing secure files in any local file system or cloud storage location, including Dropbox. The DataLocker iOS application stores files in Dropbox. (Additional storage options are planned in future versions of the iOS application.)
Duplicati- free backup client to securely encrypted backups on cloud storage services
Duplicati is a free backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services and remote file servers. It works with Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive, Google Drive (Google Docs), Rackspace Cloud Files or WebDAV, SSH, FTP (and many more).
Duplicati has built-in AES-256 encryption and backups can be signed using GNU Privacy Guard. A built-in scheduler makes sure that backups are always up-to-date. Last but not least, Duplicati provides various options and tweaks like filters, deletion rules, transfer and bandwidth options to run backups for specific purposes.
Turn Off LCD – Turn off your notebook LCD with one-click
there are times when you just want to listen to some music on your notebook/laptop and want the display(LCD) of your notebook to remain off while Clicking this icon from your desktop will turn your LCD off. Its that simple! the lid is still open, while there are small amount of notebook manufacturer’s who provide this simple option of turning off the notebook’s LCD when not in use but many dont. I own a HP DV2799 Special Edition notebook (see my review here), while its a great notebook in almost every way it still lacks a basic button to switch off the display(LCD) whenever I want to and not only this notebook but also many new & expensive notebooks lacks this option.
Right click enhancer-add files and folder shortcuts to your right click context menu
Doesn’t want to add more stuffs directly into right click then cascading menu creator is your friend. Right Click Cascading Menu Creator allows user to add cascading menus to their right click. You can add files and folder shortcuts to these cascading menu for easy access. You can add command line arguments to the application shortcuts as well as edit previously added shortcuts and menus with ease. There is built in HTML help files to guide you through the process of creating, editing or deleting right click shortcuts and menus.
Verity Parental Control Software
erity child monitoring software allows you to track and monitor what your kids are doing on the computer and online in an easy, non invasive way.
Monitor computer activity both online and off
Block websites and applications with parental controls
Track activity by user, program, keystrokes, mouse clicks and screenshots
After a quick setup, Verity will begin logging the programs being used, websites visited, count keystrokes and mouse clicks, and take screenshots of onscreen activity. All the data is accessible through a password protected web interface.
Instead of relying on the honor system or looking over your child’s shoulder every time they use the computer, Verity gives parents peace of mind. Let Verity do the watching for you and actually see what your children do on the computer at your leisure.
MiTeC Task Manager DeLuxe
Task Manager DeLuxe (TMX) offers powerfull features available in standard Windows Task Manager in lightweight portable package with many more enhancements. It needs no installation and leaves no tracks in system so it can be easily used as portable application everywhere. There is also AutoRefresh feature providing automatic refreshning of current screen in defined interval. Session viewer contains automatic session journal which logs every session login, logout, lock and status change. It is useful especially on terminal servers to watch how users connect and disconnect to their desktops.
TMX offers browsing and administration of following domains:
Keyndicate-show current state of the CapsLock NumLock ScrollLock
Keyndicate visually displays the current state of the CapsLock, NumLock and ScrollLock key in the tray menu. When a bar is compressed means the key is not active and when expanded signifies the key is active. The order in which the bars are represented are from top to bottom, CapsLock, NumLock and ScrollLock.
MicroDVR – Simple Video Security Using Webcams
This is a simple application that allows the user to use the available VideoCaptureDevices (Webcams) as security cameras. The interface allows the user to record the videocapture of a specific camera to a video file (.avi) to local storage (The recording path also can be set via the interface). The user can at anytime set the focus on any camera. For each camera, we can enable the Motion Detection, Beep on motion and Automatic recording on motion.
Windows Boot Image – Portable Utility to Create Bootable ISO for Windows XP Vista and 7 Setup
Many times readers ask us how to create a bootable Windows setup disk? So today we are going to share a small and portable tool which allows you to create bootable ISO image of Windows XP, Vista and 7 which can be burned using any disk burning software or using Windows 7 built-in Disk image burner tool.
“WBICreator” (Windows Bootable Image Creator) is a free and portable utility created by AskVG reader “Shashi Kumar Sinha” which allows you to create bootable ISO image file of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 setup.
You just need to give any desired name to ISO image file, select the folder containing Windows setup files and select the target folder which will store the new ISO file and you are done. Just sit back and the bootable ISO image file will be created automatically within a few minutes which can be burned on a disk using any CD/DVD burning software.
Cloudfogger-Secure File Encryption for Dropbox SkyDrive Google Drive and Others
Cloudfogger encrypts all your files easily, quick and secure using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), which has even been approved by the NSA for top secret information.
This client-side encryption ensures that nobody will be able to access your protected documents and files without your password. For Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive and others Cloudfogger uses transparent encryption, which makes daily use quick and simple: With Cloudfogger, you save your files to the new Cloudfogger drive X: that is created when you install Cloudfogger. In the background, all files stored on X: will be written fully encrypted to a selectable directory on your system – for example your Dropbox. All the same this works with any other cloud storage provider or even your local network/disk storage. Secure sharing on any media Cloudfogger-protected files can also be shared with others. You just need the automatically created Cloudfogger ID your partner uses and you are on your way to use your files together. Also, distributing files via e-mail or USB sticks is easy due to the portable Cloudfogger file format.
easy to use file encryption with cloud support
GitHub for Windows
Develop on Windows, share on GitHub. The sync button turns the complex workflow of pulling and pushing into a single operation. It notifies you when there are new changes to pull down and lets you quickly share local changes. Branching is one of Git’s best features. We’ve made it easy to try out remote branches, create new local branches, and publish branches to share with others. Quickly clone repositories from your account or any organization you belong to. Want to pull down a repository from GitHub.com? Check out the Clone in Windows button.
Secure File Encryption-free for Dropbox SkyDrive Google Drive and Others
You love the cloud? With Cloudfogger you don’t have to worry about your privacy, your provider or lost devices any more. Cloudfogger secures your files and you’re in control, no matter where you keep your files. With Cloudfogger you keep control over who has access to your data Free with no Data Limits
Schirmfoto-Screenshots made easy
Schirmfoto is the easiest way of creating screenshots. Schirmfoto integrates itself into your Windows system by adding a new button in the title bar of each window. Clicking this icon will create a screenshot for you. Create screenshots within seconds, Save screenshots to PNG, JPG or even PDF, Print screenshots or copy them top your clipboard, Upload screenshots to the web with just one click, including Facebook and Twitter, Highlighter for important image parts, For Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, \
Feel the Wheel-resize windows and control their transparency with a mouse wheel
Feel the Wheel (Feewhee) is a tool that Microsoft apparently overlooked while making Windows. By using Feewhee you can easily resize windows and control their transparency with a mouse wheel.
Since the first Feewhee’s quiet release back in 2005, such functionality became popular. It was reproduced in some windows managers and copied by a dozen of similar utilities. Yet nowadays Feewhee is probably still the simplest, most natural and unobtrusive.
Clock Screen Saver
Clock Screen Saver is a cool looking screen saving program that displays the current time in the way of analog or digital clock faces. You can choose between the following modes: Analog clock mode, Digital clock mode with seven-segment, indicator board, Text digital clock mode
Holdkey - easy to type characters with accents
No more hassle with alt codes or other time consuming methods to create characters like : é à ø ü € ß ñ ï ç ö ę ğ and many many more. Holdkey has a learning curve of about 1 minute, just type like you always do until you need a character with an accent, then hold the character for half a second, a small window with several character variations appears, then choose the one you want. Holdkey runs in the background and works with almost all programs.
GSmartControl – Hard disk drive health inspection tool
GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from smartmontools package), which is a tool for querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. It allows you to inspect the drive’s SMART data to determine its health, as well as run various tests on it.
GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from smartmontools package), which is a tool for
querying and controlling SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting
Technology) data on modern hard disk drives. It allows you to inspect the
drive’s SMART data to determine its health, as well as run various tests on
SplitCam webcam-cool effects and split your webcam video stream
SplitCam webcam software offers cool webcam effects for having more positive emotions during video calls with your friends! Additionally SplitCam is the easiest way to split your webcam video stream. With SplitCam you can video chat with all your friends, SplitCam is also live video streaming software – stream your video to any IMs and video services and all this at the same time! Мore info…1
SSD Fresh- optimize system for SSD
SSD Fresh adjusts your Windows system for using SSDs. SSD drives only have a limitted lifetime (i.e. a limitted number of write accesses per memory cell). Because of that, all unnecessary writing accesses should be avoided. PC Fresh configures your system in an optimal way to minumize unnecessary write operations. This increases the lifetime of your SSD. In addition to this, SSD Fresh allows you to tune your PC by enabling or disabling various SSD related features.
Secretsync-add-client-side encryption for Dropbox
SecretSync is a great way to easily share proprietary, sensitive information using online synchronization utilities like Dropbox.
Proc Net Monitor- monitor analyze the Network activity of all running Process
Proc Net Monitor is the FREE software to monitor & analyze the Network activity of all running Process on your system. It shows all open network Ports (TCP/UDP) and active Network Connections for each process. It also presents unique ‘Port Finder’ feature which makes it easy to search for particular Network Port used by any of the running processes. For example you can search for port 80 to find all processes who are accessing web (HTTP) services currently. You can right click on any process and perform more action such as killing it, viewing properties, performing scan etc. In case you find any Suspicious Process, you can quickly verify the same through ‘Online Scan’ option. This allows you to verify malicious nature of any process using one of the integrated services – VirusTotal, ProcessLibrary, Google. All these features combined together makes it one of the effective tool in combating the Trojans and Spywares from your system.
CloseTheDoor-identifies all the listening ports TCP UDP over IPv4 IPv6
CloseTheDoor identifies all the listening ports TCP/UDP over IPv4/v6 and the associated program files. This will help you to detect security holes and close backdoors when you want to prevent remote attacks.