IN THIS ISSUE: 01. Abiword Portable 02. Stealth Message 03. AMP Font Viewer 04. ALZip 05. Comodo Verification Engine 06. System Tray Cleaner 07. Primitive Case Changer 08. Filefort Backup Software 09. Clipboardic 10. Privacy Winner 11. VastFM01. ABIWORD PORTABLE is free donation-ware at http://portableapps.com/apps/office/abiword_portable . It's the lightweight AbiWord word processor packaged as a portable app, so you can edit your documents on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.
02. STEALTH MESSAGE at http://www.stealthmessage.com/ allows you to send email messages anonymously and with privacy and self-destruct options through your existing email accounts. No download is necessary and you can access the system from anywhere through your browser after creating a free account.
03. AMP FONT VIEWER is a font manager providing a quick overview of both installed and noninstalled fonts. It can install and uninstall fonts and organize them in categories. Download free at http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/FontViewer.php .
04. ALZIP claims to be the easiest to use and most powerful compression utility available. You can extract zip files in one click and the update and restore options give you more control for backups. Download the free Beta at http://www.altools.com/ALTools/ALZip.aspx .
* * * * *There's only a little time remaining to get the jv16 Power Tools at a special Neat Net Tricks promotional price. You may recall last issue I wrote about this package of 27 main tools to clean your Windows Registry, uninstall software without pesky orphan files remaining, optimize Windows, improve privacy, recover deleted files, automatically back up its work, and lots more. It works with all supported Windows systems (yes, even Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit!) The deal I offered, which is still on the table but not for long, lets you take 20% off the price of the latest jv16 Power Tools 2009 -- just $23.95 -- when you order through the NNT Store at http://www.neatnettricks.com/store.
The other super deal is for those who have been using an earlier version (2005-2008) of jv16 Power Tools. You can upgrade to the 2009 version for just $5.50 at the NNT store at http://www.neatnettricks.com/store. When ordering, you must show the name and email address under which the earlier program was originally registered.
I've discussed a little more about why I like this software at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs065/1101458487892/archive/1102565696622.html . There's also an informative video about this powerful program at http://www.macecraft.com , along with a 30-day full-featured free trial. But time is running out!
* * * * *05. COMODO VERIFICATION ENGINE is "free forever" at http://www.vengine.com/ . It supports all major browsers and answers whether the site you're visiting is real or fake, foiling phishing attempts by displaying green for go, red for stop.
06. SYSTEM TRAY CLEANER is a simple tool to remove unwanted items from your Windows system tray (SysTray)in the lower-right corner of your screen where Windows dumps many programs to load during Windows startup. The more programs starting when you boot your computer, the longer the bootup time will take. System Tray Cleaner will list all your system tray icons and identify which programs they belong to. Then, 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. Download free at http://www.innovative-sol.com/system-tray-cleaner/ .
07. PRIMITIVE CASE CHANGER at http://www.primitivezone.com/primitive-case-changer.html is a small tool that offers an easy way to change the letter case. Primitive Case Changer and click buttons. The program monitors the clipboard and automatically changes the text according to the specified settings. Options available include changing the letter case, sentence case, lower case, upper case, capitalize every word, and toggle case. The program is free and requires no installation.
08. FILEFORT BACKUP SOFTWARE manually or automatically backs up your data to any type media such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, and FTP servers. Schedule backup times with this program, compatible with Windows XP/2000/2003/2008/Vista. Download free at http://nchsoftware.com/backup/index.html .
* * * * *Lots of folks take the time to write their appreciation for Neat Net Tricks and, whether you're just reading this free version or going for the gusto with NNT Premium, I thank you for the kind words. For those of you "without the gusto", in the current Premium issue you're missing a lot: a portable bookmark management solution; a way to print your business cards and address labels for free; a super-charged search engine; a way to create rich and artistic results from your digital images without any technical knowledge; an application to test, record, and compare your CPU speed; a way to calculate your life expectancy; an online service that scans links for harmful threats before you visit the site; a utility for easy instant or delayed startup or shutdown of your computer; an application to make your images come alive with animation; and lots more, including a full-length feature of software and services you can use -- beyond the grave.
But you haven't totally missed out on that issue. You can get it, and 23 more in the next 12 months, by subscribing for just $12 at the NNT Store, http://www.neatnettricks.com/store . Give it a try and, if it's not to your liking, I'll refund every cent you paid.
* * * * *09. CLIPBOARDIC. Unlike the conventional Windows Clipboard, Clipboardic keeps a running record of all copies to Clipboard so you can select the one you want to paste; or, clear all files. No installation or additional .dll files required. Freeware at http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/clipboardic.html .
10. PRIVACY WINNER erases Internet traces, program activities, and Internet/Windows/Search/Chat history to protect your privacy. Download free at http://www.privacywinner.com/ .
11. VASTFM. At http://www.vastfm.com/ you enter the singer's name and it creates a substantial playlist of just that singer, then plays each selection in turn.
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