[neatnettricks] Neat Net Tricks Standard Issue 217, June 5, 2009

  • From: "Jack Teems" <jteems@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <neatnettricks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 13:20:11 -0700


01.  MyEBook
02.  Billeo
03.  Deskcretary
04.  Dropvine
05.  QuotePad
06.  PowerPro
07.  Interclue
08.  Sockso
09.  Single Click Restore Point
10.  NNT Blog

01. MYEBOOK. Create, publish, and share your novel, comic, magazine, photo album, or brochure for free at http://www.myebook.com/ .

02. BILLEO. Manage all of your online payments, receipts and passwords using one easy-to-use tool. Billeo helps you pay bills and shop online, making your online life easier and more secure.
Download free at http://www.billeo.com/page/homepage.jsp?sitename=Billeo .

03. DESKCRETARY allows manual and scheduled desktop cleanups along with a file explorer to view, search, and restore archived files based on the file type and date archived. Download free at http://www.deskcretary.com/ .

04. DROPVINE. Use the bookmarklet at http://www.dropvine.com/ to forward a link to Dropvine, select one or more addresses from your contact list and hit send, and the link arrives in their Dropvine inbox and they are sent an email notification.

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There's a single software application that will - FOR FREE - protect your computer from malware attacks, hijackings, and critical changes. It tells you whenever something tries to change your startup programs or add to your browser, toolbars, Windows services, and scheduled tasks. It delays certain startup programs so your computer will boot faster. It doesn't impact on your resources or computer performance while it silently stands guard. It cleans malware, cookies, and annoying programs, and offers a lot more features than this limited space can list. Read more at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs065/1101458487892/archive/1102594450187.html .

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05. QUOTEPAD. Select text in any application, use a hotkey combination, and the text is saved in QuotePad along with the URL of the Web page it was copied from. QuotePad features reminders, quick filtering, automatic backup, multilanguage interface, timestamping, and more. It runs on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and is freeware at http://quotepad.info/ .

06. POWERPRO, compatible with Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, let's you configure your system to run commands the way you want. It provides a launch bar, menu, and tray icon facility and a number of utility functions. It's free, and details are at http://powerpro.webeddie.com/index.html .

07. INTERCLUE is a cool Firefox add-on. After an easy installation, if you hover your mouse pointer over a link, the Linkclue icon will appear. Then, if you rest your pointer on the ico, up pops an enhanced summary of the linked page to include a small snapshot of the page, statistics and metadata, and more. Install this add-on free at http://interclue.com/index.html .

08. SOCKSO. Another dumb name, but a neat free, open-source personal music server at http://sockso.pu-gh.com/ . It's a simple setup involving just a double click and no install, supports several formats of music files as well as Windows, Mac, and Linux, and serves a heaping helping of music to your friends across the Internet in seconds.

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SIGHT AND SOUND -- If you want to see more than 4,000 tips that have been featured in Neat Net Tricks in nearly 14 years of continuous publication, and if you want to hear some of the sound tracks featuring NNT in past radio spots, you can't miss with the ArchivesExpress, a CD postpaid to your door for as little as $14 at the NNT Store, http://www.neatnettricks.com/store .

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09. SINGLE CLICK RESTORE POINT. By now, we all know the importance of setting a restore point before we make major changes or install suspect software; but it's a hassle to remember to click through everything necessary to do that. No more. Use this free utility at http://tec-updates.blogspot.com/2008/01/download-single-click-restore-point.html to create a restore point with a single click.

10. NNT BLOG. Things happen fast on the Internet and by the time it can be mentioned in the next issue of Neat Net Tricks, it's old news. Not so on the NNT Blog at http://neatnettricks-jteems.blogspot.com/ where I can tell you what to expect next Tuesday from Microsoft, what not to expect from KFC's chicken offer, stuff to watch out for, things that go bump in the night, a few fun things offered in passing, and lots more. And, you can talk back as well, so join me, will you? It gets lonely without you!


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