IN THIS ISSUE: 01. Protect Your Email Address 02. Just Gestures 03. Notepad2 04. Block Keyboard and Mouse 05. Go Videos 06. Anypic Image Resizer 07. Synergy 08. Musetips Text Filter 09. Audio Chaos Soundscape Generator 10. Bootracer01. PROTECT THAT EMAIL ADDRESS. Ways to do it: MINT EMAIL. Want another disposable email address? This one at http://www.mintemail.com/ gives you a quick temporary three-hour address. MAILEXPIRE. Yet another service at http://www.mailexpire.com/ will provide a free email alias for any period you choose from 12 hours to three months.
02. JUST GESTURES lets you create mouse gestures with user-defined actions by combining mouse movements and clicks. Download free at http://justgestures.com/ .
03. NOTEPAD2 is a text editor with syntax highlighting. It can be run without installation and makes no entries in the Registry. Download free at http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad2/ .
04. BLOCK KEYBOARD AND MOUSE can come in handy if you have a toddler in the house, or, as in my household, some inquisitive cats. It locks your keyboard and mouse until you're ready to use them. Download free at http://keyfreeze.com/ .
* * * * *Time is running out to get the WinPatrol PLUS 2011 at a special Neat Net Tricks price. That's the software that guards your computer and does just about everything except make the morning coffee. If you've forgotten what I said about Bill Pytlovany's brainchild or misplaced that report, you can see it at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs065/1101458487892/archive/1104753267707.html . At the very least, don't wait any longer to get the free version, but the PLUS version is definitely a winner and it's nice to save a few bucks as well. You can order that one, but only for a few more days, at the NNT Store, http://www.neatnettricks.com/store .
* * * * *05. GO VIDEOS. View YouTube videos without opening a browser. Download free at http://www.go000.com/goVideos/goVideosinfo.html .
06. ANYPIC IMAGE RESIZER. Convert, resize, and rename hundreds of image files at one time with a few mouse clicks, supporting all the popular image formats. Download free at http://www.batchimageconverter.com/ .
07. SYNERGY lets you move your mouse easily between computers, copy and paste between computers, and use multiple monitors on the same computer with nothing more than existing ethernet. Download free at http://synergy-foss.org/ .
08. MUSETIPS TEXT FILTER instantly filters as you type your search phrase, with all matched terms highlighted in a contrasting color. Download free at http://www.musetips.com/ .
* * * * *Want more Neat Net Tricks? The Premium edition, distributing March 31, contains all this and more: Control all aspects of your computer via the keyboard, creating menus and actions, issuing commands, opening folders and locations, and more; easily repair your Registry and make your system more stable; make incremental scheduled backups; an alternative for those with impairments preventing typing on a computer keyboard; a complete set of image editing tools; an application that easily inserts typographical characters unavailable on the keyboard; a "virtual scrapbook" for notes; a new Google feature; software that lets ou create presentations, share them, and access them anywhere; a program that provides lots of tools to edit images; a comprehensive image viewer; and more, including interesting Web sites, mini-reviews, tekkie tips, and a feature detailing useful information on buying a computer. For this informative issue and 23 more just as useful, all it take is a quick trip to the NNT Store, http://www.neatnettricks.com/store and a few dollars (12 to be exact) on your PayPal or secure credit card. And if it's not everything I say it is, just ask for your money back with no questions.
* * * * *09. AUDIO CHAOS SOUNDSCAPE GENERATOR creates interesting, randomly generated music/soundscapes using various audio samples on your computer. Download free at http://www.hifiaudiochaos.com/ .
10. BOOTRACER. Run a free scan at http://greatis.com/bootracer/download.htm to diagnose your computer and identify system bottlenecks. It measures logon time and returns a history report.
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