IN THIS ISSUE: 01. Start Page 02. Sharpshot 03. HDDScan 04. Focuswriter 05. Cinemadrape 06. Stay Invisible 07. Snappy 08. Image Resizer For Windows 09. Cap Locks Toggle01. START PAGE. You can set your home page to just about anything you wish in your browser, but the one at http://www.474747.net/ seems to have it all if you can get past the clutter.
02. SHARPSHOT is a full feature photo editor that offers most of the features of Photoshop or Gimp available without the price. Download free at http://www.antoinegirbal.com/sharpshot/ .
03. HDDSCAN does low-level hard drive diagnostics, scans the surface, views, SMART attributes, adjust AAM, power management, etc. Download free at http://hddguru.com/software/2006.01.22-HDDScan/ .
04. FOCUSWRITER provides a distraction-free writing environment with an interface that hides until you move the mouse to the edges of the screen. It supports .txt, basic .rtf and .odt files, has timers and alarms, customizable themes, auto-save, spell-checking, and more, along with over a dozen supported languages and compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Download free at http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/ .
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* * * *05. CINEMADRAPE instantly blanks or dims other less important parts in a Web page to let you focus on your current task. Download free at http://www.toygrams.com/cinemadrape/ .
06. STAY INVISIBLE at http://www.stayinvisible.com/ analyzes what your browser reveals when you visit a Website.
07. SNAPPY captures your screen or defined area, removes the extra border from maximized windows, provides a self-contained portable installation, and more. Download free at http://www.ondanera.net/ita/snappy.aspx?lang=ENG .
08. IMAGE RESIZER FOR WINDOWS resizes and converts your images with a right click in Windows Explorer. Download free at http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/ .
09. CAPS LOCK TOGGLE disables ad re-enables the caps lock key on your keyboard. Download free at http://www.moosoft.com/free-programs/capslocktoggle .
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