IN THIS ISSUE: 01. Google Public Alerts 02. Lookdisk 03. ExtractNow 04. MediaInfo 05. IPhotoDraw 06. Thumbico 07. FollowUpThen 08. WakeupDialer 09. Paste Text Like01. GOOGLE PUBLIC ALERTS at http://www.google.org/publicalerts is Google's new platform for disseminating emergency messages such as evacuation notices for hurricanes and storm warnings. It shows relevant weather, public safety and earthquake alerts from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey (USGS) when you search on Google Maps.
02. LOOKDISK searches for duplicate files by name or content; filters search by file size, attributes, or date; searches for any text, even within PDF files; displays a disk overview by total size and free space; and, supports archive types in it search. Download free at http://www.fxsearch.com/ldw_eng/ .
03. EXTRACTNOW allows you to extract multiple archives with a drag and drop into the main program window or a right-click on the files in Windows Explorer. It supports several archive formats, including the most popular, ZIP and RAR. Download free at http://www.extractnow.com/ .
04. MEDIAINFO retrieves information from your audio and video files, to include title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration, codec, and more. Download free at http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en .
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* * * *05. IPHOTODRAW adds description text, balloons, dimensions, and other annotation objects to your pictures, but stores the annotation in a separate file so your original photo is intact. Download free at http://www.iphotodraw.com/ .
06. THUMBICO displays the thumbnail or icon of any file, image, document, video or program from your desktop or computer. It also allows you to resize, convert, or save the icons. Download free at http://www.toygrams.com/thumbico/ .
07. FOLLOWUPTHEN is a reminder service at http://www.followupthen.com/ . Simply forward the email you want to be reminded about to their service indicating in their email address when you want the reminder. The basic service is free, but there is a Premium service at $2 per month that will send SMS reminders to your mobile device, include attachments in the followup emails, allow aggregate multiple email addresses and customization, and manage followups online.
08. WAKEUPDIALER. Enter your number at http://www.wakeupdialer.com/ and this free service will call you at the time you specify.
09. PASTE TEXT LIKE adds several variations to the old routine of pasting text. You can use all upper case, all lower case, proper case or invert case, remove double line, add current date, and others, and activate this feature with a configurable hot key. Download free at https://sites.google.com/site/pastetextlike/ .
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