[neatnettricks] Neat Net Tricks Standard Issue 328, January 15, 2014

  • From: "Jack Teems" <jteems@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <neatnettricks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:37:00 -0700


01.  Taskbar Transizer
02.  Windows 7 Boot Animation Updater
03.  JustBeamIt
04.  Q-Dir
05.  Unchecky
06.  Noisy Typer
07.  Alternate Password DB

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01. TASKBAR TRANSIZER adjusts transparency of the Taskbar, Start Menu, and Start Menu Programs. View proposed changes in real time. Download free at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/Taskbar-Transizer.shtml .

02. WINDOWS 7 BOOT ANIMATION UPDATER allows you - finally - to change the animation screen that appears when you boot Windows 7. You can replace it with either a custom animation or a static picture. Download free at http://www.intowindows.com/windows-7-boot-animation-updater-change-windows-7-boot-screen/ .

03. JUSTBEAMIT at http://www.justbeamit.com/ is a free Beta that lets you drag and drop files for transfer anywhere. A download link is created and must be used within 10 minutes to successfully move your files.

04. Q-DIR is an alternative file manager that promises to make your files and folders easier to manage with a Quadruped-View technique. It requires no installation and offers portability with a USB stick. Download free at http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir .

05. UNCHECKY asks "Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a new search engine, or even a new browser?" This free download at http://unchecky.com/ automatically unchecks unrelated offers.

06. NOISY TYPER. Just in case you miss the good old days and the sound of the typewriter, that sound is back with Noisy Typer, a free download at http://fffff.at/noisy-typer-a-typewriter-for-your-laptop/ . I think I'll pass on this one. I've adjusted quite well to the silence of my computer keyboard.

07. ALTERNATE PASSWORD DB stores your passwords and PINs and provides access to the encrypted data with a single master password. It has several features, to include locking the program after a period of time, a password generator, print previw, data export, and portability via USB stick without installing the program. Download free at http://www.alternate-tools.com/pages/c_passdb.php?lang=ENG&nav_option=11111111 .

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