Sunday, August 29, 2010
Awesome freeware you never knew you needed!
Going to go out on a limb here, and guess that you have found a few things that you cannot live without installed on you're personal confuser. But, I would be remiss in not showing you a few on my all time favorite list. First, is a nifty little pair of programs from my bag of tricks called ccleaner (link is to "slim" version without yahoo toolbar as I believe toolbars are pure garbage with only one exception). It is a lightweight system/privacy/registry cleaner that is easy to use and very low on overhead. Second, I direct you to it's partner in crime from the same people that is called defraggler which is a lightweight defragmentation program to put all of you harddrive ducks in a neat little row. *Disclaimer, if you are using a netbook or computer with a SSD (aka solid state drive) do NOT defrag as it will offer no improvement and may shorten the life of you harddrive. Third, I direct you to Malwarebytes free edition which might be the best freeware defence against trojans, spyware and assorted other nasties that can make your day really suck. And if you're like me you have tons of icons on your desktop and have a bummer of a time trying to find stuff the answer is a program called Stardock Fences that rounds up your icons and "fences" them in to easy to organize areas and helps to clean up the clutter And last, but most certainly not least, I give you roboform an awesome password and form filler that will free up more time then you ever knew you were wasting (this program is the exception to my toolbar rule I expressed earlier).