desktop utilities


gMote – added 6/29/2009

gMote is a mouse gesture software that provides fast access to frequently-used actions via pre-programmed right clicks with your mouse. Use mouse gestures to access programs, websites and files, fill out forms, input text, control browsers, media players, manipulate windows and more. It can provide access to specific commands depending on the active application; in short, gMote can do anything your keyboard can do.


Core Temp – added 6/10/2009

Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature and shows the temperature of each individual core in each processor in your system! You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU. It’s also completely motherboard independent.


Wizmo – added 5/5/2009

Wizmo is a multipurpose miscellaneous Windows utility that provides an array of single-click functions that are missing from Windows. Triggered by a single mouse click, it can do things like power down your system’s displays, activate your screen saver, change or mute the audio volume, restart, reboot, or shutdown your system, and much more. It even includes a rather cool built-in “Graviton” screen saver that simulates the motion of any number of mutually gravitationally attracted celestial objects.


Volumouse – added 3/11/2009

Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system – simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse. It allows you to define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume. For example: You can configure Volumouse to use your mouse wheel for volume control when the Alt key is hold down, when the left mouse button is down, when the mouse cursor is over the taskbar, and so on… When the conditions that you define are not satisfied, your mouse wheel will be used for the regular scrolling tasks, exactly as before.


GenSaver – added 1/6/2009

GenSaver is a screensaver based desktop messaging system allowing your PC to collect messages for you whilst you are away from your desk. The type of messages you would normally find stuck to your monitor on small pieces of sticky paper which are easily mislaid and may also contain unintelligible handwriting!


CLutterBuddy – added 11/10/2008

CLutterBuddy is a free yet powerful window management tool, capable of manipulating any window or its children.


Mz Ultimate Tweaker – added 10/2/2008

Mz Ultimate Tweaker is a system tweaker, equipped with the most powerful speed tweaks for Windows Xp. It is recommended for advanced users. Also, comes with a help file, which explains -in depth all the tweaks.


Close All Windows – added 9/23/2008

Close All Windows helps you to close all running applications with one click. It does not use system resources because it only flashes a ‘close’ signal to all open windows on the desktop and then ceases. Just place a shortcut to the tool in the Start Menu, Quick Launch or elsewhere. You can always add a hotkey to this shortcut. It is really very handy if you are running ~20 applications and want them all to quit instantly. It works just as if you were pressing the close button for each application.


SlowMousion – added 9/4/2008

SlowMousion is a (very) small application that slows down mouse cursor’s speed when pressing and holding down a key or button. This provides you more sensitive mouse movements when drawing shapes, dragging something or anything you are doing with mouse.


SideSlide – added 3/11/2008

SideSlide is an advanced, portable, unobtrusive, dockable, skinnable, instantly accessible, highly configurable Desktop Extension. SideSlide will help you to finally clean desktop clutter and will make your computer friendlier and faster than ever before. Get instant access to everything you have and so much more.


Zorro – added 11/27/2007

Zorro is a utility to completely blank the screen except for a rectangular area selected by the user. This is especially useful for watching videos on your computer without being distracted by other programs.


Glary Utilities – added 11/12/2007

Glary Utilities offers a numerous collection of powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. It allows you to clean common system junk files, as well as invalid registry entries and Internet traces. You can manage and delete browser add-ons, analyze disk space usage and find duplicate files. You can also view and manage installed shell extensions, encrypt your files from unauthorized access and use, split large files into smaller manageable files and then rejoin them. Furthermore, Glary Utilities includes the options to optimize memory, find, fix, or remove broken Windows shortcuts, manage the programs that start at Windows startup and uninstall software. Other features include secure file deletion, an Empty Folder finder and more.


DarkAdapted – added 10/15/2007

DarkAdapted controls the amount of red, green, and blue in your screen gamma so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer. DarkAdapted is being used by astronomers, planetarium operators, graphics professionals, medical professionals, airline pilots, air traffic controllers, and others worldwide to provide flexible, dynamic control over their monitor’s screen color response. Users may define an unlimited number of gamma presets, and invoke them via global hotkeys, by menu selection, or by typing the first few letters of a preset’s name.


Focus Window – added 4/26/2007

Focus Window gives you the access to all opened windows from all opened programs (main windows, dialog boxes, message boxes etc.) through his icon in the system tray. This way you can easily access application windows in the background which do not appear on the taskbar (help windows, control panel applets, printer dialogs, etc.).


NewPic – added 4/25/2007

NewPic randomly changes your Windows backdrop from a collection of images. It’s also capable of stitching multiple images together to better fill a large desktop (see screenshot above). NewPic is a command-line application which is Active Desktop aware.


Snap – added 1/31/2007

Snap makes a window (Explorer windows for instance) snap to the edge of other windows or to the screen edge when it is moved close to it. It’s like the magnet effect of WinAMP, but for all open Windows. It installs a global hook dll (SnapH.dll) into the windows message queue, which recognizes the move event of a window. If the new window position is close to another window or the screen edge it recalculates the position in order to make it fit directly next to the edge of the other window or the screen edge.


reSizer – added 1/29/2007

reSizer enables keyboard shortcuts to focus, move, resize and change other window properties in a fast and intuitive way without even touching the mouse.


Titlebar Ticker – added 1/24/2007

Titlebar Ticker is free software to revolutionise how you access your favourite feeds – in the titlebar of the window you’re currently working in. No more opening up a separate window to get the latest stories. No more loosing your valuable screen-real estate to keep your feeds always visible. Now you can get on with whatever else you need to use your computer for and keep up with your favourite feeds.


ToolButton – added 1/3/2007

ToolButton functions as an RSS reader, bookmark manager, form filler and mega search utility. With toolbutton you can read headlines and other RSS content streamed automatically to your desktop and use a web site’s pre-configured button to navigate directly to the important areas of the site.


Flickr Wallpaper Rotator – added 12/25/2006

Flickr Wallpaper Rotator lets you specify tags or a Flickr username which the program will use to download wallpapers to your computer. You can have it rotate the wallpaper at regular intervals.


TitleTime – added 12/6/2006

TitleTime adds the current date and/or time to the Caption of the currently active application window. Additional options are a second clock (with a different time), week number, GMT/UTC time, Swatch Internet Time and Sounds at each full, half or quarter hour.


ScreenOff – added 10/25/2006

ScreenOff is a “boss screen”. When run, it blanks the screen, so that it appears turned off, and it exits if you click the mouse. A good idea would be to create a shortcut to it, assign a hotkey to the shortcut, and stick a piece of painted scotch tape on the screen LED. That way, when you activate ScreenOff, nobody will be able to tell it’s on, so stop turning the monitor on and off all the time when the boss comes in just to show that you are working instead of playing solitaire :)


Remote Infrared Control – added 10/24/2006

If you have an IR (Infrared) port in your computer, you can use RIControl to control your applications using an ordinary remote control from a TV or stereo. IRControl is completely configurable (even contains its own scripting language), and with the integrated Artificial Intelligence, you can teach the program what the remote control buttons are.


JavaExe – added 10/19/2006

JavaExe makes it possible to launch your Java application starting from an .exe as if it were about a Windows application, a system service, or a Control Panel.


Folder Marker – added 10/10/2006

Folder Marker will help you to cope with the standard yellowness. Folder Marker adds an item “Mark Folder” in the folder popup menu. Use Folder Marker to mark your folders. One mouse-click and it becomes clear at once, which documents have a high priority, and which of them have normal or low priority. Which operations are finished completely, which are half-done and which haven’t started yet.


Angeliux – added 9/18/2006

Angeliux is multipurpose system utility that concentrates numerous utilities to one small “Stay-on-top” window, featuring a RAM manager, small clock, file manager, calendar, CPU utilization, task manager, calculator, email checker, telnet, ASCII table, media player, personal alarm, tape calculator and many more!

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