Thursday, August 31, 2006

Cobian Backup


Cobian Backup is a freeware used to well, backup your files and directories for security copy in case of any mishaps such as a hard disk faulty or any accidental deletion of files.


With Cobian Backup, you can easily perform backups to other partitions of a hard drive or to another FTP server. Backup can also be done to another machine on the network. To learn more about backup types available in Cobian Backup, check Wikipedia for more.


Cobian Backup features:-

  • Resource friendly - backups with Cobian won't devour your memory and CPU to the max. It use resources in a smart way to avoid lockups / hangs.

  • Scheduled backup support - you can set up a backup schedule for example, once in a day to automate things up and avoid the hassle of mundane, routine backup tasks.

  • Support for popular backup types - you can choose to do a full / incremental / differential backup.

  • Encryption support - backup files can be encrypted to ensure privacy and security.

  • Compression support - to save hard disk space, backup can be compressed, only if you want it to be.

  • Remote backup - you can backup your files / directories to another PC or another FTP server. This is one of the best way to ensure availability of files in case any hard disk disaster.


It's never too late to save your data by performing regular backups. With Cobian Backup, you can do this in an easy way, without having to be an expert on backup.

Try Cobian Backup for free by downloading it from http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

SpaceMonger


To really find out which files are the biggest consumers of your hard drive space, with visual representations, choose SpaceMonger.


What really differentiates SpaceMonger with other freewares of its type is that SpaceMonger will display file sizes with graphical boxes. The bigger the files or folders, the bigger the box will be. The birds eye view of your entire hard disk are possible now with SpaceMonger. Just by looking at the interface, you will instantly know which files to delete / move in order to conserve hard disk space.


SpaceMonger features:-

  • Ease of use - choose a hard drive to scan, wait for a few minutes and a visual view of your hard drive contents will appear.

  • Density settings - you decide the depth of the view that you want. If the view looks too cumbersome, lower the density a bit.

  • Display colors - you can choose the color themes for your folders and files.

  • File tasks - you can choose to open and delete a file directly from SpaceMonger.


Some people love texts, some love pie charts and some love graphs to get an idea of something. If you prefer pie charts, you can check out my review on JDiskReport.

or you can proceed to download SpaceMonger here

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Flash SlideShow Maker


Want an easy way to create an online photo album without any fuss whatsoever? Read on.


Flash SlideShow Maker is a freeware that lets you create an online photo album to show off all your photography skills. You just need to select the photos that you want to include in the album, give a title to the album and click Next to create the .swf files that you can publish to the Internet. You can also opt to add music to the album to add more emotions inside it. Hahaha.


Its features:-


  • Point and click interface - its so easy to use. Absolutely no need for a manual.

  • Customizable album - you can decide the resolutions of the album, choose the framerate, transition duration etc. Just click Next if you don't know what they mean.

  • Themes - select the themes that suit your picture moods. You can also decorate the album with some decorations - falling leaves, snows etc.

  • Background Music - make sure the song that you choose doesn't offend the viewers. Hahaha.


This is one of the easy ways to create an online photo album. I forgot to tell you that the HTML pages are also auto generated for your convenience. Online photo creation has never been this easy. Try it now!


Download it from http://flash.dvd-photo-slideshow.com/download/index.php

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Folder Marker


Pulling hairs because of a cluttered desktop? Too many folders, can't find which one that you are looking for? Read on, I will tell you about a freeware that can help you get through this.



Imagine marking a folder with a red color to show urgency, marking another one with a folder with the picture of a lock to show private files, all done with a click of a button. Folder Marker will help you in marking your folders to differentiate it from the old, boring, yellow colored folders. This will help in better visibility thus better productivity. Colors makes some sense, don't they?


Folder Marker features:-

  • Simplistic, one click usage - right click on a folder to change its color / folder icons. Forrest Gump can do this without his momma telling him to do so.

  • Priority marking - mark folders with icons that show some sense of priority. Remember, eyes are more attracted to fun colors!

  • Customizable icons - you can add your own icons / folders to the menu for up to 10 items. Its hard to satisfy this choosy kind of people.

  • Multi mark - you can choose a set of folders and colorized it all at once! Great!


And of course its free! Don't you think this is great? Share some of your thoughts here by leaving some comments. Hateful comments are welcomed too! :D

Download Folder Marker from http://www.foldermarker.com/download.php


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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

AxCrypt


If you have read my previous freeware review on OmZiff, by now you have already know what encryption is. If you want an easy to use encryption freeware or are looking for another encryption freeware alternative, you can give AxCrypt a shot.


AxCrypt installed itself on the right click menu of your Windows system and to encrypt a file, you just need to right click on the file, choose the AxCrypt menu and click Encrypt. You will be prompted to enter a passphrase to encrypt the files. Don't forget it because you will need the same key to decrypt the file when the need arises.


AxCrypt features:-


  • Right click to encrypt - right click on a file to start the encryption menu and choose Encrypt, sooo easy.

  • Automatic encryption - you can open an encrypted file, edit anything you want on it and whenever you close it, it will get encrypted automatically.

  • Zero configuration - AxCrypt right click menu will appear instantly once its successfully installed.

  • Integrated shredder - shred that sensitive files of yours into oblivion.

  • Key file support - if you feel uncomfortable using passwords to encrypt a file, you can use a file containing some text keys to be used as a decryption key. Make sure you hide this file!


Encryption sensitive data can't be much more easier than with AxCrypt. Download it now from
http://axcrypt.axantum.com/

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Omziff


If you ever want to secure a file containing your precious data, you may consider encrypting it with a freeware. Encrypting a file means that you make a file secure by making it unreadable until you decrypt it with a password or some other ways of decryption.
If you are looking for one freeware to do that, Omziff is one of the best choice.



Omziff features:-


  • File encryption, of course - encrypt your files easily by choosing an input file, an output file and key in a password. As easy as ABC.

  • Password Generator - useful for system administrators who can't think of any secure passwords

  • File shredder - make deleted files unrecoverable by splitting it with this tool.

  • File splitter - split big files to make file transfer easier

  • File appender - append a few files into one, make sure you tell me if you are using this feature. I can't think of how will i benefit from this :(


As you are reading the features above, you will notice that Omziff is not just a file encryption utility. You will find multiple usage for Omziff. Moreover, Omziff doesn't need to be installed. Unzip it and walla, its ready to serve.


Download Omziff from http://www.xtort.net/


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Sunday, August 06, 2006

all apologies

sorry for the no show last week. had been busy with outstation work.
will update this site later!

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