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Jim Hillier
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June 15, 2009 - 7:35 pm
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Hi All - Under is a list of some new/different freeware products I have tripped over during the past few weeks. Please be aware that I have not tested any and am not necessarily making any recommendations.....it's merely a list of items I thought were interesting and which you may like to check out. Most of the product sites include a good deal of information and I suggest you read through that thoroughly before downloading:

[url=http://www.effectmatrix.com/PowerPoint-Video-Converter/Free-PowerPoint-Video-Converter.htm#difference:2cfqta0o]E.M Free PowerPoint Video Converter[/url:2cfqta0o] - Been searching for something like this for ages. I'm, as yet, unsure if it converts .PPS files to video as the info on the site just mentions 'PowerPoint', plus screenshots show .PPT files only. I will be installing this one and checking it out thoroughly very soon.

[url=http://www.phraseexpress.com/:2cfqta0o]PhraseExpress[/url:2cfqta0o] - Clipboard utility which allows you to set up text abbreviations for frequently used expressions, sentences, etc. and manage them. Features include; Organize frequently used text snippets, expand abbreviations as you type, launch programs with text shortcuts, auto-complete repetitive phrases, quick access to the Windows Clipboard History, correct spelling mistakes in any application.

[url=http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/installed_codec.html:2cfqta0o]InstalledCodec[/url:2cfqta0o] - Yet another useful, portable freeware from the terrific Nirsoft collection. Allows you to view all currently installed codecs and enable/disable any. Great aid for troubleshooting.

[url=http://personal.informer.com/:2cfqta0o]Personal Informer[/url:2cfqta0o] - Allows you to set up you own, customised home page within your favourite browser. This from the site: [i:2cfqta0o]"Personal Informer is all about comfort. Our service will help you to create and customize ideal home page for your favorite browser, so that any information you seek will be one-click away."[/i:2cfqta0o]

[url=http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/bbflashbackexpress/home.aspx:2cfqta0o]BB FlashBack Express[/url:2cfqta0o] - Highly regarded screen recorder; Record screen, sound and webcam. Share movies with one-click upload to Youtube and other video sharing sites. Save movies as Flash or AVI files.

[url=http://system-cleaner.comodo.com/download.html:2cfqta0o]Comodo (free) System Cleaner[/url:2cfqta0o] - I mentioned this one in the news letter but since then Comodo have released a portable version.

[url=http://www.tweaknow.com/powerPack.html:2cfqta0o]TweakNow PowerPack[/url:2cfqta0o] - Products from this publisher are normally very good...here's a part of what they say about this software; [i:2cfqta0o]"TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities that let you fine-tune every aspect of your computer's operating system and Web browser."[/i:2cfqta0o]

[url=http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html:2cfqta0o]Iobit Game Booster[/url:2cfqta0o] - Love to play games? Maybe worthwhile checking this one out.

[url=http://dcunningham.net/encodehd/:2cfqta0o]EncodeHD[/url:2cfqta0o] - Re-encode all types of video files for use on home media player or on-the-go device. Aims to provide a simple interface with no fuss, and give the best speed possible without compromising on quality. Check out the list of currently supported devices on the site.

[url=http://polyedit.com/free.html:2cfqta0o]PolyEdit Lite[/url:2cfqta0o] - Free word processor which has recently been brought to my attention. Our lovely and knowledgeable Carol is currently having a closer look at this one....stand by for upcoming review in the DCT news letter.

Enjoy.........JIM

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June 3, 2010 - 5:41 pm
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Greetings

Re Comodo Free System Cleaner. I tried it once. I suggest the utmost caution. I nearly wrecked my computer. Fortunately I was able to recover the previous state with System Restore. Needless to say I deleted the product and contacted the friend I had recommended it to posthaste. I use the Comodo Firewall, have used other Comodo products and was delighted.

GL

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Hey GL - At time of initial post the Comodo System Cleaner was pretty much brand new. Since then I have also read reports of it causing issues through being overzealous.

I always advocate extreme caution when using any of these types of products....anyway, thank you for the heads up!

BTW: Try not to use the word "delete" when referring to an 'uninstall'. It's easily enough done and [i:3t879yz8]we[/i:3t879yz8] know what you mean but it tends to confuse the newbies a tad.

Thanks again,
Cheers....Jim

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Right you are. Unistalled it. GL

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I'm finally getting around to checking out PolyEdit Lite. Be interested to hear Carol's take on it. I'm an old Word user since I graduated from Works 3.0, but I like to see what's new...
i was amused by this quote from the web site: "It is a great replacement for both WordPad and Notepad." What isn't, may I ask? Notepad especially lacks so many contemporary features. My favorite freeware replacement for it is TED Notepad - worth a look if you're not familiar with it. http://jsimlo.sk/notepad/

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