Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity music player for Windows
95/98/NT. This excellent player supports MP3, CD, Audiosoft, Audio
Explosion, MOD, WAV and other audio formats. Also includes a spectrum
analyzer, playlist support, a CD audio decoder, an MPEG decoder, and a
digital equalizer. It also supports custom appearances called skins,
audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins. This link is to the
"Basic Version" of Winamp. Changes: Massively improved CD Audio
support, many bug fixes and cosmetic improvements.
IrfanView32 is a small but versatile image file viewer. It will view
and convert a multitude of formats, including jpg/jpeg, gif, bmp, dib,
rle, pcx, dcx, png, tiff, tga, ras/sun, ico, cur, ani, avi, wav, mid,
rmi, wmf, emf, pbm, pgm, ppm, iff/lbm, psd, cpt, eps, clp, cam,
mpg/mpeg, mov, lwf, aif, g3 and photo-cd. You can instantly set
graphics as Windows wallpaper or resize them, plus you can use a
variety of viewing options, including rotating, flipping, and zooming.
IrfanView32 also features a handy preview option, thumbnail option,
drag & drop support, slideshow, fast directory view, batch conversion,
audio CD player, print option, change color depth, scan support,
cut/crop, effects (sharpen, blur, photoshop filter factory etc.),
capturing, and more.
BossKey is a simple virtual desktop program. Create a hot-key to
switch between the desktops and have one set of windows on one and a
different set of windows on the other and flip between them instantly
with a single keypress.
PowerArchiver is a powerful and easy-to-use archiving Utility. Some of
the features include: full built-in support for ZIP, CAB, LHA (LZH),
TAR (TAR.GZ) and BH (BlakHole) archives, XXE and UUE ``Internet
encoded files, built-in support for reading and extracting: RAR, ARJ,
ARC, ACE, ZOO and GZip ``archives, multiple disk spanning, powerful
SFX archives, passwords, comments, renaming files within archive,
installing archive, ``checking archive for viruses, integrated viewer
with support for TXT, RTF, BMP, JPG (JPEG), ICO, WMF and EMF files,
complete integration with Windows ``Explorer, tool for converting
between archive formats (CAB -> LHA etc.), tool for splitting single
ZIP archive, integrated file browser, detailed help with a tutorial
for beginners, a great interface and lots of other features. This
version features many bug fixes, support for extracting several
archives ``with only one click in Windows Explorer, "Mail Archive" &
Yahoo Messenger (formerly known as Yahoo Pager) is a free messaging
service that allows you to see when friends come online and
communicate with them using instant messages. It can also alert you
when you have new mail in your Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Personals account,
or when you have an upcoming meeting in Yahoo Calendar. Offers
firewall support, a standby mode that minimizes the program until an
Internet connection is made, the ability to save and print your
conversations, and a tabbed interface that provides access to your
favorite stocks, news, and sports scores. This latest version includes
a new feature that allows you to conduct voice chat sessions with
other Yahoo Messenger users (requires sound card, microphone, and
AOL Instant Messenger allows you to communicate with anyone on the
Internet or anyone on America Online. It is identical to the Buddy
List and Instant Message features of AOL but you can use this even if
you are not on AOL. Users are able to send and receive messages to
anyone else who has the software, and they are notified when users
that they have put on their "Buddy List" are online. The latest
version includes an enhanced stock ticker and a new feature called AIM
Talk that lets you talk directly using a microphone.
WordWeb is a powerful thesaurus/dictionary. It can be used from many
word processors or on its own. Template included for use with MS word
and some other word processors. This is a major upgrade on version
1.5x. The program has been entirely re-written and has a much larger
and better database.
GkSetup is a great program that lets you create full-featured program
installs. It supports self-extracting setups, disk spanning,
uninstalls, shared DLL and OCX registration, Start Menu modifications,
Registry changes, custom languages, and lots more. This newest
includes a full uninstaller and can collect user information,
including the user name, company, and serial number. It also supports
adding Registry values and it offers three different types of setups.
Note: Free for non-commercial use.
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A program that's designed to catalog your MPEG audio file collection.
It is fast and easy to use, scans selected drives for *.mpa, *.mp2 and
*.mp3 files, and lists them in an Explorer-style interface. Just
select a file to retrieve the size, bit rate, length, sample rate, and
channel mode. You can play the selected file as well.
NetAnts is a download manager designed to maximize throughput by
making ``multiple FTP or HTTP connections, each of which downloads a
separate part of a single file. To start file retrieval, just click a
file link in your Web, drag 'n drop, or copy the URL. It allows you to
specify several files to download, and it will save the job ``list on
exit. The program supports FTP and HTTP proxies and has options for
automatically dialing your ISP, pinging servers to maintain your
connection, and then hanging up your connection and``shutting down
your system when finished ``downloading. The program runs as a
convenient icon in the system tray.
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