Sunday, April 27, 2008

ooVoo - Excellent video chats made easy.




I've become a frequent user of video chat applications lately, and so have had occasion to try several of the available versions. There are the ones everyone knows about (Windows Live Messenger; AIM; Skype); there are web-based versions like MeBeam; and then there's ooVoo.

Some of the features of ooVoo highlighted on their web site:

ooVoo has many great features — from video calls with up to six people at once to video messaging to chat and file transfer capabilities. See below for some of our highlighted features and be sure to check back on this page often to see what's new.
  • FREE calls from ooVoo to a landline or mobile phone in the USA or Canada.
  • Start a face-to-face conversation and include up to six people.
  • Tired of typing emails? Give your fingers a break and send a video message to one friend or a group.
  • Import contacts from the most popular email programs: Office Outlook, Gmail, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo mail, AOLmail and more.
  • Create instant memories by recording your ooVoo video calls.
  • Do you want to grow a virtual mustache or become a Superman – all while on a video call? Now you can.
  • Text chat with up to six friends at a time!
  • With ooVoo it’s easy to share files with your friends!
  • Enable sidebar view to clearly view documents or other tasks on your screen.
  • Build your blog or MySpace page to life with an ooVoo link.
  • ooVoo is an exciting and fun new way to communicate and we want every one of your ooVoo experiences to be safe and secure.

Check out ooVoo here.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Vista Start Menu - a free way to power up your start menu


In spite of its name, Vista Start Menu works with both Vista and XP. Yes, Vista made its start menu prettier, but even more confusing than XP's. Bring in this freeware app and see how much more useful and intuitive a start menu can be. From the web site:
Vista Start Menu is the convenient alternative to the plain Start menu you find in Windows XP and Windows Vista. The program uses your cognitive abilities (visual memory, reflexes,etc.); however, while it is easily understandable for beginners, it is also highly efficient for experienced users.

Go ahead and try replacing your Start menu right now! It is safe because Vista Start Menu does not change your system settings, thus making it easy to install, as well as simple to remove.

Improved interface

Each detail in Vista Start Menu is well thought-out and the program will allow you to accomplish all your tasks with ease and comfort.

Always ready

Vista Start Menu was designed specifically to make it possible for users to quickly access any information simply by using the keyboard or the mouse.


Vista Start Menu


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