Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TopOCR - Converts digital images to text

Looking for a free way to take your digital images of documents and convert them to editable text? This freeware application specializes in images taken with digital cameras and smartphones. From the developer:

Can your camera or smartphone replace a scanner for document capture with OCR? The answer is a resounding YES! TopSoft, Ltd, a leading developer of OCR and image processing software has created an application specifically for OCR data capture with digital cameras and smartphones called TopOCR. TopOCR uses the latest most powerful neural net pattern recognition and digital signal processing techniques for the best possible OCR results from digital cameras. This OCR technology is the result of years of research and development in the United States and Europe. Unlike OCR applications designed for scanners, TopOCR understands that images from digital cameras and smartphones have more variation in image quality. As a result, the OCR processing in TopOCR is more robust and utilizes sophisticated image processing algorithms that the older OCR programs completely lack. After a lot of testing, and feedback from early users, many people feel that OCR document capture based on digital cameras will be the wave of the future.





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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Phone Number Location Lookup Tool - Where's that call coming from?

When you get calls from numbers you don't recognize it's sometimes useful to determine from whence it came. Knowing the geographic origin of the call can often give you the clue you need to figure out who's been calling. This free tool lets you see the location in Google Maps.


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Saturday, June 26, 2010

fbquick - Simple desktop notification of your Facebook activity

Want to know right away when stuff is happening on your FB? Get this desktop notification app and you'll be in business. From the developer:# Receive instant profile notifications on your desktop
# Stay connected with your friends, groups, and events
# Monitor your Facebook profile without a web browser
# Enjoy all the fun facebook has to offer plus more!



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Friday, June 25, 2010

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

RecycleBinEx - Power up your Recycle Bin

Alas, the poor Recycle Bin. This ultra-useful system tool gets no respect. It once had a girl call it to say, "Come over, there's nobody home." When it went over, there was nobody home. But these guys have taken the humble bin and powered it up to seriously respectable proportions. From the developer:
"RecycleBinEx is a powerful and easy to use recycle bin manager for Windows Operating System. It extends and enhances the Windows recycle bin, and let you use many extra features in it. With RecycleBinEx, you can sort the items in recycle bin; group them according to the deleted time, the logical disk, etc. You can select and remove the deleted items which were deleted one day ago, two days ago, 7 days ago, ..., 3 months ago by just one click. Or remove the deleted items of such as C disk only by one click, too."



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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Vodburner - Easily record and edit your Skype calls

Skype is useful and fun, but once the calls are over, they're gone forever, right? Wrong. With this free app you can record and edit your Skype calls. Developer description:

# Create complete video productions directly from Skype calls.
# Record both sides of any Skype video conversation, directly to your hard disk.
# Captures at full frame rate and maximum resolution for the best quality possible.
# Once the call is complete, generate a single complete video, incorporating both sides of the call, with just a couple of clicks.
# Edit the video prior to publishing, using the built in Post-Production Console.
# Alter which camera is used at any point (this side, other side or both sides).
# Trim portions of the call so they do not appear in the final production.
# Add text captions to the final production, with the ability to alter font, color and background.
# Add pictures to the final production.
# Add background audio to the final production, with professional fading options and volume control.
# Generate ASF/WMV files suitable for uploading directly to YouTube and other services.
# Upload directly to YouTube for public or private sharing.
# Generate video with your choice of aspect ratio and resolution.
# Anti-drift technology keeps both sides of the call in sync.
# Ideal for podcast interview recording.
# Ideal for recording shared desktop sessions.



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Friday, June 18, 2010

BBox Desktop Manager - Get your desktop stuff in order

Does your computer desktop mock you every time you look at it? Does it make you feel like a disorganized loser? Now you can mock it back by using this desktop management tool to create and maintain order, at least in this part of your life. From the developer:

"Desktop Manager BBox is a highly flexible desktop management software, It is completely free. BBox quickly and easily organizes your desktop icons, files, Web links and so on. either automatically or manually."


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Readability - Strips web pages down to easily readable format

This useful Firefox add-on makes web articles much easier and more pleasant to read by stripping them of all the annoying, distracting style elements and ads. Very worthwhile!



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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

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aCar (Android) - Track vehicle maintenance, mileage & expenses

Keeping track of your car's (or multiple cars') maintenance schedule, fuel mileage and costs on a PC is fine, but since you don't take your PC with you when you're actually in your car, it's not a very convenient process. Enter this cool Android app!

Some of the app's features:

* Tracking gas mileage and vehicle maintenance
* Multiple vehicles support
* Storing vehicle details (Make, Model, License Plate, etc.)
* Supporting several international units: MPG (US, Canada & Imperial), gal/100mi (US & Imperial), mi/L, km/gal (US & Imperial), L/100km, km/L
* Service reminders for vehicles (both time and mileage based). They can be separately customized for each vehicle
* Powerful searching and filtering
* Thorough statistics of your vehicles at a glance
* Exposing your data as graphical charts: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Price, Fuel Expenses, Service Expenses (Pro Feature!)
* Comparison charts for your vehicles and the fuel octanes you're using (Pro Feature!)
* Full manual/automatic data and application settings backup/restore (Pro Feature!)
* Importing data from various sources: Mileage application, Road Trip application, Auto 3in1 application, Fuelly.com, FuelFrog.com and any plain Excel compatible CSV file (Pro Feature!)
* Exporting data to Excel compatible CSV format (Pro Feature!)



aCar is available on the Android market.

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

ASK Toolbar Remover - Get rid of this blight once and for all

The ASK toolbar is a blight. It tries to get you to install it via trickery (sliding itself unobtrusively into your installation of apps you actually want). Then it refuses to go when you try to remove it. That's just obnoxious. If a product is worthwhile, people will actually choose to install it. This one clearly doesn't fit into that category. So how to get rid of it if you let it slip by you?

From the developer:

"Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. It was first created in 1996 as Ask Jeeves and renamed to Ask.com in 2005. Ask is a owned by IAC and is based in Oakland, California (USA). Ask also distributes the Ask toolbar to facilitate use of their search engine.

The Ask toolbar is often installed along with other software, which can be irritable. The toolbar is also known to increase web browser loading times, and memory use. Furthermore, the Ask toolbar installer often sets the computer's homepage to Ask.com. Removing the Ask toolbar will have no ill-effects on your web browsing.

We at AutoClean have created a program called the Ask Toolbar Remover that has been designed specifically to remove every last trace of the entries of the Ask Toolbar. Be aware that we do not in any way advise you to remove any Ask programs, but provide this removal tool to facilitate its removal if you decide to."





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Friday, June 04, 2010

Be afraid, Apple, be very afraid (Android)

PCWorld - June 3, 2010, by Tony Bradley

One of the prevailing themes at the Computex conference this week is the coming onslaught of Android-based tablets. The iPad is leading the tablet charge--selling more than two million units in less than two months since its initial launch, but some of the Android tablets could be formidable challengers to Apple's de facto tablet dominance.

Let's take a look at five things that may make Android-based tablets better business tools, and better mobile computing platforms for business professionals than the Apple iPad. These factors should be cause for Apple to be concerned about the Android invasion.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010