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Feature: Free Ways to Synchronize Folders Between Computers March 26, 2008

Posted by brandon in file sharing, freeware, sync, utilities, Windows.
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Here’s a great article from LifeHacker. I’ve used FolderShare and SyncToy with great success in the past. Generally, use FolderShare if you need to sync over the internet or SyncToy if it’s local.

Feature: Free Ways to Synchronize Folders Between Computers


IMO March 13, 2008

Posted by brandon in freeware, instant messaging, productivity.
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there are a lot of players in multi-protocol instant messenging these days, but if you want something easy-to-use, no hassle, and web-based, you may want to check out IMO.

the service does not require any downloads. Other features like surf mode and video chat are unique to IMO… for now 🙂


digsby February 22, 2008

Posted by brandon in freeware, instant messaging, productivity, software, Windows.
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digsby logodigsby is a new multiprotocol client for im, email, and social networks. it’s amazingly customizable and will synchronize all your personalizations between computers (e.g. home, office, laptop).

it’s currently in beta (you can use the beta code AskTheAdmin) if you want to play with it.

i’ve been using it for about a week now, and I think this is a winner (i was a big fan of Pidgin up til now).

oh, and it’s really cute.


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GOOG-411 October 15, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, google, productivity.
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Google TalkGoogle’s new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free.

Dial 800 GOOG 411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone
State the location and business type
Connect to the business for free

Watch a demonstration video at: 1-800-GOOG-411


Want to learn another language? September 26, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, productivity.
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For FREE no less? There are eleven courses available already, including Spanish, French, Italian, and German. And I need to brush up in my Mandarin…

Mango Beta Launched!


lifehacker: cool uninstaller August 23, 2007

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absolute-uninstaller.pngAbsolute Uninstaller helps you do a regular uninstall, but then tries to remove any files left behind, including registry entries. It also lets you remove multiple aplpications at once! Pretty darn cool.

Featured Windows Download: Remove Programs in Bulk with Absolute Uninstaller – Lifehacker


ccleaner: one of my favorite apps has gone portable! August 21, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, productivity, software, Tips and Tricks, utilities.
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keep in mind, this is a beta release, but CCleaner is now …

CCleaner can now run from a USB thumbdrive and be installed/run on a computer without a complicated setup process.

If you aren’t familiar, CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! 🙂


Cool disk defragmenter August 1, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, Tips and Tricks, Windows.
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Windows only: Freeware application JkDefrag GUI is an advanced hard
drive defrag application that provides a graphical user interface for
the open source JkDefrag command line defrag tool. JkDefrag puts the
standard Windows defragger to shame with scheduled defrags, file
optimization, and options to include/exclude directories. On the fun
end of the spectrum, JkDefrag GUI has an installable screensaver tool
that automatically turns on and visualizes your defrag when your
computer is idle and hasn’t been defragged for a user-defined amount of
time. In all, JkDefrag GUI is the coolest Windows defrag app I’ve ever
seen, and best of all, it’s totally free.



Google Docs redesign! June 28, 2007

Posted by brandon in file sharing, freeware, google, productivity.
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The Google Docs interface has been redesigned and it looks pretty sharp!

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

The best new feature…

Organize your documents with folders
Organize your documents with folders
As your documents grow in number, we wanted to make it easier to manage
and organize them by adding folders. Create a folder by clicking the
“New” button in the upper left hand corner, select “Folder” and add the
name of the folder. Now just drag and drop any document into it or add
one document to multiple folders.


logmein for mac! June 5, 2007

Posted by brandon in freeware, mac, productivity.
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anyone have a mac handy that wants to give this a spin? the pc products are terrific!