Software Reviews – Madhur Kapoor’s Blog http://www.whoismadhur.com Technology, Software Reviews, Tutorials, Vista Tips, Windows Tips Thu, 08 May 2014 16:13:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Force Remove Windows Programs with Geek Uninstaller http://www.whoismadhur.com/2014/04/07/force-remove-windows-programs-with-geek-uninstaller/ Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:38:31 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3863 Geek Uninstaller is a freeware which offers more features than the basic Windows uninstall manager. Though it does not offer as many features as present in other uninstallers, it provides all the essential features in a basic interface which is very easy to use.

Many uninstall programs leaves a lot of useless stuff on the computer even after a program has been uninstalled. Once a software has been uninstalled, the program will check whether any files/folders or registry keys were left behind and will offer to remove them. The program offers a simple no frills interface which lists down all the programs that have been installed in the system. You can right click on any program and access the registry keys and installation folder of the application. For some of the program, you also get an option for Force removal. This is quite useful if the standard installation does not work. The program also highlights newly installed programs and the list can also be exported as html.

The program is quite fast and is also portable and requires no installation. It runs on all the version of Windows and a paid professional version is also available.

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Change File and Folder Attributes with Attribute Changer http://www.whoismadhur.com/2014/04/05/change-file-and-folder-attributes-with-attribute-changer/ Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:53:22 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3861 Attribute Changer is a freeware windows utility which can be used to change file attributes of multiple files or folders. It provides a great interface as well as integration with windows right click menu allowing you to change attributes on the fly.

The program is very easy to use and provides a simple interface. Right click on files/folder whose attribute you want to change and click on “Change Attribute” option. the interface will open and there you can select different options that you want to change. You can modify attribute settings like ‘Read Only’, ‘Hidden’, ‘System’, ‘Compress’ etc. You can also modify the time stamps of the files and folders. It can also generate random time stamps for multiple files. It also has a simulation mode using which you can preview the changes before making them permanent. You can also use it to modify EXIF data of images manually.

The program is small in size and runs on almost all the version of Windows.

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Manage Multiple Clipboard Channels with Clipjump http://www.whoismadhur.com/2014/04/03/manage-multiple-clipboard-channels-with-clipjump/ Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:01:17 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3859 Clipjump is an enhanced multiple clipboard manager application which keeps track of all the data that you copy to the clipboard. The default windows clipboard doesn’t give you any option other than simple and copy and paste. Clipjump keeps track of all the items that you copy to your clipboard in any format and you can paste the one that you need.

All the items that you copy will be maintained in Clipjump. On pressing Ctrl + v, you can cycle between the items that are present and paste the one that you want. One of the best feature it provides is the creation of multiple clipboard channel. You can now create multiple clipboard so that you can copy some specific data into different ones which is quite easily managed. You can then select the channel that you want to use. This is really helpful if you are working on multiple things and don’t want to copy all the data inside a single clipboard. You can also view the clipboard history and can delete the items that you don’t need. You can copy anything to clipboard irrespective of file format. It even provides a preview of the images that you copy. You can even your clipboard content and share them with your friends. It also supports batch pasting and it can even be customized by different plugins.

The program is also quite fast and no installation is needed for the same. It runs on all the version of Windows.

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Hide Data Inside Audio Files with DeepSound http://www.whoismadhur.com/2014/03/30/hide-data-inside-audio-files-with-deepsound/ Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:54:13 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3856 DeepSound is a freeware steganography tool which can be used to hide secret data inside audio files. Once the data has been hidden inside the sound file, the file can be played normally like a music file. Except the increase in file size, there is no indication that the sound file contains any hidden data.

The program supports wav and flac audio formats. Simple select the carrier audio file and the data files that you want to hide inside it. Different type of files including text documents, audio, video files etc. can be hidden. The program can be used as a copyright marking software for wav, flac and audio cd formats. Data can also be password protected by using 256-bit AES encryption. To extract the data, simple open the carrier file with the DeepSound file browser and extract the hidden data. You can select the output quality of the audio file.

The program is a freeware and works in Windows and requires .Net Framework 3.5

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Insert Frequently Used Text Anywhere With TypeText http://www.whoismadhur.com/2014/03/27/insert-frequently-used-text-anywhere-with-typetext/ Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:42:17 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3854 TypeText is a freeware using which you can quickly insert your frequently used text snippets or words into any text editor. Many times while typing something or replying to mails, there are some text that we use quite often. Using TypeText, we can quickly insert them by a single button click.

While working in any text editor, simple press Ctrl + B and it will bring a small dialog from which we can select the text snippet that we want to insert and it will be added to the current document. The program provides a simple interface where we can add and edit the text snippets. The snippets that we enter can be combined with special keys like Caret, Return, Paste etc. The program also lets you import/export the text snippets and it also comes with a backup feature.

The program can be quite productive and it works on Windows Xp/Vista/7/8.

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Upload Images To Facebook with ImageGlass http://www.whoismadhur.com/2014/03/26/upload-images-to-facebook-with-imageglass/ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:43:10 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3851 ImageGlass is a simple image viewing application which is a nice alternative to the default Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 7 and 8. The program is lightweight and can be customized by using extensions, themes and language packs. It also supports lots of different functions and provides a nice image viewing experience with its clean interface.

The program offers various basic functions like Image zooming, thumbnail preview, rotate images, full screen view etc. It can also convert images between different formats. The thumbnail feature is quite helpful as it can display all the images in the current or child folders which can be quickly navigated to. It supports 14 popular image formats and it can also convert images between those formats. It can also be used to extract different frames from a gif file. The program has an integrated Facebook Uploader with which you can quickly upload images to your Facebook account with a single button click. The program can be customized by using different extensions, themes and language packs which are available online.

It is free as well as open source and works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

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Dock Screenshot on Desktop with SnipDock http://www.whoismadhur.com/2014/03/25/dock-screenshot-on-desktop-with-snipdock/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:00:08 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3839 SnipDock is a free utility that can be used to ‘snip’ a part of your screen and dock it along the desktop. This is especially useful while you are working on any document and you need to refer to an image while working. So instead of switching between the document and image, you can ‘snip’ the image and dock it so that it becomes easy to reference.

You can take screenshot of any user defined portion. The image can be docked to the left or right side of the desktop or you can have a floating window for greater control. The program can automatically dock and resize it for you. Once the image has been dock, no other program will be able to take that space. You can also zoom in and zoom out in the image using mouse scroll. It also automatically saves the screenshots in the ‘Pictures’ folder so you can also use it as a screenshot tool.

The program is Windows based and requires .Net Framework 4.

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Protect Computer From Unauthorized access with Lockscreen Pro http://www.whoismadhur.com/2013/10/27/protect-computer-from-unauthorized-access-with-lockscreen-pro/ Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:32:49 +0000 http://www.whoismadhur.com/?p=3797 Lockscreen Pro is a free screen locking software which can lock the computer screen to prevent unauthorized access. You can password protect your computer which also prevents unauthorized access but Lockscreen Pro provides some great features and it gives a very beautiful interface also.

On running the program for the first time, you will taken to settings page where you can configure the password which you want to use and you can also set default options. You can select the background image that you want to be displayed and you can also display the battery status, clock along with the lock screen. Screen can be locked by using a hotkey or using the Tray Menu icon. It can even dim the screen after a specified period of inactivity.

It also gives you an option to configure a USB drive which can then be used to unlock the machine. On selecting the option, the program will create a login token in the USB drive. The computer will then automatically unlock when the USB drive is inserted. If you have a webcam configured, it can even take pictures of failed/successful login attempts which can then be reviewed.

All these features makes it a great Lock screen program. It is a freeware and works on Windows XP/7/8.

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