Archive for January, 2007

January 24th, 2007 by Keith

Muddly 3.0.0 Beta – Another Web Browser

Posted in Beta, Development Software, Fun Stuff, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Muddly Browser

A new web browser has emerged. Muddly 3.0.0 Beta is a multi-tabbed, multi-paned, multi-document web browser. The application also offers multi-paned browsing for ’side by side’ and ‘top and bottom’ viewing. It lets users save a collection of web pages as a reloadable document file (.mud file).

Muddly web browser is based on the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser engine, and is currently in the beta development stage. If you are curious how Muddly may be useful, take a look at the demo clip.

Users who are interested to become beta testers are welcomed. If you just want to try it out, the application is free to download from the link below.

Download Link
Muddly 3.0.0 Beta

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January 24th, 2007 by Keith

ThGClock 1.00

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows

ThGClock

ThGClock is a simple clock utility that display the time on your desktop. It provides a short view of the time.

The application currently supports Microsoft Windows 98/ME/XP. It has a simple interface and the purpose of having the time on the desktop allows users to access the time easily and quickly.

Download Link
ThGClock 1.00

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January 24th, 2007 by Keith

Free Linux Shell Service – Anapnea.Net

Posted in Linux, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps

Anapnea

Anapnea is a free linux shell service that provides users with a list of free linux tools. Their slogan is “recovery of one’s breath; restoration of breath“.

This is not exactly a software, but it is a free linux service that provides membership to those who wish to run some basic linux commands on another server. A membership gives you SSH access to basic commands, plus applications such as irssi, wget, links, and many others.

Server Specifications and Features

  • Gentoo Linux
  • 2.8GHz Dual Xeon CPU
  • 8GB RAM, limit of 512MB for each user
  • 100Mbit Connection
  • Sysadmins that don’t snarl when you ask them silly questions

Users who have been approved of the membership also gets to receive the following:

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January 23rd, 2007 by Keith

TrayList Player 1.0

Posted in Fun Stuff, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

Traylist Player

Have a truly unique media player and m3u playlist manager at your fingertip. Yes, that is referring to TrayList Player 1.0. The application has the ability to load and play users’ customised playlists from the system tray with just a few clicks on the mouse. It also allows the player to jump from one playlist to another, and back again without even requiring to open the application window.

The interface has an organised look, with an easy-to-use structure, allowing users to customise the music collection into manageable playlists, which can be loaded directly from the system tray, on the fly.

Furthermore, the player includes a party mode that allows music to be played continuously all night without needed to touch the player, and reactivate the playlist. Simply click on the “Stare Party” button and let the player handle the music.

Nice Features:

  • * ID3 Tag Display
  • * File count in playlist (shows how many tracks are in each list)
  • * playlist size calculation (incase you intend to export your playlists to your external mp3 player) (NOTE: export function still in production)
  • * Autohide function will allow the window to close as soon as it loses focus
  • * Start with system (only with installer version)
  • * Start minimized And More

Note that the demo version has been released for Beta Testing. Users can download the version for free. Anyone who submits the beta test information will receive a free unlock code for the final release. So, don’t wait, there is no harm in trying it out, and getting a licensed version for free.

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January 23rd, 2007 by Keith

WordPress 2.1 Elle Released

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

WordPress

WordPress has released another new major version of WordPress 2.1 Today, codename Elle, named after jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. The 2.1 release contains several new features over the current stable version of 2.0.7.

New Features

  • * Autosave makes sure you never lose a post again.
  • * Our new tabbed editor allows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing instantly while writing a post.
  • * The lossless XML import and export makes it easy for you to move your content between WordPress blogs.
  • * Our completely redone visual editor also now includes spell checking.
  • * New search engine privacy option allows you take you to indicate your blog shouldn’t ping or be indexed by search engines like Google.
  • * You can set any “page” to be the front page of your site, and put the latest posts somewhere else, making it much easier to use WordPress as a content management system.
  • * Much more efficient database code, faster than previous versions. Domas Mituzas from MySQL went over all our queries with a fine-toothed comb.
  • * Links in your blogroll now support sub-categories and you can add categories on the fly.
  • * Redesigned login screen from the Shuttle project.
  • * More AJAX to make custom fields, moderation, deletions, and more all faster. My favorite is the comments page, which new lets you approve or unapprove things instantly.
  • * Pages can now be drafts, or private.
  • * Our admin has been refreshed to load faster and be more visually consistent.
  • * The dashboard now instantly and brings RSS feeds asynchronously in the background.
  • * Comment feeds now include all the comments, not just the last 10.
  • * Better internationalization and support for right-to-left languages.
  • * The upload manager lets you easily manage all your uploads pictures, video, and audio.
  • * A new version of the Akismet plugin is bundled.

Developers for WordPress might also find this new version rather pleasing. It has much cleaner code than 2.0 and includes hundreds of enhancements that will enable a new generation of richer plugins. For instance,

  • * Psuedo-cron functionality let’s you schedule events much like cron.
  • * Users admin can now comfortably handle hundreds of thousands of users.
  • * The new WP_Error class cleans up how we do error reporting and handling.
  • * The javascript loader makes it easier for plugins to include rich functionality.
  • * Tons of new hooks and APIs.
  • * We’ve started to fill out our code inline documentation.
  • * Image and thumbnail API allows for richer media plugins.
  • * Custom header, color picker, and image cropping framework.

For the first time in WordPress’s history, the team have decided when the next version is going to arrive – April 23rd 2007.

Download Link:
WordPress 2.1

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January 22nd, 2007 by Keith

PowerFolder 1.1.0 – File Sharing Technology

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

PowerFolder

PowerFolder 1.1.0 is a peer-to-peer tool which synchronizes files between PCs in home-network, Intranet or over the Internet. Two editions are available: the free version, and the pro version. On the Internet, the application utilizes peer-to-peer technology to discover people whom you are exchanging files with. The main usage of using PowerFolder is basically for file sharing.

Main Purposes

  1. automatic file synchronization between computers,
  2. private filesharing,
  3. exchange of project files and data backup.

With PowerFolder, files are managed in virtual folders – multiple users or PCs may have access to the same folder. To grant other users or PCs access to your files an “invitation” (or authorisation) containing a unique secret access key to your folder will have to been given to them.

Developed in Java, this application is able to run in several platforms, i.e. Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

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January 21st, 2007 by Keith

Blender 2.4.3 RC2 – 3D Graphics Creation

Posted in Fun Stuff, Graphics, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Utilities, Windows

Blender 3D

Introducing an open source software for 3D modelling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback, Blender 2.4.3 RC2 is one that has got what it takes. The software is available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

The key features of this application are shown below.

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January 21st, 2007 by Keith

FolderMap 1.0

Posted in Fun Stuff, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

Folder Map

FolderMap 1.0 is a Windows program that creates a mapping of your folders in your hard disk. It is exceptionally useful for users who have a large collection of files and it is of interest of find the contraction of the folder or disks and save it and send to peers.

Two screen shots are available here. The file details have been filtered.

Here are some of the nice features:

Folder Map 1 Folder Map 2

  • - Nice GUI using Office 2007 style
  • - Uses Explorer style
  • - “Send to MS Word” possibility
  • - Save the folder’s map as Doc or Rtf file

Download Link
FolderMap 1.0

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January 20th, 2007 by Keith

Gaim 2.0.0 Beta 6

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Web Apps, Windows

Gaim

Just yesterday, Gaim 2.0.0 Beta 6 has been released. This latest beta version is considered to be reasonably stable and the 2.0.0 final version is expected to be released soon.

Assorted builds of this Gaim release can be found on the sourceforge page. Gaim is a GTK+ instant messaging application. It supports multiple protocols, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, IRC, Napster, Gadu-Gadu, Zephyr, and SILC. It has many common features found in other clients, as well as many unique features

All builds, including source code, can be downloaded from the sourceforge.net website.

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