Archive for May, 2007

May 31st, 2007 by Keith

Sticky Notes 1.5 Beta 5

Posted in Beta, Fun Stuff, Mac OS, Site News, Utilities

Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are becoming rather popular on personal computers, and it is almost an essential tool on every user’s desktop environment. For Macintosh users, Sticky Notes 1.5 allows Mac OS X users to keep notes and lists on the computer screen so that they can be easily accessed whenever necessarily.

The software is also quite special, in the sense that these notes are searchable. The notes are also easy to line up and can be snapped to each other’s edges automatically. According to the developer’s site,

…Sticky Notes is OpenTalk (Rendezvous) network enabled, so that you can slap a Sticky onto the screen of a fellow user, complete with sound effects…


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May 31st, 2007 by Keith

Aoeui 1.0.0 – Dvorak-optimized Text Editor

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Site News, Utilities


Available as a free source application, aoeui is a Dvorak-optimised text editor that is lightweight and unobtrusive. The special feature of this editor is that it is completely optimised for the Dvorak keyboard layout.

Written and developed by Peter Klausler in March 2007, this application has gain a foothold to attract programmers that uses Dvorak keyboard layout for fast editing.

Source codes are available for download from the link here.

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May 31st, 2007 by Keith

SpeedVPN 1.1 Build 3356

Posted in Development Software, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Secure SpeedVPN

Have you ever experience a poor Internet connection speed with your current Internet Service Provider (ISP)? Particularly, when you are having a dialup connection or even a Broadband (DSL or Cable), users can harness the capability of SpeedVPN to accelerate and optimise the Internet connectivity with the improvised compression technology embedded within the software.

With this application, all that is required is a user name and a password for your dial-up account and SpeedVPN will does the remaining job.


  • - 5x faster than Dialup
  • - 3x faster than Broadband DSL
  • - new idea
  • - easy to implement and install
  • - works with any Internet connection in any country.

Furthermore, it is known to be an alternative solution to DSL Broadband. So, instead of paying high fees to upgrade, perhaps this software might give you what you need at no cost.

Download Software
SpeedVPN 1.1

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May 30th, 2007 by Keith

WinSCP 4.0.2 Beta

Posted in Beta, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows


Other than Filezilla, WinSCP is another open source FTP and SFTP client for Windows. Basically, its main function is to invoke secure file transfer between a local and remote system using Secure Shell (SSH) support. Furthermore, it also supports the legacy SCP protocol.

A fundamental feature, the file manager, is included in WinSCP 4.0.2 Beta. In this release, there are a couple of small improvements along with bug fixes.

Download Link
WinSCP 4.0.2 Beta

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May 30th, 2007 by Keith

CoolAlbum 1.2

Posted in Fun Stuff, Graphics, Software Companies, Windows


VCool Software Workroom’s CoolAlbum is simply a photo album with four specific functions.


  1. Managing Albums ( Interface Snape ) – user can specify album name, creator, memo, password, select cove picture, page picture, photo arrangement way and change font and color for album’s cover page.
  2. Editing Album or Browsing Photos ( Interface Snape ) – user can change picture arrangement way, insert or delete album page, change photo position and get photos from files.
  3. Editing Photo ( Interface Snape ) – user can adjust a photo’s lightness, contrast gradient, place text on a photo and select frame for a photo.
  4. Searching or Browsing Photos ( Interface Snape ) – user can browse photos in traditional mode.

There are some changes in this latest version. User can now save all of the photos in one album to one folder. Also, the album folder can be changed. Undo operation is now supported for multi step procedures. In addition, there is album privacy protection function, and furthermore an automatic flip album page function.

The application is downloadable for free trial, and a license costs merely $12.99. Download CoolAlbum 1.2 today!

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May 29th, 2007 by Keith

Star Wars Story on Telnet

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Windows

Star Wars

I found this by chance on Hostmatrix Forums; that is, Star Wars Asciimation. This is not a software release, but then I find it rather interesting, and can’t help but to post it here.

Using Telnet service, you can access the Star Wars story and watch the ascii text in actions. Alright, I’d better keep it short. To enjoy, simply use telnet and access the site, i.e.


Get ready, sit back and May the Forces Be With You.

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May 29th, 2007 by Keith

Ultimate MP3 Player 1.0

Posted in Audio, Fun Stuff, Site News, Utilities, Windows


As a simple MP3 Player, Ultimate MP3 Player (aka UMP) 1.0, has a rather interesting model feature. Models are files that can be uploaded into UMP, the way like changing the theme or skins.

As model files are much more complicated than skins, they can have different design, buttons, features and player. Some of the features are as follow:

  • -Models
  • -Playlist (some models)
  • -Mp3 scan (some models)
  • -Mod,Midi,Wav player (some models)

The requirement for this application is a Windows operating system, i.e. Windows 95/98/2000/XP, and a 16-bit sound (audio) card.

Download File
UMP 1.0 (490Kb – BlueUmp Model)

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May 28th, 2007 by Keith

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 5

Posted in Beta, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Web Apps, Windows

Firefox Logo

The nightly build for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 alpha 5, codenamed “Gran Paradiso“, is now available for download. According to LinuxWorld, Mozilla has met a major milestone in its march to Firefox 3.0, by adding another chunk of the new Places feature to the alpha set for release late next week.

Places is a complete revamp feature of the bookmarks and history functions of the browser. Unlike previous algorithm, Places uses the open-source SQLite database engine to store and retrieve bookmarks and history entries.

Download Firefox 3.0 Nightly Build
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 5

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May 27th, 2007 by Keith

iResizer 1.2.1 – Image Resizer for Mac OS X

Posted in Fun Stuff, Graphics, Mac OS, Site News, Utilities


In contrast to the previous post made about video resizing, this is an image resizer for Mac OS X, known as iResizer 1.2.1. This application is a simple program which allows users to resize image files and photos according to specific preferences.

Some of the configurations which can be adjusted are:

  • set output size, which can be set by width or height and by long or short side,
  • save resized images in different formats, e.g. JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP and TIFF,
  • giving resized file a new sequential name.

The software is a small utility, but it is definitely very useful in resizing image files in a quick fashion. It is written in Cocoa/Objective-C language, and is programmed for Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

Download File
iResizer 1.2.1

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