Monthly Archive: May 2011

gdocsdrive

GDocsDrive: Google On Your Desktop … Giveaway!

The giveaway has now ended, thanks to those who participated and The Cloud Drive Team for providing giveaway licenses.GDocsDrive is a program that lets you manage your google documents straight from the desktop, essentially acting as a disk drive but one that is in the cloud. Google’s office suite, the alternative to Microsoft Office, offers a way to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets and more. To use these office programs online you can log in and start working on new documents or import or upload existing documents, however GDocsDrive gives you the chance to do more. Unlike google docs GDocsDrive lets

Freeware Shorts: Directory Monitor

Directory Monitor (Version: 1.0.2.0 as of this post) is a program that keeps an eye on or monitors any number of directories for file additions, changes and deletions. These could be local or directories located on a network. These kinds of programs are very useful because a user can see and know what happens when for example a program is installed or uninstalled. As a more specific example many programs have a habit of creating directories in the My Documents folder and when uninstalling these sometimes cryptically named folders remain. Directory Monitor makes such scenarios more manageable. Directory Monitor can

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder

Read the update below, Wondershare are having a giveaway on their Facebook page!

Spotlight is on DVD Slideshow Builder in the continuing series of posts highlighting software by Wondershare.

DVD Slideshow Builder’s main feature is the ability to drag and drop photos, videos and/or music to produce a movie. It also features transitions to add effects to the production and one click burning to DVD and sharing on the usual suspects such as Youtube and Facebook. For ease of use DVD Slideshow Builder comes with a wizard and a time line interface to walk the user through creating a movie.

Freeware Shorts: DocPad

DocPad (Version:10.0 as of this post) is a text editor and an enhanced alternative to Notepad. Beside the typical plain text editing it offers the following and more. Adding or removing indentations. Bookmarking specific lines. Jumping to a specific line. Removing extra spaces. Converting case. Converting between formats like Base-64, UTF-7 and others. Dragging and dropping files or chunks of text. Spell checking. DocPad has built in calculator, calendar and character map tools as well.

Freeware Shorts: NoteFly

NoteFly (Version: 2.0.0 RC1 as of this post) is a sticky note application that offers a few features to store and manage notes. Sticky notes that are viewable on the desktop can be re-sized, use different colors and also be transparent. A note can also be ‘stuck on top’ and remain visible or locked or hidden. It is also possible to set up NoteFly to email a note and to tweet or post the note on Facebook. The latter seems to be buggy and/or not possible as of this post but that may change in a future version. NoteFly is