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25 Free Apps You Should Definitely Try

Posted by Stu On December - 15 - 2012

While cleaning up old posts, I found this one, written by Stu some time ago. I’ve updated all the download links, added a few links to related articles, and thought I’d share his list with you. Rich.

When I recently posted an article which shows how to Install Windows 7 without bootable media, I obviously went through the Windows 7 installation process several times.  In then end, when everything went correctly, I had 2 brand-new Windows 7 operating systems to work with.  After installing updates, what else do you do?  Install some cool freeware!

Here’s a list of my favourite 25 freeware applications.  There are paid-for alternatives of some of my favourites but the free versions do a sterling job.  So in no particular order:

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After using your computer for some time, you may find you accumulate a lot of taskbar icons. If you’d like to hide some of these icons or show hidden icons for quicker access, you can use this guide learn how to customize the taskbar and display only the icons you want.
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Efficient use of Taskbar Buttons [Quick Tip]

Posted by Thomas On August - 26 - 2011

Setting Windows to combine Taskbar Buttons when the Taskbar is full is a great way to save space on the Taskbar, but also to keep it nice and tidy. To access the individual program window within such a group is usually done by hovering over the combined button and choose a window from the thumbnails. As long as you only got 3 or 4 combined windows, it’s not a big problem. But lets say you have 10 Word documents combined in a group, just telling them apart from the thumbnail view isn’t quite that easy. Or, let’s say you want to open a new blank document to start writing, did you know you could do that from the Taskbar ?   Read the rest of this entry »

Windows 7 Jump Lists help you quickly get to the programs, files, and folders you use the most. We covered the basics of Jump Lists here: What are Windows 7 Jump Lists?

 

In this guide, we’ll show you a couple of ways to make the Windows Explorer Jump List work for you by saving you time.

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Remember the quick launch bar in Windows Vista? The one with the Flip-3D, Show desktop, and IE shortcuts? You can have it in Windows 7 too; in this guide, you’ll learn how to restore this toolbar.

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Image Resizer – The Simplest Way to Resize Images

Posted by Taylor Ling On April - 27 - 2011

If you have a bunch of photos shot at a huge 10 megapixels (and thus the huge file size) that you want to quickly share with your friends and family via email, Facebook etc., and if you are too lazy to fire up a slow-loading-and-complex image manipulation application, Image Resizer is possibly the best solution for you.

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