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Jarte Replaces Wordpad as a Simple Word Processor

Posted by Rich On December - 18 - 2009

JarteWindows Guides reader, Angie, suggested Jarte in response to Q10, which she enjoys using. Jarte is a simple word processor that is a natural extension of Windows Wordpad. This wordprocessor is lightweight and includes the tools you need to write great documents

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Resize Pictures and Photos with Paint.NET

Posted by Rich On October - 27 - 2009

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Paint.NET is an excellent, free program, which helps you manipulate your images and create some of your own. I’ve reviewed Paint.NET before and in this guide, I’ll show you how to resize a picture with this program. While this task may be simple for many of you, we all have to start somewhere. You may want to skip this guide if you can confidently resize a picture.

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LiberKey LogoPROS: Search function to find your favorite app. Works on most thumb drives. Effortless, though slow, installation. Convenience on the go.

CONS: While necessary, installation can take over an hour. Difficult to customize which programs you want to see on the list.

VERDICT: LiberKey is a great program that can be used as a toolkit on the go. If you help friends with their computer’s, this will take you a long way. Just like any Thumb drive program bundle, you get a lot of what you don’t need and are sometimes left without your favorite programs, which you’ll have to install separately.

PRICE: Free

DOWNLOAD: LiberKey Ultimate

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Rollip Transforms Your Photos into Classic Polaroids

Posted by Rich On October - 13 - 2009

th_rollip4I recently reviewed Poladroid, a program, which turns your photos into Polaroids. A representative of Rollip.com approached me and asked me to try their service. In this review, I’ll show you what Rollip can do.

Rollip Features

Rollip is a free service that lets you upload your pictures and apply effects to them before turning them into classic Polaroid-style pictures.

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Free Image Optimization Tools (PNG/JPG/GIF)

Posted by Rich On September - 24 - 2009

If you run a website, you’ll know how important it is to keep file sizes down and optimize images, code, and files as much as possible. In this guide, I take a look at four image optimization tools, share their features, and compare them against each other.

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Image Resizer Powertoy Clone Resizes Pictures in Vista

Posted by Rich On September - 11 - 2009

Windows XP can use a Powertoy, which lets you resize images from the right click menu. This tool was not made available for Windows Vista. In search of a similar tool, I found the Image Resizer Powertoy Clone. Here’s how to do this in XP.

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