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Gizmo's Freeware: The Free To-Do List App That's Really A Full Project Manager

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gizmo's Freeware: The Free To-Do List App That's Really A Full Project Manager

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The Free To-Do List App That's Really A Full Project Manager

Posted: 22 Jan 2017 02:19 AM PST



The internet is awash with free apps to help you manager your notes and your to-do list. I know this because I'm always looking out for interesting programs in this area. I've actually been using Microsoft Outlook for the past couple of years, but I'm in the process of abandoning it because it doesn't work with the way that I like to encrypt my confidential information.

In case you're interested, Outlook likes to keep cache files on a non-removable drive. So if you use an encryption facility, as I do, that relies on removable encrypted drives, Outlook doesn't play nicely. Which is to say that, even if you dismount your encrypted drive, all of your Outlook notes are still accessible via the cache. Hence the reason I'm looking for something else, and which is why you'll find me writing about a few of the best notes and to-do list apps out there over the next few days.

And I'm going to start with To Do List (catchy name, eh?) from AbstractSpoon software. It's free, it runs on all versions of Windows from 7 to 10, and it's a 9 MB download and is incredibly powerful. In fact, if you've ever used project management software, you'll recognise a lot of the features.

You can assign tasks to someone, keep track of when they're done, and track how long you (or someone else) spent on each task. It's a really nice application. And did I mention that it's completely free? It's also free of malware too, according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: This Tabbed Notepad Makes Editing Multiple Files Really Easy

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gizmo's Freeware: This Tabbed Notepad Makes Editing Multiple Files Really Easy

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This Tabbed Notepad Makes Editing Multiple Files Really Easy

Posted: 21 Jan 2017 12:01 AM PST



Notepad Tabs is a text editor for Windows that has one major advantage over many other such programs. Not only can it open multiple files at once, but you can also arrange those tab windows in horizontal, vertical or tiled formats too. So if you are trying to compare different versions of files, or copy between them, or add text to one document while scanning the documentation in another window, it works really well.

Although Notepad Tabs dates from 2014 and states that it works with Windows version 8 and below, it also works perfectly well on Windows 10 according to my testing. It's a 9 MB download, which is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.  Read More

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Free Science Fiction and Fantasy eBooks Online

Friday, January 20, 2017

Gizmo's Freeware: Updated: Free Science Fiction and Fantasy eBooks Online

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Updated: Free Science Fiction and Fantasy eBooks Online

Posted: 19 Jan 2017 11:49 PM PST



This is an updated listing of over 100 sites that legally offer free ebooks of Science Fiction-Fantasy works. There is also a separate listing of Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Audiobooks Online

All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to read and/or download.

Many thanks to "snldr1" for checking all the links.

Gizmo's Freeware: Get A $30 PDF Compression Utility For Free If You Act Quickly

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gizmo's Freeware: Get A $30 PDF Compression Utility For Free If You Act Quickly

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Get A $30 PDF Compression Utility For Free If You Act Quickly

Posted: 19 Jan 2017 02:13 AM PST



PDF Compressor is, as the name suggests, a program for making PDF files smaller without any noticeable loss of clarity. This is especially useful if the PDF file contains lots of images, such as one that's been generated from a scanner. But even if it's heavy on text, you'll still see a noticeable improvement.

I tried the program on a 133 MB file, and it took just a couple of minutes to shrink it to 27 MB. That's less than a quarter of the original size. Which takes up less hard disk space, speeds up my general backup procedures, and is faster to email. Or in the case of an email system that imposes limits on the size of files you can transfer, can mean the difference between being able to send the file or not.

PDF Compressor along with a licence code is currently being given away for free but act before 1st February, otherwise it'll cost you $29.95.

The installer is a 10 MB download and, according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, is free of malware.  Read More
 

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