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If you love gadgets I have one for you right here. Correction I have found a whole package of cool gadgets for your windows, and best of all you can get it for free, no cost, Nada, nothing… you get the point.

The creator of the package has done his best to tweak the gadgets to fit nicely with Windows Aero (tho not all are transparent). You get 14 gadgets like Calendar, Email, CPU-monitor, stats, recycle bin, weather and one that I really liked; The Radio Gadget. You can choose from a range of music categories or add your own URL. Start and stop your favorite station with a single click.

The Email Gadget checks your POP3 accounts at intervals of your choice and displays all new and unread emails. Hopefully they can get it to work with Hotmail, Yahoo, G-mail etc. very soon.

You can download it here: Download from DevianArt

myBoard for Windows, à la OS X Dashboard

Posted by Stu On January - 12 - 2010

myBoard is an open source project developed by Yann ALET Chief Executive Officer of Adysoft.Inc, a company specialized on Microsoft technologies and focusing on constantly improving user experience with technologies like WPF and Silverlight.

I’ve been watching & testing myBoard for the past year or so and i think it’s ready to now be announced here on mintywhite!  Take a look of it in action on YouTube here.

myBoard does for Windows what Dashboard does for OS X.  It’s a beautiful widget overlay screen complete with native widgets such as radio, twitter client and resource usages but to name a few, and groovy drag and drop effects!  The real deal winner here, is that you can plug thousands of HTML based widgets from providers like Miniclip, Google gadget, or Netvibes, right into myBoard, making it very versatile.

Unfortunately you need to use a valid email address to register with the magnet store required to use this application.  I can confirm however, your email address will be safe from spam, so don’t worry!

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Moo0 Right Clicker Enhances Your Context (Right Click) Menu

Posted by Rich On December - 24 - 2009
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PROS: This program works well and I didn’t find any bugs at all. My screenshots below show what kind of a difference can be made by using this software.

CONS: Untested on 64-bit (I didn’t try it as my only 64-bit machine is not for testing–it needs to be up 24/7.) Price is a little high, but still great value if you have a need to organize your context menu.

VERDICT: This program does what it says on the box: it organizes your right-click menu and helps you access what you need with ease. The Pro version is reasonably priced, although $20 is always a sweet spot for me with tools like this. I recommend the pro version in support of the developers who’ve worked hard to make this great tool.

PRICE: Free (Pro $26.)


DOWNLOAD: Moo0 Right Clicker

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Windows Fonts Explorer Organizes Your Font Collection

Posted by Rich On October - 30 - 2009

If you love fonts, you’ve no doubt spent some of your time browsing fonts on Windows Guides. In this guide, you’ll learn about Windows Fonts Explorer and where to download it.

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XdN Tweaker Customizes Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, and 7

Posted by Rich On October - 23 - 2009

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XdN Tweaker is a free tweaking program for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7.

If you like to take more control of your computer and apply tweaks that enhance your user experience, then this tool is for you. Learn, in this guide, what XdN Tweaker does and how to get it.

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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.


DOWNLOAD: LiberKey Ultimate

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