Sure, dictionaries have been on the Web since the begining, and they’ve been great, but like many tools, they’ve become polluted with ads, suggestions and assorted junk.  Definr is a very fast and easy to use online dictionary. As you type, the list matching words shortens until you see the word you want defined. Click […]

Type a ‘w’ or the word ‘word’, and Microsoft Word is launched. Type ‘ppt’ and Microsoft PowerPoint is launched. Type ‘g’ and Google is launched in your browser. It may not seem like it, but typing a few letters is even easier than mousing over to desktop icons. SlickRun is a utility that floats on your […]

A Best Buy card. A Bev Mo card. One each for Safeway and Albertson’s. Another for Office Depot and one for Office Max. All those club cards are enough to give you a 3 inch Constanza Wallet and a pain in your rear. has a very simple, medium technology solution that will flatten your wallet by 7 […]

File this one under, free, easy, and small programs that make life easier. Unlocker is  a Windows program that puts itself on the right-click menu, and allows you to delete files or folders that don’t get deleted because they are “Being used by another person or program.” You know the file or folder isn’t in use, or shouldn’t be, […]

By now, you know about online file transfer services like YouSendIt. No? TransferBigFiles.comups the free file size limit to 2 GB, and they offer a client program that speeds up transfers which is good, because lugging around files this size is sure to take up a good chunk of time.  What I find interesting is […]

Easy Duplicate Finderis a free program that does just what is says. When you install and run it, you will get back a list of original files and their duplicates. Duplicates are located based on the contents of the file and not the file name. Results are presented with originals and duplicates right next to […]

Sending a picture of your lovely daughter is a great idea until your email program gags on that 2.5 MB file.  Or maybe you’ve just finished that PowerPoint file only to realize that you chocked it full of 27 MB worth of images. These, as well as many other, problems can be addressed with a very good, […]

RaimaRadio has released an awesome Internet radio tool that moves it up. Here are the bullets: Record Internet radio, and where available, have the songs saved individually and labeled with title, artist and album information. Record and/or listen to multipe radio stations at once. Record on a schedule. Just set the date and time. RaimaRadio […]

Forget that software for importing and editing photos that came with your digital camera.  Here are six reasons you should use Picasa from Google. Organizing photos on your computer: Once installed and launched, Picasa will catalog, by date and folder, all of your photos, no matter where on your computer they may be located. Note: By […]

It’s time to heat up your hot dog stand business and get a domain name. Since you know that “” and “” are not available, you’ll have to come up with some combination of words to get a memorable name that conveys the essence of your your delectable treats. Instead of spending hours trying out combination […]

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