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Hintlink - Utilities

There are, of course, thousands of utility programs of varying quality and price on the Internet
These, in our humble opinion, are the best and yet they are all Freeware too

Key: tickgreen Runs OK, crossred Doesn’t run, green_question_mark Probably yes, with tweaks, red_question_mark Probably not, make take lots of work
red_exclamation May be too intensive for machines of this age of O/S Product discontinued or link changed
PROGRAM FUNCTION 95 98/Me NT/2000 XP Vista Win7 Win8 Win10
OS-X *NIX
PowerPro   Take control of programs, etc.   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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StartStop   Manage start up programs   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   crossred   crossred   crossred 

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StartUpControlPanel   Newer start up manager   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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Tclockex   Add Date and time to the second to the clock   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    tickgreen

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Dimension 4   SNTP time synch   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen 

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Putty   Windowed Secure Shell (SSH)   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen 

  tickgreen 
FileZilla   Windows FTP client (Open Source)   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen 

crossred  tickgreen 
CoreFTP   Windows FTP Client (free)   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
WinSCP   Windows FTP Client (Open Source)   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
GoFTP   Windows FTP Client (free)   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Cesar   Windows FTP Server   green_question_mark   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
WinZip   Ubiquitous compression program   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen 

   
7-zip   Alternative compression program   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen 

   
Acrobat Reader   Ubiquitous PDF reader (huge)   crossred   crossred   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen  tickgreen tickgreen tickgreen   
PDF X-Change Viewer   Fast PDF reader, even has Flash stick version   crossred   crossred   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

tickgreen   
FoxIt PDF Reader   Fast PDF reader, great for older machines   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen 

   
CoolPDF  PDF Reader   Fast PDF reader, great for older machines   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
doPDF   doPDF, generate PDF from anything   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Firefox   THE alternative browser to IE/OE   red_exclamation   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen  tickgreen tickgreen tickgreen  tickgreen 
Opera   An alternative browser to IE/OE   red_exclamation   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen  tickgreen tickgreen tickgreen  tickgreen 
Simple Search-Replace   Good for rapid patching of HTML. Replace MS rubbish search   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    tickgreen    

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NS-Batch   Name Server batcher handy for attacks   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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TweakUI   Sorta OK add on for Windows   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen 

   
NetMeter   Shows Internet UL & DL rates   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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FreeMeter   Shows Internet UL & DL rates (alternative)   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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Karens Net Monitor   Monitor life of servers & log   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


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Karens Replicator   Backup files from disk system(s)   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


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Burst! For bittorrent   Bittorrent client – genius stuff   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
RealVNC remote control   Like pcAnywhere but better   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

  tickgreen 
Jabber Exodus   Secure messaging not through AOL or MSN   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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Jabber PSI   PGP (GPG) secure Jabber client   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

tickgreen  tickgreen 
AIM   Sorry, we just don’t trust this version of IM   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Netstumbler   Look for local 802.11 WiFi nodes   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen     tickgreen    

   
TextPad   The best Text editor in the world!   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


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NetworkProbe   Java based very good network tool   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
RealPopUp   A good in-house network messenger   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Jalbum (Java)   THE way to do web photo albums & slideshows  tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen  tickgreen tickgreen tickgreen  tickgreen 
DIY Map (Flash)   THE way to do maps   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
PopTray   Keep your e-mail client closed!   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


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PopTrayU   Keep your e-mail client closed!  USE v 5.0.15 only
tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


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Pop Peeper   Keep your e-mail client closed!   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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PopMan   Keep your e-mail client closed!   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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Magic Mail Monitor   Keep your e-mail client closed!   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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Listmaster Pro   Keep your e-mail lists under control   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

crossred  crossred 
SimplySafeBackup2005   Only reliable backup for BIG files on Dells   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

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XXCOPY   Useful for backup scripts   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
DeepBurner   Great CD/DVD burner   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Stickies   Simple reminders   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


   
AutoIT   GUI controller. Amazing!   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    tickgreen

   
UNIX>>DOS   UNIX commands for DOS   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Berkeley UNIX>>DOS   Berkeley commands for DOS   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
HD Tune   SMART HDD monitor program   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


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Help Maker   Makes help files in various formats   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Winmail Opener   Open those pesky winmail.dat files from Outlook   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Diagram Designer   Fantastic flowchart designer and more   red_question_mark  tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen


   
MyScreen4U   Capture the screen and e-mail to somebody   red_question_mark  red_question_mark  tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
CoffeeCup   DHTML fixed location Menus   red_question_mark  red_question_mark  tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
SourceTec   DHTML moveable Menus   red_question_mark  red_question_mark  tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
IconEasel   Create Icon files easily              

   
Browsealoud   Speaks web pages out loud   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Dell Fan Control   Got a Dell notebook? You NEED this!   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
Wink   Tutorial and Presentation creation software   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen   tickgreen    

   
 
 
MAPPING   COMMENTS   OTHER  
Google   Hit "Link to this Page" to get real co-ords   Fast, intuitive interface  
Mapquest   Unusable co-ord system      
Yahoo   Complex URL      
MultiMap   Hit WebAddress link to get real co-ords   Fast, accurate  
Terraserver (MS)   Lat/Lon readout is handy      
Live Local (MS)   Hit "Share/View Permlink" to get real co-ords    
Terraserver       Slow, poorer imaging  
 
VoIP   PC TO PC   PC TO ‘PHONE   ‘PHONE TO PC   PLATFORMS  
Skype   Free   SkypeOut   SkypeIn   Windows/OS-X/[Linux]  
Ekiga  [SIP]   Free   CallOut   CallIn   Windows/OS-X/[Linux]  
Google Talk   Free   ?   ?   Windows  
Yahoo   Free   PhoneOut   PhoneIn   Windows  
VoIPCheap   Free   PhoneOut   PhoneIn   Windows  
   
 
MISCELLANEOUS   INFO  
Well known port numbers   IANA  
ASCII values   -  
Unit conversions   -  
MS Office 2007 conversions   Microsoft  
 
 

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