Your Application Of The Year And WHY?

  powerless 16:47 08 Oct 2004

Make your nominations NOW!

What is your application of the year and yes there is 3 more months to go for 2004 but it gives us plenty of time.

  Valvegrid 17:25 08 Oct 2004

So far for me its got to be the paid for version of Opera. Now I've got used to using it I'm over the moon with it, it does take a while to get used to all the facilities on it, highly configurable, plenty of skins if you fed up with the default one. I use IE at work and I find it slow and boring.

So this year its Opera for me, wonder what it'll be next year? :-)

  Forum Editor 17:47 08 Oct 2004

click here

A tiny little application that's so good it has been acquired by Microsoft.

Lookout finds all documents or emails on my computer that contain a keyword or phrase, and it does it (usually) in about 2 seconds. You get a neat list of documents with relevant application icons alongside and you just click on the one you want. It's a fantastic time-saver, and the best thing about it is that it's free - at the moment.

  JonnyTub 17:48 08 Oct 2004

Micrografix pp 8, old software but a powerful beast!!

  georgemac 18:00 08 Oct 2004

hard - spywareblaster or adaware - because they are excellent at keeping your pc fee from malware and they are both free for home users.

  Lionheart ? 19:08 08 Oct 2004

MSGTAG Free click here lets you know when your e-mails have been read, you receive a read receipt without any user intervention.

Remote control software such as VNC has a variety of uses. It allows a person at a remote computer to assume control of another computer across a network, as if they were sitting in front of the other computer.

For the individual user, one common scenario is using VNC to help troubleshoot the computer of a distant less-technically-savvy relative. In other words, sitting at your desk in Baltimore, you could use VNC to take control of your mother's PC in London and show her how to install and use some new software package by actually doing it yourself.

For the business user, VNC can be used to provide a flexible hot-desking and road-warrior environment by allowing employees to access their office desktop and server machines from any machine in the company's offices or from other remote sites, regardless of the type of computers involved at either end. An equally popular business application of VNC is in remote system administration, where VNC is used to allow administrators to take control of employee machines to diagnose and fix problems, or to access and administer server machines without making a trip to the console.

VNC can also be used in educational contexts, for example to allow a distributed group of students simultaneously to view a computer screen being manipulated by an instructor, or to allow the instructor to take control of the students' computers to provide assistance.

Of course, as these examples illustrate, the variety of uses of VNC is really as diverse as the number of VNC users, a number which is big and growing all the time!

Works on windows, unix/linux etc

click here

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:26 08 Oct 2004

The dog's dangly bits of web browsers.

  Jarvo 20:32 08 Oct 2004

But I found ieSpell this year and find it invaluable being dyslexic. I can make Excel and Access sing and dance, write complicated formulas and program, but ask me to fill in a web form without a spell check and I either have the spelling ability of an eight year old (or younger;-) or spend ages cutting and pasting out of word.

For this reason ieSpell gets my vote


  Jackcoms 20:35 08 Oct 2004

I've got two - MSGTAG click here
and CCleaner click here
- both recommended by members of these forums.

  Andybear 21:29 08 Oct 2004

Google Toolbar, if it can be called an application. Great search engine and pop-up stopper.

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