Friday, September 4, 2009

Two useful utilities

We are daily using MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint applications for different uses. But whenever you require to read two or more word documents at a time, hitherto we have to minimise one, open the other, then minimise the second to open the first and so on making us irritated very much if the process is a long one. Comparing two or three Excel documents at a time is still laborious. But these are all yesterday's story.

Here comes Officetab for our help. We all do know what is a tabbed browsing. Eversince Opera browser introduced it FireFox followed it and now almost all browsers IE 7 or 8, Google Chrome etc offer tabbed browsing and needless it is to say how conveniently we browse the surf with this facility. Officetab provides tabs for our MS Word/Excel and Powerpoint applications. You can open any number of tabs and view simultaneously several word documents at a time, cut a para from one and paste it in the other and when you open two word documents you can even have a split view which is very useful when you compare two documents. (This was very helpful for me when I converted the "Saranagathi maalai" in unicode font to Shreelipi font for purposes of releasing the book during HH Mysore Andavan Sathamana Thirunakshathra uthsavam) Officetab can be downloaded from this link

Another useful utility is Commands in Demand by which you can use 70 windows commands in a single click. Read the description from the site.

• A collection of commands that may be needed instantly for a purpose.

• Commands in Demand provides non-technical users with easy access to more than 70 Windows commands and features that can be hard to find or time consuming to get to. The program includes shortcuts to terminate non-responsive applications, restart Windows Explorer, view/clear the clipboard, open a command prompt in a selected folder, access system folders, view TCP/IP configuration settings, etc.

• It has a selections menu (sections) according to were its commands are related. If a command is related with more than one section and in order to be less confused, you may find the same command buttons more than one times.

Here are some of the commands that are available in your demand:
» Applications' Shortcuts creator to minimize
apps in the SysTray
» Clipboard real-time Editing
» Color Sample Picker
» Command Prompt starter in any
folder of the System
» Desktop Icons Refreshing
» Desktop Shortcuts Copy to a desirable folder
» Device Manager with Hidden Devices
» Hide / Show Desktop Icons
» Icons Extraction from files
» Images Convertion of known formats
» Internet Searching with Two Engines
» List Alphabetizer Application
» Memory and CPU Info
» Memory Instantly Cleaning
» Non-Responding Applications Killing
» Running Processes Killing
» Safely Removal of USB Drives
» Screenshots of whatever is visible
» System Drives Quick Cleaning
» System instant General Refresh
» System's Clock Hiding
» System's Volume Mute
» Taskbar Hiding
» Transparency Level to the Active window
» Transparency Level to the Taskbar
» URL Shortcuts creation
» User's and Common System Folders browsing
» Windows commonly used and hidden
applications starter
» WinLogoKey shortcuts simulator

... and much more

This 3.8 Mb file Commands in Demand can be downloaded and installed from here.