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Top Ten Shareware

1. AutoWinNet95

This utility performs many tasks unattended, including connecting and disconnecting from your ISP, ftp transfers, sending and receiving e-mail messages, loading Web pages and posting Usenet news. $29.95

David Smith
PO Box 202758
Arlington, TX 76006
awn95.zip 1.6MB

2. Beyond Compare 1.3a

A directory and file comparison utility wrapped up in one, Beyond Compare gives you a side-by-side comparison of two directories or two text files.


Scooter Software
c/o Computations Unlimited
2828 Marshall Ct., Ste. 208
Madison, WI 53705
beyond32.zip 241KB

3. EZ-Viewer

Here's a fast and easy way to view and manipulate your image files. Viewing options include browse, thumbnail, print, and zoom in and out. EZ-Viewer supports JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF, ICO and WMF files, among others.

Galt Technology
14510 Big Basin Way, Ste. 195
Saratoga, CA 95070
ezview33.zip 404KB

4. FlickerFree Player

This Windows multimedia player can handle all MCI-enabled files and all files for which an FPI file plug-in is provided.

FlickerFree Multimedia Products A/S
Hobrovej 479, Box 7115
DK-9200 Aalborg SV
ffp101.exe 371KB

5. Hard Disk LED

Simulating a hard disk light that flashes during disk activity, the Hard Disk LED icon sits in the Windows 95 system tray and blinks every time the system accesses devices.

Pragmatica Software Ltd.
5567 Oakwood Ave.
Montreal, Quebec, H4W 2A8
hdled11.zip 1.23MB

6. Internet Accelerator 4.1

Internet Accelerator is a full-function address book for several Internet programs, including Netscape Navigator, Eudora, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL and CompuServe.

Baseline Data Systems
3625 Del Amo Blvd., Ste. 245
Torrance, CA 90503
intacc.exe 1.69MB

7. JackHammer 1.0

This cool tool lets you attempt to access continually busy sites or download files in the background and notifies you when your mission is accomplished.

Sausage Software
Ste. 1, 660 Doncaster Rd.
Doncaster VIC 3108
jhammer1.exe 1.88MB

8. GIF Animator

This beta release of Microsoft's graphics app lets you create animated GIFs with ease. It provides thumbnail views of each frame, palette selection, dithering, looping, a variety of undraw methods, transparency options and a comment field for each frame.

Microsoft Corp.
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
gifsetup.exe 1.05MB

9. RAS+ 95

Let this Windows 95 Remote Access Service (RAS) Dial-Up Networking enhancement drive the RAS engine for you. It supports the Dial-Up Scripting Tool and imports your current RAS entries.

Lamb Software
311 Tavernier Dr.
Oldsmar, FL 34677
setupras.exe 1MB

10. WorldMerge 2.1

A Windows-based

e-mail merge client application, WorldMerge allows you to broadcast customized e-mail messages to multiple recipients quickly and easily.

6270 South Oak Way
Littleton, CO 80127
32merge.zip 788KB

Compiled by David Hafke

Get pricing and product descriptions, and download the software from our online locations. Shareware programs are also available on our CD-ROM (see p. 22)


Windows Magazine, April 1997, page 311.

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