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Top Ten Shareware

-- by David Hafke

1. Fractal eXtreme

Fractal eXtreme lets you use your mouse or keyboard controls to pan and zoom to examine the detail of fractal images.


Release Software

PO Box 1640

Palo Alto, CA 94302

fxsetup.exe 2.5MB

2. GetRight 1.2a

GetRight lets you resume a file download from the Web after an interruption. It's a great time-saver if you frequently download large files.


HeadLight Software

PO Box 514

Richland, WA 99352


3. Lookout Version 1.1

This task management utility for Windows 95 and NT will keep a list of running tasks, schedule jobs and notify you when a job finishes or runs into a problem.


Computer Science Innovations

1235 Evans Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32904


4. Net Switcher

If you use a notebook or log onto multiple networks, you can use Net Switcher to store Win95 TCP/IP configurations and switch as necessary.


J.W. Hance

11711 N. Meridian St., Ste. 540

Carmel, IN 46032


5. Norton Secret Stuff

When e-mailing sensitive documents, secure them within a self-extracting encrypted file.


Symantec Corp.

10201 Torre Ave.

Cupertino, CA 95014


6. PhoneFerret

Track down long-lost friends-find their phone numbers, at least-anywhere in the U.S. simply by typing their names. Narrow your searches by state and city. PhoneFerret uses several search engines simultaneously to gather a list of possible matches and will discard duplicate results.



1209 Hill Rd. N., Ste. 109

Pickerington, OH 43147


7. Nic O'Matic

This program will help you to register an Internet domain name. Nic O'Matic sends your registrations to the Internic and saves your submissions for future modifications.


Cyberspace Information Systems

Cyberspace Headquarters

10000 Canoga Ave.

Chadsworth, CA 91311

8. StepUp'96

This set of utilities lets you add icons to the Windows 95 taskbar and quickly explore your hard drives, shut down, and move and copy files.



c/o Pik A Program

13 Saint Marks Pl.

New York, NY 10003

SU96-402.ZIP 469KB

9. WhatsUp

Use WhatsUp to monitor the status of network resources running TCP/IP or NetBEUI. The program sends an alarm (pager or e-mail) when a monitored network element stops responding.



81 Hartwell Ave.

Lexington, MA 02173


10. Yeah Write

Instead of a white screen with black characters, Yeah Write offers a colorful, easy-to-read interface, with several fill-in-the-blanks templates.


Word Place

11 E. 200 N., Ste. 201

Orem, UT 84057

YW10.EXE 840KB


Windows Magazine, May 1997, page 313.

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