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Windows on the Web
Top Ten Shareware

-- by David Hafke

1. Anawave Gravity

This 32-bit newsreader provides multitasking capabilities in the background for most newsreading tasks, such as searching and sorting.

$29.95

Anawave Software

1300 Bristol N., Ste. 220

Newport Beach, CA 92660

GRV1_1B2.EXE 1.6MB

2. CD Wizzard

The CD Wizzard audio CD player includes track sampling, volume control and a real-time graphic spectrum analyzer, and it can download track listings from the Internet.

$19.95

BFM Software

Brett McDonald

38602 Lancaster Dr.

Farmington Hills, MI 48331

CDW4.ZIP 344KB

3. CyberKit

This suite of basic Internet utilities includes finger, whois, name server lookup and ping programs with a GUI. A traceroute agent indicates which hosts your packets hop off en route to a specified destination.

Freeware

Luc Neijens

Berkenlaan 8

3960 BREE Belgium

CYBER.ZIP 904KB

4. Emergency Recovery System

This set of batch programs backs up and restores your Windows 95 system files, such as the Registry, INI files and so on.

$

Theodore Fattaleh

1834 S. Bentley Ave., #202

W. Los Angeles, CA 90025

ERSP.ZIP 50KB

5. Internet TouchTone

Point, click and talk with Internet TouchTone, a Web browser plug-in that merges the Web with the telephone to let you add hyperlinks to phone numbers. Click on the link, and Windows' Phone Dialer makes the call.

Freeware

ITServ

1 Bank St., Ste. 220

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

TTONE.EXE 1.09MB

6. Netstock

This program retrieves stock and mutual fund quotes from the Internet. It also has export functionality for Quicken users.

Freeware

SplitCycle Computing

http://users.southeast.net/~henrik NETSTOCK.ZIP 67KB

7. Retirement Planner

Retirement Planner evaluates your current retirement savings plans and compares your projected retirement income with your expected needs.

$20

Peter G. Aitken

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/peter_aitken/retire.htm

RETIRE.EXE 1.6MB

8. RiadaVivo

Incorporate multimedia Java applets into your Web pages. RiadaVivo's wizard walks you through the process of creating animations and includes several sample images to help you get started.

$18

Riada

http://www.riada.com.au/vivo.html

VIVO10B.ZIP 1.45MB

9. VuePrint

A true multimedia viewer, VuePrint can open just about any movie, image or sound file. This program also doubles as a screen saver that will run a slide show of your movies or images.

$40

Hamrick Software

4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Ste. 70-F16

Phoenix, AZ 85044

VUEPRO50.EXE

10. WetSock

With WetSock, you'll always have accurate and current weather information. WetSock uses your Internet connection to retrieve and download weather updates.

$12

Locutus Codeware

1886 W. Broadway, #303

Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y9

Canada

SWETSOCK.ZIP 684KB


Windows Magazine, June 1997, page 250.

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