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Windows on the Web
Top Ten Shareware

-- by David Hafke

1. ByteCatcher

ByteCatcher is an ftp client that lets you resume an interrupted transfer. In the event of a disconnection, it automatically reconnects to the Internet and continues downloading without user intervention.

$24.50

Save-It Software

http://www.save-it.com

SETUPBC.EXE 942KB

2. LFNSORT

This utility sorts directory entries by name, file extension, date/time of creation, modification or last access, file size or your own custom order.

$10

D.J. Murdoch

http://www.winmag.com/software/1997/0897/08share.htm

LFNSRT.ZIP 28KB

3. MorphInk

Animate your images frame by frame, then save the file as an animated GIF. MorphInk comes with a library of sample animations.

$39.95

ParaGraph International

http://www.paragraph.com

MORPH10.EXE 1.4MB

4. NameWiz

Rename sequentially named files quickly and easily. NameWiz is particularly useful for saving graphics files in your browser's cache or for sequential versions of text files. NameWiz also works with long filenames.

$19.95

SoftByte Laboratories

http://www.SoftByteLabs.com

NW210S.EXE 155KB

5. NetJumper

NetJumper is a floating toolbar that loads all of a page's links. You can view them in a drop-down window or move to the next site on the list.

$19.95

NetJumper

http://www.netjumper.com

For Internet Explorer, SETUPIE.EXE 1.51MB

For Netscape Navigator, SETUPNS.EXE 1.33MB

6. Net.Medic

Isolate and identify bottlenecks on the Internet, whether caused by your modem, ISP, the remote Web site or points in between. Net.Medic reports on throughput and retrieval time, Web server load and network congestion levels. It even logs your ISP's performance.

$39.95

VitalSigns Software

http://www.vitalsigns.com

NM.EXE 870KB

7. SiteSpeed

SiteSpeed uses state-of-the-art image compression to remove duplicate pixels from large image files. The result is a smaller image file and shorter download time.

$49

Echelon-

http://www.echelon1.com/buz/ap/sitespeed

SS_SHW.EXE 1.04MB

8. SensoSpot

SensoSpot allows you to have multiple hot spots on your screen. Each hot spot can trigger as many events as you wish, including enabling/disabling, starting or selecting a screen saver, and opening files, folders or documents.

$

Tarn Burton

http://tarnwb.digiweb.com

SNSSPT13.ZIP 651KB

9. The Windows 95 Registry FAQ

Written in Windows Help format, this reference of tips and tricks will give you the information and techniques only Microsoft's in-house programmers know.

Freeware

Imaginations Unlimited

http://www.winmag.com/software/1997/0897/08share.htm

W95REG.ZIP 372KB

10. WinDownload

Use your bandwidth more efficiently with this useful utility. Simply drag and drop a download link into WinDownload. When you're finished surfing, you can initiate unattended downloads of these files.

$20

Rick McClanahan

http://mason.gmu.edu/~rmcclana

WINDOWNLOAD.ZIP 1.4MB


Windows Magazine, August 1997, page 240.

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