WizMouse: enables page scrolling with the mousewheel without having to click windows into focus

WizMouse is a free utility that enhances the middle-mouse scroll-wheel in a couple of interesting ways. It allows page scrolling via the scroll wheel when hovering over a window, even if it is out of focus, and without having to click into the window first to bring it into focus. This can be very useful


Nemo Documents: organize and filter your files visually on a calendar-style grid

Have you ever wished that you could quickly see and/or access the files that you were working with last week, or the week (or the month) before that? Nemo Documents is a free file manager that can help; it organizes your files visually into a calendar style view similar to Outlook or Google Calendar. It


FileBucket: use a virtual “file basket” to perform copying, moving, and other file operations

FileBucket is a free file and folder organizational tool that allows you to collect files and folders from several locations into a single “virtual basket”, then perform a number of operations such as moving or copying them to another location. Aside from Copy and Move, other possible operations include deleting items in the basket, creating


eXtraButtons: add up to 9 window control buttons on your program or folder title bars

eXtraButtons is a free Windows Explorer tweak that adds a number of buttons to your windows title bar. Among the function provided: minimizing windows to the tray area, minimizing to a single common icon in the system area, or minimizing to “box” (i.e. a floating icon on the desktop). Other buttons provide the following: always


Toolbox: keep your shortcuts organized

If you have a cluttered desktop, consider this: one reason why many of us keep so many objects on the desktop, aside from the fact that we have too many projects going on, is to avoid the “out of sight, out of mind” phenomenon. If you want to keep many icons within sight but are


FilerFrog: add a slew of useful functions to your context menu

FilerFrog is a free program that can install a wide array of useful tools into the Windows context menu, in the vein of such useful context-menu based apps as Lammer Context Menu and Freewaregenius favorite FileMenu Tools. It works with both 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows This program offers a wide range of commands, including many of


SE-DesktopConstructor: embed a clock or calendar into your desktop, and delineate sections of your workspace with colored or semi transparent shapes

Ever wanted to embed a clock or calendar into your wallpaper, or overlay shapes on your wallpaper to delineate areas or sections of the screen (for the purposes of icon organization, naturally). SE-DesktopConstructor is a free program that does all of that. It lets you draw shapes of various colors and transparency into your wallpaper.


Find and Run Robot: a brilliant search-box style launcher and task management app

Find and Run Robot (FARR) a free “search box” style launcher similar to previously mentioned Launchy. These kinds of programs scan certain locations on your hard drive, including your start menu, and provide a floating search box that pops-up on demand to display matching results for programs and files as you type into them. But


HTC Home: place a stylish, animated clock and weather widget on your desktop

HTC Home is a free widget that can display the time and 5-day weather forecast on the desktop. The stylish-looking widget emulates the animated clock and weather conditions displayed on HTC phones. The widget features optional animations, such as raindrops coming down over the the widget itself and other parts of your monitor, as well


7Conifier: cutomize your Windows 7 taskbar icons en-masse

Do you like to customize your operating system’s look and feel? Do words like “sleek”, “minimalistic”, and “metallic” turn you on? If so then read on: 7Conifier (pronounced “iconifier”) is a free tool that can customize your Windows 7 taskbar and start menu icons by replacing them with any of a number of sleek-looking icon


AltRun: lightweight application launcher

AltRun is an open-source, lightweight launcher that launches applications, documents, and folders with just several keystrokes. This software also provides the flexibility to perform a wide range of tasks; examples of these include, but are not limited to, quickly running web searches, controlling on-screen windows, sending e-mails, and shutting down, restarting, suspending or hibernating the


DriveGleam: display your CPU, RAM and drive usage as icons in the system tray

DriveGleam is a free app that installs a handful of activity indicators as icons in your system tray, including a CPU usage, a RAM usage, virtual RAM usage, as well as an icon that displays hard drive activity for each of your partitions. You can pick and choose which of these indicators (or all of