Quotpad, a handy notepad for Windows, is different. It is a good alternative if you don’t need a larger notes organizer, like Evernote. It saves the text selected on the screen without forgetting its source. Just select some text in any application, press Ctrl+Shift+Q and the selected text will be saved to QuotePad together with the URL of the webpage(?) it was copied from. Features Include: Reminders, Quick filtering, Automatic backup, Multilanguage interface, Time stamping, Checklist, and print. PrintQuotepad docks to the side of your screen as a thin vertical line. QuotePad runs under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 and has a multilingual interface. It can be downloaded at http://quotepad.info/downloads/quotepad.zip. A help file can be browsed at http://quotepad.info/help/


PicPick could prove useful to software developers, graphic designers and home users. It is a all-in-one design tool with a plethora of features which include:  Captures - Full Screen (Support for Dual Monitors). Active Window,  Window Control (Scroll a page automatically), Region, Fixed Region, FreeHand, and Repeat Last Capture; Image Editor - similar to Microsoft Paint, but you can do more, provides an effect like selection opacity, blur, sharpen, brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, flip, rotate and etc; Color Picker; Color Palette; Magnifier; Pixel Ruler; Protractor; Crosshair, and Whiteboard. PicPick with an intuitive interface, is a portable ware, so doesn’t need  any installation. The 1.21 MB PicPick  (27 Jul 2009) for Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 can be downloaded at http://picpick.wiziple.net/picpick_inst.exe.


Flock is a browser designed to enhance the active online social user’s experience. Managing multiple social networks, web mail, media, news feeds and blogs, is no more a hassle. With Flock you can instantly discover, enjoy and share the relationships and content. It has the capability to let you ‘broadcast’ to multiple locations at once, eliminating duplicate effort. Posting and promoting your own blogs into Facebook is  effortless, just drag and drop content and ask Flock to do the rest. You can download Flock at http://www.flock.com/download

Easy Time Control

Easy Time Control offers workforce management solution to fit any size budget and organisation. It can be a good choice for small to medium sized organizations which are  looking for an affordable time and attendance solution. Recent Changes incorporated include: Job Costing - Recalculate Employee Hours - Export - Logging - Users and Roles - Daily/Weekly overtimes - Overtime Approval - Auto Punches - Wizards - Offers major time tracking features. To try it out you can download the 31 MB Easy Time Control v5.2.127 (9 Jul, 09) for WinXP, Windows 2000, 2003, Vista Starter, and Vista at http://www.easytimecontrol.com/download-time-control-program.asp

N S Soundar Rajan