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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Top 30 Adobe AIR Apps for Designers and Developers

Many people think of Twitter apps when they think of Adobe AIR, but there is a whole other world of useful applications out there beyond microblogging.

Designers and developers in particular get a lot of love from the AIR community with tools to help them with just about every aspect of their jobs. Here are over 30 great Adobe AIR apps for designers and developers that can help you do everything from tracking your time to measuring pixels, and more.


Billing & Invoicing Tools


Klok – Klok allows you to not only track time by clients and projects, but what kind of work you do for each. You can also manage contact information for clients, edit time spent and a slew of other features.

Ora Time and Expense – Ora will help you generate timesheets, expense reports and invoices.

Timeloc – Does everything you could ask of a time keeper such as manage multiple clients and jobs, edit the billing so you see a running tally of how much a job has earned you, add notes to a billing period and a whole lot more.

Vertabase Timer – Allows you to track time by clients or by project.


Color & Pattern Tools


Color Browser – Allows you to import color palettes you have created elsewhere, create new ones locally, and put as many colors as you like into any you create.

COLOURlovers Desktop Color Finder – This app will let you search the COLOURlovers database for an astonishing 1 million named colors and more than 300,000 user created color palettes.

Kuler Desktop – This app allows you to browse and choose color palettes for any project you’re working on. When you’ve picked one you like, you can then import it to Creative Suite 3 Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Random Patter – Allows you to render patterns based on set parameters and then save as an XML document, and images can be saved as an SVG document.


Design Tools


Alcon – A debugging tool for users of ActionScript 2 and ActionScript 3.

BetaDesigns Caliper – This tool floats above your other applications so that you can measure any item on your screen.

designview – Gives you the ability to use Flex Builder Design View.

Dojo Toolbox – A toolbox to work along with the open source Dojo JavaScript tools. Allows you to view your work, cross-reference, use the build tool and a whole lot more.

e2vector illustration app. – Allows you to create new images and export them to SVG, or you can import existing ones to work on.

htmlText Editor – A WYSIWYG editor for htmlText that allows you to design visually for Flex.

Icon Generator – Allows you to generate icons in three steps for CS3 or Web 2.0 style. All icons are generated as 128×128, 48×48, 32×32 and 16×16.

pixDIF – Allows you to measure pixel differences easily between comps and design implementations.

Pixus – Allows you to easily measure the size of a screen object, set size presets, preview your design and more.

Shrink O’ Matic – Drag your JPGs, GIFs and PNGs into the app and then resize them as one batch.


Miscellaneous Tools


.merlin – A manager for fonts that will make sure they are named correctly, sort them into folders by letter, allow you to delete duplicates and more.

Balsamiq Mockups For Desktop Demo – An application for designing mockups of software before going to coding. Teams can work in real time on a project and it also integrates with Atlassian Confluence, Atlassian JIRA and XWiki.

ConceptShare Desktop Companion – A web tool that allows you to create workspaces for a project and then share it with others so you can collaborate on the project.

LibraryManager – Allows you to dump SWF files, see the class information, create information and compare versions.

QR Code generator for mobile tagging – Helps you generate QR codes for your sites and projects.

QuickLoader – Allows for quick uploading and downloading of files from any PHP enabled server. You can define multiple users with different folders, as well as browse & modify files on your server. Has several other features such as an image editor.

Simple Flash Filter Generator – Allows you to generate flashfilters and code in real time.

SlideRocket Player – Allows you to make offline presentations of your work and set up a marketplace to sell more services. Also will allow you to sync with your desktop to make offline presentations, but this requires a paid account.

Snippely – Allows you to store, label and organize various snippets of code in one centralized location on your system.

SQLFury – Aids you in testing an SQL database for possible injection vulnerabilities.


Screencapture Tools


Snapshooter – Enter a valid URL and this app will take a snapshot of the web page to save to your system locally.

SWFShot – Allows you to capture Flash images as JPGs or PNGs in huge screen sizes.

WebKut – A website screen capture tool that allows you to capture the entire page, the viewable area or just a selection.

Websnapshot – Simply enter or drag the URL of that page you want to snapshot from your browser. Select thumbnail, browser size or full page, and it is saved to your gallery. (via)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Top 30 Best Tools for Writing Online

Whether you’re new to the world of authorship or a veteran trying to make the most of Web services and applications, there are a number of online tools for writers of all types. From blogging platforms to networking hotbeds, and job boards to real-world gatherings, and more, the supply of utilities is comprehensive, to say the least.

But finding them all can be hard-going, so we’ve taken the liberty to make the discovery process easier by arranging our top finds here for your perusal. Here are 35 of the best social media tools for writers.

Word Processing

As a writer, you may have grown comfortable with applications like Microsoft Word, the Open Office equivalent, or more basic text editors like Notepad for Windows or the Mac OS X mainstay known as TextEdit. But as you spend more time consuming information in your web browser, you might have a growing interest in producing material through the same piece of software. In that case, here are several that will likely suit most, if not all of your needs as narrator:

Google Docs – This is perhaps the most frequently mentioned processor of its kind, simply for the fact that it is a Google property. Whether the name association is good or bad in your eye, Google Docs is quite capable of replacing virtually all common tasks that your typical desktop-based whiteboard can manage.

Zoho Writer – This application is superb in all sorts of ways. It runs neck-and-neck with Google Docs insofar as features go, yet it’s got the added appeal of being an independent option. In a manner of speaking, Zoho Writer has big talent without the big title.

Adobe Buzzword – Like Google did with Docs (formerly known as Writely), Adobe purchased Buzzword. And like Google Docs and Zoho Writer, Buzzword happens to be a solid option. The most obvious difference with Buzzword is that the visual environment is considerably less light in tone. Adobe gray seems there to stay. Which has its appeal, we won’t deny.

ThinkFree Office Write – It doesn’t get spoken about very often, but ThinkFree’s Write application is able to swim with bigger fish if it’s tasked to do so. You may like or dislike it for various reasons, but technically speaking, it’s quite fortuitous.

picoWrite – Among picoScribe’s suite of applications, picoWrite is the one that makes wordplay happen. It’s not the most glamorous item listed in this first segment of services. You might think the toolbar provided is quite unattractive, in fact. Perhaps that adage of “don’t judge a book by its cover” is apt to restate here, however. Give it a go if you feel up to the challenge.

Microsoft Office Web – It’s not available for all to touch and see, but it’s coming. If you’re a Microsoft Word devotee, and can’t imagine having to transition to another brand for your writerly needs, just wait and you shall receive.

Blogging

Some authors write blogs to complement their long-form work. Sometimes bloggers’ work becomes a long-form product. Journalists, meanwhile, are increasingly required to write blogs to get closer and more familiar with their readers. Social media is the general idea. If you’d like to join this increasingly mainstream movement among the industry’s professional keyboardists, here are several great picks to choose from.

TypePad – One of the premier blogging services in operation today, TypePad, a Six Apart creation, puts a premium on ease of use and functionality. This month the company introduced an option for journalists to obtain a 1 year pro-level membership free of charge, ordinarily a $150 value. They call it the TypePad Journalist Bailout Program. In addition to membership, Six Apart promises visible placement on Blogs.com and enrollment in an advertisement revenue sharing program.

Movable Type – Also from Six Apart, Movable Type is more a business-level class of blogging platform, with emphasis on multi-user management and enhanced customization. If your fledgling blog turns into something of a phenom requiring incorporation and a full-time staff of 20+, Movable Type may be the thing to jump to.

WordPress.com – Renowned for its simplicity, openness and extensibility, WordPress.com is a hosted blogging service of immense popularity – largely because it’s free.

WordPress.org – You can roll your own blog with a custom WordPress.org installation on a server of your choice with a domain name of your choice. WordPress is the choice of many top blogs.

Squarespace – Customization is key with Squarespace, but it’s very much a visual experience. Almost everything can be handled with the click of a mouse, as opposed to WordPress.org’s sometimes granular, code-heavy makeup.

Blogger – Another simple and very popular blogging engine, Blogger is a Google-run platform that puts emphasis on the basics like none other. In fact, it might be considered too easy for some.

Microblogging

Taking the blogging thing one step further, microblogging restricts the writer to a 140-character-per-post exercise. As you might imagine, this requires inventiveness to produce qualitative and engaging material, whether it be conversational or promotional (or both). And there are a number of ways to go about engaging an audience in this fashion.

Twitter – The most popular and most recognized microblogging solution presently in play, Twitter has many functions. It’s used as a marketing engine. It’s used to talk to “followers.” It’s even used to chronicle poems and verse, as well as brief novella-like inventions. NYTimes reporter Matt Richtel is one figure who employed the platform for creative ends.

Laconi.ca – A microblogging service created in much the same way as Twitter, Laconi.ca allows users to do with 140-character messaging what WordPress.org is able to do with blogging. You create your microblog as you wish, invite whomever you like into the mix, and you’ve effectively got yourself a personal Twitter of your own design. It’s not easy to set up, mind you. But the challenge may prove worthwhile.

Facebook – A network of over 100 million people, Facebook is perhaps the largest purveyor of status updates on the Web next to nifty away messages posted by users of instant messaging services like AIM and Google Talk, et al. Status updates typically denote what a user is doing at a certain moment in time. But the ability to free-form one’s thoughts allows Facebook to act as a microblogging engine of sorts. If you establish a great network of people, the power of this can be extraordinary.

Jotting Ideas

Maybe you’re not ready to start on a book or short story or journalism piece. Maybe you just want to lay down your thoughts on certain matters to make better sense of your mission for a certain project. These services will keep those notes organized.

SpringNote – Founded on the wiki mantra, SprintNote is free, intuitive, enormously utilitarian, and even delivers an iPhone application to extend the experience. Because we all know that some of the best thoughts come when you least expect them – like when you’re walking a city street, without a notebook or desktop PC in view.

Evernote – This is a fantastic note management application that sports numerous access points, including the standard website, desktop applications for Mac and PC users, and even an iPhone-compatible application. All Evernote downloads can synchronize with a user’s account in the cloud.

Google Notebook – With desktop and mobile browser access, Google Notebook is simple, but powerful. Jot your ideas down quickly, wherever you might be, and have easy access when you get to your main terminal at home or at the office.

Zoho Notebook – Similar to Google’s application, Zoho Notebook puts emphasis on convenient information aggregation and collaboration. Need to run a concept by your editor for a manuscript or essay? This is a great way to do it. Wonderfully enough, login is provided for Zoho account owners as well as Google and Yahoo usernames.

Social Networking

Writers may not be the most social folks to roam the planet, but networking on the Web is all but a necessity for people seeking maximum exposure – and maximum sales! Here are several sites to occupy your time away from your word processor.

Red Room – A social network for authors to maintain pages and readers to get better acquainted with those they know and those they may not know so well. Red Room is packed with blogs, essays, videos, podcasts, events and more. It’s one of those places which, the deeper you delve, the more engaging it feels. And it’s still in beta!

Writer’s Network – What may seem a bit plain at first glance is in fact a surprisingly voluminous database of words and the writers behind them. It’s free, with plenty of tips, how-tos, and voting features to see how users rate your work alongside everything else.

Shelfari – A social network with emphasis on what you and others are reading, Shelfari is less about connecting authors to their fans than sharing recommendations and reviews. Of course, authors generally are avid consumers of content, and sometimes only reluctant producers, so sharing a personal library, even if you have an ISBN tag to call your own, might be a fun endeavor.

GoodReads – Similar to Shelfari but constructed in a way that more quickly grants users access to its various components and sections. Also, status updates were recently introduced to GoodReads. If nothing else, GoodReads can be highlighted for its independent role. Shelfari, alternatively, was recently acquired by Amazon.

Gather.com – This is a social network with wide-ranging subject matter, so it cannot claim to be the exclusive domain of readers. Still, Gather has its book clubs, which authors could certainly tap into.

LinkedIn – A website famous for its business networking acumen, LinkedIn could be where you introduce yourself to agents, editors, fellow writers and other valuable connections. Time spent here can be rewarding, for sure.

Facebook – You need only look to pages like that of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, which have grossed roughly a half-million “fans” to see what kind of network effect you can get from Facebook. We mentioned it earlier in the microblogging portion of the roundup, and given the variety of active users, both in age and in occupation, it’s a clear fit in the social networking segment as well.

Jobs and Employment Resources

Hey, a writer’s gotta eat, eh? That’s the express reason for these two sites. Check them out, and if you’ve got suggestions for other services, shout ‘em out in the comments!

Freelancer’s Union – Want jobs? Want to meet important people? Want to advertise yourself and your business? Need insurance as an independently employed person? Freelancer’s Union delivers it all.

FreelanceWriting.com – It’s rough to browse and job leads can be a real pain to track, but FreelanceWriting.com presents lots of links. The more you frequent the site and watch the incoming streams of gigs offered to writers, the more you’ll get out of it.

Book Fairs/Shows

There are many book fairs that take place throughout the year, but there are some major hotspots that all but require publishers’ attention, and by extension, authors as well. Here’s a run-through of some of the majors.

Paris Book Fair – With a 2009 schedule of March 13-18, the Paris Book Fair is just one of the events each year in the French nation where celebration of ideas is the order of each day.

London Book Fair – This event takes places in the spring season (April), and is one of Europe’s largest and most important.

BookExpo America – Occupying the halls of the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for four days in May 2009, BookExpo America is perhaps the pinnacle of book gatherings in the US. Plenty of events occur in the American capital and places elsewhere to argue otherwise, but the name here speaks volumes. Pun intended.

Frankfurt Book Fair – Also one of the largest and most important of gatherings in Europe for the publishing industry, the Frankfurt Book Fair carries the torch for the global book tour each year in October. The 2009 schedule has it for October 14-18 to be specific. (via)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Top 100 Tools for Online Business

Since there are hundreds of new apps coming on the market every year, we figured it was time for an update. This year we came up with more than 270 additional apps. Some are completely new since last year, others might have been overlooked, and still others made significant improvements that gained them a spot on the list.

Accounting, Billing, Invoicing, Estimating & Contracts

LiteAccounting – Invoice and track payment from your customers without a bunch of extra, useless features.

Invoice Journal – Free invoicing program.

endeve – Issue invoices, manage clients and check revenues all in one place.

ContractPal – Take your contracts and forms paperless and have them completed, validated, signed and processed online.

Bootstrap – Online bookkeeping software that lets you track sales and expenses, organize your records for tax time, and more.

Citrus – An online billing website that allows your customers to view, download and pay their invoices by credit card or direct debit.

Zapproved – Create and send proposals, manage the approval process and reach agreements without any hassle.

Mumboe – Online contract and business agreement management app.

FinanciFY – Easy to use online financial management tools for small businesses and individuals.

Invoice Place – Online billing software that lets you track invoices, quotes, receipts and more.

Zoho Invoice – Manage invoices and payments, format invoices and quotes, set up recurring invoices, and more, with free and paid plans.

GoToBilling – An online app that manages invoices and payments, marketing, customer relationship management and more.

NetBooks – Marketing, sales, inventory and financial control in one place.

Pulse – Cash flow management app for small businesses.

Shoeboxed – Online tracking and organizing of your receipts.

FreeAgent Central – Accounting and money management app for freelancers.

CurdBee – An online billing application that integrates with payments through PayPal or Google Checkout.

Clarity Accounting – Online accounting for small businesses and professionals with multi-user support.

Calendars & Scheduling

Appointy – An online appointment management tool.

SuperSaaS – This is online scheduling software that allows you to accept appointments booked directly on your website.

BookingPad – An online bookings system that can be integrated into any website.

clickbook – A free online booking and scheduling program.

eXpireTrack – Track and plan for the date that products are to expire.

Scheduly – Add your business to their directory and then let your clients pick their own appointment time slots (from your available slots).

When is Good – Find out the best time for everyone to meet without the hassle.

Shiftboard – Online scheduling for businesses to coordinate worker schedules.

Robyn – Easy online scheduling for service providers.

ScheduleOnce – Scheduling engine to get everyone who needs to meet together at one time.

TimeBridge – See the availability of everyone you need to meet with.

Charts, Diagrams, and Whiteboards

Exploratree – Online mind mapping software that provides ready-made thinking guides.

Wisdomap – A simple mind mapping application.

Best4C – An online charting and diagramming tool.

Scriblink – A simple, free online whiteboard.

Gliffy – Online diagramming and charting software.

Mindomo – Free online mind mapping software.

Mapul – Online mind mapping that allows you to create organic looking mind maps.

WiseMapping – Free mind mapping software that allows you to publish and share your mind maps.

Collaboration & Workgroups

Homecourt – Homecourt is a Web-based collaboration tool.

blogtronix – An enterprise social platform that includes blogs, wikis, documents and social media so that users in large and small organizations can collaborate and build communities inside and outside their company.

WorkflowPerfect – A Web-based business process tool that facilitates collaboration.

ClientSpot – A project collaboration and time tracking software specifically for virtual assistants and other freelancers.

skrbl – Online collaboration and white board space.

Planzone – Secure and private collaborative project workspace to share files, manage tasks, and communicate with others.

Nuospace – On demand collaboration software that provides online document management, allows you to edit pages in your browser, and offers tools to engage your colleagues.

DeskAway – An online project collaboration app aimed at small businesses and teams that organizes, manages and tracks your online work.

Mentat – A free project-sharing service accessible from a browser of supported devices (including BlackBerry).

Easy Projects .NET – Project collaboration software that offers both a downloadable option and a hosted version.

Ecto Connect – An online collaboration, communication and content sharing app.

Clearspace – An online collaboration suite that includes documents, blogs, discussions, projects, and more.

Twiddla – An online conference tool that allows you to mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or brainstorm on a blank canvas.

Sosius – Online workspace that includes a contact & group manager, custom workspace, file management, calendar, blog, discussions, chat, and more.

CollectiveX – Create free group sites for collaboration and networking.

Yammer – A twitter-like app for getting updates from your co-workers.

BrightIdeasLab – An online home for all your brilliant ideas that also offers collaborative brainstorming space.

Ximdesk – Collaboration and social networking platform for enterprise.

Status – A Twitter-like app for keeping your work group connected.

GroupSwim – Social collaboration and community tools to bring your employees, customers, and partners together.

Kindling – Idea management and collaboration tool that lets you vote on ideas.

Conferences, Presentations & Meetings

Expectnation – A conference program organizing software.

KinetiCast – Create online presentations, deliver them, and then track who’s watching.

Gretastudio – Create on-demand presentations for your company’s products, record training and e-learning materials, or other types of presentations that require audio or video content.

280Slides – A free online presentation software that allows you to import existing documents, download to PowerPoint, publish to the Web and more.

SlideRocket – Design professional quality presentations and then deliver them in person or over the Web.

vcasmo – Presentation software for business presentations, academic teaching, seminars, conferences, sales pitching, live events and more.

slideboom – Allows you to share PowerPoint presentations live online.

Empressr – A visual storytelling and presentation application.

Zoho Show – Create embeddable presentations online, present from a remote location, or share and collaborate on presentations.

slidelive – Present Microsoft PowerPoint presentations live online with this browser-based meeting solution.

Text The Mob – Collect feedback during presentations and seminars by posting polls or message boards on a large screen and having your audience send their input via their cell phones.

ReadyTalk – Online Web meeting and audio conferencing solutions.

Persony – Inexpensive Web conferencing service.

Calliflower – Conference calling tools that include Skype integration, invitations and reminders, and more.

GoToMeeting – Online meeting and conferencing software.

buzz2biz – A free online meeting platform.

MyCommittee – Online tracking of meeting agendas and minutes.

GroupLoop – Web-based committee organizing software.

Crowdsourcing, Networking & Community

Wild Apricot – Online tools for clubs, associations, and communities that include email newsletters, blogs, discussion forums, a member database and more.

OctopusCity – Build your online business network, keep in touch with people through mini-feeds, messaging and free teleconferencing, and save time by keeping one universal address book system.

LittleEngine – A community of small businesses and their patrons that are committed to buying locally and supporting local businesses.

Advisor Garage – A social network that connects entrepreneurs who need advice with advisors on just about any business-related topic.

Xing – A global networking and contact management site for business professionals.

Cambrian House – A free crowdsourcing app.

Socialcast – Private online communities of all sizes to help organize enterprise communication that allows employees to decide how to find and use information while reducing email clutter and unproductive communications.

CEOWorld.biz – Global networking for managers, entrepreneurs, and senior execs.

cmypitch.com – Online networking for entrepreneurs, investors and service providers that helps connect people who can help each other succeed.

Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service & Contact Management

Mojo Helpdesk – Mojo Helpdesk allows you to track customer requests, keep your customers and your staff informed about what’s happening with their accounts, and deliver better service.

TagTicket – This hosted helpdesk software is great for managing customer problems as well as in-house issues. There’s nothing to install, and it allows you to manage, track and share your emails and files with other staff.

RightNow – RightNow is an on-demand customer relationship management program that integrates sales, service, marketing, feedback and voice functions.

sfa finity – This CRM software offers all the regular features, plus account-centric, contact-centric and opportunity-centric perspectives, allowing you to view information the way you prefer.

LinkingUniverse CS – This progress-oriented CRM tool helps you work toward your customer goals. They also have a blog with tips for using the program.

Stazzle – Stazzle is a basic CRM that allows you to track information from birthdays and anniversaries to favorite ball teams and restaurants. It also allows you to track who referred which client and why.

HelpSpot – This help desk software allows support staff to easily manage requests from multiple sources in addition to providing powerful self-help functionality.

CRMdesk – This help desk software allows you to automate your online customer support.

insidesales.com – InsideSales.com provides a lead management CRM suite that incorporates an auto-dialer and allows coordination between multiple departments dealing with a single customer.

Free CRM – This is a Web-based customer relationship management software that allows for sales force automation. Track leads and manage your sales pipeline.

bConnections – This is a simple, easy to use CRM system that allows you to shorten your sales cycle, provide better customer service, make informed decisions, and increase your sales.

salesboom – This is a CRM and back office solution that’s user friendly and provides seamless integration.

SalesJunction – SalesJunction is a highly customizable but easy to use contact management system that’s very affordable.

Leadvine – LeadVine can help you increase sales by allowing you to post sales leads and have the community find you new customers.

Bizroof CRM – A free, Web-based contact management program.

Bizzvo – Bizzvo offers contact management, email marketing and invoicing solutions.

BatchBook – BatchBook is a small business CRM that manages contacts, communications, and to-do lists, and offers list and report functionality (including creating things like mailing labels and email lists).

Solomon – Solomon is a simplified Web-based CRM and contact manager.

ClairMail – ClairMail provides account management, mobile payments, customer service, and more, all on your mobile phone.

Appature CRM – A marketing-focused customer relationship management program.

Helperoo – A simple email support system geared toward small teams.

Mzinga – A full set of comprehensive social media and enterprise learning solutions that address talent development, enable support staff to communicate and collaborate with customers and partners, and helps your marketing team increase brand visibility, demand for products and services, and more.

Oprius – A contact management software designed for independent sales people.

b2b CRM – A Web-based CRM that manages contacts, activities, and your sales pipeline, and integrates with Outlook and Word.

zendesk – A branded online customer support system.

helpdeskpilot – Help desk software that includes email integration, a knowledge base and more.

Tactile CRM – A cost-effective CRM that tracks sales, deals, emails and customer contacts.

Nuebbo – Online contact and virtual business card management.

Simple Sales Tracking – An online sales tracking app that offers free and paid plans.

Soocial – A simple contact management app and address book.

Database, File Storage & Information Management

Pixily – An online service that lets you aggregate, organize, find and share your documents.

ThinkFree Docs – Online document sharing.

.docstoc – An online repository of free documents you can download, or upload your own documents to share.

Thinkfree – Online access to files, collaboration space for your team, and the ability to edit documents and post to blogs with a Web-based editor.

SpringCM – Online contract and document management.

ProofHQ – Online management and review of designs, artwork and documents.

Xythos – Online document management and storage.

NomaDesk – Online virtual file server with offline continuity.

Middlepost Docs – An online document manager that also allows you to sign docs.

AirSet – Online document management and sharing.

Email

MailChimp – Email marketing app that includes subscriber management, advanced coding capability, tracking and reports, and more.

Ping82 – Control, manage and track your email using tools made to improve communication between people working together on a project.

eMail Manager – A Web-based email management solution for high volume email environments.

IFM Campaign Manager – A Web-based email list management and marketing tool.

Xpenser – Record your expenses with email, SMS, Twitter, IM, and more.

Synergymail – Online email marketing app that includes campaign tracking.

Mad Mimi – Email marketing utility that allows you to create branded email newsletters and promotions.

EmailBrain – Email newsletter management app.

Employee Management, Payroll & Human Resources

Taleo – Taleo is e-recruitment and talent management software.

Zapoint – Zapoint is a Web 2.0 enterprise talent management platform with integrated performance management, skills mapping, organization mapping, recruiting and succession planning.

Halogen Software – Halogen offers talent management and employee performance solutions.

SuccessFactors – An on-demand talent and performance management platform that gets everyone in your company working together by aligning goals.

Cornerstone OnDemand – This is an on-demand talent management suite.

paylocity – Online payroll, human resources, time tracking and tax services.

Litmos – Create, deliver and manage online training.

Akken – Staffing and recruiting management software that includes email, CRM, accounting, human resources, and more.

TalentMaze – A marketplace for employers to find top recruiters to find the best employees for their businesses.

Rejose – Applicant tracking system that’s simple, efficient and cost effective.

Catch the Best – Online resume and applicant tracking solution.

Feedback

Kumquat – Quickly and easily solicit feedback from clients, superiors, peers, fans, family, or anyone else on projects, plans, on-going activities, blogs, or whatever else you want.

Feefo – Feefo is an independent customer feedback system that is transparent and comprehensive (and doesn’t allow business owners to edit customer feedback).

RivalMap – An online app that helps you monitor and share market news, maintain knowledge of your industry and competitors, and discuss information.

Feedback 2.0 – Collect opinions, expectations, and suggestions from a selected audience and discover the consensus.

ConceptShare – Share media with colleagues and have them leave feedback, reply to comments, approve artwork, and markup on visuals.

Backboard – An online feedback tool that allows users to markup documents (including images, text and websites).

Marketing & Publicity

StartPR – StartPR allows you to monitor your brand on social media sites including blogs, social networks, and more.

Prospect Insight – This is a Web marketing automation suite that provides information to your sales team on where to spend its time in order to maximize your return on investment.

HubSpot – HubSpot is an Internet marketing suite that integrates with your website to track your online marketing efforts.

iKarma – A reputation management service that allows you to compare customer comments, display testimonials, get customer referrals and manage your word-of-mouth.

Survelio.com – An online survey service.

Sonar – An online polling software.

formatpixel – Create your own online magazines, catalogs, brochures and more.

Traceworks – Online marketing software that helps you set goals, plan, execute and optimize your marketing activities.

ReputationHQ – Online reputation management app that searches for your desired information across millions of websites.

WordJot – Business blog hosting platform.

IncSpring – An online marketplace for businesses to purchase brands and logos directly from designers.

Anthillz – Professional relationship and reputation management.

BrandDoozie – A DIY online marketing material creation suite that helps you create professional-looking business cards, brochures, logos, and more.

Shoutlet – Distribute and track viral marketing campaigns across social media outlets.

Money Making & eCommerce Solutions

GoodBarry – An integrated system that runs your website, email marketing and online store that also automatically grows your customer database.

Scrobbld – PayPal and eBay order management app that keeps all your transactions in one place.

Office Applications

Celum Imagine – Software that lets you manage and distribute your photos, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs and multimedia content.

gOffice – They offer Web Word Wizard, a true online word processor.

PDFHammer.com – An online, free PDF editor that allows you to merge/combine files, rearrange, reorder and delete pages, lock your PDFs and more.

Organization & Management

OrderMotion – An order management system for online businesses.

MagSuite – An open source marketing automation, sales force automation, accounting, service automation and inventory control system.

Process Maker – Organize your company’s work flow and eliminate paperwork.

Alfresco – Open source enterprise content management that offers collaboration, record management, knowledge management and more.

minutesinaminute – An online app for keeping track of your company meeting minutes.

SyncWizard – Synchronize your contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and more with your portable devices.

analysis-one – Online tool to help you monitor your financial and non-financial business performance.

Phone & Voicemail

Phonesheet.com – This is a Web-based phone call and contact management program that allows you to track incoming and outgoing calls on a daily basis.

Vontoo – Vontoo provides automated voice messaging on demand.

Task Lists, Planning & Project Management

Torch Project Management – Torch allows you to collaborate using messages, e-mails, files, tasks, Google Docs, and other methods. You can bid, track your time and invoice clients directly. Offers seamless work flow (connecting bidding, project management, time tracking and invoicing).

PlanPlus Online – An online calendar, time management, project management, and contact management suite from FranklinCovey.

Wrike – Practical project management software that allows you to create tasks from emails.

Comindwork – Project management, knowledge management, and collaboration software.

No Kahuna – Project management with no unnecessary features.

Teamness – Organize project data and share it online with customers or colleagues.

Teamwork Project Manager – Online project management that includes custom views and quick access tabs.

PriorityTrack – Gather ideas, prioritize, collaborate, and keep projects on track.

ProjectPipe.com – Project management for small-to-midsized teams.

Planix – Consistently and accurately estimate resources, scheduling and costs of software development projects.

Pelotronics – Project organization and collaboration app.

Task2Gather – Free online task and project management.

ididwork – Keep track of the work you actually do, see what other members of your team are doing in real-time, and get feedback from your manager.

Gtdagenda.com – An online planner for Getting Things Done.

Undone – An online to-do list manager and project management app.

Qcron – Project management and time tracking app.

OnStage – Online project management, workspace and collaboration tool.

Joint Contact – Project collaboration and management tool.

Viewpath – Manage projects and events online.

5pm – An online project management tool with a customizable interface, an interactive timeline, time reports, email integration and more.

Flempo – An online to-do list with the ability to assign tasks and keep track of progress, collect tasks from other systems (using the Flempo API), and more.

TaskAnyone – Assign tasks to anyone via email, and TaskAnyone will follow up until they follow through.

TaskBin – Manage group tasks in a single shared to-do list.

ProjectOffice.net – Online project management that includes issue tracking, expense tracking, and knowledge management.

Lighthouse – Simple issue tracking and project management.

@task – Online time tracking, work flow and project management app.

Jumpchart – Online website planning app.

LiquidPlanner – Team management, task management and project scheduling all in one online app.

eloops – Online project management software that includes a calendar, data backup and social networking software.

XPLive – Project management app that focuses on individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

Project Spaces – Project management and online workspace that includes a document library, task list, calendar, announcements and email lists.

Goplan – Simple online project management.

TargetProcess – Project management software that features real-time progress tracking, communications features, and more.

Staction – Group project management and communication app.

Collabtive – Easy to use collaborative project management software that tracks milestones, task lists, time tracking and more.

LessProjects – Project management from the people who created LessAccounting.

Jumptree – Project management that updates you by email, manages accountability and more.

Project2Manage – Free hosted project management that includes milestones, to-do lists, and more.

Mingle – Project management and team collaboration app.

Time Management & Tracking

TrackMyPeople – Track your time and your employees’ time online.

Office Timesheets – Web-based time and expense tracking that’s easy to use and available anywhere.

Tick – A time tracking app for the service industry.

TSheets – Simple online time and labor tracking for small business.

Tempo – Simple time tracking with reporting features.

myHours.com – Online time management, tracking and timesheet solution that is accessible online or via mobile phone.

LiveTimer – Online time tracking service with reporting features, iPhone/iPod Touch interface, and more.

Paymo – Time tracking that includes online invoices and expense tracking.

Time59 – Online time and expense tracking and invoicing.

Paybackable – Online expense tracking that includes mileage expense calculations and expense reporting.

motismo – Online time tracking for creative professionals.

Virtual Office Platforms

WORKetc. – A suite of online tools including employee timesheets, document management, customer support, sales management, project management, billing and invoicing, and more.

ConcourseSuite – This open source online suite of programs offers customer relationship management as well as online presence management, team collaboration, and customer service.

OpenGoo – An open source Web office with text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, task lists, email, calendars, contacts and more.

Website Tools

Outlandish – Landing page management tool for small to medium-sized advertisers.

VersoChat – An all-in-one solution for Web analytics, chatting with online visitors, live Web statistics and more.

LeadLander – Allows you to see exactly which companies are visiting your website to investigate your products.

LEADSExplorer – LeadsExplorer allows you to capture what companies your website visitors are coming from so that you can turn them into leads.

Sharedbase – An online tool to manage your members-only website and your membership database.

SmoothStart – Create online landing pages for generating, managing and tracking new leads.

Industry-Specific

Gympro – A program for personal trainers that allows you to manage your client information, assessments, workouts and schedule.

Practice Fusion – This is a free online electronic medical records software.

Buildium – An online property management program for property managers and associations.

TopSchool, Inc. – A Student Lifestyle Management system for schools.

ekklesia360 – This is a content management system designed specifically for churches to help increase new visitors and provide up-to-date information to their congregation.

Body-Quest.net – This is a business management solution for personal trainers that allows you to track your clients’ progress.

TenantWIZ – A property management program for vacation homes that works whether you own a single property or a large hotel or condo operation.

booktoeat – booktoeat allows restaurants to accept online reservations and bookings.

restaurantdiary – restaurantdiary is a restaurant booking and reservations system with no commission charges and flat monthly fee.

ClubReady – ClubReady is a fitness club management service that helps increase revenues and dramatically improve client and employee satisfaction.

ServiceBeacon – ServiceBeacon provides a Web-based car dealership marketing application for both new and used car dealerships in addition to their consumer services.

openSIS – An open source student information system that tracks student demographics, contact information, scheduling, gradebooks, report cards, transcripts, health records, attendance, cafeteria management, state reporting, and more.

RdEXpress – An online restaurant booking system for single unit restaurant operators that also includes a CRM and marketing system.

Music Arsenal – A business tool specifically for indie bands that helps you manage tasks, projects (tours, albums, etc.), concerts, records, and more, all online.

Plaid – On-demand ministry management software that organizes contact lists, tracks visitors, sends emails to targeted contacts, prints attendance sheets, and more.

Scriggle-it – An online fan management and music marketing solution for bands and musicians.

DonorDrive – Constituent, donation and event management software for non-profits. Includes reporting and exporting capability, e-mail marketing, message forums, and more.

Ministry(Starter) – A content management system geared toward Christian ministries.

RealProEdge.com – An email tool specifically for real estate agents.

fourthbook.com – An easy to use online church management software.

Massage manEdger – An online suite of tools for massage therapists that includes a website with online booking, electronic client files, streamlined daily accounting and more.

rezgo – An online booking software for travel tours and activities.

carbonmade – A free online portfolio showcase.

Planning Center Online – A church worship services planning app.

Creative Manager Pro – Online ad agency management software.

Rentomatic – Simplified property management app that includes an online rent-payment system.

Tuggle – Online ministry management suite that includes communication and event management tools.

CollabTrak – Project management specifically for Web designers.

N2uitive – An online insurance claims interview management software.

Macrocasa – Manage your real estate website and business.

Propertyware – Online property management software that organizes property and lease information, records income and expenses, lists vacancies, and more.

RentYield – A property management tool for landlords and real estate investors that allows you to stay on top of your rental income and track performance of your properties.

Shockfolio – An online portfolio site for actors, musicians and photographers.

Weefolio – A free online portfolio creator.

Streetfolio – Property management app that manages cashflow, insurance, mortgages, and more.

Miscellaneous

GigTide – Online creation of resumes, that also allows you to publish, manage and track your resumes, contacts and cover letters.

RB-Apps – RB-Apps provides customized, DIY business mini-applications based on the RB-Apps Platform.

lumifi – Use lumifi if you need to compile research and collaboration from multiple sources, discover information you might otherwise miss, and assemble that research into a well stated case. (via)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Top 90 URL Shortening Services

We know what you’re thinking. That many? Yes, we were surprised, too, but decided to plough through the seemingly endless supply of URL shorteners and put them all in one place. You’ll never have to use more than a handful, but now at least you know what your choices are.

a2n – An URL Shortening Service that can shorten up to 100 long URLs in one go. You can also customize each a2n URL generated with your own personal tag.

AZQQ – A simple URL Shortening Service with a Google like interface.

Beam.to – Create customized Beam.to URLs of your long URLs. You can add passwords to your URLs as well.

b65.us – This service allows you to password-protect and customized your URLs.

CanURL – Another simple URL Shortening Service.

C-O.IN – This is an URL redirection service with which you can redirect your long URLs to customized short domain names.

Curio.us – Yet another simple service to create short URLs.

Cuturls – This is a light service with a similar interface like that of AZQQ.

Decent URL – A URL Shortening Service that provides you a premium account for USD 7.00 in which you get to edit your URLs, view click counts, and automatically detect broken links.

DigBig – DigBig allows you to shorten your URLs and provides you an administrative dashboard to view the number of clicks on your URLs after you register with their service.

Doiop – Write your own keyword to use when shortening a long URL with Doiop.

dn.vc – The URL Shortening Service with one of the shortest names.

durl – A simple URL Shortening Service with browser bookmarklets.

DwarfURL – Password-protect the URL you created. You can also see the list of the URLs you have created with Your DwarfURL History.

easyURL – Customizable URL Shortening Service.

EZurl – In addition to providing an URL Shortening Service, EZurl allows you to create an admin name so that you can edit the URL,. there are also features such as URL masking and using customized title of the shorter URL generated.

faceto.us – This is a service to create shorter addresses of your Facebook profile page.

Fhurl – Just a simple URL Shortening Service.

Flingk – A URL Shortening Service with a browser add-on.

fly2.ws – Fly2.ws allows you to create customized short URLs and also allows you to create an avatar and a link back to your blog or site.

Get-URL – You can create customized shorten URLs and view the daily, weekly, and monthly click stats too with this service.

HotRedirect – A URL Shortening Service with features like URL hiding and path forwarding. There are free and premium accounts available.

hurl it – Create small URLs with hurl it; nothing more to say.

is.gd – Another URL Shortening Service with the shortest names. You can also use this to mask your real email addresses.

Jaze Redirect Services – This is an URL redirection services with which you can convert your long URLs to shorter domain names.

Just.as – Another URL redirection service to convert your long URL into shorter domain names of your choice.

Korta ner din url – The URL Shortening Service with the shortest domain name.

linkslice – A clean URL Shortening Service.

LiteURL – A light program to shorten your long URLs.

LNK.IN – You can create customized and password-protected shorten URLs with LNK.IN. You can also add a block of text and LNK.IN will convert all links in that text to LNK.IN links. The service requires you to register before you can use their services.

memurl – A simple service with features for shortening long URLs, using on websites, and browser plugins.

Metamark – Password-protect your short URLs.

Minilien – A French URL Shortening Service.

MooURL – You can create shorten a long URL with MooURL and personalized the new and shorter URL too.

myurl – You can use this service to shorten long URLs, anonymize URLs, and protect links of files hosted on some free file hosting websites.

NanoRef – Create pass-protected short URLs with NanoRef.

NetShortcut – A simple URL Shortening Service with a browser extension.

ne1.net – This is another free URL redirection service. Premium accounts are available for ads free redirection.

notlong – Unlike many similar services, notlong allows you to create a personalized subdomain on the short URL you want to create. You can also view the statistics of your URL views. There is also a browser bookmarklet.

Nutshellurl – A simple URL Shortening Service. Cool name.

Oboeyasui – A URL Shortening Service in Japanese.

Paulding – A simple service for shortening long URLs.

Profile.to – Another service to shorten and customized your Facebook profile URLs.

QuickURL – QucikURL is a URL Shortening Service with a browser addon.

Redirx – Another simple service for shortening long URLs.

RubyURL – A simple URL Shortening Service with a browser bookmarklet.

Shim.net – You can choose from 7 domain names to change your long URLs into shorter ones.

Shorl – When you burn a long URL with Shorl, you are provided a shorter SHorl URL and a link from where you can manage your link click statistics.

ShortenURL – A simple service to create short URLs of long ones.

ShorterLink – Yet another simple service to shorten long URLs.

Shortio – Create customized short URLs and mask original URLs from users.

Short links – Another URL shortening service.

ShortURL – ShortURL allows you to create short URLs with customizable subdomains. It also allows URL masking and shows traffic reports.

Short URL – This is another simple URL shortening service.

Shorty – Create short URLs and store them on your own server.

ShotURL – ShotURL provides customized sub-domain level URL names and password-protection features for your URL.

Shrinkr – A simple URL Shortening Service with a personalized URL feature.

Shrinkurl – A URL Shortening Service with custom and password-protected short URLs.

SHurl – This is a nice service with some unique feature like showing a thumbnail image of the site if it is not work-safe when people click on the URL. You can also view who have clicked on your SHurl.

SimURL – Create a SimURL box on your website to shorten long URLs.

Sitelutions – This is a domain forwarding service providing 20+ domain names from which you can choose from.

SnipURL – SnipURL is a social URL shortening service with web 2.0 features like sharing SnipURLs, your profile page, RSS feeds of your latest Snips, password protect your SnipURLs, etc.

Starturl – You can use this service to create customized short URLs.

TightURL – A simple service for shortening long URLs.

Tiniuri – A service to shorten a long URL or hiding a URL.

Tinylink – A simple URL Shortening Service with Firefox addons.

TinyURL – A URL Shortening Service that offers a browser bookmark button that will provide a TinyURL of the page you are on. TinyURL also provides a Preview feature for your browser that will allow you to preview where a TinyURL will go to, before you click on that link.

TraceURL – A URL Shortening Service that allows you to create a short URL and trace how many people are clicking on that URL.

TruncURL – A simple service that allows you to manage your URLs with a login ID.

TubeURL – Another simple URL Shortening Service.

turo.us – Yet another simple URL Shortening Service.

Tweetl – This one can create really short URLs.

Twittu.ms – Another simple URL shortening service targeting Twitter users.

ULimit – This is another web redirection and email forwarding service that you can use to create shorter URLs of your long web addresses.

urlao – This is a neat URL Shortening Service that allows you to create your account on its site so that you can edit your URLs and redirects.

URLBee – This is another simple URL Shortening Service.

URL.co.uk – A UK-based URL Shortening Service.

URLCutter – A nice service to create customized short URLs with tools like browser bookmarklets, and URL manager.

URLcut – A simple service that you can use to shorten long URLs and password-protect them.

URLHawk – If you want to hide your original URL while users click on your shorten URL, this is the type of service that you should use.

URL.ie – This is yet another simple URL Shortening Service.

urlTea – Add urlTea on your Instant Messenger. Send a long URL and get a short urlTea URL in return.

u76.org – A simple URL Shortening Service with a browser bookmarklet.

VDirect – This is another web redirection service to convert your long URLs into shorter domain names.

WapURL – Shorten long URLs for WAP sites.

Webalias – This is a domain forwarding service to convert your long ULRs into shorten URLs with subdomains of your choice.

Xil.in – A service that allows you to create your own custom tags for your shorten URLs.

YATUC – YATUC allows you to create password-protected URLs. You can also see the click statistics of your URLS and preview where YATUC URLs are taking you by adding certain tags on on the URLs.

Yep That URL – A customizable URL Shortening Service that also displays the top clicked URLs in its database.

Zootit – A URL shortening Service where you can set your own personalized URL.

6url – A simple service where you can create your own personalized URL.

301url – A URL shortening service with search engine friendly redirection. (via)

Top 10 Online Virus & Malware Scanners

There is no substitution for a quality antivirus solution, but how many times were you in a situation that you simply have none at your disposal? In such situation, the best you can do is use something that’s free and fast. We bring you a list of online virus and malware scanners which will do just fine for a quick scan of the system.

Avast – Online version of popular antivirus software Avast will scan individual files of up to 512kb in size.

BitDefender – An online version of the BitDefender software. Will scan your drives, files, and boot sector. Works only with Internet Explorer.

Computer Associates Malware Scanner – Browse your drives for a file you suspect of being malware and upload it for their scanner to check it for you.

Eset – Just simply click their terms of service and scan your entire system for occurrences of malware.

Freedom – Chck all of your storage inside your browser with this tool based on F-Port.

Jotti’s Malware Scan – Uses several scanners at once to scan files that you upload to detect malware that may be hidden.

NanoScan.com – Requires a small download and then accesses a constantly updated database of known threats. Extremely small an fast.

Panda Security – Searches your system for worms, viruses, trojans and more after a small Active X download.

TrendMicro – This service will not only scan for viruses, but also spyware and malware.

VirusTotal.com – Upload a file of up to 10MB in size and let the site run it through over 30 virus engines. If their server is overloaded, they also provide you the option to email the file to them. (via)

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Top 100 Antivirus Tools

Internet is still far from a secure place, and viruses are still an annoying menace which we must fight on an everyday basis. Here’s our list of 90+ tools for removing virus, spyware, adware and other infections which affect system performance. The list is classified according to their functions(Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware), availability (online/offline), and platform (Cross-Platform/Windows/Mac).

Anti-Spyware

Ad-Aware – A very commonly used anti-spyware application providing advanced protection from spyware related problems. The free version sports all the major features.

AntiSpyware 2007 – AntiSpyware 2007 for Windows provides users a safe experience by protecting computer against spyware threats. The free version enables the users to scan the computer for infections.

ArcaClean – A free tool for removing all copies of internet worms (Blaster Beagle, NetSky, Sober and others).

Bazookaâ„¢ Adware and Spyware Scanner – Bazooka detects infections which are typically not recognized by Anti-Virus software. Examples of these are spyware, adware, trojan, keylogger, foistware and trackware components. Bazooka can remove CoolWebSearch, Gator, GAIN, Bargain Buddy, CommonName, FlashTrack, IPInsight, nCase, SaveNow, and WurldMedia.

CWShredder – CWShredder eliminates CoolWebSearch which is a type of browser hijacker. It is a small utility with very focused functionality towards eliminating this browser hijacker in instant time.

Dr. Web CureIt – Dr. Web is one of the most popular free anti-virus scanners for Windows. It removes all kinds of infections like spyware, malware and W32 viruses.

NoAdware – A real time protection solution for spyware and adware removal. Its special features include advanced level of protection for the IE browser.

Outpost Security Suite Pro – A fast and effective anti-malware, and personalized anti-spam solution. It keeps the computer updated against latest OSS that will keep user’s computer protected against all major Internet security threats.

Panicware’s Pop-Up Stopper and Blocker – A free popup blocker and spyware removal tool for both Windows and Mac OS X.

PestPatrol – PestPatrol is a powerful security and personal privacy tool that detects and eliminates destructive pests like trojans, spyware, adware and hacker tools.

Prevx CSI – Prevx is a very powerful scanner for home and business users. Its quick scanner will check your computer for infections in less than 2 minutes.

Spybot Search & Destroy – Spybot is a popular and free for personal use anti-spyware program. It is extremely effective for preventing adware and spyware from entering your system. The new version of Spybot also features support for Windows Vista, more compatibility with Wine and support for bootable Windows CDs.

SpySubtract PRO – SpySubtract PRO has recently changed its name to Trend Micro Anti-spyware and the latest version includes an enhanced spyware scanning engine. The trialware of Trend Micro Anti-Spyware is available for 30 days.

Spyware Begone Registered Edition – A desktop based free spyware scanner for removing adware, checking browser infections, preventing ID thefts and speeding up the computer.

Spyware Doctor – Spyware Doctor is recognized as the best spyware and adware protection solution with a very high degree of efficiency. It detects, removes and protects your PC from thousands of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, spybots and tracking threats.

Spyware Guard – A tiny protection solution against browser-hijackers and malware. It has a quick real-time scanning engine, and most importantly – it’s free.

Spyware Nuker XT – Spyware Nuker is an anti-spyware software produced by Trek Blue. Its special feature called Active Protection tracks the execution of all programs at kernel-level and alerts if a program is suspected as a potential threat.

Spyware Terminator – A highly popular spyware removal tool offering thorough scanning of memory, registry, and drives. What separates Spyware Terminator apart from others is that it is a freeware utility (for both personal and commercial use) and it also has an option of antivirus integration with an open-source antivirus program ClamAV.

Spy Hunter – Spy Hunter is an extremely fast and efficient scanner for detecting spyware/adware in Windows machines. The scanner is available as a freeware.

Spy Sweeper – Spy Sweeper is a popular award winning software offering protection against dangerous spyware which infect system during internet browsing. It is available at a price of $29.95 for one year subscription.

StartPage Guard – A handy freeware protection mechanism for protecting the internet browser’s pages from unauthorized activities.

Sunbelt CounterSpy – Sunbelt CounterSpy is a top quality anti-spyware protection program. It includes a 15-days full version powerful trial which removes all types of Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) in its tests.

SUPERAntiSpyware – An extremely thorough application with the ability of removing spyware which is generally not detected by other scanners. The basic version is free for home users and the professional version comes at price of $29.95.

The Cleaner – The Cleaner is a collection of programs designed for safety from trojans, worms, rootkits, keyloggers, spyware, adware and types of malware. It is available as a freeware for personal use and the paid version costs $19.95.

Trojan Hunter – TrojanHunter acts as a complement for Anti-Virus software by searching and removing trojans residing inside the system. The 30-day trial version is available for free and the one year version can be purchased for $39.95.

Webwasher – Webwasher Classic clears unwanted ads, crushes cookies and prevents organizations from profiling surfing habits. The users of Webwasher can eliminate banner ads and new larger “skyscrapers” it takes to view Web pages.

WinCleaner – A freeware solution for protection of Windows computers. It provides protection against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware.

Windows Defender – A free program from Microsoft that enhances system performance by providing protection against unwanted software. The real-time protection provides recommendation action every time it detects spyware.

W32.Blaster.Worm Removal – W32 Blaster Worm removal from Symantec clears all infections of the Blaster worms which exploit the DCOM RPC vulnerability.

XoftSpySe – XoftSpySe by ParetoLogic is a good anti-spyware application that can remove about 43,000 deadly spyware and adware infections.

Cross-Platform

Norton AntiVirus – Symantec manufactures the world’s most popular and trusted antivirus program for Windows and Mac OS X.

RAV Antivirus – A powerful mail server providing antivirus and antispam protection to system administrators. The package is available for multiple operating systems including Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux and other operating systems.

Sophos – Sophos security control provides cross-platform virus detection on Mac, Windows, Linux, UNIX, Net App Storage Systems and Mobile.

Virex – Virex protects Mac OS X systems against all types of viruses, malicious code and unknown threats.

VirusBarrier – A cross-platform antivirus solutions from Intego. A fully functional 30 day trialware is available and the single user licensed version is available at a cost of $79.95.

Desktop

Anti-Virus&Trojan – Anti-Virus & Trojan provides protection against all viruses. It scans for infected files and shows a warning message if it finds any.

avast! Home Edition – A free antivirus solution for scanning disk, CDs, in E-mail, HTTP, NNTP, IM and P2P.

AVG Free Edition – AVG Resident Shield provides real-time protection executions of files and programs. It features a smart e-mail scanner, virus updates and virus vault for secure handling of the files which are infected by viruses. The base version for windows is Free for private and non-commercial use.

CA AntiVirus – An antivirus program from Computer Associates for comprehensive security against worms, trojan horse programs and viruses. The basic version is available for a 90-day trial.

ClamWin – ClamWin is a free antivirus project for Windows.

CyberScrub AntiVirus – A powerful virus cleaner with a trialware version, while the paid version costs $49.95.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus – ESET NOD32 Anti-virus is available as an anti-virus for small businesses, individuals and for large networks. The trialware enables the user to try the application for a period of 30 days.

Fprot – A free ant-virus application for Linux, FreeBSD and DOS (personal use). It also provides a Windows Evaluation version.

HandyBits – A free for personal use virus ‘scanner integrator’ with features like auto-search which scans for already installed virus scanner. It scans for files using installed virus scanners there by utilizing the strengths of installed programs.

HijackThis Software – HijackThis is a small application for scanning and cleaning spyware, malware infections in computer. It enables the user to save the scan log in a txt file which can be examined later for system security analysis.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro – A commonly used virus protection solution offering full protection against macro-viruses and unknown viruses. It offers reliable data integrity control and protection of e-mails from viruses.

MWAV – A free utility for scanning anti-virus, spyware, adware or other types of malware. The specialty of this utility is that it does not require installation and can be run directly.

Nanoscan – An instant scanner that can detect viruses, spyware and other threats in less than a minute.

noHTML – A service allowing users to access emails from Outlook Express in a secure way by converting them into simple text format and removing the dange of email borne attacks.

Norton AntiVirus – Norton AntiVirus is the most popular and secure virus scanner for checking boot sector records at startup. The live update feature automatically installs new updates for regular protection against viruses.

Panda Antivirus Platinum – A complete virus protection package for home and business users. It comes with an easy installation and automatic protection from latest viruses.

PC Tools AntiVirus – PC Tools AntiVirus is a handy free anti-virus program for Windows.

Protector Plus Antivirus Software – A perfect anti-virus solution for Windows systems against all types of viruses, spyware, trojans and worms.

PROTEA ANTI-VIRUS – Protea Antivirus works with Lotus Domino. It automatically cleans the body of the message, checks attachments and also the OLE mail objects. It is available in both trial and paid version.

Solo Anti-Virus – Solo Anti-Virus gives protection from new viruses on the internet and also scans the system for removing worms in the system. The unique unique System Integrity Checker provides protection to the user new Internet Worms, Backdoor programs, malicious VB and Java scripts.

Sophos – Sophos is a Windows anti-virus solution for removing viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other potentially dangerous applications.

Stinger – A stand-alone application for automatic detection and removal of viruses. It acts as more of an assistance for administrators and is not meant to be a full time anti-virus replacement. It is available as freeware for Windows.

StopSign – StopSign Threat Scanner is an effective protection solution against all types of internet threats viruses, spyware, trojans, adware, keyloggers, worms, browser hijackers and all forms of malicious code.

SurfinGuard – SurfinGuard constantly monitors programs with .exe file extension for malicious threats. It automatically blocks any Trojan or worm that violates the security norms.

Symantec Virus Removal Tools – Symantec offers suit of free virus removal tools for infections like: W32.Netsky.B@mm, W32.Beagle@mm, W32.Welchia.Worm, W32.HLLW.Anig, W32.Mydoom@mm and more.

Tenebria SpyCatcher Express – A powerful protection solution from unknown spyware. It provides powerful, immediate protection from known & unknown spyware as well as rootkits. SpyCatcher is available as a freeware for Windows.

ThreatFire – A feature rich anti-virus software for real time protections against viruses, worms and other types of malware. It is available as a freeware for Windows.

TotL.net – An anti-virus solution of a different kind. It is an effective human detector enabling users to scan themselves and their friends.

Trend ServerProtect – Trend Server features a windows console for management of viruses, updates, remote installation and removal. It supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT 4, and Novell NetWare servers.

Vexira – Vexira provides full protection solutions to organizations, websites, schools and government agencies from the attack of viruses, trojans, spyware, adware and spam.

Mac Anti-Virus

Agax – A free Mac antivirus program for Mac with features for standard and advanced scanning.

ClamXAV – A free virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the open source antivirus engine ClamAV for scanning.

Online Anti-Virus

a-squared Web Malware Scanner – a-squared enables users to scan for Trojans, Backdoors, Worms, Dialers, Spyware/Adware, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Hacking Tools, Riskware and TrackingCookies.

Authentium VERO – An online security solution built especially for site operators, financial institutions like banks and other service providers. In a nutshell, it provides a secure, private environment for trading, banking transactions and other activities being carried across the internet.

Avast! Online Scanner – An online virus scanner from alwil software for scanning files smaller than 512KB.

BitDefender Online Scan System – BitDefender Scan Online scans system’s memory, boot sector, all files and folders and also comes with automatic file cleaning option. Overall, it scans for over 70,000+ viruses, worms, trojans and other malicious applications.

CA Anti-Virus – A comprehensive virus scan utility for protection against all types of viruses, trojans, worms and malicious threats.

Dr. Web – Dr. Web is an online scanner for curing system viruses. Users can select viruses from system and can scan selected files.

ESET Online Scanner – ESET is a powerful user-friendly scanner for removing malware from user’s computer.

FortiGuard Center – FortisGuard online scanner allows users to check for malicious files by simply scanning the uploading files. The files have a size limit of 1MB.

Free online Trojan Scanner – An online scanner for detection and removal of Trojan horses.

Freedom Online Virus Check – Freedom Online Virus Check is an anti-virus scanner for scanning hard drives, diskettes, CD-ROMs, network drives, directories, and specific files for any hidden viruses.

F-Secure – An online virus scanner for detecting and clearing viruses.It supports Windows XP and Windows 2000.

Kaspersky Online Scanner – A fast and effective online scanner for checking individual files, folders, drives or even files related to emails.

Mcafee Virusscan Online – A trusted VirusScan service for search and display of infected files. Once the infected files are displayed McAfee scan provides detailed information about the virus, its type and removal instructions.

Panda ActiveScan – Panda ActiveScan is a powerful online virus scanner and provides detection of over 1, 85,000 viruses, worms and Trojans on user computers.

Pc-Cillin Trend Micro Housecall – Trend Micro is one of the very few online scanners to offer cleaning of infected files. Users can scan the whole system or choose from specific drives and folders.

Symantec Security Check – An effective online scanner for testing various types of viruses and threats on user computers.

Tenebril Spyware Scanner – The free Spyware Scanner from Tenebril enables users to search for thousands of viruses, worms and trojans. For removing the infections users need to obtain the paid version which is available at a cost $29.95.

VirusChief – VirusChief is a free online virus scanner for detection of viruses throuhg multiple antivirus engines.

Virus.Org – Virus.Org is a malware scanning service that scans and upload files with several common anti-Virus tools to detect system infections.

Virustotal – An online scanner for files with size less than 5MB, it only detects threats, but doesn’t clean the infiltrations.

X-Cleaner Micro Edition – An online scanner from FaceTime Security Labs for different types of adware, keyloggers, Trojans and many other forms of unwanted software.The offline version includes a trial version of X-Cleaner and a deluxe version with a wide range of cleaning solutions.

Registry Cleaner

Abexo Registry Cleaner – A Windows registry defragmenter tool that can drastically improve the performance of your computer.

CCleaner – CCleaner is a free tool for system optimization and security. It clears system infections, cleans registry, removes unused startup items and allows windows to run faster by freeing hard disk space.

Clean My Registry – A freeware utility developed for keeping the system registry in perfect condiction.

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner – Eusing is free registry cleaner software that allows users to clean registry infections instantaneously with a few mouse clicks.

MISPBO Registry Cleaner – MISPBO Registry Cleaner is an advanced level registry cleaner for removing unnecessary keys from the Windows registry.

RegAuditor – RegAuditor gives a quick snapshot at the adware, malware and spyware installed on user’s system by showing colored icons. Icons in red indicate infections in computer and green icon means that a specific object is safe.

Registry Mechanic – Registry Mechanic can clean the registry, fix PC errors and optimize the computer for better performance. The trial version fixes bugs in specific sections of the registry and its usage is limited by time.

Registry Trash Keys Finder – Registry Trash Keys Finder removes unwanted data quickly by clearing out dead registry entries which are left by trial software. (via)