Task Commander 2.5
"Computers are getting more sophisticated; our demands and expectations are rising. Because of this, we often face two major problems when launching and executing programs.
The first problem occurs as the number of programs installed on a computer increases. It becomes more and more difficult to find your required program in the crowded Windows Start menu. Your cluttered Desktop, with its bewildering assortment of dozens of motley icons, is no longer an effective shortcut to your software. Even the Quick Launch panel becomes almost useless when it no longer has enough room for all of those handy program icons.
The second problem with today's busy computers is related to multi-tasking, where several programs appear to be running at the same time. You will often work with several programs, each launched in its own window. Some of these applications (for example, Microsoft Word or Internet Explorer) will also launch a new instance in a new window each time they open a new document. The size of your monitor screen is limited and so the windows of several running applications will start to overlap as they compete for your attention. It soon becomes impossible to see all of the running programs in the confusing mass of open windows. Switching between applications does little to help.
Task Commander solves these problems.
Use Task Commander's self-configuring menu to find and start any program quickly, often with just one mouse click. That solves the first problem. Use Task Commander to switch quickly and easily to any window of your running applications.
That solves the second problem.
Task Commander has several other unique and handy features. It can perform a variety of window operations (minimize, maximize, close, etc.) on an application. It can perform them on a specific window or on all of the windows owned by the application. It will even perform the window operations simultaneously on all currently running applications."
Evaluation period: 30 days.
Annotation Pilot 1.44
Annotation Pilot is a program that enables you to take screen shots and edit them. You can capture the entire screen, a window, a menu, the cursor etc. Supported file types: bmp, tiff, pcx, jpeg, png, emf.
Icon Processor 2.0
"Icon Processor is a goodie for icon lovers or those who adorn their desktops and Explorer with fanciful little graphics. It allows you to take an image and convert it into the ICO format. Icon Processor supports Bitmap, JPEG, GIF and WMF graphics as well as desktop cursors. For example, you can use it to create icons from images you've found on the Web or family photos you digitized with a scanner. In addition, Icon Processor can extract icon files from folders and libraries.
- Create smooth icons from images or photos
- Apply effects and styles to icons
- Create semi-transparent icons with shadows
- Search for icons in folders, split icon libraries into individual icons
- Use command-line or wizard interfaces
This program uses a step-by-step approach for converting your images into icons. You simply drag and drop entire folders or files into the program window, or add items via the file mini-browser that includes a preview window. You can then choose a size, ranging from 16x16 to 64x64, for output. There is an option to have icons shrunk or zoomed to fit. Icon Processor also lets you add transparency or background color from the palette to icons."
Evaluation period: 30 days.