Windows software of the day [April 14th, 2012]

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Software for April 14th, 2012

Snackr

RSS is awesome. All the latest news and headlines wherever you want, 24×7, constantly updating. If you want them on your desktop, however, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a nice-looking widget. Enter Snackr: this little cross-platform app will automatically scroll recent news items from either a list of feeds, or even your Google Reader account.

If you want to set it up so that it constantly shows even when your windows are maximized, you can use MaxMax, the next piece of featured software!

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v0.41

Supported OS: Windows/OS X/Linux with Adobe Air (14.2MB)

Download size: 792KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: could not scan

Snackr homepage

MaxMax

If you have a sidebar or a gadget that you want to constantly have showing, using the maximize button can be very annoying: click it and it’ll cover up your widgets. Want to use it, but have it maximize it to the area that won’t cover up your gadgets?  Try MaxMax.

To use MaxMax, you simply set up the bounds you want and hit the Maximize button on one of your windows. It’s that simple!

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.12

Supported OS: Windows 7, possibly others

Download size: 32-bit 2.1MB | 64-bit 2.7MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 32-bit 1/42 | 64-bit 1/42

MaxMax homepage

Tiny Uploader

Want to upload lots of pictures to the internet? With any conventional service, it’ll take quite a long time and be downright painful. (Facebook, I’m talking to you.) If you instead want to upload them all automatically, try Tiny Uploader: it’ll automatically upload any pictures you drag onto it.

Tiny Upload supports Imgur and Imageshack. It’s a nice little program if you want to quickly upload pictures, and it comes in both portable and context menu versions.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v2.76

Supported OS: Windows unknown

Download size: portable 32-bit 1.4MB | portable 64-bit 4.2MB | installer 32-bit 2.7MB | installer 64-bit 2.4MB 

VirusTotal malware scan results: portable 32-bit 1/42 | portable 64-bit 0/42 | installer 32-bit 0/42 | installer 64-bit 0/41

Tiny Uploader homepage

dotTechies: We have tested all the software listed above. However, Windows Software of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new programs. Always use your best judgement when downloading programs, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing shareware programs, if applicable.

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3 comments

  1. Seamus McSeamus

    @Jennifer

    1 out of 42 most likely is a false positive, especially with the 64 bit version scanning clean. Check the file with your own installed a/v and it will probably give a green light. Of course the best rule of thumb is if you aren’t comfortable with something, don’t install/use it. :)

  2. tejas

    @Jennifer: I assume you’re talking about Tiny Uploader, and “VirusTotal malware scan results: portable 32-bit 1/42″. Out of 42 anti-virus scanners, 1 flagged it. That means, either 41 of the scanners missed the virus, or 1 showed a false positive. The latter being the most likely. :)