- WatchMe: set up multiple tabbed stopwatches independently
- Converber: convert to and from over 2000 mostly useless units
- ESET Rogue Application Remover: remove “particularly resilient” viruses from your computer
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Software for May 20, 2012
Entirely portable, WatchMe is perfect if you work as a freelancer and need to keep track of the number of hours you’ve worked. You can keep track of how long you worked on design, how long you worked on implementation, and how long you worked on miscellaneous, and how much money you are owed for all of it.
You can also add basic note taking capabilities to each timer. If you want to have a longer description on one of your timers, for instance, you can add quick notes using the built-in notes option and can set up alarms using the built-in alarms.
WatchMe is a great general stopwatch program for anyone who needs to count time.
Version discovered: v2.1.3
Supported OS: Windows XP with .NET Framework 2.0/Vista/7
Download size: 477KB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/42
Portability: Entirely portable!
Want to convert from any unit known to man to any other unit known to man? You’re in luck: Converber has you covered. An all-around general-purpose converter, Converber has various categories of units that you can convert to and from.
For instance, you can easily convert from a °Newton to a °rankine. You can also convert obscure regional units of distance and speed to other various obscure units. If you want to convert literally anything and everything under the sun, Converber is the best app to do it.
Version discovered: v2.3.1
Supported OS: Windows 98+
Download size: 649KB portable | 746KB installer
Portability: Portable version available!
To use ERAR, you just double click the executable you downloaded. If it refuses to open, try renaming it exlorer.exe. After you open it, it’ll automatically scan your computer to find untrustworthy programs and files. When it finds some, it’ll prompt you to remove them and that will be that.
If your computer or a friend’s computer has gotten infected, ESET Rogue Application Remover is a very nice tool to have handy.
Version discovered: v220.127.116.11
Supported OS: Windows unknown
Download size: 1.8MB to 2.5MB
Portability: Entirely portable!
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.