Windows software of the day [June 19, 2012]

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Software for June 19, 2012

ResizeEnable

One of the most basic things about Windows is being able to resize, well, windows. However, some apps decide that they’re too good for this basic maneuver, and disable resizing. If you’re looking to put an end to this annoying behavior, ResizeEnable is the program for you.

ResizeEnable is extremely easy to use. Once it’s running, just go to any window that’s not resizable–Windows’ various settings dialogs, for example–and resize them using the standard window border controls. It works with most software, but some software has resizes disabled for a reason: they might not work correctly, or they might just add empty space. However, the software ResizeEnable does work for vastly outnumbers the software it doesn’t work for, and it’s a nice addition to any compulsive Windows tweaker’s toolkit.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.4

Supported OS: Windows 2000+

Download size: 42KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: ??

Portability: No installation required!

ResizeEnable homepage

Update Freezer

Hey, want to update Flash player? No? How about Java? Chrome? Skype? 

Put an end to annoying update messages with Update Freezer. It’s entirely portable, too, so you can put it on your thumb drive and use it on friend’s computers to disable automatic updaters. It’s easy to use, as once you’ve started it, it presents you with just a few simple options and nice, big buttons.

Update Freezer has a nice featureset. It lets you disable and enable updates for Google, Adobe, Skype, Java, Firefox, and even Windows. If you’re looking to stop automatic updaters, Update Freezer is a nice tool and is quite easy to use.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.3

Supported OS: Windows unknown

Download size: 1.8-2.2MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: unavailable

Portability: Portable version available!

Update Freezer homepage

[via Raymond.cc]

iCopy

Want to copy documents but don’t want to buy a photocopier? If you have just a standard scanner and inkjet printer, you can make all the copies you want (ink providing). iCopy is a nice tool that automates this task, allowing you to copy documents with the click of a button.

Scanners often come with copying software. This software is giant and bloated, making it annoying to use and hard to get rid of. iCopy is none of these, and is quite responsive. It also supports most any printer and scanner, making it one of the most easy to use photocopying apps around.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.5.1

Supported OS: Windows 

Download size: 490-785KB

VirusTotal malware scan results:

Portability: Portable version available!

iCopy homepage

[via Gizmo’s Freeware]

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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4 comments

  1. Subbrilliant

    I noticed that the VirusTotal results for Update Freezer are listed as unavailable so I downloaded the portable version and here are the current results:

    SHA256: 6fa44b217c48a378bf66f948de5d93bc5fefb11afa536bacdca58ba888a9d103
    File name: UpdateFreezer_1.3.77.zip
    Detection ratio: 0 / 42
    Analysis date: 2012-06-18 14:29:56 UTC ( 1 day, 11 hours ago )

    https://www.virustotal.com/file/6fa44b217c48a378bf66f948de5d93bc5fefb11afa536bacdca58ba888a9d103/analysis/

  2. Jeffinprov

    Update Freezer raises the eternal question of exactly how is is possible for Process Lasso Pro to update itself more often than some people change their socks. They are clearly so up-to-date that they must have the inside lead on Windows 10, which rumor has it, will be available in aerosol form.