Windows software of the day [April 5th, 2012]

Windows has hundreds of thousands of programs. Because of this great volume and lack of a central store, software discovery (aka finding new and useful programs) is extremely difficult. With our Windows Software of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three programs, allowing our readers to discover new software, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our Windows section to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Software for April 5th, 2012


Want to pin a few files to your taskbar? Like previously covered Piles, 7stacks lets you pin folders to your taskbar. After supplying a folder and icon, just create a shortcut on your desk. After making the shortcut, drag it to your taskbar.

It’s that simple!

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.5b2

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista7

Download size: 2.74MB

Malware scan: VirusTotal scan results 0/43

7stacks homepage

Thanks Mike!

7 Taskbar Tweaker

Many people like the Windows 7 taskbar but also think it could be a lot better. However, everyone has a different idea of what better could be. Some want to rearrange the live thumbnails, while others simply want to be able to use the scroll wheel to cycle between thumbnails.

7 Taskbar Tweakers lets you do all this and of course more. Hate the Show Desktop button? Begone! Want dragging a file onto the program to open it instead of pinning it? Consider it done.

7TT is a great app for anyone who feels that they need more control over the taskbar.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v3.4

Supported OS: Windows 7

Download size: 323.9KB

Malware scan: VirusTotal scan results 0/42

7 Taskbar Tweaker homepage

Thanks Mike!


Notepad, as everyone knows, is a terrible notepad. However, it’s there and fast, so many people just live with the clutter of a thousand unorganized text files. Flashnote, on the other hand, uses a single, quick database and offers instant access via a keyboard shortcut, making it even quicker than Notepad.

Flashnote is a simple program. It lets you take notes and subnotes, and that’s about it. It’s a nice little program that’s easy to learn and downright great for taking notes.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v4.3

Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7, Debian, Ubuntu

Download size: 2.2MB

Malware scan: VirusTotal scan results 0/42

Flashnote homepage

Thanks Mike!

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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