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Windows software of the day [April 29, 2012]

Today’s Software

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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 [6] 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 [4] | E-mail [5]]

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Software for April 28, 2012


[9]Want an easier and more convenient way to manage proxies? Want to ensure anonymity when posting on the internet? Hide your IP with X-Proxy. Unlike most proxy sites, X-Proxy lets you apply and check the status of your proxy rather than just listing a large list of proxies.

Are certain sites banned in your country? Proxies are a good way around such bans, so long as your country’s filter isn’t too advanced. So if you’re looking for an easy way to switch proxies, perhaps to get around IP-based bans, X-Proxy is a good way to go.

Price: Free! 

Version discovered: v2.2.0.0

Supported OS: Windows with .NET Framework 4

Download size: 20.3MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/42 [10] (web installer)

X-Proxy homepage [11]

FAR: Find and Replace

[12]Want to rename and replace filenames and the contents of text files? Look no further than FAR, FAR away with Find and Replace. Using its built-in Replace function, you can actually replace text inside files, and using its built-in Rename function, you can automatically rename files.

If you want to rename or replace text in a vast number of files, FAR is definitely the software for you. And, it’s open source, so if you can program you can even make your own improvements to it.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.6.5

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Mac OS X/Linux

Download size: 665KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/41 [13]

FAR homepage [14]


[15]Want to easily access files from one drive as though they are on another? JunctionMaster, making use of NTFS hard links, makes this possible. For instance, you can map C:\myfolder so that its files are actually being stored in E:\notmyfolder.

JunctionMaster makes creating these links super easy, as well. By right clicking on a folder and selecting the appropriate option, you can create links in seconds without a worry in the world. It’s that easy!

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v0.20 alpha

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7

Download size: 129-133KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 32-bit: 0/42 [16] | 64-bit: 0/42 [17]

JunctionMaster homepage [18]

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.