Windows software of the day [May 20, 2012]

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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 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 May 20, 2012


Want to time yourself? Use WatchMe to get multiple pausable, resettable timers that slowly count up. You can keep a running total per group and overall, and apply basic wage calculations.

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.

Price: Free!

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!

WatchMe homepage


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.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v2.3.1

Supported OS: Windows 98+

Download size: 649KB portable | 746KB installer

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/42 portable | 0/42 installer

Portability: Portable version available!

Converber homepage

ESET Rogue Application Remover

Got a nasty virus on your hands? Use ESET Rogue Application Remover. This free tool, straight from ESET, promises to do its best to remove the threat.

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.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.0.1.0

Supported OS: Windows unknown

Download size: 1.8MB to 2.5MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 32-bit: 0/42 | 64-bit: 0/42

Portability: Entirely portable!

ESET Rogue Application Remover 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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  • chuck (detailer)

    @redmaledeer: Glad to hear you got it sorted out.Cheers!

  • redmaledeer


    My error. I didn’t go to “Safe Mode with Networking” and “Run as Administrator”, as the instructions say. Maybe there is a moral in that for us who assume you can just click on an .EXE file and it will do what you want.

  • chuck

    @redmaledeer: How so?

  • redmaledeer

    ESET Remover messed up my computer, not fatally but quite a bit. Vista Home Premium.

  • chuck (detailer)

    No problem-I’m a “hands on” type of guy anyway.
    Thanks for the confirmation.

  • @chuck (detailer): Unfortunately you do need to run it attended. :(

  • chuck (detailer)

    Do you have to run this attended?
    In other words,does it stop at each detection and await user input (like Avast Boot Scan),
    or are all results shown at the end of the scan?

  • smaragdus

    Converber is very good, but my first choice is Das Unit Converter.