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Lifehacker High Five Bests

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This Pack includes Lifehacker's 'Best of' apps: Aug 08-July 09. Download individual items below, or if you're looking for the fastest way to get multiple downloads automatically, click the 'Download' button.


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    Owner Notes
  • Lifehacker's Best Lifehacker Extension: "Supercharge your Gmail experience with the Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension "
  • Lifehacker's best free system restore tool: "it's powerful, versatile, and can easily grow with you as your disk imaging and backup needs expand."
  • Lifehacker's best firewall: "The application's simple, clean interface belies its power, but make no mistake: Comodo is an excellent firewall packed with advanced options."
  • Lifehacker Best System Tray Application: "If you're looking to cut down on the number of programs cluttering up your system tray and taskbar, Digsby combines the functionality of many separate applications into one. "
  • Lifehacker's Best Clipboard Manager: "Ditto is a portable clipboard manager with a hefty feature list. "
  • Lifehacker's best download managers: "one marquee feature of dTa is the ability to download every image or linked file on a page in one fell swoop"
  • Lifehacker's Best video editor: "Final Cut Pro has built quite a resume in a very short period of time. Several Hollywood movies have been edited using just Final Cut Pro"
  • Lifehacker best calendar apps: "GCal owes much of its popularity to its anywhere accessibility and for bringing the look and feel of a desktop calendar into the web browser."
  • Lifehacker's best media converter: "HandBrake is a popular open-source media converter that encodes video from DVDs to many popular output formats. "
  • Lifehacker's Best DVD Burner: " It's fast, easy to use, and doesn't cost a penny."
  • Lifehacker's Best Online Job Search: "Job search engine Indeed is a meta-search engine that scours job sites, newspapers, and company career pages for jobs. "
  • Lifehacker's Best site for cheap tickets: "Kayak is a travel search aggregator, scouring over 140 sites to bring you the cheapest fares it can find. "
  • Lifehacker's Best Remote Desktop Tool: "LogMeIn was one of the first popular remote desktop solutions aimed squarely at consumers"
  • Lifehacker's Best People Search Engine: " Pipl returns all manner of things about the person you're searching for, including blog entires, photos, publications, donations on public record, profiles on social and business networking sites, and other overlooked sources. "
  • Lifehacker's Best Data Recovery Tool: "Recuva is a user-friendly Windows-based tool. When you run Recuva, you can resurrect missing files using either the file-recovery wizard or the application's manual mode."
  • Lifehacker's Best Desktop Customization Tool: "RocketDock brings a Mac OS X Dock-style application launcher to Windows for free. "
  • Lifehacker's Best Exercise Planning Tool: "RunKeeper turns your iPhone into an exercise tracking tool. Once installed you can monitor your speed, how far you run, and track your route on a map. "
  • Lifehacker's Best Site for Finding Deals Online
  • Lifehacker's Best Screen Capture: "Snagit is as far removed from the classic Print Screen school of screen captures as possible. Snagit helps you capture both still images and grab frames from video."
  • Lifehacker's best alternative file copier: " easy shell integration and a set of features and user interface that are just complicated enough to get the job done without becoming a dashboard of options and toggles"
  • Lifehacker's best URL shrinker: " Because it's the first popular compactor of its kind, one major benefit of TinyURL is that most people understand what's happening when you send a TinyURL. "
  • Lifehacker's Best Home Server Software: "While configuring Ubuntu isn't going to be as easy as grabbing a pre-configured Windows Home Server off the shelf at your local Best Buy and plugging it in, there are a wealth of applications to help you integrate your Linux based home server with the rest of your network. "
  • Lifehacker's Best DVR App: "It's easy to set up, has a fantastic, user-friendly interface, and comes packaged for free with several versions of Windows"
  • Lifehacker's best desktop search: " a fast, extensive desktop search tool from Microsoft.... One little known feature that sets Windows Search apart: Support for natural language queries."
  • Lifehacker's Best Media Center Applications: "XBMC (aka Xbox Media Center) is a free, open-source media center application designed, in the beginning, for the original Xbox. XBMC has made serious progress over the past year or so and can now run virtually anywhere—including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Apple TVs."


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