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Download of the Day: FileZilla 3.2.3

Our Download of the Day today is FileZilla 3.2.3.


FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client for Windows NT4, 2000 and XP. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.
The program offers support for firewalls and proxy connections as well as SSL and Kerberos GSS security.




- Easy to use
- Multilingual (English, German, French, Japanese, just to name a few)
- Strong encryption support using SFTP over SSH and FTP over SSL/TLS
- Supports transfer resuming and files larger than 4 GiB
- Site Manager
- Queue support
- Proxy support
- Speed limits
- MODE Z transfer compressing


Download of the Day: FileZilla 3.2.3

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The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 3.2.3


- made OpenCrystal the default theme on new installations
- setting kiosk mode to 2 in fzdefaults.xml prevents FileZilla from writing to any settings files. Useful if executed from read-only media.
- Fix crashes and memory corruption if resizing columns in queue if message log is positioned as queue tab



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Download of the Day: WinSnap 3.0.6

Our Download of the Day today is WinSnap 3.0.6.


WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots. Standard features include easy capture of non-rectangular windows with customized and transparent backgrounds, simple and automatic canvas transformations, coloring effects, and the addition of eye-candy drop shadows. WinSnap supports a variety of image formats and has advanced auto-save features.


- Easy makes screenshots of windows with rounded corners
- WinSnap saves info about window form and adds real smoothing shadows!
- Unique "Application" mode allows you to capture all visible windows of the foreground application with one click.
- Basic coloring effects and canvas transformations.
- Advanced auto-save and auto-copy options.
- Usual keyboard and mouse control (Print Screen replacement).
- Make all this work with one 100-kb application - smaller than Paint!


Download of the Day: WinSnap 3.0.6


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 3.0.6


* New translations: Portuguese, Turkish, Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Bulgarian, Serbian (Latin), Serbian (Cyrillic), Chinese (Traditional)
* Improved compatibility with high DPI resolutions on XP and Vista
* Fixed a minor issue in WinSnap U3 Edition



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Download of the Day: Mozilla Thunderbird

Our Download of the Day today is Mozilla Thunderbird


Thunderbird is a great email client from the same people who brought you the Firefox browser.


Thunderbird gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, advanced message filtering, message grouping, labels, return receipts, smart address book LDAP address completion, import tools, and the ability to manage multiple e-mail and newsgroup accounts.


- Full-Featured Email
- Junk Mail Filters
- Anti-Phishing Protection
- Advanced Security
- Automatic Updates


Download of the Day: Mozilla Thunderbird


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version


Not yet listed. Check this page for updates.



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Catalyst 9.3 Delivers 1st Unified Windows 7 Driver

It looks like ATI will be offering the Catalyst 9.3 drivers later today.


The new drivers will the "industry's first unified driver installation package to incorporate Windows 7 support." The new Windows 7 driver will support the Radeon HD 3000 and 4000 series cards and add new features from Windows 7 like Aero Peek and Aero Shake.


"Thanks to the incredible expertise within our driver development team, we led the Windows Vista transition with a WHQL-certified unified driver that delivered industry-leading stability," said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president, Software Engineering, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "The advanced state of our Windows 7 drivers this far ahead of the final Windows 7 release is yet another proof point of our graphics industry leadership. We are ready for Windows 7."


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Download of the Day: MagicISO 5.5.274

Our Download of the Day today is Download of the Day: MagicISO 5.5.274.


MagicISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file creating/editing/extracting tool. It can open / create / edit /extract CD/DVD image files, and it can convert bin to iso and back. as well as make ISO file from DVD/CD-ROM or hard disk, and handle bootable information at meanwhile.
It can also convert BIN or any other format file created by CD burning software (Such as Nero-Burning ROM, Easy CD Create) or virtual DVD/CD-ROM driver software (such as Daemon-tools) to standard ISO format.


MagicISO has ability to create ISO image file. You can directly add/delete/rename files or folder in CD image file(s) with MagicISO. MagicISO can handle up to 10G large sizes so that user can extract / edit / open DVD image files in ease.


The free version is limited to creating images less than 300Mb.


Download of the Day: MagicISO 5.5.274


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 5.5.274


- Can mount ISO file on Microsoft Windows 7.
- Fixed bug on opening cue file.
- Optimized for Microsoft Windows 7 and 2008 Server.
- Some minor improvements and bug fixes.



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Download of the Day: MediaMonkey Beta

Our Download of the Day today is MediaMonkey Beta.


MediaMonkey is a music manager and jukebox for serious music collectors and iPod users. It catalogs your CDs, OGG, WMA, MPC, FLAC, APE, WAV and MP3 audio files. It offers an intelligent tag editor which looks up missing Album Art and track information via Freedb and the web, and an automated file and directory renamer to organize your music library.


It includes a CD ripper, CD/DVD Burner, and audio converter for saving music, and manual or automated playlist editors for creating music mixes. Its player automatically adjusts volume levels so that you don't have continually fiddle with the volume control and supports hundreds of Winamp plug-ins and visualizations; or if you prefer, it can use Winamp as the default player. It also includes portable audio device synchronization that allows you to quickly synch tracks and playlists with iPods and other portable audio devices.


- Organize music and edit tags in your audio library with a powerful, intuitive interface
- Automatically lookup and tag Album Art and other metadata
- Manage 50,000+ files in your music collection without bogging down
- Play MP3s and other audio formats, and never again worry about varying volume
- Record CDs into OGG, MP3, FLAC and WMA files
- Convert MP3s, OGG, FLAC and WMA files into other formats with the Audio Converter
- Create playlists and music mixes quickly and easily to suit any occasion
- Synchronize with iPods / MP3 players effortlessly and convert tracks on-the-fly
- Plus much more...


Download of the Day: MediaMonkey Beta



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Windows 7 To Shutdown Faster

It looks as though Microsoft is taking a really strong stance on performance when it comes to Windows 7 and the dev team is doing everything it can to increase performance every which way possible, even when shutting down.


Windows 7 To Shutdown Faster


Microsoft has cut down the logoff and shutdown sounds for the upcomming Windows 7 and the results make it seem as though the team has been inspired by a Formula One race team. Much like using carbon fiber instead of fiberglass, the changes in the WAV files shave off an astounding 400 milliseconds, something you wont even notice.


All those little milliseconds will add up though and if Microsoft doesn't half-ass its efforts and continues their increases all over the place, Windows 7 is sure to come out the corner swinging for a knockout right from the start.


As much as we love Microsoft's efforts over the years to create wonderfully lush, soaring, audio fanfares to accompany Windows, most people probably don't give them two seconds thought.


Still, Microsoft spends an amazing amount of energy on these tinkling, synthesized sounds. For Vista they apparantly brought onboard 10 sound engineers to submit around 2,000 submissions over the course of two years.


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Download of the Day: SlySoft CloneDVD

Our Download of the Day today is SlySoft CloneDVD


CloneDVD 2 copies movies to create unparalleled picture quality DVD backups, whether it's the main title you're copying or the complete DVD. CloneDVD will compress long footage at high speed to the highest of quality using specialised transcoding technology, allowing you to select your audio and language settings and also the final target size.


Easy for even the novice user, CloneDVD's intuitive Filmstrip assistant guides you through all the available configuration settings, allowing you to choose which chapters to include and offering the option to trim individual chapters.


A visual quality bar shows how your configuration choices affect the quality of the final copy. Note that copying protected DVDs also requires AnyDVD.


Download of the Day: SlySoft CloneDVD


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version


- Change: Default writing speed
- Fix: Possible security vulnerability of the driver interface
- Some minor changes and improvements



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Download of the Day: Skype

Our Download of the Day today is Skype


We all love something for nothing. With Skype's free software - by the way, it works seamlessly with your internet connection - you can chat away with free Skype-to-Skype calls and never worry about cost, time or distance. Share the love and get your friends to download Skype so you can talk, instant message (IM) or make video calls for nothing. You can also make local, long distance and international calls to phones and mobiles at great rates too.


Download of the Day: Skype


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version


change: Full text quote will be shown only after sending instant messages
bugfix: Informative messages appeared multiple times even when closed
bugfix: Disk I/O error message appeared intermittently
bugfix: Skype sometimes failed to install when Firefox was set as the default browser in the United States
bugfix: Compact view window positioning fixed
bugfix: Some USB dual-phones did not detect Skype correctly
bugfix: Some full-screen applications minimized automatically when Skype was running with the Skype visual style enabled
bugfix: If a user has Compact View enabled, opening a conversation from the tray alert does always open
bugfix: 'Ignore' option in the 'Call' menu was greyed out when receiving an incoming call
bugfix: Help menu was sometimes displayed incorrectly in Compact View
bugfix: Tools menu was not fully visible in compact view on some window sizes
bugfix: Echo123 was incorrectly re-added to contacts when opening Getting Started Wizard
bugfix: SMS failure reason messages were missing
bugfix: Instant messaging entry area showed vertical scroll bar after changing font size
bugfix: Add people to group conference call was not disabled when host was using Skype 3.8 for Windows
bugfix: Opening a file without file association triggered error message instead of a menu to choose application with which to open it
bugfix: Adding contact to a category via right click menu caused contact list display disruption
bugfix: Incorrect error message appeared when no entries were found within history search
bugfix: Contact list was not always sorted correctly
bugfix: Personalize button appeared blank - intermittent
bugfix: Unable to take a video snapshot when selecting the option from the drop down menu
bugfix: Call dropped when adding a participant to a conference call
bugfix: Setting number type was not possible when editing contact phone number
bugfix: More button on users video mood message did not work
bugfix: Call Quality feedback link "Issues with this call" was not visible - intermittent
bugfix: // link did not work with Firefox
bugfix: Skype did not start after installing on Vista when computer was running on batteries
bugfix: A new message notification was not generated when sending an instant message using the /me command
bugfix: Call were not started automatically to a contact who was added to an ongoing call
bugfix: Menus flickered when using Skype with Arabic or Hebrew language
bugfix: Double click on a contact did not focus the instant message entry box
bugfix: Dates were not shown in old conversations
bugfix: Disabling contact import feature via registry did not work
bugfix: Phone number type was not being saved
bugfix: End call sound was played when user joined group call
bugfix: Links to domains .rs, .me, .kp, .xn did not work
bugfix: Incoming contact request were not shown correctly in compact view
bugfix: Closing conversation from menu did not work
bugfix: Clicking on Skype links on web pages did not bring the Skype window to foreground
bugfix: Adding phone contacts to group conversations was not possible
bugfix: Accessibility: Tab order corrected in options
All localizations updated


The full release notes can be located here.



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Download of the Day: Songbird 1.1.1

Our Download of the Day today is Songbird 1.1.1.


Songbird is an open-source customizable music player that's under active development.


It is integrated with these Web 2.0 services: mashTape, SHOUTcast Radio, Scrobbling, and Songkick concert tickets. You can enhance Songbird with community-contributed plugins like Media Flow.


Features include:


- GStreamer
- Smart Playlists
- Built-In Web Browser
- Multi-language Support
- Automatic Updates
- Setup Assistant
- Custom User Interface
- Library Management
- Developer Support


Beta features include portable device support, metadata management, album artwork, and subscriptions.


Download of the Day: Songbird 1.1.1


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 1.1.1


The complete changelog can be located here.



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