December 12, 2007

Spice up your Windows Xp with Powertoys !

Powertoys is cheesy name for widgets or add-ons that you can add to your windows xp to make your windows look like MAC...emm.... spice up windows xp !

We will be reviewing these power toys in our coming posts !

According to Microsoft however :-

PowerToys add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. What are they? PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released.

Hmmmm...... !

Here is quick list of powertoys for Windows Xp.
SyncToy can help you copy, move, and synchronize files in different sources such as digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops. Download

ClearType Tuner
Cleartype is technology developed to improve the appearance of text on certain types of computer display screens, especially LCD monitors. The app also allows you to adjust the setting according to your needs. Download (2MB)

Virtual Desktop Manager

This powertoy allows you to manage up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar similar to the Spaces in Leopord. This helps in segregating the different types of applications and switch between them, not for RAM deficient systems. Download (550 KB)

Alt-Tab Replacement

With this PowerToy, the icon of the application window you are switching to is also shown, also a preview of the page is displayed. But even with 256 MB ram the display was laboured and somtimes irritating. Download (534 KB)