CDBurnerXP is free disc burning app for Windows. It handles all the tasks you would expect from a commercial application like Nero including burning data, audio, or ISO discs. It won't burn video DVDs unless your videos are already formatted for DVD creation. But there's free software to do that too.
Sure, the price is right, but there's another thing that sets CDBurnerXP apart from most commercial apps: it comes in a portable version. In other words, you can download, unzip, and run CDBurnerXP from your hard drive, a USB flash drive, or any other media. There's no need to install it.
The portable version of CDBurnerXP isn't updated as frequently as the normal version. But you can always find the lastest build on the portable download page. The latest version of CDBurnerXP is 4.2.2 and contains some bug fixes you won't find in the most recent portable version which is 4.1.2.
What makes MuCommander stand out is that it is free, open source, and cross-platform. The author's web site provides downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux (.tar.gz) as well as a Debian package, portable version, and a Java Web Start package.
MuCommander presents a skinnable, dual-pane view for file management. There's no tab support, though it doesn't consider that a major shortcoming - especially considering its other features are numerous, and extremely useful.
For starters, there's built-in support for FTP, SFTP, Samba, HTTP, NFS, and Bonjour. Several types of archives can be explored without extracting: zip, rar, tar, gzip, bzip2, iso, nrg, deb, and lst. MuCommander can create archives (press ctrl+I to pack) and even modify zip files on the fly without having to recompress the entire archive
There's also a command shell window with scrolling output, credential manager, and favorite locations list.
MuCommander is a fantastic file manager, and well worth a test drive for any user - regardless of OS.
CreaToon is a powerful software solution for the pc to create 2D animation in the cut-out style.
Its main features are:
Real-time editing and previewing
CreaToon shows your animations on screen in real-time while you’re creating. That’s right: NO wireframe and NO time-consuming preview rendering.
No expensive hardware required
CreaToon runs on an average multimedia PC. The only requirement for the highest editing speed is a simple and cheap 3D-accelerator card.
Use real drawings and pictures
CreaToon uses real bitmaps (BMP, TGA, JPG, PNG, TIFF) and does not force you to use or output computer graphics. Just scan your handmade drawings (or photos) and use the computer as the animation table.
You set the key frames; CreaToon provides the in-betweens
CreaToon allows you to do cut-out-shape animation without having to set every single frame. Just set certain keyframes and the computer will do the in-betweens. Thanks to the real-time preview and the keyframe editor, you can easily fine-tune your animation until you are satisfied with the result.
Mistakes are easily corrected
CreaToon is a computer program, not a video camera. If you make a mistake, you just have to correct the wrong frames, and not the entire shoot.
Effortless multiplane camera
CreaToon does not restrict you to stay in two dimensions. By positioning certain objects at a deeper or higher level towards the camera, you automatically gain perspective in your scenes. It’s like the multiplane camera, but a lot easier to work with.
Computer-based cut-out animation allows features that cannot be accomplished in the traditional way
- Change the colors and transparency of the images, independent of the rest of the scene.
- Move objects from far away to close, because there is no table to limit movements.
- Duplicate one animated object on screen to get dozens of the same
- Move and animate a character below another, without interference or shifting the latter, as would be the case under a real camera.
- Stretch and scale images
Timing animations with ease
The keyframe editor allow you to scale your animations at will. There is no need to redo a sequence from scratch if you think that it should be slower or faster.
EASEUS Disk Copy
EASEUS Disk Copy is a potent freeware providing sector-by-sector disk/partition copy regardless of your operating system, file systems and partition scheme. The sector-by-sector method assures you a copy 100% identity to the original. Disk Copy can be used for copy, cloning, or upgrading your original small hard drive to a new larger drive. Simply speaking, it can copy anything from the old hard drive including the deleted, lost files and inaccessible data. So, the freeware is a perfect tool for Data Recovery Wizard to recover files from a backup disk.
- Copy all of your hard drive
- Partition copy
- Sector by sector copy
- Safe, simple and fast
- Supports IDE, SATAI, SATAII, SCSI, Firewire(IEEE1394) and USB drives
- Supports Dynamic Disk
- Supports inaccessible disk copy
- Supports booting from CD/DVD
- Friendly graphical user interface
- Relay disk space for insufficient destination