Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: Freeware

[14 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Chrome Nightly: mini_installer.exe isn’t updating

I downloaded the latest nightly build of Chrome, only to realize that the mini_installer.exe wouldn’t update my Chrome installation on Windows 7. I would run the executable, but nothing would happen. Finally, I decided to change the compatibility to Windows Vista and Vola!, it worked!
So if you’re having trouble with the mini_installer.exe, just right click the exe, goto Properties. Then goto the Compatibility tab and then choose Windows Vista. No matter if you delete the mini_installer.exe, the settings should stay the same for any mini_installer.exe in that same folder (Desktop?). …

[12 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Klok: A free Adobe Air time tracking application

I wanted to find a free, easy application to track my time spent on various projects. I found Klok, its an Adobe AIR application! I downloaded it and it went fairly simple. The application is very simple to use, however it has a decent learning curve. I would say it took me almost 5 minutes to learn my way around the application, and I’m still finding new things out as I write this.

At first, when you launch the application, you are presented with the “Project View” screen. The first thing …

[6 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
TreeSize Free: Clear your hard drive of huge files/folders!

Don’t you hate it how Windows doesn’t show the size of folders unless you right-click and choose properties. Well, that can take a long time if your looking through your whole hard drive, trying to find out what is taking up all that space.
TreeSize Free is a free, small program that shows you the biggest folders on your hard drive and then gives you easy access to viewing or deleting them. If you are planning on using the application a lot, then I would run the installer but if not, …

[26 Jan 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
IE8 RC1 Released For Download

IE8 RC1 has just been released for download here. Is it available for Vista and XP (Sorry Windows 7).  If you installed Windows XP SP3 after IE8 and you plan on installing RC1 then your SP3 and IE8 installations are permanent and the only option would be to install the final IE8, there is no downgrade option for the OS or IE8. If you want to be able to downgrade SP3 or IE8 then read the link above for more details.
When installing, make sure the “Install the latest updates” box is …

[24 Jan 2009 | 9 Comments | ]
Woopra Web Analytics: From Awesome! to huh?!? Then to better…

I have used Woopra for a long time now and so far my experiences have been fairly good. They are a beta service, but yet there hasn’t been too many hiccups along the way. I like the fact that they are free, but they will go paid, they said. I don’t know if I’m ready to pay for them yet, but depending on the price I might shell out $5 a month for them, but with so many free alternatives (Google Analytics), its not very promising.
Recently however, I have had …

[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
B.I.S.S. Blocklist Manager: IP Blocklists the easy way

Now, before we get started, I would like to say that I, James Hartig, and The Tech Corner, do not support illegal downloading and this software should be used for legal uses only.  We can now continue!
You can keep downloading your IP Blocklist the manual way, from
or you can download Blocklist Manager and have it done for you.
Blocklist Manager is a free application provided by B.I.S.S. (Bluetack Internet Security Solutions) and it automatically downloads IP lists from the major sources and easily exports them to your favorite applications. You have …