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There are millions of download-worthy treasures (and some stinkers) out there on the web. In fact, there are so many options that no one person can try them all out. Share your favorite downloads and widgets with me here, tell my why you like them and if I feel the same way, I'll feature them on geeksugar.

Cool Download: Piclens

Posted By Tech on May 30, 2008 at 10:03AM

Browsing through photos and videos online just got a heck of a lot prettier with Piclens! This sweet download — that's been brought to us by another fave download of mine, Cooliris — allows you to gloss over thousands of photos from sites like Flickr, Photobucket, and Google Images, in a classy and sleek 3D slideshow. And what's better, the load times are nearly diminished since your slideshow is a virtual wall of thumbnails . . . allowing you to see more per square inch of your screen.

Piclens is friendly with your Safari, Firefox, IE, and Flock browsers, so all you have to do is select your browser of choice, and hit "download." Once you're all set up, hitting the little blue "play" button on a photo will launch Piclens and you'll be browsing more efficiently in no time.

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Download of the Day: AVG Free Antivirus (Windows Only)

Posted By Tech on May 29, 2008 at 12:02PM

This has happened to me way too many times to count. My antivirus program expires and renewing it gets pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. . . leaving my laptop open to spyware, viruses, and a slew of other nasty security threats. Rather than paying the $60 - $100 subscription fee to install a new antivirus program, AVG offers a free program that won't bog your computer down like McAfee or Norton. The latest version includes spyware protection and an easy-to-use interface. Click here to download (Windows only!).

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Download of the Day: Pizza Hut Shortcut

Posted By Tech on May 27, 2008 at 6:30AM

Ordering your medium stuffed-crust pizza just got a whole lot easier. (Goodbye, Wii Fit training progress!)

Pizza Hut has just introduced a Pizza Hut shortcut tool that sits right on your desktop and allows you to build customized orders. It's both Mac and PC friendly and makes online ordering a breeze.

To install, just click on the "Get it Now" button, then"Yes" for Adobe Air (it will skip this step if you already have), then click "Install," "Continue," then "Agree." And voila, you're all set to get started on your yummy pizza ordering frenzy!

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Mac Users: Get the NY Times Reader For Free!

Posted By Tech on May 23, 2008 at 3:00AM

If you like to get your daily dose of news from The New York Times online (and you're a Mac user), a new beta version of Times Reader is now available for Macs and is — free! You'll need to be a registered user of the NYTimes.com and the download requires a Silverlight install (it will prompt you to install if you don't have it already). Although keep in mind that once the Reader is out of beta, it will cost around $15 a month. What's great about this Reader is the fact that you'll be able to view the content offline as well.

Put a Timer On Your BlackBerry, For Free!

Posted By Tech on May 21, 2008 at 3:00PM

I'm kind of a timer fanatic. I set my timer when I put my laundry in the wash, I set my timer when I put the chicken in the oven . . . you get my point. So when I found out about this free BlackBerry timer download, I knew my life wouldn't be the same without it. The Countdown Timer For BlackBerry is a simple app that gives you handy timer functionality on your BB. It also includes a 2.5-second vibrate that lets you know when your time is almost up.

To get it on your phone, just open this link on your BlackBerry browser, and a pop up should appear for the download to begin.

Download of the Day: FotoFox

Posted By Tech on Apr 25, 2008 at 3:01PM

After coming back from a short and sweet vacation last weekend, I had a ton of cool photos to upload to my Flickr account. Unfortunately, if you are uploading pics the classic way in Flickr — without a bulk uploader – I quickly found that it could become a long and time-consuming process! So I went on the hunt for a fast and easy Flickr uploader that I could use right from my browser. Very similar to Flock's awesome built-in Flickr Uploader, Firefox now has a version of its own called FotoFox.

A fast installation, and a simple login process allows you to upload photos on your desktop to a sidebar on your Firefox browser. It's compatible with Flickr, Tabblo, 23hq, Smugmug, Marela, and Kodak EasyShare Gallery, and even allows you to tag your pics in bulk to save you some time. It's free and totally fast to boot — what more can you ask for?


DropClock: The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Screen Saver I've Laid Eyes On

Posted By Tech on Apr 11, 2008 at 3:00AM

It's been awhile since I've updated my screen saver. I guess I kinda got sick of the default ones which usually show random shapes flying all over your screen — headache much? Needless to say, I need a new one, so when I came across Dropclock, an ingenious and minimalistic screen saver, I knew I had to take it for a test drive. What's neat about DropClock is that it features a motion clock where every minute of real time is numerically expressed with a number dropping into water in slow-motion. Check out the video below to see what I mean. DropClock is available for download for both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Download of the Day: Craigslist Image Preview

Posted By Tech on Apr 3, 2008 at 9:00AM

Remember Listpic? I was in love with it, and slightly bitter when it got pulled for infringing on Craig's bandwidth, but I had to understand. My Craigslist addiction was so easy and efficient when I could see a preview of the images, and now I can go back to that with the Image Preview Extension from Craig's Toolbox (for Firefox)!

Just download the add-on, and whenever you're in Craigslist browsing, any pictures in the add will display a nice-sized preview. Click, click, back, click, click, back, click . . . I'm so not going to miss that.

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Download of the Day: FixTunes

Posted By Tech on Apr 2, 2008 at 1:10PM

I am totally anal when I rip a CD onto my computer — I input the song title, artist, and album name as accurately as I can because when typos and lowercase text come up on my iPod, it makes me insane. When I get files from someone else who is not quite as OCD as me, I painstakingly try to fix any misspellings. I hate a disorganized-looking iTunes!

FixTunes had me in mind — it corrects your mp3 file names so that you don't have to look at something ugly, AND with the correct spelling, FixTunes gets you the right album art!

After downloading (Macs and Windows both welcome), you'll notice several FixTunes playlists in iTunes — when you go into the "Not Looked Up" playlist, you can select any song, and the FixTunes window will display the probable match. Click "Fix" and voila!

Now what else can the internets help my neuroses with . . . ?

Download of the Day: Mojo

Posted By Tech on Mar 31, 2008 at 3:20PM

Instead of visiting your friend's house to rip all of her CDs one by one, you can save yourself the trouble with Mojo — it's a download that gives you convenient access to your friends' iTunes libraries. Now, you can't download Mojo and just grab everyone's music willy-nilly — the friends need to be on your network at the same time, and they need to have downloaded Mojo as well.

After you've both downloaded Mojo, you get your friend's username and add each other. When you open iTunes, the compatible library will show up in the left margin, and as you browse through his or her library, there's a download option next to it you can select when you see something you like.

It's easier and more efficient than sending songs and albums via IM or email, and it's available for both Macs and Windows. Have more questions? Check out the Lifehacker post for more details!