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Hex Color Finder

Hex Color Finder added 30/06/03
Status: Freeware
Author: www.nzworks.com/hexcf/index.asp
Description: "Hex Color Finder (or HCF) is a utility which helps users work with RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) colours and sets of colours quickly and easily. HCF has features to retrieve colours from the screen, as well as load, save, and manipulate them. HCF can also be used to find HTML hex colour values; the hexadecimal value (e.g. #2E505C) for a given colour can be seen with just one click."

PDF Converter

PDF Converter added 20/05/02
Status: Freeware
Author: www.pdf995.com
Description: "This will convert any printable document to Adobe PDF format. It makes use of a printer driver so will work with all software. It is freeware, but with a slightly irritating although tolerable loading of their web page every time you use it. This can be removed if you register it for a small fee."

"To make it even easier to use this converter I have created a simple utility to add a toolbar button and associated macro to Microsoft Word - download and open pdfconv.doc."added 05/03/03

"An RM Connect installation package is also available from our Network Management Utilities."

"To convert Adobe pdf to Word doc format - If it's not copywrite protected, you can just send it as an attachment to pdf2txt@adobe.com. You will get a text version sent back to you or pdf2html@adobe.com will return an html version. Also, have a look at support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q212/3/18.asp which will give you information on how to do it manually."

Menu Editor

FastMenu 1.0 for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000 (188KB exe) added 11/07/01
Status: Freeware for non profit-making organisations once registered.
Homepage: www.boutell.com/
Author: Boutell.Com, Inc., the creators of MapEdit
Description: "FastMenu is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor for dynamic HTML popup menus. It creates and inserts all the Java Script for you without you knowing anything about it."

apMenus 2.51 (262KB zip) added 13/07/01
Status: Freeware.
Homepage: http://www.apycom.com/apmenu/index.html
Author: apycom Software
Description: "a collection of highly-configurable java applets that allow you to create browser-independent drop-down menus, bars, and buttons for your website. Visit the homepage to see lots of examples."

Picture Dicer

ShoeString's PictureDicerTM for Windows (450KB zip) added 27/05/01
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.ziplink.net/~shoestring/dicer01.htm
Author: Bill Phillips
Description: "A tool that chops any image file into several smaller images, suitable for creating mouseover effects and pseudo-imagemaps on web pages. It also generates the HTML for a table to contain the partial images and display them so they appear as the original uncut image."

Office 2000 HTML Filter

HTML Filter 2.0 for Office 2000  added 21/05/01
Status: Freeware
Homepage: office.microsoft.com
Author: Microsoft Corporation
Description: "Converting a file to a web page in an Office 2000 application creates a massive amount of extra code in an attempt to retain an identical format to the original document. This upgrade adds a menu option for exporting as 'compact HTML', which is more like that obtained with Office 97and also allows sections of the file to be copied to the clipboard. For a more complete normalisation it is best to open the file in the separate Microsoft Office Tool, which is added to the programs in your 'Start' menu, and set all of the options provided."

Text Effects

Text Effects for 95/98 added 12/05/01
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.blaiz.net
Author: Blaiz Enterprises
Description: "A simple little program for creating a variety of fancy text effects. Ideal for creating web page graphics."

Site Search Engine

search.freefind.com  added 12/05/01
Status: Free service
Description: "Let your visitors search your web site. Advanced search and navigation technology can be added to your web site in minutes. You'll get high speed, high availability, hosted search technology from the company that pioneered the field. There's nothing to download or install on your server. It's free and easy. The HTML you need to add to your web page will be e-mailed to you automatically."

Online Quiz Creator

Hot Potatoes for 95/98/NT/2K  added 10/04/01
Status: Freeware for non profit-making organisations
Homepage: www.halfbakedsoftware.com
Author: Martin Holmes
Description: "enables you to create interactive Web-based teaching exercises. All you need to do is enter the data for your exercises (questions, answers, responses etc.), and the program will create the Web pages for you. There are six programs in the Hot Potatoes suite: multiple-choice quizzes, short-answer quizzes, gap-fill exercises, crossword puzzles, jumbled-sentence exercises, matching or ordering exercises."

Map Editor

MapEdit for 95/98/NT/MacOS/Linux (302KB) added 05/12/00
Status: Freeware for non profit-making organisations once registered.
Homepage: www.boutell.com/mapedit/
Description: "A graphical editor for web page image maps (clickable imagemaps - 'hotspots' on your pictures providing active links to other pages, images or websites). Very easy to install and to use."

Online Demo Creator

Viewlet2 for 95/98/MacOS/Linux/etc (6.2MB) added 11/07/00
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.qarbon.com/
Author: Qarbon.com
Description: "A powerful tool for creating demos, animated help files and audiovisual FAQ's that play over the web. Produces a very compact movie file of screen shots or other images, which plays in a browser (IE4+ or Netscape 4.06+), on any platform and without a plug-in. For preparing viewlets on older machines (than Pentium II 350 MHz 64 MB Ram) useLeelou, the original program."

HTML Shrinker

HTML Shrinker Lite 2.01 for Windows 95/98/2K/NT (1.1MB) updated 17/05/01HTML Shrinker
Status: Freeware
Homepage: thepluginsite.com/
Author: Harald Heim <harry@thepluginsite.com>
Description: "a tool for reducing the size of various html file types. As a consequence your web site will load faster, need less bandwidth and your monthly traffic volume will decrease. It removes all unnecessary bytes within html files. The look of the html page won't change after it is compressed, only the file size will be smaller.  The full version, HTML Shrinker Pro 2.01 (Personal License for non-profit web site) costs $29.95."

Link Checker

Xenu's Link Sleuth for Windows 95/98 11/06/00Link Checker
Status: Freeware
Homepage: home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
Author: Tilman Hausherr
Description: "A spidering software that checks your web site for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time. An essential and very easy to use tool for all web publishers. "

Time Synchronizer

AboutTime for Windows 95/98
Status: Freeware
Description: "Synchronize you computer -- or your entire network! AboutTime is both a time client and server - it will acquire a precise time value from the Internet, set your computer's clock, and it will act as a time server as well - it will provide time signals to your local network using four time protocols."

Another similar utility is available from www.get-time.org and can provide clocks for various time zones on your screen.

There is also a nice little replacement for the time display in the window's task bar, to give the date and a useful pop-up calendar, called TClockEx, which is available free from http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen/

HTML Editor

1st page 2000 for Windows 95/98
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.evrsoft.com/
Description: "A very comprehensive HTML editor with 3 modes of use for different levels of experience or ability. Includes spell check (American), preview mode and enough facilities to get yourself lost in. It is hard to believe that this is free. As its name suggests - it is the 'Frontpage' equivalent for those who prefer to write web pages entirely in HTML code."

Thumbnail Creator

EasyThumb for Windows 95/98/NT (1.07MB)
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.saunalahti.fi/tonihele
Author: Toni Helenius
Description: "With EasyThumb you can convert images and make thumbnails from images. EasyThumb supports 5 image formats; JPEG, GIF, BMP, WMF and EMF. A wizard provides an easy way to create a web page full of thumbnails each with active links to the full size images."

Web-page Date-Stamp

Status: Freeware
Author: Ian Lee
Description: "This script will add the current date dd/mm/yy to your web page every time you resave it. See the bottom of this page. It will work correctly when read by all versions of IE and Netscape. Other browsers reading the page should also give the date correctly, depending on their age. If not please let me know."

Web Browser

Netscape Navigator/Communicator for Windows 95/98/NT/2K
Status: Freeware
Homepage: home.netscape.com/download
Description: "An Internet browser. An essential program to view Internet pages."

Internet Explorer for Windows 95/98/NT/2K
Status: Freeware, Windows 3 and 95/98 versions
Homepage: www.microsoft.com
Author: Microsoft Corporation
Description: "Another Internet browser."

MIDI Sound Player

Crescendo Version 4.02 for Windows 95/98/NT
Status: Shareware
Homepage: www.liveupdate.com/dl.html
Description: "An applet to play midi music files in your browser (Netscape and Internet Explorer versions available)."

File Uploader

WS-FTP 4.6 for Windows 3/95/98 (661KB)
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.ipswitch.com/junodj/ws_ftp32.htm
Author: Ipswitch, Inc
Description: "An essential program to upload pages to your web server - acts like the old Windows 3.1 File Manager, with your local and the remote server directories shown side by side. (It works from an ini file rather than the registry hence easier to install on a network for access by any station.)"

FTP Explorer for Windows 95/98/NT (662KB)
Status: Freeware
Homepage: http://www.ftpx.com/
Author: Ipswitch, Inc
Description: "Another program to upload pages to your web server - acts exactly like and is used in conjunction with Windows Explorer."

Phone Monitor

Phone Monitor 4 for Windows 95/98/NT (923KB)
Status: Shareware
Author: Vizion software
Description: "An essential program that will monitor your internet calls and tell you when you were on the phone, for how long and how much it will cost. You can also set current peak and off peak charges, minimum charge, BT premier line and family & friends or other discounts."

Online Questionnaire Handler

Form Keeper 1.9 for Windows 95/98/NT (3305KB)
Status: Demo (30 days), need Internet Explorer 4+
Homepage: www.formkeeper.com/formkeeper.html
Author: Microbell, Inc
Description: "An program that will read your mailbox, containing attachments sent in reply to a questionnaire form on an IE4 web page. It then very easily converts them all into one .csv file so you can create a database of the results to a survey."

Website Filter

Prowler.exe for Windows 95/98/NT (2008KB)
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.webkeys.com/libraries.htm
Author: Webkeys
Description: "Another program that filter Internet sites similar to the above but totally free. Requires IE4+. Bans many adult sites and can be edited to provide various levels of protection and exclusions. Once entered in a list all users have their hits recorded. There is also a default user. Webkeys actually ask teachers to give copies to parents."

Visitor Counter

Fast Counter for web pages
Status: Freeware
Homepage: www.linkexchange.com/fastcounter/index.html
Author: Microsoft MSN LinkExchange
Description: "To get a running total of who is misfortunate enough to find themselves visiting your website contact this site. It's a free service and does not slow down your page. You will be provided with the code to add to your page and a link to visit the site in order to view your weekly statistics. Go to the top of this page to see it in action."

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