Note to current 250 subscribers

•13 March, 2008 • 1 Comment

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We Have Moved

•1 January, 2008 • Comments Off on We Have Moved

That’s right. All the content of this site can now be found at

This hosted blog will no longer be updated, while the new website will continue to be updated!

No need to change your RSS feed subscriptions! Now that is rather handy!

(Link was broken, now is fixed!)

AppAholic Version 2 update scheduled for 2 weeks time

•10 December, 2007 • 1 Comment

Hey everyone. A lot of work recently has been spent sorting all the first major update for this site! You can check out the current progress right now on

That’s the first thing, the domain name. all set up and ready, wordpress installed, all plugins fully functional. Just waiting for the exchange over, which will mean downtime of a few days starting Christmas week.

This also means that there probably won’t be any updates on here until after the change over is complete for the new year. The best way to stay tuned and make sure the moving process is as easy as possible for you is to SUBSCRIBE TO THE RSS FEED. The feed URL will not be changing which makes everyone’s life a little bit easier.

Continue reading for information on the new features the site will include

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File Destructor – Blame your laziness on the system

•3 December, 2007 • 9 Comments

2007-12-03_100956 File Distructor Version Tested : 2.0
Compatibility : Browser – Windows, Mac & Linux compatible

Description : Create fake damaged files of any size for free. Just in case you need to get that little bit of extra time to hand in some work or for work or anything at all. Quite a few file extensions to choose from, and a damaged file guaranteed. Blame it on the system rather than your time management.

Not having any use for such a tool, I can be quite sure many others will. Generally I keep mostly up to date with work and coursework, however, many do not. Many systems have upload space for teachers or professors to collect work. What better way to buy that bit of extra time than to upload a fake damaged file, that completely looks genuine, but is completely useless?

It currently boasts 23 file extensions, and always boats any size file you need! File types including .doc, .zip, .ppt, .xls, .psd, and even .mp3. Although this really won’t help you if you use it regularly, if you usually get everything done on time and feel you must squeeze a little more time, then this is the only safe way to do it.

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miniMize – Ditch the task bar, minimize windows to your desktop

•17 November, 2007 • 5 Comments

2007-11-16_171429 miniMIZE Version Tested : (Public Beta 3)
Compatibility : Windows XP, Vista

Description : The ideal minimize replacement for you desktop widget freaks among us. Minimizes windows to a desktop thumbnail rather than to the taskbar. Handy, neat, stylish, and not too resource heavy.

If your into looking through loads of blogs all the time, you may have noticed recently a similar app called ThumbWin which effectively does the same thing as this app. There are a few differences, which I shall explain at the end of this post. Personally, this one wins for me. For starters, its not a translation, its all in English as standard.

miniMize has quite a bit of flexibility, more so than its rival. You can select from which corner of the screen you wish for your thumbnails to appear with the auto place feature. Naturally, you can still move them around by dragging. It will remember where it was placed for next time just for convenience. The auto place simply makes sure that when you minimize a window, the thumbnail is where you want it.

If your looking for hot key options, then your not left out either. Hot keys can be chosen for cycling thumbnail levels, minimizing all windows and show / hide thumbnails. If you want to keep to keyboard sometimes, you need not fear.

What if you don’t want this window or that window to be minimized to a thumbnail?

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Oh AppAholic… Where have you been?

•11 November, 2007 • Comments Off on Oh AppAholic… Where have you been?

It may or may not have come to you attention that recently there has been a lack of posts on AppAholic. Not to worry though, AppAholic is still very much alive. Thank you very much for sticking with us during this period of transition! You will be rewarded with the even better service of AppAholic 2.0

Most of my time has been taken up with work on AppAholic 2.0 (and a hefty bit of college work to do with databases). Also because of work work on weekends, I have limited time, and often end up very busy.

In the mean time, I will still be writing the usual posts. However, to help pass this period of lesser activity, I advise you look at some of the older posts! They are all really good Apps if I’m entirely honest. Well worth checking out!

Here is a few to get you started…

CCleaner (CrapCleaner) – Clean CRAP off your Computer that you don’t need.
Tidy Start Menu – Sort out your Start Menu into a much more manageable size.
Launchy – Run any App or open any website or file simply by typing it’s name.
StartUp Delayer – Make you PC boot faster by delaying non essential Apps.
Smart Shutdown LX – One click fast shut down, because we all know windows doesn’t work!

Of course, they are all completely FREE!
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Metapad – Notepad mimic without all the extras

•29 October, 2007 • 8 Comments

2007-10-29_134500 Metapad Version Tested : 3.51
Compatibility : 98, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista

Description : Designed as THE replacement to windows notepad with more functionally that notepad, but not as much as Notepad++, as to keep it fast and ever so simple. A true replacement rather than addition.

Metapad is different to the likes of Notepad++ because it was designed with the idea of fully replacing notepad rather than as an addition. Granted, there has been no development on it since 2002, but it is by no means a dead project, it’s just because there is no need to update it. The website is still looked after, as there was an addition of “How to replace notepad with Metapad in VISTA” in the FAQ

The features of Metapad improve on windows notepad in quite a number of ways. The addition of the tool bar is really useful. Along with the standards, it has buttons for a user defined external viewer, find, replace (yes, separately for ease), word wrap, user defined primary and secondary front, always ontop toggle and settings.

A further feature is it’s inbuilt ability to recognize web links, and to be able to click on them from within Metapad itself.

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