Don't-Miss Software Stories
Tweeki is a simple Twitter client with a gorgeous yet simple interface. It has a few limitations, though, and it's best used on just one account.
Bastion for Chrome shows Native Client's bright future. It plays just like the original adventure RPG, which was one of the most lauded games of 2011 .
Fonts for Halloween don't have to be sticky-sweet kiddy fare. Whether you need a scary sans serif or a vampire-slaying homage font, these sinister picks are just the thing for your All Hallows Eve party.
Ripbot264 is a front end for free video tools. With it, you can transcode video without a lot of fuss (and without making massive files).
Transcode movies, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs to the Matroska video container format with this deceptively powerful utility.
Even if you've never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffied is a delightfully shiver-inducing font. The letters are well-balanced, making them relatively easy to read for such a stylized font.
TrueType font Halloween Spider, nicely designed by Claude, pairs bold uppercase glyphs with spiders that seem to walk across well-placed webs.
TrueType font Autumn is composed of crooked sticks intertwined to form glyphs. It includes all upper and lower case letters but no punctuation or numbers--and it's complex enough to look best at 60 points and bigger--so plan accordingly.
If you're a heavy user of Skype, or the owner of a small business, Pamela Professional a software app to get.
The Trick or Treat 2.0 collection of graphics includes 26 distinct Halloween images, including bats, spiders, skulls, ghosts, witches, devils, candy, cats, owls, haunted houses, and an entire murder of crows.
Razor-sharp TrueType outlines font collection from Chad Savage at Sinister Visions includes two variations, each in two alternating sizes: Regular, Psycho, Creepy, and Spooky.
Jalatext lets you open and navigate extremely large files. Although it works relatively well, at $30 it's pricey.
SlimCleaner is a comprehensive set of system cleaning utilities that also taps into an online database for information on programs.
SpringPublisher lets you create letterheads and business cards with simple templates, including maps and QR codes.