I suppose Opera Community members know Opera. But my other readers might not. Allow me to clarify this. Opera is a web browser from the Norwegian company Opera Software ASA. Opera have been free and without ads since version 8.5 thanks to a search field from Google. Opera and Google share the revenue from searches done with this search field. When I'm writing this, Opera is in version 9.1.
Opera aims to be an Internet Suite with lots of functions while still being fast. Opera is faster, safer and arguably the best browser. Among the newer features are fraud protection, BitTorrent downloading, custom search engine, and content blocker, preferences for individual sites, Widgets and vast amounts of other features. But you should really make your own choice when it comes to your browser. You might want to try Firefox too.Download...
Picasa was acquired by Google in 2004 and released for free. Picasa can be used to organize and edit your photos and images. You can also import photos from cameras and memory cards.
Once installed, you can set Picasa to scan your computer for photos and videos and they'll show up in Picasa. Then you'll be able to search for your photos and videos and view or edit them in a matter of seconds.
Picasa is powerful yet simple. The main features are organization, editing, sharing, printing, backing up photos, and creation of fun stuff with your photos. All made simple and lightning fast. Picasa really is picture simplicity.
Picasa is available free for users of Windows and GNU/Linux. Google are interested in providing a Mac version but there's none available at this moment. Download...
Whaaat? Is that a typo? No it's not. Basically CitrixWire is a barely changed version of LimeWire Pro with a green skin for free. I suspect that it's a hacked version of LimeWire. There's also an open version of LimeWire called FrostWire.
So what is Lime/Frost/CitrixWire? It's a Gnutella file sharing program for multiple platforms. It's easy and fast to search for and download all kinds of multimedia and share your files with this program. And unlike a lot of other file sharing programs, this one doesn't install any additional software on your system without your consent. Download...
µTorrent is also a file sharing program. But unlike CitrixWire, this one is for downloading using BitTorrent. Unlike gnutella, you use your web browser to download torrent files and open them in a BitTorrent program. Then this program downloads the file and shares it with others at the same time.
µTorrent aims to be a full-featured BitTorrent client while still being small and fast. The code is fast and portable. Basically it's platform independent. Using it in Wine for Linux should be no problem. In my opinion, it's the best BitTorrent client in existence. µTorrent was acquired by BitTorrent Inc. in 2006. BitTorrent Inc hopes to bring µTorrent to embedded systems like TV-s and cell phones too.Download...
This program for Sony Ericsson phones come from an independent developer. The core features are actually coded by only one person. I'm amazed that one person can make such an advanced program.
Yeah yeah, but what is it? I'll tell you. You can use a lot of your phone's features with MyPhoneExplorer. It's a desktop interface for the phone's built-in organizer. And it's easier to use than Outlook. It's a contact manager for your phone, call manager, sms program, file explorer and you can monitor your phone status with it. You can also search an Internet phone book for numbers and names. The program is translated to lots of languages thanks to the efforts of many people from all around the world. Download...
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The Opera logo and screenshot are from their press images.
The Picasa logo is a screenshot of the program icon. The screenshot is from their features page.
The CitrixWire logo is a screenshot of the program icon. The image is from LimeWire's skin collection.
The µTorrent logo is from the "µ-remade" program icon in the µTorrent skins.
The screenshot is from the µTorrent front page.