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Add watermarks to images and much more!

You may want to add watermarks to your images for different reasons. Whether you wish to protect your copyrights or just add captions to photos, Watermark Factory is a piece of software that will prove handy. It is a multi-functional program with numerous settings and tools that, beside the watermark-adding function, lets you prepare your photos for publishing on the web. On top of everything, Watermark Factory features a very beautiful interface, that makes operating the software not just easy, but also very enjoyable. Read the full review.

E-mail notifier for multiple accounts owners.

If you have several e-mail accounts, you may find it tiring and inconvenient to check all your mailboxes for new letters. Multi-Mail Notifier tracks all your accounts (the program supports POP3, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc) and alerts you when the mail arrives. Then it is enough to simply push a button in the program window, and your web account or e-mail reader will be immediately opened for you to read your mail. The program is shareware. Read the full review.

Perfect educational time killer!

The vote for Web 2.0 Champions and Stinkers announced by Wired three weeks ago is finished. To our great disappointment, the results are predictable. That was the contest of Web 2.0 heavyweights; you may consider Google Spreadsheets to be a primitive calculator or admire this service, you may store your shots at Flickr or share them via your own web page.

If you are tried of all these services and nets, try a cute game blufr, “trivia-type game that hopefully gets people of all ages addicted to learning obscure facts”. Was Scooby-Doo name inspired by Frank Sinatra? Were M&Ms invented to feed U.S. troops during World War II? Just start blufring. Perfect educational time killer!

A tool for creating animated avatars from video.

Although there is a great variety of avatars available on the Internet now, you still might be searching for something special, having a brilliant idea of what could be a perfect avatar for you. Video Avatar is the tool that will come to your assistance if you are fed up to the back teeth with waiting for someone else to design what you need and are ready to spend time on creating your own animated avatar from a video clip. With the help of this program you can easily produce an exclusive animated gif avatar featuring your favorite Hollywood star or a cartoon character. The user interface is pretty simple containing controls that are necessary and sufficient for tuning avatars’ properties.

Get up and blogging!

Alive DiaryAlive Diary is a full-featured blog client that lets you publish posts to Internet resources such as Blogger, Live Journal, Type Pad, WordPress as well as create your own online blogs. Like most blog clients, Alive Diary offers complete WYSIWYG support but also lets you view and edit your posts in HTML. Other features at a glance are an opportunity to create unlimited number of blogs, convenient search function, advanced text formatting, smooth modern look. Alive Diary is shareware, with the opportunity to use the evaluation version freely for 20 days. Read the full review.