TextAloud MP3, from NextUp Technologies, is a Windows program that converts text into spoken words and MP3 files. Users can choose from seven different human voices, adjust the pitch and reading speed, add words to TextAloud MP3's dictionary and alter the pronunciation of selected words.
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Password Recovery Kit 3.0 works with Windows 95/98/NT4/2000 to recover passwords and allow access to documents and files. Activating the program is as simple as dragging and dropping the locked file onto the recovery program window. The recovery kit supports programs such as Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Exchange, Schedule+ and many others.
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AlohaBob's PC Relocator 1.2c transfers applications, files and settings from an old PC to a new one, says Eisenworld. It scans the directories of both computers, selecting only the best available versions of files and applications for transfer. The program checks and updates the Windows registry, merging registry entries for the transferred applications and eliminating the need to reinstall programs. It works with Windows 95/98.
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BurnInTest 2.0 allows users to check the stability of Windows-based computer systems, according to PassMark Software. The company says the software exercises all of the major components of a computer (CPU, hard drive, CD-ROM, sound card, graphics, memory, network, monitor, and printer) simultaneously, to test for endurance and reliability. Results can be saved to disk, printed or exported as a graphical image. Other features include periodic logging, a temperature monitor, timed test runs and online help.
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Primark Corp. has released PiranhaWeb, which can search, screen and extract information from multiple databases. It allows users to search and screen across Primark's financial databases, such as A-T Financial, I/B/E/S, Disclosure and Worldscope. Data from other suppliers can be used as well, such as Compustat, IDC, and SEC.
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Diginaut Ltd. has released FolderWatch, a backup software that monitors user-selected folders on a computer's hard drive and automatically makes changes as they occur.
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AreaCodeWizard, from SilverLakeTech.com, runs on Windows 98/95/NT4/2000 systems and scans ACT! Database, Outlook 97/98/2000 address books, and WinFax Pro phonebooks to update all numbers whose area codes have changed.
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Nano is a free download from www.nano.com that extracts complete ideas from any user-selected piece of text and finds closely related content, products, services, and reference information on the Internet.
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xReminder Pro 3.2 is a customizable calendar program, says PIM+ Ltd. The main window shows all scheduled events, by name, date, type, or duration.
The fonts, colors and sounds for each reminder notice are also customizable. The event list is searchable so users can find any keyword in their database. xReminder Pro also offers an unlimited number of stopwatch and countdown timers so that users can track how long they are working on something.
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BabyEyes makes computer displays easier by bolding the address in your Web browser. It also allows use of higher resolutions on your computer, making it easier to read. From SamSnips.com, of Belleville, N.J.
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As-U-Type works with Windows programs to increase typing productivity and decrease typing errors. It helps users polish e-mails and newsgroups messages, and will correct double capital letters at the beginning of sentences and other common errors. From Fanix Software, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Macro Mania 7.0 allows users to assign macros that will work with Windows- compatible programs. It can launch new (or activate already-running) programs; send keystrokes to any Windows programs; transfer information between programs; read, write, copy, move, delete and rename files; and more. From NorthStar Solutions, Manhattan, Kan.
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