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PLEASE NOTE -- THIS PAGE IS OBSOLETE -- CHECK THE NEW PAGE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

IT HAS BEEN LEFT POSTED FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE BOOKMARKED THE PAGE.

August 14, 2004

Some of the changes mentioned in July have been completed and some still have to be done. The new menu should be up within the next two weeks and all of the "available soon" pages should vanish around the same time. The new review page is up as well as the bottom menus on most of the pages. All of the review pages will change to php pages from HTML. Please change any bookmarks you may have made.

All this is nice but I'm sure you'd rather hear about new programs. Four new programs have been posted which are:

Betty's Beer Bar - The first game posted here. This mildly addictive game has you trying to serve as much beer as you can while giving coffee to drunks. Get better tips for using clean glasses. This isn't going to compete with the popular PS2 games in gameplay or complexity but you'll find it easy to learn and enjoyable to play. Download it and see for yourself.

Caller IP - Sort of like caller ID for the internet. This identifies unauthorized connections to your PC and gives you contact information so you can report abuse to their ISP. Track these jerks down and get them kicked off the net with Caller IP.

CD/DVD Diagnostic - Have a CD or DVD that doesn't like to be read anymore? How about one you wrote with one writer that other drives don't like? CD/DVD Diagnostic will get all of your data from bad CDs or DVDs.

Microangelo - Everything you ever needed to make static icons, moving icons, animated cursors and more. Include five different tools and is the ultimate icon tool.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Betty's Beer Bar
Caller IP
CD/DVD Diagnostic
Microangelo



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August 13, 2004

We lost the mysql server for awhile today which prevented many of the pages from working and killing most of the downloads; it must have been some Friday the 13th bad luck. Everything is working now. If you got an error message while trying to download, please try again. Sorry for any inconvenience.


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July 27, 2004

A few behind the scenes events caused the long delay between updates but hopefully you'll find the wait worthwhile. A few things to look for:

Navigational Aides - The growth of the Shareware Genie has caused navigation to suffer so look for more menus and more pages like the Digital Picture Page. We hope this will make things easier to find.

Forum - Look for more information to be posted on the Forum.

New Programs - There will be a LOT more programs added in the next month.


Four more new programs have been added today.

Visual Route is a traceroute utility that identifies where slowdowns in internet traffic is as well as giving you the geographic location of IP addresses. If you have an internet slowdown, this will pinpoint the problem and determine if it is due to your ISP, the Internet, or the host you are trying to reach.

EMail Tracker Pro will tell you the location and IP address of incoming e-mails. It can also be used with Visual Route to give more information and help you report spammers.

Speaking of nuisance controls - CallZap uses your PC modem and your Caller ID service to monitor and block unwanted phone calls. Just think, no more vinyl siding salesmen calling you in the middle of dinner! Additional features give you complete control over which calls get through and which get dumped.

The last of today's additions is Startup Guru which helps your PC boot faster and controls spyware by managing which programs start when your PC boots up.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Visual Route
EMail Tracker Pro
CallZap
Startup Guru



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June 10, 2004

Two video edit programs have been added. For the user who wants all of the features they can get, check out Video Edit Magic. If you're the average user who won't use many of the advanced features, try the express version of this program called Video Edit Express. Find these programs and other digital media related programs on the Digital Picture Page.

New versions of Animator Pro and WebVacuum have been posted. Download them and check out the new features.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Video Edit Magic
Video Edit Express



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June 7, 2004

No new reviews, but there are three more new programs.

SQLXP is an easy way to access and work with relational databases. If you use relational databases, you'll find this program a real treat; if you have no clue what they are, SQLXP will be a great tool for learning about both databases and SQL. A great companion to the PHP Editor. Watch for the review shortly.

Hot CPU Tester is the ultimate burn in tool for your new computer. Find defective hardware BEFORE the warranty is over using this program's many test. Tests your CPU, motherboard, harddrive, peripherals, memory, and more. A great tool if you're building your own PC.

Find the files you want quickly with Direct Folders. This utility adds extra functions to Windows Explorer boxes that allow users to set favorites and more.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Hot CPU Tester
Direct Folders
SQLXP



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May 23, 2004

Three more programs today. Backing up projects is never easy; you always seem to miss one file and then disaster strikes. Auto Synchronizer lets you automatically mirror the folders of your choice to another pc, a server, or removable storage. When you change your original and perform a synchronization, an exact copy of EVERYTHING in your project goes to another location. Perfect for sharing project information or backing up data.

Picking the right color for a web site or graphics project has become much simpler thanks to Color Wheel Expert. Using color wheel theory and color harmony theory, Color Wheel Expert easily creates the matching colors you need.

Screen capture programs are everywhere but Easy Screen Capture allows you to capture all motion on your PC screen as an AVI file. Record your favorite PC game, create tutorials, or find out what others are doing on your PC while your away from it. Captures all keystrokes and mouse movement as well.

Many of the reviews are in progress so look for a lot more to be posted within the next couple of weeks. If you find any part of the reviews to be confusing, please let me know and I'll try to correct the problem. Any general questions can also be posted on the forum. You don't need to register or have an e-mail address to post and unlike other forums, your IP address isn't displayed with your post.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Color Wheel Expert
Auto Synchronizer
Easy Screen Capture



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May 22, 2004

Digital pictures are so easy to store and so hard to share. The Shareware Genie has a number of solutions to sharing digital pictures:
- Super Compressor will shrink the size for easy storage or transfer
- htAlbum can create a quality web site of your favorite images with little knowlege of the web
- Image Master 2000 can make a variety of slide shows that are easily shared.

Now there's a new way to share your digital images with everyone or only a selected few without ever moving them from your hard drive. PiXPO organizes your pictures in albums and allows you to share these over a peer to peer network. Unlike some of the popular p2p programs, PiXPO allows you to share with everyone or only certain users. It also only allows you to download pictures so you don't have to worry about all the extra nasty junk that you usually get with p2p networks. PiXPO is p2p software designed to create a global picture sharing community; become part of that community and download the evaluation version today.

There should be some more programs added before the weekend is over so be sure to check back.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

PixPO



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May 12, 2004

We've all had that embarassing moment when someone walks in and you've got something on your PC screen that you shouldn't. Check out Quick Hide and put and end to being unpleasantly surprised.

There's a lot of FTP programs out there but Auto FTP manager has those extra features that put it a step above the others. Download the evaluation copy and see for yourself.

More reviews and programs are pending so be sure to check back soon.




New Programs

The following programs were added:

Quick Hide
Auto FTP Manager



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May 7, 2004

I've heard concerns raised from picture downloaders about web pages filled with trojans and spyware. The Shareware Genie is happy to offer Armor2Net; a firewall/pop up blocker/spyware remover. Download and try it to see if it solves your internet security issues. I've added this program to the Digital Picture Page as well.

PC security is always an issue. Now you can check on unauthorized users who get on your PC when you're away. TypeRecorder will keep a record of every keystroke made on your PC, what user made them, and what application they used.

Everyone wants their PC to run at peak performance. Thanks to System Optimizer, that's now possible. System Optimizer contains 30 utilities to improve your PC's performance; download it and have your PC running better today.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Armor2Net
TypeRecorder
System Optimizer



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May 4, 2004

Two more reviews for web page builders or those who want to see Microsoft Agent Characters.

If you've ever put your e-mail address on your personal web site, you know it's only a matter of time before the SpamBots get to it. Check out the SpamBot Protector review and find out how easy it is to post your e-mail while protecting it.

You may have seen Microsoft Agent characters before; if not, check out the WebSpeak review page. Now you can have moving and talking characters on your website.

Some great new programs will be added this week so be sure to check back.



New Reviews

The following reviews were added:

WebSpeak
SpamBot Protector



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April 27, 2004

The Shareware Genie is glad to be able to offer NewsBin; an easy to use but powerful Usenet downloader. Many people don't realize that they have free access to Usenet but the fact is that if you're reading this, you probably DO have free access. If you've never used Usenet, NewsBin is a great introduction. If you're a newsgroup junkie, you'll wonder how you ever lived without this program.

NewsBin has been added to the Digital Picture Program page. If you use digital images, you'll find something of use there.

There's quite a few thing in progress now so look for more reviews and programs to be posted between now and the first week of May.



Issues

1) There are two dead links on the ImageMaster 2000 review page. The reviews they reference were almost complete but were delayed for other projects. The reviews will be posted shortly.

2) I don't require anyone to log in or provide an e-mail address for the forum so feel free to post.

3) I don't sell or give away e-mail addresses so don't think signing up for The Shareware Genie newsletter is an invitation to spam. It's only used for our newsletter.



New Reviews

The following reviews were added:

NewsBin



New Programs

The following reviews were added:

NewsBin



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April 12, 2004

As promised, but a week late, two more reviews for you to look at. Both htAlbum and Image Master 2000 deal with digital images and are very easy to use. If you're reading this from your home PC, you can put a web page up; check out the htAlbum review to find out how.

Image Master 2000 allows you to view and share your digital images by creating slideshows. Simple to use, many features and a low registration cost make Image Master 2000 a great program to have.

A couple of really unique programs will be added soon. The first will be similar to Web Vacuum but for UseNet. The second is a .NET WinForms HTML WYSIWYG editor. Check back early next week and they should be posted along with some others.

Continued interest in programs related to digital images has prompted the creation of a special Digital Picture Program page. If you use digital images, you'll find something of use there.



New Reviews

The following reviews were added:

htAlbum
Image Master 2000



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March 28, 2004

There's no doubt that e-mail has become a vital part of business. Not only is it convenient to use but it's also an easy way to keep records. No more file cabinets full of paper to deal with, just a few clicks and you have the information you need.

That is until your hard disk drive crashes.

Fortunately, a solution exists in the form of Outback Plus and Express Assist that make backing up ALL aspects of your Outlook or Outlook Express files easy. If you need more data backed up, check out Eazy Backup.

Two more voice related programs have also been added. Speak Mail 2000 alerts you to new e-mail messages by having a talking character read the message header. The talking character can also read all sorts of documents to you as well as tell jokes, sing and obey voice commands. Speak is essentially the same program without the e-mail applications.

Look for more reviews next week.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

OE Quick Tools
Outback Plus
Speak Mail 2000
Speak
Eazy Backup
Express Assist



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March 27, 2004

The addition yesterday of the RSS reader, Feed Demon, will certainly help those who download it to gather more information. Today we're adding two programs that gather more traditional media in the form of internet TV and internet Radio. Check out CTube and LiveWire below.

The addition of spoken words to many application would be a big improvement but, in many cases it is largely ignored. Presently, we offer a Voxx, a voice recognition program and plan to add more voice related programs in the future. For today, we are adding Web Speak, which will help you create talking web pages and IM Speak which will turn your text instant messages into spoken ones. Try them out below.

I haven't forgotten the Outlook/Outlook Express add ons and will try to add them by the middle of next week.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Web Speak
IM Speak
CTube
LiveWire



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March 26, 2004

The Shareware Genie is glad to offer Feed Demon; a full function RSS reader. If you've never heard of RSS, you will. It's the new way to get information from the internet with more sites offering RSS feeds daily. Download Feed Demon and see what you're missing.

While Feed Demon deals with a new technology, we've found programs to deal with old curses too; accidentally deleted data. Three new programs have been added to join Photo Recovery in helping to get data back that's been deleted. Each of these programs offers a solution to specific problems and are NOT merely different applications that do the same thing. If you've lost data, give them a try.



Issues

If you've downloaded the JavaScript Editor Standard or Pro edition before March 13th, you may want to redownload the new build. There was a problem where some of the features weren't active in the old build but it's been corrected.


New Programs

The following programs were added:

Feed Demon
Doc Regenerator
HDD Regenerator
Recover Drive Data



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Mar. 10, 2004

Check back soon since I plan on adding about five programs in the next week including an RSS reader, web utilities and perhaps some Outlook/Outlook Express add ons. Let me know if your looking for a certain type of program and I'll see if I can find one that suits your needs.

A review on the new version of the php Editor has been posted along with a reveiw of a very useful (and inexpensive) utility, Pick N Capture. A web page creator for image pages has been added.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

htAlbum



New Reviews

The following reviews were added:

php Editor
Pick N Capture



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Mar. 04, 2004

As promised, a few new e-mail utilities have been added in the Home/Office section.

A new version of php editor has been released and posted. If you have the older version, be sure to download version 2 now and check out the improvements.

The Forum has been modified to match the rest of the Shareware Genie pages. The test forum will be taken down and the forums for each category will be up within a week. Navigation buttons back to the main Shareware Genie site may be added as well.



New Programs

The following programs were added:

Lydia Email
Mailbox Monitor
Redirector



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Mar. 01, 2004

The Forum is up! I will be customizing the look and adding more categories in the next week or two. Right now, there is only a test page but feel free to post your thoughts, questions or complaints.


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Feb. 22, 2004

The Shareware Genie has been fortunate to be able to add a great set of web site building tools at a great registration price. The Creative Suite Subscription offers 3 editors (php, JavaScript, C#) a visual HTML editor, 2 graphics packages and a year of free upgrades for only $120.00. If you don't want the upgrades, you can get the same package for only $100.00 through the CreativeSuite package instead. As always, download the programs first to see if they suit your needs. If or when you want to register, go to the CreativeSuite or Creative Suite Subscription page and register using the registration button.


New Programs

The following programs were added:

3D Browser Pro
Cleaning Agent



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Feb. 20, 2004

A new page has been posted for adding your e-mail address to The Shareware Genie monthly newsletter. The link to the Mailing List signup page will be in one of the right boxes (usually the second down) and will be marked "Mailing List".

Look for the Creative Suite page to be posted tomorrow.


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Feb. 19, 2004

It seems like there's a new e-mail virus loose every day. To help combat this, a few e-mail utility programs will be added in the home/office section next week. You may also want to check the Security Page a try out some of the programs there.


Issues

The Creative Suite page isn't up yet so there's a few dead links leading to it on a few of the Internet Tools page. This page will be posted tomorrow.


New Programs

The following programs were added:

C# Editor
Code Chameleon
Draw Magic

Look for the e-mail utilities and a few more graphics programs next week.


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Feb. 18, 2004

As with most of my New Year's resolutions, the one to get this page posted by the first week of January was well intentioned but a bit late.

Issues

Poor placement of the newsletter signup box (home page lower left) has resulted in very few new signups despite the large number of recent visits. Look for a smaller box on the right of most pages that will link to a new sign up page.

The forum has been delayed but not forgotten. E-mail me if you have questions or comments and I'll pass them along on this page for the time being. I'd like the forum to be up and running by mid March.

There will be a special offer for a package of webtools called Creative Suite. You may want to hold off registering the JavaScript Editor, php Editor, Web Effects, or Animator until this offer appears by next week.


New Programs

The following programs were added:

Kabcam
JavaScript Editor Pro
Animator
Animator Pro

Look for some more to be posted tomorrow.


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Creative Suite
Mailing List
Bettys Beer Bar
CallerIP
CD DVD Diagnostic
Microangelo
Visual Route
EMail Tracker Pro
CallZap
Startup Guru
Video Edit Magic
Video Edit Express
SQLXP
Hot CPU Tester
Direct Folders
Easy Screen Capture
Color Wheel Expert
Auto Synchronizer
PiXPO
Auto FTP Manager
Quick Hide
TypeRecorder
SystemOptimizer
Armor2Net
NewsBinImage.php
OutbackPlusImage.php
SpeakMail2000Image.php
EazyBackupImage.php
ExpressAssistImage.php
OEQuickToolsImage.php
SpeakImage.php
LiveWireImage.php
IMSpeakImage.php
CTubeImage.php
WebSpeakImage.php
RecoverDriveDataImage.php
DocRegeneratorImage.php
FeedDemonImage.php
HDDRegeneratorImage.php
Lydia Email
Mailbox Monitor
Redirector
3D Browser Pro
Cleaning Agent
C Sharp Editor
Code Chameleon
Draw Magic
Kabcam
JavaScript Editor Pro
Animator
Animator Pro
Ad Creator