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DonationCoder's 35 Free New Year AppsAfter browsing through all of the apps I have to say that there are a few that could actually prove to be useful. Here are the ones that we really like, and I'll tell you my favorite at the end of the article.. And I'll save what I consider to be the best for last. It's called JustCloseSomeTasks, and it's designed to monitor how often you're using the programs you currently have open. With a quick press of a hotkey you can see all applications that have been inactive for a specified period of time, and in a few clicks you can close them all. This is a great tool for anyone who finds themselves overwhelmed with the number of windows they have open. Congrats to DonationCoder for another successful NANY challenge, and a big thanks to all of the developers who took the time out of their busy lives to make contributions! You can checkout all 35 of the entries here.
Progress Bars of Life lets you create a set of custom progress bars that will graphically show the progress towards different events in your life.
You can create as many progress bars as you like, and display them in various ways -- for example, docked to the edge of a screen and always visible, or invisible and shown on command.
Create progress bars that show things like how close you are to the weekend, to your birthday, to your graduation, to your due date, until your death, till the end of the current hour, etc.
Version 2 introduces many small features, but one major feature -- an alert system that features something called a "Zeno Alert". A Zeno Alert configured for an event will pop up reminders at recursive half way point leading up to the event. So an event 10 days away will show an alert at 5 days, 2.5 days, 1.25 days, 12 hours, 6 hours, 3 hours, etc. Useful when you need to be aware/reminded of upcoming events.