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Found Deals and Discounts / WinSleep lifetime license
« on: August 06, 2016, 04:50 AM »
Haven't come across this utility before, so I thought I'd give it a try. It sounds like a good idea. This software puts your PC to sleep or hibernate provided that certain predetermined conditions are met. The configurable parameters include CPU usage, disk usage, network usage, user idle time. If all of the conditions are met, then you're put to sleep. WinSleep is looking for signs that activity has stopped, or at least fallen below the chosen threshold.

You set up one or more schedules to control when the policy will become enabled. You set trigger conditions for each schedule. WinSleep call these schedules 'sleep policies'.

WinSleep has a simple, graphical interface showing live system information. It also shows a graph displaying historical events e.g. when was WinSleep awake, asleep, when the schedule was active.

When trying WinSleep, I found that the CPU activity generating during the process of going to sleep actually stopped the sleep happening. The CPU threshold was set at 12%. I increased it to 14%, which was enough to allow the sleep to commence. WinSleep talk about this in their help file.

This utility works with Windows 7 and upwards.

You can get a free code for this at for another 26 hours or so last time I checked. They say it's a lifetime license.

I'm in a similar situation. Running a business with the office based at home. As I do all of my own paperwork, I'm totally dependent on software solutions to make life bearable.

After searching for a scanning / filing solution, I settled on FileCenter from Lucion Technologies. It seems to work with any scanner. It incorporates a cut down version of PDF-Xchange. It doesn't have all the features of the full PDF-Change Editor (which I've purchased separately), but has more than enough features to process scanned docs, and to make some pdf annotations.

It has excellent indexing and search capability. I don't use naming options, but the capability is there.

What I liked is that the original file structure of you folders remain intact. FileCentre doesn't send your files to a propietry database, which then becomes inaccessible if their company goes bust.

Yes, you purchase this outright. It's not cheap, it's going for $199.00 on their website at the moment. Unfortunately it seems that this price is per computer. The support renewal is optional, but very reasonably priced.

I don't know whether it's the best software of its class, but in the 3 years I've used it, I've never looked back.


General Software Discussion / Re: Program to open groups of programs.
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:20 AM »
Hi Tomos - Had to do some searching to find the original source. Think it was here

However, the links to this software all seem dead  :(

Have attached the portable version. (scanned - no nasties found).

General Software Discussion / Re: Program to open groups of programs.
« on: February 05, 2015, 07:18 PM »
Bin using "Windows 7 Application Launcher" for a while now. You can create different profiles for various task catergories. Comes portable too.

I tried out BumpTop a few years ago, but don't remember being overly impressed. I recall comments that it was buggy and a resource hog. Just reinstalled it from your linked file, and finding it fun, and possibly even useful. There were some external widgets made for BumpTop, many looked useful - such as a file preview widget to browse content without opening the file. I've looked around for these widgets on Google, and also the widget manager previously available - to no avail. All links seem to be dead.

Anybody know where to download BumpTop external widgets?

Thanks ha14 for spotting this bargain. Been waiting for a good deal on ASO for ages after reading many good reviews. Bought 2 licenses. Cheers  :)

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