Downloading FLV files has never been easier, thanks to FlashGot, an unobtrusive Firefox add-on. Even without a user guide, this simple program will have the least experienced user downloading files in an instant.
Once installed, FlashGot can be accessed through the Tools menu or by the easier method of dragging and dropping a shortcut to your toolbar. If you access it via the Tools menu, you'll find settings for capturing video selections and creating galleries. With both the menu and the toolbar shortcut, you have the option of automatically downloading video files as you find them. Options include selecting … Read more
A reliable compression tool for folks wanting an alternative to WinZip, TurboZip is user friendly and easy to master. In previous versions, you needed to provide some minimal personal information to register the tool before it would install, but this requirement has been removed. The TurboZip interface has a familiar three-paned appearance similar to that of e-mail programs like Microsoft Outlook.
One pane lists the archives you've created; the second pane reveals a list of the files in the archive you select; and the third pane displays the contents of the file you choose, much like a preview pane. … Read more
Distrust is a free Firefox add-on that claims to erase all traces of your browsing history. After encountering a hit-and-miss performance, we wouldn't trust this add-on for protection.
The add-on can be accessed via the Firefox Tools' menu or by clicking the small status bar icon. The first has only two options: Starting/Stopping Distrust Session and Distrust Preferences, but the Preferences menu lets you select filtering options, such as browsing history, download history, disk cache, and cookies. After taking the program through its paces with a session of surfing, we found that browsing history was erased, but download … Read more