Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara

HFSExplorer 0.17: Read Mac OS X Drives from Microsoft Windows

HFSExplorer Window


Mac OS X can read and write drives formatted using FAT and FAT32. And, it can read (but not write) drives formatted using NTFS. However, Microsoft Windows cannot read Apple's HFS+ disk format. Fortunately, there is a free Open Source utility that can help you out with that problem...


HFSExplorer 0.17


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Contactify: Email Without the Address

Contactify's slogan is It's Email, Without the Address. Here's how it work. You sign up with them by providing them an email address (yep, leap of faith here). Then, you create a unique password for their system. It provides you with a unique Connectify contact number (5 characters in my case) and URL. You need to wait a few minutes to get an activation email from them. Copy and paste the link from the email into a browser to activate your account.


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RogueScanner: Detect Rogue Network Devices

The last time I looked at...


Network Chemistry Rogue Scanner


...a year or two ago, it was a freeware utility with interesting features but limited functionality. It could detect devices on a network but could not save or print the data. I haven't looked at this latest version. However, since it is now an Open Source application, I guess some enterprising developer could add those features if they are not already present in this new version.




Crystal Clear Icon Set Free to Use Under Creative Commons License

Here's one I read about on Digg.com a few days ago...


Crystal Clear


...is a set of well designed icons freely available under a Creative Commons license. As the owner of a somewhat drab pair of websites myself, I always admire the design skills of others and wish I could at least figure out a way to use those great looking Crystal Clear icons effectively here and on my MobileViews.com site :-)




GanttProject 2.0.4: Project Scheduling and Management Charts

GanttProject is an Open Source multi-platform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows) project scheduling and management tool based on Gantt charts. Version 2.0.4 was released on March 6, 2007. It can import/export from/to Microsoft Project (not sure which versions). It can also make use of WebDAV for web-based group work.