Posts Tagged ‘app’

5 Free Apps for Windows 7

November 9, 2009

Windows 7 is here, and so are many useful applications to enhance your computing experience.  Here are 5 apps that look particularly useful for Windows 7:

  1. Desktop Media – This app will automatically adds drive icons to your desktop. It will detect USB drives, fixed drives (ie. your hard drives), CD/DVD drives, network drives, and even RAM disk drives.
  2. Standalonestack 2 – This app allows you to move one step beyond the new Windows 7 features and create program “stacks,” or graphical lists, based off of a single icon on your desktop. When you click on this icon, you can use the ensuing menu of items to launch new programs, folders, or settings options. It’s like having a number of different Start buttons that you can customize as much as you’d like.
  3. 7 Taskbar Tweaker – This app is a simple utility for adding additional functionality into your default Windows 7 taskbar.  There are not a weighty list of items to play around with, but 7 Taskbar Tweaker’s modifications aren’t normally customizable options in the Windows 7 OS.
  4. Menu App – This app allows you to configure menus and use them to launch your favorite programs, music files, documents, websites, etc., all from the start menu.
  5. Rainmeter – This app provides desktop skinning without a ton of crazy configuration files to sort through.

These apps are reviewed at MaximumPC.  Enjoy.

BarBri’s new iPhone app

August 25, 2009

You’ve got to love competition.  Kaplan’s recent invasion of BarBri’s market-share at law schools nation-wide has produced a varied amount of fringe benefits for law students.  Sometimes these benefits are in the form of free cookies, other times they are special sales.  Most recently, BarBri has decided to release a new iPhone and iTouch app.

The application, called “BarBri Challenge,” is a free quiz challenge which lets users compete for fun against other users from law schools all over the U.S. in legal questionnaires.  This app enables users to work practice questions at home, between classes or at the coffee shop.  Users can test themselves on key concepts that they learned in their law school classes.  Finally, users can challenge their friends to earn points and rise to the top of the built-in leaderboard.  The app is free for any and all users.

On top of this, BarBri plans to unveil a new app in mid-September as a compliment to the online lectures and study aids they provide for students who have signed up with BarBri.  Students will have access to more intense study outlines, aids, and course material.  I feel this is the app will  be the more beneficial when it comes time to study for classes and the bar.

I love the innovation, and applaud BarBri’s efforts to remain ahead of the curve.  More than likely, we’ll see Kaplan come out with some competing product.  For the amount of money that is involved in paying for these bar prep courses, I say the more free stuff the better.

You can get the app on the iPhone app store, or find more information here.