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CursorWiz – Windows customization can be done through many ways: you can change your background image, set custom icons, and create custom mouse cursors. While background images and custom icons are easy to achieve, it is not as easy to create custom mouse cursors. CursorWiz remedies that. Read more: CursorWiz: Create Your Own Mouse Cursors Online

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GooReader – Google Books is one of the biggest libraries for digital books online. However, the reading experience while accessing Google Books with a browser is awful. GooReader is a desktop client that solves this problem by giving a nice user-friendly interface to read, search and download Google Books. Read more: GooReader: Desktop Client For Reading, Searching & Downloading Google Books

 

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URL X-Ray – With so many URL shortening services coming up, the chances of malware and spam has increased tenfold. You never know whether a TinyURL you see on Twitter is safe to visit or leads to a malware infected or NSFW webpage. Well, URL X-Ray solves this problem. Read more: URL X-Ray: See The Original URL Behind A Shortened Link

 

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Facebook Chat History Manager – At times keeping a track of your chat conversations can be very beneficial. Instant messaging clients often have this feature built in through which you can read past conversations. Facebook Chat, however, lacks this feature but you can use Facebook Chat History Manager to indirectly get the job done. Read more: Facebook Chat History Manager: Save Facebook Chat History The Easy Way

 

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CitySourced – What do you do if you see potholes or broken street lights in your neighborhood? You find out who is the civic authority concerned and then email them, or maybe visit their office. CitySourced aims to speed up this process by helping you report civic problems in your neighborhood. Read more: CitySourced: Quickly Report Civic Problems In Your Neighborhood

 

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  1. Mrcloseencounters
    October 3, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Thanks!

    I REALLY REALLY could use this tool!

    MC

  2. Tehseen Baweja
    October 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I installed it again on my Vista and it works fine. The screenshots above are from my machine directly. May be it wouldn't be a bad idea to contact their support team at:

    http://www.gooreader.com/suppo...

  3. Mrcloseencounters
    September 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Just found .. and used a Microsoft .NET Framework verifier tool.

    Verified that I have the 3.5 SP1 installed.

    Still can't get GooReader to install.

  4. Mrcloseencounters
    September 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Just found .. and used a Microsoft .NET Framework verifier tool.

    Verified that I have the 3.5 SP1 installed.

    Still can't get GooReader to install.

    • Aibek
      October 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm

      we are looking into it!

    • Mrcloseencounters
      October 3, 2010 at 8:47 am

      Thanks!

      I REALLY REALLY could use this tool!

      MC

  5. Mrcloseencounters
    September 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I have the NET framework that is needed .. both in 32 and 64 BIT.

    No idea about the service pack.

    I am on a Vista 64BIT system and have all the updates though.

  6. Mrcloseencounters
    September 30, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Have tried downloading and installing Goo Reader numerous times now.
    Nothing works and I have the net 3.5 framework required, in 32 as well as 64 bit.

    Is there an alternative to Goo Reader for 64 bit systems?

  7. Mrcloseencounters
    September 30, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Have tried downloading and installing Goo Reader numerous times now.
    Nothing works and I have the net 3.5 framework required, in 32 as well as 64 bit.

    Is there an alternative to Goo Reader for 64 bit systems?

    • Tehseen Baweja
      September 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

      It works fine for me. Are you sure you have the specified .NET framework as it requires SP1.

    • Mrcloseencounters
      September 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      I have the NET framework that is needed .. both in 32 and 64 BIT.

      No idea about the service pack.

      I am on a Vista 64BIT system and have all the updates though.

    • Tehseen Baweja
      October 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      I installed it again on my Vista and it works fine. The screenshots above are from my machine directly. May be it wouldn't be a bad idea to contact their support team at:

      http://www.gooreader.com/support/

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