Time for another edition of Tiny Utilities. I have three more nifty software in store for you.
Just as the name suggests, this utility displays live statistics about your internet connection. NSL allows you to monitor your internet connection’s status on the fly. This works much better than most web based internet speed checking services. Not only does it display the download and upload speed it also displays the amount of data downloaded and uploaded. Besides that it can also show statistics like CPU usage your system and average ping time and number of hops of a remote machine.
Download NetStat Live (257 KB)
Platforms Supported : All Versions of Windows
Version Reviewed : 2.11
Another no frills software that does what it promises to. Taskbar Shuffle allows you to re-arrange taskbar buttons through drag-and-drop. It even allows you to re-arrange System Tray icons. Another extremely useful functionality is the ability to close windows by simply middle-clicking their taskbar buttons.
Download Taskbar Shuffle (636 KB)
Platforms Supported : Windows XP, Vista, 2000, NT, 98 and 95 (32 Bit only)
Version Reviewed : 2.2
The inability to display Folder Size in explorer view is one of the major annoyances of Windows. It’s unbelievable that even after hundreds of updates, several service packs and multiple new operating systems this flaw has remained. This flaw is present even in Vista. Thankfully some Windows users took matters into their own hands and released a tiny utility called Foldersize. This allows you to add an extra coloumn called “Folder Size” which can display size of files and folders. However, this means that it works only in “Details” view mode.
Download Foldersize (202 KB)
Platforms Supported : Windows 2000 and XP (32 bit only)
Version Reviewed : 2.3