Some new software for your weekend download, just to increase productivity on weekdays:

IE Tab Firefox Extension
IE Tab, an extension from Taiwan, features embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox. This extension is derived from the famous extension IE View, but they are quite different. While IE View always open IE-only pages in newly launched windows of Internet Explorer, IE Tab can open them in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.

Great idea especially if you have a web site that needs to be tested with both browsers, but “sorry, I do not want to run IE at all”. It works quite nicely with some quick tests.

Google Desktop 2
Google Desktop gives you easy access to information on your computer and from the web. It’s a desktop search application that provides full text search over your email, computer files, music, photos, chats and web pages that you’ve viewed. By making your computer searchable, Google Desktop puts your information easily within your reach and frees you from having to manually organize your files, emails and bookmarks. It makes searching your computer as easy as searching the web with Google.

Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 1
Some great features include automated update to streamline product upgrades; Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance; Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs; Improvements to popup blocking; Clear Private Data feature and much more

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