Time Saving Tuesday

I have an application that nearly every geek out there will love, but may fail to understand everything that it actually does. Let me introduce you to Net Tools (download mirror), the all-in-one solution that could very well replace dozens of separate apps on your computer.

Net Tools is comprised of nearly 200 mini apps that are included in the 25MB download. Some of the things that are included are extremely simple tasks, but look at it as being a suite of applications that brings everything together in one convenient place.

–Getting Started–

After you install Net Tools for the first time, the program will seem rather uneventful. To get going just click the “Start” option from the menu bar, and choose one of the mini apps from the sub-menus:

Net Tools Menu

–Mini Apps Overview–

I could have put together a list of everything that comes with Net Tools, but instead I thought I would provide an image that lists out everything that’s included. In the next section I’ll highlight a small fraction of them.

Net Tools Features

–The Mini Apps–

Now I’ll point out some of my favorite things that Net Tools includes, but remember this list only represents about 15% of everything that comes with the program:

  1. IP Address Scanner
  2. HTTP flooder (DoS)
  3. Mass Website Visitor
    Net Tools Mass Website Visitor
  4. Anonymous E-mailer
  5. E-mail Spoofer
  6. File Comparison
  7. Mass File Renamer
    Net Tools Mass File Renamer
  8. Create Local HTTP Server
  9. Memory Leak Tester
    Net Tools Memory Leak Tester
  10. Bandwidth Monitor
  11. CPU Monitor
  12. Windows Startup Manager 
    Net Tools Startup Manager
  13. Mouse Record / Play Automation (Macro Tool)
  14. Timer Shutdown/Restart/Log Off/Hibernate/Suspend/ Control
  15. Hash MD5 Checker
  16. Direct Peer Connecter (Send/Receive files + chat)
  17. Easy and Fast Screenshot Maker (also Web Hex Color Picker)
  18. File Shredder
  19. Steganographer (Art of hiding secret data in pictures)
    Net Tools Steganography
  20. Internet Explorer Password Revealer
  21. Hide Secret Data In Files
  22. File Split & Merge
  23. Net Tools Mini (Client/Server, Scan, ICMP, Net Statistics, Interactive, Raw Packets, DNS, Whois, ARP, Computer’s IP, Wake On LAN)
  24. File Encrypter/Decrypter
  25. FreeMAC (MAC Address Editor)
    Net Tools MAC Editor
  26. WebMirror (Website Ripper)
  27. Google PageRank Calculator
  28. Quick Website Maker and Web Gallery Creator
    Net Tools Website Gallery Maker
  29. Remote PC Shutdown
  30. Tray Minimizer


As you begin using this, you’ll quickly become familiar with the F3 key on your keyboard. That is the search function so that you can type in the name of the application you’re looking for instead of hunting through the rather tedious unsorted menus.

After you get Net Tools up and running, I recommend customizing the menus so that they aren’t so darn cluttered. Then enjoy the large set of applications that are now at your disposal. :D

Net Tools Homepage (Download Mirror)