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DNS Benchmark v1.2.3925.0

webfork on 19 Jan 2016

DNS Benchmark can help speed up internet service through the analysis of multiple Domain Name System servers. The graphical analysis can help you avoid slow and overloaded servers. Users who may have an especially bad DNS problem will see a noticeably slow reaction after typing in a www.whatever.com address and the website appearing.

Since Google's DNS and the OpenDNS services may or may not be a good option, this tool can help you determine that clearly.

Functional in WINE.

Note that this program does not have the ability to modify your DNS. Users must modify system settings or use a tool like QuickSetDNS.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download DNSBench.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS
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jellyfisher on 2010-10-05 12:12

I know what DNS is for, but I dont understand this colorful animated benchmark, sorry. It's for the pro user imho

Magibon on 2013-10-15 16:19

This application is not getting the credit deserved, so i will give brief synopsis of it's importance:
- OpenDNS, GoogleDNS, and other public DNS services fail to mention, their DNS service may NOT be optimal for your Internet speed. (It is, but it's in small letters, and one must do a deep search.)

This is where DNS Benchmark comes into play:
- In order to find out which DNS service is optimal for your ISP, you must know the speeds.
- Simply do a 1-time benchmark: and it will give you a list of the top 25 optimal DNS servers for your setup/ISP.

For instance: (http://i40.tinypic.com/rgwg86.png)
- In my situation, my ISP's default DNS servers are actually the fastest.
- So switching to OpenDNS, GoogleDNS, or any other would impede my Internet speed.

Note: OpenDNS does have it's benefits, however, im behind a router use Internet Security, and block DNS entries w/HostsMan. For me, speed is much more important.

Another good article from a non-US perspective:
http://apcmag.com/why-using-google-dns-opendns-is-a-bad-idea.htm

Midas on 2013-10-16 08:33

@Magibon: thanks for a great break down. :)

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allSnap v1.41

webfork on 25 Jun 2017
  • 179KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Mar 2008
  • Suggested by linuxamp

allSnap is a small system tray app that makes all top level windows automatically align like they do in programs such as Winamp or Photoshop. Hold down ALT to disable snapping.

Note: Doesn't work with floating toolbars, programs that already have this functionality (Winamp), Microsoft Office 2007, and the Command window (cmd.exe).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch allSnapW.exe.
Latest comments
Santasan on 2009-10-26 21:27

This is one of the most useful tiny helpers EVER!! I love the tool, i strongly recommend it to everybody! I have spent months searching for something similar, and have even made an AutoHotkey-Script to help with clean windowpositioning, but finally, the quest is over ;)

Big Thanx!!

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