Microsoft stripped its calendar and photo gallery apps from Windows 7, but one extra it did bundle into the Windows 7 Preview is PowerShell, a souped-up command line and scripting GUI that frees you, finally, from the limits of DOS batch scripts. PowerShell is available as a free download for XP and Vista users, too. What are your favourite scripts and uses for PowerShell? Post them in the comments.
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Windows only: Free application Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is yet-another CD and DVD burning utility. Ashampoo handles virtually any burning need, from music CDs and video DVDs (Blu-ray support included) to data discs. It also supports burning compressed and encrypted backup discs. Granted, there are already plenty of burning utilities already available, but for anyone who remembers how difficult it used to be to find a free app to handle this sort of thing (i.e., not Roxio), the more options the merrier. For a look at the flip side of the coin, check out the Hive Five Best DVD Ripping Tools.
Google's added a direct form-creation tool to its Docs suite, making it easier to solicit direct input into a separate spreadsheet. If you don't like the way Google's forms wizard rolls, you can still embed the form yourself.
The ReadWriteWeb site lists a few webapp combinations that add up to more than the sums of their parts. In the list: Jott & Evernote (as guest Brad Isaac detailed for us), AideRSS with the ticker-display Snackr, Facebook filtered through Dapper, and other clever ideas. But you're the folks who actually read about and use the services we write about—so let's hear some of your own killer combinations. What webapps filter/feed/pipe each other best? Post your link-ups in the comments. Some Web Apps Work Better Together