Useful Handy Applications

I came across few applications which I felt was very handy and useful. So I am going to brief you about the following applications

  • Family.Show
  • Image Resizer
  • Move Mouse
  • Hairstyle Lite


Before we start I would like to brief you about what is Genealogy?

Genealogy (from Greek: γενεά genea, “generation”; and λόγος logos, “knowledge”), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.

The pursuit of family history and origins tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling

Genealogy is popular: it’s the fastest growing scene in North America and yes, this application is about Genealogy

Some of the key features of Family.Show are:

  • Quickly build your family tree
  • Add photos easily via drag-and-drop
  • Create advanced family tree visualizations with pan and zoom support
  • See what your family tree looked like years ago using the Time Explorer
  • Tell your family members’ story using rich editing and formatting controls
  • Mine your family data with statistical filtering and sorting
  • Import and export family trees to GEDCOM 5.5, a standard genealogy format
  • Change the look of the entire application by choosing a different skin

You can download this application from https://familyshow.codeplex.com/  and works only in Windows

Before we start this application it is created as a Reference project when Microsoft released the WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) so you can find the source code as well in it.

You cannot straight away start using this application because they have just shared only the source code. You may need to build using Visual Studio. So that it becomes an executable/standalone application.

The below are the few of the screenshots of the application

File Menu

Family Tree





Image Resizer for Windows is a utility that lets you resize one or more selected image files directly from Windows Explorer just by right-clicking.

The application can be downloaded from https://imageresizer.codeplex.com/  and works only in Windows

The below are the screenshots

Context Menu




Move Mouse is a simple application that simulates user activity. You can either move the mouse pointer, click the left mouse button, send a keystroke, or any combination of the three.

  • Keep sessions alive – ideal for people who work from home.
  • Interrupt screensavers/sleep mode.
  • Automatically pause Move Mouse when user input is detected, and resume when idle again.
  • Invoke your own automation using custom scripts.
  • Apply blackout schedules so that Move Mouse only works at specific times of the day.
  • Create your own Start/Pause schedules for complete control.
  • No installation or administrative rights required – just download and run.

The application can be downloaded from https://movemouse.codeplex.com/  and works only in Windows

The below are the few of the screenshots from the application

Move Mouse



If you are Looking for a new hairstyle? Just not sure what will suit you?
Upload your picture – try on a new hairstyle, see if suits you? It’s totally FREE!

This application is currently only available for iPhone & iPad. Just search in App Store with HairStyle Lite.

The below are the few of the screenshots from the application

Choosing Photo

Choosing Styles

Choosing Photo

Choose Styles


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