You already know how incredibly wonderful--and incredibly slow--the Web can be. PeakJet2000 gooses the cranky turtle by downloading associated links within any site in the background--while you're still getting acquainted with its home page. Result: You can consequently jump around the site much more quickly. Even better, PeakJet2000 also automatically downloads the content of dozens upon dozens of your choice of Web pages to your PC's hard drive, for quick viewing at a later time. A real time-saver.
Street Price: $29.95
Requires: a 486/66 computer or Pentium CPU; windows 95, 98 or higher; 32MB RAM; 10MB hard-drive space; CD-ROM; Internet access
PeakSoft Corp., Bellingham, Washington
Joe Dysart (email@example.com), a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for more than 40 publications, including The New York Times.