Archive | Software

Software, programs and applications make up the bulk of the reviews on this website. We Mainly cover Windows Software but review the occasional Mac and Linux Software as well. All reviews are written by expert software testers with years of experience. We always make sure to list compatibilities on the review pages so that you know if a program is compatible with your operating system version, or not.

The majority of apps that we review here on Ghacks Technology News are free to download and use. Sometimes developers make available free and paid versions of their programs, in which case we review the free program and describe what the paid version offers on top of that in the article.

The two categories that Windows users will be most interested in in regards to software reviews are portable software reviews and Windows software reviews. Both are about software for the Windows operating system, but the first only highlights programs that you can run without installation.

We have also released a couple of overview articles and guides for Windows, including a backup software list, or one that is
a guide covering Windows Update.


Rufus is an easy to use portable software program for Microsoft Windows devices to create bootable USB drives using ISO images. It appears that I have never reviewed Rufus before here on Ghacks, even though I mentioned it a couple of times in the past when it came to the creation of bootable USB media. […]


MediCat DVD is a bootable troubleshooting environment that ships with Linux and Windows boot environments, and troubleshooting tools. The author of MediCat DVD designed the bootable toolkit as an unofficial successor to the popular Hiren's Boot CD boot environment. Hiren's Boot Cd has last been updated in 2012, and while it works in many cases, […]


Cloudshot is a free screen capture program for Microsoft Windows devices that is easy to use, and supports local and online storage locations. The name of the application reveals one of the program's main features already: the ability to upload screenshots that you take to various online services that it supports. The service supports Dropbox, […]


Screeny is a free for personal use screen capture program for Microsoft Windows that supports image and video captures, and an immense set of features. You have plenty of options when it comes to taking screenshots or videos on Windows machines. From the good old Print-key-paste-in-image-editor option to screenshot tools that offer basic and advanced […]

unifie thumbnail viewer

Unifie is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to browse image thumbnails stored in any folder on the local system quickly. Image viewers are a dime a dozen on Windows, and there are plenty of good ones around. I have reviewed my fair share of them over the years, and you can check out […]

image resizer for windows

Image Resizer for Windows is a free, open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to resize images straight from Explorer. Windows users have quite the diverse selection of tools at their disposal when it comes to image manipulation. Microsoft Paint, or the Windows Photos app, may be all that is needed in some cases to […]


TranslucentTB is a free open source program for devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that makes the Windows Taskbar transparent when run. The Windows Taskbar is one of the central locations to start and manage programs on Windows ever since Microsoft improved its functionality with the release of Windows 7. While functionality changed -- […]

steam customizer

Steam Customizer is a free service that enables you to create custom Steam skins that you can apply to the Steam client program on your computer. Steam supports custom skins that you can load, but the process of creating or loading skins is not as comfortable as it could be. Steam Customizer changes that. It […]

wsus security updates

WSUS Offline Update 10.9 ships with a new option to download "security only updates" instead of "quality rollups" for Windows 7 and 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2. Microsoft switched to a new update format recently that changes how updates are provided for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and the server operating […]

keepass 2.35

KeePass 2.35 has just been released; the latest version of the popular desktop password manager for Windows ships with a new file format and Argon2 support among other things. KeePass is my password manager of choice, and at least some regulars here on Ghacks are using it as well instead of other password managers. What […]

cryptoprevent 8

CryptoPrevent 8 is the latest version of the popular malware prevention software for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. Windows users have quite the diverse selection of security tools at their disposal. Even if you ignore the options that Windows itself ships with, there is a variety of tools that users can install to improve […]


ClickMonitorDCC is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to control a monitor's brightness, contrast and volume using mouse and keyboard. Most computer monitors come with buttons and options to change parameters such as the display brightness or contrast. While that is the case, it is usually not that comfortable to […]

kaspersky system checker

Kaspersky System Checker is a free portable program by Russian security company Kaspersky that runs diagnostics on your PC. The program has been designed to scan the PC for issues, but not to correct them. Kaspersky System Checker is however not an advertisement product that tries to sell you one of Kaspersky's commercial products. Some […]

youtube watcher

The results of DonationCoder's NANY 2017 -- New Apps for the New Year -- annual event have just been posted on the official website. The event, a tradition started in 2007, is a friendly get-together of coders from around the world celebrating the new year with a bunch of program, app and services releases. All […]