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.


Onionshare is a free open source program for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux that enables you to transfer files security using Tor. File sharing has not changed all that much in the past ten or so years. You can send files to other users in various ways: using email, (s)ftp, file sharing services, or […]

map puzzle

Map Puzzle is a free portable program for Windows to download maps from Google, Bing and several other public mapping services. While you can open several public mapping services at all times if the device you are using is connected to the Internet, you sometimes may want map data to be available offline. Maybe because […]


SysGauge is a free system and performance monitor for all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that offers an impressive set of features. The program is developed by Flexsense, a company known for high quality products such as the free hard drive management tool DiskBoss, the file change monitor DiskPulse, or the duplicate […]

hard configurator

Hard Configurator is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that you may use to harden the operating system and manage software restriction policies. it is a good idea from a security point of view to harden an operating system after installation or on first run. One idea behind hardening the system is to […]


Hain is a portable open source launcher program for Microsoft Windows devices that is fast and extensible through plugins. The Windows start menu is probably the central location that Windows users use when it comes to launching programs not pinned to the taskbar. It features a search, and the listing of installed programs that added […]

registry finder export deletion

Registry Finder 2.17, the latest version of the handy Registry helper application, ships with an option to export keys for deletion. While you can work with the basic Registry Editor that ships with the Windows Operating system, it is not the most comfortable of programs for the job. While it offers all the basics that […]

teracopy 3.0

TeraCopy 3.0 is the latest version of the popular file transfer utility for Windows designed to speed up and improve the user experience. We reviewed TeraCopy for the first time back in 2007 here on the site, and looked at a development version of TeraCopy 3.0 in mid 2016 as well. The first public build […]


Hardentools is a free open source program for the Microsoft Windows operating system that will harden the system by disabling features. The Windows operating system ships with a broad range of features. Some of these features are enabled for compatibility reasons on all editions of Windows. While these features have their uses in certain environments, […]


CrowdInspect is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to give your system a thorough second opinion malware scan. While you may have all the confidence in the world in resident security software, it may be a good security precaution to run second opinion scans regularly on machines just to confirm […]

net disabler

Net Disabler is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to disable the Internet connection of the device temporarily. An Internet off switch can be useful at times, for instance to block anyone from connecting to a machine, or making sure that processes don't phone home at a specific point in time, or to […]


PlainPaste is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to copy, paste or cut plainly on demand independently of programs you are using. If you copy or paste text on a Windows machine, the formatting of the text is copied along with it to the Windows Clipboard. While that may be desired at times, it […]


Permadelete is a new open source program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to remove files securely from the PC. The delete operation on Windows does not really do what the majority of users expects it to do. Instead of removing the contents of a file and its reference from the system, delete […]

free manga downloader

Free Manga Downloader is an open source program for Microsoft's Windows operating system that enables you to download manga from supported sites. While you can read manga online on hundreds of sites, you sometimes may want to download them for offline reading. We reviewed several programs in the past that help you do that. MangaZ, […]