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.

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 […]


system ninja 316

System Ninja 3.1.6 is the latest version of the temporary file cleaning and maintenance tool for Microsoft Windows devices. The tool flies a bit under the radar thanks to the dominating CCleaner. The author of System Ninja is the creator of CCEnhancer, a tool that adds support for more than 1000 programs to CCleaner and […]


rainmeter 4.0

Rainmeter 4.0 has been released on January 1, 2017. The new version of the popular desktop customization suite ships with new features and options, but also some changes that will affect part of the program's user base. First, the bad news; Rainmeter 4.0 is no longer compatible with Windows XP or Windows Vista. The Rainmeter […]


task manager deluxe

Task Manager DeLuxe is a free portable task manager alternative for Microsoft Windows that gives you more information and addition system controls. The Windows Task Manager is not necessarily a bad program, but it lacks options and information that users may find useful at times. It is great for quickly killing a process and other […]


network meter

Network Meter is a free portable software program for devices running Microsoft Windows that displays network statistics in its interface. The program is designed as a basic tool to monitor network traffic. While it does offer a history function, it is not a full blown network monitor as it keeps to the basics. The program […]


dopamin 1.2

Dopamine 1.2 is the latest version of the popular audio player and music management software for the Windows operating system. The new version of the program is offered as a portable version and installer on the official project website. Please note that Dopamine requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or higher, and that it is […]


macrorit disk partition free 4

Macrorit Disk Partition Free 4.0.0 is out; the latest version of the free disk partitioning software comes with an option to create bootable media to partition and manage hard drives and storage devices on system boot without loading an operating system first. The free version of the application for Windows works as you would expect […]


openvpn 2.4

OpenVPN 2.4.0 is the latest version of the cross-platform SSL VPN that enables you to create security point-to-point or site-to-site connections. The new version expands on the capabilities introduced in OpenVPN 2.3, namely full IPv6 support and PolarSSL support. OpenVPN is a major update of the software that features a large number of new features, […]


tiny hot corners

Tiny Hot Corners for Windows 10 is a free lightweight program for Windows 10 that brings GNOME's hot corner functionality to Windows. The author of the program Tavis Ormandy, whom you may know from his security research on various Windows programs, missed the hot corner functionality of GNOME whenever he worked on a device running […]


blackbird windows privacy

Blackbird is another Windows privacy, performance and security tool in the seemingly unlimited arsenal of these tools that is been designed to improve user privacy on Windows machines. Privacy tools come in all flavors; from one-click scripts to sophisticated programs that list dozens or even hundreds of settings for you to tweak and adjust. Blackbird […]


aomei backupper 4.0

AOMEI Backupper 4.0 is the latest version of the popular free backup program for devices running the Microsoft Windows operating system. The new version of the backup program is still offered as a free version -- called standard -- and two commercial versions called professional and server. Main limitations of the free version are that […]


vrbackupper virtual reality data backup

VrBackupper is a free backup program for Microsoft Windows that lets you back up virtual reality data for safe keeping or migration. Virtual Reality is not mainstream yet, but it seems to have better chances than 3D TVs to get there. We have a couple of competing systems that are available right now, including Oculus […]


gamedvr config

Game DVR is a new feature of the Xbox application on Windows 10 that enables you to record video games you play on the system. The feature is enabled by default on all devices running Windows 10. While it does not record game footage in the background by default on Windows 10 PCs, it is […]