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.


LongoMatch is an open source cross-platform sports video analysis program that supports real-time and post-recording analysis. The open source version of LongoMatch is available for Windows, Mac OS X and various Linus distributions. It requires that you download and install a codec pack as well, as it is required for some of the application's functionality. […]

folder options x

Folder Options X is a free, long standing, program for Windows devices that you may use to enable several hidden Windows Explorer settings. The program was designed initially for Windows 7, to bring back several Windows Vista Windows Explorer settings that Microsoft hid when it released Windows 7. Folder Options X works under newer versions […]


AndreaMosaic is a free cross-platform mosaic creation software that is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux devices. The Windows version is compatible with all versions of Windows from Windows 2000 onward including Windows 7 and Windows 10. It is offered as a portable version or installer. If you download the portable version, you […]


WinDataReflector is a free portable file synchronization software with visual comparison feature for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The program is offered as a portable version that you can run from any location. The program is tab-based, and differentiates between backup and synchronization tasks. The core difference between the two options is the following: Backup copies […]

malwarebytes 3.0.6 component 1.0.75 update

Malwarebytes released a component update for Malwarebytes 3.0.6 that updates the Component Package to version 1.0.75 fixing several long-standing issues along the way. The new update, updates the previously release preview of the component package of the software. All users, regardless of whether they have installed the preview update or not, should receive the component […]


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 […]