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Add an extra toolbar to your desktop with Linkbar

Add an extra toolbar to your desktop with Linkbar

The taskbar is one of the most used features in Windows. I use it to place shortcuts for my most used applications whilst keeping the desktop fairly clean. But you can quickly […]

Listen to online radio stations with VRadio; a portable application for Windows

Listen to online radio stations with VRadio; a portable application for Windows

When I was younger, I had a portable radio which was the size of a Walkman. It was probably due to that I really enjoyed listening to the radio on my Nokia […]

YouTube Windowed FullScreen is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that plays full screen videos in windowed mode

YouTube Windowed FullScreen is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that plays full screen videos in windowed mode

Want to watch YouTube videos in a larger view than theater mode, but don't want it take up the entire screen when you hit the full screen button? There's a way to […]

Shut down, restart your computer, or run any program automatically on a schedule with AutoOff

Shut down, restart your computer, or run any program automatically on a schedule with AutoOff

Automation programs can be quite handy, we were really impressed with RoboIntern.  If you want a program to perform basic functions like shutting down, restarting your computer, or to run any program […]

Translate selected text quickly with the Simple Translate extension for Chrome and Firefox

Translate selected text quickly with the Simple Translate extension for Chrome and Firefox

Remember the extension called "To Google Translate"? That's what I normally use on Firefox, but it's not available for Chrome or other Chromium-based web browsers. Recently, I had to use Chrome for […]

Resize and position windows quickly with ScreenGridy

Resize and position windows quickly with ScreenGridy

If you have a ton of open windows on your desktop, switching from one to the other can be a tad cumbersome. You might click in the wrong window and then jump […]

Windows Spotlight Extractor is a tool that lets you view and save the wallpapers saved by Spotlight

Windows Spotlight Extractor is a tool that lets you view and save the wallpapers downloaded by Spotlight

The lock screen is one of the best looking elements in Windows 10. And that's thanks to the Windows Spotlight feature that displays a new wallpaper from time to time. If you've […]

Telegram profile videos

Telegram increases file size limit to 2GB, adds support for multiple accounts on Desktop, profile videos on mobile

Cloud messaging service Telegram has announced a major update for its apps on mobile and desktop. It brings a slew of new features, here's a list of the important ones. File size […]

Change the Windows theme and wallpaper automatically on a schedule with Luna

Change the Windows theme and wallpaper automatically on a schedule with Luna

Windows 10 has a Dark mode that's easy on the eyes but, Microsoft does not offer an easy way to toggle it automatically. Now, we are not talking about night light, which […]

Musique is a simplistic and cross-platform music player

Musique is a simplistic and cross-platform music player

Foobar2000 and Musicbee are the music programs I mostly use, though I like to change things up a bit by trying new programs; Musique is the one I checked out recently. It […]

Capture screenshots using hotkeys and edit them with HolzShots

Capture screenshots using hotkeys and edit them with HolzShots

Using a keyboard shortcut to capture a screenshot is a more efficient way to get the timing right, than fumbling over a tray icon or a toolbar. If you agree with that […]

QText is a note taking app that supports tabs, TXT, HTML and autosave

QText is a note taking program that supports tabs, TXT, HTML and autosave

Note taking programs are handy, and the ones which support autosave are even better. QText is the latest one of this kind, that we took for a test drive. The application minimizes […]

Open a list of webpages in one go with the Bulk URL Opener extension for Firefox and Chrome

Open a list of webpages in one go with the Bulk URL Opener extension for Firefox and Chrome

We've reviewed extensions such as Copy Selected Links or Copy All Tab URLs which can save the web addresses from all your tabs with a single click. Now, how about reviewing an […]

DeleteOnClick is a freeware secure file deletion tool for Windows

DeleteOnClick is a freeware secure file deletion tool for Windows

Tax documents, bank statements, ID papers, photos and videos, these aren't the sort of thing you'd leave around your home, would you? Users who value privacy will know the risks of leaving […]

Set alerts for events and recurring occasions with Date Reminder

Not everyone likes to use a cloud based calendar. I for one, was a huge fan of Wunderlist, even after it was acquired by Microsoft. The Windows 10 app was pretty good, […]

Get a report of your computer's components with Basic Hardware Inventory

Get a report of your computer's components with Basic Hardware Inventory

Want to know more about your computer's hardware? Basic Hardware Inventory is a freeware tool that you can use to generate a report of your computer's components. This is not a hardware […]

EF Commander Free is a dual pane file manager with an internal text editor, previewer, music player

EF Commander Free is a dual pane file manager with an internal text editor, previewer, music player

Managing multiple folders simultaneously is easier with a dual pane file manager, and when it comes with a bunch of handy tools, that's a welcome bonus. EF Commander Free is a freeware […]

vmPing is an open source multi-ping tool for Windows

You may have heard of the term "high ping". It is usually associated with online gaming, but is also used to denote that the internet connection is slow or that actions are […]