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Check file hashes from the Explorer context menu with the OpenHashTab shell extension

Check file hashes from the Explorer context menu with the OpenHashTab shell extension

OpenHashTab is an open source utility that can be used to check file hashes from the Explorer context menu. Install the application and restart any Explorer window that is open so that […]

uGet is an open source download manager for Windows and Linux

uGet is an open source download manager for Windows and Linux that also supports Torrents and Video downloads

XDM and HTTP Downloader are very good open source download managers; uGet is another one that you may use if you're looking for some advanced options. Download and extract the program's archive […]

Open in Browser is a Firefox extension that opens PDFs, images directly instead of downloading them

Open in Browser is a Firefox extension that opens PDFs, images directly instead of downloading them

Firefox as you know, has built-in support for viewing some document formats like TXT, PDF, XML and image formats. But sometimes you get a download dialog open up, instead of the content […]

Alternate File Shredder is an open source file shredder for Windows

Alternate File Shredder is an open source file shredder for Windows

It is always a good idea to securely erase your hard drive before disposing it, and especially so if you want to give it away  You can do that with a tool […]

HotCorners is a Windows program that lets you add custom shortcuts or actions to the 4 corners

HotCorners is a Windows program that lets you add custom shortcuts or actions to the 4 corners

The macOS operating system has a nice Hot Corners feature that some users may be aware of. Apple's operating system allows users to set each corner of the screen as a quick […]

Tray Radio is a free internet radio player that can record streams and play music

Tray Radio is a free internet radio player that can record streams and play music

Pandora and other online radio services may be cool, but they lack the charm of a real station. Programs like Screamer Radio are great for this as they provide you with access […]

Okular is an open source universal document viewer for Windows, Linux and macOS

Okular is an open source universal document viewer for Windows, Linux and macOS

How many document viewers do you use? I use SumatraPDF (or Edge) for PDFs, Calibre for ePub, Notepad for Text, and also have some portable document editors. Wouldn't it be nice if […]

Unreal Commander is a free file manager for Windows

Unreal Commander is a free file manager for Windows

If you liked File Commander because it was a Total Commander clone, you will probably like Unreal Commander as well. Though not open source, it is a similar free file manager for […]

MenuTools is an open source context menu extender for Windows Explorer

MenuTools is an open source context menu extender for Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer while sufficient for many tasks, could do with some improvement.  Sets seemed promising, but of course Microsoft had to put an abrupt end to that and it does not look […]

qimgv is an open source image viewer for Windows

qimgv is an open source image viewer for Windows

ImageGlass or the all-time favorite IrfanView are excellent choices if you want some advanced options in your image viewer; qimgv is a slightly simpler alternative that may work for some. The application […]

Save Page WE is a Firefox and Chrome extension that can save a web page in a HTML file

Save Page WE is a Firefox and Chrome extension that can save webpages as HTML files

Having a resource available offline is often a good idea as you can access it at any time without having to worry about Internet connectivity or availability of the resource on the […]

Record screencast or web cam video with VokoscreenNG an open source program for Windows and Linux

Record screencast or web cam video with VokoscreenNG an open source program for Windows and Linux

VokoscreenNG is an open source screen casting program for Windows and Linux. It can be used to record videos from your webcam or the screen content, along with the audio source that […]

BingSnap is a freeware program that can download the daily Bing wallpaper and set it as your desktop background

BingSnap is a freeware program that can download the daily Bing wallpaper and set it as your desktop background

Microsoft puts up a new wallpaper on the homepage of Bing every day. Most of them are really cool, and you may like them that much that you may want to use […]

View and edit file properties with PropertySystemView, a new freeware tool from Nirsoft

View and edit file properties with PropertySystemView, a new freeware tool from Nirsoft

PropertySystemView is the latest addition to Nirsoft's ever-expanding arsenal of byte-sized utilities. The program graduated from pre-release to the stable version today. It provides a way to view the file attributes used […]

FocusOn Renamer is a simple and free batch file renaming tool for Windows

FocusOn Renamer is a simple and free batch file renaming tool for Windows

Advanced Renamer and Bulk Rename Utility are very good file renaming tools that ship with various options; but if you want one that is simpler but still powerful, FocusOn Renamer may be […]

Block websites with a master password using the Block Site extension for Firefox and Chrome

Block websites with a master password using the Block Site extension for Firefox and Chrome

Do you share your computer with someone? Do you want to restrict access to some websites in Firefox and Chrome? Or do you want to limit your access to sites in those […]

ExifTool is an open source and cross-platform metadata editor

ExifTool is an open source and cross-platform metadata editor

Metadata is useful in many ways, for instance when it comes to search or the representation of data. A popular type is exif data that's associated with photos. These are used for all […]

DupeKill is a freeware tool that can scan for duplicate files on your computer

DupeKill is a freeware tool that can scan for duplicate files on your computer

If you are running out of storage space on your hard drive, there are a few things you can do. Run Windows' Disk Cleanup tool, delete the browser data, or use programs […]