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easyGestures N is a user-friendly, mouse gesture navigation extension for Firefox

easyGestures N is a user-friendly, mouse gesture navigation extension for Firefox

Gesturefy and FoxyGestures are incredible add-ons which allow you to control your browser with the mouse. The gestures do take some time to get used to; if you want something simpler, you […]

Cosmonium is an open source 3D astronomy and space exploration software

Cosmonium is an open source 3D astronomy and space exploration software

Star gazing can be a relaxing experience, and you don't need telescopes or planetariums to learn more about the mysteries of Space. You can explore galaxies that are far, far away, right […]

Files is an open source, and modern file explorer for Windows 10

Files is an open source Windows 10 file manager app that supports tabs, dual-pane view

While we wait for Microsoft to deliver a modern Windows Explorer, an alternative app is already available on the official store and on GitHub. The program is called Files, and is an […]

Save a list of your folder's contents, and use it to search for files with InDeep File List Maker

Save a list of your folder's contents, and use it to search for files with InDeep File List Maker

If you're archiving data to an external drive, or if you're just a data hoarder, it may be wise to save a record of the contents. Sure, you could use tools like […]

Eve Reader annotation options

Eve Reader is an open source EPUB reader for Windows and Linux

EBooks are an amazing way to relax, I always have my Kindle eReader nearby, so I can read a chapter or two when I need to take a break. But, I'm not […]

Copy and move files faster, manage multiple tasks efficiently with Copy Handler

Copy and move files faster, manage multiple tasks efficiently with Copy Handler

Windows Explorer's file copy function is a decent option for most users. If you're a power user and want more control over the operation, you can use third party tools like TeraCopy. […]

Tagcomplete is a freeware tool that tags songs automatically using a community built database

Tagcomplete is a freeware tool that tags songs automatically using a community built database

Having your music library tagged properly can be very helpful.  Whether you're in the mood for a particular genre or artist, or you just want to keep things nice ang organized, tags […]

SyncTrazor interface

SyncTrayzor is an open source Syncthing client for Windows

Syncthing is a popular peer-to-peer file sharing/synchronization software. It uses a web GUI which can be a little confusing for beginners. SyncTrayzor is an open source client that makes the P2P tool […]

Batch rename files with the open source tool File Renamer Diff

Batch rename files with the open source tool File Renamer Diff

Advanced Renamer is my go-to choice when I have to rename several files at once. If I had to pick one flaw in it, I'd say it is probably the interface as […]

Quick Commands is a Firefox extension that works similar to Vivaldi's shortcuts

Quick Commands is a Firefox extension that works like Vivaldi's shortcuts

Vivaldi users may be familiar with a feature called Quick Commands. These are keyboard shortcuts which allow you to do various things quickly like switching tabs, finding a specific tab, do an […]

Force programs to start in maximized mode with Maximize Always

Force programs to start in maximized mode with Maximize Always

We have reviewed many programs that allow you to minimize windows to the system tray, or hide them. Check out Traymond, MinimizeToTray, or the built-in run as minimized option of the Windows […]

neoSearch is a freeware desktop search engine for Windows

neoSearch is a freeware desktop search engine for Windows

Finding a file using Windows Search can be painful if you have tons of data, especially if it is located in folders that are not indexed. This is why users rely on […]

Taskbar Hide is a freeware tool that allows you to hide program windows, the Start button, taskbar and tray

Taskbar Hide is a freeware tool that allows you to hide program windows, the Start button, taskbar and tray

If you have a lot of programs open at the same time, they could be a hindrance while you're trying to get things done. I use Alt+Tab and tend to switch to […]

Save webpages as an EPUB file with the Save as eBook extension for Firefox and Chrome

Save webpages as an EPUB file with the Save as eBook extension for Firefox and Chrome

Add-ons like SingleFile, Save Page WE and tools like wkhtmltopdf are handy when you want to save a web page for offline reading. You can of course use Microsoft's PDF Printer option […]

how to install Scoop

Scoop is an open source package installer for Windows

Using package installers is an efficient way to download programs without having to visit each site manually, downloading the files, and running the installer. Chocolatey, Ninite and Pip are perhaps the most […]

Mouse Jiggler is a simple tool that prevents your computer from going to sleep or switching to screensaver mode

Mouse Jiggler is a simple tool that prevents your computer from going to sleep or switching to screensaver mode

Maybe you have an online appointment with someone in an IM application, and you don't want to appear away in case they're early, and you aren't. Some websites automatically sign you out, […]

Kill-Update blocks windows updates

Kill-Update is a user-friendly tool that blocks Windows Updates

Installing the latest Windows Updates can sometimes have adverse effects. Many users prefer delaying updates for some time, just to make sure they don't introduce bugs, or, in worst case scenarios, delete […]

Interactive Calendar places a transparent calendar on your desktop wallpaper

Get transparent calendar on top of your desktop wallpaper with Interactive Calendar

How do you keep track of things to do? A calendar or a reminder program is always nice to have, in case we forget something important. What about having a calendar right […]