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Namexif is a freeware tool that renames photos and videos based on the time and date in the EXIF info

Have you looked at the photo folders on your phones or digital cameras? Electronic devices save the images using odd names, some cameras use IMG followed by a number, others use different […]

CapsLock Indicator displays a notification when Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock are toggled

CapsLock Indicator displays a notification when Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock are toggled

My Acer Aspire 7 has a software option that displays an icon at the top of the screen when I press Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock. It's an OSD (on-screen […]

A look at PotPlayer in 2020

A look at PotPlayer in 2020

My favorite video player is MPC-HC, though I do use MPV from time to time. Before switching to MPC, I had been using VLC for a long time, and eventually switched to […]

MultiTimer recurring tasks

MultiTimer is a freeware tool that can execute custom commands, mute your audio or switch off the display automatically

Timers are pretty useful. A lot of people use them for different purposes, from kitchen timers to stopwatches and for reminding purposes. MultiTimer is a freeware tool that can execute custom commands, […]

Batch rename files, change the timestamp, or archive files to a directory of your choice with Alternate Archiver

Batch rename files, change the timestamp, or archive files to a directory of your choice with Alternate Archiver

Working with multiple files that need to be renamed? Don't do it manually, save yourself the time and effort and use a batch renaming tool. Alternate Archiver is a freeware tool that […]

Save the title and URL of your tabs in different formats with the CopyTabTitleUrl extension for Firefox and Chrome

Save the title and URL of your tabs in different formats with the CopyTabTitleUrl extension for Firefox and Chrome

Maybe you want to save your session, or send the links to a friend, or share a page on social networks. Copying and pasting a link is ok if the service has […]

Crow Translate is a lightweight, open-source translation tool for Windows and Linux

Crow Translate is a lightweight, open-source translation tool for Windows and Linux

Translation services are very valuable resources if you have to work with foreign language material. I use them on a daily basis, and usually rely on add-ons like Simple Translate (since To […]

FileList is a command-line tool that allows you to export the contents of a folder to a CSV document

FileList is a command-line tool that allows you to export the contents of a folder to a CSV document

Organizing your files into folders is a very good habit to get into. It helps save some time when you need to find something, and it also makes your folders a bit […]

Windows Taskbar Unread Badge displays an icon to indicate the total number of unread mails in Thunderbird

Windows Taskbar Unread Badge displays a dynamic icon to indicate the total number of unread mails in Thunderbird

It's been a while since I wrote about Thunderbird extensions. Here's one that I've been using to ensure I don't miss new mails that land in my inbox. The add-on is called […]

Categorize your documents and access them quickly with Documan

Categorize your documents and access them quickly with Documan

Do you work with a lot of documents, but struggle at times to find the ones you need? Documan is a freeware tool that can be used to categorize your files, and […]

GifCam 6.5 Update

GifCam 6.5 update adds support for keyboard shortcuts and introduces draw selection mode

Do you like animated GIFs? While they have now become the go-to meme tool for many, GIFs can also be used for tutorial purposes. I'm a ScreenToGif user myself, and all animated […]

Open Command Prompt, PowerShell in any folder, copy file paths easily with ExplorerGenie

Open Command Prompt, PowerShell in any folder, copy file paths easily with ExplorerGenie

Sometimes you may want to access the Command prompt quickly, for example, when you want to work with ADB related stuff on your Android phone. Opening CMD, and navigating to a specific […]

Big Stretch Reminder displays a message to remind you to take breaks regularly

Big Stretch Reminder displays a message to remind you to take breaks regularly

It's not a good idea to sit for long periods of time. But a lot of us do, and the pandemic situation isn't really helping. With lockdown restrictions, work from home has […]

Create flowcharts, Venn diagrams, mind maps, and more with ClickCharts

Create flowcharts, Venn diagrams, mind maps, and more with ClickCharts

Ideas are only good when you start putting them to use. Sometimes not everything might go as we want it to, which is why you should plan ahead. A visual representation can […]

Chameleon is an open source program that can change your desktop wallpaper automatically based on the time, weather

Chameleon is an open source program that can change your desktop wallpaper automatically based on the time, weather

Do you keep switching your desktop wallpaper? I do, just to keep things interesting especially if I really like a game, book, movie, etc. There are a few programs which can do […]

freac is an open source audio converter for Windows, Linux and Mac

fre:ac is an open source audio converter for Windows, Linux and Mac

Do you like listening to music? Who doesn't? I prefer quality to quantity, which is why my library consists of audio files in the FLAC format whenever possible. This comes at a […]

Pineapple Pictures transparent background

Pineapple Pictures is a cross-platform and open source image viewer

Pineapple Pictures is a cross-platform, open source image viewer. Pineapple Pictures has an opaque interface, which is kind of cool. It may look like there are no visual elements in the GUI, […]

Block specific websites in Google Search, DuckDuckGo with the Ublacklist extension for Firefox and Chrome

Block specific websites in Google Search and other search engines with the uBlacklist extension for Firefox and Chrome

One of the biggest problems with search engines is their accuracy. Google is good for the most part, but sometimes you may find that the results are irrelevant, clickbait, and generally not […]