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AmpShell is an open source front-end for DOSBox

AmpShell is an open source front-end for DOSBox

DOS Games were amazing, and some of them still are. You can still find some of them on Steam and GOG. That's how my gaming journey began nearly 30 years ago. While […]

LIII is a lightweight open source BitTorrent client for Windows

LIII is a lightweight open source BitTorrent client for Windows

QBittorrent is the one I normally use and recommend for downloading torrents. For a more minimal approach, you have PicoTorrent, which is quite easy to use and configure. Now, we have a […]

SpaceEye fetches satellite images of the Earth and sets it as your desktop wallpaper

SpaceEye fetches satellite images of the Earth and sets it as your desktop wallpaper

Got an eye for the stars? It never ceases to amaze me, an entire Universe before us and the mysteries it holds. You don't need a fancy degree in astronomy to appreciate […]

ScreenPlay is an upcoming program that lets you set videos as your desktop background

ScreenPlay is an upcoming program that lets you set videos as your desktop background

Wallpapers add a nice personal touch to your desktop. We have seen different ways to set custom backgrounds, including random images, videos and live wallpapers. ScreenPlay is a freeware program that offers […]

ClearURLs extension removed from Chrome webstore

The curious case of ClearURLs' removal from the Google Chrome Webstore

ClearURLs is an anti-tracking web extension that I have been using it for a long time, and reviewed it at the blog nearly 2 years ago. It is one of many privacy […]

Open a URL from the clipboard with a hotkey using the Paste and Go Key extension for Firefox

Open a URL from the clipboard with a hotkey using the Paste and Go Key extension for Firefox

The Paste and Go option has been available in Firefox for over a decade. It is a very useful feature which I use it frequently, and I'm sure some of you do […]

Web Translate is a Firefox and Chrome extension that displays the translation of the selected text

Web Translate is a Firefox and Chrome extension that displays the translation of the selected text

Every once in a while, I visit websites which are not in a language I'm familiar with. While translating the entire page is a good idea, sometimes I may only need just […]

AM-DeadLink 5.0 adds support for Edge and Brave, text documents, but also removes many options

AM-DeadLink 5.0 adds support for Edge and Brave, text documents, but also removes some useful options

AM-DeadLink has been resurrected, and version 5.0 of the program is now available for download. In case you missed it, about five years ago the developer, Aignes Software GMBH, discontinued the application […]

SCleaner is an open source Disk Cleanup alternative

SCleaner is an open source Disk Cleanup alternative

People with a small hard drive or constantly filled-to-the-brim drive will understand why it is important to get rid of trash files. I usually have one big game (modern ones are 100GB+) […]

Rainbow Board colors

Rainbow Board is an open source whiteboard application with customizable brush colors

MS Paint will always have a special place in many people's memories. Not due to its features, but because some of us may have used it to doodle mindlessly, it was an […]

Killer is an open source Task Manager that lets you end several tasks at once

Killer is an open source Task Manager that lets you end several tasks at once

Have you encountered a random program freezing up? The usual fix is to open the Windows Task Manager, and manually "End the Task". or to use a different process manager, such as […]

Iperius Backup is a user-friendly program for backing up your files and folders

Iperius Backup is a user-friendly program for backing up your files and folders

When it comes to backing up data, I prefer automating the task. It's a lot more convenient, a safer option, and one less thing to worry about. Which backup program do you […]

word wrapping in Thunderbird fixed

Enable proper word wrapping in Thunderbird using the Toggle Line Wrap extension

Do you write long mails? Most users do, sometimes at least. It can be detailed instructions for someone, collaborative mails between you and your colleagues, or just a letter of correspondence. As […]

Add, remove text from PDFs with the free and offline PicoPDF tool

Add, remove text from PDFs with the free and offline PicoPDF tool

Have a PDF that you need to edit? Most PDF readers don't give you the option to modify the contents. And the ones that do, often tend to be online tools or […]

NexusFile is a free dual-pane file manager similar to Total Commander

NexusFile is a free dual-pane file manager similar to Total Commander

Are you a fan of Total Commander? The file manager is without a doubt the best of its kind, but some people may prefer something with a modern design. NexusFile is a […]

Xiret is an open source tool that calculates your computer's Windows Experience Index scores

Xiret is an open source tool that calculates your computer's Windows Experience Index scores

Windows Experience Index is a popular metric from Microsoft, and is used to assess the performance of a computer. You can get your WEI score on Windows 10 using a few methods. […]

Move tabs between windows, detach tabs, save your browsing session with the SplitUP extension for Firefox and Chrome

Move tabs between windows, detach tabs, save your browsing session with the SplitUP extension for Firefox and Chrome

Tab Manager Plus has been my go-to add-on for finding, managing my tabs. Combined with OneTab for saving my sessions, it has made my browsing life quite easier. But I'm always on […]

Axiom is an open-source video, audio and image converter based on FFmpeg

Axiom is an open-source video, audio and image converter based on FFmpeg

Video converters can be useful when you want to extract a video from a disc, camera, or to convert the media from one format to another. If you look up media converters, […]