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BatchEncoder is a user-friendly audio conversion software for Windows

BatchEncoder is a user-friendly audio conversion software for Windows

While lossless tracks are a joy to listen to due to their quality, having a massive library of songs comes at a price: storage space. This becomes an issue if your phone […]

AlephNote is a lightweight client for Simplenote, Standard Notes and also works as an offline note-taking program

AlephNote is a lightweight client for Simplenote, Standard Notes and also works as an offline note-taking program

About five years ago, I switched over from a mobile app called ColorNote to Simplenote, because it was open source, and also available on three platforms that I was using: Android, iOS […]

Swaglyrics chrome extension usage

SwagLyrics displays the lyrics of the song that's playing in Spotify desktop and the web version

Spotify added support for Live Lyrics a few months ago (at least in some Countries). I don't like the way it has been implemented. First there is the gigantic text which looks […]

Pick colors from the screen, save custom color lists, view gradient transitions and more with Just Color Picker

Pick colors from the screen, save custom color lists, view gradient transitions and more with Just Color Picker

Eyedropper tools are invaluable for creating digital art and web designing. While most photo editors come with a built-in option for this, there are times when you may require a standalone program. […]

YACReader Library

YACReader is an open source, cross-platform comic book reader

Do you like comic books? Want to read your favorites on your computer?¬†Have you tried YACReader? It is an open source comic book reader for Windows, macOS and Linux. The program consists […]

Rainclip is a clipboard manager that can store snippets, templates and sync to your Google Drive

Rainclip is a clipboard manager that can store snippets, templates and sync to your Google Drive

While I test many clipboard managers from time to time, I usually fall back to Ditto. Recently, I've been testing a new program called Rainclip which has some impressive features. The application […]

WinCustom is a freeware tool that can be used to disable various options in Windows

WinCustom is a freeware tool that can be used to disable various options in Windows

There are many programs that can improve your Windows user experience. Usually this is done by giving you more options to choose from. WinCustom is a freeware tool that lets you disable […]

Copy++ is a simplified text snippet tool for Windows

Copy++ is a simplified text snippet tool for Windows

Say you are on a page that has a form that you have to fill up. You have to type your address, phone number, and other data. These are information that you […]

QuickSnip saved images folder

QuickSnip is a simple screenshot tool without an interface

Most screenshot programs including Windows' built-in Snipping tool, Snip & Sketch have a common visual element, a user interface. QuickSnip is rather unique in this regard, because it doesn't have an interface. […]

ShareX update brings a Smart Eraser, new hotkeys and more

ShareX update brings a Smart Eraser, new hotkeys and more

ShareX, the popular screen capturing software, was updated to version 13.2.1 recently. The new build brings some new options and improvements to the popular screenshot tool. Let's take a look at a […]

ppInk is a fork of gInk but with more annotation options including a text tool

ppInk is a fork of gInk but with more annotation options including a text tool, arrows, numbered chips and more

Back in December 2019, Martin wrote about a nice annotation tool called gInk. PpInk is a fork of gInk and it brings some additional features to polish the program further. Note: ppInk […]

Photo Resizer Expert is a freeware tool that can batch resize, convert, watermark images

Photo Resizer Expert is a freeware tool that can batch resize, convert, watermark images

Converting or resize multiple images takes a lot of time if you're using an image editor. As a workaround you should try a batch image processing software. We have reviewed our fair […]

Start Menu Manager shortcut options

Create customized shortcuts for the Start Menu using Start Menu Manager

The Start Menu in Windows 10 is drastically different to the one in its predecessors. If you use it to search for programs or files on your computer, you may notice that […]

keepass 2.46

Password Manager KeePass 2.46 has been released

The developer of the KeePass password manager has released version 2.46 of the application on September 10, 2020. KeePass includes a built-in update checker but downloads and installations of new version still […]

micswitch-mute microphone hotkey

Mute the microphone system-wide with a global hotkey on Windows

MicSwitch is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to mute the microphone on the device it is run on using a global hotkey. Instead of having to rely on the functionality […]

DiskBench is a tool that copies files to a drive of your choice and uses the copying process to benchmark your hard drive

DiskBench is a freeware tool that can benchmark your hard drive using a simple file/folder copy process

Synthetic benchmarks are never a good way to determine how well your computer (or a component) is performing. All they do is run a series of preset tests, and tell you how […]

PicView is an open source image viewer that can view pictures inside archives

PicView is an open source image viewer that can view pictures inside archives

A good way to save some storage space is to compress the files that you don't need immediately, into archives. If you did the same for high resolution images and photos, but […]

OSD Note is a portable text editor that supports rich text formatting, has a transparent GUI and always on top mode

OSD Note is a portable text editor that supports rich text formatting, has a transparent GUI and always on top mode

We have reviewed text editors that support syntax highlighting, allows you to attach images, and even support auto save. Check out some of the programs that we reviewed in the recent past: […]