Archive | Software

Software, programs and applications make up the bulk of the reviews on this website. We Mainly cover Windows Software but review the occasional Mac and Linux Software as well. All reviews are written by expert software testers with years of experience. We always make sure to list compatibilities on the review pages so that you know if a program is compatible with your operating system version, or not.

The majority of apps that we review here on Ghacks Technology News are free to download and use. Sometimes developers make available free and paid versions of their programs, in which case we review the free program and describe what the paid version offers on top of that in the article.

The two categories that Windows users will be most interested in in regards to software reviews are portable software reviews and Windows software reviews. Both are about software for the Windows operating system, but the first only highlights programs that you can run without installation.

We have also released a couple of overview articles and guides for Windows, including a backup software list, or one that is
a guide covering Windows Update.

filezilla master password

The developers of the FTP client program FileZilla have integrated support for a master password protection in the FTP software. FileZilla is a popular FTP client that you may use to access FTP servers that are in a private network or on the Internet. While you can use modern web browsers for that as well, […]


QuickLook is a relatively new program for Microsoft Windows PCs that enables you to preview files in Explorer with a tap on Space. Windows Explorer -- File Explorer on Windows 10 -- ships with its own preview functionality, but it is limited to select file types only. The preview feature adds a third column to […]

gpu-z 2.1

GPU-Z 2.1 is the latest version of the popular lightweight and portable video card info tool for Microsoft Windows devices. Tech Powerup, the company that develops GPU-Z released GPU-Z 2.0 earlier today, and pushed out GPU-Z 2.1 later today as well. This same-day update addresses various bugs in the new release. The main new release […]

windows activation backup

Advanced Tokens Manager is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to backup Windows and Office activation tokens. The main purpose of the program is to restore the activation tokens after you install Windows anew, run into activation issues after the system activated successfully, or restore backups. If a system won't activate […]

dns angel

DNS Angel is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to enable family protection with a click on the PC. As the name suggests it already, DNS Angel does so by setting various family friendly DNS services on the system. There are several options when it comes to making the Internet […]

notepad document peek

The following guide walks you through the steps of disabling document peek in the Notepad++ document editor for Microsoft Windows. The new document peek feature was first introduced in Notepad 7.4 released on May 14th, 2017. It allows you to hover over any inactive tab in the Notepad++ interface to see a preview of the […]

pdf anti-copy

PDF Anti-copy is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to protect PDF documents from being copied. Most PDF creation programs come with options to disable functionality such as printing or copying, or password protect PDF documents to prevent unauthorized access. PDF cracking tools are available that may disable the protection, and […]

koa11y accessibility test

Koa11y is a free cross platform desktop program that allows you to test any publicly accessible website for accessibility issues. Designed primarily for webmasters and web developers, it can be used by anyone to check for accessibility issues on websites. The program itself is portable, and runs on all Windows versions from XP onward, on […]


EasyTAG is a long standing Linux application for viewing and editing tags of various audio file formats such as mp3, flac or mp4. Jack Wallen reviewed the software for Linux back in 2010, and today I'm going to take a look at the Windows version that is also available. First the basics: EasyTag is available […]

winmoji emoji windows

WinMoji is a free program for Microsoft Windows that provides you with direct access to the available emoji of the operating system. All recent versions of Windows ship with support for Emoji, but access may not be super easy on all of them. While Windows 10 users may open the touch keyboard on their device […]


Taskplay is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to control media playback from the Windows Taskbar. Windows users have one, and often several, options when it comes to controlling media playback on their devices. All media players ship with controls that let you pause, stop or skip media, and […]

total copier

Total Copier is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that gives you more control over file copy jobs on the operating system. Copy jobs using built-in functionality on Windows PCs can be quite frustrating. There is no queue or batch functionality, jobs slow down to a crawl if you run more than one, there […]


VideoLan released VLC Media Player featuring fixes and security hardening for the most part today to the stable channel. VLC users may check the version of the media player with a click on Help > About in the user interface. The version is listed directly on the page. There is also an option to […]