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.

ccleaner

Avast just announced that the company has acquired the software company Piriform, best known for the software program CCleaner for Windows. Piriform's flagship product is CCleaner, a temporary file cleaner and traces remover for Windows. The company has created other respectable programs such as Speccy, a hardware inventory software, Defraggler, a file defragmentation program, and […]


malwarebytes adware cleaner-7

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 has been released; it is a complete rewrite of the security application that Malwarebytes, maker of the popular security solution Malwarebytes, acquired in October 2016. We reviewed AdwCleaner back in 2012 for the first time, and have followed the program ever since, for instance when we reviewed AdwCleaner 5.0 which introduced Windows […]


luminar photo editor

Luminar is a popular photo editor for Apple Mac OS X devices. The company Macphun has released a beta version of Luminar for Windows that brings most features of the Mac software to Windows devices. Luminar is offered as a beta version currently. You can only download it after you enter an email address on […]


texmaker

Texmaker 5.0, a new version of the crossplatform LaTeX editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, has been released on July 17, 2017. The new version comes with a new interface, high DPI support for Texmaker on Windows and Linux, and other improvements. Windows and Linux users should not confuse Texmaker, a LaTeX editor, […]


royal rss reader

Royal RSS Reader is a free portable program for Windows that is a basic and compact program for reading RSS feeds on the desktop. While RSS feeds are still practicably found on most sites on the Internet, RSS reading seems to have taken a backseat in the eyes of companies in favor or notification systems […]


fotowall

Fotowall 1.0 is a software program for Windows and Linux that you may use to create original pictures by using the creative tools it offers. Jack Wallen reviewed an early version of the program back in 2010 for Linux, and focused in it on the creation of unique wallpapers. While one of Fotowall's applications is […]


registry changes view

RegistryChangesView is a brand new portable application by Nirsoft for Windows that you may use to monitor the Registry for changes. The program has been designed to take Registry snapshots, and compare these snapshots to list all changes that have been made to the keys and values included in both snapshots. This can be very […]


shutdown 8

Shutdown8 is a free program for Microsoft Windows that provides you with the means to change the power state of a Windows PC. That alone is not overly spectacular, considering that you can change the power state from the Start Menu or by pressing the power button of the PC. What sets it apart are […]


golden dict

GoldenDict is a free cross-platform dictionary program with Wikipedia integration and support for global hotkeys to power its functionality. Jack mentioned the dictionary back in 2010 in his Linux Dictionary Tools overview, but I never reviewed the application for Windows. While word definitions are just a click away in web browsers, as there are plenty […]


outlook tools 3

Outlook Tools 3.0 is the latest version of the popular Outlook management and troubleshooting tool for Microsoft Windows devices. It is the first release of the program since 2010. We reviewed Outlook Tools 2.3 back in 2010 when it was released and concluded back then that it was a handy program to have for Outlook […]


veracrypt 1.20

VeraCrypt 1.20 featuring 64-bit optimization, support for Secure Desktop for password entry on Windows, and more, was released on June 29, 2017. The encryption software was one of the programs that came to life after the developers of the open source encryption software TrueCrypt stopped development under mysterious circumstances. VeraCrypt is based on TrueCrypt source code, […]


hammultiplayer

HamMultiPlayer is a free software program for Microsoft Windows computer systems that lets you to play multiple videos at the same time. The application uses mplayer and the MediaInfo library for that which means that it can play most video files out of the box. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of […]


bping

BPing -- pronounced beeping -- is a free command line program for Windows that works like the ping command, but with sound added to it. The author created the program for situations where he had to crawl under desks to connect network cables while running ping operations to verify connectivity. Instead of having to check […]


networkusageview

NetworkUsageView is a free portable program for Windows 8 and newer by Nirsoft that displays network usage data that is collected by the operating system. The free program parses the information of the SRUDB.dat database file that is filled with network usage information on Windows 8 and Windows 10. The database is located under c:\windows\system32\sru\SRUDB.dat. […]


iobit uninstaller 7 interface

IOBit Uninstaller 7 is the next version of the popular Windows software uninstaller which will be released soon by the company. IOBit released a beta version of Uninstaller 7 today; reason enough to take the program for a test ride to find out what is new and changed. The core functionality of the program remained […]