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.

stardock groupy program tabs

Stardock's new application Groupy adds tabbed browsing options to all program windows on Microsoft's Windows operating system. When browsers such as the classic Opera browser introduced tabs, browsing changed significantly. Instead of having to run sites in individual browser windows, users now had the opportunity to run them all in a single window instead. This […]

vidcutter cut videos

VidCutter is a cross-platform software program for Windows, Mac and Linux devices that offers tools to cut video and audio files. The program is not a full blown video editor, but focuses on cutting media files exclusively. While that makes it less attractive to users who require other video editing tools as well, it is […]

winaerotweaker 0.9

Winaero Tweaker 0.9 is the most recent version of the comprehensive tweaking software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. We reviewed Winaero Tweaker for the first time back in 2015 when its initial public version was released. It was a bit light on content back then, but Sergey Tkachenko, the developer of the program, pushed out […]


SDelete is a free command line utility by Microsoft's Sysinternals team that you may use to delete files and free disk space securely. While you can delete any file on a hard drive connected to a machine running Windows using Explorer, the command line or other means, deleting files this way won't remove the data […]


DMEX is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that adds a large number of new features and improvements to Windows Explorer. The application is a rewrite of DMEXMenu and DMEXBar which added similar functionality to Explorer. We reviewed DMEXBar back in 2006, so check this out if you want to know more about […]

controlmymonitor edit monitor settings

ControlMyMonitor is a new application for Windows by Nirsoft that you may use to view and modify settings of the computer monitor. The application is a portable program that can be run from any location. It is supplied as an archive that you can extract to any location, including USB Flash Drives or even discs. […]

audacity 2.2.0

Audacity 2.2.0 is a new major version of the popular cross-platform open source audio editing software that comes with pre-installed themes and more. The new version of Audacity can be downloaded from the project website for all supported operating systems. Windows users can download a portable version or setup version of Audacity 2.2.0, existing users […]


The computer hardware information and monitoring software HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 5.60 has been released on November 2, 2017. We reviewed the application back in 2011 for the first time, and then again in 2015 when HWiNFO 5.0 introduced remote sensor monitoring. HWiNFO is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit program for Microsoft Windows devices. It […]

spotify ad blocker

EZBlocker is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that blocks ads on Spotify when it is run on machines running Windows. Spotify is available as a free version and a premium version. The free version includes advertisement and some other limitations such as limited song skipping or the best audio quality the service has […]

deviceswitch windows

DeviceSwitch is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to toggle (turn on or off) hardware devices with the click of the button. The Windows operating system comes with built-in options to disable PC hardware. You can use the device manager for that, or the devcon command to turn off computer hardware. There are […]

foxit reader 9.0

Foxit Software released Foxit Reader 9.0, a new major version of the company's free PDF reading software for Windows, to the public today. The new version of the program comes with new features and improvements, and security and stability fixes. Existing users can run a check for updates with a click on Help > Check […]

junkware removal tool discontinued

Malwarebytes announced on October 26, 2017 that it will discontinue supporting the company's Junkware Removal Tool in the first quarter of 2018. Junkware Removal Tool is a free program for Windows designed specifically to remove potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, and other unwanted things from the operating system. It supports the removal of programs, browser […]

paragon hard disk manager 16 basic

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 Basic is a free program for Windows by the German software company Paragon Software that combines several of the company's single-purpose tools in a single interface. Paragon discontinued the free editions of Partition Manager, Backup & Recovery, and Rescue Kit Free, but instead of just shutting down the products, the […]

ccleaner emergency updater

Piriform released a new version of the company's popular Windows cleaning software CCleaner to the public yesterday. The new version ships with two major changes, namely a new Emergency Updater feature, and new default cleaning rules for some programs. CCleaner 5.36 is available for download from the official company website, and also available as an […]


Winkill is a lightweight software program for Microsoft Windows devices that you may use to turn the Windows-key functionality on or off. The Windows-key powers quite a bit of functionality on Windows machines. It is used by some shortcuts on the system, for instance Windows-Pause to open the System Control Panel applet or Windows-Print to […]

installedpackagesview nirsoft

InstalledPackagesView is a new software program by NirSoft that displays all installed packages on computer systems running Microsoft Windows. The program looks like a simple copy of the installed programs listing of the Windows operating system on first glance, but it offers more than that. First the basics: The application is portable, and compatible with […]

peazip 6.5

If you use the file archiving software PeaZip already, you may want to grab the recently released PeaZip 6.5 as quickly as possible as it introduces some interesting features to the application. PeaZip is a popular file archiver for Windows that is available as a portable version and installer. It ticks all the right boxes […]

mailstore home 10.2

MailStore Home 10.2 is a new version of the popular mail backup software for the Microsoft Windows operating system. MailStore Home can back up local email accounts as well as POP3 and IMAP mailbox backups so that most online email services are covered by the application. As far as local programs are concerned, it supports […]