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Enable Taskbar Monitor

Taskbar Monitor displays a deskband to indicate your computer's resource usage

Multi-tasking comes at a cost, resource usage. You run many programs at the same time, and of course it is going to chug a little. Have you noticed when your computer begins […]

Dupe Clear is an open source duplicate file finder tool for Windows

Dupe Clear is an open source duplicate file finder tool for Windows

Running low on storage space? That's a common issue, especially on low-end laptops; you use various programs, browse the internet, and the number of files keep getting higher. Try running Windows' Disk […]

Active Desktop Plus is an open source program that allows you to pin other programs to the desktop and use video wallpapers

Add a video wallpaper to your desktop, or pin applications to the desktop with Active Desktop Plus

Do you like Live wallpapers? Active Desktop Plus is a Windows program that allows you to pin other programs to the desktop and use video wallpapers. Tip: if you like animated wallpapers, […]

Everything.NET is a frontend that adds a dark mode and some additional functions to the Everything search engine

Everything.NET is a frontend that adds a dark mode and some additional functions to the Everything search engine

Do you use VoidTools' Everything search engine on your computer to quickly find files? Everything.NET is an open source project that adds a cool dark mode to the popular desktop search engine, […]

Capture your screen and save it as a MP4, GIF with Electron Screen Recorder

Capture your screen and save it as a MP4, GIF with Electron Screen Recorder

Want to share a short video of your screen? Teach somebody how to use something? All you need is a quick way to capture the content, and Electron Screen Recorder can help […]

Neat Download Manager is an impressive downloader that also supports media grabbing

Neat Download Manager is an impressive downloader that also supports media grabbing

What's a good free alternative for IDM? The answer varies, depending on what you need a download manager for. You'd be hard-pressed to find a proper one that mimics all of IDM's […]

BlobBackup is an open-source, cross-platform, and easy-to-use backup program that optionally supports cloud services

BlobBackup is an open-source, cross-platform, and easy-to-use backup program that optionally supports cloud services

Do you backup your data? You should, as you never know when it might come in handy. Some people like having a backup readily available on a hard drive, while others prefer […]

Pepernote multiple notes and colors

PeperNote is a simple sticky notes application for Windows

Alerts and reminders are useful for getting things done. But sometimes you may not want to fiddle with menus and toolbars, keeping it simple and faster might just be the best idea. […]

Access your favorite programs from the system tray and optionally run them with admin rights using SuperLauncher

Access your favorite programs from the system tray and optionally run them with admin rights using SuperLauncher

Sometimes you may need to run programs with administrator privileges. Maybe it's required for the program to function, or it fixes an issue, or lets the application run in full-screen mode. The […]

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How to turn off Text Predictions in Word and Outlook

Microsoft announced the upcoming release of a text prediction service in Word and Outlook last year. Text predictions, as the name suggests, predict words and phrases users are likely to type, and […]

DuckStation is an excellent PlayStation 1 emulator for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

DuckStation is an excellent PlayStation 1 emulator for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

The PlayStation 1, Nintendo SNES, GBA, and DS are my favorite consoles of all-time because they have tons of RPGs. I remember playing WWF/WCW games, and many JRPGs on my old Windows […]

Migrating from LastPass to an alternative password manager

Migrating from LastPass to an alternative password manager? KeePass vs Bitwarden, which one will you choose?

LastPass recently announced that it will be limiting cloud-access to one-device per user, so if you were using it to sync your passwords to your phone and computer, you won't be able […]

ModernFlyouts interface

ModernFlyouts replaces the OSD for audio, brightness, lock keys and airplane mode with a more consistent style

On-screen displays (OSDs for short) are useful visual indicators that may appear when you change the volume or enable a particular setting. Windows 10 has some of these built-in. You may have […]

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Microsoft Office 2021 for Windows and Mac will be released later this year

Microsoft revealed plans to release a new Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac devices today. Microsoft Office 2021 will be the successor of Office 2019, and […]

Fox Tunes is a customizable and open source music player, converter

Fox Tunes is a customizable and open source music player, converter

Looking for a new music player to try? It doesn't hurt to have a couple of alternatives to your favorite one. Most music players don't come with a converter built-in, and very […]

TopMostFriend is an open source utility that lets you stick a window on top of other programs

TopMostFriend is an open source utility that lets you stick a window on top of other programs

Want to make a program's window stay on top of other applications? You have plenty of options to pick from, Window TopMost Control, PinMe!, WindowTop are all good choices. Here is one […]

Listen to relaxing white noise, mix and match them with Ambie

Listen to relaxing white noise, mix and match the sounds with Ambie

Stuck at home all day? Bored? Miss the outdoors? Many people listen to music while working or studying as it helps them focus. So can white noise, and Ambie is a freeware […]

ColorPicker color wheel

Find the color code of any element with ColorPicker; a tool that was recently added to PowerToys

Color picker tools are handy when you are working on a digital image, website, or just want to know the color code of a particular shade on the screen. I use standalone […]

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A first look at the backup software Macrium Reflect 8

Macrium Reflect 8 will be released in March 2021; reason enough to take a first look at the latest beta version of the popular backup software and to find out what the […]

Brave browser adds native support for uBlock and Fanboy annoyances lists and social list

Brave browser adds native support for uBlock and Fanboy annoyances lists and social list

Brave browser's built-in ad-blocker has been boosted by some additional options. The Chromium fork's Brave Shield now supports three popular privacy-friendly filter lists, namely uBlock Annoyances List, Fanboy Annoyances List and Fanboy […]

CrossOver is a program that lets you add a custom crosshair to make aiming easier in games

CrossOver is a program that lets you add a custom crosshair to make aiming easier in games

If there's one thing which annoys gamers, it's got to be the crosshair in shooting games. Sometimes the on-screen reticle is either too tiny, large, or in some cases unusable. I've seen […]

Add post-it notes to your mails in Thunderbird with the XNote++ extension

Add post-it notes to your mails in Thunderbird with the XNote++ extension

Do you have the habit of saving draft mails to serve as reminders? Many people do that, and sometimes, these are related to messages that you may have received or sent earlier. […]

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Google will replace Backup and Sync client with Drive for desktop later this year

Google announced plans to unify its desktop Google Drive clients yesterday on the Google Workspace Updates blog. Two clients are in use currently: the Backup and Sync client, available to Home customers […]

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Share your computer's screen to your Android or iOS device over WiFi using Deskreen

Recently, we taught you how you can mirror your Android device's screen to your computer using ScrCpy. Want an option for sharing your computer's screen to your mobile? Deskreen is a program […]

libreoffice 7.1 community

LibreOffice 7.1 Community released

The Document Foundation released LibreOffice 7.1 Community to the public on February 3, 2021. LibreOffice 7.1 Community is a free version of the Office suite that is designed for non-business users. The […]

Desktop Icon Spacing adjusts the gap between the shortcuts on your homescreen in a couple of clicks

Desktop Icon Spacing adjusts the gap between the shortcuts on your homescreen in a couple of clicks

Having a neat desktop is very important for some users. I belong to that group, and keep as few icons on my home screen as possible, while using the taskbar for all […]

Switch power schemes with a hotkey, control the monitor's brightness with Battery Mode

Switch power schemes with a hotkey, control the monitor's brightness with Battery Mode

How often do you change power schemes on your computer? You may not need the system running on max performance all the time, but if you are working on intensive tasks or […]

BorderColors D is a Thunderbird extension that helps you avoid sending mails from the wrong account

BorderColors D is a Thunderbird extension that helps you avoid sending mails from the wrong account

Have you ever sent an email to the wrong recipient? Sure, it happens. Have you sent a mail from the wrong account? I have, and I think it's safe to say some […]

Sandboxie Plus is an open source fork of Sandboxie with a modern interface

Sandboxie Plus is an open source fork of Sandboxie with a modern interface

Sandboxie is considered a valuable security tool by many users. The program was acquired by Sophos and later open sourced, which was of course a very welcome move. This is where it […]

Snes9x savestate

Snes9x is an open source SNES emulator for Windows, macOS and Linux

Looking for a way to play some good old SNES classics?  Well, you can play them on your computer. All you need is a good emulator, like Snes9x, and a few ROMs, […]

Find the difference between two lists or text documents using Compare Two Lists

Find the difference between two lists or text documents using Compare Two Lists

Have multiple versions of the same document? Need to find out quickly what the difference is between two lists? Compare Two Lists is a freeware application that can assist you. You may […]

AHKShortcutLikeMac adds many useful keyboard shortcuts to Windows

AHKShortcutLikeMac is an open source tool that adds many useful keyboard shortcuts to Windows

Keyboard shortcuts are pretty useful if you want to perform tasks quickly. If you want more shortcuts, you're in luck, AHKShortcutLikeMac is a small tool that adds many macOS style hotkeys to […]

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Revisiting Bandizip: did anything change since version 7's controversial launch?

"Revisiting" is a new series on Ghacks in which we take a second look at products to find out if they are still controversial, great, or have improved. This is the first […]

Topydo add a task

Topydo is a command-line based program for Todo.TXT

A good way to get things done, is to set reminders for tasks. I'm a fan of Todo.TXT, it is an efficient, offline note-taking system which works with plain text editors like […]

TitleBarBattery displays your laptop's battery percentage in every window

TitleBarBattery displays your laptop's battery percentage in every window

If there is one thing that laptop users worry about constantly, it's the device's battery life. Many users keep their computer plugged in at all times for work/gaming purposes. But sometimes you […]

favicon attack

Favicons may be used to track users

Security researchers of the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a new method to track Internet users that is persistent across sessions, even if users clear cookies and the browsing cache. […]

Run tasks automatically, monitor your email inbox, and run web searches with TaskRunner

Run tasks automatically, monitor your email inbox, and run web searches with TaskRunner

Automating things that you do frequently can aid you in becoming more productive. There are a few good programs that you can choose for this purpose such as RoboIntern or System Scheduler. TaskRunner […]

HashPass is an unconventional password generator that hashes text and converts them to strong passwords

HashPass is an unconventional password generator that hashes text and converts them to strong passwords

Password managers make our lives easier, and online identities a little safer. The best part is that they create complex passwords and you don't have to remember those. Password managers like KeePass […]

NeeView is an open source image viewer that displays two images simultaneously like pages from a book

NeeView is an open source image viewer that displays two images simultaneously like pages from a book

Most image viewer programs allow you to view one image at a time. I'm not talking about thumbnails, but a larger view of the pictures. If you want to browse your photo […]

Cosmonium is an open source 3D astronomy and space exploration software

Cosmonium is an open source 3D astronomy and space exploration software

Star gazing can be a relaxing experience, and you don't need telescopes or planetariums to learn more about the mysteries of Space. You can explore galaxies that are far, far away, right […]