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.

amd radeon ramdisk

The following guide provides you with an overview of the best free RAM Disk programs for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. A RAM Disk, also called RAM Drive or RAMDisk, works in many regards just like a hard drive. The core difference is that it is a virtual hard drive that uses RAM for […]

tray status

TrayStatus is a free and commercial software for Windows that highlights the Caps Lock status, and other information, on the Windows taskbar. The Caps Lock and Num Lock keys on a computer keyboard can cause some troubling experiences when you they toggled without you realizing it. Caps Lock for instance may result in passwords not […]

text editor pro

Text Editor Pro, formerly known as EditBone, is a free multi-purpose plain text and code editor for Microsoft Windows devices. We have reviewed EditBone back in 2013 and found it to be an excellent editor especially for programmers due to its support for over 50 different programming and scripting languages. Support for languages such as […]

ashampoo snap 10

Ashampoo Snap 10 is a screen capture program for Windows that enables you to capture screenshots and video on Windows devices. I reviewed Ashampoo Snap 7 back in 2013; a lot has changed since then, and yesterday's release of Ashampoo Snap 10 was a good enough reason to revisit the program and write another view. […]

startisback 2.0.1

StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 is the latest version of the start menu replacement program for Windows 10 that works similarly as Classic Shell and Start10. We reviewed the version of StartIsBack+ for Windows 8.1 back when it was released. If you have used that version before, you have a good understanding already what StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 for Windows […]

treesize free 4.0

TreeSize Free 4.0 is the latest free for personal use version of the popular disk space distribution analysis software for Microsoft Windows devices. The program tries to answer one simple question: where did all the free disk space go? We reviewed TreeSize Free back in 2010 for the first time, and found it to be […]

bandizip 6.0

Bandizip 6.0, a new version of the archive software for Windows, has been released featuring a new user interface, and other changes. I switched to Bandizip in 2014 as it supported features that 7-Zip, the program that I used up to that point, failed to introduce much needed features quickly enough. The company responsible for […]

agnitio voice commands

Agnitio is a free software program for Microsoft Windows computer systems that adds voice commands to the operating system. If you compare the voice controlled computers of science fiction franchises such as Star Wars or Star Trek with what is possible today, you will notice that voice control has a long way to go to […]

audacity 2.1.3

Audacity 2.1.3, released on March 17, 2017, is the first version of the popular audio editor that supports Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system officially. The audio software can record live audio through microphones or mixers, digitize recordings from other media, and also capture audio when a supported sound card is available. Apart from recording audio, […]

root isolator

Riot Isolator is a free multi-purpose security and privacy tool for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. You may install the program on a Windows machine, or run it without installation. Please note that Riot Isolator requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.x or higher. The program interface itself lists the four main options Eraser, Toolbox, […]


ShellNewSettings is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that allows you to remove items from the new menu of Explorer. The new menu of Windows Explorer may grow considerably over time. Microsoft ships the menu with a couple of entries already, for instance to create a new folder or plain text file. Third-party programs […]

twitch desktop app

PopularĀ  game streaming service Twitch revealed its new beta desktop client on March 16 for the Microsoft Windows operating system. First thing you will notice is that the client is quite large. The download has a size of about 80 Megabytes thanks to -- you guessed that one right -- Electron. Second thing worth noting […]

pc building simulator

PC Building Simulator is a game for Windows and Linux devices in which you simulate the building of desktop computer systems. Building PCs, as opposed to buying them out of the box, can be a very rewarding experience. Apart from gaining knowledge on how the PC works, it allows you to pick the components and […]


MoveQueue is a free, handy program for Windows that helps you move files more efficiently, especially if you run move operations regularly. You can copy, move or cut files on Windows by default if you use Windows Explorer. If you happen to move files regularly to new destinations, you may have noticed that the operation […]