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.

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 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 -- 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 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 […]

quickviewer image viewer windows

QuickViewer is an ultra-fast image viewer for Microsoft Windows devices that has been designed from the ground up for speed. Image viewers are a dime a dozen on Windows; while there are plenty to choose from -- like the excellent FastPictureViewer, FastStone Image Viewer, HoneyView or XnView -- all differ when it comes to performance, […]


SeqBox and BlockHashLoc are two file recovery tools designed to help recover files if the file system of a storage device is not accessible anymore. Files may become inaccessible in a number of ways. They may have been deleted, they may be corrupt, or if the underlying file system of the storage device is corrupt […]

pcmark 10

Futuremark's PCMark 10 Basic is a free for-home use version of the company's flagship benchmarks PCMark 10 Advanced and Professional. The company released PCMark 10 Professional Edition earlier this month on June 6th, 2017, and has released PCMark 10 Advanced and PCMark 10 Basic on June 22, 2017. PCMark 10 is available on the company's […]

Easy Poster Printer is a free program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to create posters out of any image on the system. While you can print any image or photo on your computer if a printer is connected to it, there is no option to create posters out of those images by default. […]

hdcleaner 2017

HDCleaner is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that lets you clean and optimize the operating system. There is certainly no shortage when it comes to so-called cleaner applications for Windows. There is the popular CCleaner application, and also entire suites of applications such as Advanced System Care or System Mechanic. HDCleaner 2017 […]

storurl bookmarks manager

StorURL is a cross-browser bookmarks manager for Microsoft Windows devices that supports Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer. Bookmarks are quite the useful thing in the browser world, considering that they allow you to keep a record of sites in the browser. You may place bookmarks on the bookmarks toolbar, on the New Tab Page […]

wpd privacy windows

WPD is a free program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that lets users tweak privacy related settings and features. Privacy is still a hot topic when it comes to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. While things seem to have cooled down a bit, there are still lots of users out there who don't want […]

calibre 3.0

Calibre 3.0 is the latest version of the popular cross-platform ebook management software that lets you download, read and convert ebooks among other things. Calibre 3.0 is a major new release of the program; this means that it ships with a bunch of new features and improvements that all users of previous versions benefit from. […]

switch sounds windows

SoundSwitch is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to switch between sound devices using a hotkey. You may sometimes need to switch between different sound devices, be it for playing sound or recording it. Maybe you have a setup that uses speakers by default, but you are switching to […]