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Winstars 3 is a planetarium application for Windows, Linux and Android

Winstars 3 is a planetarium application for Windows, Linux, macOS and Android

Who remembers going to the planetarium? I was a kid when I visited one on a field trip. Stargazing isn't exactly my forte, though I like watching the night sky and try […]

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Twitch Studio Beta launches for Windows: streaming for everyone

Twitch launched the first public version of Twitch Studio, a new streaming application for Twitch designed to make things easier for anyone, this week. Up until a few years ago, setting up […]

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Handbrake 1.3 video converter out with major improvements

Handbrake is a long-standing open source cross-platform application to convert video formats using built-in presets and advanced features. The developers released Handbrake 1.3, the first update in over a year, recently. The […]

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Create dozens or even thousands of folders and name them instantly with New Folder Wizard

Every one knows how to create new folders regardless of (desktop operating system) that is used. In Windows, users simply right-click in Explorer and select the New > Folder option; those who […]

Edge Blocker is a free portable tool which lets you prevent Microsoft Edge from opening

Edge Blocker is a free portable tool which lets you prevent Microsoft Edge from opening

About 4 years ago, when word got out that Microsoft would be launching a new browser, I was delighted. Finally, we had some competition for Chrome and Firefox, and a replacement for […]

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Create Mute/Unmute Sound shortcuts for any Windows program

Nirsoft updated the free SoundVolumeView application to version 2.0 recently; the new version introduces an option to the application to create sound related shortcuts for any program on Windows systems. Ever wanted […]

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Transcribe text from audio recordings with Listen N Write

Do you record audio and use it as a source for taking notes, e.g. for work or studying? Listen N Write is a freeware tool that may help you with that if […]

LazPaint is an open source raster graphics editor for Windows, macOS and Linux

LazPaint is an open source raster graphics editor for Windows, macOS and Linux

Recently we tested out an easy to use image editor called Zzpaint which we liked even though it was a relatively simple program. Today, I'm going to look at LazPaint which is […]

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Better ClearType Tuner: configure font smoothing on Windows 10

Better ClearType Tuner is a free portable program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to configure font smoothing settings. Microsoft's Windows operating system includes the ClearType Text Tuner tool that users of […]

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Thilmera7 is a free system monitoring tool for Windows

Thilmera7 is a free system monitoring tool for all recent versions of the Windows operating system. It reminds me a bit of Conky, it is extremely light-weight in terms of resource, and […]

Geany is a programmer friendly open source text editor for Windows, Linux, macOS

Geany is a programmer friendly open source text editor for Windows, Linux, macOS

Geany is an open source cross platform text editor that is designed specifically for programmers thanks to its built-in support for over 50 programming languages. Just download Geany for Windows, Linux or […]

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Ultracopier is an open source file copying tool for Windows, macOS and Linux

I like to keep things organized on my system especially when it comes to file downloads. While all downloads end up in a single location on my system, I like to copy […]

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Microsoft adds PowerRename tool to PowerToys collection

Microsoft released a PowerToys update this week that introduced a new program, called PowerRename, to the collection of utilities for Windows. The company revived the PowerToys collection of programs in mid 2019 […]

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Hotfix for VeraCrypt 1.24 encryption software released

The developers of VeraCrypt have released a hotfix for the recently released VeraCrypt 1.24 which we reviewed earlier this month. The hotfix addresses several issues in the client and improves certain functionality […]

Switch is a cross-platform open source application launcher

Switch is a cross-platform open source application launcher that is available for Windows and Mac devices. The application adds a new bar to the right or left screen border that users may […]

DataNumen Zip Repair is a freeware ZIP archive repair and recovery tool

DataNumen Zip Repair is a freeware ZIP archive repair and recovery tool

Don't you just hate it when you try to open a ZIP archive and it won't open because it's corrupted. Zip archives can become corrupt for numerous reasons: maybe you have it […]

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A look at TouchTasks, an app to increase Windows touch screen productivity

Stardock TouchTasks is a new commercial software application for Microsoft's Windows operating system that has been designed to improve productivity when working with touch screen devices. Microsoft improved tablet and touch support […]

VideoCleaner is an open source video enhancement tool for forensic purposes

VideoCleaner is a forensic video enhancement application that is used by law enformencement agencies and forensic experts. Technically it is not an application on its own, but a script executed in a […]