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Add shortcuts to the toolbar and context menu in File Explorer using StExBar

Add shortcuts to the toolbar and context menu in File Explorer using StExBar

Windows may have evolved over the years but the file explorer that ships with it has not evolved all that much. We have seen plenty of replacement File Managers like Altap Salamander, […]

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DeepL Translator desktop programs for Windows and Mac

The translation service Deepl released desktop programs for Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac OS operating system on September 12, 2019. DeepL Translator was launched in August 2017 to provide better translation services […]

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Sandbox program Sandboxie is now freeware (soon open source)

Sandboxie, a sandbox program for Microsoft's Windows operating system, has been turned into a free application. The latest version, Sandboxie 5.31.4 was released on September 10, 2019; it is the first version […]

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First Look at the Windows disk cleaner Clean Space

Clean Space is a free (and professional) software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to remove temporary storage from the computer's hard disks. The application works similarly to other PC cleaners such […] is a free Flowchart and diagram creation software is a free Flowchart and diagram creation software for Windows, Linux, macOS and your browser

Flowcharts are incredibly useful diagrams to explain process flows. Remember the phishing flow chart that Martin created in 2011? Or the flowchart about flowcharts? If you took a computer science class in […]

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A look at Open Shell (Classic Shell fork)

Open Shell is a fork of the popular discontinued Classic Shell program for Windows that may restore a classic Start Menu, Explorer and Internet Explorer shell on the system. Classic Shell was […]

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DISM-GUI: small helper app to run admin commands with a click

DISM-GUI is a small 24 Kilobyte program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system that administrators may use to run certain admin commands with a click. The commands focus on DISM -- Deployment […]

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What is the best free archiver to extract archives and compress files?

Windows users have quite a few options when it comes to the selection of so-called archivers. There are plenty of free and commercial programs available; while all support core features such as […]

Beeftext is an excellent open-source text expander tool for Windows

Beeftext is an excellent open-source text snippet tool for Windows

If you liked Quicktext for Thunderbird, but wanted a similar text snippet tool for other applications, you may want to take a closer look at the free open source application Beeftext as […]

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File Copier: copy damaged files from discs or hard drives

File Copier is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to copy corrupt or damaged files from optical discs or hard drives. Note: The program requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 […]

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AI Image Enlarger: convert images from low to high definition

AI Image Enlarger is a free software program for Windows and Mac devices, and an online service, that you may use to turn low definition photos and images into high definition ones. […]

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Ghostwriter is an open source markdown editor with a polished interface

Ghostwriter is a distraction-free open source markdown editor that is available for Linux and Windows. Windows users can install the Ghostwriter program on their device or use a portable version instead that […]

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Happy Birthday NirSoft! New Pre-Release Tools section online

The website Nirsoft, maintained by dedicated programmer Nir Sofer, turned 15 years today. The site is best known for its tiny useful tools for the Windows operating system that are a treasure […]

Sidebar Diagnostics open-source

Sidebar Diagnostics is an open-source application that displays hardware information on your desktop

Do you want a resource friendly program to keep an eye on your computer's hardware? You should give Sidebar Diagnostics a try. It is a free and open source application that is […]

What is Todo.Txt and how to use it.

What is Todo.Txt and how to use it?

Have you ever written down a list of things to do or buy? Things have changed over time, and paper and pen lists have paved the way for modern alternatives like to-do […]

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A look at the backup software Acronis True Image 2020

Acronis True Image 2020 is the latest installment in Acronis' long-standing backup product series. It is a commercial backup program, a trial version is provided on the Acronis website that interested users […]

Tablacus Explorer file manager

Tablacus Explorer is a file manager with a tabbed interface and a ton of add-ons

We have reviewed many file managers here, the most recent one was an old-school looking one called FAR Manager. Let's take a look at a different file manager: Tablacus Explorer. Tablacus Explorer […]

How to enable Clipboard history in Windows 10

How to enable Clipboard History in Windows 10 and customize it

Windows 10 has a ton of features baked into the OS; one such feature is the Clipboard History which some find mighty useful, others not so much. It has been around for […]