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Cobbler stores secret notes in an encrypted file
March 23, 2017 – 09:25 | No Comment
Cobbler stores secret notes in an encrypted file

Cobbler is a tiny portable utility which stores plain text notes – passwords, bank details, whatever you need to keep private – in a secure and encrypted file.
Launch the program and you’re prompted for a …

CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds
March 22, 2017 – 08:00 | No Comment
CCSIO Benchmark is a smarter way to test drive speeds

CCSIO Benchmark is an intelligent drive speed checker from Swiss-based storage expert Pipemetrics.
The tiny portable program (210KB download) uses multiple combinations of options to automatically find the fastest possible read and write speeds for any …

SuperPhoto enhances your pics with hundreds of fun effects
March 21, 2017 – 19:37 | No Comment
SuperPhoto enhances your pics with hundreds of fun effects

SuperPhoto is a fun Android, iOS and Windows app which can revamp your photos with more than 300 effects in the free build, 1,500+ if you buy the full version.
There are filters to turn your …

M-Kavach is an Android security app from India
March 20, 2017 – 07:58 | No Comment
M-Kavach is an Android security app from India

M-Kavach is a versatile Android security app from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, a research and development arm of the Indian government.
The app offers several modules and security layers to protect you from …

Kdenlive is a powerful video editor for… Windows?
March 18, 2017 – 19:33 | No Comment
Kdenlive is a powerful video editor for… Windows?

Kdenlive has been a popular non-linear video editor in the Linux world for a very long time, but the developers have also recently released a first Windows port.
The build doesn’t skimp on functions: there’s a …

Riot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security toolkit
March 17, 2017 – 10:59 | No Comment
Riot Isolator is a versatile but quirky security toolkit

Riot Isolator is an unusual application which offers a host of powerful privacy and security tools in a single free package.
The program should normally be installed to deliver the best protection, but there’s an option …

How to switch between windows of the same application on a PC
March 16, 2017 – 11:50 | No Comment
How to switch between windows of the same application on a PC

Windows enables switching from one application window to another by pressing Alt+Tab– what could be easier?
Well, quite a lot, especially when you’ve got 30 or 40 windows open but are only interested in the ones …

ColourGrab is a likeable colour picker for Windows
March 15, 2017 – 19:04 | No Comment
ColourGrab is a likeable colour picker for Windows

ColourGrab is an easy-to-use colour picker which enables speedy capture of any colour on your screen, and reuse of its hex or RGB value elsewhere.
The program adds an icon to your system tray and can …

mrViewer is a quirky but powerful media player
March 14, 2017 – 10:31 | No Comment
mrViewer is a quirky but powerful media player

While most PC media players are identikit clones which bring nothing new to the playback, mrViewer is a rare exception. A program that has the courage to do things differently. Very differently…
This starts less than …

NetAudit is a simple network toolkit
March 13, 2017 – 07:37 | No Comment
NetAudit is a simple network toolkit

NetAudit is a portable network toolkit for Windows which combines simple Ping, Traceroute, Whois and connection monitoring features.
The program interface is a mess. There’s a useless list of processes; a Network Usage indicator which isn’t …

StExBar extends Windows Explorer with some time-saving extras
March 11, 2017 – 05:46 | No Comment
StExBar extends Windows Explorer with some time-saving extras

StExBar is a tiny freeware tool which extends Windows Explorer with some handy features.
The program has been around for years, but it’s just been updated to work fully on Windows 10, so we grabbed a …