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Outlinely Express is a powerful free outliner for Mac
April 30, 2016 – 03:21 | No Comment
Outlinely Express is a powerful free outliner for Mac

Glam Software has released Outlinely Express 2.0, a free version of its popular Mac outliner, Outlinely.
The new edition has all the same outlining features as its commercial cousin, with no annoying restrictions or limitations.

Log file reads, writes, creates and deletes with SoftPerfect File Access Monitor
April 29, 2016 – 03:23 | No Comment
Log file reads, writes, creates and deletes with SoftPerfect File Access Monitor

Australian developer SoftPerfect has released SoftPerfect File Access Monitor, a smart tool which logs all file create, read, write and delete actions on a PC.
If you don’t need every detail then filters enable recording only …

EaseUS Partition Master 11 adds hard drive cleanup
April 28, 2016 – 12:26 | No Comment
EaseUS Partition Master 11 adds hard drive cleanup

EaseUS has shipped EaseUS Partition Master 11, adding hard drive clean and speedup tools to the regular partition-managing mix.
Both the Free and Professional editions gain a “Cleanup and Optimization” module, which could free up some …

Feedbro is a one-stop reader for RSS, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, more
April 27, 2016 – 05:36 | No Comment
Feedbro is a one-stop reader for RSS, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, more

Feedbro is a versatile feed reading Chrome extension which keeps you up-to-date with RSS/ Atom/ RDF sources, blogs, Twitter, Instagram and more.
The extension is stand-alone, rather than being a front-end for a website, which means …

Convert cryptic date/time values into something readable
April 26, 2016 – 06:29 | No Comment
Convert cryptic date/time values into something readable

If you regularly investigate raw databases, executables or other binary files then you might sometimes find “dates” that seem to be random numbers, like 12883423549317375.
This probably means the date is encoded, but there are many …

Disable your keyboard or mouse with BlueLife KeyFreeze
April 26, 2016 – 04:05 | No Comment
Disable your keyboard or mouse with BlueLife KeyFreeze

BlueLife KeyFreeze is a freeware Windows tool which can selectively lock your mouse and/ or keyboard, without hiding the screen.
This is ideal if you’re leaving your toddler to watch a cartoon on your laptop, for …

Download ready-to-use Linux virtual machines from OSBoxes
April 25, 2016 – 08:05 | No Comment
Download ready-to-use Linux virtual machines from OSBoxes

VirtualBox is a great tool for trying out some new Linux distro, but you’ll usually have to spend a while finding a download and setting up your VM and operating system, first.
OSBoxes.org makes life easier …

Restrict your PC to run only specific apps with Secure Lockdown
April 25, 2016 – 05:34 | No Comment
Restrict your PC to run only specific apps with Secure Lockdown

Secure Lockdown ($14.95-$29.95) is a quick and easy way to turn your computer into a “kiosk PC”, a system which runs only the applications you specify.
If you run a business and would like customers to …

Capture, edit and share full web pages with Open Screenshot
April 24, 2016 – 04:51 | No Comment
Capture, edit and share full web pages with Open Screenshot

Desktop screenshot tools support many capture types, and sometimes this includes taking an image of a full web page, even when it doesn’t fit on the screen.
Sounds great, but it’s extremely difficult for a third-party …

Franz: one desktop chat app for 14 messaging services
April 22, 2016 – 03:25 | No Comment
Franz: one desktop chat app for 14 messaging services

Let’s be frank: there are too many chat services in the world, and it can take a stack of background processes and open browser tabs to manage them all.
Franz is a free Windows, Mac and …

Terminal Wings is a tabbed command line for Windows 10
April 21, 2016 – 08:30 | No Comment
Terminal Wings is a tabbed command line for Windows 10

Windows 10 brought a host of overdue command line improvements – like selection, resize and copy/ paste tools which actually work as you expect – but there’s plenty of scope for more.
Terminal Wings extends the …