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View, edit and process CSV files with CSV Buddy
May 24, 2016 – 15:32 | No Comment
View, edit and process CSV files with CSV Buddy

CSV sounds like it should be a simple file format. Every data field separated by a comma, one record per line– what could possibly go wrong?
Quite a lot, unfortunately. Fields might be separated by other …

SaMotion is a free portable to-do list manager
May 24, 2016 – 06:02 | No Comment
SaMotion is a free portable to-do list manager

SaMotion is a portable freeware to-do list manager, with a strong focus on simplicity.
The interface is, well, minimalist: a tiny toolbar, and a small work area with an “Add Category” link.

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 adds auto browser cleanup, Win10 privacy tools
May 23, 2016 – 12:43 | No Comment
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 adds auto browser cleanup, Win10 privacy tools

Ashampoo has shipped Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 ($49.99), the latest release of its comprehensive PC maintenance suite.
The new release can now automatically delete session-related traces of browsers and other applications, once they’ve closed.

Bibliovore is a stylish eBook reading app for Windows
May 23, 2016 – 10:37 | No Comment
Bibliovore is a stylish eBook reading app for Windows

Windows 10 has native support for PDF, but if ePub is your preferred reading format then you’ll still need to find a third-party viewer.
Bibliovore is a good-looking eBook reader and manager app for Windows 8.1 …

Create your own PC forensics toolkit with AChoir
May 21, 2016 – 10:42 | No Comment
Create your own PC forensics toolkit with AChoir

Need to know what someone’s been doing on a PC? Running some of NirSoft’s forensic freeware on a USB key could help you collect enough data to figure it out.
LastActivityView lists recent computer actions, OpenSaveFilesView …

Ghostpress keeps you safe from (some?) keyloggers
May 20, 2016 – 17:20 | No Comment
Ghostpress keeps you safe from (some?) keyloggers

Ghostpress is a free Windows tool which tries to prevent your keystrokes being recorded by malware.
There are many similar programs around, but what makes this one stand out is it’s portable, and so can offer …

Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence
May 19, 2016 – 11:01 | No Comment
Stop ransomware accessing your files with Privacy Fence

Privacy Fence is a free tool which aims to prevent untrusted applications from accessing your data, blocking threats like ransomware before they can do any harm.
The program starts by building a list of protected file …

Past is a comprehensive data analysis tool
May 18, 2016 – 10:16 | No Comment
Past is a comprehensive data analysis tool

Read its official description, and Past doesn’t sound like it has much general appeal.
“Paleontological Statistics Software” covering “univariate and multivariate statistics, ecological analysis, time series and spatial analysis, morphometrics and stratigraphy”. Really? Gulp.

Komodo IDE 10 adds Chrome Remote Debugging, PhoneGap/ Cordova integration, new UI
May 17, 2016 – 10:52 | No Comment
Komodo IDE 10 adds Chrome Remote Debugging, PhoneGap/ Cordova integration, new UI

ActiveState Software has released Komodo IDE 10, a major update for the already powerful development environment.
New support for Chrome Remote Debugging means there’s no need to keep switching from the IDE to Chrome’s web tools: …

Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free
May 17, 2016 – 10:01 | No Comment
Format multiple USB keys at once with Eassos PartitionGuru Free

Eassos PartitionGuru Free is an easy-to-use hard drive manager which can create, resize, split, extend, clone or recover partitions.
The latest edition can also format multiple USB keys simultaneously and automatically, without any user intervention at …

Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page
May 16, 2016 – 07:55 | No Comment
Emsisoft launches ransomware decrypter page

If your files have been scrambled by malware then a decrypter may be able to save the day– but you’ll need to find it, first.
Emsisoft has announced its own Decrypter page, a single source where …