QuickLook is a speedy, simple file previewer
May 24, 2017 – 02:30 | No Comment
QuickLook is a speedy, simple file previewer

QuickLook is an open-source Windows version of the OS X “Quick Look” file preview feature.
There’s no installation required. Run QuickLook, select a file in Explorer, hit the space bar and a window appears with a …

Find out who shut down your PC and when, with Shutdown Logger
May 23, 2017 – 05:18 | No Comment
Find out who shut down your PC and when, with Shutdown Logger

Security developer NoVirusThanks has released Shutdown Logger, a free Windows service-based application which records details about every shutdown event.
The package logs the time and date of each shutdown, the system uptime to that point, and …

FreeDriveC is a simpler, safer drive cleanup app
May 22, 2017 – 08:07 | No Comment
FreeDriveC is a simpler, safer drive cleanup app

As you’ll guess from the name, FreeDriveC is yet another Windows application for freeing up space on your system drive. We’ve seen more than enough of these already, and we’ll bet you have, too.
But wait– …

Two ways to check your PC is patched against EternalBlue
May 20, 2017 – 05:51 | No Comment
Two ways to check your PC is patched against EternalBlue

Exploits linked to leaked NSA hacking tools have been causing havoc recently, with the WannaCry ransomware infecting more than 200,000 systems.
WannaCry made use of the previously unknown SMB exploit EternalBlue, but the leak included details …

Stop users copying PDF text with PDF Anti-Copy
May 19, 2017 – 04:36 | No Comment
Stop users copying PDF text with PDF Anti-Copy

PDF Anti-Copy is a free tool which protects PDF content by preventing users selecting or copying its text.
There are similar programs available, but they typically work by applying the standard PDF security restrictions. This can …

Find website accessibility issues with Koa11y
May 18, 2017 – 07:46 | No Comment
Find website accessibility issues with Koa11y

Koa11y is a cross-platform tool for detecting accessibility issues in any web page you specify.
Problems detected include missing image Alt attributes, colour contrast issues, missing titles, lengthy ALTs, poorly designed forms, and anything else that …

Webcamoid is a one-stop webcam capture and recording suite
May 17, 2017 – 02:29 | No Comment
Webcamoid is a one-stop webcam capture and recording suite

Webcamoid is a surprisingly versatile open-source webcam suite for Windows, Linux and Mac.
Launch the program and it looks very simple. The image from the default webcam is displayed, there’s a small transparent toolbar at the …

Manage Windows 10 privacy settings with Privacy Repairer
May 16, 2017 – 06:35 | No Comment
Manage Windows 10 privacy settings with Privacy Repairer

Privacy Repairer is a portable tool for viewing and managing Windows 10 telemetry and privacy settings.
There’s now almost a whole sub-genre of software doing more or less the same thing, but Privacy Repairer has more …

Easily explore Windows’ hidden emojis with winMoji
May 15, 2017 – 17:12 | No Comment
Easily explore Windows’ hidden emojis with winMoji

Windows has come with its own set of emojis for years, but they’re so well hidden that many users don’t realise they exist.
WinMoji is a tiny open-source tool which makes it easier to find and …

LanguageTool is an open-source proof reader for 25+ languages
May 14, 2017 – 05:33 | No Comment
LanguageTool is an open-source proof reader for 25+ languages

LanguageTool is an open-source spelling and grammar checker for Chrome, Firefox, the desktop (via Java) and more.
The browser extensions enable checking the text you’re entering a web text box, or any other selectable text on …

Convert JPEGs to ASCII art with ASCII Art Studio
May 13, 2017 – 05:36 | No Comment
Convert JPEGs to ASCII art with ASCII Art Studio

ASCII art is one of the oldest computer graphics techniques, and can create surprisingly realistic pictures from the 95 printable ASCII characters (letters, numbers and symbols).
The idea was originally used in the 1960s to produce …