Uncover website problems with Darcy SEO Checker
May 21, 2015 – 10:12 | No Comment
Uncover website problems with Darcy SEO Checker

Search engine optimisation software is usually all about keywords, helping you find what’s going to work for you, and optimising your content and site structure to deliver better search engine rankings.
Despite its name, Darcy SEO …

Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot
May 20, 2015 – 08:43 | No Comment
Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot

Binary Fortress has launched VoiceBot, a macro manager for Windows Vista+ which allows you to control games and other applications with spoken commands.
At its simplest, you might have VoiceBot recognise the word “New”, then issue …

View 100s of retro graphics formats with RECOIL
May 19, 2015 – 04:30 | No Comment
View 100s of retro graphics formats with RECOIL

Viewing images is easy these days. No matter which platform you’re on, or what application you’re running, just about everyone uses the same standard formats, and these can typically be displayed on your device’s native …

EncFSMP: a real cross-platform encryption tool
May 18, 2015 – 11:51 | No Comment
EncFSMP: a real cross-platform encryption tool

Encrypting your most confidential files can be very easy, at least with the right application. Create a container; choose a password; drag, drop, done.
Sharing those containers is often more difficult, especially if the recipient needs …

Extract, convert and process your PDFs with PDF MultiTool
May 16, 2015 – 09:41 | No Comment
Extract, convert and process your PDFs with PDF MultiTool

“PDF MultiTool” sounds like it’s going to be yet another PDF toolkit: the usual set of basic functions, none of which work very well, which only exists at all because the developer hopes you’ll install …

Access folder contents instantly with Wincmder Shellex
May 15, 2015 – 06:19 | No Comment
Access folder contents instantly with Wincmder Shellex

If your desktop is cluttered then you could create a few folders to hold shortcuts, important files, whatever you access regularly. That works, but it’s less convenient: you’re forced to open a folder to view …

5 open source remakes of classic PC games
May 14, 2015 – 11:52 | No Comment
5 open source remakes of classic PC games

Buying the latest games will typically get you top-quality graphics and an iTunes-ready soundtrack, but that won’t necessarily translate into compelling gameplay. And even if it does, there’s no guarantee you’ll be kept entertained for …

Take up to 10x more photos/ videos on your phone with FotoFox
May 14, 2015 – 06:21 | No Comment
Take up to 10x more photos/ videos on your phone with FotoFox

No matter how much storage your phone has, it’s easily filled, especially if you’re always taking photos and videos.
FotoFox is a free iOS/ Android app which compresses images and videos as they’re shot, reducing quality …

Comic Seer is a one-stop comic viewer/ manager
May 13, 2015 – 15:21 | No Comment
Comic Seer is a one-stop comic viewer/ manager

Viewing comics can be easy. Really, really easy. If you have a CBZ file, say, rename it to ZIP, open it in Explorer, and browse the images it contains – simple.
That works well for occasional …

InPixio Photo Editor is a 1-click photo enhancer
May 13, 2015 – 11:13 | No Comment
InPixio Photo Editor is a 1-click photo enhancer

Photo editors for the Windows desktop typically compete on the length of their feature list: file formats support, range of selection tools, layer handling abilities, whatever it might be.
InPixio Free Photo Editor ignores almost all …

How to display Windows 8 toast notifications from your own scripts
May 12, 2015 – 05:37 | No Comment
How to display Windows 8 toast notifications from your own scripts

Scripts and batch files are great for automating complex tasks, but they’re not so good at keeping you informed about their progress. Typically you’re forced to Alt+Tab back to the command prompt window to try …