Areca Backup is a very flexible backup tool
March 4, 2015 – 06:45 | No Comment
Areca Backup is a very flexible backup tool

What do you need from a backup program? Set up in seconds, maybe? Complete system backups, full disaster recovery, maybe integration with all your favourite cloud storage providers?
Bad news: Areca Backup doesn’t provide any of …

Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite
March 3, 2015 – 12:36 | No Comment
Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite

Troubleshooting network problems can be a nightmare, even for Windows experts, but equipping yourself with the right software can make all the difference.
As we wrote last month, NetCrunch Tools is a useful collection of common …

HexBrowser.NET identifies mystery files from their contents
March 2, 2015 – 17:35 | No Comment
HexBrowser.NET identifies mystery files from their contents

Identifying a file type is normally just a matter of glancing at the extension: EXE, a program; ZIP, an archive; JPG, an image, and so on.
But what if the extension is missing, or has been …

Split PDFs into separate pages with SepPDF
March 2, 2015 – 04:41 | No Comment
Split PDFs into separate pages with SepPDF

It’s happened to us all. You need to carry out a simple PC task, find and download some freeware, but then discover it’s a huge file, requires installation, comes packed with adware, has loads of …

Run text-mode DOS apps in Windows with vDos
February 27, 2015 – 06:25 | No Comment
Run text-mode DOS apps in Windows with vDos

If you’d like to run a classic DOS game under Windows then DOSBox is the perfect solution: tiny, free, and with enough hardware emulators to support almost anything.
It’s not the only option, though, and if …

Run Android on your PC desktop with Droid4X
February 26, 2015 – 07:35 | No Comment
Run Android on your PC desktop with Droid4X

Android apps aren’t just for your phone and tablet. Install Droid4X and you can run Android on your PC, too, taking full advantage of the extra screen resolution and more easily sharing files and data.
As …

Control Explorer’s “Send To” menu with Send To Manager
February 25, 2015 – 18:01 | No Comment
Control Explorer’s “Send To” menu with Send To Manager

Windows Explorer’s “Send To” menu can be a convenient way to copy, send or open files. Just right-click, select “Send To”, and chose whatever drive or application you need.
Most programs don’t make use of the …

Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
February 25, 2015 – 08:33 | No Comment
Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit

Utilities developer Tweaking.com has released Technician’s Toolbox and Technician’s Toolbox Portable, a free-for-personal-use suite of 20+ PC maintenance, monitoring and management tools.
Networking features are a highlight, with a graphical netstat, in-depth details on your network …

View, back up and restore PC drivers with DriverBackup!
February 24, 2015 – 07:29 | No Comment
View, back up and restore PC drivers with DriverBackup!

The average PC user doesn’t need to pay much attention to device drivers, these days, and that’s probably a good thing. Windows supports most devices natively, locates plenty of drivers on its own, and a …

Restore files, partitions, broken PCs with Lazesoft Recovery Suite
February 23, 2015 – 11:46 | No Comment
Restore files, partitions, broken PCs with Lazesoft Recovery Suite

Install the free version of a commercial program and you expect to find some restrictions, but undelete tools often go a little too far. You might only be able to recover 250 files, perhaps. With …

Quickly scan documents to PDF, TIFF, more with NAPS2
February 23, 2015 – 04:41 | No Comment
Quickly scan documents to PDF, TIFF, more with NAPS2

Buy even the most basic consumer scanner and you’ll probably get some very capable scanning software with a pile of image processing features. But while that’s great if you’re looking to scan a photo, it …