Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand
December 9, 2016 – 06:12 | No Comment
Windows Update Blocker disables OS updates on demand

Freeware developer Sordum has unveiled Windows Update Blocker, a free tool for disabling Windows Updates.
At first glance, the program doesn’t seem very interesting. Launch it, select “Enable” or “Disable” and click “Apply Now” to make …

Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop
December 8, 2016 – 11:00 | No Comment
Style offers Prisma-like photo styling for the desktop

Desktop image editors have been offering effects like “Oil Painting” and “Pencil Sketch” for years, without anyone paying much attention, but the rise of the smartphone has created a whole new market for these photo-transforming …

Snipaste: screen capture for designers
December 8, 2016 – 05:38 | No Comment
Snipaste: screen capture for designers

Snipaste is an unusual developer and designer-oriented screen capture tool for Windows.
Basic operations are simple and you’ll feel at home right away. Press a hotkey, left-click and drag to capture a rectangular area: easy.

Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free
December 7, 2016 – 06:45 | No Comment
Get 10 free Photoshop plugins with Auto FX Free

Auto FX Free is a free collection of 10 free Photoshop plugins which can also be used stand-alone.
The effects include Focal Zoom, Light Brush, Lighten and Sharpen, Mood Lighting, Soften Details, Vitality, Dreamy Photo, Mosaic, …

Manage, view and annotate your PDFs with Gaaiho Reader 4.0
December 6, 2016 – 08:30 | No Comment
Manage, view and annotate your PDFs with Gaaiho Reader 4.0

Gaaiho Reader is a lightweight and feature-packed PDF reader for Windows.
The program opens with a more cluttered interface than Adobe Reader – menus, buttons, sidebars – but basic viewing remains very straightforward.

B.S. Detector highlights “fake” news links and sites
December 5, 2016 – 10:33 | No Comment
B.S. Detector highlights “fake” news links and sites

A busy Facebook feed could be crammed with all kinds of articles and news headlines, but are they genuine, or propaganda, or hoaxes, or something else entirely?
B.S. Detector is a free extension for Chrome, Opera, …

DevDocs is an offline developer’s documentation browser for Chrome
December 4, 2016 – 04:28 | No Comment
DevDocs is an offline developer’s documentation browser for Chrome

You’re working in your browser, testing some new web development project, but there’s a problem. And you’ve no idea why. So you open some documentation in a separate browser tab, more in your development environment, …

SpeedCrunch is a simple but powerful scientific calculator
December 3, 2016 – 09:46 | No Comment
SpeedCrunch is a simple but powerful scientific calculator

SpeedCrunch is a keyboard-based scientific calculator which is easy to use, yet still has the power that advanced users need.
The program is both open-source and portable, which means no real setup hassles. Just unzip the …

Identify mystery file types with TrID-Net
December 2, 2016 – 11:51 | No Comment
Identify mystery file types with TrID-Net

Identifying a file type is often very easy. A glance at the icon gives you a general idea – VLC Media Player tells you it’s a media file, for instance – and the extension tells …

Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more
December 1, 2016 – 09:03 | No Comment
Dimensions 2 Folders organises images by height, width, more

If you’re working on a document or design template then you’ll often need images of a specific resolution or aspect ratio, but finding matching pictures on your own system might take a little work.
One option …

Get regular “take a break” reminders with stretchly
November 30, 2016 – 07:42 | No Comment
Get regular “take a break” reminders with stretchly

Stretchly is an open-source tool which displays regular “take a break” reminders when you’re working on your PC, Linux system or Mac.
There are plenty of similar tools around, but stretchly has some unusual touches which …