Securely encrypt single files with AES Protect
June 24, 2017 – 03:27 | No Comment
Securely encrypt single files with AES Protect

AES Protect is a portable tool for encrypting single files using a passphrase and AES.
The program is written in x86 assembly language, which means there are no annoying dependencies, and the download is tiny: it’s …

Find and control Windows 10 privacy settings with WPD
June 23, 2017 – 15:20 | No Comment
Find and control Windows 10 privacy settings with WPD

WPD is a freeware tool for exploring, understanding and tweaking Windows 10 privacy settings.
We’ve seen many of these – we’ll bet you have, too – but the program does have some unusual extras which help …

Extract icons and create image thumbnails with Thumbico
June 22, 2017 – 15:17 | No Comment
Extract icons and create image thumbnails with Thumbico

Thumbico is a combination of an icon extraction and viewing tool, with a thumbnail viewer and creator.
The program is tiny, a 28KB download, and unsurprisingly there’s no installation required– just unzip and run Thumbico.exe.

Colour Contrast Analyser is a versatile accessibility checker
June 21, 2017 – 12:36 | No Comment
Colour Contrast Analyser is a versatile accessibility checker

Colour Contrast Analyser is an unusual accessibility tool with a couple of useful but very different functions.
The first allows checking text foreground and background colours to determine its legibility. No need to judge by eye …

Display live system stats on your taskbar with XMeters
June 20, 2017 – 08:25 | No Comment
Display live system stats on your taskbar with XMeters

XMeters is a free-for-personal-use system monitor which displays live CPU, RAM, network and drive stats directly on your taskbar.
The details include CPU utilisation by core, hard drive read and write rates, network upload and download …

Protect your privacy with Disable Nvidia Telemetry
June 19, 2017 – 11:12 | No Comment
Protect your privacy with Disable Nvidia Telemetry

Microsoft and Windows may get most of the flak for collecting data on its users, but other companies have issues of their own.
Nvidia’s GeForce Experience made headlines last year, thanks to some extension data collection …

MyPC is a portable system information app
June 18, 2017 – 03:03 | No Comment
MyPC is a portable system information app

MyPC is a compact and portable system information tool for Windows.
The program organises its features across multiple tabs: “CPU”, “BIOS”, “Motherboard”, “Network”, “APM/ Sound” and more.

OutWiker is a versatile personal wiki
June 17, 2017 – 04:54 | No Comment
OutWiker is a versatile personal wiki

OutWiker is a free personal wiki for organising text notes into a tree structure.
The program uses wiki-type notation and its own commands to set up lists, tables, headings and assorted formatting options, insert images and …

Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer
June 16, 2017 – 05:25 | No Comment
Cut PNG and JPG file sizes with Black Bird Image Optimizer

Black Bird Image Optimizer ($39.95) is a commercial tool which claims to “reduce the size of your photos several times without quality loss!”
Lossless compression which reduces JPGs and PNGs to a fraction of their usual …

gInk is a quick and easy screen annotation app
June 15, 2017 – 04:30 | No Comment
gInk is a quick and easy screen annotation app

GInk is an open-source Windows application which allows drawing and annotating your screen, then saving the results.
The program is a handy way to highlight elements of a screenshot for presentations or demonstrations, or maybe to …

Tad is a smarter CSV and data viewer
June 14, 2017 – 12:38 | No Comment
Tad is a smarter CSV and data viewer

Tad is a free cross-platform tool for viewing any analysing CSV files and tabular data.
Open a CSV file and it’s displayed in a simple table. Clicking column headers quickly sorts the data by that field, …