Edit and analyze written content with Word Doctor
June 23, 2016 – 05:30 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Word DoctorWord Doctor’s developer says it’s a word editor and writer’s aid, “designed to analyze both writing content and style”.

At first glance, that seems hard to believe, because the editor looks only marginally more powerful than Notepad. But start exploring and you’ll begin to change your mind.

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Capture, upload and share screenshots and text with Image DeCap
June 23, 2016 – 05:26 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Image DeCapThere are hundreds of screen capture tools for Windows, covering just about every possible need and situation. Do we really need any more?

Well, maybe not, but Image DeCap has just enough interesting and unusual features to deserve a closer look.

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VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

VLCVideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming video protocols.

Version 2.0 merges the Android TV version with the main Android build, plus introduces a slew of useful new features including the ability to access content over the network and internet as well as support for downloadable subtitles.

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MFT-based UltraSearch 2.10 adds file content searching
June 21, 2016 – 13:06 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

UltraSearchSuper-fast MFT-based search tool UltraSearch has hit version 2.10 with some major improvements.

The program can now search for file content, as well as file and folder names.

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CCleaner 5.19 tweaks browser and Windows 10 MRU cleaning routines
June 21, 2016 – 09:58 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

CCleanerPiriform Software has released CCleaner 5.19 and CCleaner 5.19 Portable for Windows PCs. Once again, it’s a minor release, focussing on improvements, optimisations and some small bug fixes.

The new release has no new features or supported applications, instead focussing on tweaking existing cleaning routines and improving the System Monitoring tool on the Professional edition.

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Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9 released
June 21, 2016 – 08:47 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

Colasoft Capsa FreeColasoft has shipped Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer 9, the latest build of its comprehensive network analyzer.

The new release brings Process View and Process Explorer tools, allowing users to quickly find and browse the network conversations for individual processes.

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Create gorgeous word cloud art with Wordaizer
June 21, 2016 – 06:51 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

WordaizerWordaizer is an intriguing tool for creating Wordle-like word clouds, gorgeous works of art where text is organised and arranged to fill a shape.

We have some simple examples below, but the idea gets more interesting when you add some personal meaning, for example celebrating someone’s 100th birthday by filling a tree shape with the names of all their family.

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Find out which version of Windows a program requires with ExeProperties
June 20, 2016 – 10:59 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

ExePropertiesYou’ve downloaded what looks like an interesting program, but it’s not working. Is it for 32, or 64-bit Windows? Maybe it needs a different Windows version? There’s no built-in way to find out.

ExeProperties is a tiny free Explorer extension which displays an EXE or DLL’s minimum requirements in a couple of clicks.

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3 fun alternatives to Windows Solitaire
June 20, 2016 – 04:00 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

123 Free SolitaireWindows 10 saw Microsoft replace the old-style Solitaire with a Windows app which pesters you with ads every time it runs.

This could be much worse – the ads are only at launch, not while you’re playing – but if you’re looking for an alternative anyway, here are three fun competitors for Windows XP/ Vista and later.

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Auto-download and install 120+ applications with just-install
June 19, 2016 – 03:58 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

just-install.200.175Windows package managers like Npackd provide a single interface where you can find, install, update or remove hundreds of popular PC applications.

Sounds great, but there can be complications. PowerShell dependencies, a GUI to explore, command line switches to learn, repositories to browse– not so easy, after all.

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Access Khan Academy videos offline
June 18, 2016 – 02:38 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Khan AcademyKhan Academy is a great learning resource which provides free video-based courses on everything from math to history, science to music, computing, economics and more.

Most users access Khan Academy content via their website, but if you’ve limited bandwidth that might not always be possible.

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