FocusOn is a likeable image viewer
March 30, 2017 – 06:33 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

FocusOn Image ViewerFocusOn Image Viewer is a stylish and straightforward image viewer, easy to use but with one or two unexpected bonus features.

This all starts with the interface. There are no stupid gimmicks, no attempts to do things differently for no reason at all. Instead FocusOn Image Viewer starts with the look and feel of Explorer, and adds just a little more.

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IObit Malware Fighter 5 adds anti-ransomware engine, webcam protection
March 29, 2017 – 08:37 by Mike Williams in News | No Comment

IObit Malware FighterAfter three months in beta IObit has shipped IObit Malware Fighter 5, the latest edition of its antivirus and security tool.

Malware Fighter Pro users get an anti-ransomware engine which acts as a firewall for your file system. The program monitors accesses to your personal files and blocks everything but known and trusted applications, keeping your data safe.

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Discover and create appealing color schemes with Just Color Picker
March 29, 2017 – 05:35 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Just Color PickerJust Color Picker is a freeware Windows and Mac design tool which helps you capture eye-catching shades and create appealing color combinations.

If you’ve ever used another color picker you’ll know the basics already. Moving the mouse cursor around your screen displays a magnified view of that point, pressing Alt+X saves the currently selected pixel color to a list, and you can copy it to the clipboard for reuse in other apps.

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Vivaldi 1.8 unveils revolutionary new History feature
March 29, 2017 – 04:25 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Vivaldi200-175Challenger web browser Vivaldi 1.8 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux. The browser, which has made great strides in its relatively short lifespan, unveils another game-changing feature with this new release.

The headline new feature is a revamped History view – accessed via the Speed Dial or by pressing [Ctrl] + [H]. The feature gives users a more visual overview of their browsing behaviour, making it easier to find – and return to – previously visited pages and sites.

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RogueKillerCMD is a command line malware hunter
March 28, 2017 – 17:27 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

RogueKillerCMDRogueKillerCMD is a command line version of the popular anti-malware tool RogueKiller.

The GUI edition will always be easier to use, but command line builds are handy for automation or running checks when Windows isn’t fully available (Safe Mode with command prompt).

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Clip Angel is a versatile clipboard manager
March 28, 2017 – 07:41 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

Clip AngelClip Angel is a capable Windows clipboard manager which comes packed with interesting tools and features.

The program looks much like any clipboard manager. Leave Clip Angel visible while you copy items to the clipboard and you’ll see them added to its history.

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TreeSize Free 4.0 unveils new hierarchical tree map view, modernises user interface
March 28, 2017 – 05:42 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

TreeSize 4.0Jam Software has released TreeSize Free 4.0 and TreeSize Free Portable 4.0 for Windows PCs. TreeSize helps users visualise drive space usage and identify large files.

Version 4.0 adds a new view that was previously restricted to the paid-for Professional version. It also unveils a user interface redesign in keeping with the modern ribbon-like interface found in Office and Windows 10, and will be available to download through the Windows Store for the first time.

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View animated GIFs, TIFFs, MPOs and more with CPix
March 27, 2017 – 17:02 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

CPixCPix is an unusual image viewer for Windows with a strong focus on multi-picture formats, including MPO, TIFFs and animated GIFs.

The interface is basic. There’s no thumbnail browser, just a simple viewing pane where you can drag and drop one or more images and folders.

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Trim, crop and convert movies with HD Video Converter Factory
March 26, 2017 – 03:13 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

HD Video Converter FactoryHD Video Converter Factory is the free edition of a commercial product for editing and converting videos from one format to another.

The program has a few “please upgrade” nag screens and some restrictions (720p resolution limit, some export formats aren’t available), but there are no time limits or watermarks and it’s all very usable.

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Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark
March 26, 2017 – 02:15 by Mike Williams in Tips | No Comment

JustParkJustPark is a smart app which helps you find your perfect parking space from more than 200,000 in more than 1,000 cities worldwide.

Give the app a location and it’ll display available spaces on a map, along with its cost (the company says it’s up to 70% cheaper than street parking) and the time it’ll take to walk to your destination.

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Download files from the command line with INetGet
March 25, 2017 – 10:19 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Download files from the command line with INetGet

INetGetINetGet is an open-source Windows tool which enables downloading files from the command line.

The program uses the standard WinINet API to do its work, keeping it ultra-lightweight. The download is a mere 345KB, but that still gets you both 32 and 64-bit builds, and both run without installation on anything from XP up.

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