Instantly switch to favorite folders with Quick Access Popup
February 10, 2016 – 07:50 | No Comment
Instantly switch to favorite folders with Quick Access Popup

It happens all the time. You’re working in Explorer, maybe opening or saving a file, but the current folder is so far away that you have to click, and click, and click to get there.
Quick …

VClip is a quick and easy desktop recorder
January 28, 2016 – 07:44 | No Comment
VClip is a quick and easy desktop recorder

BahraniApps has released VClip 1.0, a freeware tool for recording video and audio of your desktop.
The program has a strong emphasis on simplicity. Which means: it’s basic. Very basic. There’s no option to capture the …

3 Screen Recorder extensions for Chrome
January 19, 2016 – 07:33 | No Comment
3 Screen Recorder extensions for Chrome

From tutorials to troubleshooting, game walkthroughs, presentations or just sharing desktop activity, everyone can use a screen recorder occasionally.
This used to mean tracking down and installing some low-level native application, but there are now some …

Turn desktop windows transparent instantly with Move Aside Please
January 11, 2016 – 05:20 | No Comment
Turn desktop windows transparent instantly with Move Aside Please

Organising a busy PC desktop can take a little work, as you’re forever minimising, resizing, repositioning, and generally relocating windows for easier viewing.
Move Aside Please is a free tool which simplifies the process by moving …

Capture desktop activity with Automatic Screenshotter
January 8, 2016 – 06:27 | No Comment
Capture desktop activity with Automatic Screenshotter

Taking regular screenshots of the desktop sounds like a smart way to record what’s happening on your PC. Until you try it, and are left ploughing through folders packed with pointless, near-identical images.
Automatic Screenshotter is …

Run fuzzy content-aware searches on your PC with AIKIN Desktop Search
January 7, 2016 – 05:43 | No Comment
Run fuzzy content-aware searches on your PC with AIKIN Desktop Search

The average desktop search tool doesn’t exactly have much initiative. Run a search for “Stephen” and it doesn’t matter how many Steves or Stevens you’ve got, records with the original spelling is all that you’ll …

Snap and resize desktop windows to a grid with WindowGrid
December 30, 2015 – 05:44 | No Comment
Snap and resize desktop windows to a grid with WindowGrid

Windows provides many ways to help reposition and resize your desktop windows – cascading, tiling, aero snap, more – but even the latest editions won’t always give you the control you need.
WindowGrid is an ultra-lightweight …

Record desktop activity to tiny self-playing EXEs with Screen2SWF
December 2, 2015 – 10:54 | Comments Off on Record desktop activity to tiny self-playing EXEs with Screen2SWF
Record desktop activity to tiny self-playing EXEs with Screen2SWF

Windows screen recorder Screen2SWF, once a $49 commercial product, is now available for free.
With so much freeware competition around already you might be thinking, “so what?”, but wait: the program does have some interesting features which …

Secretly record desktop activity with Hidden Capture
November 10, 2015 – 05:23 | Comments Off on Secretly record desktop activity with Hidden Capture
Secretly record desktop activity with Hidden Capture

Finding out what others are doing on your PC can be difficult. You might spend an age browsing various histories – browsers, applications launched, documents opened – and still not be entirely sure.
Hidden Capture is …

How to move or resize windows with the keyboard
October 5, 2015 – 10:18 | Comments Off on How to move or resize windows with the keyboard
How to move or resize windows with the keyboard

It’s easy enough to size or position windows with the mouse, but keyboard shortcuts can be quicker and more convenient.
On Windows 7 and later, pressing Win+Left or Win+Right snaps the current window to the left …

8GadgetPack brings gadgets back to the Windows 10 desktop
September 4, 2015 – 08:16 | Comments Off on 8GadgetPack brings gadgets back to the Windows 10 desktop
8GadgetPack brings gadgets back to the Windows 10 desktop

Windows gadgets made their first appearance in Vista as a convenient way to install tiny desktop tools like clocks, system monitors or weather applets.
The technology was retired in 2012 due to security vulnerabilities, but these …