How busy were you last Tuesday? Desktop APM can help
February 3, 2015 – 09:50 | Comments Off
How busy were you last Tuesday? Desktop APM can help

Spend a day on some personal PC task and you’ll probably only be interested in the end results. Did you find the information, produce the document, achieve everything you wanted?
Go to work on a commercial …

Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS
February 2, 2015 – 14:17 | Comments Off
Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS

How secure is your computer? Finding out can take a little work. You might have to check your antivirus, firewall, backup program, maybe the Windows Action Center and various other system settings.
OPSWAT GEARS is a …

Run multiple programs in one desktop window with TaskSpace
October 12, 2014 – 05:47 | Comments Off
Run multiple programs in one desktop window with TaskSpace

Running multiple PC programs side-by-side isn’t difficult, but can require a little preparation as you move, resize and reorganise each window.
TaskSpace offers an interesting alternative, running multiple programs in a single desktop window, and so …

KDE Mover-Sizer brings handy Linux desktop tricks to the PC
August 28, 2014 – 07:13 | Comments Off
KDE Mover-Sizer brings handy Linux desktop tricks to the PC

Resizing and repositioning windows on the PC desktop is such a fundamental task that you’ll almost do it without thinking. Move the mouse to the title bar/ border, click, drag, release. Very basic, very simple …

FileSearchy is a fast desktop search tool for Windows
May 30, 2014 – 10:46 | Comments Off
FileSearchy is a fast desktop search tool for Windows

FileSearchy is a free-for-personal-use desktop search tool with one or two interesting and unexpected features.
After a quick and easy installation, launching FileSearchy displays a very straightforward interface. Enter part of a file name in the …

Set up to 128 desktop alarms with Eusing Clock
April 11, 2014 – 10:23 | Comments Off
Set up to 128 desktop alarms with Eusing Clock

Eusing Clock is a free clock gadget for your Windows desktop.
Yes, we know, there are several million of these already, but this one does have a few twists which help it stand out from the …

Pretty Run is a versatile desktop search tool
March 23, 2014 – 06:58 | Comments Off
Pretty Run is a versatile desktop search tool

The standard Windows Search tool has improved a great deal in recent years, and the latest Windows 8.1 additions – especially its Bing integration – are another welcome step forward.
The technology still won’t be enough …

Preme is a suite of time-saving window management tools
March 6, 2014 – 07:28 | Comments Off
Preme is a suite of time-saving window management tools

Preme for Windows is a clever free tool which extends your windows desktop with a host of time-saving tricks.
There are new ways to open files and applications, for example. You get special mouse actions to …

Screen2EXE is a powerful free screen recorder
February 25, 2014 – 09:35 | Comments Off
Screen2EXE is a powerful free screen recorder

At first glance, Screen2EXE seems much like any other free screen recorder. Set the program to record your desktop activity, edit the results, and save them as a video, ready to share with others. No …

Customise Windows right-click menus with Easy Context Menu
February 11, 2014 – 05:01 | Comments Off
Customise Windows right-click menus with Easy Context Menu

Browse just about any Windows tips site and you’ll find tutorials on how to customise various Explorer right-click menus. Adding the ability to open the command prompt at a particular folder is a particular favourite; …

Easily save and restore your desktop icon layout with ReIcon
January 14, 2014 – 12:45 | Comments Off
Easily save and restore your desktop icon layout with ReIcon

Organising icons on your desktop can be as simple as dragging and dropping them into their new positions. Keeping this new layout is usually more of a challenge, though. Other users of your system can …