Quick review: VX Search 5.12
July 28, 2015 – 07:52 | No Comment
Quick review: VX Search 5.12

Windows Search has plenty of power these days, and there’s a whole library of capable freeware if you need more, so is there really any reason why you should bother with the free-for-personal-use VX Search?
We …

Is virgo the smallest virtual desktop manager ever?
July 16, 2015 – 12:04 | No Comment
Is virgo the smallest virtual desktop manager ever?

When you’re regularly trying out new software, it’s important to look for anything odd or unusual, any sign that a program might not be what it seems.
The Windows “virtual desktop manager” virgo seemed like a …

Access folder contents instantly with Wincmder Shellex
May 15, 2015 – 06:19 | Comments Off
Access folder contents instantly with Wincmder Shellex

If your desktop is cluttered then you could create a few folders to hold shortcuts, important files, whatever you access regularly. That works, but it’s less convenient: you’re forced to open a folder to view …

Set your wallpaper to a single shade with LoneColor
May 1, 2015 – 07:29 | Comments Off
Set your wallpaper to a single shade with LoneColor

Family photos, landscapes, animals, celebs, even live video: there’s no shortage of wallpaper options, or programs to help you change from one image to another.
While this seems like a good idea at first, there are …

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 …