Set up to 128 desktop alarms with Eusing Clock
April 11, 2014 – 10:23 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

oCam is a very configurable screen recorder
January 13, 2014 – 07:46 | Comments Off
oCam is a very configurable screen recorder

Screen recorders are great for creating tutorials, saving streaming videos and otherwise recording your desktop activities. There are plenty to choose from, each with their own advantages, but if you’re new to the technology then …

Keep desktop icons out of sight with AutoHideDesktopIcons
December 17, 2013 – 07:18 | Comments Off
Keep desktop icons out of sight with AutoHideDesktopIcons

Is your desktop a cluttered mess of shortcuts, files and folders? If you can never quite find the time to clear it up, then you might appreciate AutoHideDesktopIcons, a free tool which hides any desktop …

It’s Christmas! Get into the holiday spirit with these desktop decorations
December 13, 2013 – 10:51 | Comments Off
It’s Christmas! Get into the holiday spirit with these desktop decorations

Christmas is coming. And soon! Okay, we don’t have time to prepare just yet, either, but there are quick and easy ways to get into the holiday mood. Just giving your PC a little desktop …

Cupcloud: save your work, then restore it later – on any PC or Mac
November 20, 2013 – 05:05 | Comments Off
Cupcloud: save your work, then restore it later – on any PC or Mac

You’re at work, tied up with some major project: browser tabs are open, maybe a Word document, while you’re adding polish to some graphics in Photoshop. And deadlines are looming, so you’d like to carry …

7+ Taskbar Tweaker 4.4 adds even more desktop tricks
November 15, 2013 – 16:25 | Comments Off
7+ Taskbar Tweaker 4.4 adds even more desktop tricks

RaMMichaeL’s excellent 7+ Taskbar Tweaker has been updated to version 4.4 with the inclusion of even more tweaks and customisations.
A new “Hide the Start button” option does exactly what you’d expect, for instance, saving useful …