Download files from the command line with INetGet
March 25, 2017 – 10:19 | No Comment
Download files from the command line with INetGet

INetGet 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 …

mrViewer is a quirky but powerful media player
March 14, 2017 – 10:31 | No Comment
mrViewer is a quirky but powerful media player

While most PC media players are identikit clones which bring nothing new to the playback, mrViewer is a rare exception. A program that has the courage to do things differently. Very differently…
This starts less than …

Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker
November 19, 2016 – 11:09 | Comments Off on Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker
Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker

Shutdownblocker is a simple tool which intercepts and blocks shutdown, restart, logoff and related commands.
The program offers some protection from user mistakes or poorly designed software which forces a restart, as well as preventing forced …

ripgrep is a fast, powerful cross-platform grep
September 28, 2016 – 08:33 | Comments Off on ripgrep is a fast, powerful cross-platform grep
ripgrep is a fast, powerful cross-platform grep

Once you’re used to the power of grep, regular Windows text-searching tools can seem a little, well, basic.
Fortunately there some quality alternatives around, and ripgrep is an excellent open-source project with builds available for Windows, …

Download files from a script with fGet
February 2, 2016 – 07:39 | Comments Off on Download files from a script with fGet
Download files from a script with fGet

Foolish IT has released fGet, a freeware portable tool which enables downloading files from a script.
The program uses Internet Explorer components to handle the tricky bits, which means the fGet executable can be a tiny …

Sort images by colour with ImageSorter
December 8, 2015 – 08:09 | Comments Off on Sort images by colour with ImageSorter
Sort images by colour with ImageSorter

Photo managers offer many ways to organise and sort your images – name, date, size, tags – but these typically rely on your pictures being set up in a consistent way.
ImageSorter for Windows and Mac …

Registry Finder: a smarter Registry Editor
September 7, 2015 – 10:16 | Comments Off on Registry Finder: a smarter Registry Editor
Registry Finder: a smarter Registry Editor

From PC novices to Windows experts, just about everyone needs to access the Windows Registry occasionally. But the standard REGEDIT doesn’t exactly make this easy, and it hasn’t seen any significant changes in years.
Registry Finder …

Sicyon is a serious scientific calculator
June 20, 2015 – 13:51 | Comments Off on Sicyon is a serious scientific calculator
Sicyon is a serious scientific calculator

There’s plenty of “scientific calculator” programs around, but very few really live up to the name (trig functions and a degrees/ radians switch really aren’t as advanced as some developers seem to think).
At first glance …

Light Alloy is an ultra-configurable media player
December 4, 2014 – 10:09 | Comments Off on Light Alloy is an ultra-configurable media player
Light Alloy is an ultra-configurable media player

At first glance, Light Alloy looks and feels much like any other free media player. Drag and drop your source files, open discs, play and pause individual tracks, manage playlists, all the usual core basics.
The …

Wise System Monitor tracks software, hardware and network traffic
September 4, 2014 – 10:49 | Comments Off on Wise System Monitor tracks software, hardware and network traffic
Wise System Monitor tracks software, hardware and network traffic

Popular PC tools developer Wise Cleaner has released a public beta of its latest utility, Wise System Monitor.
The new addition is a desktop gadget which tracks and displays CPU usage, upload and download speeds, RAM …

Curly downloads files from the command line – and checks for malware
September 4, 2014 – 08:02 | Comments Off on Curly downloads files from the command line – and checks for malware
Curly downloads files from the command line – and checks for malware

When you’re working at the Windows command line it might sometimes be useful to download a file, but the standard tools don’t make this particularly easy.
If you’re looking for something simpler then Curly could be …