Add shortcuts to Control Panel with My Computer Manager
April 21, 2017 – 09:01 | No Comment
Add shortcuts to Control Panel with My Computer Manager

Windows makes it easy to place shortcuts in any folder, except of course system folders like Control Panel or My Computer (aka This PC), where for some reason none of the usual rules apply.
My Computer …

Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark
March 26, 2017 – 02:15 | No Comment
Find a perfect parking space in seconds with JustPark

JustPark is a smart app which helps you find your perfect parking space from more than 200,000 in more than 1,000 cities worldwide.
Give the app a location and it’ll display available spaces on a map, …

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 …

LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet
February 1, 2017 – 09:27 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet
LibreOffice 5.3 is one of the biggest updates to the office suite yet

The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.3 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.3 32-bit. Despite the point update, LibreOffice 5.3 is billed as “one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the office suite”, and …

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 …

Betternet is a simple, free and “unlimited” VPN
November 16, 2016 – 09:45 | Comments Off on Betternet is a simple, free and “unlimited” VPN
Betternet is a simple, free and “unlimited” VPN

Connecting to a virtual private network can shield your IP, maintain your privacy on insecure wireless hotspots and perhaps help you access websites you couldn’t reach normally.
VPN’s usually require paying a chunky subscription fee, but …

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, …

LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar
August 3, 2016 – 07:25 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar
LibreOffice 5.2 adds financial forecasting to Calc, streamlines main toolbar

The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 5.2 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.2 32-bit. It arrives on time, six months after the last major release in the 5.x branch.
Like the previous two major releases, LibreOffice 5.2 contains …

LibreOffice 5.1 reorganises user interface, reduces start-up times
February 10, 2016 – 09:29 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 5.1 reorganises user interface, reduces start-up times
LibreOffice 5.1 reorganises user interface, reduces start-up times

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.1 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.1 32-bit. It comes just under six months after version 5.0 debuted back in August yet unveils some major changes to the user interface as …

Look out! 12 frankly fantastic FREE software giveaways this festive season!
December 17, 2015 – 09:39 | Comments Off on Look out! 12 frankly fantastic FREE software giveaways this festive season!
Look out! 12 frankly fantastic FREE software giveaways this festive season!

Tis the season for giving, and we’ve been swept up in the holiday mood. This year, Downloadcrew Giveaway returns with a major bang, with no fewer than 12 (twelve) free software downloads for Windows users …

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 …