Prevent forced system shutdowns and restarts with shutdownblocker
November 19, 2016 – 11:09 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

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 …

LibreOffice 5.0 unveils streamlined user interface, adds 64-bit Windows build
August 5, 2015 – 08:11 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 5.0 unveils streamlined user interface, adds 64-bit Windows build
LibreOffice 5.0 unveils streamlined user interface, adds 64-bit Windows build

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 5.0 64-bit and LibreOffice 5.0 32-bit. This is a major new release that will form the cornerstone of future development on mobile platforms as well as the upcoming LibreOffice …

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 …

Dropbox for iOS 3.9 adds new Recents tab, supports comments
May 6, 2015 – 07:35 | Comments Off on Dropbox for iOS 3.9 adds new Recents tab, supports comments
Dropbox for iOS 3.9 adds new Recents tab, supports comments

Dropbox has unveiled Dropbox for iOS 3.9.0, a significant update to its client for iPhone and iPad. The new build debuts three new features and improvements.
There’s a new Recents tab option added to the home …