FileOptimizer 6.50 adds HTML optimisation support
April 17, 2014 – 05:56 | No Comment
FileOptimizer 6.50 adds HTML optimisation support

Lossless compression tool FileOptimizer has been updated to version 6.50.302 with new HTML optimisation support.
If you’re wondering how any HTML optimisation can be guaranteed to be “lossless”, then you might have a point. Currently “tidy” …

Defraggler 2.18 adds Quick Optimize feature for SSD drives, disk performance graphs
April 16, 2014 – 09:28 | No Comment
Defraggler 2.18 adds Quick Optimize feature for SSD drives, disk performance graphs

Piriform has released Defraggler 2.18 and Defraggler Portable 2.18, minor updates to its Windows freeware defrag tool.
Version 2.18 builds on the previous release by adding additional functionality to the recently introduced Statistics tab as well …

Quick Review: Baidu PC Faster
April 3, 2014 – 08:31 | No Comment
Quick Review: Baidu PC Faster

Baidu PC Faster is a free suite of tools to clean, optimise and maintain your PC.
Yes, we know: we’ve heard this before, too. But PC Faster could be different, not least because it comes from …

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 adds Game Booster, User Rights Manager
April 2, 2014 – 17:18 | No Comment
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 adds Game Booster, User Rights Manager

Ashampoo GmbH has unveiled WinOptimizer 11, the latest edition of its PC cleanup, optimisation and maintenance suite.
The new release introduces Game Booster, a tool which frees up valuable system resources by temporarily shutting down non-essential …

CCleaner 4.12 improves Opera browser support, Registry cleaning
March 25, 2014 – 12:43 | No Comment
CCleaner 4.12 improves Opera browser support, Registry cleaning

Piriform has issued the latest monthly update to its Windows cleaning tool with the release of CCleaner 4.12 and CCleaner Portable 4.12. After the excitement of last month’s release, version 4.12 is a more sedate …

Crunch your JPG files down to size with JPGmini
February 27, 2014 – 08:30 | No Comment
Crunch your JPG files down to size with JPGmini

Last week we wrote about PNGmini, a useful tool which can cut PNG file sizes without any loss in image quality.
Developer Voralent has now released JPGmini 1.0, which applies similar lossless compression technology to crunch …

CCleaner 4.11 adds support for managing Opera start-up items, adds file content duplicate detection
February 25, 2014 – 12:21 | No Comment
CCleaner 4.11 adds support for managing Opera start-up items, adds file content duplicate detection

Piriform has released CCleaner 4.11 and CCleaner Portable 4.11, its popular free and paid-for cleaning tool for Windows. Version 4.11 is a significant update with a number of interesting new features.
These include adding support for …

Cut SVG file size by 66%+ with SVG Cleaner
February 21, 2014 – 06:16 | No Comment
Cut SVG file size by 66%+ with SVG Cleaner

Scalable Vector Graphics is a powerful image format with support for scripting, filters, animation, interactivity and more. But it’s also XML-based, and not exactly efficient: SVG file sizes can be much larger than you expect, …

PNGmini reduces PNG file size without affecting image quality
February 18, 2014 – 07:17 | No Comment
PNGmini reduces PNG file size without affecting image quality

PNG is an excellent graphics format which can achieve very good compression rates. We’ve regularly covered tools which can optimise them still further, though – including PNGOptimizer, just last month – and PNGmini is the …

Defraggler 2.17 adds Statistics tab, Taskbar progress meter, widens SSD support
February 7, 2014 – 06:46 | Comments Off
Defraggler 2.17 adds Statistics tab, Taskbar progress meter, widens SSD support

Piriform Software has released Defraggler 2.17 and Defraggler Portable 2.17, updated builds of its freeware defragmentation tool for Windows. Version 2.17’s main highlight is the addition of a new Statistics tab, alongside SSD optimizations and …

ImDisk Toolkit adds dynamic RAM disks
January 25, 2014 – 08:30 | Comments Off
ImDisk Toolkit adds dynamic RAM disks

Setting up a RAM disk can be a quick and easy way to speed up some programs, but it also has a very obvious down side. Any RAM you allocate to a virtual drive is …