Quick review: VX Search 5.12
July 28, 2015 – 07:52 | No Comment
Quick review: VX Search 5.12

Windows Search has plenty of power these days, and there’s a whole library of capable freeware if you need more, so is there really any reason why you should bother with the free-for-personal-use VX Search?
We …

SurfFind is a fast grep-like text search tool for Windows
July 15, 2015 – 04:58 | No Comment
SurfFind is a fast grep-like text search tool for Windows

The Windows Search engine is much better than it used to be, but still has plenty of room for improvement, which is why there’s an enormous number of alternative tools around.
SurfFind is a tiny open …

bstrings searches files for URLs, email addresses, more
July 13, 2015 – 06:25 | No Comment
bstrings searches files for URLs, email addresses, more

Bstrings is an open source console-based tool for Windows Vista and later which makes it easy to search files for important strings: URLs, email, IP or MAC addresses, UNC paths, GUIDs, credit card numbers, US …

treev is a Chrome search bar for your cloud files
April 28, 2015 – 12:26 | Comments Off
treev is a Chrome search bar for your cloud files

In theory, storing your files in the cloud means you can access them from anywhere. But in practice, there’s often a complication: you’ll have to find them first.
Treev is a free Chrome extension which can …

FileSeek is a fast and flexible search tool
April 3, 2015 – 08:14 | Comments Off
FileSeek is a fast and flexible search tool

FileSeek is a portable free-for-personal-use search tool for Windows XP-10, a fast and flexible way to locate the files you need.
The program’s familiar interface means you’ll be using it right away. Select a path to …

TorrentRover tracks down torrents from the desktop
February 17, 2015 – 14:26 | Comments Off
TorrentRover tracks down torrents from the desktop

TorrentRover is a torrent search tool for the Windows desktop.
Do we really need this, we wondered? Surely it’ll be packed with adware? But no, there’s nothing to worry about, it’s portable and payload-free.

Detect signs of malware with Recent Files Seeker
February 7, 2015 – 05:59 | Comments Off
Detect signs of malware with Recent Files Seeker

If you suspect your PC has been infected by malware, but your regular security package hasn’t raised an alert, then you could try to locate the threat yourself. It’s sometimes easier than you might expect.
One …

Better Search: a one-stop web research assistant for Chrome
January 2, 2015 – 06:55 | Comments Off
Better Search: a one-stop web research assistant for Chrome

If you’re starting a web research project then Chrome is an ideal companion: fast, easy to use, and with a capable bookmarking system to record your favourite sites.
There’s still plenty of room for improvement, though, …

dnGrep is a powerful search/ replace tool for Windows
December 30, 2014 – 11:27 | Comments Off
dnGrep is a powerful search/ replace tool for Windows

DnGrep is a powerful text search and replace tool for Windows. It comes packed with all the functionality you’d expect from anything with the GREP name, but a well-designed interface ensures it’s also very easy …

Google 5.0 for iOS released, integrates Google Maps, adds iPhone 6-friendly design
December 12, 2014 – 11:34 | Comments Off
Google 5.0 for iOS released, integrates Google Maps, adds iPhone 6-friendly design

Google has unveiled Google 5.0 for iOS, a new release of its search tool for iPhone and iPad.
Version 5, which incorporates functionality from Google Now, has been rebuilt from the ground up to add a …

Quickly search 50+ torrent sites with Bit Che
September 7, 2014 – 05:27 | Comments Off
Quickly search 50+ torrent sites with Bit Che

Finding a particular torrent isn’t always easy, and you might have to visit several search engines before you spot the one you need.
Bit Che is a free PC program which offers an interesting alternative, quickly …