ripgrep is a fast, powerful cross-platform grep
September 28, 2016 – 08:33 | No Comment
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, …

Find edited and hi-res versions of an image with TinEye
September 12, 2016 – 07:32 | No Comment
Find edited and hi-res versions of an image with TinEye

You’ve found what looks like a great image online, but there’s a problem: it’s so lo-res that it’s almost unusable.
Google’s image search may be able to help. In Chrome, right-click the picture, select Search Google …

MFT-based UltraSearch 2.10 adds file content searching
June 21, 2016 – 13:06 | Comments Off on MFT-based UltraSearch 2.10 adds file content searching
MFT-based UltraSearch 2.10 adds file content searching

Super-fast MFT-based search tool UltraSearch has hit version 2.10 with some major improvements.
The program can now search for file content, as well as file and folder names.

ScanFS is a speedy PC file finder
June 9, 2016 – 04:31 | Comments Off on ScanFS is a speedy PC file finder
ScanFS is a speedy PC file finder

ScanFS is interesting desktop search tool, easy to use but with some unexpected extras.
The program starts much like any other search app. Enter a file mask, a starting folder, click Enter to view the results: …

Listary 5.0 is a massive update
May 27, 2016 – 04:15 | Comments Off on Listary 5.0 is a massive update
Listary 5.0 is a massive update

The powerful search tool/ launcher Listary has hit version 5.0 with a huge list of major new features.
You can now use Listary to run searches on your favourite websites, with the results opening in a …

Hain is a search tool, launcher and desktop assistant for x64 Windows
April 19, 2016 – 07:01 | Comments Off on Hain is a search tool, launcher and desktop assistant for x64 Windows
Hain is a search tool, launcher and desktop assistant for x64 Windows

Hain is an open-source keyboard-oriented launcher, desktop search and productivity tool for 64-bit Windows.
The program is convenient to use. Unzip the download, run Hain.exe, it adds an icon to your system tray and pressing Alt+Space …

Create and search file lists with File List Maker
March 16, 2016 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Create and search file lists with File List Maker
Create and search file lists with File List Maker

Windows Search is great at locating files on the current PC, but what if you also want to check CDs, DVDs, USB keys, even other computers?
File List Maker is a free tool which offers probably …

NooG is a compact web search bar for your PC desktop
March 4, 2016 – 09:55 | Comments Off on NooG is a compact web search bar for your PC desktop
NooG is a compact web search bar for your PC desktop

NooG is a lightweight internet search bar for the Windows desktop.
We watched the installation process closely, because this is just the kind of app to trash your system with a pile of adware, but no …

Get your life organised with Makagiga
February 17, 2016 – 06:28 | Comments Off on Get your life organised with Makagiga
Get your life organised with Makagiga

Makagiga started life long ago as an open-source, Java-based RSS reader. But then the developer started to take it further. Much, much further.
The program now also has a capable to-do manager. A note taker. A …

Run fuzzy content-aware searches on your PC with AIKIN Desktop Search
January 7, 2016 – 05:43 | Comments Off on Run fuzzy content-aware searches on your PC with AIKIN Desktop Search
Run fuzzy content-aware searches on your PC with AIKIN Desktop Search

The average desktop search tool doesn’t exactly have much initiative. Run a search for “Stephen” and it doesn’t matter how many Steves or Stevens you’ve got, records with the original spelling is all that you’ll …

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 …