TorrentRover tracks down torrents from the desktop
February 17, 2015 – 14:26 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

Sundance web browser lets Windows users perform advanced web searches easily
June 23, 2014 – 13:41 | Comments Off
Sundance web browser lets Windows users perform advanced web searches easily

More than a decade into the browser wars, and they show no signs of abating. But while the behemoths of Microsoft, Google and Mozilla battle it out in the heavens for market share, closer to …

W8 Sidebar is a system monitor, task scheduler, Registry cleaner…
June 23, 2014 – 12:51 | Comments Off
W8 Sidebar is a system monitor, task scheduler, Registry cleaner…

W8 Sidebar is a handy Windows 7/8 gadget which crams the maximum desktop-friendly power into its compact portable frame.
A simple system monitor displays your CPU and RAM usage, free drive space, upload and download speeds …

Run super-fast file searches with Hddb
April 15, 2014 – 10:37 | Comments Off
Run super-fast file searches with Hddb

If you need to run rapid searches for file names on NTFS drives then there’s no substitute for VoidTools’ Everything. The program’s smart use of the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) means you’ll see matching …

Search and replace text in multiple files at the same time
March 28, 2014 – 15:48 | Comments Off
Search and replace text in multiple files at the same time

Most editors make it easy to replace text in the current document. Searching across multiple documents can be more challenging. And if you often need to replace text across a large number of files, perhaps …

Pretty Run is a versatile desktop search tool
March 23, 2014 – 06:58 | Comments Off
Pretty Run is a versatile desktop search tool

The standard Windows Search tool has improved a great deal in recent years, and the latest Windows 8.1 additions – especially its Bing integration – are another welcome step forward.
The technology still won’t be enough …