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 …

Quick review: VX Search 5.12
July 28, 2015 – 07:52 | Comments Off on Quick review: VX Search 5.12
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 | Comments Off on SurfFind is a fast grep-like text search tool for Windows
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 | Comments Off on bstrings searches files for URLs, email addresses, more
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 on treev is a Chrome search bar for your cloud files
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 on FileSeek is a fast and flexible search tool
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 on TorrentRover tracks down torrents from the desktop
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 on Detect signs of malware with Recent Files Seeker
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 …