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Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer
July 10, 2017 – 11:33 | Comments Off on Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer
Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer

HamMultiPlayer is an interesting media player with some unusual features, including the ability to preview and work with multiple videos simultaneously.
The program doesn’t require any installation, and it doesn’t even arrive in an archive. It’s …

BPing: a network Ping tool with added audio
June 29, 2017 – 03:35 | Comments Off on BPing: a network Ping tool with added audio
BPing: a network Ping tool with added audio

BPing is a tiny console-based ping tool with an unusual extra: sound.
Why? It gives you instant feedback on what’s happening without any need to watch the console window.

NirSoft unveils NetworkUsageView 1.0
June 28, 2017 – 10:51 | Comments Off on NirSoft unveils NetworkUsageView 1.0
NirSoft unveils NetworkUsageView 1.0

NirSoft has released NetworkUsageView, a handy portable program which displays some of the applications that have been using your network over the past few hours, days or weeks.
Details available include the app name, description, the …

Back up drives and partitions with MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta
June 28, 2017 – 09:03 | Comments Off on Back up drives and partitions with MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta
Back up drives and partitions with MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta

MiniTool ShadowMaker Beta is a versatile tool for creating and managing backup images of all your storage devices.
The program supports full, incremental and differential backups of both local drives and other systems on your network.

Save Gmail emails to PDF or ZIP with a click
June 27, 2017 – 09:43 | Comments Off on Save Gmail emails to PDF or ZIP with a click
Save Gmail emails to PDF or ZIP with a click

Save emails to PDF is a Chrome extension which enables saving any Gmail email to PDF in a couple of clicks.
Download options include saving individual emails to separate PDFs, merging all selected PDFs into one …

Spot malware and troubleshoot PCs with QuickDiag
June 26, 2017 – 07:35 | Comments Off on Spot malware and troubleshoot PCs with QuickDiag
Spot malware and troubleshoot PCs with QuickDiag

QuickDiag is a portable tool which creates an in-depth and highly technical report on your Windows setup, running processes and installed applications.
It’s not for beginners, but if you’re looking for a quick way to collect …

QuickViewer is a very, very, very fast image viewer
June 26, 2017 – 04:19 | Comments Off on QuickViewer is a very, very, very fast image viewer
QuickViewer is a very, very, very fast image viewer

QuickViewer is a portable open-source image viewer which shows and navigates pictures with the maximum possible speed.
The developer has built in multiple optimisations, including reading images before they’re required and displaying them with OpenGL.

Deep-clean your hard drive with atomiccleaner3
June 25, 2017 – 02:23 | Comments Off on Deep-clean your hard drive with atomiccleaner3
Deep-clean your hard drive with atomiccleaner3

Atomiccleaner3 is a powerful and comprehensive tool for cleaning junk files, browser histories and assorted other leftovers from your hard drive.
Reviewing this kind of app is usually very easy. Check to see if it gets …

Securely encrypt single files with AES Protect
June 24, 2017 – 03:27 | Comments Off on Securely encrypt single files with AES Protect
Securely encrypt single files with AES Protect

AES Protect is a portable tool for encrypting single files using a passphrase and AES.
The program is written in x86 assembly language, which means there are no annoying dependencies, and the download is tiny: it’s …

Find and control Windows 10 privacy settings with WPD
June 23, 2017 – 15:20 | Comments Off on Find and control Windows 10 privacy settings with WPD
Find and control Windows 10 privacy settings with WPD

WPD is a freeware tool for exploring, understanding and tweaking Windows 10 privacy settings.
We’ve seen many of these – we’ll bet you have, too – but the program does have some unusual extras which help …

Extract icons and create image thumbnails with Thumbico
June 22, 2017 – 15:17 | Comments Off on Extract icons and create image thumbnails with Thumbico
Extract icons and create image thumbnails with Thumbico

Thumbico is a combination of an icon extraction and viewing tool, with a thumbnail viewer and creator.
The program is tiny, a 28KB download, and unsurprisingly there’s no installation required– just unzip and run Thumbico.exe.