AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0 adds real-time file sync, supports backup to cloud
December 16, 2016 – 06:06 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0 adds real-time file sync, supports backup to cloud

AOEMI BackupperAOMEI has released AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0, the second major update of its freeware Windows backup, imaging and cloning tool in 2016.

Version 4.0 adds an additional arrow to the tool’s bow – the ability to sync file changes in real-time. There’s also added support for a number of popular cloud storage devices as well as a number of more minor improvements.

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Vectr is a polished vector editor you can use almost anywhere
December 15, 2016 – 06:54 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Vectr is a polished vector editor you can use almost anywhere

VectrVectr is a well-designed cross-platform vector editor with a strong focus on sharing and collaboration.

The simple interface may look basic, at least initially: a few basic shapes, pen, pencil and text tools and not much else.

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Vivaldi 1.6 ends the year with a series of tab-related improvements
December 15, 2016 – 05:18 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Vivaldi 1.6 ends the year with a series of tab-related improvements

Vivaldi200-175Hot on the heels of Opera’s final release of the year comes Vivaldi 1.6, a new version of the world’s most flexible web browser from Opera co-founder Jon S von Tetzhner.

Version 1.6 – available for Mac, Windows and Linux – debuts three new features, all revolving around the browser’s flexible tab management system. The highlight of these is the new tab notification feature.

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Angry IP Scanner 3.5 adds high DPI support, drops XP
December 14, 2016 – 08:35 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Angry IP Scanner 3.5 adds high DPI support, drops XP

Angry IP ScannerPopular network tool Angry IP Scanner has hit version 3.5 with new support for high DPI displays on Windows and Linux (Mac Retina displays were supported already).

There are visual improvements for everyone, whatever your hardware, thanks to redesigned high DPI versions of all icons.

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AVG Free Antivirus and Internet Security betas released
December 13, 2016 – 11:19 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on AVG Free Antivirus and Internet Security betas released

AVGAVAST has announced betas of AVG Free Antivirus 15 (32-bit here) and AVG Internet Security 17 (32-bit here).

The releases follow AVAST’s acquisition of AVG earlier this year, and aim to combine the best technologies from both companies: AVAST’s core engine with AVG’s behaviour analysis.

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Registry Finder gets regular expression support
December 13, 2016 – 06:45 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Registry Finder gets regular expression support

Registry FinderFreeware Registry editor and search tool Registry Finder has been updated with regular expression support.

You’re now able to use regex in both the Find and Replace dialog. Just check “Use regular expressions” and go to work.

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Opera 42 adds currency converter, simplifies news feed discovery
December 13, 2016 – 04:41 by Nick Peers in News | Comments Off on Opera 42 adds currency converter, simplifies news feed discovery

OperaOpera Software has released Opera 42.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux. The final update of the year has just one notable new feature: built-in currency conversion. Elsewhere, the browser promises smarter – and therefore faster – start-up times, and an overhauled design of its newsreaders, with discovering feeds made easier than before.

The update rounds off a remarkable year for Opera, which has introduced a host of innovative new features that make it stand out in an increasingly staid browser market.

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Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0
December 12, 2016 – 13:40 by Mike Williams in News | Comments Off on Monitor file and Registry activity with MultiMon 3.0

MultiMonResplendence Software has released MultiMon 3.0, the latest edition of its Process Monitor-like troubleshooting tool.

The program displays real-time reports on a host of system activities, including file system actions, Registry reads/ writes, application launches, thread creations and deletions, keypresses, user and clipboard actions.

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TidyTabs 1.2.0 brings order to your chaotic desktop
December 12, 2016 – 12:42 by Nick Peers in News, Tips | Comments Off on TidyTabs 1.2.0 brings order to your chaotic desktop

TidyTabsWhat’s the collective noun for all those windows cluttering up your desktop? A clutter of windows, maybe, or perhaps even a chaos of windows? If you’re wondering how to bring some semblance of logical organisation back to your Windows desktop, you need TidyTabs 1.2.

TidyTabs gives away what it does with its name. It takes inspiration from the web browser revolution that saw dozens of separate, unmanageable website windows gathered together into a single, multi-tabbed window and takes it to the next level.

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QOwnNotes is a versatile notepad and to-do list manager
December 12, 2016 – 10:01 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on QOwnNotes is a versatile notepad and to-do list manager

QOwnNotesAt first glance, QOwnNotes doesn’t seem like the most interesting of apps. An “open source plain-text file notepad”? Aren’t there enough of those already?

Download and try the program, though, and you might be surprised at how much more it can do.

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Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR
December 10, 2016 – 09:54 by Mike Williams in Tips | Comments Off on Automatically optimise your photos with AutoHDR

AutoHDRTop photo editors will often have “auto-fix” tools to optimise colours, lighting, sharpness and more, all with a single click. But they’re often short on configuration options, and some editors may not have any automatic fixes at all.

AutoHDR is a tiny stand-alone replacement for other image enhancers. Drag and drop a photo, click Process, then Save: it could be as simple as that.

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