PhotoDemon is a fast, free and portable photo editor
April 26, 2014 – 10:59 | Comments Off on PhotoDemon is a fast, free and portable photo editor
PhotoDemon is a fast, free and portable photo editor

PhotoDemon is an open source photo editor which, its developer says, has been designed to be “portable”, “powerful” and “usable”. This sounded great to us.
First impressions don’t live up to the hype, unfortunately. A …

Pinnacle Studio 5 launched on iPhone, updated for iPad
April 17, 2014 – 12:08 | Comments Off on Pinnacle Studio 5 launched on iPhone, updated for iPad
Pinnacle Studio 5 launched on iPhone, updated for iPad

Corel subsidiary Pinnacle System has launched Pinnacle Studio for iPhone 5.0 alongside an updated Pinnacle Studio for iPad 5.0, which has been rebuilt with an iOS 7-themed interface and 64-bit support.
Pinnacle Studio for iPhone contains …

PlainEdit.NET: a Notepad replacement for technical users
April 14, 2014 – 10:06 | Comments Off on PlainEdit.NET: a Notepad replacement for technical users
PlainEdit.NET: a Notepad replacement for technical users

PlainEdit.NET is a free portable Notepad replacement with some interesting and unusual extras.
The core feature set is familiar enough. A tabbed interface allows you to open multiple documents, and there’s support for opening ANSI, UTF-8, …

Take charge of your HOSTS file with hostsController
March 24, 2014 – 11:58 | Comments Off on Take charge of your HOSTS file with hostsController
Take charge of your HOSTS file with hostsController

Editing your PCs HOSTS file can help you block ads, restrict access to certain websites, or just get more control over your network traffic.
You could make all this happen with nothing more than Notepad, but …

View, edit and batch process your photos with Photoimp
March 12, 2014 – 09:07 | Comments Off on View, edit and batch process your photos with Photoimp
View, edit and batch process your photos with Photoimp

If you’ve tried a few free photo managers then you’ll know that the vast majority are, well, disappointing. Most have absolutely no original ideas. And some don’t even match up to the basic functionality you …

TotalEdit Professional is a powerful – and now free – Notepad replacement
March 10, 2014 – 18:57 | Comments Off on TotalEdit Professional is a powerful – and now free – Notepad replacement
TotalEdit Professional is a powerful – and now free – Notepad replacement

TotalEdit Professional is an interesting and very capable Notepad replacement. But it used to cost $29.99, a major issue when competing editors such as Notepad++ are available for nothing at all.
It seems that the developers …

Faststone Image Viewer 5.0 released, adds new options, improves existing features
March 3, 2014 – 11:22 | Comments Off on Faststone Image Viewer 5.0 released, adds new options, improves existing features
Faststone Image Viewer 5.0 released, adds new options, improves existing features

FastStone Software has released FastStone Image Viewer 5.0 and FastStone Image Viewer Portable 5.0 for Windows PCs. The free-for-personal-use tool provides image browsing, converting and editing capabilities.
Version 5.0 adds a number of minor new features, …

Brackets Sprint 36 is faster, more configurable, easier to use
February 15, 2014 – 08:28 | Comments Off on Brackets Sprint 36 is faster, more configurable, easier to use
Brackets Sprint 36 is faster, more configurable, easier to use

Adobe’s open source code editor Brackets has been updated to Sprint 36 with some significant new features.
Smart file watchers mean the editor and Project tree now recognise when files are modified outside of Brackets, and …

Notepad too limited? Give Poet a try
December 16, 2013 – 12:51 | Comments Off on Notepad too limited? Give Poet a try
Notepad too limited? Give Poet a try

If you’ve finally given up on Notepad and its extreme lack of features, then Googling for “Notepad replacement” will point you towards plenty of alternatives. But these can be very complex, packed with developer-oriented features, …

Open files of any size with wxHexEditor
December 4, 2013 – 12:40 | Comments Off on Open files of any size with wxHexEditor
Open files of any size with wxHexEditor

The PC world has plenty of hex editors; does it really need another? Our first thought was probably not, but that was before we’d spent a little time with the fast, feature-packed and extremely capable …

Wavosaur 1.1.0.0 now available in 64-bit
December 3, 2013 – 11:11 | Comments Off on Wavosaur 1.1.0.0 now available in 64-bit
Wavosaur 1.1.0.0 now available in 64-bit

Tiny yet powerful audio editor Wavosaur has been updated to version 1.1.0.0.
This release introduces a native 64-bit edition, which allows the program to access all your RAM, and load 64-bit VST plugins.