Eagle Mode: not your average file manager
April 7, 2016 – 09:45 | Comments Off on Eagle Mode: not your average file manager
Eagle Mode: not your average file manager

Tired of Windows Explorer? There are alternatives around, but most use a very similar core interface with a few extras bolted on.
Eagle Mode is more imaginative. There’s no folder tree, no file pane, in fact …

ShareByLink is a signup-free file sharing service
March 22, 2016 – 07:21 | Comments Off on ShareByLink is a signup-free file sharing service
ShareByLink is a signup-free file sharing service

ShareByLink is an open-source file sharing service and application for Windows, Linux and Mac.
The package is all about simplicity. There’s no registration, no account to create, nothing to set up: just install the program, then …

PeStudio 8.51 adds VirusTotal URL checking
August 18, 2015 – 03:59 | Comments Off on PeStudio 8.51 adds VirusTotal URL checking
PeStudio 8.51 adds VirusTotal URL checking

Popular malware investigator PeStudio has been updated to version 8.51 with extended VirusTotalsupport.
Drag and drop an executable onto the new build, and after checking the file with VirusTotal to see if it’s a known threat, …

Explore mystery files with Detect It Easy
August 17, 2015 – 04:58 | Comments Off on Explore mystery files with Detect It Easy
Explore mystery files with Detect It Easy

You’ve been emailed a strange attachment, downloaded something dubious, or maybe just found a file that’s lost its extension. You need to find out more, and Detect It Easy is the ideal tool to help.
It’s …

FastCopy 3.0 ramps up your PC performance
August 13, 2015 – 05:43 | Comments Off on FastCopy 3.0 ramps up your PC performance
FastCopy 3.0 ramps up your PC performance

It’s been a long three years since the last update, but open source Windows file copier FastCopy has just roared back to life with a major new release.
New support for overlapped I/O should improve file …

Context Menu Manager for Windows
July 6, 2015 – 06:57 | Comments Off on Context Menu Manager for Windows
Context Menu Manager for Windows

Double or right-click a file in Explorer and it’s not always obvious what’s going to happen. You might find context menu entries for all kinds of long-forgotten applications, and Windows provides no obvious way to …

Take full control of your file system with NTFS Permissions Tools
June 12, 2015 – 05:53 | Comments Off on Take full control of your file system with NTFS Permissions Tools
Take full control of your file system with NTFS Permissions Tools

NTFS permissions are a great way to control exactly what users can access on your system, at least in theory. So it’s a shame that their standard Windows interface is so complex and tedious, yet …

Explore the innards of any file with Binary Viewer
June 2, 2015 – 07:27 | Comments Off on Explore the innards of any file with Binary Viewer
Explore the innards of any file with Binary Viewer

You’ve found a strange file. Maybe it has no extension. Perhaps it’s an unexpected email attachment. Could it be malware? You’d like to see what it contains. Sounds like a case for Binary Viewer.
This free …

Share files on 50+ hosting services with Image Uploader
May 8, 2015 – 14:07 | Comments Off on Share files on 50+ hosting services with Image Uploader
Share files on 50+ hosting services with Image Uploader

Image Uploader is a free Windows application which uploads your chosen selected files (not just images, despite the name) to any of 50+ image or file hosting sites: Flickr, Imageshack, Imgur, Picasa, Twitpic, Dropbox, Google …

Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?
May 6, 2015 – 13:44 | Comments Off on Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?
Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?

Sunshine is a free app for sharing files directly between any Android, iOS, Windows or OS X device. No upload/ download hassles, no concerns about who else can access your files, just quickly transfer whatever …

HexBrowser.NET identifies mystery files from their contents
March 2, 2015 – 17:35 | Comments Off on HexBrowser.NET identifies mystery files from their contents
HexBrowser.NET identifies mystery files from their contents

Identifying a file type is normally just a matter of glancing at the extension: EXE, a program; ZIP, an archive; JPG, an image, and so on.
But what if the extension is missing, or has been …