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For those who come here for awesome freeware: check out NANY 2014

Every year the community of coders at DonationCoder come up with brand new freeware tools for a year-end event they call New Apps for the New Year (NANY). These events typically involve DC members coming up with quirky or interesting ideas for free tools that solve specific problems posted by members or that implement interesting

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‘Everything’ desktop search gets updated with cool new features

‘Everything’ is the kind of program that every geek loves, and is the first program that I install on every Windows machine. We first reviewed this program in 2009, and after a strange four year hiatus, it is finally being updated again, with beta versions coming out regularly. The beta version I tested (1.3.3.656b) is

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Replace Genius: find and replace text in Excel and Word files, in batch

Finding and replacing text in multiple text files at once isn’t new, but most people in businesses and homes use Word and Excel files, not text files. If you use Excel or Word extensively and would like to perform find and replace operations right from the desktop (and/or in batch), then check out ‘Replace Genius’,

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Free Giveaway: AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition

If asked, I would recommend Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition as my freeware Partition Manager of choice. But why settle for the free edition when you can get the full PRO edition for free right now, courtesy of Aomei and Freewaregenius? We offer the latest version 5.2 of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition, which has

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KCleaner: picks up where CCleaner leaves off

Ever wonder why you have so little space on your hard drive? It could be because you have gigantic files that are taking up all the space (which you can identify using these tools), or it could be because so many programs are downloading update installers and creating huge file caches that do not get

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DNS Jumper: easy DNS switcher with IPv6 support

Want to switch your DNS on your PC quickly and Easily? How about Switching from IPv4 and IPv6 interchangeably, and being able to backup and restore DNS settings (and categorize them in groups), and checking multiple response times to find the fastest DNS IPs, or even flushing the DNS cache? DNS Jumper is a small

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Bypass the UAC prompt for any program, with ‘ElevatedShortcut’ for Windows 7 and Windows 8

UAC security prompts have becoming a mainstay of Windows since Vista, but especially with the introduction of Windows 7, and they remain so with Windows 8. We’ve written about how to go around these on Windows startup by using the task scheduler to bypass the prompts (see here), or bypassing them by downgrading the UAC

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WizTree is a LIGHTNING FAST utility to find the large files and folders hogging your hard drive

If you don’t know where all of your hard drive space went and are struggling to clear up large files, this terrific FREE program can help. You may be thinking ‘but I’ve already seen excellent programs like this on this very site’, but WizTree has a special feature to recommend it: it is extremely fast.

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Find software worth UN-installing from your PC, with ‘Should I Remove It’

Most people have a ton of software installed on their PC which are just clutter. Some are bloatware that came pre-installed on your PC or laptop, others are programs that you installed at some point and forgot about, that you may not even remember was there in the first place. Wouldn’t it be great if

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Mount an FTP server as a local drive (part 2): ‘SFTP Net Drive Free’

If you would like to map an FTP or SFTP server as a local drive, we’ve got great news: SFTP NET Drive Free is free software that can map an FTP/SFTP server to a local drive letter which can be accessed just like a normal Windows drive. ‘SFTP Net Drive Free’ will install drivers on

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Preview system fonts side-by-side with ‘Fonticate’ (Windows)

Ever wished you could view and compare the fonts on your system quickly? If so, then check out ‘Fonticate’, a small free tool that will let you type in any sentence and display it using all the fonts on your system, simultaneously. Somebody asked me if I had a tool like this, and as frequently

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Use your webcam as a mouse with gesture-based freeware ‘NPointer’

Have you ever wished you had an extra hand for the mouse while you’re typing? Or, perhaps you’re one of the many people across the world that is differently abled than others and you need a mouse-control solution that doesn’t require hands and fingers, or maybe you like to see the technology of tomorrow today,