Ten free tools to better organize your desktop icons

Studies have found that people with cleaner, tidier desktops live longer. I am joking of course, but ask yourself this: is your desktop too crowded with icons? Do you ever wish for a little bit more room just to fit in a few more files? Are there files and folders doing nothing that were put


Track changes to folders with Track Folder Changes

Ever wished you could keep track of changes to a folder? This actually can be useful in many different circumstances, not just for a shared folder on a network but also on your own folders (esp. frequently used folders) in order to keep track of development and updates on your projects, etc. There seems to

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How to add thumbnail previews to MKV video files in Windows

Although the MKV video file format is becoming increasingly more popular, most Windows PC’s will not display thumbnails for MKV files by default, a small esthetic detail which can nonetheless potentially make this otherwise excellent video format less preferable in the eyes of many users. If you would like a quick way to add thumbnails


Update Windows and other essential apps from one place with Patch My PC

Software updates through the internet are very convenient, but with the increasing number of programs on your machine they could become quite a time consuming or distracting affair. Which is precisely why this program can be so useful: Patch My PC is a free software that can manage the updates for a range of software

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Launch shortcuts in style with Aero QLaunch for Windows 7

If you’re looking for a cool, innovative launcher for apps and folders then you’ve arrived: Aero QLaunch is a simple, original launcher with huge on-screen icons and cool 3D motion effects. This freeware program works with Windows 7 and Windows 8, and requires at least DirectX 10 to be installed on your system. How to


7Files: a file browser with powerful filtering functionality

Do you ever feel like it is sometimes simply too hard to find the files and folders you want in Windows explorer? If so, 7Files is for you. 7Files is a free file browser for Windows that aims to provide a better user experience for working with files and folder. It looks very similar to


Uninstall programs completely and monitor installations with Comodo Programs Manager

This is an impressive uninstaller program that will scan for leftover files after program uninstallations to make sure nothing is left behind. It will also monitor your system for program installs and take note of all changes done to your system, so that it can easily roll them back completely. This happens all the time,


Access favorite applications and URLs right from Windows’ context menu with Context Menu Editor

Have you ever wished you could access a favorite program or website right from the right click context menu on your desktop ? Well now you can with the Context Menu Editor, a handy little freeware tool for Windows 7 and Vista that allows you, as administrator, to make changes to the options that appear


Linux Live USB Creator: install Linux on a bootable USB, or run it from within Windows itself

Linux Live USB Creator is a free, open source program that installs any .ISO file to a bootable USB drive. It offers built in support for a large number of Live CD tools, including a wide range of Linux distros (200+) and a wide variety of other OS’s and other tools. It will even optionally


Protect Your Children Online with Qustodio

In today’s modern economy, no one wants to spend a dime more than they have to, and this is doubly true for those of us supporting a family. I have two children myself, and protecting them is the highest priority. Today’s average teenager has somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 or more social networking contacts,


Easily add any folder or program to the ‘send to’ menu with SendToSendTo

One of the most potentially useful yet frequently neglected function in Windows is the ‘Send to’ menu. If you don’t use it much, consider this: you could have shortcuts to frequently used folders there that you can use to quickly move files off your desktop and into the appropriate place. Or you could place shortcuts


VBoxLaunch: pin your Virtualbox virtual machines to the Windows 7 start menu

This is a free program that will appeal to those who frequently use Virtualbox to run and manage multiple virtual machines. Simply, VBoxLaunch will let you pin your individual virtual machines to the Windows 7 start menu. See the attached screenshot to see what I mean. Ok, I know it’s geeky to the max, but