Access favorite folders within a stylish popup launcher on the taskbar, with MiniWe

If you’re interested in a quick and stylish way to display your favorite folders on your desktop in then check out MiniWe. This free software displays a popup window right from the Windows taskbar that connects to any folder that you specify (see screenshot). Moreover, it lets you customize the way your popup looks, as


Toggle hidden file and name extensions visibility via hotkey with HiFiTo

There are many hidden files on your system, and for the most part it is very good that that is the case; it keeps your folders tidy and clean looking, and keeps many files (somewhat) protected, that needn’t be played with. But for those times when you need to see the hidden files (or when


MaxMax can change the behavior of maximized windows, keep parts of the desktop always visible

Did you ever wish that a section of your screen could be kept from being covered with windows when you maximize them. For example, you may have desktop widgets, sticky notes, a launcher, or other tools or content that you would like to be able to always access. If so, then you should check out


Create, copy, convert and extract ISO disc images for free with the ISO toolkit

The ISO Toolkit is a great little freeware program that allows you to do nearly anything you want with disk images, including creating ISO images, copying ISO image from CD/DVD, converting ISO, NRG, CUE images, extracting content of ISO, NRG, BIN and CUE images, mounting ISO, NRG, BIN and CUE images and burning ISO image


Change your Windows 7 logon screen with Windows 7 Logon Screen Tweaker

This free app is for those who like to customize, tweak, and generally place their individual mark on everything that has to do with their computer. The program does exactly what it says: it changes the logon screen in Windows 7, the user icon, the logon text branding, as well as a handful of other


Repair many common problems easily with’s Windows Repair tool’s Windows Repair Tool (WRT) is a free program (for For Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 & 7 32 or 64 bit) that will easily and quickly repair a multitude of common issues on your operating system. Conceived with a vision to have “a repair tool that can save someone from having to do a

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Organize your desktop shortcuts with QLaunch

If you’ve got too many icons on your desktop, you may be interested in QLaunch, a free launcher of shortcuts, files, and folders. QLaunch provides multiple user created floating Windows that can house your icons and shortcuts, and will even let you ‘cluster’ them together manually in the same manner that people normally do on

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Sort scattered files into organized folders with ‘Order in my Folder’

Do you have folders that are choc full of all sorts of accumulated downloaded files? Or perhaps you have a folder that contains a large number of files, some of which you currently use and others that belong to projects that have long since been completed, etc. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you


Organize your files with Pneumatic Tubes File Router

Pneumatic Tubes File Router is a free organizational tool that can quickly send files and folders to the right folders all over your hard drive(s). Users can define folder destinations represented as icons on the program interface (see screenshot) and can then drag and drop files and folders onto the icons to send them there.

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Partition your hard drive with Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition, a powerful yet simple free program

There’s been a proliferation of excellent free hard drive partitioning software in the past year or two. These programs typically offer all the basic partitioning functionality for free (e.g. creating, resizing, formatting, copying, deleting, setting active partitions, as well as advanced functions such as USB drive support, virtual disk partitions, and support for MBR and


Control your Recycle Bin from the system tray with Minibin

MiniBin lets you open and empty your recycle bin from a system tray icon. This would make sense in many different scenarios, e.g. if you find yourself frequently minimizing windows to get to your Recycle Bin, if you like to keep your desktop clean of unnecessary icons, if you use a replacement shell that doesn’t


The Best Free Compression / ZIP program: a comparison

A Zip/compression program is an essential fixture on any computer. There are so many excellent free compression apps that I am always astounded when someone asks me if there is a good ‘Winzip’ alternative out there. But the real question is: which is the BEST free compression/archiving program available. f We set out to test

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