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Convert images to icons and vice versa with ConvertICO.org

If you need to convert PNG, JPG, GIF, or BMP images to ICO icon files, or vice versa, then check out free online service ConvertICO.org. This one is different from many similar services in that it can create a genuine Windows 7 style icon with multiple frames that simultaneously supports the compressed PNG format. ConvertICO.org

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Encrypt files on Dropbox then view them on your iPhone or iPad with DataLocker

Ever wished you could view encrypted Dropbox files on your iPhone or iPad? It’s easy to encrypt any file on your desktop – there are many good freeware programs that can do that – and easy to share these files on Dropbox; but what if you wanted to view encrypted files on your iPhone or

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Automate repetitive or frequent tasks with mouse gestures, using StrokesPlus

StrokesPlus is a mouse gesture recognition program that allows you to perform frequently used or repetitive tasks by simply drawing a gesture with your mouse or performing mouse and/or keyboard modifiers to fire off an action sequence. It’s is a great little freeware program that’s loaded with different options, like adding keyboard modifiers and even

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It’s Windows! It’s Linux! No, it’s Zorin, a full featured Linux OS that looks and feels just like Windows

What if I told you that you could run a 100% free, full fledged OS that can do anything that you would want from a PC, such as an internet browsing, gaming, viewing and managing media files, email, and that even offers an advanced office application, etc? This, in a nutshell, is the promise of

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How healthy is your disk? Find out with CrystalDiskInfo

A computer’s performance can be affected severely by a hard disk with declining health. That being the case, it is a little odd to think of a hard disk in terms of health, more so when it is “declining.” Typically in the grand scheme of modern transistor-based electronics, devices just simply dieand do not give

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Add your favorite folders to the right click context menu with MyFolders

How would you like to put your favorite folders into the right click menu?, such as to have them right there at your fingertips when you need them: quickly jump to them, move or copy objects to them, and even quickly open the command window within the folders. If this sounds like a good idea

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Organize your multimedia with Banshee

Banshee is an open source freeware multimedia manager that will help you organize and centralize your media. It is loaded with tons of options for sorting, organizing and playing your music and video files, and even has a nifty ‘favorites’ feature that tracks what files you play most often and remembers them for use in

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Back up PCs to each other via the Internet using CrashPlan Personal

If you are a computer enthusiast, then it is very likely you have more than one computer at your home. You also are likely to have quite a bit of data stored on your computer which hasn’t seen an external drive or other backup location in quite some time, if ever. You are likely to

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Create temporary file associations with ‘Portable Extension Warlock’

Have you ever double clicked on an icon, and wished that the file would temporarily open in app on your computer that is not the default program it is associated with, just for that particular session? The Portable Extension Warlock (PEW) is a free program that allows you to create an alternative set of file

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Access your 32-bit Windows context menu from a 64 bit environment with WOW64Menu

Have you ever right-clicked on a file or folder expecting certain functions, only to find that they are missing? This is most likely due to the fact that many applications are written for a 32 bit Windows explorer environment, and many developers have to catch up on making their apps 64-bit context menu friendly. If

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Manage multiple online storage accounts from one place with Otixo

Do you have files on multiple cloud storage accounts (e.g. multiple Dropbox accounts, Box.net, Google Documents, Picasa, even FTP and others) that you would like to manage from a single interface? If so, this service is for you. Otixo is a free online service that will connect with multiple cloud storage accounts and present them

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Add docking toolbar launchers to the sides of your screen with Coolbarz

Want a nice, functional, launcher that appears only when you need it? Then check out Coolbarz, a free software that can add up to 4 toolbars on any of the sides of the screen. These no-frills toolbars (see screenshot) appear when you mouse over the side of the screen and are invisible when you move