FastPreview: get all sorts of info about your image files, right in Windows explorer

Most image files today contain a large amount of information, from tagging and geo info to EXIF data stored by digital cameras at the moment that the pictures were taken, to run of the mill color and resolution and date taken info, etc. But this information is not very accessible from within the normal Windows


SKTimeStamp: add a timestamp tab to file/properties

If you’ve ever found the need to manage your files’ time stamps then you will probably like this free Windows Explorer extension: SKTimeStamp adds a tab in file/properties that displays the file’s timestamps (date created, last modified, and last accessed) and lets you edit them on the spot. This software also works for batch file


Desk Topmost: access the desktop without minimizing any of your active windows

This program lets you access your desktop  while keeping all of your open windows right where they are, without minimizing any of them. The desktop appears overlaid semi-transparently on top of all of your open windows whenever you press CTRL+ALT+D, (see the screenshots above). How it works: press CTRL+ALT+D and your desktop and desktop icons


The best freeware file manager: a comparative analysis

File management in Windows (browsing, viewing, copying, deleting files etc) is an area where Windows Explorer is not sufficient for many people. Explorer lacks several functions such as a tabbed interface and multiple panes for organizing files easily, quick file viewing, sorting folders by folder size, enhanced archive management, multiple file renaming, to name a

Another Forty-Three of The Best Free Windows Enhancements That You Should Know About (part 2)

I’ve been meaning to publish a follow up to my first “43 must have Windows Enhancements” posting forever, but it’s taken a long time simply because I wanted to stick with the completely arbitrary “43” number of entries, and of course I wanted to only post apps that are worth writing about (as it turned

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Jumplist Extender: enhance jumplists on the Windows 7 taskbar with custom entries

If you want a quick way to launch frequently performed actions from the taskbar consider this: Jumplist Extender is a small free tool that can insert user-defined entries in the right-click program jumplists that appear in the Windows 7 taskbar (see screenshot above). It also lets you pin any folder or file within any program


7Plus: add many useful functions and tweaks to Windows

Does Windows lack a feature which you wish it could have? Chances are this program offers it. 7Plus is a free, open source program that adds so many functions to Windows that it is hard to keep track of, ranging from interface tweaks and extensions to quick solutions for common tasks. 7Plus offers so many

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Explorer7Fixes: add “sort-headers” and filters to all file view modes in Windows 7 file explorer

We’re all familiar with the column headers in Windows explorer “detailed” folder view, that can be clicked on to sort files, or right-clicked on for custom filtering. In Windows 7, however, these controls are only available in the “details” view, and have been removed from all other view modes.And while this might be a good


MadAppLauncher: simple, free tabbed launcher

MadAppLauncher is a simple, free tabbed launcher. It supports up to 10 different tabs, with 30 slots each that can hold program, file, or folder shortcuts. Each slot is mapped to a key on the keyboard and can be launched by pressing that key . I personally like tabbed launchers because of the prospect of


Windows Double Explorer: simple dual pane tabbed file browser

Windows Double Explorer (WDE) is a free, simple, 100% portable tabbed file browser for Windows 7that supports two horizontal or vertical panes. Although WDE looks like many dual pane file browsers, it is noteworthy in that it provides both tabbed browsing in each pane (in the manner of web browsers) as well as portability (i.e.


RidNacs: a folder size visualization app that integrates into Windows Explorer

RidNacs is a free disk space analysis tool that produces charts to visually represent the size that your files and folders occupy on your hard drive. But the reason this software caught my attention, and the reason I am posting it here, is that RidNacs offers Windows Explorer right click integration, enabling you to right


RainMeter: a powerful and highly customizable desktop customization engine

RainMeter is undoubtedly one of the most powerful free desktop customization and widget engines on the Windows platform. It can place all sorts of interactive informational devices on your desktop, is highly customizable, supports multiple skins, is multi-monitor friendly, and offers a wide range of available widgets to choose from (e.g. calendars, resource monitors, feeds,