MyLastSearch is a free portable tool that scans the cache and history of your web browsers and displays all the search queries you made with popular search engines in a list format. The results are displayed in the following columns: Search Text, Search Engine, Search Time, Web Browser, Number of hits, and the search URL. This tool can come handy if you want to keep a watch on your family, also if you want to remember the last search you made.Read More
The heading says it all, if you want to process some ANSI Text files instantly, xMarkup does the job. It is an opensource software for Unix/Linux, but on 31st January, 2009 it was released for Windows too with complete GUI. It’s main purpose is to batch-process a set of ANSI test files instantly, it was originally started as an amateur software but is now used extensively for preparing publications on different websites.Read More
Note: It is a very sensitive software and can screw your computer if you disable the wrong system services, so be careful.
If you are using Windows you can check which programs load during startup by going to System Configuration or Windows Defender. What will you do if you want to disable a system service or a program that cannot be disabled by using System Configuration or Windows Defender? This is where Autoruns come in, it is a free portable tool (developed internally at Microsoft) that gives you a complete picture of every startup program and service that run when your Windows boot up.Read More
BlueMirror(formerly known as Octopus) is a free software for Windows which you can use to index all CDs and DVDs, making them easily searchable later. You can search all indexed data at once saving you a lot of time, especially if you have a large CD and DVD collections.
Note: The latest release comes with a new feature: ability to index external hard disk.Read More
FurMark is a free OpenGL benchmark that uses fur rendering algorithms to measure the performance of the graphics card. Fur rendering usually heats up the GPU, which can be helpful during the stability test. This tool requires OpenGL 2.0 complaint graphic cards with latest up-to-date drivers.Read More
Portable Audio Identifier is a free tool that lets you explore, analyze, and identify your audio files in complete details. It is a stand-alone explorer which gives you full information of every audio file such as average bitrate, used encoder, quality, etc. Due it it’s small size and portability it can be carried anywhere on a USB drive easily.Read More
iSpring Converter is a free PowerPoint add-on that lets you save your presentation to flash format instantly. Additional options include the ability to add Flash videos inside presentations. The advantage of PowerPoint in flash format that it can be played in any operating system.
Note: If you are looking to create a presentation slideshow for the purpose of uploading it to YouTube, please check this post.Read More
I was recently looking for a way to track my favorite artists so that whenever they launch a new music album I should get immediately notified. This helps in situations when you are too busy in your work and can’t keep track of your favorite artists. FeedRevolution is a free online service powered by Last.fm that sends you an email whenever your favorite artist launches a new album.Read More
FreeFileSync is a free opensource tool that syncs files and folders between any two locations. There are many similar programs there, but this one is far the best one I have come across. It has all the features of syncing utility and combined with the usability makes it one of the best tool out there. There are two versions available: standalone and installer, I tested the former since it is portable and can be carried anywhere.Read More
LyricsGetter is a freeware application for Windows that can search for lyrics of any song instantly, you can also print and save it quickly. What makes it unique is it’s ability to find lyrics by mp3 file, just open an mp3 file by going to File > Open mp3 file and it will detect the song and find it’s lyrics instantly.Read More
Ginipic is a free advanced image search engine for desktop that searches multiple photo sharing sites and search engines and displays the results in a neat, simple-to-use window. Once you run the program it will open as a neat sidebar window. It is able to search images in the following sources: Flickr, Google, Yahoo, SmugMug, deviantART, Live Search, Picasa, Photobucket, Facebook, and Fotolia. By default the option is set to search images in all sources.Read More
Yeah the headline seems a little bit sketchy but there is a great way to convert TrueHD and AC3 audio tracks into other audio formats. Eac3to is an audio/video processing software which focus on new generation HD formats, Blu-ray and HD DVD. It is able to make multiple audio conversions, including TrueHD and AC3 formats. To see the full list of supported formats and the formats it encodes into, check the link above.Read More
You know what virtual drive emulators are, but have you ever heard about a virtual serial ports emulator? If you are a software engineer or a developer looking to create/debug/test applications that use serial ports, then such virtual emulators can come helpful. VSPE(for 32-bit windows) is a free virtual serial ports emulator which is able to create various virtual devices to transmit and receive data. It has more capabilities such as opening the same device more than once for different applications.Read More