MasterSeeker Is A Search Tool For Windows With Filters & Regex Support

File management and search tools come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are available in both free and paid forms. For the uninitiated, these applications are usually faster and more efficient at indexing files and displaying results for local file searches when stacked up against Windows' built-in search functionality. For instance, Everything Search Engine that we reviewed back in April remains one of the fastest alternatives to Windows native search option, and is widely acclaimed by users and critics alike. MasterSeeker is another such tool, with a few added benefits that you won't find in Everything. The application is designed to quickly find files and display them at lightning speeds, and allows you to narrow down your search using Regex, directory, and file size. Read More

ESET SysInspector Is A Comprehensive System Diagnostics Tool For Windows

Troubleshooting a critical system component, be it hardware or software, requires efforts as well as an in-depth understanding of what you’re dealing with. Many one-click system diagnostic tools available on the internet try to sell themselves by promoting false information, or are usually quite expensive for general users. Windows also comes with an integrated diagnostic tool out of the box, but if you need something that could go even deeper and isn't very tedious to use, try ESET SysInspector. Carrying a host of useful features and an intuitive UI, the application lets you inspect various aspects of your system and generates a detailed report comprising of running processes and services, drivers, registry items and so on. Read More

JSound Is A Windows Music Player With 31-Band Stereo Equalizer, Online Radio & More

Bored of your current music player and looking for something new for a change? JSound can help freshen things up! It's a music player for Windows that doubles as a radio app and a full-fledged audio suite. Thanks to its user-friendly interface and a wide spectrum of features - most of which typically come in separate apps - it lets you change various aspects of your audio files and as a result, improve the sound output of songs using a variety of filters and effects. In addition, you can also record sound from external and internal sources, convert audio files between different formats, listen to online radio, spice up music using software equalization and more. There’s even a CD ripper in there to quickly copy music from Audio CDs to your local storage. Details to follow after the jump. Read More

TimeDim Is A Simple, Dual-Pane Incremental Backup Tool For Windows

If you do not backup your data on regular basis, you are very likely to regret that mistake at some point. Backing up files is more like a routine exercise, which, if not done in a timely fashion, can have major consequences - just imagine a situation where all your data goes down the drain due to some hardware or software failure in your system. Fortunately, there are a lot of backup tools available these days that let you backup your data to an internal, external, network or cloud drive, and we've been frequently covering such apps for you. TimeDim is probably one of the simplest backup apps for Windows that we've come across so far. It is designed to handle your backups by letting you drag and drop your data from one directory to another using two side-by-side tree view boxes. Read More

Webroot System Analyzer Audits Your Windows PC In Detail To Identify Issues

Many PC users get worried about their computer’s deteriorating health over time. Nobody wants to spend hundreds of bucks on a machine that is unable to achieve its expected performance. But as there can be a bunch of different reasons why your hardware is not performing up to the mark, pinpointing these issue can be a bit tricky. PC auditing tools can prove to be really useful in such situations, because they allow you to identify the key system areas effected by the issue. Webroot System Analyzer is a free to use, portable application for Windows designed to help you with the task by doing a quick system assessment in just a couple of minutes, and providing you a detailed report of various potential or existing issues including hardware, software and malicious threats. Read More

Schedule Locked Files For Deletion On System Restart With Reboot Delete File Ex

Ever had those annoying "File in use", "Cannot delete file: Access Denied" or "The source or destination file may be in use." messages in Windows while trying to delete a file? You're not alone; this happens when the file is in use by some other program, which prevents its removal. This Windows feature is implemented to avoid accidental deletion of files while they are open in any running program. While the feature is quite useful, sometimes you're not sure which program has locked the file and is preventing you from deleting it. Fret not, as Reboot Delete File Ex provides one of the easiest methods to overcome this nuisance. The application is designed to automatically delete the file in question upon next system reboot. Read More

Naturpic Offers A Professional-Grade Windows Audio Editor For A Price Tag Of Free

Audio editing has always been an expensive hobby. People who do it on professional scale often have access to high-end equipment and software tools. The advent of powerful PCs has helped change that dramatically, but most professional audio editing packages can cost quite significantly. Though if you don't want to shell out your money, there are a number of free programs available for the purpose as well. If you've got a few audio files in MP3, ACC, WMA or WAV formats that you want to edit while still having access to advanced options for when you require, what you need is a good audio editor sporting a user-friendly interface and basic editing options like copy, paste, cut, trim, fade in and out etc. Naturpic Audio Editor is one such program for Windows that may look very plain on surface but deep down, you will find many editing features otherwise found in professional audio editing packages. Read More

Collagerator Helps You Make Great-Looking Collages With Minimal Effort

A photo collage is one of the most beautiful ways of sharing photos with your friends and family. Previously, we've covered a plethora of collage creators for all mobile and desktop platforms and today, we're bring you yet another such great piece of software for Windows and Mac OS X called Collagerator (an assemblage of the words Collage and Creator). The application is not only free, but also pretty awesome at letting you create fascinating collages in no time. It even includes support for retina display and contains templates designed for retina screens. Read More

Easily Hide Your Sensitive Files In A Password-Protected Hidden Folder With Sneaksy

Personal privacy is considered one of the basic human rights, and has been an important concern in pretty much every walk of life. Whether you are sharing a computer or are concerned about people who occasionally have access to your machine, you may want to store your sensitive information in a safe place so nobody can mess with it. If you're looking for a freeware solution for Windows that can help you easily hide such data from prying eyes and don't want to have to deal with complex encryption methods, Sneaksy might be something you're looking for. There can be numerous situations where this little software can prove to be really handy. For instance, you can use it to hide your username and password lists, your financial information and the like from anyone who uses your computer. More details about usage of the app right after the jump! Read More

Easily Schedule Windows Apps To Launch Periodically Or At Set Times

The Task Scheduler utility in Windows is an excellent feature of the operating system that allows you to schedule programs, processes and services for automatic execution at a custom time. It can come really handy to trigger tasks on your computer when you’re not around, such as shut it down at night, or defragment its hard drive on certain days. While Task Scheduler is quite powerful and lets you schedule numerous different actions, most novice users get confused when it comes to using it. If you are also skeptical of your abilities to use Windows Task Scheduler, or any other complex scheduling tool for that matter, it'll be a better idea to make friends with Freebyte Task Scheduler instead. It’s a useful and very user-friendly Windows application that allows you to start other installed applications automatically, be it periodically or at predefined times. More about its interface, usage and installation right after the jump. Read More

Get Rid Of Potentially Harmful Cookies From All Major Browsers With MAXA Cookie Manager

Web browser cookies are snoopy little text files that are put on your computer by websites to improve your browsing experience. Although cookies are useful for things like not having to sign in or providing a website with your site-specific preferences each time you visit it, they also raise privacy concerns by tracking your location and browsing habits to present ads (that you may not otherwise like), monitoring (and in some cases storing) your site login information and the like. Sure, you can get rid of them manually as well as by using extensions and various system cleaning tools like CCleaner, blocking all cookies may adversely affect your internet browsing. That’s why using an app like MAXA Cookie Manager to get rid of bad cookies while keeping the good ones can be a great solution. Read More

Monitor Your Daily Facebook Usage In Real-Time With TimeRabbit

You will find a truckload of articles on the internet ranging from 101 ways to avoid wasting time on Facebook to 10 signs your dog doesn’t like you. Though have you ever wondered how much time do you really spend on the most popular social networking service on our planet? Or do you even waste it at all? Well, we’re not going to disclose another 'secret' on how to keep yourself from using Facebook, but rather share a simple utility to let you measure the time you spend on it and, at the end, decide yourself whether to do something about it or not. The Windows tool is called TimeRabbit and does a great job monitoring every second, minute and hour of your Facebook usage. So, how does it work? Read on to find out. Read More

InstaPic Is A Full-Featured Instagram Client For Windows 8 & RT With Upload Capability

The Windows platform doesn't seem to be high in the priority list when it comes to many major apps, though third-party developers try to fill in the gap quite well. Up until now, we've covered quite a few different Instagram clients for Windows 8, such as Metrogram LiveWinGram and Instametrogram, and InstaPic is a brand new Instagram app for the platform that comes with a host of features in its arsenal. Available for free at Windows Store, InstaPic is the first Instagram app for Windows 8 & RT that comes with photo editing and upload capabilities, letting you not just browse photos uploaded by others but also upload photos directly to Instagram servers. In addition, you'll find all the features that you'd otherwise be expecting in an official app. Read More

Convert FLAC Audio Files To MP3 With Custom Metadata & Bitrate

Although there a ton of different audio formats out there, many media devices such as iPods, smartphones and tablets, and desktop music players like Windows Media Player and iTunes are usually compatible with only a few specific ones. FLAC is one of the formats that not many devices and media players support out of the box. It is a lossless audio format that can carry uncompressed, high quality audio but comes at the cost of its large file size. Fortunately, there are quite a few different audio converters that let you convert FLAC to one of the commonly used audio types such as MP3 or WAV. If you’re looking for an easy way of converting FLAC to other popular formats in bulk, take Free Convert FLAC To MP3 for a spin. This small yet powerful Windows application is breeze to use, thanks to its well-designed interface, simple navigation, great output options and contrary to what its name would suggest, impressive output format support. Read More

How To Batch Download Coursera Lecture Videos In A Few Clicks

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) like Udacity, edX and Coursera have taken the world of online education by storm with their high quality, collaborative, work-when-you-want style of study. Coursera in particular is quite popular because it curates courses from multiple world-class universities. You can take up all sorts of courses: from Survey of Music Technology to advanced Computer Science programs like Design and Analysis of Algorithms. Read More

Instantly Hide Windows Using Keyboard & Mouse Shortcuts With HiddeX

Many of us work with information on our computers that we don’t want anyone else to see, be it confidential financial data, some personal communication, or a website that would freak other people out. There can be hundreds of such scenarios where you don’t want anyone to peek at what you’re doing on our computer and in such situations, it can prove useful if you’re able to quickly hide the active window, making it vanish from the taskbar as well. HiddeX is a tiny (about 270KB in size), portable freeware app for Windows that can easily hide any running program or window such as a web browser, game, document, video player etc. using mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Read More

Get Rid Of Those Zits & Marks From Your Selfies With Blemish Remover

Thanks to all the feature-packed photo editors out there, we have various tricks to remove acne, blemishes or any other skin imperfections that ruin an otherwise gorgeous portrait. If you take digital pictures and have a program like GIMP or Photoshop available, you can easily take care of these little quirks with a few simple clicks. But lets just face it, Photoshop is an expensive software, and GIMP, on the other hand, is not very easy to use. That’s where this apps like Free Photo Blemish Remover come in. The free Windows application lets you zap those zits and nasty black marks in no time. Read past the jump for more details. Read More

Download & Manage Torrents On Your Windows RT Tablet With Torrex

Unless you’re living in a cave, the term BitTorrent shouldn't seem unfamiliar to you. It’s a P2P (short for Peer-to-Peer) file sharing protocol that lets multiple users distribute the same file over the internet in bits and pieces. On the basic level, a torrent file or a magnet link contains metadata about files and folders that need to be distributed, for instance music, photos, videos, documents etc. In order to download torrents, a torrent client must be installed on your device. Applications such as Utorrent, BitTorrent and tTorrent are quite popular on PC and mobile devices. However, these apps haven’t yet been offered in Modern UI flavor. Torrex is a new (and purportedly, the only) Windows 8 and RT based BitTorrent client that lets you download all kinds of torrent files from the internet. Read More