Migrating applications, personalized system and application settings, and other important data from old PC to new PC isn’t only time consuming, but also a wearisome task, as one needs to make a list of all the installed applications, Windows components, User Profile folders, System settings including Personalization, Color Management, Fonts, Accessibility, Keyboard and Mouse settings etc., and then manually transfer the settings and data to new PC. In the past, we’ve covered numerous applications such as Backup Utility
, Backup Folder Sync
, which let users effortlessly backup User Profile
folders without having to manually transfer Documents, Pictures, Music, AppData, Roaming and other important folders. Applications like Special Folders Manager
not only makes it easy to create copy of Users profile folders, but also help restoring them at their original locations with a click, but what if you want to migrate entire system including Settings, Applications and data saved in local drives from old PC to new PC?
Many people using Android devices, especially Froyo based devices, have stated experiencing hangs in the Android Market during app installation or even during downloading the apps. It’s said to be due to a certain folder that can easily get corrupted, thereby posing problems for your downloads and installations. However, there is an easy fix for those who are facing these problems and want to rid themselves of it for good. Read on for a complete guide.
A while back, we talked about Windows OS being devoid of an App Store and advocated Npackd
as one good choice for installing and managing Windows applications. Going over Npackd features, we couldn’t help but say that it lacks a lot of features in terms of organizing and searching applications by different categories, such as, Internet, Security, Video, Converter and so on. AllMyApps
is a freshly baked utility which is, however, in beta phase yet seems promising in addressing the user needs when it comes to choosing a feature-rich App Store for Windows. Fortunately, it covers almost all the essential options which you might look for in an App Store. Be it application types, categories, runtime environments, download manager, or complete product description with ratings that you want to check before downloading, it brings all these necessary features of an OS App Store in a drop-dead UI.
Since it’s going through testing phase, you might not be able to find plentiful of application software, desktop utilities but most celebrated applications, add-ons, browsers, IDEs, etc., are provided in respective categories, such as, Adobe Flash, Firefox, Google Chrome, VLC, Notepad++, Skype, Live Messenger, Spybot, Paint.NET, and many more.
It can be difficult to keep track of updates for all your installed computer applications. R-Updater
simplifies this task and provides a convenient solution for keeping all your software programs up-to-date.
The portable application offers a user-friendly interface. Upon launching the program, it will instantly check your system to create a list of all applications currently installed. After populating the list, it will scan the applications for their updated versions. You will be prompted for updates that are found.
is a simple utility which is designed to stick multiple windows on the desktop as widgets (called screentabs) to keep customized folder explorers, web browsers, notes, and RSS feeds window always open for quick access. The screentabs supports full customization and let you change the overall look of the sticky windows. You can change the size, transparency depth, color, tabs themes, and play around with whole lot of other features and options.
As usage progresses, it is quite likely that your system will get loaded with various useful applications. We all know how developers like to roll out newer versions of their applications, with latest bug fixes, newer and better features, enhancements, and so on. With a bunch of applications, keeping track of updates can be a tedious task, especially considering the fact that not all applications would cater the option to ‘check for updates’ in the first place.
is a one-stop replacement for your start menu, desktop icons and shortcuts, file manager, and much more. It is a cross platform utility that can index almost everything and launch your files, programs, folders, websites with just a few key-presses.
In many cases, we need to make some quick changes to our windows settings, for example, when you move between home and office and you need to change the network connection settings, default printer and such sort of other things a couple of times daily. Quick Config
helps in such situations. It can create profiles, each with specific settings and then allows users to quickly change between them.
We all know that Windows allow users to add/remove startup programs quickly, but what if you want to change the startup order?
You might not know that several applications on your computer system may be accessing the internet without your approval. This can also become a security hazard as hackers may exploit your system using these applications. In order to put a check on the usage of the Internet by various applications and to disable the unsolicited internet usage of any such application running on your Windows 7 system, go through the following simple steps.
Ubuntu's Main Menu Bar contains three menus, Applications, Places, and System. The Application menu contains a hierarchy of sub menus, from which you can start the applications that are installed in your system. The Places menu offers quick way to navigate to directories in your system and the System menu lets you set preferences for your system and you can also find various administrator's applications here. Read More
When an important event occurs, who wants to miss it? Nobody. This is exactly what this post is all about. Whether a download has finished, the next track of your music playlist has begun, the battery of your laptop is going to die, or you have received a new email, both Growl For Windows and Snarl will notify you know about it instantly. I have reviewed both free system notifications tools in details, below. Read More
Are you looking for a Windows software, well no problem. Are you looking for a software that works on Ubuntu, now that’s a bit difficult. There are tons of directories and sites hosting applications for Windows, a simple Google search will show you all types of windows software. But when it comes to Ubuntu, very few directories are hosting it’s applications.
Appnr is one such rare directory which hosts all applications related to Ubuntu. You will find almost all software released so far in this simple-to-browse directory. You can install any software by clicking Install button next to each application, but you will have to first install AptURL protocol handler(Ubuntu 7.10 uses AptURL by default). Read More
Usually when a program hangs up on Windows, we head over to Task Manager and try to kill that program. When this method fails, we try to terminate the program with some 3rd party applications. But wait, there is even a better way of doing it.
Meet Process Assassin, it enables the user to select a non-responding application and terminate it immediately without calling any other external programs. And that too can be done in a single click. Just click Assassinate and select the program that you want to Terminate, that’s all. Read More
I recently learned a small handy trick which allows us to start multiple applications at once. If you are like me who has to open 5-6 programs at once then it will come really handy. Running multiple programs turn by turn is too boring for me, that’s why I use this trick to open multiple programs instantly. Read More
Are you always carrying a USB Flash Drive around? If yes then you can get a lot of useful applications on your USB drive instead of just carrying them around with backup files. We have gathered 6 applications that will transform your USB drive into a power device for doing tasks ultra quickly on the go.
Note: If you don’t like carrying software on your USB because they will mix with other files, just like I worry. Then make a folder named “Power Tools” in your USB and move all these software there. You can later hide this folder and work with your USB like you normally would.
….And if you are an uber geek like me and always carry your iPod around, then it is better to carry these software in your iPod.
In Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 applications by default run on all available cores of the processor. If you have a dual or quad core processor, then you can set affinity to an application to control which core of the processor an application can use, in this way you can assign one application or a program to use only one processor while other application can run on other processor. Although you cannot set priority to system services but you can set affinity to applications like Google Chrome, Firefox or any Anti-Virus, in this way you can achieve a good overall performance.
We covered a way to manage startup programs easily so that it can increase system performance here
almost 2 weeks back. Today we will explain another method to stop startup programs through Windows Defender that is installed by default in Windows Vista.
If your computer seems to be starting up slow, it is most likely because of startup programs. These are programs, often unnecessary, that boot up automatically when the computer does. New computers are notorious for having this problems as vendors reduce the price of their computers by making deals with software providers to preinstall their programs. These programs are often worthless, and are usually trials and not even the full program and such programs are normally referred to as bloatware. This said, below is an outline of ways to remove these unnecessary start up programs from starting up automatically. This method also works in Windows XP.
There has been a long running debate about web applications replacing desktop applications. While some functions are better suited to web applications, it is my belief that security concerns and legacy systems will prevent desktop software from becoming obsolete. What actually defines a Web Application Vs a Desktop Application? A web application is an application delivered to users from a web server like the Internet. Some businesses run web apps on an intranet, as well. They are becoming more popular due to the widespread use of the web browser as a client. Here are my top 5 Web based applications that have replaced my desktop apps.
Remote desktop sharing applications are the ones which sometimes save the day of a developer (specially the freelancers) or anyone who is working as a distributed team and need desktop collaboration, supporting a remote web application that you had built or need to manage the work computer from home. There are great free remote desktop applications which helps to build this remote connection.