is a portable Windows application that can be used to filter or extract specific data from text files in several formats including TXT, XML and CSV. The application offers a number of additional features that you would normally see in separate apps, such as file renaming, filtering, splitting and XML & CSV file conversion, among others. While these kind of applications tend to be used by a particular niche, FileFilter can come handy in a number of scenarios. The application can be used by web developers, data analysts, and software testers alike. FileFilter also houses an integrated FTP server to move files from local host to remote servers.
With millions of files available for download in the internet, it is very important for you to have an antivirus installed on the systemyour computer in order to keep it safe and secure from viruses and other malware. While downloading executable files, one should be extremely careful since installing virus-laden program can lead to data loss and corruption. VirusTotal is a service that allows people to check a file against a large number of antivirus services and detect if there's anything wrong with it. Today, we found a third party portable app for the service called VirusTotal Uploader Portable
that lets you check locally saved files, online hosted files and even running processes on the VirusTotal service.
Content before chrome - that’s one of the two principles of Microsoft’s 'Metro' design language. Yet when you look at the Desktop in Windows 8, there are still plenty of places where chrome can be further reduced for better looking content. Heavily padded windows borders are a good example of that. We have previously discussed how you can change window border size in one of our earlier posts on the best Windows 8 tweaks, hacks and tips
but that method involves heading deep down into the dreaded Windows Registry and manually changing values stored in oddly-named variables – something certain people feel is a little too risky, even though it isn't if you follow the instructions properly. If the idea of editing your computer's registry makes you uncomfortable, fret not! We have found a useful little app called 'Tiny Windows Borders' that lets you change the dimensions of your windows borders with sliders. Now that sounds much safer, doesn't it? Read More
There are certainly sheer number of security related software available out there to fight even the most obnoxious of viruses, malware, trojans, worms, spywares etc. Sometimes while switching to a new antivirus or anti-malware program, we want to first remove the existing security application. However, the Windows application uninstaller is not effective enough to remove every single bit of the installed anti-virus suite/application, and it often leaves behind various traces in the form of registry files and other preferences/settings file. Back in 2008, we covered an application known as AppRemover
) to get rid of this nuisance, it's an app uninstaller that allows you to remove any system security-related software within a few clicks. Since our review, the application has been completely revamped, and now it supports a wide range of system security solutions including McAfee, Kaspersky, AVG, Avast, Avira, ESET, GDATA, k&, Kingsoft, Panda, Symantec, Lavasoft, TrendMircro, TrustPort, Norman, Webroot, ClamWin and so on. We took a deeper look inside to see what changes the developers has made to this nifty little tool.
If you’ve been following us for a while, you might know that we have provided extensive coverage of various tools from NirSoft, a renowned Windows applications developer. Nir Sofer (the man behind NirSoft) is known for creating some of the most useful yet very light-weight tools. The developer has unleashed another handy application labelled as DomainHostingView
. The tool is designed to allow you to gather information about any domain name using various DNS and WHOIS (pronounced Who Is
) queries. It sums up the information by showing numerous details regarding the domain, for instance, the company that has registered the domain name (registrar), registrant’s name, website hosting company and location, its creation and expiry date, domain owner, mail server, DNS and so on. As is NirSoft’s usual norm, the utility is portable and ultra-light, taking up a mere 230 kB of your precious storage space, being portable helps you use it anywhere you go. More details coming after the jump.
You may know that Windows 7 uses its own set of media codecs to decode certain type of audio and video formats, when using the native utilities. This can be a major hindrance for folks who watch their videos using Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center, as the default Windows decoder is a little bland, when compared to third-party decoders such as the likes of ffdshow, CoreAVC, MPCVideoDec etc. Although, you can use a few registry tweaks to force Windows to use third-party filters, we understand that not everyone wants to take the risk of playing with Registry Editor anyway. Win7DSFilterTweaker
provides a simple solution to this very problem. The software has been developed to force Windows Media Player or Media Center to use any of your favorite DirectShow video decoder. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of third-party DirectShow filters including LAV Video, ffdshow, MPCVideoDec, CoreAVC H.264, DivX MPEG-4, Gabest MPEG-2, Bitcontrol MPEG-2, MONOGRAM AAC and so on.
eBook Info Grabber
is a portable application that displays instant information about any eBook that you search on. E-books can be search either by title and author name or the ISBN (International Standard Book Number), which is a unique 9 digit book identifying code. Both ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 are supported. This provides the utility to get information such as book summary, publishing date, number of pages, etc right from the desktop. eBook Info Grabber is a good way of finding out general information on any ebook with the least bit of effort. Read More
CPU throttling (also called Dynamic Frequency Scaling) is a computer architecture procedure by which microprocessor frequency can be auto adjusted to either conserver energy usage or to reduce the heat generation by the chip. ThrottleStop
is portable application designed for Intel based laptops to monitor and correct CPU throttling.
A while back we reviewed Nexus Radio
that allows to search and listen to radio stations by genre. OPENwebRadio
is another portable application that allows searching and playing radio stations by a select country and genre. Unlike Nexus Radio, this application makes it easier to identify and listen to radio stations by both location or taste preferences. This simplifies the task for a listener to find his/her favorite stations from any part of the world without coming across channels that may not be in the desired language.
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.