The newest version of Opera has a brand new engine and a stripped-down feature set. Sorry, Opera, but bookmarks aren't significant extras.
Typing of The Dead adapts a first-person zombie shooter to use typing skills, not button mashing, to commit mayhem. Funny, fast-paced, and unique, its blend of grindhouse horror and unique mechanics is very appealing.
ConnectedText is a powerful single-user wiki application. Version 6 adds major improvements in the form of named blocks, multiple views of the same file, and cross-project queries.
Lagging slightly behind Microsoft Office in features, Apache OpenOffice has a lot of functionality and flexibility, as well as tight integration among components. It's also free and open-source.
Distant Worlds is a classic 4X (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, eXterminate) game with as much or as little micromanagement as you want. The latest expansion, Shadows, offers a unique twist on 4X play: You can control a pirate band instead of galactic empires.
Leviathan: Warships is the core of an excellent game, with a lot of small annoyances dragging it down.
Evoland's central gimmick of gradually unlocking features and tropes is compelling and fun. However, the underlying game could be deeper.
UltraEdit keeps living up to its name. It's one of the most feature-rich text editors out there, well-supported, and reasonably priced.
JArchitect provides a wealth of information on your code structure, and offers reports on many code metrics and areas where there are likely design problems. The cost makes it primarily a tool for businesses and commercial developers.
LiveCode Community is the latest iteration of RunRev's cross-platform development tool. Inspired by HyperCard, it adds many features and, with the Community platform, a no-cost option.
Towns is a complex, fun, game of micromanagement, city building, and exploration. The potential is there to be the next big game in this small niche, but it's not up to standards of a commercial product.
This straightforward writing program is designed to enhance productivity.
Process Hacker provides information on running processes, system resource use, and so on, with many options for customization... and it's free.
Sticky Password makes it easy to store a different password for each site, as well as other data. Constantly updated and with many utility features, it's well worth the price.
An unusual mix of influences, ranging from its namesake Apple II game to console RPGs to early Ultima Online, Wizardry Online offers a decidedly different feel from most MMORPGs, but it needs polish and an improved play experience.
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