Ian HaracPCWorld

Sign up for City of Steam's open beta, get promises of fantasy steampunk fun

City of Steam's closed beta was yet more enjoyable than the alpha, but we're still waiting to find out when the open beta will start. You can sign up now, though, so you'll be ready.

Review: PowerShell Plus is a free IDE for PowerShell users

PowerShell Plus is a straightforward, highly functional IDE for PowerShell, now released as uncrippled freeware.

Review: Vanguard's free-to-play option brings Telon to the masses

Vanguard is an immense MMORPG that has languished for years due to a poor launch. Shifting to free-to-play has brought in a population surge, and it is well worth checking out.

Review: Steed modernizes FTP with modern protocols, cloud integration, and a fresh design

FTP may sound old-fashioned, but it's still useful. Steed brings FTP interfaces into the current decade with an easy-to-use, clean design, and cloud storage integration.

Review: Axon Idea Processor's awkward interface hinders its productivity-boosting goal

Axon Idea Processor is a complex product with many potential uses and some frustrating flaws. Though versatile and potentially powerful, its steep learning curve and many bugs require more patience than someone buying a time-saving product is likely to have.

Review: PhraseExpress 9 adds application-specific macro features

PhraseExpress is a text expansion/macro program that can be a great timesaver if used properly. Application-specific features are a major enhancement.

Review: Directory Opus Light is heavy enough for most purposes

Directory Opus adds a “Light” version that is very feature-rich. At less than half the cost of the Pro version, it's worth a look for anyone who wants a better File Explorer.

Review: World of Tanks has good graphics, just enough physics

World of Tanks offers a fun gaming experience that can range from the casual to the obsessive. Its frequent updates and moddability keep it fresh.

Review: Xtravo Web Browser has clean look, many quirks

XTravo is an alternative browser that needs more unique features to make it worth switching from the tried-and-true.

Jalatext can navigate around a 16 gigabyte file with remarkable speed.

Jalatext: Utility to open and navigate immense files

Jalatext lets you open and navigate extremely large files. Although it works relatively well, at $30 it's pricey.

GS-Calc: A low-cost spreadsheet with a unique interface

GS-Calc continues to refine its niche as an inexpensive spreadsheet that's not an Excel clone. This version adds pivot table support and improves usability.

Ultra Recall offers flexible outlining and data management

In both Standard and Professional versions, Ultra Recall is a powerful, feature-rich outlining tool.

Surf Now, Read Later With Local Website Archive Lite

Local Website Archive Lite makes it easy to save pages.

Gratuitious Tank Battles is a Tower Defense Game With a Twist (And Tanks)

Gratuitous Tank Battles offers explosions, mechs, and all the jolly fun of World War I, with lasers.

Geek Alert: Edit Code With This Open-Source Implementation of a Leading RAD Tool

Lazarus IDE places a Delphi-like GUI on top of Free Pascal.