Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
Your data must be handled discreetly. Whatever your reason for wanting to get rid of old files, here's how to make sure sensitive information is truly deceased.
This command-line utility is an oldie, but that's just because it doesn't need to change. If your drive's not in a frozen security state, it works like a charm to invoke the ATA secure erase command.
An uninstaller is a tough sell, even when it's free. IOBit Uninstaller 3 tries to woo users with a pretty interface and batch uninstall features.
Though there aren't a lot of new features, the latest version of Ashampoo Burning Studio remains a top solution for your optical and multimedia creation needs.
Scanning documents in Windows doesn't have to entail extra steps or extra cost. NAPS2 is an old-school tool that keeps things as simple, free, and open-source as can be.
RescueTime's new interface is prettier and easier to use, but the service remains tricky to use right.
Delightfully tiny utility LICEcap lets you create GIFs showing on-screen action, to quickly communicate software features and issues.
This front end for the latest audio codecs lets you convert and rip audio from video with ease.
Screenshots are invaluable in daily office life, whether they're for shiny product pages or just to better explain a technical issue you've stumbled on. Here are six excellent (and mostly free) screenshot tools.
Wondershare MobileTrans easily copies data from your old phone to a newer one--everything from contacts and call logs to texts, photos, videos, and music. It's not cheap, but it works well.
VirtualBox 4.3 now supports touch in its virtual machines, bringing the venerable application up to date technology-wise. Mostly.
Staring into a monitor late at night can make it hard to fall asleep later. There's a solution, and it's free.
WinZip 18 comes with optional add-ons that may mean most users never see the main application window.
When disaster strikes, you need a plan for booting up your PC. These utilities can help restore order in times of crisis, allowing you access to your operating system and all of your data again.
The OS upgrade fixes a lot of things, but the classic pop-up Start menu isn’t one of them. These utilities—four of them, free—can fill the gap. Whether you prefer a plain Start menu, a customizable one, or loads of extras, one of these programs can give you the Windows 8.1 you wanted in the first place.