Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
Broken Shortcut Fixer scans your PC and weeds out those shortcuts that can no longer be fixed, so you can get rid of them permanently.
Mobiledit is a comprehensive set of tools for managing your phone from your computer. It works with a variety of handsets and is easy to use, but it's also on the expensive side.
Those of us with typing-intensive jobs will know how tiring on the fingers it can be. But what if there were a way to type out what needs to be typed using only half the normal effort?
Forgotten downloads and temporary files can add up fast, consuming drive space and compromising your privacy. It's time to think beyond the Recycle Bin with a new echelon of waste management utilities.
Multi-Process Killer makes ending multiple processes simultaneously a breeze. Knowing which processes to kill is the hard part.
If you need to wipe lots of drives, MediaTools Wipe 1.1 will handle the chore. Support for erasing 18 drives at a time, custom patterns, and every algorithm in the book are just the highlights.
Ashisoft Duplicate Finder is an easy-to-use program for finding duplicate files on your hard drive, but it might not be worth its $30 price tag.
TechSmith's Camtasia Studio version 8 is a completely rebuilt program that goes far beyond screen-capture video creation. It can now incorporate videos from other sources in multi-track editing, including videos with embedded hyperlinks.
You configure file handling rules for Robobasket, then set it loose to enforce them on your messy folders and create order. It works well as long as you're careful with how you set it up.
As you use the Windows OS more and more, unnecessary files build up, gradually slowing the system down. Remove Empty Directories is a small freeware program that hunts out and deletes empty folders to clean your system up.
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.
If you write the occasional batch script or pop open a cmd.exe terminal to get things done, Microsoft's SDelete is a great tool to have in your path. This free command-line utility deletes files securely.
Asoftech Photo Recovery recovers most of the deleted or corrupt multimedia files on your memory cards, but it's a hard sell with competent freebies around.