Don't-Miss Utility software Stories

Review: Chocolatey offers easy software installation and updating

Command-line utility Chocolatey lets you quickly download and install other applications.

Review: Right-Click Context Menu Adder gets you to what you need on your PC faster

You probably frequent the same files, folders, programs, and websites day in and day out. What if you could go there directly by simply right-clicking with your mouse?

Review: Dropmyemail backs up your email effortlessly

Dropmyemail is a simple cloud-based backup service for your emails and attachments. It's especially useful if you log on at different computers.

Review: Windows 7 Logon Background Changer personalizes your Windows PC

Not many people realize that you can customize the look of your Windows 7 password logon screen. You can do this without touching critical system files, thanks to Windows 7 Logon Background Changer.

Review: WinZip 17 stays fresh with cloud storage and social sharing features

WinZip 17 lets you archive, encrypt, convert, and share your files across multiple services. New integration with cloud storage services and social networks keep this venerable compression utility relevant.

Review: Fantasy Grounds II meets your virtual tabletop gaming needs

Feature-rich Fantasy Grounds II helps you bring a tabletop gaming group together, no matter how far apart you are. The steep price takes a commitment worthy of a tenth-level paladin.

Review: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder frees up hard drive space quickly

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder provides a simple and easy way to get rid of duplicate files. It's not the most full-featured program of its type, but works just fine...and it's free.

Review: Easy Duplicate Finder helps rid PCs of file duplicates

Easy Duplicate Finder is a feature-rich duplicate file detector that can keep your file chaos under control. Though powerful, it's expensive and sometimes buggy.

Review: Ninite turns setting up a new computer into a quick, painless process

With Ninite, you can install numerous free applications at once. It's free, elegantly presented, and easy to use.

Review: Ashampoo Uninstaller 5 makes program removal easy

If you use its monitoring function to log installations, Ashampoo Uninstaller 5 works well and has many other cleanup functions. To make the best use of it, install it early on a new system.

Review: DiskCryptor a worthwhile encryption program that's easy to use

Encrypt entire drives with DiskCryptor, which runs as a service and is configured via a dialog. It also works in Windows 8 desktop mode.

Review: PerfectFileRecovery finds files easily

PerfectFileRecovery isn't cheap, but offers plenty of file recovery features for the money. It also works on Windows 8.

SportsSynch makes syncing radio and TV broadcasts easy

Synchronize local radio broadcasts with the picture on your TV using this handy audio delay utility.