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Spanning Backup Backs Up Gmail and Other Google Services

Spanning Backup is a cloud-based service for backing up Google data such as Gmail, Google Contacts, Google Calendar, and more.

Daminion Standalone Organizes Photos Like the Pros Do

Daminion is a professional photo cataloging application aimed at photographers and studios.

Convert Video Files--Even in Rare Formats--With Any Video Converter

Any Video Converter lives up to its name by converting any commonly available (and some not so common) video file type to a variety of other formats.

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Give Your Peepers a Break With Free EyeLeo

EyeLeo is a small utility that reminds you to rest your eyes and take a break now and then.

Comodo Internet Security Premium

Although Comodo Internet Security's firewall makes this freeware look tempting, its antivirus protection lagged compared to others we tested.

Free SlimCleaner 3.0 Is Accurate, Light, and Easy on the Eyes

SlimCleaner is a very comprehensive set of system cleaning utilities.

Free Utility Roadkil's Disk Wipe Just Wipes Disks--And That's Enough

Wipe your hard drives and flash drives with tiny but effective DiskWipe.

Examine Differences Between Files With Beyond Compare

Beyond Compare is a solid commercial diff utility.

Quickly Access Nonstandard Characters With Free Holdkey

Keyboard utility Holdkey makes it easier to enter extended and nonstandard characters.

Organize Photos Fast With PicaJet FX

Easy, fast-working PicaJet FX makes photo filing less onerous.

AIDA64 Extreme Edition Has an Extremely Large Variety of Benchmarks

AIDA64 sleuths your system's secrets … for a price.

Super Win Menu Puts All Your Programs in One Place

Handy, if pricey, Super Win Menu eliminates all that tunneling through submenus required by the Windows Start Menu.

GoodSync: Most Powerful Syncing Solution on the Planet?

Powerful syncing program GoodSync works locally, across the Internet, with online services, and with mobile devices.