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Review: Free Opener can open almost any type of file you can think of

Free Opener truly can open a large amount of formats, including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, media, and code. Sadly, it can’t edit most of them.

Review: Enjoy slick Web apps on your desktop with Cubiez

Cubiez takes Web apps out of the browser and brings them to your desktop, to be enjoyed at any time.

Review: Automatically resize images on the fly with Robosizer

If you send images over the Internet, you know how much of a pain it is to have to keep shrinking them, especially in email. Robosizer is a free app that sits in your Windows tray and automatically resizes images to your pre-set specifications as they are being sent.

Review: Krento is a productivity-boosting launcher and Start-menu replacement

Krento is a feature-rich launcher, widget manager, and Start-menu replacement that can launch any file, folder, program, or website you can think of.

Review: Quick View Plus lets you read nearly any business file

If you want to broaden Windows' preview capabilities, try this this file-viewing utility. It integrates into Explorer and supports over 300 file types, including many you may no longer own the software for.

Review: Process Hacker is task manager on steroids

Process Hacker provides information on running processes, system resource use, and so on, with many options for customization... and it's free.

Review: IsoBuster recovers files from just about anything

Isobuster's name is only a partial clue to its functionality. It opens and extracts files from images files, but it also recovers data from any type of media.

Review: SyncUp syncs data whether you're logged on or not

SyncUp is easy to use, but has nearly all the sync features you need. Online backup, however, is limited to Google Drive.

Review: BleachBit offers free, comprehensive disk cleaning and privacy protection

BleachBit isn't as polished as some of its commercial rivals, but for business users on a budget, it gets the job done.

Review: PC Booster 2013 may speed up slow PCs

PC Booster is not going to cure everything that ails your PC, but it can give you a good idea of its overall health.

Review: Skitch lets you visually highlight images to help your point

Skitch ties in tightly with its parent, Evernote, but can also be installed on its own. It's great for quickly marking up images and screenshots and sharing with friends, colleagues, or customers.

Review: PerfectRegistry aims to speed up your PC

PerfectRegistry is an inexpensive program that's designed to speed up your PC by optimizing your registry. It's not a perfect fix for all PCs, but it does offer some useful tools.

Supercharge your laptop with 6 powerful utilities

No laptop load-out is complete without these handy software tools for expanding screen real estate, collecting battery data, creating hotspots, and more.