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Review: Razer Game Booster shuts down processes that distract your PC from your game

Iobit's Razer Game Booster examines your operating environment and selectively shuts down services and programs not directly related to the game you're playing. The result is a noticeable increase in responsiveness and framerate performance.

Review: Handy Backup is plain, powerful, and easy to use

Handy Backup will back up your data locally, across the network, and across the Web. It selects important data automatically (on your cue) and syncs as well as providing a plethora of options.

Review: Free Editor lets you open and edit over 70 different file types for free

Free Editor is a free program for editing documents, spreadsheets, images, code files, Windows system files and more. Although it feels responsive, some UI issues make it less useful than it should be.

Review: For a tune-up suite, System Mechanic is a good choice

System Mechanic is a full tune-up suite that can optimize almost every aspect of your PC and help you keep it optimized.

Review: Daemon Tools USB lets you access and share your remote USB devices

DT Soft steps outside the emulation business with this USB sharing utility, but Daemon Tools USB doesn't provide much for the money that Windows can't do on its own.

SugarSync 2.0 goes public, we go hands-on

SugarSync recently rolled out a new-look interface with fancy new features. Is it enough to push the power-user's preferred cloud storage service over the top?

Review: Autostarter X3 automates your regular computer operations with batch files

A lot of what we do on a computer is repetitive work that can be easily automated to save us time and effort. Autostarter X3 is an app that can set up batch files for pre-defined tasks such as opening browsers, starting apps, and opening Web pages.

Review: Folder Colorizer brightens up Explorer, may help navigation

If you are bored of the same old yellow folders in Explorer, then try colorizing them. The makeover may make it faster to find the folders you seek, too.

Review: Document Metadata Cleaner strips personally identifiable metadata from your files

You can tell a lot about a document by its metadata, such as when the document was created, who created it, the time of its last edits, and more. If you are determined to keep this information a secret, Document Metadata Cleaner can help you.

Review: ArsClip makes your clipboard more useful than ever before

Going strong for over ten years, simple, lightweight, free utility ArsClip lets you easily manage a clipboard history list with multiple items, and is smart enough to ignore sensitive applications.

Review: Batch rename all of your files and MP3 music with File Renamer

If you have lots of photos, music or other files, renaming each one individually can be a tedious task. File Renamer allows you to rename them all in one go.

Review: Use online data store Pastebin from the desktop with this handy portable app

Pastebin is a site where you can store massive data dumps for public use. Whatever your requirements, you can now use the site with a handy portable app.

Review: Multi Commander is a more powerful alternative to Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer has not changed very much over the years, so functionality is limited. Multi Commander tries to remedy this by offering more options.