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Five free Chrome tools for faster, easier searches

Look no further! These tools let you automate, customize, and cull searches to improve your results.

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Opera 18 review: This browser's seen radical changes… perhaps too radical

The newest version of Opera has a brand new engine and a stripped-down feature set. Sorry, Opera, but bookmarks aren't significant extras.

Symphony review: A so-so social media manager that does wonders with pictures

Symphony makes your social updates stand out with beautiful images, but it's not the best social network manager out there.

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Sanebox review: Recover your email sanity

Sanebox is a cloud-based tool designed to keep clutter out of your inbox. It's not perfect, but overall, it works very well.

LICEcap review: Make animated screenshots, prove GIFs aren't just for memes

Delightfully tiny utility LICEcap lets you create GIFs showing on-screen action, to quickly communicate software features and issues.

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Ventrilo review: The essential comms tool for the PC gamer

Ventrilo keeps both sophisticated power gamers and easily overwhelmed newbies chatting in-game.

Five free Dropbox tools you're not using (but should be)

Easier sharing. Simpler sending. Secure encryption. Make Dropbox even better with any of these handy utilities.

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Review: Tweeki 2 brings the best of Twitter to Pokki

The new iteration of Pokki's Twitter client combines a mobile-like, minimalist interface with some interesting new features, bringing an exciting new contender to the world of Twitter clients.

Review: MultiPLX RSS reader offers powerful features and a few too many bugs

MultiPLX is a clean and powerful RSS reader that offers many unique features and is updated regularly with new ones. Its beta status makes is a bit of an adventure, but a worthwhile one.

Review: DropTunes plays music directly from your Dropbox folder

If you use Dropbox to store your tunes, DropTunes allows you to play them from the cloud sharing service. It's light on features, but it's more than Dropbox can do on its own.

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Review: DropItToMe offers simple Dropbox sharing without software

The online service DropItToMe offers a way for people to send you files through Dropbox without them having to install the software

Review: Upload files to Dropbox via email with Send to Dropbox

SendToDropbox offers a simple way for people to send files to your Dropbox service over email.

Review: Cloze prioritizes email by strength of relationship

Cloze takes aim at email overload by organizing your correspondence by your relationships. This app for browsers and iOS offers some interesting insights into the people you interact with, but it's far from perfect.

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Review: Gmail Notifier Pro offers notifications and a whole lot more

Gmail Notifier Pro offers desktop alerts when you have new emails, social network updates, calendar items, and more. It also works as an email client, but lacks refinements in that department.

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Review: Transfer your website's RSS feed from Feedburner to FeedPress

The Internet is abuzz with rumours that Feedburner is next on Google's chopping block. Set up some insurance by redirecting your RSS feed to FeedPress.