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Review: Steed modernizes FTP with modern protocols, cloud integration, and a fresh design

FTP may sound old-fashioned, but it's still useful. Steed brings FTP interfaces into the current decade with an easy-to-use, clean design, and cloud storage integration.

Review: Unroll.me condenses emailed subscriptions into digests

Unroll.me shows promise in bringing order to your email, but this beta is still a bit rough around the edges. It works on Gmail, Google Apps, and Yahoo mail.

Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files

If you are using Skype for business, it is important to be able to refer back to your previous instant messaging conversations and SMS messages. Advansys RecollX makes light work of this by providing an easy-to-use searchable archive which plugs directly into your Skype app.

Review: Xmarks works in various browsers and OSs to sync your bookmarks

Xmarks crosses the browser border to manage bookmark chaos. It works across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari to make sure you never leave that important URL on a computer you can't reach.

Review: Nimbuzz Messenger makes staying in touch a breeze

Nimbuzz Messenger for PC offers an easy way to make voice and video calls, and to chat with friends. If only it included support for AOL's AIM, too.

Add useful tools to your Skype desktop app with Pamela Professional

If you're a heavy user of Skype, or the owner of a small business, Pamela Professional a software app to get.

Web browser showdown: Which Windows app is really the best?

Which browser is best? We pit the top contenders against one another in a battle for Web browser supremacy.

Rein in your inbox and schedule email reminders with Right Inbox

Right Inbox blends into Gmail, letting you easily follow up on emails or schedule them for later sending. It doesn't do anything that's never been done before, but it does more (and more inexpensively) than anything else.

Simplify the Web with these free Chrome extensions

The Web doesn't have to be one-size-fits-all. Eliminate distractions from your favorite sites, or the entire Web, and you can comfortably focus on the content that suits you.

Download Instagram photos in bulk with 4K stogram

4K Stogram is a bare-bones utility that does just one thing: Download Instagram photos.

Free PDF Image Extractor Offers Easy Way to Unlock Images

4Dots Software's handy utility is a no-nonsense tool that won't make a dent in your wallet.

Make Facebook Baby-Free With Unbaby.me

Instead of a smiling baby peering up at your from your Facebook newsfeed, you can see a cute kitty, or a big tub of bacon, or whatever you prefer.

Look up Word Definitions Easily With the Dictionary.com Chrome Extension

Dictionary.com Extension for Google Chrome makes searching a breeze without having to go to a website.

Iris Smart Kit: A Basic and Affordable Introduction to Home Automation

In part 2 of our series on easy home automation projects for the weekend warrior, we look at the Iris system from Lowes.

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Control YouTube Video Viewing With Chrome Extension Magic Actions for YouTube

Magic Actions for YouTube customizes your video-watching in Google Chrome.

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