Don't-Miss Software Stories

Review: Tweeki is a beautiful, mobile-like desktop client for Twitter

Tweeki is a simple Twitter client with a gorgeous yet simple interface. It has a few limitations, though, and it's best used on just one account.


Review: Bastion for Chrome plays just like the riveting original

Bastion for Chrome shows Native Client's bright future. It plays just like the original adventure RPG, which was one of the most lauded games of 2011 .

Halloween fonts that aren't afraid to say "Boo!"

Fonts for Halloween don't have to be sticky-sweet kiddy fare. Whether you need a scary sans serif or a vampire-slaying homage font, these sinister picks are just the thing for your All Hallows Eve party.

Ripbot264: Rip Blu-ray movies without filling your hard drive

Ripbot264 is a front end for free video tools. With it, you can transcode video without a lot of fuss (and without making massive files).


TweetDeck: Now in classic and Twitter flavors

Twitter's influence on TweetDeck is becoming more apparent in this major new version, with the option of a new, lighter look. We review the new features, including a column navigator that makes it easy to customize the layout.


MakeMKV: Rip DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs to your hard drive

Transcode movies, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs to the Matroska video container format with this deceptively powerful utility.


Buffied: Take a stab at Halloween with this free font

Even if you've never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffied is a delightfully shiver-inducing font. The letters are well-balanced, making them relatively easy to read for such a stylized font.

Halloween Spider: Spin your words wisely with this creepy font

TrueType font Halloween Spider, nicely designed by Claude, pairs bold uppercase glyphs with spiders that seem to walk across well-placed webs.

Autumn: This font will chill you to the bone

TrueType font Autumn is composed of crooked sticks intertwined to form glyphs. It includes all upper and lower case letters but no punctuation or numbers--and it's complex enough to look best at 60 points and bigger--so plan accordingly.

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.

Trick or Treat: Deck the haunts with Halloween dingbats

The Trick or Treat 2.0 collection of graphics includes 26 distinct Halloween images, including bats, spiders, skulls, ghosts, witches, devils, candy, cats, owls, haunted houses, and an entire murder of crows.

Needleteeth Suite: Free Fonts With Halloween Bite

Razor-sharp TrueType outlines font collection from Chad Savage at Sinister Visions includes two variations, each in two alternating sizes: Regular, Psycho, Creepy, and Spooky.

Jalatext can navigate around a 16 gigabyte file with remarkable speed.

Jalatext: Utility to open and navigate immense files

Jalatext lets you open and navigate extremely large files. Although it works relatively well, at $30 it's pricey.

SlimCleaner 4.0: Slick system cleaning utilities with crowdsourced information

SlimCleaner is a comprehensive set of system cleaning utilities that also taps into an online database for information on programs.

SpringPublisher adds maps, templates, and QR codes to your printed materials

SpringPublisher lets you create letterheads and business cards with simple templates, including maps and QR codes.