Don't-Miss Software Stories

Free Instagram Downloader: Save Your Instagram Snapshots Permanently

Free Instagram Downloader lives up to its name, offering a free and easy way to download full-resolution copies of your favorite Instagram snapshots.

6 killer utilities for redlining your gaming rig

To do your best at games, you need a PC in peak condition. These utilities—five free, one inexpensive—make your PC faster and more controllable for the most demanding games.

GS-Calc: A low-cost spreadsheet with a unique interface

GS-Calc continues to refine its niche as an inexpensive spreadsheet that's not an Excel clone. This version adds pivot table support and improves usability.

CloudMagic offers fast, accurate searches

The tool's speedy search is now available in more browsers and for more email accounts and social networks.

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FXAA Post Process Injector

You can get modern graphics on 3D games without updates or patches via FXAA Post Process Injector. Originally developed by Nvidia's Timothy Lottes, this tool has been embraced by the modding community and expanded to work with both Nvidia and ATI graphics cards.

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MSI Afterburner: Brand-agnostic PC overclocking utility

Platform-agnostic PC overclockers can tweak their to tweak their video card collection with MSI's venerable Afterburner utility. Designed to work with MSI's own products, Afterburner nonetheless works with most modern hardware.

Xpadder: Play PC games with a game controller instead of a keyboard

XPadder emulates a mouse and keyboard with the buttons and directional thumbpad of your game controller. It supports multiple profiles, rumble feedback, and chorded input, which allows for more commands than the number of buttons would normally permit.

ShortcutFoo: Master keyboard shortcuts in no time

ShortcutFoo is a lean and simple Web app that lets you easily learn shortcut keys for Gmail and many other applications.

Gmail vs. Outlook.com

Gmail vs. Outlook.com: Which offers the best email in the cloud?

How does Microsoft’s new webmail service stand up against longtime favorite Gmail? The answer may surprise you.

Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12: Video-editing software is still solid, but adds little oomph

Among consumer-level video-editing applications, Sony's Movie Studio Platinum is one of the more capable, with more features than most competitors. With so much already in place, however, version 12 has few new features to add over the previous edition.

ReadCube: An excellent all-in-one tool for organizing, finding, reading and annotating PDF articles

ReadCube is an all-in-one tool for organizing, finding, reading and annotating PDF articles. Aside from occasional trouble with certain articles, it works very well, especially considering it's still in beta.

C64 Forever: Relive the golden days of the Commodore 64 without the hardware headaches

The Commodore 64 was the Model T of home computers. This emulator takes you back to that day without making you buy extra hardware.

Nero 12 Platinum: Affordable, highly capable multimedia creation and disc burning

There's no arguing the power under Nero 8's hood, but the venerable multimedia creation and disc-burning suite could be easier to learn and use. For the price, you get a lot.

FTL is a strategy game for lovers of hard sci-fi

FTL is a semi-randomized strategy game funded by Kickstarter that lets you live out your space captain fantasies, die horribly, and try again.

5 free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

Small businesses don't always need Microsoft Office software for word processing, spreadsheets, email, database and publishing tools.