Don't-Miss Software Stories

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.

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.

FXAA Post Process Injector screenshot

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.

MSI Afterburner screenshot

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.