Don't-Miss Software Stories
The latest version of Android adds thousands of changes, but none so important as its striking new interface.
It's not a revolutionary update for the world's leading natural-media painting application, but key improvements keep Painter 2015 at the top of its class.
The gold standard for speech recognition software gets even better with added features and 15 percent more accuracy.
Solid State Doctor will force your SSD to clean house and deliver its best performance, as well as clone it, diagnose it, and secure erase it.
InfoQube has a kitchen sink of features and can be used for many purposes.
The standard bearer in two-pane outliners remains functional and feature-rich but needs some attention from its developers.
The popular widget utility can now act on the information it displays.
Using standard protocols and without unnecessary bells and whistles, Argentum Backup is a good tool for all but the most advanced users.
Adobe Lightroom is the de-facto standard when it comes to managing large image collections, but that doesn't mean it's the best tool for the job. Corel's new AfterShot Pro 2 stakes a claim.
Although System Mechanic 12.7's offline utilities are innovative and useful, the real-time optimizers actually slowed our Windows 8.1 test bed substantially.
MOBILedit offers complete mobile phone management from your PC. It’s more expensive than alternative programs, but you definitely get what you pay for.
Though much of what it does can be done manually and with free utilities, Winoptimizer 11 does it easier and better, brings it under one roof, and has some value-added tricks.
Folder Size gives you something a bit better than just clicking "Properties", but doesn't provide a lot of details or display options.