Don't-Miss Software Stories
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.
Directory Opus' expanded customization and control options let you manage files the way you want.
Ultra-affordable DAW app offers a lot of beat for the buck, but pro users may find it a tease.
Pick a style, supply the content, and create near pro-quality promotional or training videos with this easy-to-use production tool.
The third major incarnation of Iobit's free defragger offers a new, more modern interface, better workflow, and it faster. It's a winner, if you need anything more than Window's own utility.
Consumers are the firm focus of the Windows Store, but business owners can find plenty of finger-friendly apps designed for portable productivity.
In the world of apps, there is indeed such a thing as a free lunch, making this roundup of 12 superb—and free!—Windows 8 apps a virtual smorgasbord.
LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.
While unchanged outwardly, PowerDVD 13 significantly enhances 1080 video, delivers better performance, and remains the premiere DVD/BD/3D playback solution.
Desktop apps can be lumbering beasts, but bloated browsers can make Web apps just as problematic. The Pokki platform runs sprightly Web and mobile apps on your desktop, no browser required.
SugarSync recently rolled out a new-look interface with fancy new features. Is it enough to push the power-user's preferred cloud storage service over the top?
The Cinnamon 1.8 desktop, for instance, will feature fresh applets and desktop widgets.
Both products deliver useful tools for tracking and planning your finances. One is free, but some would argue the other is less costly.