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Looking for a way to make cut, copy, and paste more useful? Consider this: when designing Windows, Microsoft completely overlooked pasting clipboard data as a file. This means you can’t paste images or text documents to your desktop, and is quite annoying. Paste As File changes that: now, you can [...]Read More »
Tappity-tappity-tappity tap. Wait a few seconds. Is that the process you go through every day to log into your computer? Booooring! Instead, log into your computer with a loud, annoying countdown timer and your favorite thumb drive. Predator can do that, and it can do it entirely free: lock and [...]Read More »
There are dozens and dozens of social networks out there, and different people are on different ones. If you’re trying to get all the posts from all of your friends, Sonet is the app for you. It can grab all of your friend’s posts from well-known networks like Facebook and [...]Read More »
Are you looking for an awesome, addictive puzzle game? I know I’m not. I’ve gotten way too addicted to tiny little games on my phone, and now I–hey! Check out HueBrix! It’s a tough visual space game in which you need to trace out the paths required to fill up [...]Read More »
That’s a beautiful wallpaper you have! And it’s been the same wallpaper for the last five months. It’s starting to get really, really old, and you desperately wish to get rid of it, but you know that this same thing will happen again in five months. With Wallpaper Changer, it [...]Read More »
Do you have to type in a foreign language on an English keyboard? If you do, then you must hate accents with a bü®ñïñg ¶äß§îöñ. I know I would. Before, you’d have to memorize tons of totally intuitive Alt codes, or open up the clunky character map. Holdkey does away [...]Read More »
Bzzt! The power goes out. That’s OK, you weren’t doing anything too important. Just power back on your computer, and–whaaaa?! Why are your desktop icons all wrong!?
Windows has an annoying habit of resetting your desktop icon layout if a fly lands on your volume key. Or you change screen [...]Read More »
Do you remember playing hangman in class instead of learning boring ol’ algebra? Now, you can play against your computer with Doodle Hangman Free! It’s a fun little game that lets you choose the category, so you actually might have a chance to win.
Doodle Hangman Free starts off with [...]Read More »
Power button broken? Unlock your phone with the tap of your proximity sensor with Tap Tap App [Android]
Is your phone’s lock and unlock button wearing down after many long years of use? Don’t worry! There’s an app that can help: Tap Tap App. Designed specifically for people with broken phones, it replaces the need for a lock and unlock button, instead allowing you to unlock your phone [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of multiplayer games such as Connect Four and Reversi? Boardfeud is a free multi-game, multiplayer app that lets you play not one, not two, but three different games, over the internet. You can play with friends, play for fun, or play for rankings.
Boardfeud’s developer knows [...]Read More »
If you’ve played most of the popular Android games, you’ve probably played Doodle Jump, the game where you must get the Doodler as high as possible while avoiding evil monsters, black holes, and the like, and using various devices to get you as high as possible. Hiigher is like that, [...]Read More »
Are you an avid downloader? You then might have experienced once or twice the annoyance of a supposedly fully downloaded file that actually got messed up while downloading. Some developers combat this by posting MD5 hashes on their websites: these are codes that are unique to each file, and can [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of the crossword puzzle? I certainly am, so I was excited when I found Word Search on the Windows Store. It’s a free, singleplayer crossword app that features built-in lists with varying difficulties and a timer to keep you on track.
There are three modes to [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of Windows’ Aero Snap, the feature where you can just drag windows to the tops or sides of your screen to maximize them? Many people are, but many others find it too limiting. With GridMove, there are no limits: you can set it up to move [...]Read More »
Are you looking for answers to some pressing question? With Quora, you can ask questions to your circle of friends–and to the entire world. It requires you to log in using a Facebook or Twitter account, which can be annoying, but once logged in, it lets you view your Friend’s/Followee’s [...]Read More »
If real life was Star Trek, everything would be grand. The world would be hunger-free, we could travel the galaxy, and computers would be voice-commanded. Hey,wait a second–that last one is possible today! With Voice Shortcuts Launcher, you can open apps, call people, send texts, view contacts, toggle settings, and [...]Read More »
Are you annoyed that apps seldom go on sale, and when they do, you often miss the chance to buy them? AppSales developer Thomas Sojda was annoyed too, and set out to fix it with his app AppSales. It’s a free app that can not only monitor the price of [...]Read More »
Encrypt files with open standards (i.e. non-proprietary file format) and ease with EncryptOnClick [Windows]
If you’re familiar with encryption programs, you’re probably also familiar how much of a pain it can be to have special software on every computer you want to access encrypted files on. EncryptOnClick is different: while it requires installation, its encrypted files can be easily decrypted with programs like 7-zip.[...]Read More »
Are you slightly afraid of having Java on your computer now that it’s been the subject to not just one, but two zero-day exploits of your computer’s security? JavaRa is the tool for you, allowing you to manually update, uninstall, or remove Java from startup.
Java is really annoying. It [...]Read More »
Pshhhhh! The fire quickly disappears as you shoot it with the thirty meter water cannon. That takes care of that problem! It appears that the most recent meteor shower has endangered the Titan village, and it’s your job to put them out.
In Sprinkle, you play the role of the [...]Read More »
Are you a big Reddit fan? I certainly am. But keeping up with the constant flow of stories and posts can be a real pain sometimes. Redditastic lets you view all of the top items on your homescreen with a nicely designed widget, and when you open them, open in [...]Read More »
The weather is a tricky thing. If you’re using a combination of weather apps and services to try to keep up with all of the latest developments and current temperatures, relax a little! Instead of using advanced real-time charts and graphs, just glance at the whole day’s weather with Aix [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a plain, bare-bones notes app for Windows? ResophNotes provides a simultaneously clean-looking and featureful notes app that even synchronizes with Simplenote, a free online note synchronization account service.
The integration with Simplenote allows you to access your notes on the go with the official Simplenote app [...]Read More »
People don’t generally realize how much they depend on jotting things down until their desks are covered with little pickies of paper with unrecognizably blurred pencil smudges on them.If you’re one of those people, and you’re looking to upgrade to The Cloud, try CintaNotes. Designed to integrate into your installed [...]Read More »
Do you enjoy reading your RSS feeds, or feel otherwise compelled to read them? Are you a fan of cloud feed synchronization services, especially Google Reader? Do you absolutely love the color pink? If you answered yes to all of those questions, Flux is no doubt the RSS reader for [...]Read More »
If you’re a seasoned computer user, you (hopefully) know the #1 rule of important data: back it up! Losing data is not fun, but losing data when you don’t have a backup is terrible. That’s why you should always back up your computer… and your mini computers. GO Backup, from [...]Read More »
Your personal data is private. Everyone knows that (except Facebook). But sometimes you have to or want to hand your phone over to someone–perhaps a friend, or a family member–do do something like look at a photo you took or a song you have. At times like this, you’d definitely [...]Read More »
Scrolling LED signs are actually pretty cool. They’re effective ways of communicating over a large distance without using your voice, meaning they work great in crowded areas. Ledify! brings that experience to your phone: it lets you create large, scrolling messages to show to anyone that can see them.
Ledify! [...]Read More »
There are boring, simple puzzle games. Then there are wacky, complicated puzzle games. But probably the most interesting of all is the category of puzzle game that appears to be incredibly simple, but turns out to be extremely devious. Blueprint, a game in which you need to connect all the [...]Read More »
You’re watching a movie on your laptop. It’s 3am, so of course you have your headphones in. Suddenly, you realize it’s Transformers, and you just got to the explosion scene! If you didn’t have Sound Lock installed, your ears would probably be dead by now. Luckily, Sound Lock automatically detected [...]Read More »
What would you say if I told you I could give you three new monitors… for free? Though it’s not exactly the same thing, nSpaces certainly helps give you more space for windows using the idea of virtual desktops.
If you’re a Linux or Mac OS X user, you probably [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of Tetris-style games? If you are, you might be interested in Cubifice. It’s similar to Jewels, but instead of trying to remove the most blocks possible, you have to get the blocks to fall perfectly into the white outline at the bottom.
There’s a catch: you’re [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of physics? My love of the science keeps me grounded and down to Earth. Radiant Particles is a freemium live wallpaper in which thousands of particles are pulled together through the attractive forces of simulated physics.
As the particles spin around, they eventually begin to settle. [...]Read More »
Torrenting can be both productive and entertaining. It can also help you download common, large files such as ROM updates, operating systems, and other, less legal content. Until recently, unfortunately, there was no good way to torrent from your smartphone or tablet. Today, that all changed with the official µTorrent [...]Read More »