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Here you will find detailed reviews and recommendations on freeware software that cover every different category, from Personal Information Managers, to Image Editors to Desktop Managers…and more!
Drag2up revolutionizes the process of sharing files: Drag + drop and share [Firefox and Chrome only]
Whether it is with friends, family, coworkers, etc. we – as Internet junkies – are continually sharing files with others. To share a file we typically have to go to the specific file hosting website, upload the file, and link it to others. Drag2up is an add-on for Firefox and [...]Read More »
Before I begin this post let me state that the developer of Attribute Changer specifically states “64-bit editions of MS Windows are NOT supported“. Therefore this post is not for 64-bit users; however if you are a 64-bit user and you want to try out this software, please be [...]Read More »
We all know about VirusTotal (or at least we all should know about VirusTotal). Jotti’s malware scan is a service similar to VirusTotal; it is a service that allows users to scan files with 18 different anti-virus/anti-malware scanner. Jotti’s malware scan works fairly similar to VirusTotal in the sense that [...]Read More »
Lost your Windows and/or Microsoft Office license key? Use WinKeyFinder to recover them and store them safely encrypted
Do you know your Windows license key? What about your Microsoft Office license key? No? Bummer – what would happen if your computer crashed? Sure, most computers have little stickers on the side that display the Windows license key on them but those little stickers can easily be messed up [...]Read More »
When you exercise, your bodies burns calories and you feel hot; you start sweating. The laws of physics (chemistry? biology? who cares…) don’t apply just to you – they apply to your computer, too.
When you use computer the internal components generate heat as a result of the “exercise” you [...]Read More »
I have noticed there is a bit of confusion out there when it comes to DVDs. People want to burn movie DVDs which they can play on their DVD player but often mix up the action of burning a movie DVD and authoring a movie DVD. This confusion cannot solely [...]Read More »
Protect your privacy with TunnelVision: automatically block out parts of your screen where your mouse cursor is not
I hate prying eyes. My computer, my work… for my eyes only! Do you feel the same way? You may want to try out TunnelVision.
TunnelVision is simple, lightweight, and open source application which blocks out your whole computer screen except a select area where you mouse cursor is currently [...]Read More »
Windows is a great operating system, but want to know just how green the grass is on the other side? Try Wubi, a Ubuntu installer for Windows.
The cool thing about Wubi is it installs Ubuntu like a program onto your computer, requiring you to perform no dual-booting or partitioning; [...]Read More »
Have unusual hardware? Do you spend hours hunting down drivers for your computer every time you do a reinstall? Go right to enjoying your new installation with Double Driver, a free piece of software that lets you back up, restore, and even print out a list of your drivers.[...]
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In March I discussed 10 freeware programs that I rely heavily upon. Now I will reveal the 4 browser add-ons/plugins that keep my world from falling apart. (Why 4? Well I only use 4 so I can’t really talk about 5 or 6 or 10 or 100.) Since I am [...]Read More »
Lets pretend you are chatting away with a friend on Windows Live Messenger (or Skype, or Yahoo Messenger, or [insert messenger here]) and he or she asks you for assistance in installing Firefox. Yes, I know even a baby can install Firefox but your friend is very computer-illiterate. Because you [...]Read More »
Last year I wrote about VTzilla, the official VirusTotal addon for Firefox that allows users to easily scan files with VirusTotal without having to download them. If you are not a Firefox user and you cried when you learned VTzilla was for Firefox only, cry no longer: VirusTotal now offers [...]Read More »
Last month Locutus wrote an article on Mousepath, an entertaining Java-based application that tracks and records your mouse strokes. Since that time, Mousepath has gained quite a bit of attention – much of which, I have no doubt, is thanks to dotTech considering how popular the Mousepath article has become [...]Read More »
There are many ways to block traditional ads on Firefox (and Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera). However all those methods mentioned previously don’t block ads on videos on streaming websites like Hulu. That is where AdBlock Video comes in.
AdBlock Video is an addon for Firefox (sorry only Firefox supported at [...]Read More »
Tabbed browsers are a hit. Why not ‘tabbed’ desktops? “Tabbed desktops’, otherwise known as virtual desktops, are a way to help people organize better as they work (or maybe even play). Basically a ‘tabbed’ desktop allows you to have multiple desktop workspaces just like if you were using multiple monitors; [...]Read More »
Are you constantly hitting Caps Lock while typing? Have you ever hit the Windows key while playing a game and end up paying the ultimate price because of it? Do you want to play a cruel joke on someone? Sounds like SharpKeys may be a program you want to look [...]Read More »
[Multiple Browsers] Six add-ons for creating and using temporary/disposable e-mail addresses on-the-fly (10minutemail, Mailinator, GishPuppy, YOPmail, etc.)
Spam bites. dotTech bites back. Spam comes back for more. dotTech punches spam in the face. With the following six browser add-ons you can do some punching of your own by creating and using temporary/disposable e-mail addresses on-the-fly.
Bloody Vikings! [Firefox]
Bloody Vikings is a Firefox add-on that allows users [...]Read More »
You are at work (or school) and someone informs you tomorrow is your boss’s (or teacher’s) birthday and there will be party – you must bring presents. Now if you are like me the party and presents is not a big deal; remember about the party and presents is. So [...]Read More »
WinFontsView is a program that allows you to view the installed fonts on your computer. Now there are tons of font viewer programs out there. In comparison to some, WinFontsView is very simple and featureless. So what makes WinFontsView “special” enough to post about? The fact that it is so [...]Read More »
USB/flash drives often times contain very important information which if lost and/or corrupted could devastate the owner of the drive. Bar the physical drive getting stolen, we all know the best way to cushion the blow of a technology catastrophe is to make sure you have backups of your data. [...]Read More »
AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter officially becomes freeware, gets renamed to Wondershare PDF to Word Converter Free
AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter has been a popular software on dotTech: It has been reviewed, v2.5.3 has been made freeware, and v3.0.0 has been a giveaway for an extended period of time. Now Wondershare – who owns AnyBizSoft Studio – has decided to officially make AnyBizSoft PDF to Word [...]Read More »
BitDefender QuickScan: Lightning fast cloud-based malware scanner for quick, on-the-fly security checks
Ever try to use traditional, clunky online malware scanners to try to get a second opinion as to if your computer is clean or infected with malware? I have, and I can attest to the fact that it isn’t pretty. While in theory online malware scanners can be useful, in [...]Read More »
We have all had those oh **** moments where we fill out a form (a registration form, a comment on a website, a post on a forum, writing an e-mail, etc.) and when we go to submit it, there is a technical error that prevents the form from being submitted [...]Read More »
URL Snooper is a pretty popular software for allowing you to download streaming videos/audio off the internet. However lately I have been having a problem with URL Snooper and YouTube videos. So I went looking for other tools and I came across two more masterpieces by Nirsoft.
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SiteLauncher is a magnificent add-on for Firefox which not only gives you ease of use and marvelous simplicity, but also delivers free milk and cookies whenever its sensors detect that you’re getting hungry. Hey, one can always hope, right?
SiteLauncher allows you to easily visit your favorite websites in Firefox [...]Read More »
In my article on FBackup I just ranted about how I am obsessed with Titan Backup. Well let me tell you my affair with Titan Backup is over; we are done – I broke up. I found myself a new love which comes in the name of GFI Backup Home [...]Read More »
Typically, it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes for someone’s computer to cold start. Have you ever been in a hurry and wished your computer would boot up more quickly, say in like 10 seconds? Well you know what they say – be careful what you wish [...]Read More »
gImageReader: Open source, Google-powered OCR (optical character recognition) program that actually works
Optical character recognition is one of a few types of technology meant to make our lives easier. The only problem is, to take advantage of this convenience, one typically has to shell out a lot of cash: Good OCR programs are bloody expensive. Luckily, Google is in the business of [...]Read More »
To S or not to S, that is the question; the S in HTTP vs HTTPS, that is. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is the English of the Internet (or Internets, depending on who you are talking to). HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure; it takes HTTP [...]Read More »
We all know about Wikipedia.com. It is the single largest source of information on the internet. Period. However did you know you can surf Wikipedia even when you have no internet access? I am not kidding. WikiTaxi is a portable no-installation-needed application that allows you to download and store the [...]Read More »
Today’s post is brought to you by Conn09, an active member of the forums. He’ll talk about Dropbox, the great online file synchronization service we all love so much.
Although most of you have probably heard of Dropbox, some of you may have never used it. If you haven’t, here’s [...]Read More »
Are you finding yourself using the mouse more often than your keyboard? Does your keyboard feel a little bit neglected? Using AutoHotkey you can better integrate the keyboard into your regular routine, infinitely enhancing your computer experience.
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What is AutoHotkey?
AutoHotkey is an extremely powerful scripting language. [...]Read More »
We all like saving money. Recently I posted about 5 tools which can help you print more efficiently and thus save you money. Here is another way on how to save money related to printing; however for this one you do not have to claw in your printing habits (even [...]Read More »
Out of curiosity, how many times have you copy + pasted the contents of a webpage into Word (or any other text editor) because you did not want to waste ink/paper printing all the “junk” on the website? I know I have… many times. Wouldn’t it be more convenient if [...]Read More »
Do you use CleanMem? (If not, you really should.) Yes? Well, then, you will be glad to hear CleanMem has been updated to v1.6.0 and now comes with an extra goodie – CleanMem Mini Monitor.
CleanMem Mini Monitor is a very simple addon to CleanMem; it allows users to