Windows software of the day [May 18, 2012]

Today’s Software

  • PySort: quickly sort all of your files into folders based on type
  • sTabLauncher: A minimal, resource light application launcher
  • DomainHostingView: Get domain and hosting information about a website

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Software for May 18, 2012


Downloads and Documents: the scum of the Windows folder structure. Everything and anything stick themselves into these directories, and as a result they get absolutely filled with executables, images, music, and much, much more. However, it’s not the end of the world! You can painlessly sort any folder into its file types with a single click.

PySort is a simple program. After choosing a directory, just hit SORT — it’ll automatically put all your music into one folder, pictures into another, executables into a third, etc. And it’s that simple: your folders will be instantly sorted by type. It’s that simple and that easy.

Price: Free! 

Version discovered: v0.2 beta

Supported OS: Windows unknown

Download size: 5.7MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 6/42

Portability: Requires installation

PySort homepage


Want an extremely minimal launcher that takes up as few resources as possible while still providing customizability? Unlike the resource-heavy Mouse Extender covered yesterday, sTabLauncher uses a mere 2-5MB of RAM and allows users to change each individual part of its theme.

sTab allows for easy use and interaction. You can drag and drop new programs and documents onto it, and its beautifully-animated interface also allows for many apps and documents on each launcher.

While there are a lot of launchers in town, if you’re looking for one that’s small but doesn’t skimp on resources, sTab is definitely a good choice.

Note: sTabLauncher comes bundled with an opt-out toolbar. Be sure to de-select it when installing!

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v2.3.3

Supported OS: Windows 

Download size: 4.0MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/42

Portability: Requires installation

sTabLauncher homepage

Thanks David!


If you’re looking for a webhost or domain registrar, you should take a look at the sites you know and love. Seeing what hosting and domain name services they use is a good way to get an accurate view of who’s who in domain hosting. However, accessing this information is an annoying, clunky process. Clean it up and make it readable with DomainHostingView, yet another NirSoft tool.

Using DomainHostingView, you can see which hosting and registration service each site uses. It’s not nearly as helpful as it could be, as many sites (including dotTech) use hidden data to ensure privacy, but it’s a good start, and can at least lead you to a company name. For instance, dotTech is hosted with Turnkey Internet (or perhaps some reseller thereof). Ghacks is hosted by Cogswell Enterprises. Udacity is hosted by Google.

All in all, DHV is a nice tool to see in human terms who is hosting with which company and which companies people buy their domains from.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.25

Supported OS: Windows XP+, 2000 with limitations

Download size: 114KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/42

Portability: Entirely portable!

DomainHostingView homepage

dotTechies: We have tested all the software listed above. However, Windows Software of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new programs. Always use your best judgement when downloading programs, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing shareware programs, if applicable.

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