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In this download area you'll find free tools and programs for you to download. There are 3 ways you can access these tools - by A-Z, by Windows Advisor issue number or by Category:

3DMark Vantage3DMark Vantage is the industry standard performance benchmark for DirectX 10 gaming PCs. It includes two graphics tests, two CPU tests and six feature tests. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark Vantage is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 10 under game-like loads. Featured in this article [more...]
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Active ISO Burner Active@ ISO Burner is a simple-to-use dialogue-style program for burning CD/DVD/Blue Ray ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 standard. Automated burning is also supported. Featured in this article D16 - Disaster Recovery: Protect Yourself from Data Loss [more...]
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Active@ ISO Burner Active@ ISO Burner is a simple-to-use dialogue-style program for burning CD/DVD/Blu-ray ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 standard. Automated burning is also supported. Featured in this article H19 - Hard Disk: Wipe Private Data for Good T36 - Tools to Solve Low-level Windows Problems T73 - Tips & Tricks: Managing Office Updates [more...]
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Adobe AIR The Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) enables you to view Adobe Flash and Flex web content and applications, along with stand-alone programs coded in the AIR environment. Featured in this article W13 - Windows: Add Lost Features for Free [more...]
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Adobe Flash Adobe Flash Player is a browser plug-in that enables you to play video and other interactive content on the internet. This latest version provides access to the most up to date visual content on the Web. Featured in this article T43 - Tools: Essential Free Tools for Windows Users [more...]
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Adobe Photoshop Express Adobe Photoshop Express allows you to create better-looking pictures with automatic fixes and filters. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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Advanced Codecs for Windows Occasionally media files come in formats that are not supported by Windows. To play the file back specialised codecs are required. The answer is to install Advanced Codecs for Windows which will ensure your PC can play practically any media file. If you install Advanced Codecs for Windows you will be able to play MKV, [more...]
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Advanced Codecs for Windows 7/8.1/10 There are so many different formats for digital music and video out there that sooner or later you’re going to come across a file that you cannot play back. When that happens you need to install Advanced Codecs for Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10, which contains practically every codec (used to encode/decode digital media [more...]
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Advanced Codecs for Windows 7/8/10 For many people, their computer has replaced their TV as the device they use to watch films and programs. If that doesn’t sound like you, you probably still use your PC to watch lots of media files from the Internet. Occasionally these media files come in formats that are not natively supported by Windows, [more...]
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Aktiv CD Ripper Aktiv CD Ripper is a great program for creating direct, digital copies of your audio CDs. You can save them to your computer’s hard drive in a range of popular formats, including MP3, WAV and WMA. The software also supports ID3 tagging, meaning you can download artist, album and track name information from the [more...]
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Album Art Downloader Album Art Downloader is a useful tool for completing your electronic music collection. It quickly and easily downloads the album art for your music collection from a number of online archives. Simply type in  the album or artist or both and click ‘Search’ and the software will list all the images it can find, [more...]
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All-In-One Video Downloader[DownloadButton-20672] All-In-One Video Downloader is an easy-to-use application designed to help you grab video content from the web. The software can detect and extract a video stream from several web addresses, generated by websites such as YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion. All-In-One Video Downloader allows you to transfer the movies or clips from the hosting websites onto [more...]
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Alternate Pic View Alternate Pic View is a program that helps you to quickly view image files and make minor adjustments to them. It supports multiple formats, including BMP, JPG, PCX, TGA and WMF. You can use basic editing tools, such as line, arrow, rectangle, freehand, fill, text and pen, to alter your images. You can also [more...]
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Alternate Pic View Alternate Pic View is a program that helps you to view image files and make adjustments to them. It supports many formats including BMP, JPG, PCX, TGA and WMF. As well as allowing you to add basic shapes to your images, you can zoom in and out, switch to full screen mode, create a slideshow, [more...]
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Alternate Pic View Lite Alternate Pic View Lite is an application that allows you to view digital images in a wide range of formats. It allows you to open BMP, ICO, GIF, DDS, JPG, MNG, PCD, PNG, PIC, PPM, PSD, RAW, TIFF, TGA and WMF formats, as well as save photos in BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, SGI, TGA, [more...]
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Amazing Mountainscapes Screensaver View stunning images of mountainscapes from around the world with this great screensaver. [more...]
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Amok CD/DVD Burning AmoK CD/DVD Burning is a complete burning solution for CD/DVDs, which is also capable of creating audio CDs and dealing with ISO, CUE and BIN files. It’s simple interface mean it is much more straightforward to use than commercial alternatives such as Nero or WinOnCD. Featured in this article T680 - Tools to Build [more...]
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Animated Desktop Animated Desktop is a unique program that allows you to put animated themes, based on Flash animations, Java applets, ActiveX components, and HTML pages, on your Windows desktop. The software also includes a tool for creating your own animated themes. [more...]
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Any Video Converter free edition Any Video Converter free edition is a DVD ripper and video converting tool which helps you rip movies from DVD-Video disc to all popular video compression formats and convert video files between all popular video formats with excellent conversion speed and video quality. It also converts DVDs and multimedia files from any supported format [more...]
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Apollo CD and DVD Label Maker Apollo CD & DVD Label Maker is an easy to use application for creating CD/DVD labels and jewel cases. With a great art gallery that includes clip art images, background images and layouts you are able to create professional-looking labels easily. [more...]
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Ashampoo Clipfinder HD Find and immediately download videos from YouTube, VideU, and MyVideo at the click of a mouse with Clipfinder. Online portals like YouTube.com, MyVideo.de, and VideU.de have long since become cult, the problem is that the offer of available videos has exploded so much in the past months that it is hardly possible to directly [more...]
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Audio Clipper Audio Clipper is a simple, effective and reliable software solution whose main purpose is to help you clip your favourite audio files, such as MP3 and WAV, by setting the start and end points and save the results within seconds. The application comes with a simple and intuitive interface and enables you to quickly [more...]
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Audio Recorder for Free Audio Recorder for Free is real-time, sound-recording software that lets you record any sound from your sound card and save the recording directly to MP3, WMA, or WAV files. [more...]
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Auto Adjust Photo Auto Adjust Photo is a handy tool that lets you correct the contrast and colour balance of a photo quickly and easily. The program adds itself to the Windows context menu, meaning  that all you have to do is right-click on any image to alter its properties. The software will create a new image [more...]
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Avidemux Avidemux is a great video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It can edit and encode many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Featured in this article TT309 - [more...]
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AVITricks Classic AviTricks is a non-linear, non-destructive AVI video editor with real-time preview. It makes cutting and joining footage easy and includes a wide range of built-in adjustable effects that can be used separately or in combination; including dissolves, mirror image, sepia, iris effects and fades. As well as the preview screen, the video you are [more...]
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BS Picture BS Picture is a small and useful image viewer that includes all the features necessary not only to display any image but also to convert and edit it. The program includes support for over thirty formats including most popular: JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, PPM, PSD and IMG. The editing options allow you to resize [more...]
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BS.Player There are so many video players available for Windows that it can be difficult to know which one is best. One of the newest is called BS.Player, and its features make it worth a try. Its installation process comes bundled with a BS.ControlBar and makes some changes to your system’s homepage and default search engine [more...]
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Burn4Free Burn4Free is a very easy-to-use application for burning data, audio and video files to a variety of media formats. It features a great interface with numerous options and allows you to start burning with 2 clicks. Featured in this article D102 - Data Backup with an Exact Copy D100 - Data Protection with Clonezilla [more...]
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Calibrize 2.0 Calibrize helps you to calibrate the colours of your monitor in three simple steps. Just download the software and follow the procedure to generate a reliable colour ‘profile’ and adjust the colours of your monitor automatically. Featured in this article P14 - Printing: Essential Troubleshooting for Colour Problems [more...]
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Camera Photo Reader Camera Photo Reader is an application that can copy photos from cameras/ storage cards based on the date, allowing you to easily import pictures into your PC. The files are collected and copied to folders with names under the form of yyyy_mm_dd_subject under a base folder on your hard drive. After scanning the camera [more...]
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CBurner CBurner is a CD and DVD authoring tool for creating data disks. Using the simple but effective user interface, you can drag and drop the files you want into the program window and save them  to your chosen media quickly and easily. Featured in this article TT710 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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CDAConv CDAConv is a straightforward program that can convert tracks on an Audio CD to formats such as FLAC, MP3 and WAV and also can retrieve available information of the disc from the Internet using the FreeDB database. Just select the quality and compression format required and the program does the rest. Featured in this [more...]
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CDBurnerXP CDBurnerXP is a great application for burning CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. It does not include adware or similar malicious components. Featured in this article X820 - XP: The Top 10 Errors B8 - Backup: Ultimate [more...]
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CDBurnerXPCDBurnerXP is a great application for burning CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. It does not include adware or similar malicious components. Featured in this article S477 - Security Tips for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP V500 Virus Removal with Sardu [more...]
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CDex If you’ve got a large CD collection, there’s a lot of benefit to be gained from digitising it. You’ll have a permanent copy on your hard drive that you can listen to or copy to a portable music player, without having to worry about hunting through stacks of discs. CDex is a tool to [more...]
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Chameleon Wallpaper Changer Chameleon Wallpaper Changer is a simple but useful and fun utility for automatically changing the background of your computer’s desktop. You can create and select from numerous albums for your chosen backgrounds and have them change at an interval you specify, from minutes  to hours and even  days. The program requires no installation and [more...]
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Colour Picker The Colour Picker application was developed to be a simple program that stores up to 126 custom colours plus 81 presets, giving you the RGB components of each colour, as well as the hexadecimal code and Game Maker codes. Useful for saving your favourite shades for use in other programs, and essential for photo-editing. [more...]
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Creative Elements Power Tools    A collecton of productivity tools for Windows XP, 2000 and Me.   [more...]
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DC++Social network sites such as Facebook, and online chat services such as Skype, make it easy to keep in touch with friends online. Unfortunately, they aren’t that good when you need to transfer files to a friend via the Internet. The solution is to use DC++, a tool designed to make sharing files easy and [more...]
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DeepBurner DeepBurner comes loaded with an extensive list of practical and amazingly valuable features that will completely satisfy your burning needs; from compiling your CDs and DVDs in different formats to allowing the creation of fascinating photo albums and solid, reliable back-ups. Also included is support for creating bootable CDs and DVDs and the ability [more...]
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Dexpot 1.4 Dexpot 1.4 turns your monitor into up to 20 virtual screens. It creates and manages virtual desktops and enables you to work far more efficiently and comfortably with many simultaneously opened windows. Every virtual desktop is independent from the others and can have its own wallpaper, resolution and icons. Desktops can be switched via [more...]
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digiKam digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Windows, which makes importing and organising digital photos a “snap”. The photos are organised in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Featured in this article D440 - Digital Photography: Perfect Organisation [more...]
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Digital Audio Recorder Digital Audio Recorder is a simple application which allows users to record sound from any source in your computer directly to MP3. You can record sound from a microphone or anything that is being played on your computer. Featured in this article TT309 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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DirectX Boost your graphics and audio performance with Microsoft’s suite of graphic and sound card drivers. DirectX will help improve multimedia experiences on most PCs. This latest version of DirectX offers better security, updated graphics, faster frame rates, and support for massively multiplayer games. It also features more immersive audio when running and displaying programs [more...]
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Duolingo Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, and English with Duolingo. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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DVD Bit Setter Some DVD players have problems recognising DVD-RW discs. DVD Bitsetter will change the disc’s Book Type, in order to fool the player into thinking that it is a normal DVD-R disc.   [more...]
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DVD Flick DVD Flick is a simple but at the same time powerful DVD authoring tool. It can take video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Centre or Home Cinema system. All the major file formats are supported meaning you can make [more...]
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DVDSmith Combining powerful functionality with a straightforward interface, DVDSmith Movie Backup provides an easy way to transfer DVD information on to your hard disk. In Full Disk mode, DVDSmith Movie Backup can backup, clone or copy a DVD movie to your computer as a DVD folder or ISO file. DVDSmith can also copy and decrypt [more...]
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DVDStyler DVDStyler is a cross-platform DVD Authoring System. Using the software, you can, drag-and-drop MPEG files directly and import image files for use as a menu background. You can also add basic text buttons, change font/colour and background colour, copy and paste any menu object, set chapters for each movie and even change the post [more...]
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DVDStyler Portable DVDStyler Portable is a great DVD authoring tool that is small enough to take with you on your removable drive. It allows the creation of DVD videos from various file formats, complete with interactive menus, chapters and more. Featured in this article TT811 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Easy Convert Easy Convert is a very simple software application designed to turn media files into other formats. It offers support for several popular file types, including MP3, WAV, WMA, AMR, FLAC, 3GP and AVI. The entire procedure is configured in a few steps. After specifying the output directory, format and quality, the conversion can start [more...]
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Easy WebCam Recording Easy WebCam Recording allows you to record from your webcam using several advanced features, including the possibility to upload files to an FTP server automatically. The software can start the recording process either when you press the dedicated button or when the motion detector is activated, with all the files saved to a folder you [more...]
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EasyBrake EasyBrake is a simple and easy-to-use tool that allows you to convert various video formats into MP4 or MKV files. It supports many input formats and also lets you set the bitrate and crop the video, if desired. Featured in this article TT813 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Express Burn Express Burn lets you create and record CDs quickly and easily. With Express Burn you can record a data or audio CD by dragging the files you want on to the Express Burn icon and clicking record. Express Burn CD/DVD Burner then does all the rest, converting the files if required. [more...]
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FastImageResizer Fast Image Resizer is a handy tool for resizing pictures. Its particularly useful when uploading large images to Internet sites with file size restrictions, or if you want to publish your images on the Web. Featured in this article TT610 - Top 10 Tools TT709 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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FastPhotoTaggerDigital photography has revolutionised the process of capturing images, whether you’re simply taking snapshots, or you’re a professional. While digital images are certainly easy to print and edit, they also contain another major feature that most users overlook: the metadata. This is extra information embedded inside the photo file which contains a huge range of [more...]
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FastPictureViewer FastPictureViewer is a small and fast image viewer for Windows. It supports rating and copying images on the fly, as you view them either in windowed mode or full screen. Featured in this article T43 - Tools: Essential Free Tools for Windows Users [more...]
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FastRawViewer You digital camera will save images at the best possible quality using the RAW format, but the files will be very large. FastRawViewer can display RAW photos at high speed and provide you with information on each image to help you decide whether to keep the picture or not. As well of this if gives [more...]
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FastStone Viewer FastStone Viewer is a fast, stable and user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a wide array of features that include management, comparison, red-eye removal, resising, cropping and emailing. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to the thumbnail browser and other major functions via hidden toolbars that pop up when [more...]
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Film Tracker Your Windows PC is fast becoming a home media hub. Film Tracker is a handy program for cataloguing the movie collection on your computer. It features a simple user interface showing nearly all the major functions needed to organize your movie collection, including a full list of all your movies with the ability to sort [more...]
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FLV Player FLV Player is a standalone application to play Flash FLV files with. This utility can come in handy when viewing many FLV files, as it doesn’t require the Flash IDE. The installer comes with optional FLV association, so double clicking an FLV file opens and plays the file in the player and includes optional [more...]
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FocusWriter PortableFocusWriter Portable is a lightweight text editing application that was created in order to immerse you as much as possible in your work. It automatically opens in a full screen view, with the many features of the applications easily accessed by hovering your cursor at the top of the screen. A powerful word processor small [more...]
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Foobar2000 Foobar2000 is a fully-featured audio player for Windows. It offers a clean, simple interface through which you can access a variety of visualisations and layouts, quickly search your library, display a graphic equaliser and, of course, play music. The program is extensible via a selection of downloadable components, such as skins and ‘rippers’. Featured [more...]
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Fotografix Fotografix is an image editor that can be used for digital image enhancement, photo-retouching and graphic design. It is very small and can be run from a removable drive or USB stick without taking up much space. It has a host of professional standard features, including painting tools, transformation and manipulation capabilities and multiple [more...]
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Free Image CropperFree Image Cropper is a user-friendly utility designed to help you resize the width and height of your photos, supporting batch operations to help you save time. Free Image Cropper lets you add the files you want to process, previewing them in a right-side panel while you work on a selected item in the main [more...]
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Free Image Manipulator Free Image Manipulator is an easy to use but powerful application for working with photos and other images files. You can resize images, convert them to different file types, add text and more. It is particularly useful for editing images you intend to publish to the Internet. Featured in this article TT210 - Top [more...]
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Free Media Catcher Free Media Catcher is a great application which enables you to capture any streaming audio or video playing on your computer. The program  automatically detects common multimedia file formats, including FLV, MP3 and MP4 and lets you save them to a folder in a few easy mouse clicks. Featured in this article TT710 - [more...]
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Free MP3 Quality Optimizer Free MP3 Quality Optimizer is a great tool that lets you quickly improve the quality of any MP3 file, up to 320 Kb/s. You can choose to improve one or many files at the same time and save the results wherever you like. Featured in this article TT813 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Free Mp3 Recorder Free Mp3 Recorder is a utility that lets you record music or any other audio from your pc. It records the audio data played on the sound card, so any sound that can be played on the pc can be recorded. You have the option to save the sound as an .mp3 or .wav [more...]
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Free Picture Finder An image search and management program. [more...]
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Free Video Catcher Free Video Catcher is a powerful tool which can capture the multimedia files you are viewing or listening to via your web browser, meaning you can download files for offline viewing. It detects files automatically using the URL and everything is handled via the attractive user interface. Featured in this article TT711 - Top [more...]
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Free Video CutterFree Video Cutter is an easy to use application that was created to provide a simple means of changing the original size of any movie. Simply select your video file, or drag it into the program window and it displays a realtime preview of the changes and you can operate it by dragging a slider [more...]
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Free WMA MP3 Converter 1.1 Free WMA MP3 Converter is a freeware music converter that helps you convert WMA to MP3, MP3 to WMA, WAV to MP3, WAV to WMA, MP3 to WAV, WMA to WAV amongst others. Free WMA MP3 Converter provides optimised default settings. It just takes a simple click to start WMA to MP3 conversion with [more...]
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Freemake Video Downloader Use Freemake Video Downloader to capture online videos easily from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, LiveLeak and Veoh. Get clips, music videos, films, TV shows, series, movies, cartoons, how-to’s and review direct from the Internet. Featured in this article V200 - Video: Downloading Made Easy [more...]
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Gadwin PrintScreen Gadwin PrintScreen is an application that helps you take snapshots of your screen in several different ways. Once you have installed it, the program will run in the System Tray, and you can change preferences from the Properties window. The user interface is clean and easy to navigate through. You can select the keyboard [more...]
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GEAR DVD Standard Edition A powerful and reliable professional solution for creating DVD and CD discs.    [more...]
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GIMP 2.6.6 GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It’s a program for tasks such as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer and an [more...]
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Gimp Help 2 (version 0.6)   Help files to enable you to get the most out of the Gimp software program.   [more...]
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GPL Ghostscript 8.15 Output and print quality PDF files on your printer.   [more...]
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Groovy Media Player Groovy Media Player is the perfect music-manager application with cool looks and a garland of features. It has Internet streaming, continuous play, mp3 to wav converting functions plus a bunch of other amazing features. Groovy Media Player is not a resource-greedy program and includes a built-in ID3 editor to have audio files renamed and [more...]
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GVDownload GVDownload allows users to quickly download embedded videos and multimedia from google videos, metacafe, putfile, youtube, break.com and many more sites. Requires the Microsoft .NET 1.1 Framework. [more...]
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HandBrake HandBrake is a handy tool that enables you to convert almost any video file or DVD to MP4 or MKV format.  This means that you can import DVDs to files on your hard drive (depending on the protection used on the disc), as well as convert video files to different format. You can apply video [more...]
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HotShots HotShots is a software utility which helps you take snapshots of the desktop, windows or specified regions. The program lets you copy the screen capture to the clipboard or upload it directly to websites, including FreeImageHosting, Imgur, Imageshack and CanardPC. Timestamps can be inserted in the filename, the scale of the screen capture is [more...]
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HyperSnap-DX Pro 5 Enables screen-capture, even in DirectX/Direct3D or 3Dfx glide modes.   [more...]
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IconChanger 3.0 A great tool that makes changing icons on the desktop fun and easy.   [more...]
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Iconoid Iconoid is a small program that helps reduce the clutter on your Windows desktop. Using the software you can save and restore the positions of icons, ensure that icons do not move when you alter your screen resolution and even save icon position layouts for each screen resolution. You can remove the borders around [more...]
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Image Processing Lab Process your image files in no time using Image Processing Lab, a completely free image manipulation tool. You can apply a range of filters to your images and even define your own filters, to apply special effects and make a poor quality image look much better. Now you needn’t be let down if your [more...]
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Imageresizer Imageresizer allows you to easily scale your images to various different sizes, useful when you need to scale down a very large digital photo so that you can send it by email for example. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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ImBatch ImBatch is a professional software application designed to help you apply a wide range of effects and format conversions to your images. As its name suggests, the tool operates on batches of images, meaning you can change all the pictures in a folder from BMP to PNG format for example. The tool works with various [more...]
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ImgBurn ImgBurn is a lightweight CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray disc burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit. It offers several ‘modes’, within which a variety of tasks can be performed. These include ‘Read’, enabling you to save the content of a disc to an image file; ‘Build’, allowing you to create [more...]
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Instant Storm InstantStorm is a powerful freeware Flash screensaver creator that turns your Adobe Flash files (SWF) into professional screensavers in no time. The program features an easy-to-use wizard interface and lets you customise virtually anything including the settings dialogue, the installer (including all texts and images), the screensaver behaviour, and more. The program is ideal [more...]
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Instantbird Instantbird is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging (IM) client. Using it, you can connect to all your different IM accounts. It uses the Mozilla rendering engine to display IMs, and the Pidgin libpurple to connect to the different networks. Featured in this article TT213 - Top Ten Tools [more...]
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IrfanView A free image viewer and converter that supports an extensive list of formats. Convert image files to different formats, and create slideshows or screensavers of your favourite images.   [more...]
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ISO Recorder ISO Recorder is a tool for Windows XP that allows (depending on the Windows version) you to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder. Featured in this article X65 - XP: The 7 Features [more...]
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IsoBuster 1.5 Rescue lost files from a  faulty or damaged CD or DVD! [more...]
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iTunes The world famous digital media player, allowing you to organise and play your media collection and connect to the iTunes Store to download the latest music and videos. Features the classic and simple to use Apple interface. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article S18 - Sound Card Problems Repaired with [more...]
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JPEGView JPEGView is a handy tool for viewing and editing image files. It opens images from digital cameras in full screen view and super-imposes toolbars and image data on top. It also features basic image editing functionality, allowing you to correct typical image problems, such as colour cast and high/low contrast very quickly. Featured in [more...]
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K Lite Mega Codec PackThe K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is a collection of codecs needed for audio and video playback in DirectShow players such as Windows Media Player, Media Centre, and Media Player Classic. It contains everything you need to play all common audio and video file formats. Featured in this article M301 - Media Player Error Repair W120 [more...]
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K-Lite Codec Pack K-Lite Codec Pack contains everything you need to play all popular video formats. It supports most of the main encoding methods, enabling playback of AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, OGM, MPEG, MOV, HDMOV, TS, M2TS, and OGG files. Featured in this article T43 - Tools: Essential Free Tools for Windows Users T88 - Tips & [more...]
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KaleidosWallpaper KaleidosWallpaper is a small wallpaper generator based on the Kaleidoscope effect. Just point it to a folder on your PC containing images and it will generate interesting kaleidoscopic wallpapers based on these photos. Alternatively, it makes great random images containing just colours, equally as interesting. You can also set the wallpaper to change at [more...]
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Kantaris Media Player Kantaris Media Player aims to be an all-in-one media player that provides a great audio and video experience. Kantaris is an open-source alternative to Windows Media Player with similar a GUI and features. Video playback is based upon Videolan Client (VLC) which enables Kantaris to play almost anything without the need of installing any [more...]
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Kastor Free Audio Extractor Free Audio Extractor lets you grab the audio from practically any video file format and save to your chosen audio file type, meaning that you can take a film sound track and listen to it on an MP3 player for example. Its really easy-to-use and features a nice, clean interface; a simple but useful [more...]
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KidZui Browser The KidZui browser allows children to explore the Internet safely, filtering out unwanted content whilst allowing all the informative and fun features. Parents can rest easy with KidZui you just set it and forget it knowing our children are having fun in a safe environment. Children can only access websites, games, pictures, and videos [more...]
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Leapic Media Converter Leapic Media Converter is a handy and reliable application designed to convert between popular media formats.The list of input and output formats includes: M4A, 3GP, AAC, APE, AVI, MP3, OGG, MP4, F4V, FLV, MOV, MKV, VOB, WMA and WMV. Leapic Media Converter also features a convenient media player so you can quickly view the [more...]
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LP Recorder 6.0 LP Recorder has been designed with one purpose in mind – to record vinyl LPs. Connect the tape or line output from your stereo to the line input of your soundcard, select the recording input, enter a filename and press the record button.    [more...]
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Magical Snap Ashampoo Magical Snap makes screenshots that look like they were made by professional graphic artists. Its always available and produces these results in seconds, making something that used to be a tiresome chore quick, easy and fun. This is all backed up by powerful editing capabilities that are just as simple to use, enabling [more...]
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MassTube Mass Tube is a small software utility designed to help users grab their favourite video files from YouTube in the easiest way possible.It is a simple-to-use tool built specifically with a single goal in mind: to grab video files from YouTube, so it doesn’t pack other useful features such as a built-in search engine [more...]
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Media Features Pack The N edition and the KN edition of the Windows 7 operating system do not include Windows Media Player or other Windows Media-related technologies, such as Windows Media Centre and Windows DVD Maker. You can gain all these programs by installing the Media Features Pack. Featured in this article TN511 - Tips and News [more...]
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Media Organizer Media Organizer is a handy and reliable application designed to categorise your photos by date criteria (date taken or date created) in just a few clicks. Using it is simple. Just set the source and the destination directories and press the Copy button. The original images will not be modified. Featured in this article [more...]
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Media Resizer 2.0 This powerful and flexible utility will help you to resize thousands of your pictures with just a click of your mouse. [more...]
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Media Search 1.5.5 Find .mp3, .mpeg, .avi, and any other music, video, document, or software files on the Internet.   [more...]
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MediaGet MediaGet, is an intuitive application that helps you to search for digital media torrent files and download them with ease. While the setup process does not take longer than a minute, it is important to be careful during while it is running, as it offers to download some additional third-party products that are not [more...]
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Microangelo 5.58 A great icon editor with animated cursor support.   [more...]
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MOBZRuler If you develop websites, or work on digital photographs, it can be extremely useful to know the size of the elements on screen in terms of pixel. MOBZRuler is a simple tool that displays a grid on screen, which lets you measure the size of the various components displayed on screen. Featured in this article [more...]
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ModernView ModernView is an OpenGL image viewer designed to help you quickly and easily view images without flickering, flashing, tearing, jittering, jumping  or waiting. Using ModernView, viewing or presenting images looks professional thanks to a modern graphics card and a streamlined user interface. ModernView can zoom and scroll large images extremely smoothly (especially on 120 [more...]
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Morpheus 1.85 An award-winning graphics program that lets you morph your photos, web images, movies, and more.   [more...]
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MP3 Skype Recorder Skype is the most widely used Internet telephone application, allowing you to make free voice and video calls to any Skype user in the world. MP3 Skype Recorder is a freeware application developed to record and save Skype conversations to MP3 files, allowing you to create a copy of every call you make. This [more...]
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Mp3Splt Mp3Splt is a simple, powerful and reliable command line utility to split mp3 and ogg audio files, allowing you to edit out part of a track and save it to a new file. It’s very useful to split large mp3/ogg files to make smaller files or to split entire albums to obtain original tracks. [more...]
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Mpeg 2 Codec Provides Mpeg2 video support (such as DVD playback) on Windows 98.   [more...]
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MultiMonitorTool With MultiMonitorTool, you can disable/enable monitors, set the primary monitor, save and load the configuration of all monitors, and move windows from one monitor to another. You can do these actions from the user interface or from command-line, without displaying user interface. MultiMonitorTool also provides a preview window, which allows you to watch a [more...]
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MyPaint MyPaint is a cross-platform application that comes packed with editing capabilities to help you create new images from scratch and apply special effects to your digital photographs. It features an intuitive interface that offers quick access to the main functions of the program. MyPaint allows you to edit files of the following formats: ORA, [more...]
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Netflix After registering with the service, you are given a one month free trial to try out streaming films and series to your PC. Use the trial to check out the system and decide if there is anything you want to watch. You can also view Netflix content on your smartphone and smart TV. Featured [more...]
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OpenShot Video Editor OpenShot Video Editor is an application that enables you to create and edit HD videos that can be layered, mixed and arranged in creative and ingenious ways. The program comes wrapped in a sleek and stylish user interface. The application supports a wide variety of HD formats, such as Apple TV, Blu-Ray, YouTube-HD and Vimeo-HD. [more...]
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Paint Shop Pro 8 One of the best graphics packages about.   [more...]
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Paint.Net Paint.NET is an image and photo editing application for Windows. It features an innovative and user-friendly interface that allows access to the main features of the program with a few mouse clicks. These features include support for layers, unlimited undo, a wide variety of special effects and filters, along with the usual tools found [more...]
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Pc Audio Visualizer Pc Audio Visualizer is a interesting tool for that displays the waveform of the audio being played on your PC. It takes the sound directly from the soundcard so can display any sound. It also gives you information about the sampling rate and bitrate. Featured in this article TT213 - Top Ten Tools [more...]
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Peacock Color Picker Peacock Color Picker is a professional colour picking tool designed to offer ease-of-use in combination with a lot of powerful and advanced features. The program was developed with programmers, web designers and graphic designers in mind. Peacock Colour Picker allows you to choose any colour from the 16,581,375 colours available on your computer screen. [more...]
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Perigee Slideshow Perigee Slideshow is program for displaying your images as a slideshow. Using the tool’s comprehensive interface, you select various options, such as transition time and method, screen resolution, point it at your chosen directory and it does the rest. Featured in this article Top Ten Tools [more...]
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Photo3x2 Photo3x2 is a little application that offers a quick method of changing the aspect ratio of your pictures by cropping them. To crop the picture simply select it, choose the desired aspect ratio and click crop. The program also supports batch file processing; when you select more than one file the next picture will [more...]
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Phototastic Collage Using the Phototastic Collage App you can create collages from your digital photo collection. This camera and picture editing tool allows you to put together up to six individual pictures in a square, horizontal, vertical or film-strip format. You can also optimise the appearance of the images with the help of colour and vignette [more...]
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Picasa Picasa is an image organiser and image viewer for organising and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website, created by Google. Featured in this article D440 - Digital Photography: Perfect Organisation [more...]
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Picture Style Editor Most dedicated photography enthusiasts save their shots in raw formats which can only be previewed and modified with dedicated software solutions, such as Picture Style Editor which allows users to create style files out of their pics. Picture Style Editor supports several types of raw formats, such as CR2, CRW, TIF and TIFF. Once [more...]
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Pictures Toolbar The Pictures toolbar is an easy-to-use image downloader that works as a toolbar in Internet Explorer. The toolbar will not only download the pictures on the web page you are viewing – it analyses the web page and searches all links until all associated pictures have been found and downloaded. Featured in this article [more...]
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PicturesToExe Delux PicturesToExe Deluxe helps you create great photo slide shows and play them back on PC, Mac or a DVD player, as well as upload them to YouTube. Panorama, zoom and 3D effects are all available to make your slideshows look impressive. Pictures are then played back at high resolutions, and transitions between images are [more...]
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Plex You can use the Plex app to stream music, video and pictures from your home network to your computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are in the world. Featured in this article W720 - Windows 10: 24 Secret Apps [more...]
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Portable Simple YouTube Downloader This user-friendly application offers you the possibility to download any video you can find on YouTube. Simply paste the URL, then select the output format and the destination folder and you are done. Featured in this article TT812 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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Poster Forge Poster Forge is a great application designed to allow you to quickly make your own inspirational, motivational, movie or old west “Wanted” posters with minimal effort and/or design expertise. With the help of a special built-in utility, you can print big size posters and hang them on the wall. [more...]
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PotPlayer 1.5.31323 PotPlayer is an advanced multimedia player designed to meet the needs of all kinds of Windows users. It can work straight ‘out of the box’ if you just want to play files, or if you have more complicated playback needs you can use its ‘expert’ features to tweak each particular function. Featured in this [more...]
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QtWeb QtWeb is a compact, portable and secure web browser with some unique user interface and privacy features. These include the option to change Application Style on the fly, and see how the program and websites look under different versions of Windows and Unix environments. The browser is lightweight and fast: no additional DLLs or [more...]
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RandPaper RandPaper is a program for dynamically changing your desktop wallpaper. The program will switch your wallpaper to or between random images, selected from a location of your choosing on your computer. You can choose to change the background when the machine starts up and/or at regular intervals. It runs silently in the background and [more...]
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RealOnePlayer Enables you to watch real-time video stream from the net and play .ra files. Internet access required – online download.   [more...]
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RightMark CPU Clock UtilityRightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level monitoring and on-the-fly adjustment of the CPU performance level. It uses supported CPU’s power management model-specific registers (MSRs). Featured in this article H110 - Hardware Optimisation for a Faster Windows H100 - Hardware Tuning with Power Tools [more...]
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RivaTunerRivaTuner is a complete and powerful tweaking environment for tuning NVIDIA GPU based graphics cards. It features a wide range of driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and system tuning options, along with a flexible profiling system allowing you to make custom settings on a per-application basis. It also includes a very useful over-clocking tool, allowing you [more...]
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Rizone Pixel Repair Pixel Repair is a great little tool for detecting and fixing pixels stuck in a particular colour on LCD PC screens. It cant bring completely dead (i.e. black) pixels back to life but it can work if theyre just stuck on a particular colour. The software is very easy-to-use; simply click the Dead pixel [more...]
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save2pc Light There are millions of great videos on YouTube – even whole TV series – but they are only available when you have an Internet connection. If you’re taking your laptop on holiday and want to watch something on the plane, YouTube will be unavailable to you. The solution is to use save2pc Light to [more...]
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Screen To Gif Screen To Gif is an easy to use tool that helps you create your own animated GIFs. The application records the current display screen, saves each screenshot as a frame and allows you to edit these pictures before generating the output file. You can add short text descriptions over your animations, and importing or [more...]
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ScreenshotX If you need to capture your screen and save the result as an image file on your computer, a third-party application can greatly simplify your task. One of the best free applications to create screenshots is ScreenshotX. Creating a screenshot using the tool is very simply. It can be achieved by holding the right [more...]
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Shell Pic   Preview image thumbnails via a right-click context menu.    [more...]
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Silverlight Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device browser plug-in that helps companies design, develop and deliver applications and experiences on the Web. It installs in seconds, Silverlight enables a new class of rich, secure and scalable cross-platform experiences. Featured in this article T43 - Tools: Essential Free Tools for Windows Users [more...]
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SlideShow Desktop If you have a digital camera packed full of photos, or a collection of photos and wallpaper images on your computer, SlideShow Desktop is a great way to show your photos at their best. SlideShow Desktop has been carefully designed to make it simple and fun to display photo slide shows on your Windows [more...]
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SnagIt The perfect utility to capture and share images, text or video from your PC. [more...]
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Snipaste Snipaste combines and image capture tool with image editing tools in a single package. The tool doesn’t need to be installed on your system and as soon as you double-click on the program’s file it will be launched and running in your System Tray. You can use the tool to take a snapshot of your [more...]
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Snippage Snippage is a great little program that allows you to take a section of a website and display it on your desktop. Snippage works like a normal web browser but when you have found the page you want, you can trim the unnecessary sections and just leave the useful bit as a separate window! [more...]
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SomePDF Image Extract SomePDF Image Extract is a useful tool to extract images from PDF files. SomePDF Image Extract can easily help you to extract images in PDF files to TIFF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TGA, PBM, and PPM. The software lets you choose the quality of the extracted JPEG image, or select grayscale and also supports [more...]
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SoundCloud Downloader SoundCloud Downloader is a lightweight utility that makes it possible for you to get your favourite songs from the online audio sharing websites with just a couple of clicks. Using SoundCloud Downloader you can simply paste the URL address of the music track and Download to have it saved onto your computer. Featured in [more...]
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SoundSwitch SoundSwitch is a small Windows utility that makes it easy for you to switch between the playback devices connected to your system. The tool allows you to easily select the preferred sound card or device by pressing the specified hotkey combination. All computers support several sound cards or playback devices, but will only use [more...]
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SoundSwitch SoundSwitch is a small Windows utility that makes it easy for you to switch between the playback devices connected to your system. The tool allows you to easily select the preferred sound card or device by pressing the specified hotkey combination. All computers support several sound cards or playback devices, but will only use [more...]
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StudioLine Photo Basic StudioLine Photo Basic is a powerful manager for dealing with photo collections. It allows you to organise your files into various categories, and add keywords and descriptions so that it’s easier to track them down rapidly. You can print and email the pictures, burn them to CDs or DVDs, as well as upload them [more...]
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SuperSimple Video Converter SuperSimple Video Converter is an application that allows you to turn audio and video files into numerous formats, including FLV, AVI, MP4, WMV, WMA, MP3 and WAV. But it can also prepare items for YouTube and DVD videos. Media files can be imported into the file queue by using either the file browser or [more...]
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Switch Switch audio file conversion software is a comprehensive sound file format converter for Windows. Convert audio files from and to many different file formats including mp3, .wav or .wma files and much more. This audio file converter is very easy to use; just add the files you want to convert, select the output format, [more...]
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The GIMP GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image [more...]
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TuneIn Radio If you are tired of listening to boring local radio stations then use the Tuneln Radio App. This App gives you access to more than 100,000 live radio stations, as well as on demand content such as podcasts. With the right music playing in the background, time goes faster and work is more fun. [more...]
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TVideoDownloader There are lots of sites that allow you to watch videos online. While this is fine if you have a fast Internet connection, if you want to watch the video again you may find that it has been deleted. Since most video sharing platforms don’t offer a download option, the solution is to use [more...]
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Ubiquitous Player By default, your operating system provides you with the basic tools for playing back music and viewing text files. However, there are many specialised, dedicated tools out there designed to give you more features and control over the playback purpose. Ubiquitous Player is one such tool, packing a large number of features into a single [more...]
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Ultimate Video Screensaver The Ultimate Video Screensaver will captivate and entertain anyone who passes by your computer, while displaying videos, instead of cycling pictures, during periods of computer inactivity. [more...]
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UnPlug UnPlug is a Firefox extension that will help you save video and audio which are embedded on web pages. UnPlug scans web pages and tells you where things like media players and other embedded objects are getting their data from, and displays it as a simple hyperlink; in most cases, you can then follow [more...]
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Vallen Jpegger A handy and full featured image viewer. [more...]
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VideoInspector VideoInspector gives you lots of information about a specific video file, including the format of the audio and video streams in the file and which codec is needed in order to play the video. Featured in this article M301 - Media Player Error Repair M300 - Media Player Troubleshooting [more...]
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VirtualDub VirtualDub is a small but well featured video capture and processing tool. You can use it to remove and replace audio tracks without affecting the video itself, chop out segments of the video, adjust the frame rate and also apply a variety of filters including blur, smooth, emboss, brightness and contrast. Featured in this [more...]
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Vista Codec Package A comprehensive selection of codecs for your media player, enabling you to play an array of file types including divx, flac, flv, xvid and more. Featured in this article V14 - Vista: Problems Solved in Easy Steps [more...]
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Visual CD Visual CD is a disk cataloguing tool to index the contents of your media storage such as CDs, DVDs, and BlueRay Discs and allow you to search the contents at a later date. The program can index the files from the media by name, date, ID3 tag data, audio-video and picture information, generate thumbnail [more...]
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VLC Media Player VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player compatible with various major audio and video compression formats, including mp3, mp4, AVI; as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various video and audio streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast over IPv4 or IPv6 on a [more...]
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Volume ConciergeVolume Concierge is a handy tool to help you automatically adjust your volume setting and avoid upsetting neighbours. You can create a variety of rules, e.g. reduce volume by 20% at 8pm and the software does the rest! Featured in this article TT712 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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VSDC Free Video Editor VSDC Free Video Editor is a professional tool for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity, involving various visual and audio effects. The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos quickly and easily. Featured in this article TT813 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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VSO Image Resizer Use VSO Image Resizer to create smaller, more manageable versions of large image files. The program is perfect for resizing photos and other images to send via email. VSO Image resizer is integrated into the Windows Explorer shell so you can just right-click on your pictures and start working with them straight away. Featured [more...]
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WheresJames Webcam Publisher 2.0 (Beta) Webcam publisher that makes it easy for you to publish images on the web.   [more...]
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WinAmp 5.58 The ultimate MP3 player.      [more...]
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Windows 7 Codec PackageEasily install all the major codecs needed to play audio and video files with the Windows 7 Codecs pack. The package applies the most functional settings automatically but you can customise various things, such as which media player is used to open your files. Featured in this article M300 - Media Player Troubleshooting Tips & [more...]
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Windows 8 Codecs PackEasily install all the major codecs needed to play audio and video files with the Windows 8 Codecs pack. The package applies the most functional settings automatically but you can customise various things, such as which media player is used to open your files. Featured in this article Tips & News [more...]
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Windows Live Essentials Do more with Windows on your PC with free programs from Microsoft for photos, movies, instant messaging, email, social networking, and more. Get it all in one simple download. Featured in this article S36 - Security: Essential Steps to Protect Your PC Against Snoopers W13 - Windows: Add Lost Features for Free [more...]
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Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 With Windows Live Movie Maker, you can quickly turn your photos and videos into polished movies. Add special effects, transitions, sound, and captions to help tell your story. And sharing with friends and family is easy—whether on the web, a computer, TV, mobile device, or a DVD. Featured in this article I520 - Internet: Store [more...]
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Windows Live Photo Gallery Import photos from your camera, organize them into albums, and edit them so they look their best. Use powerful photo tools to create stunning panoramas, movies, slide shows, and more. When you’re ready to share, publish your photos and videos to your favorite websites like Facebook and Flickr directly from Photo Gallery. Featured in [more...]
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Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, part of the Windows Live Essentials package, lets you import photos from your camera, organise them into albums and edit them so they look their best. It offer powerful tools for creating movies, panoramas and slide shows and makes it easy to publish your results to Facebook or Flickr. [more...]
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Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011, part of the Windows Live Essentials package, lets you import photos from your camera, organise them into albums and edit them so they look their best. It offer powerful tools for creating movies, panoramas and slide shows and makes it easy to publish your results to Facebook or Flickr. [more...]
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Windows Live Photo Gallery XP With Photo Gallery XP, it’s a snap to get your photos and videos from your camera to your PC. Find your favorite photos and share them with friends and family. Make your great photos look even better, and create impressive panoramic photos too. Featured in this article I520 - Internet: Store Data Online for [more...]
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Windows Media Player Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP offers great new ways to store and enjoy all your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV. Play it, view it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go oreven share with devices around your homeall from one place. Internet access required – online [more...]
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Windows Media PlayerInstall the latest version of Microsoft’s popular media playback tool. Featured in this article W120 - Windows: The 10 Most Annoying Errors Solved [more...]
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WM Recorder 9.0 The only tool you’ll ever need that allows for one-click recording of any Windows Media streaming video or audio content. [more...]
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XnConvert XnConvert is great tool for manipulating images stored on your PC. Using the program, you can crop, resize, add watermarks and apply a variety of other filters. It makes it easy to convert images from one compression format to another and supports over 500 image formats. You can work with single files or process [more...]
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XnView v1.61/1.50 An efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter.   [more...]
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XP Codec PackXP Codec Pack is one of the most complete codec packs on the market, helping you to play all major audio and video formats. It is easy to install and use and is completely virus and spyware free. Featured in this article W120 - Windows: The 10 Most Annoying Errors Solved [more...]
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YAAI (Yet Another AVI Info) v2.0.2 One of the best tools to display information about your .AVI files. You can see data like the frame-rate, codecs used, running time, author information and the exact bit-rate of video and audio. [more...]
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YouTube CD Creator YouTube contains videos of practically every song ever released, so that many people these days simply listen to music on YouTube rather than downloading it to their PCs. This requires an active Internet connection however, so if you wish to download these songs and burn them to CDs, you need to rely on a third-party [more...]
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youtubeDLgui youtubeDLgui is a simple, lightweight program, which allows you to download video content from YouTube very easily. youtubeDLgui is a graphical interface for the program youtube-dl, a command line utility which is capable of extracting content from YouTube. The application allows you to download videos from hosting sites such as YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Tumblr and [more...]
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Zoner Photo Studio Zoner Photo Studio is one of the best tools for managing your images around. It can help you edit your digital photos, so if you need to remove ‘red eye’ caused by a flash, or slightly alter another aspect of an image you can do so with just a few mouse clicks, so should [more...]
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