Software Tools

IObit Toolbox – A Windows “Fixer” That’s Actually Worth Using

IObit Toolbox – A Windows “Fixer” That’s Actually Worth Using

We’ve all seen them – those ads on nearly every software website that offer to clean your registry or speed up your downloads. Many of us have learned to ignore them. Occasionally, however, you come across such an application that actually does what it says. It really cleans the registry, and it really can help […]

How to Compress Your Images Without Affecting the Quality

How to Compress Your Images Without Affecting the Quality

If you have a whole bunch of high-resolution photos, chances are, you won’t be able to upload them to your favorite social sharing sites, simply because their file size are too big. One of the solution is to compress the photos to reduce the file size. This give rises to another problem: most applications are […]

Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

How many of the Mac users out there need to use a Windows machine for work? One of the applications I really like on my Mac, is Automator. Action(s) is a similar Java based application offering this same functionality on bot Mac and Windows machines. If you are unfamiliar with the possibilities of an automation […]

How to Juice Up Your Podcasts on Windows or Mac

How to Juice Up Your Podcasts on Windows or Mac

We wrote recently on gPodder, an excellent podcast receiver for Linux. Not to leave Windows and Mac out of the equation, we’ll be covering Juice, an extremely useful and versatile program for managing multiple podcast downloads. Juice will make it simple to find, monitor, download, sync, and manage all the audio files for your favorite […]

quanp send: Send Large Files From Your Desktop

quanp send: Send Large Files From Your Desktop

In the past when the files are less than 1.44MB in size, you can simply save the file to a floppy disk and pass it to your friend. Now, when the file size are far bigger than a DVD can hold, you would have to think of an alternative method to send the files to […]

7 Great Free Media Players to Get You Started

7 Great Free Media Players to Get You Started

This is a guest post by James Adams The world has no shortage of media players, and most of them are free. If you just started out listening to music and are looking for some guide to help you filter out all the noises. We have got you covered. To figure out what combination of […]

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

The default Windows explorer is very basic and you can perform only a handful of operations. In the past few years, Windows have upgraded their operating system several times but there are still some useful features lacking in Windows Explorer. For example, all the hard drives are shown at the top, you can double click […]

TweakNow PowerPack 2010: A Comprehensive Tweaker Applications for Windows

TweakNow PowerPack 2010: A Comprehensive Tweaker Applications for Windows

While there are plenty of tweak applications out there for the Windows OS, the TweakNow PowerPack 2010 has got to be the most comprehensive tweak app that I have ever come across. Other than the simple tasks cleaning tool, it also allows you to configure plenty of internal settings which would otherwise require you to […]

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

When you buy electronics, many times you fall prey to the marketing hype. Other times you have a real need and desire for the features of a particular device. Even then, those needs may shift over time. I am a big fan of Apple products. I over time have accumulated a couple of iPods, laptops […]

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

I am obsessive about backing up. In addition to using Dropbox for backing up to the cloud and Genie Timeline to backup my data to an external hard drive, incrementally, I also keep an up-to-date copy of all my data on another external hard drive using Microsoft’s SyncToy.

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Backup is easily the most important step in computer maintenance. No matter how secure you believe your computer to be, having a complete copy of all your data is essential to ensure that your most important memories are safeguarded. My backup solution has evolved from the perennial “copy and paste” method to incremental backups using […]

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

If you have ever used a computer, you know how from time to time you get a stubborn application that just won’t close. When you are using a Windows machine, you can summon the Task Manager with Ctrl + Alt +Delete. There are times however, the Task Manager can’t even motivate the application to close. […]

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

Since I started blogging for Make Tech Easier, I have had to ensure that all my photos and screenshots did not exceed the maximum size for the post. While there are numerous photo-editors that could cut down a pictures dimensions, it is often better to ensure that the original screenshot you take is of appropriate […]

Snippet: Adding QQ to Pidgin And Adium

Snippet: Adding QQ to Pidgin And Adium

Unless you are a Chinese living in the mainland China, most likely you won’t heard of QQ. QQ is the most widely used instant messaging application in China and its website (http://www.qq.com) is also one of the most popular website in the World (Alexa ranking 10). Back to the main issue, if you are a […]

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

Have you ever watched geeky movies in which some tech guy uses a USB stick to log in and out of his PC? Wasn’t that great? So much like you I also fascinated to do something similar on my office PC as there is always someone who keeps peeking when I’m not at desk. Predator […]

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Do you work with a lot of folders and feel lost when you have to find a certain file kept in one of the folders whose location you don’t know? Do you perform regular backup jobs and need a simple tool which can backup the contents of some folders in your removable drive? Do you […]

Pinta – Image Editing Alternative to The GIMP

Pinta – Image Editing Alternative to The GIMP

The GIMP has been a poster child for the open source movement ever since it came out. It has been compared to Photoshop and has often been spoken of as the only worthy open source contender in the graphics editor category. While that statement may or may not be true, it is definitely a rival to photoshop […]