Interesting Software to Check Out This Week

Files managers are great for showing you all your files in a certain location, but what if you’re wondering about your files in two locations? Read on to learn about Ghost Commander that can help you do that. Also read about a screenshot tool that works on multiple monitors, a remote control package that allows you to control a remote machine with your keyboard and mouse, get detailed information on your PC, and dress up your Windows desktop with some informational skins.

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Ghost Commander – If you’re familiar with the Commander desktop applications and are using Android, you’ll be happy with this file manager app that offers you two panels that can show you files from different locations. Read more in 5 of the Best File Managers for Android

  • Browse the local file system through folders
  • Save frequently-visited folders as shortcuts to favorites list
  • Copy/move/delete/rename/create files and folders
  • Launch files in their appropriate application
  • Edit and create new text files
  • Open zip archive as folders to extract files
  • Create a new zip archive and add or delete files in existing archives
  • Search for files by name mask on the local file system
  • Calculate sizes of files and folders and have folders sorted by size

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HotShots is more than just another screenshot tool, HotShots allows you to capture screenshots on multiple monitors. Written with Qt, it runs on both Windows and Linux. Read more in HotShots: A Lightweight and Useful Screen Capture Tool for Linux

  • Make screen grabs of all monitors, just your current window, or a part of the desktop
  • Save the image to multiple formats, such as PNG, JPG, BMP, etc.
  • Save screenshots to the clipboard, disk, or editing tool automatically
  • Scale screenshots to a given size automatically
  • Create screenshots using “system” shortcuts

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TightVNC – This free remote control software package allows you to see the desktop of a remote machine and also control it with your mouse and keyboard as if you were sitting in front of it. It’s open source, free for both personal and commercial use, and available for Windows and Linux. You can find out more about TightVNC by reading Setting Up VNC on Raspberry Pi

  • Free and open source
  • Tech support and administration are just two possible uses
  • Cross-platform
  • RFB protocol compatible

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Speccy – Wondering what’s going on inside your PC? Wonder no more with this fast, lightweight, advanced system information tool. It can provide you with all the information you want or need, giving you detailed information on every piece of hardware in your system.

  • See a quick summary of your PC or delve a little deeper
  • One clean interface will lay all the information out for you
  • Make more informed upgrade and purchasing decisions
  • Get real-time temperatures of critical components to help you problem-solve
  • Save your scanned results to a snapshot, SML, or text file to easily share
  • Great for testing a new machine or for troubleshooting

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Rainmeter – Looking to personalize your Windows? You can with these skins, small applets that float on your desktop. These skins will provide you with information quickly, such as system resources, memory and battery power, online data streams, email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Read more about it at Windows Desktop Customization: Complete Rainmeter Customization Guide.

  • Create and modify your own skins
  • Record both your notes and your to-do lists
  • Conveniently launch your favorite applications
  • Control your media player of choice
  • Open source

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