March 29, 2017
Treesize FREE is software that is engineered to quickly scan the directories and files on your computer to tell you (in a nice GUI layout) where the spacehogs are.
TreeSize FREE, as of Version 4.0, now offers the hierarchical treemap chart known from TreeSize Professional. The treemap will help you visualize how the data is distributed on your system. The treemap feature is activated by using the “Show Treemap” button on the “View” Tab.
Treesize FREE is offered as a full install or as a portable app…
Other notable changes in V4.0 are:
- TreeSize Free now uses the ribbon interface known from other applications like the Windows 10 Explorer or MS Office.
- TreeSize Free is now available via the Windows Store, replacing TreeSize Touch.
- TreeSize Free now uses a modern UWP-style layout for the touch-optimized UI.
- Overlay menus and the new “Options” dialog increase the usable workspace.
- The touch-optimized UI will now present itself windowed and can be moved/resized like other store apps for Windows 10.
- The recently scanned paths are now available on the touch-optimized UI.
- The scaling for displays with high DPI values for both, classic and touch-optimized UI has been improved.
- The scan performance of mobile devices has been increased significantly.
- TreeSize Free now supports selecting multiple elements in the directory tree for mobile phones and cameras.
- Bugfix: Corrected the column layout in printed reports. It should now use the available size of an A4 page with portrait format.
- Bugfix: Several minor bug fixes and improvements have been incorporated.
Source: TreeSize FREE
March 17, 2017
This is the portable version of WSCC at Download Crew… WSCC is a great way to quickly access the tools at NirSoft and Sysinternals; as well as various Windows Tools. To learn more, click on the source link below.
Source: WSCC (Windows System Control Center) Portable 188.8.131.52
March 13, 2017
I am really impressed with this portable tech toolbox called Windows Repair Toolbox (see source link below); and, can see it as a real asset to anyone who assists others that are experiencing computer problems.
The developer has created a dashboard of sorts that will assist you with downloading the necessary tools to fix or troubleshoot a PC. Most of the downloaded tools will land in a downloads folder that is a subfolder of the Windows Repair Toolbox folder (which keeps everything together in one place). There are some downloads that are full downloads (for example, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware). Another nice feature is that you can add your own custom tools.
(Almost) everything you need to repair Windows problems in one small handy tool.
Source: Windows Repair Toolbox – (Almost) everything you need to repair Windows problems in one small handy tool.
March 2, 2017
Here is a program called System Restore Point Creator that is available as a portable app that I can see being part of your tech toolbox.
Create and manage System Restore Points quickly and easily, all from a free simple program. No more drilling through multiple menus in Windows just to create a System Restore Point, now all you have to do is run this program and that’s it. Follow the simple program layout and you have your System Restore Point created in no time at all.
Source: Restore Point Creator – Tom’s World Tech Blog
February 28, 2017
Found this on BetaNews that looks interesting… It is called Pastextra. It is a tiny Explorer extension which enables pasting clipboard text or images directly to a file, no extra steps required. This is useful if you are into saving images or text that you need to preview later.
The program has no installer, but it’s easy to set up manually. Extract the archive to a safe folder, run Pastextra as an administrator and it registers itself on Explorer’s right-click menu.
Getting clipboard text or images into a file normally requires some help from an application.You might launch Notepad, paste in some text, click File > Save As, browse to the folder you need and…
Source: Paste clipboard content to a file with Pastextra
February 22, 2017
The majority of home based computer users use the same passwords (or easy to remember passwords) for nearly every account that they are subscribed to. Hacker’s (or criminals) know this and take advantage of these facts. If your password is easy to remember, then it is easy to hack.
To make your accounts secure, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you use a password manager to manage your accounts and the passwords associated with them. The “go to” password manager that I use (on all my computers and devices); and, have used since its’ inception is the “S10 Password Vault”. It has never let me down… The main feature I like about this software is that I have total control over my password information at the local level.
There are so many features to the S10 Password Vault that I encourage you to visit the developer’s site by clicking the source link below.S10 Password Vault is available for Windows as a standard installer and as a portable version that allows you to run directly from a USB drive (which then also contains your data file). There is also an “S10 Vault” mobile companion app for iPhone/iPad (in the App Store) and for Android devices (in the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store).
Source: S10 Software – S10 Password Vault