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Download of the Week

Download of the Week

Our regular feature of the best software and freeware downloads on the web. Only great quality apps tested by our staff make the cut.

Download of the Week: Soluto

Download of the Week: Soluto

Soluto bills itself as an anti-frustration software that leverages the collective knowledge of users to tell you which specific applications are bogging down your computing experience. Although eventually the developer plans to offer more functionality, for now the frustration they’re…

Download of the Week: LastPass

Password managers are a common tool among many Internet users. With so many different online services now part of our digital lives, including quite a few that deal with sensitive financial and personal data, it's important to use strong and…

Download of the Week: Mozilla Thunderbird 3

Mozilla Messaging, the mail focused branch of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, this week removed the beta tags from its Thunderbird client and made the final version available for download. This long-overdue update to the popular Microsoft Outlook alternative brings several…

Download of the Week: TrueCrypt

Ever concerned you'll lose the thumb drive where you back up all your important and personal stuff? Or worried someone accidentally finds that embarrassing files collection on your computer? Um, yeah, me neither. The point is we've all got some…

Download of the Week: Secunia PSI

Keeping your operating system up to date is vital to having a malware-free computer. But even if you've got Windows fully patched, any one of your installed applications can be a potential point of entry for attackers should you forget…

Download of the Week: Recuva

From the same guys who brought you CCleaner and Defraggler comes this really useful free tool that helps you restore lost files, whether you accidentally shift-deleted them a minute ago, or emptied through the recycling bin days before. Recuva is…

Download of the Week: Image Resizer

With the average point a shoot camera these days boasting anywhere from 8 to 12 megapixels, image resolution and file sizes have gotten considerably bigger -- that's not to say more megapixels equals higher quality but let's leave that topic…

Download of the Week: GMABooster

Usually when we think of gaming, and more specifically PC graphics, two industry giants come to mind: ATI and Nvidia. Curiously this market is dominated by Intel, though, thanks to its nearly-ubiquitous integrated graphics chips. Although it's a well known…

Download of the Week: Pidgin

Those of you who’ve been using multi-protocol instant messaging clients for any length of time are probably already familiar with Pidgin. Nevertheless, this week the popular open source application received an important update worth mentioning here as it brings a…

Download of the Week: DownThemAll!

Many months ago we were discussing how relevant download managers are these days. Although for the most part I’ve found Firefox’s default download manager to be sufficient, recently I decided to give DownThemAll! a try; and was in for a…