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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: 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: ImgBurn

For as simple as this little tool can be it offers all the functionality you’d expect from a CD and DVD image recording app, and then some. ImgBurn was coded by the creator of DVD Decrypter after being forced to…

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…

Download of the Week: Total Commander

Windows Explorer is a good-enough solution for most people who need simple file management functionality on Windows. However, if you’re any sort of power user, you’ve probably bumped up against some of its limitations. There are a number of free…

Download of the Week: Trillian Astra

It’s been a long time coming but Cerulean Studios has finally released – albeit in public beta form – the next major version of its multi-protocol instant messaging client, Trillian Astra. It supports the usual IM networks (Yahoo, Google, ICQ,…

Download of the Week: Notepad++

One of the best free advanced text editors, Notepad++, has undergone a slew of changes and version 5.4 is now available. If you’re unfamiliar with the program, it is an editor which supports an enormous spectrum of languages including C,…

Download of the Week: CutePDF Writer

CutePDF Writer is a freeware application for Windows that performs one simple task and does it well. As its name suggest, it allows you to convert any printable document to a PDF (Portable Document Format) file by installing itself as…

Download of the Week: FeedReader

With the overwhelming amount of information constantly flowing on the web every day, from online news to social networking sites, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the things you are interested in. Fortunately, almost every site…

Download of the Week: Xobni

Anyone who relies heavily on Outlook for work or personal stuff knows that following conversations and keeping contacts up to date can be a real pain. There are a number of tools that can enhance its potential, however, and one…

Download of the Week: Miro

The increasing adoption of broadband has made it easier than ever to enjoy digital media and online videos in particular – whether it is user generated or professionally produced content that you are looking for. With the growing sources for…

Download of the Week: HandBrake

DVD ripping tools are usually a contentious topic seeing as they can be used in ways that violate copyright laws. However, there are a number of reasons why a user would want to transfer a legally owned DVD to their…

Download of the Week: Stardock Fences

I have long abandoned the practice of placing shortcuts on my desktop in favor of a much cleaner look and feel using a keystroke launcher – specifically Launchy. For those who still prefer having their desktop stocked with all their…

Download of the Week: VLC media player

When it comes to audio and – especially – video files, you’d be hard-pressed finding a media player that can beat the versatility and ease of use that VLC offers. This cross platform application can not only play almost any…