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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 4 days ago Naveen D

Wishing you all good things on this New Year!
Happy New Year Guys......

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 4 days ago terrawarra

Good onya Ian..... well done as usual from you and the team.
cheers from Wally in Bundanoon, Australia

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 4 days ago rhiannon

No offense taken. I'm not happy with the Windows 10 updgrade protocols currently in place either. I've had enough updates cause problems over the years that I've done the same as you - install them one at a time. I haven't had that much trouble with Windows 8.1 updates so I download them in larger batches. I'll use Windows 8.1 for quite a while yet, it's still supported, then I'll switch to Linux and leave Windows on my laptop.

I believe Microsoft will stop issuing individual updates and knowledge base articles that go with them, and just roll updates into one large download.

I've been tryng out Linux versions for a while. I think if it were clear how to get your files and folders transferred over to Linux a lot more people would switch.

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 4 days ago rhiannon

Thanks! Great tool! I'm trying it out on Windows 8.1 now and it's working really well. I'll test it out on Windows 10 next.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 4 days ago minimaxi

Happy New year 2017 to all you guys!!!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago Chris Caven

"Thank you for being ad free..."

http://tags-cdn.deployads.com/a/techsupportalert.com.js

You must be running an adblocker!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago Phylis Sophical

And we love you back Gizmo & Co. Here's a suggestion some others might like to follow: When I get my tax return, I take $100 of it and donate to all the wonderful freeware people I have been so lucky to acquire through this wonderful web site. And that includes this one.
Much Love and Season's best to the whole community.
from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago Anupam

Glad you find the site useful Su, and thank you for the feedback. If you do need any kind of help or have any questions, you can post in the freeware forum of the site, where other users can help you.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 5 days ago wildweaselkeeper

Rob; I personally always find your articles/posts useful; not always the software, because if nothing else it motivates me to look for something better. I'll give "Greenshot" a try, but I also need to give a positive, thumbs up to "PicPick", been on my computer for a long, long time now. Also "IrfanView, not only for screen capture, but for so much more; "IrfanView" has been on my computer for way longer than most programs on my computer and through all the fancy Image Viewers that have succeeded it I keep going back to "Irfanview" the Swiss Knife of Image Viewers - my opinion of course.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago budchekov

Happy Hols, Boxing Day , and an absolutely fabulous 2017 to you all,

Thanks to everyone.... and respect.

Bud :)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago suruha

Thank you for all you do to help this 'non-tech savvy' granny on a near daily basis. One thing I recognized early on was that you folks can help weed out the bad, offer cool ideas and site links to helpful software and offer help to those of us who don't particularly understand web stuff. You have been in my e-mail for forever and it's because I appreciate what you do!
Here's to another year, 2017! May it be prosperous and bring much happiness to each of you and each and every reader/subscriber!
Blessings,
Su

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 5 days ago Jim North

Windows Update MiniTool does the job for me. I have it set to have Windows 10 notify me when updates become available. Then I start the program (at a time of my own choosing) and choose whether to just download the updates (so I can decide which ones to install) or just have it download and install all the updates (if I'm feeling lazy). It's freeware of course and is available for download on most of the freeware sites (MajorGeeks, Softpedia, etc.) The home page is here: https://wumt.blogspot.hk/2016/11/windows-update-minitool.html

Edit: Sorry, meant this to be a reply to crombierob's post from 25 Dec.

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 5 days ago Fiona956

Thanks for sharing. What I usually do, though, is to use another handy iOS data transfer tool named AnyTrans to transfer files to iPhone after clean-restoring my device.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago Geekomatic

Happy holidays & all the best to Gizmo's Tech Support!

From sunny, breezy, & beautiful Western Australia. ;)

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 5 days ago charlene4047

Thank you very much for the clear and concise instructions. No offense meant, but you may understand Microsoft's decision to force us to accept their interference on their terms. I don't. If computer users are too stupid to update their operating system, they are certainly not smart enough to deal with all the issues caused by the massive updates dumped onto our computers. I always did one update at a time and tested it before I added the next, and I never had the kind of issue I now have which cost me hours a week to repair. As soon as I have time to learn Linux I will be done with Microsoft forever. I have no use for products that cause me problems out of arrogance.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago humtum

Seeing one’s child develop and play out an addiction can be incredibly painful. Parents may feel that they have failed or that there was something wrong with them. The helplessness that parents feel as they try to intervene can feel like a rejection. Trying a disciplinary approach is often futile. Parents often feel a lot of anger that they do not know what to do with.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago papavonschoen

Thank you Gizmo and all of the contributors here. Every day it is a surprise, not only your software but articles. Everyone have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jon
From Stinky Iowa :-)

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 5 days ago ferco

A Happy New Year to you and to all your editors and moderators.

A very big than you to you all. I read you everyday and it has been a pleasure to do it since so many years ago.

Thank you Bob for the excellent tips you give us daily.

Best wishes from Lisbon, Portugal, with a lovely sunshine.

Fernando

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago bili_39

Very warm thank you, to you, all great editors and moderators, from Slovenia.

And wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year :)

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 6 days ago rhiannon

You might find some of the information and links in this article of use.
How to defer Windows 10 updates

What I've done is use a metered connection and then I check for updates. You can change the connection from metered to not metered to download updates.

I understand why Microsoft made the decision to force updates in Windows 10, but I don't care much for how it's implemented and the lack of options.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago Gibbs.Slap

First, I wish you, yours and all involved with Gizmo's a very Blessed Christmas and New Year.

Thank you Rob for all you do for us all year long. I have enjoyed and us very many of your suggestions throughout the years.

From way up on the East side of Upstate NY.

Ken

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago 4sure5

Another big "Thank you!" from Canada. This site is a wonderful resource and much appreciated.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago redstick

Many thanks for all the (often unappreciated) good work! Best luck for the new year!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago PerennialStudent

Merry Christmas to ALL of you! Thank you so much for all the great tips and insights you've given me this year!

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago psion739

Thank you from me in Topsham, Devon, UK. It is a windy and sunny Christmas Day. With a glass of vino I toast you and the team for another excellent year of interesting contributions. Happy New Year for 2017.

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago arieshifman

Thank you and a very happy new year to you, to all your staff and, last but not least, all the readers of your website.

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Best Free Search Engine 4 months 6 days ago Panzer "...A Blade is a Google custom search engine focused on a single topic. Instead of searching the entire web at google.com, you can use a Blade to cut through the clutter and search only a subset of the web, like the top trusted websites covering a topic ... ": https://bladesearch.com "...Doxearch is a powerful documents search engine that is frequently used by scholars to find relevant documents ...": http://www.doxearch.com view
The Word Processor With No Distractions 4 months 6 days ago Australia

Great software
I agree with the comment, that wishes FocusWriter had a zoom option, or some way to increase the size of the font on the screen
Having to put up with small type font is a deal breaker for me

Yes I know - Microsofts 'WordPad' and 'Notepad' dont have a zoom function either
However, the ability to increase the size of the font, by scrolling the middle wheel, is such a lovely feature of other word processing software like Word, and saves my eyesight considerably

If there was a zoom function, then it would be indispensable software, including the word count notification function - which is great !

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An End-of-year Thank-you from Gizmo 4 months 6 days ago Australia

Thank you Gizmo.
You are a visionary
Even with your earlier online newsletters, you had a wonderful insight into the best freeware available
You transformed my life, and those of many other people, by finding free software that enhances our lives

"Finds of the Week' and similar regular news updates are always important to keep your website fresh and interesting - thank you !

Your website is testament to the hard work of your team, so congratulations to you all !!
May your website continue to reign as one of the best on the planet that covers free software !!
Thank you for being ad free, hype free, and spyware free !!

All the best for 2017 !!

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Best Free Software for Linux 4 months 6 days ago Panzer Sulu - a hackable file manager: https://sulu-one.github.io/website/index.html view
Best Free File Manager 4 months 6 days ago Panzer Sulu - a hackable file manager: https://sulu-one.github.io/website/index.html view
Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 6 days ago crombierob

Someone should start a petition to allow W10 users (I am using Pro) to control updates.
I would like to control the downloading of them, but I can live without that control
But what we should have, is the ability to be told there are updates waiting to be installed, and it does not start the updates without my permission.
Shirley that is not too much to ask ?

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Free Software To Stitch A Set Of Images Into A Timelapse Video 4 months 6 days ago uyke

Give a try to SkyStudioPro, it's free. http://www.skystudiopro.com/

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 6 days ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome. :)

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago budchekov

Agreed,

Still love and frequently use FastStone Capture 5.3, the last free version..

@Merry Christmas and Happy New Year y'all :)

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily 4 months 1 week ago arieshifman

Very Useful. Thanks very much.

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago tacenator

I just tried the install. I did not connect a device after installation, but just clicked the dropdown box and hit register. I was told the registration key is invalid! A copy/paste from their txt file...

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CM Security AppLock AntiVirus 4 months 1 week ago krb2709

it is not ads free

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The Word Processor With No Distractions 4 months 1 week ago Fairportfan

I use EditPad Lite for text entry and editing. If i want it to look pretty, i load it into Serif PagePlus.

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The Word Processor With No Distractions 4 months 1 week ago vandamme

Runs natively and installs easily on Linux.

I tried this years ago and now I see it's become more polished. It's more bloated than gedit or any other simple test editor, but has more capabilities, and simpler than LibreOffice ... but a few less capabilities. And some extras that might be a good fit for the journal writer. So, take your pick.

I haven't figured out how to zoom in, though, and on most themes I can't read the text. So I stick with the plain color.

It installs in a minute on Linux; I have Mint and just used the Ubuntu directions. Add the repository by opening a terminal and pasting this in:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install focuswriter

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago crombierob

bill_39
I have just written to them, suggesting they add TABS to their editor.
The moment they do that, I will check it out

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago FrankB

Been using Nimbus Screen Shot, a browser addon that is very handy.

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Encrypt Your Files Before They Reach The Cloud 4 months 1 week ago ccfallout

This is a good point. Ransomware would simply encrypt your encrypted files, denying you access. Another good reason to backup everything and not to put all your eggs in one basket so to speak.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago bili_39

While I use Snipping tool a lot, it's pain for marking and adding comments. Also quick sorting and saving of screenshots is not very practical...

I'm using Screenpresso for complex screenshots (great free tool).

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago Kumar_Shah

For the life of me I can't think of one thing this does different/better than the Windows built in utility, Snipping Tool.

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Let The Badger Help Maintain Your Online Privacy 4 months 1 week ago kkanalz

I've been using Opera (in its many versions) for more than 15 years, and this extension works VERY WELL with Opera! Easy to install the extension, and the post-installation tutorial (sort of a slide show) is really useful and very easy to use. Lots of help available if you need it, too!
Thanks for telling us about this really neat software!

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Best Free PDF Writer Software 4 months 1 week ago Moltke

Hi ffsedd! Thanks for your comment! Foxit PDF is the one I use, and I think is the perfect choice for working with PDF files whether is reading, creating or simply printing any document. 

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Let The Badger Help Maintain Your Online Privacy 4 months 1 week ago zootsocket

I've tried all the well-known ad-blockers and HOSTS replacements and sooner or later they all seem to run into this problem. I don't want to waste time endlessly tweaking extensions. I've now turned all blockers off except Disconnect (Chrome/Opera). This is an anti-tracker plugin and is not promoted primarily as an ad-blocker: nevertheless it's the most effective blocker I've tried and causes minimal interference with sites. It is also zero-maintenance.

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Let The Badger Help Maintain Your Online Privacy 4 months 1 week ago AEngineer

I'm a NoScript user who fumes when I arrive at a site that requires me to try all sorts of temporary activations to determine which is the ONE (usually) that is blocking my desired content. What that says to me is:
1) Many sites are using far too many trackers - all the reason to keep using NS
2) NS and (presumably) Badger could develop whitelists, like adblocker+ that display the content without the unnecessary trackers

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The Word Processor With No Distractions 4 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

These are not malware infections. They are false positives generated heuristically by two of the most notorious programs for false detections. Why anyone would want to use either of these to "protect" their system beats me. MC - Site Manager. http://betanews.com/2015/10/19/nirsoft-rates-antivirus-engines-for-false...

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The Word Processor With No Distractions 4 months 1 week ago jhbriick

I just ran a scan of Focus Writer on Virus Total and it showed 2 malware infections!!!

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DuckCapture 4 months 1 week ago Anupam

You can download from here:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/duckcapture.html

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Capture/DuckLink...

 

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DuckCapture 4 months 1 week ago footpatrol

This screen capture tool does not seem to be able to be downloadable anymore. Last update was Nov. 2011.
Why is this tool still so highly rated on Gizmo reviews. Need alternative.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago footpatrol

A MAJOR shortcoming in Greenshot is that it cannot capture screens that require scrolling; please post// review programs that do this. Many times I wish to capture an image on the screen for which I need to scroll down a bit to capture the region, yet many tools do not allow this type of capture to be done. For most things I've just used the "Snipping Tool" in Windows accessories.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago pvilan

lunchbeast:
Yes, clicking on PrtSc.
In Greenshot tthis key is "Capture region"

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago crombierob

I am the only person in the world that loves accumulating screen shots in Tabs ?
PicPick effortlessly opens each grab in individual Tabs in PicPick's editor.
You can go to it a wee bit later, and annotate (etc), and then choose to save them with whatever names you choose.
I can never go back to programs that lack that feature

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago RichardN

Another vote here for PicPic! I find it invaluable as I often want to add something to the item that I've captured or compare alternative versions before saving the one I want.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago lunchbeast

Can Greenshot capture the Start menu, application menus, context bubbles, etc? Most screen capture utilities miss those when they disappear after you click back on the utility....

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago HisSon

I have the Microsoft "Snipping Tool" pinned to my Task Bar.

Appreciate your suggestion Rob. These always lead to additionally interesting comments and suggestions.

Merry Christmas to all!

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago FJL

Screenshot Captor from Donationcoder has served me well over the years on many Windows computers. Small footprint for the features.

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Best Free iPhone Apps 4 months 1 week ago andrews

Looking through your list here are a few of my go-to that I don't see in your list.

Best free Keyboard replacement - Wordflow from Microsoft - has either standard or one handed arc keyboard with great predictive text, emoji and GIF search built in.

Best free Clip Manager - CLIPS - allows multiple clips and saved clips with access from a custom keyboard or from today view.

Best Free Money Manager - MINT - lets you track daily spending, link to your credit card and back accounts and now even pay your bills.

Best free Credit Card spending monitor - Prosper Daily - easily review all your credit card spending flag suspicious charges. Keeps track of familiar vendors and changes in recurring bills ...

Scan to PDF - I really like microsoft lens in addition to saving to PDF integrates with one note.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago pecarroll

I'll give your suggestion a try, but might find it hard to beat FastStone Capture, which has the following modes: Scrolling Window, Freehand, Rectangle, Full Screen, Active Window. .

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Best Free iPhone Apps 4 months 1 week ago andrews

Now lastpass allows mobile access with the free version you might want to consider them for best password manager.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago andrews

I will keep Greenshot when I need to do more robust image editing. Another great free options for windows is the "Snip" form Microsoft Windows Garage https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/project-details.aspx?project=snip Its a big improvement over the windows default snipping tool, no need to bookmark as it can be summoned with key. It also has a desktop popup window hides in the margins and expands with mouseover.

About the only thing it does not do is capture content that requires scrolling and I really like that it saves copies of all the Snips in a ibrary and has basic markup capability. The delayed capture is awkward to find and use but its there. One tip is if you want the entire screen just click in the screen or hit enter you want to capture once. to grab a region use the mouse to select it.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago astral_cyborg

I use it through ShareX and I totally agree with the article.

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Create An Animated Video Or Christmas Card For Free 4 months 1 week ago tommyzulu

I don't know what is happening to Techsupportalert but there seems to be a trend towards recommending software which offers free trials rather than is free!
And as you see (below) there's also a lot which goes unanswered now, too.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago yogi22

I like the browser addon FireShot.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago Mark S.

My good old standby for screen capture is Irfanview (which I use as an image viewer as well). It's quick, simple, effective, and does everything I need, and more.

It has plenty of options for capturing, including full desktop, foreground window, client area of foreground window, custom rectangle, etc., and plenty of options for what to do with the image(s) after capture. But normally it just takes a couple of key presses, and it's done.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago willrun4fun

Same. Simple and it's already there.

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Let The Badger Help Maintain Your Online Privacy 4 months 1 week ago budchekov

At risk of starting WW3.... that's exactly why I dumped NoScript years ago ..a total PITA :)

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Let The Badger Help Maintain Your Online Privacy 4 months 1 week ago VelvetElvis

Ran this for a couple of years, and finally removed it yesterday. While it's great at finding all sorts of trackers, I got to the point where I had just too many sites that just wouldn't work right. Missing content, videos that wouldn't play, etc., that worked fine after disabling Privacy Badger. Great effort by the EFF in creating this, but just be aware that if you have issues with a site, disabling the app for that site or page should be among the first things you should try.

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Encrypt Your Files Before They Reach The Cloud 4 months 1 week ago pauloz

Also available for Linux 64-bit according to the website.

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Encrypt Your Files Before They Reach The Cloud 4 months 1 week ago howiem

Not sure of the reason for mentioning ransomware. Wouldn't ransomware just re-encrypt the files?

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Best Free PC Games 4 months 1 week ago Panzer "... Code Hunt is an educational coding game ...": https://www.codehunt.com/ view
Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago dsr

Thanks, dscape. Weird, but it works!

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Encrypt Your Files Before They Reach The Cloud 4 months 1 week ago ManUFanatic

This program is also available for Macs.

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 4 months 1 week ago AJNorth

Thank you, Philip.

The question of file encryption originally came up for me when a client asked the best way to encrypt some files / folders on his Win 7 Pro (x64) laptop (Core i7 3820 QM, with 16 GB DDR3 and two Samsung 850 Pro SSDs; one for the OS, the other for data).

I had come to this page via a web search for "file encryption utilities," which also returned the nearly two year old article "Five Best File Encryption Tools," from LifeHacker (http://lifehacker.com/five-best-file-encryption-tools-5677725), which in turn mentioned VeraCrypt (though your page, "Best Free Encrypted Virtual Drive Utility," was not included).

Though I haven't the time to fully explore this at present, it appears that VC could be a solution -- either by encrypting just the data drive, only a partition on it to hold sensitive data or both drives (which would obviously provide the greatest protection, but perhaps be less convenient). On the other hand, something as simple as the Pismo File Mount Audit Package, or even 7-Zip or PeaZip, might do (except neither of the latter two encrypt file names -- and then there are still those various traces).

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Best Free Drive Encryption Utility 4 months 1 week ago AJNorth

VeraCrypt has been updated to version 1.19 (2016.10.17); see https://threatpost.com/veracrypt-patches-critical-vulnerabilities-uncovered-in-audit/121342/ for a discussion.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago Geekomatic

In Linux Mint, I use Shutter. It does this & more.

Since leaving MS Windows in 2009, I have never looked back. So many better open-source programs out there. And, I contribute to each of them directly.

Rob-- you are an amazing person to do all that you do. Thank you & cheers from AU!

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago tommyzulu

I use Snipping Tool which is built into Windows. I've put a shortcut on my taskbar so it is always available. I'm not sure what Greenshot offers that this doesn't but mine does everything I've ever wanted...

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Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 4 months 1 week ago Sope

Personally I like this this website - http://convert2mp3.net

Alternatively I use this Firefox Add-on - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/download-youtube/ to download the whole video so that I can choose to extract the audio in the format/compression I prefer using my preferred software.

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago Australia

Hi Rob
Your work in testing freeware should be applauded, you are a wonderful source of information

Greenshot has a lot of options, when all I need is to copy a screenshot to the clipboard, not to edit it nor to save it to the hard drive

For my uses, I needed to deactivate a lot of options to do the simple task of copying a screenshot to the clipboard (using Quick Preferences)

If I may suggest, two shortcomings in your review:
1)Not mentioning the software requires a lot of system resources (59MB memory on my Windows 7 system)
The alternative screenshot software I use, only requires 5MB of memory

2)Not mentioning there is a portable version of Greenshot available
The Greenshot webpage link you provide also does not indicate that a portable version exists

Whenever you recommend software, I enter it in a Google search with the word "portable"
I found a portable version on another reputable website

Good software, but the system resources use makes it less desirable than some other software alternatives, for the simple uses I require

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
I completely agree with you when you write about Greenshot. I am using it (almost every day) since you recommended this tool (may be two years ago).
Previously, I have tested many others. But now, it is the only one I have in my laptop.
Regards
Peter

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An Update For One Of My Favourite Utilities Ever 4 months 1 week ago PhilR_SoT

I've been using LightShot - which is also free - this program seems pretty similar. For information, there's also a LightShot extension for the Forefox browser.

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Best Free PC Games 4 months 1 week ago Panzer "... Armed to the Gears is a 3D/isometric game that combines Real-time Strategy, Capture-the-Flag and Tower Defense genres, all into a simple concept. Set in a dystopic, totalitarian future where the government, under the flag of the Ministry, is using robots to enslave the whole population ...": http://gamejolt.com/games/armed-to-the-gears/216084#close view
Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago bazzer55

if you still have to use that pesky iTunes, which I already have, what's the point?

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago dscape

FYI - I just installed the software and received the same message upon registering. After I quit and restarted the app the message read "iOS 10.2 Supported". It opens and I transferred photos from my phone. Maybe it will work?

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago wlinden

I got to "plug in iPhone/iPad". Nothing happens

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago dsr

Installed. Told software does not support iOS 10.2 and that I need to upgrade. Helpful!

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 4 months 1 week ago philip

VeraCrypt is reviewed in this category: Best Free Encrypted Virtual Drive Utility.

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago Reest

I always use Send Anywhere; it works perfect (also on Android), and it's totally free! See https://send-anywhere.com.

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Copy Files Between Your PC And Your iPhone or iPad 4 months 1 week ago astral_cyborg

Agreed.

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Best Free File Encryption Utility 4 months 1 week ago AJNorth

Have you any thoughts on VeraCrypt (a fork of, and a successor to, TrueCrypt) that is under active development (last updated 2016.10.17) - https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/ ?

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Ever Used Yahoo? Time To Change Some Passwords. 4 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

The relevant article is here. Sometimes it is necessary to include a URL when searching. MC - Site Manager.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/220-million-hacked-accounts-your...

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Ever Used Yahoo? Time To Change Some Passwords. 4 months 1 week ago fred64

Since Yahoo provides free services, its essentially freeware. I don't see that much creep.

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Ever Used Yahoo? Time To Change Some Passwords. 4 months 1 week ago howiem

I recommend looking at https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and signing up for alerts when sites you are signed up for are compromised. I was notified long ago about the initial Yahoo compromise. I searched for mention of haveIbeenpwned on this site but got no results.

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Organise Your Brain With This Online Tool 4 months 1 week ago Tony_Farutine

Good idea, but I prefer to use www.goalton.com - for me it has much more functionality.

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Wunderlist - To-Do List & Tasks 4 months 1 week ago Tony_Farutine

I like wunderlist, but http://www.goalton.com much more convenient for me

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Ever Used Yahoo? Time To Change Some Passwords. 4 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy If you read the content of our About section it states: "Our primary function is to help you select the best freeware product for your particular needs". Notice the use of the word "primary" as opposed to say "sole". In addition to that we have also introduced a small amount of commercial content and material covering other topics all of which have been requested by our members. We always appreciate it when someone takes the trouble to create a brand new identity to post negative comments but what would be more helpful is if you could volunteer to help us create more freeware reviews and articles as this appears to be your primary concern and we do need additional editors. MC - Site Manager. view
Ever Used Yahoo? Time To Change Some Passwords. 4 months 1 week ago Gray haired Unix

Still looking for the freeware in the last couple of posts about Yahoo! in this "Community Site for Reviewing and Rating the Best Free Software". Don't let mission creep ruin your site.

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