When it comes to power management, the Mac far excels any of the PCs. I have my Mac configured such that it goes to sleep within 30 minutes of it being idle. unfortunately this tends to disrupt my downloads and also prevents me from remote logging in whenever I want to.
There are several free and paid cleaning tools available for your Windows PC. CCleaner is probably the most famous of them all. SlimCleaner is the world’s first software that lets you clean and optimize Windows systems using a crowd-sourced approach.
One feature that has remained lacking in Windows is multiple virtual desktops which are easy to use and customisable. Dexpot brings this much needed feature to all Windows machine with the latest version including support for Windows 8. Dexpot brings to you several features that truly enhance your Windows experience.
Windows Vista’s sidebar includes the note gadget which I use to take quick notes. Many of the note applications that I have come across have usually been shareware. On the hunt for an excellent sticky note application, I came across NoteFly.
Anybody who uses a USB drive be it a pen drive or a hard disk knows how painful it can be when you run into the stupid “USB drive is in use” error everytime you try to eject the same. In such a situation, I normally rely on Unlocker to do the needful. However, that isn’t always solve the problem at one go.
I needed a monitoring software to see when my CPU usage would cause a spike alongwith a noticeable drop in the free RAM. Although, I found a great many freeware and shareware options, very few met all the criteria I had in mind: should be freeware should be portable (no installation needed) should be as small as possible should have some customisable features It didn’t take me long to find, use and now recommend SysTrayMeter. It meets all the criteria set out above – weighing in at a measly 15 KB (That’s right!
So, you’re a conscientious system administrator or even a very neat and tidy home user who likes to keep his/her PC fully updated and patched against any malignant threats that float around on the interweb. Good for you. You subscribe and read so many postings on various security related forums.
As a web and graphics designer there are lots of tools and software available to help one do their work. In fact, I would bet that without some of these tools that we completely take for granted, most of us web designers would be fairly miserable. Here’s a list of the 6 tools that I think every designer should have: 1) Photoshop / Dreamweaver : I wasn’t planning on listing anything that wasn’t free in this list, but no list related to web design would be complete without Adobe’s Photoshop.
There was a time I swore by AVG as an antivirus. Though I have Nod32 installed on my laptop, I installed AVG on any and every computer I came across. Sadly, v8 is a total mess and I quickly switched over to Avast which is really excellent.