Software Reviews

How To Make & Manage Music Playlists For VLC Media Player

by File in: Software Reviews

One of my favourite software apps by far is VLC Media Player. I love how it plays anything you throw at it and I particularly like its playlist features too. If you’re in the flow, work-wise, there’s nothing worse than having to stop all the time to start a new MP3 album or one single […]

9 Best OpenOffice Extensions You Should Install Now

by File in: Software Reviews

OpenOffice is remarkable software in that it provides you with nearly everything Microsoft Office offers, but at a much more affordable cost — absolutely free! Unfortunately, OpenOffice lacks a lot of the more advanced features that Microsoft Office has. Things like grammar and spell checks, clipart, or templates are not included in the basic install. […]

Top 10 Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

by File in: Software Reviews

Many companies are allowing their employees to work from remote locations. Organization, coordination, and communication are paramount when it comes to managing a team of employees, especially those working in different time zones. Traditional workers and teams benefit from the body language and non-verbal cues facilitated by face-to-face interactions. Advancing cloud technologies and screen-sharing applications […]

How to Be the Next Hemingway: Three Editing Tools for Writers

by File in: Software Reviews

Ernest Hemingway, the author of classics like The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea, is famous for his terse and direct writing style. But as influential and compelling the storyteller he was, his grammar wasn’t always on par. When it came to present participles, Hemingway loved to leave his e’s, as […]

How To Set Up & Use The KeePass Password Manager

by File in: Software Reviews

I’m sure you’ve heard this many times before until you’re sick and tired of hearing it. You need strong unique passwords for each of your accounts. Don’t use the same password more than once. Don’t use personally identifying information and make the passwords as long as possible. This means no passwords such as 12345 or […]

Encrypted Chat Applications You Can Use to Chat Privately

by File in: Software Reviews

With numerous news reports released every year about computers and mobile phones getting hacked, the demand for safe and secure ways to have private conversations continues to increase. Unfortunately, any chat conversation that gets stored on a server anywhere on the internet, encrypted or not, is susceptible to hacking. Therefore, the gold standard in chat […]

Best Windows Explorer Replacements for Windows 10 (Updated 2019)

by File in: Software Reviews

Windows Explorer for Windows 10 does a decent job. It’s certainly an improvement over what Windows Explorer used to be 10 years ago. But there are still a lot of features that could make it truly great. Thankfully, there are a few developers who’ve built Windows Explorer alternatives. A few of them aren’t much of […]

5 Great VPN Apps You Can Actually Trust

by File in: Software Reviews

With all the recent talk of privacy violations from companies using platforms like Facebook, there’s never been a more important time to protect your privacy online. For many people, the first line of thought for protecting your privacy is to use a VPN. Using a virtual private network can be a great way to mask […]

5 Hard Drive Formatting and Partitioning Utilities

by File in: Software Reviews

Formatting hard drives and external hard drives is usually a fairly straightforward process. The two most popular operating systems, Windows and Mac OS both have formatting utilities built-in, which makes formatting external drives even more convenient. However, with all of the different drive manufacturers, interfaces and other compatibility and formatting issues that hard drives can […]

Use Deep Freeze to Restore Your PC on Boot

by File in: Software Reviews

Ever wish you could undo all the changes your kids have made to your PC at home? Or maybe you would like to install some software on your system to test it before purchasing, but you don’t know exactly what it will do to your system? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just restart […]