Posts Tagged ‘Windows App’

Defraggler: Disc Defragmentation Tool

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files – unique in the industry. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems.

Link: Piriform

Rename Files Fast With Rapid Streams Name-Dropper

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

If you’ve just taken a ton of photos, or you have a bunch of documents that you want to rename so they’re in sequential or date order, Rapid Streams Name-Dropper is a Windows utility that lets you drag all of the files you want to rename into one window and process them all with a single click.

To use the app, you’ll first have to drag and drop the files you want to rename, and then drag in the name that you want applied to the files. The app will then append incremental numbers in patterns you select. While it can batch rename images and photos for easy uploading to your favorite photo site, there are other applications that we’ve mentioned before that can do that as well. If you just want to append a number after each file, Windows can already do that for you. Name-Dropper is strongest when renaming videos, documents, or other files.

Link: LifeHacker

SSD Boost Manager Seamlessly Moves Files & Programs Between Hard Drives

Monday, October 17th, 2011

If you’ve installed Windows on a solid state drive, you know how frustrating its space constraints can be. SSD Boost Manager lets you easily move programs and data between your SSD and regular hard drive with the click of a button.

Say you have a small SSD, and don’t have room for all your favorite programs. Or, you have quite a few games, and can’t fit them all on the SSD at once. SSD Boost Manager will let you move a file on or off the SSD with just the click of a button, so you can get all the speed benefits of that program when you use it, but stash it away when you don’t need it. It does this by moving the folder and just creating junction links to its new location—so Windows still thinks the file is in the same place, while it’s actually sitting on your slower drive.

Link: LifeHacker

Five Best Desktop Personal Finance Tools

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

There’s an entire cottage industry of apps and services designed to make it easier for you to manage your money. Some of them connect directly with your bank to make tracking spending easy, others focus on giving you a budget to follow and leaving you alone. Here’s a look at the top five.

Link: LifeHacker