Doing OCR on Windows 10 has been a lifesaver for me. For those that don’t know, OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. This basically means if you have a picture or a screenshot of something that has words, you can try to convert that into real text that you can edit and copy. It’s similar to how traffic cameras can “read” the license plate numbers on cars. I’d like to share some excellent freeware that does OCR on Windows 7 and higher.
Today’s website is for creating a shutdown timer for Windows, macOS, or even Linux. I always appreciate it when apps or programs have an automatic shutdown feature. However, those programs are far and few between, so wouldn’t it be great if you could make your computer shut down on a timer whenever you wanted? With Shutdown Timer, you can generate the perfect command.
Using a free utility like Wise Disk Cleaner is a great way to clear out temporary files or just junk that has accumulated on your system. One of the most famous pieces of software in this category, CCleaner, fell out of favor after Avast bought its developer Piriform in 2017. That’s why I’m here today to talk about its best replacement.
Securely File Shredder is a freeware utility for Windows that will securely delete any files or folders you throw at it. It’s simple and easy to use interface is why it’s my favorite file shredder. Here’s how it works.
4K Video Downloader is a cross-platform utility that lets you download YouTube videos, Facebook videos, and even those from Vimeo and more. It’s been one of my go-to tools for a long time.
The Cliqz browser is a secure and privacy-conscious web browser for Windows and macOS. I hadn’t heard much about it until I came across it a few months back.
DNSBench is a freeware DNS Benchmark tool that can help you understand and choose the most efficient and fastest DNS servers for your area. When clicking a link or entering a web address, if you find it taking longer than you think it should, it could be your ISP’s slow DNS servers. Let’s see how using DNSBench can help you speed up web surfing.
O&O ShutUp10 is one of many utilities out there to help people quickly toggle off some concerning privacy and data options in Windows 10. This one in particular gets my vote because it’s always being updated and is simple to use.
This is my new Microsoft Edge browser review. MS has released the first stable version of its new browser based on the open source version of Chrome, Chromium. When Microsoft announced it was going to abandon its current browser and start over, it took the tech industry by surprise, myself included. With this new Edge browser, let’s see how it stacks up against the competition.
Revo Uninstaller free edition for Windows does a great job at helping you uninstall programs and get rid of the data files and folders they leave behind. It’s been in my Windows software arsenal for years, so here’s a quick look.