Adguard DNS is a free and simple adblocking solution without the use of any software. That’s right, you don’t need to install anything, only input some numbers into your device’s settings. This can be done on just about anything: Windows, macOS, Linux, mobile, or even the router in your house. Let’s see how it works.
Veracrypt Encryption Software is a must-have tool for keeping your files completely secure and private. It’s available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, so everyone should join the encryption party.
Paint.net is a photo editor with an easy to use interface. If you don’t need something heavy duty like Photoshop, but need something slightly above the classic MS Paint, Paint.net fits the bill perfectly. I feel like this program doesn’t get talked about enough these days.
The Vivaldi browser is based on Chromium (like most other browsers these days) and is available for a multitude of platforms. The appeal of Vivaldi is its power user features not found in competing software. I take a look at Vivaldi 2.9.
Bandizip is a file archiver that can compress and extract in a variety of formats which include .zip, .rar, .7z, and way more than I can list. It was only available for Windows for many years, but there is now a Mac version as well. It’s got a few useful features that make it stand out from the endless list of other software in this category.
Let’s be real, there is no shortage of password managers on the market. Some are paid while others are free. Bitwarden is mostly free with some bonus features as an affordable premium option. As a person that was always hesitant to start using a password manager, let’s look at why I took the plunge and now rely on it for all my passwords, credit cards, and secure notes.
PDF-XChange Editor is a wonderful free piece of software for Windows in an ocean of PDF software editors. There are so many out there it can be difficult to choose and people most likely looking for one only seek them out when they suddenly have a PDF they need to edit or a form to fill out. Let’s take a look at what makes this one the most decent.
WPS Office is a free and paid alternative to Microsoft Office. It includes support for the three main types of office files: documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. It is available for most major operating systems (Windows, macOS, and Linux), but I am focusing on the Windows release. There are also mobile versions. Let’s take a look and see why WPS Office is the biggest reason you don’t need to spend money on Microsoft Office.
The Opera browser has been around since 1995, but since that time it has gone through so many changes and is very different than how it was in the 90s or even the 2000s. I take a look at Opera 65 and see how it fares against competing web browsers.