Utilities

Shimeji

Editor's choice Shimeji Browser Extension-10

Today we are looking at the Shimeji Browser Extension along with the mobile app (from a different company) which is just called Shimeji. If you want to add a little anime fun to your browser or your ...

AutoHotkey 1.1.33.10

Editor's choice AutoHotkey-003

Today we are checking out a pretty neat and free program called AutoHotkey. My level of tech expertise is not exactly high, but I was able to use this and find some pretty neat uses for it in the ...

StrongRecovery 4.3.4.1

Editor's choice StrongRecovery-002

Let me tell you I wish that I had known about StrongRecovery a few computers ago! This is a piece of software that is designed with getting your information be it pictures, files, or whatever from ...

Vysor

Editor's choice Vysor-006

Vysor is a very cool program that allows you to put your iOS or Android phone onto your computer and control it all from there! It has a free version that offers you limited features, but to get the ...

Core Temp 1.17.1

Editor's choice Core Temp-12

Today we are having a little look at a very handy program that keeps an eye on the temperature of your processor as well as other important information. If you are just using Core Temp on your own ...

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

Editor's choice FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery-6

If there’s one thing most of us can’t live without, it’s our smartphones. From carrying around a photo album of your family to important notes and contacts, there’s just so much precious data on your ...

CopyTrans Shelbee

Editor's choice CopyTrans Shelbee-8

If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you simply have to be aware of what CopyTrans offer. They have many different programs to make your iOS life easier and today we are looking at CopyTrans Shelbee. It ...

DriveSnap 1.1.6.0

Editor's choice DriveSnap-2

If you are someone with tons of data files on a bunch of drives then DriveSnap could make your life a million times easier. It can be so tedious and not to mention annoying to look for files on USB ...

CopyTrans Photo

Editor's choice CoCopyTrans Photo-11

We have looked at a few of the offerings from CopyTrans and today we are looking at what their CopyTrans Photo is all about. If you have an iPhone and love to take photos, this piece of software is ...

PowerISO 8.0

Editor's choice PowerISO-7

I will admit that I am not exactly the most tech-minded person around. However, my love for Japanese PS1 games got me into the world of ISOs many years ago and any program that focuses on image ...

As far as software categories go Utilities is a very very broad term. In fact, the category encompasses a wide range of programs and applications. Here are some of the subcategories but the least by is by no means conclusive:

  • Automation,
  • Backup & Recovery,
  • CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Tools,
  • Defragmentation,
  • Disk Tools,
  • File Compression,
  • Mobile Devices,
  • System Information,
  • System Tweak,
  • Uninstallers,
  • Wallpapers & Screensavers.

Software for automation allows you to let the computer do some repetitive tasks. Such programs allow you to record mouse movements, clicks and keystrokes which then can be repeated, sometimes in a loop. A huge time saver.

The utilities which allow you to back up your data guarantee that in case of media failure or accidental deletion you have a copy of your precious files. At the end of the spectrum, we have tools for recovery. If it happens that you do delete your files or the hard drive malfunctions, not all is lost even if you don’t have a backup. You can use recovery software that might get your data back.

Another group of utilities the software which handles the optical media: CD, DVD or Blue-Ray discs.

Disk Tools and Defragmentation software form a category of software that will let you do all kinds of things with hard drives.

File Compression utilities will allow you to shrink the data so it occupies little space.

System information programs will tell you everything about your computer hardware and software while system tweak tools will allow you to change a lot of software settings usually to make your PC faster.

Uninstallers do what they advertise – they remove software you don’t want and clean up any mess these programs would like to leave on your hard drive.

And wallpapers and screensavers make your PC look much nicer.

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