This is a very simple and extremely fast utility which allows you to search all areas on your computer in a jiffy.
Very often, we just remember the name of the file, but just can’t remember where it is buried in the plethora of folders and multiple sub-folders on our hard disk. For all you know, it may be lying on the external drive of our computer or even on a data card, inserted into our computer. Sometimes, we may not even remember the file name accurately, but we may just remember that it is a document file or an image file.
Windows 10 provides native search across the entire eco-system. But if you have ever tried it, it could get very tardy and time-consuming, especially if you have a large hard disk with multiple levels of folders.
This is where Everything steps in. Once you download and install Everything, just enter the name or part name of the file you are searching, and you will be amazed at the speed of the results. You can even search for part of the file name or for a type of file in combination with its name. The Advanced Search option allows you to specify matching case, any or all words in the file name and much more.
From the list of files displayed, you may double click any file to open it up.
You can download Everything from https://www.voidtools.com/ Try it once, you will never use Windows Search ever again.
All computer monitors emanate light which hits our eyes all the time. Prolonged usage could tire our eyes. Besides, after sunset, the blue light emanating from the monitor could even hurt our eyes adversely. Windows 10 allows us to change our display settings to reduce the strain on our eyes.
On any blank area of the desktop, right click with your mouse and then select Display Settings. In the Find a Setting box on the top left, just type Night Light and select the item displayed for Night Light. The Night Light Settings will be displayed. Here, you can turn Night Light on or off manually. You may also select the strength or intensity of the light when the Night Light is on, based on your comfort level.
If you wish to automate the process, you could set the time when Night Light comes on and when it would be turned off. Further, if you switch on your location settings for Windows, the system will automatically turn it on at Sunset Time and turn it off at Sunrise.
Pretty cool and comfy!
We have all used Sticky Notes some time or the other at the workplace. Windows 10 offers us digital Sticky Notes right on your desktop. Just press the Windows Key and type Sticky Notes and you will be presented with the Sticky Notes App. You may create as many Sticky Notes as you desire and paste them at your desired location on your desktop. You can format the Sticky Notes, add pictures, create bulleted lists, and assign some basic colours to your Sticky Notes based on your preferences and categorization of each or a group of notes.
If you are using a Microsoft Launcher on your Android phone, you will be able to sync the notes to your phone automatically and effortlessly.
This is a very simple tool to boost your productivity and comes in-built with Windows 10. Try it and use it – it is free, right on your desktop
Our Gmail inbox is a great distraction. Mail keeps flowing in all day and all night. So, what if we could pause the inbox and receive emails only when we are ready for them?
Inbox when Ready does just that. It is a Chrome Extension which hides your Inbox by default and allows you to see it only when you are ready! You can selectively hide category tab-wise notifications e.g. you can block all notifications for your Promotions category as long as you wish to avoid them.
You can even set an Inbox budget for yourself and decide how many times and how often you would like to scan your Inbox. Then, get a visual feedback on how you did, versus your intention.
This app will go a long way to reducing email anxiety and inbox distraction while you are concentrating on things which you need to get done. If you are good at it, you can reclaim about an hour from your inbox every week!
All our Hard disks have finite lives – some perform very well over their rated life-span and some will die even before they reach there. This nifty utility analyses your hard disk and reports on its health.
The life and efficiency of the hard disk depends on the number of times it is switched on and off, the extent of usage and the temperature of the disk during extended use, based on ambient temperature also. CrystalDiskInfo can analyse HDDs and SSDs and gives a quick report on the health of the hard disk. It gives an overall health status based on multiple parameters. Checking the parameters gives you an early warning of the status of your hard disk instantly. The status, if blue, there is nothing to worry, if yellow, there is an element of caution and if it shows red, it is time to replace your hard disk!
It’s a good idea to periodically check the health of your hard disk, so that you do not have a disaster when the hard disk actually fails.
If you want to drag up your productivity to several notches above your current level, TextExpander is for you. Work faster and smarter by using its powerful shortcuts and abbreviations to streamline and speed up everything you type. Create powerful snippets to save you time so that all you type is a short abbreviation, and TextExpander does the rest of the typing for you.
Once installed, you can create shortcuts of your choice. The shortcuts that you define can be used anywhere on your computer – on emails, documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. A shortcut maybe a character or a phrase and it can expand to a word, a sentence or an entire paragraph. You can use your shortcuts across your Windows devices – your desktop, your laptop, your work machine or your home machine. And if you forget to use a particular shortcut, it identifies the same and reminds you to use the shortcut!
You can collaborate efficiently across the organization by sharing your shortcuts. You can share your shortcuts to newcomers and make them super-productive from day one. TextExpander is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese Russian, Spanish and Portuguese languages. It works with Windows, Mac, Chrome, iPhone and iPad.
You may try it for free and if you like it, you may continue at a nominal price. A small price to pay for improved productivity and peace of mind!
Drawboard PDF is a free app for Windows, available on Microsoft Store. You can read, edit, annotate, sign, add notes and do much more with this light and elegant tool. Additional professional tools are available as in-app subscriptions. But for most users, the free app is more than sufficient.
Just head to the Microsoft Store on your PC or laptop and search for Drawboard PDF. Click on Get and instal it on your desktop. Run the app on your desktop and select any PDF file you wish to edit. The app is renowned for smooth and natural pen inking, uniquely intuitive and easy to use interface with an impressive array of text, markup and drawing tools. You can even add pictures and signatures to the document. All the annotations and edits comply with global PDF specification standards.
This is a must-have tool for PDF editing.
Everything about iOS is easy, including moving to it from Android. If you are contemplating a new Apple phone and are worried about the transition from Android, this is the app for you. In just a few steps and a few minutes (depending on your phones) you can migrate your content securely and seamlessly. The Move to iOS app transfers all your contacts, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, email accounts and calendars. You may choose to selectively transfer stuff – so, for example, if your photos are already backed up on Google Photos or any other cloud platform, you may choose not to transfer the same.
When you choose to migrate your data, your new iOS device (iPhone or iPad) will create a private Wi-Fi network, find your nearby Android device, and after you enter your security code, it will transfer your data and put it in the right places in the iOS eco-system. It is that simple. Just start using your new iOS device in a few minutes!
Android : https://bit.ly/3bzIfDq
Wormhole is your bridge between desktop and mobile. You can Browse & Control your phone on PC, Screen Fusion for iOS & Android. You can do file transfers, use the computer keyboard for your phone and share your clipboard between your phone and your computer. For gaming, you can even map your keys on your device for Android.
You may connect multiple phones simultaneously – iOS and Android – on your Windows PC! For Android phones, you need the Wormhole Android App to be downloaded and installed. For iOS, you do not even need to do that!
For iOS to PC compatibility, user PC should be Windows 10 (1803 or later) and Bluetooth Peripheral Mode should be available. Most laptops comply with these requirements, while in some desktops this mode may not be available.
A very useful way to connect your PC to your iOS or Android device.
This is a very simple and easy to use PDF editor. You may use it online or offline for free for upto 200 pages or 50 MB and 3 tasks per hour. You can edit and sign PDF files, fill out PDF forms online, add or edit text in a PDF, add images, create links or even edit hyperlinks and annotate PDF files.
You can upload PDF files from your computer or work on PDF files from Google Drive or Dropbox. There is also an option to cover a part of the PDF page with a blank white rectangle to hide the contents of a part of the file. You may find and replace occurrences of words in a PDF just as you do in Word.
After additions / edits / deletions, you can easily save your changes and download your edited PDF document.
A very convenient way to handle PDF files. For a small fee, you will be able to circumvent the limitations and work freely with unlimited documents.