Tag Archives: Editors’ Choice

KeyCastOW – Visualize on-screen Windows key pressing

KeyCastOW – Visualize on-screen Windows key pressing

Some Mac OS users may know something about KeyCastr - an open-source, real-time keystroke displaying application, which can be used to assist recording a variety of demonstration videos. However, no software like KeyCastr could satisfy us ideally (including Carnac) on Windows, until the appearance of KeyCastOW (short for KeyCast On Windows), developed by Brook Hong from China.

[v13.7] Advanced Installer – Powerful and user-friendly Windows Installer builder

[v13.7] Advanced Installer – Powerful and user-friendly Windows Installer builder

Advanced Installer is a very powerful advanced EXE, MSI installer (in accordance with Microsoft Windows authentication) packaging tool based on Windows Installer technique. Maybe you are more accustomed to using the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System), but I do suggest you to give it a try. It won't let you down.

SharpDevelop – Best free, super lightweight alternative of Visual Studio

SharpDevelop – Best free, super lightweight alternative of Visual Studio

For learning or formal development of C#, there are only two best IDE for choice at present: either the 10+ GB size of Visual Studio or SharpDevelop with only 10+ MB file size. The latter is an open-source IDE with layout similar to IDEA for Java and high flexibility & extensibility, which lets a user find everything new and fresh. It never wants to be an IDE that tries to support everything as Eclipse. Instead, it just gives you an interface, and you can do all the rest by yourself.

[v21.0] Acronis True Image – #1 ultra-fast system/partition backup & restore solution

[v21.0] Acronis True Image – #1 ultra-fast system/partition backup & restore solution

Acronis True Image (ATI for short) is an almighty clone/backup & restore/recovery utility working well under both Windows desktop and PE (Preinstallation Environment) with ultra fast speed, high compression ratio and very simple operation. Fully compatible with Windows and gives full play to the hardware performance.

qBittorrent – Free, fast and reliable alternative of uTorrent & BitTorrent

qBittorrent – Free, fast and reliable alternative of uTorrent & BitTorrent

It was originally written in C++ by Christophe Dumez (from France) in 2006 when he was a student. Now it's maintained by worldwide volunteers on their spare time. qBittorrent is a free, open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client (torrent file downloader) with nice UI based on Qt and built-in search engines.

WinDjView – Fast, compact and powerful DjVu viewer

WinDjView – Fast, compact and powerful DjVu viewer

DjVu is a hierarchical image compression technology for distributing documents and images with ultra high compression ratio. Under the same quality level, it has only about 1/10 file size of PDF. It was developed by AT&T Labs in 1996 and enables the high-quality scanned images of almost any traditional printed materials to be transferred through Internet at a very high speed.

The Linux Command Line HD PDF

The Linux Command Line HD PDF

Linux beginners probably encounter problems like this: feel confused and puzzled facing multifarious tutorial books. Considering the quality level of books and the limited energy of individual, we all hope to be able to pick out the best ones. While, most often, we just got the opposite of what we want, or got half the results with twice the effort. Fortunately, The Linux Command Line (TLCL for short) came out. By reading it, we can go less detours and master more key knowledge.