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wunderlist is a cross-platform free to-do list manager

wunderlist is a minimalistic, pretty to-do list manager. Here's a quick rundown of what it can and can't do: Pros: Looks: It looks quite pretty. You can change the background, and it's generally just lovely. Simplicity: That can also be considered a bad thing, I guess, but wunderlist is very simple. There are no nested tasks, for example. Multiple lists: You can easily create extra lists...

TopWinPrio gives a priority boost to your focused application window

TopWinPrio's function is mashed right into its name. Once you launch the app, it hides in your system tray and automatically bumps the process priority of your foreground window. If you're focused on an app and working in it, it might as well have dibs on available CPU time, right? Head to the options window, and you can set TopWinPrio to run at startup, boost Explorer processes, and change...

Aethyr lets you download shared iTunes libraries

Windows users, rejoice! You can now steal music from shared iTunes libraries -- or move music between two of your own computers, of course. Simply install Aethyr, connect to a library in iTunes, then switch to Aethyr and download some songs. Library sharing in iTunes acts like a local-area network radio: you can stream music from computer to computer (from Mac to Windows!), but downloading is...

Flight Control lands on Mac and PC via Steam

Flight Control, the challenging and addictive plane-landing game that's been hugely popular on the iPhone and iPad, is now coming to your desktop. Mac and PC users can play Flight Control via Valve's Steam gaming service for a mere $5. The desktop version loses the elegance of touchscreen controls, but it does include an exclusive desktop-only "stunt" map. The Steam version of Flight Control...

zButterfly torrent client focuses on current movie releases

A new Windows BitTorrent client called zButterfly has a twist that sets it apart from the competition: a menu of current movie releases, including the hottest flicks that are still running in theaters. zButterfly has an easy-to-use interface for searching and browsing the releases, and operates entirely on torrentless downloading via magnet links. Even the most clueless downloader can use...

Adobe Reader X now available for Android and desktop OSes

For better or worse, Adobe's latest iteration of Reader is now available for both Android and desktop OSes. From the sandboxed Reader 'protected-mode', to the new multimedia implementations, there's quite a bit in the new Acrobat X suite of software. Adobe Reader for Android brings quite a few changes with one of the highlights being text search, an invaluable tool for anyone reading any sort of...

Mozilla Labs Rainbow updated to version 0.2 -- now works with Windows and Linux as well as Mac OS X

Rainbow, Mozilla Lab's audio and video recording plug-in for Firefox 4, has just been updated to version 0.2. Recording to open formats, Rainbow now supports both audio and video recording on Windows, and audio recording on Linux, meaning it's not just Mac users that can get in on the action. The update also brings with it numerous bug fixes and the ability to specify custom recording resolutions,...

Process Explorer 14 brings better multi-process app support, new monitoring tools

The SysInternals team has just announced a major new update to technician favorite Process Explorer. Version 14 includes a lengthy list of feature additions and tweaks, and it's available for download now. Process Explorer now shows the total CPU utilization for multiprocess apps like Google Chrome. A pair of new monitoring tools have been added, and allow tracking of hard disk and network...

TeamViewer Beta 6 is now out, remote control freaks rejoice

Let me just come right out and say it: TeamViewer is the best remote control application for Windows PCs today. I've tried numerous apps, and nothing comes close to TeamViewer's performance on a WAN. For LAN situations, Windows Remote Desktop rocks. But when you've got the whole wide Internet between you and the computer you'd like to control, nothing beats TeamViewer. I use it several times per...

Access common Windows settings and tools from your system tray

Ever wanted an easier way to access all of Windows' built-in management tools and settings screens? All-In-One Tray might be just what you've been searching for. It's a small, simple app that provides three-click access to nearly any option or built-in utility Windows has to offer. Everything from ncpa.cpl (network connections) to ipconfig /flushdns is within easy reach. AIO Tray also lets you...

AutoCorrect for English harnesses the power of AutoHotkey for typo-free text

There are certain words in English that are very easy to get wrong, like aggravate, exaggerate, and acquainted (as you see in the screenshot). AutoCorrect for English (ACE) is a fantastic script for correcting exactly those type of mistakes, and it does so seamlessly, quickly, and across your entire system. ACE is very easy to overlook it, because it hasn't been updated since 2007, it doesn't...

VidCoder now rips Blu-Ray discs, too

VidCoder is a nice, little DVD ripper for Windows -- it provides a simple, streamlined interface, supports encoding presets, and uses Hanbrake's processing engine for the heavy lifting. One feature which was notably absent from the last version we covered was support for Blu-Ray discs. That has been added in version 0.7.0, and VidCoder is now better than ever. One other nice feature VidCoder...

FluffyApp updates, adds region capture and better tray controls

FluffyApp for Windows is a terrifically easy way to share screenshots and files online. Since it arrived with its CloudApp-for-Windows goodness, developer Richard Wang has been busy adding new features -- including several incredibly useful ones in version 0.8.7 and 0.8.8. For starters, FluffyApp now supports region selections, so you're no longer limited to full-desktop or program-window...

uTorrent 2.2 arrives with apps support, privacy features

Way back in May, uTorrent 's Project Griffin gave us a sneak peek at its new App Studio. Today, the new version has gone live -- and uTorrent 2.2 will be bringing app support to its 65 million users. Among the app options on launch day are BitDefender's Virus Guard, TuneUp (which we've covered before), and content apps for TED, ZuluMusic, and VODO. There's also TorrentTweet, which lets you post...

Get Google Voice alerts on Windows 7 with GVNotifier

We love a good app with Windows 7 shell integration features -- like GVNotifier. It's a slick little Google Voice notification and messaging app with jump list and progress indicator support. Install the app, log in to your account, and you've got slide-up access to contacts, call history, and voice mail messages. GVNotifier even lets you send SMS messages to your Google Voice contacts right from...