Dropbox 2.0 adds system-tray alerts and sharing features

Dropbox 2.0 adds system-tray alerts and sharing features

We Dropbox users have gotten very accustomed to our boring yet reliable Dropbox desktop clients (download for Windows, Mac, Linux 32-bit, and Linux 64-bit) chugging along tirelessly, syncing files and folders between computers and devices with no muss or fuss, that it was with some trepidation yesterday that I updated to version 2.0, the brand-new release from the online-hosting service. The new update gives the system-tray-based app a slight cosmetic makeover--the utilitarian... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , File Sharing And Cloud Storage

Tags: Windows software

Lost without TweetDeck? Try these alternatives

Lost without TweetDeck? Try these alternatives

The folks at Twitter announced Monday that the standalone TweetDeck apps for mobile will no longer be supported after May of this year. While Twitter says that it is putting more resources toward the Web version (which can easily be used on the desktop), there are surely plenty of people who are upset that their beloved mobile clients are going away.

For those of you looking for an alternative to TweetDeck, here are a few mobile apps that should prove... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: Android , apps , iOS , Twitter , social networking

VideoGhost allows you to watch online videos in the background

VideoGhost allows you to watch online videos in the background

Have you ever wanted to watch the latest movie trailers and music videos or stream shows in the background while you work? Now you can with a little homegrown program called VideoGhost from Greedy Glutton Software.

How does it work? VideoGhost can be installed on your computer or run as a standalone product. After launching, you will see that it is a third-party browser with a controllable opacity setting and options to stay fixed on your desktop. The process is... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions , Office And Productivity , Tools Utilities And Drivers

Tags: Windows , video , browser , YouTube , productivity

Too many confusing apps? Prioritize programs with Should I Remove It?

Too many confusing apps? Prioritize programs with Should I Remove It?

Browsing and installing all of the free software we offer at Download.com can potentially bog down your computer over time. It can be hard to resist installing something just because it is new, looks useful, or simply, is free. It is a good idea to do a house cleanup and getting rid of junk that you don't need once in a while to improve the performance of your computer. But how do you know what to remove?

It... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Freeware , Tools Utilities And Drivers

Tags: Windows , utility

App to start fresh on Valentines day

App to start fresh on Valentines day

Face it dude, what's done is done. Get over your ex by purging your collections and recollections so that you can get back in the game with a fresh state of body, mind, and wallet.

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Topics: Android Software

Download these winning apps for a perfect Valentine's Day

Download these winning apps for a perfect Valentine's Day

If you didn't get caught in Cupid's spray this year, we have some pretty good ideas for how to spend your free day. Take a day off and spend it with the classiest person you know: that special guy/gal in the mirror. Of course there's nothing stopping you from using this list to get started on the best date ever, if you're lucky enough to feel the sweet warm embrace of requited love.

Go on an urban adventure The world is a... Read More »

Topics: Mobile Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Travel Tools

Tags: Android , iOS , video

Why does your company force you to use IE?

Why does your company force you to use IE?

It is nearly impossible to hear the acronym "IE" in a workplace setting without somebody appending to it the word "sucks." To be more genteel about it, older versions of Internet Explorer on corporate computers simply do not reflect the quality of modern browsers. So why does that massive corporation you work for make you use IE 8 or older in the first place?

A complicated problem Why you're forced to do at least some work in slow, standards noncompliant, security risk-prone... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Browsers And Extensions

Tags: Firefox , Chrome , Microsoft , Internet Explorer

Talkbits voice chat app is Twitter for voice messages

Talkbits voice chat app is Twitter for voice messages

You walk the walk, but can you talk the Talkbits? Talkbits is a location-based real-time social voice stream -- in other words, it's like Twitter with voice messages.

Instead of pithy typed messages, the new Talkbits app lets you say something or ask a question and then make that spoken message available for people nearby to listen and respond to. And you can hear messages from other people in a public stream, chatting for free to people nearby or around the... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Social Networking

Tags: Twitter

MacLuvin: 6 new free indie games for Apple

MacLuvin: 6 new free indie games for Apple

Back to bed (Webware)

Guide sleep-walking Bob across rooftops and back into bed. Play as subBob, a subconscious alter-ego of Bob that takes a form of a blue dream dog with a human face. Avoid traps, pitfalls, and nightmarish creatures to guide Bob back into bed. Walk on walls, make blockades, and do whatever it takes to survive.

A crazy little game from a Danish developer, Back to Bed takes you into what seems like a nightmarish world... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Mac , games , Webware

Don't let phone calls stop your game

Don't let phone calls stop your game

Imagine you're surfing the Web or playing Temple Run 2 for the umpteenth time. Sometimes in life there are things that deserve full concentration without the needless distractions of phone calls and text messages or anything of that sort. Unfortunately for Android users, a disruptive phone call can mean the difference between life and death (in a game).

Small Call by Apps Falyf thinks it has the solution. The app displays incoming phone calls and texts in a... Read More »

Topics: Android Software

Tags: Android