System problems often occur due to driver compatibility conflicts. These issues can cause anything from minor functionality loss to even system crashes. It is also quite annoying when one has to download and install drivers after a fresh Windows installation. DriverBackup is a windows application that can backup your system drivers to be restored in case of an eventuality. It includes options to backup drivers for selected devices, which can Continue Reading →
YoutubeFisher is a portable application that downloads media (video and audio) directly from YouTube. The media content is grabbed by entering the respective YouTube URL and saved in the format chosen by the user. The supported formats in which you can save the downloaded content includes (full-HD, HD, HQ mp4, flv, mobile 3gp, audio mp3 or aac).
Ubuntu One is a personal cloud storage web service for Ubuntu users which provides synchronization of not just files and folders but also bookmarks (via Firefox add-on), as well as bandwidth restriction management options (for downloading and uploading files). It also has an application for iPhone and Android phones which can also be used to stream music. Every user gets up to 2Gb of free storage. It also has a Continue Reading →
When it comes to Chrome, I have always had an issues with the way it displays numerous settings for managing browser options. The Settings drop-down menu in particular is not the most convenient section for locating and managing essential Chrome options. I find this menu to be unnecessarily convoluted and I believe that there should be a simplified toolbar or drop down menu with the most commonly used Chrome shortcuts Continue Reading →
Apt Fast is a shell script created by Matt Parnell, which increases the speed of apt-get downloads. It uses the Axel application to accelerate the speed of HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for a single file. After installation, apt-fast can be used instead of apt-get in Ubuntu Linux, in order to speed up downloads.
It can be quite annoying to switch between power plans to keep the computer awake during important downloading tasks, while keeping power settings for battery conservation. Coffee is a free software which prevents your system from going to sleep when important downloads are running. This allows keeping power conserving options and getting rid of the annoyance of the system going into sleep mode due to inactivity while important tasks are Continue Reading →
UGet (previously known as urlgfe) is a cross-platform & open Source download manager for Windows and Linux. Other than an EXE file, it is also available with a .Deb and .RPM package, which makes it easy to install on Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, Fedora and other Linux operating systems. It comes with many useful features, such as, pause & resuming of downloads, URL clipboard history, batch downloading of files, application Continue Reading →
Gmediafinder is an Ubuntu Linux application which allows streaming videos from Youtube and other media streaming websites without th need for flash. This desktop program supports websites like Mp3Realm, YouTube, Skreemr, Tagoo,Imusicz and Dilandau. You can stream videos in both FLV and Mp4 formats, directly from Gmediafinder and download them in a selected resolution and high quality. This provides the ability to easily search, stream and download videos and music Continue Reading →
Search Torrents Without Signing Up is a Google Chrome extension, that allows initiating an instant Torrent search for any highlighted word or phrase. This means that users do not directly require going to multiple Torrent websites or Google for a Torrent search. The search result is obtained from numerous Torrent websites via Google and presented in a new tab. By using this extension, users get the utility of instant Torrent Continue Reading →