If you want to restore the show desktop icon, follow this short guide and see how it works: including a free download of the show desktop icon if you don’t want/can’t create it yourself.
Do you miss the MAC feature Expose on Windows 7? If you do, here’s a great alternative that will stun you – it’s amazingly simple but highly effective. Switcher brings the MAC feature Expose to Windows 7!
If you’re a Mac fan, you also need a Mac dock for Windows 7! We previously showed you a couple free Mac Docks for Windows 7, but here’s another great one for Windows 7 that is rocking the house – including some very nice Mac OS X “Snow Leopard” skins:
We previously reported about 3 free disk analyzer for Windows 7 that can be used to find large files in Windows 7 and that can display the folder size after scanning your hard drive. Here’s another free one that can also display the folder size as a pie chart.
If you are looking for a complete suite of security tools, you’ll be happy to hear that you can grab the F-Secure Internet Security 2011 for free! The license key would normally cost $80, so it’s even priced higher than the Avira Premium Security Suite ($50).
As previously reported, Windows 7 includes some nice features that allow you create a hard drive image backup, but Windows 7 does not allow you to backup your entire drive to a FTP server, Paragon Drive Backup 9.5 does.
While the library feature of Windows 7 is easy to understand, the error codes of the blue screens (that rarely appear in Windows 7) are much harder to understand, especially if you don’t have a list of error codes explaining them.
I previously showed you that there are some great tools to save/restore your desktop icon layout in Windows 7. Some tools go even further and create forms, shapes and objects using desktop icons. Sounds crazy? It probably is, but it’s some cool desktop art. Challenge + Reward Inside: Arrange your desktop icons into complex forms and send us a screenshot to email@example.com
If your desktop is filled with icons, you share your PC with other people or if you want to increase your productivity, it would be nice to have multiple desktops. Download this virtual desktop manager for Windows 7 and you can!
We previously reviewed two free PDF creators for Windows 7. Now, here’s a more professional, commercial PDF editor for Windows 7: nitroPDF. Trivia: It’s being used by the US Army, HP and Suzuki to create PDFs.
Do you miss the old Windows Mail Client from Vista? If you are still looking for a Windows Mail replacement, stop looking and give Microsoft’s new mail client Windows Live Mail a try.
If you need a DVD burning software for Windows 7, you should first try the built-in Windows DVD maker. If it ain’t good enough for you, then you should give the free burning software ImgBurn a try.
Every website nowadays requires a password. If you don’t use the same password for all websites, which is highly recommended due to security reasons, then there are simply too many passwords to remember all of them and you will need a password manager software for Windows 7.
The Windows Movie Maker is not part of Windows 7, however you can still download the Windows Movie Maker for Windows 7! It is now called Windows Live Movie Maker and is part of Windows Live Essentials (WLE).
We regularly feature the best applications for Windows 7. Mostly, you’ll find freeware on our site. In fact, you’ll find almost no shareware on our site. Free software is like sex – it’s better when it’s free. Recommended: Ceck out our review of free backup software for Windows 7 and make sure to keep a backup ready. Better safe than sorry dude!