Now that MWC has gone past, we’re back with our weekly dose of PC apps, and in this issue we have a list of apps that will help you manage PDF files, images, your music collection and network settings.

This week we have an app that will let you scan through your browser-cache to lookup for saved images; an app which will let you play and organize audio files, and an app that offers numerous operations on PDF files.

Software

MusicBee 2.3 (Type: Free, OS: Windows – all versions, Size: )

Musicbee

While the ever so popular VLC media player is great for playing all types of video files, it isn’t really a visual pleasure during audio playback. That’s where MusicBee comes into play. Not only does it support a galore of audio file formats, but by using MusicBee you can also keep your audio collection well organized and seek for tracks from within the software. Besides, MusicBee also helps you manage your podcast library. You can also rip audio CDs to any popular format using this app.

ImageCacheViewer (Type: Free, OS: Windows – all versions, Size: )

Your web-browser saves your browsing data on your computer. Depending on your browser, it could take anything from hours to days when it decides to clear all that data. If you want to keep tabs on the images you went through while browsing the web, you can use ImageCacheViewer. It works with Chrome, Firefox and IE, and lets you check the image you once stumbled upon on the web. This feature can come in handy when you want a particular image and don’t have an internet connection. Since the data is stored on your computer, the app won’t require any data connection to retrieve it.

UnityPDF (Type: Free, OS: Windows – all versions, Size: )

UnityPDF

It’s an all-in-one app for dealing with PDF files. Want a PDF split into many pages? Wish you could stick together two PDFs into one? Fancy extracting a specific page out of it? UnityPDF can do all of that. In addition, if you want to encrypt the PDF file and secure it, UnityPDF lets you apply a password on documents as well. Furthermore, using it you can also insert a specific page into a PDF file without having to edit the whole thing.

Split Screen (Type: Free, OS: Windows 8 and higher, Size: )

SplitScreen

If you have a big screen or a high resolution monitor, you can install Split Screen on your system. Once you have installed it you will be able to view multiple websites at once, all cascaded together. Not just browser-tabs, but you can split about anything and enjoy all at the same time.

Hornil Photo Resizer (Type: Free, OS: Windows – all versions, Size: )

Hornil-Photo-Resizer

If you’re looking for an image editing tool, Hornil Photo Resizer could be it. Like many such software, it lets you add effects to images, resize them, change their dimensions, add watermarks etc. It does all the aforementioned tasks very well, but what gives this app a one-up over its competitors is its ability to operate on multiple files at once. It uses a batch mode using which you can make changes to an entire folder with one click.

QuickSetDNS (Type: Free, OS: Windows – all versions, Size: )

With a rather unimpressive user interface, which it makes up for by elevating its functionalities, QuickSetDNS lets you change your DNS settings to Google’s Public DNS. For those unfamiliar with how DNS works, in short, it makes your computer route through a specific pathway to reach websites. As awesome as the web is, there are enough culprits out there waiting for you to slip-up. Hence it’s always a sound idea to change your default DNS and follow a secured path.

Web-browser extensions

I don’t care about cookies (Firefox)

Many websites store cookies to tailor information in accordance with your interests. And according to a new EU-regulation they are asked to notify all users about that. If you understand what cookies are, and how they work, and how they affect your digital life, using this add-on you can get rid off that notification banner you have to see on many websites.

Be Limitless (Chrome)

If you feel sorry for the time you waste on surfing useless websites, the Be Limitless extension will turn the New Tab page of Chrome into an intervention platform which will keep you informed with the time you have spent browsing on a specific website. You can also have your daily goal show at the center of the screen.

VineClient (Chrome)

While there is a handful of ways to access the Twitter-owned video sharing platform, Vine, we now have a full-fledged Chrome extension for you. Using VineClient you can like, comment and share your feed stories. Besides easy navigation, you can also download clips in mp4 file format.

docTrackr (Chrome)

docTrackr is an amazing extension that lets you take control over the email attachments that you send. You can even encrypt and secure the document to prevent the recipient from editing or printing it. In addition, you can also set an expiry date for the attachment, after which it will become inaccessible.

Software updates

K-Lite Mega Codec

Bumping up its version number to 10.35, the new update brings along a newer version of MPC-HC and LAV Filters.

In addition, uTorrent, iTunes and Quick Time Player picked minor updates as well.

Tip of the week: Gmail makes it easy to unsubscribe from promotional emails

Gmail is rolling out a new feature which will let you unsubscribe from a particular website or newsletter in one click. Typically found at the bottom, Gmail is now repositioning the unsubscribe button to the top alongside the sender’s address. Thanks Google!


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Author

Manish is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering but spends more time in writing about technology. He has written for a number of Indian and international publications including BetaNews, BGR India, WinBeta, MakeTechEasier, MediaNama, and Digit magazine among others. When not writing, you would find him ranting about the state of digital journalism on Twitter.

 
 

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