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Caesium - open source lossless image compression tool

Caesium : Open source tool for loss-less image compression

If you are a blogger or running a website then you must be knowing the importance of reducing the page load time. In turn to achieve this the first thing we look at is reducing the image size. But as we try to re-size or convert this images the visual quality of the image is also compromised. There are very few free tools available which we can use to reduce the size of image without much affecting the visual quality of it.

Caesium is one such open source software which uses loss-less image compression technology to reduce the image size. Even the users who are looking to save some precious hard disk space can be benefited by using this tool. You can see some of its samples over here.

Caesium - open source loss-less image compression tool

This tool is really easy to use. One can select individual pictures or batch upload them and compress them altogether. Processing time is negligible compared to other image processing tools. This is an open source application so you can download and use it for free. You can select to download the Windows installer and install it on your system just like any other application or you can use the portable version to carry it with you wherever you go. Choice is yours 😉

Download Caesium Windows installer (7.91 MB)

Download Caesium Portable (Windows only) (10 MB)




Chrome styled tabbed file explorer for Windows

Windows 8 has gone through many changes, but the concept of file browser remained very much same.  No doubt, the new improved ribbon interface looks good but not everyone would satisfy with a cool looking explorer.  Usability and efficiency is also important.

Whenever we open a drive or a folder in Windows explorer, it opens in a new window and at some point in time it becomes difficult to manage all open windows and switch between them unless you keep closing previous windows.

Clover - Chrome style file explorerClover is a small application which works as an extension to Windows explorer.  It allows you to open multiple folders in tabs just like you open different sites in different tabs in Google Chrome.

Apart from this,  Clover also lets you add files and folders to bookmark toolbar for quick access just like your web browser or you can use scroll click on your mouse to open the folder in new tab. It supports keyboard shortcuts like ctrl+t,  ctrl+d and many more. You can even use different themes with it.  So basically it brings the experience of Chrome to your file explorer.

Clover is a freeware and you can use it on Windows XP,  Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.  If you like the concept of tabbed browsing then this one is for you. You can download it from the link below. Just download the file and double click on it to get started 😉

Download Clover (Windows Explorer with tabs) (3 MB)


Data recovery free software

How to easily recover deleted/formatted files and drives

It often happens that we lose an important file or data by accidentally deleting it using shift + delete or remember it only after formatting hard drive partition, or it gets corrupted because of some virus attack. There isn’t really a way to recover these files manually, but thanks to software like EaseUS Data Recovery wizard, we can still recover the lost data with few mouse clicks.

EaseUS Data Recovery wizard is a free data recovery software (pro version also available) which can recover data even after it is emptied from recycle bin or formatted. It works with almost all kind of data storage devices like HDD, SD card, USB drive, RAID etc.

This tool is very easy to use, after downloading and installing the software from the link given below; when you start the software you will see a screen with three main options.

Data recovery free software

Deleted File Recovery, Complete Recovery and Partition Recovery. Deleted File Recovery will help you recover the data which is emptied from recycle bin. Complete Recovery will help you recover data which is lost due to drive corruption or formatting the entire drive. Partition Recovery will be useful when entire partition is lost due to re-partitioning or damaged boot manager.

You just need to select the appropriate option from the main screen, select the type of files which you want to recover and select the location from where you want to recover the data. Once you select the drive or location it will search for the lost files and show you the list of files which can be recovered.

You can check the preview and select files which you want to recover and click on recover button. It will ask you for the location to save the recovered file and then it will recover the files for you. You can recover up to 2GB data using the free version. The free version has got almost all features that you will require but the only constraint is 2GB limit. You can buy pro version in case you want to recover more data.  There are three more versions available which you can check here.

You can download the free version using the link given below.

Recovery software free download (4.7 MB)