System & Hardware

Great software is only one piece of the puzzle, with the other being the hardware running it. The best way to ensure that the hardware is running as you’d expect? More software, of course! This category includes all of the tools you need to both monitor and tweak the performance of hardware new and old, and will surely help you get what you expect out of the hardware you paid for. In addition to this, software to properly utilize emerging technologies such as 3D printing can be found here.

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f.lux

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

Free Proprietary 54 alternatives

SketchUp

SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...

Freemium Proprietary 154 alternatives

Sidebar Diagnostics

SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information. Features: Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives. Allows for lots of customization. Allows alerts for various values. Allows binding hotkeys.

Free Open Source 37 alternatives

MSI Afterburner

A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.

Free Proprietary 46 alternatives

Autodesk AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a leading CAD (computer-aided design) software used professionally throughout architectural, electrical, mechanical and other engineering and design industries. It was once available under a perpetual license but is now accessed solely through a subscription.

Paid Proprietary 114 alternatives

JACK Audio Connection K...

JACK is a professional sound server daemon that provides real-time low latency connections for both audio and MIDI data between applications that implement its API. The API can be used through either JACK1 or JACK2.

Free Open Source 14 alternatives

WinSetupFromUSB

WinSetupFromUSB is a Windows program, which prepares multiboot USB flash or fixed disk to install any Windows versions since 2000/XP, boot various Linux and *BSD flavors, as well as many Windows, Linux, DOS based and other utilities. Since version 1.

Free Proprietary 40 alternatives

Google Lens

With Google Lens you can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera. TAKE ACTION ON TEXT

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Cura

Cura aims to be a end solution for personal 3D printing with RepRap based machines. It is tuned toward the Ultimaker, but can be used on any RepRap based design.

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