UPDATED New tweaks and fixes for your favourite free programs
IMAGE VIEWER Faststone Image Viewer 6.3
www.faststone.org Min requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/7/8+ File size: 6.6MB
This photo browser, editor and converter is packed with powerful features. The updated release gains a video player and improves the rendering quality of annotations in the Draw tool. Support for high-bit rate MP3S in the Slideshow has also improved.
SCREEN TOOL F.lux 4.42
justgetflux.com Min requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/7/8+/ 10, MACOS or Linux File size: 742KB
F.lux changes your screen’s hue intelligently to match your environment and the time of day, making everything easier on the eyes. The updated release lets you opt into beta builds through a new About box and includes major fixes for Hue lights (White Ambiance).
FOLDER MONITOR Folder changes view 2.11
www.nirsoft.net Min requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/7/8+/ 10 File size: 67KB
This tiny tool from the prolific developer Nirsoft monitors any drive or folder on your PC, and shows every file as it’s modified, created or deleted, all in real time. This version gains a new ‘ Start As Hidden’ option that, when active, starts monitoring your folders instantly.
BOOTABLE USB CREATOR Rufus 2.16
bit.ly/rufus430 Min requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/7/8+/ 10 or Linux File size: 939KB
Most operating systems, including Windows and Linux, can be downloaded in ISO format. Rufus can write these to a bootable USB flash drive. The new version alerts you when the process has finished or goes wrong, and warns you when an ISO is broken.