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The normal way to manage files is with the Windows File Explorer. Microsoft has improved it with each release of Windows. There are alternatives to the File Explorer that can be used in its place, and Directory Opus, by GPSoftware is the best file manager that I have seen on either Windows, Macintosh, or Linux.

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File compression is not a new concept in computing. In the early days of the internet when bandwidth was not as abundant as it is today, reducing the size of files to share over the web was paramount. It also made for a great way to pack many files together than attaching them to e-mails one by one.

Although ZIP was and remains the most popular file compression format on the web, a number of other formats emerged and disappeared in an attempt to provide the best compression ratio for all kinds of files – and in some cases to bypass the ability of web and e-mail servers to look inside ZIP files.

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File sharing on the cloud has become the rage lately, thanks to much talked about services like Google Drive and iCloud. People claim that one service is better than the other but most of them will agree on one thing: that Dropbox is the most usable and the simplest of all these.

Let’s see what makes Dropbox so special, even after 4 years of existence.

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How often do you come across an idea that seems pretty unnecessary, but quickly becomes such a habit that you can’t imagine having ever lived without it? Remember how we used to communicate before cell phones, for example?

Along those same lines is Listary, an awesome little app that will supercharge your Windows file management operations to the point where you will wonder how you ever survived without it!

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Despite what fanboys from the rival camp claim, Windows is a self contained operating system in most aspects. It has gotten better with every new version and given the number of legacy hardware and software it supports, it’s no mean feat to make the operating system so user friendly. Yes, there are some shortfalls when it comes security and maintenance.

But since all of us don’t need power user features and there literally are a ton of apps to bridge the gap, I don’t usually understand what the fuss is all about. While not very pretty looking, these apps get the job done and in most cases are available for free too. After the break we have compiled a list of awesome apps that help boost the performance of your PC. Do read on!

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