Regardless of the amount of hate it gets, flash is an integral part of the modern web. The major issue with flash being the high CPU usage. major GPU vendors do support hardware acceleration for flash, however the process for enabling it is pretty tricky.
Automatic maintenance when idle is touted as a key Windows 8.1 feature, which performs key maintenance tasks when the system is idle. Users with not-so powerful machines may not like the very idea of spiked up CPU usage when idle
Lightbeam for Firefox is a powerful addon that lets you visualise and control data tracking by sites you visit and the third parties associated with them. Lightbeam lets you visualise data tracking pattern for various sites.
ReclaiMe is an easy-to-use yet powerful data recovery application that can help you recover your accidentally deleted files.
Like Windows 8, but hate the flat look? Aero Glass for Windows 8 brings back all the aero goodness without interfering with your system.
Searching for a term takes you to a new tab, disrupting your work flow. And very often, we tend to wander away from the given agenda. Kikin for Chrome solves this problem in a very elegant way.
Full Throttle is a neat little utility for Windows that lets you run select apps with maximum grunt of your PC.
Hola Unblocker is absolutely godsend for all TV, Music and Movie geeks outside the US. If you are annoyed by geo-restricted content on US based media sites then Hola Unblocker for Chrome and Firefox is absolutely a must-have.
SpyGlass is a tiny yet powerful data visualizer for Windows which beautifully represents space occupied by various files and folders on your hard disk. It also doubles up as a handy duplicate file finder.
Packaged apps are one of the most exciting upcoming platforms that may take Chrome to a whole new level. However packaged apps at the moment are not available on Chrome Stable’s Web Store. Here is how to explore and try them.