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Extensoft is a new software company which launched a few months back. They describe themselves as “˜the unofficial Windows upgrade’ and have a growing set of tools and extensions designed to bring a whole lot of extra features to Windows.

The reason they were not initially featured here on MakeUseOf is due to the fact that they don’t offer free products ““ they cost $49 per year, and typically we only review free products. I did test all the products and was very impressed, so I was glad to see this announcement a few days ago:

We’ve listened to your requests for free products and today we are releasing several free applications that will enhance your desktop:

Please visit our updated Products page and enjoy!

The Screen Capturer, Disk Usage Analyzer and Extended Task Manager were previously only included amongst the subscription products, so I was surprised to see these released for free ““ especially considering I found them to be my favourite three extensions of the lot!

The Task Manager is great, and provides a significantly enhanced UI over the Windows XP Task manager and even over the improved Windows Vista version.

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The New Video Converter tools are also very impressive, in fact it’s one of the best free video media converter tools I’ve found ““ it’s simple, looks great and is very functional. It’s also got a great implementation of the “˜Office Ribbon’, which makes this one of the few applications I’ve seen in the wild to do so.

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The Disk Analyzer is also great for working out exactly where all the space on your computer is being taken up. Sometimes it’s a little slow during the analyses, but that’s a minor quibble. For alternative, see our previous article on Visualize your Hard Drive Usage with WinDirStat.

For users tired of Windows simple print-screen button the Screen Capturer is a great little tool with a whole lot of useful features.

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If you like any of these tools then we have 10 FREE subscriptions for a year to all of Extensoft products. All you have to do is post a comment below telling us the ONE feature you feel Windows is most missing (Make Use Of employees and anyone connected to Make Use Of employees ineligible).

Enjoy!

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Comments (56)
  • Marius PDX

    I am really frustrated that i can’t play blu ray discs on my win 7 PC. tried VLC , which is my main video player, but no luck with Blu Ray. i hoped Win media player is going to be great to play blu-ray discs… I was wrong.. don’t know what to do… how could they leave out such a big part of entertainment… idiots :(

    the other thing I am trying to do is to play/download youtube videos using win7 MCE 10ft environment.. tried to make Yougle work with it.. no luck.. what a loss :)

    if you can help with a low tech easy to use solution, i would certainly want to learn about it :(

    it sucks!!!!

  • Ankit

    i think vista lacks in extions like video converter and document converter and also tabbed explorer window

  • DontTazeMeBro

    Just send an email to Extensoft and they will send you a link to download the full version. Then you’ll be able to register.

  • DontTazeMeBro

    I sent an email to Extensoft asking this question, but I’m guessing that you don’t have to enter your registration code until the trial period expires, which appears to be 3 months. I will report back when I have an answer.

  • Alsiladka

    Even i would like to know how do i register the software!

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