Don't buy the wrong stuff: TechSpot Tech Gift Shortlist 2017

System Information

  • Corsair Link Dashboard software allows you to monitor your system and gives remarkable control over your case fans, lighting, and compatible Corsair power supplies and Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers that work together for optimal cooling and performance.

    • November 17, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Easy dashboard to manage, monitor and repair your network.

    • November 17, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows/macOS/Android
  • General Windows utility for dumping lots of useful Windows, Network and hardware info

    • November 14, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • SystemInfo is a component used in many of our benchmarks to identify the hardware in your system. It does not collect any personally identifiable information.

    • November 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Kaspersky System Checker examines your system for any software vulnerabilities, malware, and viruses as well as providing hardware details.

    • November 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Tool for monitoring network traffic (bandwidth) on selected interfaces.

    • November 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • This tool gathers detailed information about your system.

    • November 13, 2017
    • Trial
    • Windows
  • Lansweeper helps you with your Network Inventory and Asset Management and pro-actively alerts you of non-compliance issues before they become a problem.

    • November 9, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • DiskSavvy is a disk space analyzer allowing one to analyze local disks, network shares and NAS storage devices.

    • November 8, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Directory Monitor can be used for the surveillance of certain directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file changes/access, deletions, modifications, and new files in real-time.

    • November 7, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista
  • Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Detailed information about the processes running on PC and startup applications.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • Xinorbis is a simple but powerful hard disk analyser.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • A powerful system information tool for Windows.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.

    • November 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Display the current memory usage of Windows in the system tray

    • October 30, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • SysGauge is a free system and performance monitoring utility allowing one to monitor the CPU usage, memory usage, network transfer rate, operating system performance, the status and resource usage of running processes, file system performance, USB performance, disk space usage, disk read activity, disk write activity, disk read transfer rate, disk write transfer rate, disk read IOPS and disk write IOPS for individual logical disks or all physical disks installed in the computer.

    • October 23, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • The program allows verification of Windows and Office x32 x64 (ISO, EXE ...). Finds ISO hash and compares it with the official hash (MSDN, VLSC...).

    • October 18, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • CPU-Z arrives on Android. That version is of course very different from the PC version, but its aim is the same, namely a small tool that shows the key hardware feature of your device.

    • October 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

    • October 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • A powerful system information tool for Windows.

    • October 4, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.

    • October 4, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • WinAudit is an inventory utility for Windows computers. It creates a comprehensive report on a machine's configuration, hardware and software.

    • October 2, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • CPU-Z is a freeware detection program base on the Panopsys hardware detection engine.

    • September 27, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Little Snitch tells you when a program tries to send info to the internet so you can see whats going on in the background.

    • September 25, 2017
    • Shareware
    • macOS
  • With coconutBattery you're always aware of your current battery health.

    • September 18, 2017
    • Donationware
    • macOS
  • Advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.

    • September 12, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Shows what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and the entries in the order Windows processes them.

    • September 12, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

    • September 7, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Free PC Audit is a freeware system, hardware and software information tool. It extracts details of all components of the PC, shows installed software with version and product key.

    • September 5, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • HDDExpert give you a cristal-clear vision on your Hard Drive health and performance and translate S.M.A.R.T. attribute into readable indication.

    • September 1, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for MacOS X.

    • August 22, 2017
    • Freeware
    • macOS
  • Powerful bandwidth meter, monitor and traffic controller, which measures, displays and controls all traffic.

    • August 16, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • A powerful system information tool for Windows in portable version.

    • August 14, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • MemTest86 is a free, thorough, stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers.

    • July 26, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Find lost space on your disks the easy way.

    • July 13, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • RAMExpert gives you a crystal-clear vision of your RAM (Random Access Memory) specification. It then recommends upgrade if appropriate.

    • July 10, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your PC.

    • July 4, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Battery Monitor is especially made for laptops, it monitors your current battery consumption and power status from the desktop.

    • June 1, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • This program performs computer configuration analysis.

    • May 22, 2017
    • Demo
    • Windows
  • As Windows uses driver-software to communicate with your hardware, replacing old drivers can improve device performance and functionality.

    • May 22, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • Advanced IP Scanner is a free, fast and robust network tool with a user-friendly interface.

    • May 4, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Windows gadget to display system health in real time.

    • April 17, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • DU Meter is an Internet usage monitor for your computer. It shows real-time graphs and can create reports and alerts based on your downloads and uploads.

    • April 11, 2017
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • Hardware and software information utility for Android based devices.

    • March 16, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Android
  • SmartSniff is a network monitoring utility that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets that pass through your network adapter, and view the captured data as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.

    • March 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • BATExpert gives you a crystal-clear vision of your laptop battery health status. It then recommends upgrade if appropriate.

    • March 6, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • If you want to setup your computer system again you need to have the licenses and serial numbers at hand for all the software programs that you have purchased and registered, LicenseCrawler finds them for you.

    • February 28, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • LatencyMon checks if a system running Windows is suitable for processing real-time audio and other tasks.

    • January 30, 2017
    • Freeware
    • Windows