FileHippo News

The latest software and tech news

LogMeIn Hamachi: Cable-free networking
LogMeIn is well-known software that allows you to access your computer from remote locations using either mobile devices or another computer. The company’s Hamachi offering is slightly less well-known, because it is tailored toward business users, but if you have the need to network multiple computers together securely as... Read more
Norton 360: Worth the price?
When it comes to protecting your PC, you can go a bit software crazy. There’s VPN software that lets you surf securely from an offsite computer; nanny software that lets parents control what their kids can access online; anti-malware software that protects against things like ransomware and phishing attempts;... Read more
LibreOffice 2020 review: Free and full-featured
Free software usually comes with a catch. The programs are typically only usable for a certain number of days, have limited functionality, embed watermarks, or otherwise build in limits that eventually lead you to upgrade to the full version. When it comes to LibreOffice, however, what you get is... Read more
Zoom Cloud Meetings: 2020 Review
In light of both the novel coronavirus outbreak and the rise of global business needs, the video-conferencing app Zoom has become wildly popular. While there are certainly other video-chat applications out there, Zoom adds in a set of tools, which, combined with the company’s renowned reliability makes it the... Read more
Microsoft Word reveals ‘Ideas’ to use AI to improve writing
Never mind spellcheck, there will soon be another helpful feature to support struggling writers. Microsoft Word has revealed plans to use AI to improve writing. This new feature will go beyond the usual grammar fixes that many users have relied upon for years. It is understood that, thanks to... Read more
Four Great Alternatives To Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office is the most popular suite of productivity tools in the world, but it’s not the only player in the game. Check out our awesome free office software alternatives. It’s fair to say, when it comes to productivity tools, the term is synonymous with the suite of software... Read more
Create Stand-Out Presentations With Prezi Classic
We review a real challenger to Microsoft PowerPoint’s crown.  For ages, PowerPoint by Microsoft has been one of the mainstays of presentation software. What was once a sought-after skill for employment has become an assumption, just a basic understanding that tech users of every skill level can generate some... Read more
Evernote Launches New Collaboration Feature
New Spaces app allows for real time collaboration. For years, Evernote has been one of the worlds most recognized go-to organizational apps for people in all walks of life. From busy corporate professionals to people in highly creative fields–both career-wise and as a side interest or hobby–Evernote has helped... Read more
WPS Office 2016 Personal Edition – The MS Office Alternative That Genuinely Impresses
We review the fully-featured Microsoft Office-compatible productivity suite for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. Previously known as Kingsoft Office, WPS is a lightweight yet very practical and powerful office suite, which includes full word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation functionality. You may expect an office suite that’s completely free to somehow... Read more
Top 5 Alternative PDF Converters And Readers
There’s more to Portable Document Format manipulation than Adobe Acrobat. There’s no getting away from it, Adobe Acrobat is a very good piece of software. But it’s far from the only kid on the block. There are some great alternative PDF converters and readers available, that can be had... Read more
Claim your free copy of PDFelement 6
Share promo link on social media by June 25 for free Wondershare software. Wondershare, the publishers of Adobe Acrobat alternative PDFelement 6, are offering a free license to anyone who shares their promotional link on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+, between now and June 25! Click on the link... Read more
DocuSign Breach Led To Phishing Attacks
Convincing emails contained Word doc attachment that installed malicious software upon opening. When digital signature platform DocuSign suffered a data breach last month, the information that the hackers gained was pretty meaningless. While no data theft is without consequence, this one was minor when you compare it to hacking... Read more
PDFelement 6 offers powerful editing features, great design and ease of use
Transform your old static Office forms into interactive PDF forms with PDFelement 6 Professional for Windows and Mac. Despite startling innovations in form technology, many businesses still rely on static electronic or paper forms for their applications, questionnaires or surveys. Often created with Excel or Word, these simple forms... Read more
Create High-Quality PDFs with PDFelement
The latest version of PDFelement by Wondershare promises great quality and ease of use. There are a lot of PDF editing apps out there, and they all make big claims about user friendliness and seamless conversion. Unfortunately, a lot of them also fall very short of their claims. PDFelement,... Read more
WPS Office 2016 – All Your Office Tools In One Place!
Not too many years ago, the world was plagued with a compatibility issue that had the power to stop business in its tracks. Okay, that might sound a little bit melodramatic, but it’s true. The issue stemmed from the various office suites, more specifically in the lack of communication... Read more
Gene Study Errors Confirm: Scientists Suck At Excel
For the majority of individuals and businesses worldwide, Microsoft Excel is the go to spreadsheet software, and everyone from students to trillion dollar enterprises use the software every day. But now, Microsoft Office’s spreadsheet package is being blamed for errors in academic papers by scientists.  In fact, according to... Read more
Evernote Changes Pricing Structure
Evernote has gone up on its prices or cut some functionality in the free plan…and users aren’t happy. New outrage has hit the internet as Evernote users deal with changes to the company’s pricing structure, as outlined in a blog post from the company two days ago. Evernote, the... Read more
Scrivener Writing Software Goes On Sale
Writing a book is hard work. Writing a good book is even harder. And with the advent of digital publishing and self-publishing, more people than ever before are sitting to task and writing their novels, knowing that there are viable publishing opportunities that didn’t exist only a matter of... Read more