Top 3 Unexpected Utility Software That Can Be Useful

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Utility software are designed to help to support computers and help to keep them maintained. Typically they encompass several types of software such as antivirus, memory optimizers, file managers, cleaners, and so on.

But there are other types of software that do have quite a bit of utility to them as well. Although you may not expect them to be able to be used as utility software, there are three that can be very useful:

1. Movavi Screen Recorder Studio

As you can guess from its name Movavi Screen Recorder Studio is arguably one of the best screen capture software available. It will let you record videos from your screen and edit them to create professional-looking content of your own.


Although its main role is video production, it can act as a utility software by providing you with the means to save the content of your screen. More specifically will be able to record video footage of any issue you encounter and use it to ‘show’ technical support what the problem is.

Make no mistake it can be helpful in other ways too and you can use it to save online streaming videos, video calls, and any other content that is required.

Unlike other screen recorders, Movavi Screen Recorder Studio will give you full control over the recording parameters. On top of that its editing tools are simple and easy-to-use, while at the same time providing you with numerous options to improve your videos.

2. HandBrake

HandBrake is a free and open source tool that is designed to allow you to convert videos between any formats you require. It can run on practically any platform, and supports all modern formats of video.

The reason this video converter can play a role as utility software is simple: It can help you to effectively compress video files. With its features you can either convert your files to a video format with more efficient compression, or reduce the video bitrate.

Considering videos tend to take up the most storage on hard drives nowadays, compressing them can make a world of difference and help you to manage your storage drives more effectively.

Aside from the fact that it can compress videos, HandBrake is a useful tool to have around so that you can convert videos that may not be compatible, or optimize the video format and settings for specific devices. Its user interface isn’t exactly pretty however, and its advanced options can be a bit complicated for average users.

3. Screenshot Captor

Few screenshot tools are as powerful as Screenshot Captor and it will quickly let you capture screenshots of your entire screen, a window, predefined area, or even scroll as you capture. It will also let you leave comments, use smart auto-naming of files, add captions, and much more.

While not a classic utility, screenshot tools have been used as such for quite some time. Essentially they are a quick and easy way to save a snapshot of the screen when it is required to explain and get technical assistance.

Of course having a tool such as Screenshot Captor can be useful in other ways as well and will let you save images of the exact contents of your screen that you want.


See how each of these ‘unexpected’ types of utility software can play a role in optimizing and maintaining your PC? Although they may not fall under the normal umbrella of utility software, it is certainly worth thinking about getting them – especially considering how useful they can be on other fronts too.

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