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Extend the Christmas spirit with two more Downloadcrew giveaways

24 December 2012, Mike Williams

You’ve spent a long time organising, planning and preparing, and Christmas is finally here. And it’ll be over all too quickly, of course, but if you’d like to extend the festivities, then maybe we can help. Because after kicking off the latest Downloadcrew Giveaways last week, we’re back, with two more full commercial packages which can be yours for the very appealing price of absolutely nothing at all.

To get started, for 48 hours from midday (GMT) on December 26th we’re giving away full copies of Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013. If you’re tired of overweight, bloated disc burning suites then its feature-packed yet lightweight approach could be very interesting.

The core of Burning Studio 2013 will seem simple and straightforward. Whether you’re creating data discs, audio CDs or anything else, it’s mostly just a matter of dragging and dropping in the files you need, and you can be burning your next project in a couple of clicks.

Burning Studio 2013 is a lightweight but capable alternative to the usual bloated burning suites

But there’s so much more here. Like the ability to create CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs with interactive, multi-page menus, perfect when you need to properly present their contents. Or the built-in backup tool, which can encrypt and compress your chosen files, before spanning them across multiple discs. Then there’s the ability to create, browse or burn disc images; design disc covers, labels and booklets; creatable bootable discs, and more.

Then, a week later, from noon (GMT) on January 2nd, we’re giving away full copies of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013, a very complete PC maintenance and cleanup suite which uses several techniques to try and maximize your PC’s performance.

Is your hard drive a cluttered mess, for instance? WinOptimizer can find and delete junk files, as well as wiping away a host of browser histories (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari). The DiskSpace Explorer helps you find which folders and file types are consuming the most space. And once you’ve cleared away any leftovers, a Defrag tool will reorganize your file layout to deliver the best possible speeds.

WinOptimizer will clean, tweak and tune your PC to deliver the maximum possible performance

There are also modules to clean your Registry, speed up your internet connection and check your hard drive for problems. A complete tweaking tool helps you configure essential Windows and application settings. And there’s real depth here. So the program doesn’t just list your startup programs and Windows services, for instance: ratings provided by other users helps you decide what you should keep, and what needs to go.

Interested? Then to grab a copy of either program, all you have to do is visit the Download Giveaway page from noon GMT on the offer launch date (December 26th for Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013, January 2nd for WinOptimizer 2013), following the instructions to download the program and obtain your free product key.

Please note, the giveaway will run for a maximum of 48 hours, and you’ll need to activate the program within that time. So don’t just download the installer, thinking you’ll come back to it later: run it, follow the instructions to obtain your key and click the Activate button to make sure you’re properly registered.

If you do find either program useful, then you might be interested in taking a look at the latest editions. Burning Studio 12 adds BDXL and disc spanning support, themes, menu templates, audio track normalization and more. While WinOptimizer 9 now includes a Registry defragger, a hard drive inspector, a new interface and more efficient algorithms. Both are available at a low upgrade price (WinOptimizer 9 is $39.99 list, $7.99 for you), and clicking MyAshampoo > Upgrade… will tell you more.

And if you think this is good, we’ve not finished yet. Keep an eye out for another couple of giveaways, coming very soon.

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