SitBack Utility DOS

SitBack is a unique backup tool that backs up files in the background while users are using their systems. This is based on the reality that most users do not want to take the time or effort to manually back up their work. SitBack can backup up to local drives or network shares, and can back up from many kinds of media.

SnagIt Utility Graphics Windows

Screen capture utility for Windows 3.1.

SpinRite Utility DOS

SpinRite, by Gibson Research, is a tool that can diagnose, repair, and rejuvenate the low-level formatting and optimize the interleave of MFM and RLL (ST412/506 interface) hard disk drives. Its pattern testing ability is also useful for verifying the operation of SCSI and IDE hard drives.

SSSI FacetTerm Utility Unix

FacetTerm is a windowing interface software package for character-based Unix terminals. FacetTerm gives users pull-down menuing and multitasking ability.

Stacker Utility Archive DOS Windows OS2

Stacker, from Stack Electronics, was a hard drive compression tool. It was wildly popular until Microsoft virtually eliminated the third party market for this by including their own drive compression tool with MS-DOS 6.

Statistica Utility Windows

StatSoft Statistica provides data analysis, data management, statistics, data mining, and data visualization procedures.

SuperKey Utility DOS

Borland SuperKey is a combination resident macro program and file encryption tool. It can record and play back keystrokes in most DOS application, enabling you to automate repetitive tasks. It also includes a file encryption tool that lets you password protect sensitive files.

SuperPrint Utility Publishing Windows

Zenographics SuperPrint is a printing utility for Windows 3.x that applies advanced image processing techniques to printers that otherwise would not support them.

SuperSort Utility CPM

SuperSort is a set of high speed sort utilities often sold along side MicroPro products (WordStar, CalcStar, DataStar, etc)

SuperStor Utility DOS

SuperStor is a drive compression program similar to Stacker, DoubleDisk or Microsoft DriveSpace. essential at the time as hard drive sizes were quite small and applications were increasing in size. With this kind of drive compression there is no need to constantly archive/unarchive files, and it enables compression of Windows EXE/DLL files that tools like PKLITE can not compress.

System Commander Utility DOS

System commander, from V Communications, Inc, was a commercial boot manager for PCs. It offered a graphical menu and the ability to hide other partitions from the selected OS. It supported a variety of OSes including DOS, Windows 9x, Windows NT/2000, Linux, OS/2, and various Unixes.

Sytos Plus File Backup Manager Utility OS2

Sytos Plus File Backup Manager is a backup utility for OS/2. This was bundled with some copies of MS-LAN Manager

The All-Star Utilities Pac Utility Other Windows

The All-Star Utilities Pac is a set of small windows-based productivity utilities. It was a freebie given away by PC Magazine.

The Program Director Utility DOS

The Program Director is a tiny little customizable menuing program. It was sold commercially as budget software.

Toast Utility MacOS

Toast was a popular CD mastering and burning application for classic Apple Macintosh. It was created by Astarte, who sold it to Adaptec, and later Roxio. Adaptec sold a different program for IBM PC compatibles named CD Creator

TopView Utility DOS

Released by IBM in 1984, TopView was a text-mode windowed multitasker for the IBM PC, XT, and AT computer. It featured preemptive multitasking, text-based windowed task sessions, overlapping windows, and supports the use of a mouse. In part, it was one of the reasons why overlapping windows were added to Microsoft Windows 2.0. TopView was later overtaken by DesqView, OS/2, and Windows. For more information, see the Topview 1.00 Software Spotlight.

ToyBox Menu Manager / Magic Desk Utility DOS

ToyBox II, later renamed to Magic Desk, is a simplified graphical menu system that lets you launch your DOS applications from a selection of tiled iconic buttons. Supports nested hierarchies, includes an icon editor, and a number of common icons.

Tree86 Utility DOS

Tree86, from The Aldridge Company, is an easy to use tree-based file manager for DOS.

Trend Micro Chip Away Utility DOS

Released in the early 90s by the Japanese company Trend Micro Devices, Inc (later just Trend Micro), Chip Away Viruses is a DOS based virus scanner that is intended to run from a hardware product built in to a PC motherboard before the system boots. It includes a custom embeddable DOS (called X-DOS), but it can be run from regular DOS. Trend Micro also produced the products PC Rx (A regular software virus scanner), and PC-cillin (a hardware/software combo that keeps critical boot information in a special device). Users sometimes misinterpreted the name "ChipAway Virus" as being a virus itself.

Turbo Lightning Utility DOS

Borland's Turbo Lightning is a DOS based TSR spell checker. It can also look up Synonyms. WordStar, MultiMate, SideKick, Microsoft Word for DOS, MCI Mail, Compuserve, and so on.

V-Print Utility DOS

V-Print, from CompuView, is a printing product designed to accompany VEDIT.

V-Spell Utility DOS

V-Spell is a spell checking product designed to accompany VEDIT.

ViaVoice Utility Novelty Windows CPM

ViaVoice is a voice recognition program from IBM. It was available in a number of different languages. It was based on the previous VoiceType product Helloooo computer!

VoiceType Utility Novelty Windows

VoiceType is a voice dictation and speech recognition program from IBM. Compared to other products, VoiceType was considered fairly fast and accurate, but required several hours of "training" to achieve that. It was aimed at a fairly niche voice dictation market.

Wang Freestyle Utility Publishing DOS

Wang Freestyle is an "annotation" program that operates by making screen shots of DOS applications, to which the user may then add hand-written notes using a stylus or add a voice recording with a telephone-like handset. It features a Macintosh-like desktop that displays the annotated documents graphically on a proprietary high resolution monitor, and integrates a form of mail and fax. supports standard IBM VGA and mice instead of Wang's high resolution display and stylus. appears Wang heavily marketed this product, yet it was considered a flop, with very few actual users.