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  1. Bob

    Dropbox, gDrive and One Drive work great, but it doesn’t support FTP or sFTP. :(

  2. Ather

    What a horrible program. You have to close out of your browser or player, launch AudAudio capture, relaunch your browser, than load back up whatever you want to record. How overly complicated and unnecessary. Just launch and record. Boom. Even clicking on it’s list of programs to switch to recording from it would work. But nope. The creators chose to make life difficult.

  3. Dean

    Love it! Absolutely brilliant builder. Managed to create online store AND sales funnel already!

  4. Kevin

    I am beginner of editing videos just for a hobby.
    I don’t have a time to learn about vegas, premier …
    This is very easy, and strong, I think.

  5. lee

    very fast a quick way to clean your system just needs more refinement on uninstalls of large file

  6. inawfal@yahoo.com

    Love it, light and efficient. does good job wide cleaning and deep optimizing computers

  7. Tony

    Only the “light” and “gentle” presets appear to work. They do a very good job on slightly blurred pictures. If you pick a stronger preset, the program crashes. Windows 10, dual core AMD. Older machine may not be up to the task.

  8. CB

    Works well. You open the program, click on browser or player, and whatever you clicked on opens. Choose what you want to record in the browser or player, and it records beautifully. You also have the option to trim the clip in the edit menu. Once you save your track or clip, exit the program, and the browser or player closes with it. Not sure what the concerns above are. It’s basic but does what it says it will do.

  9. Edu

    I have been with pixteller for nearly a year. Before I bought I asked the creators if they would add new features soon, as I thought it was a little basic. They promised me in a very short while they would add “exciting new features”. I ate the bait, and after more than a year, zero additions. Not only that, they added option to edit and export short videos geared towards social netowrks, and they said it is an “extra” feature that needs to be purchased apart (even though it will function within the same interface as the image editing). In other words, they totally lied. IMHO it is a very basic software app as it is. I liked the interface, and based on that I went for it, but certain things i discovered are very annoying like image placement. Very strict.

    • The (dirty) trick is when they sold Pixteller, they sold it as PRO (which is always understood as that, PRO (not basic, lame version), and it had all the features. Now they invented this “Platinum” and all the clients that were once lifetime, suddenly became subscribers if they wanted to edit GIFs. Pathetic!

  10. david roper

    Not a good feeling when it would not even burn to brand new 8GB USB Flashrive nor a 4.7 Sony gold DVD. Running Win 7 Home.

  11. Serge Verdon

    2018-12-04 SurfShark Review

    Obviously, you have not tried the application. When you say that “SurfShark reckons that you will not feel any difference between their connection and your standard internet connection\” you are very far from reality.

    I spent a lot of time yesterday with Sursharks technical support. I’m losing two thirds of my internet connection. I’m paying for a 60mb’s connexion with my Internet provider. The latest speed test gave me 68,55mb/s when not connected to the VPN. I’ve just learned that I’m now paying Surfsharks to Reduce my speed to 24,68mb/s. Of course, I am not using the web in any way (downloading, streaming, etc.) while doing the speed test.

    You can hardly ask yourself in an intelligent way: « Will I reduce my internet speed in such significant ways if I give $ 100 to a company that has a mandate to protect my connection? »
    Well! According to Harry at Surfsharks, I had to expect that. They will try in the future to improve their servers he said.

    But not only that. The speed issue made me look closely to the application. I have changed three times location, going from Canada Toronto server to Canada Montreal server to finally United States New York server. Unless I need to reboot my system every time, I’m changing location, it’s seems the application is giving me the same IP address for all three of them. I restarted the browser, I even checked through 3 different browsers (Edge, Firefox and Chrome) but I’m being assigned with the same IP address
    Obviously, Surfshark does not offer the VPN quality it claims to offer on its website
    I am of course very dissatisfied, Surfshark refuses to reimburse me.
    If you need a good VPN for your protection, I strongly recommend you chose another brand. It’s seems I lost my money, because I won’t be using the device anymore and still have 26 months of a 28 months subscription. If I can at least help make you save YOUR money…

  12. Starlight

    A game about stealing Christmas presents is hardly a true Christmas game

  13. Paul Van den Bossche

    Downloaded, installed on my (GENUINE) WIN7/64pro. Started the program. Chose for CD/DVD rescue. Accidentally pushed “POWER OFF” button instead of “OPEN CD DRAWER”. Computer nicely stopped all running programs and shut down. Rebooted automatically, got message “not correctly closed…”. Chose “SAFE” mode : computer restarted after few seconds. Same when I chose any other boot option. Computer kept resetting after few seconds.
    Started with WINDOWS DVD : OK, computer boots normal. Ran RevoUninstaller, removed Boot Genius, restarted, everything normal again. Lost about an hour installing, removing …
    Thanks, but no thanks …

  14. John E Reese

    The menu was in my way of doing things. Example: I like to use Shift + Windows key + Right arrow to move the active screen to my second screen. I got mix actions and no moving my window. Right-click on the menu for X-menu not there, just full menu. I tried to understand the menu layout and tried to group like programs under common menu item, not one item work for me. Can anybody tell me where the settings wheel is setting? The power switch was somewhat hidden.

  15. Angel Quiles

    I like it . Lots of ways to use it and many brushes and colors.

  16. dan

    Awful! Install with errors and 2010 date?!?
    Uninstalled after a couple of runs.
    Don’t waste your time.

  17. manfred

    Unfortunately, the program can not convert more than one file. Hangs immediately. However, the individual files convert very well.

  18. Jack Sweeney

    I got this the last time it was here. Time goes so fast that it takes an app to remind me to take a break. I can’t always stop when an hour is up, but I try to find a stopping point as soon as possible after the alert. Breaks keep me from getting too cramped in one position and maintain good circulation. I set the “work time” and the “idle time” for 60 minutes each. When the break screen pops up, I hit “keep working” and the app resets. Leave the “show idle time” unchecked. I changed the “alert text” to “stand up” which gives me a command and instead of the description “break.” If I am eating, etc., I just leave the break screen sit there until I’m ready to work again.

  19. Mal

    Pick of the bunch! I have just recently bought the pro version and am finding it does everything it says it will, and very w\easy to understand.

    Do yourself a big favour and get this 6 months totally free version. Should you not like it (I would be interested to know why) it easily uninstalled.

  20. Unkabob

    … I used to use I0bit pro but graduated to ultimate.. and renew every year. It’s the best on the market and won’t suck up the power as stated with pro. I like ultimate so much that I now use all the other I0bit programs.. For the constant user you will be entitled to a discount at the end of each renewal. Go for it. A great company.

  21. Mykee

    Nice app, but this Standard version only (what no on developer’s website), and I cannot add object (text, overlay image). Add on object pack have plus price, but no professional upgrade price. Under wheater only rain or snow, no any (random) sunshine, wind etc.
    Beautiful, if you have a great wallpaper/picture, but as screensaver is not recommended, because many items is static if no use weather or objects (this in professional version only).

  22. Mario

    In the “old” days Winutilities used to be a GREAT program – today called application.
    So I jumped into it immediately.
    First task asked – find duplicates.
    Yes, it finds them quite fast.
    BUT, when the results were shown, the first thing I did, absolutelly obvious, was to click on the title of de size colums, so all the findings would appear in SIZE order – from biggest to smallest or vice-versa. And what happened? NOTHING!!!!!
    So please, developers, tell now what to do? Shall I go thru more than 14.000 files one by one to find the ones that are really important, and that make any difference? Shall I loose MANY and MANY hours to choose and delete thousands of 50 kb files, instead of one bigger 50 Mb one?
    Common guys – ridiculous!! Did YL fired all previous programmers and kept only interns??? Because only a programmer without any clue of real world would not allow sorting by size on a duplicates files report!

  23. Chris Sun

    I’ve been using this little program on my 2 PCs for 3 years now, and I like its power control functions most. It deserves strong recommendation!

  24. john calvin

    never finds anything. ever. all it does is track you and send your data to china. it supposedly uses bitdefender engine, but fails all lab tests where bitdefender is top of tests. this indicates it isn’t really using bitdefender engine, or it is using a very very old one.

  25. wayne kroncke

    been using it in pro version since earlier versions on win7, makes win10 usable again. love it. Metro theme works great with win10 and aero transparency. rs6 insider previews. Just try the options to customise it, and you can drag, drop borders, etc. LOTS of options.

  26. Alexandre

    I first checked SM-X almost 4 years ago for my W8 laptop and don’t regret doing it.
    It got flaws like crashing or stopping to work. For example, not responding to W-Key or showing W-screen.
    But helps a lot for bringing back the old S-Menu almost as it should be. Also working as a customizable extension of the Status Bar.
    Not to mention, the Chronometer. As just a few programs have options to turn off/sleep after the tasks.

  27. Master Bear

    I have used this program since it was freeware years and years ago. Why? One simple reason: On a single screen I can see every program I have and launch any of them with a single click. Additionally, I can select other ways to view my system, such my program files, my control panel, my desktop, or any other program grouping I’d care to create.

    Additionally, Its customization options are bountiful, especially helpful for a visually-impaired person like
    myself.

    Its truly an all-in-one Start Menu solution, well worth my 5-star rating!

  28. John USA

    It is supposed to support Windows 10as well according to their information here:
    https://www.tenorshare.com/products/windows-boot-genius.html
    Unless this free version is an older version and cannot support Windows 10. This will be a big shame.
    I just checked this free version and it is 3.1.0.0. dated March 2017.
    I downloaded the current version from Tenorshare and it is identically this same old version as well.
    This is NOT Ashraf’s fault but Tenorshare’s fault as they are very lazy and NOT updating this program.
    A very big shame on Tenorshare.

  29. Gene

    Long on promise, short on delivery. I’ve tried this on various boot-failure problems (older hardware, Win 7 — which is supposedly more in this program’s wheelhouse) but with no conspicuous success to date. I’m afraid your House reviewers with their standard high praise continue to have a low level of credibility. Nevertheless, I’ve kept this program in the toolbox, due to the promise of the idea, in the faint hope it might one day surprise me. But, you know, in most cases I think I’d rather take my chances — in a full manual approach — with a Hiren’s or a Strelec Win-PE disc, and whatever I’ve managed to learn over the years.

  30. Cait

    This software checked for updates to my program. When I went to update my Adobe Flash Player, it took me to a RUSSIAN site. I did not proceed, but went manually to Adobe to check…My Flash Player was up to date. Scared me big time, Uninstalled this program immediately with Revo.

  31. Gramor

    This is the best uninstaller I have ever tried and the version offered here is the latest, so I would highly recommend it. In my opinion it is the best, followed by iobit uninstaller and then advanced uninstaller. It also works as a software (not driver!) updater. The user is always in full control of what to uninstall or update.

  32. Paulo A.

    I believe this is not a fully tested software.
    I tried to correct a Vista system Registry and it messaged me that this function is not availabe for Vista and above.
    Another bug I found: I have a dual boot system. Sometimes it detects both OS, sometimes don’t.

    I wonder what more bugs and limitations it has…
    Not trustful, for me.

  33. Toto

    I’ve bought it years ago. My iso file is from 2014. The version offered here in 2018 is exactly the same, it has not been updated since.
    I could not use it with a motherboard from 2013 (Asus M5A97) because the USB mouse was not detected, and I could not navigate through the menu with the keyboard only, so it was totally useless. The support said they were sorry, and that’s all.

    It is based on Windows PE from Windows 7, so if you’re lucky it could work on your system. If not…
    As it is free on SoS, it is worth downloading anyway.

  34. Ty

    It makes you wonder what coders are thinking when they create software. For example, when you view the list of saved notes the whole text of each document is shown under the titles on the left side. You have to cursor down through miles of text to find the document you want to edit. The text for each note is shown in the main window. Why would you want to see the complete text again in the title list?

  35. joe

    They promote their product as
    – “This is a 1-computer lifetime license”
    – “You get lifetime free upgrades”
    See here:
    https://sharewareonsale.com/s/iskysoft-pdf-editor-sale

    Yet when I enquired as to why I am not getting upgraded to v6 they respond
    – “PDF 5 and PDF 6 are 2 different programs now. ”

    Arrogant & appalling!
    iSkySoft cannot be trusted.

  36. Ty

    Useless! It has no built in dictionary. You have to build your own dictionary one word at a time. How could a developer overlook this essential feature?

  37. Paul Schmidt

    Does exactly the OPPOSIT of what it should! If starting, the fan slows down and the Laptop goes to energy saving mode in order to prevent overheating,thats a game stopper!

  38. Qiff

    On Toshiba laptop, When turned on sent temp to 90 degrees not normally over 60 degrees when multi tasking, Uninstalled and back to norm,

  39. XYZsuftmeal

    I love for this. Efficient Software Company is just great, i have been using the Reminder version and not atleast once it has failed.
    This is another amazing software, i think i’ll make a purchase of this software. I just supporting this company.
    Good companies needs to survive and as user, i need it. too!
    Great.

    • I just tried the link on 3 different browsers and and got no such notice..is it possible your AV software flagged a false positive?

    • Thanks for the review Alf. However, I’m not receiving these errors, nor did you even talk ABOUT the product. I know we’re conditioned by our mainstream media (eg. the NYT) to accept such low standards, but, I come here because it’s not the mainstream media.
      This tool can be useful for people who want to convert videos to a particular format. However, it also provides some cropping/trimming capability. To be honest, I couldn’t see the difference between the two. I should be able to remove a section from a file (eg. an advert) and leave the rest of the file intact. However, I couldn’t see how to do that.
      I only used the program for 10 minutes and these are my initial thoughts.
      + Converts video
      + Converts quickly
      + Allows for cutting a section of video
      – Doesn’t allow for removal of sections of a video (eg. adverts)
      – Doesn’t do lossless removal of sections of a video
      = The interface is a little more complex than i’d like. However, that’s probably a tradeoff between complexity and capability

      I’d really like to see proper cutting (eg. removal of segments) and the ability to perform lossless cuts.
      In Summary, this is a very good video converter as it does more than most.

  40. gsvirdi

    Hello, First of all I would ask you to not to confuse this utility as a pdf reader/writer tool. Nope!! This is a beautiful & clean interfaced utility which will basically work on previously existing pdfs. Using this tool u can ONLY convert Doc & Image files into pdfs which can be perfect for a basic user. Which means u can not convert ms excel, autocad, ppt files into pdf using this utility. U want to make a pdf of ur gmail conversation thread?? Nope sorry, u can’t do that too!
    This utility is divided into four parts (Document, Pages, Content, Security) and all four categories have five items in them:
    Document: PDF to text, PDF to image, PDF to rtf, Image to PDF, Doc to PDF
    Pages: Rotate, Crop, Extract, Watermarks
    Content: Merge, Split, Extract text, Extract Images, Remove Images
    Security: Encrypt, Decrypt, Sign pdf, Metadata, Protect.
    Conversion from PDF to RTF sure works very good and u can open that RTF file and can save as DOCX file. But the files should directly be converted to the DOC version instead of RTF. The converted file had incomplete images 2 times out of 5 conversions, but I will give it a benefit of doubt.
    Conclusion: A very basic, but very nicely created utility, it can surely handle PDFs nicely. I really loved its clean and simple UI. Utility will not allow user to do any settings, all settings are pre programmed into it. I would vote it as a very useful BASIC pdf utility.

  41. Son Nguyen

    This is excellent software for working with pdf documents. It’s appearance look nice. Thanks

  42. tony

    it does a good job at stopping stuff. however the interface now used is overly complicated. your drowned in to many modules, you can not make heads or tails of it. its overly protective, and caused disk thrashing (both dvd and blu ray burner. its a space hog also. 1.2 gig? why? i am an old subscriber from 2016. what they have done is ruined a perfect product.

  43. Nik

    This must be hands down the worst Timesheet application that I’ve ever seen. It’s a joke that the developer actually asks money for it. Stay away… Just…. stay. away.

  44. Kenan j Miller

    It’s an ok program, but with a little googling, better can be found and legitimately free. ThrottleStop is the number one piece of software in the gaming community. Instead of de-clocking the CPU, undervolting keeps the clock speeds up and allows the CPU to run at cooler temps. ThrottleStop does have a steep learning curve, but there are plenty of “how-to’s” on it.

  45. Richard Wheeler

    Amazing Laptop Cooling Wizard “cools” my laptop by cutting the CPU speed to about 1/3 the clock speed. When you’re running low-demand apps such as a word processor, this is not a problem. When you’re running multiple browser windows with a video ads, it’s a big problem. Also, it cuts the CPU speed all the time rather than adjusting the speed only when the temperature rises, and there are no preference settings (such as allowing you to set the temperature at which it turns on or the amount by which it cuts back on the computer’s performance).

    The only thing amazing about Amazing Laptop Cooling Wizard is that it does not speed up the fan. That is the FIRST thing I would do to cool the CPU. If the fan ran faster, the CPU would not heat up as much and then there’d be no need to cut the clock speed.

    It also dims the screen, which may extend battery life a bit but has nothing to do with the temperature of the CPU.

    I will keep the app on my computer for now while I try other solutions. Sometimes, it’s better than nothing.

  46. Tony

    Indispensable. I downloaded ADM months ago and it was a pleasant surprise. Very easy to use even for me that I don’t get lost in endless readings of manuals. Even in my laptop with 2G of RAM is fine, with the browser is always ready thanks to the extensions. You can download everything and there are many ways to do it, the speed is good, developers improve ADM with regular updates and the support staff is always ready to give you help. I do not know what you can ask for more in these latitudes!

  47. DD

    How or why would you even need this?
    How about turn the speaker off when you boot?

  48. dan

    Not only did it work as described, but it also reduced the size considerably!

  49. Patrick R Stevens

    If you like a news feed from several places around the world this is probably for you. I personally block all newscasts at home as I can get depressed enough on my own. This resource intensive version of freaking CNN in a multitude of languages is not for me.

  50. Nick

    Install requires Windows Media Player, which is not included with Windows 10 any more. Won’t open without it. Uninstalling.

  51. Bill Michalek

    Couldn’t even get it to work the first time. Using Windows 7 with 32 g of RAM. The program couldn’t even find my email carrier, Microsoft Outlook. Waste of time, I uninstalled it.

  52. Ken Meyers

    There is no need for this product if you are using Windows 10. MS has this as one of the features and would just be redundant.

  53. Bob

    Downloaded and installed without problem. wasn’t too sure how it worked at first but having spent a little time playing it seems to work really well – even on some sites that my other downloader was having problems with. I was a little sceptical after reading review of earlier versions but so far it appears that the developers have paid attention to the comments and resolved the bugs

  54. Milan

    This is really good and the deal worked fine. I am really happy and it does what it says it does.

  55. Lyle

    Very cool concept, but this website is down more than it is up. They do not respond to anything; this is the number one complaint in the reviews. I wish was somewhat reliable, but it is not. It is very disappointing and I hope someone buys them because the concept is awesome but the reality is that they have big problems keeping it running.

  56. Catalin

    LookupPal is a good translate program.It translate with a big precision.I use it to translate scientific papers.
    CONS: It can only translate 5000 words in one go,but isn’t an impediment
    It uses google translate and other sites for translation.
    Is very easy to use.

  57. Doug Pardee

    Color Projects 4, being offered in 2018, is a highly-featured program equivalent to the Professional versions for some other Franzis products. It has many, many more features than the current Color Projects 5 Elements. Compared with the top-of-the-line full Color Projects 5, it lacks compositing (the ability to replace part of the image with another image, such as replacing a sky), a few presets, a few filter effects, and reworked film simulations.

    Franzis products try to give you a simplified “first cut” at your editing by providing a large collection of presets. From there, you can drill down into a seemingly bottomless rabbit hole of modifications, adjustments, and tweaks. If you do modify or adjust a preset, you can save the result as a personal preset, if you’d like. Or you can save it to disk. That’s important because when you’re done twiddling an image, if you only save the final JPEG, the modified preset is NOT stored with it. If you want to come back to twiddle some more, you’ll either want to either save the preset or save the whole project — but be aware that when you save a project, Franzis will make a full-size copy of the input file in the project folder.

    The Franzis user interface is an acquired taste. One particular annoyance is that there is no “undo” capability. You can forget about the CTRL-Z; it simply doesn’t work in Franzis. Unless you happened to save a project checkpoint, you’ll just have to reset everything manually (if you remember how they were). Furthermore, changes made in the “RAW” module (whick also works on JPEGs) can’t even be reset once you’ve applied them. This is counter-intuitive to those of us who think of Raw development as re-adjustable while later detailed edits might not be. If you want to undo or adjust changes you’ve applied in RAW, you’ll need to either start over by re-opening the input file, or load a checkpoint you saved before making the RAW changes. There is an option for the program to automatically save a checkpoint every time you open the RAW module — you might want to turn that on.

    If you can get on with the Franzis user interface, Color Projects 4 provides a lot of power.

  58. Ewan Le

    It seems to have a lot of filters so you can easily apply after you review. It’s a time saving tool for those who want a quick graphic manipulation. Highly recommend this

  59. Danial

    Fantastic and useful as ever will definetly give it 5 stars you’ll miss if you don’t try it trust me

  60. craig

    I love it but must point out, that your credits do not roll over to the next month if you buy this deal.

  61. werneeInThailand

    I use that programm since version 11 already (newest version is “14 anywhere”, including android – specially for europe channels (I’m swiss. living in thailand), so a perfect programm !! (if u like to buy the newest version, it will be about 18 Euros)

  62. KRANSKY

    This review in an addendum to Malik’s review. I concur with Malik that the UI is pretty.

    However, Backup4All generates backups using the generic zip format so that you can restore unprotected backups without using Backup4All using zip compatible programs like WinZip, WinRAR, 7zip, etc.

    Furthermore, the Standard edition of Backup4All can not backup to any web based services (eg. Dropbox, Google Drive). However, the professional version can.

    If you can live without zip file backups, you may be better off with AOMEI Backupper. It’s free and it does cloud backups, local backups, entire disk backups, file backups, full backups, incremental backups, differential backups and more (eg. Whole disk images, partitions, sector copy). Most of all, it’s easy to use. However, its UI is not as pretty as Backup4All, mainly because of the dated colour scheme.

    It’s worth considering the upgrade to Backup4All Professional for cloud backup support. It’s a lifetime license for $49.99 (or $20.00 upgrade). It has zip file backups and cloud backups. If you don’t need zip backups, AOMEI is a better choice because of its extra features and free price tag.

    If you don’t want cloud backup, Backup4All Standard is a good option. If you want cloud backup, AOMEI Backupper is a better option.

  63. Agy REG

    This(Standard) version can not be saved in the cloud !
    (only in the professional version!)

  64. Rick Carlson

    So my PC has some issues and I was thinking about reinstalling Windows anyway so I DLed this and on the first attempt, I select reinstall. The next window asks which image file I want to install with nothing in the box and defaulting to my Documents folder to search for it. I’m relatively experienced and couldn’t find one on the PC anywhere. The image file certainly isn’t in nor would be in my documents so the program should default to wherever this file is if it’s actually on my HD. I tried using the walk through provided on the page that popped up but though that was nice, it wasn’t helpful . Excellent idea but in my opinion, for inexperienced users, this would be an unusable program.

  65. Ali

    Very helpful software , it combines 3 leading translation services together at once , it helps me to compare the different translations with one single click by choosing the service I want then choosing the second or the third one again , all from the same window .

    I gave this version only 4 stars because it seems to me this version has an annoying bug or feature ! , ( The American flag just appears on my screen on the typing section then moving with the sentences while I’m typing in English , even though the software was minimized down the screen , The Egyptian flag appears while I’m typing in Arabic , then the German flag appears while I’m typing German and so on ) , I don’t know whether this is a bug or a feature .. maybe they will solve this bug in the next update , however this giveaway has no updates , for once we update it it became automatically unregistered .

    Only those who have paid for this software are able to receive free updates , so anyway whether it’s a bug or a feature , it’s little annoying , I highly advice the developers of this very helpful software to remove it .

    Thank You .

  66. Mr.Dave

    I used another program at work that didn’t offer most of the features of Snap 9, and it consumed about 4X more memory than Snap 9. Snap 9 is excellent for screenshots, especially when you need to crop or blur or add text or symbols, and I like the way I can rename the picture before saving it, and if it’s not the shot I want, I can delete it before it goes to my disk. Once you add a symbol or text you can go back to it later and change it. I think I started with Snap 6 years ago, and Snap 9 is the best version yet. Don’t know what Snap 10 does differently but I’m very happy with Snap 9. Recommended if you do any screen captures, or need an easy way to mark up a page and send it to someone!

  67. Muzik Mama

    windows 10………second time i’ve had it and both times it doesn’t work

  68. Mr.Dave

    This is a fun and useful program! Aimed at guitar players who want to know the chords to a song so they can play along. Pitch and tempo changes would be helpful for any instrument or vocals. Note: this is same version I got from SOS in May: 1.6.3.0.

    Tempo shift is very usable even at half speed, letting you hear details of instruments and rhythms and learning notes and chords at a more manageable pace. When you can play along flawlessly at 110% speed then you’re ready to go out and perform! The pitch shift lets you match the tuning of a song to your guitar or vocal range — you can adjust by semitones (frets) and fine tune as needed. Sounds good across a wide range. You can drop the pitch a whole octave to turn a guitar part into a bass part. The adjusted (processed) audio can be saved as a .WAV file (no MP3 or OGG or FLAC) so you can share it with someone else in your band who wants to learn at a slower pace in the singer’s vocal range. Or, save the file to your phone or MP3 player so you can practice on the porch or in a hotel room. The Chord Viewer section shows a fretboard diagram of how to play each chord, and even shows what chord is coming up next so you can be ready for it. A chord finder lets you look up a chord you want to learn. A built-in metronome can help emphasize the beat. And you can focus on a section of a song you need to work on, by setting a loop. Easy stuff.

    Using a capo? The capo option in the program lets you set the fret for the capo, then all chords are adjusted. So for a capo on 5th fret, it shows an E chord as “B”. You would play a B chord to get a sound like an E chord. This makes it simple!

    One of the stranger features, and what could be the most fun, is the Riff Builder. It took me about 10 minutes to figure it out, using the on line help file. It lets you grab beats of a song and save them as a riff. You can grab several beats in a row for a chord, or single beats for parts of a solo, and you can combine up to 16 beats into a single riff, up to 6 riffs. Then the Song Builder section lets you combine your riffs in any order, up to 16. Say you have a song with this chord pattern: G Bb C D G Bb C D…. You could save out a C as riff 1, a G as riff 2, and (this is very cool) save a G as riff 3 but drop its pitch down two notes to F. Now you can make a new song in Song Builder by adding your riffs as 1, 3, 1, 1, 3, 3, 1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2 to get a 12-bar blues (C, F, C, C, F, F, C, C, G, F, C, G). The possibilities of grabbing sections of a solo and rebuilding it are limitless.

    The program also lets you isolate what you want to hear in the song, letting you pick the frequency range and filtering out high/low notes, and switching between mono and stereo. I completely knocked out the vocals on a song and the guitar was still very clear. On another I wanted to isolate the organ part but couldn’t really lower the guitar & bass parts. So it depends on how the song was recorded, but can be very good.

    All is not golden. The program has some serious limitations, depending you your skill level and what you’re trying to accomplish:
    1. It only recognizes major and minor chords, in order to improve accuracy. I know people who perform in public that don’t know any other chord types, but a lot of music needs 7th, 9th, suspended, and chord sequences with descending or ascending notes. So this gives an excellent starting point for beginners, not so much for experienced players.
    2. Chord Finder is limited to major, minor, 7th, major 7, minor 7th, sus2 and sus4. Big improvement over only major and minor, but no way to hear the chords and there are a LOT more chord types out there.
    3. On longer songs (like 29 minutes of “Ashes are Burning” from Renaissance) it takes a 30 seconds or more to detect chords, and you’re limited to how far you can zoom in the waveform. Hard to see the individual chords! But the solution is to cut large songs into sections with Audacity or a similar program.
    4. Can’t enlarge the window. Not terrible for me at 1920 X 1200, it fills just over 1/4 of the screen, but people with high-res monitors will only see a very small window.
    5. No concept of time signature, it’s all just beats. So 3/4, 4/4, 5/8, etc. don’t have any effect. Metronome clicks the same for every beat. I haven’t tried it on a song with a swing rhythm (beats alternate between long and short) but assume it would pick some average value. It would be close enough for learning.
    6. Program crashed once as I was adding riffs to the song builder.
    7. Riffs are named as A,B,C,D,E,F. This gets confusing since those look like chord or note names. I think numbers would be clearer.

    Overall I like this program a lot and can see using it when I want to learn a new song. I can take the major/minor chords listed and figure out if they should 6th or 7th or 9th, etc. The speed and pitch change is one of the best I’ve heard and easy to use. Being able to save the songs out means I can practice without my PC. User interface is nice to look at and not cluttered, although it does take some effort to understand the Riff Builder aspect. Highly recommended even for experienced players, and a Must Have for beginners!

  69. jboy

    I have been using an older version and am quite happy with it. A simple program that does what it says.

    As an example, I have a weekly backup scheduled of my “Documents” folder to an external drive. It works like a charm, creating the backup as a zipped file on the external drive. Pops up a little window at the start, clocks the process, then lets you know the end status, whether complete or if there was a problem. If no documents have been changed since the last backup, it tells you that and does not make a new one. If a scheduled job is missed for some reason, such as PC not being on, it tells you that when back on. It runs smoothly and is not a resource hog.

    My needs are fairly simple and I imagine much more can be done with this software that I am not utilizing. I have not had the opportunity or the need to get deeper into it. The GUI is simple and basic, not flashy at all, but don’t let that dissuade you, it works!

    Many thanks to Exiland and the SOS team.

  70. Liberty

    Downloaded without problems (as always from this site). I received my personal license key within *seconds*. The installation was flawless.

    I just have to double-click on one of the tv channels on the left panel for it to load within seconds.

    I was looking for a free application to watch all the main British and German tv channels and now I’ve got it!

    A big thanks to ‘SharewareOnSale’ and to the publisher of this application.

    Top rating from me. Thank you.

  71. Svend Östergaard

    I have not tested this program, but will do it.
    I am currently using Vera Crypt, which is free (Open source) and I found it very useful, since I can have an encrypted partition that I open with a strong password and then acts as a regular disk while I’m logged on to the computer . It automatically closes when I turn off the computer. Very handy for me, since I can have the partition on a USB hard drive or, for example. on my NAS.
    VeraCrypt adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.
    VeraCrypt also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt.

    As an example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327661. And for standard containers and other partitions, TrueCrypt uses at most 2000 iterations but VeraCrypt uses 655331 for RIPEMD160 and 500000 iterations for SHA-2 and Whirlpool.

  72. Hardeep Singh

    Bitdefender just wouldn’t let it run as it is sending some password unencrypted to their server. Get this prompt ‘An attempt to send your password unencrypted was about to occur on showcast.flatserv4.de. We blocked the connection to stop your private data from being exposed and tampered with.’

  73. Paul

    Online TV for locations around the world that mean nothing to me. Sorry devs but unless you can provide local content then for me this application really has no use.

  74. Mark

    Good deal, but there are about eight or ten additional extras that could add up to a hefty annual bill.
    The cpanel is rich and well organized with everything one needs to manage a site in one page.
    The only one I thought was excessive is the unlimited SSL upgrade charge. Nowadays, everyone expects every website to be encrypted. It does look like at least a few self-signed certificates are included, and it should work with free 3rd party certificates.

    • P.S. No free subdomains are available. You’ll need to purchase a domain name, and point it to their servers.
      https://www.freenom.com/en/freeandpaiddomains.html
      is an option for this, but they are only free for up to 12 months. I don’t think free renewal is an option. If you don’t mind changing your website URL once a year, you could theoretically get free lifetime hosting that way.

  75. wosa

    I know and use this Program since ~2 years and I find it useful…
    But I want to make some remarks:
    – You can get this version (13) always for free
    – You should note that even this “Pro” version DOES NOT provide access to data, that you can not anyhow access for free as well …

    I want to do some special notes on downloading files from the “mediathek”:
    The bad:
    – This is not too convenient: you will not be informed about size of those files and also you will get no info about progress in size and estimated remaining time (but at least you get a progress bar – and finally: it DOES download the content well)
    – I don´t guess, there is any other data beside that form german free TV plus a little bit of ARTE, france in french…?!
    – It seems, that you can´t download more than one file at the same time – neither from the same nor from other sources…
    – You can´t even in the meantime search for choose another movie… instead (and even worse!!!), you will not even automatically be guide back to the offers of the station where you were before – and also not to the before chosen time-range; too bad :-(

    The good:
    beside this I found the tool very convenient because for me it appears well structured and worked since now flawless.

    Final note:
    Be warned: I could not find any progress in version 14 – which you will be a little be urged to upgrade to.
    The only slight progress seems to be that they dropped the need for an installed flash-player.

    Now it is up to you to decide :-)

  76. mark

    Not a whole lot of channels its just news and stuff if you are living in america, defenitly not worth the download.

  77. Greg

    Downloaded it, installed it, tried it, uninstalled it. Don’t waste your time! have the programs don’t work. You want free TV on your laptop or desktop. This software pales in comparison. Not worth the effort. An hour of time I’ll never get back.

    • have the programs don’t work (have..what?)
      software pales in comparison (pales in comparison to…what?

  78. Ken Maughan

    I had 14 tv stations displayed on the program , so not a lot of good for me.

  79. Eddy O.

    Nothing special. You can do what the software does on Google, Bing and others to translate without having to install this extra software. In fact this software uses Google and Bing for its translation function.
    Pros:
    1. Snippets
    Cons:
    1. Does not give you an option where to install. Will only install on C: drive
    2. No (X) tab on main window to close the program. Only minimize tab on main window. So when it’s open you can not (X) to close it. Or you have to right click on icon on bottom of task bar and select the close option.
    3. Because of the issue mentioned above most people will just minimize it and the program stays running in the background.

  80. Master Bear

    I have been using the free version of SoftMaker Office software for sometime now and I’m thrilled to get the full version for free. Besides its compatibility with MS Office products I found it much easier to learn and get a handle on the advance features than MS products. Additionally, I prefer the menu bar over the ribbon bar which SoftMaker allows and even allows me to use large icons so I can actually see what I’m clicking on without having to stretch out over my keyboard to see. Speaking of the menu bar, it is completely customizeable, including which tool bars are shown, which icons are included, and creating your own custom items for both tool bars and icons.

    While the overwhelming amount of my time is spent working with their text application, TextMaker, whenever an app has called for me to open an application requiring a presentation or planning app, SoftMaker has been able to render the file without any errors or missing elements. Also included with the Office Suite is the complete ability to work with frames for pictures and artwork, drop caps for artistic formatting, tables, headers and footers – and each with their own individual tool bar that can appear when you use that specific function (or not, your choice).

    For all these reasons and more, I rate this product 5 stars.

  81. Mark

    This is not really a full hosting package. It is a build site by template only site. There is no ftp, cpanel, ability to add a blog, forum, etc. No way to access site content directly, or write code for an individual site page.

    • First of all, the seller never talked about Hosting Package but about Hosting included in the websites builder. Second, it was easy to search their website: https://www.obior.com/ Here you can find more details about the service offered. I am not an Obior affiliate.

  82. Frederick

    Totally useless because it is only the free version. Better off with ccleaner. It is like they throw you a bunch of free fishtales hoping that you buy their fish. Wise Care 365 has a free version much better than Steganos Tuning PRO Freemium which really is no pro version just marketing deceitfulness to luring in a person to buy their paid version. Yes Wise 365 also has a paid version but in their free version you get much more than this marketing gimmick that Steganos is promoting.

  83. Roger

    I bought the Bitdefender AV (the basic version) at a really great sale on Amazon.in, at a retail price of Rs. 150 (nearly $2 ) for a 1 PC, 1 year license. They immediately gave me a license key via email, which I added to my Bitdefender Central account and downloaded the latest 2019 version. I thought it was such an amazing deal; the best AV (as reviews on the internet say) at such a throwaway price. But alas! I was wrong.

    Problem 1: The detection engine is good. I was pleasantly surprised as it immediately detected a few malware in my PC. But a few days into it, it started detecting some genuine software as malware, along with false ransomware detections. At first I believed the software, but a bit of research on the internet showed me that it has a history of detecting many genuine software as ransomware, with no way to unblock them. So much for over-the-top protection.

    Problem 2: My PC has i3 with 4 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1 64 bit. But Bitdefender seems to need a lot more that that. My PC practically freezes when Bitdefender is doing a random scan. Sometimes, it’d start an automatic background scan when I am actively using my PC. These are supposed to be done in idle state. Apps take a lot more time to launch and my system is in a constant state of slowdown with that stupid AV. So much for an ‘optimized’ software.

    Problem 3: The update thing is broken in Bitdefender. Most won’t notice it, but I am used to manually updating my AV software everyday when I turn on the PC, even though the automatic updates are enabled. I do the same in Bitdefender, and noticed that it takes a lot of time to update, not to mention the huge amounts of data it consumes in the background when updating (somewhat like 500-700 MB). Unlike other AV’s which download updates in the range of a few MB’s. Very suspicious for such a trusted AV. So much for ‘streamlined’ updates.

    Problem 4: I like having control of my AV. Most users are install-and-forget type, but not me. Bitdefender has a very confusing layout, with lots of hidden settings and everything. Even after using it for a month, I was continuously discovering new settings almost everyday. I hate its Autopilot mode, which essentially makes me the slave of Bitdefender, not the other way around. So much for a ‘user-friendly’ software.

    I finally got fed up with it, and decided to abandon it even though my license said that over 250 days were left in my subscription. I paid peanuts for the software, so it was easy to discard. I toyed around with many free AV’s such as Avast, Kaspersky Free, AVG, Norton IS Trial, before finally settling on a paid Kaspersky Basic AV and CyberReason RansomFree for Ransomware protection. Kaspersky is ultra light, and allows me to be in control with an unparalleled detection rate. Planning on renewing my subscription of Kaspersky after this one gets over.

    This review is of Bitdefender Basic AV. I can only imagine the horrors of Bitdefender Internet Security with its more controlling features.
    No, thank you.

    • Roger is quite right, but I still use BD. Detection is good, as is their Safepay feature, and, most important, it is affordable. I don’t deny some of the BD downsides mentioned above to be true, and if Kaspersky would offer the same deals, I would be off like a shot, but for the time being I will stick to BD.

  84. XYZsuftmeal

    I already have purchased this, few weeks back. And its a good choice to make a purchase and use the future upgrades as well.
    Great software.

  85. Joseph Ato-Biney

    I’m not here to spoil anybody’s business. What this software does is similar to that of Night light included in Microsoft Windows 10. Just type into settings Night light and it takes you there. What you have to do is just move the slide toward the left side; you will see the brightness reducing until when you think it is okay for. Bingo! When you are satisfied turn off schedule. It is done. Any time you turn on your PC it switches automatically thereby reducing the brightness oof your screen. Thank you very much!

  86. Holger Klein

    If I open a picture, the preview of this is very nice with a lot of settings. The suface of this software seems a little bit old fashion.

    But the problem is the speed. For a normal photo e.g. 4.500×3.500 pixel, the software needs up to 8 minutes to apllye the effect. And it doesn’t work with my bigger photos 6.000×4.000 pixel!

    I use other software from SoftOrbits and the Sketch Drawer has the same problems. Too bad…

  87. Jo

    Disappointed by this software.

    Very long to convert a tiny picture portion.

    Impossible to safeguard transformation.

    The basic software which I have on my low mobile phone of game makes much better

    Do not waste your time with this software.

  88. William GORMAN JR.

    Works with Windows 10 Pro 64 bit but not with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. As a consulting engineer I recommended this program for backup but suddenly it gave up working on my Windows 7 Pro machine and the company did not respond to my request for help. I have returned to Norton Ghost as the backup program for Windows 7 but still use Eassos System Restore for Windows 10.

  89. Verna

    It is a good PDF editor
    Pros:
    – change the text and conetnt of any paragraph
    – change the font, color size..etc of any text
    – align text to left or right, change the line spacing between lines
    – moving, resizing, flipping or rotating any picture
    – inserting texts, images or shapes (such as lines, arrows and polygons)
    – just like many PDF readers, it can highlight a text, underline a text or add notes
    – add page numbers and watermarks to all pages
    Basically it is like Office Word but for PDF files, and something great about it is that it wouldn’t change the entire structure for every page when you make a change in one page.
    Cons:
    – The UI is a bit old similar to Office 2013
    – After opening a PDF file , at first I couldn’t edit anything until I noticed that it asks whether I wanted the PDF file to be read or edited, it wasn’t much clear in my opinion

  90. Keith Maddox

    Simply the best video editing software for anyone, if my wife can use it for her channel at Wild Willows Way! Then anyone can use it.! FULL FEATURE SOFTWARE! I highly recommend it.

  91. PARK JAE HYUNG

    I was just waiting for a black Friday discount and bought it at a good price.

    I highly recommend this deal.

  92. njwdt

    I was pleasantly surprised at how well this works as a pdf text editor.

    The install was a bit clunky and needs tidying up, but the program itself works very well

    • Further to my review It seems that the program installs two Dlls to run at startup.

      1. C:\Program Files (x86)\Perfect PDF 9 Editor\weprvw64.dll
      This creates thumbnails of your pdf documents for when you’re viewing a folder in ‘thumbnail’ view

      2. C:\Program Files (x86)\Perfect PDF 9 Editor\weagent64.dll
      This is a context menu handler – obviously adds some functionality to the windows right click menu

      It does not affect the functionality of the program if you decide to disable these Dlls from running at startup

  93. Franklin Moore

    Good enough to replace Bing Desktop wallpapers for me! Terrific library of high quality beautiful images for desktop use.

  94. jboy

    A good sudoku game with each of the 4 difficulty levels being its own category/folder . Each category shows the games played, when you played them and how long it took to solve plus all those yet to be played. Game is responsive and the functions are easy to understand. If you enjoy sudoku, this is well worth a download.

  95. Ron Shirley

    I downloaded the software and installed it in my Windows 10 computer desktop. I thought it was improving my system so I went ahead and purchased the registered version from Elitebytes. My experience with the full feature software is less than acceptable. The manual that comes with the software is less than clear and leaves many questions to be answered. The manual apparently is designed to support all 3 software programs that Elitebytes sells. The dialog and illustration are not from the VeloRAM software purchased but have illustrations from all of the programs and are not specific for the purchased program. Also, many features are given for items not available with the VeloRam program. I tried to contact their customer support and seldom got replies from them. I tried to find answers on their customer builtin board and found it is empty with no topics. I thought this was odd but after posting several questions I discovered that the moderator removes any comments that Elitebytes does not approve of.
    The web page claim that the software will accelerate you system 10 fold. My experience is that that is a false statement or else my software did not install properly. That brings me to the final complaint with the manufacturer. Elitebytes does not support their software. Questions on the software and instillation problems were seldom answered. Repeated request resulted in few responses from their customer support. If the software performed as claimed on their web page I would gladly recommend the software but my experience is that their claims are excessive and the customer support is terrible.

  96. Lucas

    Shadow Defender es el aliado perfecto en la lucha contra los virus y los programas dañinos. Con él podrás probar aplicaciones sospechosas sin que tu equipo corra peligro, semejante al Deep Freeze.

    El objetivo de Shadow Defender es crear un entorno virtual seguro, idéntico al sistema en el que trabajas habitualmente, pero donde no se aplican cambios a ningún fichero de Windows.

    Así, en caso que sufras una infección, al reiniciar el ordenador dicha infección habrá desaparecido, igual que los cambios que hayas hecho en tu software o documentos.

    Shadow Defender ofrece una lista de directorios y ficheros que sí sufrirán cambios, útil para guardar capturas o informes de cuanto hagas en el modo protegido. Además, podrás proteger el programa con contraseña.

    Pros
    No guarda cambios durante el modo Shadow
    Lista de archivos y carpetas excluidos
    Protección con contraseña
    Contras
    Requiere reiniciar el sistema

    Saludos

  97. Augusto

    Melhorou muito no quesito ser muito mais leve que as versões anteriores, o visual tb mudou e está mais interessante é complexo porém eficaz, meio chatinho para desativá-lo todo caso queira fazê-lo para rodar algum crack ou algo do gênero, considero-o hoje um dos melhores antivírus que existe, batendo de frente o Kaspersky e ou outro de renome. Hoje no Endpoint é Bitdefender e ou Sophos Central que comandam bem uma rede de grande corporações o Bitdefender é muito bom mesmo e no caso desse Internet Security ele é top no quesito segurança. Está digamos bem aceitável pelo que oferece porém ainda prefiro o da Central para Endpoints que é mais básico no visual porém completíssimo na segurança tb. Podem usá-lo estarão hiper seguros.

  98. greg

    Does not get windows login password. did try to scan my network didn’t show any items. was good on browser web pages, shows all the places you go to regardless if needs a password. Not sure how helpful this will be but will keep in case need.

    • It says nowhere in the description that it gets windows login passwords. And if you have LAN connection, sure it wont display any items for network because that’s different than wireless connection. About browsers probably you have chosen not to save those logins and that is why it reports an empty or blank spaces for passwords.

  99. Gregory Anderson

    I got this while it was on sale for $0.00 and it loaded and ran right away. No permissions were required, although Google Play Store app set my location off. I promptly dismissed that. I’ve run it through three scans, and am leaving it on as the protection it has promised. But I must admit I have an old style smart phone, and don’t know how those are impacted by the program.

  100. John

    My initial reaction was similar to MARK R. MAGILL’s, there must be more to this program that I am missing. When I realized the full extent of the program I failed to see any possible use for it! That being said, it would be an ok program for a child/ teenager to use for a diary except for the fact that you cannot attach any pictures or other content to it!

  101. dan dan

    The best antivirus in world ! Just ignore “haters” comments from other antivirus software !!! It’s not heavy on resources , has best detection and properly configured is your best ally !

  102. CompNetTeach

    I will point out the main reason I do not recommend BitDefender for PCs, having tried out multiple anti-malware suites: The use of NTFS ADS. What happens is BitDefender writes a checksum for executables & potential targets as an Alternate Data Stream. If you don’t know about ADS, what happens is that NTFS (the default file storage system for Windows) allows another chunk of data that is attached to the file that you normally cannot access, but is available for primarily alternative system uses. Unfortunately, this causes two problems:
    First, this can appear to be a viral infection to other anti-malware programs which treat files with ADS (that are not well known system files that use ADS) as suspicious.
    Second, files with ADS are usually classified as “unmovable” so they cannot be defragmented, and prevents other neighbouring files from being contiguous. So, if you have a drive that reads / writes a lot of files regularly, you will end up with a heavily fragmented, slow, and undefragmentable drive. Not to mention if you are trying to back up the drive, the backup image is not as compressed nor readily accessed.

    Yes, it is heavy on resources. Way too heavy as far as I am concerned. It does generally does a good job though at protecting your system.

    And if you are paranoid, BitDefender is a Romanian company.

  103. EBRAHIM AZIZ

    Very good for normal user home user its very nice working good auto pack up smart managing uploading files
    THANKS

  104. Kindly Ol' Doc Webhead

    GET THIS GAME!
    It’s based on the world of Glorantha (first published in RuneQuest), a stupidly well-thought-out Bronze age high fantasy world.
    You won’t win this game by thinking like a 21st century person. You actually have to get into the role of a barbarian chieftain before you’ll succeed. This is one of those games that I have bought on other platforms, but this version is even better than the others, with improved interface and more content.
    Clicky the thing already!

  105. Andreas

    it’s a pretty decent antivirus although i prefer BitDefender any day of the week. you should include the duration of the free antivirus in the description if it’s just for 1-3 months i would prefer not to waste my time, but thanks eitherway! at least you can give it a testdrive and see if it’s worth buying the full version.

  106. Jeff Wilson

    I’ve been using Bitdefender Internet Security for about four years now. It provides a firewall, and secures my surfing, my email and my hard drive. It does its job and I haven’t had a single virus. Some say it’s heavy on resources. On my computer, it uses around .5% of processor and about 3% of my installed memory. For all around security, that seems very good to me. Bitdefender also scores very high(usually first or second) in all virus tests. To temporarily disable it is not as easy as other security software. You have to open the program. Then it takes two more clicks to disable the antivirus, which isn’t terribly cumbersome. FYI, I have two other security sofwares, which I run manually from time to time as a second opinion. One is Malwarebytes, the other is SuperAntispyware. They are both free versions. I would definitely recommend Bitdefender. If it doesn’t work for you, just uninstall it. What the heck…It’s free for now.

  107. Roy

    I installed the android version no problem and signed in with my MS Live email, which synced and brought all my previous notes to my mobile. BUT and a big BUT it will not allow me to sign in on the PC version on my laptop because it says my email doesn’t look like a Business email! What in Good Heavens name do they expect? Plus it installed a lot of other MS Office stuff I do not really need either

    • I think the issue is that this page states OneNote 2013, but the download is for 2016, which also, doesn’t let me log in with my personal hotmail.com/outlook.com, just a school or business account. That is really quite dumb!

  108. Rich

    I agree! it is much easier for a user, to take their time deciding whether to add a feature or features, during their own spare time, as opposed to having their workload interrupted and being forced to learn about all the features at once, and to attempt to ascertain whether they are causing any problems. Perhaps a better alternative would be to have the user install the generic program and then have a wizard walk the user through each of the choices for addition to the context menu? It would also be desirable to let the user know in advance that a re-boot is required. that way, they can install at a time when their workday and work flow will not be interrupted. I love the idea of the program, but do wish there was more consideration of an individual’s flow of work.

  109. Dionisii

    I finally lived to this hour! Each program adds its own menu. As a result, I have a huge menu list and I scroll through it for a very long time. Thank you very much, dear software developers!!! Now I can shorten the context menu! :)))

  110. Clairvaux

    Don’t rely on the following if you’re looking for a comprehensive review. This is an evaluation I made for myself, testing the major features that are necessary for me. However, I believe many users have similar needs, and you may be interested.

    My data disk drive is split into 2 partitions, D (235 GB written) and E (98 GB written). A significant part of E are files that are redundant with D, which is my main data partition. I have begun cleaning the duplicates, trying different programs in the process. But a large number remain untouched.

    I scanned those partitions with Wise Duplicate Finder Pro. Then, I scanned them again with Duplicate Cleaner Free, which is the best free such program I have found up to now. I stopped evaluating Wise Duplicate Cleaner Pro when it became clear that it failed the basic, minimum requirements for my needs.

    I set the scan to Exact Match, because this is what you need for maximum reliability. Comparing on file name and/or file size alone might be enough in some cases, but file deduplication is a dangerous operation, and there are many times when it would be foolish to take chances. Exact comparison on content is of course slower. The question is by how much.

    That particular scan took me 5 hours on Wise Duplicate Finder Pro — and counting. The progress bar was almost at its end at that stage, but there could have been a long time left. I canceled the process. Fortunately, the program delivered results, albeit after 2 minutes of computing them. More than 5 hours for such a scan is much too long to be usable.

    Especially when Duplicate Cleaner Free managed the same scan in 9 minutes and 41 seconds. The huge difference may be partly explained because I set Duplicate Cleaner Free to check files’ content based on MD5 hashes. I don’t know the method used by Wise Duplicate Finder Pro to check on content. But using hashes to that effect is perfectly acceptable.

    Even with the supposedly super-safe, alternative setting of byte-by-byte comparison, Duplicate Cleaner Free completed the scan in 36 minutes and 45 seconds. That’s more than 8 times faster. The report displayed 76 433 files and 119 GB scanned, 14 427 groups of duplicates, and 37 347 files having duplicates (totalling 4,53 GB).

    Canceling the scan on Wise Duplicate Finder Pro brought up the second critical part of such a program : the screen which allows you to select redundant files in order to delete them. The program shows you the list of all duplicate files, grouped together, and then the aim of the game is to pinpoint correctly all the excess ones, without deleting any necessary files, and especially system files.

    This is a delicate task. It needs an array of tools to be done right. Wise Duplicate Finder Pro only offers Keep One and Invert Selection. There’s no way to filter results. You can’t say, for instance, delete all duplicate files on E which have a copy on D. If Keep One does not satisfy your needs and you have more than a few dozen duplicates, it’s impossible to move on from there. Keep One, obviously, does not let you chose which one. Shift and Ctrl keys don’t even work the standard way to ease multiple row selection. You’re left with clicking away on possibly thousands of boxes to complete the task.

    Other, lesser annoyances of the program included :

    – Primitive interface to select folders to be scanned.

    – No information on number of files scanned, Gigabytes scanned, time elapsed, time remaining or percentage of task done.

    – The option allowing backup and restore of wrongly deleted files may prove to be an anti-feature. While it does offer theoretical security, if you activate it on tens of Gigabytes of duplicate files, just deleting duplicates may send you in another hour-long copying session, possibly without warning (I did not actually test deletion).

    – Imperfect high DPI awareness. Users with high DPI Windows 7 setups may need to tick the relevant box in the executable’s Properties panel to un-blurry the interface, but even then, there remain at least 2 menus with exceedingly small fonts, almost unreadable.

    Unless you need to deduplicate a modest number of files, and you are satisfied to compare them on name and size alone, Wise Duplicate Finder Pro is not fit for use, even for free.

    It’s even less of an adequate proposition at the regular price, which is 17 € (inclusive of tax, promotional) or 22 € (list price), and then 12 € every year. Asking for a subscription for a dedup program does not hold water.

    Especially considering how much more Duplicate Cleaner offers for free. And that’s not even taking into account the Pro version, at a very reasonable one-time price of 26 € (inclusive of tax, promotional).

  111. Gramor

    I installed and tried the program, and I am going to keep it.
    I wanted to dedupe the folder where I download photos and videos from my camera. I opted for the slow exact match type.
    I was distrustful at first as any photo/video gone would be irreplaceable. So directly in the results page, with right click, I individually opened and compared about 100 of the about 5.000 duplicates found.
    The results were accurate and all pairs or triples were exact copies although the file name could be different (depending on file naming according to the program that I had used to import them, or due to a drive crash in the past ie. recovered photos).
    It was a bit disappointing that there was not any option to see large thumbnails in the results, but this is not so bad as such an addition would slow the scanning / results screen down. The details had |date created| and |date modified|. Here it would be better to have a |shooting date| column for example for photos, this was missing and the resizing of the column width was also clumsy.
    The program however, did not detect duplicates that had been rotated eg. 90 degrees. But that is ok, better to err on the safe side. With some videos I realised that some files were with different extensions were in the results page, it was not the main video file eg.avi or mpeg4 but .ifo and .bup files; these I carefully unchecked after pressing keep one (the oldest) from the results screen.
    So all in all, it is a program that you can trust if you use exact match and if you take the time to check the results. Deleted files will be zipped for every delete operation as a backup to be restored in case of mistake to a folder in the C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Wise Duplicate Finder folder, but only to be restored by the program itself when needed and only as a bunch not individual files. When working with photos it is advisable always to have a backup at another location or in the cloud and to sync this every time you download photos, so as not to lose any precious memories. But overall the program works good and is trustworthy, saving hours of checking and valuable space and it works at a reasonable speed. What I like most is the option at the results to automatically select to keep only one of the several duplicate files and delete/check all the rest, and here you can also specify if the version kept will be the newest/oldest etc. this is missing from many other competitor programs and it saves time.

  112. John B.

    I loaded this on a test machine and boy am I glad I tried it there first. This software and service gas no business being on a machine that contains anything you don’t mind sharing with who knows who. Zoolz security and privacy are absolutely lacking. You have virtually no control over what it grabs off your machine unless you preempt it, which is not acceptable software behavior. It’s fails as a cloud drive, it’s only accessible from the web, that’s pretty limited use.

  113. Mark

    Pros:
    There is no limit to the size or number of torrents that can be stored.
    It has a built in torrent search.
    Files anyone has transferred to the system are available instantly.

    Cons:
    You don’t really get functionality for life, because
    torrents with many files have to be downloaded one at a time.
    The ZIP feature requires points that are an additional monthly purchase,
    and when it works, it only generates invalid zip files that cannot be repaired or opened,
    so it is useless for large collections. (Other services generally include this.
    No response from Streamza customer support after reporting this.)

    The help and FAQ links are broken.
    e.g. https://streamza.com//help (Removing the double slash doesn’t help.)

    Documentation is sorely lacking.

    You can only add torrents by magnet, not by torrent file.
    (I have found no way to add torrents from sites like
    Deamonoid which does not provide magnet links.)

    All download links are void JavaScript functions, so you cannot share
    a torrent link with anyone who does not have an account on Streamza.
    Competitors like Seedr and TorrentSafe provide this.

    This also blocks the use of download managers like DownThemAll or XDM, and
    routers that will download for you while your computer sleeps.

    Tiny scroll bars, and the inability to sort or mark files as
    downloaded make it hard to track a large collection of files on Streamza.
    The User Interface is awkward, and hard to use compared to Seedr.
    Also some magnet links never work, even though they work fairly quickly on other services like: https://www.torrentsafe.com/

  114. Sebastián

    It has some problems and I’ll list the most important ones here

    Looks simple and it’s free but… Nothing new?

    As an option for Microsoft Office, Vole Office its a… Weak option. It’s main problem is the lack of something new. The mayority of the options from the Microsoft program are included here, but many others are not. A good example are styles and designes, because it only includes 3 very basics.

    As for Excel, the differences are very specific. In general it includes the same options and has the same capabilities with some very puntual exceptions.

    High resources consume

    Vole Office consume A HUGE amount of resources when it starts and while it’s running, making it a bad option for office machines or computers that are not equiped with a decent hardware capable of run it and execute any other program at the same time (like a web browser).

    It also executes Office and Excel at the same time for some reason.

    Language-Limited

    Vole Office has only 6 languages, making it difficult and almost impossible to work in documents in any file with a language not included (as in my case with Spanish). Becoming a clear disadvantage compared to the software offered by Microsoft.

    It’s… ugly

    This could be a demanding complaint, but the design of Vole Office is too outdated and unpleasing to the eye compared to the minimalistic and attractive styles of today.

    Conclusion

    In short. This is not the best option to replace Microsoft Office.

  115. wosa

    Not much to say about this, beside this:
    – installation slow
    – registering fuzzy
    – loads r-e-a-l-l-y slow
    – fuzzy interface
    – does not load my spreadsheets: netther from EXCEL nor from Planmaker
    – faulty all over

    VOLE NOTE:
    WE ARE NOT YOUR BETA TESTERS…

    • Although I believe that you are an independent reviewer, I still hope that you can publish your detailed test data. This will not only increase the credibility of your article, but also help the reader understand the truth.

  116. Vlodko

    Very promising idea, but the application crashes every time I am trying to map a cloud. (Acer Nitro 5 with Windows 10 x86). What a disapointment!

  117. .mau.

    @Ashraf, do you know if these problems have been addressed? I understand that **upgrading** a freebie could result in an end of the free license, but if they said that the license for this version is “lifetime, for commercial or noncommercial use” I expect I can use that specific version forever.

  118. Daddy Cool

    Downloaded, installed and registered really easy. When registration is complete, you got this message on the screen:
    Thank you for installing AnyUTube for Windows!
    Click on YouTube in the top left corner, and you have the options on left of your screen. Ther’s also tips, which tells you how to download.
    It works for me on win10 Education 64bit

    Thanks ShareWareOnsale and AmoyShare

  119. ANTHONY L WATKINS

    It works as it says. However IT NEEDS AN OPTION for instead of shutdown when x clicked minimize to system tray instead of closing ( where the start minimized is) . It is far to easy to attempt to shut down, when we have it set to autorun. We dont want to fight the program from closing, when we just want it closed to the system tray.

    • Also to those who experience crashes. i also had them until Air Live Drive completely sync with the cloud. It keeps a copy on your hard drive- until this was completely done i experienced crashes. However I found that it keeps a copy of your cloud contents on your local drive as a cache. This could be a major security problem for those who are not liking big brother. Also it ate up a lot of a ssd Space. i will try to install on conventional and update.

    • There is an option to minimize to system tray (down on the right-hand side, by the clock) if that is what you are asking.
      To get that option you will have to open up the settings and I believe it is the 2nd or 3rd option down (Minimize to system try). I hope that helps.

  120. Jack

    This is an absolutely FANTASTIC program. It turns OneDrive into a local drive that you can use just like any external drive hooked up to your computer. It will work the same with other Cloud drives if you have them. Plus they have an extremely inexpensive lifetime license available on sale today.

  121. Sorin

    Not workink with Google Drive or Box.com on Windows 7, with error message “Dokan library not found, please reinstall AirLiveDrive”. And I reinstall it 3 times, and nothing. I do NOT RECOMMEND, except if you want to waste your time.
    Zero Stars !

    • works on my google drive for sure i got it mounted as a drive just fine don’t know what your doing but your doing something wrong

    • The dokan library downloads from the internet. If you disable your firewall during the install it should work just fine. It worked for me anyway.

    • The installer needs access to the internet to download some stuff. Then it will work most likely.

    • I also got this error on a Win 7 pro 64 bit machine, and the software opened and let me setup my box, Dropbox, and Google drive accounts, but crashes when I try to access them through the software. It did install and and work fine on a Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit laptop, though. With the laptop, I saw a splash screen saying Dokan Library during installation. The desktop installation did not display the Dokan Library splash screen during installation.

  122. David V

    This is very flaky software.
    At first I was unable to download anything. The feedback the program gives is non-existent.
    Initially the search function produced no results and gave no error. Then I tried the discover section and that download icon was floating there, but did nothing for me.
    That was when I posted my first angry review which was censored out.
    However the next day I tried again and this time the search function did work 1/2 the time. And the download icon also took ages but a download “box” did come up and I clicked to attempt various downloads.
    There was no feedback given on the progress of these. After waiting ages I did find that some of the downloads were successful, but some had failed due to copyright reasons (music).
    I’ve given this 2 stars because I did get a few downloads that I wanted. However the UI needs to improve the feedback. It needs old-fashioned status bars, log windows and error messages.

  123. Matt (Grafton NSW Australia)

    This program has the feel of a beta release. It does work, but the results are a little ‘hit & miss’. For example, I entered a YouTube playlist, which it did process. This playlist had 18 items. One of these items was incorrectly reported by AnyUTube as having a file size of 0 – when it went to actually download this file, it has then got caught in a loop, with the progress not moving.
    There does not appear to be any help of instructions for this program (that I have been able to find so far).
    If I paid money for this program, I would be quite disappointed. The program shows that it is release number 7.0.0.0 which to me suggests it has had a number of revisions and should be a better program as a result. If it undergoes further improvement, it does have potential of being a good program.
    AnyUTube has an interface that resembles a browser plugin rather than a stand alone program (even though it is a stand alone program).
    Also, I find it a little suspicious that the developers site has so many high scored reviews, and no scores that reflect AnyUTubes short comings.
    If you are going to pay of a YouTube downloader, I would recommended considering a different paid version.

  124. Psdiium

    Installation, initially nothing was in the program folder after installation. A second attempt was successful, I tried a download of 79Mb, very slow. The program showed it had finished download, but when I opened the download folder, there was a *.mp4 file, also a *.mp3 file, these were combined after the program was indicating finished. My confidence in the program has been somewhat diminished. I would rate it only a a beta version.

    • Thanks for your important feedback! We’ll optimize the speed. Pls let me know which country you are in so that we can test it.

  125. John

    Only setting option available is file format you record to. Can’t change any other settings.

  126. Windel Ballew

    I trust Glary Utilities Pro above all other similar products and have been using it for several years. Keep up the excellent work! And thank you.

  127. Catherine A Smith

    I have used this program for years, and it is one the the best out there for your computer! It helps keep my computer running smoothly and problem free.

  128. wayne kroncke

    Great software. If you have it installed and updated from earlier give aways, get it from here anyway, and use the new license code to extend your pro license for a year!

  129. Julia

    Easy to use and works very well for single images, which is all I need. Reminds me of an early version of InPaint, which I always liked. Not perfect but much closer to five stars than four. Thank you, SoftOrbits and SoS.

  130. clear sky

    fine with me, great program, it removes the ugly moments in photos and various unnecessary details. thank you very much for familiarizing yourself with such a program. simple and convenient, the main support of the Russian language

  131. Dr. Octopus

    I love Windscribe – I’ve used the Pro version for years and was about to run out (got it on a crazy sale, like $17 / 2 years) so I was happy to see this. I didn’t get the Lifetime, I paid $24 for the 3-year subscription, and added it on to my current account very easily, just a single code to unlock.
    Windscribe used to be fairly slow, but the speeds have increased dramatically the past year or so, as has the number of locations available. I love finally being able to choose between cities & not just regions like it was earlier on.
    The speed is definitely adequate for me. I hardly ever experience any sort of noticeable slowdown, and I use the browser extension as well to double hop, and still load things fine, open multiple videos on YouTube, Netflix, etc. in Full HD without a hitch.
    Plus the fact that they finally put out a Windscribe android / iPhone app is awesome. No more running connections through OpenVPN on android or using crappy phone VPNs. I can actually use my unlimited data, fast as hell Pro VPN.
    They mask your IP pretty well. I’ve never had a DNS leak, afaik, when I’ve checked. I had someone mention earlier that they’re in the 5 countries that share data, but I’m positive that they don’t save any of your data (besides the email/pw you’ve provided them). They’re from Canada, btw, so to me that’s a positive.
    A great deal (especially for the 3-year plan – I’d rather do that than lifetime) on a great product
    (USE THE BROWSER EXTENSIONS AND THE PHONE APPS!!)

  132. wosa

    Let me begin with a statement, I had to make for all those “folder-hiders” that I found floating around and that I could test until today:
    In hiding folders NONE OF THEM were secure – including this one frome “Wise”!

    Immediately I had to realize, that “hiding” a folder is done by “Wise” as well by a “filter driver” (a .sys driver), too…
    … but a driver must be present(!) AND beeingLOADED(!) to do it´s job:
    and that is not true, if your run Windows in safe(protected) mode or you make access to the drive by a Winows-PE or, e.g. a Linux OS…
    So what I found in due course was, that I had full access to the “hidden” folder when I ran Windows in safe(protected) mode.

    But let me as well mention the good:
    “Wise” at least offers optional (additional..) encryption, which is not to bad if you are concerned with safety.
    (I have to add: I didn´t test the strength of their encrytion, nor searched their encyption for faults, weakness in aspects of handling the key etc. etc.!)
    But with this beeing said, it might be at least a better solution with both offered features together:
    – a “hidden” folder is not visible at first sight
    – IF the folder were found (see above), its data content is not accessible – or at least only with a lot of extra effort.

    Wether this software comes in handy for you, is another question: for me it would be easier and sufficient to (safely!) encrypt data, that I would not want to be seen by others.

    But all that you have to decide by yourself.

    Under this special circumstances I would not like to have my data only safe (if anyhow?!) for just a few month and additional have the risk of deleted/lost/destroyed Software instead of a reliable encyption tool, wich I could ALWAYS get again and restore my data.

  133. Tobyb B

    I actually paid $49 for this and it’s no better for a paying customer. Once installed it doesn’t let you select what is being backed up. it just starts doing it., Theres no indication of progress but its certainly, probably at least a week or two to back up a drive. Who knows about restoring. Weak security, no two factor authentication available. No interface to see files except through at their web site. Don’t make any hardware changes or your screwed. Privacy policy is very unclear.

  134. Hadron

    I don’t want to repeat what has already been said about this software. The two in-depth reviews are through effort and are more less to the point. Mind you, some of the ‘cons’ mentioned are either nit picking or I have not been able to reproduce them myself.
    The software itself is decent enough and did what it advertised.
    Would I recommend it? Yes. If only I have not yet come across anything better. The give away is well worth it.
    Would I buy it: I certainly toyed with the idea $14.95 US (or $22.37 NZ) seemed reasonable enough but the other con’s mentioned in the two in-depth reviews swayed me enough to put such a purchase off for a wee bit at least.

  135. Mr.Dave

    I like this program, I like what it does to transform pictures. I’ve had fun trying out the different styles available and how they impact different pictures. I have not yet tried combining styles by running the same picture through 2 or more styles one after another, I think that would open up new possibilities. I like that you can select an output size, so you can preview a smaller output in a few seconds and then give the program a minute to render your masterpiece at a higher resolution. My wishlist is small: would like to tweak the intensity or resolution of some of the styles, would like save pics I like with a “save” button, instead of it saving everything I try so there’s less to clean up later, and it would be very cool to blend different styles (one style in the center or a selected area, and another style everywhere else, or start with one style in a corner and transition to another style in the opposite corner, or all 4 corners…..) I’d like to be able to add more styles or create my own by loading a picture with the style I want, it has a limited number.

    Runs well on my PC, hasn’t crashed yet and I find the rendering time is acceptable for the results you get. I’m running Win 10/64 with 16 gb memory, core i7. Don’t know if program uses hardware acceleration but I have an Nvidia Gtx 750 Ti if that makes a difference. Well worth trying!

  136. AnAceBuyer

    I tried this current version, v2.2.0.4, and found it worked pretty well, at least for 512x512px output. I’m running a Win 10 x64 HP on a laptop w/i7 quad core, 16GB and 2TB SSD. No real complaints, since it did not bind up the OS or poach significant resources. Made nearly 30 interesting variants of a portrait, some with multiple passes. Only takes about a minute for the processing of each image to complete. Keeper for me…

  137. Wayne in Indy

    I have been using Genie for several years and love it. I have it on all my laptops and desktops to backup user files to my network server storage. It has saved me several times when either I had a hard disk crash, or accidentally screwed up an excel or word file, or just needed to go back and look at an earlier file version. I love that it does incremental backups so once you get it set up and it does the initial full selected (by file type and/or major folders) backup, then it is only backing up files you touch from that point on so has almost zero impact on the system performance.

  138. Mr.Dave

    No discussion page for this one so here’s my “review”. Can someone post if this has improved? I download One Note last February from SOS and installed. It wanted me to subscribe to office 365 before it would let me use it or register it. Program installed other MS Office programs that still run to this day (services) and I don’t see an easy way to stop them or know what will happen to Windows if I do. Has someone installed this recently? Does it work without Office or Office 365 or Outlook, and without installing “helpful” services that I don’t need? I’ve used One Note at work and think it’s pretty good as a way to organize related bits of random stuff. At home I don’t need MS Office (and at work, I often wish we had something that worked reliably — might be how they install it, but I still think Excel, Word and Access were better in 2000!)

  139. Gene

    “endless diagnosing loop of repair tests” “Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC.” I’ve seen a couple systems trashed this way (Win 8.1 & Win-10, I think), and although these did not happen to involve Qiling, it was a sufficiently negative situation that I’m very wary of revisiting it. I did get this software from a previous promo, but am pretty sure that it has never been invoked on any system of mine. But now I’m prompted to see if and where it was ever installed, and if so to remove it. There is a strong argument to be made in favor of sticking with proven, known good tools — once you find them. For me, in this category, that is the tandem of Acronis Disk Director & Acronis True Image. They’ve been my “Go To” for several years now. I’ve also used Shadow Protect (may go by another name now ?) with good results. Thanks, but I’ll stick with those. [ENDLESS Captcha frustration in the Discussion area renders that section practically worthless. I could not have missed the right squares THAT many times in a row !]

  140. geo

    I tested this app on an underexposed and an overexposed pics. It did a good job of correcting the exposure of each pic. Thanks.

  141. jboy

    I must second Darrell Beard’s post. After installation a message popped-up over the installer’s finish screen stating something like ‘could not complete installation, restart your PC and then run this install again to complete’. I restarted and the bootup screen gave ‘attempting to repair’ message, then a ‘diagnosing problem’ message, then blue screen reading ‘couldn’t repair your PC’ with the choice of “turn off PC” or “restart” or “advanced options”. First I chose “restart” and the exact same thing happened so I then chose the latter, went into “troubleshoot” and between “reset PC” and “system restore”, again I chose the latter. Fortunately, I had created a restore point earlier!

    There are numerous similar occurrences mentioned on the discussion page.

    While I appreciate all offerings on this site, my one star is based on Qiling not addressing any of these issues. I believe that if a vendor is making an offering here, they should have a representative checking in on the board periodically to see that things are going smoothly.

  142. Phil Tobin

    The quality of what you put into this image program determines what you get out of it. So it’s no different that any other software of this kind. It therefore means that if you’ve some truly lousy cellphone pictures that you’d like “improving” with a one-button click, then this is for you. If however you give it halfway decent shots from a halfway decent camera, it seems to do nothing at all. Conclusion has to be that the mix of algorithms it brings to the party are defaulted to under-performing rather than over-performing to avoid the end result being too garish. It needs to strike a much better balance between those two extremes for it to be worth recommending to anyone.

  143. rudy

    Tried to System Clone , but getting I/O error.
    Scared to use further after reading the previous review!

  144. inon

    this software should be removed from this site and from any other website!
    installation has ruined my windows!!!
    got a message when installed the software, said I need to manually reboot my pc.
    after that it got into repair mode and nothing helped!
    needed to install windows from scratch! BEWARE BEWARE!

  145. Darrell Beard

    I’d give it 0 if I could. Installation crashed a perfectly good Windows installation. Now having to reformat and reinstal windows and all files. Upon trying to install the program gave an error and when I rebooted, it went into repair mode. Wasn’t able to repair, could not system restore either. Only option was to reinstall Windows. WARNING: THIS WILL SCREW UP YOUR SYSTEM! STAY AWAY FROM THIS.

    • Thank you for the truthful review after the paid-for glowing praises in the previous 2 reviews.

  146. gmon

    None of the glowing reviews mention how difficult it is to actually save a video from this program, which is naturally the first thing you would want to do once you create your kaleidoscope. However, the instructions say click in the middle, which stops the animation and it presumably starts saving in the folder designated in settings, however, it does not, it does nothing, so it’s utterly useless.

  147. Bindegal

    Simply Good Pictures 5 is a very simple program to fix images that could be yellowed (old),
    foggy or lighter blurred.
    Its extremely simple and can be easily used by all users, even those with limited
    knowledge for editing images.
    The program simply supports “drag-and-drop” function, so it couldn’t be more simple!

  148. DamageInc.

    Program keeps locking on a desktop shortcut @ 99% finished and will not finish the scan. 11 objects found but upon reopening of the application after a forced close it does not have a history of previous scans, so can not even look at what if found previously. 10 out 10 i would uninstall it again…. scoring 1/5 only because it is required to leave a 1 star to leave a comment.

  149. MikeFM

    There are some problems with this software. The screen is tiny and you have to hover over the detected items to halfway read them. I can’t find an adjustment, so this is inferior to most other programs. Also, it removes software than scans clean with multiple other highly regarded programs (Bitdefender, Comodo, Malwarebytes… and it leaves fragments of the programs it removes… and I will need more time, but seems to have altered some settings…it comes up listed on boards as malware by several major software antimalware programs…and, last but not least, it tells me my computer is infected and asks me not to log off after it reportedly “cured” my computer. A 2015 review called it dismal. Well, I will monitor this closely…

  150. David Banks

    Quick download and I installed it on to a USB, ran it and it found 15 files despite this supposedly being a clean PC (scanned with malware bytes, system care and unhackme). I reviewed the files and the seem to be consistent with reports of them being suspicious. Some of the files were identified as being PUP’s (potentially unwanted programs) rather than a Trojan but still good to get rid of them

  151. Grunt Bosslo

    Simple as A B C.
    Over the years I’ve tested many backup solutions. Never, til now, have I found one that seems to fit my needs.
    Genie Timeline 10 (GTH10) installed without problem and it was easy to setup a backup task, which was carried out without error.

    After testing GTH10 for a few days I decided to uninstall it and have a look around for alternatives. To my surprise I found no other Backup software that is as easy to use and does what I want. So I re-installed GTH10 and re-activated the license, again without any problems.

    If you’re looking for backup software that is REALLY EASY TO USE, features a GUI that’s easy on the eyes and intuitive, then I suggest you give GTH10 a go.

    That’s my experience with GTH10, plain and simple.

  152. John

    Seems good so far.. just had a little play but looks like it could produce some nice results… Thank you

  153. Rheea T

    It did what is in the description until I created a cache, then my HP Pavillion Power Desktop 580-023W would turn back on after attempting to hibernate, sleep and even shutdown.
    I was unable to get into the ‘control powercfg.cpl’ to check and alter configuration. I used IObit Uninstaller to remove without creating a restore point because I was not able to properly shut down my machine even after removing the cache I had created. My computer was back to normal after program uninstallation and was able to access the power configuration controls.
    My HP Laptop is functioning alright with VeloRAM. I believe it had something to do with high SMART attributes on my Desktop’s hardrive, which I ignored and went ahead and created a cache anyway. Just not compatible. Do not create a cache if you receive a SMART warning!
    4 Stars because works well on my Laptop.

    • On my desktop PC, it works like a charm, with no problem whatsoever.

      For people with hard disk drives, but with lots of RAM, it improves the usability of the PC to a great extent.

      This is a great tool!

  154. Spyros Mouza

    Lots of space for a great price. I manage to raise the space over 10TB with the free offers but backup is very slow and makes PC also slow even on Normal Mode. If you enable Turbo Mode your PC is not functioning. So in the end of the day you cannot use the space. Also you can not do anything but selecting what to backup. For the phone works better.
    I gt that and Zools. Zoolz much better and it works

  155. razibu

    Lots of false identification: I had several DIFFERENT files (large videos) identified as identical.
    They were totally different.
    This software is dangerous as you might loose important document that way.

  156. Bob

    Thank you ABBYY. This is a great screen reader with OCR. You select a area on the screen which contains text (even if it is on an image) and it translates it into text and places it on your clipboard. So far It has worked great for me. I use it to capture small amounts of text such as error messages.

  157. Buyer

    I just bought this from there, however…. when I bought it, it show me I can only install @1 pc only.
    Even I change my pc, I can only change 1 pc per 1 year… WT…?

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  159. wiwin

    Best software for mind mapping. Easy to undestand, easy to use, and easy to make my mapping.

  160. Leroy Jenkins

    I agree with others concerning customer service. No contact after repeated attempts. The impression they give is that after you fork over your money they are done with you! Trust me…RUN!

  161. Mr.Dave

    Con: does “Upload File” mean to load it into the program, or is it sent to the program’s website for processing? Nothing about that in any privacy statement. Do they save the pics they like for selling to others? Send them to other websites?
    Con: scary to hit the “Save” command. There’s no “Save As” option. Does “Save” overwrite my original file? I made a copy of my pic first, then hit “Save”, and got a File Save dialog that let me change the name.
    Con: interface is confusing to anyone familiar with MS Windows. Clearing a checkbox is similar to Undo. It IS possible to compare before/after pics at full size — double click one of the images shown, it zooms to full size and there are “” arrows at the bottom of the window to switch between original and modified pic.
    Pro: very fast. I mean less than a second fast. Of course, I have an i7 processor, but other programs take 3 to 20 seconds or more to do similar things.
    Pro: very effective. I only tried one image, it was 3.2 MB to start. I tried with quality level set to 70, 80, 90 and got 229 kB, 301 kB and 468 kB. All looked very close to the original pic, although I could see 90 was better than 80, 80 was better than 70. The differences were very hard to see even when zoomed in to full size.
    Summary: If I need to send a large pic to someone, I’m going to reduce it in this program first. It will save their time to download, take less space in their email (and mine). Easy to use, fast, and results are outstanding! Would I use it to reduce Gigabytes of pictures to save hard drive space? Tempting… Black Bird Cleaner has done a nice job with this program.

  162. Francisco Cesar

    What a hell is that?? You need to give them a lot of important personal information just to read a e-book of $ 4.99! That’s bullshit!

  163. Jim

    Do not waste your time with this company. Bought a lifetime subscription in 2016 but computer crashed in June 2018 and had to purchase replacement. KeepSolid refused access to files to reinstall the software on the new computer despite four attempts to provide an explanation on my part. A company that cares about its reputation would go out of their way to provide the support and guarantees made when software was purchased. Look elsewhere for VPN software at all costs.

  164. romrussia

    The program checks 500 Gb HDD over 3 (three !!!) hours. It’s so slowly!

  165. Scott

    I have to agree with Mark.
    All of the points he has made are completely valid.
    Also, the zip function regularly fails costing you points (which you have paid for) but never actually zipping the files requested.

  166. David Williams

    Worked great, until it prompted me with “download update for free”. As soon as the update completed, my registration was nullified, and I could not re-register with the license I got here. Even reverting back to the originally downloaded version, since I am past the 100 days since the registration code was generated, I can no longer register unless I pay for a 1 year license.

    If you have this installed, DO NOT install any updates, even if they say it is free.

  167. Gian Covre

    Horrible. Even using H.265, the final size of file is bigger that original, while others conversors (like Apowersoft) reduces file size by half or better.

  168. Antonio

    This softare will NOT mark the bad sector, so is basically, useless.

    What is the point of a scandisk software who dont care to mark the bad sectors??? Disappointed, i waster basically 8 hours for a scan who did nothing about the bad sector this scandisk founded in my hard drive.

  169. Cait

    I honestly saw no difference in the before and the after. There were no other controls, just drop and the program did whatever it did and showed you the after. I had some poor photos I saved to try these kind of correction programs on, but this one did nothing I could see. I work with photo correction programs all the time. I cannot recommend this one.

  170. Darlene Crochet

    It does a good job on the pictures but I have to do them one picture at a time it says I need photolemur spectre to do more than one image. Not what the description says, so disappointed

  171. David Roper

    OMG the results of my home iPhone cameras was outstanding. Beautiful pictures from my so-so JPGs. Things I don’t like: PIX must be at least 800×600, you cannot increase it with irfanview either?? Wording afterwards should be Save As or Replace or just add (1) or (PE) to pix name. Warning that new pix may not be saved was Confusing to me.

  172. I Sang

    No one should ever name their product PhotoPus. Photos of “a thick yellowish or greenish opaque liquid produced in infected tissue, consisting of dead white blood cells and bacteria with tissue debris and serum”?? No thanks. Once you see that image in your mind, you can never unsee it.

  173. KRANSKY

    When it comes to security, Heimdal is one of the few tools I bother to keep on my system. It compliments an antivirus and a malware scanner nicely.

    Pros:
    1. It monitors inbound traffic. From my experience, this is very effective at identifying malicious trafffic that other tools miss
    2. It monitors outbound traffic. From my experience, this is very effective at identifying malicious trafffic that other tools miss
    3. It monitors programs for vulnerabilities and warns you or updates them
    4. There are frequent updates to the engines and the application
    And despite having tested many other products, i’m yet to find any other products that cover this area as effectively as Heimdal does.
    As of Version 2.5.130 RC, the program has started to give meaningful summaries of system vulnerability. It’s definitely improved the User Interface greatly.

    Cons:
    The current User Interface does a poor job of explaining some of the terms used, eg. TTPC, APT Strain, etc. I believe this is because i’m running a release candidate. So far, I’ve found the developer to be very responsive to feedback (and that’s quite rare )

    Conclusion:
    This lifetime offer represents excellent value for money. I research and evaluate products carefully. I highly recommend this tool after using it solidly since 2017.

  174. John H

    Popup ads…in the PREMIUM, REGISTERED version???
    This is ridiculous. It has an ad popup every five minutes or so! I can’t get through editing an entire image without a popup…and at this point it’s just telling me over and over that the PRO version has been installed!
    Sorry, but I don’t accept popup ads in what’s supposed to be a premium version of a program.
    I’ll stick with GIMP…it does everything this does (as far as I can tell from a day’s testing) and more…and no popup ads.

  175. The Claw

    WinExt is definitely software to avoid (in my humble opinion).
    I installed it in July 2017 and it was not very impressive. When I fired it up it worked my PC really hard for a long time and was unresponsive. As a result I simply did not run WinExt and I thought nothing more about it. End of story? Unfortunately not.
    A few months later I was getting short of disc space and couldn’t figure out why. I eventually tracked down what had been wasting all the space on my C: drive – WinExt. I found 2GB of log files.
    Uninstalled.

  176. Duncan

    I second Mr. Dave’s opinion. But I still feel that the little app is useful despite looking and feeling something out of Windows for Workgroups 3.11.

    You get a drawer system, within each drawer that you can name has a folder(s) with notes. I can see this as a good tool for cataloging a collection of items. Being able to use it via a thumbdrive is also useful. It’s definitely an oddball application, but one I find rather charming despite its shortcomings.

  177. Harold Chandra

    Seems good for MP4 files. I tried just one folder with 35 tracks and it worked all right. Will keep for future needs.

  178. Torben Larsen

    I really don’t understand the need for this kind of software!!
    The function ‘Sticky Notes’ is already in windows 10, and also in win 7, so why should I use 3rd party software to add this function?

    Just asking!

  179. Mr.Dave

    This program has potential but needs a LOT of work. Seems like a Win 3.1 program that had a basic implementation but no testing, bug fixes or updates as time marched on (yes, I was around when Win 3.1 started replacing DOS).

    Author warns you in a ReadMe.txt file and in a .jpg file that it needs to run under WinXP (.txt file) or WinXP Service Pack 3 (.jpg file). Gives me the impression no serious work has been done on this for a long time.

    User Interface is very poor. When you change a folder title, it doesn’t show on the screen until you click in the folders list. When you open a folder, the description of the first task is shown instead of description of the folder. This thing has been around since 2015 at least, has no one ever used it?

    Description on the page says you can use your favorite folders or pictures for the drawers. You can’t change colors independently. Clicking the “Change Drawers Color” button (which only shows up after you open then close a drawer) changes ALL the drawer colors at once. Each click cycles through the next color option, most have all the drawers the same color and one has the mix of colors shown on the SOS Giveaway page. Nowhere is there a way to add a picture (or even an icon) to a drawer or folder.

    I set a reminder on a task. It asked me to pick a date. There was a blank grey box on in lower left and when clicked the arrows in it (“<>” characters, not arrows) it showed, then changed to a different month. It never showed any dates within the month, just an empty box. I clicked inside where dates would likely be, and it assigned July 18 for my reminder. No way to make it weekly or monthly or daily or every third tuesday, this program is designed only for tasks with a specific end time (or start time, or week-before-start time, however you want to interpret the reminder date). When I exited the folder and drawer, then reopened them, my reminder time was no longer displayed.

    There’s a status column with a checkbox to mark as Complete or Incomplete. I assume checking the box marks it complete. I didn’t see any way to hide complete tasks but there’s a report that run the lists incomplete tasks. If you change anything (like marking tasks complete or adding new ones) you won’t see your changes in the application until you exit completely and restart it.

    I like the drawer / folder(project)/ task approach. And folders can have subfolders although I didn’t test this out. This is definitely for casual use, since there are no task dependencies (Task A & B need to finish before C can start), no way to assign a duration or start or finish date or track progress. Seems suited for remembering birthdays and as in their examples, when bills / taxes are due. I could see using drawers for Birthdays, Bills, House Repairs, Car Maintenance, Long-Term Plans, Vacation to-do lists, Shopping lists, and maybe track doctor appointments/medicines prescribed. But the complexity and buginess of the interface really makes me wonder why it’s any better than using a simple .txt file with Notepad? You could have a folder on your hard drive that contains a text file for each “drawer”, or even subfolders for each “drawer”, and then add whatever you want in the text files. Easy. All you would miss is the list of all incomplete tasks. At work, I use a single notepad file and move completed tasks down below the incomplete tasks as I get them done. First few characters of each line say what project the tasks relate to. Works for me.

    I ran this on a Win 10 64-bit system, lots of memory, NVidia GTX 750 Ti graphics. It may work better on your system! I could see this program being useful if the author would get 10 people to try it, listen to what they say, and implement their suggestions. I can put up with bad graphics and colors if the functionality is helpful and solid.

    • II am the author of the software.
      I have made this software for someone (long time ago), respecting his requirements.
      The date box should be visible… i don’t know why on your computer is not shown.
      For the rest of the issues, you are right but, in order to fix things and improve the program i need to see people are interested and willing to buy a license.
      I appreciate your review and i will try to fix things and improve the program in the future versions, as long as I will have time for this.
      Thank you.

    • Most of errors you pointed out are related to your system only.
      If your system allows the software to properly run and you follow the instructions included the program will work.

      I have made this software for someone (long time ago), respecting his requirements.
      I appreciate your review and i will try to fix things and improve the program in the future versions, as long as I will have time for this.

      Thank you.

  180. Jerry Smith

    I’m a little disappointed in this software. It appears to be easy to use – maybe too easy, as it leaves out at least one key feature that other CD or media converters have. The one in particular feature missing is the inability to change or even designate the album name and or track on the fly when ripping a CD. This is a must have for folks who rip audiobook CDs. The album, disk number and track info are often missing from the disk’s metadata – and the integration with the FreeDB internet database, though a good feature for music CDs doesn’t really work for audiobooks. I took a quick look at the actual conversion features between one format and another – and it really has been setup as an easy process. Newbies should like it. To be totally honest though – if this wasn’t free through Sharewareonsale, I would be looking for a freeware app to do my ripping.

  181. Mark Gillette

    What’s the point? Media Human does all this and more, freeware. DBpoweramp rules them all [not free]

  182. Hour Sokaon

    VERY VERY BAD SUPPORT!
    Its service slow down the internet very much. It doesn’t work with Streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu, FOX…
    Submitted too many tickets to the support center but no reply or solution, very bad support services.
    Wasted of my money, will open the case very soon.

  183. Michael Sweeney

    I’d like to hold review when I see this change. With Nvidia Shield, when you put the Sideload channels on home page, the icons are huge. You need to allow editing on appearance size or keep it the same size as favorite app row. Then, it would garner a highly deserved 5 Stars

  184. Ethan Gresham

    I would also like to write something about this Anti-malware. I installed the soft and it went well. Tried for 2 days already and have some points to mention. I’m not a writer so here’s just my pros and cons.
    Pros (for ME):
    + the first that catches my eye – easy and intuitive interface
    + On-run protection and Internet security are enabled constantly as i’m working on the internet all day long!
    + you can set hourly database update and also today the version been updated (despite the free key)
    + tabs are quite navigative and i easily understood what and where to look for
    + some online-casinos and other unwanted pages used to open from time to time when i surfed the internet, they are GONE now i.e. blocked by internet security option!
    + the scan has found so many things some other my antiviruses didn’t even mention about (so-called parts of threats)

    Cons:
    – too many dialogue windows i don’t like that
    – i’m not savvy enough as said below but even i see false positives with trusted softs i will definitely report to the support team
    – can’t play my favorite online-game with the internet security option on (i tried to switch off and it worked as before)
    – you have to inspect carefully at least the first result of the scan not to quarantined/delete normal stuff

    In general i’m more satisfied than disappointed and i keep on testing Anti-malware of course.

  185. Helene Boucher

    Devrais etre traduit en francais ( plusieurs langues )
    Excellents logiciel

  186. Robert George

    O&O Defrag Professional analyzed my SSD C: Drive at 19.59%, Trimmed and remained at 19.59%.
    Smart Defrag 5 analyzed my C: Drive at 1.29%, Defragged and Optimized it to 0%.
    I ran another Analysis with O&O Defrag Pro and it was still at 19.59.
    Am I missing something here or does it only Trim, something Windows does for itself.

  187. marco

    This software is not working well, is deleting every program that I have, and some programs that I got on this website, every scan finds viruses and doesn’t clean anything.

  188. Mike Norvick

    Very easy to use app with some nice features. Loaded complete USB drive with 15000 photos without problems.

    Pros
    Speed: fast thumbnail generation, fast sorting
    Easy to use controls, image resize and crop tools are great
    Working on many photos is straightforward, each file has own change history
    Built-in duplicates check

    Cons
    Editing RAW files is not possible
    No light UI skin, only dark interface
    No channels/shadows/highlights tools (Lightroom)

    My verdict
    For a serious photographer the software lacks some advanced features. As a general photo organizer the ImageRanger is quite convenient.

  189. jacky philippe

    Merci beaucoup pour ce très bon logiciel dont j’était à la recherche: Ce site est vraiment fantastique et félicitation à vous. Par-contre y a t’il une clé s’il vous plait ! Merci

  190. Neil

    Formerly known as ‘Trojan Killer’ which was a software with a mixed reputation. Under a different guise It seems to have inherited the negative aspects of that software. Principle among these is the unacceptable number of ‘False Positives’ some of which, if removed, can cause functional issues with legitimate software. If you’re savvy enough to spot the false positive and ignore them it can be a useful tool as part of a multi-layer security set-up, if not better to leave well alone.

  191. Jonathan

    Very very basic image viewer, not much else to see, agree with Peter in that this feels like an Alpha release of a program were most features are still not ready and it’s very early days for the program… The program did also not auto-rotate my JPEG files but did seem to work with some RAW files… there are many free applications that can offer the same features and allot more so I think ImageRanger has some way to go before users will start using it… If you only after a very small and free viewer I would recommend FastStone Image Viewer which is free and offer many more features)

    • Thank you for your review!

      In this release ImageRanger has the following features:
      – Search and removal of duplicates
      – Auto sorting photos into folders
      – Bulk image adjustments (resize, contrast, sharpness, brightness, cropping, etc.)
      – Image search (GPS, face detection, out of focus image search, etc)
      – Save and load custom image collections
      – Bulk image tagging, rating
      – Batch operations

      We would be happy to hear from you about the features you would like to see in our next release!
      Simply drop us a line to the support address.

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  193. Peter Blaise

    .
    OOPS — DESTRUCTIVE EDITS, when you click [ Save ], it overwrites your original JPGs after editing, and cannot be undone — a serious NO NO that totally disrespects user’s original images.

    Note that more mature programs, free from Google, and for a fee from Adobe, do NO-DESTRUCTIVE EDITING, leaving your precious originals intact.

    This appears to be an alpha-test release compared to the maturity of the features and benefits of the marketplace it has entered.
    .

    • To Undo your changes, use right mouse click -> select Undo in the pop up menu.

    • Not a fair criticism, Peter. Most, if not all, image-editing programs do the same when the User carelessly chooses SAVE as opposed to SAVE AS. This includes Photoshop, IrfanView, XnView, Zoner, ACDsee, etc., etc.

  194. Alfie

    This program is great! found all the old photos I had been looking for and allows lots of changes and to save the ones you want to a specific place. Also includes manual and gives prompt tips if required. Made my Day!

  195. NGD

    Their customer service is appalling. Ask them about transfer of site hosting and domains and they just ignore you.

  196. wosa

    a quota from”downloadCrew” (https://www.downloadcrew.com/article/35197-pdf_anti-copy)
    “Verdict:

    PDF Anti-Copy works as advertised, and its unusual method will prevent some users from copying your documents as editable text. But the process also prevents users from searching your documents, which could be a big deal, and determined attackers could still use an OCR program to extract the content.”

    Above comment is exactly what I found.

    So my verdict is:
    – A good idea
    – And a tool that comes in handy
    – But never forget: those, who don´t hesitate to steal your work anyhow, will find their way; e.g. by an OCR ScreenReader program.
    – At least those people will have some (or even much…) extra work to do to extract and copy more than one single page of your PDF file.

  197. alex

    disappointed: too many false positives – even tried to prevent access to my bank page (the largest state-owned bank of the large country). very annoying

  198. Ralph Zazula

    Poor Software, Mediocre Company, Terrible Service!!!
    Pros Cheap software, although FREE is not really free and more than competitors!
    WinX applications do not work very well, are confusing to use. Long processes fail to complete on High End i7 PC with lots of RAM & Disk. Lifetime licenses need paid upgrade after minor releases! Resulting files are out of sync. Technical support is terrible! Customer service is deceptive!
    Summary Don’t buy any WinX Products! Don’t Buy anything from Digiarty! Never install any upgrades! I am a licensed user who paid for software and was taken advantage of.

  199. Malik

    Nowadays, users in growing number cater to read magazines on their mobile phone through searching online. But it’s a challenge for the publishers, to make their publication work well on the mobile devices. That’s where the newsstand application come to use. Newsstand applications on both iOS and Android are basically hub for all your magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Publishers can create newsstand magazine app or standard app for Apple Appstore and Google Play to publish their work and make it available on mobile devices. There are now applications available that allow you to easily do this on your own.
    Mag2GO Pro is an application designed to help you digitally publish your magazines, periodicals and other publications into mobile devices. It lets you create mobile apps for your magazines without coding required and easily use your exiting PDF to create the magazine newsstand app.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~145MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Before the application starts, it asks you to activate and register the application. You can enter the registration name and code to activate the application. Once done, you can then launch and start using the application to create application for mobile devices and publish your publications.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and straightforward, designed to be easy to use for all types of users with different experience levels. On the top, there is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by toolbar with buttons to important features and options. Clicking the ‘New’ button opens up New app wizard. The whole process is wizard guided and you can create new applications in a few easy and simple steps. You can distribute content into native app for online and offline reading and customize interactive content for your magazine.

    Pros

    – The UI is simple and intuitive, designed to be easy to use for all types of users, even the novices.
    – No coding or special learning is required in order to create applications with this tool.
    – Ability to set a preview of few pages, this lets users preview a few pages before subscribing.
    – Content inside the application is available for both online and offline viewing.
    – Allows your reader to share any page to the social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and more.
    – The application remembers the current page that was being read.
    – Send push notifications directly to your readers home screen, even if your app is inactive.
    – Real Time tracking allows you to watch live what your customers are reading and where they are from.

    Cons

    – Lacks a few features that are offered by other similar applications.

    Conclusion

    Mag2GO Pro is an easy to use software solution, that helps you create applications for publishing your magazines and other content. The application comes with a great set of tools, that comes in handy in many different situations. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  200. Lucy

    The UI is completely unintuitive, the information is poorly tracked, the program is completely sluggish even with only text entered (no images, video, etc.) and only gets worse when you start adding those. I can’t get it to save as a note of a certain subject, only the date so I still have to keep track of a separate file/paper/etc. to know what date to go back to in order to get access to my notes again. It does let me enter data, save images in notes for reference, etc, but I could get that out of a Word Document.

    Not worth the hassle.

  201. Malik

    Windows To Go allows users to deploy a bootable Windows environment onto a USB flash drive. It is a full version of Windows with all the features that you can use in any PC, and carry around with you wherever you wish to. Many applications are available nowadays, that allow you to create Windows To Go on your portable drive. Some of these work well, while others are buggy.
    WinToUSB Professional is a lightweight and reliable software application, that can help you to install and run Windows OS from a USB storage device. This application allows you to install Windows directly from a USB drive, using an ISO image or even a CD/DVD to deploy it on the removable storage device.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~5MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application can easily be activated, using the provided license key. Once activated, it requires a restart of the application for the changes to take effect. After this, you can then start using the application, and use it to install and deploy Windows on any portable storage you wish to.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and straightforward, with an old and outdated design, without any fancy icons and colors. Simplicity makes it possible for all types of users to understand and use the application without requiring any prior experience and knowledge. To install Windows on any portable storage you need an ISO image, or a CD / DVD with the required data on it. You can select the tool from the top right down menu, Windows To Go conversion, Installation USB, and CD/DVD to ISO are the options available. Moreover, the language of the UI can be changed to any from the ones available.

    Pros

    – Creation of Windows To Go directly from ISO, WIM, ESD, SWM, VHD, VHDX image file or CD/DVD drive.
    – Clone existing Windows installation (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2008 R2) to USB drive as portable Windows.
    – Create a Windows installation USB drive from a Windows 10/8/7/vista/2016/2012/2008 installation ISO image file.
    – Also supports creating a bootable Windows PE USB drive.
    – Cloning speeds are impressive.

    lag or crashes. It is worth-trying.

    Cons

    – The UI looks and feels outdated, is not visually appealing at all.

    Conclusion

    WinToUSB Professional is simple and easy to use application, that allows you to create Windows To Go and Windows installation media on USB drive. The application runs smoothly, without any

  202. Duncan

    This is a handy little application to have. I’ve used similar software in the past, but was glad to see this one on offer as it was one I considered purchasing a couple of months ago but did not.

    Windows only allows you to protect folders if you password protect your user account. So if you plan on letting someone borrow your computer and you don’t want them snooping in your personal stuff, this app does a great job at preventing that.

    Basically, it makes your folders hidden. I’m not a security expert, so I’m not sure at how well it does its job besides making it so the average Joe doesn’t realize there’s a folder hidden from them.

    There are free alternatives out there which allows you to create encrypted virtual drives but they’re honestly a pain to work with. This software isn’t. You open the application, set a master password and then choose the folders you’d like to hide and voila, you’re done.

    The interface is a little outdated visually reminding me of something from 2005. But the bones of the program and the interface is solid and rather intuitive. I was able to hide a folder without any fooling around.

    Update the interface would be my only suggestion so far. And for the price (free for a limited time) it can’t be beat.

  203. DoktorThomas™

    YouTube?
    Too limited. Add any DVD transcribing and this has potential. ©2018

  204. DoktorThomas™

    Potentially nice program. I endorse trial use as a sales ploy.

    It took three years but I finally bought a popular PDF program (Acrobat) after using a giveaway. I bought not one but versions 9, 10, and 11; some multiple times. Had I not gotten to use the program enough times to realize its virtues I would not have bought multiple copies of Acrobat, which was significantly more expensive than this software.

    This trial is six months. How many times in six months might one use this unless they are working on a public/company computer?
    How would you know in six months if your private folder was protected from prying eyes?

    My point is the severe time limitation prevents me from trying this software.

    Then there is the subscription issue.

    I still have working versions 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11 of Acrobat. With this offering, you are forced to buy and re-buy every year.

    This may be a profitable arrangement for iobit, but not me. I want a full license for as long as the software works on the computer on which it is installed. Profit is already high because they do not provide the install disk (download only). And they reselling the same thing to everyone.

    For this computer, #4 in my house, win7 is being used as the OS. That means there is a limited future/life for any download to this computer.

    Every time there is an OS update, there is potential to have incompatiablity requiring buying the software again. (Even win10 will be replaced because of an allocation flaw in services that is vulnerable to hacking and cannot be patched. Windows needs a complete re-write; so the single down for life would have to be re-bought a last twice in the near future.) Three times, one computer is more than enough profit.

    This a model–trial and ownership–I cannot support. ©2018

  205. Alicia

    à l’attention du modérateur : Pourquoi mes propos ont-ils été transformés en un charabia incompréhensible ??????

  206. Mike

    Hard to understand the low rating. If you look past this page, you’ll see that there are 8 (eight) programs available for about $12 (beat current average price). The deal is NOT only for Burning Studio 19. Click on “read more”. $12 will get you 8 amazing Ashampoo programs. I’ve used several of these (previous versions) for years, and they’re top quality. Check it out before the offer is pulled.

    • I can think of three reasons people are downvoting it:
      1) They don’t actually have the names of the programs listed or even prominently displayed anywhere in the description! If you don’t read every “The Pitch” entry, you don’t know what programs are available.
      2) I already have 1 of these programs but an earlier version, 3 of these programs at the version listed, and 3 of the others are things I don’t use (like a windows “optimizer” that fools around with the registry). So that means there’s only 1 new programs in the whole “bundle”.
      3) They used to give these away individually…now they want $12 minimum for a bundle that is mostly stuff I don’t want.

      I’d rather see them go back to offering the programs individually, even if they charged a couple bucks instead of free.

    • it entirely depends on your own personal view of outstanding and amazing software. Ashampoo have figured poorly because of the rubbish they make, including their anti virus software, which is the pits for quality..that being it might as well not even exist its that poor. You cant turn a sow into dairy cow, just like trying to claim ashampoo as a company is amazing, the general concensus is that they are not for very valid reasons. It wouldnt matter how little they charge, the damage they did to their own image is there for all to see over the last few years, they are one of the last companies online anyone should trust at this moment in time

  207. wosa

    “Privacy Protection
    …, the only way to access these files is with your password.”
    Above quota pretends, your data is safe. Oh, that sound great!
    … But as with all those tools it took me just a few seconds to find out how it works and how to access the data inside the “protected” folders:
    As they use a “filter driver” (sic…), the easiest way is/was to restart the machine in protected mode or via a Windows PE.
    Et voila: Folder and its files could be accessed at once – without any restrictions;
    – the folder exists in the same place
    – and with its original name, too!

    Why?
    – because the “filter driver” IS NOT LOADED (not present) in protected mode or while starting up any machine through an independent operating system (including Windows PE builds).

    Conclusion
    This, too is just a light weight solution for quickly “hiding” contents – no more no less.
    Conclusion
    Decide your own if this fits your needs…

  208. Stuart

    Easily defeated by anyone who simply starts Windows in Safe Mode, because this stops all but essential Windows system files from loading. iObit’s software is not a Windows system file, so therefore, it doesn’t load. And if it doesn’t load, it isn’t active, and if it isn’t active, it can’t protect anything or, more to the point, hide anything. Once the PC is booted in Safe Mode, it’s a simple job to run ‘Everything’, the freeware search engine, to search the computer for all files and folders or all files with a selected file type. It’s also easy to order the search results by file size. I’ve busted iObit’s so-called ‘protection’ within 90 seconds on several occasions using the combination of Safe Mode boot followed by a fast ‘Everything’ search by file suffix and/or file size. iObit is well aware of the huge flaw in this software but has done nothing about it. . . because it can’t do anything about it. iObit also does not regularly update this product in the way that an anti-malware specialist publisher (like Malwarebytes) has to constantly update its signature base. All AV publishers, be they Malwarebytes or any other, incur a substantial staff cost overhead in maintaining their databases. By contrast, iObit incurs little or nothing. And yet it still has the cheek to try to charge the gullible an annual recurring charge: why? Answer: to make a profit out of those who don’t know any better. The only reason this developer rents its software instead of providing lifetime licenses is because of sheer greed. Why it gets such a high rating here is inexplicable.

  209. yataguebou

    très bon logiciel pour la sécurité des fichiers et des dossiers, fiable, rapide, et utilisation très simple.
    MERCI.

  210. Alexandre

    Given that the developer gave a racist reply against spanish and latin people, I’ll pass this one.
    Even looking so interesting.

  211. Malik

    Keeping a diary means having a place to write down your thoughts, feelings, memories and personal impressions about life. This can be healing and teach you to know yourself better. In a similar way, notetaking has its own benefits too. It can improve focus and attention to detail, promotes active learning, increases creativity, and improves organization skills. Both of these activities were performed with pen and paper, but in today’s world, where we spent most time in front of a PC screen or a smart device, these activities are now performed using software applications.
    Vole Magic Note Professional LTUD is a note taking software application, that comes with many handy tools, to help make your note taking process easy and improve your overall experience. It allows you to write a diary and keep it secure on your computer, fill it with images, videos and hyperlinks, preview media, set reminders, and more.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~80MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. To get the license and activate the application you first need a Sanwhole account, where you can import purchases using the codes. You can then download license file in TXT format to your PC. This file can be activated inside the software easily and quickly. Once done, you can start using the application and all the tools that it comes with, to create notes that are actually useful.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is divide into different panes, and has an old and outdated look to it. You do have option of 6 themes to choose from to suit your needs. At the top you have buttons to different options and tools. On the left you can view all your notes and search for them. The bigger box on the top shows content, while the other one shows the media content selected. The UI is not intuitive but you can load a sample to help you get started. Moreover, you can use the help documentations if any help is required.

    Pros

    – Create and organize multimedia containing notes with ease.
    – Create Pageshare notes, each note is a complete HTML5 website.
    – Integrate in notes audio, video, and other online resources.
    – Add Rich Text, images and hyperlinks.
    – Powerful search function to search for notes with ease.
    – 6 different themes to choose from and ability to change the language of the UI.
    – In-built media player to preview media content.

    Cons

    – The UI looks old, outdated, and is not intuitive. This makes it difficult to use and understand.

    Conclusion

    Vole Magic Note Professional LTUD is note one of the best note taking application out there, but it is definitely an application that can be used on daily basis once you get used to it. It comes with many handy tool, the application runs smoothly and lag free. It is worth-trying.

  212. Matt

    I purchased the standard version and I guess I didn’t read the documentation but you can’t use a usb device with that version. I had to upgrade to the professional, which was frustrating but it was cheap so I upgraded. I followed the instructions and received an error message and now had to upgrade to enterprise. I followed those instructions and still received an error message. I tried to contact support but couldn’t find a number. Sent them an email and several hours later received some instructions that were completely unhelpful. By this time I had found another solution and was able to reset the password. I asked for a refund but was refused and offered another one of their products instead. Not happy with the software, support or my experience.

  213. Malik

    Photos we capture do not turn out to be perfect always, especially the portrait photos capture all the imperfections at that moment in time. These imperfections need to be eliminated and adjusted, before the photos are considered good enough to be shared with others. Expert photo editors have been using advanced tools for long to remove these unwanted defects and details. But not everyone wants to or can pay the photo editors, or pay for and use the advanced tools. That’s why simple applications to help solve this issue came into existence.
    SoftOrbits Photo Editor Pro is a lightweight and intuitive photo editor application, that can help you adjust and enhance your photos appearance with the aid of many useful tools that it comes packed with. It lets you edit and adjust the appearance of photographs, remove spots, apply text watermarks or crop the images, and do more.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~10MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward taking no time at all to complete. Once the installation completes, the application can be easily activated and registered using the license key. At startup, you can drag and drop any image to the UI, or use file explorer to navigate to the picture and select it. Once a photo is loaded, you can start using tools and features of the application to make your photos look better.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and simple, and all the features are well-organized making the UI easy to navigate through. At the top you have the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by toolbar with important features and tools. To the right is the toolbox, which shows tools relevant to the function you have selected from the toolbar. Rest of the UI is the image viewing area. Information like image resolution and the format are shown on the bottom right.

    Pros

    – Clean and Simple, designed to be easy to use for all types of users, even novices.
    – Supports formats like JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIGm TGA, PSD, PCX, WMF, and more. The edited image can be stored in these formats too.
    – Tools like Crop, Rotate, Remove, Add text, Image Correction, and Resize.
    – Add Text Watermarks, Remove objects from images by different modes and methods.
    – Menu bar lets you undo or redo certain actions, go to next or previous picture and restore the original.
    – Improve portrait photos by removing small imperfections such as pimples and wrinkles.

    Cons

    – Often crashes while processing images.
    – Object removal takes a lot of time, but the results it produces are only satisfactory.

    Conclusion

    SoftOrbits Photo Editor Pro is a simple, lightweight, and intuitive photo editor designed to be simple to use, and aimed at all types of users, allowing them to edit and enhance their photos with ease, without any photo editing knowledge or complex photo softwares. The application runs fine, with a few stutters and crashes here and there. It is worth-trying.

  214. Malik

    Files that you delete from your hard drive are merely hidden, marked as deleted but not really removed from your hard drive and can be recovered with widely available data recovery software. This can lead to unauthorized access to your important and personal data, which can be misused too. The solution for this is to use a file shredder software application, permanently overwrite and shred any sensitive files or data on you decide to delete. There are many applications available, but not all work the same.
    Macrorit Data Wiper Pro is a simple software utility designed to help you permanently delete files from your computer and hence, make the deleted data on your drives unrecoverable. It allows you to completely wipe your entire hard disk or a partition on you PC.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~20MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The installer comes packed in a zip file, which also contains the portable version of the application, that can be carried around in a flash drive to be used whenever and wherever it is needed. After launching the application, it can be easily activated by the registration code. Once done, you can then start using the application do remove your personal and confidential data permanently from your PC and drives, so it cannot be recovered.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive. It allows you to perform the task of deletion and wiping, all from one window in just three steps. You need to choose the wipe target, then the wiping method , and then select the partition and hit the ‘Wipe Now’ button. The disks and the partitions on it are viewed graphically, and information of size and its type are shown and represented. Moreover, there are many different ‘How to’ guides that can be accessed from the top, these take you to a link where the information is provided. There is also a button at the top that lets you create WinPE bootable media on removable storages.

    Pros

    – Clean, simple, and one window operation UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Portable version available. Easy to use and easy to carry around.
    – Works with all storage devices, external or internal. Supports 2TB+ and non-512B sector size drives, Support large IDE, SCSI, SATA and new GPT/uEFI-formatted hard disks, USB 1.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 flash memory drives. And FAT16/32, NTFS file systems are also supported.
    – Wipe free/used or unallocated space with fast algorithm.
    – Wipe C Drive, or system partition without bootable CD.
    – 6 different wipe methods to suit your needs.

    Cons

    – Does not come with Windows Explorer context menu integration like other similar tools.
    – Other similar tools offer more wiping methods.

    Conclusion

    Macrorit Data Wiper Pro is a simple yet powerful application, designed to help you remove your important and personal data securely, so it cannot be recovered by anyone using recovery tools. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. The system resource usage also remains low at all times. It is definitely worth-trying.

  215. Malik

    File compression is a process of ‘packaging’ a file or files to use less disk space. Compression software allows you to take many files and compress them into one file, which is smaller than the combined size of the originals. There over 50 different formats that can be used for file compression, common ones include zip, 7-zip, TAR, GZIP and ISO. There are many different compression tools are available nowadays, but there are only a few comprehensive tools that come with all the important features, support all the key formats, and works well too.
    PowerArchiver 2018 is an intuitive compression tool, that comes packed with a rich set of tools. It allows you to compress files and extract archive content, connect to cloud storage accounts and FTP servers, compile ISO images and burn files to discs, and more.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~37MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application can be activated by the activation codes provided by the developers. Launching it for the first time, it asks you to choose the skin of UI, the mode of the UI (novices and advanced), and also select/deselect file format associations. After this, you can then register and activate the application by entering the registration name and activation code. Once done, the application restarts and can then be used for all you file compression and decompression needs.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple and intuitive. The UI has two modes, one for novices with less options and buttons, the other for advanced users with complete list of options and options to suit your needs. The application also comes with a few skins to choose from, and make the UI look as you want it too. Moreover, you can choose display style, icon view style and toolbar options. You can also drag and drop files to UI to add them to an archive. The application also adds several useful entries in the Windows Explorer context menu, to readily compress and extract files, without even the need of running the application first.

    Pros

    – Simple and Easy to use, flexible UI, that comes with two modes suitable for different experience levels. The UI can be tuned in many ways to suit the user’s needs.
    – Support for over 60 various compression formats like ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, PA, ISO, TAR and more.
    – Support for the PA format.
    – Multi-core compression, Unlimited size, full ZIPX, 256 bit AES Encryption and more.
    – Comes with great useful tools like Convert tool, Encode tool, Repair tool, Write/Merge tool, Batch ZIP tool, Multi-Extract tool, SFX tool, and more.
    – Full support for Windows Explorer shell extensions.
    – Tabbed interface so you can deal with more than one archives at one time.
    – Fast startup, fast compression speeds, and low to moderate system resource usage.
    – Cloud sharing is supported for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Azure, S3, Attachment Cloud, Attachment Cloud Beta, and Box.
    – Use a built-in FTP client to download and upload files, create full, incremental and differential backups that run automatically within a custom scheduler.

    Conclusion

    PowerArchiver 2018 is a fast, reliable, and intuitive compression application that comes with useful and powerful collection of tools that are a must, and also some other tools for added functionalities. The application runs smoothly, without any lag and crashes. The system resource usage is low to moderate too at all times. It is definitely worth-trying.

  216. John Weber

    I’ve been using power archiver 2017 since I won it in a giveaway a few months ago. I liked it alot. I ended up getting a key for the 2018 version afterwards and started using that. It was even better. The featureset is quite expansive. I particularly like when I’m opening an archive with an executable that it prompts me on if I would like Powerarchiver to automaticallt install the program for me. There are some cool skins for it as well as other forms of customisation. It starts up and works quite quickly in my experience as well. All in all, after trying dozens of archiving software over the years, both free and paid options, this is my favourite one so far. I do have the toolbox version which is like the full set with additional features such as ISO mounting etc but this standard version is fine for the average user.

  217. Null

    Pro – A lot of backup space, for a pretty good price.
    Non C-Drive space can be included, making this more useful than most typical cloud backup services.
    Con – Very little control over the process. You can pick the folders to be backed up, but you cannot determine the backup schedule, and if you want to know if a backup had been successful, you have to go through the restore process. No immediately apparent way to monitor results.
    Backup agent takes up a HUGE amount of computer processes, so when it kicks in, things like image editing or video viewing may slow and fragment.
    I’ve asked about these issues, and so far, the publisher has not responded. If or when they do, I will update this review.
    Overall: good, but could be better. Caveat emptor and all that.

  218. Graham B

    US Servers don’t work with netflix (Netflix knows you’re using an unblocker or proxy and stops you dead). Most servers don’t work at all, and throw out “server not found” errors when trying to load 99% of websites, including Google.

  219. Malik

    For a long time, people have been using PowerPoint to create presentations and other visual content that aids presentations. Nowadays, a lot of presentation makers are flooding the market, with the aim of providing an alternative to the PowerPoint point. However, there are only a few of them worthy enough to be said as alternatives to the PowerPoint. Others do not work well, are missing a few features, or are not user friendly.
    Focusky PRO is a simple and intuitive software application on Mac and PC, which can help you create professional-looking applications for business or school work, without any difficulty. It allows you to design creative and dynamic presentations and then publish them online.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~300MB, and might require a fast and stable internet connection to be downloaded. To be able to activate and use the application, you first need to have a FOCUSKY account. You can register a new one or use an existing one. The license key provided here can be easily activated in your account. You can then login with the account on the Mac or PC application. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking only a few minutes to complete. Once done, and logged in to your account, you can use the application to create professional-looking presentations.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application has a modern design, and is clean and intuitive. From the left side you can access different tabs like, Recent Projects, Used Templates, and Online Templates, and other different categories. The 4 buttons on the top allow you to start a new project, open an old one, import one from PowerPoint, or open a new one from published files. Moreover, you can search for questions and templates too. The presentation interface is simple and easy to use also, it has a side bar with important functions, and also a navigation bar to zoom, scroll, and move through slides.

    Pros

    – Great-looking, clean, and intuitive UI, designed to be suitable for all types of level, with all experience levels.
    – The application comes with a lot of video tutorials and other help documents, to help you get started with the application. These guide you on how to perform certain tasks with the application.
    – 3D transition effects such as 3D zooming, panning and rotating effect make your presentation play like a 3D movie.
    – Multi-language Support, you can install different fonts of your language too.
    – Add background music to presentations, and control when to play/pause/stop the music.
    – WordArt & Texture, Various Shapes & Curve, Formula Editor, 1000+ Built-in Animated Characters, 3D Background Templates, Caption and Voice Narration, Built-in Visual Charts and video player, Screen Recording, and many online templates.
    – Export your projects as HTML, EXE, ZIP, APP, MP4 and PDF formats.
    – Encrypt your presentations and contents to prevent unauthorized access.

    Cons

    – It does lag sometimes, and system resource usage is high too when working on larger projects.

    Conclusion

    Focusky PRO is easily said to be one of the best alternatives to the PowerPoint. It is feature-rich, powerful, and easy to use. The applications run smoothly, with a few lags here and there. It is definitely worth-trying, if you are looking for a presentation tool.

  220. Perter Burgs

    This is such an amazing VPN service I’ve ever used! Hope this will become better and better.

  221. stephen

    download burnt disc, it worked its magic and no longer password locked out. Works on windows 10 start up .defiantly a keeper. thank you tenorshare

  222. Jesper S

    No lag when recording, and great quality on the videos! Amazing software, I strongly recommend it!

  223. Malik

    Many people do not pay much attention to and do not have much knowledge about the password recovery tools. Most users think they are useless and they won’t ever need them. But sometimes we get stuck in situations where a password recovery tool may be the only option that can save you. Imagine losing your administrative accounts password and having no way to recover it. The only possibility other than use of a recovery tool, is to reinstall the operating system. There are many recovery tools available, some of which do not work well.
    4WinKey is a small and lightweight application, designed to help you when you can’t access your user or administrator account due to forgotten password. It allows you to reset lost Windows administrator and user passwords by creating a bootable CD/DVD or USB and booting your locked PC from the newly created disk.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~3MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre registered and activated to be used. Other versions can be activated with the license key. Once done, you can create a CD/DVD/USB drive using the application wizard, and boot from it using the locked PC.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive, so its easy to use for all. The UI is wizard like, and guides you in the process of creating a bootable CD/DVD/USB. This is done in 3 simple steps. First, you choose the current password reset file, then choose the CD/DVD or USB device, and hit the ‘Burn’ button. Once the bootable disk is created, you can then use it to boot from the locked PC.

    Pros

    – Easy to use and Wizard guided UI designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Recover or reset all administrator and user passwords.
    – Reset Domain Administrator password.
    – Reset passwords by creating bootable CD/DVD/USB.
    – Supports Windows 10, 8.1, Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server.
    – Supports FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 file systems.

    Conclusion

    4WinKey is a simple and straightforward tool, designed to help you and save you from situations in which operating system has to be reinstalled. It quickly allows you to create bootable media, which can reset and recover all your account passwords. The application works smoothly without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth-trying.

    • “Once done, you can create a CD/DVD/USB ” Thats not correct. This version does not let you burn a usb. Uninstalled.

  224. mark

    I gave up trying to remember my login password , and had resigned myself to re installing windows 10 again .out of desperation I tried this software ,glad I did less than 2 minutes and was up and running again.thank you for great software.

  225. Thomas P.

    This is definetely worth trying. The product woorks noiseless in the background, it doesn’t affect the PC’s performance. It even speeds it up, with the clean-up module, you can get rid of useless files and invalid registry keys.
    The password manager is a very powerfull tool, just worried if I loose the master password :S
    And the VPN… awesome tool, but it’s limited in this version. I might try Panda Dome Premium after this 6 free months, curious to see how the full VPN works. I’ve seen it with a 50% discount somewhere!

    In terms of virus detection… What can I say, they are the best according to AV-Comparatives.

    Thank you Panda and Sharewareonsale for this great giveaway.

  226. Jean

    This is a great program. It makes my computer run faster. Thanks for creating a wonderful program

  227. ted

    awkward download on android had to do it via my laptop but works okay and anti theft very handy and spot on location

  228. Darla Lamb

    Bitdefender Is, by far, the best security solution for any device. I have paid for a subscription for a few years and encourage others to switch to it as well. Customer service is top notch too. Less expensive than others

  229. Mr.Dave

    BitDefender and I got off to a rocky start. It kept deleting several of my music applications, especially the ones I paid for. I quickly learned how to get files back from quarantine and whitelist them. I found the SafePay program annoying, it pops up on all kinds of websites and wants me to use a BitDefender safe browser to complete my transactions. I figured out how to disable that, although I might check it out someday. For about a week I had trouble running many of my programs. I suspected a BitDefender update was the culprit, and after the next update all the problems went away. Otherwise, this program has been great. My version is call BitDefender Internet Security, and it seems to have all the features on offer here. I haven’t had any malware issues, although two different programs from Game Giveaway of the Day were blocked. Program doesn’t slow my PC down except at startup, so I turn everything on and do something else for a few minutes. No big deal. I’m careful with the software I install and websites I visit, but Bitdefender makes me feel safer. Easy to use, many online services. Their support team has generally been ok, if a bit slow to respond. Overall it seems a good step up from Avast!, which I used (and paid) for several years. I’m happy I switched to BitDefender and think others will like it. Give it a few weeks to settle down and I think you’ll agree. Worth a try even if only for 6 months.

    • Safeway can be set for specific sites you enter banking information or purchases. I find it very helpful and secure. It did take a bit to get used to.

  230. tuthanhphat

    A great PC protection program, I always recommend to friends, relatives when using PC

  231. DBP

    I don’t know about the app, but I love their pitch! Even if it is in broken English. ;-)

  232. captainfepa

    I use Bitdefender for my several home computers and have been generally satisfied with it; moreover, they have technical support which is actually awake and generally responsive. Although I don’t find it worthwhile to switch A-V providers for six-month free use trials, the product is usually available for several devices for under thirty dollars a year total; I can live with that. I have tried free programs, such as Avira, but found them too intrusive. I have made two suggestions to Bitdefender in particular (and am not certain whether they have implemented them or have plans). One is to provide a PAUSE feature with the tray icon, to easily pause both scanning and downloading of BD updates; when I log on, these activities often take much longer at 100% disk usage than I want to wait for a quick check of email, etc. The second improvement would be to easily enable whitelisting by not merely software name, but of name and file location, and checksum or possibly date and size. The reason for the latter is that numerous standard security softwares (such as many by NirSoft) are considered by BD malware or Potentially Unwanted Programs, thus warning me at all times that my computer is INFECTED! (Be afraid – be very afraid!) However, I would imagine that programs such as these would be known by attackers to be frequently whitelisted, and thus preferentially targeted for hijacking. (Since NirSoft is all portable, I’m just going to move it all to a thumb drive when I get the time.) Another item to consider is the BitDefender Box, a security appliance now in its second iteration. I’m interested in reviews of the new version, and in comparisons against similar devices which are now hitting the market. In the old days, Astaro (Sophos, now) provided (free) software for a centralized unified security appliance, if you’ve got a small computer with two NICs. These days, I believe, they are selling something on that order.

  233. Malik

    Antimalware (anti-malware) is a type of software program designed to prevent, detect and remove malicious software (malware) on IT systems, as well as individual computing devices. Antimalware software uses three strategies to protect systems from malicious software, including signature-based malware detection, behavior-based malware detection and sandboxing. There are many applications available nowadays, all claiming to provide the best protections. In reality, only a few are up to the mark with today’s standards.
    Bitdefender Total Security 2018 is a complete and feature-rich security solution with strong malware and ransomware defenses. It comes with with anti-theft, anti-phishing, firewall, autopilot, rescue mode, intrusion detection, ransomware protection, parental control, browser sandbox, password manager, and more.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~440MB+, so a fast and stable internet connection might be required to download it. Considering the number of features it comes packed with, 400+ MB download is worth it. Once the download finishes, you can continue with the installation process. The installation process does not take much time at all to complete. You can then login to your Bitdefender Central account, because that where all your devices are linked and can be managed. You can also manage your subscriptions from there and more.

    Complete Data Protection

    Bitdefender is one of the strongest antivirus out there. It protects you from viruses, worms and Trojans, to ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware. Quick, system, vulnerability and contextual scans are available to suit the users needs. Real-time protection and real-time guard is extremely fast at detecting and eliminating infected files. The Autopilot is stronger and silent than ever, it runs in the background and takes care of everything without disturbing you.

    Multiple Pre-configure Profiles

    The application comes with some pre-defined modes to suit your needs, settings can be changed manually too. These modes include the autopilot mode, work profile, movie mode, game profile, public Wi-Fi module, and battery mode profile. Each of them can be activated, configured and adapted based on your requirements or your computer hardware.

    Pros

    – Clean and easy to use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Comes with Password manger, Secure browser, Ransomware immunizer, File shredder, Virtual Keyboard, Wi-Fi Scanner, and File Encryption.
    – Parental controls allow you to keep track and limit your childs activity and keep them safe from the internet world.
    – Even with a plethora of tools and features, it does not have much impact on systems performance.
    – Detection rate and action time are amazing, one of the best in Anti-virus world.
    – System tune up tools also work great, firewall and online backup tools always come in handy.
    – Applications for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android.

    Conclusion

    Bitdefender Total Security 2018 is a great application, that comes with all the tools and features that you’d ever wish for in a security application. It runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. The system resource usage is also low to moderate at all times. It is definitely one of the best of its kind out there.

  234. leo

    Program is useless, mainly only Youtube. There are many other free programs that download videos from multiple sites without a single problem.

    • IDM (Internet Download Manager), which you pay for, is excellent! I have been using it for over a year now and it sits in your Taskbar and waits. If a site has a video, a small popup window appears asking if you want to download the video on that site. I have found NOTHING better than IDM and I have used them ALL, including MovieJack.

  235. Malik

    Viruses, worms, and the like often perform malicious acts, such as deleting files, accessing personal data, or using your computer to attack other computers. Nowadays, it is rather very difficult to keep yourself safe and protected from viruses, trojans, worms or other forms of malware that are getting stronger day by day. A strong and reliable anti-virus software is a need of almost all PC users, so all there files can be scanned and infected files can be fixed or removed rapidly.
    Panda Dome Complete as its name suggest, is a complete package, to protect you against viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers and online fraud, to safeguard you against all types of known and unknown threats, and to protect you against all kinds of threats with the help of plethora of tools that it comes packed with.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. At the start of the process, it asks you to enter the license key to continue the process of installation. After that it asks you to choose a few installation options, like changing your homepage and default search engine. You can untick the options if you do not want them. Once the installation process is complete, the application launches. You can then start using the application to protect your PC, network, and other devices.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application comes with a modern design, attractive colors, and visually appealing backgrounds. The backgrounds can be changed from the settings. You can access the tab on the left, which contains options like My Account, My Devices, My Products, Help, Supports, News, and more. In the middle is the ‘View Summary’ buttons, and under it the application shows the number of files it has scanned so far. Under is are the buttons to all the different features and options. The ‘Complete’ version, has 22 buttons, namely Scan, Antivirus, PC CleanUp, VPN, My devices, Data Shield, Wi-Fi Protection, Support, Personal Firewall, Application Control, Parental Control, Safe Browsing, USB Protection, Process Monitor, Anti-Theft, Rescue Kit, Online Backup, Virtual Keyboard, File Shredder, File Encryptor, Password Manager and My Products. The application keeps scanning your files in the background, and you can perform on-demand scans too.

    Pros

    – Good-looking and easy-to-use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Anti-virus offers protection against virus, ransomware, and malware.
    – Comes with Parental controls, app lock and call blocker.
    – Three types of scans: Critical Areas, Full Scan, and Custom Scan.
    – Firewall allows you to be secure and free from hacking attacks, whether you’re at office, home, or a restaurant.
    – Safe browsing blocks malware, pishing, fraud, and other malicious items while you are browsing the internet.
    – Process Monitor works like Task Manager, but it shows you the total number of processes running, total that are accessing internet, and the ones that have high/low threat level.
    – VPN allows you to protect your internet connection and keep your browsing activity untracked.
    – Application Control identifies harmful applications, and USB Protection protects against viruses on USB devices.
    – Rescue kit allows you to create a USB to fix PC which won’t boot because of viruses. Moreover, you can also run advanced virus scan if you think your PC is infected.
    – Virtual keyboard to replace an actual keyboard if you suspect there’s a keylogger installed on your PC.
    – You can also control and manage other devices you have linked to the account.
    – PC clean to ensure your PC runs lag free and does not contains junk.
    – Online backup to cloud to save and secure your precious data.
    – File Shredder and Encryptor for data security.
    – Password manager to secure your password to different accounts in a secure location.

    Cons

    – VPN still only offers 150MB traffic.
    – Rescue Kit offers advanced scan, but this results in download and installation of another product by the same developer.

    Conclusion

    Panda Dome Complete is a complete PC optimization and security package. It comes with a plethora of tool dealing with PC health, security, data security, and more. The application works smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth trying.

  236. nick sheesan

    When I went to their website to get more information, this program was not listed. I could find no information about this software anywhere on their site. Makes you wonder……

  237. wosa

    Don´t know whether to laugh or to cry…
    Took me just about 10 seconds to realize how it works:
    1. renamed the “Hidden” folder to another name
    2. set attributes of this folder to h (hidden) and s (system
    3. moved this folder to the drive´s root.
    4. renamed all files inside this folder to nnnn.db (nnnn for numbers – beginning with “1”…)

    BUT: ALL FILES COULD FREELY BE ACCESSED.
    viewing those files would instantly show their type (archive, text, exe/dll, etc.)

    So again: (as all of?!…) such software is ridiculous – at least for any halfway experienced computer user.
    :-(

    Better than average:
    – those folders are and stay in the same state (“Hidden”, name scrambled, …) in and for any other OS or Windows instance.
    – you must have at least the idea that there IS suchg folders/files.

    Worse than average of those tools:
    – you have direct access to all files, as soon as you find out about the existence of such files/folders.
    – not even any need to reboot to save mode (… or Windows PE or Linux …)

  238. Malik

    Having strong passwords is a necessity of today’s world, but this can become a headache when you have to manage dozens social networks, emails and video steaming services. Many people use a single strong password on many different accounts, but that is not secure, and remembering different passwords for each different account is also impossible. That is why password manager tools came into existence, to help you manage all your different passwords easily.
    MSD Passwords is a lightweight yet powerful application, designed to help you store and secure all your passwords and accounts in one secure application. It lets you browse the internet securely and access password protected websites using your default browser.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~6MB and the applications takes around ~20MB space on your drive once installed. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, you first need to activate the application using the license code. At startup, it asks you to create a password to lock down the application so no one can access it without the password. The application also supports locking itself down if left inactive for a certain amount of time.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application looks old, cluttered, and not pleasing to the eyes. You can change the colors and font of the different section of the UI though, to make it look a bit appealing. At the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by a toolbar. It contains buttons like Protected Sites, Navigate and minimize, Navigate, Aux. DBs, Options, and Exit. You can configure your various password protected online services right away by editing the default sites or by creating new services and adding them to the data base. You can adjust the settings and tweak different options too. Moreover, there are different skins too that you can apply and change the look of the UI.

    Pros

    – The UI comes with many different skins, and you can also change the font and color of different sections of the UI.
    – You do not have to remember user names and passwords to login to your favorite sites any more. The application does that for you.
    – The application can be locked down using a password, and you can also set it to automatically lock after inactivity for a certain amount of time.
    – Auxiliary databases allows to manage the Groups database, used to categorize the protected sites.
    – Search function makes it easy to find a specific password if you have lots of them.
    – Quick tutorial, integrated in the program help.

    Cons

    – Not as user friendly and easy to use as other applications of similar category.
    – Lacks many features that other password managers offer, like browser extensions etc.

    Conclusion

    MSD Passwords is a simple yet reliable password manager application. It can be difficult to use and understand at the beginning, but once you get used to it, you won’t be having any issues. The application runs smoothly without any lag or crashes. It is worth trying.

  239. Malik

    Sharing a computer with other users means, all your files, folders, and data is accessible to them too. It is not an easy task to hide or keep private your data from other users. Windows does allow you to hide files/folders, but they are just hidden and are still accessible to pretty much anyone using the PC. That is why, many applications have been developed that allow you to lock and hide your files/folders, so that they can be only accessed by you.
    Hide Files is a simple application, designed to help you lock and hide your files from other users of the PC. It lets you hide important files or folders, and prevents other users from accessing them without the right password.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~1MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre-registered and activated for use. Other versions can be activated using the license keys. Launching the application for the first time, it asks you to create a Master Password and also enter a recovery email, in case you forget the password. Once done, you can then start using the application and lock down your files, folders, and even drives.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and intuitive, and should be easy to use for all types of users without any difficulty. At the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by a toolbar with buttons to important features. The rest of the area shows the content you add to the application to be locked. You can add files, folders, and even drives to be locked. You can also unlock them, and remove them from the application. Password and recovery email can also be changed.

    Pros

    – Simple and easy to use UI, designed for all types of users.
    – Protect files, folders, and drives by locking them secured by a Master Password.
    – Recovery email, in case you forget your Master Password.
    – Locks data of any size within seconds.
    – Supports drag and drop of files and folders to the application.

    Cons

    – No option to automatically lock the data or the application after a duration of inactivity.
    – Does not offer any advanced option, so that might be an issue for a few users.

    Conclusion

    Hide Files is a simple tool to lock and protect your important files, folders, and drives. It does not offer much advanced options, but it does its job well. The application runs smoothly without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth trying.

  240. Malik

    In this age of technology, our everyday life is getting more and more dependent on the data we create, store, and modify every day. From a student at college to businessman in office, importance of data is unparalleled. Nowadays, one has to be very cautious, when it comes to security sensitive data. Data can be lost for many reasons like power surges, theft or cyber attacks. That is why having at least one backup plan for your sensitive data is very important in today’s world. There are many applications available for this purpose, but not all of them work well or come with all the features that are needed.
    Ashampoo Backup 2018 is an easy, fast, and secure backup software solution, that can help you in case of data loss and even in the event of total system failure. It lets you backup and restore files, folders, drive, and entire disk partitions including bootable operating systems.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~82MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, it does however take around 5 minutes to complete. Before the installation process continues, it asks you to enter the license key to activate the application for use. Once done, the installation process then starts and installs the application. After launching it, you can then start creating backup jobs and take advantage of this feature rich application.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a clean and simple UI, which should be easy to use and understand for all types of users, even the novices. At the top is the menu bar, with the usual drop down menus. The UI is a one window operation, and you can select all the preferences from a single window. You can select the drives to backup, where to backup, when to backup, and number of old backups to keep. Once you select all this, you can then hit ‘Activate Plan’ button. You can also view backups contents, restore backups, verify their integrity, view last backup date and time, and status of your backup plan. You can create rescue system, just in case your system fails to boot due to any reason.

    Pros

    – Simple, clean, and one window operation UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users even the novices.
    – Back up to Local, NAS, removable, and also any cloud storage provider that supports WebDAV.
    – Backup and restore entire Windows systems, partitions, and hard drives.
    – Create disk images of the system, complete backups, incremental backups, different versions of backup, and proactive backups.
    – Create Window based rescue system, perform data integrity checks, and schedule tasks.
    – Automatically pause backups when full performance is required.

    Cons

    – Not much in there for advanced users.

    Conclusion

    Ashampoo Backup 2018 is a simple yet powerful backups solution, that works well, and makes sure your data is secure and backed up. The application runs smoothly without any lag or crashes. It is worth-trying.

  241. Harold

    Ignore the naysayers. 250 million users should tell you something. There are similar and I have used or currently have. In 35 years of computing one thing for sure, Microsoft doesn’t care about utilities and that is why there is such a huge number of third parties. Get this and use it for a year.

  242. Vincent Tan

    I’ve been using the ASC for several years, and it really clean and boost my computer

  243. Peter Neves

    I never had problems. To be true. I got many games for free there. I must be luck and I never had problems cancelling the subscription when need. Well, now I need always ask twice for it.

  244. willichan

    I tried it on several video sites. Looks like it can only handle YouTube. There are far better utilities with no registration that can do that. This is really kind of a waste.

  245. phyllis

    This program is great… it works with my Photoshop cs4, Lots of special effects and adjustments… Love it! Thank you

  246. a

    Installed … and oh my … unfortunately it is not better than other downloader apps. The interface is so trivial w/ any useful options. to trash

  247. Richard Malsch

    I wholeheartedly agree with the others. Signed up for 1 free month, got 8 very cheap indie games, and if you dig further on their website, they clarify that everyone gets 8 randomly assigned games, so it’s HIGHLY UNLIKELY you’ll ever get 1 of the 3 example past crates you’ll see on their homepage. And just like has been said, they require that you cancel 3 days before your billing date, which is 21 days prior to the games arriving … meaning you must cancel by the 24th before you’re billed on the 27th for the games you’ll receive on the 17th of the next month. I’m already challenging the billing that they just handed me with no warning about prior games arriving or the upcoming billing, and which I’m told by Support is spelled out in the terms & FAQ’s, neither of which are accessible once you login to the site. When you get the email from them notifying that a CC charge has occurred, the email lists the amount in US dollars, but the website says the same number was billed in GB pounds, and the exact details of the charge are listed as some garbage decimal number with no currency. Avoid these scammers, and stick to a known site like Humble Monthly which does give you at least a AA (if not AAA) game each month, and everyone gets the SAME curated games.

  248. Rheea

    Installed on Windows 10 x64 and is fully operational. Quite unsure why it is not operating on Windows 7 if another reviewer claims it has not been maintained since XP and works on the latest Windows update.

    One can type and organize into folders and categories in just one place without having to go into windows explorer. Notes are not limited by characters/pages, so the program can be utilized beyond just note taking. Tables can be created within documents and all types of images can be used. Features are similar to Word and has the basic library of fonts although symbols can be added ranging from wingdings to and several other language fonts.
    Folder and Note icons can be customized to fit a category of contents status indicators can be set on an icon (a green checkmark if it was a task note that has been completed, category flags, important or urgent, and even a status for a note to be moved/uploaded/downloaded). You can even customize web links to be opened by Ctrl+click, which comes in handy when you want to highlight the link for copying and not accidentally open it. Notes can be moved if you want them to be in a certain order. The organization interface is impressive.

    There are control options for how you want the program to function, for instance if you were in a public place and forget to lock your device, you can set the program to deny access to protected documents if it remains in an idle state for a specified amount of time (that you set). There are save settings for both Windows desktop and portable/mobile storage devices (Windows registry or *ini file)

    You can set attributes such as marking folders and documents as read-only and password protected to prevent accidental deletion and maintain privacy for sensitive material.

    The help reference is complete and the program opens up after installation with a demo of one way to utilize GoldenSection Notes.

  249. Malik

    Screen recorder applications can come in-handy in many situations. It can help you capture streaming YouTube videos, or record live games videos, you can also use video capture program to record videos from YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, Facebook, etc. Moreover, you can also create tutorials and teach other people how to perform certain tasks by recording your screen. There are many screen recorder applications available, but not all of them work the same way.
    Bytescout Screen Capturing is a simple software solution that can capture all your screen activity and save it in video format. It can capture activity on screen for the entire display, custom region, or region around the mouse pointer, as well as from a connected webcam, and save them as WMV or AVI format video files.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~1MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, you can activate the application by entering the registration name and registration key. Once done, you can then start using the application to record your screen and take advantage of all the tools it comes with.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is just a small bar with big buttons to important features. There are five buttons in total, namely Record, Record with webcam, Settings, and Visit Homepage. The first two buttons have small drop down boxes that let you choose between three options Rectangular region, Region around the mouse, and Full screen. From the settings menu, you can adjust different settings like Audio input, webcam settings, video resolution, frame rate, and adjust format settings. Moreover, you can change cursor settings, and also adjust its right/left click colors.

    Pros

    – Simple and clean UI with only a few buttons, to make it easy to use and understand for all types of users even the novices.
    – Capture the whole screen, rectangular region, or the region around the mouse.
    – Record the screen along with a webcam.
    – Supports different video compression modes.
    – Predefined hotkey to stop recording.

    Cons

    – Only allows to save video in AVI and WMV format.
    – Lacks many features that other screen recorders offer.
    – Not suitable for recording gameplay.

    Conclusion

    Bytescout Screen Capturing is a simple and straightforward screen recorder application, that does its job well. It may not be as feature rich and as intuitive as other screen recorders, but it works, and works well. It is worth trying.

  250. Pushkar

    I wouldn’t recommend this website. Their support is not good. You cannot even cancel the subscription yourself, you will have to contact the support and to top that I had to remind them after 3 (or 4) days that I applied for my subscription to be cancelled. Their terms specifically says that you have to contact support AT LEAST 3 days before the charge date.

    Even the games I received were very common. Most indie/bundle games.

  251. Micke

    Well since this offer is a to good one and many will bark on those who warn about it.
    Heres a tip tho, Google Ubercrate.

  252. Dave

    Pretty ordinary program in comparison to the freeware Classic Shell. And look here, its normally $20? crikey; what a total ripoff.
    Dear Microsoft, everyone just wants the Windows XP menu back please — it was dead set simply, easy, quick, and worked. At least simply bring it back as an option.

    • NOT version 6.3 as advertised. The executable shows it to be version 6.2.0.1 Getting to be as bad as another Giveaway site I could mention.

  253. 360Fov

    Not quite on par with the likes of Techsmith – but for the price of $19.99 (or FREE in this case) you get a lot of powerful screen capture, annotation and text tools. You can create guides, export them as videos for YouTube and your blog / social media, or create still images and put them into a free or paid for eBook. A nice way to earn some extra money if you create something truly valuable!

  254. Malik

    To keep a PC running at its best without any lag or crashes, and keeping it secure and safe from all the malware attacks, is a difficult job. There are cleaning and optimization tools available to take care of PC performance, and anti-virus tools available for security risks. However, many of these tools do not work as intended, and some of them are not easy to use, while others do not come with all the required features. Nowadays, there are new applications available that can be used for multiple purposes.
    Wise Anti Malware is a malware scanner as well as a PC cleaner and optimization tool, that can help you secure your PC from malware and also keep it running at its top performance. It protects your PC with real-time protection, scan for risks and infections, and aim at keeping your PC at its peak performance.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~6MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre activated and registered for use, other versions can be activated using the keys. Launching it for the first time, it asks you to initiate a scan so that complete real-time protection can be enabled. The initial scan checks for adware, junk files, and other temporary files like cookies. Once the scan is complete, it shows you all the problems and issues that were found. You can then hit the ‘Fix’ button to solve all the highlighted issues.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive, with a modern design and good looking icons. The UI is divided into 4 tabs, namely Quick Check, Malware Scanner, System Cleaner, and Adware Cleaner. The first tab allows you to perform a Checkup and fix issues. The second tab lets you perform three different types of scans Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Custom Scan. You can also view the quarantine and trust list from the bottom. The third tab allows you to perform a system cleaning scan, you can choose the areas and applications to be included in the scan. The last tab lets you find and remove the hidden ad pop-up and shortcut applications. Moreover you can change the language, and also tweak different settings from the options menu.

    Pros

    – Clean and easy to use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Real-time protection with three shields Malware detection, Adware detection, and Registry protection.
    – Uses Avira technology to protect you against virus, malware, adware, phishing, spyware, ransomware and potentially unwanted applications (PUA/PUP).
    – Removes ad pop-up and ad shortcut applications from your PC.
    – Remove temporary files created by Windows system and applications, clean internet history, cache files, cookies of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, and other Chromium browsers (Comodo Dragon, SRWare Iron, RockkMelt, Pale Moon, Yandex, Vivaldi).
    – Supports multiple languages.

    Cons

    – Some bug causes real-time monitoring engine to not start. Fails every time.

    Conclusion

    Wise Anti Malware is a simple and straightforward solution to more than one issues. It protects you from malware and other harmful applications, as well as remove junk files from your PC and optimize it to keep it running at its top performance. It is worth-trying.

  255. Eugene Satterlund

    I like all the features. The response time is fast. Not hesitating or no menu wanting to popup at all like the original. From what I remember of the other start menus this I like better. It beats the original WIndows 10 menu. Just have to find something for the rest of Windows 10 to be happy. Don’t what’s up with this commenter, it says I already said this but this is the first comment for this that I can remember. Pretty finicky, I must not be leaving a long enough comment or something so maybe I need to type a few more words.

  256. Doug Dingle

    I’ve been running this on three machines for a few years now, and I really like it. I’m not a big fan of ’tiles’ and the other nonsense Microsoft introduced starting with Windows 8. It’s nicely customizable, including timer based sleep and shutdown. Smooth transition from my Windows 7 to the Windows 10 ‘upgrade’. By holding down the Shift key while clicking Start, the original Start function is still there in case you want to temporarily revert to that.

    On one of the machines, for some unknown reason it doesn’t start every time the machine boots, and so I’ve set it up as a task to load with a slight delay, and that has worked fine.

    I’d definitely recommend trying it if this is something that interests you.

  257. Malik

    The Start menu is a user interface element used in Microsoft Windows since Windows 95 and in some other operating systems. It provides a central launching point for computer programs and performing other tasks. The Start menu has under gone many iterations of changes, and new features and functionalities being added to it every time. Regardless of all the features and functionalities it provides, some people simply do not like it, and want to organize and customize it the way they want to. To help with this, there are a few applications available that allow you to customize the Start menu or create an entirely new one.
    Start Menu X PRO is a small and lightweight application designed to help you replace your old Start menu with a new one (Windows 7 and older versions), or create and add a new one (Windows 8 and 10). With this application you can replace or add the Start menu, change the Start button, customize the looks of the menu to different skins, perform searches, and organize apps into groups of your choice.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~6MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre activated and registered, other versions can be activated with keys. By default, in Windows 8 & 10, it adds a new Start menu which can be opened using the Windows key, and the original Start menu can be accessed using the Shift + Windows key combination. You can then start using your customized or new star menu and take advantage of the features it comes with.

    User Interface

    The application does not have much of a UI itself, it stays hidden in the system tray, you can click on the icon to show the Start menu, and right click on it to access the menu to change language and adjust other options. In the options menu you can decide which start menu to open with the Windows key and which one to open with Shift + Windows key combination. You can change the skin, adjust scaling, create and manage virtual groups, and choose width of the Start menu. Start menu icon can be changed too, and you can choose the controls that you want to see on the Start menu. Moreover, when the Start menu is open, the application allows you to set up many shortcut keys to perform different tasks. There are three different styles to choose from, and there are advanced options too, for advanced users.

    Pros

    – Customize Windows Start Menu, or create a new one that is customizable.
    – Drag n drop, and resize the Start menu according to your preference.
    – Comes with all the basic functionalities of the Start menu, plus some great added features to make it a useful tool.
    – Trigger the Start menu using Windows key, or Shift + Windows key combination.
    – Skin can be changed, change the scaling, and adjust the width.
    – Start menu icon can be changed, and you can decide which controls to show up on the start menu.
    – Predefined shortcut keys, these can be changed too.
    – Language of the application can be changed to any of those available.

    Cons

    – A small delay in displaying contents of a directory, when you hover your mouse pointer over it.
    – Themes do not look pleasing and do not blend in well with the UI of Windows 8 and 10.

    Conclusion

    Start Menu X PRO is a lightweight and simple application, that comes packed with great features. The Start menu works and functions like the original one, with added functionalities. If you are not happy with Windows default start menu, then this is the application for you to try.

  258. Reviewer

    Its ok-ish. A bit clunky to be honest. It does not look or feel like the standard Start Menu and is not as good as the free alternative called ClassicShell (http://classicshell.net/). Unfortunately, the ClassicShell developer has just announced he’s stopping developing it (though he’s made it opensource) so StartX may be an alternative. I struggled to like StartX.

  259. Gene

    It’s the only anti-malware program I have ever installed that never finds any bugs. I like all of Iobits products but this one, it wasn’t ever any good.

    • That’s right, because I installed the program from iObit Malware Figher to make the Windows Defender program stopped because it clashed with iObit MF. Even though I think this application is specifically for antimalware like Malwarebytes, ByteFence, etc.

  260. Gojko Pavasovic

    It looks nice but of 10 well known viruses it will detect 5..

  261. Malik

    Antimalware is programs that defend against all malware. The main malware groups are Trojans, viruses, spyware, adware, worms, rootkits, phishing. Antimalware software is definitely more complete than antivirus programs. In today’s world, having a defense against all the malwares is necessary for all PC users. There are many applications available, some that do not come with complete range of features, while others do not offer strong protection.
    IObit Malware Fighter 6 PRO is a straightforward antimalware and antispyware tool, that is designed to help protect your PC from many type of risks and attacks. It helps you remove existing ransomware infections, prevent new attacks, and protect your data from all sorts of threats.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~40MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, you can activate the application for use with the license key, if you have one. Once done, the application automatically performs the first scan on your PC, detects and removes all the malware and other malicious programs that may put your privacy and security at risk.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application has a modern and intuitive design that is easy to understand and use. The UI has a dark background with good-looking icons, and all the features and tools are divided in different relative tabs. On the home tab, there is a button to initiate a smart scan, the other three buttons at the bottom right are to enable/disable antimalware, antiransomware, and Bitdefender engines. There are five other tabs, namely Scan, Ransomware guard, Browser protect, Security guard, and Action Center. All the other tabs except the Action Center, let you perform different scans, adjust different settings, view stats, and more. Action Center shows you other useful tools by the same developer, and allows you to install them at the click of a button.

    Pros

    – Good-looking and easy to use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Enable malware and virus protection using the Bitdefender anti-virus engine.
    – Three types of scans: Smart scan, Full Scan, and Custom scan.
    – Safe guard to protect your important files and folders being accessed by any application.
    – Homepage advisor, download protection, delete tracking cookies, prevent change of DNS settings, clean plugins and toolbars, and surf securely and block ads with the help of a browser extension.
    – Prevent unauthorized access to camera, and prevent viruses from USB devices.
    – View quarantine list and scan logs.

    Cons

    – Slow scanning speeds compared to other similar applications.
    – A tab dedicated to other software application by the developer.

    Conclusion

    IObit Malware Fighter 6 PRO is a simple and straightforward application designed to help you fight against all the malicious applications and programs that put your privacy at risk. It comes with plenty of useful tools, that can come in handy. The application runs smoothly without any lag or errors, it is definitely worth-trying.

  262. Shadow

    One of the best unninstallers I have ever had! Even the free version works fine, but the pro license is quite useful.

  263. Malik

    Sharing a PC with someone, it is often difficult to remember and track changes made to the files, folders, and hard drives by each users. These changes can be deletion, moving to different directories, renaming, and even copying. That is why, nowadays, there are tools available that keep track of all these activity, and keep a log of all the actions performed. There are many applications available, but not all of them are reliable.
    Windows Explorer Tracker is a lightweight application that allows you to keep track of all the actions, with name and date, performed on all your drives. It records all actions performed in Windows Explorer and other network drives.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~1MB and it comes packed in a zip file. Once you extract the contents of the zip file, you can then run the installer to install the application. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, you can then enter the license key to activate the application. Once done, you can start using the application and keep track of the changes and modifications made to your files/folders/hard drives.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive, without any fancy UI design and colors. On the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by the toolbar with icons to different important tools. Under it the area is dedicated for viewing recent actions and activity. You can view information like time, type of object, action, and path to object. You can sort the actions by different parameters, and also filter by date and time. Moreover, you can manage the log files, and view details of each log separately. Options menu lets you adjust the settings of time and date.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users even the novices.
    – Track and monitor Windows activity easily and effortlessly.
    – Supports File, Folder, Drive and Storage Media.
    – Supports ‘Delete’, ‘Rename’, ‘Create’, ‘Insert’, ‘Add’ and ‘Remove’ Operations.
    – Easily manage history logs, and sort and filter logs and actions by different parameters.

    Cons

    – The UI could have been better.

    Conclusion

    Windows Explorer Tracker is a simple and lightweight application, designed for users who want to keep track of all the file/folder modifications on their PC in real-time. The application logs the action as soon as it is performed. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

  264. Gramor

    I tested the software after the trouble-free instalation on a guitar-vocal mp3 for which I had already beforehand determined the chords. The results were accurate up to a very satisfactory level, that is all chords were determined correctly except for a shift from D to Dm that was interpreted as Dm throughout. I think that such cases can one fine tune by ear after getting quite acurate overall interpretation and I prefer this, to having too many chords recognised. The finger positions on the instrument were also reliably good, for some reason the F#m was displayed on 4 strings with the 5th and 6th string dumped, but again a musician will hardly need this, and an amateur will have a reliable guidance. The program is targeted to guitar players I suppose and not keyboard players. The song is interpreted on the fly, that is as it is played with chord transitions displayed accurately as the song is played. The user interface is very attractive and not complicated. The option to isolate instruments successfully isolated vocals from guitar – the test song that I used did not have other instruments to see how it would behave eg. when base guitar and keyboards were also there. The pitch shifter and tempo were working as expected. It was useful that the tempo of the original song was displayed as bpm. Overall I can say that I am impressed. What would be good would be an option to export the sequence of chords in a text file so that one could print it out and add the lyrics and have something to play the song afterwards. As it is, one must take a sheet of paper and write everything out oneself, but even so the program is immensly useful and effective. Congratulations to the developers and thanks for the nice giveaway!

  265. Malik

    Music editing and production are two things that are not as easy as they seem. In today’s world more and more digital music is being produced, and many softwares are now involved in the production and editing of the music. Some of these software are designed and are suitable for only professionals, while a few developers focus on developing software for users at home.
    Riffstation Pro is a great tool for both experienced and amateur guitarists. It allows you to view the chords from any songs you want and perform different modifications to the track to extract the sounds you need.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~29MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once done, you can straightaway launch the application, as the version provided here comes pre-activated and registered for use. You can load up a track, and start using this application, and take advantage of the tools that it comes packed with.

    User Interface

    The UI is well designed, and presents all the tools and features in an arrangement that looks similar to hardware audio controllers and components. That is why, it is easy to use and simple to understand, as for the most part you are dealing with different knobs and buttons. At the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by an area that shows waveform of the loaded track. Under the waveform, you can see the detected chords, and the sizes depend on the duration the chord is played in the track. The section under is divided into three parts, namely Jam Master, Riff Builder, and Chord Viewer. The section under contains buttons to Play/Pause, Stop, Forward, Reverse, and knobs metronome and volume.

    Pros

    – The UI has a great intuitive design, that should be easy to use for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Automatic chord recognition technology, analyzes and figures out the chords for you.
    – Slow down or speed up songs without affecting the pitch of the song.
    – Change the tempo and beats per minute rate.
    – Change the pitch, adjust semi tones, and fine tune keys and chords.
    – You can isolate different sounds and instruments in a track. Using the graphical display, you can scan and find instrument you want. Then use the width and separation controls to fine tune the sound.
    – Metronome tool to that helps you with beats when you are slowing down the track.

    Cons

    – It should come with at least a few basic editing and recording tools.

    Conclusion

    Riffstation Pro is a great tool for musicians and guitarists of all experience levels. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It comes with useful tools, so it is worth trying.

  266. Urbanquintus

    Just tried a few tunes and I am impressed. I have not tested the suggested cords on an instrument yet but it is obvious that the program analyses the chord progression beyond the “standard G, C, D7”. Nice interface easy installation some extras (pitch tempo etc)
    Five stars!

  267. Jose Garcia

    They do not have an app for Roku as they say they have on their website… 2nd…. The app is sooo slow and freezes when you are trying to select other tv channels. hopefully they will fix this issues in the near future.

  268. Fred64

    I have used IOBit uninstaller free portable for a few years now and I like it a lot. Especially its ability to remove Windows 10 junkware, like Xbox etc. It beats having to use complex powershell commands to get rid of that stuff.
    I have not used the installed free version because it tries to get me (even trick me) into installing the IOBit utilities suite. I know some folks like the IOBit suite, but I find it too intrusive and would rather not have it. The uninstaller on the other hand is great — and the portable version doesn’t do that. I’m going to try this giveaway, to see if the full version will behave as well.

  269. wosa

    While this offers some special feature (font/font size, asci graphics import and more) it lacks a feature which makes it for me a no go:
    Ctrl+Z lets you go only one single step back with this common hotkey combination :(
    Until they fix this I would suggest (not exclusively, but just as some examples): Notepad2, Notepad++, or, very special but super tiny but very smart: edxor.
    Final conclusion [- perfectly subjective :-) ]
    Until now just a middle class editor.

  270. Kenneth G. Terral

    Yes, I checked their website, they say they support Roku, but then I checked the Roku site for the channel. No GO. Forget about contacting them, the link they provide is a dead link. Smells like a scam…

  271. Greg

    This app is Great! It has everything and more. The subliminal feature is Awesome! I recommend this app to anyone who wants to heal themselves or to manifest whatever it is they want to come into their reality. It is a very user friendly app which is very cool.

  272. Malik

    Computer users tend to forget a lot of important things more than anyone else. That is why, many applications have been developed which are intended to help remind the users of important things and tasks. One method of doing this is sticky notes, which act just like real life sticky notes, and you can put them on youe desktop to make sure you dont forget something important.
    Efficient Sticky Notes Pro is a simple and user-friendly application, designed to help you place sticky notes on your desktop to remember about important events or tasks and manage all of them.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~16MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, it asks you to enter your license key to activate the application for use. You can enter it to activate the application, or you can use it as trial.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a simple and well organized UI, that is easy-to-use and understand by all types of users. The interface style and colour can be changed to any of the 10 available in the application, that you prefer. On the top, we have a menu bar, followed by the toolbar containing important and useful tools. There are three tabs on the left side, namely Desktop Notes, Search, and Recycle Bin. The area on the right changes with the tab you select, it allows you to view all your notes, search notes, and view deleted notes.

    Pros

    – Easy to use and customizable UI, suitable for all types of users.
    – Sync notes and reminders across your phone and PC.
    – Sticky notes are customizable, you can adjust background color, transparency, fonts, gradient effect.
    – Powerful search tool allows you to search your notes easily.
    – You can backup, restore, and protect your notes with a password.
    – Language of the UI can be changed to any of the many available.

    Conclusion

    Efficient Sticky Notes Pro is a simple, lightweight, and intuitive application, that comes packed with useful and powerful tool set. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

  273. Shakti

    When registration key is entered, the message “unhandled error has entered your application” received, though registration was successful evident from thankyou message.
    The program showed xxx links inserted. But on opening the file in the newly created folder “Linksinserted” no hyper-links are noted. Rather, a red color watermark asking for to purchase the software was inserted in the output file.
    Uninstalling, found the software of no use.

    • This program works fine here. It makes the work simpler if you want to insert multiple hyperlinks in certain words.
      No issues and watermarks after registration. Maybe you can try to register it once again.

  274. John USA

    Useful and well running program. I like it for securing my files that I want to protect and also specially for files that I want to share, like when I want to email, just remember to share the password in a different method than your email, maybe by texting or telephoning.
    Thanks for providing this good and practical program.

  275. Brian Symons

    I bought Abbyy Finereader 11 quite some time ago & it had a version of Abbyy Screenshot Reader with it so I have used it for quite some time. I haven’t used it a huge amount but each time that I have used it it has worked well. You will need to proof read afterwards though.

    I have often used to to capture hobby related material information from old magazines & books that are out of copyright. or to get material from instruction manuals or brochures to make my own short form instruction sheets.

  276. mardell

    I had this from a previous offer; never got familiar with it; started playing with it and noticed that my version could simply be updated until October of this year so I updated it instead of downloading this one. (Same build) I had no problem syncing to my IPHone X. Very simple so long as you use File/Sync on the desktop and on the phone; set it to synchronize (LAN)and it worked great. Just disappointed as the app on phone allows for contacts, etc but this app only is a calendar. I will keep it. Thank you.

  277. Luis

    The best of its class. At the regular price is a bargain, for free is just a God’s gift.

  278. Sang Jun Park

    It is a great solution to sync the data between my machines!

  279. Ken Driver

    I’ve benn using Goodsync for 4 months, backing up to my second hard drive, and found it to be very reliable. Basically set it and forget it.

  280. joechuck

    FastestVPN is like a box of chocolates…..
    The first iteration of the software application was missing OpenVPN as a choice for connection. After searching the website, I find that the OpenVPN option is downloaded and installed separately. Very klunky if you ask me. Also, the OpenVPN connection would disconnect all of the time.
    Then I get a popup saying that there is an update. I say ok. FastVPN icon disappears from my desktop and the nothing…. no activity window, no recognizable tasks running. Who knows? I ended up uninstalling FastVPN, downloading the newer version and running the installer. same thing, waiting, waiting…..eventually it installed. Now there are two interfaces, one on the windows Networks popup and the one on the desktop. If you use the FastVPN on the Networks popup, it shows a connection with notation PPTP . Should I not get a choice? After iut connects there is no icon in the notification area of the taskbar to show connection information or any kind of interface. Back to the Blue MS Networks popup and you have no status available there either.
    Using the new application window, you do now have a choice of UDP or TCP protocols, which I assume are OpenVPN. The choice of servers is rather small and a double click (as opposed to the directions) is required to start the process. Once running, you have status showing the new IP address and up/down traffic counts. There are times when the browser just stops working and I notice that the traffic counts are not changing. This requires a disconnect/reconnect to get it running again.
    My opinion is that FastVPN is not yet ready for prime time.
    I went back to my old VPN.
    Hopefully, things will improve and I can update my review.

  281. rodken

    I quit posting any reviews or comments here for quite some time because they were just getting deleted. Don’t know why and don’t care.
    I have been using Windscribe VPN for half a year and have been so impressed with it that I decided it deserved credit so here it is.
    I haven’t had one problem with this VPN, every other one I’ve tried has annoyed the hell out of me with their instabilities.
    Like all of them the server you use determines your speed, I almost always choose “best server” and the speed is fast (for a vpn). I have tried servers that are farthest from my location and they are still well usable.
    Very easy to use. If your looking into a VPN they have a free version that you could try out to see for yourself.
    As long as Windscribe keeps working the way it is I won’t ever be switching to another. If the people at Windscribe ever read this please don’t change it or slow it down or mess with it somehow like others I have used, leave it the way it is. It’s the first one I’ve been happy with.

  282. Mark

    Pros:
    There is no limit to the size or number of torrents that can be stored.
    It has a built in torrent search.
    Files anyone has transferred to the system are available instantly.

    Cons:
    You don’t really get functionality for life. (False Advertising!)
    Torrents with many files have to be downloaded one at a time.
    The ZIP feature requires points that are an additional monthly purchase,
    and generates invalid zip files that cannot be repaired,
    so it is useless for large collections.
    (No response from customer support on this one either.)

    The help and FAQ links are broken.
    e.g. https://streamza.com//help (Removing the double slash doesn’t help.)

    Documentation is sorely lacking.

    You can only add torrents by magnet, not by torrent file.
    (I have found no way to add torrents from sites like
    Deamonoid which does not provide magnet links.)

    All download links are void JavaScript functions, so you cannot share
    a torrent link with anyone who does not have an account on Streamza.
    Competitors like Seedr and TorrentSafe provide this.

    This also blocks the use of download managers like DownThemAll or XDM, and
    routers that will download for you while your computer sleeps.

    Tiny scroll bars, and the inability to sort or mark files as
    downloaded make it hard to track a large collection of file on Streamza.
    The User Interface is awkward, and hard to use compared to Seedr.

  283. Malik

    Screen recorders are handy tools used to record the computer’s screen, i.e., record the ongoing activities on the screen. Screen recorder applications can come in-handy in many situations. It can help you capture streaming YouTube videos, or record live games videos, you can also use video capture program to record videos from YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, Facebook, etc. Nowadays, many different applications are available for this purpose, but not all of the come with the same set of tools, or work the same way.
    CyberLink Screen Recorder 2 is a recording software utility, designed to help you capture your gameplay, record the desktop activity or a specific application to create tutorials, or capture video from devices such as webcams. It is an all-in-one solution for desktop and audio recording.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~94MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking only a couple of minutes to complete. Launching it for the first time, it asks you to enter the license key to activate the application before it starts. After activation, it asks you to register your copy of software, so you can get future updates, this step can be skipped too. Once done, the application launches, and you can start using its tools and features.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple, intuitive, and has a modern design. All the buttons ad features are arranged to be accessible easily. The UI is divided in to two parts, Record and Stream. The version provided here does not come with the ability to stream. There are five buttons on the Record section, namely Full Screen, Game, Lock to App, Custom, and Device. Clicking on the buttons, you can then adjust the settings to your preference. You can adjust settings like video resolution, framerate, show mouse clicks, and record from web cam or microphone. Moreover, you can change the language of the UI, change output folder, and change video, audio, and webcam settings.

    Pros

    – Clean and Simple UI makes recording an easy task for all types of users.
    – Capture screen, or a specific area of it, or a specific application.
    – Stream to different sites, record gameplay, and record webcam videos.
    – Resolutions up to 1080p and frame rates up to 120 fps are supported.

    Cons

    – Does not let you change the format of video or audio.
    – No option to hide the application in the system tray.
    – Does not allow hotkeys to be tweaked in this version.
    – Ads load up here and there, asking you to upgrade to a newer version of the software.

    Conclusion

    CyberLink Screen Recorder 2 is a simple yet powerful screen recorder application, that comes with a great UI, and even better features. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. More expensive versions are needed to be able to use all the features. But, all that this version has to offers, works well. It is worth-trying.

    • I was glad when I saw this listed as a giveaway as I need one that can record my laptop screen for unlimited amount of time. It installed fine and I had no issues recording right afterward but now some time later, I’m trying to actually use it and I can’t get it to record. It does say (f9 to start and pause) but clicking these show no sign of recording. What am I doing wrong? I’m running Windows 7 Pro Sp1 64-bit. Thank you! Be blessed! Amanda

  284. Malik

    Most of us spend hours in front of our computers working every day, it’s possible to sometimes forget some important things you need to remember. That is the reason why using sticky notes applications is beneficial. It is a way to remind yourself of occasions, dates, numbers and other data effectively. Mostly, these applications place important reminders on our desktop, where it is almost impossible not to notice them. There are many applications available for this purpose, each come with a different set of tools and features.
    Vov Sticky Notes is a lightweight and simple application, that allows you to create stickers, that act as notes or reminders. It allows you to post helpful sticky notes on your desktop and set up reminders and desktop alerts for upcoming important events.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~4MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once the installation completes, you can launch the application. The version provided here comes pre-registered and activated. Other versions can be activated using the license keys.

    User Interface

    The application does not have a UI, and it stays hidden in the system tray. All its features and tools can be accessed from the right-click context menu that appears when you right-click on the icon. You can create as many stickers as you want to , change its size, change text font, change background color, and display date time on the sticker. There are buttons on the sticky note, that allows you to delete the note, create new, and change the background color of the note. You can create and set up reminders for once, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. Moreover, you can change themes of the application and notes, backup or import notes, and cascade stickers.

    Pros

    – Stays hidden in the system UI, and can be easily accessed.
    – Create notes, change size, change font, change transparency, and change background color.
    – Many themes available in the application.
    – Set-up hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reminders.

    Cons

    – Cannot hide ‘Delete’ and ‘New’ buttons from the notes.
    – Cannot stay on top of all Windows. There is no options present for this.
    – Cannot edit reminders once they are created.

    Conclusion

    Vov Sticky Notes is a useful application, that can help you create sticky notes and set up reminders. It does lack some important features that are present in other similar applications. It runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is worth-trying.

  285. Malik

    Almost all password managers work on the principle that you create a master password for access to your vault, and then the password manager fills in individual user IDs and passwords for the sites and apps you use. Due to this, you do not have to use same password on every app or site. You can give each site or app a different, complex and hard to remember password. There are many password managers available, but not all of them are secure and trustworthy.
    Steganos Password Manager 18 has been around for a long time, and is one of the reliable names in this category of software applications. It is a software application, designed to store all your passwords in encrypted storage protected by a ‘Master Password’, so it is only accessible to you. Along with storing passwords, it can store bookmarks, identity details, and comes with browser add-ons and cloud sync across multiple devices.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB, rest of the installation files are downloaded when you start the installation process. Once downloaded, the installer continues to install the application and notifies you when it’s done. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Starting it for the first time, it asks you to enter your license key to activate the application. Once done, you can start using the application, and create a new keychain, open a new one, or import one from an old version of the application. After that you can start storing your passwords and other personal data in a secure vault, locked with a master password.

    User Interface

    This application comes with a modern looking UI, and looks really clean and uncluttered. The UI is well-arranged, providing quick access to all the available features at a click of the button. At the top is the menu bar with the usual drop-down menus. The UI is divided into 4 tabs, namely Passwords, Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, and Private Favorites. The search bar on the top right allows you to search you saved passwords and other stuff. All the tabs have a box which shows the passwords, bank accounts, credit card, and other information you have saved. Setting menu can be accessed from the top right button, and allows you to tweak different settings.

    Pros

    – Clean and intuitive UI.
    – Support for multiple browsers and application for all major platforms.
    – Access all your passwords and saved information anywhere, anytime, on any of your connected devices.
    – Applications for almost all the devices like Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android.
    – Browser extensions and add-ons for multiple browsers like Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome, Maxthon and Internet Explorer.
    – Passwords are grouped into categories, new categories can be created.
    – Password generator to generate strong passwords.
    – AES-256 encryption, so your passwords and other data is safe and secure.
    – Mobile access for your passwords via OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and MagentaCLOUD.

    Conclusion

    Steganos Password Manager 18 is a safe and secure choice for managing passwords, bookmarks, and other important details. All the data saved is encrypted, and the option to sync locally provides an extra sense of security for concerned people. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely recommended.

  286. Malik

    Plagiarism is the ‘wrongful appropriation’ and ‘stealing and publication’ of another author’s ‘language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Internet has made it easier to plagiarize the work of others, that is why documents (mostly essays or reports) are assessed and checked for plagiarism. Plagiarism detection is the process of locating instances of plagiarism within a work or document, it can be found in virtually any field, including novels, scientific papers, art designs, and source code.
    Plagius Professional is a plagiarism checker software application, that scans and analyzes your academic papers and documents, and notifies you if plagiarism is detected.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~25MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching the application for the first time, it is unregistered. You can easily activate it by entering the license key, name, and email address. Once activated, you can start using the application to analyze your files and make sure they are not plagiarized.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive, all the features and buttons are well-arranged to be easily accessible. At the top is toolbar with important menus, buttons, and check boxes. The UI is divided into 6 tabs, namely Analysis of multiple files, Single file analysis, Text analysis, Web page analysis, Whitelists, and Local repository. You can select multiple files or one at a time, and search for plagiarism online or within local files if you wish. Moreover, you can add and analyze text directly, analyze webpages, whitelist webpages that you do not want to be included in search, and add local folders to be included in the search. Once analyzed and checked, the application provides detailed results, with links to webpages where the plagiarized text can be found. It also highlights phrases and words within the text with different colors, and legend at the bottom guides you what each color means. The results can be saved or printed directly. You can also set the level of analysis to be performed, and set the slider between faster speed or in-depth analysis (slower).

    Pros

    – Simple UI designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Supports almost all the commonly used formats like HTML, HTM, DOC, DOCX, RTF, ODT, SXW, TXT and PDF.
    – Searches within search engines, and provides results with links to suspected plagiarism sites.
    – Supports searching for plagiarism within local files.
    – Batch processing lets you analyze multiple files at once.
    – Scan text directly, and analyze webpages too.
    – Allows you to save the result as HTML file or print it.
    – Can alter the analysis speed or accuracy to suit your needs.
    – No file size, number of pages, and analysis limit.
    – Generated text is displayed in various colors, ranging between black and all shades between blue and red. Each color indicates a different thing.

    Conclusion

    Plagius Professional is a lightweight yet powerful plagiarism checker tool, that comes packed with tools and features that can come in handy when analysing different socuments. The application runs smoothly, does not lag or crash. It is worth trying.

  287. Matthew

    Awful install process, freezes, looks like an extremely outdated installer, participating in DLL hell of dropping things into system, where it froze partway through.

  288. Malik

    Data loss can occur whenever to whomever for plenty of different reasons. It is not possible to predict when it will occur or when it is most likely to occur. That is why the only solution to this problem is backing up data. A backup refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. The two main purposes of data backup are: to recover data after corruption or deletion, and to recover data from an earlier time. Nowadays, there are many backup applications available, each feature a different set of tools and takes a different approach to back up data.
    Backup4all Standard 6 is a comprehensive backup utility, that comes with different modes and tools, which ensures it can handle all types of data backup needs. It allows you to perform full, incremental and mirror backups of local or network drives, and do a lot more with other advacned tools.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~108MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching the application for the first time, you need to activate it with the license code you have. Once done, the application launches, and you can start using its tools and features to backup your data and safeguard your self from the disasters of data loss and corruption.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application looks like its copied from Microsoft Office 2007. But having a similar UI to MS Office, the application should be easy to use and understand for all types of users, even the novices. At the top is the menu bar, with usual drop-down menus. The UI is divided into 4 tabs, namely File, Jobs, Tags, and Layout. The first tab allows you to create new job, open saved jobs, manage plugins, erase disc, import backup jobs from other file versions, and open the getting started wizard. In the second tab, there are many buttons like, new, open, delete, duplicate, Scheduler, Backup, Restore, Repair, Test, Clean, History, View log, and more. Moreover, you can create tags and tag different backup jobs. The last tab lets you change the layout of the application UI. You can also view jobs categorized into relevant categories, and search for backup jobs easily.

    Pros

    – The UI is similar to MS Office, so it should not be a problem for users to use or understand it.
    – Block-level backup speeds up the backup process of large files.
    – 4 different types of backups: Smart, Full, Differential, and Mirror.
    – Backup and Restore wizard are easy to use. The backup wizard lets you create a new backup job by selecting Where, What, How and When to backup. The restore wizard is not different either, it is easy to understand.
    – Compress and Encrypt your backups using ZIP64 technology and AES encryption (256-bits).
    – Download and use plugins for backing up or restoring specific programs.
    – You can backup to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, BOX, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Hubic, Hidrive and more than 37 Amazon S3 compatible cloud destinations.
    – Backup4all to send custom emails after a backup finished, with success, error and warning notifications.
    – Schedule backups to backup automatically.

    Cons

    – The UI of the application looks copied and not genuine.

    Conclusion

    Backup4all Standard 6 is a wizard-guided backup application, that allows you to backup all your data and files, by creating backup jobs, and scheduling automatic backups. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. The backup speeds are greate too. It is definitely recommended.

  289. Malik

    Many people are not good at public speaking or presenting, which is usually due to stage fear. If you are not good at speaking, no matter how good your words, facts, or the presentations are they will not have an impact on the audience. To help with this, softwares have been developed, which allow text to speech conversion, and can be applied to various situations. There are many applications available, but not all of them work the same.
    AvarTalk is a lightweight application, designed to help you make your live presentations, speeches, lectures, and sales pitches more interactive and appealing, so it has a greater impact on the target audience.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer comes packed in a zip file and the download size is ~10MB. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once the installation completes, you can launch the application and activate it using your license. Once activated, you can enjoy the features and tools that this application comes packed with.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive, with a generic design and arrangement of buttons. At the top is the menu bar with the usual drop down menus, followed by three buttons. Under it the UI has four different sections, namely Scene, Editor, Control, and Talk. In the first section you can select scene from the ones available, and adjust pan, zoom, orientation settings of it. The Editor section lets you add/write text, add title, change text color, and more. You ca also listen to the text instantly after adding it to the box. The next section lets you adjust the rate of speech, the volume, show/hide movements, and other avatar settings.

    Pros

    – Simple UI and intuitive UI, designed to be easy to use for all types of users.
    – Create speeches, lectures and sales pitches.
    – 3D text to speech avatar.
    – You can type the speech or copy the text and the avatar is ready to deliver it.
    – 2 different scenes to choose from. Pan, zoom, and orientation can also be adjusted.
    – Change the voice and audio format to your preference.
    – Save the speeches or presentations you create, and use them later.

    Cons

    – Only one avatar available.
    – 100 character limit in the LE version.
    – Lags and stutters sometimes.

    Conclusion

    AvarTalk is a simple and lightweight application designed to help you create presentations, speeches and more. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is worth-trying.

  290. Barry

    No issues with installation on Win 10 x64. The registration serial number was entered OK but there’s no indication that the program is in fact registered. This is the LE version being offered as shown on their website, one step up from the free version.

    That said, this is one of the most unfriendly and un-intuitive interfaces I’ve seen in awhile. And the supplied Avatar is downright creepy looking! It’s not even suitable for all situations, and the website does not offer much in documentation or other support info for a new user so you’re left to fumble around, hoping to figure it out.

    I had great hopes for this product but it’s just too awkward to use, and frankly, the visual presentation is sub standard by today’s standards. I would never use this on a web site or any presentation material. Very disappointing. Instead, I recommend a more polished and professional product like Crazy Talk which has been offered here in the past.

  291. István

    ” If You change any hardware of Your PC, or even reinstall the Windows, ALL Your backups MUST be reupload. ”
    Zoolz is very bad.

    • Zoolz is doing all time useless(!) work. New install Operation System: this is “New Device” for Zoolz. Zoolz say: “Buy new user account”, “backup all your datas newly” and newly etc. etc.
      Idea of Zoolz is very bad and useless. 80 percent of this software’s work is very useless (!).

  292. Malik

    A repetitive strain injury (RSI), is an injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions. Heavy PC users or workers are also at risk of RSI, due to prolonged and wrong sitting position, and usage of keyboard and mouse for long hours. This is the reason why, many applications are now available, that remind you to take time off and take a break off your PC after set intervals. There are many applications available, not all of them work the same.
    PC WorkBreak is a simple and lightweight application, designed to remind you to take regular breaks for PC usage, to ensure your long-term productivity and reduce the risk of a repetitive strain injury (RSI).

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer files comes in a ZIP file, and the download size is ~2MB. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. You can launch the application once the installation completes. The application can be easily activated and registered using the license key. Once done, you can start using the application and configure it to your needs and preference.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application has an unusual design, but it has been designed to be easy to use for all types of users, even the novices. There are 4 main buttons, one to access statistics, manage options, adjust break settings, and view current or next break. You can also backup/restore your configurations and the breaks you have saved. There is also a button dedicated to allow you to change the language of the UI. You can add new breaks, change the prompt and image, change its duration and frequency of occurrence too. Statistics allow you to view the history and pattern of your break taking habits. You can filter the results by dates. Moreover, you can choose no break days and no break periods too, and you will not be disturbed an bother by the application in those. The application also plays sound at the start and end of the break, this sound can also be changed.

    Pros

    – Simple UI with a good design and arrangement.
    – Add as many breaks as you want, and configure them to suit your needs.
    – The stretch break displays great stretch demos which a person can do along with the GIF.
    – Detailed statistics which can come in handy in many cases. These can be filtered by date.
    – The language of the UI can be changed to the many available.
    – Choose your own graphic files to be displayed at break prompt. The supported formats are GIF, JPEG, BMP, WMF, PNG or ICO.
    – Lets you choose no break days and no break time periods.
    – Choose your own sounds to be played when the break starts and ends.

    Conclusion

    PC WorkBreak is a lightweight application, that can help you save yourself from RSI and fatigue. The regular breaks help your body and brain, and increase your productivity level. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

  293. D. Vee

    Crashed my VISTA system while making a restore point during the initial run. Since I had just manually made a restore point prior to running this program, I don’t think that was the problem.

  294. Kransky

    This review is meant to compliment Malik’s review.
    The performance of a security product depends on real-world tests. Panda Security are responsible for Panda Antivirus, a fairly famous anti-virus product that won a gold award from abroad-comparatives (ie. its antivirus detection is second to none).
    The overall performance of Panda (from av-comparative, Dec 2017-Feb 2018) is hit and miss.
    It has recently added malware detection and scored an excellent rating.
    Panda’s performance was excellent (called ‘advanced+’) in the report.
    Panda did not make top rated products, but it was described as simple to use and install.

    Product of the year went to Bitdefender. Outstanding product went to Kaspersky.

    It would make sense that Panda uses a common detection engine across all of their tools. The av-comparative report was not clear what panda product was being tested.

    This looks like a good product. My measure is purely based on features, performance and reliability of detecting malicious software.

    I suggest you keep a close eye on Panda. It’s future looks very promising.

  295. Malik

    Antivirus software is the “security guard” at the gate of a computer system. It protects the computer from incoming threats and seeks out, destroys and warns of possible threats to the system. Viruses, worms, and the like often perform malicious acts, such as deleting files, accessing personal data, or using your computer to attack other computers. Nowadays, it is rather very difficult to keep yourself safe and protected from viruses, trojans, worms or other forms of malware that are getting stronger day by day. A strong and reliable anti-virus software is a need of almost all PC users, so all there files can be scanned and infected files can be fixed or removed rapidly.
    Panda Dome Advanced is a simple and intuitive security application, to protect you against viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers and online fraud. It safeguards you against all types of known and unknown threats, secures your wireless networks, and make online shopping environment secure for you. Moreover, it also comes with Parental Control to safe gaurd your children and monitor there online activity.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. At the start of the process, it asks you to enter the license key to continue the process of installation. After that it asks you to choose a few installation options, like changing your homepage and default search engine. You can untick the options if you do not want them. Once the installation process is complete, the application launches. You can then start using the application to protect your PC, network, and other devices.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application comes with a modern design, attractive colors, and visually appealing backgrounds. The backgrounds can be changed from the settings. You can access the tab on the left, which contains options like My Account, My Devices, My Products, Help, Supports, News, and more. In the middle is the ‘View Summary’ buttons, and under it the application shows the number of files it has scanned so far. Under is are the buttons to all the different features and options. The ‘Essentials’ version, has 14 buttons, namely Scan, Antivirus, VPN, My devices, Wi-Fi Protection, Support, Personal Firewall, Application Control, Safe Browsing, USB Protection, Process Monitor, Rescue Kit, Virtual Keyboard, and My Products. The application keeps scanning your files in the background, and you can perform on-demand scans too.

    Pros

    – Good-looking and easy-to-use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Anti-virus offers protection against virus, ransomware, and malware.
    – Comes with Parental controls, app lock and call blocker.
    – Three types of scans: Critical Areas, Full Scan, and Custom Scan.
    – Firewall allows you to be secure and free from hacking attacks, whether you’re at office, home, or a restaurant.
    – Safe browsing blocks malware, pishing, fraud, and other malicious items while you are browsing the internet.
    – Process Monitor works like Task Manager, but it shows you the total number of processes running, total that are accessing internet, and the ones that have high/low threat level.
    – VPN allows you to protect your internet connection and keep your browsing activity untracked.
    – Application Control identifies harmful applications, and USB Protection protects against viruses on USB devices.
    – Rescue kit allows you to create a USB to fix PC which won’t boot because of viruses. Moreover, you can also run advanced virus scan if you think your PC is infected.
    – Virtual keyboard to replace an actual keyboard if you suspect there’s a keylogger installed on your PC.
    – You can also control and manage other devices you have linked to the account.

    Cons

    – VPN only offers 150MB traffic and does not allow you to change location.
    – Rescue Kit offers advanced scan, but this results in download and installation of another product by the same developer.

    Conclusion

    Panda Dome Advanced is a complete security solution, that comes packed with all essential tools and advanced that can help you secure your PC, internet, networks, and other devices. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. The scanning speed are fast too. It is definitely recommended.

  296. Malik

    Most users care a lot about software issues of their PCs and download software utilities that can help diagnose and fix software issues. Hardware issues get overlooked easily by many of the users, although these are more important than software issues. It is very difficult to diagnose and monitor hardware issues manually. Luckily, there are dedicated software utilities available nowadays, that allow you to figure out and detect the issues with your PC.
    SyvirPC is a lightweight software utility designed to diagnose your PC for hardware and component issues & failures. It comes alongwith other useful features that can come in handy.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~6MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, you can activate the application with a license key, or use it as trial for 30 days. The application automatically runs a scan at startup and displays the results.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is not impressive and does not look visually appealing. At the top is the menu bar with drop-down menus, followed by a toolbar with buttons to different important features and functions. The left side has 4 tabs, namely Diagnostics, Status, Hardware, and Total. The rest of the area is to view the 3D preview of the PC and all its components. There’s a directional button at the top right, that allows you to move the 3D preview left/right and up/down. You can also zoom in/out, change color of the background, make the 3D model lighter, and add base to it. The Diagnostics tab shows the Status, Availability, Error message, Error code, and information about the selected component from the 3D model. Under the hardware tab, you can view all the hardware components of your PC, and their names and info too. The Total tab keeps count of Errors, Warnings, and OK messages displayed by your PC in total.

    Pros

    – Easy-to-use UI, suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Reads the Windows measurement instrumentation (WMI) diagnostic status codes windows provides for diagnostic issues.
    – Scans and highlights issues and problems before they become failures which can have devastating results.
    – 3D virtual model of your PC, that contains all the components.
    – Inventory of all devices and hardware components.

    Cons

    – Users may find the UI a bit confusing and the looks of it are outdated, and it does not adapt to the most commonly used monitor resolution (1366 x 768).
    – 3D view stutters when zoomed in.

    Conclusion

    SyvirPC is a simple and straightforward diagnostic application, that usesWindows measurement instrumentation (WMI)codes to detect problems and issues before any other similar application. The application comes with the added features like 3D virtual PC model, which can be of great use. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

  297. Richard

    This is a horrendous piece of software. I have no idea what the 3D model is meant to be about or what use it is. I’m always messing about and fixing computers but I can’t imagine what I would use this for, even if I could tolerate the user interface.

  298. Malik

    Our PCs contain a lot of useful and important data, and we keep creating more and more every day. But without taking necessary steps to save it, it could get lost forever, for different reasons like hardware failure, system failure, or data corruption by malicious applications. That’s why back up applications came into existence. They allow you to back up your data on regular basis and allow you to recover it easily, if something goes wrong. There are many software applications available to help you backup data, but not all of them work as they claim to.
    Exiland Backup is a lightweight and reliable application, designed to help you backup your personal and important files, so they can be recovered if a disaster strikes, and you lose your precious and important data.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~5MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre-registered, and ready to use. Other versions can be activated using the license codes. Once done, you can start using the application, and create backups of files, folders, and directories easily.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and intuitive, with simple buttons and boxes. At the top is the menu bar, with usual drop-down menus, followed by a toolbar that contains buttons to important functions and features. The area under lists all the backup tasks you create, along with details like Name, Backup type, Source File/Folder, Save location, Schedule, Start time, and more. Selecting a task, its details are shows under the box. Backup task creation process is made easy by wizard guided steps. In the first step, you choose a name for the task, then you can choose the type of backup you want to create. After that you can choose source file/folder, adjust their parameters, and then tweak the compression settings. Lastly, you can choose where to save backup, choose a schedule, and choose notification settings for the task.

    Pros

    – Simple and easy-to-use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – 4 different types of backups: Full Backup, Incremental Backup, Differential Backup, and Synchronization.
    – Backup files/folders from local, removable, external drives, local network, FTP, and SSH too.
    – Save backups to Local drives, removable devices, Network locations, NAS storages, FTP servers, and SSH (SFTP) servers.
    – Encrypt, compress, and split backup archives.
    – Post and pre backup tasks, with the ability to run third-party applications.
    – Notifications about backups by e-mail, SMS, or on-screen message.
    – Wizard guided task creation make the job easier.

    Cons

    – Does not offer uploading of backup to cloud storages.
    – No backup integrity check.

    Conclusion

    Exiland Backup is a lightweight, yet powerful and feature packed backup tool, that works well and offers a lot of features. The backup tasks run smoothly, and the system resource usage is low to moderate during the run. The application does not crash or lag. It is definitely worth-trying.

    • Pretty much *everything* I’ve seen offered here in this general category has been highly sketchy — at best ! Was quite unimpressed with results of the trial subscription to Torrentsafe, and my opinion of Streamza from trying it out is that it is complete BS. Prepare to be very skeptical, when considering these things !

    • That also definitely applies to Streamza (also totally unresponsive to user contact, also claimed to have a working Roku app but didn’t), and *most likely* to everything else we’ve seen here in this “free streaming” category, including Bitmar, SelecTV, etc. Beware indeed !

  299. Malik

    Ever since the availability of smartphone devices, the method to transfer images and other files from smartphones to PC, has been via cables. Different devices with different operating systems use different sync protocols to connect the phone storage to PC, so the files can be transferred. With advancement in technology, we are now in a world, where most of the connections have become wireless, so is the case with data transfer. Nowadays, there are many applications available that let you wirelessly transfer and sync your data across PCs and other devices, some of these application are not easy to use, while some lack important features.
    ScanTransfer Pro is a lightweight and simple application, designed specifically to allow users of Android and iOS devices to easily transfer pictures and videos to PCs. All you need to do is run the application, scan the QR code, and transfer files.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~20MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. When launched for the first time, the application asks youj to upgrade to the PRO version. There you can enter the license code you have to activate the application. You need to restart the application for the changes to take effect. Once done, you can launch the application, and start using it to transfer images and videos to your PC.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and straightforward, and does not contain a lot. On the left is the QR code which you can scan with your Android or iOS devices. Under it, you can select a different IP if available, and it also shows you a guide on how to scan the QR code with your device. On the right, you can choose whether you want to compress JPG files or not, and the folder where you want to save the transferred files. You can also change the language of UI to the available ones.

    Pros

    – Simple and intuitive UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Application works on Windows 7, 8, 10 or later and Servers (32/64 bit).
    – Compatible with all Android and iOS devices.
    – Transfer speeds are fast, takes only a little time to transfer images and videos.
    – Available languages are English, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Portugues, Italiano, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Chinese(S/T Both), Polski, Arabic, Dutch, Croatian, Turkish and Danish.
    – Lets you decide whether you want to keep original quality of your image or whether you want to compress them.

    Cons

    – No application or client of Android and iOS devices, so third part QR scanners might be needed.
    – One way transfer, cannot transfer files from PC to other devices.
    – Only allows you to transfer Images and Videos. If you transfer other files there format is lost.

    Conclusion

    ScanTransfer Pro is straightforward tool, which works well, and can come in handy in many different situations. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or error, and transfer speeds are good too. It is definitely recommended.

  300. Malik

    Websites are components available on the WWW(world wide web) over HTTP, used for many different purposes. Websites can be used for social interactions, content sharing, e-commerce websites, searching the internet, and more. Websites can also be used to share thoughts and ideas. This is done by individuals who create, update, and manage their sites themselves. Website creation process has always been a challenge, as it requires knowledge of HTML and other necessary stuff required for the websites. Nowadays, there are new applications and services available, that allow you to create websites of your own, without any knowledge of HTML or coding.
    WebSite X5 Start 15 is a simple yet powerful application, designed to help you create good-looking and interactive websites easily and quickly, without any knowledge of HTML or coding. It simplifies the website creation process into 5 steps, namely set the project, choose graphic template, add pages, add images and text, and publish.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~142MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once the installation completes, it asks you to enter the email address and license code to activate the application for use. Once done, the start window opens up, which shows you different boxes, that take you to tutorial videos, Website X5 marketplace, gallery, and other offers. To start building a website with this application, youl need to hit the start button at the top-right. It takes you to the first step of website creation process.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive, designed to be easy to use for all types of users, even the novices. The UI is wizard-based, and it guides you in all the website creation processes. On the left side, five different tabs are present, these are the five steps for website creation. You can move to any of the 5 freely and adjust different things. There are buttons on the top-right, to preview, save, help, and move forward/backwards through the steps. In the first step, you can choose an old project or create a new one, and choose its name, address, description, and other basic information. In the next step, you can change the template, change pictures, change text/style/font, change buttons, change tooltips, and more. In the next step, it lets you manage your sitemap, and arrange your pages, and more. You can then create more pages, and add different content to them. Once done, you can upload you website via FTP connections, save it as HTML code, or save it as project if you want to work on it again.

    Pros

    – Intuitive, wizard-based UI that further simplifies the process of website creation.
    – No knowledge of HTML or coding is required, which is great for individuals that want to create websites for personal use.
    – 50 customizable templates, that are categorized into relevant categories.
    – One-click preview allows you to preview your website whenever and as many times as you want.
    – Allows you to upload your website via FTP connection.
    – Export your website as HTML, save it on disk, or save it as project to be used again.
    – Website can contain as many as 25 pages.

    Cons

    – No mobile devices visualization in this version.
    – Need to buy a domain and hosting plan separately if you use this plan to make websites.

    Conclusion

    WebSite X5 Start 15 is an easy-to-use application, that simplifies the process of website creation into 5 simple steps. The UI guides you throughout the process, so no one should face difficulties during it. There are tutorial videos and technical support available if you somehow need it. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or error. It is definitely worth-trying.

  301. Onjas Sayer

    Excellent software and a great giveaway. 5 stars all the way possibly, but what is the fine print on the giveaway software license ? That needs to be explained. The software does a ID fingerprint on the installed system. So I assume it can be reinstalled on the same system after a system restore ? It can’t be reinstalled on a different system using the code if the first PC breaks down for good. So saying it’s a lifetime license is misleading if it can’t be transferred to a new system. I would assume the freeware version could decrypt your files if you lost your license ? A lot of questions for someone who is protecting important documents.

    Other than the uncertainty of the license here it’s highly recommend and outstanding software. One of only three file encryption software’s I would want to use with the others being Kruptos 2 Professional and Advanced Encryption Package 2017.

    One feature that Kryptel lacks is to scramble/encrypt filenames . That is honestly the only thing this package lacks in my humble opinion.

  302. dethise

    Toujours satisfait de c’est logiciels mis gracieusement à l’intention des membres.
    merci et bonne continuation.

  303. Akellian

    Taken it as potential replacement for uTorrent and IDM. So far these are my observations:

    As uTorrent replacement – suitable.
    Pros:
    – Automatic directory suggestion based on keywords in file name. (very useful, especially if you are like me watch anime and prefer watching it as season goes on, rather than in batch). Does require some configuration beforehand though, but quite straightforward.
    – Clean interface to say the least
    Cons:
    – Close button regrettably closes the app instead of minimizing. There is an option to minimize to try however, but I personally would prefer it activated when clicking “X”.
    – To stop torrent seeding you have to right-click and chose “Stop”. A button would be appreciated.
    – No double-click defaults.

    IDM.
    Pros:
    – Good support of various websites, but did not test many.
    Cons:
    – No integration.

    If the above is read by developers and torrent part is improved, I’d definitely would have given 6 out of 5 stars.

  304. Malik

    A download manager is a computer program dedicated to the task of downloading files from the Internet for storage. Users who download hundreds of files every day, no the importance of download managers. Not only they provide you all the downloaded files at your fingertips, but also accelerate your downloads by different methods. There are many download managers available, designed for the same purpose, but they differentiate from each other in many ways.
    TotalD Pro is a download manager that allows you to download files and manage them. Along with the ability to capture direct download links, this application comes with the ability to download torrents and online videos too.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is only ~400KB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application launches once the installation completes. You can then enter your license code, and activate the PRO version of the application. Once done, you can start downloading and managing all your downloads from different sources in this intuitive application.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and comes with a modern Windows 10 like design. The UI is divided in to two parts, namely Downloads and Add Download. The first part is to view and access all the files that you have downloaded, whereas the second part lets you add new downloads and manage them. You can filter downloaded files by type, state, or even by adding labels to them. The files can also be sorted by name, size, progress, status, speed, and more. You can add torrents, add links, capture links, set filters for link capturing, and open files that contain links. Once you copy a download link, or a youtube link, the application automatically captures it, you can then choose the links you want to download. For videos, if the hosting site offers it, the application allows you to choose the quality of video you want to download.

    Pros

    – The UI of the application is intuitive, designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Download and upload torrent files from the Bittorrent network.
    – Download files from direct download links and download sites.
    – Download your favorite videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and Veoh and save them in your computer.
    – All downloads in one place, and can be filtered and sorted using different parameters.
    – Filter link capturing to ignore links from certain sites.
    – Add your premium account credentials of different download hosting sites.
    – Theme and Language of the UI can be changed.

    Cons

    – Does not establish multiple connections and splits the data stream like IDM. This results in slow download speeds.
    – Paused downloads, when resumed, often start downloading from the start.
    – Does not support video downloading from a lot of sites.
    – No integrations with browsers, no option to schedule downloads.
    – No tool like Grabber tool in IDM.

    Conclusion

    TotalD Pro is a simple and straightforward, download manager which has its pros and cons. It lets you manage all your downloads in a single place, even the torrents, is a big pro. However, there are many advanced features that it lags. But all the tools it offers work well, the application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  305. krzysztofikel

    Witam .
    Jestem samoukiem w obsłudze komputera i sam muszę poradzić sobie z obsługą.
    Wiele programów testuję , a najłatwiejszy w obsłudze , intuicyjny ,
    posiadający najwięcej przydatnych funkcji ,
    Używam nadal od dawna ( poprzednie wersje ) Hard Disk Sentinel .
    Jest to bardzo przydatny program ,
    Korzystałem z innych aplikacji , ale żaden nie jest tak kompletny, łatwy w
    obsłudze i intuicyjny jak ten ! Uwielbiam go i jestem pewien,
    wielu użytkowników będzie cieszyć się też!
    Bardzo łatwy w użyciu, zainstalowany szybko i ma wspaniałe narzędzia.
    Szczególnie podoba mi się elementy nadzoru nad stanem dysku w tle ,
    i ostrzeganie gdy coś niedobrego zaczyna się dziać z dyskiem.

    Poza tym współpraca z deweloper Janos Mathe na najwyższym poziomie.
    Szybko i profesjonalnie!! Bardzo miły i rzeczowy kontakt, szybka pomoc
    i instalacja przebiegła bez jakichkolwiek problemów,
    a dzięki przysłanym na e-mail linkiem o samouczka i pomocy ,
    poznałem jak i na co zwracać uwagę w ustawieniach programu .
    a jego wiedza imponująca i bezcenna,

    Z pełnym zaufaniem Polecam! “jest tak szybki że prędkość światła wpada w kompleksy”,

    krzysztofikel
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    Hello . I am a self-taught computer user and I have to handle myself. Many programs I test, and the easiest to use, intuitive, having the most useful features, I have been using the Hard Disk Sentinel for a long time now (previous versions). This is a very useful program, I have used other applications, but none is so complete, easy in service and intuitive like this one! I love it and I’m sure Many users will enjoy too! Very easy to use, installed quickly and has great tools. I especially like the elements of disk state monitoring in the background, and warning when something bad starts to happen with the drive. In addition, the cooperation with developer Janos Mathe at the highest level. Quickly and professionally !! Very nice and in-kind contact, quick help And the installation went through without any problems, And thanks to the tutorial email and help email, I met how and what to pay attention to in the program settings. With full confidence I recommend! “it is so fast that the speed of light falls into complexes”,

    krzysztofikel

  306. Doug Dingle

    I’ve been using this for about a year, and found it impressive enough to buy a five computer lifetime license package. A comprehensive drive utility that shows the status of all your connected drives, and does both non-destructive and destructive diagnostics to determine drive health or ‘refresh’ a drive’s formatting.

    There is nothing that will prevent a sudden catastrophic drive failure, but for most spinning drives and SSDs, it’s a degradation over time that this software will keep track of and inform you of consistently so you can make informed decisions about backup and replacement.

    Highly recommended.

  307. Malik

    Copying/pasting the files using the right-click context menu, or by using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+P buttons is easy. But even this can become tiring and time-consuming if you need to copy a lot of files into multiple folders/directories. It can be done in the Windows, but not everyone knows how to, and the technique needs to be learned by the users. That’s why, nowadays, there are third party applications available, that can help you with the task of copying and pasting.
    Copy Files Into Multiple Folders, as its name suggests, is simple and lightweight utility application, that allows you to copy files to multiple directories in one quick operation. You can also choose whether to overwrite the existing files or not, while copying new ones.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~1MB and the application takes around 8MB space on youe system once installed. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. On startup, a window appears asking you to enter the license code or start using the application as trial. You can enter your license code to activate the application. Once done, you can start using the application, and easily copy files to multiple folders.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and straightforward, and does not contains any complex tabs, menus, toolbars, etc. The menu bar on the top has only two drop-down menus. There are two boxes, one where you add the files to copy, and the other where you add the folders to copy the files too. You can drag and drop files and folders to the relevant boxes, or choose using the file explorer. Moreover, you can also store the list of files and folders in a text files, so that the next time you need to add the files and folders to UI, you can load it from the text file. You can also choose to overwrite existing files, if needed.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI.
    – Drag and drop files on the UI to quickly add them.
    – Copy multiple files to multiple locations with a single click.
    – Save/Load list of files and folders you add to the UI.
    – Option to overwrite existing files.

    Cons

    – Language of the UI cannot be changed.
    – Does not allow you to delete the transferred items from their original location once they have been copied.

    Conclusion

    Copy Files Into Multiple Folders is a simple batch copying tool, which does its job well. It does not come with any advanced features, which might be a con for some users, while others would be happy with the simplicity and to the point approach. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

  308. xizgoz

    +
    attractive user interface,
    vaccination of a USB device,
    the Safe Web filter marks dangerous websites.
    —————————————————

    weak results in the tests.

  309. John

    Follow up: I just tried the 30 day trial and it crashes in processing pictures. Great idea- quality enlarger software would be the best thing for pic’s since enhancing software, but this is a terrible excuse for a “quality” program. I appreciate the effort that went into making this available. SOS is by far the best when it comes to software offers. This one doesn’t make it.

  310. Cait

    I definitely agree with the first review. The black background is nice, but once you select a picture to work with, all the tools on the left go so light as to be unreadable. The user interface definitely needs some work and the addition of perhaps “skins” to allow the user to choose the color scheme to whatever might be easier to read for them. Other than that, the software seems to work great. Just needs some cosmetic help to make it more legible.

  311. Malik

    Cropping is the process of removing portions of a photo to create focus or strengthen the composition. It could also be performed to improve framing, highlight subject matter or change aspect ratio. Almost all the image editing application allow the users to crop images. There are many applications that offer a cropping tool, some with more flexibility some with little to none.
    Stepok Picture Enlarger is a simple yet powerful application, that allows users to enlarge, resize, and crop images with ease. The images cropped and enlarged using this tool are clearer than others, as the application makes sure the edges do not lose sharpness.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~5MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward as expected. It takes only a little time for the installation to complete. Once the installation completes, you can launch the application. Starting it for the first time, it asks you to either activate the application using a license code or start a 30 day trial. You can easily activate it with the license code, if you have one. Once done, you can start using the application to enlarge, resize, and crop you images.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive. It has an overall dark theme and background, which is great as it makes the other colors stand out. However, the overall design and quality could be improved, as it does not look visually attractive. On the left side, the application shows all the drives and directories, selecting one of them, all the folders it contains are shown on the right side from where you can select the photo of your choice. On the top you have a drop down menu with different options, a button to view the image, one to Enlarge it, and another one for batch processing. Clicking the ‘Enlarge it’ button, you can choose one of the predefined sizes, or enter size manually in pixels, inches, or centimeters. There is also an option to crop with locked ratio. Moreover, you can also choose the amount of fake texture and edge enhancement.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI, designed to be easy to use for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Supports all common image formats (e.g. GIF, TIF, PNG or BMP) and RAW files.
    – Predefined image size from 1/4x through 8x.
    – Allows you to enter image size is pixels, inches, and cm. You can also adjust the resolution in dpi.
    – Crop with a locked custom ratio.
    – Enhance edges and sharpen them, remove noise, add fake texture, and add grain.
    – Batch processing to edit multiple photos at once.
    – Comes with a Photoshop plugin.

    Cons

    – The quality and the overall look of the UI could be better.
    – The overall quality and number of features offered do not justify the price.

    Conclusion

    Stepok Picture Enlarger is a lightweight tool, that lets you crop your photos without much lost in the quality. It enhances the edges and adds fake texture to improve the quality of the cropped image. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely recommended.

    • Fiz o download, instalei, mas o aplicativo não abre.
      Desisntalei com o Revo Uninstaller, voltei a instalar e não abre mesmo! Não funciona!

  312. doktorthomas™

    This is a huge sized program. Clunky and clumsy. Not in the same league as LastPass and others.

  313. Goldyray Yeazle

    This application scans the signals coming in and resets your phone’s signal to whatever channel that is best which results in me being able to make and receive calls and texts in areas I couldn’t before. My home is in a horrible area for phone reception and it’s amazingly tough to get people to understand why walking around with their cell phone drops their calls here. But with this I can sit the phone down, use a bluetooth speaker for whoever feels like they have to pace around while talking and viola!
    An amazing program that I had been looking for since before it was made. If I knew coding and didn’t suffer from crippling depression this would have been my baby years ago. :P But if it were up to me the world would be too nihilistic to move on so that’s a good thing. :P

  314. Duncan

    It seems people who are reviewing this program are leaving one major con out of the picture – No 64 bit browser support! The required extension to autofill passwords and forms will only work with 32 bit browsers.

    Besides this, I’ve found the program to be very easy and intuitive to use. It’s got a decent amount of tools at your disposal, but most of all I appreciate the fact that they contribute to helping manatees across the world.

  315. Malik

    Nowadays, it is rather very difficult to keep yourself safe and protected from viruses, trojans, worms or other forms of malware that are getting stronger day by day. A strong and reliable anti-virus and anti-malware software is a need of almost all PC users, so all there data is safe, and not vulnerable to strong malware and rootkit attacks. There are many softwares available for protection, but not all of them can find vulnerabilities in the system, or track and stop zero-hour exploits, and protect you against banking data leakage.
    Heimdal PRO is a security application designed to run alongside antivirus solutions, and is compatible with a variety of antivirus products. It can filter your traffic, scan for vulnerabilities, and patch/update important third-party softwares. The application helps improve the security of your home PC or corporate network.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~20MB, and it asks you to register and activate the license before installation. You can register for a trial, activate the Free version, or enter the license key to activate the Pro version. Once activated, the installation process can continue. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once done, you can start the application and set it up as per your needs. The set up process is of two steps, first you choose the apps you want Heimdal to get updates for or you can leave it on Autopilot so all apps are covered. The second step involves choosing what type of notifications you want to receive.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple, intuitive, and comes with a modern and attractive design with visually appealing colors. The UI looks well-organized, so all the features and function can be easily accessed. There are 4 main tabs, namely Overview, Traffic Scanning, Malware Engine, and Patching System. The first tab shows you the time since last scan/update, the number of patches found, the number of websites blocked, and whether your PC is healthy or in danger. The second tab allows you to turn ON/OFF traffic filtering and other related settings, whereas the third one allows you to manage malware scanning settings. The last tab lets you switch ON/OFF the Patching system, shows you how many apps it is monitoring and the number of patches it has applied, and also shows you useful recommended softwares that are safe to install. Settings and activity reports can be accessed from the top-right side.

    Pros

    – Clean and simple UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – It works proactively scanning all your incoming and outgoing Internet traffic to identify malicious connections.
    – Protects you from Phishing links, legitimate websites hacked to distribute malware, infected online ads, rogue software updates.
    – Ensures your confidential details, such as your card details, are safe from hackers and date thiefs.
    – It enhances your security by automatically patching many vulnerable third-party apps that we use or have on our PC.
    – DarkLayer Guard checks whether the websites you try to navigate to is in malicious websites stored in Heimdal’s database.
    – The VectorN Detection feature works by analyzing the user’s internet traffic patterns to identify known and also yet unknown malware attacks.
    – Activity reports for all the activity of this application.

    Cons

    – Only available for Windows devices.
    – Software patching covers only a limited apps (7 out of 80 on my PC).

    Conclusion

    Heimdal PRO is a powerful application that covers the gap usually left open by antiviruses, firewalls, and other antimalware products. It helps by scanning for malware components, analyzing online traffic and keeping your software up-to-date. The UI is intuitive, and should not be a problem to any user. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or error. It is definitely recommended.

  316. Malik

    With the huge sizes of hard drives today, it is often very difficult to keep track of the data you have stored inside different directories. Whether you need to do so for work, for yourself, or for someone else, there is sometimes a need to create a listing of the contents of a particular directory, set of directories or a whole drive. This can come in handy, and knowing or having a record of what is buried in the depths of your drive can be useful in many situations. It can be done by using Windows Command Prompt, but not all users understand it or are comfortable using it. So there are third party tools available, that can do this task without you having to use the Command Prompt.
    Print Maestro is a simple software utility, that helps you to print folder trees and content on your computer. It allows you to print folder trees and folder content on your computer, you can also convert the generated files to PDF or create a HTML page with the content.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~22MB and the application takes around 46MB space on the hard drive once it is installed. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once installed, you can launch the application straight away. Registration info and license key can be used to activate the application, you need to restart the application once the it is activated. Once done, you can start using the application and take advantage of the tools it comes packed with.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, intuitive, and have modern design with good-looking icons and colors. The UI has a simple arrangement, and everything is well-organized, for ease of access. At the top is the menu bar, with usual drop-down menus followed by a toolbar, that contains buttons that let you print or generate reports in different formats. At the left-side is tree-view directory browser, that lets you browser through the directory you want to generate report about. The section under it shows all the directories inside the drive, directory you are accessing, and you can choose the directory you want. In the middle you can see 13 boxes, these are the different kinds of reports you can generate with this application. These include, Audio, File list, Folder list, Emails Report, Folder tree, Folder tree with sizes, Image reports, Video reports, Tree with file list/sizes, and more. The second tab, let’s you choose the style of your report, there are three available and you can choose the one you like.

    Pros

    – Simple and intuitive UI, designed for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Print reports for Audio, Video, and Image files.
    – Generate reports in formats like Excel, HTML, PDF, Excel, Rich Text Format, Picture, CSV, SQL, DBF and XML formats.
    – Prints Folder structure including subfolders, Folder content, or both.
    – 13 different types of reports and 3 different styles for reports.
    – Preview the reports before printing.
    – Supports Windows versions 2000/2003/Vista/7/8/10.
    – Language of the UI can be changed to any one that’s available.

    Cons

    – Got stuck a couple of times while generating reports for large directories.

    Conclusion

    Print Maestro is a useful application that can come handy in many different situation, and allows you to generate many types of reports depending on your need. The application uses little to moderate system resources while it is running. It is definitely worth-trying.

  317. davoesq

    I have been using this software for about 2 years now from a lifetime subscription offer. I would not be without it now. I use it across Windows, Macs, Android and iOS, and frankly, I would not be without it, ever.
    I highly recommend it to everyone!

  318. Johnny

    As much as I WANT to like this program (I even purchased a lifetime license), I’ve abandoned trying to use it. After struggling with chronic crashes of Firefox, I was advised [by support] to switch to the release-channel instead of the Beta channel. That made sense, and it seemed to work afterwards- until a couple days later when Firefox released an update. Immediately, the crashes returned. I have used (and continue to use) several add-ons….none of which crash my browser…under any version. And knowing how often Firefox updates (VERY frequently), I’m NOT willing to suffer constant crashes for days while StickyPassword plays catch-up. Make a program that runs reliably and isn’t a complete upgrade canary, dead at every sign of an update, and I’ll possibly return when my current password manager subscription expires. But until then, this company has GOT to get its act together before it’ll be worth the trouble. I like the lifetime subscription model. The user interface is well done. It has most of the features I need. It’s just too delicate for me to entrust with my online identity.

  319. Malik

    When you finish work and have to close all the applications and windows you opened, while you were working, is quite annoying. People who work for hours on PC everyday know the struggle. But now there are many small utility applications available that allow you to close all the apps and windows quickly and easily.
    Close all Windows is a small and lightweight yet a useful application utility, that can help you close all windows (and programs), and covert you clipboard content to simple text by removing any formatting. These tasks can be activated by a simple click or by a fast hotkey.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~1MB, and the installer comes packed in a zip file, and you can extract it easily. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre-activated and pre-registered. The installer does download and install NET Framework 3.5 before installation, as the application requires it to function. Once the installation completes, you can launch the application. It resides in the system tray and the function can be accessed from there.

    User Interface

    The application keeps hiding in the system tray, and does not have an obvious UI. From the icon in the system tray, you can access all its functions, and also adjust different settings. You can choose between closing all applications and clearing the clipboard, when you right-click on the icon in system tray. You can assign hot keys to these two functions too, and also assign hotkeys to different texts of your choice. Moreover, you can also add apps in the filter, so that they do not get closed by this tool. You just need to add the name of the application in the filter file with ‘*’ at the start and end. You can also make the application auto start with Windows, and visit help and about pages.

    Pros

    – Stay hidden in the system tray, can be easily accessed, and is readily available.
    – It closes all windows (applications) in a single click, or by pressing the assigned hotkey combination.
    – Filter applications you do not want to be closed, just by adding the name of the application.
    – It allows cleaning the clipboard with just one click, and clears all the format the text might be carrying. After that the clipboard contains only plain text.
    – For larger text sizes, a sound plays at the beginning of the cleaning process and at the end of the process, to notify you when the text is ready for pasting.
    – If you have to enter the same text over and over again, you can assign hotkeys to that text to enter it quickly.
    – Runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64 Bit), Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 10 (32 and 64 Bit).

    Cons

    – Some apps are resistant to this tool, and have to be closed manually. (e.g. Edge Browser)
    – Only allows you to create hotkey combinations ending with F1 to F12.

    Conclusion

    Close all Windows is a lightweight yet useful and powerful application that can come in handy, in any type of work situation on PC. It works well, and hotkeys really make the tasks easier, giving you a little peace of mind. This application is definitely worth-trying.

  320. bobalazs

    I am not content with this software.
    The paid versions, from 14,15 etc. they include hard drives pro-active-defrag which means there will be zero fragmented files on the HDD. This version has no such function, which in my opinion is one of the best functions in any program, as it is the most efficient way to speed up the hard disks. This is why i only give it two stars.

    • Most users will not notice a slowdown from even a severely fragmented disk, until available space is almost gone. Constant defragmenting will increase wear on the disk and use more energy, and will mostly affect the huge number of temporary files created by Windows. If your use involves a lot of disk I/O, or if you just want a dramatically faster system,you should be using an SSD, and then file fragmentation is irrelevant.

  321. Malik

    Using our PC on daily basis, it is difficult to realize that it is getting slower by the day. After sometime PC’s no longer perform as good as they did in the beginning, and most of the users start experiencing lag on regular basis. The PC’s registry and hard drives get cluttered by useless registry and useless files, and PC does not have any way to deal with it on its own. That is why third party PC optimization applications came into existence. There are many application that claim to get rid of these files and also fix any possible errors, but most of these are not reliable.
    Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2018 is a powerful PC Tune-Up Utility, that comes packed with advanced maintenance and customization tools, that can help users clean, optimize, and maintain their PC. Use of the application ensures your PC is at its best state and performs well.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~22MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Before the installation process continues, it asks you to enter the license code and activate. Once the installation completes, you can start using the application to get rid of junk from your PC, and use the optimization tools to optimize it for best performance. It creates two desktop shortcuts, one for the main application, and the other is one-click optimizer for quick optimization. The software will also add an ‘Ashampoo Deals’ icon to your desktop. This might seem alarming, but it’s a link to Ashampoo’s online store rather than another piece of software, and you can simply drag it into your Recycle Bin if you’re not interested.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple, clean, and has a modern design, with all the tools and features categorized into different categories for ease of access. On the home tab, it shows whether your PC needs optimization, or how long has it been since last optimization, along with different boxes with shows the size of junk data and number of issues, and buttons to start analyzing, optimize now, and show details of the issues. There are 10 tabs on the left side, each of which contains tools and features of a similar logical category. There’s a Statistics tab too, which shows and records the stats info since u started using the application. The statistics can be reset too. There’s a Function tab, which lists all the functions and modules that this application comes with, under different relevant category names. Moreover, you can adjust different settings, change the skin of the UI, and language.

    Pros

    – The UI is simple and well-organized, designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – One-click optimizer shortcut to fix and optimize your PC easily.
    – Comes with a Drive cleaner, Registry optimizer, and Internet Cleaner.
    – Allows you to manage running services, manage startup, tune internet, control running processes, and uninstall applications.
    – Lets you manage privacy and system settings, along with the ability to manage file associations and right-click context menu.
    – Shows system information, lets you explore disk space, run system and HDD benchmarks, and manage system fonts.
    – Permanently delete files, encrypt/split files, and check program shortcuts.

    Cons

    – Lags and stops responding sometimes when moving back and forth.
    – A few crashes here and there.

    Conclusion

    Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2018 is a reliable software application that comes with a plethora of tools and features all aimed at boosting your system performance, and keeping it in a healthy state. It is designed so that both beginners and experienced users can get used to it easily. The application does lag here and there, but the features it offers definitely worth-tying.

  322. Romeo Catun

    I appreciated a lot Panda Antivirus since the first time I learned about it and that happened many years ago.IN what concerns Dome Panda Essential ,in my humble opinion as an unspecialist I would say it is in top of its kind,nevetheless I never used it and I do not know her characteristics
    except that it is large -meaning with many devices- , good cloud user and a I heard a very good guardian of the PC system . What may interests me is the easiness of its functioning,the smooth way of its relation with the desktop.(computer)

  323. Solomanwise

    Ashampoo Winoptimizer is a great optimizer with many different modules for doing all kind of tune ups to your PC. I have used previous versions for years and they only keep getting better. Can’t go wrong with this deal , snag it while you can!!

  324. Malik

    All of us have some linguistic habits. These habits can be the frequent use of a word, phrase, or sentence. It is harder to spot these habits while in a conversation, but they can be pointed out using the text written by an individual. There are many tools available for this purpose. The main task of these tools is to highlight the repetition of words, phrases, and sentences. Some of these may even come with the ability to show statistics.
    Text Statistics Analyzer is a lightweight software utility, designed to help you analyze the text, and provide statistics on your character, word, and line frequency. You can easily take a look at the characteristics of a speech or written text, because the application is designed to be as simple as it can be.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward as expected. The installation takes only a little time to complete. Launching it for the first time, the application asks you to activate the application or buy a license code. You can activate and register the application using the license code. Once done, you can start using the application and analyze any text that you want to or need to.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is as clean and simple as it gets. There are 4 buttons in total and an area which shows the loaded text. These buttons include, a button to load text from file, to start analyzing, send feedback, and go to About window. You can paste the text in the text area, or you can drag and drop the files to load the text automatically. Moreover, you can also edit the text from within the application. Under the text area, the total size of the text is shown in bytes. Once you load the text, hit on the ‘Analyze’ button to analyze the text. Once done, results are displayed, these contain statistics like General, Character frequency, Word frequency, and Line frequency. The first tab shows information like, Size, Total characters, Unique characters, Total words, Unique words, Total lines, and Unique lines. In the other tabs it shows occurrence and percentage of characters, words, and lines. You can also export the statistics in a CSV file.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI, with only a few buttons.
    – Load text from files, paste text, and drag n drop files on the UI.
    – General stats show, Size, Total characters, Unique characters, Total words, Unique words, Total lines, and Unique lines.
    – Also get number of occurrence and percentage of characters, words, and lines.
    – Export stats in a CSV file.
    – Quick analyzing process.

    Cons

    – Can only load text from .txt file.
    – Can only export stats to CSV file.
    – Other tools in the same category also show graphs with statistics.

    Conclusion

    Text Statistics Analyzer is a lightweight and simple application, that performs it job well. It is easy to use, and suitable for all types of user, and gives detailed statistics. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  325. Don B

    Not sure how anyone got anything working with this software. It installed without issues but after launching and running the first scan, all I recieve is a “Network Error” popup that says “Please check your network connections.” Well, my network connections are working fine. At first I thought it was my VPN (Windscribe) so I turned that off and tried again. No such luck, this software won’t work and the software support at syvir.com is laughable. Uninstalling this now.

  326. Frank

    I have been running this for well over a year on two systems with 3 monitors. The difference in eye strain is dramatic. Let’s face it, eye strain is public enemy #1 for those of us who spend all day in front of our monitors.
    I do a great deal of graphics work. If you are a graphic artist you may be concerned with this utility effecting your screen colors.
    Surprisingly, I have not found it to be problematic in that regard.

    Frankly, I wouldn’t run a system anymore, without it. No nonsense operation. Not a CPU hog, never crashes and you really don’t
    need to fiddle with it much after you initially set it. Kinda set it and forget it. It’s one of my favorite utilities.

  327. Duncan

    This is a decent program, and one I’ve actually used prior to this give-away. If you use mechanical hard drives (“regular hard drives”) then this is a great tool that does, in my opinion, a better job then the built in Windows defrag tool.

    However, if you have an SSD you should not use this program. (There is no need as SSD’s function a bit differently.) Make sure to double check what type of hard drive you have before using this program.

  328. Malik

    In today’s world, internet and smart devices have become a necessity. Smart devices are used everywhere, even by kids in schools to do homework, research, assignments, and more. Kids spend more time online than anyone else, even more than their parents. But this bring us to another problem, there are explicit, disturbing, and illegal sites on the internet that are not suitable, and are harmful for children. Moreover, kids can end up wasting a lot of their time browsing websites or chatting with their friends. That’s why parental control applications came into existence. There are many applications available in this category, but not all of them work the same.
    HT Parental Controls is a simple and intuitive software utility designed for parents, to help them restrict their child’s activity on PC. The application comes packed with many tool, that can help parents monitor their kids’ computer actions and control their Internet access.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~10MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After the installation process completes, it asks you to enter the license key to activate the application. Once you enter the license key, and activate the application, you can start using the application and take advantage of the tools that it comes packed with.

    User Interface

    The user interface of the application is simple and straightforward, with well-organized and colorful icons for different tools and features. At the top, is the menu bar with the usual drop down menus. The features and options are divided in to three categories: Reports, Controls, and Settings. The first category contains reports on recorded applications, websites, search queries, computer activity, and screenshots. ‘Controls’ category contains, Website limiting, Website blocking, Application blocking, Windows security, and Time controls. ‘Settings’ category contains General settings, User accounts, Monitoring settings, Email reporting, and Remote manager. At the bottom it shows status of the application, there is a Start/Stop and Help button at the bottom.

    Pros

    – The UI of the application is clean and simple, designed to be suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Records all traffic provides you with detailed reports of each visited website.
    – It shows you detailed reports and keeps log of activity of used applications, visited websites, search queries, screenshots, and computer activity.
    – Block IMs, games and any unwanted software that can be a time waste or harmful for your child.
    – Restrict access to important Windows functions like Control Panel, Task Manager, Registry editor, CMD, and more.
    – Set up time control, and schedule PC usage timings and choose an operation to perform when the time limit completes.
    – It allows you to set different control levels for certain users. You can enable monitoring, website and application filters, time controls, and windows security permissions on an individual basis to tailor restrictions.
    – You can get email reports with logs as frequently as every hour. It is not necessary to have physical access to the monitored computers.
    – Running in stealth mode HT Parental Controls silently works without being detected.

    Cons

    – No applications for other smart devices like iOS and android. Other developers have applications to control and monitor activity on these devices too.

    Conclusion

    HT Parental Controls is a lightweight yet powerful application, that comes packed with plethora of tools, that can be helpful and useful for parents. These tools can help you monitor, record, control, and restrict your child’s activity on a PC. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth trying.

  329. Malik

    Antivirus software is the “security guard” at the gate of a computer system. It protects the computer from incoming threats and seeks out, destroys and warns of possible threats to the system. Viruses, worms, and the like often perform malicious acts, such as deleting files, accessing personal data, or using your computer to attack other computers. Nowadays, it is rather very difficult to keep yourself safe and protected from viruses, trojans, worms or other forms of malware that are getting stronger day by day. A strong and reliable anti-virus software is a need of almost all PC users, so all there files can be scanned and infected files can be fixed or removed rapidly.
    Panda Dome Essential is a simple and intuitive security application, to protect you against viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers and online fraud. It safeguards you against all types of known and unknown threats, secures your wireless networks, and make online shopping environment secure for you.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. At the start of the process, it asks you to enter the license key to continue the process of installation. After that it asks you to choose a few installation options, like changing your homepage and default search engine. You can untick the options if you do not want them. Once the installation process is complete, the application launches. You can then start using the application to protect your PC, network, and other devices.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application comes with a modern design, attractive colors, and visually appealing backgrounds. The backgrounds can be changed from the settings. You can access the tab on the left, which contains options like My Account, My Devices, My Products, Help, Supports, News, and more. In the middle is the ‘View Summary’ buttons, and under it the application shows the number of files it has scanned so far. Under is are the buttons to all the different features and options. The ‘Essentials’ version, has 14 buttons, namely Scan, Antivirus, VPN, My devices, Wi-Fi Protection, Support, Personal Firewall, Application Control, Safe Browsing, USB Protection, Process Monitor, Rescue Kit, Virtual Keyboard, and My Products. The application keeps scanning your files in the background, and you can perform on-demand scans too.

    Pros

    – Good-looking and easy-to-use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Anti-virus offers protection against virus, ransomware, and malware.
    – Three types of scans: Critical Areas, Full Scan, and Custom Scan.
    – Firewall allows you to be secure and free from hacking attacks, whether you’re at office, home, or a restaurant.
    – Safe browsing blocks malware, pishing, fraud, and other malicious items while you are browsing the internet.
    – Process Monitor works like Task Manager, but it shows you the total number of processes running, total that are accessing internet, and the ones that have high/low threat level.
    – VPN allows you to protect your internet connection and keep your browsing activity untracked.
    – Application Control identifies harmful applications, and USB Protection protects against viruses on USB devices.
    – Rescue kit allows you to create a USB to fix PC which won’t boot because of viruses. Moreover, you can also run advanced virus scan if you think your PC is infected.
    – Virtual keyboard to replace an actual keyboard if you suspect there’s a keylogger installed on your PC.
    – You can also control and manage other devices you have linked to the account.

    Cons

    – Rescue Kit offers advanced scan, but this results in download and installation of another product by the same developer.
    – VPN only offers 150MB traffic.

    Conclusion

    Panda Dome Essential is a complete security solution, that comes packed with essential tools that can help you secure your PC, internet, networks, and other devices. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. The scanning speed are fast too. It is definitely recommended.

  330. DoktorThomas™

    Great.
    Thorough.
    Good choice; large family of software–visit their websie.

  331. fallendaemon

    I go by simplicity of installation, use and application. When I installed according to instructions, I ran the program an ditto simply said it doesn’t rip newer BluRay disks and to contact support. So it didn’t do what it says it does. The disk is clean and free of scratches and only 4 years old.

  332. Malik

    Online marketing is a set of powerful tools and methodologies used for promoting products and services through the internet. There are many tools, services, and plugins available that are required for this field. One might need one tool for SEO, another for email marketing, another to help with website design, and over to another one for SEO again. This can be annoying, overwhelming, and costly. That’s why, many developers are focusing on providing a single solution, that comes with all the different tools that may be needed by an individual working in this field.
    Builderall is an all-in-one marketing platform that comes packed with all the tools that you will ever need for marketing business. It is all the tools that are used to run businesses on a day to day basis, combined into one. It provides individuals and businesses with the ability to have beautiful websites, blogs, and sales funnels within one platform.

    Getting Started

    The application is web-based and can run on any browser, you just need an account on their official website, and need to buy a plan and pay for it. If you get this application from this site, you can get 6 months of Web Presence plan for free. All you need to do is register an account with the links provided by this website. Once you register and login, you can start using your 6 months plan, as it comes automatically activated with your account. A video appears when you first login, this guides you and gives you an overview of the tools and features of this application and what you can do with it.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and intuitive, with a modern design and visually appealing colors. To the left side, all the tools offered by the application are available. These include Builders, App creator, Design, Videos, Apps, Webinar, MailingBoss, Dashboard, Resources, Business calculator, and more. On the top, you can see number of websites, email lists, and unique subscribers you have. At the top right, you can see your account, access its info, or logout. The application comes with a huge list of tutorial videos, which can guide you through different processes, in case you ever get stuck or confused. Moreover, you can also access the Quick Training, which asks you a couple of questions and then guides you on how to move forward and use the tool to do your desired task.

    Pros

    – The interface is clean & user-friendly, without any complex stuff which might become a cause of trouble.
    – All marketing tools in one place. There’s no other tool available with this much capability packed into one platform.
    – Huge list of high quality tutorial videos that are great for novices.
    – Newbie-friendly training to get them started with the application and its capabilities.
    – Private Facebook group for all the discussions, problems, and solutions.
    – Integration With Popular Email Marketing Tools.
    – Drag and Drop responsive builders.
    – Webmail Manager, Premium hosting, 1 GB Disk Storage, Unlimited Access and Bandwidth, and Unlimited builderall Subdomains.
    – Unlimited Pages and Websites, Unlimited Funnels, and Instant Publishing.
    – Hundreds of starter templates that are easy to customize.
    – You can track visitor activity with heatmaps and track website conversions.

    Cons

    – Stops responding during drag and drop operations, and glitches.
    – You can’t transfer your website to another platform if you decide to quit using BuilderAll.

    Conclusion

    Builderall is a unique platform, that offers users over 26 business tools within one platform. With drag and drop builders you can create any type of websites easily. The best part of using this tool is that it saves you a lot of money that you will be spending on different third-party applications required by you to run your business. It’s a great all-in-one solutions, definitely worth-trying.

    • Hey Malik,

      Thank you for an excellent summary review.

      I am sorry you experienced slow response and glitches at times. Builderall is an online software service so is at the mercy of internet connection quality and server side performance. However, I have never had trouble enough to recall my work suffering as a result.

      Your second point about not being able to transfer a website is true, but the service can only do what it does so well because it is self-contained. I like to think the very low price you pay is really just a hosting fee, making all the builders and marketing tools more or less free.

    • 6 months is a fair amount of time to try this program. My concern is that all my work on it cannot be transferred to another program if I do not like it. I am accustomed to using WordPress, and I am well aware of how much time it takes to get everything running spit spot.

  333. bayareajohn

    This might be good, but the example pictures showing improvements supposedly using this software include Shutterstock brand stock photos where the “before” half has been deliberately degraded. The “after” half is exactly as in the stock photos. So looks like fraudulent presentation of the software function.

  334. Malik

    Files that you delete from your hard drive are merely hidden, marked as deleted but not really removed from your hard drive and can be recovered with widely available data recovery software. This can lead to unauthorized access to your important and personal data, which can be misused too. The solution for this is to use a file shredder software application, permanently overwrite and shred any sensitive files or data on you decide to delete. Data Shredder is a data destruction utility designed to securely erase a hard disk or digital storage device, completely removing the data and making it unrecoverable. There are many available, but not all work the same.
    Data Shredder 6 Professional is a powerful tool, that provides you with appropriate methods and tools, that can help you delete and remove your sensitive data and make it unrecoverable. It comes with many features to remove data, that can be suitable for different data removal situation.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~8MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, the application asks you to activate it using the registration code. You need to provide the code, your name, and email id to activate the application for use. Once done, you can start using the application, and take advantage of the tools and features that it comes packed with.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple, clean, and has a modern design with great arrangement of buttons and features. There are 6 tabs that can be accessed from the left, namely Erase File & Folder, Erase Free Space, Erase Temp Files, Erase Internet Files, Move Securely, and Erase Partitions. Moreover, you can tweak a few options, check for updates, check license info, and info about the application and the developer. All the processes are wizard guided, and can be performed in a few easy steps. The application also adds entries in the right-click context menu of the File Explorer. These can be used to securely delete files or to securely move them. You can select files/folders to delete, choose the deletion method, and the application removes the data and makes it unrecoverable.

    Pros

    – Easy to use UI, with wizard guided processes make the application suitable for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Securely erase files, folders, partitions, erase hard drive, wipe free disk space and clean up internet privacy, and Windows temporary Windows files.
    – Securely move files/directories by cutting and pasting using this tool.
    – Erasing methods like DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more.
    – Detailed deletion reports in HTML format.
    – At the time of shredding you can choose the algorithm you want to use, more complex (more cycles) takes longer time.
    – Right-click context menu integration for quick shredding and securely moving files.
    – 11 erasing methods in total for the Professional version.
    – Special secure wiping algorithms for SSD & flash memory.

    Cons

    – The only available languages in the application are English and German.

    Conclusion

    Data Shredder 6 Professional is a simple yet powerful data shredder that comes packed with all the tools and features that you will ever need to delete and move your data securely. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  335. Mark R. Magill

    My first impression was that there must be some features missing, since I could not find a SAVE command and things like that. Then I realized: This program is exactly what is claims to be: a simple journal (think: electronic yellow legal pad) where you can jot down all your notes about what went on during the day without worrying about other people reading them. In that, it is perfect: Simple and easy to use, you pick up where you left off when you come back to it later.
    Pros and Cons: Simple to install, easy to use, and secure. Only “con” I could find is that it does not respond to the TAB key, which I’m used to using for indenting, but that’s just my habit and not a failing of the program. Summary: If you want a simple and easy to use place to keep track of what happened on a given date, I think you will like this little program a lot.

  336. Malik

    Blur effect has been a part of photography for a long time, and can be applied and used in many different situations. It can be used to reduce image noise and reduce detail. The visual effect of blurring is a smooth blur resembling that of viewing the image through a translucent screen. Many image editor let you apply blur effects to images, but it can be time consuming if you want to apply the same effect on multiple images, as many applications do not support batch processing of an effect.
    Blur Multiple Images is a simple and straightforward application, that provides a solution to the problem of blurring multiple images together. It allows you to apply blur effect to large numbers of image files in one quick operation and a few clicks.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB, and as expected the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once the installation process finishes, you can launch the application from the desktop icon. Launching it for the first time, the application asks you to enter the registration code to activate the application. You can enter the code, and activate the application easily. Once done, you can start adding images to the application and process them by applying the blur effect.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and clean, and there not much to say about it. At the top are two buttons, namely Add Image Files, and Blur Images. Clicking the first button, lets you select files using the file browser. You can select multiple files at once and add them to the list. The area in the middle shows, file location and paths in the list. Hitting the ‘Blur Images’ button starts processing the images immediately, and a message is displayed indicating the completion of the process. The images are stored inside the original directories, with different name, so the original image is not overwritten. At the bottom are buttons to send feedback and visit the about page.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI, that gets the job done in a few clicks.
    – Supports Drag n Drop of images on the UI.
    – Supports batch processing, and the processing does not take much time at all.
    – Blurring effect intensity is suitable for most images.

    Cons

    – Lacks features and offers no customization options.
    – Can only remove single entries from the list, no option to clear the entire list.
    – Cannot change destination folder or directory of the processed images.
    – Blurring effect cannot be customized.

    Conclusion

    Blur Multiple Images is a simple application, that might come in handy in many different situations. It does not offer much features, customizations, and options making it a useless application for most of the users. The applications runs smoothly, and the processing of blur effect does not take a long time.

  337. Malik

    Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc is a digital optical disc data storage format. It was designed to supersede the DVD format, and is capable of storing several hours of video in high-definition and ultra high-definition resolution. The idea of ripping Blu-ray Disc to your PC is very much like ripping CDs and DVDs, except the fact that, Blu-ray has more copy protection than any other format around, and playing it on your computer can be difficult to impossible. There are many Blu-ray ripper tools available, not all of them work the same.
    Shining Blu-ray Ripper is a simple yet powerful Blu-ray ripping software application, that allows you to rip your Blu-ray discs. It allows you to rip Blu-ray quality movies, and also perform minor editing operations.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~27MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application takes around ~110MB space on the hard drive. After launching it for the first time, the application asks you to enter the registration code to activate it. It can be easily activated and registered using the code and entering and email address. Once done, you can start using the application and the powerful tools that it comes packed with.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and has a modern design with colors and icons. All the buttons and features and arranged intuitively, so it shouldn’t be trouble to use it for any type of users, even the novices. At the top is the menu bar with the usual drop down menus, followed by the toolbar that contains buttons to important tools and features. On the left side is the video player that allows you to preview the content you are ripping or editing. You can choose the profiles from the top-right, and also adjust settings of the profiles and save them as new. The destination directory can be changed from the bottom, and there is a ‘Convert’ button at there too.

    Pros

    – Clean and Simple UI, designed to be easy to use for all types of users, even the novices.
    – Copy Blu-ray Disc and rip Blu-ray movie to video and audio in 200+ formats (such as MPG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, DivX, XviD, AVI, FLV, MP4, M4V, MKV, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, MTV, SWF, WMV, WMV-2, ASF, DPG, TS, DV, VOB, AMV, WebM and so on).
    – Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003.
    – Many profiles available, that include profiles with settings for many different types of devices.
    – The profiles can be edited and saved as new.
    – Also comes with some editing tools that allow you to add 3D effects, watermarks, image cropping, etc.
    – Post processing task, that allows you to shut down the PC after the processing is done.

    Cons

    – Only available language in the UI is English.
    – Does not offer much configurations.

    Conclusion

    Shining Blu-ray Ripper is a simple and easy to use application, that allows you to convert and rip Blu-ray discs and movies easily and efficiently. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  338. Malik

    Advanced Recent Access is a simple and intuitive software utility, designed to help users by providing them with means of opening recently accessed files easily. Instead of looking for those files all over your PC, you can simply access the files and perform different operations from within this application. It lets you see and open your recent used resources quickly.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer comes packed in a zip file, and the size is ~661KB. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching the application for the first time, you can easily activate and register the application using the registration code for the application. Once done, you can start using the application to use it features and access you recent files and directories with ease.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and clean, and should not be a problem for any type of users, even the novices. At the top is the toolbar with buttons to a few important functions like, Open/Run, open location, Properties, Delete, Search, Help, Languages, and License. Under it are check boxes, these are actually filters that you can apply on the recently accessed items list. There are filters like Directories, Documents, Pictures, Videos, and more. There is also a check box to make the application start when the PC boots. Rest of the area is for viewing the recently accessed items. The list displays several details about files, like their name, size, path, format, date modified/created, and others. You can select an item from list and open it or perform a function on it using the toolbar buttons, or you can right-click on the item and choose from the context menu. Search function can be used to quickly get to the desired files if the list is too long.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI with no complexity at all.
    – Automatically deletes non-existent resources from the list.
    – Automatically records number of time the file or directory has been accessed.
    – Filters recent resources list by Types, Path, Size, and more.
    – Shows Name, Path, Size Type and Date Modified/Created.
    – Find tool to quickly search for the required files.
    – Lets you open/run, open location, view properties, and delete the files/directories.
    – Language of the UI can be changed to the ones available.

    Cons

    – No option to clear recently accessed resources list.

    Conclusion

    Advanced Recent Access is a small yet very useful application, that can come in handy on daily basis. It keeps track of all your recent files, enabling you to launch them with just a click, thus saving you valuable time and effort. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

  339. DoktorThomas™

    “Does not allow you to attach files to the notes, memories, or important information that you write.”
    This a major flaw in a potentially useful program. I agree the interface is unappealing but what do want in a diary?
    Emoticons? Maybe.
    This software has a foreign author so do not expect it to look like it fell out of a Tron movie.

  340. Malik

    Older PCs with older version of Windows are prone to slowing down, and running into crashes and errors. This could be due to hardware issue, but in most cases the issue is within the Windows itself. There are many third party application available nowadays, that can help you optimize and speed up your PCs and give them a speed and performance boost. Different applications take different approaches to solve this problem, but not all the approaches work well.
    Dataownerclub Windows Speed Up is simple and lightweight application, that can help improve your PCs performance. It allows you to optimize your system, with suitable configuration settings, to control RAM, CPU, Disk, and page file usage.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~421KB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application takes around 5Mb space on the drive once installed. After launching the application for the first time, you can easily activate and register the application using the registration code. Once done, you can start using the application and tweak around its settings.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a clean, simple UI with modern design and colors. There are 4 tabs on the side, namely Status, Record, Setting, and About. The first tab shows you the current time, shows percentage improvement, shows the statistics of speed up times. There is also a real-time graph that shows CPU, Memory, Pagefile, Disk, and Virtual memory usage. Each line has different color. Record tab shows record of the applications performance, whereas, the settings tab lets you tweak settings of the application. The last tab shows the link to developer site, and also tells you about the application and what it does. You don’t have to do anything in the app for it to improve your system’s performance since there are no buttons to push. The application runs in the background, and provides feedback on how its improving your system performance.

    Pros

    – Simple yet informative UI, that looks and feels good.
    – Automatically adjusts and gives higher priority to the process in need by analyzing the system performance intelligently.
    – Lightweight, does not take much space on the hard drive or the RAM when running.
    – It automatically speeds up the system without configurations and the need to keep it under observation.
    – Two Speed up Levels to choose from, 10%-20% and 20%-30%.
    – Supported Windows version Microsoft Windows XP (32-Bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 10 (32-Bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 (32-Bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (32-Bit or 64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (32-Bit or 64-bit).

    Cons

    – Works well for older PCs, not much useful for newer PCs. Only showed me about 3% impovement on my PC.

    Conclusion

    Dataownerclub Windows Speed Up is a simple application to improve PC performance, suitable for users who do not want to press buttons, tweak settings and configurations. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  341. Bob Levy

    Before downloading, checked their web site and am NOT impressed. What does it change in my system? Very little information provided so I would rate this a dangerous for ANY experienced user.

    • That makes it even MORE dangerous for an inexperienced user. I would want to know what it changes, and whether everything is correctly reset the way it was if I turn it off or uninstall it. If it restores things, what happens to any system changes or Windows Updates made since it was installed or turned on? What happens if computer locks up or power fails, will this know to reset everything on the next powerup? Or would a reboot wipe out whatever it does safely until the next time it runs? Sorry for all the questions but these answers should be available somewhere.

  342. Istvan Dombai

    Lifetime license for 100 years. But! Device limit is 3! This is trick, no buy this!!!

  343. Malik

    Pen and paper used to be the tools used to take notes, reminders, and write down memories. With rapid increase in use of technology, PCs and smart devices became a part of our daily life. These devices allow us to do work, and a lot more that was not possible without them. So many users now prefer taking notes and reminders on these devices. There are many third party applications available for this purpose.
    Daily Journal is a simple application that allows you to write memories, notes, and save important appointments on your PC. The user account of the application can be locked down with a password, so that all your important and personal data is safe and secure.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~4MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. When launching the application for the first time, it asks you to activated the application. It can be activated and registered with the license code you have. Once done, you can then use the application to ‘Create a new user’, or to ‘Login’ to the existing user account. Creating a user account is easy, you have to enter username, password, and a recovery email. After creating the account the application automatically logs in, and you can start using all that this application has to offer.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and straightforward, designed to be easy to use and understand by all types of users, even the novices. At the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus. Under it is a calendar that can be used to navigate between entries, followed by the area where you can write you notes, important stuff, and even memories. There is a built-in search function can make it even easier to find different entries. You can change font, background color, and theme of the UI. Moreover, you can print the stuff you write, and the application allows you to back up the data to import/export it.

    Pros

    – Clean and Simple UI.
    – You can change the font as well as change text size and style.
    – Background color and theme of the UI can be changed too.
    – Calendar allows you to go back in time and check for the entries on a specific date.
    – It can create encrypted backups of all you important information, and allows you to easily restore it.
    – Search function allows you to quickly search for entries.
    – Create Multiple user accounts, and the data is secured in the application account with the password.

    Cons

    – The UI of the application looks outdated, it also does not allow you to collapse or hide the calendar.
    – Does not allow you to attach files to the notes, memories, or important information that you write.

    Conclusion

    Daily Journal is a secure application, that lets you write down your thoughts, save important appointments and encrypt your data. It works smoothly, without any lag or error. It is definitely worth-trying.

  344. juice

    So ugly you’ll never want to use it. Makes your average Win 3.1 app look modern.

  345. Frank Russo

    On the face of such things you are often inclined to think that it’s nonsense.
    However, this is not my first encounter with audio therapy sound tracks such as this and I can say that they can be very useful. I created a shortcut on my desktop for these and other (in some respects similar) audio tracks.

    When I am feeling “out of sorts” I simply click on the shortcut, find an appropriate one & let it play in the background.
    I sincerely believe they can give you a lift and perhaps even elevate your mood.

    According to the literature this author provides, it appears that these particular tracks are intended to sharpen your workout performance. Speaking for myself, my workout consists of getting up from my computer to get lunch and coffee (LOL).
    Nevertheless, even long bouts on the computer are worthy of sound conditioning for your brain.

    To properly evaluate these 3 soundtracks would require some time. However, extrapolating from what I know, I suggest you give them a whirl.

    Thanks Sharewareonsale.com & UnExplainableStore.com

  346. Man

    This company Trisun makes HORRIBLE software, useless and buggy…! I contacted support and we ended up arguing who spoke better English, is that professional???? NOOOOO…. STAY AWAY FROM THEM, word to the wise.

  347. Malik

    Sometimes we need to calculate how much time has passed between two dates, or have to figure out what date occurs ten days from now. Situations like these occur in our everyday life very often. One cannot only rely on their head to figure it out alone, because getting a wrong date or time could cause trouble. That’s why many third part tools came in to existence, that can calculate date and time in the future or in the past.
    Advanced Date Time Calculator is a handy tool that can calculate date and time, and display the difference between two values or convert years, months, weeks and day in to other parameters. It comes with several additional functions that can be useful.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer files comes in a ZIP file, and the download size is ~713KB. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. You can launch the application once the installation completes. The application can be easily activated and registered using the license key. Once done, you can start using the application and take advantage of all the handy tools that it comes packed with.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and well-organized, making it suitable for all types of users, even the novices. There are 8 different tabs on the top, namely Date & time, Differences, Days of week, Converter, Time zones, UNIX date, Options, and Language. The first tab lets you calculate date and time in future or past, starting from the current date and time or any date and time that you want. The second tab lets you calculate difference in years, months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, and Seconds between two times. The third tab allows you to calculate, number of week days, weekends, and all the days of weeks between two chosen dates. The converter lets you convert values between different date time elements, for example a year to seconds. The time zones tab allows you to view time in all the time zones around the world and compare it to yours. The next tab lets you get the UNIX date, followed by the options tab that lets you choose the days to include as weekends. The language tab lets you change the language of the UI to many available ones.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy to use UI.
    – Add/Subtract times to get the exact difference between them.
    – Get difference between two dates and times.
    – Count number of weekdays, weekends, and all days of weeks between two dates.
    – See and compare times from different time zones in the world.
    – Unix/Linux Date Calculator.
    – The language of the UI can be changed to the many available.

    Conclusion

    Advanced Date Time Calculator is simple yet very useful and powerful application, that comes with different tools, that can come handy in many different situations on daily basis. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth-trying.

  348. Edward Bricker

    It would be great to get folderMarker.com’s
    Folder Marker Pro
    or even if we can’t get the “Pro” edition,
    the “Home” edition would be a good consolation prize.
    See if you could possibly work that out. That would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  349. Billy

    My mom had been using this for a few months until I forced it off her computer. It was installing incompatible/old updates which was causing corrupted Windows 10 system files. Ended up having to reinstall windows.

    Having outdated software is not a huge deal, the only ones you desperately need is critical security updates; You typically don’t notice any of the updates’ differences.

  350. SilverDragonSystems

    As someone who has been in the PC field since the 70’s I can say that the safest and most reliable way to update drivers is through the manufacturer’s sites themselves and then should only be done if the current driver(s) is/are not working correctly. Use of third party updaters often leads to driver corruption issues, especially when used by a novice/beginner. There is an old saying – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” – this holds especially true for system drivers. If your system is running steady then there is no need to update the drivers. If you do need to “update” a driver then it is best to manually do so to ensure that the driver your installing is compatible.

    It is a good idea to make a backup of your drivers but there are so many good, free alternatives for making driver backups, like driver backup 2, that paying even the small asking price of this program is a waste of money IMO.

  351. Malik

    Windows 3.1 had a macro recorder tool, that allowed you to record and replay key-strokes and mouse actions. Unfortunately this handy tool disappeared when Windows 95 was released and did not return at all. That’s why many third party developers decided to create a similar tool, that could work in newer versions of the Windows. Many of these application do not work as claimed, and some aren’t that intuitive.
    Mouse and Key Recorder is a simple alternative to Windows 3.1 Macro Recorder, that can help you record mouse and keyboard actions. It can record and replay mouse clicks and keystrokes, and also provides a variety of additional commands that you can use to automate tasks.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer comes in a zip file, and it’s size is ~2MB. Upon launching the installer, it first downloads and installs .NET Framework in the system, then the actual installation process begins. The installation process is simple and straightforward, and takes only a couple of minutes to complete. The version provided here comes pre-registered and activated for use. Once done with the installation process, you can launch the application, and start using it to record mouse and keystrokes, and to automate tasks.

    User Interface

    The UI is clean and simple, without any modern design and customizations, it reminds you of the older versions of the Windows. The UI might look a bit cluttered and overwhelming, but it actually is well-organized, and features are spread around in different sections and tabs. At the top there is a menu bar, with usual drop down menus. Followed by toolbar with important features and functions. There are three tabs on the UI, namely General, Macro Code, and Scheduled Task. The first tab allows you to choose the macro file name and configure the replay, with dedicated options for loops and line delay. The ‘Macro’ section shows information about the macro, like the entire content of a given macro, including mouse and keyboard actions. The last tab lets you schedule you macros, if you want to run them at desired time. In the options menu you can tweak and adjust different settings of the application.

    Pros

    – Clean and Simple UI.
    – You can store and load recorded macros.
    – Create, copy and delete directories, and Rename, delete, copy, compare and find files.
    – Macros can be looped, put under conditions (if then else), and you can run several macros by one master macro.
    – Configure hotkeys to start/stop macros and recording.
    – More than 135 commands allow for creation of many useful macros.
    – Schedule macros by using the scheduler.
    – System resource usage is low.

    Conclusion

    Mouse and Key Recorder is powerful application that can help you automate a lot of tasks. With all the features and functions, it seems to be aimed at the professional, users, than at the novices. If used right, this application can be of great use. It runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth-trying.

  352. Tony G

    After struggling with a VPN supplier for several years as their service and support deteriorated, I wanted to find another before my contract ran out. I feel it necessary to have a VPN, but not one that is slow and unreliable. I had wondered if another supplier would be better or are they all prone to problems. I looked at this offer with skepticism, but trust Ashraf and decided to give it a try. Wow, it has been a great decision. The software was painless and quick to install. The performance and dependability has been outstanding! Although the choice of servers are not as robust as some other offerings, the ones that are offered serve my needs very well and are very fast and reliable. I am very happy with this program and thank Ashraf and Ivacy for this outstanding offer.

  353. Malik

    A hot key is a key or a combination of keys on a computer keyboard that, when pressed at one time, performs a task (such as starting an application) more quickly than by using a mouse or other input device. Many application come with pre-defined hotkeys, operating systems support some hotkeys too. As computers have become part of everyday work and life, hot keys have become more important than ever. Hot keys can improve user experience, boost productivity, and increase work efficiency. Nowadays, there are third party applications available that can let you assign hot keys depending your personal preference.
    Wise Hotkey is an application that allows users to assign hotkeys to certain applications, URLs or tools and thus access them much easier. With this application you can assign hot keys to launch applications and system tools, Control Panel items, folders on your computer, and even website addresses.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~3MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre-registered and ready to use, other versions can be activated using the license key. After launching the application, you can straigh away start adding your preferred shortcuts and hotkeys to the application. The application does come with a few pre-assigned hot keys to launch Chrome, This PC, and Documents. These applications are associated with ALT + a number from 1 to 9. You can change the shortcuts, and add new ones.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and simple, and should be easy to use for all types of users, even the novices. There are two sections, the top one has hot keys with ALT + a number from 1 to 9, you can change or associate new application, folder, or website to these keys. Applications, folders, and websites can be easily associated with a few clicks. If you have a lot of application, you can find the desired one using the keyword search. Clicking on the key combination, you can change the key combination assigned to the application. When adding a new shortcut, the application automatically assigns it a key combination.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI to customize hot keys.
    – Pre-defined shortcuts for few important applications.
    – Ability to attach a folder or directory to a key combination.
    – Assign hot keys to websites and URLs to open them quickly.
    – Customize hot keys, change old ones, and add new ones.
    – Automatically assigns key combinations when you add a new application, URL, or directory.
    – Keyword search to quickly find the application you are looking for.
    – Temporary disable all the hot keys.
    – Language of the UI can be changed to many available.

    Cons

    – Ability to temporary disable individual shortcuts would be great.

    Conclusion

    Wise Hotkey is simple application, that can help you speed up your daily computer work by the aid of useful hotkeys. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes, all the hotkeys work well too. It is definitely worth trying, if you want to give your productivity a boost.

  354. abdo mido

    I’ve had HDS for many years and it’s saved me from one catastrophic failure that I remember. My onboard 3TB data drive ( companion to a solid state system drive) started losing sectors like crazy after only one year / 18 months so I made sure that I was backing up all the files at least daily to an external drive and got a spare. When the failure arrived I was able to reconstitute all my data on the new drive, which was fortunate because the failed disk was totally unreadable. Now I’m counting the days (111) until the solid state drive fails after 916 days of loyal powered-on service. If you don’t have it, get it!

  355. Duncan

    A great little PDF file to have for both newbies to Windows 10 and those who are well known with Windows 10. To sum it up, it basically gives you a quick overview of various keyboard shortcuts that let you get around Windows 10 faster. This is great for me, seeing that I’m new to Windows 10 and there are a lot of new keyboard shortcuts added I’m unaware of.

    Perfect to print out and have by your side at the office.

  356. Malik

    The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. It is the most commonly used file format in offices, schools, colleges, and other places. So most of the users have to deal with these files on regular basis. Sometimes you might need to change a different format file to PDF format. While there are many converter applications available for this purpose, some applications take a different approach to generate PDF files.
    novaPDF Standard 8 is a simple applications designed to help you generate PDF documents from any printable application. It acts as a virtual PDF printer for Windows which creates PDF files from any application that has a Print menu, button or dialog. With add-ons for Microsoft Office, it allows you to save Office files to PDF format with just a click.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~60MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, it asks you to activate the application before use. You need to enter the registration code and registration name to activate the application. Once done, the application launches, and you can start using the application to create PDF files. You can use this tool’s features by either accessing the printing function within any application that supports it or by running novaPDF application itself.

    User Interface

    The applications has two main user interfaces, one to manage the virtual printers, and the other to use different features of the application and adjust preferences. The ‘Printer Manager’ UI lets you add/remove printers, manage profiles, licenses for printer sharing over a network. The ‘Getting Started’ UI lets you create a single document, or create/merge multiple documents. It also shows instructions on how to create PDF from office files, and from printable applications. You can also create and manage profiles, and adjust general settings, document properties, fonts, bookmarks, layout, orientation, and watermark settings. You can create/delete/manage as many profiles as you want. Moreover, you can also tweak default preferences of the application.

    Pros

    – Simple and well-organized UI, designed for all types of users.
    – Convert formats like DOC, XLS, PPT, PUB, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PUBX, HTML, TXT, and more to PDF by using the print function of different application.
    – Add-ons for Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio. These allow one-click conversion to PDF.
    – Create password protected PDF files for safe distribution and signed digitally for authentication purposes.
    – PDF files are protected and secured using 256-bit AES encryption.
    – Merge different files into one PDF file.
    – Can be used as a desktop printer, share it and add it as a network printer or print to it remotely.
    – Adjust page, document, graphics, links, bookmarks, font, and watermark settings.

    Cons

    – The applications stops responding for a bit when accessing profile manager or settings.
    – Stutters and stops responding during the conversion process.

    Conclusion

    novaPDF Standard 8 is a simple and straightforward, that has a unique way of converting and creating PDF files. The application does stutter and stops responding, although the system resource usage is low during the run. The application is definitely worth-trying.

  357. Malik

    At least once in our life we all have faced loss of data by one reason or another. It can be due to system errors/crashes, some virus or application, or can even be entirely due to our own fault of deleting it by mistake. Data recovery applications help in recovering your precious data that you may have lost due to one reason or the other. Many of these applications claim to recover deleted files emptied from the recycle bin, files lost from formatting or corruption of a hard drive, virus infection, unexpected system shutdown or software failure. But, not all of them work as promised.
    iFind Data Recovery is simple yet powerful application, designed to help you recover precious data in many different data loss scenarios. It can recover data that cannot be accessed or have been deleted accidentally, and even data from formatted partitions.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer comes in a ZIP file, and the download size is ~3MB. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After the installation the application takes ~15MB space on your PC. Launching it for the first time, the application can easily be registered and activated for use, by entering the registration code. Once done, you can start using the application to recover your precious data.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and simple. On startup there are only three icons on the screen, namely Lost File Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, and Scan Result List. The first icon is to recover files that might have been deleted due to different reasons. The second icon is to recover deleted or unrecognized partitions. The third icon lets you access the saved scan results that you have saved overtime from different scans. The recovery process is 1-window wizard guided process. You have to select the drive or partitions you want to scan, click next and the scan result is displayed once it completes. You can filter the result by different types of files, and there is a search feature too. Moreover, you can save the search result, so you do not need to run the scan again in the future.

    Pros

    – Simple UI and wizard guided process makes the application suitable for novices.
    – Supports data recovery in different situations like Partition Formatted, RAW Partition, Deleted by Accident/Intention, OS crash, Virus, Device not recognized, and more.
    – Support recovery from storage devices like Hard Drive, External Disk, USB Drive, RAID , Music Player , Digital Camera Memory Card/Stick, CF Card, SD Card, Camcorder, Pen Drive, Micro Card, SSD, Video Player, and Other Storage Media.
    – Supports recovery of wide range of formats of Images, Videos, Audios, Office files, and Emails.
    – Ability to save scan results to be used later.
    – Scan results can be filtered by different categories of file types and there is a search feature too.
    – You can preview the files before recovering.

    Cons

    – UI does not look impressive and is not the same quality as some other similar applications.
    – Scan speeds are slower than other similar applications.
    – No advanced configurations and options for advanced users.
    – No option to change language of the UI.
    – No option to scan particular folder or directory only.

    Conclusion

    iFind Data Recovery is a user-friendly data recovery software, that can come handy in many different data loss situations. The application runs smoothly, without and lag or crashes. It is worth-trying.

  358. Malik

    In today’s world, it’s not an easy task to achieve ones goals easily. We are constantly distracted by various factors, and lose focus. Moreover, it could be because one isn’t motivated or disciplined enough to be able to achieve their goals. Achieving your goals and desires requires you to work and strive for it on daily basis. For many people lose of focus is their PC and online activity. That is why, nowadays, we have applications on PC that can help keep us motivated to achieve our goals.
    FocusKONTROL is simple and easy to use software application, designed to keep you motivated to achieve your goals and desires. It helps you stick to your plan, reaffirms your desires, and keeps you focused on your plan with aid of visual reminders. The developer believe that visual reminders have a much more impact on the users, and guarantees success.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here is pre-activated and registered, once installation completes, you can start using the application to take a step toward achieving your goals and desires.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and well-organized in different panes. The window to the left is the one that contains different categories of messages. You can add you own categories, but it comes with a few common categories like Smile, Wealth Affirmations, Personal, Images are powerful, Posture reminders, and Fitness. All these categories have different messages already put into them, you can select and change them to your personal preference. The top-right box is for mesage settings, you can change the picture, change font, and also change the borders of the image messages. The box under it is for display options, and allows you to tweak effects, effect speeds, message position, message order, message frequency, message duration, and more. You can also import/export the set of messages.

    Pros

    – Simple and clean UI
    – Add new message categories and add as many messages as you want or need.
    – Add custom images to messages. Supported formats are jpg, jpeg, and bmp.
    – Change font, font style, and size of the font of messages.
    – Border color of the messages can also be changed.
    – Effects, effect speed, message position, and order can also be tweaked.
    – Change message frequency and duration.
    – Ability to export/import set of messages.

    Cons

    – Does not provide any option to schedule tasks, or keep track of tasks or schedule.
    – It is basically an application that can keep reminding you of something on regular basis. A progress tracker would have been a great addition.

    Conclusion

    FocusKONTROL is simple and straightforward application, that reminds you to certain tasks, and keeps you motivated throughout the day. Visual messages and reminders can be a powerful tool to keep you disciplined. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. If you are a heavy PC user or work on a PC for many hours, this application is definitely worth-trying.

  359. Richard

    This is a great piece of software. I been using a sheet of paper taped to my desk to read affirmations and reminders about taking a break from the computer to rest my eyes, etc. But most of the time i would forget to read the paper. Now I don’t have to remember. Thanks