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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Perter Burgs

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

  6. 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

  7. Jesper S

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Jean

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

  12. ted

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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. tuthanhphat

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

  16. DBP

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. leo

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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……

  22. 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 …)

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Vincent Tan

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. phyllis

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

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. Gojko Pavasovic

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

  46. 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.

  47. Shadow

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

  51. 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!

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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…

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. Luis

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

  63. Sang Jun Park

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

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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 (!).

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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 !

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. dethise

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

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. xizgoz

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

    weak results in the tests.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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!

  97. doktorthomas™

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

  98. 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

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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!

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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)

  108. 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!!

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. 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.

  115. DoktorThomas™

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

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

  127. Istvan Dombai

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

  128. 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.

  129. juice

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

  130. 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

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. 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!

  140. 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.

  141. 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.

  142. 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.

  143. 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.

  144. 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

  145. nobug

    Too bad that the icon of the taskbar does not allow to exit the program.
    There is also no option to remove the launch of the program when Windows starts.
    We must manually delete a key in the regist: “\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ WOW6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run”, which carries the strange label “name_me”.

  146. Malik

    To keep your PC running smoothly, one needs to take care of its hardware, as well as its software too. After sometime of usage, the system gets filled with unnecessary files, that take a lot of system space and slow down systems performance. To keep your PC running smoothly, one needs to take care of its hardware, as well as its software too. After sometime of usage, the system gets filled with unnecessary files, that take a lot of system space and slow down systems performance. It’s not an easy task to manually locate and delete those files, as these are created on daily basis by the running applications. For this purpose, specialized PC cleaner applications are available, that help you get rid of junk files and free up precious storage space.
    Baisvik Disk Cleaner is simple yet powerful software application, designed to help you scan the selected computer drives and detect unnecessary, temporary or junk files, then clean them to free up storage space. It can remove junk files using three scan modes, and comes with other useful features.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~3MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching the application for the first time, it can be easily activated and registered using the activation key. At startup it shows you three scanning methods, you can choose the one that suits your need a run a scan to detect junk files.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and comes with a modern design. To the top-right are the buttons to access settings menu and about page. There are three main buttons, namely Fast Scan, Standard Scan, and Full Scan. It also shows details about these different types of scan, so you can choose the one that suits your needs. Fast Scan scans the PC for unnecessary files in the most common locations, these are mostly cookies and browser cache. In Standard Scan, you can select the type of files you want to scan or ignore during the scan. In the Full Scan, you can scan the whole drives and also select different categories which you want to scan or ignore. Full Scan takes the most time. Once the scan completes, you can select the files you want to delete and hit clean button.

    Pros

    – User-friendly and easy to use UI.
    – Fast scan to get rid of junk from places where it gets accumulated more often.
    – 59 special categories for scanning junk files, you can choose the files you want to be ignored during scan.
    – Many file masks for full disk scan. It allows you to remove the greatest possible quantity of junk files.
    – You can add files, folders, or directories to exception list to be ignored during scans.
    – Custom folder section to add folders you want to be completely removed.
    – Change the language of the UI to 4 different languages.
    – Scan speeds are fast.

    Cons

    – Result is shown as categories, and you can delete batches of files only, not individual documents.

    Conclusion

    Baisvik Disk Cleaner is simple and straightforward application that allows you to save a lot of disk space, by removing junk files using three different scan methods. The application allows you to select different categories, file masks, add exceptions, and more. The application runs smoothly without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

    • Too bad that the icon of the taskbar does not allow to exit the program.
      There is also no option to remove the launch of the program when Windows starts.
      We must manually delete a key in the regist: “\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ WOW6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run”, which carries the strange label “name_me”.

  147. Duncan

    What a fantastic little application to have handy. I do a lot of design work, and I tend on doing things “my way” which is usually time consuming. For example, picking simple colors from an image to use. Before Beagle Pro, I’d first take a screen shot, save that screen shot and finally open it in Photoshop to then pick out the color I’d want to use. With Beagle Pro, there’s a built in tool that allows me to do that without all the hassle. PLUS, it gives me all the details about that color. Like it’s RGB and other values.

    That’s not the only thing to like, taking a screen shot is super handy. Yes, there are a couple of really handy tools out there that are free that take screenshots. But what I’ve found with Beagle Pro is extremely handy. You select an area on the screen to take a screenshot of. But you can actually drag that selected area on your screen to get the content you want without having to re-select the area. Great if you end up selecting the wrong area. (It happens.)

    Plus, it’s not very big at all. The program sits nicely in your toolbar until you need it using minimal of resources. A definite must have for me, and I thank sharewareonsale.com for turning me onto this great little app. I’m sure Beagle will be getting a purchase from me sometime in the future.

  148. Malik

    Windows comes with a default set of tools for just about anything you want to perform on a PC. However, there are still some important tools that are missing from the Windows, and some tasks that cannot be performed without the help of third party applications. Many of these tasks have become the need of many users, but there are still no tools in Windows to perform them.
    Screen Beagle PRO is an advanced screen utility application, that comes packed with some important and useful tools. With this application, you can capture screen activity, measure custom desktop regions, reveal color codes for pixels, and zoom in where you point to cursor.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~545KB, and after the installation the application takes around ~2MB space on the storage. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After the installation, you can read the ‘Read Me’ text file, to get to know about the application and it’s features. At welcome screen, it tells you that application is a single tray icon, which you can access using the right click of the mouse. You can easily register and activate the PRO version by entering the registration code.

    User Interface

    The application does not have a UI, and it stays hidden in your system tray until you right-click on the icon and launch a utility. You can access Magnifier, Screenshot, Dropper, Measurer, Preferences, About, and Exit from the right-click menu. Dropper tool lets you select color of any pixel on the screen and view it in different text formats. The Measurer tool lets you measure any length on the screen and displays detailed info with angles, cursor position, length, and more. The screenshot utility lets you select an area of the screen and capture it, whereas the magnifier turns your cursor to a magnifying glass, and magnifies anything you hover upon.

    Pros

    – Stays hidden in the system tray icon.
    – Individual icons of utilities can be created in the system tray for ease of use.
    – Dropper tool lets you pick color of any pixel on the screen, transform it into text formats (RGB, RGB Hex, and HTML).
    – Measurer tool lets you measure distances (in inches and millimeters) and angles between any two points on the screen.
    – Screenshot utility lets you copy region of screen to clipboard, or export it to a GIF, PNG, JPG, BMP or TIF file.
    – Magnifier utility can zoom from x1 to x10 (50 to 500px), and is great for people with low vision.
    – Assign hotkeys to utilities for ease of use.
    – You can change quality of screenshot, change settings of magnifier, and calibrate measurer.

    Conclusion

    Screen Beagle PRO is a lightweight yet powerful and reliable set of tools, that can be useful in many different working environments. All the utilities run smoothly, come with a good amount of configuration, and can be launched by a dedicated icon or hotkeys. The application is definitely worth-trying.

  149. Ossining

    Still use Quicken DOS but my Windows XP can not print reports. Would luv to see DOS2USB or something similar that will let me print reports. Thank you.

  150. RS Rawding

    The best and least obtrusive protection out there – bar none. I’ve had Bitdefender for about six years and would not use anything else. I got a copy of Kaspersky because work ITS folks and I uninstalled it in about 30 minutes. Stick with this one. A great product.

  151. Malik

    Nature Illusion Studio is an editing application, designed to help users edit their photos and make them look lively using different tools. It helps you transform your vacation photos at the beach, waterfall, lake, and other places into living photos. You can easily edit pictures and add various effects, as well as create screensavers, executable, videos and animated images out of the projects.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~5MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching the application for the first time, it can be easily activated using the license key. Once done, it is ready to use. At startup, you can choose to open a new project, open an old one, open help page, open samples, or open your recently opened projects.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and has modern and minimal design. At the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by a toolbar with important options and features. The section to the left contains water mask, tools, effects, presets, and navigator. Res of the area is for preview. There are different effects like water, weather, objects, and sounds. You can load different water presets, adjust settings, add image objects, edit them, add sounds, add texts, and even add weather effects. The navigator lets you zoom in/out on the image and choose the section of the image that you want to view. There’s and Undo and Redo button on the top, along with other buttons to import project as Screensaver, GIF, Video, and EXE. There’s a preview button on top that lets you preview the applied effects to your image. The theme of the UI can be changed from the top right.

    Pros

    – Simple and easy to use UI.
    – Add animated gifs, images, text and customize their movement and appearance.
    – Add snow and rain effects, and adjust settings like particle counts, transparency, rain drops length, snowflakes size, and wind direction.
    – Add sounds up to 8 channels and customize them.
    – Create screensavers and exe with your projects.
    – Create GIFs and videos, and adjust resolution, frame rate, length, and more.

    – Add up to 6 different types of water effects in a single image, and use many different presets.
    – Theme of the UI can be changed.
    – Comes with different samples to get you started.

    Cons

    – Most effects look unreal, and aren’t of much use.
    – Fewer editing tools compared to other editing applications.

    Conclusion

    Nature Illusion Studio is a simple yet powerful editing application, that allows you to add lively effects to your photos and turn them into screensavers, GIFs, videos, and exe. The effects are not realistic, but they can still bring a nice touch to photos. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth trying.

  152. Haresh Hiranand Rajpal

    Nice little software to make your still photos to lively screen-savers, video’s or gif images,
    Downloaded and installed very fast,
    registration key was also quickly emailed.
    Thank you SharewareOnSale,
    Thank You NufSoft.

  153. Malik

    One of the major reason for PC performance degradation is storage devices getting filled up and no space left to run the system in an optimal state. Hard drives can get filled up with junk, and most importantly it gets filled up with duplicates of same files that are spread over at different locations in the drive. These are difficult to track and delete, so it’s almost impossible to get rid of them manually. Nowadays, there are third party applications available to help solve this issue. Most of these available application do not work well, and some even produce false-positive result with a risk of even deleting files which do not have duplicates.
    Wise Duplicate Finder Pro is a simple and straightforward software application designed to help you with the issue of storage space shortage due to duplicate files. It let’s you scan, identify, and remove the duplicate files in a matter of few clicks, and even comes with different scanning modes to choose from, depending on the complexity of the situation.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~3MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once done, you can easily activate the application with your license information, or in this case, the application provided here is already activated, and ready to be used. You can straightaway start using it to scan for duplicate files on your storage drives.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and intuitive. It is designed to be easy-to-use for all kinds of users, even the novices. It’s a single window operation UI, with no confusion at all. At the top, you can add drives, directories, and folders to scan, choose the method of scan, and hit the scan button. The scan result is displayed in the area below, along with details like Name, Folder, Size, Date modified, and Date created. There are 4 types of scan methods to choose from, first one is Match by name and size, then partial match, then exact match, and finally a 0 byte scan to find empty folders. Exact match is the slowest, whereas matching by name and size is the fastest. You can access advanced settings from the bottom. These include setting a minimum and maximum size of files to scan, include/exclude file formats in scan, and exclude a folder from the scan.

    Pros

    – Clean and simple UI, with one window operation.
    – Comes with advanced options for advanced users.
    – Delete empty folders and zero size files easily.
    – Delete duplicate copies of files Manually or Automatically. The application automatically selects one and deletes the other.
    – Backup and Restore feature in case you accidentally delete any files.
    – Supports many languages like English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, and many more.
    – Four different scan modes to suit your needs.
    – Choose the file types you want to include or exclude from the scan.
    – Choose the minimum and maximum file size to include in the scan.

    Cons

    – Exact match scans take a long time to complete.
    – No options to save the scan result to be used in future.

    Conclusion

    Wise Duplicate Finder Pro is a simple and reliable application, that can help you save a lot of storage space on your PC, and get rid of all the duplicate files. It works well, supports many languages, and even comes with some advanced options for advanced users. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely recommended.

  154. grzegorz

    Finally, I managed to catch a promotion on VSDC Pro. Now, without time pressure, I will get acquainted with the extended functions of this editor because, for example, two weeks for testing is not enough time, and here I have a whole year.

    I met VSDC about six months ago, probably on youtube or at dobreprogramy.pl
    I record movies very rarely and do short, small and uncomplicated films with basic editions, but sometimes I have an idea or I want to check some of the options that inspired me from, for example, the YouTube VSDC channel.

    The VSDC editor is now more stable than before but for me it has lost on editing speed (e.g., cutting a movie that is more than 3 GB) from the moment the 64 bit version is released. Then the 32 bit version also got sick. Unfortunately, Polish is a bit lacking. This is important for very young people (children, teenagers) and such old horses as me.

    The interface and method of working with the program requires getting used to it because it is … different and some people reject it but if you get used to it and learn the rules, over time and gaining experience is OK. The instructional videos and how-to videos on the VSDC website are a lot of help http://www.videosoftdev.com/how-to-use-free-video-editor
    which I throw into the translator.

    Is the user’s manual available in this promotional edition? Does the user’s manual allow you to copy text to the clipboard and paste it into an online translator? Unfortunately, I often have to use online translators.

  155. Clairvaux

    Pros

    – Audited install mode (called Real-Time Installation Monitor) allows uninstalling by undoing, which provides the best thoroughness / safety compromise.

    – Forced uninstall mode allows searching for, and cleaning, remnants of programs which are not shown anymore on the installed program list. Either because they have been uninstalled by the regular Windows method (which often misses many registry keys, and even files and folders), or because more thorough tools have failed midway. It’s not guaranteed to work 100 % of the time, but you’ll find yourself needing it often.

    – You can chose to uninstall exactly like Windows would (which negates the need for such a program), or to uninstall further, with 3 optional degrees of thoroughness.

    – Extra cleaning, on top of what would have been achieved by the overly soft Windows method, is always preceded by a screen showing what would be deleted by proceeding. You can either accept everything wholesale, refuse everything, or get into the details and select the registry keys, files and folders you’d like to keep. This method fits every user, whatever his technical level and willingness to get under the hood.

    – The program’s settings allow for three different, optional, safety backups before uninstall is carried on : a backup of the registry, creation of a Windows Restore Point, and a special Revo backup of everything that is about to be deleted.

    – I’ve used this paying Pro version for many years, and always applied the combination of audited install, uninstall by undoing, and using the deepest, most aggressive, therefore presumably most dangerous of the 3 cleaning options. I have never had a single problem deleting something that should not have been.

    – You can request specific technical assistance by mail, and the answers are surprisingly thorough, educational and customised.

    – There is no tracking, telemetry, advertising, pushing you on the cloud or any of the other annoying contemporary shenanigans — as far as I can tell.

    Cons

    – The much-touted uninstall method through use of a publisher-made Logs Database is, in my opinion, redundant, not very useful and clunky to use. Other users’ opinions might vary. The publisher has compiled a long, updated list of commonly-used software, logging all the files, folders and registry keys they create at install. You may elect to use this database if your program is there, instead of just using the uninstall command, or reverting your own install log. The program itself might also chose to use that database even if you don’t explicitely require it, in ways that are rather unclear.

    – Some of the fundamental ways the program is working, and you need to understand in order to use it at its best, are explained absolutely nowhere : not in the user interface, not in the user guide, not on the publisher’s site. This is compensated by the remarkable quality of the free tech support, and that’s why I’m able to tell you about that.

    – Some basic features you’d expect are missing from the user interface. For instance, you need to refresh the program list after uninstall. Otherwise, the name of the program you’ve just removed stays there. Those defects can easily be mitigated by the user ; it’s only a mild irritant. However, they give a retarded feel to the product.

    – The general look of the interface is outdated. Think vintage Windows XP.

    – The added modules (Windows Tools, Autorun Manager, Evidence Remover…) seem to me, on the whole, as an exercise in box-ticking. I don’t use them, and prefer dedicated tools.

    Conclusion

    Although the free edition of Revo Uninstaller is always available on the publisher’s site, and a very useful tool in its own right, the advantages of the Pro edition are so significant (notably the audited installation), and the price of this offer such a steal at 12 $, that it’s a no-brainer for anyone needing a tool in that category. Even if you later opt for another program, and even if it’s a free one, you won’t regret having bought Revo Uninstaller Pro through this offer.

  156. Dee

    Great offer. Thanks. Program is easy to use, not as powerful as Photoshop, but certainly far more than enough for the average photo buff.

  157. Malik

    Most videos shot do not turn out to be as good as they are supposed to be. This can be due to a series of factors, including motion, focus, lighting and noise. Video editing is the process of manipulating and rearranging video shots to improve the overall look of it, or to create a new work. Video editing is not an easy task, as it requires you to learn skills, be able to use complex software applications, which are too expensive for a regular user. There are a few video editing softwares that are designed for novice and regular users, but not all of them provide the right tools and the ease of use that is required.
    VSDC Video Editor PRO is a handy video editing tool, that allows you to edit you videos or combine them to create new multimedia projects. The application comes with a package of right tools to get the job done and can be used to quickly and easily give your videos a professional look. It also comes with tools that can help you capture videos using the webcam, and record the screen.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~40MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After the installation, the application can easily registered and activated using the license key. The activation requires a restart of the application for the changes to effect. Creating a new project is based on three steps, opening a new blank project, editing it, and exporting it.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple, intuitive, and has a modern design with good-looking icons and colors. At startup interface, the application shows five square buttons under the Start Project Now group and eight round ones under Get to Know Top Features. The first group includes Blank Project, Slideshow, Import Content, Video Capture, and Screen Capture buttons. Features include effects such as color correction and filters, 4K editing, blending, masking, chroma-keying, waveforms, 3D charts, and combining multimedia.

    The UI of the editor is not as smooth and polished as some other similar applications. The toolbars are small and have small icons, that make the UI a bit overwhelming for novice users. There’s a project explorer box at the left side and on the right is the one that shows properties. In the middle is the preview area, and under it is the timeline with different buttons and sections.

    Pros

    – Startup interface is simple and clean with a modern design.
    – Basic editing options like Select All, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete. You can also cut, split, rotate, and add text and images to the video files.
    – Advanced editing options like adjust Gamma, Hue, Saturation, and Resolution of the video. You can also Flip, Skew, Resample, Zoom the imported video clips and your project video. Moreover, you can add special effects and transitions to your videos to make them look professional.
    – Video stabilization tool, Hardware acceleration, and Audio Waveform.
    – Create slide shows with images.
    – Video capture tool allows you to capture video using the webcam on your PC.
    – Screen recorder to capture videos of your screen.

    Cons

    – Editing UI is cluttered and packed with many panes and a lot of small buttons and icons, even on a 1080p monitor it was unable to adjust correctly and still look cluttered.
    – Screen recorder is not as great and feature-rich as the other screen recorders. It just works and that’s pretty much it.

    Conclusion

    VSDC Video Editor PRO is a lightweight and reliable video editing tool, that comes packed with a lot of tools and features to help you create professional looking projects easily. It also comes with extra features like video recording with webcam and a screen recorder. The editing UI is cluttered and might be overwhelming for a user with little-to-no editing skills. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth trying, if you are willing to get used to the cluttered UI.

  158. Helen

    Found VSDC a couple of months ago when I created a Xmas video. All basics features such as trimming, applying video effects and even Instagram filters, lots of formats fit my needs. Now I’m going to give a try to more advanced features like chroma key and create something amazing!

  159. Makale.Life

    I recommend this program to anyone, easy to use, fast and very effective protection.

  160. gmon

    Very basic video editor, nothing wrong with it but nothing more useful than any other video editor that has been offered here before, and you need to buy third party add-ons to do anything more with it, unlike other editors that have been offered here before.

  161. Susan Kennedy

    I tried this the other day and really liked it. The autocorrection feature was really good — better than the many others I have tried. Another feature that is exceptional is that after the autocorrection, you can further change things that you might think it went overboard on, usually one or two small tweaks. If it had numerical values to go up and down, I would have given this a 5 star rating. Another wonderful thing that only one of the other photo editor apps I have tried has is the ability to save quickly and go on to the next item in your folder. That really saves time.

  162. Fred64

    Been a Fan of Glary Utilities for years. Its solid. The one click cleanup is thorough and couldn’t be much easier to use. And the various tools are really handy. Its my go to app, when things get sluggish. Getting the Pro version for free is a deal, that should not be missed.

  163. 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. There are many software applications available that allow you to edit images, but not all of them work well.
    SoftOrbits Photo Retoucher is a simple and straightforward application, that can help you give your images a smooth and clean look. It can import/export photos in various formats, remove imperfections, and apply different effects to them.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~20MB, 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.
    – Restore old photos by removing folds and scratches, patching spots and fixing torn edges.
    – Remove unwanted objects from an image.
    – Improve portrait photos by removing small imperfections such as pimples and wrinkles.
    – Supports many types of image formats, like JPG, TIF, PNG, BMP, RLE, DIB and TPI. The edited image can be stored to any of these formats too.
    – Menu bar lets you undo or redo certain actions, go to next or previous picture and restore the original.

    Cons

    – Often crashes while processing images.
    – Features like Scratch Remover take a lot of time to complete, and only produce satisfactory results.

    Conclusion

    SoftOrbits Photo Retoucher is simple yet reliable and powerful editing application, especially for old photos and portraits. The application runs smoothly without any lag, however, it does crash a few times her and there. It is definitely worth trying.

  164. Malik

    As files are being constantly read, written, deleted, and resized on a disk drive, fragmentation occurs. It is the process by which files are broken down into small fragments and these are spread out over several locations on the disk. Fragmentation causes slow read and write speeds, reduce PC performance, long boot-times, random crashes and freeze-ups, and in extreme cases even a complete inability to boot up at all. That’s why we need to perform defragmentation on the disk drives, it is the process by which access speed is increased by rearranging files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations. A Disk Defragmenter utility is part of Windows by default, and there are many third party applications available too.
    DiskMagik is a simple yet poweful disk defragmenter, that comes packed with features that aren’t present in the native Windows disk defragmenter. It can help you keep your PCs disk drives at top operating conditions.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~3MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching the application for the first time, a registration window appears, you can activate the application, using the license key and other information. Once done, a Configuration Wizard opens up to allow you to configure the application for use. Once done with that, you can see all your disk drives listed on the UI, along with buttons and also graphic representation of fragments. You need to analyze disks to be able to see how fragmented it is.

    User Interface

    The UI is well-arranged and clear-cut, and comes with a simple look and design. The well-thought arrangement of the UI makes it easy to access all the features and options of this application. It is easy-to-use for all types of users, even the ones with less experience. On the top is the menu bar with ususal drop down menus, followed by a toolbar with buttons to useful options and features. The area under it lists all the drives along with information like Status, %Done, %Fragmented, %Free, No. of fragmented files, and last manual defrag date. Under it graphical representation of Clusters on the drive using blocks. These blocks are different colored depending on what category they fall in. A key is provided at the bottom about what different block colors mean.

    Pros

    – Clean & Easy-to-use UI, designed to be easy to understand by all types of users.
    – Three defrag modes to suit your needs. Quick Defrag, Complete Defrag, and Advanced defrag.
    – Automatic boot-time defragmentation during every boot.
    – Auto Defragmentation when the disk is idle to the set treshold level.
    – Defragment removable drives also.

    Cons

    – No SSD detections, it considers the drive as HDD and attempts defragmentation on it.
    – No option to defragment a certain folder or directory location, for example the Game folder.

    Conclusion

    DiskMagik is simple and reliable application to defragment your disks. It may be missing on a few important features like SSD detection, but it does it’s job of defragmentation well. It runs smoothly without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  165. Jim Schuuz

    This is better for tracks in your collection that don’t have ANY tags assigned to them. If your collection is mainly complete and you just want to add missing info, or correct some incorrect fields, this software is not for you.
    1. It appears to only use one source for tag info. If that source is incorrect, so will your tags be incorrect. If there is no tag info, then that’s what you get.
    2. Of the 50 (or so) tracks for which I attempted to resolve incorrect tags, I had to delete the specific tags before it would populate with the correct info.
    3. This did an excellent job of obtaining lyrics for virtually every file.
    4. I don’t find the interface cluttered – this is common among MP3 taggers. What I have a problem with is that the glyph images for the tool buttons aren’t very intuitive. I have to hover over the button for the tool tip to tell me what it does.
    5. If you want to preview the MP3 file, you can’t just play it after selecting it – there are extra steps involved to add it to the player’s list at the bottom.
    6. I don’t know what the refresh button does on the folder tools menu (on the left side) – I had to go to add the same folder again after I added tracks to my music folder in order for the files to be added to the catalog for processing.

    Overall, it’s not a bad tagger, but it isn’t for me. I’m continuing my quest for the best tagger because it isn’t this one.

  166. Malik

    Ever wondered how the music ducks down when the person speaks on a live stream or a video. It sounds great to the audience and really improves the quality of your content. It is possible to this with simple applications with greate ease. These applications automatically control the audio volume from different channels depending on the user preference.
    Auto-Duck in Real Time is a simple and user friendly application that allows you to manage and control audio output from different audio channels. The application is useful for live streamers and YouTubers in particular, and enables them to duck various audio input sources to a preferred volume levels.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer comes packed in a zip file of size ~1MB. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes with a license file along with the installer. When starting the application for the first time, it asks you for the license key. Users can select the license key provided to activate the application. Once activated and registered, you can start using the application.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and has a straightforward appearance, withou any fancy new designs. It is a one-window operation application, and everything is arranged in an intuitive and accessible manner. This makes it easy for all types of users to navigate through the application. On top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by a toolbar with important options and features. You have start and stop buttons, and an area where you can toggle ducking options like start-fade duration, end-fade duration, init delay, and max pause time. The two boxes at the bottom let you add audio channels to be controlled by the application. The one on the left is the input channel usually the microphones, and the one on the right is the channels you want to duck. You can add/remove different channels, attach them to hotkeys, set treshold, set min and max volume, and also the amount of boost. Morever you can download presets from public data base and use them.

    Pros

    – Simple and clean UI, with a singl window that has everything well-organized.
    – Compatible with any streaming software for Windows. Some of these are PlayClaw, xSplit, Evolve, Camtasia Studio, FFSplit, and many more.
    – Great tool for Live streamers and YouTubers.
    – Download from many available presets, also save and share your own presets.
    – Total control over audio fading.
    – Supports volume ducking with unlimited inputs on unlimited channels.
    – Assign hotkeys to different channels.

    Cons

    – Audio ducking lags sometimes.

    Conclusion

    Auto-Duck in Real Time is a simple and reliable application aimed at YouTubers and live streams, to enable them to control and manage output from different output channels using input channels or hotkeys as trigger. The application runs smoothly, without any crashes or errors. It is definitely worth trying.

  167. Malik

    Encryption, is the process of changing information in such a way as to make it unreadable by anyone except those possessing special knowledge (usually referred to as a “key”) that allows them to change the information back to its original, readable form. Encryption is important because it allows you to securely protect data that you don’t want anyone else to have access to. Nowadays, it is a must for all types of users from individuals at home to those related to businesses, as it is the most effective way to achieve data security. There are many applications available that allow you to encrypt/decrypt data, some of them are too complex, while others are too simple and lack important features.
    CrococryptMirror Pro is an application which combines the likes of a backup and encryption tool, in one simple and easy to use application. It allows you to encrypt your files and folders by mirroring your data to encrypted containers on storage devices.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~30MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The installer comes with a built-in registration, and the application provided here is automatically registered on installation. When launched for the first time, it takes you through keyfile creation process and guides you. Once you enter the password, a key file is created and the main UI launches, you can then start using the application. The password you enter is thr one you will need to access the encrypted data.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple and straightforward, designed to be easy to use for all types of users. It is divided in three sections, named Containers, Files, and Info. You can easily create a container, by selecting a source folder and then by choosing a name for the container in the desired storage. You can see all your containers in this sections, and can switch the sync ON/OFF, decrypt the container, manual sync, remove, and open the folder in explorer. The files section let’s you change folder for storage of keyfiles and also change the password of the keyfile. The info section contains information about developer, the application, license, and some links to 3rd party application that are used or integrated within this application.

    Pros

    – Clean and easy to use UI.
    – Industry standard algorithms AES-256 and Twofish-256 are used for encryption.
    – Keyfile used is also secured using PKCS#5/PBKDF2.
    – Encryption of file content, filenames, file meta data.
    – Create secure incremental/iterative backups on USB, Network or Cloud.
    – Comes with a portable version, that is ready to be used whenever.

    Cons

    – Does not offer any advanced features or any type of configurations.

    Conclusion

    CrococryptMirror Pro is a simple yet powerful and reliable application, that can help you protect and backup your data without much hassle. The application runs smoothly, without any or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  168. divyansh jain

    I found this software nice. It works great. This tiny utility compares the pictures based on size and other properties and shows the result. Duplicate files can be moved to recycle bin, permanently deleted or can be moved to other location.Easy to use. You can find duplicates from specific folders or can scan the whole drive.

  169. Divyansh Jain

    Great protection software. It can work on a 10 year old pentium PC without any issues. Least resource consuming. works great.

    • There are 2 main factors to consider when downloading or purchasing protection software for a computer. The first is just how well it protects the computer and the second is whether or not it is a resource hog. You are the only one to mention how it is for resource consumption. Thank you. I am sick to death of all the antivirus, antispyware and anti-malware programs out there to download that just strangle my computer to the point that the computer is useless to the point that control-alt-delete doesn’t even work.

  170. Malik

    It is not an easy task to keep track of all your tasks and manage them efficiently. Faulty execution, not keeping track of schedule, and inefficient task management can all lead to disasters, like missing deadlines, not being able to complete a task, or even losing a job due to low performance. That is why task management softwares are commonly used around the globe. These can help you keep track of your schedule, prioritize tasks, increase productivity and efficiency, and improve teamwork. There are many applications available that fall in this category, each of them with their own benefits.
    LeaderTask is a task management software application, that can help you manage and schedule your tasks to increase efficiency and productivity at work. It let’s you plan your appointments, meetings and briefings, manage your tasks, as well as to store contacts and any other related information. It comes with a calendar and address book, alongwith some other great features.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~18MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided her comes pre-activated and registered to be used. On start-up the application asks you register an account or login with an existing one. It takes a minute or two to register a new account, and start using it. A welcome window appears that helps you set up the application for first time use. You can select the type of project you are working on from the list, and then enter the task that needs to be completed today. Next it asks you to enter a task that you want to do on daily basis. After that the set up is complete and you can start using the application and explore the features it has to offer.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application has modern design, with a clean and well organized look. It is divided into three main sections. The section on the left contains calendar, tasks, projects, staff members, and some tools like email client, report, and more. The middle section is where you can see all your tasks and tick them once they are done. Tasks can be searched using the search bar and sorted by date, color, and creation time. The box to the left has a list with time markers, and you can drag and drop the tasks on different times throughout the day, week, or month. Settings menu can be accessed from the drop down menu at top left. You can also export/import projects, and backup data to open it later.

    Pros

    – Clean, simple, and intuitive UI makes the application easy to use and understand.
    – Available on Windows PC, Mac OS, Android, and iOS devices.
    – Works offline, and all the data is synced across devices and team members on their devices.
    – Tasks are sent to other members using emails and they appear in their inbox on the application.
    – Attach files to tasks and notes: tables, documents, images and any other file types.
    – All the data is secured in Microsoft Azure cloud.
    – Comes with a calendar and allows you to store contacts.
    – Plan your days, weeks, months and years all in the form of a task tree.
    – Discussion toolbar works like an instant messenger and allows you to contact with your contacts easily.

    Cons

    – Does not come with built-in journal, budget template or password manager.

    Conclusion

    LeaderTask is a reliable application that can help you manage your tasks and projects with ease, while boosting your performance and productivity. The application comes with great features which are useful in one or the other way. It runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  171. Sebb

    This software is a total mistake. Find duplicates? Yeah right – on paper! Throws out empty results. It’s faster to find duplicates or big files walking throught folders manually than with this piece of junk.

  172. Malik

    Nothing kills and degrades a PCs performance faster than filled up storage devices. The storage space gets filled up with junk, and most importantly it gets filled up with duplicates of same files especially photos, that are spread over at different locations in the drive. They are difficult to track and delete, so it’s almost impossible to get rid of them manually. That is why third party applications are now available to help with this issue. There are many applications available to do this job, but not all of them work the same.
    Duplicate Photo Finder Plus is a simple and straighforward software application designed to help you with the issue of storage space shortage due to duplicate images. It let’s you scan, identify, and remove the duplicate images in a matter of few clicks.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is very small and takes up lesser than 1MB space. The installation process is simple and straightforward taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, the application can be activated and registered easily using the license code, if you have one. Once done, you can start using the application to free up storage space from duplicate images.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and intuitive. It is designed to be easy-to-use for all kinds of users, even the novices. The bigger pane to the left let’s you select the drive(s), directory, or folder to be scanned. A pane on the right let’s you select the format type of images to be scanned, under it a box shows the current process of the scan. Once you select the location and type of files, you can hit the ‘Find Now’ button to start the scan. Once the scan is completed, it allows you to save the scan result, move files to other location or recycle bin, delete them permanently, open location, copy path, and view their properties. Moreover, you can access the options menu from the bottom, it let’s you adjust a few settings, and has an exclusion list which contains directories that you do never want the application to scan. It automatically lists a few important system directories to be on the safe side.

    Pros

    – Simple one window UI that is easy to navigate through.
    – Automatically checks the unwanted pictures using smart selection.
    – Supports almost all popular image formats like JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, and Icon.
    – Ability to save/load the scan results.
    – Ability to include/exclude sub folders, hidden files, and system paths.
    – Language of the UI can be changed.

    Cons

    – No advanced options like scanning files using MD5 hash, SHA-1 hash, and CRC.
    – A bit pricey for the limited options it offers.

    Conclusion

    Duplicate Photo Finder Plus is a simple yet reliable application to get rid of duplicate photos that hog up a lot of storage space on your PC. The application only works for image files. It runs smoothly without any lag or crashes, and system resource usage is low to moderate during the run. It is definitely worth trying.

  173. mike

    Franzis HDR Projects 4 is worth getting & installing — if you can afford it, IMHO buying the current version 5 is worth it too. The last version I have from a giveaway is 3 Pro, so I’ll be installing this next to that version, in case there’s something in the Pro that I need for a future project. Franzis has become well known enough that you can start to find pro site & magazine reviews. I think their HDR app, like most of their software, is considered Very Good, with the most common complaint being that their GUI or interface is harder to navigate & use than some of the competition.

    When I install Franzis software I put a copy of the plug-ins in the program’s folder — with some image editing apps it works better to put a shortcut to those filters in the editing app’s plug-in folder, rather than the plug-in itself.

    Do take the HDR hype on the Franzis HDR 4 site with a grain of salt. Some photos will benefit, perhaps even really, Really need HDR to capture details in all the light levels present in that scene, while some photos simply won’t. While it focuses on P/Shop & Lightroom [those are Colin’s bread & butter], the tutorial here has lots of good, basic info re: HDR too: photoshopcafe[.]com/tutorials/HDR_ps/hdr-ps.htm

  174. Malik

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. Using this technique, one can combine multiple exposures to create an image with a wider tonal range and enhanced details.
    HDR Projects 4 is an image editing application designed to help all types of users from novices to advanced, edit and improve their images to make them look better. This application works great as both a standalone software for beginners, or a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin for more advanced photo editors.

    Installation & Set-up

    You have to download the zip file of size ~70MB, as it contains the installer. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The installer has a built-in registration and activation. You need to enter the user id and registration, in order to continue with the installation process. Once done, it does not take much time for installation to end, and before the application starts, it asks you to enter the registration once again. Once done, the application is launched ready for use. During the installation process, the installer automatically detects for Photoshop or Lightroom in your PC. If these applications are present, the installer installs the necessary files and plugins, so this application can work as a plugin for Photoshop or Lightroom.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a clean and intuitive UI, where everything is well organized and easy to navigate to. There’s a menu bar on the top with usual drop down menus, followed by a toolsbar that contains buttons to important functions and features. The large viewing area takes up most of the UI in the middle, with other tools and editing boxes on both sides. There are many settings and editing options on the sides like HDR algorithms, effects, Light effect, filter, and more. Moreover, you can perform RAW processing to on RAW images, and adjust their White balance, color, detail, distortion etc. The UI style and color of the application can be changed to any color you want.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy to use UI, designed for all types of users.
    – Ultra HDR technology for the merger of the exposure range images.
    – Maximum of 19 images in an exposure series.
    – 69 Post-processing effects.
    – RAW mode for RAW camera image processing.
    – Can be used as standalone tool or as a plugin with Photoshop and Lightroom.
    – Supports batch processing.
    – Applications for both Windows and Mac OS PCs.

    Conclusion

    HDR Projects 4 comes packed with a features and tools for a great price. It contains many different presets that are ready to use, and make the job easier for novice users. Once you get used to the tools and features that this application has to offer, you can perform wonders with it. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  175. Malik

    We create a lot of useful and important data everyday, and our PCs are full of digital information that is important to us for many reasons. But, digital data can be 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. In modern age, it is essential to have at least one data backup and recovery method, just in case it is ever needed.
    O&O DiskImage 11 Pro is a data backup and restore software solution, that allows you to back up and restore files, folders, or entire partitions by creating data images. It allows you to create and store data in complete, incremental and differential images, as well as Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~55MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Before the installation proceeds, it asks you to choose between three setup types, namely Typical, Complete, and Custom. After the installation completes, it asks you to restart your PC for the changed made by application to take affect. Once done, the application asks you to activate the pro version or start using the free 30-day trial. After activating using the serial number, you can start using the application to create backups.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, intuitive, and comes with a modern design that looks and feels good. All the tools, features, and options are divided in 6 tabs, namely Application menu, Start, Drive operation, File operation, Tools, and Jobs & Reports. The ‘Start’ tab, contains 7 buttons that lead to major functions this application can perform. These include Drive imaging, file backup, incremental and differential images, restoration, one-click image, cloning drive, and creating bootable disk. The UI can be changed to express view, which is a small versionof it, with only a few important options and buttons, this is more suitable for novices.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy to use UI, comes with two view modes, to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Backup entire PC, system and hard drives, and individual files and/or folders.
    – Clone partitions, drives, and entire disks.
    – Incremental/differential backup to backup only the changes that are made.
    – Supports creation of VHDs.
    – Easily restore files, folders, drives and disks.
    – MIR (machine independent restoration), restore backups on different hardware.
    – Create a boot medium to restore system, in cases where system does not boot.
    – Mount drives from images, and ISO files as drives, remove mounted drives, merge incremental images, convert image files between OMG and VHD formats, map network drives, as well as check drives for errors.
    – Image files are encrypted using the AES-128, AES-192 or AES-256 algorithm.

    Cons

    – Some features offered by other similar applications are missing.
    – Backup and restoration speeds are not as fast and impressive as claimed.

    Conclusion

    O&O DiskImage 11 Pro is a great tool for backing up and restoring data. Alongwith creating images and restoring entire hard drives, it can restore individual files and folders as well. A great interface and several well-made wizards, make this application very easy to use and understand. The application runs smoothly, without an lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  176. Kayla Baux

    BurnAware Premium is feature rich, extremely easy to use, and the most reliable CD & DVD burning software I’ve ever used. I’ll never use anything else !

  177. LEANNE

    easy to download fast registration, free magazines and recourse’s, what more could you want for free!

  178. LEANNE

    Easy to download and the sites great as their are loads of magazines and resources.

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  180. Malik

    Keeping track of all the hardware issues that occur across an entire network can be a headache for an administrator. To check the PC hardware, the traditional way is to open up the PC case and take a look inside at each component. It can be done if it’s about managing 1 or 2 PCs, but for a huge network of PCs, checking individual PCs for problems is both time-consuming and intrusive.
    SyvirSen is a software solution, that can help you view all computers on your local area network, their hardware, and even identify issues before they become a serious problem. It let’s you scan every PC on your network for hardware and component failures, and diagnose it in a 3D simulation.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~5MB and the installation process is simple, but it did get stuck for a few minutes and stopped responding. After that, a pop-up window showed the setup was complete and the installation was done. After this you can get the tool running and ready to use in a just a few seconds. You need to have DirectX 8.1 or later present on your system for the application to function.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application looks old, and some work needs to be done on it’s visuals. It is not the most pleasing UI that you will find out there, and there is not much about it anyway. On top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by a toolbar with different sections like Network, Nodes, PC, Zoom, Configure, Admin, and Diagnostics. There are also directional buttons on the side to rotate and zoom the 3D model. The left pane lists all the devices present in the current network.

    Pros

    – Automatic network scanner that detects all off your Windows PCs in your local area network.
    – Network diagnostic software to monitor and diagnose each PC for hardware and component failures.
    – 3D virtual system of each and every PC.
    – Agent less scanning – No software agent is needed to be installed on the target PC.
    – Shows all the hardware details and components are color coded with status levels of any faults.
    – Inventory of all devices and hardware components.
    – Diagnostic data is presented in spreadsheet form.
    – Supports all Windows PC, tablet, Mac OS X, Linux or SNMP devices on your LAN.

    Cons

    – Users may find the UI a bit confusing and the looks of it are outdated.
    – 3D view stutters when zoomed in.

    Conclusion

    SyvirSen is a reliable application for network administration, as it provides you with simple and convinient way of scanning and diagnosing all the PCs in your network from a single PC. The application does not need to install any agent on the other PCs too. The UI might be confusing for new users but once you get used to, it should not be a problem anymore. It is definitely worth trying.

  181. Cautious Charlie

    Anybody got a clue what this app does. I clicked the link which took me to the Google Play site, but there is absolutely NO useful information there. It’s chancy enough to install a well described app/program, I’m sure not going to gamble on something with no description other than the title of the app.

  182. Karl K

    During installation, there is an option (check box) to “Create a desktop icon”. When this box is checked, the installation program does NOT, repeat NOT, create a desktop icon. Of course, there is a work-around by going into “Programs” and doing a “Send To Desktop” to create a shortcut. Why doesn’t the installation option work in the first place? Not very “Pro” to me!

    • Hello Karl,
      Thanks for reporting this. Could you please tell what is your exact Windows version? Thanks!

  183. Cait

    Looks nice and seems easy to use. My main problem is that most of my e-books are in .pdf format. This version does not recognize them, so for me it is useless.

  184. Malik

    Most videos shot do not turn out to be as good as they are supposed to be. This can be due to a series of factors, including motion, focus, lighting and noise. Video editing is the process of manipulating and rearranging video shots to improve the overall look of it, or to create a new work. Video editing is not an easy task, as it requires you to learn skills, be able to use complex software applications, which are too expensive for a regular user. There are a few video editing softwares that are designed for novice and regular users, but not all of them provide the right tools and the ease of use thatis required.
    ACDSee Video Studio 2 is a handy video editing tool, that allows you to edit you videos or combine them to create new multimedia projects. The application comes with a package of right tools to get the job done and can be used to quickly and easily give your videos a professional look.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~22MB only, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, a registration window opens up. Here you can register a new account, login with your exiting one, or activate the license key offline. It takes only a couple of minutes to get the application activated. Once done, a restart of the application is required, after which you can start using the application to edit your videos and make them look better.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, easy to use, and follows the modern design that most other video editors have nowadays. At the top is the menu bar, with usual drop down menus. The box to the left is where you can see all the media you have imported to the project, add captions, record voice clips or screen, and all the transitions to add to the videos. The pane to the right is where you can preview your media and the project. To the bottom is the timeline, where you have different sections for caption track, video track, and audio tracks.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy to use UI without a learning curve, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Timeline features three different sections, for audio, video and caption tracks.
    – Many smooth transitions to make your videos look professional.
    – Offers a wide range of features and tools, that are suitable for users with basic to users with advanced level video editing skills.

    – Move, align, split, cut, copy, and paste video, audio, and captions on the Timeline.
    – Ability to add desired watermarks to your content.
    – Comes with a built-in screen recorder.
    – GPU acceleration for faster rendering.
    – Supports all modern audio and video formats.

    Cons

    – Fewer options than other simlarly priced applications.
    – Support for 64-bit versions of Windows only.

    Conclusion

    ACDSee Video Studio 2 is a simple but reliable video editing application, that comes packed with just the right amount of tools to get the job done and not make the application complex for users. It runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes, and system resource usage is low too during the run. It is definitely worth-trying.

  185. Natalya

    1. lifetime is minimus 5 years subscribtion, it will be renew after
    2. program is easy to use
    3. high speed. without vpn my dowload speed is 50 Mbps, with vpn up to 36 Mbps with optimal location
    only minus is you need to configure dns manualy to avoid dns leak

  186. Malik

    With improved camera technology in mobile devices, almost every individual likes recording precious moments of their lives as pictures and videos. These files can be shared over social networks and different websites, to be shared with friends and other people. You may be great at recording clips, but the multimedia files still lack that professional touch that you want them to have. There are a lot of video editing tools available for Windows, most of which are very expensive and too complex for regular users. Regular users always look for an application that can help them complete their tasks with as little trouble as possible.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 13 is a video editing software applications, designed to help any type of users to create and edit their videos, and to make them look sharp and professional. Using this application even novice users can make their homemade videos look better.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is about 450MB, which might require a fast and stable internet connection to download. Once downloaded, the installation process is simple and straighforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application can be registered using the license key and entering your details when asked. Once done, you can start using the application to bring professional touch to your videos.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, easy to use, and follows the modern design that most other video editors have nowadays. When launching the application for the first time, a welcome window appears and provides you with a few options to get you started. You can choose to open a new project, open a recent one, take a look at the interactive tutorials, or just start using the application. At the top is the menu bar, with usual drop down menus. Under it, is the toolbar with important and usefull tools and options. The smaller box to right is for all the media you have imported to the project, Transitions, Video FX, and Media Generators. The one to the right is where you can preview your media and the project. To the bottom is the timeline, where you have different sections for audio, video, text, and music. There are a few buttons at the bottom, which allow you to Normalize, Fade, Delete, Crop, Add Effect, Trim, Split, and Auto Ripple.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy to use UI, designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Interactive tutorials to get you started with the application.
    – Advanced image stabilization to make videos smoother and improve the overall quality.
    – Add audio, video clips, text, and photos together to create a movie.
    – Offers a wide range of features and tools, that are suitable for users with basic to users with advanced level video editing skills.
    – Import media files of formats like AAC, AA3, AVI, BMP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCA, SND, W64, WAV, WMA, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WDP, CDA, and SFA.
    – Export projects to different formats like AVC/AAC, AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, MOV, AVCHD, RM, MVC, XAVC S, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPEC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WDP, WMPhoto, DDS, DPX, and EXR.
    – Audio and video effects to make your projects look more professional.

    Cons

    – Fewer options than other simlarly priced applications.

    Conclusion

    VEGAS Movie Studio 13 is a reliable and easy to use video editing that comes packed with many tools that’ll help you create professional looking projects and videos. It is easy to use, and comes with interactive tutorials to get you started with the application. The application runs smoothly without any lag or crashes, and system resource usage is low-to-moderate during the run. It is definitely recommended.

  187. dan

    I don’t want Unhackme to always start on every boot.
    Most software has an option that addresses this issue but I cannot find such a menu option.
    It’s easy enough to cancel but why should I have to do this every time?
    Also, it found an issue but it’s unclear what I should do about it.

  188. dan

    Unhackme has been scanning for viruses for hours – there should be a status bar showing how much longer it has to go.

  189. Gramor

    This is a good program in your arsenal of on-demand antimalware defences. I personally deactivate the option to start up with Windows and only use it when I notice strange behaviour of my browser such as search redirects, page redirects, pages that will seem unresponsive and so on. It has successfully found and neutralised the culprit a couple of times while my main antivirus had not flagged up something strange. Of course along with malware, it identifies a lot of legitimate and not malware programs or browser add-ons and one therefore must not accept the suggestions of the program but select what to remove thoughtfully and after a little bit of research. And this ability to control exactly what the program does makes it an overall very useful program.

  190. mahdiameri28

    Thanks to the programmer, able, Always, succeed and win.
    also proud that this is the victory of your nation…,Merry Christmas,
    The support I found to be excellent with a very fast response time.
    Very nice indeed.
    I have not installed any antiviral on the computer,
    I’m just pleased with this application,UnHackMe 9.60.
    Many of my computer problems have been fixed with this powerful software,
    Because the computer always turns off using it,
    Thankfully, this powerful software fixes you a lot,
    Thank you.have nice day.

  191. Veron Holness

    This is going to be a short review. I have on numerous occasions used Ashampoo software and have found them to be company that uses intuitive UI, this optimising tool is no different.
    A beginner can use the software without the dreaded feeling that you might corrupt your system. The tools do what they say on the tin and you have a lot of them!

    I would recommend this software!

  192. Malik

    With improved camera technology in smartphones, nowadays, everyone is a photographer. Does not matter if one is an expert photographer or just an individual with a good camera smartphone, we all have a big collection of digital photos. There are many platforms where you can share these photos with your friends and family.
    jAlbum is a cross-platform software for managing and creating digital photo galleries. It allows you to create high-quality web galleries which may include photos, videos and audio files. There galleries can be easily published on a website or blog. You can also share your web galleries with friends and family by just sending them the URL to it.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~106MB, which might require a fast and stable internet connection to be downloaded. 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 using the license key you have. You also need an official jAlbum account to create albums. You can log in with your existing account or register an account on their official site.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, intuitive, and looks like Windows Explorer in a certain way. At the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by buttons like Explore, Edit, Preview, Review, one to Sign in/out, and another one that shows notifications. The section on the left is for projects, followed by a box to select skin and style of the album, and buttons to Settings, Make Album, Upload, and Preview. The bigger pane that takes most of the space is where you can drag and drop photos to add to your album. You can add folders, files, new page, rotate images, filter them, arrange them by different attributes, and change the size of thumbnails.

    You can also click on an image to preview it and edit it. The editing options available are Rotate, Crop, Straighten. Mirror, Auto Correct, Adjust brightness and more, and Add effects. When viewing a photo, a lot of information about it shows on the right side. It shows Histogram, general information, Location, Description, Camera, and more. Albums created can be viewes locally first before uploading and sharing them.

    Pros

    – Easy to use UI with looks familiar to Windows Explorer.
    – Create professional online albums for any website or blog easily.
    – Automatically batch process to scale images for the web and create web pages.
    – Comes with many album skin, and hundreds of more can be downloaded from the site.
    – Drag-and-drop ability and context menus for ease of use.
    – Also share videos. The application has the ability to convert videos from 160 different formats to mp4 for sharing.
    – Editing options are sufficient and work well.
    – Images can be watermarked.

    Cons

    – System resource usage was high even when running in the background. It can cause a problem for PCs with less RAM.
    – Stops responding occasionally and needs to be restarted for it to work normally again.

    Conclusion

    jAlbum is a reliable and powerful tool, that allows you to organize, preview, edit, create albums, and share your photos easily. It comes with great set of options and tools. The applications runs smoothly, with a couple of lags here and there. It is easy to get used to the UI of the application, even novice users can learn it quickly. It is definitely recommended.

  193. 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.
    iBoysoft Data Recovery is a simple and easy to use software application, designed to help you scan for deleted and lost files, and recover them. It can recover photos, documents and other types of files that were accidentally deleted from your PC.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~3MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After starting the application for the first time, you can activate the application using the license key you have. Once done, you can straightaway select the partition in which deleted files were, and click the ‘Next’ button to start the scanning process.

    User Interface

    The application has a simple and intuitive user-interface and has straightforward options, making it easy to use and accessible to all types of users, even novices and those without prior experience in data recovery software. The data can be recovered in 3 simple steps, starting with selection of the partition you want to look in for lost data. The application lists all the partitions and drives with information like name,free space, and total size. You can select the one you want and click ‘Next’ button to start scanning. Deep scan can also be performed, but it takes longer time with more successful results. After the scan is done, it lists all the files on the right side, and tree view of all the directories in that partition. You can select and preview the files you are looking for. Once done, you can select the folder in which you want to recover files, and that is all.

    Pros

    – Simple, intuitive, and easy to use UI, designed for all kinds of users.
    – 3-Step wizard guided recovery process.
    – Supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003, and has a version for Mac OS too.
    – Supports recovery of deleted files, formatted drives, RAW drives, and deleted/lost partitions.
    – Supports storage devices like Hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, CF card, memory card, SanDisk card, memory stick, etc.
    – Supports FAT32, NTFS and exFAT file systems.
    – Allows you to save scan result session in a file so you don’t have to scan again, you can just load the session to continue looking for files to recover.
    – Preview files before recovery.

    Cons

    – No advanced configurations and options for advanced users.
    – No option to change language of the UI.
    – Scan speeds and success rate are lower compared to other similar softwares.
    – Computer freezes while recovering and scanning data from a large drive or partition sometimes.

    Conclusion

    iBoysoft Data Recovery is a simple yet reliable application for data recovery. It can come in handy in many different data loss situations. The application runs smoothly, and system resource usage is low to moderate when running. It is definitely worth-trying.

  194. Malik

    A context menu is a menu in GUI that appears upon right-click in Windows operating system. A context menu contains a limited set of options and choices depending on the current state, or context, of the operating system or application to which the menu belongs. Windows context menu can really come in-handy and boost productivity, if and only if you could decide what the menu should contain. It’s not an easy task to manage it from within the Windows, and may be to complex for novice users. But there are third applications that can help you manage it.
    FileMenu Tools is a software application designed to help you customize and manage Windows Explorer context menu. It allows you to add your own items and shortcuts to improve your workflow and productivity. Even the novice users should be able to use the application without any problem.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~15MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, you can enter your license key to activate the ‘Full License’ of the application for use. Once done, you can start using the application to make your Windows Explorer context menu look the way you want it too.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, well organized, and intuitive, making it suitable for all types of users to use. At the top is the menu bar with usual drop down menus, followed by toolbar that contains important commands. On the left side, there are two tabs, one that lists all the actions you can perform, and the second one which let’s you adjust properties of the selected context menu entries. On the right, the big pane is divided into three tabs, namely ‘Commands of FileMenu Tools’, ‘Send To… menu’, and ‘Commands of other applications’. From here, you can hide/show a specific entry, add new commands, add submenu, add seperator, move commands up/down the list, delete them, and more. You can even test a certain command, this comes in handy when you are adding a new command to the context menu.

    Pros

    – Simple and clean UI, which is easy to use.
    – Add custom commands which run a specific action like Run external applications, Copy/move to a specific folder, Delete specific file types, Send the selected files as attachments to e-mail recipient(s), Rename the selected files using a set of rules.
    – Configure and manage the “Send to…” submenu.
    – Enable/disable commands added by external applications to the context menu.
    – Ability to add built-in utilities that perform operations on files and folders, some of them are: Sync Folders, Extended delete, Find and Replace, Advanced Renamed, Locked file Delete, Delete permanently, Split/join files, Copy/Paste/Cut/Move, Shred files, Calculate and Verify Checksum, and more.

    Cons

    – It changes the context menu as soon as it is intalled.
    – Adds it’s own sub menu automatically, which is a sub menu with commands that have further sub menus.

    Conclusion

    FileMenu Tools is a reliable and effective application when it comes to managing your Windows Explorer context menu. The application is easy to use and understand. It runs smoothly, without running into any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

    • I don’t get the problem. Just open the program and uncheck the items you don’t want in your context menu–it only takes seconds! You might even find some ones you didn’t think of which you would like….:-)…. Wish I could paste a screen capture for you…..

  195. alex

    this is quite normal to keep diaries and personal records. so you can keep records in an excell sheet or a software. this is the solution i think. it is user friendly and clear and easy to use.
    Pros

    Medical Records Management– Enables proper maintenance and management of personal medical records and those of your family
    Health Profiles for all family members– You can create and manage profiles for all of the family members, especially if you have someone, that you are taking care about (baby, grandparents or even your cat), you can create health profiles for all them.
    Tracks medical expenses– You can attach your scanned receipts and invoices to medical records.
    Track insurance policies– You can keep track of insurance policies and control their deadlines.
    Protect with password– You can protect your personal information with password and keep it safe and secure.
    Pet Health– You can even keep an organized health profile of your pets.
    Doctors Contacts
    Sync mobile and desktop apps– Information is available on both.
    Emergency medical card– You can create and print emergency medical cards.
    Pain Marker– Allows to describe pain with photos. Just select the needed part of the body and draw with marker where it pains. You can also draw on your own photos.

    Cons

    Android app not mature– Android application needs work to mature, it crashes and sometimes does not even work. Android app should be better so health information is available on the go.
    Appointment records and notification– There should be a geature to keep track and remind the individuals of doctor appointments.

  196. Steven

    I found this right click context menu addition a very useful tool to have in windows, i don’t use all of the tools provided, but a few of them are very useful for me such as renaming etc. You can add or delete the tools you dont need when the context menu comes up, so if you just use the “Advanced Renamer” tool, then just have that on the menu, for eg. A worthwhile tool. Good to have. A lot of these functions are found on Linux file managers, I’m surprised Windows hasnt installed them on the own Explorer interface, so it’s good and very productive to use, specially for batch operations. Thanks

  197. Mr.Dave

    Very nice program, even if it IS from way back in 2011. Don’t care, it works fine in Win 10 as far as I can tell. Almost worth getting just for all the pre-loaded events. I liked the birthdays of famous people and music events – lots of history! You can have a recurring event, create folders (like one per family member or one per project or one per pet or one per car, etc.), and have folders within folders. I like that you can import pictures, apparently .png files were around even in 2011. One minor but very helpful feature is that in lists of documents, events, and so on, anything that has a comment gets a special icon. It’s easy to see if there’s something to read before you even open it. Everything is in a hierarchy which is both good and bad. Good because it’s easy to understand, easy to use. Bad because in the real world, the same thing can belong in different categories. I would rather see a hierarchic list of categories that I can customize, and a way to assign as many as I want to any document or folder or other object in the database. Password storage isn’t helpful because there’s no quick set of keystrokes to open a web page and log in (at least I didn’t see it!). For this I would use separate password manager like KeePass. Well worth checking out, free or not!

  198. xprt007

    I have been using iobit driver booster for years but thought I could try this out. I was skeptical as I thought the amd graphical driver it said needed updating was not the one I know I have. It also identified a need to update the Atheros bluetooth driver.
    Graphic card installation was interrupted with amd error 182, for failing to correctly identify the hardware.
    The other failed too.

    Never had such issues with Iobit driver booster, free or giveaway pro versions.
    So thanks, but this might help ther folks but not me. :)

  199. Malik

    Without compatible drivers for your hardware, your computer may not work normally. Old and outdated drivers may lead you to a lot of issues without you realizing. It can cause issues like performance degradation, unstability, crashes, freezes, reboots, sleep and hibernation issues up to Blue Screen of Death errors. Updating drivers manually is not an easy task when you do not know which drivers are compatible, and which ones are latest or stable. It is also difficult to find a reliable source for downloading drivers, as faulty and incorrect ones can lead to some serious trouble. This is the reason why third-party automatic driver updater softwares came into existence. There are many available, but not all of them are reliable and effective at doing their job.
    Wise Driver Care Pro is a lightweight software application, designed to help you update drivers on your PC, and save you the headache and time needed to look for the correct website and find the right driver package for your PC. It helps you identify correct drivers, download them, and install them in matter of just a few clicks.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~7MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application comes pre-registered and activated, so you can start using it as soon as the installation completes. After launching it, you can straightaway hit the big green ‘Check up’ button, to start scanning for any driver updates and issues. When the scan completes, it highlights the drivers that need to be updated. It also displays driver residual files that are hogging up space on you drive.

    User Interface

    The UI of the applications is simple, clean, and intuitive. It is divided into four tabs, namely PC Checkup, Rescue Center, Hardware Detection, and Toolkit. The first tab allows you to scan for driver updates, issues, and residual files that might have been left behind when updating drivers. The second tab allows you to backup and restore drivers, just in case a new driver causes some issue to the system, this can come in handy. ‘Hardware Detection’ tab scans for and shows hardware info of your PC like Processor, Memory, Hard Drive, Video Card, Motherboard, and more. This info can be exported too, and the application rates your PC hardware and gives you score, which can be compared to other PCs. The last tab, let’s you visit support center, and fix common problems caused by drivers like no sound, and network failure.

    Pros

    – Clean and simple UI, designed for ease of use.
    – Scan and update drives easily in a few clicks.
    – Creates restore points before driver updates.
    – Fix common issues like No Sound and Network Failure.
    – Backup & Restore Drivers.
    – Clean Up Driver Residue.
    – Download speeds of drivers are fast.
    – Huge driver database with support for over 600,000+ devices.
    – PC hardware info and scores based on it.

    Cons

    – Failed to update a few drivers as wrong driver packages were downloaded, usually happens when updating video card drivers.
    – No scheduled driver updates, or updating when system is idle.
    – Driver packages are larger in size compared to other similar applications, due to old compression method.

    Conclusion

    Wise Driver Care Pro is a powerful and reliable driver update application, that comes with a big enough database, faster download speeds, and efficient update process. It makes sure you are always on the safe side by creating restore points automatically. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. System resource usage is low to moderate too during the run. It is definitely recommended.

  200. Gabor

    Hide my IP is claiming to cover significantly more countries than it actually does. Some of the missing countries may be less relevant to many users, but there is even European countries missing, like Switzerland, which I need for streaming services.
    Weeks ago, I have complained to customer service about Switzerland being missing, received a polite answer with the promise to look into matters – and nothing else happened. Switzerland is also still advertised as a VPN termination point.
    You simply do not get what you have paid for.

  201. GLENN

    Hello… This has certainly been an exercise in frustration… I Downloaded – Installed – Tried to Register and Test this program on my
    laptop (running Windows 7 – 64 bit). The program would only open in an invisible window and lock up. It failed to respond to any
    attempts to log in, register, or download a selection… leaving me no choice other than to uninstall and try all over again.
    I followed all of the instructions including the modified directives spaced out over a couple of days, hoping they would
    eventually fix the problems, but it appears this was not to be, as my 8th attempt was no more successful than the 1st.
    This was, of course quite a disappointment, as it looked like it could have been quite a useful program if it would
    only work, or even do half of what it claims to be able to do… Sad Disappointment!

  202. Bob

    As with any Uninstall software like this, “EVEN REVO UNINSTALLER PRO WHICH I USE”, you need to make sure that you don’t run any other programs while the install process “Recording the changes” is going on. I have used Smarty Uninstaller in the past and would put it right there with Revo Pro.

    But I must mention, as with ANY UNINSTALL program that records the installation of software you need to make sure you aren’t running anything else when installing.

    ONE BIG PROBLEM that occurs with Revo Pro and Smarty Uninstaller and ALL uninstall programs like this is that a lot of times after the installation of the software it opens up your browser before you click the “END UNINSTALL RECORD”, and the reason that is a problem is because when you go to uninstall the program while it will uninstall everything, the problem is it uninstalls things from your browser as a side effect of it opening your browser before you select to END the recording of the installation for the software.

    You can always use Heckasoft and keep a backup of your browser settings and such. Sure you can sync Chrome/Opera/Firefox/etc…. but it’s a real pain to have to do that sometimes. Heckasofts backup/recover FREE software is the way to go. Just thought I would mention this for those who don’t know.

    I would recommend Smarty Uninstaller Highly, it is just as good as Revo Pro in the uninstall category, and honestly in some ways better. I’m going to give this one 5 stars because for a free offering and the generosity of the software vendors and authors it deserves it, it is TOP NOTCH with the exceptions I mentioned which are a PROBLEM with ALL uninstall software like this, but it does do the job perfectly.

  203. Malik

    Most PC users install a lot of applications on their PC, many of which they do not even need. For this reason they uninstall many applications, but Control Panel’s abilities are limited when it come to uninstalling programs. It fails to completely remove the programs, especially in case of the programs that are not easy to uninstall and do not disappear from computer easily. It is not able to remove all the files and registry keys from the system once you uninstall a program, which results in increasing junk and temporary files in the computer. For this reason, a third-party uninstaller application is needed, which can provide a solution to this problem.
    Smarty Uninstaller is a lightweight yet powerful application, designed to help you remove Windows applications completely with all their junk and obsolete files, to ensure your PC performance does not degrade due to it.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~6MB only, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once the installation completes, you can start using the application straightaway as it comes pre-activated for use. On startup, the application automatically scans and builds up a list of all the applications, and sorts them into relevant categories.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a clean and user-friendly interface, with a modern design, that makes it easy to navigate through. The application lists all the installed applications (32-bit and 64-bit), and the applications list can be sorted by different attributes like name, publisher, website, install date, size, version, and more. At the top, there are four tabs, namely Actions, Tools, Settings, and Help. All these tabs contain functions and options that their names suggest. Under it are six tabs, namely All Applications, Microsoft Store, Uninstall History, Recently Installed, Autostart, Rarely Used.

    First tab lists all the applications, whereas the second one shows only the application that have been installed from the Microsoft Store only. The third tab lists all the applications that have been recently uninstalled and keeps record of them. The next tab is ‘Recently Installed’ tab, which lists all the applications that have been installed recently, followed by the ‘Autostrt’ tab which lists all the applications that have autostart entries that allow them to start with Windows. The last tab is quiet useful one, as it lists application that you rarely use, this helps you easily decide which applications to remove as you do not even use them a lot.

    Pros

    – Clean, Easy-to-use, and intuitive UI, designed for all types of users, even the novces.
    – Theme, color, font, and languge of the UI can be changed by users to their own preference.
    – Three types of uninstallation process; Uninstall, Force Uninstall, and Snapshot Uninstall.
    – Right click context menu integration.
    – Snapshot system state before and after installation, to ensure the uninstallation removes everything.
    – Manage autostart applications.
    – Get advanced details about applications and also search online for details.
    – Group application into different groups and manage them as you wish too.

    Cons

    – It’s speed of scanning for leftovers is slower than other similar applications.

    Conclusion

    Smarty Uninstaller is a reliable software application, that comes with useful and powerful features and functions, that help you remove applications completely from your system with all their junk. The application runs smoothly without any lag or crashes, system resource usage is low during the run. It is definitely recomended.

  204. customer

    This offer is no lifetime subscription is only 5 yers is software lifetime ( 5 yers ) I contact the support team and Is the answer ( It is to bring in your knowledge that in the tech industry, lifetime refers to the life cycle of a software, which is typically 5 years. So, this is the reason why our affiliates are offering the deal for 5 years and calling it a lifetime offer. )

  205. jay

    So i contacted zoolz after getting this and gave my account info to thier customer support. They said i do have 100gb for life. BUT they also said that if i was not to sign in for 30 days then everything will get deleted. only paid customers do not need to sign in every 30 days.

  206. Malik

    Important data can be lost forever, for different reasons like virus infections, hardware failure, system failure, or data corruption by malicious applications. That is why it is essential to back up your data and have a plan to recover it when needed. There are many software applications available to help you backup data, but not all of them work as they claim to.
    BitSilo is a simple and lightweight application, that allows you to create and schedule backup jobs to back up your important files and folders, and restore them when needed.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~1MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, you can enter your license code to activate the application. Once done, you can start using the application to create back up of your important data.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and intuitive where everything is well organized in different panes. It is a one-window interface that comprises all the options for creating and scheduling backup jobs. For novice users, it might be overwhelming as the one-window interface may make it look crowded and conjusted. At the top are buttons to Settings, Restore Files, History Log, Backup Journal, Show Licenses, About, and FAQ. There are different windows for different things, one that shows all the backup jobs, one that shows files and directories included in the selected job, one that shows all the backup schedules, and another one that lists all the recent backup runs. Moreover, there are buttons to add new jobs, copy them, edit them, select the type of job as Full, Incremental, Cleanup, add files, directories, and more.

    Pros

    – One-window UI for straightforward backup and restore process.
    – Full backup to save all the specified files; create an incremental backup to save only those files that have changed since the last backup.
    – Create multiple backups on daily/weekly/monthly schedule easily.
    – Ability to restore files from backups using the the search to find files.
    – Exclude files from the backup using any part of the file folder or name.
    – Set cleanup rules to get rid of old backups automatically.
    – 60 Days trial period.

    Cons

    – The UI can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for novice users as it is cluttered.
    – No compression and backup integrity check of any sort.
    – No backup encryption.

    Conclusion

    BitSilo is an easy-to-use yet powerful backup application, that allows you to create backups and restore them easily. It may be difficult to understand how to use it at first, but once you spend enough time with it you might start liking it’s simplicity and straightforward approach. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or error, and system resource usage is low too. It is definitely worth-trying.

  207. Jack Sweeney

    Works really, really good. I have been using this program for several years, since 8.x. I bought the permanent edition 9.x. I have tried all the other backup programs that I could find. None of them are as reliable, fast and easy as Todo backup. I keep 4 monthly backups on an external hard disk. Those backups have saved me many times from reformatting. Restoration is easy to do
    and works every time. My hard drive crashed 2 weeks ago. I installed a new hard drive, the OS and the backup that was only 3 days old. I was up in 4 hours to where I was before the crash.

  208. Ed Z

    DOES NOT WORK. Clicking on the 79 MB AnyVid .exe file in the program list or clicking on the desktop icon puts a icon on the task bar that says it is AnyMusic-Discover, Download, Transfer and Play FREE MP3. Cannot do anything but look at the icons. Click on icon and you get another icon, no program opens up. The whole AnyVid program file is 135 MB with 119 Files and 2 Folders on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Program list. What is going on? Let me know. I did download the 64 bit file from ShareWareOnSale. I would give it a zero rating and a waste of my time but that is not an option.

  209. Neville

    I can’t comment on the abilities of the “program” the actual software is a crippleware trail, I “logged in”, thought I had registered a program, logged out and realized it was that the real program is all online, ahem, through them and here they get all that delicious traffic data and YOUR use of the internet. A somewhat more minor factor was that the login email address was very long and not easy to remember, but that wast just the icing on the cake. Then I decided not to go further, because it is not a model I want to participate in.

    Sighed, kinda deeply, thinking the online “service” for these, again I imagine, high quality downloads. Sadly, I decided that I would keep my current download programs and delete this one. Sorry, not my cup of tea. Thanks both to AmoyShare and to SOS for making this offer. There is already too little privacy and correspondingly, decency as well. No i.o.t. for me, nor Siri, nor Google Now or Alexis , unless forced by law.

  210. David

    Won’t start. Using Win 7 x64, it installed fine, but simply doesn’t start.

    • I hate to say this, but look at the “Featured Review”, then look at the other reviews, and you have to wonder whether the “house” reviewers (like Malik or D. Nelson) are mere shills ? I certainly hope not . . .
      I have well over 35 years as a computer hobbyist, have seen a lot, and generally know what I’m doing. There have been some excellent review contributors, like (the almost legendary) Giovanni who was on the GiveAwayoftheDay site for a number of years, there providing thorough, careful, cogent analysis, never hesitating to point out serious flaws or problems and make product comparisons. THAT is an exemplar for review credibility.

  211. Dave Howes

    Tried 15 of their listed sites and none of them worked – useless

  212. Gene

    Can only call this a strikeout, so far. Tried to install it — as Admin., into W7U x64 — and it is only causing lockups, not doing anything. Either it loads with an invisible screen (still seeing the normal desktop), or sometimes a black screen. Have to keep using Task Mgr. to kill it. Sometimes it locks up Task Mgr., and I have to invoke a 2nd. instance of the latter to kill it and regain control. I have made a snapshot of a frozen, partial Task Mgr. screen, on top of a black screen, itself covering most of the desktop. I once briefly saw a greenish program screen, but it was frozen and unresponsive, so I could not even get to the program Login, to try to apply the activation reg. I have a very common cpu and video card, so I have scant idea what sort of conflict this could be. Can’t recall any previous issue with installing a program to this computer. Looks like I’ll have to uninstall AnyVid. Suggestions on this welcome, but I have _other_ **proven** video downloader solutions I can plug in here, instead.

    • This is useless /Fake program. I too tried to install thrice but did not work with different efforts. Totally useless & irritating.

  213. Malik

    There can be many reasons due to which a user may need to download videos from online video hosting sites. But most of these websites do not allow you to download videos or provide download links. To download videos from these sources, you need a third party application that can help you download these videos easily. There are many applications available, but not all of these are reliable or work well.
    AnyVid is a reliable applications that allows you to download videos from 1000+ sites conveniently. It also comes with the ability to search using keywords from 4 online resources like YouTube, Archive, Jamendo, and 4Shared. You can search, play, and download the videos right from the comfort of this application.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~33MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After the quick and simple installation process, you can launch the application to start using it. The application can be registered by logging in using the credentials provided by the developer. Once done with that, you can start searching and downloading videos, or start converting the files you already have in your local storage.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and has a modern design, where all the functions and options are well-organized over different tabs. There are four tabs, namely Download, Convert, Library, and Login. The first tab allows you to download videos from over 1000 sources and sites. You can just paste the link and download the video in any available quality you want. You can also download the audio from the video files. Moreover, the application allows you to search videos directly from the GUI, so you do not have to do the query in your browser. The search is supported from 4 resources like YouTube, Archive, Jamendo, and 4Shared.

    The second tab is to convert local media files to different formats. It supports formats like MP4, 3GP, FLV, OGG, WEBM, MKV, MP3, FLAC, WAV, and more. The third tab let’s you keep track of all the files that are being downloaded or being processed. It contains 4 sub-tabs, namely Downloading, Downloaded, Converting, and Converted. The Login tab allows you to change the language, logout and login to accounts, check for updates, change password, and open the ‘About’ page of the application. Morever, at the bottom of the UI is the media player with play/pause, next/previous, repeat, now playing, and duration/volume sliders.

    Pros

    – Clean and intuitive UI, designed for ease-of-use.
    – Search videos directly in the application from resources like YouTube.
    – Paste links and download videos from over 1000 supported sites.
    – Download videos with the latest formats MP4, 3GP, WebM and M4A, compatible with your devices.
    – Supports download of videos upto 4K resolution.
    – Ability to download audio only.
    – Convert videos and audios to many different formats to suite your needs.
    – Supports batch downloading, whole YouTube playlists can be downloaded with ease.
    – Play YouTube videos without ads.
    – Built-in media player comes in handy sometimes.

    Cons

    – Search stops working sometimes, and the application needs to be restarted for it to work again.
    – Downloads disappear from the ‘Downloaded’ tab, it does not retain log of the downloaded files.
    – Fails to grab duration and size info from a few links.

    Conclusion

    AnyVid is a fast and convinient video downloader and converter, that allows you to download videos from most known streaming services in the file format preferred and without having to worry ads, pop-ups, etc. The application runs smoothly, without any crashes and errors. The system resource usage is low to moderate too throughout the usage. It is definitely recommended.

    • You cannot enter the program to register. Stain the entire desktop. Very slow in responses. Executable will be doubling in the system. Still have to login to use. And our privacy where are you going?

    • This is useless /Fake program. I too tried to install thrice but did not work with different efforts. Totally useless & irritating.

  214. Malik

    Our PCs contain a lot of useful and important data, and we keep creating more and more everyday. 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 is why it is essential to back up your data and have a plan to recover it when needed. 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
    IvyBackup is a simple and lightweight yet powerful and comprehensive enough. It can help you create or schedule simple and advanced backup plans easily. It can upload the backup files to a cloud-based storage which users can access anytime and recover if needed.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~9MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After the installation, you can activate the application by entering the license information that you have. At start up, a quick start guide appears, which guides you on how to create, edit, and schedule a backup job. You can also check out the FAQ link if needed. Once all that is done, you just need to click ‘Add Job’ button to create a new backup job.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and intuitive where everything is well organized in different panes. There is a menu bar on the top with usual drop down menus, followed by a toolbar, that contains buttons to important tools and options like Create backup, Edit Backup, Delete Backup, Restore, Notifications, and more. There are three main tabs, namely Jobs, Backups, and Tests. The pane on the left has jobs divided and sorted by different criteria like Alla Jobs, Failed, Running, Scheduled, Warnings, and Disabled. The bigger pane on the right lists all the jobs, backups, and tests depending on the tab you are currently viewing. It shows information like Name, Type, Description, Status, Log files, and more. The pane on the left can be hidden if needed.

    Pros

    – Simple, clean, and easy to use UI.
    – Easy, one click backups and supports backup ot network or removable disks too.
    – Three types of backup jobs Full, incremental and differential.
    – File filters to include or exclude certains files from the backups.
    – Automatic backups that can be fully customized.
    – Choose the level of compression, as to favour speed or the smaller size.
    – Backup Integrity Checks using CRC and Hash checks.
    – Pre backup and post backup actions.
    – Upload your backups to popular cloud storage services such as Dropbox and pCloud.
    – Integration with Windows Explorer helps you create backup jobs and restore files in seconds.
    – Silent mode for times when you do not want to be disturned by notification.

    Cons

    – No encryption for backups.

    Conclusion

    IvyBackup is a small and lightweight, yet reliable and packs enough features to handle all your backup jobs and tasks. The backup speeds are fast, and the application runs smoothly, without any errors or crashes. The system resource usage is low to moderate during its operation. It is definitely recommended.

  215. David

    It doesn’t even come close to as good as my all -time favorite, Sygate. However, it’s not bad if you want a simple firewall. If you need something with more options, don’t even bother.

  216. Keve

    A crappy VB.NET-made app with most of it’s source code available on the internet for everyone to use. Also, you can see its source code with any .NET decompiler.

  217. Malik

    A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Some hackers may be after your high-speed connection so that they can send malicious viruses and worms, blackening your reputation. Other intruders have the power to destroy your operating system on a whim. Firewalls provide security over a number of online threats such as Remote login, Trojan backdoors, Session hijacking, DOS & DDOS attacks, viruses, cookie stealing and many more.
    Xvirus Personal Firewall is a simple application designed to enable the users to check all active connections and control which are granted access or not. It can monitor incoming and outgoing traffic and blacklist applications from connecting to the Internet. It can work alongside the Windows native firewall.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The application does require .NET Framework installed for it to work. Users with newer versions of windows should have no problem as these components come already installed. Once installed, you can easily enter the license key you have to activate the PRO version. Once done, you can see the application UI, and start using it to manage applications that try to connect to the internet. Firewall protection comes already activated, so as soon as the application is launched it starts showing pop ups whenever a new application or service is trying to connect to the internet. You can activate Proactive protection and tweak further settings.

    User Interface

    The interface is clean, simple and not complicated at all. All the options are neatly organized in an appealing layout that makes the application easy to use and understand by all types of users. On top it displays the current security state of the system according to its assessment. Under it you can see the state of Firewall protection and Proactive protection. Following it, there are three buttons under, one which shows you and lets you monitor network activity, one that checks for updates, and the last one that takes you to the settings menu. Network monitor let’s you terminate processes, add them to blacklist, or whitelist them. In the settings menu you can change settings like, enable ransom watcher, Xvirus cloud check, memory watcher, silent mode, password protection, choose different modes, and enable/disable automatic updates. You can also change, add and remove different firewall rules, and check log of activity. Language of the UI can also be changed.

    Pros

    – Simple and user friendly GUI.
    – Supports many different languages like English, Dutch, Hindi, Spanish, and more.
    – Works alongside and is compatible with Windows Firewall.
    – Ransome watcher automatically shuts dows ransomware services and processes.
    – Anti-Ransomware Vault can be used to restore backed up files if needed after a ransomware attack.
    – Memory watcher enables you to monitor and detect activity of unknown processes.
    – Handy and convenient pop up notifications that allow you to Allow/Block any process or service attempt to connect to the internet.
    – Comes with presets that have important Windows services already whitelisted.
    – Auto mode comes with two settings High and Low.
    – Keeps logs of all the activity and actions.

    Cons

    – Runs into errors and crashes a couple of times.
    – Errors pop up when attempting to block a few processes.

    Conclusion

    Xvirus Personal Firewall is a small yet reliable and powerfull application, that allows you to take control of all the internet activity of your PC. It puts you in control and let’s you decide what goes through (whitelist) and what is blocked (blacklist). The application runs smoothly, and system resource usage is low to moderate. It does run into a coupld of errors and crashes here and there, but it does it job well. It is definitely recommended.

    • I used the giveaway for this last time and liked it so much I purchased a lifetime license. I have it set to work silent and automatically without needing to be an expert at anything PC which I am not (easy to set it and forget it). The customer service is beyond outstanding, there are updates after purchase of course and it is super affordable for the lifetime purchase.

  218. Mike

    Well I like it. It goes further and offers more in protection than the windows own firewall service.

  219. Johnny

    I purchased this software suite about a year ago after having tried it. It as only about $20, and the programs really (are) that close to Microsoft’s in terms of functionality. So, for less than 20% the cost of a year SUBSCRIPTION to Microsoft’s suite, I had software that was compatible AND didn’t expire. I beta-tested the 2018 edition, and I’m sure it won’t disappoint, either. I didn’t upgrade, since this edition does everything I need. This giveaway is probably their attempt to introduce themselves- so they can offer the 2018 upgrade (again about $20)….which is still a bargain. The comments I’ve seen regarding the interface looking “free”, aren’t entirely correct. What they’re associating as “free” would be better termed ‘last year’s model’….or possibly the interface of a generation of software they pirated- before Microsoft’s registration became so insidious you risked your Windows install in trying to bypass it. Being one of the (probably) older users on here, I happen to appreciate an interface that’s “utilitarian”, and I’d rather have less artistry and more usability in my UI. Soapbox aside, this is a surpisingly good suite, and I’ve never once regretted paying for it, and you probably wouldn’t, either.

  220. Malik

    In computing, an office suite is a collection of productivity software usually containing a word processor, spreadsheet and a presentation program. Everyone needs reliable office software, no matter if they are going to use it at home, office, schools or somewhere else. There are many office suites available, of which the most popular ones are Microsoft Office and Google Docs. But that doesn’t necessarily means that all other office suites do not exist. There are many developers that are continually making office application softwares that can be a good alternate to the popular ones.
    SoftMaker Office 2016 is a good choice, when it comes to office suite software applications. It comes with TextMaker, PlanMaker and Presentations, which are alternate to Microsoft’s Word, Excel and Powerpoint. It means this application can handle text documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and all other formats that Microsoft Office deals with.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~334MB, which might require a stable and fast internet connection to dbe downloaded. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. It asks you to choose the language of the installer, and also the type of installation you want. Complete installation comes with some added features like Thunderbird, which is downloaded and installed alongwith the rest of the application. Once installed, you can see 4 new icons on the desktop, namely BasicMaker, TextMaker, PlanMaker, and Presentations. You can choose whichever you want to, and start using the application to edit and create documents.

    User Interface

    The UI of the all the applications in the suite, look and feel like older versions of Microsoft Office. This can be good for users who are familiar with the arrangement of Microsoft Office, but it also means that the UI of the application has no originality. The only differences are a few icons, symbols, and color changes. The suite consists of 4 different applications, for creating and editing text files TextMaker can be used, for spreadsheets and other related tasks PlanMaker is there, and for making presentations and do everything that PowerPoint can do there is Presentations application. The fourth application is BasicMaker, which can be useful in order to create micro scripts to automate a variety of tasks. It comes with all the necessary tools for macro development and testing. All the applications come with all the functions and commands, which are well-organized into different menus.

    Pros

    – Easy to use and familiar UI.
    – Comes with a complete collection of tools and functions for text files, presentations, and spreadsheets.
    – Supports almost all the document formats, and all the application support exporting as PDF format.
    – Supports Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).
    – Supports many languages like English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and many more including support for documents in Arabic too.
    – It is less pricey than other similar office suites.

    Cons

    – The UI looks and feels old, and lacks originality.
    – TextMaker does not show word count at the bottom.

    Conclusion

    SoftMaker Office 2016 is a reliable office suite application, when it comes to dealing with documents of all kinds. The cheaper price tag, yet rich in features make this application a great choice for all types of users. It runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. If the UI of the application recieves a new design, it would make the application a perfect choice. It is definitely recommended.

  221. Roman

    Using IObit Driver Booster for more than 5 years. Quit depandable and useful application. No problems at all if it is used properly with common sense. With time new versions not only improved in features and larger database but also faster in speed. Highly recommended for updating and keeping a backup of drivers at best. If added the boot restore function this program would become certainly a industry leader in its category. Please consider it for future versions as millions of fans would be added to IObit portfolio. Thanks IObit and sharewareonsale for this this offer, its great.

    • Driver booster 1.0 was released in September 2013. It hasnt completed its 5 years yet!! How are you using it for “More then 5 years” ?

  222. bb

    This is one of those programs in which there is no need for a ‘pro’ version. I use it frequently for setting up a new computer – and immediately uninstall it afterward. As others have noted, there is no need to constantly check for updates – just like there is no need to constantly check for BIOS updates. As a driver updater, it’s pretty good – thus the 4 stars – and there’s always system restore if something goes south.

  223. Barry

    I use IO Uninstaller and I’ve been pleased with it, so I was looking forward to this application. However, there are lots of very suspicious “reviews” on this page. If the product is good it should not need fake postings to talk it up. I want to hear from real users, not read a marketing pitch. I won’t trust my system to something that makes me uneasy about what it does. Thanks but no thanks.

  224. Sebastian

    I still have the 4.5 giveaway and can only say it works :) I’m thinking about buying the license but it is rather expensive since I only use like 3-4 time a year,… The fact that you can pay only for 1 year is worse, it’s not the program is not worth it but for home users that utelise it very very little it’s a lot of cash.

    I think 5-10 dollars would be a better price for home users if it’s for a year.

    Maybe a lifetime license with updates for home user for like 40-50 dollars is much better.

  225. Malik

    Old and outdated drivers can be the source of many issues in the computers. We may not realize it, but these can lead to serious problems like performance degradation, unstability, crashes, freezes, reboots, sleep and hibernation issues up to Blue Screen of Death errors. Updating drivers manually can be a real headache when you do not know which drivers are compatible, and which ones are latest or stable. It is also difficult to find a reliable source for downloading drivers, as faulty and incorrect ones can lead to some serious trouble. This is the reason why third party automatic driver updater softwares came into existence. There are many available, but not all of them are reliable and effective at doing their job.
    IObit Driver Booster 5 is an easy to use software application, that allows you to update drivers and game components automatically, without any difficulty or trouble. The application can automatically scan for required updates, download them, and install them while automatically creating restore points, just in case anything goes wrong.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~19MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. During the installation process, another product is offered to be installed, but you can easily avoid that if you do not want to install it. The application launches as ‘Free’ version, you can enter the registration key to activate ‘Pro’ version and it’s pro features. Once done, you can start using this application to update all your drivers and game components for better overall performance of your system.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a well-organized UI, that looks great and has a modern design. The color of the UI can be changed to any color of your choice from the settings. There are three buttons on the side, namely Scan, Rescue, and Tools. The first tab allows you to scan for driver and game component changes. When the scan is completed, it displays a list of drivers that are outdated, and you can update them from there. The ‘Rescue’ tab let’s you backup drivers, restore drivers, and also access system restore. The last tab contains fixes to 6 common problems like, No Sound, Bad Resolution, Network Failure, Device Error, Clean Unplugged Device Data, and System information. Settings menu can also be accessed from the side, it allows you to change font size, transparency, turn animations ON/OFF, adjust scan, drivers, and network settings, and add drivers to the ignored list. Language can also be changed to many available.

    Pros

    – Intuitive and great looking UI, color, font, and transparency of it can be changed.
    – Automatically find outdated and faulty drivers, and update them with a single click.
    – Smaller Driver Package with New Driver Compression Algorithm.
    – Automatically backup all the drivers.
    – Auto Driver Install and Update during System Idle Time
    – Fix common issues like No Sound, Bad Resolution, Network Failure, Device Error, and Clean Unplugged Device Data.
    – More than 1,000,000 supported drivers in database.
    – Automatically update game components.

    Cons

    – Third party application offered to be installed during the installation.
    – A few driver updates may fail due to wrong driver being downloaded.

    Conclusion

    IObit Driver Booster 5 is a realible application, that can keep all your computer driver and game components up to date, and ensure your PC runs at its top performance, without any errors, lags, and crashes. The application runs smoothly, without any errors or lag. The system resource usage is low to moderate too. The application is definitely recommended.

  226. mike

    I tested this against advance system care and found it Lacks features found in ASC and many other tune up software, such as more setting choices for each of it’s apps. no way to have certain things ignored such as wanting to uninstall software it tags as installed without permission( which was installed by me) It also wants to install unsigned drivers which could damage app or OS. While attempting clean my browsing history it removed some of my saved links and didn’t clean all the browsing history. This software boast much and gives little… it needs more work especially for a software they charge $49 for . It has some good qualities for those who want a simple light tuneup application. Thanks SHAREWARE for offering software so we can try it before we buy it; it’s the only way to be sure if apps works as advertised because you just can’t trust online reviews or Ads.

  227. mike

    very basic app. i found it of little use. tried to sharpen and enlarge a picture to use as a desktop and found i had little control over the sharpening tool; and resizing means increasing pixels and not the length or height of the pic. Not for me but others might find it useful so i gave it three stars.

  228. Malik

    With improved camera technology in mobile devices, almost every individual likes recording precious moments of their lives as pictures and videos. These files can be shared over social networks and different websites, to be shared with friends and other people. You may be great at recording clips, but the multimedia files still lack that professional touch that you want them to have. There are many applications to help you create professional looking media files, but most of these are expensive and are difficult to use.
    MAGIX Fastcut is a simple and easy to use software application, that can help you create professional looking videos by using your photos and clips. It makes your videos look great, so you can share them online with your friends and on social media sites.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~241MB, and might require a stable and fast internet connection to be downloaded. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. It asks you to choose your prefered language before the installtion continues, and you can tweak the default installation settings to if you want to. Once done, you can start using the application to create your professional looking videos. The version provided here is Fastcut version, but it comes along with $30 of coupons which can be used to buy soundtracks from within the application to be used in your projects.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is as simple as it gets, it has modern design and a clean look to it. On the top is a ‘Start’ button which takes you straight to the movie creation process, at the bottom are three projects that have been created using this software. There are three small buttons on the bottor-right, one that let’s you view the about page, another one that checks for updates and the last one for the settings. Once you click the start button, you can see a button which allows you to selects clips, you change the directory and browse different directories searching for your clips. Once done, you can then select the soundtrack out of the 9 free ones available, or you can use copouns to buy from the 213 tracks available in the store. Once a track is selected you can choose upto duration of it upto 90 seconds. Then hitting the ‘Create Movie’ button, processes the clip and a preview is displayed, and you can save it if you like it.

    Pros

    – Simple, clean, and easy to use UI.
    – Comes with 9 plus edition soundtracks that can be used in the projects.
    – You can trim and rotate your clips before processing the final video.
    – Sound library contains 213 tracks which can be bought and used in the projects.
    – Videos can be exported in Full HD.
    – Video can be exported in mp4 and 3gp formats.
    – Simple 3 step process to create professional looking videos.

    Cons

    – Does not offer much editing options, only ones available are trim and rotate.
    – Settings menu only let’s you reset program to default and restore purchases.
    – Only supported formats to export videos is mp4 and 3gp.
    – Maximum video project duration is only around 90 seconds.

    Conclusion

    MAGIX Fastcut is a reliable video creation tool, that can help you create great looking videos, that are synced with music to give them a professional look. If you are good at choosing the videos and the right music, you can get some amazing results with this application. It runs smoothly, without any lag and errors, and video processing speeds are fast too. It is definitely recommended.

  229. Ahmet Refik Ozkan

    Simplitec Power Suite is a very useful application. It features a lot of features to speed up your pc and make it work. In short, it performs far better than many well-known programs. I like the program very much. But the paid version fees are a bit high. I would definitely recommend it. I thank the software developers.

    • Simplitec Power Stink is a very unuseful application. It features a lot of features to screw up your pc and make it not work. In short, it performs far less than very well known windows genuine programs. I do not like the program very much. Bu the paid version fees are even better for you to purchase because you are a meatsicle who appreciates any free PUP.

  230. msuhr

    Excellent software that allows you to very easily touch up your pictures. In one step you can improve so-so pictures and see them come alive. I use it to optimize all my pictures, especially if i will later email or upload them anywhere. The difference is amazing. Plus, it has this vertical slider that allows you to preview how the picture will look after optimizing. You can’t beat this software for ease of use.

  231. Malik

    Using our PC on daily basis, it is difficult to realize that it is getting slower by the day. Everyday junk files are created by different applications on our PC’s, some of which never get deleted and keep gathering and filling up space on our system. The PC’s registry and hard drives get cluttered by useless registry and useless files, and PC does not have anyway to deal with it on it’s own. That is why third party PC optimization applications came into existence. There job is to do what PC cannot do it self, and keep the PC running at it’s top performance and keep it optimized. 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.
    simplitec Power Suite is one of the reliable option, when it comes to PC clean up and optimization. It can help you get rid of system junk, fix errors, apply different optimizations, and also update your drivers to boost overall PC performance.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~20MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. At the end of the installation process, a windows appears acking you to enter the serial number to activate the application for use. Once done, the application launches automatically, but stays in the system tray. You can run it by clicking on the icon in the system tray. The application first asks you to choose the autopilot behaviour, you can choose the one you prefer, or skip the step.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, intuitive, and comes with a modern and attractive design. All the tabs and buttons are well-organized making it easy to navigate through the UI, and the application use friendly for all types of users. There are 4 tabs on the side, namely Overview, SimpliClean, SimpliFast, and SimpliSafe. The overview tab contains buttons to clean up, speed up, and secure the PC. There are also buttons to delete junk, clean registry, save power, optimizr startup, and there’s also a button to toggle ON/OFF high speed mode. Other tabs contain further tools and options relevant to the category. The configuration menu let’s you adjust a few settings like start up with windows, display summary, and more. All tabs have options divided in two categories, Automatic optimization and Manual optimization.

    Pros

    – Well-organized and intuitive UI, designed to be easy to use for all types of users.
    – Autopilot runs in the background, detects and notifies you PC problems in real time.
    – Clean junk, useless, and old Windows files, alongwith a tool to clean up Android devices, Windows Registry, and multimedia files.
    – Install software and driver updates.
    – Built-in uninstaller and file shredder.
    – Speed up and manage start up, optimize Windows services and settings, tune internet, and defragment hard drives and registry.

    Cons

    – No option or tool to get rid of browser toolbars and extensions.
    – Stops responding when scanning sometimes, and lags too.
    – Slower scan speeds than other similar applications.

    Conclusion

    simplitec Power Suite is a great application, that comes packed with plenty of tools and optimizations, that can help run your PC at it’s highest performance. ll the features work well, the application runs smoothly without any errors or crashes, and uses low to medium amount of system resources. It is definitely worth-trying out if you are looking for a PC optimization application.

  232. Yi Zion Gaming

    The PRO function inside the apps quite impressive unlike some screen recorder which lack of photo editing feature . Highly recommended

  233. David

    Wosrt piece of software I ever got from SharewareOnSale. Screen just shows a phontom view of a computer. Nothing else. Useless!

  234. Malik

    To check the exact PC hardware specs, the traditional way is to open up the PC case and take a look inside at each component. With new and advanced softwares, nowadays, the specs can be checked easily using the application without having to open the PC case. But many of these softwares, do not work really well. There are a few softwares, which actually let you view the computer components as 3-D model on the screen.
    Camboard Computer Explorer is an educational tool, that let’s you inside your computer without the need of removing the case. It let’s you zoom and pan around computer parts and view them and know what the part does.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~5MB and it comes in a zip file which needs to be extracted to get to the actual setup file. Once you run the setup, the installation process is simple and straightforward taking no time at all to complete. After running it for the first time, the application asks you to enter the serial number to activate the application for use. Once done, the application launches and displays you the 3-D model of your machine. For the application to function and run your PC needs to have DirectX 8.1 or higher installed. Newer versions of Windows don’t need to worry about that as all the required components are pre-installed.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and simple, and should not be a problem to use for all types of users even the novices. There is a menu bar on the top with drop down menus, followed by a toolbar that contains buttons to move left, right, up, down, zoom in, zoom out, info, and a button to exit the application. The 3-D model can be rotated, panned, zoomed, and you can click on the component you want to know about. A description appears on top, telling you what’s the function of the component. A window on the top shows the name of the component too. The background color of the area where model is shown can be changed and adjusted to the user preference.

    Pros

    – Easy to use and clean UI designed to be suitable for all types of users.
    – Ability to view computer hardware components without the need to remove the case.
    – View description and the purpose of the selected component.
    – Pan, rotate, and zoom the 3-D model
    – Background color can be changed.

    Cons

    – Labels that appear when you hover over a button are wrong, exit button says zoom in.
    – Stutters and lags when rotating or zooming in and out.
    – Back color change never works, even after restarting the application.
    – The visuals of the UI are not that great and appealing to the eyes.
    – It shows hardware components of only one computer it is installed on, other similar tools have capability to view hardware of multiple computers in the same network.

    Conclusion

    Camboard Computer Explorer is a tool, that can help you view PC components in a 3-D virtual form. This can be great to be used for educational purposes, as you do not need to open up a PC to view those parts. It shows description and function of each individual parts which is great for learners.

  235. Roman

    Well, read all those reviews up here and you’ll find more pros than cons about windscribe VPN. And with this offer of (50+10+60GB) 60 GB free. They stand far better from all the competetion. There VPN technology and reliability is also good undoughtly. So all said and read, Windscribe is a top choice among VPN’s with this latest free offer. Thank you Windscribe and thank you shareware , love you.

  236. Malik

    Many times we see photo albums on different image hosting websites, and might want or need to download the whole album or many albums together. Images can be saved manually, but saving each picture one at a time and then renaming and arranging them in order is not an easy task at all. There are many applications available to download the images in bulk, but some sites support less websites, some do not work effectively, and some do not work at all.
    Albums Spider is a powerful software application that provides a solution to this problem, and allows you to download pictures from variouf famous image hosting sites. Using this application you can download single images, or mutiple photo albums and sets at once in just a few clicks.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~44MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Launching it for the first time, it asks you for the license code and your name to activate the application, you can enter the license information you have to activate the application and start using the application. If you’re new to the application you can click the help button to go to the help documentation links and get help using it.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application looks good to the eyes, and is infact designed for ease of use. At the top, there are 4 big buttons, namely Choose Folder, Support Site, Select Option, and Download. In the middle is the area where it shows you the images or websites that it is currently downloading data from, and it’s progress. There’s also a button on each job to pause it or remove it, and it shows the folder that it is being downloaded into. You can just paste a link in the window, and it loads the website, and you can start downloading the images or the whole site images depending on your chosen settings. Some sites might require you to log in, like tumblr, you need to log in to your account to be able to download any data. In the options menu, you can change the maximum number of parallel downloads, and decide if you want to get notified on download completion or not. You can also choose between, the different file naming rules as per your convinience, and language of the UI can be changed to Chinese or English only.

    Pros

    – Easy to use, good looking UI, that is easy to use for all types of users.
    – Supports image downloading from many sites like Artstation, Deviantart, 1x, 500px, Behance, Pixiv, Pinterest, Issuu, Poco, Rajce, Topitme, Lofter, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, and more.
    – Developer has been adding more and more sites to the supported list.
    – Allows you to save images one by one, or in batches of multiple photos from the whole website.
    – Different files naming rules, as per users preference.
    – Ability to limit maximum number of parallel downloads.
    – Comes with detailed help documentation to guide the new users through process of downloading on all the sites.

    Cons

    – Requires you to login to the website you are downloading images from, whereas many other similar application do not require it.
    – Only available languages in the options are English and Chinese.
    – Limited configurations available.

    Conclusion

    Albums Spider is a reliable application to download images and image sets from the image hosting websites. It supports many famous websites, and more and more are being added regularly. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended.

  237. Edward Bricker

    1) FileMaRker.net_PRO
    **(NOT Filemaker…. a different program, but Goggle usually bring it up first thinking you’ve made a mistake.**
    2) FolderIco (Teorex):
    https://www.folderico.com/
    Allows you to colorize the FOLDER icon (not the FILE) icon.
    3) FolderMarker_PRO
    (Same company as “FileMarker.net_PRO above, but #2, FolderIco is better, as I discovered when I did a Windows 10 reset, The folders colorized with FolderIco, kept their colors. Everything made with FolderMarker_PRO and FileMarker.net_PRO, returned to their default state. )

  238. Sayed Anowar

    I am a pro user and using Windscribe over 4 months now. Very happy with this service. Try it, you will love it.
    Windscribe is only VPN that works well on my college restrictive network.

  239. Morgan

    Win Organizer runs fine in Win 7. What was said above is NOT correct. Nice program.

  240. SilverDragonSystems

    Having used VPNs for many years (both private and public) I can say that Windscribe is one of the best VPNs you can get.
    Setup is super simple for the desktop program and the browser extensions, making it very noob friendly as there are no confusing options that need to be setup before diving in.

    As stated by others, the speed impact is almost nil. Even when connecting to servers outside your country/state/province. Of all the VPNs I have tried, Windscribe has the least system speed impact. Even when double-hopping the speed only dropped by less than 0.71 Mbps.

    The biggest concern, for me anyway, about VPNs is IP leaking. With Windscribe’s firewall setup you don’t have to worry. I have tried various apps and sites to check if my true IP was being seen and, with the exception of one specialized program, my actual IP was not detected.

    Customer service is also fantastic. When I first starting using the free version, I had a problem with the driver corrupting on a Windows 7 pro system which required an uninstall/reinstall every time I wanted to use the VPN. I contacted support and by the end of the day had the issue resolved by a very friendly CS rep.

    I literally fell in love with this VPN, so much so that I went ahead and purchased the lifetime pro license. If you want a quality VPN with minimal fuss, then you cannot go wrong by getting Windscribe.

  241. Hany

    I brought it from 2 years ago and until now didn’t work
    I sent to them and they said my service provider blocked them.. if they easly blocked from service providers how they unlock they customers?
    Don’t loose your money with them

  242. Malik

    Everyday junk files are created by different applications on our PC’s, some of which never get deleted and keep gathering and filling up space on our system. This eventually results in performance degradation of the PC, and it starts to lag more than often. Keeping your system clean and in the best condition, one needs to take care of it on regular basis. It is a difficult task to keep up with manually so one needs to take the help of a software application.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 14 is software application, that comes packed with plenty of tools that can help you clean, maintain, and optimize your system, with the aim of increasing it’s performance.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~27MB, and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Before the installation continues, it asks users to enter the license key they have to proceed. During the installation process, it also asks you to choose the theme of the UI out of the two it offers. Once done, you can launch the application and start using it’s powerful tools and features to start cleaning and optimizing your PC for top-notch performance.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is well-arranged, with modern design, and everything is divided into different tabs and categories. There are six tabs, namely Overview, Automatic, Modules, Favourites, Backups, and Statistics. The Overview tab contains a button to initiate a scan, shows hard drive performance info, system info, and whether PC has been optimized before or not. The ‘Automatic’ tab allows you to toggle ON/OFF Auto-Clean, Live-Tuner, and Game-Booster. The ‘Modules’ tab shows all the tools and features that this tool contains, divided into different relevant categories for ease of access. There’s a main menu button on the right side that also provides quick access to all the tools.

    Scan can be initiated by Start Search button, once the scan completes it lists all the useless files, errors, fixes, and optimizations that can performed. You can check the details if you want, or just hit the fix now button to get rid of all the useless files and errors.

    Pros

    – Well-organized and intuitive UI, designed to be easy to use for all types of users.
    – Wizard-like optimization tools so even novice users can use and understand it.
    – Game Booster and Live Tuner speed up application launch and game performance.
    – Cleans browser history, temporary and useless files on the disk, and redundant registry entries. Also defragments disks and registry.
    – Comes with a duplicate finder, file encryption and decryption, file splitter, and allows you to delete files permanently.
    – Has a Context menu manger and File Associator.
    – Benchmark system and compare it with online benchmark scores.
    – Comes with an Internet Tuner, Uninstaller, and Process Manager.

    Cons

    – Lags and stops responding sometimes when moving back and forth.

    Conclusion

    Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 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. The application does lag here and there, but the features it offers definitely worth-tying.

  243. Clairvaux

    I have been using and comparing several file deduplication programs : All Dup, Compare Advance, Duplicate Cleaner and Win Merge.

    This one seems at first sight lean and simple, and I happen to have a bias for that sort of program, so I gave it a try. Alas, it’s confusing to use and so devoid of options it’s next to useless.

    First of all, there’s no help, knowledge base or anything of the sort, either included in the program or online. This is desperately needed, because the concepts used are impossible to understand.

    Not only are there glaring spelling and writing mistakes in the user interface, as another user mentioned, but you have the choice between two main methods to find duplicates : Match Byte by Byte, or Advanced Match.

    All other such programs I have tried use one of two methods : search on files metadata (this can be any choice or combination of file name, date, size and such), which is fast, but can lead to false results ; and search on file content, which is much slower but (practically) guarantees it will pick up only real duplicates.

    Makesoft Duplicate Finder’s Advanced Match seems to belong to that second class : it offers options between several types of hashing algorithms, which means it (supposedly) checks actual contents.

    However, the first method, Match Byte by Byte, does not seem to be what it purports to be. While the name suggests a search on contents just like the alternative choice, the options there are Same File Name, Same File Extension and Same Date of Creation, which suggest a search on metadata only.

    Actually, there’s nothing preventing you from launching a Match Byte by Byte search without any option checked, which adds to the confusion.

    The selection of folders to check is wanting. There is no concept of folder 1/folder 2, left folder and right folder, like in other such programs.

    When you tick a folder, the sub-folders are not automatically ticked. Does this mean you need to manually select all sub-folders if you want them included in the search ? The software does not tell.

    During the search, there’s no time spent or time left indication.

    And finally, at the results stage, there are almost no tools to filter and select duplicates to delete, and the interface is grossly unsuited to handle a long list of files. One feature which is sorely missing is the ability to detect duplicates only across two similar folders, excluding duplicates within a folder itself.

    Even with the programs mentioned above, which have many more features, managing a real-world deduplication job, which might involve thousands of items, is not an easy task. The aim of the game is to delete files, so you need to be pretty sure you’re not deleting a unique, or otherwise needed file. I believe Makesoft’s product does not give you the necessary level of control and safety.

  244. Malik

    Using PC on daily basis, storage drives fill up quickly, and eventually lead to degradation in systems performance. The storage space gets filled up with junk, and most importantly it gets filled up with duplicates of same files that are spread over at different locations in the drive. They are difficult to track and delete, so you just cannot get rid of them manually. That is why third party applications came into existence to help with this issue. There are many applications available, but some of them do not work well.
    Makesoft DuplicateFinder is an easy-to-use application, that provides solution to the problem of storage space shortage due to duplicate files. This application let’s you compare files with size, name, date of creation, and file type. For advanced matching the application can compare files using MD5 hash, SHA-1 hash, and CRC.

    Installation & Set-up
    The installer size is ~4MB only and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching the application for the first time, you can start using it as a trial, or you can enter the license key if you have one, to activate the application and remove limitations of the trial license. After all this, you can choose the drive or folder you want to scan, choose scan method, and start scanning.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and intuitive. It is designed to be easy-to-use for all kinds of users, even the novices. On the left, the big box shows all the drives and directories in tree view and select the one you want to be scanned. Once selected, you can choose the matching method, it can be either byte to byte, or advanced matching. You can also select which file types to include in the scanning and which ones to exclude. Minimum and maximum file size to check can be chosen too. Once the scan complete, it displays the results in a list, and by default has one of the duplicate file selected so it is easier for to delete one copy of the file. The images can be previewed by hovering the mouse over them. The scan result generated can be saved, or you can just go ahead and remove the files you want to remove. It also shows you the exact number of duplicates found, total number of files scanned, and total storage space taken by the duplicates.

    Pros

    – Simple UI that is easy to navigate through.
    – Scan files byte by byte, by comparing their names, size, and date of creation.
    – Scan files using MD5 hash, SHA-1 hash, and CRC for better chances of detection.
    – Choose the file types you want to include or exclude from the scan.
    – Choose the minimum and maximu file size to include in the scan.
    – Automatically selects one of the duplicate files to delete.
    – Allows you to store scan reports to text files.

    Cons

    – Application stops responding for some time before displaying the scan result.
    – Scan with advanced matching methods take a long time to complete.

    Conclusion

    Makesoft DuplicateFinder is a reliable application, that can help you save a lot of storage space on your PC, and get rid of all the duplicate files. The results are accurate, the application runs smoothly without any lag or error. It is definitely recommended.

  245. Guido

    Hi,
    Downloaded and installed. OK (in fact, you can “portabilize” it, it is a “simple .exe” software)
    Try to find some duplicate pictures, OK, it find them …
    but .. after ?? You can select duplicate pictures to put in trash , but no solution to trash these pictures in a single click. Solution, : you have to list one by one these pictures. Very painfull …
    Have i miss something or .. ?
    220/5000
    This is probably a good way to search for duplicate files, but if it is not possible to work easily with the result of the search, the value of the software loses much of its value.

  246. Lisa Smith

    Quite a reasonable little program, although I think it is a bit limited. It works quite slowly when rendering at a reasonable size and resolution. Haven’t had time to play with all the controls on each effect, but I haven’t been able to make the multiple coloured ones pictured on the website as examples, even though this is supposed to be a full working version. Worth the $20 to buy for backgrounds, though. Thanks so much.

  247. Malik

    Graphics and animations are an important part of websites, they are what catches the attention of the visitors. Designing web animations is not an easy task, and takes practice, skill, and time. But there are a few third party applications that can help you achieve quick, convenient results without much effort and time.
    WebAnimator GO is an easy to use application, that allows you to create web animations in three easy and quick steps. You start by choosing a template, make changes to it by inserting your content, and export it to be used where you want.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~13MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching the application, you need to register it using the license information that you have and you email address. Once you recieve the verification email, and confirm by clicking the link, the application is activated and ready for use.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and easy to navigate through. On the left-side you have four options, namely Project Selection, Choose Template, Enter Content, and Export. First you decide whether you want to create a new project or work on an existing one, and click the ‘Start’ button on top right. In the next step you can choose a template from those available. There are many templates like slideshow, products presentation, zoom rotate, moving background, transition & text, and more. Next, you can add your images to the template. In the last step, you can export to Gif, or to WebAnimator Standard, or to file compatible with WebSite X5 site builder.

    Pros

    – Easy to use, wizard like UI that guides you through the process.
    – Contains 4 standard templates alongwith Template Collection 1.
    – Allows you to import and add images of any format.
    – Custom color overlays and texts.
    – Export projects as HTML5 code, GIF, WebAnimator Project, or to Website X5.
    – Ability to change the default browser for preview.
    – 4 languages available ( English, German, Italian, Japanese.)

    Cons

    – Does not offer much configurations.

    Conclusion

    WebAnimator GO is a reliable and useful application, that can help you generate web animations quickly, easily, and efficiently. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. System resource usage is low to moderate. It is definitely worth trying.

  248. Nicky

    Thanks for this program! Have been using it for some time and like it a lot, especially the bounce-feature, but also the chance of removing before all the junk gets to my pc. Pity indeed that it is getting a bit expensive, so this gift is much appreciated.

  249. Malik

    CD and DVD devices have been used for a long time to store data like photos, music, or videos/movies. The biggest advantages of using CD/DVD drives to store data is that they come at a cheap price per gigabyte. Creating audio discs, video discs, and discs with other data can be easily done at home, as most PCs and laptops do offer an optical drive. It is an easy task, if you have just the right tools for the job.
    Ashampoo Burning Studio 2018 is a fully-featured disc burning and ripping software application, designed to help you burn any type of files to discs, generate ISO images, design covers, and do much more.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~75MB and might require a fast and stable internet connection to be downloaded. The installation process is simple and straightforward, and does not take much time to complete. Before the installation continues, it asks users to enter the license key they have to proceed. After launching for the first time, it automatically detects all the optical drives attached to your system. If you have no optical drives or if it is not detected, it pops up a message and guides you on what to do. Once all that is done, you can start using the application to burn, rip, backup, and more.

    User Interface

    The interface is clean, easy-to-work with, and has a modern look displaying all the functions at the left-side. Hovering over any option, a window appears showing further options in that category. There are 10 options in total, namely Burn Data, Audio + Music, Movie, Cover + Inlays, Copy Discs, Disc Image, Backups, Advanced Functions, Open Projects, and Service. All the options lead to wizard-like windows, that guide you through the process. At the top-right there are buttons to access settings menu, help documents, change skin, and change language. You can select any language from the many available, and you can create your own skin or download a skin and apply it to the UI.

    Pros

    – Clean, Easy-to-use UI, with wizard guided processes.
    – Create CD/DVD/Blu-ray and data discs with autostart capability.
    – Erase rewritable CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs such as BD-RE and CD-RW discs.
    – Create skins for the UI usig your own background images.
    – Design and Create covers for DVD case, Slim case, BD case, Disc, and more.
    – Create disc images from CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs.
    – Backups from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (e.g. iPod, iPhone, iPad and Android devices) at the click of a button. Backups can be compressed and encrypted.
    – Create bootable discs.
    – Supports many languages and versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

    Cons

    – Does not allow data compression before burning to the disc.

    Conclusion

    Ashampoo Burning Studio 2018 is a user-friendly, reliable, and powerful application that comes packed with all the tools necessary for all your disc burning and ripping needs. The applications runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended application for users who deal with disc burning and ripping often.

  250. jegg

    5 stars because I already had a Cyberlink suite 10 preinstalled and already had Cyberlink 12 and 14 from giveaways ( you can install as many as you like, apparently! ) and version 15 ( 64 bit ) is by far the best, does everything I needed it to do to edit and add sound to my video and have it come out synced and without distortion, and although it can be a bit tricky to figure out and you do have to buy some features ( I never have ), right out of the box it is perfect for everyday video creation and editing, and I don’t know what the complaints are about output formats as I see many options and used several of them to test for sound quality and video quality and they all produced good results. If you want perfection, you have to pay for it along with a steep learning curve, but for my needs and I would assume most peoples’ needs, this is just fine and it’s free.

  251. Malik

    Photos we capture do not turn out to be perfect always, especially the portrait photos capture all the imperfections that you wish were not there. It could be a pimple or a mole on your face, which you think looks bad, and you do not want it to be visible in the photo. 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.
    Cosmetic Guide is a user-friendly application, designed to help you remove these unwanted defects from photos, and make them look as clean and as perfect as possible. You can use the application to remove details such as moles, wrinkles or scars.

    Installation & Set-up

    The download size is small (~4MB) and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here is already activated, for other versions it can be activated easily by entering your license details. When launched for the first time, it shows a demonstration window which contains demos on different things like Tool Size, Delete a mole, Anti Wrinkle, Bleaching of Teeth, Legend, Skyline, and more.

    User Interface

    The interface is simple and has an intuitive layout and design, making it easier to use by all kinds of users (novices to experienced users), without facing any difficulties. The interface only contains a menu bar at the top and the toolbar on the right side, rest of the area is for image viewing. There are many different tools in the toolbar like, Smudge, Undo brush, Resize, Crop, Skin Care, Emphasis, Smart Patch, Bleach Teeth, and more.

    Pros

    – Demonstrations – There are quiet a few demonstrations available in this tool. They show the processes and options this tool can carry out and how to perform them. For example, it can guide you on how to remove wrinkles, mole, or how to bleach teeth.
    – Toggle between original and edited image with a click on the dedicated button. This makes the editing process easier as you can compare both the images and have a clear mind on how to progress further.
    – Supports many types of image formats, like JPG, TIF, PNG, BMP, RLE, DIB and TPI. The edited image can be stored to any of these formats too.
    – Toolbar is sufficiently feature rich and contains most of the tools required for editing up-front. There’s an option to add text, crop images and objects, and adjust brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation levels. There are tools that can help you remove imperfections from your pictures likes moles, pimples, wrinkles, etc. Moreover, you can tweak with color channels and use remove, resize, and patch. The toolbar can be easily hidden to increase the viewing area of the image.
    – Menu bar contains options that you can perform to the image like zoom in and out, rotate or flip images. It also lets you undo or redo certain actions, go to next or previous picture and restore the original.

    Cons

    – Most of the processes you carry out with this application make the photos look unreal, fake, and edited. The results produce are no way near professional editing, or the results produced by advanced applications.
    – The price is a bit too much for a simple tool like this. It does carry out a lot of tasks, but the approach it takes and results it produces are not good compared to other softwares.

    Conclusion

    Cosmetic Guide is an easy-to-use editing application that supports many image formats and multiple languages. It offers many editing tools and features, which if used in the correct way can produce some decent results. The application runs smoothly, without any lag and crashes. It is worth trying.

  252. ia

    an overly complex payware wrapper for open sourced software
    way back in XP days Windows Media Player only supported wmv videos out of the box so the need for a 3rd party players was high
    while zoom player is a complex peace of software it depends on 3rd party free opensourced codecs (LAV Filters) and it needs an active internet connection for it to work, it’s 32bit only and can only use 32bit codecs which
    as Microsoft added both mpeg 4 asp and avc support in Windows7 and above the need for 3rd party players is more or less gone
    I don’t want to be the negative dude but this is an obsolete large useless peace of code, mpc-hc might be dead but mpc-be is alive and actively developed not to mention vlc or pot playerall of which are available as native x64 apps, I wouldn’t recommend this player to anybody for free let alone as payware this needs to be shelved or open sourced
    while vlc does not use windows codecs and con not use advanced rendering with madvr bot mpc-be and pot can and do and you can use 64bit code as well
    I really have nothing positive to say about this player except it was good 10 years ago

  253. Gerry

    I liked this that much I downloaded it, and then paid for it, at first I was lost, and my mbr was overwritten, my fault entirely, but I was able to fix that with a windows startup repair from my dongle. Once back in I would not normally try a second time, but living dangerously I did, and I am glad I did, now my system is all backed up onto an externel hard drive, and I have set it to do and Incremental backup every week.
    Thank you for the initial download, but I wanted to be able to get the updates, I now get New updates and Major changes for life, all for £30, worth every penny. Happy that I got it.

  254. TheRock Squirel

    Zoom Player MAX is a awesome video player! Although I always have to set up the options for DTS (which should be by default), once done the sound is great on my Audio system. I like the menu for browsing and navigating to find the files to play. Rarely I have to switch to VLC because a certain file won’t play but 99% of the time it plays the files. This player is a must for your video playing…..5 stars

  255. Paul Le

    DO NOT waste your money. This bundle is a scheme. The Smart DNS of TNT Stream Unblocker does not work at all. There are no support from the vendor. The seller will irresponsibly tell you to contact the vendor to find solution even though they know the vendor will not respond your email or ticket. Downloading from Streamza Torrenting will drive you crazy. It throttles your download speed at 150 kb/s (around 1.5 mbps), so you will need to wait a week to download a 5 gb movie. I am very disappointed at both the vendor and the seller. I don’t even want to try other services in the bundle.

    • The SoS marketing agent firm has been repeatedly selling Streamza subscriptions, often with a “must hurry / limited supply” come-on. I tried to alert them about the truth of this, to little effect. In my estimation, Streamza appears to be complete (and possibly fraudulent) BS ! Their eternally-in-Beta app for Roku was a key piece for usability, and it was never functional, dead on arrival, would not even load. Responding to promo comment requests from ‘Giuseppe’ in London, I wrote to Streamza a few times, but never heard anything back. If their much vaunted service is other than a scam, I’d love to see some proof of this. (It looks like they have drastically changed the terms of their subscriptions too, recently.) I found falling for their offer to be a total waste of time & money. Beware !

  256. Malik

    When sharing a PC with other users, we are always concerned about other users getting access to our personal and important files, modifying them, and they could even delete them. You can hide your files and folders in Windows, but what’s the point of doing that, if they are still accessible and anyone using your PC can easily access them. There are some specialized applications that provide solution to this problem
    Steganos Safe 18 is a user-friendly application that protects your data by creating fast, reliable, secure, and encrypted safes, which can only be accessed by you. These safes act like virtual volume attached to your computer, with the difference being that it can be password-protected as well as made invisible when not in use.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~31MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. During the installation process, it asks you to enter the serial number to activate the application. Once done, the installation continues to completion. After launching it for the first time, you can start using it by creating a safe and storing data in it.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, well-organized, and has a modern design. On the main window you can see two boxes, one to create a new safe, and the other one to open a hidden safe. Clicking the first one, you can start creating your first safe to store and secure your data. First step, it asks you whether you want to create a Safe, Portable Safe, or Cloud Safe. You can then choose it’s name, drive letter, it’s size, and storage location, and in the end the password to protect it. Moreover, you can choose whether or not the device size grows dynamically, store the password on a USB drive, and also see the strength of the password you are going to use. Once done, the safe appears on the main menu of the application. You can also access it from the application icon in the system tray. You can also visit the settings menu to tweak a few settings.

    Pros

    – Easy to use UI designed for all types of users.
    – Safe size up to 2TB.
    – Supports safe creation and data encryption in Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive.
    – AES-XEX encryption with 384 bits (IEEE P1619)
    – USB drives can be used as safe keys for better protection.
    – Create local safes, and portable safes on USB drives or devices on the network.
    – The safe can be hidden and disguised as a picture, music file, or a video files in the Windows Explorer.
    – Built-in shredder to destroy data permanently.
    – Use PicPass for added security.

    Cons

    – Does not close down safe automatically if unused for a specific amount of time
    – Sometimes when closing the safe, the it’s icon on desktop and volume icon does not disappear and a restart of Windows is needed.

    Conclusion

    Steganos Safe 18 is a reliable and secure application that helps you protect and hide your data in encrypted safes, protected by password. It is easy-to-use, and safe creation process is a step-by-step wizard. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes, system resource usage is low too.

  257. Malik

    VPN is a must-have for everyone who uses internet nowadays. In simple word VPN is needed to protect you from online bad guys and identity thieves. It is important if you do not want your ISP to log and monitor your online activity, it can also be used to hide your IP address so you can protect your identity and location. VPN also allows users to access georestricted content in most cases. A VPN creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, it allows for secure access of resources by remote user.
    Steganos Online Shield VPN is a software application, designed to help you protect your Internet connection from any unauthorized access or tracking, and keeping your browsing data anonymous and automatically deleting cookies.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~38MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. During the installation process, it asks you to enter the serial number to activate the application for use. Once activated the installation continues to completion. Once done, you can start the application and turn on the VPN protection to protect your network and internet activity.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean and simple, with only a few buttons to toggle ON/OFF a few settings. There are 5 switches namely, Protect connection, Block ads, Prevent tracking, Automatically erase cookies, and Anonymize browser type. There is an icon that shows your IP address and shows whether your network is protected or not. Moreover, you can choose between servers from 15 countries, or leave the connection on the fastest connection so it automatically chooses the fastest one. You can also see the remaining data, and adjust a few settings from the settings menu.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy-to-use UI.
    – Applications for Android and iOS devices.
    – Supports ad blocking.
    – Prevent tracking and erase cookies.
    – Free trial available.

    Cons

    – Servers in 15 countries only.
    – Has an impact on speed, which makes videos buffer very slow.
    – Limited configurations available.
    – Does not offer any monthly plans which is a major drawback.
    – 2GB/month limitation in this version is not enough for most users.

    Conclusion

    Steganos Online Shield VPN is an easy-to-use VPN designed to help users protect their internet privacy, block ads, prevent tracking, and delete cookies automatically. Some servers throttle down the speed way too much which makes it useless. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. If you can deal with the 2GB/month limitation, then it is worth trying.

  258. mike

    Lacks importain feature like being able to choose if u want to record the cursor or not, no effects , record only in wmv,no snapshot, not as good as many of the free screen recordes. audio recorder works well. But what really turn me off about this app is that for reasons unknown, after recording a video i tried to convert it from wmv to mp4 and other formats using three different conversion software and all three fail. i even tried to use a video compressor it fail . i finally found a free app that did the job. This is not worth the effort..

  259. Rich

    Very disappointing. As mentioned in other review there are only 2 output formats WMV and H.264/MPEG-4. I can live with that, but when I selected H.264 I got the error msg “Your device can not support recording MP4”. Huh? I’m running Win7 x64 on an i5 and have never had a problem screen-recording H.264/MP4 with other programs such as Bandicam, Action! (Mirillis), ZDSoft Screen Recorder, Readygo Screen Recorder, and WM Capture. So this program, 4Videosoft Screen Capture, has some serious issues.

  260. 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. There are many softwares available for this, but not all are reliable and work well.
    4Videosoft Screen Capture is an application that works as a screen recorder as well as an audio recorder too. It can capture audio and video in different formats for ease of playback.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~26MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, application asks you to enter your license information to activate it. Once done, you can see the first UI window of the application, which offers you two choices, ‘Screen Recorder’ and ‘Audio Recorder’. You can select any that you want and start using the application to record your screen and record audios.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is well-organized, with a modern design, and is divided into two sections for ease of navigation. One section is to record video and audio, while the other one is to record audios only. In the first section, you can select recording inputs, screen device to record, select the recording area and resolution, adjust settings and format of the recording, and also schedule the recording to stop after specified time. In the record audio section, you can see the length and size of the recording, adjust audio settings, choose audio source, and schedule the recording to end automatically.

    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 monitor.
    – Capture videos from webcam.
    – Record audio from any audio source like Spotify, Soundcloud, and more.
    – Save videos in MP4 and WMV format, and audios in MP3, M4A, AAC and WMA.
    – Customize video and audio settings and quality to suite your needs.
    – Keyboard shortcuts to start/stop recording, and also to take screenshot.

    Cons

    – Supports only a few file formats compared to other applications.
    – Video and audio synchronization could be better.
    – Does not support screencasting.
    – No option to hide the application in the system tray.
    – Many other applications offer better features for game recording.

    Conclusion

    4Videosoft Screen Capture is a simple application, designed to help you record you screen, webcam, and also record audios from many audio streaming services or your mic. The application is simple enough for all types of users, it works smoothly without any lag or crash. It is definitely worth trying.

  261. John

    Program eventually recorded video after a couple of tries. The part of it I don’t care for, is the small red dot near the middle of the screen when playing back the recorded MP4 file. If there’s no fix for this, the program gets trashed.

  262. Malik

    Sometimes we need to extract an element from an image to use it in a project or a new image. This process is done by using the graphic design softwares, and requires a lot of skill and consumes a lot of time. But with advanced technology, now we have new applications available that have made this process easier, so all types of users can perform it. There are many applications available for this job, of which only a few work well.
    Picture Cutout Guide is a photo editing software application designed to help you remove background from the images. It can separate solid objects from an arbitrary background and transfers them to another photo, and comes with more editing tools that can be useful.

    Overview

    The download size is small (~5MB) and the installation process is simple and straightforward. When launched for the first time, it shows a demonstration window which contains demos on different things like Program Features, Tool size, Smart patch, Photo montage, complex background removal, and more. The interface is simple and has an intuitive layout and design, making it easier to use by all kinds of users (novices to experienced users), without facing any difficulties. The interface only contains a menu bar at the top and the toolbar on the right side, rest of the area is for image viewing.

    Pros

    – Demonstrations – There are quiet a few demonstrations available in this tool. They show the processes and options this tool can carry out and how to perform them. For example, it can guide you on how to remove background from an image, or how to make a photo montage.
    – Supports many types of image formats, like JPG, TIF, PNG, BMP, RLE, DIB and TPI. The edited image can be stored to any of these formats too.
    – Toggle between original and edited image with a click on the dedicated button. This makes the editing process easier as you can compare both the images and have a clear mind on how to progress further.
    – Toolbar is sufficiently feature rich and contains most of the tools required for editing up-front. There’s an option to add text, crop images and objects, and adjust brightness, contrast, gamma and saturation levels. Moreover, you can tweak with color channels and use remove, resize, and patch. The toolbar can be easily hidden to increase the viewing area of the image.
    – Menu bar contains options that you can perform to the image like zoom in and out, rotate or flip images. It also lets you undo or redo certain actions, go to next or previous picture and restore the original.

    Cons

    – Even with the help of demonstrations, some tasks are difficult to carry out with a good result. For example, removing background seems easy when watching demonstrations, but in fact it is very difficult to remove background without distorting other objects in the picture.
    – A bit overpriced for the editing options it offers.

    Conclusion

    Picture Cutout Guide is a simple-to-use image editing application that supports many image formats and multiple languages. It is rich of features, and its user interface is user-friendly. With the availability of demonstrations and sufficient amount of tools, it is a tool definitely worth trying out.

  263. John Safford

    I have tried several including Photoshop & Gimp.
    This is so simple & works so well I will buy it when I change computers.
    Sometimes you get a discount offer later from the developers too.

  264. Malik

    TranscriptSnagger is a lightweight software application, designed to help you download text transcripts from YouTube closed captions. This can come in handy when one needs SRT caption file or text transcript of a YouTube video in the available languages. Moreover, it can also let you find the content you are looking for within the video without even watching the whole video.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer is only ~1MB in size, 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 you registration details to activate the application for use. Once done, you can start using the application by adding the link of the YouTube video you are interested in.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple, clean, and straightforward. The process is divided into 3 steps. First, you need to add the video link and search, then you need to select the language from the ones available. In the third process you need to choose whether you need SRT file or text transcript file, and click the download button at the bottom right. There’s a search bar at the bottom left, to search a word within the transcript. The application finds all the instances of the word’s occurance and provide a direct link to the points in the video where the search term is used. Moreover, you can also choose to open the file automatically once it’s downloaded.

    Pros

    – Easy to use and straightforward UI.
    – Download SRT caption file or text transcripts of a YouTube video in any available language
    – Search for a word or phrase withing the YouTube video.
    – It provides every instance of where the search term is used along with the timecode and a direct link to each point in the video where that term is used.
    – Text transcript in line-by-line or paragraph form.

    Conclusion

    TranscriptSnagger is lightweight tool, that can come in handy in many situations, especially to people who view a lot of YouTube content. The application runs smoothly without any lag or errors. It is definitely worth-trying.

  265. Jessica

    The BEST uninstaller out there IMO–monitors installs and reg changes; also allows changes to autoruns. Be careful–very powerful. So glad available again as a giveaway

  266. Artemio

    This is good stuff, really. Using it for more than 4 ys. Does what it made for.

  267. RKistler

    Good concept: horrible execution. To be fair, have only tried on a single pdf – a 1 page, 2 column editorial from Scientific America. The resulting OCR to Text output:
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    jojojorrisjor`ciil!jor`oir biy jozyllciil!’r (Clutheir”

    WELL, PDF Converter did ALMOST get the “Scientific American” part right!

    Example of text from PaperPort: “Dinosaurs went extinct around 65 million years ago. True by verification and replication of radiometric dating techniques for volcanic eruptions…”

    Essentially without error, and the results are the same throughout the article.

    Admittedly, PaperPort is – at “Full Retail” – a much more expensive program, and not without a number of FLAWS of it own(!) – but the results from PDF Converter Pro are simply Not Acceptable at any price….

  268. Malik

    The performance of a PC degrades and fades away with time. Faster boot-up times, and speedy operations are what all the users want from their PC, no matter what type, how old or new their PC is. PCs become slow due to build of junk and temporary files in the hard drive, eating up a lot of hard drive storage space. Full hard drives, outdated drivers, toolbars, and other junk add to slowing down you PC. To fix these issues, a specialized software is required that can take care of all this on it’s own. Many softwares are available, some of which do not work as the claim to.
    Reg Organizer is a reliable application that comes packed with many tools that help you improve your PC performance by fixing errors, cleaning up junk and registry, defragmenting and compressing registry, and more.

    Installation & Set-up
    The installer size is ~14MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, it can be easily activated by entering the license key you have. The application automatically starts scanning and detecting things that need to be cleaned up, issues that need to resolved, and optimizations that can be performed. Although to start cleaning up and to fix the issue you need to run another scan at the end of which it let’s you fix them.

    User Interface
    The UI of the application is clean and well-arranged, that makes the application easy-to-use for all types of users, even the novices. On the top is the menu bar with drop down menus, to the right is three tabs, namely For all users, For advanced users, and miscellaneous tools. These tabs contain different tools depending on the users and what the tool is used for. The Express Check menu is the default one that loads, it contains boxes of different sizes with different stuff like System Cleanup, Startup Applications, Private Data Cleanup, Removed applications leftover, and optimizations. Moreoever, there is a button to toggle ON/OFF express check when the application starts.

    Pros

    – The UI is clean and east to navigate through. The tools are separated into different categories so they can be accessed easily.
    – Disk Cleanup tool lets you automatically remove unnecessary files from the hard drive.
    – View, edit the system registry, manipulating the registry keys and values, export, import, and copy them.
    – Clean private data like browser history, cache and cookies.
    – Defragment and compress registries.
    – Optimize Windows startup to speed up boot up times.
    – Uninstall applications using built-in uninstaller to remove all the leftover too.
    – You can take a registry snapshot and compare two registry states to each other.
    – Undo changes made by the application if the changes lead to instability.

    Cons

    – Registry cleaner can sometimes list valid and important registry files in the issues. Once deleted it can lead to instability and some applications may fail to start.
    – Demo or trial version does not allow you to do much.

    Conclusion

    Reg Organizer is a feature-rich application that comes with good collection of tools, all of which are useful in making the PC faster and more optimized. It is definitely worth trying.

  269. Jus

    One observation: I have hundreds of PDF files (recipes) and looking for a way to save space.
    This app ISN’T it! I ran a test on several files and in every case file size INCREASED.
    The HTML format was my favorite in appearance but, Alas, you get the html file and an “includes” folder. The space requirement
    increases to an unacceptable level, defeating the purpose.
    It seemed to work fine so I plan to keep it in my toolbox, “Just in case”.

  270. Nick H

    I have not used this version but have tried an earlier version. As others have said you need to regard results from any registry editor scan with extreme caution. This one wanted to delete or alter some that would have completely screwed up my OS, I was careful and checked online about the registry entries that it wanted to delete, several were essential for Windows to function. I’m adding these comments as a caution more than an outright ‘do not download, install and believe the results produced by this software’. The authors may have made it safer now, but I will not touch it at all. Be careful.

  271. bunnyb0y

    I have been using Reg-Organizer for a couple years. While I don’t use its “cleanup functions” often, if at all, its editing functions are top notch and well worth the purchase price alone. Anyone who has had to use Windows built in registry editor knows the frustration of trying to search for the relevant keys (lots of F3’s), plus the risk of changing a key by accident without a full backup…Reg-Organizer makes those irritations and risks a thing of the past. It also has a few neat additional tools and tweaks that some might find a worthwhile addition.
    Overall the best “all-in-one” registry tool on the market.

  272. Kransky

    I have a few “tough nut” PDF files that break most PDF tools. One of them is an unlocked PDF containing editable text. However, someone purposely obfuscated the encoding in this PDF, possibly so that it couldn’t be searched.

    So far, only two programs I know have successfully decoded this document. NitroPro PDF 11 and AllPDF Converter Pro 4.2.2.1.

    Good:
    – Easy to use
    – Will decrypt a hard-case PDF
    – On a very complex document, it almost perfectly replicated the entire document. The few glitches were easily fixed

    Bad:
    – The formatting was significantly broken in one of my “tough tests”

    Conclusion:
    Based on limited testing, this is a worthy tool to have in your PDF arsenal. It did what most other PDF converters can’t do. It also held its own against NitroPro 11, although it does a lot less than NitroPro does at a much cheaper price.

  273. 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. This makes it necessary for the users to have a software application that can help extract, convert and process PDF files. There are many applications available for this, most of which come with basic functions, none of which works well.
    All PDF Converter Pro is a conversion application, that allows you to convert multiple PDF files to Word, Excel, image, HTML, Epub, TXT, and XML. It also comes with the ability to convert pages of a file into individual files if needed.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~33MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it, you can register the application using the license information easily. Once done, you can start adding files to the application and convert them to your desired format.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is simple, clean, and has a modern design where everything is well-organized. This makes the application easy to use for all types of users, even the novices. From the left side you can select your desired conversion format, and to the section on the right, you can add multiple PDF files to convert. At the top is the menu bar, followed by buttons to add files, remove files, clear file lists, and access settings menu. At the bottom, is the ‘Start’ button, along with a box that allows you to change the output folder. There’s a progress bar at the bottom, but it doesn’t really tell you about when the process is going to finish.

    Pros

    – Easy-to-use wizard like UI, makes the whole process easy.
    – Supports conversion to formats like Word (doc/docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PPTX, Epbu, Txt, Html, Images (jpg/png/bmp/Tiff/EMFF), XML.
    – OCR technology enables you to extract text from scanned or image-only PDF files and convert them to editable, selectable and searchable documents.
    – Built-in PDF viewer allows you to preview files before converting.
    – Select page range to convert, with ability to convert each page into individual files.
    – Ability to batch process multiple files at once.
    – Supports conversion of password protected PDF files too.
    – Supports languages English, German, Russian, Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish.

    Cons

    – Slow conversion speeds compared to other similar applications.
    – Sometimes it produces outputs that are not editable, readable etc.
    – Stops responding when adding files to the application.

    Conclusion

    All PDF Converter Pro is a reliable application that can help users with all most all of their needs when it comes to PDF format files. It allows conversion of PDF files to many different useful formats. The conversion speed could have been better, otherwise it’s a good application overall.

  274. Nick

    The screen recorder seems to have enough features, but I am most impressed by the back-end video splitter/joiner. It doesn’t have a user friendly interface, but it if you figure it out it is so powerful. I was able to split and join videos in seconds. Seconds. And if the files are of different encoders it only takes as long as the video itself. Now, if you have used Vegas Pro and VSCD you will know how frustrating video rendering can be. I give it 5 stars on this feature alone.

  275. Malik

    Just like sounds, colors too have an emotional and psychological impact on the human mind. That’s why colors are so important for video projects too, as it can affects the mood and feel of a project, and how the viewers perceive it. Ignoring color grading and correction means you are not doing justice to your project of piece of work. There are many software applications available for this purpose nowadays, but not all of them work the same.
    CyberLink ColorDirector 5 is a powerful video editing software application, designed to help you enhance the quality of your video by adjusting color options. It also comes with various great presets, that can really make your work look great with minimal effort.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~162MB which might require a stable and fast internet connection to be downloaded. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking only a few minutes to complete. Before you can launch it, it asks you to enter the license key to activate the software. Once done, you can start importing you video projects and make use of the great options to really enhance their quality and overall feel.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, well-arranged, has a modern design with dark colors used as background. This helps users focus more on the project and less on the UI itself. There are three main section, namely Library, Adjustment, Production. The first section let’s you add videos and folders to the application, and view them or perform basic editing like trimming, detecting scenes, spliting sections, and more.

    The ‘Adjustment’ tab is where the real editing begins, it comes with plethora of presets and manual adjustment sliders. You can choose a preset and apply to a video straightaway, or the same can be done manually by using the sliders for different options. The enhancements can be applied to the whole video or a certain part of it, depending on your preferance. You can also see a histogram of colors on the top-left side, compare the before and after videos by using the split view.

    The ‘Production’ tab let’s you choose the output format, folder, country format, profiles, and more. Once you are done editing, this is where you export the videos from.

    Pros

    – The UI is simple and clean, making it suitable for all types of users.
    – High quality presets make the job easy.
    – Split view makes it easy to compare the edited project with the original one.
    – Supports all the common video formats to import and export videos.
    – Plenty of editing tools for advanced users that are meant for manual tuning.
    – Supports 120/240 fps videos.
    – Direct sharing to YouTube, Vimeo.
    – Round trip editing with PowerDirector

    Cons

    – Lags and stutters a lot even when processing smaller videos.
    – Preview are not smooth and stutter, even on a decent system.
    – The version provided here does not allow you to edit 4K and high frame rate videos.
    – High resource usage even when it is idle.

    Conclusion

    CyberLink ColorDirector 5 does good job at a editing, especially the presets that come packed with it look great and ca be used straightaway with little to no manual tuning. The applications lags and stutters while working with it, and the system resource usage is significantly high all the time.

  276. Kevin Bui

    It is a nice Office app, quite easy to use because its interface is similar Office 2010. However, opening a big 300-pages document slowly and have no index. Office 2016 is the best, and open office, Atlantic Word Processor are good alternative apps for editing in the office

  277. Tony

    While as other screen recording programs fail to capture Amazon videos in SYNC, this one does a perfect job.
    Easy to use and a wide array of options.
    Highly recommended to get this giveaway!
    Thanks guys !!

  278. Malik

    In computing, an office suite is a collection of productivity software usually containing a word processor, spreadsheet and a presentation program. Everyone needs reliable office software, no matter if they are going to use it at home, office, schools or somewhere else. There are many office suites available, of which the most popular ones are Microsoft Office and Google Docs. But that doesn’t necessarily means that all other office suites are terrible.
    Ability Office is a lightweight office suite application, that comes with all the basic functionalities plus some added options that not all other similar suites offer. The small size compared to others, makes it suitable to run on the slower computers too.

    Installation & Set-up

    The download size is ~98MB, which might require a stable and fast internet connection. The installation process is simple and straightforward, and takes only a few minutes to complete. After the installation, you can see three new icons on your desktop, namely Ability Write, Ability Spreadsheet, and Ability Presentation. You can launch any one of these, and then activate the application using the serial code and your email. Once that is done, you can start using application straightaway. You can also launch the Ability Launcher, this stays in the system menu, clicking it you can access all the options from the context menu.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application makes you feel like it’s the older version of Microsoft Office. There is almost no difference in the UI, and it looks like a copy of the Microsoft Office. This can be good for users who are familiar with the arrangement of Microsoft Office, but it makes the software a copy with no originality.

    Ability Write is the application to deal with Word format files, and presents an overall simlar look to Microsoft Word with a few minor changes here and there. Ability Spreadsheets is the one that let’s you work with spreadsheets, and works like Microsoft Excel, where as the Ability Presentation is for presentations and is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.

    Along with all the basic office functions like dealing with word files, spreadsheets, and creating presentations. This suite comes with Ability Photoalbum too. This application is a photo viewer that allows you to perform a few basic editing tasks too. You can crop, mark, resize, mirror, and rotate images, with also the ability to view them as a slideshow.

    Pros

    – Easy-to-use UI
    – Comes with all the powerful tools to deal with word files, spreadsheets, and presentations.
    – Save documents in common formats including the ability to save as PDF.
    – Photoalbum is a handy edition, and allows basic editing.
    – Documents can be saved to Dropbox cloud.
    – It is many times cheaper than other Office suite applications.
    – Supports Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)

    Cons

    – Lacks originality, looks like a clone of Microsoft Office.
    – Ability Write does not show word count at the bottom.
    – It lags and slows down when typing in fast.

    Conclusion

    Ability Office is an office suite that works well overall, it’s cheap price tag and the fact that it is lightweight makes it suitable for many types if users. The applications UI is a clone of Microsoft Office, but all the functions and options work well. It is definitely worth-trying.

  279. Malik

    Nowadays, it is difficult to figure out where a particular link or web page takes you. Many links can redirect you to unwanted or even harmful websites, or contain additional info and hidden parameters. That’s why applications that can check the URL exist, these applications can help you figure out and verify if a link contains any redirections or harmful parameters.
    Fast URL Checker is a lightweight application that allows you to inspect and verify URLs in bulk. It can find any redirects or hidden parameters that links might contain, and let’s you generate a report of that.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB, and the installer process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. The version provided here comes pre-activated, for other versions, you may need to activate it with your license information. Once the installation process completes, you can straightaway start using the application to check and verify links, and generate reports.

    User Interface

    The application has a simple and straightforward UI, and reminds you of the classic Windows theme design. The space in the middle is where URLs are shown with information like type, size, redirects, status code, response, and more. The menu bar at the top let’s you Load/Check URLs, Load/Save Reports, and access settings, help and license info. The application let’s you check and reveal the real stuff behind links, it can process multiple links together. You can add URLs from files like TXT, HTML, CSV, or XML, from a previously saved report, or from clipboard with each URL on a different line.

    After it scans the URLs you can save the report to CSV files. When dealing with a lot of links together, there is filter function to make your job easier and find the links you want to see or access. The settings menu let’s you change a few settings like changing the speed, changing the HTML version, User agent, and more.

    Pros

    – Clean and simple UI.
    – Load URLs from various formats like TXT, HTML, CSV, or XML.
    – Checks important parameters like status code, redirections, header etc.
    – No content or data is downloaded from the webpages.
    – Sorting and filtering functions to make the tasks easier.
    – Up to 200 active connections at once.
    – Ability to change to 1 connection at a time allowing users to better see what is going on.

    Cons

    – The UI could be improved to make the experience even better.

    Conclusion

    Fast URL Checker is an efficient and reliable application that makes sure you know the truth about all the web pages and URLs that you access. It makes sure that web pages are clean and do not redirect you to harmful sites. The application runs smooth, and can process multiple links together without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth trying.

    • How do you get the URL into it…copy & paste or import or what? This should be covered as well.

  280. Malik

    Between 1884 and 1906, Italian volcanologist Guiseppe Mercalli, invented the Mercalli Scale to measure the intensity of an earthquake, based on people’s reactions to it. That’s where the name of this application comes from. Like the Mercalli scale, this application also deals with shaking, but of the videos not of the tectonic plates.
    Mercalli EASY SAL 2.0 is an easy-to-use application, designed to help you stabilize your shaky videos, make them less distorted, and make them presentable by improvements to the video.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~28MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Before the installation process starts, it asks you to enter the license code that you have for the application. It is required to install the full version of the application. Once done, you can launch the application, drop a video in it, and get going.

    User Interface

    The users are presented with a minimalistic GUI upfront, it only shows a button to add video that opens up the file browser, and there’s and area in the middle where you can drag and drop the video files to add them quickly. As soon as a video is added, it starts analyzing and fixing it automatically. While analyzing, it shows graphs that are real-time analysis of different aspects of video like horizontal/vertical pan shot, roll, zoom, and horizontal/vertical tilt. You can keep track of the process with the process bar under.
    Once done, it shows the output, which can be viewed in single window, or split window alongside with the unprocessed video, so you can figure out how the application has improves your video. With the time line at the bottom, you can choose the section of the video you want to process and also skip to different durations in the video. You can also rotate you video to any direction you want, and the counter on the bottom right shows the duration of the video while it’s playing. Once, you are satisfied with the processed video, you can render it. You can choose the format, choose profile to be used for video processing and also the output folder.

    Pros

    – Simple and straightforward UI that makes the whole process easy.
    – Supports Drag and drop of videos.
    – Fixes rolling-shutter distortion automatically, it can be disabled too if needed.
    – Real-time preview and comparison with the original video.
    – Three output qualities: Low, Good, and High.
    – Comes with help documentations.

    Cons

    – Zoomed and cropped too much of the video edged in some cases.
    – Editing tools are limited.
    – Takes a lot of time to process larger videos.

    Conclusion

    Mercalli EASY SAL 2.0 can be really useful and helpful for people who shoot a lot of videos and want to get rid of shakiness from their videos. It’s a straightforward application with limited editing capabilities. If it included a few more editing features, it can actually be a great choice for a post-video processing.

  281. Malik

    When you have tons of application installed on your PC, it is very inconvenient and difficult to keep them all up to date. It is a time consuming task if done manually. That is why specialized software updater applications exist. These applications can notify you when the updates are available and also help you install them on your PC.
    Glarysoft Software Update Pro is a lightweight software application, designed to help you update all your installed application, and save you a lot of time and effort. This application notifies you when the updates are available for any application, and then help you update the applications easily.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installation file is ~7MB in size, so it is easy to download and install. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once installed, you can launch the application and activate it using a license key, or you can use the application as 30 days trial license. The application automatically scans and displays a list of all your installed applications, also showing information about their current version, and whether or not they need to be updated.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and has a modern design. The four sections of the application can be accessed from the 4 buttons on the side, namely Home, Updates, Remote, and Setting. The first section shows all the installed applications alongwith their version information, and also shows other useful softwares that users might want to download. The next section shows only the applications that need to be updated and the ones that have been recently updated. The remote management tab let’s you view and manage the application updates of all the PC’s in your network. The setting section let’s you configure and tweak a few option in the application.

    Pros

    – Clean and intuitive UI.
    – Automatically scans and lists all your applications, and offers download for the application that need to be updated.
    – Notifications about application updates.
    – Ignore beta version updates.
    – Can be minimized to system tray, and shows tips when it’s there.
    – Ignore updates that you do not need.
    – Change language of the UI.
    – Remote management enable tech people to update applications on hundreds of PC’s in their network easily and effortlessly.
    – Application are divided into various relevant categories, making it easy to find a certain application even when you have a lot of them.

    Cons

    – Crashes every 10-20 minutes.
    – The ‘Home’ sections feels like a section to promote other applications, it lists more of the recommended applications than the ones installed on my PC.

    Conclusion

    Glarysoft Software Update Pro is an easy to use application, that can provide a solution to a big issue of updating applications. The application needs more work on it’s stability, as it crashes way too often. Other than that, it works great and is easy to use, with minimal system resource usage.

  282. JasonUK

    Very impressed with ease of installation/setup and speeds delivered. I’d been thinking about adding VPN as an additional level of security & privacy for a while and had downloaded Windscribes free VPN to try having read some decent reviews of the free, limited service. When I saw the lifetime offer for <$50 (c£38) for the Pro version I had no hesitation in purchasing as you can pay this per annum to other VPN providers offering comparable services so if service levels were not maintained longer term I’d be no worse off.

    For the record I have pretty fast VirginMedia broadband connection with download speeds of c110Mbps without VPN which falls (as you’d expect) to a very creditable 88Mbps using Windscribe. Upload speeds remain pretty constant with or without VPN at about 6Mbps.

    Recommended.

  283. Kransky

    I consider myself a fairly hardcore user of PDF. This program is very good, but it’s not five stars worth.
    What is does well.
    – It will allow you to extract content that is easy to edit OR looks like the source
    – It will convert to multiple formats
    – In one test of text, tables, varying fonts and graphics, the program converted this document EXCEPTIONALLY well. There was a minor overlap in pages where the content was split into 4 columns (about 1-2mm of overlap).

    Cons:
    I have a document that is largely plain-text. However, despite the text being selectable, it can not be searched. I can not search the text in AcrobatReader, Corel Fusion, Nitro Pro, iSkySoft PDF Editor Pro, PDFElement Pro 6, etc. However, If I use the advanced conversion features of NitroPDF, I can convert this particular document to MSWORD flawlessly. I could not find any other program that would convert my test document to a MSWORD document correctly.
    I have contacted Corel about PDF Fusion. They are the only company that has shown any commitment to fixing issues. There is a chance that my test document may work in future versions of Corel PDF Fusion after 1 Dec 2017.
    Note: My test document is unprotected. According to all of my PDF software, there is nothing unique about it. However, Nitro Pro did recognise that it was not able to convert it correctly and automatcailly suggested I use advanced features in its settings.

    Summary: This is a fairly good converter. However, the king of PDF converters is still Nitro PDF.

  284. Malik

    PDF is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. The main aim behind the development of this format was to create a format that can be displayed and opened the same on any device. But it comes with it’s disadvantages, a major one being, that PDF files are not editable, and specialized applications are required for it. That’s why most users rely on conversion applications, that can convert PDF files to other editable formats.
    ONEKEY PDF Convert to Word is a simple converter application, as it’s name implies, it can convert PDF files to Microsoft Word DOC and DOCX formats. It comes with a decent set of features to fulfill all your your PDF to Word conversion needs.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~26MB and the application takes ~57MB space on the hard drive once installed. The installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Before the application launches, a registration window appears, where you need to enter the registration key to activate the application for use. Once done, you can start using this application to convert your PDF format files to editable formats.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and intuitive. All the options and tweaks are present on the main screen and can be accessed from there. The large window is where you can add the files using the Windows File Explorer, or just by dragging and dropping the files. Under it is the window where you can change the output format, recognition mode, and also the output path. Once done with that, all you need to do is hit the ‘Convert Now’ button. You can add multiple files and process them at once, there is also an option to select the page range of the files to convert.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy-to-use UI that provides 1-Window operation.
    – Batch processing allows you to convert multiple PDF files at once.
    – Support drag and drop.
    – The UI support many languages English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic,Turkish etc.
    – Ability to select a range of pages from the files to convert.
    – Supports conversion of password protected PDF files.
    – Convert PDF files to TXT, RTF, DOC, and DOCX formats.
    – Two recognition modes:

    Cons

    – No advanced tools for advanced users.
    – No configurations.
    – No help documentation to help the novice users.
    – Does not handle conversion of complex files very well.

    Conclusion

    ONEKEY PDF Convert to Word is simple and straightforward application that can help you convert your PDF format files to editable formats, in a few simple steps. The UI of the application is simple to use and understand for all types of users. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely recommended for you, if you are looking for an application to convert your simple PDF files to Word formats easily and quickly.

  285. Doug Dingle

    Outstanding replacement for Windows’ file copy function. Has full CRC verify after copy option, tells you before starting if the destination doesn’t have enough room for the copy, and many other nice features.

  286. Malik

    Looking at movies and video projects, we often overlook the importance of audio in it. Audio is responsible for half of the experience of a movie or video. Great audio in video projects dramatically enhances the final result and overall experience. That’s why video editors and producers need audio editing tools too. There are many of these available nowadays, most of which lack important tools, or are too complex to use.
    CyberLink AudioDirector 7 audio editing application for all your needs, that comes with a ton of great features and tools that make editing and fixing audio tracks fast and simple. It can edit your soundtracks, synchronize and repair audio files, add effects, and burn tracks on CDs easily with it’s powerful tools.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~177MB so a fast and stable internet connection is recommended. The installation process is simple and smooth, taking no time at all to complete. Before starting, it asks you to enter your license code to activate the application for you. Once done, the application starts, and you can start using it powerful tools to edit your audio and enhance their quality.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a clean and intuitive UI, that has a dark background and uses dull colors, so you can focus more on the stuff that matters. The UI is divided is four different sections, namely Editor, Restore, Mix, and Create CD. All these sections have the working are divided into small windows for different purposes. In the Edit section, the windows on the right let you import files, add effects and apply adjustments. The bigger area is where you can see the selected audio files and perform tasks like, select, cut, copy, paste, crop, trim, and more. It shows both left and right audio channels of the audio files. At the bottom are two sections one to adjust volume and pan left and right, while the other is for effects. Under that are buttons like play/pause, stop, forward, reverse, a time counter, and also a dB meter. Other sections have almost similar arrangement, with a few differences, like the middle area in the mix section let’s you add and adjust settings of multiple tracks.

    Pros

    – Easy to use UI, with different sections, designed to be used by all types of users even the novices.
    – Import both audio and video files, supported video formats are MP4, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, M2TS, and H.265.
    – Click Removal, Clip Restoration, Noise Reduction, and Hum removal to enhance audio quality.
    – Many audio adjustment options like boost volume, alter fade in/out effects, trim audio files, adjust the length and pitch, insert silence and noise, and reverse.
    – Cut, copy, paste, delete, adjust volume, pan left or right, and normalize the audio.
    – Many audio effect presets arranged in categories like radio, phone, delay, reverb, vocal removal, phaser, flanger, chorus, echo, and more.
    – Import files in formats MPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A.
    – Burn audio files on a CD in formats MP3, WMA, M4A, WAV, FLAC.
    – Works and integrates fully with PowerDirector.

    Cons

    – System resource usage is high during editing and processing.
    – Steep learning curve.

    Conclusion

    CyberLink AudioDirector 7 is a reliable and powerful editing application that comes with a wide range of features, tools, and presets that can help you improve you edit and enhance your audio files. The applications UI is user-friendly, but with a wide range of features and tools, it still may be overwhelming for new users. It is definitely recommended.

  287. James

    I purchased TeraCopy many years ago and use it almost daily in my file moving/copying/backing up tasks. It is extremely reliable and faster than WIndows file copy. It also has a unique queing feature which allows you to copy from/to many locations in succession. Highly recommend this program!

  288. Malik

    PDF format was developed with the aim to be able to display the document the same way on any software, hardware or operating system. PDF is the format that is used in offices, schools, and other work places. PDF preserves and protects the content and layout of a document, that is why they are not easy to edit, and even extracting information from them can be challenging. That is why PDF conversion tools are used, these convert PDF files to other formats of choice and can be used for many reasons.
    PDF Export Kit is a collection of PDF conversion tools, that can convert PDF files into other famous and most used file formats. It comes with command line support allows to script, automate and schedule conversion tasks.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward taking no time at all to complete. This is actually a set of conversion tools, which can be accessed from the install folder. You can run the one you want to use, and a wizard shows up which helps you through the conversion process.

    User Interface

    All the different wizards have similar and intuitive layout, where you first have to specify source and destination files names. Then you have to choose the page range you want to be converted, and done. That’s all it takes to convert your pdf files to your desired formats.

    Pros

    – Wizard based conversion tools.
    – Convert PDF files to other popular formats like HTML, MS Word, MS Excel, plaint text and XML.
    – Convert pdf documents into BMP or JPEG images.
    – Different conversion modes for Word format depending on how editable the resulting document is.
    – Ability to include/exclude drawings, pictures, and graphs from conversions.
    – Supported OS Windows XP(SP2 or SP3)/Vista/7/8/10, Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, and Linux with WINE.
    – Command line support allows to script, automate and schedule the conversion process.

    Cons

    – Context menu integration not present.
    – No batch processing.
    – No desktop shortcuts created at the time of install.
    – Does not convert PDF bookmarks.
    – Does not support EPUB format.
    – No optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities.

    Conclusion

    PDF Export Kit is an easy to use collection of applications, that present you wizard guided interface to easily convert your PDF documents to other formats. All the conversion processes work smooth, without any lag or crashes. The tool lacks some important features like context menu integration. If these features are added, it can really improve user experience of the application.

  289. Solomanwise

    This seems to work perfectly for me, not sure why it’s getting so many frowns. I think it’s a great offer!

  290. Malik

    When sharing a PC with other users, we are always concerned about other users getting access to our personal and important files, modifying them, and they could even delete them. You can hide your files and folders in Windows, but what’s the point of doing that, if they are still accessible and anyone using your PC can easily access them. This is why third party file/folder locker came into existence. These applications are specialized for file/folder protection, and making it inaccessible to other users.
    Wise Folder Hider Pro is a small software application that provides solution for this big problem. It can protect your folders, hide your sensitive data and even make it portable. It not only hides your important data, but also makes it accessible by only the user that knows the password.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~2MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. Once installed, the application takes around ~7MB space on the hard drive. After launching it for the first time, you need to enter a password, that you will be using to access your files. Once done, you can easily activate the application with your license information, or in this case, the application provided here is already activated., and ready to be used.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, visually appealing, and has modern design where all the buttons are well organized. There are two sections of the UI, accessible by buttons on the top right, one is for hiding files and the other one is for encrypting files. The area in the middle is where you can see all the files/folders you have added to this application. Three buttons at the bottom in the Hide Files section, are Hide File, Hide Folder, and Hide USB Drive. In the Encrypt File section, these are replaced by two buttons, one two add new files and one two open encrypted files. Setting can be accessed from the button on the top right, and it let’s you change your password and tweak a few other options.

    Pros

    – Clean and intuitive UI that is easy to use for all types of users.
    – Context menu entry to easily hide the files right from the Windows Explorer.
    – Ability to hide multiple files, folders, or even the whole USB drive.
    – Encrypt files, folders, and even the whole USB drives.
    – Create multiple files, that act as a locker and store your encrypted files.
    – Each locker can have a different password, and you can mount/unmount.
    – Each file and folder can have a different password too, this makes your files secure under two level password protection.
    – Low system resource usage.

    Cons

    – Once you unhide a file/folder from the application, it just disappears from the list of the application, and you cannot lock it again. It needs to be added to the application again.
    – The version provided here does not allow you to reset your forgotten password. It is only available for registered users that buy the license.
    – Settings menu offers only a few configurations.

    Conclusion

    Wise Folder Hider Pro is a small, simple, reliable application that can help you protect and encrypt your important files and folders. It is easy to use and understand for all types of users even the novices. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. A few improvements here and there can really make a huge difference and improve the applications usability.

  291. Malik

    Sometimes we need to extract an element from an image to use it in a project or a new image. This process is done by using the graphic design softwares, and requires a lot of skill and consumes a lot of time. But with advanced technology, now we have new applications available that have automated this process, so all types of users can perform it. There are many applications available for this job, of which only a few work well.
    Photo Background Remover is a photo editing software application designed to help you remove background from the images. It can do that automatically, but results won’t always be accurate. It also has a manual mode which allows you to select the background and subject yourself.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~9MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, you can straightaway start using the trial version, or activate the application with the registration code, if you have any. Once done, you can add an image to process or a set of images for batch processing.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, simple, and is designed with ease-of-use in mind. In the middle is the area where you can drag and drop images or click the button to use the File Explorer to browse to the file(s). At the top is the menu bar with drop down menus, followed by a toolbar with buttons like Undo, Redo, Remove Background, Add Background, Batch Mode, and more. When an image is added o the application, a toolbox appears on the right side of the preview area. It contains two markers, green one to select the subject that needs to be extracted and the red one to select the background to be removed. You can change the radius of the marker pointer and also use eraser to remove background.

    Pros

    – Clean and easy to use UI.
    – The UI comes with multiple themes to choose from.
    – Support images formats: JPGs, BMPs, PNGs, and GIFs.
    – Manual and automatic background removal.
    – Batch processing of images.
    – Add background to the images, it can be transparent, a solid color, or even and image.
    – Image correction tools let you sharpen, soften, adjust brightness, contrast, temperature, tint, and more of the image.
    – Text or Logo watermark can be added to images.

    Cons

    – Fails to remove background of most images.
    – Works only on very simple images, and the ones with only one subject.
    – Edge detection of the subject fails even for very high quality portrait pictures.
    – Marker and eraser tool lags and stutters while using.
    – Takes a lot of time to process the image.

    Conclusion

    Photo Background Remover is a simple tool, that might work for you if your require it for using with simple images. For complex images with multiple subjects, you’d be better of using a graphics editing tool or use this programs manual mode with subject zoomed in.

  292. Malik

    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.
    7-Data Recovery Suite 4 is a powerful data recovery application designed to help you recover your precious data that may have been lost due to damaged or formatted hard drive, lost/deleted partition, or even accidental deletion. It can recover data from local drives, external drives, and even mobile storage devices.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~3MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. During the installation process it asks you to install the application on a drive other than the one you want to recover data from. After launching, you can use the application as FREE version which only supports data recovery upto 1GB, or you can activate the application with license information, if you have any.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a simple and clean UI, that contains only 5 big buttons that take you to different wizard based recovery processes. These buttons are, namely Complete Recovery, Deleted Recovery, Digital Media Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, and Android Recovery. The ‘Complete Recovery’ wizard let’s you restore damaged or bad formatted partitions. It scans your entire computer and allows you to select the partition you want to recover with ease. ‘Deleted Recovery’ wizard helps you to recover accidentally deleted files such as those removed from Recycle Bin or deleted by using the SHIFT+DELETE key shortcut. ‘Lost Partition Recovery’ can be helpful in situations like hard drive crashes, MBR corruption, disk repartition, or in case it is overwritten. The ‘Digital Media Recovery’ section helps you recover media files from external drives and storages, whereas the Android Recovery is to recover data from storages of devices using Android OS.

    Pros

    – Simple and Clean UI that is easy to use.
    – Wizards guide through the recovery process step by step.
    – Supports multiple Windows editions – Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003.
    – Supports file systems – EXFAT, NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, FAT12.
    – Help documentation online, along with video tutorials.
    – GUI comes with support for multiple languages.

    Cons

    – No preview of the content being recovered.
    – No advanced configurations and options for advanced users.
    – Free version allows only 1GB data recovery.
    – Scan speeds and success rate are lower compared to other similar softwares.

    Conclusion

    7-Data Recovery Suite 4 is a reliable application with a straightforward approach to data recovery. It may fail to recover data in cases like hard drive crashes, or data corruption, but it works flawlessly in cases like accidental data deletion, or data loss by quick format. The application runs smooth, without any lag or crashes and uses low amount of system resources.

  293. Malik

    An HTML validator is a quality assurance program used to check HTML markup elements for syntax errors. Syntax errors like open tags, extra spaces, or forgotten quotation marks, can cause a Web page to look different than the developer intended, or render correctly in one browser , but not in another. Verifying the HTML code manually is not an easy task, especially when your code also uses CSS. The job of a validator is to highlight errors, so you can fix them without having to manually find the error scrolling through hundreds of lines of code.
    CSE HTML Validator Pro 16 is a powerful application that validates your CSS and HTML code syntax to check for syntax errors, to ensure the website is looks the same in all browsers, and is compatible with valid web standards. It checks the code for broken links, misspelled words and missing attributes in the syntax, and helps you fix these errors quickly.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~15MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it, it shows a a few tips that can help you get know a little about the application. Under it, a welcome window also opens up, asking you what would you like to do. It contains choices like continue using the application, view getting started documentation, validate a URL, validate a local document, and validate a website with batch wizard. You can choose the one you need, and start using the application. Moreover, you can activate the application by using the license information if you have any.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is designed with ease of use in mind, so that it is easy to navigate through and understand by all types of users. The application is intended to be used by web professionals, webmasters, corporations, government agencies, individuals, teachers, students, non-profit organizations, or anyone with a website. At the top is menu bar, followed by the toolbar, and then there are 5 tabs, namely Editor, Preview, Browser, Vertical Split, and Horizontal Split. Editor tab let’s you make changes to the code, Preview and Browse tab let you preview and browse the website or the html file, and the last two tabs split the UI vertically or horizontally and shows editor in one pane and preview the code in the other.

    Pros

    – Clean and intuitive UI, with support for vertical and horizontal splitting for ease of use.
    – Scan HTML, XHTML, and CSS files for a variety of problems including syntax errors.
    – SEO, JavaScript, PHP, link, and spell checking, along with an AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) validator.
    – Integrated web browser to browse the web.
    – Unlike other validators, no data is uploaded online and documents are checked and scan locally, ensuring security and privacy.
    – Batch Wizard to check an entire Web sites, parts of Web sites, or multiple local web documents.
    – Comes with help documentation and shows many tips to help the users.
    – Integration with other applications like EmEditor, TextPad, HTMLPad 2007+, HTML-Kit, and many more.

    Conclusion

    CSE HTML Validator Pro 16 is a reliable and powerful application that can help you create quality websites without any errors in the code, and saves you a lot of time resulting in increasing your productivity. It highlights all the errors and helps you fix them with ease. The application runs smooth, without any lag or errors, and uses low system resources. It is definitely recommended for you if you have a website.

  294. Kransky

    Have been using for a day. The performance is fairly decent on a slow connection. It’s almost unnoticeable thay you’re accessing a VPN.
    They’re fairly pro-active in communication. Their support is pretty mediocre though.

  295. Malik

    By default, Windows does not come with any means of making your files inaccessible to other people using the same PC. To protect your important and personal files, you need help of a third party file protection software, that can encrypt your files, or lock them down using password. However, most of these available application provide limited security, and can be bypassed easily by an expert user, making the security useless.
    Protected Folder is a file protection software solution, designed to help you lock down and hide your personal and important files and folders. This application comes in handy, when sharing a computer with other people, so they cannot access any data that you lock and hide using this application.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is only ~3MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, you need to set up a password, that you will use to access your data. You can then use the application as 20 trial, or activate using a license code, if you have one. Once done, you can straightaway start adding files/folders to the application to lock and hide them.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is clean, intuitive, and comes with a great design that makes it stand out against other applications. The area in middle is where it shows all the files/folders that you have added to be locked. You can also drag and drop files/folders to the area to add them quickly. At the bottom are three buttons, one to add files/folders, one to unlock, and another one to lock the application and exit. From the settings, you can change the lock options, change password, and edit the exclusion list. Moreover, you can also enable/disable slide move effect and fade effect. That’s pretty much all that the UI contains, this ensures the application is easy to use for all types of users, even the novices.

    Pros

    – Clean and intuitive UI, designed with the novice users in mind.
    – Add files/folders using file browser or “drag and drop” method.
    – Lock and unlock multiple files/folders at once.
    – Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    – Password required to uninstall the application, and all files/folders are unlocked when uninstalling.
    – Low CPU and RAM usage.

    Cons

    – The application window cannot be resized.
    – No search or sort function available, so if you have a lot of files locked, it can be a bit messy.
    – You cannot apply different settings (Hide, Deny Read, Deny Write) to different files and folders. All files/folders you add are locked with same settings.

    Conclusion

    Protected Folder is a reliable and easy-to-use application, that allows you lock and hide your files/folders securely. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes, and system resource usage is low too. It is definitely worth-trying if you want to secure your files/folders from preying eyes.

  296. jmjsquared

    This purchase is, indeed, for LIFETIME service. From their Fine Print: “Subscription term is for 5 years. At the conclusion of the 5-year term, customers may renew their subscriptions completely free-of-charge by contacting support@stackcommerce.com.”

  297. mittnamn

    When I red that 67% of the visitors were negative to Protected Folder, I was surprised.
    I have used the program for over a year and want to give the highest rating.

    On Softpedia you can read:
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/IOBit-Password-Folder.shtml
    Password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modified with the help of this simple, intuitive piece of software

    Protected Folder is a simple-to-use program which enables you to lock and hide your files and folders.

    This type of software is ideal if you are sharing your computer with multiple users, since it provides you with a specific level of security.

    Upon initialization you are required to set up the program password. The interface is clean and pretty intuitive. Files and folders can be imported into the list by using either the file browser or “drag and drop” method. Batch processing is supported.

    Once items have been added to the list, they automatically become locked. In the “Options” area you can configure settings and disable hiding or denying read/write access to the respective files or folders.

    In addition, you can change the program password (optionally specify a hint), create an exclusion list, disable the slow slide move and fade effects and change the interface language.

    The program takes up a very low quantity of system resources (which is barely noticeable), includes a well-drawn user manual with snapshots for novices and has a very good response time. No errors have occurred during our tests.

    The program password is also required if you want to uninstall Protected Folder. Plus, your locked files and folders will not automatically disappear after uninstall (as this happens with most similar tools). We highly recommend Protected Folder to all users.
    Protected Folder was reviewed by Elena Opris 5.0/5

    MajorGeeks:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/iobit_protected_folder.html
    5/5

    Techspot:
    https://www.techspot.com/downloads/5093-iobit-password-folder.html
    4,5/5

  298. Malik

    Being able to share your computer’s screen with other computers on the same network can come in handy in many situations, for example, it can be used to share educational content with students in a classroom, or used to share presentation data in a business meeting. However, doing this is not an easy task, so help of specialized third party softwares is required.
    TightProjector is an application designed to help you share your computer’s screen with others. It is easy to use and comes packed with relevant tools, that make this task easier than ever.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~300KB and the installation process is simple and straighforward, taking no time at all to complete. After running it for the first time, it asks you to entetr your license information to activate the application, or your can use it as a trial but with a limit of 20 minutes per screen transmission session only.

    User Interface

    The interface of the application is limited to the system tray and all the tasks are performed from there. The aim here is to make the interface as minimal as it can be so it’s not a distraction to the users and so it does not affect your work or interfere with other applications. All the options and functions can be accessed from the right-click context menu of the system tray icon. Double-clicking the icon starts the screen sharing straightaway, without having to activate it through the context menu.

    Pros

    – Effortlessly share your computer’s screen on the Local Area Network, so other computers can view it.
    – Screen transmission is continuously.
    – Minimal interface, all the tasks performed from the system tray icon’s context menu.
    – You can connect as many receivers as you to view the screen transmission.
    – Define preferred hotkeys to start/stop and pause the transmission quickly.
    – Minimal UI so that it’s not a distraction to the users.
    – Uses multicast UDP packets for sending screen updates.
    – Logging to a text file can be enable if needed.

    Cons

    – Audio broadcast, saving session to a file, and bandwidth only available for PRO users.
    – To be able to broadcast a text message you need to buy separate application from the developer

    Conclusion

    TightProjector is a reliable and easy-to-use application that allows you to effortlessly broadcast your screen to other computers on the same network. The application works well, without any lag or crashes.

  299. 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.
    AweEraser 2 is a file shredder and disk wiper, designed to help you delete data from you PC and hard drives permanently, so it cannot be recovered using recovery software applications. The application uses strong and secure algorithms, do ensure the data erasure is permanent, and your privacy remains intact.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~14MB and the installation process is simple and straight forward, taking no time at all to complete. After launching it for the first time, you can enter the license code to activate the application or use the trial version which only let’s you delete 20 items. Once done, you can start using the application to delete your data safely and also wipe your disk drives if needed.

    User Interface

    The application comes with a simple UI, with a modern design which should be easy to navigate through for all types of users, even the novices. To the left is a window with different tabs, arranged in two categories, namely Data Erasure, and Other Tools. The first category contains buttons named Erase Files, Erase Hard Drive, and Erase Free Space. The other category contains, Erasure Report, and Internet Cleaner.

    Features

    With the help of this application, you can securely and permanently delete files/folders, permanently shred files/folder. You can also wipe the entire hard drive before selling, exchanging, or loaning your hard drives to ensure no data or traces of data are left on the drive. There is an option to wipe free space too, this deletes any previously deleted data and makes it unrecoverable forever. Moreover, as an added benefit, you can use this application to remove history, cookies, password, caches, logs, junk files from browsers like Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It can also create erasure reports, if that’s something you need or want to have.

    Pros

    – Clean and Easy-to-use UI
    – Shred files, erase hard drive, wipe free disk space and clean up internet privacy.
    – Uses HMG Infosec Standard 5, German FOFIS, DOD 5220.22-M, U.S. Army AR380-19, and Peter Gutmann’s algorithm.
    – At the time of shredding you can choose the algorithm you want to use, more complex (more passes) takes longer time.
    – Right-click context menu integration for quick shredding and removal.
    – Supported file system formats FAT 12/16/32, NTFS NTFS 5, EXT 2/3, exFAT, HFS

    Cons

    No drag and drop option, forced to use Windows File Explorer to select files/folders.

    Conclusion

    AweEraser 2 is a reliable application to help you keep your important and personal data safe and secure, and prevent it from getting in hands of unauthorized users. You can delete file/folders, wipe disks, and also delete your browsers history, cache, and cookies without any worries. The application runs smoothly, without any lag or crashes. It is definitely worth a place in your tool box on PC.

  300. Malik

    Having a huge collection of media files, makes it very difficult to manage and organize it. To organize them in different folders, make albums, or arrange them by an event or place is almost an impossible task to perform manually. Luckily, there are specialized applications available to handle this problem and provide you with an easy solution.
    Ashampoo Photo Commander 14 is an application designed to help you manage and view your media collection including photo, video and audio files. It can organize your photo collection, optimize and edit your multimedia files by creating slideshows with background sounds or add different effects and objects to your photos.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~291MB and might require a fast and stable internet connection to be downloaded. The installation process is simple and straightforward, and does not take much time to complete. Before the installation continues, it asks users to enter the license key they have to proceed. After launching it for the first time, a welcome wizard opens up to guide you through the basics of the application, and also choose few basic settings like the language off the application and which files to associate, and which albums and bookmarks to add to the application. Once done, you can start using the application and use it to manage your huge media collections.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application comes with a dark background and is divided into three sections. The left side is a Folder view section, in the middle is a File Selection window, and on the right side is a File Selection window. The folder view section allows you to add photos to the program, bookmark favorite folders with photos and more, where as the File Selection window displays all the media in the currently selected folder. File preview window displays the currently selected file and also shows information like name, file format, size, date, and more. With the toolbar at the top, one can perform multiple tasks like rotate photos left or right, start slideshow, share via email or webmail and upload to the popular social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, create calendar, collage, panorama, rename or move files to another location, and other common tasks. There is also a menu bar at the top with drop-down menus that provide access to different options and tools. Moreover, if you prefer a light theme you can change the theme to the light one from the configuration menu.

    Pros

    – Create slideshows, GIF, photo collages, photo mixes, HTML albums, and more.
    – Export and convert photos to APCDOC, BMP, GIF, JNG, JPG, JP2, JXR, MNG, PCX, PIX, PNG, PPP, PSD, RAS, SGI, TGA, TIF, WEBP, PNM and PDF.
    – Edit Photos using multiple tools.
    – Burn photos to CD, DVD or Blu-ray, send them in email, or share straight to popular social media websites.
    – Import photos from Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.
    – Many good looking photo effects and great filters that are adjustable.
    – Supports many languages, and UI theme can be changed from dark to light or vice versa.

    Cons

    – The UI looks cluttered and may be a bit overwhelming for inexperienced users.
    – No face tagging like other photo manager applications.
    – Higher than usual system resource usage, which can cause lag and stutter on older systems.

    Conclusion

    Ashampoo Photo Commander 14 is a reliable application that comes packed with a wide range of features and tools to help manage and organize media collections. It can also perform tasks like photo editing, sharing, and converting, along with different content creation. It is definitely recommended for people with a large collection of photos and other media.

  301. David

    I started out liking this program, but have begun to hate it. It offers good security, but at the expense of everything else. There is no way to control it, since it assumed the dumb user cannot be trusted to update malware definitions and run regular scans. It forces update and worst of all, scans, when IT want to, and doesn’t care about computer activity. Your computer may be doing stock trading, game playing, video editing, or idling and in any case, Secure A+ starts a scan, which on older computers prevents anything else from being done at any reasonable speed until complete. There is no idle detection, user delay or pause option, or even exit option.

    When this thing fires up a scan at a terrible time, all you can do is kill the clamAV scanner process. For everything else, the processes are protected. A geek with his toolbox can usually find a way to freeze, overload, or otherwise crash a process, but this should not be needed. When you urgently need your PC to so something, this must not interfere. If it does, there MUST at the VERY LEAST permit the user to pause the action or end it for this cycle altogether.

    Ideally, this program would actually let the user schedule or turn off automatic updates and scans. However, the publishers assume that their users are complete fools and cannot be trusted to manage such a complected task as picking when to run.

    This could be good, but right now, just know that while installed, this program OWNS your computer, and you can do little about it unless you break out some fancy software and stare injecting code in their processes to break them.

    • * since it assumes
      *when IT wants to
      *start injecting
      etc.

      Apologies for these and other typos–you can tell I’m not very happy with this.

  302. Malik

    Security and privacy have become one of the major concern in today’s world. The advanced malware and malicious application are now hard to detect and remove, making it difficult to protect our machines and secure our information from their reach. If there is no security solution available, the malware may steal your sensitive data or it may crash your computer. That is why all the users need to have atleast one antivirus or antimalware applications on their PC.
    SecureAPlus Premium is a cloud-based antivirus application, which uses the power of 12 antivirus engines together to scan and detect any malicious applications or malware on your PC. It comes with an offline antivirus program too, so you are protected even when your PC is not connected to the internet.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~152MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking no time at all to complete. During the installation process you can choose whether to install offline antivirus or not. After launching it for the first time, you can easily activate the Premium version by entering the license code, or you can use the Free version. All the services and features are active and running when using it for the first time, but users can tweak with the settings to suit their needs. A full scan is initiated automatically, this might take longer than usual (a couple of hours) depending on your system, it’s condition, and the internet connection.

    User Interface

    The UI of the applications is intuitive, clean, and has a modern design with the use of pleasing colors and icons. The UI has been divided into three parts accessible from the buttons at the bottom. There are six buttons present of which three are to access the different section of the UI, and the other three are links that open up in default browser. In the first section named ‘Home’, at the top right are three buttons for three different modes of the antivirus. These are, namely Interactive, Lockdown, and Trust All. Under it is the area where you have buttons to view UAV stats, quarantine history, and initiate a scan. The window on the left shows, current PC status, last scan info, and whether the application is up-to-date or not. The other two sections are ‘App Settings’ with all the settings and tweak, and ‘Info & Licenses’ section with details about license and other related stuff.

    Pros

    – Intuitive and User friendly UI
    – Three modes: Interactive, Lockdown, and Trust All.
    – Uses 12 well-known av engines in the cloud as well as VirusTotal’s database to find and remove malware.
    – Any untrusted applications or processes attempting to run on your computer are blocked, you can add applications of your choice to the whietlist.
    – Offline antivirus so your PC is protected whether you are connected to the internet or not.
    – CPU and RAM usage are minimal
    – Ability to set a daily upload limit, alongwith ability to enable and disable any antivirus engine.

    Cons

    – Initial scan takes a long time to complete.
    – Three of the buttons at the bottom are links to the developers support, store, and another site.

    Conclusion

    SecureAPlus Premium is a reliable and powerful cloud-based antivirus solution, that comes with a strong and useful offline antivirus engine too. It combines the power of 12 top-notch and trusted antivirus engines to ensure that your PC is malware free and no malicious applications are running on your system. Real-time scanning provides peace of mind, as the application automatically handles any new installed application or any unknown process that is executed. The application runs smoothly without any lag or crashes, and uses minimal amount of system resources.

  303. Malik

    PC performance degrades over time, as it gets older. The major reason for this is the junk created by applications that we use on our PCs. The hard drives get filled with junk files, registries can get corrupted and damaged leading to overall performance degradation. To fix this issue, PC clean up and optimization applications come in handy. These applications are supposed to scan your PC, highlight issues, and fix them to boost performance. There are many applications available for this job, but not all work the same.
    Windows Care Genius PRO is a PC clean up and optimization software application, that comes packed with powerful tools to help you keep your PC running at it’s best performance. It can clean up junk files, speed up your PC performance, optimize Windows system and secure your privacy.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~15MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward, taking only a little time to complete. The version provided here does not require activation, other versions might require you to enter the license key to activate the PRO version. Once done, you can run it, you can perform the first scan and straightaway get into cleaning all the junk from your PC and improve it’s performance.

    User Interface

    The UI of the application is intuitive, providing same look and feel as other applications in this category. It has a modern look with good looking icons and buttons. The theme of the UI can be changed to any solid color of your choice, and also to the photos included in the tool. This really helps improve the visual experience as you can choose from plenty of options present.

    All the options and features are spread around 5 sections accessible by 5 buttons on the top, namely PC Checkup, System Cleaner, System Tuneup, Privacy Protector, and System Monitor. On the right-side it displays your avatar which can be changed, followed by a ‘Utilities’ box which contains all your favorite features and tools so you can access them quickly, these can be rearranged as per user preference. At the bottom left there’s a button to toggle ON/OFF scheduled clean up task.

    Features

    In the first section, there is a big button named ‘Checkup’, hitting that button initiates a scan on your PC. Under the button, a record is shown which shows the stats of errors and issues fixed by this application. All different sections come with different tools and options that are relevant to the section they are present in. The ‘System Cleaner’ section features a registry cleaner, advanced cleaner, system slimming, and even a big files manager.The ‘System Tuneup’ tab comes with a options and tweaks to optimize PC performance. It also offers disk and registry defrag tool, start up manager, and also a context menu manager. The ‘Privacy Protector’ section can help you remove your browser history, cookies and cache, along with the ability to permanently erase and shred files, and also generate strong passwords. The ‘System Monitor’ section is an enhanced version of Windows Task Manager, with more details and more functions.

    Pros

    – Modern, Clean UI with customization options
    – Scheduled cleanup and optimization
    – Real-time System Protection
    – Context menu manager, data shredder, and a password generator.
    – Brief and detailed information of all the crucial hardware components.

    Cons

    – Launching the ‘System Monitor’ makes the app freeze and sometimes crash.
    – The cleanup and backup speeds are slower when compared to similar applications.

    Conclusion

    Windows Care Genius PRO is a reliable and powerful software application, that comes packed with 22 powerful tools that can help make you fix your PC and optimize it. The application runs smoothly, and uses low system resources. It is definitely recommended for anyone who is looking for a cleanup and optimization tool.

  304. Laurensio Magatelli

    Much slower than regular internet service.
    Using this professional version, just checking my emails, my computer with 4X processor, was at a crawl speed.
    Checked with speedtest: sometimes down to 1 Mbyte!
    With Windscribe pro off, speedtest went up to normal speed. Of course, this varies with the time of day, but never is Windscribe up to regular speed.
    This is a new company, so I am positive that it will soon fix these issues soon.

  305. Malik

    No matter what the hardware specification of your PC is, they all get slow and performance degrades over time without us realizing it. In most cases, performance degradation is the result of excessive junk, temporary files, and useless registry entries by the applications we install and use on our PC. To get rid of all this junk, a specialized optimization application is required, that can make your PC perform as good as new. There are many software applications available for this job, the application under consideration today is Neptune SystemCare.
    Neptune SystemCare 2017 is a PC cleaner, tune up, and optimization software application, designed to help you get rid of junk, temporary files, old registry entries, and errors. It comes packed with plenty of features, tools, and optimizations to give your PC performance a boost.

    Installation & Set-up

    The installer size is ~7MB and the installation process is simple and straightforward taking no time at all. There’s no set-up required for this application, you might need to register it if you have a registration code. The application being provided in this giveaway is already registered. So you can run it, and straightaway get into cleaning all the junk from your PC and improve it’s performance. Hitting the ‘Check Up’ button will initiate a scan and displays result when it finishes.

    User Interface

    The user interface has the same design and feel that we get to see in most software application from this category nowadays. It has a modern look with good looking icons and buttons. The theme of the UI can be changed to any solid color of your choice, and also to the photos included in the tool. This really help