Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

It is quite difficult to find any computer users nowadays who do not need to use the web, for any purpose. Whether it is for education or entertainment, the web is your best resource. You also need to use various online services for banking, shopping, downloading content and so on. For each of these sites of services, you need to create and remember passwords. After a point it can get tedious for you to deal with so many passwords. Forgetting passwords can be quite inconvenient and passwords getting stolen can land you in severe trouble at times! It is better to use suitable apps to store passwords safely.

  • Platform: Windows
  • PictBear
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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Nowadays, a majority of PC users resort to digital image editing once in a while. It may be required for retouching image captured in smart phones or for creating an album in Facebook. For some people, tinkering with digital images is a pastime too. If you are not into graphic design or print media, you may do without buying expensive image editors. There are several affordable and free image editors that offer plenty of features and ease of use. One such contender is Pictbear.

  • Platform: WinOther

PC security has become a tricky and complicated subject both for home users and network supervisors, with complexity and risk factors multiplying over the years. Using a single antivirus app may not be enough anymore. That explains why many users are opting for a second layer of defense along with existing security suite. In some cases, not updating antivirus software may lead to malware invasion and a malfunctioning and messed up system. To salvage the system in such situations, using specialized malware cleanup solution is necessary.

  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinVista
  • SnapCrab
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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Nearly every PC users need to take screenshots from time to time, whether it is for personal or professional needs. While using the basic Windows screenshot capture method is available, it is not adequate for everyone. When you want to capture screenshots of webpage, apps or active desktop window in a customized way, using third party apps becomes a necessity. There are some capable screenshot capture apps that do not cost you anything. One such example is SnapCrab.

  • Publisher: Fenrir Inc.
  • Date: 24-03-2016
  • Size: 2560 KB
  • Platform: Windows

Dealing with various types of data efficiently holds the key to success in any computing task. Apart from generating new data and modifying existing files, it becomes necessary to delete existing files at times. While most users resort to using shift and delete keys combination, this may not be enough. Actually when you empty recycle bin, the data still remains on the disk. Until it gets erased by fresh data, this can be retrieved by using specialized recovery apps.

  • Platform: Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista

Using the Internet has become a necessity for a majority of people, including those who do not use a PC regularly. To browse web, stream video or download online content, people often resort to using various third party apps. For example, using browser, a chat app and email app is necessary for most users. Would not it be nice if you get an all in one app that offers all these services under one umbrella? If you want such functionality without paying anything try out SeaMonkey portable.

  • Platform: Windows

Using an email software allow you to do a number of things including managing your address lists, emails and even ending memos, documents and even virtual letters. You can also use it to manage your tasks easily. The email software comes in different types which are; the web email, ISP hosting and in house groupware. The ISP hosting allows you to manage your email account but the internet service provider hosts your account. The ISP is affordable and you can get it for free if you buy a domain name.

  • Publisher: Celiosoft
  • Date: 25-02-2016
  • Size: 10854 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Web design sector has witnessed several trends and technological innovations affect website development in big ways. With time, designing websites has become easier. Nowadays, you can find web design software that nearly eliminates the need to perform any manual coding. However, not all such software can be user friendly, in proper sense of the word. If you want to create stunning and content rich websites quickly without facing hassles of coding, try an app like WebAcappella.

  • Platform: Windows
  • Zoolz
  • License: Comercial
  • Price: .price.
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No serious PC user needs introduction about the need to backup data, both at home and workplace. There was a time when majority of people used external HDD or storage media to backup important data. However, local data backup has its limitations and risk and this has prompted them to opt for cloud backup. Cloud based data backup is much more flexible and with time, storage cost is reducing. The question is which service provider to choose given the abundance of competitors in the rapidly growing sector.

  • Publisher: Genie9
  • Date: 11-02-2016
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

To keep your laptop and desktop running smoothly and get the best performance out of it, it is important to pay attention to some aspects. It is quite important to ensure your PC device drivers are updated. Components like motherboards, GPU and sound cards have drivers made by manufacturers and they release update for those drivers sometimes. Not updating drivers can lead to performance bottlenecks. Outdated drivers may not work properly with newer OS versions and updates as well.

  • Publisher: Treexy
  • Date: 04-02-2016
  • Size: 5818 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Even a few years back, PC users had very few choices when it came to picking up an antivirus. Over the years, malware and rogue app development has reached new heights, resulting in emergence of several new PC security firms in the arena. Vipre is one such contender. Its Antivirus comes with a sleek, intuitive UI and the app is equipped with several add-ons apart from core antivirus engine. It comes with options for covering up to 5 computers.

Vipre Antivirus supports computers equipped with Windows XP SP3 and later editions.

  • Platform: Windows

With time, PC users find it increasingly difficult to keep their systems free of malware and rogue apps, despite using latest and feature packed security software. This is mostly owing to the evolving nature of malware and newer types of attacking exploits being devised. Malware invasion can lead to data theft and in extreme cases, system failure. It makes sense to use an additional layer of defense for your computer along with an existing antivirus application.

  • Publisher: Trend Micro
  • Date: 21-01-2016
  • Size: 1843 KB
  • Platform: WinOther
  • Edius Pro
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: .price.
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In the last few years, NLE video editor segment has become somewhat populated than earlier, with big names like Sony vying for attention with established behemoths like Adobe. However, Adobe’s move to subscription only model has deterred many users and steep learning curve of contenders like Avid studio may dampen spirit of some others. If you want a powerful NLE video authoring solution that is really user friendly, give Edius Pro a try. Sold by Grass Valley, this app comes with plethora of features to keep demanding users and advanced editors happy.

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Storing data in external hard drive is what any PC user can resort to but Cloud storage is gaining popularity with time. It gives you more flexibility and you can avail free and cheaply priced data storage in cloud as well. The only aspect that keeps users worried about Cloud data storage is security. If cloud services seem attractive to you but security related worries are a concern, try DataLockerSkyCrypt. It will let you encrypt cloud stored files securely.

  • Publisher: DataLocker
  • Date: 07-01-2016
  • Size: 3689 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

For PC users, there is no shortage of software to edit video. However, not all video editors come with the required features and versatility to edit complex projects and deal with several gigabytes of HD content easily. The high end video editors from stables of Adobe and Apple cost a huge amount and have steep learning curve. Those seeking a feature rich video editor with lower learning curve and price tag may try out MAGIX Video Pro X.

The app runs on PCs with Windows 7 and later editions.

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Irrespective of your computer and web usage needs it is quite imperative that you will deal with passwords, in fact plenty of them. Both home and corporate network users need to log in to several web services and sites and for each of them, user id and password creation is compulsory. With time, users find managing and remembering so many passwords a hassle. Apart from forgetting passwords, risk of data stealing can keep you worried. It may not be wise to rely entirely on web browsers to safeguard your stored passwords and data.

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  • Voila
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: 29.99
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Mac users have never felt much hassle as far as image editing goes, given the fact Apple itself offers two compelling image editing suites. However, serious users may find the inbuilt screen capturing options basic, the fact they are much ahead of Windows integrated print screen utility notwithstanding. Voila is a Mac oriented screen capture tools that makes organizing, editing and sharing the images simpler and faster, under the same umbrella. It does not come for free but packs in enough features to entice the buyers.

  • Platform: Mac OS X

While Mac users resort to using third party apps for image editing or video editing needs, they are not bothered much about voice dictation software. This has also got to do with the fact that latest versions of OS X including Mountain Lion bundle in adequate voice recognition software. However, if you want to use your iMac or MacBook pro for dictation needs, there are few options. You may try Nuance’s Dragon Dictate for Mac. It comes with enough features and a near accurate speech to text conversion engine.

  • Platform: Mac

With time, average PC users find it tedious to deal with oodles of passwords. For every online profile, whether it is social media or online banking, creating user name and password is required and after a time it can be cumbersome to handle them efficiently. What if you forget password of such a site or online service? Worse, attacking experts can break a password and get access to your data leading to several hassles. Creating, changing and managing plenty of passwords can be taxing and that explains why several PC users are resorting to password manager applications nowadays.

  • Date: 03-12-2015
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With time, PC security is turning out to be more complex and tedious matter. You can no longer rely on security apps but ensuring privacy of data is also important. While many password manager apps offer secure data encryption options, losing the master password can land you into trouble. Encrypted cloud storage is not fully secure owing to spurt in attacking activities. However, you may try out WWPass BlackBook and Personal Secure Storage which comes for free.

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Sony enjoys a prime position in consumer level media software development and its Movie Studio has a large fan following. However, in recent years competition from Adobe and Corel has caught up. The recent overhaul of Sony’s video editor brings a number of new features abut retains some of the quirks. It still lacks some bells and whistles compared to category rivals but puts in support for 4K UHD video and touch screen PCs.    SonyMovie Studio Platinum requires a fairly powerful PC to run smoothly.

  • Platform: Windows

There are plenty of image editing tools available for Windows users but the number of scrapbooking apps is not much. However, with Serif CraftArtist Professional you can create sleek looking greeting card, digital albums and scrapbooks without spending much time. The digital scrapbook app also packs in a moderate image editing module and crams in enough features to keep even seasoned designers and print media professionals happy.

You can install Serif CraftArtist Professional on PCs with Windows XP and later editions.

  • Platform: Windows

There was a time Mac users were simply oblivious to the existence of malware and viruses, partially encouraged by Apple’s claim that Mac’s do not fall prey to malicious code. In last few years, that perception has been shattered owing to increasing instances of Macs being hacked and their security getting jeopardized. Now, several PC Security firms make Mac specific antivirus apps. ESET, known for its famous NOD 32 Antivirus and security suites has joined the bandwagon and its Cyber Security suite is aimed at security conscious Mac users.

  • Platform: Mac OS X

With time the importance of PC security has gone up by leaps and bounds. Earlier, people used to rely on standalone antivirus software. However, security conscious users prefer having a more robust form of protection. They opt for Internet Security suites or Security suites with additional features. These suites cost more than general anti malware suites but they come with enough bells and whistles to keep advanced users satisfied. Avira, a well-known name in PC security segment has released its top notch security software offering in form of Avira Ultimate Protection Suite.

  • Platform: WinXP
  • Poser
  • License: Comercial
  • Price: 249.99
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The concept of 3D animation and modeling may seem amazing to the viewers but those who are into the industry know it is no cakewalk. Majority of 3D animation and modeling software known for some of the amazing animations and CGI work in films require hours of painstaking work. As it is, Apps like Maya and 3DS Max requires you to spend long time to create nice animations and models with realistic details. However, for users with less time and patience there are alternatives.

  • Platform: WinOther

Adobe has been a long time player in video editing and post production sector, with apps like Premier Pro and AfterEffects winning accolades and keeping customers hooked for several years. To cater to a niche section of the target users, it has launched SpeedGrade- a powerful and feature packed professional color grading software. It is not a mainstream video editor as such. However, using it you can make fine color adjustments, tinker with shadows and highlights and make your final videos look more polished.

  • Publisher: Adobe
  • Date: 15-10-2015
  • Platform: Win7 x64

Autodesk is the company well known for making some of the most feature rich and versatile tools for 3D modeling, animation and engineering design related work. Its Smoke is a Mac OS specific app that is aimed at professionals involved in post-production workflows. It packs in production-level creative finishing toolset within a unified timeline- based UI. From editing projects from scratch or lending finishing touches to a project made in another nonlinear editor, Smoke can fulfill your needs.

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Nearly all PC users need to use various utilities to enhance performance of their laptop or desktop from time to time. Windows inbuilt utilities can serve the purpose but when you can find more capable third party apps at low or zero cost, why should not you avail them? There are several free PC tune up utilities but performance wise, SlimCleaner is one difficult to beat contender. It comes with plenty of features and seasoned users will find the app suitable.

  • Platform: WinOther

Nowadays, data security and backup have become commonplace activity for nearly all PC users. You need to backup precious data either in external media or cloud storage services to evade circumstances like hard disk failure or malware invasion. There are plenty of data backup apps and finding the right one for your needs can be tough. If you are looking for versatile yet efficient data backup app, try FileStreamTurbo Backup. It does not come for free but packs in enough bells and whistles for advanced PC users.

  • Platform: WinOther

There are so many image editors out there but when it comes to powerful and versatile RAW file editors, the choices are somewhat limited. With Adobe switching to Cloud-based subscriptions for most of its apps, semiprofessional users including photographers and hobbyists find it hard to deal with their RAW file collection. If you want a capable RAW file editor that packs in plenty of features and does not tax wallet, Raw Therapee is what you need.

The app runs on Windows XP and later versions.

  • Date: 17-09-2015
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