Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

From the time Apple switched to Intel’s x86/x64 based architecture for Mac lineup, running Windows on those computers has become easy. By using a utility like Boot Camp you can install and run Windows on Macs. The fact is OS X can access partitions formatted using NTFS system but Windows cannot access HFS partitions by default. If you want to access a Mac disk while running Windows, using an app like MacDrive Pro makes sense.

With MacDrive Pro, you can access Mac formatted discs easily from Windows Explorer.

  • Publisher: Mediafour
  • Date: 30-11-2014
  • Size: 13312 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

CyberLink is known for its sleek and powerful apps that make content creation and management breeze for users and newest release of its video editing app, PowerDirector ultimate, carries the trend forward.  From those days when it was bundled with many hardware setups, it has evolved into a standalone app, powerful enough to give industry leading rivals a run for their money. The newest release picks up from the spot its predecessor left and takes itself to the level of prosumer class video editors.

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When you need to delete files from your PC’s hard drive, pressing shift and delete keys can do the job. However, this does not actually remove the files from the computer’s hard drive. The files remain on the disc and until new files erase them, they can actually be recovered. When you need to deal with sensitive data that should not be accessible by others, this can lead to hassles. That is why professional data erasing applications are used, more so in business setups.

  • Platform: WinOther

There are several computer applications that you need to use for security purposes while there are some apps that are meant for monitoring and restricting inappropriate content. The parental control software can either inform kids why and when certain websites are blocked or they are used to monitor their activity in a clandestine manner. You can use Shield Genie if you want latter type of app but it is not very secretive in operations as it is. Published by Global Aware Technologies, it gives users considerable control over monitoring what their children do online.

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In last few years, the popularity and proliferation of Cloud storage and usage has shot up considerably. Everyone, including a teenager to a network administrator is using some type of cloud based data storage. You can opt for both free and paid cloud storage services and most contenders offer various packages to cater to client needs. Google, the internet search and service behemoth, could not afford to lag in the Cloud race and its Google Drive offers class leading synchronization and backup.

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Animators and design professionals need to use several high end and costly applications for catering to client needs nowadays. However, you need not necessarily spend after high end apps used by studio professionals when there are capable and alternative apps with lower price tag. One such example is Artlantis Studio. This feature packed 3D and 2D drawing tool also lets you create animations and stunning paintings. It is used mostly for making architectural models and scenes.

  • Publisher: Abvent
  • Date: 22-11-2014
  • Size: 162816 KB
  • Platform: WinOther
  • MusicBee
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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Irrespective of what type of a PC you use, it will be necessary to use a media player app from time to time. If the WMP is not your cup of tea, you will have to pick from third-party music player apps. The problem with some such apps is that either they are too basic or bombard you with features you may not require. MusicBee is one capable app that strikes a fine balance between performance and features. It also makes managing audio collection simpler.

  • Platform: WinOther

PC users need to cope with various performance issues from time to time. It could be the infamous BSOD, slow multitasking, unexpected system crash and so on. This can be caused by malware invasion, failing hard drive or many other issues. While seasoned Windows users use bundled utility and command line tools to rectify such problems and tweak performance of their laptop or desktops, this is something every user is not comfortable doing. They need third party utilities that automate such maintenance and performance boosting tasks.

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Internet and emerging computing technologies have changed the way people live and communicate in the last decade. Even the way internet is being used has changed over time. While the web was mostly vast and expanding repository of information once, it has become an indispensable part of life. Billions of people use the web to make transactions everyday. From banking to placing order for commodities, people resort to it for flexibility and convenience.

  • Platform: WinOther

Using office productivity software like MS Word meets the need for creating basic diagrams, flowcharts and designs in several office setups. However, in some specific cases employees need to use feature rich app to make complex business presentations, organizational charts and directional maps. Programmers may need apps to generate UML diagrams, web design diagrams and multi level flow charts for their work. EDraw Max is a versatile and user-friendly graphics app that caters to both needs.

  • Publisher: EdrawSoft
  • Date: 16-11-2014
  • Size: 268023 KB
  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows2000, Windows2003, Mac OS X 10.8,Mac OS X 10.10, Windows 8,Windows 8,Windows 10

When it comes to choosing a suitable image editor, PC users are bombarded with options! There are a huge number of apps and some of them cost a lot. If you are looking for a freeware image editor that offers decent image editing features and reliable performance, LazPaint portable can be a choice. It is low on resources and comes with minimal learning curve. Apart from editing, you can also start in image from scratch using the software, as it is.

  • Publisher: Circular
  • Date: 16-11-2014
  • Size: 2764 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

There are many options available for Windows users to take snapshots of screens. The age old Windows Print screen utility is still used by average users but you do have better choices. There are several free and commercial third party apps that can capture screenshots better and also packs in many more features. One such example is SnapaShot Pro Portable. Developed by Nicekit Software this nifty screen capture utility offers you ease of use and decent features.

  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Nearly every PC user needs to use some type of image editing software nowadays, whether it is for personal or professional reasons. It can be for making minor corrections to your vacation pictures before you share them on social media sites. It can also be for uploading files to a website for client needs. No matter what your need is, it is not always necessary to spend a lot of money in buying a feature rich and multifaceted image editor from the stables of Corel and Adobe.

  • Publisher: Getpaint
  • Date: 16-11-2014
  • Size: 3727 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

There are so many video player apps available nowadays, including commercial and free applications that users can get spoilt for choice. While a section of PC users settle for the bundled WMP, others pick from various third party alternatives. If you are looking for a media player that offers superior quality video playback, wide file format support and packs in some additional bells and whistles, Splash PRO EX may be just the right thing for you.

  • Publisher: Mirillis
  • Date: 16-11-2014
  • Size: 22630 KB
  • Platform: Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista

To play back media files including media and video content, you need to use suitable software. For a majority of Windows users, the integrated WMP is the default choice. However, you can also pick from so many third party music and media playback apps nowadays. There is no compulsion to pay for using such third party media playback apps, as it is. If you want a capable freeware media player for Windows, try Impulse Media Player. It plays back music files flawlessly and helps you manage playlists too.

  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

People use various types of media software to play back audio and video files in their PCs. While a majority of users stick with the bundled Windows Media player, some others opt for commercial and third party alternatives. If you want something in between, a freeware media player that offers more functionality than WMP, try Haihaisoft HUPlayer. The app supports a wide range of video and audio formats. It also supports playing back FullHD videos.

The app can be used for free and it has a tiny installer.

  • Publisher: Haihaisoft
  • Date: 16-11-2014
  • Size: 3277 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Nowadays, shooting video is something even teenagers can do a without much fuss. Present generation smart phones and tablets sport HD video recording and sharing capabilities. These clips, coupled with those numerous video clips you download from web can accumulate to a humongous collection sooner than you can imagine. What do you do with a huge collection of videos with varying resolutions and different formats? You need a suitable video converter app.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP, Other

To deal with digital images acquired from various sources, you may need to use various third party applications. These apps are not necessarily limited to image editing or adding special effects. Professional photographers also need to use top notch image management and organizing apps. If you need one such nifty and feature rich image management software, Photo Mechanic will fit the bill. The steep price tag may seem unsuitable for amateur users though.

  • Platform: Windows 7, Windows 8, WinVista

There was a time when DVDs used to be the most suitable option for movie watching for majority of people. However, with prices of external storage devices falling and technology enabling users to watch high quality video using numerous portable devices people are using DVD converter apps. It would be a prudent idea to have an app that lets you convert your favorite DVD movies into a format of your choice and store them on external drive. If you want an app to perform hassle free DVD file conversion, Cinematize Pro is a worthy contender.

  • Publisher: Miraizon
  • Date: 15-11-2014
  • Size: 6963 KB
  • Platform: WinOther
  • Dropbox
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: 25.00
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Cloud storage and data syncing is something nearly every PC user is resorting to nowadays. The flexibility and ease of use offered by cloud storage providers is prompting people to turn from physical data storage to web. The question is choosing the most apt service provider. There are both free and paid cloud storage options and most companies offer such packages to suit varying client needs. DropBox is one leading contender for Cloud data storage and syncing.

  • Platform: CGI and Perl, Scripts
  • ArtSage
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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PC users often need to make use of third party applications for making slideshows. While Windows inbuilt utility for viewing images and running slideshows keeps getting better with time, for many users third party apps seem better option. If you want a small and nifty slideshow app without paying anything, ArtSage may be the right solution. It lets you create slideshows from images you like.

ArtSage is freeware and comes as a small executable file.

  • Platform: WinOther

When you have a collection of Hollywood flicks and other movies, it becomes necessary to use a suitable media player app to watch them on your computer. There are expensive and feature laden apps for this purpose but if you do not care much for big names, BlazeDVD Professional may fit the bill. This is an affordable media player that is ideal for playing back DVDs on PC. Additionally, it can play back media files with formats like WMV and AVI. With it, you can also convert a DVD into a portable media device compatible format.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64
  • Speccy
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: 19.95
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Sometimes PC users need to find out the details about specific hardware components in their laptop or desktop. This can be driven by sheer curiosity at times. You may also feel like checking whether your GPU is capable of running a specific game with steep requirements or whether your CPU is ideal for using a heavy-duty image editor. Windows inbuilt tools can be used but there are more capable third party diagnostic utilities that you can use. Thankfully, some such tools do not cost you anything! One such example is Speccy.

  • Publisher: Piriform
  • Date: 09-11-2014
  • Size: 3482 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

When it comes to picking a suitable photo editing application for Windows, the abundance of options can be quite baffling. From freeware apps with basic retouching tools to feature laden and expensive apps like Photoshop, there are so many contenders. In this crowd, Photomizer looks a little different. It is not an app with truckload of features but its ease of use is amazing. You will be able to create nice effects and enhance images without coping with steep learning curve while using this app.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Unlike what it used to be few years back, a significant part of PC users resort to video editing nowadays. Wider options to shoot and obtain video and availability of various editors have led to this change, as it is. However, to produce stunning videos and add special effects to those vacation clips, you need not invest in a costly piece of software. VideoMeld is one such software that is aimed mostly at users who do not have much technical expertise.

  • Platform: WinOther

Nowadays, average computer users need to deal with media content more than ever before. This is partially owing to the availability of high speed internet and emergence of cameras with enhanced video recording features. As it is, you may end up with plenty of videos on your PC hard disk, in varying formats and resolutions. Some of these clips may be incompatible with the media player you use or a portable device. In such situations, you will need to use suitable video conversion software.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista

While average PC users need to deal with video editing and conversion needs from time to time that does not mean all of them need high end and expensive video editors. There are situations when you need to perform minor edits to video clips recorded in a camera or convert downloaded videos to a format of your choice. There are several apps that can be used but you may choose Videomizer for good results minus hassles. It has a plethora of features to ensure users can convert videos and enhance footages without many issues.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Symantec is an old time player in PC security and its various security suites with Norton brand name are used all over the world. With time, Norton security apps have been tweaked to consume fewer resources and they come with several bells and whistles along with malware protection. The newest versions released by Norton have undergone interface overhauls and naming changes too. Norton 360 has been rechristened as Norton Security with Backup. The suite comes with nearly every feature you can expect in a top of the line PC security suite.

  • Platform: Android, Mac OS X, Win8, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP

Irrespective of their background and level of expertise, a lot of PC users need to deal with various types of video files nowadays. With high speed internet connection becoming common in households and teenagers toting Smartphones with FullHD video recording capability, HD video clips are being used by millions of people. You will need to use third party software to convert all such videos to a format of your choice at times. It may also be necessary to perform minor edits on video clips acquired from diverse sources.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win98, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP

There is hardly any PC user who does not listen to music while working on PC or at leisure time. For media playback on Windows PC, there are so many apps. You can opt for default WMP that comes with the OS. However, there are several other third party software too. If you do not want to pay for music player app but want decent functionality, give Groovy Media Player a try. It is user friendly, does not consume resources and plays back audio files with ease.

  • Platform: Win2000, WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10, WinServer, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

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