Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

Whether you use an entry level desktop or a beefy hardware equipped laptop it is only natural to find the once fast computer running sluggishly after extended usage. This happens owing to a number of reasons. While virus attack can be a reason, in most cases a sluggishly running PC is the result of growing junk files, redundant entries in registry and too many startup items. Veteran users can deal with those issues but newbie or less tech savvy users will find it hard to tackle.

  • Platform: WinOther

It is not always the lack of latest hardware components that can cause your PC to run slowly. The lack of updated drivers for existing components like motherboard, GPU can also be the culprit. While advanced users can check for backdated drivers in their PCs, this can be tedious for less tech savvy people and they may also fear wrecking up the devices. You may pick from a lot of freeware and paid driver updating and checking utilities nowadays. If you want a capable and free app for such tasks, give SlimDrivers a try.

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

Nowadays, with computer users dealing with ever increasing amounts of data and 1TB and bigger capacity HDDs being used in mainstream computers, using hard disk tools can be necessary. Needless to say, every hard disk needs to be partitioned for convenience and usage needs by users. While you may get a PC with pre partitioned HDD, it may be necessary to modify those partitions, create newer ones or merge two etc. For such needs, you will require an efficient HDD and partition management tool.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

There is hardly any PC user who does not use his laptop or desktop for media playback, movie watching or listening to soundtracks. For such purposes, you can use a number of software. You can use the integrated Windows media player that ships with any version of Windows. However, if you find it slower or inadequate for your media content needs, switch to a third party app. There are several free and commercial media playback and handling software.

  • Publisher: Inmatrix
  • Date: 03-08-2014
  • Size: 11339 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Not so long ago, a majority of PC users relied on paid or free antivirus programs for safety from malware intrusion and attacks. This used to be the case with network users as well. However, in the last few years things have changed drastically. Nowadays, people use so many devices for web access and computing that a standalone security suite may seem inadequate for device and data safety. When you use devices like desktop, laptops, tablets and even smart phones for computing and web access 24x7, what you need is a powerful and all-encompassing security suite.

  • Platform: WinOther

When it comes to choosing backup software for computers, the plethora of available options can leave you somewhat baffled. There are freeware apps with Spartan storage capacity and paid storage and backup services with loads of features too. With cloud backup and data storage becoming popular with PC users, a lot of companies have joined the bandwagon. If you want a combination of file-sharing, online backup and syncing service provider, give SpiderOak a try.

  • Platform: Android, iOS 4.x, Linux, Mac OS X, WinOther

Nowadays, average PC users need to deal with various types of media files and the amount is growing with time as well. As high speed internet is becoming cheaper with time and price of larger capacity storage devices is reducing, most PC users are dealing with hundreds of gigabytes of media content. What becomes problematic at times is disparity between various video file formats. HD movies and footages shot with your handycam, there are numerous examples.

  • Platform: WinOther

Sony makes some of the most feature rich and award winning media software that are applauded by professional users. However, home computer users have reasons to rejoice now. The MoviEZ HD is targeted at PC users who want to make professional looking videos from raw footages without requiring going through the labor and hassles associated with mainstream video editing apps.

Sony MoviEZ HD runs on PCs with Windows XP and later versions.

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

Nowadays, a majority of computer users need to deal with media content extensively. The availability of high speed internet and emergence of portable media capture devices have resulted in users dealing with several gigabytes of video files. The fact that such files come in variety of resolutions and formats can make things even more complicated. That is why people are using video converter applications more than ever before. You may pick from a number of free and commercial video converter apps.

  • Platform: WinOther

Using webcam to record video and images is something millions of PC users do from time to time. At times, it becomes necessary to use other third party apps to edit such contents to share with friends and family. Will not it be better if you could perform both tasks using one application? This is what you can do with SmartPixel. This versatile software, made by Beyond Magic Inc is meant for various types of users looking for versatile media handling solution.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64
  • Smideo
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: .price.
  • Rating

You can use the Windows default app or several third party apps to show images shot in vacation and events to your friends and family. However, when it comes to showing the images with some videos, those may not be enough. You will require an application like Smideo. This intuitive app lets you combine, video, images and music to build attractive digital slideshows.

You can try Smideo free for a month and the trial version restricts HD video creation.

  • Publisher: Abelssoft
  • Date: 24-07-2014
  • Size: 43704 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

When you use a single computer at home or office, keeping it in shape is not much difficult. You can check and troubleshoot if anything is responsible for sluggishness in its performance or boot up speed. However, when you deal with a small or midsized network of computers, looking after individual PCs is not so simple! For managing functionality of several computers without exhausting yourself, you can resort to apps like Soluto. It lets you monitor boot time of several computers remotely and also look after their processes.

  • Publisher: Soluto
  • Date: 24-07-2014
  • Size: 983 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Cloud storage has become a much sought after service in recent times, with everyone from Google to Norton hopping on the bandwagon. Amazon did not want to miss a piece of the cake and so it came up with Cloud Drive, a syncing and cloud based backup for users with focus on media content. You can also use it like an online storage service if music does not interest you much. It is simple to use but loses in comparison to contenders from rival services from Microsoft and Google.

  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinVista

To edit images or manage your photos in PC, you can use numerous free or commercial apps nowadays. However, when your work involves dealing with face pictures or portraits, using a specialized image editor makes sense. You can try ArcSoft’s Perfect 365 software for such needs. This capable photo retouching software enables you to retouch face pictures, perform corrections and add special effects to turn them into stunning portraits digitally.

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

When it comes to selecting suitable security software for computers, it can be rather baffling for average users. Nowadays, PC security has become a matter of utmost importance and choosing the wrong app can prove to be detrimental. There are apps from established players in PC security segment as well as newcomers. Baidu Antivirus may not be well known to the users in Europe. This comes from the company that owns the largest internet search service in China.

  • Publisher: Baidu, Inc
  • Date: 23-07-2014
  • Size: 12492 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Online backup services are quite a rage these days given the diminishing price of fast internet access packages. There are plenty of contenders in Cloud storage segment and you can go for either free or commercial service providers. If you want a no fuss and reliable cloud data storage service which is easy on wallet, try out Backblaze. It is not an old time player but can give some popular contenders a run for their money. It does miss out on additional features offered by rivals like mobile app access and secure file sharing but backup is taken care of from the moment you install the app.

  • Publisher: BackBlaze
  • Date: 23-07-2014
  • Size: 2867 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Data backup has become an important aspect of everyday computing, given the fact even home users are dealing with oodles of data and the amount keeps increasing with time. For backing up the precious data stored in your PC, there are many options available. If you want to backup your computer data securely without paying a huge amount, try out Acronis True Image Lite. The company is known for its popular True Image backup app. This is basically a striped down version of the popular software targeted at users with modest needs and budget.

  • Publisher: Acronis
  • Date: 23-07-2014
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther

The performance of a computer does not depend solely on its hardware components like CPU or graphics card. The OS and installed apps are also responsible for overall performance of laptop or desktop. If you find your PC is running slower than usual and the multi core CPU is struggling with basic tasks, the fault may not be with hardware. Redundant entries in Windows registry, missing DLLs and invalid shortcuts can be responsible too. When you keep on installing new apps and remove them from time to time, the registry may become messed up.

  • Platform: WinOther
  • ImgBurn
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
  • Rating

There is no denying the growing popularity of cloud storage and external storage devices like USB pen drives and external HDDs among PC users but you will still find lots of people still using optical discs. There are plenty of users who prefer burning their favorite music tracks and movies on DVDS and CDS for playback on devices with restricted capabilities. There are plenty of commercial DVD and CD burning apps in market but you can also opt for capable freeware alternatives.

  • Publisher: Imgburn
  • Date: 20-07-2014
  • Size: 6124 KB
  • Platform: WinOther
  • CrashPlan
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: .price.
  • Rating

Ever since the concept of cloud backup and storage emerged on IT industry horizon, nearly all big players and newcomers have hopped on the bandwagon. Apart from bigwigs like Apple, Google and Norton several new contenders have started offering cloud based data backup and restoration services to users. Some of these services are free while feature packed packages do cost a premium. In fact, picking the right plan and company from the available options can turn out to be tedious.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64

There are many tools available in market that lets PC users deal with PDF documents. The PDF is a popular cross platform format that is used to create and share documents containing data, image, and media content worldwide. PDF software can be of various types including PDF viewers, editors and converters. You can pick from barebones editors to fully fledged editors that support CAD files. If you want a feature rich and versatile PDF tool that lets you combine markups, text and images and have extensive collaboration options, opt for Bluebeam Revu Standard.

  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

It would be hard to find a computer user who does not use a security app in his laptop or desktop nowadays. However, the growth of hackers and development of new malware variants may make things tougher for the antivirus app you are using in home or office computers at times. It may so happen that a malware existing in a PC before antivirus was installed is still running stealthily and inviting other rogue apps. It would be better if you could use an additional layer of protection atop the regular antivirus software.

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

Morphing applications are used in post production setups mostly and they are also used for creating special effects in ads, films and media houses. You can pick from various free and commercial morphing applications nowadays. If you want an intuitive and feature rich morphing software for Windows, give Abrosoft FantaMorph Pro a try.

The software has a small install size and installation gets over quickly. You will be able to use it on PCs with Windows XP and subsequent versions.

  • Publisher: Abrosoft
  • Date: 16-07-2014
  • Size: 7271 KB
  • Platform: Mac OS X, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

When you have a PC, it becomes necessary to use software for playing back media content. For many Windows users, the bundled media player may not be the best option. That does not necessarily mean, you have to opt for a commercial media player app. On the contrary, there are plenty of freeware apps you can pick from. One such instance is KMPlayer. It offers superb compatibility with prevalent video content including Blu-ray and DVD. The slick interface and media management capability makes it suitable for various types of users.

  • Publisher: KMPlayer
  • Date: 16-07-2014
  • Size: 25425 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64

Whether you are using a single PC or managing a network of computers at workplace, using security solution is a prerequisite. However, standalone antivirus solutions do not quite fit the bill in networked environments. You have to use a suitable system security solution that can be managed remotely for a number of workstations. You can try Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security for such needs. It offers protection for Windows Servers and workstations along with attached storages and USB drives.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64

When it comes to PC security, there are plenty of choices available for any user nowadays. From entry level free antivirus to feature packed Internet security suites, you can pick an app that fits your budget and safety requirements well. Trend Micro has been a name to reckon with in PC security sector and its products have been lauded by users and industry veterans alike. The Tokyo-headquartered firm packs in several features in its antivirus product and top end products get crammed with additional features and components.

  • Publisher: Trend Micro
  • Date: 14-07-2014
  • Size: 6164 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

With the amount of data handled by average computers users growing with time, the number of backup application is also on the rise. Nowadays, many PC users are opting for Cloud based backup solutions. The security, flexibility of access and ease of usage makes cloud based data backup services so popular with users. In fact, both home and advanced users prefer such solutions in recent times over local backup apps. However, you need to click the most apt cloud storage service for your needs.

  • Platform: WinOther

To keep your PC in top shape, you may need to use third party software. While Windows versions come with a few inbuilt utilities for system tweaking and maintenance, they may not be enough for advanced users. You may pick from numerous freeware or commercial system utility software nowadays. If you want capable free software for such needs, give Synei System Utilities a try. It performs multiple PC cleanup, tweaking and maintenance tasks without taxing either your pocket or system resources.

  • Publisher: Synei
  • Date: 12-07-2014
  • Size: 6964 KB
  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinServer, Windows Vista, Windows 8

Nowadays, there is hardly any computer user who does not have any antivirus or security suite installed in his or her PC. In fact, a majority of users are opting for internet security suites over regular antivirus apps for wider protection from a number of online and offline threats. The way attackers and malware are becoming more powerful, you have to invest in capable system security software no matter what you do. The question is which app you choose? There are some established names like Mcafee and Symantec but you may also pick from some lesser known contenders that offer security suites for PC users.

  • Publisher: TrustPort
  • Date: 10-07-2014
  • Size: 330752 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64

Children nowadays live a life their parents could not conceive in their childhood, as it is. Their life is more under the supervision of social media and internet than their parents. While you know it is necessary for your kids to use and access the web frequently, it is also important to keep a tab. The young and inexperienced minds are perfect targets for lecherous and malicious lots prowling in dark alleys of the web. Therefore, it is just not enough to have a system security app installed in your PC but a powerful parental control tool is need of the day.

  • Publisher: Trend Micro
  • Date: 10-07-2014
  • Size: 1024 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

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