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Editor Reviews

Every PC users needs to use a range of third party software to address needs like office productivity, media playback and online activities etc. However, it also becomes necessary to use specialized applications that ensure your PC hardware components remain in top shape and help avoid system slowdown. Of course, you can use the Windows integrated utilities for such needs. There are several affordable and capable third party apps that actually offer better performance for such tweaking and maintenance needs.

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

When you have a Windows based PCs, it is quite imperative that you use specific third party apps for various needs including productivity, security and entertainment. While you can always remove data from your computer hard disk, Windows default deletion method does not actually removes data from hard drive permanently. The deleted data stays on hard disk until it gets overwritten by new data. When you want secure and permanent deletion of sensitive data, using third party erasing apps is recommended.

  • Publisher: East-Tec
  • Date: 06-07-2014
  • Size: 19825 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10, WinServer, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Given the way people are dealing with oodles of data that keep piling up in computers, it makes sense to use a backup tool to take backups of those content. You need to use capable backup software to store the myriads of films, music, or other types of content stored in your computer’s HDD. While the inbuilt backup of Windows 7 and later versions are handy, advanced users need something more powerful. There are plenty of third party backup tools too.

  • Platform: WinOther
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  • License: Shareware
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There was a time when data backup meant burning data on CD, DVDs or storing it on external hard discs. However, just like internal hard disk of your laptop and desktop, these storage solutions are not exactly fail proof. If you are looking for more robust and secured solution for storing valuable data for future access and retrieval, cloud storage is feasible. However, as is the case with other software solutions, there are plenty of cloud storage providers.

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

There can be several reasons behind a malfunctioning or sluggish computer. While malware attack or usage of resource hungry apps can slow down a computer or lead to hardware issues, a lot of hardware conflicts are caused by outdated and faulty drivers. This could be owing to motherboard or modem driver. Advanced users can take the initiative to update drivers of various devices attached to the PC and peripherals. However, less tech savvy users should rely on capable third party app for same purpose.

  • Platform: WinOther

The way average computer users are dealing with increasing amounts of data, it has become nearly mandatory to use backup software nowadays. While a lot of people are opting for Cloud backup the days of conventional backup are not over. You will benefit from using regular backup apps especially when your internet access speed is average or there is data usage limit related bottlenecks. There is plenty of Windows backup software and picking the right one can be quite confusing.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64

Advanced PC users who want to learn about state of various hardware components used in their computers, need to use several third party apps for the purpose. Among all components used in a laptop or desktop, the hard drive is of utmost importance. This is where you store the data including the OS. Regardless of the interface and other attributes, you need to ensure the hard disc used in your PC stays in top shape. A hard disk failure can be catastrophic for any user, either at home or workplace.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows 7, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista

From time to time, it becomes necessary to update hardware and software used in your computer, regardless of which OS you use. Without updated components and applications, your desktop or laptop will not yield optimum performance as it is. However, it is also quite important that you keep the drivers of essential hardware components updated. These include drivers for motherboard, sound card, GPU and several other peripherals. Now, for advanced users this should not be a problem.

  • Publisher: IObit
  • Date: 01-07-2014
  • Platform: Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista

With average computer users dealing with ever increasing amounts of data, it makes sense to invest in a data backup application for safeguarding the data. It can include applications, media content, images and documents of various types. While manual backing up on optical media or external drive is an option, it would be nice if you have a capable third party tool that can automate and schedule the task. One such capable and inexpensive backup application is Novosoft Handy Backup.

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

There are several image editing suites available for Windows users but not all of them are targeted at the same niche. Graphic designers and web design professionals will swear by the power and versatility of Adobe Photoshop while print media professionals mostly stick to CorelDraw. However, serious digital photographers opt for more niche apps like Photoshop Lightroom. If you are looking for a feature packed digital image manipulation software that can be used as a standalone app or as an add-on to various versions of Photoshop, there is a contender.

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

Nowadays, it is near impossible to use a PC without suitable security software. The numerous online and offline threats a PC can be exposed to, force users to invest in a capable antivirus application. Gone are those days an antivirus app was meant only for providing protection from malware of various types. Present generation antivirus apps pack in some added functionalities than just virus protection. One such example is Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus.

  • Publisher: Trend Micro
  • Date: 28-06-2014
  • Size: 6318 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

While you need quality security applications to safeguard your home or network computers from diverse offline and online threats, selecting the right one can be tedious. Now that there are so many security apps, choosing the right one can be even harder. Apart from established players in this segment, you also get the chance to pick from relative newcomers with promising features and performance. If you want a relatively affordable antivirus app that combines power of several virus detection engines, TrustPort Antivirus can fit your needs well.

  • Publisher: TrustPort
  • Date: 26-06-2014
  • Size: 286769 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10, WinServer, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

With prowess of malware and onslaught of hackers on rise, it has become necessary for every PC user to equip his or her computer with a security suite. However, selecting the most apt security software is not easy, given the plethora of options. There are both freeware and commercial apps that you can use for this. Among commercial security software, you can pick from established players as well as relative newcomers. If you want a security suite that costs far less than most contenders but does not skimp on features, give G Data Internet Security a try.

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

Any PC user who deals with one or more email accounts is acquainted with the menace called spam. The default spam filter of your email service provider can help to an extent but a majority of spam mails still make it to the inbox, in many cases. Business users, who need to deal with hundreds of emails everyday and need to operate numerous email accounts, face the worse. If you are one of them, it makes sense to use commercial and effective spam filtering applications.

  • Publisher: SPAMfighter
  • Date: 26-06-2014
  • Size: 2510 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

The software of internet security are basically the software which suites and help to protect the user computer that is infected by the worms, as well as each such malware. The Internet security is just like the wall that combines the powers of individual of antivirus, the firewalls, and the password managers as well as antitrojan software that usually blocks the viruses as well as spyware to enter in system. The Internet security also helps to protect by creating the password and at times also by taking the backup of the important file.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther

When you use a Windows based PC, it becomes necessary to use several third party applications. As it is natural, you may need to remove some programs from time to time. Again, new applications may need to be installed. Over prolonged usage, these activities leave a lot of redundant entries in Windows registry. Windows default installer and uninstaller components cannot always remove all traces of third party apps during uninstallation. These can also lead to sluggish performance or version conflicts in long run.

  • Platform: Win8 x32, Win8 x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP

When you talk about a Windows based Office productivity software, a majority of people will think of Microsoft Office before other apps. Despite its price tag, MS Office continues to be the most widely used Office app across the world. However, it does not mean you cannot find a capable and user friendly alternative, when you are low on budget. Apart from OpenOffice, you can find a few handy but lesser known Office apps. One such instance is SoftMaker FreeOffice.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista

This internet is well enabled world complete of the information that is available to each one with help of the computer as well as internet connections. The Information about anything ranging from the sports to the entertainment, from the politics to the religion and the current affairs are also available completely online as well as people are also making complete with proper use of such important information. Unfortunately, if it not gets correctly protected as well as secured may also fall prey to deadly viruses as well as many other of the personal information that would get displayed all around the world.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, WinOther

The software’s terms in the industry of financial services are very viable. Sometime, functionality is not any longer a distinguishing factor, and portfolio management software providers push to decrease the charges of product supporting. In any other try to discriminate their products, software developers are adding macros, wizards, templates, on-screen instructions and some other features related to performance support in sort to reduce the difficulties related with utilizing such type of systems about portfolio management.

  • Platform: WinOther

When you use a Windows based computer, using various third party apps become a necessity at some point of time. These are not only needed for entertainment or productivity needs, but also for keeping the PC in shape. Windows has its bundled set of utilities but they may not be adequate to solve the purpose for all users. Third party PC maintenance and tune-up utilities are available but you need to pick up the right one. If you deal with lots of applications and installing and removing them periodically is something you are used to, a registry tune-up application may fit your bill.

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

Movies, television, video games, music and the internet- these kinds of media have extended the entire world and bring entertainment and information to millions, with the entire this infinite information though comes risk. Consumption of Media among children is at the whole high time. Kids are uncovered to the television and internet at the school and home. It is the responsibility of teacher to confirm your kid surfs the internet securely or views not any type of offensive movie in the classroom, but at the time children come home it is up to you to give advice to your kid throughout the forests of the media.

  • Publisher: Sevnsoft
  • Date: 16-06-2014
  • Size: 2458 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

There are two different types of things that are of extreme importance in today’s computing: backup and virus protection. Protection from virus is a serious portion of the complete protection of present’s computers. The difficulty with protection is that the just right software is hardly ever on top for each long; the leader of market is cyclical. Like, an organization will come to the market with a small, lean, resource-sipping program of antivirus that only keeps safe from damaging viruses.

  • Publisher: Lavasoft AB
  • Date: 15-06-2014
  • Size: 398336 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

DVD is an ideal option to store data as well as preserve your memorable moments of life. To burn your favorite movie collection or holiday video footage on DVDs, using a suitable app is also required. The Windows bundled disc burning utility is pretty basic. If you want an affordable yet feature rich DVD authoring tool that has low learning curve, try out ShowBiz DVD by ArcSoft. It has some powerful video-editing tools and an intuitive editing environment that will be suited for a majority of users.

  • Platform: WinOther

When you use Windows based computers for personal or professional needs it becomes iterative to use several third party applications. At times, you may benefit from using uninstaller applications. While every version of Windows has inbuilt uninstaller utility that may not be adequate for needs of some users. These apps offer more control over installed applications than Windows bundled utility. If you want a professional uninstaller utility for your PC usage needs, try out Ashampoo Uninstaller.

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

Webcam is a PC peripheral that adds a new dimension to virtual or PC based communication. Whether it is for video chatting with a distant relative or conferencing with a business partner, this PC peripheral adds an amount of interactivity and dimension to computing. You can pick from various third party webcam apps nowadays. Cyberlink's YouCam has been an old time player in this segment and with the newest release, the company has introduced some practical features.

  • Platform: Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista

When you purchase a new laptop or desktop, speed of operation is outstanding. The PC boots fast and apps open like breeze. However, it changes over time and you find your PC is taking forever to run multiple apps simultaneously and copying large files becomes a headache. While virus intrusion may be the culprit that may not necessarily be the case. In some situations, a PC tune up software can rejuvenate the system. There are many free and commercial PC performance tune-up apps and you can try Total Defense PC Tune-Up.

  • Platform: WinOther

Nowadays, every computer users need to use some form of security or other to stay away from numerous security threats. These threats come in forms of virus, Trojan horse and similar malicious programs from web and sources like removable media and network etc. If this is the case with home users, there is no denying security need of business users. In office intranets and business networks, several computers and laptops are always linked to the web and network sharing activities remain at peak.

  • Publisher: Symantec
  • Date: 11-06-2014
  • Size: 522240 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

It is quite natural for majority of Windows based computer users to think of Microsoft Office for all office productivity tasks. It is the software a majority of PC users use all over the world. However, that does not mean there are no other capable suites that you can use. If you want a capable office suite for lesser price and do not like freeware alternatives like OpenOffice, take a look at Corel’s offering, namely WordPerfect Office. It stands out in the crowd of MS Office alternatives simply because Corel has designed it in a way not to mimic the popular Microsoft app.

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

Autodesk has released its lineup of 3D modeling animation tools recently and the spruced up version of Softimage is included in the list. This digital content creation app is used extensively in VFX and high-end animation production mostly. You can buy the suite as a standalone package or as a part of the company’s Suite with siblings like Mudbox and MotionBuilder. The new version of Autodesk Softimage comes with a plethora of usability enhancements and new features.

  • Platform: Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther

In an age when your PC faces malware threats from various known and unknown sources, you need to use capable security app. However, it is quite difficult for many users to pick suitable computer security software, given the abundance of contenders. There are security suites from established and popular contenders like Kaspersky and Norton and you can also pick from numerous lesser known contenders. Ultimately, it comes down to your PC usage needs and budget.

  • Publisher: Lavasoft
  • Date: 11-06-2014
  • Size: 5447 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

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