Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

When it comes to buying software to make audio, video and data discs, you have a plethora of options nowadays. From barebones freeware apps to feature rich and costly apps like Nero, there are several contenders at your disposal. However, if you want a mid range media creation software that neither skimps on features nor burns a gaping hole in your wallet, try NTI Media Maker Ultimate HD Edition. At its ninth incarnation, the app gets in close proximity of leading apps in the category, at a reasonable price.

  • Platform: WinOther

Nowadays, the need to secure the data in your computers and other web access devices has increased manifold. With increased web access speed and emergence of portable devices like tablets to access web and share data, data security can no longer be tackled by a typical antivirus solution. You have to consider incidents like Facebook founder’s personal images getting hacked or actors ending up in trouble over data getting leaked online, which made headlines.

  • Platform: WinOther

Nearly every PC user needs to back up data from time to time. While copying data like media content or documents to external drives is easy, few users bother to take backups of personal settings and related data. However, restoring a computer to preferred settings becomes tedious post a hard disk format or crash. You may prefer storing personal data in ‘My Documents’ or have specific browser settings etc. It would be good if you use software for backing up personal data and settings.

  • Platform: WinOther

When it comes to bitmap image editing and retouching, Adobe Photoshop reigns supreme, presence of industry rivals and emergence of new contenders notwithstanding. This has been the case for last decade. As Photoshop has evolved into the feature loaded behemoth it is, Adobe has realized the need to offer niche users with specialized tools based on same technology but narrowed application area. That explains creation of Photoshop Lightroom, a feature loaded app aimed at professional photographers looking for versatile image management app.

  • Platform: WinOther

PC users often need to share documents and files with others. This can be for both personal and professional requirements. However, compatibility often becomes an issue when you share documents with other computer users. The OS or software version compatibility can be a problem in many instances. There are a few solutions to resolve this issue though. You can choose to save files in a format that can be opened across all OSes without problem. PDF is one such format.

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

There are several options available when you want to select a disk cloning or data backup app for computing needs. Norton, which is more popular for its stellar antivirus and security apps, has a contender in this segment too. Norton Ghost has been in the segment for several years now and over the time it has evolved into a capable disc cloning and data backup tool. At version 15, Norton Ghost comes with plenty of features and can stack up to competitors like Acronis Backup & Recovery.

  • Platform: WinOther

When it comes to 3D animation, you normally think about expensive and resource hogging apps that require a fairly powerful computer to run. However, that may not be the case if you do not want to delve into depths of advanced 3D modeling and complex animations. With a more modest budget and less intricate requirements, you can opt for entry level 3D modeling and effect creation apps that are easy to use. Corel, known mostly for its award winning and popular graphics suit CorelDraw and other apps, made a foray into 3D animation with its MotionStudio 3D.

  • Platform: WinOther

Image editing and retouching has become a commonplace activity for a majority of PC users nowadays. The availability of low priced digital imaging devices, spread of internet and emergence of free and low priced image editing apps have led to this trend. You no longer need a behemoth image editor like Adobe Photoshop to rectify flaws in downloaded or snapped images. There are several lower priced image editors that can serve such needs just fine. One such instance is PaintSupreme.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64

When hardware and software is in top shape, your PC will run smoothly. Software anomalies can bring a powerful computer on it knees. When you observe your laptop or desktop crashing frequently or apps getting hang unexpectedly the reason can be errors in Windows registry. As you keep installing and removing apps, the Registry gets filled with leftover entries. At times, malware attack can also lead to Registry corruption. When such things affect performance of your laptop or desktop, using a registry repair and tweaking app makes sense.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows 7, WinServer, WinVista

To keep your computer performing well you need to pay attention to some key aspects. Apart from cleaning up junk files, defragmenting HDD and using antimalware apps, you also need to keep an eye on drivers. The hardware components used in a PC communicate with software through drivers. When these drivers become outdated, the result can be slower performance and system crashes. You may search for outdated drivers from time to time and update them. However, it is prudent to use a third party tool that eases the process of looking for obsolete driers and replacing them with newer editions.

  • Publisher: SPAMfighter
  • Date: 15-02-2015
  • Size: 3167 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Privacy is becoming a major concern for PC users these days and using Security suite may not be enough in most situations. It becomes even more pronounced when you share a PC with others at home or workplace. It is not possible for you to keep a tab on activity of those users at all times, no matter how vigilant you are. However, it is definitely possible to use suitable apps to monitor activity of other users, in your absence. If you want a capable and feature rich PC activity monitoring application that works silently, try PC Monitor Expert.

  • Publisher: DoGoodSoft
  • Date: 09-02-2015
  • Size: 3178 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Symantec has been one of the most popular and major players in computer security solution for years. Its cutting edge system security products usually come with data security features. However, with its Identity Safe, the company has given users a way to store their passwords safely without churning out any fee. Since it is a freeware you can use it on literally any number of computers at home or work. Those devices can also be synced to one another if you like so.

  • Platform: WinOther

While a lot of 3D modelers and motion graphic professionals swear by Autodesk software like Maya and 3ds Max, there are less popular alternatives which can also be used to create stunning 3D artwork or animation sequence. One such example is Maxon’s CINEMA 4D. The versatile and user friendly app which reaches 13th iteration has been packed with a plethora of useful features and enhancements that make things simpler for users belonging to various niches.

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

For average PC users learning about the details of each hardware component used in the laptop or desktop may not be an easy task. It is something the geeks can find out easily. However, less tech savvy PC users can surely resort to specialized third party software for this. Utilities like PCFerret can be used to scan PC for system and software information. This tool is freeware but offers you great insight into the system.

PCFerret runs on PCs with Windows Vista and later versions.

  • Publisher: PCFerret
  • Date: 08-02-2015
  • Size: 9613 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinVista, WinVista x64

Nearly every PC user resorts to watching movies or listening to favorite songs once in a while, to break monotony and relax. For this, you can either use the default Windows media player that is packed with each version of Windows or resort to using third party media player software. There are so many such apps that selection can be a little difficult. If you want a media player app that is compatible with numerous audio and video formats and also supports 3D content playback, Monavi Media Player can be a good option.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows 7, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista
  • Spotflux
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
  • Rating

Browsing the internet is a common activity among PC users nowadays and it is required for work and personal purposes almost on a daily basis. However, with malware invasion on rise and hackers on prowl, web browsing and download safety has become important. You can use a suitable internet security or antivirus suite to safeguard your online browsing and transaction experiences for sure. However, if you want an additional level of security for such tasks, consider using a VPN service.

  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Casper
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: 49.95
  • Rating

You may use a laptop or desktop for various purposes. Whether you use it for entertainment or productivity, security of data is of utmost importance. Nowadays, a lot of users resort to third party backup software for ensuring safety of data. However, you may use software that lets you restore image of entire or selected part of hard disk in the event of hardware failure. Casper is one utility that comes with features to let you create image of your OS and data that can be stored on external devices.

  • Platform: WinOther

PC problems can crop up out of the blue and those can affect both careless and cautious users. What do you do when you find your PC just fails to boot up one morning, when you need to work on an urgent project? Instead of resorting to expert intervention after a hard disk failure or malware attack, it is better you take preventive measures to restore system data in such dire situations. Eassos System Restore can be a savior in such dicey situations.

  • Publisher: Eassos ltd.
  • Date: 03-02-2015
  • Size: 24913 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP

There is hardly any PC user who does not use some type of security software nowadays. The growth and diversity of malware has grown up significantly in last few years. New types of attacking exploits and worm are being deployed by the malicious lot as well. However, selecting a suitable application for defending your computer against these threats can be somewhat tough. There are so many PC security suites available. If you are not much into big names and care more for core protection, give Dr.

  • Publisher: Doctor Web
  • Date: 03-02-2015
  • Size: 492988 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10, WinServer, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Prevention is better than the cure. Your computer is prone to viruses, Trojans, malware, worms, adware and spyware etc. on day to day basis. With increase in internet usage and portable memory devices, viruses are spreading like never before and affecting hordes of computer systems worldwide. So a good antivirus is utmost necessity to keep your system healthy. SecuraLive Antivirus provides comprehensive protection from viruses, Trojans, worms, malware and spyware etc.

  • Publisher: SecuraLive
  • Date: 01-02-2015
  • Size: 176649 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

There is no denying the all encompassing role internet plays in human life nowadays. Apart from email, chatting, browsing, millions of people are buying products and services online all over the world. Online banking has also been lapped up by a majority of web users, as it is. While online transaction and shopping is quite convenient, there are risks of data theft and user information getting hacked too. Using quality antivirus or security software is a solution but it would be better to have another layer of protection, in form of a secured browsing app.

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

People use computers for various needs, including work, entertainment and information seeking. However, a majority of PC users do not bother much about intricate details of their PC’s hardware parts. A section of users are particular about this and they go to any lengths to learn about detail of each hardware components and like to benchmarks them as well. For such advanced users, PC diagnostic and benchmarking utilities are extremely useful.

  • Publisher: SiSoftware
  • Date: 30-01-2015
  • Size: 56914 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Keeping the drivers of hardware components used in your PC is really important. Obsolete device drivers lead to a myriad of problems affecting PC performance. While advanced users may check for outdated drivers personally, this may not be an option for others. You may resort to using an app that can find out outdated device drivers and download updates too. If you want a user friendly app for such tasks, try Device Doctor.

Device Doctor can be used for free.

  • Platform: WinOther

To keep your laptop or desktop computer running at peak speed and extract optimal performance out of it, using third party apps may be necessary. While some users still rely on Windows inbuilt PC cleanup and maintenance tools, some third party tools offer better results. That does not actually mean you will need to pay a hefty amount for using such tools. You may resort to using tools like Baidu PC faster that come with a host of components to cleanup junk data and tweak the OS to satisfy demanding users, at zero cost.

  • Publisher: Baidu, Inc.
  • Date: 30-01-2015
  • Size: 1566 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Video editing is no longer restricted to professional studio setups and post production sector. Average PC users also need to dabble with video editing nowadays. You can pick from various free and commercial video editing apps to fulfill such needs. ArcSoft ShowBiz is one such contender. It comes with plenty of options to edit video clips and share them online and through various media.

The app runs on PCs with Windows XP SP3 and later versions.

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

People use various types of internet connections these days. From USB dongles to broadband network and 4G LTE modems, the options are aplenty. However, safety of your internet connection can be compromised when you use unsecured wireless connections. Examples are wi-fi zones in airports and specific public areas. Hotspot Shield VPN by AnchorFree is aimed at securing your PC’s connection when using less secured wireless hotshots. It is ideal for users who are always on the move and want to connect to public networks without jeopardizing safety.

  • Platform: WinOther

With the advent of advanced computing, these days most modern computers have operating systems later of Windows 2000 and mostly using NTFS file system. Thus, a lot of companies have data recovery software on offer for NTFS file format. One such efficient software is NTFS Recover Wizard offering data recovery solution for NTFS file systems. Quite reliable and effective software it is, being very flexible and simple in use.

Designed for Windows and MAC operating systems, NTFS Recovery Wizard requires standard Windows PC for installation and is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.

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

These days there are lot of tower defense games on offer. Coming from the stable of Electronics Arts, which is one of the leading companies in the gaming arena, Plant vs. Zombies is a decent game particularly if you are interested in garden warfare games.

Plant vs. Zombies is a multi platform game being offered on Windows, Mac OS, IOS and Android. Basic system requirements ranging from Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), ARMv7 1.0 GHz or higher, 1 GB of RAM on Android to Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.

  • Publisher: popcap.com
  • Date: 28-01-2015
  • Size: 493 KB
  • Platform: Android, iOS 4.x

Image editing is no longer a job exclusive to photography studio professionals. Even casual PC users often need to edit images, however light or intensive that is. However, it is not mandatory that you will have to buy and use a costly image editing software laden with plenty of features for moderate image editing or retouching needs. If you want capable and affordable software for mid level image editing, try SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro.

The app supports Windows XP and subsequent versions.

  • Publisher: Silkypix
  • Date: 26-01-2015
  • Size: 31642 KB
  • Platform: WinOther
  • UVK
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: .price.
  • Rating

To keep a laptop or desktop PC in top shape, you need to carry out clean up and maintenance operations once in a while. If you evade such steps, even a powerful PC will start responding sluggishly after a period and various usage problems will crop up. While some users remain content with Windows integrated maintenance and cleanup utilities, these are deemed inadequate by seasoned computer users. They resort to numerous third party tweaking tools to clean up the hard drive and keep OS running in the best possible condition.

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

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