Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

There are several computer users who are happy with Windows default utilities like system clock and calendar. As it is, the Windows clock residing at system tray serves its purpose well. However, it is not adequate for those eye candy lovers who just cannot get enough of visual effects, themes, widgets and skins. If you happen to be among those and want a prettier utility than Windows default system clock that also has more functionality, there are quite a few options.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinOther

For PC users dealing with small home networks, monitoring network activities may not be tedious. However, the same cannot be said about heavy duty users like network administrators working with large intranets. They deal with lots of desktops, laptops and servers connected to the same network. Apart from keeping the network up and running at all times, such users need to check for unauthorized intrusion and network access, limit access rights and perform numerous network tasks based on workload.

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

No matter how fast technology evolves and lifestyle alters around us, there are people who remain hooked to things considered obsolete by others. With all those fancy Toyotas and Hondas turning heads around, you can still find the neighbor who uses his decade old Buick and is fond of it. After all, it is a majestic car, has served him well for so long and still looks great! Same is the case with some PC users who are fond of software no longer used by majority or not in production anymore.

  • Platform: WinOther

Amidst the multitude of image editing apps available, there are a few underdogs that have not exactly been showered with the same adulation and fame given to their popular contenders. As far as image editing and retouching goes, a majority of designers, artists and web development professionals swear by Photoshop, Adobe’s powerhouse multifaceted application. Corel is usually close on heels of Adobe and commands a significant fan following, too.

  • Publisher: Gimp
  • Date: 20-10-2013
  • Size: 74752 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Literally every internet user resorts to email for personal or professional communication needs. However, there are numerous ways available for you to access and manage email accounts. You can stick to the usual method of using separate email accounts or switch to a dedicated app for email usage and management. The latter method is suited particularly for business users and those into email marketing jobs.

If you are a wannabe entrepreneur or own a business in expansion mode, GroupMail Free Edition can fit your needs quite well.

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

For a majority of Windows PC users, the in- built search feature of the OS proves to be adequate. However, this may not be the case with advanced users, network administrators and others who need to work with terabytes of data. Dealing with myriads of documents scattered across drives and network can prove to be tedious for such users and they may require a standalone indexing and file management app. This is where Archivarius 3000 fits in. It can search for documents, emails across computers, in removable drives and local network.

  • Publisher: Likasoft
  • Date: 13-10-2013
  • Size: 6492 KB
  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win2000, Windows2000, Windows2003, WinServer, Windows Vista, Win98, WinME, WinNT 4.x, Win95

Screen capture tools are available in abundance if you look around the web and the Windows’s inbuilt utility is what you probably use for taking snapshots of your desktop or laptop screen. As it is, this Microsoft Windows utility is barebones and does not offer you many options. Taking the snapshot of your PC screen using this method and then using third party apps for editing and tweaking images is kind of cumbersome. This explains why standalone Screen capture utilities have become popular with computer users.

  • Platform: WinOther

Everybody who uses the internet is currently under threat from catching a huge variety of viruses. These include trojan horses, malware and spyware. Which can include keyloggers, rats or even spycams which record everything you do on the computer. It is extremely worrying how far people are going to get hold of your personal details, or even your passwords for email, games or other websites. Norton is a very well known anti virus company, who have been developing anti viruses for a long time.

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

Werewolf rider falls into your platform dirt bike game, except with a hint of horror, for instance instead of collecting coins or rings, you'll find yourself collecting zombie heads. You'll find yourself driving through bumpy levels making big jumps, doing back flips and earning lots of points for collecting random things like hearts. You'll all so find, the game has quite a gory touch to it. As an introduction, I can say that werewolf rider is actually quite impressive.

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

File sharing has become an every day to day part of people’s lives. It has become extremely easy to share work, projects or files with each other by simply uploading and downloading files. However, it can take a long time to do so, especially if the file is uncompressed. Nowadays, there are hundreds of different types of compressed file types. For example, 7z, RAR and ZIP. Those are the common ones, there are extremely rare ones that you may find yourself downloading.

  • Publisher: Bandisoft
  • Date: 06-10-2013
  • Size: 5789 KB
  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows2003, Windows Vista, Windows Media Center Edition 2005, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Mario is one of the most well known video game characters on earth. He is probably one of the most successful series ever made, and probably the main reason Nintendo has become so successful. Ever since, hundreds of third party games have been created based on Mario. Many being remakes of the classic super mario bros., others being remakes of other mario related games such as super smash brothers. However, many have also been created with a whole new unique kind of gameplay, with Mario and his fellow friends and rivals as the characters.

  • Platform: Tablets, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

No matter how experienced you are with computers, you are always susceptible to catching a virus. And similarly, no matter how new or up to date your computer is, it is always under threat of being contaminated by one. That is why, it is a must to have a well up to date, effective and efficient anti virus installed on your computer. There are hundreds of anti viruses that are offered to you, you just need to make sure that you download the one that is best for you.

  • Publisher: ParetoLogic
  • Date: 01-10-2013
  • Size: 4202 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, WinOther

Video games are rapidly improving as the days go by, meaning our computers are getting increasingly worse. Obviously, we can't buy a new computer every week, in fact the majority of people buy a new computer or laptop every few years. So after a few years and your computer can't handle the newer games you may find yourself resorting to use a program which will improve the performance of your computer to play them. Gameboost is one of the program that offers this service.

  • Publisher: PGWARE LLC
  • Date: 01-10-2013
  • Size: 3124 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP
  • PCBoost
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: 10.00
  • Rating

There are a large variety of programs that offer their users to improve their computers speed and how well it runs. Obviously, many do not actually provide this and instead are just trying to get money out of you. Others however, have been found to be excellent pieces of software that improve your CPU. PCBoost also promises to improve your computers speed. Before we can believe that achieves what it says it does, we must first do a series of tests.

  • Publisher: PGWARE LLC
  • Date: 01-10-2013
  • Size: 4851 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP

Simulators have become extremely popular in recent times, with there being hundreds of newly created ones. Some of the popular ones are The Sims, Fight simulator and train simulator. However, there is of course a much wider array of simulators in the gaming industry. Fishing simulators are one of them, attempting to give the player the feeling of relaxation and beauty like doing it in real life would so. Now obviously, this is an extremely difficult task considering the game must have good graphics, relaxing sound effects and perfected gameplay to even slightly give the player such a feeling.

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

Viruses have recently become widespread across computers. This is because those who wish to put viruses such as trojan horses, malware and spyware on your computers have taken advantage of the internet. The internet has made it extremely easy for anybody to contract a virus by even doing the most simplest things like going on a website. It has become a necessity to have an effective way of keeping yourself protected, and probably the most easiest way to do so is by downloading a up to date, efficient anti virus.

  • Platform: Win2000, WinOther

Despite popularity of online chat and social media services, the simplicity and affordability of SMS cannot be overlooked. This is why a lot of companies resort to bulk messaging to promote products, offer deals and inform customers about upcoming products etc. While any mobile phone can be used for such messaging needs, the marketing professionals may find capacity and size of standard feature phones somewhat limiting. Would not it be far better to use a computer to send such bulk messages, while you can use your mobile network service? That is where SMSCaster steps in.

  • Platform: WinOther

Image viewing apps were not much used by PC users before the advent and growing popularity of digital cameras. With the price of digital imaging devices nose-diving rapidly and smart phone cameras becoming more capable, users are resorting to image viewer and management tools. Nowadays, taking snaps anywhere and uploading them to PC is only a matter of minutes. As a result, you may find endless number of image folders and disorganized images lying scattered across the computer hard drive.

  • Platform: WinOther

To put it simply digital photo suite, produced by Serif, is a non-complex program that allows its users organise and enhance their photos and images by using its impressive features. Many professional photographers may enjoy this program, as it makes photo enhancement an easy task. For the full version of this program, it costs around £30. This is an okay price, especially considering some photo editing/enhancing programs can be over hundreds of pounds.

  • Publisher: SoftOrbits
  • Date: 09-09-2013
  • Size: 13607 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther

Ultra image printer is a program that is used to convert picture extensions to you more usual ones, such as PNG and JPG. There is not much I can say about this program, so expect quite a short review. The program promises to improve the quality of what you convert, and to do it quickly. Lets see if it does so.

After a fast download and installation, ultra image printer opened up and I was already quite disappointed. The interface looks really old, like something you'd expect on windows 98.

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

The downloading and installation of Emsisoft anti malware is one of ease and speed. Both happen nice and quickly, one of the most impressive things of this anti virus is the fact it also automatically updates the anti virus, if needs be, and runs a full scan straight after you have installed it. This is a really effective feature, and can really help those whom are not used to using anti viruses. This instantaneous scan is a guaranteed insurance that your computer is completely protected.

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

Daedalus can be seen as two different things. One, it can be seen as an Nintendo 64 emulator, in which you can simply download nintendo 64 roms (which are pretty much nintendo 64 games but instead playable on the computer) and play them on this software easily. Secondly, it can be seen as a massive development project. Allowing its users to simply edit the games, create their own games and relatively create attacks.

Looking at Daedalus as an emulator alone, it is really impressive.

  • Platform: WinOther

Maftoox Antivirus is a free anti spyware program which protects your computer from any potential threat. These threats can be a wide variety of things, from things like Malware to trojan horses. The publisher of Maftoox, states that this program is best used as an enhancement software for you original anti virus. Meaning, you will still be using another anti virus on top of using Maftoox. Obviously this has some flaws, such as the fact it will mean your computer runs slower, and uses more CPU.

  • Platform: WinOther

Super Mario rush arena is a Mario stylised game in which you have to consistently kill waves of enemies that get more intense the more you play. It is difficult to place a genre, unless it would be placed under Action, as it is fairly unique. Either way, it has the Mario graphics, the Mario gameplay and the Mario sound effects. However being a Mario game is a tough job, considering he is one of the most popular game icons in gaming history and has had a huge number of games made for him.

  • Publisher: Mario Games
  • Date: 20-08-2013
  • Size: 3523 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

There are no doubts that Operating Systems tend to restrict users when it comes to running processes. From some points of view, the restrictions are great for newbies who might ruin the operating system. However, advanced users encounter a series of problems. You can always change the process priority in the Task Manager or just close some of the programs, but this is pretty much it. This is when Process Lasso steps in to give you more control and help you get over the limitations.

  • Platform: Win2000, WinOther

There are so many audio players on the market that you barely know which one to use first. Some of them have the right features, but do not have the appearance and performance. All in all, finding a middle solution can be quite daunting. However, GOM Audio is one of those softwares that might seem to come up with a little more than what you might want. Moreover, it is available for free, so there are no costs involved for trying it.

The installation is very facile and does not ask for too much work.

  • Publisher: Gretech
  • Date: 03-08-2013
  • Size: 5120 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinVista

Anvi ultimate defrag is a program with the aim of optimizing your hardware to its full potential. It offers a variety of features, and has a number of different routes to achieve what it wants to. The program in fact offers an impressive amount of features, and promises to give your computer a 'nicely welcomed' boost. There are a number of different things we need to look at with this program before we can give it a rating, including its interface, usability and its actual impact on your computer.

  • Publisher: Anvisoft
  • Date: 24-07-2013
  • Size: 11708 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Ben 10 ultimate moto 2 is your typical obstacle course motorbike flash game, in which you have to complete a variety of levels without damaging your biker. To do this, you usually have to bash your biker into the floor or one of the levels obstacles. Doing so, will lead to you going back to the beginning of the level. This means you have to keep a good amount of balance between the speed and tilt of your bike. Being a game, it requires to achieve a fun filled experience for the player, lets see how well it does this.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, WinOther

Having a computer word as it did when it was new is certainly a challenging task. It takes less than a month for a new computer or a PC with freshly installed OS to slow down. Often it is hard to notice the changes and slowing down right away, but is quite clear when seen on a larger time window. As the data keeps on increasing, the system becomes clogged with unnecessary files and the memory blocks are fragmented. In this scenario, many users choose to reinstall the operating system, it is a time consuming task and has some other drawbacks as well.

  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Vista

Spyware Cease is said to be a multi-purpose application to ease your computer's life. It protects against viruses, but it also helps removing spyware and malware applications. Moreover, it can block the spam attacks and other similar threats encountered over the Internet.Users can download a free trial and test the product for as long as they want. There are no time or usage limitations regarding the trial version. However, the program can only be used to diagnose problems and identify threats.

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