Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

For most PC users, taking backup of data has become near mandatory. Without taking backup, your PC remains vulnerable to risk of data loss. Selecting the right data backup however is not easy. There are so many freeware and commercial data backup apps available nowadays, average users can feel perplexed. If you want user friendly yet capable data backup software, give Ocster Backup Pro a try.

The app runs on PCs with Windows XP and subsequent versions.

  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • PhotoImp
  • License: Comercial
  • Price: 28.50
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There was a time photo organizer and management applications were used largely by professional photographers or graphic designers. However, it is now commonplace to see casual PC users using such apps with abandon. This change has been triggered by the proliferation of cheap and easy digital photography options reaching the masses. Thousands of images obtained from the web, digital camera and even smart phones need to be organized and edited occasionally.

  • Platform: WinOther
  • Enhanso
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: 29.95
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While the number of computer users continues to go up by leaps and bounds each passing day not every user bothers to find out details about system configuration and settings frequently. Most of them think about such issues only when the PC malfunctions or runs slower than usual! However, there are some PC users who are always mindful about keeping their PCs in top shape and know every detail about their system configuration. If you belong to the later group, it is imperative that you use a suitable app to tune up the computer and learn every bit of its configuration.

  • Publisher: SeriousBit
  • Date: 15-01-2015
  • Size: 14951 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64
  • Bvckup
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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There is no denying the reality that computers have become a part and parcel of human existence. From education, work, entertainment and data storage, computers are required at every step of life. Safety of data is of paramount importance to PC users. Your valuable data including gigabytes of media content, credit card and banking information are stored in the PC hard disk. Data loss triggered by mishaps like hardware failure or hazards like fire and flood can have severe consequences.

  • Platform: WinOther

It is undeniable that the web has become an integral part of human life and activities. However, it does have the flip sides. For using several online services including banking, social media you have to create numerous profiles. Each online profile usually needs to be safeguarded with a password. Over time, remembering unique passwords for those services can become tedious for any user. This explains why password manager apps have become so popular nowadays.

  • Platform: Android, Mac OS X, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Without using the Internet, it is extremely difficult to obtain information, seek entertainment or look for study references but there is a downside to it as well. While some tech savvy kids master the tricks to bypass monitoring of their parents or apps to seek access to potentially harmful sites, some other kids may fall prey to online dangers unwittingly. There are so many parental control apps but picking the right one may be tedious. If you want a hassle free software that lets you monitor online activities of kids and enables you to block access to objectionable sites simultaneously, try Qustodio.

  • Publisher: Qustodio
  • Date: 13-01-2015
  • Size: 406 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Occasional image editing needs can arise even if you are not a graphic designer or work as a professional photographer nowadays! Think of all those photos lying in your PC hard disk, derived from various sources like digital camera, smart phone and the web. Not all of them are shot perfectly and you may feel like retouching some of them before uploading to Facebook or similar sites. For this, there is no need to buy a costly image editor. You can resort to using affordable and user friendly apps like PhotoMagic Studio.

  • Platform: WinOther

For a majority of PC users, their data may seem more precious than valuable jewelry or other assets. However, in some unfortunate solutions they have to experience data loss. While malfunctioning hard disk may be the culprit, someone may delete the files and folders you need in your absence as well. It can even be done by a kid in household who is oblivious to importance of such files. If the recycle bin is also emptied and no backup is taken, you may feel panicked.

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

To keep your kids and teenage family members away from pornographic and objectionable websites you can use parental control software. Such apps offer numerous restrictive measures to limit PC and web access for young users. However, adult users also get distracted to certain online services while working and this can affect productivity adversely. If you want to get over distraction caused by addiction to online services and social media sites, use Cold Turkey.

  • Platform: WinOther

It is not usual to see general computer users dealing with encryption and related apps. However, it is true that encrypting your data adds another level of security and goes a long way in thwarting possibilities of data misuse. If you want to use a data encryption app that is not difficult to handle and does not compromise on safety aspects, try Advanced Encryption Package Professional. It will ease the task of dealing with plenty of encrypted documents and mails.

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

Nowadays, PC users are burdened with the task of creating and remembering numerous passwords for managing email accounts, social media profiles as well as banking related transactions. There are so many websites where you need to create a profile with password. Over time, this can become quite tedious. Forgetting password for a much needed online service can prove to be disastrous. While you can write down those passwords on paper, that can be stolen and make you land in mess! So, the better idea is using capable password manager application.

  • Platform: All

Without using the web, you cannot accomplish a lot of things in life easily. However, the speed of internet access does play a role behind your web usage experience. At times, you may have to cope with sluggish web page rendering, buffering while loading web video etc. These can be annoying especially when you are looking for information. While internet access technology has progressed considerably in last few years, occasional web access speed slowdown is commonplace.

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

PC users often need to convert videos from various formats to other formats that suit their needs. As expected, there are hundreds of free and paid apps to accomplish such tasks nowadays. It is not mandatory that you will have to pay a high amount to use such an app. If you want to convert various types of video files to MKV format for free, EasyBrake is a worthy contender. It can convert video files of varying formats to MP4 and mkv using the tried and tested HandBrake conversion engine.

  • Publisher: Roadside
  • Date: 12-01-2015
  • Size: 10854 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

There are several factors that may lead to a sluggish and malfunctioning computer. Malware invasion is a common factor but there can be other reasons too. Computers that are used by several users, more so in organizations, schools or institutions may be exposed to mishandling. Inexperienced users may delete system files by mistake. Instances of amateur users installing spyware and systems getting compromised are also not unheard of. One way to tackle this menace is by installing surveillance system in the place.

  • Platform: WinOther

Not so long time ago, most PC users would remain content with a standard antivirus suite to safeguard their data and computers from malware. The scene has changed a lot in last few years. The incidents of celebrity accounts getting attacked and personal information theft have sent shockwaves across the world. Nowadays, a majority of people opt for either Internet security or Total Security suites. The latter suites bundle in firewall, parental control and backup options along with malware protection.

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Digital image editing has become much more accessible to average PC users owing to proliferation of numerous third party apps and improvements in computer hardware technology. However, the abundance of such apps may make the selection a tedious task for you. If you need to edit images or draw on digital canvas occasionally, there is no need to invest in a steeply priced and feature rich tool. You can meet the objective by using affordable and user friendly tools like Artweaver Plus.

  • Platform: WinOther

When you want to watch movies, online videos or listen to music tracks, using a suitable application is required. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to stick to Windows default media player software for such needs. There are plenty of third party apps to choose from. You need not pay a hefty amount to use third party media player apps as it is. If you want a feature rich and well performing media player that comes for free, give CherryPlayer a try.

  • Platform: Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista
  • Canva
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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While designing becomes a requirement for millions of PC users at times, a majority of them do not feel comfortable about using mainstream design software. The steep learning curve associated with some graphic design and print publishing apps keep such users away. However, the good thing is that you can actually design eye catching brochures, cards and web graphics without using typical design apps. Canva is web based design software that has been made to eliminate the quirks and hurdles associated with the process.

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For PC users, it becomes necessary to convert audio and video clips from one format to another at times. This is not necessarily restricted to studio professionals and average users end up with oodles of video clips derived from the web and other sources nowadays. While you can pick from various third party media conversion software, it is hard to beat the performance and versatility offered by Sorenson Squeeze. The software comes in a standard and a pro version.

  • Platform: WinOther

PC users have become more conscious and careful about privacy of their data these days, especially about the data they need to share with others. There are valid reasons for this trend. Instances of personal information theft and attacking are on rise and sometimes celebs and eminent personalities also fall prey to the malicious attackers! Fortunately, you can use various third party data encryption apps that enhance privacy of shared data. If you do not want to pay for data encryption software, try Quick Crypt.

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

PC users need to use various types of software for image editing nowadays. While a majority of users look for software to eliminate regular imaging issues like red eye or orientation of image, professional photography enthusiasts resort to specialized apps. If you want a capable app to take care of issues like optical corrections, distortion and chromatic aberration in digital images, try DxO Optics Pro. Made by DxO Labs, a company well known in camera and lens testing, this tool is ideal companion for professional photographers aiming for perfection.

  • Publisher: dxo.com
  • Date: 11-01-2015
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It is usually common to see people using mobile apps to add some eye candy to snapped images or apply creative filters before sharing in social media sites. However, you can do the same thing in PC nowadays. These apps may not go down well with Photography purists but casual users will be benefited a lot. You can try CameraBag which goes a few steps beyond run of the mill fancy photography apps.

CameraBag runs on PCs with Windows XP SP3 and later editions.

  • Platform: WinOther
  • Avidemux
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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Editing and converting video files is not as complicated or tedious as most people think. Owing to improvements in both computer software and hardware, even casual PC users can perform light to moderate video editing without much fuss nowadays. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money in buying a feature laden video editing tool as well. There are some freeware video editors that also offer enough punch for general usage. One such example is Avidemux.

  • Publisher: Avidemux
  • Date: 11-01-2015
  • Size: 10342 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Web site designing can be done through numerous ways and you no longer need to be adept at hand coding to create stunning and content rich websites. Neither do you need to depend on feature rich and expensive apps like Adobe Dreamweaver, which can be quite overkill for some. If you need to design compelling websites without using much hand coding and HTML, resort to Artisteer. This software is aimed at users who want interactive and aesthetic websites minus the pain of coding.

  • Platform: WinOther

Webcams are used by billions of PC users these days. They let you view your close ones and friends live who are thousands of miles away through technological means. You can interact with others real time using webcams and also capture the interactions. Of course, you will need a top notch webcam utility to make the capture interesting or add some fun to the video chats with friends and others. WebCam Companion by Arcsoft comes with a lot of bells and whistles to keep you happy.

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

Image editing is no longer exclusive to graphic design professionals and veteran photographers. Average PC users also need to dabble with image editing tasks from time to time. The proliferation of Smart phones with high resolution cameras and various portable imaging devices has made digital photography accessible to the mass. However, you do not need to buy a feature rich high end image editor that burns a hole in your pocket for casual and occasional image editing and retouching needs.

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

To keep the PC you use performing smoothly, it is essential that you keep the hardware and software components updated. Buying top quality hardware components like GPU and Motherboard are important but you also need to keep the drivers of such devices updated. Several hardware components including modem, webcam and Lan cards require specific drivers to run. When the drivers become outdated or you update your OS, those devices may not function properly and performance bottleneck can be an issue.

  • Publisher: DriverEasy
  • Date: 08-01-2015
  • Size: 1946 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

For individual users as well as organizations, taking backup of data is vital nowadays. You really cannot count on the PC hard drive solely to store your data forever in a secure manner, as it is! Backup software is a prerequisite and choosing the right app is also important. Nowadays, people are opting for online backup apps over conventional apps that offer data storage on local network or external storage. If you want a capable a user friendly backup app for company data storage needs, try out DriveHQ Online Backup Enterprise Edition.

  • Platform: WinOther

To stay safe from hard disk problems or OS file corruption related issues, you need to use specialized software. RestoreIT, by FarStone Technology is a stellar data recovery app that allows you to restore Windows to a perfect working condition. It aids in recovering files, software, Windows settings and spares you from going through the pain of hard disk format and reinstallation.

RestoreIT is not heavy on system resources. It can be used on PCs with Windows XP and later OS versions, in both 32 and 64 bit mode.

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

Adobe has enjoyed the position of undisputed king in multimedia and especially image editing mainly owing to its powerful behemoth software Photoshop for more than a decade. Despite existence and emergence of rival contenders, Photoshop has retained the numero uno spot in graphic design, print media consistently. When Adobe decided to make a transition to Cloud millions of users and loyalists saw red and raised a huge uproar about the subscription based usage policy.

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