Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

Every computer user needs to have adequate protection for his system and this holds true for corporate and network users. In business setups, where multiple desktops and servers are connected to a network, using regular antivirus suite may be inadequate. If you want a feature packed and effective malware solution for a corporate network, give FortiClient standard a try. To get complete protection from FortiGate, the company behind the app, you need to use VPN or a corporate network.

  • Platform: WinOther

There are several video editing and compositing software for Windows platform but few can be as versatile as HitFilm Ultimate. It lets you create amazing quality movies with eye caching effects and add your customizations. Its particle effects are really impressive and outshine the effects present in most of its rivals. It is a suitable application for people who want to create professional and stylish animated titles and movies.

HitFilm Ultimate runs on PCs with Windows Vista 64 bit version and later editions.

  • Publisher: FXhome
  • Date: 13-12-2014
  • Size: 96625 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Digital photography enthusiasts usually stick to industry leading contenders like Adobe Lightroom or Aperture of Apple. However, in recent years a few capable contenders have emerged on the horizon. If you are looking for a feature packed yet affordably priced digital photo editing and management app for Windows or Mac, CyberLink PhotoDirector can be your choice. The company is known more for its award winning media playback suites and webcam apps but its foray into this segment is quite commendable.

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In last few years, the demand of PC security suites has shot up, owing to emerging new threats and malware that are devised every now and then. This has prompted several software makers to jump into PC security bandwagon to grab a pie of the growing market. Ashampoo, a German software company known mostly for its media apps and PC performance tune-up tools is the latest to do so. Ashampoo antivirus is powered by 2 core engines- that of Bitdefender and Emsisoft.

  • Platform: WinOther

With time more and more PC users are resorting to image editing software. For a section of them the need can be professional. However, there is no denying the reality that average PC users also need to use such apps. The proliferation of handled imaging devices like digital cameras and smart phones have led to this. You may need to touch up a bunch of images snapped at your recent vacation occasionally. Similarly, a few images taken at a family occasion may need minor polishing before you can upload them on social networking sites.

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

To keep a computer in top shape and ensure it runs smoothly, you need to cleanup junk files, defrag hard disk and keep it safe from rogue apps. Some users prefer using inbuilt Windows utilities for such needs. However, this can be quite tedious for average users and beginners. They usually opt for capable third party apps to tune up Windows performance and get rid of factors slowing down performance. Choosing the right PC tweaking app can be hard though owing to abundance of options.

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

Autodesk has given an overhaul to its popular 3D animation and modeling tools this year and Mudbox is no exception. The 3D sculpting and painting app, used worldwide by studios and post production setups, is actually a newer app than its siblings from Autodesk stable. Its origins can be traced to SkyMatter, a company that developed the base for making the visually spectacular Lord of the Rings trilogy. After buying Mudbox from the creator entity, Autodesk has equipped the app with features and modified it to cater to growing needs of television, film and gaming industry over the years.

  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8

PC security is a major issue nowadays and everyone including home to network users are opting for more robust security solutions to safeguard their PCs from online and other types of risks. After all, the attackers and malware makers have become advanced with time. Selecting the most suitable security software for your PC can be quite baffling as well. Earlier, there were a handful of players in PC security segment but now you have to pick from a multitude of old time players and relative newcomers.

  • Platform: WinOther

With time, number of CAD/CAM applications you can use has gone up significantly. Nowadays, you can pick from various such apps that are meant for specific task like interior design or aircraft designing. However, if you want a really easy to use and feature rich CAD software, DesignCAD 3D Max may fit the bill. It can be used for making top notch animation and models and 3D images too.

For 3D CAD software, this app has a small footprint.

  • Publisher: IMSI/Design
  • Date: 10-12-2014
  • Size: 76759 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x32, WinOther, WinVista

With price of video recorders coming down with time and Smartphones of present generation featuring HD video recording capability, PC users are being left with increasing amount of videos to deal with. The reality is you will find such videos, including those downloaded from the web, in varying formats and resolutions. When it comes to backing up those videos for personal or other needs, it makes sense to get them converted to a format that fits your need the best.

  • Publisher: Acrovid
  • Date: 10-12-2014
  • Size: 46635 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista x64

Ask veteran web design professionals about a robust and versatile tool for making interactive and content rich websites and most of them will mention Dreamweaver. Adobe’s behemoth web design tool has played the dominant role in web development for a considerably long time despite emergence of new players. The last few upgrades of Dreamweaver were not much exciting or compelling. The sixth version of Adobe’s Creative Suite has brought major changes to almost every component and Dreamweaver is no exception.

  • Platform: WinOther

Technology has always been a major influence behind the rise and popularity of pop music genre. The 1980s pop was heavily influenced by drum machines and analogue synths. It was succeeded by the sampler in the nineties. After that, it’s the computer and software technology that has become a part and parcel of music industry. That explains why music production software and MIDI editing apps are used extensively by bands and music companies for production.

  • Publisher: Ableton
  • Date: 07-12-2014
  • Size: 635085 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

When you buy a copy of Windows, there are some inbuilt utilities that you can use for productivity, system cleanup and maintenance. However, advanced users are often not satisfied with the performance and features of such integrated Windows utilities. That explains why they opt for third party apps, paid or freeware. If you find the default Windows uninstaller is not catering to your needs and it fails to remove some programs completely, it makes sense to invest in capable and affordable third party uninstaller software.

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64
  • CamMask
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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There are several types of webcam software available in market and so you need not stick with the default webcam software of your laptop any longer. However, not all webcam apps can offer you a plethora of fun and dazzling effects as CamMask. This is a user friendly webcam app with oodles of interesting and hilarious effects and useful features. It is compatible with leading webcam software and websites such as Google + Hangouts, and MSN Messenger.

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

The need for privacy varies from one computer user to another. You can find a section of users oblivious about data security needs and there are those who resort to numerous security measures to keep data safe from others. If you are very serious about PC data security, using specialized encryption software is necessary. You can try east-tec Invisible Secrets. This feature rich app offers various encryption algorithms to keep data safe from prying eyes.

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

Even a few years back, video conversion was not commonplace among average PC users. However, with tremendous progress made in computer software and hardware things have changed. Now, it is quite common to see your neighborhood college student dealing with an external HDD full of video clips and movies! At times, you may feel like converting those video clips to a format you like. It does not necessarily mean you will have to use an expensive video converter app.

  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win2000, Windows2000, Windows2003, Windows Vista, Win98, WinME

It is no longer an exclusive domain of studios and post production setups to edit video clips. Thanks to increasing availability of handheld video recording devices and speedy internet access spreading everywhere, average PC users are well acquainted with video editing. There are plenty of free and commercial video editors you can use nowadays.  If you want a hassle free and user friendly app that is affordable as well, try BlazeVideo Video Editor.

  • Platform: WinOther
  • Pertino
  • License: Comercial
  • Price: $49
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With time, a majority of computer software makers are moving to cloud based services. From backup apps to productivity, everything is being shifted to cloud servers. The trend of shifting networking to Cloud may be in nascent stage, but it is already there! Pertino is among such services that allow you make on-the-fly network based in Cloud. It supports widely used networking devices such as fax machines, printers, file servers and desktop etc. You can also invite others to connect to the cloud network and access these devices irrespective of where you and those people are located physically.

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Average PC users are no longer strangers to video file handling and editing. There are so many sources from where you acquire video files, as it is. You also need to deal with video clips acquired from cameras and smart phones. At times, you may need to edit such videos. While there is no shortage of commercial video editors, home users can do with freeware apps. One such contender is Machete Video Editor Lite. It is quite user friendly and lets you perform basic editing tasks with ease.

  • Publisher: MacheteSoft
  • Date: 04-12-2014
  • Size: 1475 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

Using media player software is something PC users are not alien to, as it is. Even the most workaholic users indulge in listening to music tracks at times. While the WMP, which comes with Windows, may serve needs for some users, it is not everyone’s favorite. Luckily, you can pick suitable third party media player software from available options. If you want a hassle free media player that does not cost anything try SMPlayer Portable.

As evident from the name, SMPlayer Portable does not need an installer.

  • Platform: WinOther
  • HWiNFO32
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
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While Windows ships with its inbuilt utilities and there are command prompts to diagnose hardware and software components, these may not be feasible for all users. To learn about exact hardware and software configuration in a computer, either laptop or desktop, you can resort to third party diagnostic and benchmarking apps. The nice thing is some such apps come for free. One such worthy contender is HWiNFO32. This app offers solid options to diagnose and run benchmarks on your computer.

  • Platform: WinOther

Editing videos is a prerequisite in post production and studio setups. However, editing is not necessarily limited to adding special effects or performing actions like trimming and cropping footages. There are top notch color grading solutions that can be used to give video clips a stunning makeover. These are useful to enhance look, brightness and sharpness of footages to a large extent. One such example is CyberLink ColorDirector. The company, known for making some superb video editing and playback tools, has produced a winner with this specialized editing app.

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No matter what type of PC you use, it becomes essential to perform system maintenance and cleanup from time to time. Without system cleanup and tweaking of Windows core components, speed and performance of your PC will take a nosedive. While veteran users may stick to using Windows inbuilt utilities, less tech savvy people may opt for third party apps. As it is, the latter are easier to use and they automate the process to an extent. If you want capable and feature rich third party PC clean up and maintenance utility, give Windows Doctor a try.

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

Thanks to plummeting cost of digital cameras and simultaneous improvement in cell phone imaging , dealing with oodles of digital images has become commonplace nowadays. Even your adolescent cousin may have thousands of images stored in his PC or mobile phone. While using an image editor can be a requirement sometimes, capable image organizer software can also prove to be useful. If you do not want to pay for such apps, try Phototheca. This photo manager app is targeted at users with thousands of images scattered in their Hard disks.

  • Platform: Win2000, WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10, WinServer, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64
  • Musique
  • License: Shareware
  • Price: 5.99
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There are so many options available to computer users when it comes to playing back music on desktops or laptops. Windows versions come with a default media player, which frankly speaking is not the favorite of audiophiles. It is also possible to stream music from online services like Pandora and Spotify. Apart from these, you can opt for some less popular but capable third party apps for the need. One such example is Musique, available for both Mac and Windows OS.

  • Platform: WinOther

There is hardly any Windows user who has not used Windows Media Player. This app was bundled with nearly each version of Windows and whether you like or dislike the software, it is likely you had a brush with it during your initial days with the PC at least. With each version of Windows, the WMP has got better, equipped with more features and sleeker. There are plenty of users who stick to freeware third party apps like VLC or prefer feature laden commercial media players like PowerDVD.

  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Date: 02-12-2014
  • Size: 10035 KB
  • Platform: WinOther

The PDF format is used worldwide to distribute document files without changing formatting, alignment and layout. It can also be used to share complex engineering designs and diagrams along with massive amounts of text. The biggest benefit of this format is that it is cross platform compatible. For a majority of PC users the default PDF viewer app is Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, this app is often criticized for hogging resources, and slowing down older computers.

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

With average computer users dealing with ever increasing amounts of data, it has become necessary to use a capable data backup application. The problem is which app you pick, given the fact there is such abundance of choices! If you are looking for an inexpensive yet no fuss data backup solution, O&O DiskImage Professional Edition can be a worthy choice. In fact, it does come with extensive data backup features and added goodies. The 6th version comes with some notable enhancements and it is quite user friendly as well.

  • Platform: WinOther

From the time Apple switched to Intel’s x86/x64 based architecture for Mac lineup, running Windows on those computers has become easy. By using a utility like Boot Camp you can install and run Windows on Macs. The fact is OS X can access partitions formatted using NTFS system but Windows cannot access HFS partitions by default. If you want to access a Mac disk while running Windows, using an app like MacDrive Pro makes sense.

With MacDrive Pro, you can access Mac formatted discs easily from Windows Explorer.

  • Publisher: Mediafour
  • Date: 30-11-2014
  • Size: 13312 KB
  • Platform: Win7 x64, Windows 7, Windows 8, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

CyberLink is known for its sleek and powerful apps that make content creation and management breeze for users and newest release of its video editing app, PowerDirector ultimate, carries the trend forward.  From those days when it was bundled with many hardware setups, it has evolved into a standalone app, powerful enough to give industry leading rivals a run for their money. The newest release picks up from the spot its predecessor left and takes itself to the level of prosumer class video editors.

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