AVG's Anti-Virus and Internet Security line follows on the heel of last year's highly-ranked security suite by not merely incorporating some minor but key tweaks to both its front-end and back-end, but a stronger push toward personal data management and privacy utilities that help prevent uninvited access to your files. Though many threats still exist, security programs as they stand now start to encompass areas of privacy utilities. Whereas the majority of threats were once external viruses trying to force their way into your machines, nowadays malware focus more on tricking users to inadvertently open doors for hijacking.… Read more
AVG's Anti-Virus and Internet Security line follows up last year's highly ranked security suite with a stronger emphasis on personal data management and privacy utilities to prevent unwanted privacy breaches. Version 2014 not only maintains a consistently level rate of protection, but also includes a few new extra tools like File Shredder and Data Safe for a more permanent and secure solution to deleting files, as well as creating a safe box for files on your local machine.
Smart Diary Suite Free Portable will help you track various "life factors" and allow you to make written and verbal diary entries. You don't even have to install this basic tool and you can take it with you, if you work on multiple computers.
The free version of Smart Diary Suite comes complete with graphing of your life factors, iCalendar or vCalendar integration, and a host of other versatile functionality. This program is impressive in its scope. The best feature is the full integration of not only what is happening in your life via text or voice, … Read more
VSDC Free Video Editor looks and feels just like a professional video editor. In fact, if feels almost identical to Final Cut Pro in a lot of ways. If you want to experience that style of in-depth video editing, this program is an epic way to do it for free. Be warned, though, that there's a steep learning curve unless you already have some experience.
This program checks in at about 26MB, which isn't gigantic, but is still relatively large. For that, you'll get a program that is a dead ringer for professional editing programs. It has … Read more
Glow Puzzle Free takes a classic game -- connecting dots on a piece of paper -- and makes it into a fun, attractive, easy-to-play iOS game. The concept is an old one. Onscreen are a number of dots and lines. You need to connect every dot on the screen without doubling back with your finger. So if you tap a dot, you cannot tap it again unless completing another line. It's easy at first, but as you progress in levels you'll really need to think about what order to connect your lines.
The game starts with a series … Read more
MEO Free File Encryption for Mac allows users to password-protect files and send encrypted e-mails, all in a basic, easy-to-understand package. With the rise in security threats, the program's capabilities will be useful to many users who want to protect sensitive files against unauthorized access.
MEO Free File Encryption for Mac opens into a small menu with three large buttons. Each includes clear labeling and graphics, making their functions easy to identify, even for less-experienced users. These buttons are for encrypting, decrypting, and e-mailing secured files. Clicking the encrypt option brings up an additional window, which allows users to … Read more
Chaos Free is actually a good name for this freeware version of Chaos Software's Time & Chaos CRM tool since keeping busy people free from chaos is its mission. To that end, Chaos Free focuses on the basics, omitting some features and support options offered by Time & Chaos (better) and Chaos Intellect (best). Chaos Free organizes and manages your contacts, phone book, schedules, appointments, notes, and task lists. It syncs with the Cloud and connects with a wide range of e-mail clients and other apps, including Microsoft Word. Chaos Free even handles everyday tasks like printing labels and … Read more
Clockwork Free is very useful, even if it is rudimentary and lacking a lot of the basic functions, tutorials, and interface tools you'll want in an app of this type. It allows you to create multiple timers that chain together to ensure you are performing tasks in the right time frames. The two examples included are studying and exercising, perfect examples of activities where you need to measure multiple small chunks of time in succession.
Upon opening Clockwork Free, you can start using it right away. The two sample activities are already loaded to show you how it works, … Read more
PocketPass Free is designed to protect your log-ins, personal data, and other account-related information from unauthorized access on your iPhone. It does this by creating a password protected layer and organizing all of your personal information into folders that you can access with the tap of a button. However, with limited security options, a bare-bones interface, and some performance-related issues, the app isn't as powerful as a lot of other password protection apps on the market.
The first step after downloading PocketPass Free is to choose your password and set up your account. Once this is done, you can … Read more
Postcard Maker Free is designed to create digital postcards that you can then share with your friends or family via a number of social networks. As a result it has quite a few options, all of which are useful, but because of a mediocre interface and some small performance issues, it never quite overcomes its limitations to become an app you'll want to use more than a couple of times.
Upon initial installation you can start making postcards right away, but there is no tutorial walking you through any of the steps involved in doing so. It sounds simple: … Read more