File Expert is the basic version of GeekSoft's excellent file manager for Android, but it doesn't give up much to its sibling, File Expert HD. It's a better fit for older devices or those not running Android 4.0 or better. You can get a Pro upgrade that adds advanced features such as root access if you need it, but most users will find File Expert's combination of an intuitive interface and extras like unzipping files and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FTP connectivity pretty close to what they've been looking for in an Android file manager. … Read more
Integrating several collaboration apps into one, TwitHaven for Mac provides your organization with a straightforward way to communicate and stay up to date on projects. It's a subscription-based app that comes with many features and supports all desktop platforms. Don't expect it to be perfect or super fast, though.
When launched for the first time, TwitHaven for Mac asks you to sign in. If you're a new user, you are offered a two-month trial membership for which you need to register. The application's main interface is clean and well organized, giving you a clear view of … Read more
MultiSnap provides a number of tools for taking and storing photos on your device or in the cloud. With built-in Evernote connection and a number of other useful features to keep your images accessible, the app has potential to be a very useful tool. It's unfortunate, then, that MultiSnap provides so little guidance in how to use the app and is generally so messy.
When you first open MultiSnap you'll be prompted to log in to your Evernote Account. While not necessarily an Evernote app, most of the tools in MultiSnap require you to be logged in. Once … Read more
WOT for IE applies the Web of Trust's user-based ratings systems to Internet Explorer. When you browse to a questionable site, WOT for IE's toolbar icon changes from green to yellow to red, based on the site's reputation. That reputation is based on feedback by actual visitors and shared through the Web of Trust, a free, community-based online rating service. It does for Web sites what Angie's List does for plumbers; sort the trustworthy from the unreliable, the incompetent, and the scammers. WOT's social features let you read feedback shared by other users and contribute … Read more
If some events deserve a constant reminder, Holiline Reminder places birthday countdowns, special holidays, and upcoming weddings in a banner that will stay at the top or bottom of your screen. It doesn't offer anything fancy, but it's easy to set up and it worked exactly as promised in our tests.
You'll need to unzip a folder to find Holiline Reminder's install file, but the process is quick and painless. The first time you launch the program, onscreen guidance tells you to right-click to create an event. There's a lack of punctuation and the oddly … Read more
In this week's must-see rundown, we offer up an in-depth look at all of the new features in Google's latest mobile OS, Android KitKat. If you're one of the lucky users to already have it, you'll also want to check out our very handy tips for extending your phone's battery on KitKat.
Twitter officially went public earlier this week. In our latest Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and senior writer Daniel Terdiman discuss the social media giant's initial public offering, what they learned from Facebook, and how they plan to turn a profit. … Read more
PDFpenPro resolves one of the biggest issues users have with PDF documents -- their intractability when edits are needed. Rather than requiring expensive first-party software for edits or a source file, PDFpenPro allows you to quickly and easily edit the documents, changing text, highlighting segments, and adjusting on-page elements. It's not as powerful as the full Acrobat suite, but it's close and it's a lot more accessible.
When you open PDFpenPro, you're asked to register for ease of updates and file saving, but it's not required. You can then immediately start opening and editing files. … Read more
SizeUp for Mac makes up for one of the few features Mac users often miss from Windows -- the ability to quickly and easily size and resize windows by dragging them to different parts of the screen. The app allows you to do that and much more, identifying numerous custom sizing options, attaching them to hot keys, and running them whenever the app is open.
When you open SizeUp for Mac, you will need to give it access to your accessibility options which it does walk you through, and you can define all of your resizing options. From there, you … Read more
Mellel looks no different from other word processors on Mac OS X at first glance, but offers a robust array of tools designed specifically for its target audience. Buried beneath the surface are numerous tools for crafting live bibliographies, formatting documents actively, and managing an outline of your document as you develop it -- all perfect for scholars, technical writers, and others with heavy citation and annotation needs.
Mellel is a big file so it takes some time to download, install, and open for the first time. Once it does, however, it runs smoothly. Everything looks sleek and modern, and … Read more
Sound Studio for Mac offers a number of useful audio editing tools in a clean, accessible interface for creating spoken word tracks or converting existing music tracks to new formats. It isn't overwhelming to look at, nor is it lacking in any of the features that you need for those basic audio tasks, making it a good investment for anyone that needs a solid, well-executed audio editing tool for their Mac.
When you install Sound Studio, it boots up fast and you can start editing audio immediately. You can record or you can drag and drop or import audio … Read more