A few questions, if we may. Have you ever worked in a restaurant? Have you ever started your own business? Have you ever used a point-of-sale system? How about all three at once? Welcome to the world of the restaurant entrepreneur, a high-stress, low-overhead, labor-intensive undertaking similar to other challenging occupations such as barkeeper or cafe owner. For them, Sani Technologies offers Easy Restaurant POS, a point-of-sale system optimized for restaurants, bars, grills, pizzerias, and similar small businesses. It supports dine-in, take-out, and delivery services; multiple users; separate Kitchen Display like large chains; and bars and beverage services. It tracks … Read more
Matching puzzle games have become fairly ubiquitous, with a lot of themes employed to jazz up what is typically just the task of getting three or more jewels (or whatever) of the same color in a row and clearing them from the board. Jewel Quest 2 plants this popular puzzle format within some kind of seafaring adventure motif. We're not entirely clear what it is--the game's font is too small to be legible--but the puzzle itself remains the same addictive time-waster it always has been.
In order to play Jewel Quest 2, users must first download the Free … Read more
There's nothing more annoying than trying to open a file, only to find that you don't have the right program on hand to do the job. That's where Free Opener comes in. It opens a large variety of files without any hassle. We rarely keep the applications we review, but this is one that we plan on keeping around for personal use.
The program has a very simple user interface, with only three menu options: File, Edit, and Help. Using the File menu, we were able to browse for and select different files to view in the … Read more
You want to use a certain picture as your cell phone background image, but it's too darn big. So you open your graphics app...it's loading; be patient...and navigate to...hold on; phone's ringing...gotta go! You'll get back to that picture--when monkeys fly out of your USB jack. PictureCropper's developers know you so well that they've gone and made a program just to help you quickly resize pictures for mobile wallpapers, posting online, sharing, or saving.
PictureCropper's simple interface displays Crop Options in a right-hand preview panel. The program opened with … Read more
In some ways, the Windows Registry is like a hotel registry: files and programs come and go like hotel guests, leaving their traces behind them. Like a good hotel staff, a suite of suitable utilities can keep your Registry clean and compact, which helps keep your PC running fast and smooth. Registry tools tend to fall into one of two categories, cleaners and defragmenters. Cleaners scour the Registry for leftovers, tossing them on command, while the defragmenters or optimizers delete empty space to make the Registry smaller and more efficient. While they're often bundled together, such tools are available … Read more
Most timers have at least one thing in common: they display numbers as they count down. VisiTimer, however, does things a little differently. Instead of showing numbers, VisiTimer gradually reveals an image with a sweeping radial motion similar to the movement of the arm of a clock. It's a great choice both for kids and for adults who do better with visual representations than with numbers.
The program's interface is plain and easy to navigate. You can choose either an image to use with VisiTimer or a plain circle in the color of your choice. The program comes … Read more
Image files, document files, video files, audio files...all these different kinds of files need their own viewers and players. Or do they? FileEyes is an interesting program that can display and play a ridiculous number of different file types. The program's features don't entirely make sense, but it does indeed do what it's meant to do.
The program's interface is not the most intuitive thing we've ever seen. There's a button labeled File Explorer and another labeled Open File. The program also has a clock, a to-do list, and a calendar, which seems … Read more
The fact that PDFs aren't easy to edit is both a blessing and a curse; they can protect content from unauthorized changes, but they can also be a pain when you have a legitimate need to edit something. Sure, you can copy and paste text from a PDF, but your formatting will pay the price. Walker Free PDF to Word Converter makes it easy to convert PDF files into easily edited Word documents, and for the most part it keeps your formatting intact as well.
The program's interface isn't going to win any beauty contests, but it'… Read more
If you have to sit at a computer all day, you may as well have something nice to look at. Wallpaperload Free Wallpapers gives access to a large collection of high-quality wallpapers that are organized by theme. If you like to change your wallpaper frequently, this program has plenty of options to keep your desktop fresh.
The program's interface is plain and easy to navigate, with category headers across the top. The wallpapers are organized around nine themes: animals, beach, sunsets, landscapes and nature, babes (not to be confused with babies), cities, plants, digital, and mixed. There are 1,… Read more
Anyone who works on more than one computer or who carries a portable PC toolkit on a USB drive can probably use a portable search tool, especially one that offers advantages over the built-in Windows tool that many users will appreciate. UltraFileSearch Portable Edition is a good choice for that role. It's completely portable, so it will run on any compatible machine without having to be installed. It doesn't use indexing or other resource-hogging methods, and it doesn't modify your registry. What it does do is search multiple drives simultaneously for filter-defined searches and sort the results … Read more