Rufus Portable creates a bootable USB drive that can help you recover your system when very bad things happen to it. When your PC won't start, the bootable disk you created in a rare moment of foresight will often let you boot into Safe Mode or System Recovery, where you can fix the problem and reboot normally. If the patient's condition is more serious, you might even need a bootable disk to recover your OS, disk, or entire system from the full backup you also made (you did, right?). Years ago, bootable disks were floppies; then came CDs. … Read more
Photo Sketch Free is a fun photo editing app that manages to perfectly capture the style and theme of the filters it uses in the interface and design. The result is an attractive, well-made, and quick app that offers a number of editing tools with only a handful of issues. If you enjoy filtering your photos and want an app with new and fun options for doing so, this is a good place to start.
When you open Photo Sketch free, you see immediately what you're working with. The interface and design features are all hand drawn and they … Read more
Monthly Budget Planner is supposed to help you track your expenses, budget, and income, but it lacks many of the tools needed to do so efficiently. While there are plenty of categories and options here to set up your expenses and income levels, the lack of a clean interface, no clear instructions, and a single input method limits who can use this app and how effective it will be in streamlining your recordkeeping.
The home screen for Monthly Budget Planner lists your Budget, Expenses, and Cash Withdrawals. You can add a new budget, edit your expenses, or change your cash … Read more
Fat Bits is a fun, cleverly-made app that allows you to create and edit icons pixel by pixel with great effect. The resulting images and icons you create are unique in a number of ways, but most importantly, you can make them with a few basic taps of the screen. There are no pallets or overly-complicated tools needed. Just tap and drag and pixels change colors at your whim.
The interface for FatBits is where it really shines the most. Onscreen is a selection of icons to choose from, a canvas on which to edit what you've selected, and … Read more
A well-designed and comprehensive search tool, DeepInside for Mac easily locates any hidden and system files and folders on Mac OS X. Its interface, which is intuitive, and ability to comprehensively search a computer are a step above other, similar applications.
The program's well-designed installer walks the user through the process, with little input needed. The program's interface is similarly well-rendered, making it easy to use for those familiar with Search and Finder windows. A sidebar on the left displays the available disks and large folders. Selecting them brings up a menu in the middle where the contents … Read more
Contactive is an easy-to-like contact manager thanks to its good looks and social integration, but some speed dial settings and widgets like you'd find in other contact managers would be more than welcome. If those aren't terribly important to you, this app has a lot to offer.
Contactive lets you sign up for a new account or sign in through Facebook. If you choose the latter, you can import status updates, contact information and other posts from your Facebook friends as well as your address book. The app lets you connect your LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social profiles … Read more
An exciting side-scrolling shooter for mobile devices, Angel Slash comes with nifty graphics, nearly endless gameplay, and very few drawbacks. It's a great tribute to the old arcade top-scrolling shooter many gamers grew up with. Its snappy performance and controls are wonderful, but the repetitive levels do get a little old after a while.
This game lets you control an angel with the job of shooting down all sorts of nasty-looking demons. As you kill enemies, your weapons get more and more powerful. If things get extra hairy, you can use a special attack to destroy the entire screen. … Read more
Paper Ball FREE employs a realistic physics engine to provide a predictable and fun gaming experience. It is an exciting and addictive game, featuring a clever, little paper ball that rolls along an obstacle course. With the aid of the wind, gravity, and special moves, you must guide your ball through treacherous territory and avoid falling into the abyss.
One would imagine that this game takes up a lot of space but it is actually fairly light at less than 10MB. The first thing that users will notice about Paper Ball FREE is its beautiful graphics. The color scheme is … Read more
ePhoto Transfer Free is a portal for your iOS devices to move files between desktops, tablets, and phones on the go. With the option to share through a browser, or through another person's own device, you can get your images just about anywhere with this app; and in our tests it was decently fast and easy to use.
There are a lot of apps that do pretty much the same thing as ePhoto Transfer Free. The key metrics of usefulness then, are the speed of transfer and ease of use. In both cases, ePhoto Transfer Free worked well. Transfers … Read more
AppMenu Magic is less of an app than a script that changes the way the name of each app displays in the menu bar. It does this very well, however, actively changing on the fly the name of every app you have open to the icon for that app in the menu bar. Installation takes a moment as key system settings are revised, but afterwards, it runs seamlessly in the background whenever you start a new app.
After downloading the DMG from the developer you must install the script, which requires a handful of steps through a traditional installation screen. … Read more