TweakNow PowerPack 2009 is a free set of tools that give you the power to tweak, modify, and personalize just about every aspect of Windows and your PC. It features a fully integrated suite of modular utilities. There's a Registry Cleaner module, a nice touch in freeware since so many of them cost more than they're worth, but there's also a Registry Defragmenter that reorganizes things for speedier performance. The Windows Secrets module gives you access to more than 100 hidden Windows settings. The Virtual Desktop module lets you run as many as four different virtual desktops … Read more
Leawo PowerPoint to Video provides a simple tool for converting slideshows to video. Its professional layout, focused functions and simplicity make this a great choice for those seeking to view their PowerPoint presentations in new ways.
The program's interface instantly impressed us with its professional design and its simple layout. We never felt compelled to seek out Help file instructions, because the entire process felt so intuitive. We were able to build a queue of PowerPoint files for conversion within a few minutes, which was nice but expected. The program's biggest surprise came from the variety of file … Read more
MB Astrology Nithya Yoga offers to show us how our birthday and location are significant to yoga astrological beliefs. The program just barely misses the mark by not providing enough information.
The program's interface was a breeze for us to operate, though understanding it took a trip to the online Help file. Its brief explanation gave an understanding of the overall aim of the program, but the technical language of the program's results continued to confuse us. We only had to provide our birthday and time, along with the latitude and longitude of our birthplace (the program smartly … Read more
Advanced Batch PDF Splitter is a simple program that allows users to split PDF documents into multiple pieces. The program doesn't have a lot of features, but it works well, with an intuitive interface that makes it very quick and easy to use.
The program's interface is quite plain, but it's obvious what users are to do; each step is even helpfully numbered. Users simply select the PDF they want to work with, choose the pages that they want to extract, and select whether they want the pages extracted into one or multiple other documents. The program … Read more
Shazam, like other iPhone music apps, can identify the name, album, and artist of a song just by hearing it over your iPhone's microphone. You'll have to hold the iPhone mic close to the speaker for a few seconds as a song plays--on the radio, in a coffeeshop, or at a party. More often than not, Shazam will accurately report back with the song's name, and (if available) the album art, artist bio, related YouTube videos, and iTunes purchasing links. Also, it had some problems linking to the right YouTube video at times.
Shazam is gratifyingly fast … Read more
African Animals Screensaver, as you might expect, displays photos of African animals and plays built-in music. This sounds nice in theory, but with minimal effort you could probably create a better version of it yourself.
The screensaver's interface is obvious enough and contains the typical screensaver options; users shouldn't have much trouble figuring it out. Those who do need assistance can access a brief Help file in text file format, but there's really not much to either the program or the Help file. The meat of this program is the photos of African animals and three "… Read more
Despite this program's eyesore of a user interface, we would have forgiven WakeupOnStandBy's design flaws if it had functioned properly. However, while it successfully woke up our computer, it failed to perform the tasks that we had programmed it to do at wake-up.
WakeupOnStandBy's user interface is crowded and seems as packed together as the app's name. All of the program's commands are squeezed into one small window. Though they are numbered, the details of each step lack any kind of flow. They are also very vague, so it's difficult to tell where to … Read more
AntiLogger attempts to provide your computer with a different layer of security from other similar products. By operating as an active defense, as opposed to a reactive one, this program thinks it could be the answer to your problems.
This program has a simple interface that is very easy to understand. While AntiLogger takes care of complicated tasks such as detecting and isolating keystroke monitoring bugs, screen-capture-making viruses, and other unwanted attackers, users are given simple choices that make defense easy. You can run only certain defenses or choose from a brief list of customizations. And, when new programs are … Read more
PicaSafe caters to users seeking to enhance their security options. This program's simplicity is its major asset, which users should find inviting.
Encrypting documents and files can be intimidating, but PicaSafe has an easy-to-use program that becomes instantly familiar. By creating a folder and setting a password, anything you place within that folder becomes encrypted. The process is no more difficult than downloading a file to your desktop, and it's just as quick. This is easy security software for users unfamiliar with more complex methods of digital deception. The program also allows you to set up a reminder … Read more