It's getting harder for developers to make their software stand out in the crowded peer-to-peer file-sharing field. SafeFiles' Rocket Torrents Pro has an angle that will appeal to many users, especially parents. It's an award-winning, adware- and spyware-free BitTorrent utility that does pretty much everything the others do: search for, find, and download files on P2P networks. It supports live media streaming and is iTunes compatible. It offers the usual download resume function, download speed boosters, and security tools to keep you safe. It's in the last category, security, that Rocket Torrents Pro really excels. It claims … Read more
We love tabbed browsing, but we often find ourselves with tons of tabs open. Sometimes they're simply things we forgot to close when we were done with them, but other times they contain pages that we want to return to. TooManyTabs for Chrome is a clever browser extension that helps you hang on to the tabs you're not done with without all the clutter.
TooManyTabs isn't the most intuitive application we've ever used, but after a bit of experimentation, it was pretty easy to figure out. It appears as an icon to the right of Chrome'… Read more
Mediaraptor provides an impressive display of audio and visual downloading options. By slowly seeking out legal files, this program simultaneously amazed and disappointed us.
Mediaraptor's interface has a sleek, professional design with intuitive commands that are easy to operate. Though there's a lot happening on screen, we never felt lost or in need of instructions. You can seek out individual songs or artists with the program's simple search menu. Each result displays what Web site it came from, all of them containing songs that are free and legal to download. We were disappointed that downloading a single … Read more
Heavyload is a free program that offers an interesting way to test your computer's endurance. By pushing your system to the limit, Heavyload will show you how well your PC can handle stress.
The program's interface is cut down to the basics, which makes it easy to navigate. While it only has a few command icons, they're well labeled, and they're all that you need to conduct a successful test. The program's running graph shows your available memory and CPU usage, which comes in handy when using some of Heavyload's other features. There are … Read more
Exif wMarker is a basic program that applies watermarks to batches of images. With the capability to apply not only custom text but also EXIF and IPTC information to images, this program gives you some extra options for creating useful watermarks.
The program's interface is plain and fairly intuitive: Simply select the source and destination folders for the images to which you want to add watermarks, and then input the actual watermark information, which is formatted as a separate header and footer on each image. You can write freeform text or easily insert File, EXIF, and IPTC metadata information … Read more
Bible Study Pro bills itself as a comprehensive Bible resource, with multiple versions, commentary, and plenty of other features to help with Bible study. Unfortunately, we found that much of the program's content must be ordered on CDs; the content that actually comes with the download is negligible.
The program's interface is fairly sleek and is reminiscent of Microsoft Office 2007 products. Navigation is arranged in panes, with a tree hierarchy displaying each book and chapter of the King James Version (the only one included with the program). Another pane displays the content of the selected book, and … Read more
ProjectForum is a simple wiki program that allows work groups to collaborate with one another in a shared space. Although navigating the program takes a bit of getting used to, it's easy enough for just about anyone to use, and it has the potential to be a powerful tool for colleagues who can't work together face-to-face.
The program is installed on a central server and users then access it on the network, with no need for separate software installation. Each work group gets its own forum where members can create an unlimited number of pages for all kinds … Read more
PDF Creator Universal PDF Converter is an intuitive program that seamlessly integrates into Windows, allowing users to quickly and easily create PDFs from a wide variety of file types. The program's ease of use makes it a great choice for effortlessly converting files into PDFs.
PDF Creator's interface is intuitive and can be accessed in several ways. Users can right-click on a file, select the program from the list of printers, or find it in the Add-In menu in Microsoft Office programs. Users then simply select where they want to save the new file and PDF Creator does … Read more
Music MP3 Get offers to track down a song by scouring social networking sites. With an incredibly easy layout and impressive results, this is a great way to find favorite tunes.
The interface felt so natural to us, we happily skipped the program's instructional online Help file. With only a few command buttons and an intuitive layout, we were in business in a matter of seconds. We were surprised by how quickly this program worked, especially since it had to scan several networking sites for songs. We entered our artist in the search engine and a few seconds later … Read more