Late last week I reviewed two very different monitors.
One, the 22-inch Eizo ColorEdge CG222w was the first professional grade monitor I've reviewed. And by professional, I mean, at $1,300, it easily prices itself out of most people's pocketbooks and should only be bought by pro artists that know exactly what they want.
The second was the 24-inch ViewSonic vg2427wm.
The Eizo uses an S-PVA panel that gives it wide viewing angles. It's also one heavy and bulky son of a gun at 24 pounds and definitely feels like $1,300 worth of hardware is encased … Read more
MB Psychic Color Test allows users to test and develop their psychic abilities by trying to predict which color the program has selected from a group of colored rectangles. If ones assumes that psychic abilities do exist, we suppose that this program could be a useful tool, although it's hard to gauge whether the program actually works the way the publisher says it does.
The interface is simple, though cluttered with ads for the publisher, Mystic Board. Users select from beginner, intermediate, or expert levels, with the number of color choices increasing with the difficulty. The program displays a … Read more
Coloring Book 9: Little Monsters is a computerized coloring book for kids of all ages. With a simple-to-understand screen and easy controls, your child will be coloring a new world in minutes.
The program's interface is clearly aimed at little ones, with its bright colors and large icons. We foresee youngsters easily cycling through pages and filling in blanks with splashes of color. If children are old enough to operate a mouse, they should have no trouble navigating this program, though filling in smaller sections will take some precision. There was, however, no Help file, which some parents might … Read more
MB Guardian Angel allows users to find their guardian angels based on their day of birth, month of birth, and sun sign. What exactly this is based on, we don't know, but the program does provide the angels and their descriptions.
The interface, like many that of many programs from Mystic Board, is devoted in part to advertising; users are encouraged to contact Mystic Board to find out how they can "co-brand" and have their own advertising information appear within the software. Beyond that, the interface is tolerable, with a place for users to enter their name, … Read more
Photo To Color Sketch provides users with a fast way to convert their standard digital photos to something more artistic. With simple commands and noticeably different results, this program will quickly find fans.
The program's interface is quite simple, focusing mostly on before and after shots of your photograph. Command icons are above and the controls to alter a photo are simple to understand and master. Our only complaint was that the Help file was very primitive, giving only a little instruction. Converting a picture into a sketch was as simple or difficult as users would like. Divided into … Read more
Click 2 Crop provides users with a fast and easy way to resize any photo. While the primary action is fantastic, users may get overwhelmed with the special features--some necessary and some unnecessary.
The program's interface is initially very intuitive. Looking very similar to other photo-editing software, it should come natural to anyone with such experience. However, the wealth of command buttons along the top will require a quick trip to the Help file for definitions. Resizing a picture will feel instantly familiar to those who have seen and operated photo-editing software before. A box made from a dashed … Read more
MB Celtic Astrology aims to help users learn more about the world of the stars according to Celtic mythology.
The program's interface is delightfully simple, which we really enjoyed. Where some astrological programs require information like the longitude and latitude of your birth, this one merely requests a name and birthday. These fields were easy to fill out and we got to the results page quickly. The results page is static, which made it simple to read, since there was no navigation required. Any users looking for further guidance can check out the online Help file, though it doesn'… Read more