A Windows clipboard manager that relies on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0., PasteCopy.NET saves dozens of text entries and images. PasteCopy.NET does offer some features not available in the competing M8 Free Clipboard, including the capability to convert RTF files to text and HTML files to either text or RTF. You can also print your list of saved items, save it as an RTF file, and create categories of saved items. Unfortunately, PasteCopy.NET has an unfinished feel. For example, rather than automatically place the copied item into the receiving document when you press paste, PasteCopy.NET … Read more
Like the love child of Barcode Scanner and Google Goggles, Google's new Shopper app for Android uses the smartphone's camera to list deals and steals. Unfortunately, underutilization of Google's vast resources keeps the app from helping you actually convert a listing into a purchase.
When you scan a barcode, or CD, DVD, book, or video game cover or speak or type a search, Google Shopper sources price comparisons (in U.S. currency only) from online stores and large chains like Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target. The app lets you star favorites and share them online or via e-mail, … Read more
AudibleManager is a simple way for users of Audible, an online audio bookstore, to organize their purchased books, podcasts, and other media. The program works just fine, although people who already use programs like iTunes to manage their Audible downloads will find that the AudibleManager doesn't offer anything particularly useful.
The program's interface is plain and intuitive, and it's quite easy to use. Users simply import media that they've downloaded from Audible and then use the program to transfer the files to a variety of portable devices. The program also functions as an audio player and … Read more
Gmail has become pretty ubiquitous, and it's not uncommon for people to have more than one Gmail account. We have several: a personal one, a professional one, and at least one related to a blog we maintain. Keeping track of multiple Gmail accounts can be a hassle, but Gmail Manager, a handy add-on for Firefox, makes this task a breeze.
Gmail Manager appears in Firefox's status bar, showing the name of each configured account and how many unread messages there are in each. Mousing over each account name also shows how many spam messages there are and what … Read more
Every now and then we find ourselves squinting at a tiny image or too-small text on our computer screen. When you need something to be just a little bit bigger, but don't want to go to the trouble of changing your screen resolution, use Moo0 Magnifier. This deceptively simple program is a useful tool for quickly and temporarily magnifying what's on your computer screen.
The program doesn't have an interface to speak of; it appears unobtrusively as an icon in the system tray. Users simply access the settings by right-clicking on the icon and select the key … Read more
As much as we may like to pretend otherwise, there are lots of people--or more accurately, companies--tracking our every move on the Internet. Most of the time the information that's being collected is for marketing purposes, not malicious ones, but even that can be a bit creepy. Ghostery is an unobtrusive add-on for Firefox that shows users exactly which trackers are present on a given Web page, making it much easier to control who's gathering information about you.
The program's interface is quite user-friendly, with the add-on appearing as a small Pac-Man-style ghost in Firefox's status … Read more
SWF & FLV Player is a basic media player that allows users to play Flash files in both the SWF and FLV formats. There was nothing about the program that particularly impressed us, but it did work well enough for playing both types of files.
The program's interface is sleek and fairly intuitive, although we did find it slightly annoying that the program's viewer, controls, and playlist display in three different modules. We tried viewing both SWF and FLV files with this application, and both file types worked just fine. We liked that the program lets users create … Read more
Firefox's status bar, the part of the browser that displays the progress of a loading Web page, is pretty inconspicuous; you may rarely even notice the little green bar at the bottom of Firefox's interface. Users of Safari are accustomed to a more obvious status bar; in that browser, the address bar and status bar are combined, making page load progress quite conspicuous. Fission is a Firefox add-on that lets users replicate the Safari-style status bar within Firefox.
Fission's operation is quite simple; when it's enabled, it fills the address bar with a user-selected color as … Read more
To a certain extent, all media players are the same; they play audio or video, and the only thing that really differentiates them from one another is their features and interface. Unfortunately, uAmp has absolutely nothing going for it where either of these is concerned.
We will never understand why software designers create interfaces that are festooned with tiny buttons and text. Not only was it virtually impossible to decipher words and symbols on uAmp's interface, but also the buttons were so small that we had difficulty even clicking on them. The program offers several different skins, but we … Read more
Amazon Unbox Video is a video player and download manager that lets users make the most of Amazon's Video On Demand services. Although it's not required for viewing videos rented or purchased from Amazon, it can help make the service easier to use, especially if you plan to download the files to your computer.
The program's interface is sleek and intuitive, with its major features organized in four tabs. The My Videos tab lets users view their libraries of downloaded videos, while the Player lets users play those files. The Devices tab helps users load portable video … Read more