Where's free, ad-supported app aggregates widgets powered by various online services to supply localized information ranging from weather and news to a theater lookup, traffic reports, and gas prices near you. There's a search bar powered by Yellow Pages.com that supports text and voice, and the ability to flag businesses as favorites. Where also integrates a social aspect in the form of a localized Twitterstream and the Where "wall." Though we could do without these last two features, it's easy to ignore them and concentrate on quickly finding what you're seeking nearby.
Yelp's version of its business review site for Android phones is developing apace, but it's still behind the iPhone app in terms of what it can do. There's the usual search for restaurants and businesses nearby, which Yelp sniffs out using GPS or cell tower triangulation. Results records include ratings, reviews, and photos you can view from the phone. You can click or press a button to call the business. There's another button to map the location to a movable Google map, and this version thankfully includes our favorite new feature: a link to pop open … Read more
AsdGraph3D Pro Excel Addin gives you the capability to create three-dimensional graphs with data from Excel spreadsheets. These 3D graphs can also plot ActiveX controls that can be used in programs such as Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.
The 3D graphs this add-in produces aren't flashy and would be best used for programming purposes rather than for design or illustrations. Graphic design experience left us unimpressed with the look of the graphs that the program produces; however, from a programming perspective, they're quite sufficient. There's a good built-in Help file that explains the program's controls and … Read more
Do you need to create a spreadsheet or list out of files that are on your computer? DDFileCatcher can help you do that with ease and aplomb. Instead of tediously selecting, copying, and pasting file names from Windows Explorer into an Excel document or other list, DDFileCatcher saves tons of time and effort by making it easy to create file lists simply by dragging your files from Windows Explorer into its interface.
This program's interface is clean and simple. The design is uncluttered and easy to read, which is a definite benefit in a program designed to manage long … Read more
Moyea FLV Editor Lite rips and edits Flash video on your computer. You can edit FLV and MP3 files with this program, too.
Moyea FLV Editor Lite has a fun, colorful interface that is easy to navigate. When you first open the program, a helpful tutorial describes the commands and functions. If you're unfamiliar with video and video editing, this tutorial will help you get up and running in no time. You can bring files into the program for editing several ways: you can import them from your personal media library or from your hard drive; you can import … Read more
Red Crab Cube Timer is a stopwatch application designed to time how fast it takes you to solve Rubik's Cube. Those who enjoy trying to solve the cube as fast as possible can use this free tool to add some flair to the timing process.
The program's interface is basic and easy to navigate but not very attractive. You can choose a plain background or one of 12 illustrated backgrounds as a backdrop for the timer, which appears at the center of the screen. All of the illustrated backgrounds have a psychedelic look that isn't particularly appealing, … Read more
Prism HUD provides an innovative way to monitor and visualize a computer's internal processes in real time. Its color coding and fast results make this a great program for those fascinated by their PC's innards, and it's free as well.
The program's interface was the first indication that this would be a terrific program. Its transparent look was always present and easy to read, but it never took our focus away from the computer screen. The program automatically handles all its duties. Various color-coded bars appeared in the upper right corner, displaying various elements of our … Read more
Veedid Desktop To-Do List Free Edition is a simple program that allows users to create interactive, printable to-do lists. It's not perfect, but it's a viable option for users who need a basic to-do list with a few extra features.
The program's interface is plain, with a handful of intuitive buttons and menus that contain its major features. We found it quite easy to add items to the list, and we especially liked that users can add sub-items to each task; under "Do laundry," for example, we noted that we needed to pretreat a shirt. … Read more
Reliable Task Timer is an extremely basic program that allows users to track the time spent on specific tasks in a CSV spreadsheet. Although the program works, we've seen similar applications that offer many more features.
Reliable Task Timer's interface is extremely plain, consisting of a single screen with four labeled steps. Users first select a destination and file name for the CSV spreadsheet, enter a title and description for the task to be tracked, and then click Start Timer. When users have completed the task, clicking Stop Timer records the entry on the spreadsheet. Or at least … Read more
Solitaire is a popular game, and over the years many variations have sprung up. Klondike is perhaps the most popular version, the one that people tend to learn from grandparents, parents, or the small suite of games that comes with Windows. Despite its simplicity and ubiquity, Klondike Solitaire remains an entertaining card game, and this basic rendition is quite playable, but not particularly impressive.
The program's interface is plain but attractive, with the cards displayed on a patterned green background. Unlike other versions of solitaire, this program doesn't allow for any customization of the game's appearance; users … Read more