This program is supposed to organize various files into separate folders based on their extensions. But thanks to vague directions and lack of help, we weren't impressed with what this program had to offer.
SmistaFiles has a bland and unintuitive user interface. All of the commands take place in one window, but with such vague directions, we weren't sure what was supposed to go where. The program doesn't include a Help file, so we had to learn through trial and error. We selected the destination folder that contained the files we wanted to organize. From there, we … Read more
Bon Kyu Bon uses steganography to encrypt files. That is, you can hide important files behind image files or text. However, thanks to its extremely confusing and unintuitive user interface, we were never able to get this freeware to work properly.
The program's user interface employs three steps, which, at first glance, seemed easy enough. But a closer look revealed confusing instructions for each step. It was hard to tell which files we were supposed to use for each step. But beyond that, once we went through all three steps, there wasn't anywhere to go from there. There … Read more
This comprehensive system utility keeps your computer at peak performance by offering tools to manage processes, hard-disk space, and even Registry entries. When put to the test, it gave a solid performance, but we found inconsistencies with its trial period and in the overall design.
Innovative SysPack's main user interface is very easy to navigate. The main window has six prominent buttons for managing different tasks. There is a system optimizer, task manager, disk cleaner, start-up firewall, and tools to manage drives and to uninstall programs. But we found that each feature contained a different user interface. Granted, each … Read more
WebReplay Free Edition is a smart IE add-on that records form entries so that you can automatically fill them with the click of a button when you return. Though it required us to download a Microsoft script debugger, we found that it performed very well.
The program can be accessed via an unobtrusive Internet Explorer toolbar button. Once activated, the interface appears as a sidebar. At first glance, it might be a little intimidating, especially for novices, so we recommend viewing the tutorial. But all we had to do was create a new project, name it, and record the steps. … Read more
If you're one of the thousands of Facebook users who find themselves constantly signing into and checking your account, this free Firefox add-on is sure to feed your addiction. It offers one-click access to your Facebook account while you browse the Web.
The aptly named Facebook Toolbar holds a host of buttons and links to keep you in touch with what's happening on the popular social networking site. It allows you to log in to your account and even change your status. We did find that if you already have the Facebook site open, you'll need to … Read more
Unofficial Dublin is a Firefox theme that offers an exotic change from the sterile skin that comes standard. This unique theme will remind travelers of the famed Irish city and its charming streets.
The buttons and color of this free unlimited download are modeled after the pleasant blue-and-white street signs found around Dublin. Replacing Firefox's white navigation area with a gentle gray, the blue buttons really jump out and give the display a unique look and feel. While the icons of command--such as Display Your Bookmarks and Open New Window--look different, they maintain the traditional feel and should not … Read more
If you're comfortable browsing for files and can push a button, you can use this effective file deletion tool. 1-abc.net File Washer proved to be as easy to use as it was in permanently deleting files.
The compact interface gets right to business, offering four buttons along the bottom to add files and folders and delete items. A pull-down menu lets you choose from eight wiping methods, including Gutman. We liked the brief but helpful onscreen descriptions for each method, although the English was a little rough. Once you hit the Delete Files button, a prompt appears asking … Read more
1 Click Boost is a diagnostic program that is supposed to quickly optimize your system's performance. However, when we put it to the test, we found no discernible difference in our system's memory and Internet connection speeds.
The user interface is colorful and easy to navigate. Menu shortcuts at the top of the window organize the program's functions into categories: Internet, Memory, Process, and Cache. Within each function are tune-up options. For example, under the Internet function, we could choose to enable automatic discovery and acknowledge optimization. Thankfully, the program does include an extensive Help file to … Read more