665262 tuneup utilities 201TuneUp Utilities 2012

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 9, 2012
While a new version of an OS (Operating System), such as Windows, might take a number of years to make a commercial appearance, utilities designed to keep the OS running smoothly operate on a short gestation period.

665779 filemaker pro 12 database softwarFileMaker Pro 12

Published in Software by paul_smart on Aug 3, 2012
For nearly all this programs twenty year life I have used it, right from its first incarnation as a flat file offering, this soon changed to relational and now many businesses are run almost totally from end to end on FileMaker Pro.

664191 condusiv diskeeper 201A new outlook for Diskeeper

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 28, 2012
With a different company name and a newly designed interface, there is a new look to an old favourite with DIskeeper 2012.

664126 nuance pdf converter professional PDF Converter Professional 8

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 14, 2012
A product’s installation routine not only sets up the software for your use but also provides you with your initial introduction to the particular title. Generally installation routines fall into the category of “joy-to-use” or bring the user face-to-face with various problems. Sad to say the installation for this next product under review was more inclined towards the latter type. The product in question is PDF Converter Professional 8 from Nuance.
Serif’s PagePlus has been around for a number of years and has established itself as a useful and versatile DTP package that is relatively easy to use. This latest version, PagePlus X6 adds a number of additional features which increases its scope so that, if anything, it has become more versatile and easier to use.

663484 xara designer pro x graphic softwarDesigner Pro X

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 5, 2012
Although a fully paid up member of the MAGIX family, Xara continues to release its graphics products under its own brand name. The latest title is Designer Pro X.

663483 serif webplus x6 website design softwarWebsite Building Software

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 3, 2012
Whether the subject is an Album, Draw, Movie, Page, Photo or Web with a Plus attachment then you can be pretty certain that it is a Serif product that is under discussion. In this case the product is Serif’s latest WebPlus title which is now up to version X6. This title comes with the tag line of “Professional Quality Websites made Easy”.

663835 corel word perftect xCorel WordPerfect X6

Published in Software by paul_smart on June 29, 2012
Hands up those of a certain age such as me who used WordPerfect as a Dos product and then as an early Windows offering before Microsoft Word seemed to rule the world, but still in the legal and medical world WordPerfect rules.

662713 Anthropics Portrait ProfessionaA Portrait Option

Published in Software by mfereday on June 28, 2012
Looking good is often a prime consideration especially when distributing images to others. Airbrushing out imperfections is possible with this next product.

662712 xara photo graphic designer 201Xara Photo & Graphics Designer MX v8

Published in Software by mfereday on June 26, 2012
This next product is described as “the world’s fastest drawing program” and I am not going to argue with this statement.

662653 filemaker pro 1FileMaker Pro 12

Published in Software by mfereday on June 19, 2012
While databases are not everybody’s cup of tea or coffee for that matter, they can fulfil a useful task in keeping your data organised.

662651 sony imagination studio Imagination Studio 3

Published in Software by mfereday on June 16, 2012
When I think of Sony, my thoughts gravitate towards hardware such as BRAVIA televisions, PlayStation consoles, VAIO laptops and a range of mobile phones. However, as the subject of this review goes to prove, Sony does have a software department that is responsible for the Windows-based Imagination Studio. Now up to version 3, this package brings together tools for video, photo and audio tasks plus DVD authoring.

662460 corel coreldraw graphic suite xCorelDRAW X6

Published in Software by paul_smart on June 4, 2012
Having used CorelDRAW since the very early days of Windows it has become an old friend. It was one of the first applications to move to a CD and now the huge content of extras – always a Corel thing – demands a DVD.

662422 Cyberlink Media Suite 10 UltrA Suite of Applications

Published in Software by mfereday on May 31, 2012
To integrate or not to integrate is the option. Cyberlink has gone for the latter with its collection of graphics applications.

661778 corel winzip 16 prZip It and Send

Published in Software by mfereday on May 17, 2012
As a long time user of WinZip, I am always keen to see what the latest version of this compression and archiving software has to offer

661777 corel pdf fusioCorel Fusion PDF

Published in Software by mfereday on May 15, 2012
Taking liberties with the first two lines of Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson’s classic folk song “Where have all the documentation gone, Gone to PDF every one”.

661298 xara web designer mXara Speeds Web Design

Published in Software by adrianmorant on Apr 30, 2012
The majority of us are not natural designers who know HTML and can produce an attractive and effective Web design at the drop of a hat. We need all the help that we can get. Xara Web Designer MX -- which is available in two versions -- is a WYSIWYG template based program that brings the design and publishing of effective web sites within range of most people.

661238 magix mp3 delux version 1Organising Music Files

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 26, 2012
A quick check of my work system revealed 3762 MP3 tracks. Further investigation brought to light that these tracks occupied just over 12GB of storage space and, if played continuously, would take 9 days and 13 hours in order to work through the full list. This information came courtesy of MAGIX’s latest MP3 deluxe software.

660932 iolo system mechanic 10.System Mechanic 10.7

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 19, 2012
It is a fact of Windows life that your computer’s performance will decrease directly proportional to the use to which it is put – much to the delight of those who develop software to remedy this situation

660924 artrage 3 studiArtRage Studio Pro 3.5

Published in Software by paul_smart on Apr 15, 2012
This is my first look at ArtRage now on version 3.5. Before delving into the manuals I always try to see what it can do with just the icons on the screen, the results are of course strange, sometimes great sometimes not what you thought.

659872 serif movieplus x6 video softwarMoviePlus X6

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 5, 2012
Serif has always targeted those who operate on a limited budget while looking for ease-of-use with their software. The latest Serif product to take this path is MoviePlus X6.