TUCOWS ARTICLE

Picks: Spyware Doctor, GetRight, RoboForm

Doc reviews Spyware Doctor, GetRight and RoboForm.
Published: Jul 19, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Acronis True Image, by Acronis,Inc. won the SIAF People's Choice Award in the Best Application" category. It's a powerful product for backing up your hard disk, doing a complete image of a hard disk, and totally restoring a system to a new computer, what's commonly called a "bare-metal restore". The program comes in several versions, including:

  • True Image Workstation
  • True Image Server for Windows
  • True Image Server for Linux
  • True Image Enterprise Server for Windows

These product variations provide protection for everything from one computer to many being run on a server.

Acronis True Image Workstation can keep the data on your computers safe and secure. The program, while having plenty of power, is also extremely easy-to-use. That makes it perfect for users with all levels of experience. That's an important fact, because a program that's too complex to understand won't do you any good.

Acronis True Image Workstation creates an "image" of a disk or part of a disk. If you do a complete image of your hard drive,say drive C, the program incorporates everything into the image, and that includes the operating system. You can also use the program to backup just specific files and folders. The ability to create a full image of a hard drive gives you tremendous power if you have a system crash.It's easy to see why so many of you voted for it.


GetRight, by Headlight SoftwareInc. won the SIAF People's Choice Award in the category of Best Internet Enhancement! File sizes just keep getting bigger and bigger. And what do you do if you're downloading an 40 megabyte file and your power goes out? Or your computer freezes up? Or you get disconnected from the Internet? You start over, that's what! Well,not when you're using GetRight! With this in place you canresume downloads that have stopped. And they start back up right where you left off! Very slick and also very handy! The program also lets you "pause" a download ... so you can start it up again at a later time. Nicely done, but there's lots more!

GetRight can also be used to schedule downloads for a later time. So, say you're wandering around the Internet and spy a file you want. Put it in your schedule and move on. And schedule as many downloads as you want. Later, at a time you determine, GetRight can dial the Internet, download the files you've selected, and then log off!! How cool is that? VERY! Heck, if you want, it can ever turn your computer off! Another neat feature of the program is that it can divide a large file into sections and divide different sections from different servers.That may sound odd but it can really increase the speed that files download at as compared to downloading the entire file from one server.GetRight can also keep track of passwords for you, let you browse FTP sites easily, and it integrates beautifully with Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera. And that's perfect!

GetRight, by Headlight Software, Inc., is a powerful tool for managing downloads on the Internet. The program is loaded with features,but it's also very easy-to-use. GetRight is the kind of program that's ideal no matter what your level of experience - probably a reason it got so many votes from users like you!


Spyware Doctor, by PC ToolsPty. Ltd. won the SIAF People's Choice Award for receiving the "Most Votes" on Tucows. It's a first-rate program for seeking out malicious programs like trojans, spybots, adware, keyloggers, and other things that track what you do on your personal computer.There was a time when surfing the 'net was safe and easy. But all of us who are on the Internet make up a huge audience for people who want to sell us things. And some of them decide to track where we go,what we type, and in some cases steal an identity. It can have an impact on your on-line banking activities, cause your computer to slow down,increase the amount and type of SPAM that you get, and lots more.

Spyware Doctor can scan your entire computer and surgically remove all types of "spyware." The program has a feature called "OnGuard Protection" that sits in memory, and puts an icon in your system tray that notifies you if you pick up something suspicious. It also has a nice feature called "Immunizer" that immediately identifies well-known spyware products. The program has an intuitive user interface and is relatively easy-to-use. With everyone on the lookout for spyware it's no wonder Spyware Doctor received so many votes.


FlexMail 2006, by WebInformation Services won the SIAF People's Choice Award in theBest Program for PDAs" category. It's a powerful email client for your Pocket PC/Windows Mobile smartphone or PDA. This impressive program can handle POP3 and IMAP, while also handling SMS, HTML, and even Google's Gmail. The program is simply loaded with features including support for SSL and SOCKS proxies. It can even handle different authentications for outgoing and incoming email. The ability to handleSSL, SOCKS, and different authentications were things not found in similar products for the Pocket PC.

FlexMail 2006 can handle multiple accounts and you can set general parameters for handling email, position your email accounts in the order you want them, and much more. That's another thing that's impressive about FlexMail 2006 - it gives you lots of configurable options. That means you can use it the way you want.

FlexMail 2006 has a built-in spell checker, which is very useful when doing emails on a pocket device. It also lets you put in a complete "signature" and have a different one for each account you have set up. You can setup the program to synchronize all your email by size,age, and more. A clear winner!


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    Roboform by Siber Systems, won the SIAF People's Choice Award in the "Best Hobby or Personal Interest" category. Wherever you goon the Internet, you're going to encounter a lot of forms! If you get tired of filling them out RoboForm is the answer. This is a really cool program that integrates with Microsoft Internet Explorer,version 4.x and above. It places a "Fill Forms" button in the Internet Explorer toolbar, where it's easy to get to. The program uses artificial intelligence (AI) to "read" a form off a Web page. Then, when you click the button, it places all the requested information into the form! It also works with Firefox, NetCaptor, and other Web browsers.

    RoboForm has several great features not found in similar programs I've looked at. For example, if you have more than one person using your computer, the program allows for multiple "identities." That allows different people to fill in forms using their information. For software developers who submit their programs to Internet sites,RoboForm has an "App Upload" option that automates filling out the upload forms encountered on shareware sites.



About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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