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Picks: Reviews of Visual Infinite Menus, Bloxter, MP3 Audio CD Burner, ShareO, and more.

Software reviews of programs that can help you put menus in your Web pages, have some fun, burn DVDs and CDs, and synchronize your Outlook folders.
Published: Mar 21, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Visual Infinite Menus 9
Demo
Download The Internet's first visual environment capable of generating 100% Pure CSS Menus.
MP3 Audio CD Burner 3.3.2
Shareware
Download With MP3 Audio CD Burner you can burn your own custom audio CDs that can be played in any...
Retrospection 2.2
Freeware
Download Retrospection is a software program designed to help diagnose problems with other software...
AlgeBasics 5.0
Shareware
Download Teach and learn the basics of algebra including the addition, subtraction, multiplication...
Bloxter 1.3.9
Shareware
Download This arcade puzzle game features falling blocks and 30 boards.
ShareO for Outlook 3.61
Shareware
Download Synchronize and share Outlook folders on multiple PCs without a server.
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Reviewed by Dr. File Finder

Greetings and Welcome! I'm so glad you could drop by to check out my Picks for this week. It's hard for me to believe that we're almost to the end of March. Time really does fly.Ahh, but at least the weather has gotten warmer and that's a plus. Inany event, I've got some really nice software programs to tell you about this week. I've picked out some of the more interesting titles I've looked at, just for you. So, if you're all set just kick back, relax, and lets take alook.


Visual Infinite Menus, by OpenCube, Inc.is a cool Web menu that you can include in your Web pages. Infiddling around with it I found that it's pretty slick. The menus makeit really easy to get around your Web page and they also have anappealing look and feel. Don't misunderstand, this is a product you usein conjunction with your normal HTML editor. You can run themenus with or without JavaScript, which is a real plus for many users.

Visual Infinite Menus give you all kinds of options and I alwayslike that in any product. You can choose the options you like best soyour menus can be exactly the way you want them to be. Theproduct is easy-to-use and intuitive. It helps if you have a basicunderstanding of CSS, but it's not mandatory. So, if you'd like tofancy-up your Web pages, check it out. I recommend it!


Bloxter, by Norbyteis a cool little game that caught my eyes that I thought I'd tell youabout. The graphics are really excellent and you get a number of cooloptions. You can play in one of two modes, either Puzzle orArcade. The game is really rather addictive and it makes youthink!

Bloxter is a tiny bit like Tetris, which has always been afavorite of mine. I'm a big fan of game that require logic, strategy,and organized thinking. In playing the game you get at least 30different game boars so you get a lot of variation. To me that makes thegame more fun because it's not boring. So, if you'd like to have someclean, non-violent fun, check out Bloxter for yourself. I thinkyou'll like it.


MP3 Audio CD Burner, by Silver Eagle Software, Inc.is a cool tool for burning both CDs and DVDs. In testing it out theprogram worked very well. It's both easy-to-use and intuitive whichmakes it perfect for both new and experienced users. The program canhandle MP3 files as well as WAV format files. One very cool feature isthe ability to split MP3 files into multiple parts. This is greatin case you need to span multiple CDs and it helps you to get the mostout of every disc you burn.

MP3 Audio CD Burner creates CDs that you can play in your car,your home CD player, and even in portable devices. I did several testCDs and each of them played perfectly in multiple devices. To me that'simportant because I hate it when you burn a CD and then it won't play inyour car. You can also use MP3 Audio CD Burner to burn ISO imagesto disc. You can edit ID3 tags, burn music to DVD, and more. The programsupports skins so you can customize the way it looks. All in all a coolprogram for creating CDs and DVDs. Check it out.


ShareO for Outlook, by Alittera Ltd Inc.is the perfect product for anyone who uses Microsoft Outlook. It's agreat tool for synchronizing folders from Outlook. This versionsupports Outlook 2000, 2002, and 2003. It works quickly to geteverything in sync for you. You can square away your contacts, tasks,email messages, and appointments. This is also a great way to share yourOutlook content.

ShareO for Outlook is very easy-to-use and with a few mouseclicks you can be finished. If you want to share information the programwill even send an email with the shared information to all those youspecify. That makes it really handy in a business situation. Forexample, everyone in a group could keep a calendar in sync so everyonewould know where everyone else was. When there was a meeting, whenreports were due, and the like. So, if you use Outlook you need to checkit out. Nicely done.


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Retrospection 2.1 is an interesting program that caught my eyerecently. What does it do? It actually records what takes placeon your computer screen. I want to play with this one some more before Ido a full review. I imagine you could use it for a number of things,like showing someone else how to do something on the computer. It has anoption where you can save the captures to a movie. In any event, I'llget to my full review as soon as possible, but don't wait for me. Take alook.


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AlgeBasics 2.0 is a must have for anyone who plans on studyingalgebra. At the end of every session you get some exercises whichhelp you to test out your new learning. The program can create a largenumber of expression that can be used until you master a concept. Ifound that the problems get progressively harder as you work with theprogram. So, if you need help with algebra, take a look.


Well, that brings us to a close for this week. I hope you enjoyedreading about these excellent programs. Give them a try -- you may findsomething just right for you. I'm off to look at more software and I'llbe back next week to tell you about some of the best. And remember, ifyou try a shareware product and find yourself using it, be sure to payfor it. In this way the shareware marketing concept works for everyone.Until next time, have a wonderful week, a great weekend, and happydownloading.



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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