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Picks: Reviews of Save Flash, Recomposit, Live TV,and more.

Reviews of software that can help you to save Flash animations, alter photos, get live TV and radio on the Internet, put your Powerpoint presentation on DVD, and more!
Published: May 16, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Live TV 1.0.1.1
Freeware
Download Live TV Toolbar - over 1750 online TV stations from around the world.
Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro 6.1.5
Shareware
Download Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro is the first program that enables users to convert PowerPoint...
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Reviewed by Dr. File Finder

Greetings and Welcome! I'm so glad youcould stop by to check out my Picks for this week. The weather has beenso nice that's it's been hard working in my "cave", but I've managed toget by. An occasional stroll out in the woods with my dog, Penny, givesme a dose of the outdoors to tide me over. This week I've got anotherbatch of programs to tell you about. I hope you'll enjoy reading aboutthem as much as I enjoyed testing them out. So, if you're ready, justsit back, relax, and lets take a look.


Save Flash, by Pilot Group Ltd.is a cool tool that lets you save Flash animations that you find aroundthe Web. The program will show you a preview of the Flash animation andwill also tell you the size. When you save to hard disk it also keepsthe URL (Universal Resource Locator) where you obtained it.

SaveFlash is very easy-to-use and has an intuitive userinterface. To me that makes it perfect for users with all levels ofexperience. It's a great way to save Flash games, Flash images andbanners, and lots more. It's a great way to save and catalog the coolFlash animations that you see as your surf. Check it out.


Recomposit, by stepok.com isan interesting tool for working with photos. In testing it out here Ihad fun using the program and found it to be easy-to-use. The programhelps you recomposit pictures. It's cool the way it canseparate an image from its background. Everyone knows that I'm"graphically challenged", but even I could do it with the help ofRecomposit.

The screen shot gives you a good idea of what the program can do. What'sreally cool is the way it lifts an image from the background.Over the years I've looked at lots of programs that work withphotos, but I've never seen a program that can do this. I really likedthe tutorial that comes with the program. It makes it much easier tounderstand what to do. There's a couple of tutorials, one onbluescreen techniques and one on inside/outside matting. Reallyvery informative. If you're into photography this is a program you haveto try for yourself. Check it out and see what you think.


Live TV, by Live Tv Softwareis a program I decided to look at just because I was curious. Now, Ican't say if the content was live, but it was pretty neat. Therewere TV shows like Becker, Beverly Hills 90210, Dirt, and many more.There were movies like Electric Dreams, Moulin Rouge, and Anne of GreenGables, which is shown in the screen shot below.

On top of that the program has just a ton of other features most ofwhich have nothing to do with TV. For example, it has an emailnotification function that tells you when you get email and from where.I used it with my POP accounts and with GMail and it worked great.Then there's the radio which came in great on my machine and soundedlike a regular radio station. In testing it out the number of functionswas almost overwhelming. It cleans up all your Internet "tracks", givesyou access to an online dictionary, scans for viruses, blocks pop-ups,and still more.

Live TV Toolbar fits neatly into a single toolbar. What kind ofsurprised me is that you can configure what content isavailable. If you don't want something in there, remove it. Oh yes, youcan do translations with it, read RSS news feeds, an a ton more. I'mgoing to leave it in my computer and I'll report back in a few weeks. Atthis point, Live TV Toolbar seems to be just what it claims tobe. Sound interesting? Then check it out for yourself.


Dr. File Finder Quick Picks
Dr. File Finder Quick Pick

Wondershare PPT2DVD 3.8.8 is a slick program that lets you burnPowerpoint presentations to DVD. In this way you can share yourpresentations with those who don't have Powerpoint. In fact, since thepresentations are placed on DVD they won't even need a computer becausethe DVD can be played on a television. You can also configure a range ofoptions. Check it out for yourself, it may be just what you need.


Dr. File Finder Quick Pick
  • TracePlus Web Detective (Standard Edition) 5.38.000 by SST Incorporated
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TracePlus Web Detective (Standard Edition) 5.38.000 is aninteresting program that give you valuable performance information aboutyour Web pages. It presents the information in a logical order and makesit easy to understand. TracePlus Web Detective can really give you ahandle on how an application handles HTTP/HTTPS data. Take a look foryourself.


Well, that's it for this week. I hope you'll take time to download theseprograms and give them a try. Also, don't forget to cast your votes forthe SIAF People's Choice Awards. Votingends May 31st. It's your chance to vote for your favoritesoftware programs. I'll be back next week with more software Picks totell you about. I hope you'll join me. Till then have a great week, awonderful weekend, and happy downloading.



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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