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Picks: Shareware Industry Awards Winners - Part 1

The Shareware Industry Awards are voted on by software authors and others in the computer industry. Over the next few weeks we'll look at just some of the winners. This week Microangelo, RecordForAll, TuneUp Utilities 2007, VMware Workstation, and Spb Mobile Shell.
Published: Aug 1, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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RecordForAll 1.2.5.0
Shareware
Download Easily record and edit audio files to create professional sounding podcasts.
VMware Workstation 5.5
Shareware
Download This is desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and enterprise IT...
FeedForAll 2.0.3.1
Shareware
Download Easily create, edit and publish rss feeds and podcasts.
TuneUp Utilities 2012
Shareware
Download TuneUp Utilities Version 2010. Enjoy Your PC: fast, stable, customized!
Microangelo Toolset 6.10.7
Shareware
Download Create and edit icons for all Windows platforms, including Windows Vista, with Toolset's...
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Microangelo Toolset, by Eclipsit Corporation won the Shareware Industry Award in the category Best Desktop Enhancement. Microangelo has won the award multiple times and it just keeps on getting better and better. Microangelo Toolset is the perfect solution if you need to do anything with icons. You can create them, edit them, design them, and lots more. Microangelo supports Windows Vista icons as well as animated graphics.

Microangelo Toolset features multiple modules so you can work on exactly the aspect you want to. This powerful tool is the only one you need if you're working on icons or animated cursors. Find out why it won and try it for yourself.


RecordForAll, by NotePage, Inc. won the Shareware Industry Award in the Best Sound Program or Utility category. This powerful program is a complete solution for creating podcasts. Record, mix, and edit. Export your work to several popular audio formats. The program is extremely easy-to-use and very intuitive. To me that makes it perfect for both new and experienced users.

You don't have to be a sound engineer to get really great results with RecordForAll. Pair it up with it's sister product FeedForAll and you can easily publish your podcast as well. If you want to do a podcast this is your solution.


TuneUp Utilities 2007, by TuneUp Software GmbH won the Shareware Industry Award in the category Best Overall Utility. TuneUp Utilities 2007 is a full-featured package of tools that helps you to keep your computer running smoothly. It can remove junk,clean and compress the Registry, optimize the computer and the Internet,recover lost files, and blast files out of existence. It helps you to customize both the look and feel of Windows.

With TuneUp Utilities 2007 you can edit the Registry, see what programs start with Windows, end processes that are hogging memory, and so much more! Over the years I've looked at lots of packaged utilities, but this is the best I've seen. It has an intuitive user interface, it's easy-to-use, and it has an excellent help system. Easy to see why it won the award. For maintaining your system in top condition this is the solution!


VMware Workstation , by VMware, Inc. won the Shareware Industry Award in the Best Vertical Market category. This is a powerful tool that has applications in software development, IT, education, and at home. The release of the free VMware Player means nearly everyone can run a virtual machine that they download from the VMware site. This is simply amazing technology and it offers so much potential for businesses, homes, students, teachers, doctors offices, and more. Virtual machines can be used to test things, rapidly deploy new computers, and much more.

VMware Workstation is rapidly growing in popularity with software developers as is evidenced by the Shareware Industry Awards voting. You can read a number of articles here on Tucows about virtualization and VMware Workstation.. Just search on "vmware."


  • Spb Mobile Shell
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • System Requirements: Windows Mobile 5.0
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Spb Mobile Shell, by Spb Software House won the Shareware Industry Award in the Best Application for PDA category. This product gives your mobile device some great features that it didn't come with. The interface is clean and efficient. You can easily take in all the information with a glance. I've searched for what I felt was the perfect smartphone application and for me this is it. Clean, concise information on what the company calls the Now screen.

If this was all that Spb Mobile Shell did it would be a valuable program, but it does so much more. To begin with you can totally customize the Now screen. You pick what other information you want and the program lays it out for you. Want a digital clock instead of an analog one? No problem. You can use the new adaptive skins that change when other things change. Slick. You can pick from a color theme and make changes without affecting your Today screen theme. Easy to see why it won and why it's a great solution for your mobile phone.



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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