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Picks: Reviews of Alleycode HTML Editor, PicaJet Photo Organizer, Visual Autorun, and R-Wipe & Clean

Reviews of Alleycode HTML Editor, PicaJet Photo Organizer, Visual Autorun, and R-Wipe & Clean
Published: Nov 14, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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PicaJet Photo Organizer 2.5.0.488
Freeware
Download PicaJet Photo Manager helps you automatically manage 1000s of digital photos in seconds.
Alleycode HTML Editor 2.21
Freeware
Download This HTML editor offers Synchro View, which provides real-time rendition with two-way...
R-Wipe 9.9
Shareware
Download R-Wipe & Clean is a complete R-Tools solution to wipe useless files and maintain your...
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Alleycode HTML Editor, by Konae Technologies, Inc. is an impressive HTML editor that you can get for FREE. The program has all the basics you'd expect plus some cool extra features. I found the program to be easy-to-use and intuitive, perfect for users with all levels of experience. Unlike many similar products I didn't get the feeling of being overwhelmed by buttons and functions. The layout is clean and crisp. Alleycode HTML Editor makes it easy to work with CSS, or "style sheets." The program also has a cool "Optimizer" that checks all of your meta tags to make sure your pages do well with search engines. In working with the program I really liked the fact that the toolbars were compact and not cluttered. With many HTML editors I've tried you get the feeling that you're never going to know which button is which, but I didn't feel that way with Alleycode HTML Editor. The program is loaded with features including FTP, a wizard for doing tables, a search and replace, and lots more. You also get a number of ways to view your project and you can work on multiple pages at once. Alleycode HTML Editor is a well-rounded HTML editor. So, if you want to work on your Web pages give it a try. It may be the solution you've been looking for.


PicaJet Photo Organizer, by PicaJet.Com is a really slick program for working with all your digital photos. I suppose I should say digital "images"a because the program supports an impressive number of graphics file formats. Among the formats it can handle you'll find GIF, BMP, JPG, ICO, ANI, CUR, PCX, PNG, TIF, WMF, and many more. PicaJet Photo Organizer takes a slightly different approach to organizing images. Photos can be placed into categories and the program indexes all your files really quickly. What impressed me is that it can actually information from inside the pictures and create categories for you. Slick. In dealing with my photo collection the program was amazingly fast and efficient. Oh, and beyond just putting your photos into categories you can also associate an icon with each category. I found that made it much easier to know where to put a photo or where to find one. The program is easy-to-use and has a tremendous array of features. I can see where it would be perfect for dealing with large numbers of photos or images. For example, PicaJet Photo Organizer has a function that lets you handle images in batches. That's really a powerful feature because you can rename, resize, and even convert large numbers of images/photos. Slick.

PicaJet Photo Organizer lets you hide photos that you consider private. It also makes it easy for you to put photos on removable media like CD and DVD. In testing it out I found it was a great way to move photos off my hard drives and onto discs and yet still be able to find them later. So, for example, you can move all of the photos of your last vacation onto a DVD and PicaJet Photo Organizer keeps a thumbnail of each image. If you double-click on any image that you've moved the program tells you what disc to insert. Excellent! And if all this wouldn't be enough there's even more. The ability to create albums, send photos directly to cell phones, touch-up images, and so much more. PicaJet Photo Organizer is one of those programs that you just have to try to appreciate. I like it so much that it's not only a Pick, but it's also a Dr. File Finder Favorite and in 25 years there haven't been very many of those. Give it a try and see for yourself. I recommend it!


Visual Autorun, by Digitope,Inc. is a nifty program you can use with any of your projects that go on CD. For example, you can create a really cool menu for a CD full of photos. You can make your menus as fancy as you want and can even add multimedia aspects. I tested it out using photos because I'd just been working with photos. In a very short amount of time I was able to create a cool menu that would let a user do a slideshow of my photos on the CD. This gives you a cool way to share photos with family and friends. In effect you're creating a nice interface for a CD that they can use on their PC. Heck, your slideshow can even include music. Testing out this feature I put some Irish folk music with the pictures of our trip to Ireland and it came out really cool. The program has an intuitive user interface and is easy-to-use, perfect for both new and experienced users. With Visual Autorun you can create your own cool interfaces for any CD project. So, if you'd like to dazzle your friends and family give it a try. I recommend it.


R-Wipe & Clean, by R-tools Technology, Inc. is a clever utility for totally wiping data from a disc. I have to say that when I first downloaded the program I thought it was primarily a program for securely wiping a hard drive. Ahh, not the case. R-Wipe & Clean can also handle all of the junk that you accumulate on your machine. For example, the screen shot shows the programs display for Firefox. You can go through and wipe temporary files, autocomplete information, and so on. Keep in mind that the program is wiping the data, not just deleting it. That means it's gone. It doesn't just work with Web browsers either, but can handle the junk from over 200 other applications. R-Wipe & Clean is fast and efficient. I tested it out by having it wipe all the unused space on my Drive C and I was impressed with how fast it was. Another cool feature is to bundle wipe functions into a series. That means you get do a bunch of things in one session. Even better, you can schedule these things to happen at a certain time or after a certain event. For example, I had it clean up each time my browser closed which made it really handy. R-Wipe & Clean can be used in a quick mode or in one that is really secure. So, if you'd like to remove tracks or really eliminate junk files this may be your solution. Check it out!


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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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