Picks: Reviews of Everything I Own, Movie Label 2008, Ashampoo Media Player+, and PowerCrypt

Picks: Reviews of Everything I Own, Movie Label 2008, Ashampoo Media Player+, and PowerCrypt
Published: Nov 28, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Everything I Own! 3.5.3
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PowerCrypt 2000 4.4
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Everything I Own, by Mycroft Computing is a cool tool for really keeping track of everything you own. If you think about it for a minute this program makes real sense. Think about the things you own, the things you have in your house. Your computer, your printer, your TV, your stereo, your toaster. What's the serial number of your printer? Bet you don't know and that you can't find out without doing contortions and looking at the manufacturers Web site. Everything I Own makes it easy to put all the really important information about all your stuff in one spot. Take the printer. You can list the name, the serial number, the brand, the date you bought it, what room it's located in, and so on. In testing out the program I entered all the key things in my office in about ten minutes. The program is really easy-to-use and intuitive, perfect for users with all levels of experience. Oh, and if you want you can also include pictures of your items as part of the individual record. So, for example, you can include a picture of your computer sitting in your office in with the basic information. Slick. Everything I Own has a backup and restore function so you can backup your valuable data and put in on a CD or DVD for safe keeping. In addition, you can print out your entire database or just one or two records. This is the perfect program for creating and maintaining a complete home inventory. In the event of fire or theft, Everything I Own might be a real benefit when dealing with insurance companies. So, if you'd really like to get going on a home inventory, Everything I Own is your solution. Give it a try.

Movie Label 2008, by Code|Aero is a perfect solution for anyone who has a lot of movies and would actually like to be able to find them. What I really like about this product is that your movies can be in a wide range of formats. That means you can catalog DVDs, VHS, and movies on your hard drive. That's important because more and more you can download movies from a number of sources. In many cases you aren't allowed to burn them to DVD so they have to stay on your computer. Movie Label 2008 makes it easy to quickly find exactly where a particular movie is. You can even print out reports with information about your collection. In testing it out I found it to be easy-to-use and intuitive, perfect for users will all levels of experience. One feature I really like is the ability to keep track of loans. That's right, the program lets you keep track of who you loaned a movie to so you can ask for it back. Slick. The program also makes it really easy to search through your collection, no matter how big it is, and find what you're looking for. There's also a handy sort feature and you can sort your movies in a variety of ways. Also, just as with music, information about movies is downloaded from a database online so you don't have to enter everything manually. You can also have more than one collection which is nice for dealing with multiple people or just breaking your collection down into parts. Movie Label 2008 is one of those programs that's easy-to-use, but has a lot of power under the hood. So, if you have a lot of movies and you'd really like to get a handle on them, take a good look at Movie Label 2008. I recommend it.

Ashampoo Media Player+, by Ashampoo GmbH is a FREE media player that will do everything you need it to do, and more. The program is easy-to-use, intuitive, and has a great "look" to it. It can handle a full range of audio and video files including WAV, MP3, MOD, Ogg, AVI, MP1, and more. The program can also utilize plugins which make it even more flexible. Ashampoo Media Player+ makes it easy to burn music files to CD. In testing it out I created playlists and then could transfer those to CD with just a couple of mouse clicks. Really pretty slick. Another cool feature that I really liked is the ability to adjust the volume of each file, individually. I hate it when one song is too loud and then the next song is too quiet. Working with Ashampoo Media Player I was able to create a playlist, then adjust the volume level of each song so I had a playlist that had pretty much equal volume on all tracks. Burned a CD, played it in my car, and it was perfect! The program also utilizes dynamic playlists which means your playlists display the contents of actual folders on your computer. When you change the contents of the folder, the contents of the playlist change as well. That means less work. I found Ashampoo Media Player+ to be loaded with cool features and you can't beat the fact that it's free! Looking for an alternative music player? This might be your solution!

PowerCrypt 2000 , by OVSoft an easy-to-use utility for encrypting and decrypting files. The interface is intuitive and very easy-to-use, perfect for users will all levels of experience. I tested it out using a range of document types from Word documents to graphics to sound files. You can encrypt files one at a time or you can do them in groups or bunches, whatever you like.

You can also use PowerCrypt 2000 to create encrypted archives. The program is very fast at encrypting and decrypting, even when dealing with archives. In addition, you can use PowerCrypt 2000 with your email to make sure it can't be tampered with. If you're looking for a way to protect documents, files, and email, take a look right here.

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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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