Picks: Reviews of TuneUp Companion, Anyplace Control, Nexus Terminal, and Agenda At Once.
|Published:||Aug 13, 2008|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
TuneUp Companion, by Tuneup Media, Inc. is a really cool tool for anyone who likes music. From the moment I opened it up I knew I was going to like it. I don't know about you, but over time my music library has become chock full of oddities. Like songs with number in the title like "05 Help!". Another problem for me is having groups or individuals in the library more than once. Like "George Harrison" and "Harrison, George". Not with TuneUp Companion. It goes through your music library and eliminates all the junk, all the duplication, all the numbers, and much more. I have to say I was impressed and at this point in my career I don't get impressed easily. TuneUp Companion will also go out and find cover art for your albums. Slick. On top of all that the program also keeps you up-to-date on concerts! How cool is that? And if you're really into music there's another thing I love about TuneUp Companion. What you ask? The fact that it it provides you with information from the Web like news, videos, and more. In testing out the program I found it to be easy-to-use and intuitive, perfect for users with all levels of experience. In fact, I like this program so much that I signed up for their upcoming beta test of a Mac version. Oh yes, and I'm also making it a Dr. File Finder Favorite and those are few and far between. This is a program you have to try. I recommend it.
System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista
Anyplace Control, by ABF software, Inc. is another cool program that makes it easy for you to control another PC from a remote location. In testing it out on my Windows PC I was able to connect to one of my laptops with no problems. The program is intuitive and easy-to-use, perfect for both new and experienced users. You can use the program to connect to a PC from across the Internet or to one that's simply on your local network. Anyplace Control made it easy to use my local mouse and keyboard to control the remote machines. Over the years I've used just about every solution you can find for controlling a remote computer and I was really pleased with how well Anyplace Control worked. The program uses strong encryption so your data is secure while making it easy to connect. It also allows you to transfer files which can be very handy. In addition, you can reboot the computer, copy text, copy graphics, and more. So, if you need to access a computer across the office or across the country, this may be the solution you've been looking for. Check it out.
System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista
Nexus Terminal 6.52, by Nexus Integration is an emulator program that emulates SSL, SSH, telnet, VT, ANSI, and more. While this program is easy-to-use I'd say that it's geared towards advanced users. It's small and efficient enough to go on a USB keychain drive so you can use it from anywhere. The program also includes built-in FTP, SFTP, and FTPS, which is a handy feature. This baby will even run under Windows Vista and actually every version of Windows. It also supports Kermit, rule line, recording, scripts, and even more. I know this probably isn't making sense to many of you, but don't feel bad. Suffice it to say that Nexus Terminal is a powerful tool that lets advanced users access to systems by emulating that systems parameters. Nexus Terminal does a great job and is really full-featured compared to some emulators I've looked at. So, if you're in the market for a really good emulator program, this may well be your solution. Give it a try.
System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista
Agenda At Once, by Dataland Software is a powerful PIM or Personal Information Manager that you can use to keep your schedule straight. In testing it out I found the program to be very intuitive and easy-to-use making it ideal for users with all levels of experience. I like the fact that Agenda At Once let me create tasks and sub-tasks which is a feature not found in some PIM's. You can use Agenda At Once as a "to-do" manager, but it can also help you manage much more. For example, you can use it to manage notes pertaining to your projects. I also liked the fact that it can show what percentage of a task is completed. That way you know if you're nearly done or if you've just begun. The program supports drag and drop, contact management, schedule planning, and even sharing your information across a network. That's really handy in a small office or small business. I really like the fact that Agenda At Once has lots of configurable options, which means you can make it work the way you want it to. So, if you've been looking for a program to help you manage your to do list and more, this may be the solutions you need. Check it out for yourself, I think you'll like it.
System Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP
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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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