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Organizing and editing with Acronis Disk Director Suite, CoffeCup HTML Editor, Alchemy Network Monitor, Media Organizer

This week Doc looks at Acronis Disk Director Suite, CoffeCup HTML Editor, Alchemy Network Monitor, Media Organizer, and a number of exciting Quick Picks.
Published: Apr 19, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Acronis Disk Director Suite, by Acronisis a powerful program for working with and revising hard disks. Theprogram can be used to partition your hard drive and manage thecontents. The program is a suite because it comes with a numberof specialized tools for working on your hard drive. With thePartition Expert you can actually move, resize, split, and evenmerge partitions. And what's really cool is that you will notlose data in the process. Slick!

Acrosnis Disk Director Suite even makes it easy to run more thanone operating system from your hard drive. This is what you'll sometimeshear called a "dual boot system. Imagine being able to boot toWindow or to Linux depending on what you wanted to do. Another module ofthe suite is the Recovery Expert which you can use should youaccidentally delete a partition. Not long ago I had an entire partitionjust suddenly disappear and I used this program to get it back ina snap.

Acronis Disk Director Suite has an intuitive user interface andis very easy-to-use. I really like the feature to merge twopartitions into one partition. Why? Well because it lets you leave allyour data in place, which is such a time-saver. So, for example, say youhad a drive D and a drive E. You could "merge" everything from drive Einto an expanded drive D. Or, you can do the opposite and take one,large drive and split it into two drives. Nicely done!

Acronis Disk Director Suite is a powerful program that's reallyeasy-to-use. That makes it perfect for users with all levels ofexperience. The program does everything you'd ever want or need to dowith a hard disk while keeping your data safe. I like this program somuch that it's not just a Pick, but it's also a Dr. File Finder Favorite and in 25 years of reviewing softwarethere haven't been very many of those. So, if you need to do anythingwith hard disk partitions -- merging, spliting, editing, and more,this is the program you need to have. I recommend it highly!


CoffeeCup HTML Editor, by CoffeeCup Softwareis an award-winning product for creating and maintaining Web pages. Theprogram is simply loaded with more features than I can tell you abouthere. I'll do my best to hit the high points. This is a WYSIWYG (WhatYou See Is What You Get) HTML editor that shows you what your Web page will look like as you create it. You can put it in split-screen mode and enter code while you watch the effect it has. Pretty slick. You can work on multiple pages at once and the program comes with templates as well as hundreds of icons. Really spice up your Web site.

CoffeeCup HTML Editor corrects your spelling with its built-inspell checker and gives you suggestions with a handy thesaurus. The program also comes with JavaScripts that you can use right "out of the box", a Flash wizard to help create text effects, and a table wizard to make creating tables really easy. The program can even upload your files for you with it's built-in FTP client. Pretty slick.

CoffeeCup HTML Editor has a built-in "site mapper", a "frame" designer for creating Web pages with frames, a style sheet editor, and lots more. The program is easy-to-use and has an intuitive user interface. So, if you're looking for a tool for creating your Web pages and keeping them up-to-date this is one product you need to take a look at.


Alchemy Network Monitor, by M.I.S.Helpersis a full-featured product for keeping tabs on your network server. Itconstantly monitors network services and makes sure that everything isrunning properly. It keeps track of such things as POP3, SMTP, HTTP,FTP, IMAP, NNTP, and lots more.

Alchemy Network Monitor can alert you if there's a problem so youcan keep your server up and running. You can even create your own eventmonitors using batch files, VBScript, and so on. The program is fairly easy-to-use, but is best suited to those who are familiar with network protocols and services. If you're looking for something to monitor yourserver, check it out.


Media Organizer, by bnjr Enterprisesis a cool tool for keeping track of all the things you might collect like music, books, movies, and so on. One slick feature is user-defined "fields" so you can customize the program to work the way you want. You get fifteen (15) such fields to work with which gives you lots and lots of flexibility. Another cool feature is a history, that keeps track ofevery itme. So, if you loan out a book or a CD, you can knowexactly who has it.Cool.

Media Organizer has a backup feature so you can make sure your data is always safe. Another nice feature is the ability to have and maintain multiple databases. So, while you could have everything in one database, you could also have one database for books, one for music, and so on. And it cataloging your items you can even include images of what the item looks like. One feature I didn't expect was support for the CDDB on-line music database. That makes it a snap to put all the information about a CD into the database. Slick.

Media Organizer has lots of good functions and the program is easy-to-use. The interface is intuitive and I think the program is great for both new and experienced users. You can include names and addressses, print out reports on your collections, and search to find just the item you're looking for. So, if you'd like a handy way to keep track of all the things you collect, and do it with one program,take a good look at Media Organizer - I recommend it.


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

Music Label 2006 is a slick utility that helps you to catalog your music collection. The program will scan your CDs and quickly build a database of all the music you have. It also utilizes the CDDB music database so all your information is accurate. The program has a powerful search function that makes it easy find what you want no matter how big your collection gets. The program can even print out stock or custom reports on your collection. So, if you're a music collector, check itout. I'll get to my full review as soon as possible.


Dr. File Finder Quick Pick

Ashampoo AntiSpyWare is yet another excellent product from the folks at AShampoo. This baby goes after all manner of spyware, adware,malware, and the like. The program works quietly in the background constantly on the watch for things like worms, key loggers, trojans, and plenty more. The program is designed so it can detect not only thingsthat are already know, but those that are not. Pretty slick. Trust mewhen I say that this is a program with lots of features and top-notch functions. Check it out for yourself and I'll do a full reviewsoon.


Dr. File Finder Quick Pick
  • MetaProducts Web Studio 4.4 SR1 by MetaProducts Corporation
  • Check It Out!
MetaProducts Web Studio 4.4 SR1 is a neat program that you can use to create and maintain a Web site. It can handle HTML, but it canalso handle CSS, XHTML, JavaScript, and more. The program makes it easy to manager a project, and even upload it to your Web site. I also likethe fact that it offers a variety of "wizards" to help make things easier for you. Take a look for yourself -- my full review will becoming soon.


Well, once again I've run out of time. I hope you enjoyed reading about these fine software products. Even more, I hope you take the time totry them for yourself. All of them are worth your time. I'll be back next week with more programs to tell you about and I hope you'll join me. Till then, have a great week, a wonderful 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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