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Picks: All In One Keylogger, iPodCopy, Plato DVD Ripper and moreH

Dr. File Finder reviews All In One Keylogger, iPodCopy, Plato DVD Ripper, Diskeeper, WinXP Manager and Music Label.
Published: May 3, 2006
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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All In One Keylogger 3.9
Shareware
Download All In One Keylogger is an invisible and easy-to-use surveillance tool that allows you to...
iPodCopy 7.44
Demo
Download Copy songs, videos, games, playlists and podcasts from your iPod to your PC, or transfer...
Plato DVD Ripper 4.43
Shareware
Download Plato DVD Ripper - it is time for you to backup your favorite DVD movies.
Diskeeper 2007 Professional
Demo
Download Gone are the days of scheduling. Diskeeper 2007 Professional enhances file system...
WinXP Manager 8.0.1
Shareware
Download A powerful software tool to tweak, optimize, maintain and tune up your Windows XP, it...

Music Label 2006, by Code|Aero Technologiesis a cool program for working with all of your music files. If you'd like to have a way to keep all of your music organized, this might be what you've been looking for. The program has support for the online music database, CDDB, so the program looks up all the information for all your music. That makes the entire process much more enjoyable. By having the program catalog all of your CDs and put it in a database.Slick.

Music Label 2006 has powerful search capabilities that help you to find exactly the music you're looking for. You can even sort the database by "fields" which is a really helpful feature. In working with the program I found it had another feature I really liked - the ability to track your music. If you loan a CD to someone the program will keep track of it for you, so you know where that CD is. You can even send them an email to remind them to bring your CD back. The program even lets you transfer files to portable MP3 players. Very cool.

Music Label 2006 lets you have multiple databases so you can keep your music collection separate from you teenage sons or you can keep different styles of music in different databases. Music Label 2006 can generate reports for you and can export to HTML, XLS, and XML files. You can also create and manage play lists. The program is truly full-featured, easy-to-use, and intuitive. So, if you've got a collection of music you'd like to keep track of, check out Music Label 2006!


All In One Keylogger, by Relytec is another QuickPick that might be of interest to a variety of people. While I personally don't like "spying", I realize that there are times when it may be necessary. I feel very strongly, for example, that parents shouldknow what their children do on the computer. All In One Keylogger is a tool that can monitor everything that happens on your PC. Once installed it's totally invisible to anyone who uses the machine. They can't tell it's there and there is no sign of it. The program resides in memory and logs all activities which you can review at your leisure.

All In One Keylogger gives you the ability to track what your children are up to when you're not around. The logs let you seeif they are exchanging instant messages with anyone, and if so,what the content of those messages is. You can monitor the content of emails, and the program tracks every Web site that's visited. The logs it keeps are encrypted so even if someone finds the log, they can't read what's in it. Beyond keylogging, the program can also take screen shots at various intervals.

All In One Keylogger keeps track of everything that transpires on your computer. It can monitor chats, email, and even the Windows clipboard. It maintains a listing of all Web sites visited along with the time. The program is loaded with features and many configurable options so you can have it do exactly what you want. It can even monitor the microphone and record conversations. If you're a business owner that wants to track what employees are doing, or a parent who's concerned about what your children do on their computer, this is a program that will tell you! Check it out.


iPodCopy, by Wide Angle Softwareis a cool program that gives more power and features to your iPod. It has a variety of functions including the ability to search your iPod for music, creating a list, and that list can be saved to your iPod as a playlist. Slick. Another really interesting feature is the ability to play songs on your computer, from your iPod, but without having to have iTunes installed. Wow!

iPodCopy has a "copy" function that copies songs, video, and even playlists for your iPod device to your PC. There's also a transfer option that can transfer everything from your iPod into iTunes,including things like your ratings, art, and more. The program also works in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook to add new features to your iPod. For example, you can put a Contact Manager on your device and create, edit, and view all your contacts. The same is true with CalendarManager which puts appointments and more right on your iPod, syncing with Outlook. The program also has a Notes Manager and a Photo Viewer so you can manage those on your iPod as well.

iPodCopy is a slick application that adds functionality to your iPod that doesn't come standard. So why just use your iPod for music when you can use it for notes, contacts, photos, videos, and keeping track of appointments? If you'd like to bulk up the function of you iPod, check out iPodCopy. Very cool indeed.


Plato DVD Ripper, by Plato Software, Inc.was another Quick Pick that really impressed me. For many of you it's an everyday process to rip songs from CDs, but I'd never even thought about "ripping" a DVD. With Plato DVD Ripper you can actually rip the a DVD and save it to a file. The program will convert aDVD to a variety of formats including AVI, MPEG1, MPEG4, VCD, DivX, and more. It's a great way to backup your DVDs and the copies it makes are much smaller than you'd imagine.

Plato DVD Ripper lets you control the process so you can determine the audio quality, the track, and much more. Heck, if you want you can start a DVD ripping and tell the program to turn off your computer when it's done. Slick! The program also supports ripping just part of a DVD, letting you determine the starting point. So, if you'd like to backup your DVD collection this may be just what you've been looking for. Check it out!


Dr. File Finder Quick Picks
Dr. File Finder Quick Pick
  • Diskeeper Professional Edition by Executive Software
  • Check It Out!

Diskeeper Professional Edition is a very useful utility that keeps your hard drives defragmented and running smoothly. I use Diskeeper on all my computers. Too often people to forget to defragment their hard drives and then wonder why the computer seems "sluggish."Well, with Diskeeper you can "Set It And Forget It!" Take the time to check it out and try it for yourself. To me it's the ultimate tool for keeping your hard disks running well. I'll get to my full review soon!


Dr. File Finder Quick Pick

WinXP Manager is a slick program that lets you "tweak" Windows XP in a variety of ways. I always like these types of programs because I like to "fiddle" with things. The program can optimize a variety of setting, clean out junk and free up wasted space. You can also use it to customize certain function in Windows so it behaves more the way you want it to. The program also lets you improve security, optimize your network, and more. So, if you'd like to fiddle with Windows XP and make things more fun and efficient, check it out.



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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