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Reviewed SoftMaker Office 2021

Excellent,affordable alternative to MSoffice 2007 and up. Boots fast and runs light. This is the ONLY clone of MSoffice software that can perfectly decode the brutal "respondus.docx" XML document,which is benchmark for msoffice word... Read full review

Reviewed NAPS2 6.1.2

Great lightweight program for quick scan to PDFs/image scanning.
Works great over the network via TWAIN drivers.

TIP for Konica/Minolta multifunction printers install the RTM or "real time" twain driver for network scans,and then manually add... Read full review

Reviewed LibreOffice for Windows 7.3.3

LibreOffice is fine if you keep office documents strictly in office 97-2003 (.doc/.xls/.ppt)format or open document format (.odt). If you exchange documents with an external company using office 2007 or higher, your docx/pptx/xlsx files may not... Read full review

Reviewed Opera for Windows 91.0.4516.65

Currently my favorite web browser. Opera Cloud Sync is working again, and Bing has been restored as an additional search engine.

SpeedDial is similar to the Start Screen for Windows 8/10. It's easy to view content of a URL,since it shows as... Read full review

Reviewed Spotify for Windows

Nice software that makes it incredibly easy to find/browse music/albums you'd normally not listen to,or simply forgotten. To find a custom playlist from a specific USERNAME you simply use a syntax in the Spotify search field:... Read full review

Reviewed Spotify for Windows

Love this program! Looks a lot like Songbird, a discontinued media player not long ago. Makes it incredibly easy to find and browse music/albums you'd normally not listen to. To find a custom playlist from a specific USERNAME you simply use a... Read full review

Reviewed AdwCleaner 8.4.0

Excellent program. One of my occasional clients had the "conduit" adware program, which surprisingly mcafee stinger/malwarebytes combo couldn't remove. After using ADWcleaner once and rebooting, malwarebytes removed the remnants.
3 cheers for... Read full review

Reviewed Gotcha! Data Backup 2014.7.19.0

Great tool for quick backups. However you should still do a manual search for all hidden outlook pst files as the program may occasionally miss them. Read full review

Reviewed KeePass Password Safe Professional Edition 2.57

My favorite and primary password manager. A quick way to migrate between keepass versions [and maintain customizations] is to copy over these 3 files into the new keepass directory:


If... Read full review

Reviewed Bandizip 7.22 Beta

I like this program, simple, runs fast, easy to use GUI. However I have to knock two stars because:

-By default it installs to appdata for local user only, you have to manually change location if you want all users to have access. It should... Read full review

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