Software Reviews by OTempora

The reviews and opinions below are posted by SnapFiles visitors. They do not necessarily reflect our opinion, and they are solely based upon the experience of individual users.

Volumouse Volumouse

Useful and functional utility 5 stars
As with all amazing NirSoft utilities, this spartan, low-overhead utility does its unique job well (v 2.02). Pick a set of shortcut keys and use your mouse wheel to change the sound volume. I use Left Shift + Left Ctrl for the keys, since I use my left hand for the various editing shortcuts anyhow. Those keys do not interfere with many other programs (that I've noticed). There are many tweaks one can define, but the basic setup will usually suffice; but do look under the hood for enhancements. For my main PC it is a joy, but I use it on all my PCs, even for those I don't listen to much music on. The only thing I'd wish for is a larger set of Custom Keys (currently limited to the various mouse buttons, Shifts, Ctrls, and Alts) for the odd PC that uses those shortcuts. Virtual Bytes on my Win7 x64 for the two modules is 96K + 68k. Thanks, NirSoft! Price: Free
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SnagIt SnagIt

Powerful but buggy 4 stars
SnagIt is one of the few utilities I actually bought: V.8 first, then they gouged me for another $15 when 9 was released a mere month later. In V.10 the improvements are minimal: the All-In-One option provides some intelligence during your capture, automatically selecting a window or section as you move the mouse around. It`s arguable whether it`s worth the upgrade cost. The input and output options are plentiful and flexible, and it`s relatively easy to do a capture, and choose which kind first. Capturing text is possible, but iffy. The biggest issue is with the bugs. All versions are prone to crashes and TS doesn`t ever seem to fix them -- they just issue a new upgrade. V. 10 is slow to load on my system (Win 7-64, i7-870, 8 GB) and worse on my work PC (Vista 4MB), which takes up to a minute to start and capture. I use SnagIt if I`m doing some complex editing after the capture -- the editor is its best feature -- but otherwise I use free Picpick. Price: Free Trial ($49.95)
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CurrPorts CurrPorts

Excellent utility 5 stars
Has about every feature one would need in a port monitor, the best I've seen so far. Stand-alone executable, minimal resources (~2 M private bytes, 28 M virtual size). A useful enhancement would be a "history" of previously open ports. (MS`s Port Reporter can fill that niche, but it's cumbersome to use.) Highly recommended. Price: Free
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