Software Reviews by henerey773

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.

Plex Media Server Plex Media Server

Its db mixed up my videos, photos and music 2 stars
For me (YMMV) this latest v1.3.3.3148 from Jan 20, 2017 didn't correctly identify my local media in my folders I pointed it at - videos, photos, music. It did allow me to do the pointing to these folders on my media storage drive, without complaint, good. But then when browsing on the Win7 PC or on the big TV, the videos folder was full of photos and music as well, a mishmash of media. Same thing when viewing the photos or music folders. Thank god it didn't touch my actual files, it just built its own database wrong. Maybe it would work better if you have the default My Photos etc on C. Or maybe it's a result of the Plex program insisting on a libraries and playlist model, like iTunes, instead of being user-folders oriented. No such problem with Serviio, flawless in that regard. The other problem, more of a small annoyance, is that when first run nothing showed up on the Win7 Taskbar except a tray icon. Popping that and opening PLEX, nothing happened. It turns out one has to not only have a Plex online 'account', but one has to be logged in there, and then the UI works. It's all in the browser. No such problem with Serviio. Price: Free
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Maxthon Maxthon

I reverted to good old v4.9.4.1000 3 stars
Firefox user here, but I like to keep other browsers installed for special functions. Maxthon is good for viewing embedded instagram stuff and certain other ultra-modern share-to-"Social" link icons. But after this v5 I reverted to good old v4.9.4.1000 - Search "Maxthon Cloud Browser 4.9.4.1000" Price: Free
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Microsoft OneDrive Microsoft OneDrive

Preserves date created!! good android too. 5 stars
I tried Google Drive and Dropbox for my folder of thousands of photos. OneDrive preserved the Date Created (unlike GD or DB), so then one can effectively sort by Date. The others tag everything by date uploaded, fine for fresh content but lousy for a large existing collection. OneDrive also works very well for syncing onto an Android phone with the OneDrive Android app. MS got it right! Price: Free
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Waterfox Waterfox

The best of the firefox clones, but! 5 stars
Waterfox does a great job of auto-importing one's FF Profile, and then runs complex web pages a bit faster (it seems, for me). All good so far. BUT, next time I ran standard FF 45.01 my "about:config" "xpinstall.signatures.required", tweaked to a 'false' toggle, it was reset to the default 'true'. This results in some unsigned extensions not working. For me the obvious one was my Speed Dial home page, which still oddly worked in W'fox but not in FF. I had to go into the FF about:config and toggle it to false. Who knows what other tweaks it may have reset? Price: Free
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WinPatrol (Free Edition) WinPatrol (Free Edition)

This puppy is your faithful watchdog 5 stars
Not every INTRUSIVE program is a virus or malware or even identified as a PUP, potentially unwanted program. Many are innocent of any bad intentions, they just want to install some service they need into your start-ups. To them it's innocent. But if you want to either PREVENT this, or Allow this TEMPORARILY, or just browse through a list of all your startups now and then to enable or disable (that's right, it keeps the disabled ones in the list) then this puppy is your faithful watchdog. Price: Free
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NirLauncher NirLauncher

What again was my username and password here? 4 stars
In case for any reason your brain or browser doesn't remember your credentials (brand new browser?) this is your rescue. Just know that many anti-malware programs will ID and quarantine the password stuff in this. So you better know how to whitelist inside your security programs. Price: Free
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Run without this? vizzini: inconceivable&quo 5 stars
The only downside to MWB is the amount of memory the mbam stuff eats up after it's been on a while. Just Exit from the tray, then restart it right away. Price: Free
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SMPlayer SMPlayer

Built-in subtitle search-download-include!! 5 stars
Subtitles is right on the menu bar. Open any video that probably has original or user-made subs and this will find good choices and down them, then play with them without a restart. Price: Free
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SafeIP SafeIP

Easy-peasy ip changer 5 stars
Easy as pie to select a different Location, which gives your pc a different IP, for privacy. I checked with a couple of Check IP websites and it works. Hint, follow their suggestions and pick a location nearby your intended server. In the case of torrents from users all over, I guess just pick a locale with the desired language. Price: Free
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Multi Commander Multi Commander

Maybe the best 2-pane ui 5 stars
On first use, VERY VERY nice 2-pane explorer replacement. I've tried many, and the first things I look for are two abilities: toggle the list/details font SIZE Up for my 1920w monitor and old eyes. CHECK! And then, I like to mix list/details Folder names and File names (instead of separate at top-bottom). CHECK! These are both in Config/ExplorerPanel/Settings/Display. I also like the multitude of handy Buttons along the bottom, Calculate Folder Size(s) right at the top of the Tools menu, and alternate color striping in list/details view. It looks like a keeper! Price: Free
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MusicBee MusicBee

Musicbee and 1by1 are the ones! 5 stars
I have thousands of songs already organized into Win7 folders. Both MusicBee and 1by1 saw the folders as they are and didn't fiddle with any unwanted re-organization or worse. That's my number one requirement in music players. Leave my collection alone, get off my lawn!! Sound of course matters but I cannot distinguish. When I just want to hear some tunes I use 1by1 but when I want lots of extras with a sophisticated UI it's Musicbee. Price: Free
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LastPass LastPass

Fail import, fail install, fail support 1 stars
During the install of this on Win7 you'll come to a point where it will ask you if you want to proceed AND ERASE ALL LOCAL PASSWORDS ON YOUR SYSTEM. Figuring, ok, I have BACKUPS, why not then allow my pws to exist on their encrypted server instead? I guess that might be ok, but then after ok'ing it, the installer's next step was to Import my passwords. OK, seems logical, but then the usual green progess bar would just burp at the seeming end and restart itself, over and over, for half an hour. I finally used the Task Manager to break out of the process. Then, logging into the LP site, I can see that my passwords are in their Vault. Good, ok, but because I broke the installer process it never got to the point of installing a Firefox or IE add-on, nor did it erase my non-secured passwords. Without LP running, my Fox still will auto-fill my credentials. I'm not sure how bad that is, but whatever functions the add-ons ADD are not there. I looked around the LP site for add-ons installers but no go. I emailed the LP folks but they're busy with supporting paying users, no reply. Obviously this works well for most, but I just got fed up and uninstalled it. Price: Free
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WinStep Nexus WinStep Nexus

Perfect launcher! 5 stars
Been using this for years with no problems such as Gimpguy mentioned in 2012. for me it runs in under 29 megs. no slowdowns. maybe it's because i keep the eye-candy at a minimum, no animations, no sounds. YMMV but i highly recommend this dock. Price: Free
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Opera Opera

Annoying, set as default browser, opens full 2 stars
This late May 2016 Opera37.0.2178.43 release immediately annoyed me because it set itself as my Win7 Default Browser, didn't ask, no notice given. The easy way out was running Firefox again, and it asked, as is polite. The other minor trivial annoyance was opening in full screen. Why do they assume that? I uninstalled it, maybe better next time. Price: Free
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Ant Movie Catalog Ant Movie Catalog

Imported my text list of movie titles! 4 stars
I've tried a few different movie catalog programs and settled on this one because only it could import my long text list of movie titles, then automagically run them through IMDB and generate an AMC Catalog including all the info one could want. After that I could just add one at a time as other programs are also able to do. Also, the developer was very responsive to my email requests for Help at the time. Price: Free
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WebBrowserPassView WebBrowserPassView

Works great! Unsure about security 5 stars
This will definitely show you every password stored by all the browsers you've ever used, even browsers you've uninstalled. Extremely useful! But in a way it's an eye-opener about all the unencrypted info on your drive(s)and how easy it may be for an intruder to extract. If an intruder could find the data just from this program they could stop looking... Price: Free
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Firefox Extension Backup (FEBE) Firefox Extension Backup (FEBE)

Great but this 8.4 won't work on my ff 27.01 4 stars
FF 27.01 is the last pre-"australis" FF version, released just 14 months ago. Trying to install this 8.4 FEBE an alert pops up that it's incompatible with FF 27.01 (and presumably earlier versions). Also, as a long-time FEBE user I would caution new users who want to use its one-click Restore-a-profile. Your FF is booted into a FF profile, so then FEBE can't restore to that same profile. Maybe it can but I've never found a way. I use MozBackup for full restores. I use FEBE to export everything and then be able to do local, no-net-needed, re-installs of extensions, plugs, marks, themes etc. Also, when it finishes a backup it creates a GREAT html page of all the stuff. Be sure to save a copy where you can easily find it. Price: Free
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