Software Reviews by busybusy

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.

Everything Everything

Amazing search utility 5 stars
I just started using Everything and have found it to be just amazing fast! I'm not sure how it does it but found it performs better then windows search. The install gives you a few options but I like to have it running as a service so you know it will be available when needed. The interface is easy but set up a Windows hotkey so it will be easy to launch, Tools->Options--General->Keyboard. The default setting will work for most people but can be tweaked for the more advanced user. Also, another cool option is the Bookmarks menu allows to you remember searches that you use most often without having to type it every time. Overall a solid search tool!! Price: Free
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Rainlendar Lite Rainlendar Lite

Robust calendaring! 5 stars
I just wanted to say that Rainlendar has been constantly improving their Calendar program to allow customized event, tasks (To-Dos), alarms, and views. It is unique in the way it does things but it well worth it. Out of the box it works, easy to configure and use. The look and feel is wonderful with the transparency overlay on the desktop. The cpu and memory usage are minimal while running in the background. Have fun customizing our own calendar! Price: Free
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ExeWatch ExeWatch

Watching exe on all drives 5 stars
If you want to know what may be going on in your computer either during an update or installation of a program ExeWatch is great. It is a very small "portable" file which can be run at startup and notifies you visually both at the corners of your screen along with the system tray. It is only momentary for the corners so not to annoy anyone but the system tray will continue to blink. It is really well done. Note that it is an EXE watcher so no executables will not be tracked. Lovely program and works on Windows 7-10 with no issues. Price: Free
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DSynchronize DSynchronize

Totally in sync 5 stars
DSynchronize is a simple and pretty straight forward sync utility. I love that it has different modes that it can in, for instance: Real time, as a Service, Timed Intervals. The program is small and takes very little memory which is always a plus. After a month of testing I has not seem any issues whatsoever. Another feature that it has is this a DSynchronize Controller which allows you to monitor all your installations of DSynchronize. You can configure the port address if you happen to have a port conflict. This is pretty unquie and awesome for sure! I wanted to thank the author Dimitrios for putting out this really awesome and evolving sync tool. Price: Free
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Aura Aura

Turn you pc into a nature sound machine 5 stars
This program really surprised me. The timing and integration of the birds, grasshoppers, woodpecker, insects, and of course the RAIN Now sounds are simply amazing!!!! The blending of all these into a relaxing natural rhythm took a bit of time I'm sure. This project was last commented on in 2011 and it is still going in 2019 just goes to show that us city dwellers need to bring some nature back into our lives. There are a number of selections in the "Control Board" to set any mood you would like. It can start up with Windows, perform sounds from set times (fromto), select different animalinsectwindrainbrook sounds along with their frequency for each, and it has guitaraccordionflute selections. You have the option to add your own sounds as well. I just wanted to thank the author AGlazkov for a really surprising and delightful sounds of nature. Very impressive.. Price: Free
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ShellBag Analyzer and Cleaner ShellBag Analyzer and Cleaner

Shellbag be gone! 5 stars
In Windows, it store a lot of things and Shellbags are one of them. This tool allows you to clean up items that no long exist on your system and there is no need to maintain this history, in addition, it bloats the registry. I do have to put out a word of warning since it does modify the registry that you should know what references you are deleting!! There are some items you may want to be maintained such as network drive path, for example. On of the features I like in the GUI is that it is hierarchical displayed in a vertical tree style. You can select the ROOT of that item and it selects ONLY that branch. A very welcome feature for sure. It does have filter you can select, it does backup the changes as part of the default settings and instructs you more on some Windows Explorer setting once everything has been cleaned. Overall a very easy and clean experience. Price: Free
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SMTP Mail Sender SMTP Mail Sender

Smtp made easy and portable 5 stars
It is a nice piece of software for when you need to send an email and don't want to use a web browser or you don't have an email client installed. The configuration is simple and straight forward. The interface has everything you need to get the job done with the added benefit of adding an attachment. In addition, I took a look at the config.conf file and found that the HazteK team took the time to encrypt the user name and password which is outstanding. Such a simple thing to overlook but increases the sense of security and the use of this application. Price: Free
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LockHunter LockHunter

Stubborn files - unlocked!! 5 stars
Wow, can't believe I just not have seen this program. I run into this a lot with applications that fail to release all the files it uses. This program now has taken care of that issue. Not it is just a Right-Click away to solving your locked file issue. This makes it so easy to use. Thanks for Crystal Rick for making such a needed program!! Price: Free
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Screamer Radio Screamer Radio

Got radio? now i do!! 5 stars
This is a nice minimal radio screaming application. It has enough features to allow customization of what you want to listen to. The program is small and the streams require very little bandwidth. It will notify you if there are updates and self-upgrades, nice!!! The feature I love the most is when the desktop locks it will stop playing. Loving it! Price: Free
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Open Visual Traceroute Open Visual Traceroute

Whois and where! 5 stars
This is a wonderful program for visualizing from where data is coming or going to from your system. Instead of just a number this adds the benefit of seeing what path and the destination of the packets. Pretty awesome!!!!! Simple, easy to used and enough features to have some fun with.. Price: Free
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HelpNDoc HelpNDoc

Amazing help editor-converter 5 stars
I love this program! Sometimes you come across help file or documentation written a while ago in .CHM format but this only works on Windows. But with this HelpNDoc I can convert them to the now standardized .PDF format which has been a life saver. It is amazing how many documents, book, and how-tos were written in .CHM format. Now I can just convert it, easy as that! The software has tons of features to create or modify existing file format like: HTML, CHM, PDF, DOC and PDF. It is easy to use, has an up-to-date look and feel utility ribbon, and give you options to work on multiple project at the same time. New features and export formats have been added. Overall pretty amazing software. Price: Free
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Etcher Etcher

Super simple flashing 5 stars
My thanks to balena for putting out Etcher. It is simple, direct and works. For my Raspberry Pi OS's it works fast and had no issues with any images written to the SD card. One nice things is that it is Portable so running it from your USB Portable Apps drive is a bonus. Price: Free
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vmPing (Visual Multi Ping) vmPing (Visual Multi Ping)

Awesome ping 4 stars
This is a pretty nice tool for checking computers or websites to see if they are up. The only thing I was having issues with is the email notification. I was trying to authenticate but failed the test. With all email going through some level of encryption I'm not sure if SSL or TLS is supported, but other than that I love the program. Price: Free
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HashCheck Shell Extension HashCheck Shell Extension

Simply hashed! 5 stars
This program is so easy to use and can add another level of security to track file changes. Select your files or diectory, create a checksum file and then double-click on it to run the utility to verify if any files have changed. So easy and can be checksum file will be overwritten to ensure that the checksums are accurate. Pretty awesome! Price: Free
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BeeBEEP BeeBEEP

Simple & easy to use on local networks 5 stars
This is a wonderful utility for small to large networks for people to communicate with each other. The installation and configuration is very straight forwarda along with minimal resource usage. I like the interface which is easy to get around and understand. Overall it is once of the best network based messaging programs available. Price: Free
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MJ Registry Watcher MJ Registry Watcher

Best overall system monitoring tool 5 stars
MJ Registry Watcher is a portable application which is wonderful addition to ones USB Tool Kit. It provided insight and reveals into a windows system that usually remain hidden behind the scenes. The interface is clean and easy to read. The default key selection is pretty good but if you feel something is missing you can add any registry key to monitor as well in the OPTIONs menu. So really it is ready to go once it is launched. To really understand this utility spend the time to read the internal HELP. This is a very detailed tool so for beginners it will take time to understand all the features and registry structure. There are many web pages devoted tot he breakdown and understand of the Windows Registry. The programs internal HELP is written very well and describes all the features, Registry Notation, and definitions to make this program as useful and easy to understand for any user. On Mark Jacobs website he has instructions on how you can configure MJ Registry Watcher as a SERVICE. This is an advantage for those who want to have it running at start and continuously monitoring changes on your system. It has alert sounds to notify of any changes made to windows files or registry entries. Kudos to Mark Jacobs for putting out such an amazing utility! Price: Free
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Phrozen Windows File Monitor Phrozen Windows File Monitor

Very cool portable file monitoring tool 5 stars
This is an oldies but goodie tool. I needed something small that I could run and found this Windows File Monitor by the Phrozen crew which fits the bill. It is small, easy to configure, and the interface shows exactly what is going on based on what it is your want to track. The Filter Manger is your friend when configuring the Events you want to track on the target system you are working on. After testing the events I found that it was logging everything perfectly. Granted it has not been updated since 2015 it does the job nicely. Adding this one to my USB Tool Kit. Price: Free
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Find.Same.Images.OK Find.Same.Images.OK

Duplicate picture be gone! 5 stars
Another wonderful program put out by SoftwareOK. I do like that this program is specific, small, fast and displays the information you need to evaluate every image. It has features to detect if a photo has been flipped, rotated, or reversed. This I found of interest because when taking pictures on a phone you sometimes have to alter the image but have the original image in another location. So kudos on the added features. Price: Free
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Nemp Nemp

Excellent portable player 5 stars
This is a really nice portable application. It is a pain to have to import and configure a new or existing media player. It is easier just to launch it from my portable drive instead. The feature I like as well is the build-in Web Server. This does make it easy to access the files while working in the browser. Anyhow check it out and leave a comment. Cheer. Price: Free
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NxFilter NxFilter

Amazing filter 5 stars
I was looking for somethng to install on a friends system who was concerned on how to moderate access to URLs for their children. This tools is very simple to use and configure. I love to see the improvements to the product over time. It is a JAVA based product so make sure that you have the latest version installed. The web interface in intuitive for people to manage a stand-alone system or for sys-admins running it on a Server. Price: Free
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MiniTool Partition Wizard Free MiniTool Partition Wizard Free

Amazingly the best partition tool 5 stars
I had a need to redo some partitions on a drive and looked around and came across MiniTool Partition Wizard. I was amazed how easy it was to use along with all the features that are in the FREE version. In the pinch I was in I was able to complete my project. I have since upgraded because I needed the additional features. But for general partition manipulation this does a lot for the FREE version. Price: Free
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Path Copy Copy Path Copy Copy

Happy copy copy 5 stars
I can't believe I'm the first to do the review on this. This is an amazing utility that I have been using for last couple of months. Since I copy a lot of files and do a bit of scripting getting the path information by just performing a Right-Click is so easy to capture that info I need. PathCopyCopy has many options like copying ShortLong Names, Paths, with Folder Path, UNC, UNC Folder Path, or Internet Paths. You can config through it Setup menu to modify what you see in the Righ-Click menu. So easy and so useful. This is now on my favorites list! Price: Free
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Database Browser Portable Database Browser Portable

Database revealed 5 stars
I have been dealing with SQLite and MS-SQL lately and needing the review the data that was being written to the database. This was the perfect tool for this. It has a fair bit of features to view and drill down the data structures that you select. The interface is easy to move around in and understand. It has a small memory footprint in addition to it being portable really makes it very appealing. I have added it to my Portable Apps USB drive tool kit. If you need to view your database of all the most common formats today this will do the job. Price: Free
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JSONedit JSONedit

Amazing json editor and it's portable 5 stars
I have been looking for a simple JSON viewer/editor for a while and it is here. The interface is perfectly simple to understand and displays the tree information in a couple different views. I have been curious about the struture which is XML-like. I opened up FireFox JSON bookmark backup file and was able to understand how they store the data in no time. I just wanted to thank Tomeko for putting out a simple to use but very needed JSON editor into the world. Thank You, Thank You! Price: Free
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MetaFox MetaFox

Fast converter to mkv 5 stars
MegaFox work very fast when converting AVI or MP4 to MKV formats, literally in seconds. It is noted that you need to have the Haali Media Codec installed before this program will work properly. It would be nice if the put the download location to get the necessary codec in the pop-up dialog box. It installs quickly and easily. You have to select a couple of items in a dialog box about video formats but if you don't know or care, just choose the default. Launch MegaFox and start converting. Dragging your video files to the window and starts conversion process which stores the video files in the save folder as the source. Could not be simpler! Price: Free
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DShutdown DShutdown

D shut down 5 stars
After reviewing this program I did not know the logic and assortment of options that needed to perform a customized shutdown. I can say that this program seems to cover them all. You can schedule it for today or in the future. You can taylor it to your needs an situation. I have tested it on a couple of machine using different options and it did the job based on my selections. Very well done! Price: Free
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UltraVNC UltraVNC

Remote controlled goodness! 5 stars
UltraVNC is an amazing project. It is a wonderful alternative and kept up-to-date. It is windows only but allows you to connect to LinuxMAC vnc clients which is awesome. If you have a home or small business network it is an easy way to manage the machines remotely. It is easy to install and configure. To connect all you need is the machine name or IP address of the machines running the uvnc server and you are connected. It is offered in 32 and 64-bit versions and for people who have XP they have an old version just for that OS. Thanks to the developers for all their work!! Cheers! Price: Free
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Anki Anki

Flash card-tastic 5 stars
I looked at this product a while ago and found it really useful to test my knowledge on different deck topics as well as my own decks. But now it is multi-platform and include iOSAndroid as well. I am glad to be revisiting this project because now I can take my decks with me. They provide synchronization services to keep your cards in sync across multiple devices. This is going to be a blast finding out new ways to use this program. Thanks to Damien for putting this out there and making it open source. Price: Free
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Process Hacker Process Hacker

Great software debugging tool 5 stars
I have been using this for the past couple of years and found it extremely useful in figuring out when software is running amuck. Once you know their color scheme in the preferences and help you will easily know how to identify different process levels. It has a DLL view of each process running so you can see the different libraries associated with that given process. You can sort the columns based on your preferences and what you are looking for. It has not been updated in a while but not sure if anything else needs to be added. Price: Free
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MediaInfo MediaInfo

Media identified 5 stars
This ia wonderful tool and it is portable as well so I'll be adding it to my PortableApps. I have an older media player system so not all formats seem to run on them. This tool allows me to identify the video audio formats easily and quickly so I can determine if it will work on my hardware. Simply amazing! Thanks to the MediaArea folks for putting a really nice utility!! Price: Free
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HFS - HTTP File Server HFS - HTTP File Server

Easy sharing 5 stars
HFS makes it really easy to share file via your browser. It is easy to configure and if you need security it allows you to have user accounts. It has improved a lot since I first used it in 2009. More options and it is stable. Another cool thing is that it has been successfully tested with Wine under Linux. It has a small memory foot print so it takes very little resources to run. It is nice to see that this program has been maintained for so many years and a lot of people have found it very useful. Thanks to Massimo for an amazing program. Price: Free
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Textify Textify

Text captured 5 stars
Textify works as designed. It takes the hastle of remembering or opening a notepad of an error message or pop-up. This program makes it that easy and very useful across all programs. It is easy to install and it hot-key enabled, the just highlight and copy the text. It is that simple. Just a wonderful tool to have on your desktop. Price: Free
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ServersCheck Monitoring Software ServersCheck Monitoring Software

Nice monitoring software 4 stars
Servercheck was easy to install and configure for devices I wanted to keep tabs on. It does have a nice selection of methods to determine if systems or devices are in given states. Like a simple PING option to see if a printer or workstation is online. They have email alerts for admistrators to get notified of any device that may have gone down. The interface of their older version seem better then the current simplistic view they have today. But overall it works. Price: Free
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7stacks 7stacks

Unstacked! 1 stars
This program has some really interesting features and ideas. But since it is not supported it does have some issues causing it to crash intermittently while trying to read a large directory filled with files. The software needs to mature a big more but it has possibility. On the authors site he posted 7stacks v1.5 beta 2 was available but that was in June 25, 2011. It looks like this program is no longer being maintained. Price: Free
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eToolz eToolz

Get these toolz! 5 stars
I am surprised that I did not see this utility sooner. It is a well packaged networking tool All-In-One. You can check your DNS, do a Trace Route, and check some web traffic all in one application PLUS it is a portable application. The features are solid and work perfectly. The interface is straight forward and easy to use. The author has supplied a .chm help file if you need further details but if you are used to these type of commands then it will be pretty easy to use. I give it an amazing Two-Thumbs Up! This one is going on my PortableApps too chain! Get it, use it, rate it! - Participation is key to give feedback to users and the authors of the utilities they provide. Price: Free
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XMedia Recode XMedia Recode

Recode complete! 5 stars
This is an amazing both install and stand-alone program to convert whatever video and audio format to another. It is created and maintained by Sebastian Doerfler who has done a wonderful job at keeping up with the most used formats on the market today. The interface is quick and easy to understand. You can look at it and just get converting. The number of feature allow you to customize the final output of your video. Wow! It is a massive Two-Thumbs Up!! Again, thank you to the author for making this software available. Price: Free
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FastStone Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer

Thee best viewer - period! 5 stars
If there was a BEST Viewer Category then this program would Win. It is fast, has tons of options for people who like to personalize, and just works. It has all the features to assist in organizing, simple red-eye removal, slide-show, Batch image resizing, Batch image renaming, setup Favorites folders to easily jump from one location folder to another, and the list goes on. They provide a quick get started tutorial so you can start using it immediately. A lot of the functions and placement of the icons are quite intuitive along with the layout. Kudos to the authors who make this available. Price: Free
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Easy Context Menu Easy Context Menu

Get your right-click menu on! 5 stars
I have been using this program for a while on my main workstation but now needed it on another machine. This tool provided the right features that I need in my Right-Click menu. It has a lot of options that allow you to configure it to your needs. Love this tool! Plus it does not require to be installed and can be portable. Price: Free
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PSPad Editor PSPad Editor

Great program editor! 5 stars
Amazing multi-tabbed utility that recognizes many programming languages. It is easy to use and configure. You can customize it just for the languages you use even just using it as a replacement notepad. It is maintained and is updated to provides fixes and features. Thanks to the author! I give it Two-Thumbs Up! Price: Free
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Q-Dir Q-Dir

Awesome multi-window file management tool 5 stars
This is my updated post on this utility. This utility has come a long way. It is flexible, stable, has a lot of features. I like the layout of the windows along with the tool icons per window. This may confuse people but once you poke around a little it all makes sense. Great utility and kudos on it still supporting older version of Windows 98. I still us 98 on a couple test systems and this make it easier to get things done then having to open multiple explore windows. So Thanks!!! I give it Two-Thumbs Up! Get it, use it, rate it! - Thanks again for this great program. Price: Free
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7-Zip 7-Zip

Zip-tastic!!! 5 stars
This project is the best zip utility out there. It works seemlessly and integrates into your system easily. It's fast, has a small foot print, and the support for all archive types on the market. Just wanted to thank the programmer for making this amazing tool available. I give it Two-Thumbs Up! Get it, use it, rate it! Price: Free
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W10Privacy W10Privacy

Add privacy! 5 stars
I really appreciate the time it took to create this utility. I was Shocked to see the amount of data items that are being collected. This gets rid of a lot of potential issues noted in security blogs. Just wanted to shout out to Bernd Schuster for his hard work and say Thanks! Price: Free
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Shell Tools Shell Tools

Right-clicked 4 stars
This shell utility has not been updated for some time so that being said it is simple to install and performs all the function that are noted in the description. The downside is that you cannot add any of command or features to it. I am not sure if this requires additional coding or if it just using already built in functions of the Explorer.exe shell. If you like the features that it provides then download it but it probably not for advanced users that would like to added additional functionality. Overall it works, it's small, reliable and takes no resources to operate. Price: Free
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UnityPDF Free UnityPDF Free

Pdf unified 5 stars
Wonderful and Portable PDF utility. One cool thing off the bat that it shows how many pages are in the PDF which is usually an afterthought but nice element. The features all work great and will make a wonderful addition to my Portable Apps tools. Two-Thumbs Up! Get it, use it, rate it! Note: Unfortunately, http:www.unitypdf.com is no more. The domain is up for sale. Price: Free
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PDF Info Changer PDF Info Changer

Info updated!! 5 stars
It is interesting that when we look at a PDF we don't notice that there is additional information related to the document. I just started looking into this and found that this PDF Info Changer does a nice job because it does one thing and does it well. Now I can update all my PDFs with the proper header information. Wonderful untility! Price: Free
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ORPALIS PDF Reducer ORPALIS PDF Reducer

Pdf shrunk! 5 stars
This program is nice! Good interface, plenty of options to control how it compresses the PDF, and relatively small. The nag pop-ups are annoying but after playing with the program and performing some tests it does quite well in reducing PDF files some over 50. I looks at different elements in the PDF and reduces each differently verses some programs that just process the PDF as a whole. Overall great program. If you want command line support to process a lot of PDFs the Pro version is 199.00. If this is part of business to produce and reduce then CLI seems to help automate that function. The free version and an home entry point is reasonable with the nag screens. It is pretty cutting edge in the way they manipulate objects, very cool. Two-Thumbs Up! Price: Free
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Reduce PDF Size Reduce PDF Size

Pdf reduced 5 stars
This program is wonderful to reduce the size of PDFs. I did a side by side comparison of a 779K file to a reduced 225K file and 225k file looked great. Not sure what it compress or changed but the results very apparent. One thing I wish it had was a drag-n-drop of a PDF to the interface but other than that, it small, fast, and shows the reduced size. Price: Free
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LightBulb LightBulb

Screen dimmed 5 stars
LightBulb works well. It has a small memory footprint, works immediately after installation, and your done. Simple and efficient. After installation I did not know how bright my screen was which may have been causing me some eye strain, it dimmed it just enough to make looking at the screen comfortable. Wow, loving it! Kudos! Two-Thumbs Up! Get it, use it, Rate it! Price: Free
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AllDup AllDup

Dup be gone! 5 stars
Pretty darn amazing dup finding utility. It has multiple methods of finding the duplicate files. I use if for pictures and it works great. The format or size of the pictures does not matter, it will find those with no problem. The only thing I found was that if a pictures was rotated it will not see it as a match but kind of makes sense and it is an edge case. When you start the program it literally guides you to your first search. The interface is clean and easy to navigate. Price: Free
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Database.NET Database.NET

Simply amazing! 5 stars
If you want to reach out and touch a data source this is a wonderful interface to do it in. I work with XML and sqlite which this does both with ease. It has support to may different DB sources which is amazing in itself. Queries are ease and the output is immediate. I wish I would have tried it sooner. Two-Thumbs Up! Get it, use it, Rate it! Price: Free
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