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Re: Review suggestions
« Reply #75 on: January 08, 2007, 04:09:27 PM »
How about an in depth review of desktop search applications?

There are quite a few out there, not just Google's. I'd like to see how they stack up.

I'd do it myself, but I am not an experienced desktop search user and my idea of good would be anything better than the standard built-in Windows files & folders search.  :-[

I am also obsessivly organized and don't often have to search for things on my pc, because I already have them where they would make perfect sense.

But the few times I do need to search for something, it's a brutal hell for me.

It would be nice to know that I could install something rated the best by a totally disorganized but experienced user of desktop search tools.  ;D

Anybody up for the challenge?

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Re: Review suggestions
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2007, 02:54:45 PM »
There's a free disk imaging program called Partition Logic http://partitionlogic.org.uk/index.html From their homepage:   "Partition Logic is free software, based on the Visopsys operating system.  It boots from a CD or floppy disk and runs as a standalone system, independent of your regular operating system.  It is intended to become a free alternative to such commercial programs as  Partition Magic, Drive Image, and Norton Ghost..." Sounds good. How about running it through its paces?

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Re: Review suggestions
« Reply #77 on: May 22, 2007, 06:24:30 PM »
I truly appreciate your software reviews, they're really second to none!
But please, please start to include version numbers of the software you review, along with the publication date of the review!
Otherwise, the reviews themselves and especially the additional efforts to add amendments like this one to the PSPad review become almost useless (what/when is 'now'?):

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[ED NOTE: we originally commented that pspad could not be considered suitable as a general purpose text editor until they fixed their notoriously broked wordwrap code. we are happy to say that they have in fact fixed their wordwrap code and PsPad is now one of the best text editors available - and it's free!].

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Re: Review suggestions
« Reply #78 on: May 22, 2007, 09:37:52 PM »
yes it's so true that we need to do a much better job specifying version numbers clearly in our reviews, i agree and we will be doing that in all future reviews.

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Re: Review suggestions
« Reply #79 on: May 22, 2007, 09:59:52 PM »
the mini-review template has a section for the reviewed program's version (see pic) and as for the dates, imo it's not included because all posts have their own time-stamp with additional time-stamps for any further edits but i do think it's a good idea.. :)

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Re: Review suggestions
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2007, 02:48:37 PM »
Fresh Devices has several free programs, but I'm guessing a long past history because you don't hear much about them, one old anti-spyware app triggers on the name, Roadrunner cable access filters their email address. However over the last 3-4 years I haven't had a problem, their programs seem compatible in Vista, and they offer several [IMHO Very nice] utilities that seem to work very well indeed. A mini review of their products might be unique & welcomed by forum users/visitors.

On the topic of sites, I'm guessing that a quick list of software problem reporting sites might be useful. In many cases the publisher doesn't provide such a thing. The example that jumps to mind is Corel: Tablet prob in Draw 12 Suite, and terrible install problems in WP X3. In other cases [like Roxio] the forums are at times more focussed on BIT***** than practical results [do this -> fix this].

RE: AV review... Wondering if it might not be useful to include a poll? With the arrival of Vista, I've seen loads of AV compatibility prob reports with certain combos of other software.

RE: Older programs [i.e. I believe a few older spreadsheet apps were mentioned]... Vista seems to have much better compatibility than earlier versions of Windows -- I can run win95/98 programs that I reluctantly abandoned to move to XP. How about a feature(s) on old favorites that can be resurrected in Vista? 

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Workflow/Project Management
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2007, 12:48:18 PM »
I've just spent an hour winnowing through "work flow" and "project management" software, at the request of a client.

Any decent suggestions would be appreciated.  Ideally, I'd like to find several packages ranging from quick n dirty, intuitive and simple to use/learn, right up to full blown management-of-the universe type proggies.

I am not overly familiar with this type of software, not being a management type of person - when I need this type of organization, I can generally cobble together a chart of some sort in Open Office Draw. However, some types apparently need the extra structure that "workflow" software will provide for them.

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