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N.A.N.Y. 2008 / AccuTicket v1.0 - Free Ticketing Software
« on: December 28, 2007, 10:03 PM »
AccuTicket is a free ticketing application for concerts and/or events. The interface is easy to use, enabling quick creation and validation of tickets. Tickets can either be invalidated or deleted, once entered. If a ticket is invalidated, it will be marked as invalid, and that it has already been validated. If it is deleted, it can not be recovered for future use.

This program will be updated to include interface changes, updates, and the ability to sell tickets, as in a point of sale system.


**This program was developed in Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework 3.5 is required to use AccuTicket. It can be downloaded from Microsoft at the below address:

**This first version of AccuTicket focuses on the code and general functionality, less on the interface. This will be improved in the next release, along with bug fixes or feature enhancements.

**The installer places files in the C:\AccuTicket folder. The program stores tickets in the C:\AccuTicket\Tickets folder. The tickets must remain in the C:\AccuTicket\Tickets folder.


Mini-Reviews by Members / authorPOINT Lite Reviewed
« on: November 24, 2007, 04:54 PM »
Basic Info

App NameauthorPOINT Lite
App URLhttp://www.authorgen...flash-converter.aspx
App Version Reviewed2.0.27.907
Supported OSesWindows XP - Not Tested Under Vista
Support MethodsHelp Topics, E-Mail given on Help page, Forum
Upgrade PolicyFree, you can upgrade to authorPOINT for $299, educational discount available
Pricing SchemeFree, as above, you can upgrade to a more advanced version
Reviewer Donation LinkDonate to dhuser, the Review Author
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product None

As stated above, the version reviewed is the Lite, Free version. You can, but are not obligated or required to upgrade to the Pro version, will some additional features. This program is free.


authorPOINT Lite is a program designed for converting PowerPoint files to flash files, to be deployed on the web, or  to anyone who does not currently own PowerPoint. It includes a few templates and layouts, show below:


Who is this app designed for:

This application is designed for users who wish to deploy their PowerPoint presentations to the web or want to share their presentations with others (who do not have PowerPoint, or not using a PowerPoint viewer). Also, the Save for web feature in PowerPoint, generates pages that only function correctly in Internet Explorer.

The Good
- Easy to use interface
- Manage all of the converted presentations in one interface (left pane)
- Keeps all animation effects that were applied
- Context menu added in Windows Explorer for PPT files

The needs improvement section
- To find the files to upload to web, you will have to navigate to: C:\Documents and Settings\your username\My Documents\authorGEN Projects - no direct way to see the files.
- No way to edit the individual colors of objects in the program

Why I think you should use this product
This program is easy and should be sufficent for most users.

How does it compare to similar apps
It offers many of the same features, although other programs allow better editing of skins and colors.

All in all, a great program with many useful features. Rating 4 (out of 5, 5 being the best)

Links to other reviews of this application


General Software Discussion / Pinnacle VideoSpin - Free Video Editor
« on: November 18, 2007, 12:03 PM »
I have recently found and now using a free video editor by Pinnacle, VideoSpin. The program is actually very nice, for free. Several transitions and titles are provided.


It offers enough for the average user, and exports to the major file formats. The only shortcomings are: the Pinnacle Studio ad next to the preview/library window (see above screenshot) and sometimes it can be difficult to position clips. The program is free, and also includes a free 15-day trial of the MPG/MPEG file export option. If you want to enable it after 15 days, you will have to upgrade to the Studio version

Additional Reviews/Mentions:
http://www.appscout....rs_easy_lightwei.php - Screenshots and Review


Mini-Reviews by Members / Evrsoft First Page 2006 Reviewed
« on: June 26, 2007, 04:17 PM »
Basic Info

App NameEvrsoft First Page 2006
App Version Reviewed3.0 Final
Test System SpecsWindows XP SP2
Supported OSesWindows
Support MethodsSupport Forum:
Pricing SchemeFreeware (see below)
Reviewer Donation LinkDonate to dhuser, the Review Author
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product None

The developer's have stopped developing this program. It is freeware, with the nag-screen. There is no way to purchase the software.

Evrsoft First Page 2006 is a free HTML editing program. It makes the common tasks easy and also features:
  • Image Map Maker
  • Toolbars with different codes
  • Hundreds of Predefined Javascripts
  • Visual Designer on Internet Explorer Engine
  • Spell Checker

More features are shown at: http://www.evrsoft.c...page3-features.shtml


Who is this app designed for:
  • Web Developers
  • HTML Beginners

The Good
  • Easy Interface (toolbars &menus)
  • Predefined Javascripts
  • Code Generators
  • Panels (Explorer, Code Inspectors, Projects, etc...
  • Split Preview

The needs improvement section
  • No longer under development
  • Splash Screen Bug on Some Computers
  • Annoying Nag Screen
  • Design View is Based Upon Internet Explorer Engine
  • Design View Outputs Some Non-Standard Code

Why I think you should use this product
This product is easy to use and works for basic and advanced users.

How does it compare to similar apps
It has enough features, and compared to other applications, it does quite well.

Evrsoft First Page 2006 is an excellent editor with many advanced features. A word about the nag screen: deal with it.

Links to other reviews of this application
- Associated Content Site Review: http://www.associate...ree_html_editor.html
- Quick Online Tips Review:


Living Room / Webfind: The Daily Lit
« on: June 09, 2007, 10:38 AM »
Found at the CNET's Queue:
Too busy for books? Read them by email (or RSS).


from CNET's Queue

Mini-Reviews by Members / SFX Compiler Reviewed
« on: April 05, 2007, 07:12 PM »
Basic Info

App NameSFX Compiler
App URLhttp://www.uticasoft...ucts/sfxcompiler.htm
App Version Reviewed2.05
Test System SpecsWindows XP SP2
Supported OSesWindows
Support MethodsE-Mail Listed on Contact Page ( and Help Files
Pricing SchemeFreeware
Reviewer Donation LinkDonate to dhuser, the Review Author
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product None

Note: The Download Link is on the Homepage (


SFX Compiler is a free tool to create a SFX file (.exe) and extract it to the directory of the user's (or the author's) choice. Its' interface is simple and not complicated.


Who is this app designed for:
- Software developers
- Home Users (package group of programs or files to put onto a CD or USB Flash Drive)

The Good
- Easy Interface
- - Nice generated EXE files
- Many properties and customization features

The needs improvement section
- For the basic user, none.
- Some advanced users might want more advanced features

Why I think you should use this product
This product is easy to use and compares with other applications

How does it compare to similar apps
Compared to the SFX maker in WinZip, it leaves some features to be desired. Among others, it compares and has the basic set of features.

SFX Compiler is a nice program with some excellent features.

Links to other reviews of this application
- CNET Editor's Review:
- SnapFiles User Review:


Mini-Reviews by Members / Little Setup Builder Reviewed
« on: February 02, 2007, 04:22 PM »
Basic Info

App NameLittle Setup Builder
App Version Reviewed1.5
Test System SpecsSpecs of the test system here done in a quote block
Supported OSesAll Versions of MS Windows
Support MethodsE-Mail (see bottom of page for E-Mail Link)
Pricing SchemeFreeware $0.00
Reviewer Donation LinkDonate to dhuser, the Review Author
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product None


Little Setup Builder (hereon LSB) is a free program to create installers for software and any other computer product. It features:
  • Multi-Language Installers
  • Easy Customization of Text/Images/Features
  • The Ability To Create a Complex Installer, in a easy-to-use interface
  • Choose Groups and Categories for Files
  • Create Shortcuts
  • Ability to Customize Different Installer Types (Regular/Minimum/Custom/Etc...)
  • Add to Add/Remove Programs
  • Checks for Overwrites and Updates (Previous Versions of Your Product) before Installing
  • Check Windows Version

From LSB Site, Listing Features:
- Windows' version check.
- A new 'Conditions' property allows further installation filters.
- The files can be installed after reboot if in use by Windows.
- Two pages have been added to the installer form.
- A new 'Wait' property lets you specify when the setup must wait for an execution end.
- A new list of temporary files allows temporary installations and presentations.
- You can now specify the character set to use with any language.
- The IDE of LSB has its own character set definition.
- The text import routines have new options for partial loadings.
- The variables are now grouped on the basis of their scope.
- A new 'Custom variables' window lets you define your own variables.
- The variable delimiters can be changed.
- A 'Notes' window lets you save your comments about.
- A new 'Info-window' lets you inspect the setup state while it is running.
- The output program can now be uncompressed.
- The wizard form has a 'stay on top' option.
- Added a 'private shared' uninstallation list.
- The 'Full rollback' options allows the restoring of all the replaced file.
- Added new dialogs to the installer for handling installation errors.
- A new dialog is available for asking the user about installation confirm.
- Added new dialogs to the uninstaller for handling removal errors.


Who is this app designed for:
- Software Developers
- New Users Wanting to Distrubite Their Products.

The Good
- Good program, easy to use
- Many Features
- Different Languages
- Installer Project Samples Given w/ Program

The needs improvement section
- I found that when I inserted an image into the installer (on the left side), I could not remove it from the dialog box.

Why I think you should use this product
LSB is one of the best installer tools I have found... Used it many times to package software

How does it compare to similar apps
It contains most of the features any software develper would want from a product.Generates EXE files.

LSB is a great tool, and along with other products, it works well.

Links to other reviews of this application


Mini-Reviews by Members / IcoFX Icon Editor Reviewed
« on: January 26, 2007, 11:26 AM »
Basic Info

App NameIcoFX
App Version Reviewed1.5
Test System SpecsWindows XP, 3.11 MB Hard Drive Space Needed
Supported OSesMicrosoft Windows (R) 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Support MethodsE-Mail-
Pricing SchemeFreeware ($0.00)
Reviewer Donation LinkDonate to dhuser, the Review Author
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product None


IcoFX is a free icon editor. It can create Windows XP/Vista icons with transparency. There are many tools available, with filters and effects. You can extract icons from an application, including Vista programs. Batch processing available. It is very similar to other commercial editors.


Who is this app designed for:
Icon designers, professionals, software developers, graphic designers, new users.

The Good
- Easy Icon Editor
- Numerous tools
- Effects and Filters (ex. Drop Shadow, shake, glow, etc...)
- Extract icon files from applications quickly
- Import Images to create icons

The needs improvement section
- No Problems Found, yet

Why I think you should use this product
It is the easiest and a full-featured editor.

How does it compare to similar apps

It rivals (or beats) many free and commercial editors.

IcoFX will prove to be a great solution for your Icon-editing needs.

Links to other reviews of this application


Liveswif is a free flash animation program. It is capable of buttons, animations, keyframes & effects, shapes and super shapes, actionscript, text, and much more! Some other features include contour controls, spline controls, freehand drawing controls, centering objects and more! The original authors are unknown. The program is still very good. The main site for this program is

At, it features:
  • Full Support Forum
  • Showcase Section - Some very nice things
  • Tutorials
  • ...And More!

Note: I am not the owner of,, and I did not produce Liveswif

You can also find tutorials and samples at:

My site, which features Liveswif items is at

Thanks for trying the program out - And letting me post about here.

Dr.Windows / Icon Site
« on: May 29, 2006, 03:27 PM »
Another site you can use to find icons is at The Icon Factory at

There are many icon sets, just go to the Icon Cold Storage.

By the way... great programs! :)


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