Video converters tend to fall into one of two camps. The first is simple freeware for converting files from one or more video formats to another. The advantage of such tools (other than being free) is simplicity; the disadvantage is limited capabilities, not to mention the fact that you may need to keep a collection of them just to handle all your file types. The second type of video converter costs money. That's often the only disadvantage, since the premium converters usually handle many more file types and offer preset profiles that automatically convert files to just the right … Read more
When your PC is misbehaving wouldn't it be easier to press just one button instead of hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del to close programs? Wise Memory Optimizer will optimize your computer's memory on demand, as often as you like. You won't even have to close any programs.
This program's interface is very simple and neat. It graphs your system's memory on a pie chart so you know how much memory you're using and how much free memory you have. There is a large green button you need to click to optimize your memory usage. There are also … Read more
File management isn't always an easy task, especially when you run the risk of accidentally overwriting or deleting important information. If you're trying to keep the contents of your USB drive matched up with a folder on your computer or otherwise need to synchronize files, try FreeFileSync. This easy-to-use program makes file synchronization a breeze, even for novices.
FreeFileSync's interface is attractive and intuitive. Large buttons with tool tips guide users through each step of the process. Simply browse to the two folders you want to compare, click the Compare button, and FreeFileSync will tell you exactly … Read more
File splitters are utilities that break large files up into smaller chunks that can be easily reassembled into a single file when necessary. They make large files easier to handle and store on portable devices, for instance, or to post them online or copy them to a CD or DVD. KFK from KC Softwares is a free file splitter that also burns CDs and DVDs and spans disks. It can generate automatic rebuild files that can regenerate the original file without the program's help.
KFK's small dialog is clearly laid out, with a row of five buttons, two … Read more
Awkward to navigate from start to finish, this free browser's promise to apply restrictions to specific Web sites wasn't fulfilled.
Browse Secure prompts you for a password before you enter the program, but offers no direction on what to enter. It was only by accident that we figured out to enter the default user id. We were bombarded with configurations options, but without seeing the rest of the program, we had no idea what they meant. The user interface is pretty bland, but the command buttons were recognizable. The administrator settings let you decide whether you want to … Read more