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Advanced drawing application with numerous photo filters, color adjustment, multi-layer support, anti-aliasing, 3D mapping and text, and more

Pixia is an advanced drawing application that may seem rudimentary, but this shouldn't fool you into thinking it's simplistic as Windows Paint, for example.

This tool sports many pro-grade options and configuration parameters for experienced users, including photo filters, color masks, anti-aliasing mode, and selection history.

The interface is represented by a large window with a seemingly outdated appearance, which loads four additional panels at the first startup. These are dedicated to applying photo filters, customizing colors, controlling the viewing mode, and tinkering with supplementary settings.

Extensive file type support and standard drawing tools

Pixia offers support for a wide range of popular image file types, such as .bmp, .ico, .jpeg, .png, .psd, .tga, .tif and .wmf. Apart from important local files, it's possible to obtain images from a scanner.

Standard graphic editing tools are available, so you can draw freely with a brush, make different kinds of selections (such as lines, boxes, circles, polygons, or spline curves), draw filled boxes, circles or polygons, as well as fill an area with color.

Explore and apply multiple photo filters

When it comes to photo filters, it's possible to opt for artistic dither, button tile, circle button, half tone, stir, mesh, monotone, mosaic, random dithering, sepia, sphere mosaic, noise adding or removal, edge, blur, color inversion, relief, sharpness, shadow, color toning (sepia, blue, gold, cool, warm), transparency, and so on.

Some important aspects worth noting are that effects are applied to the image with the last taken effect (not the original one), you can apply as many consecutive effects as you want, and it's possible to undo them one by one.

Apply gradient colors and manage multiple layers

Furthermore, Pixia lets you set an action for mouse right-click (dropper or undo pen), disable masks, enable anti-aliasing mode, view a history with selections, zoom in and out of the picture, navigate the color spectrum, as well as configure and apply gradient colors.

Multiple layers are supported, and you can add as many layers as you want, delete, duplicate, resize or merge them, as well as add alpha or dropshadow. 3D mapping and text are featured here too.

Evaluation and conclusion

The tool didn't put a strain on the overall performance of the PC in our evaluation, thanks to the fact that it needed low CPU and RAM to work properly. It didn't hang, crash or prompt error messages.

The only downside of Pixia is its outdated inteface. Otherwise, this drawing tool comes loaded with some serious graphic editing features and customization preferences for power users.



Program Information
 Developer: Isao Maruoka
Price and Added Date
Freeware .14-04-2016
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One of the most comprehensive system information tools to date concerning hardware-related data, featuring plenty of customization settings

System Information Viewer is a compact software utility that can be used to find out the PC's hardware configuration in detail when it comes to the processor, memory, graphics card, and other components. It is portable and features numerous modules.

No installation required

You can extract the program files to a custom directory on the hard disk and immediately launch the executable file, as well as save System Information Viewer to a USB flash disk or other removable storage unit, in order to run it on any PC to study its characteristics.

Worth mentioning is that the tool does not modify Windows registry settings or create extra files on the disk, thus leaving no traces behind after its removal.

Simple interface filled with numerous information

The GUI is represented by a regular window that shows component-related information, as well as a system tray icon which System Information Viewer creates at startup and where it gets minimized; it provides quick access to each module and various settings.

View and copy data seamlessly, customize settings

System Information Viewer shows the current resources usage, physical memory, paging file and file cache sizes, CPU and GPU utilization, along with other details in the summary section. You may get a closer look at the all drivers installed, DNS names, DLLs and fonts, sensor debugging, PCI devices, IP address, SPD data, disk mapping, network adapters, and many other areas.

Information can be copied to the Clipboard as text, or the current panel can be grabbed and copied as a bitmap picture. It is possible to change the temp measurement unit, save data to file, change font types and colors, quickly access various Windows utilities from the tray icon, and so on.

Evaluation and conclusion

System Information Viewer certainly has a lot to offer, provided that users take plenty of time to explore its features. As far as performance goes, it runs on low CPU and RAM, so it does not put a strain on resources. It worked well in our evaluation without hanging, crashing or popping up errors.

All in all, System Information Viewer is one of the most complete system information utilities we've seen. Needless to say, power PC users may take their time and research extensive data in regard to their machines' abilities.



Program Information
 Developer: Ray Hinchliffe
Price and Added Date
Freeware .14-04-2016
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Scan your computer for errors and corrupted files, optimize your system by repairing all issues and keep your PC in top shape at all times


If you're trying to solve some Windows problems and you couldn't find a tool that works, Tweaking.com - Windows Repair might have what it takes to do the job.

The application has been developed to solve some common Windows problems, but the way it does it is really unique.

To make sure users are on the safe side all the time, the program has been developed as a wizard, so users just need to follow some steps to repair the Windows errors.

Only that four of the five steps included in the app are actually designed to prepare you for the repairing process, so each time you're advised to either clean your system in case any infection exists on the local disks, check file system or create a backup.

The last and the most important step provides a total of three Windows repair modes, namely basic, advanced and custom.

While the basic mode runs only basic repair options and the advanced one comes with more complicated utilities, the custom version lets you pick exactly the things you need to fix.

For example, you're allowed to reset registry and file permissions, repair Windows Firewall, Internet Explorer and the HOSTS file, fix icons, proxy settings, Windows Updates and Windows Sidebar, remove temporary files, unhide non-system files, register system files or set Windows services to default startup.

Although it may sound like a waste of time, it's crucial to create a backup before attempting to fix certain errors, just to be sure no harm could be done to your system.

Simply put, Tweaking.com - Windows Repair is an easy to use and effective utility that serves its purpose in a way that makes it appropriate for all types of users.



Program Information
 Developer: Tweaking.com
Price and Added Date
Freeware .29-03-2016
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A handy solution specially designed for users who want to generate PHP scripts from various databases such as Access or PostgreSQL

With the help of PHPMaker, programmers can quickly generate PHP scripts from MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft Access and SQL Server. It includes a handy set of features for manipulating queries.

The interface is user-friendly. You can get started by configuring database details when it comes to the type, server, port, and login credentials.

In addition, you can set up PHP parameters when it comes to page options (e.g. records per page, use button drop-down for links, enable export in List page) and email settings.

In regard to HTML code, you can edit the title, charset, font, site icon, header logo and footer text, as well as customize the theme (e.g. site header, left column, footer) and styles.

Last but not least, you can log in with administrative credentials, use an existing table, alter default locations for the template files, application root folder and destination, as well as generate a blank page.

PHPMaker allows you to synchronize tables and views, create, alter or drop a view, convert a custom view to a view, add reports, as well as delete invalid objects, among others. It is also possible to add extensions and configure advanced settings (e.g. compress project CSS and JS, validate NOT NULL fields, default time zone).

The program contains tutorials, has a good response time and uses low CPU and memory. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation, as the app did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, PHPMaker is a nice addition to any PHP developer.

Part of these download collections: HTML Editors, PHP Editor, PHP Managers


Program Information
 Developer: e.World Technology Limited
Price and Added Date
TRIAL.19-01-2016
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A fast and reliable disk space analysis utility that comes with intuitive functions which you can use to generate great looking reports

Disk Savvy is a well designed and engineered utility which enables you to perform a detailed analysis on local and network attached storage drives.

After an analysis, the application offers you accurate information regarding the number of files and the amount of space they take up. The application allows you to run a total or isolated scan and if needed, can categorize the files by extension, size, creation time, modification date and type.

Apart from other similar applications, Disk Savvy enables you to create custom profiles which you can use to run personalized scans. Each profile can be edited at any time in case you need to add or remove folders from the analysis and create rules. Moreover, you can have the application take various actions for each scanned directory that has a certain volume of data. When a specified case is met, Disk Savvy can generate and save TXT, CSV, XML, HTML and PDF reports to locations on your hard drive.

Disk Savvy provides the means to create great looking and practical charts that you can apply to your reports. They can be in pie or bar form and can display data by disk space usage or number of files per directory. The charts can then be either printed or copied to Clipboard and from there inserted into any application or text editor that supports images. As far as reports go, Disk Savvy doesn’t disappoint. If anything, it surprises you with how thorough and comprehensive the gathered records are.

Besides being practical, Disk Savvy also focuses on efficiency. In this sense after it is installed, it adds an entry to the Windows context menu that allows you to quickly perform an analysis of any selected folder.

In closing, Disk Savvy is truly a disk analysis tool that can guarantee fast, accurate and efficient analysis for any storage space that is visible and accessible from your computer.




Program Information
 Developer: Flexense Computing Systems Ltd
Price and Added Date
FREEWARE.19-01-2016
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Helps you uninstall programs, delete leftover data, as well as create backups, while also providing additional information for the installed applications

As the title of this software application suggests, Argente - Uninstall Manager can help you remove installed programs from your computer. It aims to replace the classic Add/Remove Programs function found in Windows.

Clean and simple looks

The tool comes with a user-friendly interface, so you shouldn't have any problems in getting around its features, no matter how inexperienced you are.

Scan the system for remnants and create backups

Once the list of installed programs is updated, you can select one to uninstall it, delete its entry from the list, perform an online search, as well as scan the system for leftover files.

Furthermore, you can use a search function, create, restore and delete backups, look for online program updates and change the interface language.

Several configuration settings

On top of that, you can enable Argente - Uninstall Manager to remember the position and size of the window when closing the application, configure proxy settings, as well as enable the tool to automatically create backups and delete them after a specific period of time.

Performance

The software runs on a moderate amount of system resources and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests. Recently installed programs are highlighted in red on the list. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a help file. Plus, the list of installed applications can take a very long time to update and Argente - Uninstall Manager generally doesn't have a good response time.

Bottom line

All in all, Argente - Uninstall Manager doesn't necessarily bring something new to the table (for instance, we would have liked the possibility of uninstalling multiple programs at once) but we suggest you test it for yourself to see if it matches your preferences.


Program Information
 Developer: Argente Software
Price and Added Date
FREEWARE.19-01-2016
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Draw complex network diagrams by adding devices, uniquely represented connection types, graphic elements and memos, using this intuitive utility

Large computer networks need proper planning beforehand because even a small glitch can mess things up. In many cases a network diagramming tool is used for visualization of the stations and how they connect to each other.

This is exactly the purpose LanFlow has been developed for. It can help with the planning not just of the position of the devices but also of the connectors used and the actual communication paths.

Begin with a template

After a quick installation process that did not present any unpleasant events during our testing the program can be launched.

It sports an intuitive interface and, in order to avoid letting you start from scratch, it provides a few templates that can be customized for your purposes.

Start building the network

Basically, it puts at your disposal the necessary tools to build up the virtual network and arrange the components into the best order.

There are plenty of figures available, representing various devices, from desktop computers, laptops and other types of terminals to different kinds of servers, wireless appliances and firewalls.

In the networking section the product makes available figures for routers, switches, hubs, gateways, repeaters and other sorts of connection devices.

A list with connectors is also available, making it easy to see the type of connection between the devices and to organize them. Cables are also present and there is a different figure for each type.

Conclusion

LanFlow is a good way to plan a larger network that includes a wide variety of devices connected to each other through different types of cables or via wireless appliances.

It provides all the tools for building a virtual network that can be analyzed and modified according to the needs of every user. Once the plan is complete you can start building the real network without any worries.


Program Information
 Developer: Pacestar Software
Price and Added Date
TRIAL.19-01-2016
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View PDF files from your computer in a quick, effortless manner by relying on this lightweight application that comes with basic functions

If your work implies handling various text documents on your computer, you probably understand the importance of trustworthy software assistance.

Nowadays, there is a great variety of tools that can prove to be helpful in the situation described above. One of them is VeryPDF Reader.

Please note that this application requires you to have Java Runtime Environment on your computer so it can run as intended.

Minimalistic user interface

Since it is a portable application, it does not require you to install it on your computer, as decompressing the archive file and running the executable is enough to access its functions. More over, it does not modify your Windows' registry entries nor does it create additional files or folders on your computer.

Thanks to its user-friendly interface and the straightforwardness of its functions, this application proves to be highly accessible for a wide range of users, irrespective of their PC skills.

Easily opens PDFs

VeryPDF Reader enables you to view PDF files on your computer in a quick, effortless manner. Doing so is possible by either using the dedicated button or by dragging the desired document and dropping it over the main window, as this application features drag and drop support. More so, you can open a URL by clicking the dedicated option under the File menu.

Among its functions, it is possible that you can find a text highlighter and an annotation manager that can help you organize the contents of your PDFs in an intuitive manner.

Exports PDFs to TXT files

Additionally, you can export the contents of your PDFs to text documents on your computer, in case you need to edit them.

To wrap it up, VeryPDF Reader is a lightweight application that can help you open PDF files from your computer in a simple manner. Its user-friendly interface and easy-to-understand functions add to its accessibility, thus making it highly intuitive for a large number of users.


Program Information
 Developer: verypdf.com Inc
Price and Added Date
FREEWARE.19-01-2016
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