Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TidySongs Review

You know, with my reviews, I focus so often on various system utilities for your computer. For this review though, I'm going to take a break and do a review about TidySongs. TidySongs is some software I recently came across and I thought it was really promising. So here is my TidySongs Review.

What is TidySongs? TidySongs is basically software that will help you with organizing your songs. It can be difficult keeping your music organized. Often times the artists or titles in your song files will be misspelled, inaccurate or even completely missing. In addition, your song files may be missing album art, genre information, etc.

Now, this is where TidySongs comes in. TidySongs will help you add album art, rename genres, remove duplicates, fix spelling errors, etc. It's a really handy tool.

One thing I noticed is that TidySongs has it's own online database. That is how TidySongs goes about fixing your songs. The song is searched for in the TidySongs online database, and then the data is downloaded to fix your song information. It's simple, but very effective.

Also, one thing I really liked was the option to have TidySongs fix your songs all at once. That way instead of going song by song, you can simple have TidySongs fix all of your songs while you sleep or go to work. It's so much easier then fixing your music manually. And it's a lot better then iTunes and other music players attempts to fix your song files.

But yeah, in wrapping this up, I can't say enough about TidySongs. I absolutely love it, and if any of the readers are music lovers, this is a must-have in my opinion. Good luck!

Download Link:

TidySongs

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wizard Uninstaller Review

Time to do another review. This time I'm going to do a Wizard Uninstaller review.

So what is Wizard Uninstaller? Wizard Uninstaller looks to be a program that will help you uninstall programs on your computer. Some people might be wondering why download something like that when Windows comes with Add/Remove Programs. The answer though is that Add/Remove Programs isn't always effective. Sometimes it has a hard time removing programs. In addition I've found some programs installed to not even be listed. Wizard Uninstaller is for when you are having a hard time removing programs.

I went ahead and downloaded and installed Wizard Uninstaller. Thankfully it's a quick download and installation.

Anyway, upon opening Wizard Uninstaller. You basically see the list of programs on your computer that you can uninstall. There are multiple ways to sort the list of programs. For instance, you can sort them by size, publisher, etc. There is also a search feature. Oh how I wish Add/Remove Programs had that.

I should note, Wizard Uninstaller also features a 1-click uninstall. So you can quickly and easily uninstall programs you don't need. I really like this feature especially.

Well, that's about all I really have to say about Wizard Uninstaller. I really like it. I've reviews a couple other program uninstallers, and I think Wizard Uninstaller is my favorite. So if you are looking for something to replace Add/Remove programs, consider checking out Wizard Uninstaller.

Download Link:

Wizard Uninstaller

File Helper Review

It's time to take a break from Registry Cleaners and take a look at some other products. This time I'm going to do a File Helper Review.

File Helper is a program that claims to fix file errors on your computer. For instance, sometimes there might be a file type that you are unable to open. Perhaps you are receiving an error when attempting to open the file? File Helper claims to be the answer to this problem.

I went ahead and quickly downloaded and installed File Helper. I should note, File Helper appears to need to connect to the internet in order to scan your computer. I was a bit concerned about this at first, but it looks to be ok.

When you open File Helper, you will basically see an opening screen giving you the option to scan your computer. The scan just takes about a minute. For me, it found 80 solutions for various file errors that were found.

There really isn't much else to say about File Helper. I'm sure readers are wondering well does it work? For some file errors, it did a good job. For other errors, it didn't. This is really one of those programs that you need to try for yourself and see if it works for you or not.

Anyway, in conclusion, if you are having some file extension errors, go ahead and try this program out. Its a small download, and maybe you will have success with it.

Good luck!

Download Link:

File Helper

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

RegAce Review

Time for another review. This time I'm going to do a RegAce Review.

RegAce looks to be your typical Registry Cleaner. The company claims that RegAce will fix many computer problems. It's time to test out RegAce and find out if this is true. :) I went ahead and quickly downloaded and installed RegAce. So now it's time to open it up and take a look.

My first thought looking at RegAce is wow this is kind of an ugly interface. lol I hate to be picky, but it's just too colorful and looks like a child designed it.

In looking through RegAce, it looks like there aren't very many additional features. There is a Startup Manager, but that's really about it. For a Registry Cleaner to be above the rest, it needs more then just a Registry Cleaner and a Startup Item. Most Registry Cleaners have many other features.

Ok, I went ahead and ran a scan with RegAce. The scan results were about average. Could be better, could be worse. Either way, it was just average.

In wrapping this up, I'm not at all impressed with RegAce. My advice? Stick with Registry Easy or Registry Winner.

Good luck!

Download Link:

RegAce

RegInOut Review

In continuing with some of my reviews, it's time to check out RegInOut. RegInOut looks to be your typical Registry Cleaner. Since I have reviewed so many of these, I figure I may as well take a look at RegInOut and do a RegInOut Review.

I noticed the RegInOut company website looks professional for the most part. They make the usual claims about RegInOut being number 1. I'll be the judge of that ;). Thankfully the download and installation was quick. Time to open up RegInOut.

Ok, my first thought when opening up RegInOut is that it has a nice clean interface. You don't realize how bad some of the Registry Cleaners look until you look at a Registry Cleaner with a really nice interface. Anyway, time to start the Registry Scan.

While the Registry Cleaner is scanning, I should note that the additional features with this program appear to be at a minimum. There is a Startup Manager, but that's about it.

The scan finished. Unfortunately, the number of Registry Errors found appears to be below average. Although I should note, RegInOut also found some shortcuts on the computer that are invalid. I guess RegInOut isn't just a Registry Scanner.

In conclusion, I'm not that impressed with RegInOut. The interface is nice, but that's about it. The amount of additional features is minimum. In addition, the scanner isn't very impressive. For now I'll still stick to recommending Registry Easy or Registry Winner.

Download Link:

RegInOut

Monday, October 12, 2009

WindoClear Review

And... I'm back! While I was away, it looks some new software programs have been released. Although maybe I just missed them before. Anyway, for this post, I am going to take a look at WindoClear and do a WindoClear Review.

So what is WindoClear? According to the official website, WindoClear helps you protect your online privacy. How does it do that? Based on the website alone, I'm not exactly sure lol. Anyway, it's time to install it and see if it's any good.

Ok, I went ahead and quickly downloaded and installed WindoClear. It was a quick download and installation thankfully. So now it's time to open up WindoClear.

Upon opening WindoClear, it looks like it's a pretty simple program. There are a few buttons. There is "Scan Now", "Clean Options", "Configuration", and "About". All of those are pretty self-explanatory.

Looking through WindoClear, this appears to just be a history cleaner. WindoClear goes through you computer hard drive looking for old history tracks to remove. I was expecting a bit more to be honest.

I went ahead and ran a scan. WindoClear performed well, even though it's pretty basic.

One thing I should add, WindoClear has an option to wipe your free space on the computer. If you don't know what this means, let me explain.

When you delete a file, it rarely is deleted right away. Instead, your computer marks the file to delete later on. This is why some File Recovery programs will be able to recover recently deleted files. Your computer will get around to actually deleting the file when disk space is low and your computer actually needs that space.

So back to Wiping your free space. What this feature does is basically create a large file on your computer to temporarily lower your free disk space. This way the computer goes ahead and gets rid of those old files that you deleted.

In wrapping up this review, WindoClear is an okay program. I was expecting a bit more, but the feature to Wipe your free space is a nice feature that most utility programs seem to forget. If you are looking for a basic history cleaner, consider checking out WindoClear. If you are looking for a full utility program or some type of program to speed up your PC, consider another program such as Registry Winner or Registry Easy.

Good luck!

Once more, here is the download link:

WindoClear