Pine ForestFebruary 14, 2009
Apps of the Week
Had a lot of apps come out this week..but not so many good ones.
As always, this great antivirus software makes my list. Frequent updates, browser integration, spyware scanning…what more could you ask for in an antivirus (heuristics, yes, but let’s not get into that)? What’s that you say? You want it to be FREE? Well, guess what! The free antivirus easily beats many paid ones on the market today, and the paid version of this is second only to ESET Smart Security.
Filezilla is a great free FTP manager. It has no really unique features, but has all the basics and a nice, clean interface. I have to say though…it has a tendency to crash during long transfers. Nonethelles, this is MY FTP software of choice.
I can’t write a very effective review for FooBar 2000, because, honestly, VLC is all I need and use. However, I have heard quite good things about it from some friends are pretty knowledgable when it comes to computers. For those of you who don’t already know this, FooBar is an audio player that supports most formats to begin with, and almost all with some add-ons
Notepad++ is an alternative to Notepad or Wordpad. It includes several features that neither of those have, most prominently WYSIWYG editing.
I almost hate to include, but, for lack of a better app, I’m going to. CPU-Z is, honestly, something you will probably use once a month or less (unless you’re a crazy computer builder or something similar). That being said, whenever you do use it, you can oretty much rest asure that whatever it tells you is accurate. CPU-Z basically tells you information about several sections of your computer- CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and your and a few other things.