Ian HaracPCWorld

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InfoQube review: Intricate information manager has a steep learning curve

InfoQube has a kitchen sink of features and can be used for many purposes.

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Treepad 8.1 review: Tree-style outliner starts showing its age

The standard bearer in two-pane outliners remains functional and feature-rich but needs some attention from its developers.

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Argentum Backup review: a simple, flexible way to back up data

Using standard protocols and without unnecessary bells and whistles, Argentum Backup is a good tool for all but the most advanced users.

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Rummage review: tagging tool will ferret out all your files

Still in Alpha, Rummage shows some promise as a file management tool, but its ultimate success depends on feature implementation as it moves to beta and release.

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Coolbase review: Tree-outline information manager hindered by poor implementation

Coolbase blends a tree-style outliner with semi-structured data, but a clunky interface and poor documentation undermine its usefulness.

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Tabbles review: tagging tool improves speed, adds corporate focus

Tabbles offers a useful and effective way of dealing with complex projects scattered over many files, but it requires developing new habits to get the most out of it.

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Folder Size review: Free tool shows the distribution of your disk space

Folder Size gives you something a bit better than just clicking "Properties", but doesn't provide a lot of details or display options.

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Directory Opus 11 review: The premier file manager for power users

Directory Opus' expanded customization and control options let you manage files the way you want.

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Password Safe review: Solid management tool for technical users

This database is great for storing, organizing, and searching for passwords, but it's hampered by a lack of browser integration.

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Sticky Password Cloud 7 review: The ideal solution for password management across platforms

The latest update to Sticky Password adds management tools and cloud integration. It's still a tiny file on your PC, but it makes it easy to manage passwords from your Mac and mobile devices as well.

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Maxthon 4.2 review: Browser integrates cloud functionality and multiple session logins

Maxthon has interesting integrated features and good cloud integration, but as with most "alternate" browsers, it's competing against the inertia of whatever environment you've been using for years.

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Opera 18 review: This browser's seen radical changes… perhaps too radical

The newest version of Opera has a brand new engine and a stripped-down feature set. Sorry, Opera, but bookmarks aren't significant extras.

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Typing of The Dead Overkill review: Kill foul-mouthed zombies with your fingers

Typing of The Dead adapts a first-person zombie shooter to use typing skills, not button mashing, to commit mayhem. Funny, fast-paced, and unique, its blend of grindhouse horror and unique mechanics is very appealing.

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ConnectedText 6 review: Personal wiki adds long-requested features

ConnectedText is a powerful single-user wiki application. Version 6 adds major improvements in the form of named blocks, multiple views of the same file, and cross-project queries.

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Apache OpenOffice 4.0 review: New features, easier to use, still free

Lagging slightly behind Microsoft Office in features, Apache OpenOffice has a lot of functionality and flexibility, as well as tight integration among components. It's also free and open-source.