Ian HaracPCWorld

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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.

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Distant Worlds gives 4X Players a huge galaxy and many options

Distant Worlds is a classic 4X (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, eXterminate) game with as much or as little micromanagement as you want. The latest expansion, Shadows, offers a unique twist on 4X play: You can control a pirate band instead of galactic empires.

Review: Batten down the hatches and man the.... railgun? in Leviathan Warships

Leviathan: Warships is the core of an excellent game, with a lot of small annoyances dragging it down.

Review: Evoland compresses three decades of video game history into one game

Evoland's central gimmick of gradually unlocking features and tropes is compelling and fun. However, the underlying game could be deeper.

Review: Text editor UltraEdit 19 is feature-packed and flexible

UltraEdit keeps living up to its name. It's one of the most feature-rich text editors out there, well-supported, and reasonably priced.

Review: JArchitect analyzes Java code, revealing structures, dependencies, and design flaws

JArchitect provides a wealth of information on your code structure, and offers reports on many code metrics and areas where there are likely design problems. The cost makes it primarily a tool for businesses and commercial developers.

Review: LiveCode Community is open-source HyperCard for the 21st century

LiveCode Community is the latest iteration of RunRev's cross-platform development tool. Inspired by HyperCard, it adds many features and, with the Community platform, a no-cost option.