Liane CassavoyPCWorld

Liane Cassavoy is a veteran technology and business journalist. She contributes regularly to PCWorld and has written about business issues and products for Entrepreneur Magazine and other publications. She is the author of two business start-up guides published by Entrepreneur Press.

Review: iTunes Library Toolkit tidies up iTunes

ITunes Library Toolkit offers a host of features for cleaning up and maintaining your iTunes library. It can add files automatically and delete dead links, but doesn't always offer you perfect control.

Review: Glipho makes blogging social

Glipho aims to become a "social publishing engine" for bloggers. It's neatly organized and easy to use, but right now, at least, Glipho's social reach is limited by the size of its own social network.

Review: iTunes Folder Watch does what it promises

ITunes Folder Watch is an inexpensive utility that helps you monitor what does— and doesn't—get added to your iTunes library. It only does one thing, but it does that one thing very well.

Review: SearchYourCloud offers easy searches, adds security

SearchYourCloud brings quick and relevant searches to cloud-based storage, and offers a security boost, too. At $25, it's pricey and it's not always easy to use, but will prove a worthy tool for business folks.

Review: Springpad serves as your virtual personal assistant

Springpad makes it easy to save, share, and organize your digital information. This free service lets you "spring" information from the Web, photos, notes, and more, and organize it into notebooks that you can share if you'd like.

Review: Fantashow makes (almost) fantastic videos

Fantashow offers an easy way to combine your own video clips and still photos into one polished video. You can save your video for viewing on a PC or TV, or share it online.

Review: SafeWallet makes password storage pretty easy

SafeWallet is a free program for storing passwords, logins, and other personal details. It's easy to use, reliable, and free of charge.

Review: SynciOS takes over for iTunes

SynciOS is a free tool for managing your iOS device from your PC. It lets you transfer content to and from your mobile device with ease, though it stumbles a bit as a contact manager.

Review: Virtual Piggy makes e-commerce child's play

Virtual Piggy is a free service that allows children to shop online safely and securely. It's relatively easy to use, and allows for plenty of parent-child communication, but it's a bit buggy.

Unhand that phone! Texting tools for the big screen

Stop peering at that teeny screen and fumbling with Lilliputian keyboards. These five PC desktop texting apps and services let your fingers fly, your eyes relax, and your thoughts flow.

Review: Mysms works with Android or iPhone to let you text from your PC

Although mysms's compatibililty with both Android and iPhone is appealing, its PC component is awkward.

Review: BrowserTexting works fine for SMS in a browser, but so do free options

Two-part solution BrowserTexting lets Android phone owners text from a desktop browser. It works nicely, but it lacks anything to make this $10 product better than free competitors.

Review: DeskSMS doesn't rise above the other desktop texting apps

If you use an Android phone and want to text from your desktop, DeskSMS will do the job. However, others do it cheaper and more prettily.

Review: MobiTexter lets Android phone owners text from their PCs

MobiTexter helps you stay in touch with phone-bound contacts from the comfort of your PC. It works well if you have an Android phone, but doesn't support other phone OSs.