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: PC Booster 2013 may speed up slow PCs

PC Booster is not going to cure everything that ails your PC, but it can give you a good idea of its overall health.

Review: SocialBro analyzes your Twitter community

SocialBro is a handy tool for analyzing your Twitter community, and its free version boasts a slick interface. But the app works reliably only in Google Chrome, and it continually pushes you to upgrade to a paid version.

Review: PerfectRegistry aims to speed up your PC

PerfectRegistry is an inexpensive program that's designed to speed up your PC by optimizing your registry. It's not a perfect fix for all PCs, but it does offer some useful tools.

Review: Swizzle sweeps out your inbox

This free service cleans up your inbox by sweeping marketing messages into a daily digest-style email. It makes it easy to unsubscribe from unwanted mail, but it also pushes you toward even more marketing email.

Review: Tweriod tells you when to tweet

Tweriod analyzes your tweets and your followers to find out when your tweets will reach the most people. It integrates with Buffer so that you can schedule your tweets to appear during those times.

Review: MobileGo for iOS goes where iTunes won't

Wondershare's MobileGo for iOS is a full-featured media management tool for your iOS device. It offers a host of useful features, including a robust contact manager, but it's pricey, at $40.

Review: IFTTT connects social media, photo and other Web services

IFTTT is a free service that lets you connect your social media, photo and other Web services to each other. Luckily, it's far easier to use than it is to explain. Or spell.

Review: AlbumPlayer really lets the music play

AlbumPlayer is a digital jukebox with a slick design and some cool features for music playback. Unfortunately, though, this software is expensive.

Review: Songbird Desktop is much more than just a media player

Songbird Desktop is a free tool for managing your music collection, but also includes features for streaming content around the house and letting you connect with friends and artists.

Review: CloudMagic's personalized Web search service grows up

CloudMagic's search service now has the ability to integrate personal search result's with Google's global Web searches. It's more useful than ever, but that comes at a price, as the company is now charging $5 per month for a Pro account.

Review: MP3 Rocket makes YouTube videos into MP3s

MP3 Rocket is a free application that converts videos into MP3s. It's easy to use, free, and offers a slick way to convert videos for later listening.

Review: Poster isn't pretty, but it works

If you're looking for an inexpensive program that will help you create a simple poster or flyer, Poster will meet your needs, provided you can overlook its unattractive interface. If your needs are more sophisticated, though, this bare-bones tool is likely not the one for you.

Review: Poster Designer is fun and fast to use

Poster Designer is an attractive and easy-to-use tool for designing and printing posters. It lacks some of the refinements found on high-end business tools, but does offer plenty of fun for home users.

Review: CopyTrans makes iOS management easy

CopyTrans lets you manage your iPhone or iPad , backing up its contents to your PC or syncing various iTunes libraries. At $20, it's not cheap, though.

Review: CopyTrans Photo offers pricey iPhone photo management

For the price, CopyTrans Photos should make it a lot easier to import new photos from your phone to your computer.