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Rainmeter.net

Rainmeter.net

6/7/11

I have being using Rainmeter for some time now and I have become a very satisfied customer. This website lets you install a program onto your computer and have the ability to customize your desktop. Its very flexible and not one thing you cannot change.

Nitroreader.com

Nitroreader

7/25/11

NitroReader is a great alternative to Adobe PDF viewer. NitroReader is fast, safe and comes with many options that Adobe itself doesn't offer. It comes in both a free, and paid version. Best part of all - its not going to cost a fortune like Adobe does.

Browserprotect.org

Browserprotect.org

8/22/11

I'm not sure whether it's OK to write a review based on suspicion - but I'll go ahead with it anyway and I'm happy to be proved wrong.

I have been using this on Firefox for about three months now. In the options panel there is a button to disable the "show Facebook share option upon hijack alert". I clicked to disable this then it automatically turns itself back on. Then on the Firefox site, the developer has a picture of the extension but guess what? The thing it doesn't show is that it has that Facebook share button.

I then checked WOT and found a review by "alexandergkelly" which makes me even more suspicious.

Again - this review is based on suspicion and not necessarily facts. I'm happy to have someone here prove me wrong.

Photobucket

Photobucket

6/5/11

I would love to give this website more then two stars but I couldn't. I'll explain why below:

The website is fantastic in general. great picture quality and would be a fantastic way to share my photos with friends, and even the world!

The fact is the website is so slow and puts me off. I have a good quality and fast home connection, but this website seems to slow my connection down. Further to this, I cannot put photos up onto the website when others are on their computers as their connection disconnects when I put some photos up. Lastly, it takes an average 10 minutes for every 15 photos.

FotoFlexer

FotoFlexer

6/30/11

Fotoflexer is a free photo editing tool. Even though it does have great, useful features, the negative outweighs the positive. The negative side is that editing photos on Fotoflexer takes forever. There is more loading than editing. It freezes every now and again, and sometimes crashes. Not really recommended for those who want to edit large amounts of photos, but maybe one or two every now and again would be OK.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon

9/6/11

StumbleUpon is OK. I agree with TN though. It's a complete mess and needs an improvement to the interface. The site also lacks speed and doesn't provide very accurate results. I find it annoying when I stumble, then about five minutes later I stumble upon the same site.

But StumbleUpon must be doing something right with over 1 billion Stumbles each month. What is even more interesting is that according to StatCounter, StumbleUpon made up 47.11 percent of all social traffic in the United States in July 2011.

I've always wondered how many viruses people have received from this site. It isn't like you're on Google where you can use Norton Safeweb, SiteJabber or WOT to check whether the site is safe. This is because you don't know what the next site is. I've had a few alerts from Norton when using this service - so please be careful. I recommend a computer scan after using their service.

Dropbox

Dropbox

6/18/11

Drop-box is well-designed and an encrypted service. In total - anyone can add up to 8GB of free storage. This is large compared to most other services that offer free secure online storage. The biggest benefit about having online storage is that when your computer decides to retire, or you accidentally delete something, you have this backed up on a secure server. Just as simple as 1...2...3 to recover it!

BUT - here comes the down side. I recommend that no one store personally identifiable information with this service. This includes email addresses, phone numbers, street information or even your medical information. Basically anything you don't want the world to see, don't put on Drop-box. I say this because their recently was a depute over their privacy policy how they were promising more than they can deliver. Their privacy policy was in fact promising more then they could deliver. For example, it was said that when under investigation they unencrypted all your files. This means anyone in the world can see your unencrypted files and publicly release it. The last thing you want is your entire medical history posted over the internet. So - overall - my warning is not to trust this service with personal information. I would recommend VeriSign PIP for that sort of information.

Netvibes

Netvibes

8/3/11

This is an interesting website.
I did a Google Search on a homepage to replace iGoogle.
I wanted something with feeds, something that would let me customize settings and have many app's. Well this one won big time over iGoogle. Its fantastic, and a highly recommended site.

Download.cnet

Download.cnet

6/4/11

I agree with the below comments. Its part of the CNET Community. I have downloaded many programs with no problems whatsoever. Highly recommended site.

Brothersoft

Brothersoft

6/9/11

Do not use! It is covered in viruses and will ruin your computer. Websites such as Norton safe-web have over 400 reviews with most saying not to use their service.

delicious

delicious

6/11/11

Meh. I had so many bookmarks it was totally out of control. I had to find a solution. I found delicious last year then deleted my account last night. It is too hard to manage and really confusing. It would be easy for those who bookmark around 100 sites or so, but when you have over 500 or so the website makes organising a living nightmare. I found a better solution - Google Bookmarks! So much easier to use.

Sandboxie

Sandboxie

6/25/11

I could not live without Sandboxie. I recommend this to anyone who uses the internet often. Running your browser in Sandboxie means that all malicious software downloaded by the browser is trapped in the sandbox. As soon as you close down the sandbox, the malicious software is completely gone.

Sandboxie also provides (quoted from site):

- Enhanced Privacy: Browsing history, cookies, and cached temporary files collected while Web browsing stay in the sandbox and don't leak into Windows.

- Secure E-mail: Viruses and other malicious software that might be hiding in your email can't break out of the sandbox and can't infect your real system.

- Windows Stays Lean: Prevent wear-and-tear in Windows by installing software into an isolated sandbox.

VirusTotal

VirusTotal

6/17/11

Yet again - another fantastic tool! Browse your computer and put files, photos, or whatever in for testing. Apparently they use up to 43 different antivirus engines to test the quality of the file! Great stuff.

TRUSTe

TRUSTe

6/17/11

I hold much respect for TRUSTe. This organisation makes sure that websites who hold their seal provide their customers with a high level of privacy. This means websites who hold this seal can be trusted with your private details (e.g. email address). It can also be assured that when you download from their website they won't install spyware or malware.

Folkdirect

Folkdirect

6/6/11

Folkdirect.com is a brand new social network devoted to its customers privacy. Even though its rather new with very few members I believe it has a positive future ahead of them. Maybe even the next Facebook. huh? I wish them good luck!

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TrueCrypt

6/4/11

Surprised this doesn't have a comment yet. This is again another OpenProject I support. It's particularly useful when you have important documents such as bank files that you don't want others to read. The best part about it is YOU do the encrypting so no one, not even TrueCrypt themselves can Decrypt the files.

404checker.com

404checker

6/7/11

This website has some useful tools for Web Masters. It can tell whether a site returns a 404 status, check domains, WhoIS Lookup and even search your IP and your location.

Pip.verisignlabs.com

Pip.verisignlabs

6/7/11

Personally, this website makes me feel safe and secure compared to most others. It has a file vault that can store up to 2GB for free, along with managing your own personal identity page. It also can be useful to store your passwords and safely sign into your favorite websites with one click. To secure your account even more, in addition to a username and password, you can set up a digital certificate or have a code sent to your phone for extra security.

CSS3 Code Generator For Buttons, Forms & Alerts

CSS3 Code Generator For Buttons, Forms & Alerts

6/8/11

CSS3 provides site developers with a quick and easy way to create boxes that customers would find attractive. Its rather simple, instead of wasting time writing codes, head off to CSS3 and they will generate one for you!

Mail Store

Mail Store

6/9/11

MailStore.com is a free tool for home users and has a business version also for a good price. MailStore is a client that will archive all your emails so that you can free up some space on your account. No need to manually archive, just enter a couple details about your email account and set up automatic forwarding and then you're done!

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