TUCOWS ARTICLE

Picks: Reviews of RecallPlus, Folder Lock, Offline Explorer, and more

The week Doc looks at some cool programs including RecallPlus, Folder Lock, A4Desk Flash WebSite and Menu Builder, and Offline Explorer Pro
Published: Oct 19, 2005
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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Folder Lock 7.2.0
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Download <p>Folder Lock is a full suite solution letting you keep your personal files...
ABF Password Recovery 1.74
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Download ABF Password Recovery is a program to retrieve lost or forgotten passwords for many well...
A4Desk Flash Templates Web Site Builder 6.93
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Download A template-based, WYSIWYG application for developing Flash menu headers and Flash Web...
RecallPlus 4.0.6.5
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Download Make notes in 3D, then program TESTS you Flashcard, or shoot-'em-up style, with optimized...
QuickTime Player 7.74
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Download QuickTime is an excellent movie viewer application that uses the latest streaming...
Offline Explorer Pro 6.8
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Download Offline Explorer Pro - download whole sites, online image galleries, forums and media...
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RecallPlus, by EvolutionCode is a software product that's designed from the ground up to help students study! It lets you lay out notes in a way that make ssense to you which means they are easier to study from. By letting you lay things out it helps you to associate things more easily. You create pages that you group into chapters. You can put images in with your notes and even sounds. This allows you to study basically any subject using RecallPlus. The program makes it easy to add new pages, edit existing ones and so on. You can create associations between cards and even drag-and-drop. It also has a search function so you can look for specific things. Cool.

RecallPlus also helps you to study by reminding you when it's time to go back and review your notes. During your review you can tag things you had difficulty with and the program will remember what you tagged. You can arrange topics in a knowledge tree and put things in order of importance, difficulty -- whatever makes sense to you. The program can also test you. It will show you when it's time to go over a certain set of notes. Once you complete your review you can indicate ifthere were items you had trouble with or didn't remember at all. What's cool is that the program adapts, based on your input, so it will alter the test schedule. Pretty slick.

In looking at RecallPlus it seems like there isn't any subject you can't study with it. I like the way it lets you lay things out the way you want. The ability to add graphics and sounds makes it even more flexible. This is the kind of program that's perfect for students of all ages. I think the key thing is that it helps you to study more efficiently. So, if you're a student, or have a student in your family, take the time to check out RecallPlus.


Folder Lock, by NewSoftwares.net Inc. is a really slick utility for keeping your important data safe and secure. You can use the program to encrypt,hide and lock entire folders on your PC. The program has a very unique and modernistic interface that's very intuitive. It's also extremelyeasy-to-use and that makes it perfect for users with all levels ofcomputer experience. In fact, when the author of the program wrote menot long ago, asking what they could improve in the program, I told them that I didn't see anything that needed improving. That doesn't happen very often.

Folder Lock makes it easy to hide files so that no one else can access them. Keep important files away from your co-workers, children and others who might have access to your computer. I'm impressed with the fact that Folder Lock can work with all kinds of media and not just your computer hard disk. I tested it on my key chain hard drive, a floppy disk and even a CD. Another neat feature is that the protection actually follows the protected files. What does that mean? Well, itmeans that you can put a protected folder on something like a disk,transfer them to another PC, and the folder will still be protected.Pretty slick.

Folder Lock is the nicest program of its kind that I've looked at. It's easy-to-use, intuitive and rock solid in its function. It also has a variety of other options including a cool auto-lock feature, a stealth mode and an auto-shutdown option as well. I like the fact that the program is loaded with features, works with multiple media, and can even handle different file systems like NTFS and FAT32. So, if you have files that you'd like to keep safe you need to give this program a try. I recommend it highly! Very well done.


A4Desk Flash WebSite and Menu Builder, by FAICO Information Solutions, is a neatprogram that helps you to create Flash Web sites, menu headers, and even Flash presentations with ease. I liked the fact that you do nothave to have any programming knowledge in order to create really cool looking pages. The program also includes easy-to-use templates that youcan modify to suit yourself. Neat.

A4Desk Flash Website Builder has an intuitive user interface and is easy-to-use. The program can automatically resize images for you and helps you manage them. It has support for Flash SWF files as well as for GIF, JPG and BMP. The program gives you lots of configurable options and I always like that. It gives you lots of design options, global font settings and more. It even has a built-in FTP function so you can upload your new Web pages right from within the program. Pretty slick.The program supports multiple languages including English, German,French, Spanish and more. So, if you would like to try your hand at creating impressive Flash projects, give this program a try. I think you'll like it and remember -- no programming required! Cool.


Offline Explorer Pro, by MetaProductsCorporation, is a handy tool for downloading all of yourfavorite Web sites. And when I say Web sites, I don't just mean HTMLpages. This baby can handle downloading MMS, FTP, HTTPS and RTSP pages too! And it's perfect for grabbing things that you want to browse later. You can also edit the pages you save. What really impressed me is that you can do up to 500sites at one time!!! Very slick. And it's impressive just how fast Offline Explorer Pro is. I feel the user interface is quite intuitive and very easy-to-use, which makes it perfect for both new and experienced users.

Offline Explorer Pro gives you lots of options and lots of power to get the job done. You can have URL macros, a specific download directory and even a display of the files awaiting download. And you also have the flexibility to exclude, or include, specific files,folders and servers. You can do this strictly through the use of keywords! And the program handles anything that you throw at it because it supports all of the most common and popular standards. It supports,for example, Macromedia Flash, cascading style sheets, Adobe Acrobat,XML, table of contents, RealMedia and lots more. And that means that when go to browse Web pages you've downloaded, you get to see it all! Very nicely done!

Offline Explorer Pro, by MetaProducts Corporation, is a perfecttool for downloading Web pages for later use. The interface is user-friendly and intuitive. It provides support for a dazzling array of standards currently in use on the Internet. The program is extremely fast and gives you a range of configurable options. So, if you've been looking for a way to download Web pages so you can look at them later,this may be just what you've been looking for. I've looked at a number of similar programs and this is the best I've seen. Take a good look for yourself! I recommend it!



About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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