FreeFile Reviews - The eBook

All of the FreeFile Reviews from the past have been collected into an ebook. It contains over 50 reviews, dating back to 2009. Nearly half of them have just recently been updated.
It is available at Amazon. For only $ 0.99,
or free, if you have Kindle Unlimited.
Find out more about it, and get your copy HERE.

  Text editors are supposed to do one thing - edit plain text, but DocPad is a text editor that includes many useful tools, such as Spellcheck, Calendar, and a Macro Recorder. The default user interface is a colorful, slightly dated Windows Xp look. The interface has an incredible number of user adjustable options; however, simply changing the skin to one of the less colorful options (Understated or Old School) helps greatly. DocPad is Windows only.
  The Good - So many useful tools are included, it's difficult to decide which ones deserve a mention. My favorites are Spellcheck and Character Map. There are also Search & Replace, a simple Calendar, a Calculator, one-click access to Change Text Case, and a Statistics panel. The program also offers access to many Windows tools through the 'Interface' menu. Most of the tools and options are available via right-click as well as on the toolbar and menu. User adjustments are available for most aspects of the interface. 100 levels of undo.
  The Bad - I found no real issues with DocPad. Minor annoyances include the default interface needing an update from the dated Xp look. The Spellcheck requires an additional download and installation (definitely well worth it). Being a text editor, it opens and outputs only plain text.
— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —
  I really like DocPad. It has replaced Notepad on my PC, but I'm still trying to get used to my text editor not being a stripped down, one-trick pony. If you're a Notepad user, DocPad will be a great upgrade.
        Download DocPad HERE

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PicPick - is a toolbox full of utilities for graphics/design work. Easy Context Menu - adds several useful options to Windows context (right-click) menus.
FastStone Image Viewer - a surprisingly impressive graphics editor. Software Download Sites - the 4 absolutely best places to get free software.
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Pixlr - leading online image editor.
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AnyBurn - The best no-nonsense burning software I've ever used.
iGoogle dies - Google's start page is no more - what are the best replacement options? My Opinion - I give my 2 cents on the future of free software.
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Team Viewer - top-notch remote support application that is totally free. Calme (Calendars Made Easy) - a simple utility for printing calendars.
PC Image Editor - is a simple image editor - is it any good?. Document.Editor - a word processing program you probably never heard of.
Video Converter Showdown 2 - Two up and coming video converters try to unseat Freemake. Who came out on top? The Gimp 2.8 - This leading photo editor has improved, but is it enough?
Invisible Utilities - Three must-have utilities for Windows. AbiWord - The leading free word processor gets the once over.
PixBuilder Studio - Find out how this obscure image editor stacks up. LibreOffice - Need a free office suite? This is the one to get.
Serif PagePlus Starter Edition - Is this desktop publishing program right for you? Sudoku Puzzles - Two sudoku puzzle programs are reviewed. Get your numbers on!
Audacity - Is the only audio editor you need. Period. Read my review to find out why. Paint.net - Is Paint.net the free replacement for Photoshop? Find out in this review.
Painting For Free - Two natural painting freeware programs are compared - Art Weaver and MyPaint. 2011 Big Browser Round-Up - The latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer compared.
Display Calibration - Get the most out of that big monitor with Display Color Calibration Wizard. FotoSketcher - Incredible free application that turns any photo into a hand-painted masterpiece.
foobar2000 - Time to put Windows MediaPlayer out of its misery. foobar2000 is the only audio player your PC needs. Google Docs - Does the home user need Google Docs? I give my 2 cents worth.
Video Converter Showdown - Two up and coming video converters go head-to-head. Freemake comes out on top. Anti-Virus Toolkit - Tips for putting together a solid defense against malware for free. Best three applications are named.
Data Recovery Shootout - Lost pics on your digital camera? Find out which free application tested best. Google Chrome Browser - I have no love for Google's web browser. Find out why I'm still a Firefox fan boy.