CNET Editors' review
Nenad Hrg's 12-Ants is a cute yet slightly creepy desktop enhancement that unleashes an army of digital ants across the user's screen. Although there's not much point to it beyond its potential as a practical joke, it is somewhat amusing and entertaining.
The ants themselves are not particularly detailed or realistic-looking, but at first glance they definitely fool that part of your brain that identifies insects. The program's interface consists of a small dialog box in which users can set their preferences for the ants' behavior. You can adjust the number of ants from three to 50, as well as modify their speed and transparency. You can even customize the ants' behavior, such as directing them to attack the cursor, flee from the cursor, or simply stroll around the screen. There's no Help file, but the features are fairly self explanatory. It seems to be best for a quick laugh or practical joke and doesn't really have much potential for long-term entertainment; more than likely you'll open it, play with it for a few minutes, and be done with it, but it's not bad for what it is. We do think that, depending on where you work, loading it on a colleague's computer while he or she is out to lunch could significantly liven up your workday, but don't blame us if you get in trouble.
This cute widget is free. It comes as a zip file and is accessible after extraction with no need for installation. We recommend 12-Ants to all users.
From Nenad Hrg:
12-Ants is a desktop enhancement application. Itching is not excluded. Watching the little rascals and have fun. 12-Ants does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device.
What's new in this version: Version 2.31 includes small adjustments for Win 8.1 and updating the language files in 12-Ants.
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"fun but a bit annoying lol"
Version: 12-Ants 1.44
keeps your mind busy
very distracting but easy to turn off.
I love it and so does my grandson.
"bad in a lot of ways"
Version: 12-Ants 1.0
nothing that i saw
dont do what you tell them
"Cute little app!"
Version: 12-Ants 1.0
Just a fun thing/prank to play with
You must be careful in selection of WHOM to pull this on!
Version: 12-Ants 1.0
tell it to a lady friend to download it ; you're going to make a friend (lol)
figuration box appear when it start ,no delay to make a surprise
i like it, when in the middle of the day it's getting boring
i like spending a little bit of my time chassing ants on my desktop
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