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Review: Add a customized signature line to your Web-based e-mails with WiseStamp

Customize your signature line with WiseStamp Email Signatures, a Firefox plug-in that creates professional looking results with a streamlined interface.

WiseStamp Email Signatures is an Internet Explorer and Firefox extension. You'll notice an icon as soon as you log in to your Web-based account like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. But first, you'll need to get your e-mail address set up. From LinkedIn to Twitter, you can quickly enter your links and add them to your signature line. In fact, this plug-in seems to have all of the bases covered when it comes to how to contact you, follow … Read more

Review: Pic Collage is a well-designed, easy-to-use photo collage creator

Pic Collage is one of the better collage creation tools we have seen on the App Store in some time, loaded with features, easy to use, and fun to play with. The app teaches you how to get the most out of it, loads fast, and runs seamlessly, even with dozens of pictures onscreen at once. The result is what feels like a desktop app on your iPhone's small but very capable screen.

When you first load Pic Collage you'll be given a quick run-through of the app's capabilities. This tutorial is very helpful in a lot … Read more

Convert your videos with ease with MyVideoConverter Pro

Video converters tend to fall into one of two camps. The first is simple freeware for converting files from one or more video formats to another. The advantage of such tools (other than being free) is simplicity; the disadvantage is limited capabilities, not to mention the fact that you may need to keep a collection of them just to handle all your file types. The second type of video converter costs money. That's often the only disadvantage, since the premium converters usually handle many more file types and offer preset profiles that automatically convert files to just the right … Read more

Boost your PC's memory with Wise Memory Optimizer

When your PC is misbehaving wouldn't it be easier to press just one button instead of hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del to close programs? Wise Memory Optimizer will optimize your computer's memory on demand, as often as you like. You won't even have to close any programs.

This program's interface is very simple and neat. It graphs your system's memory on a pie chart so you know how much memory you're using and how much free memory you have. There is a large green button you need to click to optimize your memory usage. There are also … Read more

Super syncing

File management isn't always an easy task, especially when you run the risk of accidentally overwriting or deleting important information. If you're trying to keep the contents of your USB drive matched up with a folder on your computer or otherwise need to synchronize files, try FreeFileSync. This easy-to-use program makes file synchronization a breeze, even for novices.

FreeFileSync's interface is attractive and intuitive. Large buttons with tool tips guide users through each step of the process. Simply browse to the two folders you want to compare, click the Compare button, and FreeFileSync will tell you exactly … Read more

Free file splitter

File splitters are utilities that break large files up into smaller chunks that can be easily reassembled into a single file when necessary. They make large files easier to handle and store on portable devices, for instance, or to post them online or copy them to a CD or DVD. KFK from KC Softwares is a free file splitter that also burns CDs and DVDs and spans disks. It can generate automatic rebuild files that can regenerate the original file without the program's help.

KFK's small dialog is clearly laid out, with a row of five buttons, two … Read more

Awkward to navigate

Awkward to navigate from start to finish, this free browser's promise to apply restrictions to specific Web sites wasn't fulfilled.

Browse Secure prompts you for a password before you enter the program, but offers no direction on what to enter. It was only by accident that we figured out to enter the default user id. We were bombarded with configurations options, but without seeing the rest of the program, we had no idea what they meant. The user interface is pretty bland, but the command buttons were recognizable. The administrator settings let you decide whether you want to … Read more