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Wondershare AllMyTube review

Wondershare AllMyTube lets you download videos from a wide variety of Web sites and convert them to play on other devices. While there are many programs that facilitate downloading, it's the extra features this app provides that really set it apart from the rest of the pack.

Pros

Great interface: This app has a great interface that clearly presents all of the tools you need to take full advantage of this program. Along the side of the screen, you can always see how many videos are currently downloading, how many have finished, and how many are currently being converted.… Read more

File Manager (Explorer) review

Apart from essential file management operations, File Manager (Explorer) supports cloud storage services and remote file systems, enabling you to play streaming media from LAN or FTP without the need to download files. Overall, the app proves a viable solution for organizing your files, but while using it you may run into minor but annoying interface issues.

Pros

Supports local as well as remote file management: File Manager (Explorer) stands out from other similar apps in that it makes the management of LAN, FTP, WebDAV, and Cloud files (including Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive) almost effortless. The ability to stream … Read more

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate review

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate converts videos between a multitude of formats and exports them to chosen devices. Version 7.0 corrects bugs related to Web downloading errors and adds support for a large number of smartphones and tablets.

Pros

One-stop video solution: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate can edit, download, convert, and burn your videos, as well as handle well-thought-out transfers between Web, hard disks, and optical media. It packages everything in an uncomplicated, flexible, and original interface.

Speedy conversions: We managed to convert five minutes of SD MP4 files in just 15 seconds, while a feature DVD film was ripped … Read more

FrostWire for Android review

FrostWire for Android combines a BitTorrent smart search aggregator with a Wi-Fi sharing platform and basic media player, which provides more functionality than torrent apps like uTorrent or BitTorrent, but overall lower performance.

Pros

Great for music lovers: FrostWire for Android offers music recommendations, enabling you to download albums from interesting artists with just one tap. The powerful music search feature and the integrated music player further increase the appeal of this app for music lovers.

Handy file-sharing: You can share files on your device locally with other users with just a few taps. If you have a good connection, … Read more

VLC Media Player review

VLC Media Player is an open-source program that enables you to play all kinds of media files on your Windows computer. Its intuitive interface provides access for users of all experience levels to a whole host of features, and it even includes a nice set of editing tools.

Pros

Versatility and accessibility: You'll quickly find what you're looking for when you first open this program. Many file types are supported, and you can find all kinds of tips and insight provided by other users in the Help forums. Beginners will have no trouble accessing the basic features of … Read more

Dropbox for Mac review

Dropbox for Mac is a convenient cloud storage system that lets you access your files on any computer with an Internet connection. Installing the app is quick and easy, and you can set up a free account to try out the program to see if it's a good fit.

Pros

Smooth integration: This app integrates seamlessly with your Mac, and you can access it directly at any time through the icon on the top toolbar. You can also open any of the Dropbox files on your computer through your Mac's Finder feature. And when you want to save … Read more

MovieSherlock for Mac review

With MovieSherlock for Mac, you can search for videos and audio content online and download it without the need to open a Web browser. It's a helpful albeit not free application.

Pros

Easy and intuitive: MovieSherlock for Mac lets you download HD and HQ YouTube videos with just a few clicks through its clean, accessible main window. Results are displayed with their respective thumbnails and duration information. You can also download YouTube videos via Safari by just clicking on the integrated button on the browser.

Instant conversion: You can quickly convert FLV or MP4 Web videos into the native … Read more

TeamViewer for Mac review

TeamViewer for Mac lets you control another computer remotely, either from your own Mac, or from a tablet or smartphone. All you need to do is install the app on both devices, and the program walks you through the rest.

Pros

Simple setup: When you install the app on any device, you'll see the User ID and Password associated with that device displayed. To connect, all you have to do is enter the User ID and Password for the machine you want to control into your own when prompted, and you'll be automatically connected.

Quick connection: As soon … Read more

Notepad++ review

Notepad++ is a powerful, feature-packed text editor that more or less has everything Notepad needs but lacks (it can replace Notepad in Windows). It supports 27 programming languages, searches regular expressions, and supports syntax highlighting and folding, synchronized edits and views, and much more.

Pros

Loads of options: Behind a clean face and busy but efficient toolbar, Notepad++ is a wonder of features and options. One favorite: Default Directory has two choices, Follow current document and Remember last directory. Another: The "old, obsolete" desktop icon is a setup option.

Options to load: We could set Notepad++ not to … Read more

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 review

As the latest version of one of the world's leading professional audio solutions, Sound Forge Pro 11 brings workflow enhancements and tweaks, new signal effects plug-ins, one-touch recording, new display options, and restore and repair tools. It's a great piece of software, though somewhat costly.

Pros

Reliable, professional solution: At this level of complexity, Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 looks and feels like a mature product. Its power and stability ensure that all your audio needs will be satisfied to the last detail.

Audio for video: With videography in mind, the new version supports popular video formats like … Read more