Student Pad

Student Pad

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,742
  • Date Added:
    April 23, 2009
  • File Size:
    946.65KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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This alternative browser looks like it is built on Internet Explorer, and combines a notepad with Web browsing. Student Pad splits the browser and notepad horizontally, so that the top half of the window is for taking notes and the bottom half is for surfing the Web. It sounds like an interesting project, but currently there is plenty of room for improvement.

There are some nifty student-based needs addressed here. Features include a built-in calculator with square root functionality, a calendar, a bibliography template, an e-mail client with Gmail and Hotmail hooks, an MDI editor, and a basic spate of browsing features. You can change your font, adjust the text and background colors, mark favorites, and view the source code. A helpful icon copies and pastes the URL you're looking at directly into the notepad.

However, the browser itself doesn't work as smoothly as it should, if it wants to be compared favorably to big-name browsers. It's slow to load pages, sluggish when scrolling, and flows like molasses when jumping into other windows. A lack of tooltips makes getting acclimated a struggle. Modern-browsing features, such as tabs and a download manager, are not supported, and advanced-security enhancements are present only in a "Web security indicator" that doesn't seem to work. For right now, Student Pad remains an interesting curiosity, but nothing more.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Good Program"

April 21, 2009  |  By arunasp

 |  Version: Student Pad 4.1

Pros

okay...........

Cons

Nothing..............

Summary

Easy, Good and Fine.

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4 stars

"wow! amazing program. i loved it!"

April 09, 2009  |  By nacp

 |  Version: Student Pad 3.16

Pros

Student Pad features heaps of different functionalities that i have enjoyed trying and playing around with. The ability to view the source code for a website is cool, and so is the cookie viewer.

Cons

The browser is slow sometimes and it may not be the most secure browser out there.

Summary

I loved it! There is still major room for improvement, for either bad or good, but it is a great program, and i will send it to all my friends!

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3 stars

"Interesting Prototype Browser"

April 08, 2009  |  By oregonnerd1

 |  Version: Student Pad 3.16

Pros

An attached notepad; ability to view cookies; ability for add-ons (presumably to be expanded). An unknown for exploits, which is definitely a positive when dealing with badware authors and users.

Cons

Slow to load. Seems slow to operate. Few inbuilt security procedures visible.

Summary

Right now, this okay; that's all. This doesn't even show up in Google search summary results. The e-mail address given is linked with some sites that WOT (Web of Trust) shows require caution. This means that the average user should use a lot of caution, and absolutely this should be run only on a user (as opposed to administrator) account, because as is this is a gateway to the computer.

A lot of potential. Either way.
--Glenn

Updated on Apr 10, 2009

A little sleuthing revealed this as a program probably to be avoided. As is there is no evidence of badware; there could however well be a back door. A "Google" of haxbro has interesting results, particularly with regard to blogs. Use with caution if at all; a virtual environment would probably be advisable.
--Glenn

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.6
Version 4.6 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher FPA Applications
Publisher web site http://www.fpaapplications.webs.com
Release Date April 15, 2009
Date Added April 23, 2009
Version 4.6
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 946.65KB
File Name StudentPad406.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,742
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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