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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 13, 2009

Daphne is a simple utility that makes it easier to manage your system's processes. Though it successfully let us kill and debug our processes, we found its Help file less than helpful.

You can access the program's features in two ways--right-clicking on the taskbar icon or through the main user interface. The main user interface is suitably plain, making it easy to navigate. The Settings menu lets you customize the display and configure the kill menu. There is also a feature for enabling the multidesktop feature, an uncommon feature that we liked. From the interface, you can view your system's processes, percentage of CPU use, and peak memory, and swap usage. Help is available through the publisher's Web site, but it involves sending an e-mail or visiting the forum. An index-style menu would have been more helpful, since we had questions about specific options, such as the Kill Politely option. Still, we were able to jump in and select specific applications and processes and kill them by right-clicking, or by clicking the Daphne button.

When we uninstalled the program, it did leave an empty folder in our program files, and shortcut in our Start Menu. Also, the lack of a viable Help file will be a turn-off for novices. Still, this freeware is a worthy alternative to your Task Manager.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.2

  • Change processor affinity mask and make it persistent for specific process.
  • Major bug fixed: CPU time showed wrong in multicore.
  • Extended logging information to applied traps.
  • Improved statistical information recovery.

General

Release June 29, 2014
Date Added June 29, 2014
Version 2.0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,551
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Daphne is a small (system tray) application for killing, controlling and debuging window's processes. You can kill a process by dragging the mouse over the windows, by right-clicking the process in the main process list, or by typing its name with the "Kill all by name" command. You can set a any window to be always on top, to be transparent, to be enable, et cetera. The main window displays a list of currently running process with detailed information about: CPU usage, Process ID, Process name, Full path (and arguments), Priority, Class (Process / Service), Current memory usage, Peek memory usage, Current swap usage, Peek swap usage, Number of threads.

Features: Daphne command line utility to list process by typing dc at windows CMD. For enhanced visibility, you can turn on alternate background on the process list. Multidesktop: Use up to four Windows desktop - switch with Windows key + F5 to F8. Hide application tool: drop the target over the application's window you want to hide. Later, you can restore the application from Daphne menu. Hide applications, makes an application disappear but keeps it running to get more desktop space. Traps: you can set up traps to be applied to any process being created. Per process detail including: Windows tree, thread list, modules, enviroment variables. Using the windows tree you can: Show, hide, set always on top on or off, set focus to any give window. Kill all by name: Kill all process using a given name. Kill menu: Customizable menu, each menu item has a process list to kill upon activation. Drag and drop tool for killing, setting alpha, enabling controls and putting windows always on top. Internationalization: Spanish, Italian, German, French, Chinese, Valencian, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese and Arabic.