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Pitaschio

By ARA Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 10, 2009

Pitaschio is a utility with a whole lot of options and not a lot of rhyme or reason. Although it offers some useful features, the strange combination of things it does left us scratching our heads.

The program's interface is basic, with a lot of drop-down menus and check boxes. It's easy enough to navigate, and some of the features are obviously helpful. For example, the program allows users to disable their mouse and keyboard so that they can be cleaned. That's a good thing. The program also has a random password generator. Swell. Users can choose from 21 different mouse short cuts, allowing them, for example, to start their screensaver by double clicking on the desktop. Users can disable certain keys on the keyboard, and the program offers a ton of options for dealing with windows, which we don't fully understand. These features might be tremendously useful, but we have no way of knowing, as the program includes no Help file. Most bizarrely, the program tells users where the moon currently is in its cycle, which strikes us as a perfectly random feature to throw in. How do we feel about Pitaschio? We're not sure. Although it seems somewhat useful, we are frustrated by the fact that it has cobbled together so many features with no obvious purpose behind them. Generally, we're not impressed.

Pitaschio is free. It comes as a zip file and operates after extraction with no installation. We recommend this program with reservations; there's nothing functionally wrong with it, we're just not sure of the point.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.26

Version 2.26 has fixed some minor bugs.

General

Release May 12, 2009
Date Added May 7, 2009
Version 2.26

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,138
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Pitaschio makes it convenient to use Microsoft Windows. It includes a variety of useful functions: snap a window to other windows when moving and resizing; restricting window position to inside of the screen; minimize windows to the system tray; use small icons in the desktop; disable the Windows key, Insert key, Alt key, or other keys; lock the mouse or keyboard while you are cleaning them; record statistics about mouse and keyboard usage; calculate the age of the Moon. Includes maximize vertically/horizontally feature, display sound volume level option, and allow extended rename option.

Version 2.26 has fixed some minor bugs.

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