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Ded Pyhto's Subliminal Flash promises to make you happier and help you rid yourself of your worst habits. Is it a psychological breakthrough or a crock of nuts?

Subliminal Flash
All the Subliminal Flash options are accessible via a compact interface. (Credit: CNET Networks)

At this very moment, I'm utilizing breakthrough psychological software to make me feel happier and less stressed. Or at least that's supposedly what I'm doing, according to developer Ded Pyhto, the publisher of the self-improvement tool Subliminal Flash.

The concept is simple. You select as many of the 33 areas of self-improvement, such as Happiness, Self-Esteem, Improved Memory, or Better Skin, as you want the program to include, and the software will present you with subliminal affirmations that improve those areas of your life. Sounds crazy? From the company's press release: "According to Ded Pyhto's customer surveys, 930 out of 1000 users have noticeably raised their self-confidence or got rid of psychological issues like complexes, shyness, etc. with the help of its software."

You can adjust the font, color, and size of the messages, as well as their frequency and duration. The duration can be set between 10 and 80 milliseconds, although the program warns:

Please note that minimum interval (10ms) is selected. Messages should be almost invisible. If you still see them clearly, this means that your system has not enough performance.

I've got to admit that the 10ms messages are awfully hard to notice with the naked eye. If you choose to receive them every second, you may notice a slight pixel flutter occasionally, but setting them at every eight seconds makes them virtually invisible...and thus, I suppose, more effective on your subconscious.

Add affirmations in Subliminal Flash
Adding your own affirmations is a snap. (Credit: CNET Networks)

Subliminal Flash also lets you select where the messages will display on your screen, and coolest of all, you can remove messages you don't like and create your own for any of the 33 categories. It's very simple to add your own personalized self-help messages. The possibilities are endless. "Stop drinking maple syrup straight from the jar." "Love your neighbor's cat like your own."

The trial version of the software allows seven uses of the program, though you can easily set the program to run all day for each use, giving yourself a full week to test the psychological powers of Subliminal Flash.

I'm not quite convinced that a series of subliminal affirmations is going to change my life much, but I'm willing to give it a shot. I'm setting the dials for Sensible Slimming and Prosperity. After all, you can never be too rich or too thin, right?

About Peter Butler

Peter has been working at since 2003, when trialware was shareware and toolbars were those large metal rods for smashing car windows. Currently, he wrangles the reviews, videos, newsletter, blog, and special collections for, as well as managing the program data throughout the software directory.