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  1. St Clair Software Default Folder X 4.0 review

    St Clair Software Default Folder X 4.0 review

    10  

    Usually, MacFormat reviews explore functionality, new features and pros and cons before arriving at a conclusion, but this time we'll make an exception: buy Default Folder X 4.0 now, because it's brilliant. Still with us? Okay, maybe a little more information is required for you die-hards...

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    ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 Personal review

    ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 Personal review

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    Mind-mapping is quite a divisive topic. You either love it or hate it, depending on how your brain works. After a frosty initial period, we've come to love it. It's a fast way to build up a plan of action and the most visual way to build projects from scratch.

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    Sony Image Data Converter review

    Sony Image Data Converter review

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    Sony Image Data Converter SR comes free with Sony digital SLRs, together with a companion package called Image Data Lightbox SR. First impressions aren't good. Both applications look crude and dated, and it's annoying to have to use two programs.

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    Equinux Media Central 2.1 review

    Equinux Media Central 2.1 review

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    Equinux's Mac media browser, Media Central, has been overhauled since version 1.2. It's virtually a whole new app with many new features - and one that's changed from being freeware to paid-for shareware in the process

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    Adobe Lightroom 1.0 review

    Adobe Lightroom 1.0 review

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    The digital SLR has brought high-quality photography to the masses; we're all out there, clicking away, producing shot after shot of high-quality RAW files, and yet when it comes to sorting and editing this veritable torrent of images, what do we do?

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    Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 10 review

    Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 10 review

    9  

    Like Nero, Easy Media Creator can create pretty much any disc type you care to think of, as well as offering video conversion and a comprehensive DVD authoring package that really does make creating your own DVDs a very simple task indeed.

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    Saft 10.0.3 review

    Saft 10.0.3 review

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    Safari is really annoying. Despite version 3's new features it still lags behind Firefox and Opera, and yet its speedy nature and clean UI make it tempting to use nonetheless. Saft aims to plug the holes that Apple hasn't filled itself, adding functionality to Safari, much of which is user-definable.

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 review

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 review

    10  

    Powerful photo-editing software normally comes with strings attached, in the way of high prices and steep learning curves. Unlike the full-blown edition of Photoshop, which costs nearly £600, Elements is the most mass-market editor on the market

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    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

    8  

    Symantec's security products have attracted criticism for extending too many tentacles into their host systems. Complaints include causing conflicts with other applications, being overly large and cumbersome, and having parts that just don't work

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    Nisus Writer Pro review

    10  

    Back in the day, Nisus was a hit for serious word processing. When OS Xcame along, it floundered for a time, and was eventually rebuilt fromthe ground up to emerge as the excellent Nisus Writer Express.

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    Trend Micro Internet Security review

    Trend Micro Internet Security review

    8  

    If your laptop connects to the internet, then you need an online security suite. There are is ever-growing choice available offering the same sort of tools, ranging from antivirus, spam, spyware and phishing protection, to firewall, parental tools and even privacy protection.

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    Bullguard 8.0 review

    Bullguard 8.0 review

    9  

    Since the dawn of the Internet, security suites have been a necessary evil to fend off the growing threat of spyware, malware, viruses, crackers and spoofing.

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    Serif PagePlus X2 review

    Serif PagePlus X2 review

    8  

    You may have come across Serif's PagePlus if you've ever needed to create a poster, flyer, calendar or small booklet on your laptop. It's one of the oldest and most widely used home-based DTP (desktop publishing) packages

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    Adobe Flash CS3 Professional review

    Adobe Flash CS3 Professional review

    10  

    It's commonly held that nine out of 10 Flash designers use Photoshop, and three out of four use Illustrator. It's logical, then, that following Adobe's acquisition of Flash top of everyone's wishlist is better integration with existing Adobe products

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    SUPERAntiSpyware Professional review

    SUPERAntiSpyware Professional review

    9  

    The sophisticated nature of Internet security suites today means that you don't need a separate spyware scanner. At least, that's what the security vendors would like us to believe.

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    Avanquest Disk Copy & Clean review

    Avanquest Disk Copy & Clean review

    8  

    Data and system recovery software is an essential product to keep on your shelf. Granted, you'll feel slightly aggrieved for shelling out on a piece of software that you may never use, but if you do suffer a total system crash then it can become worth hundreds of pounds - maybe even priceless to you in the struggle to rescue your sensitive data.

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    Lavasoft Registry Tuner review

    Lavasoft Registry Tuner review

    8  

    At the heart of your PC's Operating System lies the Registry - something that'll become increasingly bloated as you install or uninstall programs. With every such action, it's likely strings will remain in your Registry that don't relate to anything anymore.

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    Xequte Smart Pix Manager 9 review

    Xequte Smart Pix Manager 9 review

    7  

    Like other programs that require a similarly lengthy time to build image collections into albums, Smart Pix Manager is based on a full database application that stores wide-ranging data extracted from your images.

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    Serif AlbumPlus X2 review

    Serif AlbumPlus X2 review

    7  

    Renowned for producing quality, cost-effective creativity software, Serif brings a typically logical layout to the latest version of its photo-album program.

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    Google Picasa 2 review

    Google Picasa 2 review

    4  

    This program is completely free to download and use. Even so, it looks anything but cheap, with a definite cool sophistication to its design and some smart Web options - as you'd expect from a program that's pioneered by Internet overlords Google.

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    Adobe Photoshop Album Starter review

    Adobe Photoshop Album Starter review

    8  

    One can be forgiven for thinking that free software is only ever, well, free because it's not really good enough to sell. However, if ever there was a program to change your mind then it's Adobe's Photoshop Album Starter Edition, which is now in its third version.

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    ACDSee 10 Photo Manager review

    ACDSee 10 Photo Manager review

    9  

    Easy to install, ACDSee is nevertheless not the quickest off the mark, taking over four minutes to catalogue our set of 1,000 photos. This is easy to forgive, however, because the program’s database goes to great lengths to grab all the information about your pictures that it possibly can, which can come in handy, as we’ll see later.

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    Trustware BufferZone Pro review

    Trustware BufferZone Pro review

    7  

    Load up some malware and it's eminently possible that it'll do its best to wreak as much havoc with your PC as it was designed to. Often, a double-click will be all such a piece of software needs - once executed, your PC and its many files are fair game.

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    Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 review

    Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 review

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    On paper, Adobe Premiere Elements is a no-brainer. It's a sensible, serious, affordable editing program with an interface and workflow that comes from its big sibling, Premiere Pro.

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