Driver Genius is an all-in-one program for dealing with drivers – it scans for problems, downloads driver updates and backs your drivers up from within one simple interface. As soon as you open Driver Genius, it will present you with the option to scan for out of date drivers. You can then download any that might be missing, maximizing the performance of your hardware. In addition to searching for out of date drivers, Driver Genius can also perform backups, including individual driver backups. These backups can be used to restore the system at a later stage if necessary – and Driver Genius will save them to a variety of formats so you can store the backup easily.
Hamster Free ZIP Archiver is a nicely designed file compressing tool that lets you create compressed archives in just a few easy steps. Unlike other compressors such as WinZip or WinRAR, Hamster Free ZIP Archiver features a very stylish interface that makes use of transparency and blurring effects, thus making you focus attention on certain areas. Hamster Free ZIP Archiver is also very easy to use, with support for dragging and dropping files, and easy, colorful buttons for the program’s various options: compression level, archive splitting and password protection.
PC Performer is an app that allows you to scan your PC for registry errors and fix any that are found to maintain your PC’s performance.
Registry ScanWhen you first run PC Performer, it will scan your Windows registry and then list the errors it finds. You can read more about each error and open a log of the results to see greater detail. In the error log you can uncheck any errors you don’t want to fix, and export the log file for your records if necessary. You can only fix 15 errors for free – if you want to fix them all you’ll have to upgrade.
Samsung Kies is Samsung’s official tool for Android based devices which allows you to manage music and videos. If you have both a PC and a Samsung mobile device, it’s an essential application. Samsung Kies also allows you to receive and install Firmware updates for your Samsung mobile and is regularly updated to be compatible with the latest Samsung mobile releases. In addition, Samsung Kies also works for transferring and managing contacts and calendar events between your mobile device and Mac.
ImgBurn is an ultra-lightweight CD/DVD/HD/DVD and Blu-rayburning application that everyone should have in their toolkit. Image burning is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to save large amounts of data to DVD or CD, because they allow users to download high volumes of data in a relatively small file. What’s more, it’s instantly ready for DVD or disk burning. ImgBurn has several ‘Modes’, with each one performing a different task. These include Read, which reads a disc to an image file; Build, which creates an image file from files on your computer or network; Write, which writes an image file to a disc; and Verify, which checks whether a disk is 100% readable.
Copying or cloning CDs has become increasingly difficult with copyright encryption getting more and more sophisticated. However, there are always a few programs out there that seem able to crack just about anything and CloneCD is certainly one of them. CloneCD gives you the option to clone as much or as little as you want from not only CDs but DVDs as well. Why the developers chose to keep the name CloneCD is a mystery because this program is more than capable of both.