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Below you can find a brief description of the following programs: Altap Salamander, Bandizip, Soft4Boost Audio Studio, Efficient Password Manager, FireShot, NetStat Agent from Flexbyte Software, PDF-XChange Viewer, and SprintWork.

Altap Salamander

Altap Salamander – two-panel file manager. Allows you to work with network drives, change the encoding and file attributes, work with the registry Windows.

Supports many types of archives, has a built-in FTP-client, means to restore deleted files, tools to delete information without the possibility of recovery, and much more useful features. Altap Salamander is undoubtedly the best file manager for IT professionals dealing with the inner workings of Windows.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8
License / Price: Free Trial / €24.95


Bandzip – Compresses and decompresses archives ZIP, ZIPX, TAR, TGZ, 7Z. Supports Unicode and drag and drop.

And knows how to extract a much larger number of archive formats, including RAR.

Allows you to create self-extracting, and multi-volume archives encrypted using algorithms ZipCrypto and AES-256.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8 (Support for 32-bit & 64-bit)
License: Freeware (No Adware/Spyware/Virus)

A comparison Bandizip, WinRAR, WinZip, and 7-Zip

Comparison Bandizip

Soft4Boost Audio Studio

Sound Editor allows you to split the track, remove fragments or combine several pieces into one, to apply to the audio file or part of effects and filters. The program includes more than 20 built-in effects, allows you to record sound, can extract sound tracks from video files of popular formats. Audio Studio keeps the sound in MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, WMA, AAC, MP2, AMR, OGG.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8
License / Price: Trial / $24.95 USD

Efficient Password Manager Pro

From now on, you need to remember only one password – the application Efficient Password Manager, because all the other passwords, credentials, references and other confidential information will be safely stored inside this manager. A built-in password generator to help with “inventing” crypto resistant password for a user-defined conditions (length, valid characters, etc.). Your main login password will be encrypted by the irreversible SHA algorithm, while the password information itself is encrypted by 256-bit AES.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8
License / Price: free 30-day trial / $19.95


Supplement for the browser Mozilla Firefox, which allows you to take screenshots (snapshots), viewed pages in the formats PDF, PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP in just a few mouse clicks, including the capability to easily add text and draw on the image. You can to grab entire page, grab selected area or grab visible area.

Take a screenshot can be uploaded to the server, save to your hard disk, copy to clipboard, print, send by e-mail.

FireShot Pro Webpage Screenshot is available for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Thunderbird and Seamonkey.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8
License: Freeware

NetStat Agent

NetStat AgentNetStat Agent – is a set of network tools, made in a user-friendly interface for tracking active Internet connection. Show which program to open the port, with some server, it has established a connection, and other information, allows you to manually close unwanted connections. The composition of NetStat Agent includes utilities such as netstat, ping, traseroute, whois, route, ipconfig.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
License / Price: Shareware / $29.95 USD

PDF-XChange Viewer

Although the name of the program and appears «Viewer» («viewer»), PDF-XChange Viewer lets you view documents in format PDF, but also add comments, notes, footnotes, lines and arrows, as well as to emphasize and highlight the cross out text add and delete pages in the document. Features are only available in the paid version of the program (they are marked with the inscription «pro»), but many of the features can be used completely free of charge, including text recognition from images. Language modules, including Russian and Ukrainian are available on the official website.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8
License / Price: Ad-supported software


Another day at the computer passed quickly, and you still did not have time? Child again stuck on the Internet instead of having to write the essay? Get full statistics and look at the truth will SprintWork. This program is in the form of diagrams show how much time with any of the applications and websites you have worked. Fasebook, Twitter, Youtube and some other popular services SprintWork blocks by default, and the user who knows the password of the program, can add and remove sites and applications to the lock list.

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8
License / Price: Trial / $19.00 USD