Spotify

Spotify is a well-known commercial service that provides you with immeasurable amount of music and video streaming with proper licensing. It provides you with an unlimited range of songs and videos that you can listen to on any supported device and enjoy your time. It is a private product that was developed by a Swedish company in 2009 and had become an immediate success among music lovers. It supports more than 50 languages and is available in most countries from America, West Europe, and Oceania.

 

Interface:
Spotify does not own a complex interface for facilitating the inexperienced users. For start using the software, you can either log in with your Facebook account or open an account via Email address. After logging in with your details, you can access a whole new world of entertainment. You can reset password if you have forgotten and can customize the settings related to the proxy server. It provides many screen sizes and zoom tool for clearer view. The hardware acceleration option optimizes it for increased speed.

 

Spotify Features:
Spotify lets you access all your favorite music without no time from multiple devices. The searching and accessing to song streams has been made much easier now. Its full version is ad free that does not cause interruptions and lets you listen to unlimited songs as many times as you want. The music can be listened to online or downloaded for enjoying it later. The sound quality is too high that it will make your day. It lets you create your personal radio stations where songs will be broadcasted in the personalized manner.

 

• Listen free.
• Music brings us together.
• Radio that’s personal.
• Playlists.

 

You can manage your favorite music playlists and can visit collections of other users and celebrities. It also lets you create your personal top lists for easy access to your favorite tracks. You can manage your complete music library where the songs can be divided into categories. The biographies of your favorite singers and musicians are available to help you. The sharing of music tracks and playlists with other users and to Facebook can be done with a single click.

 

Requirements:
Spotify is now capable of working on desktop computers, mobile devices and gaming consoles. It can run on systems having Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Symbian, Windows phone, Blackberry OS, Linux, Chrome and Fire operating systems as well as Sony PlayStation 3 and 4 versions. It is a light weight application and does not require high system specifications but you must have internet connection and a Spotify account for using it. Its 30 day trial version is available for free but you need to purchase its full version for maximum features and ad free experience.

 

Conclusion:
Spotify is one of the most common applications for music lovers using a wide range of devices and operating systems. The vast collection of songs helps you find and listen to your favorite songs whenever you wish. It lets you manage your music libraries and playlists and enables you to download or online listen to various music tracks and enjoy their videos.

 

Homepage – https://www.spotify.com

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel 2017 is the software offered by Microsoft Corporation and enables you to easily manage spreadsheet files. You can use its Free online version via internet or download the paid version for using advanced features offline. These spreadsheets can be related to business data analysis, stock reports, calendars, products inventory, timetables, performance tracking, project planning and much more. You can choose available templates or choose blank document in order to create custom spreadsheets. It comes as a part of Microsoft Office Suite and can be purchased for unlimited use.

 

Format:
It allows you to easily manage tabular data with the help of its layout which is divided into rows and columns. Each cell can hold individual values and the width can be adjusted so that dealing with the data becomes much more convenient. The software is compatible with xlsx, CSV, DIF, DBF, XPS, XML and many more data formats and allows you to open or save files in any of these supported formats. The page setup can be adjusted through Page Layout menu. To customize these documents, you can add images in the background or choose suitable theme along with matching colors, fonts and effects.

 

Data Manipulation:
Microsoft Excel is the suitable tool for helping you with business decisions by manipulation of data. The data can be imported from external resources. Database queries can be applied for retrieving this data and using it as per your requirement. You can apply formulas on multiple columns or cells to generate desired results. The formulas are divided into the categories of Logical, Text, Date & Time, Lookup & Reference, Math & Trigonometry and many more. What-If analysis and forecast sheets can be helpful to determine the impacts of expected decisions. These options are helpful in taking favorable business decisions.

 

Data Representation:
The software is mainly concerned with the data and is very helpful in easily understandable representation of data. The entered data can be used for creating different kinds of graphs, charts and histograms that can be used in presentations for validating your proposed ideas. These representations are dynamic and automatically update with data editing. Once you are done with creating documents, you can save them, export them or directly take printout. Programmers can make use of macros in Visual Basic language for manipulation of spreadsheets and data objects.

 

Other Features:
Microsoft Excel 2017 allows you to customize the style of tables, manage alignment, insert equations or PivotChart, access content on internet, add comments, select any layout for viewing documents and use passwords for maximum protection level. You can copy format of Excel files as well as other Office applications for applying on your current file to save time.

 

All in all, Microsoft Excel is capable of handling various types of data and provides you the facility of opening and editing these files with the help of various useful options. You can access data from many resources, store it in tabular form, apply formulas to perform calculations, generate graphical visualizations and store the output file as spreadsheet or any other compatible format.

 

Homepage – http://products.office.com/en/excel

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 10 is one of that lightweight antivirus software that provides you better protection without consuming a lot of resources. It was first launched in the market during the time when viruses were rampant in the market and the people were tired of letting their systems getting scnanned every now and then which led to the system being slow. The latest versions of NOD32 uses a meagre 20MB of your RAM (which is far less compared to other applications) and has good coverage on all types of viruses (malware, Trojans etc).

 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 10 like all other antivirus software relies on regular updates to identify new ‘releases’ of virus in the market and they are good. Most viruses especially Trojans are adaptive and new ones often come into the market. NOD32 updates its database in order to track these Trojans and are passed to the customers with updates. There is no full proof solution to detecting Trojans and we have to rely on the vigilance of the Antivirus software where NOD32 does a very good job. . The three sources of Viruses are 1) External Devices 2) Web content 3) Application Installs. NOD32 incessantly monitors these 3 sources for any virus intrusion. Browser Viruses are very common because of which NOD32 comes out with a special Internet Security Pack that prevents the virus from entering the system altogether.

 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus have a beautiful log file in which we can see all the quarantined files and the suspected virus they seem to contain. It comes with a complete system scan or localize scan which is helpful for external devices. People who feel geekier can go to Advanced Configuration and setup their SCAN Options, Integrate it with their Web Clients, enable HIPS (Host Based Intrusion Protection System, Configure UI. The default values will be chosen in case you do not want to meddle with these. Also it is recommended that one should be careful while making change to the configuration especially the HIPS.

 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 10 Key Features and Benefits:
• ESET Live Grid.
• Gamer Mode.
• Energy Saving Mode.
• Smart Detection.
• Enhanced Media Control.
• Advanced HIPS Functionality.
• Light Footprint.

 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus like all other antivirus software relies on regular updates to identify new ‘releases’ of virus in the market and they are good. Virus detection in ESET NOD32 Antivirus is configured to automatically quarantine the threat files and then the user can choose to either delete or remove that file from quarantine. The files staged to quarantine are harmless to the system. One can keep flooding the system with a variety of antivirus software but if you are looking for software that is smart and takes care of the system without you getting involved at every step NO32 is the perfect solution.

 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus also comes at a good price (3 licenses for 3 years at 95 pound) and (1 license for 1 year at 30 pound). Comparing with the current rates of other Antivirus (Kaspersky: 3 licenses 1 Year 65 pound, Avast: 3 licenses 2 years 65 pound). It has received good ratings from all online reviewers (CNET: 4/5, notebook review: 5/5). In online megastores too nod32 is the best selling antivirus (Amazon: 4/5, Flipkart : 4.7/5 ). Some people have complained about installation difficulties with the software but these are one off issues.

 

Homepage – https://www.eset.com

REAPER

REAPER is an advanced digital audio workstation that stands for Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering and Recording. It is the product of Cockos developers. It has been updated in March 2017 and the developers keep on updating it to introduce new features. It lets you easily manage, record, edit, mix and render multi-track waveform audio files. It has a very much user friendly graphical interface and one needs to have a quick look at its menu bars to understand the working of each option.

Installation Method:
One of the most prominent features of REAPER is that you can use it in portable mode so you need not to install it for saving your system memory. When you choose to go for installation option then you must agree with its terms and conditions and choose the location folder for installation. It lets you choose the additional components that you need to install along with the main tool. The components include multiple optional functionalities, shortcut icons and association with RPP files. The product installation process finishes soon.

 

Features:
REAPER is a strong tool that supports various formats of audio files. It can be used easily by new or experienced users. It can be installed on your PC or used in portable mode. It offers various editing functions such as trim, split, resize, fade, shift, stretch, loop and many more in audio files. You can record new audio with the help of microphone and can merge multiple recordings into a single file. It provides routing facility to send audio to other systems or hardware. It performs all operations at a very fast speed.

 

• Unlimited multiband EQ with draggable nodes.
• Graphical FFT EQ/dynamics processing.
• Technical and multiband compression.
• Flexible, open-format convolution reverb.
• Drag and drop to import, arrange, and render.
• Apply FX in real time, or non-destructively render FX output.
• Freely mix audio, MIDI, video, still image media on any track.
• Easily manage tempo, time signature, and varispeed changes.
• ReWire (audio and MIDI) any capable application for even more flexibility.
• Fully automatic plug-in delay compensation (PDC).
• Sidechain any plug-in, even if the plug-in does not natively support sidechaining.
• Easily extensible. Develop simple macros or complex extensions in Lua, EEL, or Python.
• Insert almost any third-party audio or MIDI plug-in: VST, VSTi, DX, DXi, AU (OSX only), JS.

 

User Interface:
The GUI of this tool lets you work on audio files by creating new projects or project labs by using built-in templates. You can export projects or tracks, group items, adjust their settings, convert batch files or items and render projects to disks. It lets you cut or copy items on the basis of time selection, insert instruments or media files, use time signature, adjust MIDI track controls, choose record mode, synchronize external time code, enable auto cross-fade, enable ripple edit and enable or disable the display of different panels.

 

System Requirements:
The minimum system hardware requirements for smooth running of REAPER software consist of 500 MHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 10 MB free hard disk space, compatible soundcard, microphone and 800×600 screen resolution in 256 color scheme. It requires XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 versions of Microsoft Windows OS, 10.5 or later versions of Mac OS X or Wine software for using it on UNIX based operating systems.

 

Conclusion:
REAPER is a professional tool that helps computer users to handle their music collections in an efficient manner. It allows users to add different files in a single project and apply different effects to them or merge them into a single audio file. It provides user with more than a 100 audio effects. It is a licensed product and can be purchased online or given a try during 60 days of evaluation period for free.

 

Homepage – http://www.reaper.fm

Java

Java is one of the most common programming languages being used today for development of applications at various platforms. In order to facilitate the users, Sun Microsystems had launched Java which was overtaken by Oracle Corporation after a few years. It is a free tool that is compatible with Solaris, Linux, OS X and Windows Operating Systems. You can choose the language of this software from the available list of more than 30 different languages.

 

Purpose of Development:
Java language can be found everywhere. It is being used in mobile phone applications, in desktop computers, Blu-ray disks, set top boxes and now in new electronic system based cars too. Therefore it was necessary to have a platform where users can run all these applications. This software efficiently works on desktop computers and lets you enjoy online games, talk to people living in different regions of world, perform calculations to find mortgages, watch images in 3d and much more.

 

Installation Process:
Java is a freeware. Download the free setup file from the link on current webpage. By executing the setup file, a setup wizard will start for helping you perform the installation process in an easy way. After you are satisfied and accept the license agreement, click Install button. The installation of Java installer will start. After it is completed in almost 15-20 minutes, different files required for it will be installed in a short time. After all the required files are downloaded, you will be able to use this tool.

 

Features:
Java basically integrates with your browser to enhance the performance and give you a better online experience with HTML pages. It is used while running 3D online games and using some social networking sites. It is a significant factor in E-business as its applications are mostly based on Java language. It is also used in running various mobile applications, security systems in banks and a wide range of web based apps.

 

It is capable of running heavy applications quickly with best results. Its aim is to help the end users. It adds a plugin to your browsers and then runs all the applications in safe mode. It is an easy to install and use tool that gets automatic updates from developers for enhanced performance.

 

Requirements:
Java is developed by Oracle Corporation and its current size is almost 50 MB. You need to have computer with Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 8 or 10 OS for using this environment. Your PC must have at least 128 MB of built-in RAM and 126 MB disk space free for both software as well as its updates. The minimum requirement for processor is Pentium 2 with 266 MHz processor. It can support Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome browsers.

 

Conclusion:
Java software is developed for users who want to watch videos, play online games and wish to chat with their friends using chat engines. It is not designed for helping the programmers for coding in Java programming language; instead it is used when running the applications that are built with this language. Many online applications need this software to work properly. It is very useful software for improved online experience.

 

Homepagehttps://www.oracle.com/java/index.html

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio is an application by Microsoft Corporation that assists in drawing diagrams, flowcharts, UML classes and vector graphics. It is very useful for sharing information as visual diagrams and is capable of representing complex structures. It offers a large variety of options that makes it equally usable for both beginners as well as experienced users. It has two versions available in the market; Standard and Professional. Both versions are usually preferred by home and small business users. The software can either be downloaded via Office 2017 package or 365 Edition Pack.

 

Templates:
One of the most useful features of Microsoft Visio is the presence of various drawing templates that simplify the work of users. They can choose the most suitable template that can fulfill their requirements and modify it as needed. These templates are divided into the categories of Business, Engineering, Flowchart, General, Maps & Floor Plans, Software & Databases, Network and Schedule. Furthermore, the users can visit the Featured tab and choose suitable drawing templates such as Basic, Blank, Work Flow, Organization Chart, Office Layout, UML Class, Gantt Chart, Calendar, Data Flow Diagram etc.

 

Complex Diagrams:
Microsoft Visio has made it possible to display complex diagrams and data structures with the help of its tools and options. UML class diagrams, electrical and electronic structures and Business processes can be easily drawn now due to the additional templates in 2016 version. These templates have been developed in collaboration with Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Unified Modelling Language 2.4 and Business Process Model & Notation 2.0. Moreover, you can connect these diagrams with databases as well as internal structures of organizations to represent real time visualizations of their performances.

 

Options:
Microsoft Visio comes equipped with many options that are all very useful. The diagrams can be drawn by choosing smart shapes that are slightly different for every template. The shapes can be styled easily. Text can be added to illustrate these while Connector and Pointer Tools are useful too. You can insert images, charts or CAD diagrams from system memory. Design section allows users to change themes, variants, background colors and borders. Data section helps select data graphics that need to be displayed. These graphics consist of callouts for mobile, text and Emails.

 

The Process tab allows users to import or export drawings in SharePoint Workflow mode. The diagrams can be checked on the basis of standard SharePoint rules. With Review tab, users can choose language preferences and the written text can be converted into multiple other languages. This section can be used when you are reviewing any document as it provides options for adding comments with different pen styles and generates accurate Reports. View tab shows different options to customize the software layout.

 

Conclusion:
To be precise, Microsoft Visio is a standalone computer application that is contributing well in reducing the workload of professionals. It has many useful features and tools that help in displaying information in the form of diagrams and graphics. Furthermore, these documents can be shared via Cloud services through its built-in functions.

 

Homepage – https://products.office.com/en-us/visio/visio-standard-flowcharts-and-diagrams