BigHairyGoal 1.8.822 Trial

A no-frills and interactive OS X solution for creating diagrams, organizing ideas and planning the strategical move for achieving your goals

BigHairyGoal is an easy-to-use, flexible and lightweight mind-mapping application designed to help Mac users create all sorts of diagrams, mind-maps and plans.

Furthermore, BigHairyGoal helps you jot down, organize and link ideas within a minimal user interface. Ideas and goals can be entered into customizable boxes / cards and moved to anywhere on the board.

Intuitive card creation system and customizable cards

The BigHairyGoal app is very easy-to-use and interactive, and, while using it, the goal is to add as many cards as you see fit, connect them with arrows and customize them with different colors, sizes, fonts and importance.

Cards can be created by clicking on an existed one and moving then releasing the mouse cursor to any direction. Additionally, you can double-click on the board or use the context menu option “Insert Card Here” if you want to create independent cards.

Various level of importance for all added cards and flexible card management

7 different colors can be assigned to each card: white (default) is neutral, yellow (idea), pink (ready), orange (doing), green (done), blue (waiting) and red (blocked).

Furthermore, you can add priority levels which are expressed through the thickness of the border.  Depending on the importance you want to give them, cards can have zero, low, medium, high or immediate priority.

You are given total creative freedom. Cards can be organized, resized, moved, deleted and edited with great flexibility. What’s more, you can also add URLs and images to your board in order to make the content more interactive and visually stimulating.

Powerful yet easy to use diagram design tool designed to help you focus on your goals

One more worth mentioning feature is the ability to select multiple cards using rectangle selection, while selecting cards individually can be done by pressing Shift and clicking on cards.

All in all, BigHairyGoal works out-of-the-box and no user configuration is required. Moreover, your projects can be exported either as a .bhgdoc file or as multi-platform compatible PDF document.


    • 64-bit processor



MindNode 2.4.5 Demo

Straightforward and powerful mind mapping Mac OS X application that offers you the possibility to effortlessly organize your ideas.


Visually organizing your ideas and projects can be extremely beneficial, because it can provide a new perspective for all sorts of problems. MindNode is a straightforward Mac app that can help you build graphic representations in no time.

Well structured mind mapping application featuring basic but efficient tools

A large chuck of the MindNode’s main window is reserved for the canvas area, while most frequently used functions can be accessed via the top toolbar.

You can easily create or remove nodes, you can make different connections, and you have the option to fold specific branches in order to gain more space (of course, you can reverse the action).

MindNode also provides support for simple customizations: you can change the font style and color (the default themes can be modified via the Preferences window), or you can browse your iPhoto or Aperture media libraries and drag and drop images you want to include in your project.

Seamlessly share your projects with others or sync it to your iPhone

Since MindNode has a counterpart application developed for iOS devices, you can easily sync your projects between all your gadgets with minimal effort. At the same time, once you have saved your current project to the disk, MindNode helps you share it with others by using the Mail or Messages application.

Last but not least, MindNode provides a collection of hot-keys that can help you trigger actions related to node creation, editing, or space key behavior.

User friendly yet highly effective mind mapping software that can help you get the job done in no time

MindNode proposes a simple workflow and enables you to create professional looking graphs in no time: you can add an unlimited number of nodes, create various connections, use different colors to differentiate between topics easier, and so on.

Considering the fluidity with which you can input new data, MindNode is great to have around during brainstorming sessions.


    • 64-bit processor


  • 30 node limit per document.



Mystery House 9.4 Free

Graphical adventure game that sports a classical design and minimalist interaction methods but subjects you to an interesting murder mystery puzzle

Mystery House is a classic murder mystery game that has you exploring various rooms in an old house. You get to interact with different characters and use your wits to discover which one of them is a criminal before it’s too late.

Classic adventure game that has you exploring your environment through commands

As you start the game, you are presented with a Victorian house that seems to be abandoned, and you can use various commands to interact with the environment: talk to, look, read, open, close, examine, move, press, get, or other.

Worth mentioning is that not all actions make sense in a particular situation, so you need to use the appropriate command to get a relevant result. At the same time, if you get stuck, you can always start all over again.

Note that you can choose to commence the game with the front of the house or in the entry hall via the Mystery House Preferences. Moreover, you get to adjust the window size and change the background color to the user interface.

Interact with other characters and use your wits to find the murderer before you are next

The point of the Mystery House game is to explore all the rooms in the house and talk with the seven characters that are also in the house with you. As you start the puzzle, you get to see the name hair color, or occupation for each of them.

However, while roaming through the house, you will find the characters dead in various rooms, so your job is to collect clues and discover which of the seven people keeps murdering the others.

To help you get around, Mystery House can keep track of all possible exits in a particular situation and updates the commands list based on your current situation.

The developers provide the game’s solution online, in a text document, but solving the puzzle on your own is a lot more rewarding.

Entertaining puzzle game that has you solving a murder mystery

Bottom line, Mystery House is a simple game that comes with minimalist graphics and has you interacting with the environment and collecting clues by using commands list or a limited set of actions.

The interesting part is that you must use your imagination and deductive skills to discover how you have used various objects and clues to identify the criminal roaming around the Mystery House.


TntDrive 4.2.1 Trial

Map Amazon S3 accounts as local drives for seamless access, enable data encryption, examine logs, set the storage limit, and more

TntDrive is a straightforward and simple-to-use program that enables you to seamlessly mount Amazon S3 Bucket accounts as local drives for easy access. It doesn’t include complicated options or configuration properties, making it accessible to all types of users.

After a brief and uneventful setup procedure that shouldn’t impose any difficulties, you are greeted by a normal window with a plain and simple structure, representing TntDrive’s UI, where you are invited to add a new mapped drive to the list.

Map Amazon S3 accounts by filling information

It’s possible to map as many drives as you want. You can pick the storage type between Amazon S3 Storage, S3 compatible Storage, Amazon S3 in China, and Amazon S3 GovCloud, as well as specify the access key ID, secret access key, Amazon S3 accounts, and preferred drive letter.

Advanced settings, data security, and logs

Several advanced parameters are available. For instance, you can mount the account as a removable drive or read-only media, enable case sensitive file names and Wind32 attributes emulation, use reduced redundancy storage (RRS), activate Amazon S3 server side encryption (AES-256), as well as establish the maximum storage time for cached data.

You can also examine a log with recorded activity, add new default HTTP headers, stop or restart the TntDrive service with one click, reset the cache, run diagnostics and investigate a report with any issues, disable automatic checkups for software updates, apply a proxy configuration for connecting to the Internet, enable bandwidth throttling, and so on.

Evaluation and conclusion

The tool didn’t hang, crash or prompt error dialogs in our tests. It had a good response time and minimal impact on computer performance, using low CPU and memory. Taking into account its intuitive and advanced settings, TntDrive should meet the requirements of most users looking to map Amazon S3 accounts as local drives.


    • Amazon S3 Bucket


  • 30 days trial



BSC Designer Standard Trial

Track your organization’s KPI progress with this comprehensive application that allows you to view time, radar and optimization charts

BSC Designer is a professional performance management application that offers support for the balance scorecard framework for helping you plan and execute a business strategy.

Its main advantage is the built-in strategy map which allows you to graphically represent your business objectives and cause-and-effect relationships between them. You are able to monitor your current performance and measure your business progress by checking the KPIs attached to your business goals.

Additionally, you can keep an eye on the stop-light of the KPIs that indicates your current performance and progress levels, link business goals to detailed action plans, as well as link business objectives with each other by a cause and effect connection.

User interface

It comprises a bunch of useful utilities, so the layout may seem a bit overwhelming at a first glance for rookies. However, you need to take some time and experiment with each built-in function for making the most out of this utility. As soon as get used to configuring the dedicated parameters, you can notice that the layout is actually well-structured and lets you navigate throughout its features with ease.

Strategy maps

BSC Designer gives you the possibility to use strategy maps in several ways, as you may align actions with business goals, so employees can understand their role, monitor current performance and track progress, as well as execute your business strategy and engage your employees.

When it comes to building a strategy map, you can manually enter KPI values for a specific date, attach an action plan, monitor current performance of KPI, show the progress towards achieving business goals, warn about important changes with the aid of email notifications, and access data from Excel or SQL database.

What’s more, the tool enables you to specify the cause and effect relationships between your objectives, attach KPIs and initiatives to each objective, choose how each element is displayed on your strategy maps, share your balanced scorecard, and create complex cascading scorecards.

Comprehensive reports and other handy tools

You are allowed to generate a wide variety of reports (including HTML report), export data to XLS file format (including all your formulas), as well as create a Powerpoint presentation that includes the most important details from your balanced scorecard.

Other notable characteristics worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to use command-line parameters, upload data on FTP servers, view diamond charts, optimize your charts, group data by time periods, as well as enable or disable indicators.

An overall efficient performance management utility

All in all, BSC Designer proves to be a reliable application that comes packed with a powerful suite of tools for helping you plan and execute a business strategy.


    • 20MB of free disk space


  • 30-day trial period


  • HTML / Excel / PowerPoint report
  • Optimization Graph
  • Grouping Data
  • KPI initiatives: used to associate files with indicators



RogueKiller Demo

Scans processes, the registry, MBR, services, the Windows task scheduler, and other areas for suspicious activity to remove malware agents

RogueKiller is an advanced and approachable security application designed to scan sensitive areas on the computer to identify and remove malware agents, including the OS memory. It focuses on processes, Windows, services, rootkits, the Windows task scheduler, MBR, and web browsers.

Simple setup and attractive interface

The only notable aspect about setup is that you can install both 32- and 64-bit versions of the program, especially if you’re a technician. The interface is user-friendly, made from a large window with a flat appearance and neatly structured layout, split into various areas for scanning, history, and settings.

The registered edition of RogueKiller gives you the possibility to exclude any areas from the scanning operation, even the load kernel driver, as well as to take PUP and PUM into account as malware. This configuration can be reset to default.

Scan critical OS areas for malware agents

During the scanning operation, you can check out various statistics, such as the global, group, item and transfer progress, elapsed time, number of detected items, and last detection time.

More details about the identified objects can be inspected in a separate window. These can be sent to a quarantine, where you can later examine them and decide whether you want to keep or permanently remove the corresponding files. Scan tasks can be temporarily paused to allocate system resources to other running applications. Reports are automatically generated on job completion.

The software tool supports multiple UI languages and can be instructed to automatically perform updates. It’s possible to scan the offline registry, upload objects to VirusTotal to scan using multiple antivirus engines, as well as enable automatic scans at startup and removal after scan.

Evaluation and conclusion

Operations were quickly carried out in our tests, during which the utility remained light on system resources consumption. It was stable throughout its entire runtime. Thanks to its intuitive interface and options, RogueKiller can be easily tackled by users who want to rapidly detect system vulnerabilities and eliminate viruses, Trojans, and other forms of malware infiltrated into their machine.


  • No command line parameters.
  • No Settings and Scan Customization


  • Scan
  • Removal
  • Anti-Rootkit
  • Logs Manager
  • Quarantine Manager




Rename Expert 5.12.2 Demo

Batch rename files and folders with a variety of options (replace, insert, move, swap, remove, and change case), then save profiles for later use

Rename Expert is a lightweight Windows application whose purpose is to help you rename files and folders in a batch mode using several preset actions.

Clean feature lineup

You are welcomed by a well-organized set of functions that allows you create multiple profiles for the renaming tasks.

There is support for a restoring option in case you want to roll back the changes made to your files. The tool offers you quick access to the files and folders stored in your computer, so you can select the items that you want to process. Plus, you can drag and drop the files and folders directly into the primary panel.

If you want to make the most out of this utility, you can check out the help manual which provides comprehensive information about each built-in dedicated parameter.

Predefined actions

Rename Expert lets you use several preset actions that allow you to customize the renaming process in detail, such as replace, insert, move, swap, remove, and change case.

Additionally, the program empowers you to perform various operations related to file extensions, names from CSV files, and numbers. You can move or copy files, set file attributes, encrypt/decrypt names, preview all changes in real-time, and check for errors (duplicate files).

Last but not least, you can use command-line parameters, specify which columns are shown in the preview list, sort subfolders by different criteria, as well as activate the detailed viewing mode for revealing extra information about each file (file size, date when it was modified, pictures).

Configuration settings

The tool enables you to remove the empty folders after the moving items, automatically begin the execution of tasks, read and use metadata, apply filters by a user-defined size and file extensions (e.g. XML, TXT, HTML, LOG), delete the log after a custom time, build up exclusion lists, as well as improve the program’s functionality by installing plugins.

Bottom line

All in all, Rename Expert proves to be a reliable application that comes bundled with a decent suite of features for helping you rename files and folders in a batch mode.


    • Intel/AMD CPU at 1000 MHz or higher
    • 512 MB RAM


  • A maximum of 10 files / folders can be renamed at once


  • Rename files and folders concurrently:
  • Allows the renaming of any number of files and folders in one go (incl. network support) rename with many possibilities
  • A variety of renaming options:
  • Offers extensive renaming options, e.g. consecutive numbering of files and folders, change case, …
  • Real-time preview when making changes:
  • All changes are shown in real-time and are checked for errors (e.g. duplicate name) to avoid possible conflicts undo and redo support
  • Previous names are recoverable:
  • All changes can be fully undone and redone
  • Movement of files:
  • In addition to renaming, files can also be moved into subfolders whose naming is based on metadata (e.g. picture taken date, creation date, etc).
  • Support of action lists:
  • Action lists allow a combination of any different number of actions and can be saved for future use
  • Use of metadata:
  • Metadata (Exif, IPTC, ID3, …) can be used for the naming of files (e.g. for images and audio files)
  • Filter and sort functions:
  • The extensive filter and sort functions can also be used for metadata, allowing the inclusion and exclusion of files and folders
  • Detail view:
  • The detail view not only displays additional information such as file size and date modified, but also pictures and covers embedded in audio files



Hl7Spy 2.3.555 – 3.0.1286 RC3 Trial

A powerful utility designed to provide a comprehensive environment where HL7 data can be loaded, viewed and transformed with minimal efforts

Transferring and sharing information is done in a variety of manners and data collected and stored in a certain format can be transformed in such a manner that it becomes accessible for all interested parties, even if they use different means of handling the data.

Patient information, for example, can be exchanged between hospitals as long as it is compliant with certain standards, like those of the Health Level 7 (HL7) organization. There are even dedicated software solutions for dealing with that specific format and Hl7Spy is one of them.

Practical interface with a well organized layout

The functions and commands that help operate this application are neatly stacked, according to the task they are made for, each in its corresponding menu and some of the more commonly used can be accessed straight from the right-click menu.

The main window is split into two parts, one hosting the data from the loaded hl7 file and the other dedicated to the detailed information on display and selected.

Customize the views and manage data with loads of tools

Hl7Spy is fully equipped to handle pretty much any compatible aggregation of data sent its way and for this purpose it features a segment editor, a statistics module, a comparison area, HL7 SQL and custom code management tools, as well as an SQL loader and an FTP browser.

Insofar as the other components of this utility are concerned, it is well furnished to carry out operations like merging, splitting or sorting data, adding watches and performing a variety of statistics calculations.

A powerful application for decoding and reading HL7 information

Overall, Hl7Spy manages to provide all the necessary instruments for working with a really special type of data in a straightforward manner. Nonetheless, it is mostly addressed to professionals, who can understand and use the information correctly.


    • .NET FRAMEWORK 4.0 / 4.5 (FOR V.2 AND V.3)
    • .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5 (FOR V.1)


  • 15 days trial (v.2)
  • 30 days trial (v.3 Beta)


  • Load – quickly load files, from 1KB to 100MB and more. HL7Spy will load 100,000 messages in less than a couple of seconds! Additionally, HL7Spy will auto detect most file types, and allow you to specify the format of particularly unusual files. Zipped files can also be opened directly.
  • View – see messages in an easy-to-read layout, with field names and values decoded according to the HL7 standard. There are also many additional viewing features, such as normalizing encoding characters for better readability, highlighting fields by name, and viewing only relevant fields for each message.
  • Edit – edit message directly, or use the Segment Editor to deal with field locations and escape characters automatically. The editor includes all the features you’ve come to expect, such as full Undo and Redo.
  • Hex Editor – view/edit the raw HL7 message bytes. Search for invalid characters within the message stream.
  • Search – build complex queries against whole messages or particular fields.
  • Sort – sort large message collections based on the fields important to you.
  • Analyze – generate statistics showing the unique values in each field, and quickly drill down to the messages with interesting content.
  • Report – generate, save and print reports on large groups of messages.
  • Send – send messages over the network using MLLP. View ACKs and/or NACKs, change message character encoding, and message framing bytes.
  • Receive – receive messages on an unlimited number of ports. Search, view, and analyze messages as they are being received.
  • Save – save all or some of the messages out to new files, with whichever file format and encoding you need. Advanced save functions include the ability to merge files.
  • Detect Character Encoding – character encodings are detected automatically, and multi-byte encodings (such as Japanese) are fully supported.
  • Search HL7 Standard – search the HL7 standard, viewing segment, field and component names, and see any tables associated with a field.
  • Validation – use c# (vb coming soon) to write sophisticated validation routines, well beyond the simple table validation available in other tools. For example, validate the proper exam states transitions, or verify patient names are not modified during an ORM, or ORU update. Anything is possible!
  • Transformations – modify messages using HL7 defined classes and full intellisense. For example: pid.PatientName_05=”SMITH^JOHN^D” sets PID-5 within the message to SMITH^JOHN^D.




GridinSoft Anti-Malware 3.0.69 Demo

Scan your computer for malware and dangerous files, adware and other malicious components with the help of this intuitive application

GridinSoft Anti-Malware (formerly Trojan Killer) is an intuitive application that packs comprehensive features for detecting and eliminating Trojans, spyware, adware, rogue agents and other e-threats from your computer, mainly addressing professional users.

Get thorough details on scanned files

An automatic scan for signature definitions is performed at startup, immediately followed by a computer scan.

Statistics reveals total memory items, registry items and scanned files, along with detected Trojan infections. Log details show the name, virus type and targeted file path for each infected item. This report is automatically saved to a plain text document.

Making sure files are not left infected

Some selections detected during the scan may require an in-depth analysis, so you can submit them for a thorough inspection. As for the remaining items, you can either remove them from the machine or mark them as false positives.

Various advanced options to manage

Power users may tinker with settings to enable deep scan mode (slow but effective), terminate memory threats while scanning, disable heuristics rules, as well as to ignore suspicious packers, loaders, incomplete files, and files whose size surpasses 16Mb.

It is possible to disable logging, set GridinSoft Anti-Malware to autorun at startup, choose the program startup scan mode (standard, quick, full, removable), edit proxy parameters, and disable notification sounds.

Browse the Internet the safe way

Another notable feature is represented by a real-time scanner that prevents e-threats from infiltrating into your system. Extra tools let you reset browser settings, update policies and the Hosts file, scan Windows components (ActiveX, Windows services, IE extensions, startup links), collect system information and check out all GridinSoft Anti-Malware log files, plus the quarantine list.

Requiring a decent amount of resources

The feature-packed antivirus system offers multilingual support and has a very good response time. However, it demands a massive amount of memory to work properly, so users might experience stability issues on older OS platforms. Other than that, GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers a simple solution for successfully eliminating viruses rapidly, backed up by a highly intuitive environment.

In conclusion

To sum it up, GridinSoft Anti-Malware may not be the best of its kind when it comes to keeping your computer safe from various infiltrations. However, it manages to combine a pleasant interface with a handful of helpful tools that make it worth at least a try.


    • 256MB of RAM
    • 800MHz CPU
    • 50MB of free hard disk space
    • 800×600 screen resolution
    • Active Internet connection for database and product updates


  • 15 days trial period
  • Trial version can find threats, but cannot remove them if there were more than two threats found.



Portable CDBurnerXP – Beta Free

CD/DVD and Blu-ray burning software solution that can be launched directly from a removable drive, without requiring prior installation

Portable CDBurnerXP is the portable version of CDBurnerXP, an advanced D/DVD burning solution offering a wide array of tools.

The best thing about this application is that it offers exactly the same features as the full version of CDBurnerXP but, at the same time, it remains portable, which means you don’t even need to install it.

It’s basically enough to copy all its files on a USB flash drive and run it from there, no matter the computer, the Windows version or other apps installed on the computer.

Portable CDBurnerXP asks you from the get go to pick the type of disc you wish to burn, enabling you to choose from data disc, video DVD or audio disc. In addition, you can burn an ISO image, copy or grab a disc or erase one if you have a rewritable CD / DVD.

Choosing the files to burn is as easy as pie because Portable CDBurnerXP not only comes with drag and drop support (so you can quickly add new files to the compilation), but also calculates the total size of the files and the remaining space on the disc.

Of course, the classic tools are still there, so you can retrieve disc information, import a session, set disc labels, choose boot options, erase disc or start the burning with just a few clicks.

We’re already familiar with CDBurnerXP, so we all know that it works flawlessly, but the truth is that Portable CDBurnerXP inherits all its great features. In other words, it remains a top product even if it’s portable, but keep in mind that in case you’re running it from a USB removable disk, overall performance may also depend on the speed of the device.


    • .NET FRAMEWORK 3.5


  • Create Data-CDs/DVDs:
  • burn any Data on CD-R/CD-RW/DVD R/DVD-R/DVD RW/DVD-RW, including double layer mediums
  • burn mp3-CDs to store many audio files on one single disc
  • create bootable discs
  • verify written Data automatically after burning process
  • use either the internal browser to add your files or the intuitive Drop-Box to drag and drop files directly from any Windows Explorer window
  • save your compilations for creation of backups
  • burn on-the-fly and with buffer-underrun protections
  • import previous (ISO 9660) sessions and edit existing file structure on CD/DVD
  • quick- and full-erase disc
  • copy data discs (possible copy-protection is not bypassed)
  • retrieve recorder and disc information
  • Create Audio-CDs:
  • create Audio-CDs from mp3, wav, ogg and wma files
  • add single or multiple tracks from existing audio-CDs directly to your new compilation without ripping tracks before (add cda-files)
  • play audio-files with integrated audio player
  • gapless audio-CDs supported (disc-at-once-mode)
  • import M3U or WPL playlists
  • ISO features:
  • burn ISO files to CD
  • create your own ISO files
  • convert bin- and nrg-files to ISO
  • save CDs/DVDs as ISO file to disc
  • Other features:
  • simple cover printing feature for data- and audio-discs
  • supports most IDE, USB, Firewire and SCSI drives
  • integrated option to enable access to drive for restricted users
  • multi-language interface
  • online update