Products Reviews Archive 1998

REVIEWS & AWARDS - 1998
ZDNet Reviews Offline Explorer 1.0

ZDNet Reviews Offline Explorer 1.0

Offline Explorer is a really fine tool for downloading and viewing Websites offline. At its simplest, it lets you supply a URL and click the download button to download a page and all first-level links. At its most complex, it gives you complete control over including and excluding downloads from individual servers, folders, URLs, and pages. On large sites, even downloading first-level links can be a massive project, so building a keyword inclusion/exclusion list enables you to limit downloads to the most relevant parts of a site. In addition, you can provide megabyte and file limits for all downloads. Offline Explorer also lets you provide passwords for protected sites and schedule downloads at regular intervals. It comes with an internal browser (which requires Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher to be present on your machine), or you can view sites using any browser on your computer. Downloaded sites are stored as projects, enabling you to save and track multiple sites.

WinGO 1.5b wins 5 Stars

WinGo let you access any folder from your desktop or hard drive from your system icon tray. When you click on it it brings up a menu of shortcuts to the directories you use most often. When you select a shortcut it opens an Explorer window on that directory! Its very easy to use and very helpfully for people that use explorer all the time.

Reviewed by Robyn Fietz

ZDNet Reviews TrayIcon

ZDNet Reviews TrayIcon

Lots of utilities let you add shortcut icons to the Windows 95/NT system tray, but none do it as well and as elegantly as TrayIcon. Using tight code that doesn`t require a ton of DLL or runtime files, TrayIcon can create not only system tray icons for your favorite apps, but ones for Dial-Up Networking (which lets you easily launch your DUN connection) and your desktop (which brings up a list of all the items on your desktop). For each program link, you can specify shortcut name, program path, startup path, program arguments, icon, and the type of window you want the app to run in. Options let you play a .wav file when an application is started (nice touch) and choose a single- or double-click to launch an icon. Let TrayIcon put links to your favorite programs in the corner of the taskbar with a minimum of fuss.
ZDNet Reviews TrayIcon Explorer 1.0

ZDNet Reviews TrayIcon Explorer 1.0

TrayIcon Explorer -- from the creators of WinGo -- puts a handy icon in your system tray that gives you quick access to your most used folders. A single left-click on its icon brings up a menu that can list all the files and components in My Computer, Control Panel, the Recycle Bin, your Start Menu, your drives, and more. Select the icon for each entry and decide if you want each folder to expand the contents in a menu, open up a single or double-paned Explorer window, or display a command prompt open in that folder. Several additional options are available to customize the user interface, adjust security, and use different languages. This well-designed little utility will save you a lot of time in getting to your favorite folders and parts of Windows.