Ottawa PC Users' Group, Inc.

Product Reviews


Members of the Ottawa PC Users' Group (OPCUG) are pleased to share with you their comments on software packages and other products which they have reviewed. We hope that you will be able to use these reviews to identify products which are of interest to you, and which you can use in your personal computing environment. 

The reviews include both proprietary and public-domain software. The Ottawa PC Users' Group maintains a library of freeware and shareware. Club members may download these public-domain files from our bulletin board, The PUB, via their browser

The following reviews first appeared as articles in the club's newsletter, Ottawa PC News, over the past year. The hard-copy newsletter is mailed to club members each month.  The newsletter is also distributed electronically to OPCUG members, upon request, using our listserver. Previous reviews can be found in back-issues of the newsletter which are available to members in electronic format on The PUB or in the Archived Reviews section of this website. 

Additionally, electronic versions of the full newsletters are available in both plain text and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format in the Articles section (plain text format discontinued in December 2015).


SysExporter
This cool little free program allows you to capture data stored in standard list-views, tree-views, list boxes, combo boxes, text-boxes, and WebBrowser/HTML controls from most Windows applications.
Jan/17

Yumi ("Multi-Boot Revisited")
A new version of Yumi that supports multi-boot for UEFI
Jan/17

QuickPic Gallery ("A Picture Gallery for your Android Smartphone")
A free digital image management system.
Nov/16

Quick Assist
This update to the Remote Assistance program which was included in previous versions of Windows is a little cleaner and easier to use.
Nov/16

VeraCrypt ("Multi-Platform Encryption")
With TrueCrypt no longer supported and Microsoft's BitLocker not fitting the bill, VeraCrypt comes to the rescue.
Sep/16

File Shredder and HDShredder ("Wipe Out Old Data")
Remove all traces of data from your computer with these free programs.
May/16

PDF-XChange Viewer, a further review - Part 2
Part 2 of a more detailed review of this free PDF viewer.
May/16

PDF-XChange Viewer, a further review - Part 1
A more detailed review of this free PDF viewer from another perspective
Apr/16

Airnef
Use Wi-Fi to transfer photos, videos, and other file types from your camera to your Windows or Apple computer.
Apr/16

JSOff ("Toggling JavaScript in Firefox")
Stop annoyances like video clip ads from loading in Firefox web browser.
Mar/16

PDF-XChange Viewer ("Another view of PDF files")
Mar/16

Easy2Boot ("Multi-Boot for UEFI")
Create a multi-boot USB drive for new computers that don't support it.
Mar/16

Backup Programs ("Finding a Backup Program")
Our President, Chris Taylor, compares several free and retail backup programs and chooses one.
Feb/16

XnView – A Digital Photo Manager
If you need a small, fast, digital image manager, consider trying XnView, a freeware program.
Feb/16


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