Applications

McAfee Internet Security 2009
REVIEW

McAfee Internet Security 2009

Once it's up and running, McAfee Internet Security 2009 is competitive with Norton on speed, detection, and removal of malicious software.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2008
Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Pro Edition 2009
REVIEW

Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Pro Edition 2009

Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2008
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Panda Antivirus 2008
REVIEW

Panda Antivirus 2008

Panda Antivirus 2008 is slower than the competition and lacks independent, third-party antivirus test results, and thus doesn't receive our recommendation.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 11, 2007
Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
REVIEW

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007

Overall, Microsoft Office Standard 2007 is a worthy upgrade if you need to make sleeker-looking documents and presentations to share with others, and Outlook is better than ever, but you can stick to your current software if you don't feel that it lacks anything.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 29, 2007
Norton Save & Restore
REVIEW

Norton Save & Restore

Despite a few cosmetic negatives and a general lack of technical support, Norton Save & Restore is a decent backup app.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 21, 2006
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2006
REVIEW

Microsoft Streets and Trips 2006

Microsoft Streets and Trips 2006 is an easy-to-learn mapping program with lots of extras for GPS users. But for more points of interest, choose DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2006 instead.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 8, 2005
Microsoft Student 2006
REVIEW

Microsoft Student 2006

Student 2006 is an excellent homework helper for late-elementary, middle, and high-school kids. If you already use Microsoft Office, it's a good buy. If you don't, it's too expensive.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 10, 2005
Adobe Acrobat Professional
REVIEW

Adobe Acrobat Professional ( v. 7.0 )

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional is a comprehensive application that's necessary for publishing documents that can be read on any platform.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 27, 2005
Acrobat 7.0 Standard for MAC
REVIEW

Acrobat 7.0 Standard for MAC

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional is a comprehensive application that's necessary for publishing documents that can be read on any platform.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 27, 2005
Adobe GoLive Creative Suite 2.0
REVIEW

Adobe GoLive Creative Suite 2.0 ( Mac)

GoLive CS2 may not win over converts from market leader Macromedia Dreamweaver, but this upgrade plays up its strengths, namely integration with other Adobe software.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 21, 2005