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by surmur on 25. September 2013 - 3:22  (110983)

I sent the following message to site.editor, who made the article below and you can read and comment it.

I would like to mention that I am perhaps one of the many who are frustrated at searching free video stream downloader program. From Google I found "Best Free Streaming Media Recorder"- article on that techsupportalert- site.

Jing with 4/5 stars was at top of the list like the best could be. When you described Jing you told in the first sentence that Jing is your favourite, and at start you told nothing bad but that it uses 30-60MB RAM which described as a minus I think is quite odd even for many if not for the most 10 year old computers. Because you described it being as your favourite I did not care about the rest of your review presuming that "finally this might at least work fine" and so I clicked "In hurry?"- link for a quick guide. There at the quick guide was however no mention about the 5 min limit that I later found out after the installation and in the last sentence of your Jing's review.

As I write this I somehow manage to sustain my forbearance. Further, I really can't come up any other but with next questions. As being a site that voluntarily advices and moreover in fact tries to help people to choose between free programs conversely your description especially about Jing seems to have little or nothing to do with the interests of this site's users or with the whole purpose of the site. As your description about Jing seems somehow hard to be considered frank then more less I hope it includes an commercial agenda. On your behalf you could personally tell what makes Jing's freeware version your favourite. I assume that you perhaps still use it and the 5 minute limit does not bother you too much? It might make sense at the users prospective if you at least add the informaton about 5 minute limit to Jing's quick guide and also not forget to mention others' programs schemes that ruin their idea of being free.

by Anonymous on 25. September 2012 - 19:47  (99745)

hello - Based on your positive review I downloaded & installed KANA FREE REMINDER SOFTWARE today and it COMPLETEY SCREWED UP MY XP OS!!!!
Now my TASKBAR IS EMPTY, my TRAY is MISSING some ITEMS, I CAN'T ACCESS THE WEB and I CAN'T RUN SYSTEM RESTORE. Good thing I have a laptop, or I wouldn't be able to send this message!

I ran my virus program and it detected and removed a spyware program which may or may not be related "cute writer". It's now running a complete detection sequence.

During the install I elected not to install all the add-on junk, which left just Zzip or whatever it was. It appeared on my desktop but was non-functional. I saw no reminder app at all! So I uninstalled it. That's when all these problems occurred.

This is the first time anything like this has happened in all my years using computers. I am, needless to say, extremely upset.

by Juxxize on 14. December 2012 - 14:48  (103625)

I already had Kana on my PC so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it via the link on Gizmo's on this page and i have no issues , I run a virus scan after the installation just to double check and it found nothing . I'm sorry you have had trouble with this software ,if in future you download software because of recommendations from this site please use the links provided in the review as these have all and always been checked to be clean with virus total like MC pointed out.

by Anupam on 26. September 2012 - 6:55  (99762)

I just installed Kana Reminder on my XP PC, and there was no problem at all. The software is clean, and there was no extra software bundled with it.. none at all! So, what you say that there was add-on junk, is not true.. atleast not for this software. I ran the program, and it worked well. It's a small and simple program.

And if you see the past comments on the review, you will see comments suggesting Kana Reminder as early as 2008. So, if it was malicious, people would not have suggested it.

I think the problems on your PC came from somewhere else, and could not have come from Kana Reminder. It's too simple a program to cause any problems.

Also, you have posted about this in the wrong section of the site. You should have posted it in the comment section of the review itself :

by MidnightCowboy on 26. September 2012 - 2:33  (99758)

You must have got this by some other means because as you can see, the file is clean.

by Anonymous on 10. September 2012 - 13:48  (99055)

Hello! I see you’ve recently reviewed a few similar products, so I thought you might be interested in profiling another similar product – Unitrends Enterprise Backup. Unitrends recently released a Free Edition of their backup and recovery software (which is deployed as a Hyper-v or VMware virtual appliance), and last week released support for Windows Server 2012.

It protects up to 4 VMs, free forever (and if a user is Microsoft or VMware certified they can get an even better NFR license).

A few notable features of the Free Edition…
- Instant recovery of virtual machines.
- File-level recovery of files and folders.
- Rotational archiving to disk, tape, NAS and SAN.
- Automated backup scheduling with flexible strategies.

The Free Edition can be downloaded here:

by Herbf on 22. April 2011 - 1:00  (70681)

Don't know if you've seen this yet.

Neither Word 2007 nor Word 2010 have a command that permits scanning into a Word document.

Someone, (not me) has discovered that an old shortcut key (I think) from Word 2003 still works. "ALT-I PS" does the job instantly. It's a great help.

by pjpw on 2. January 2011 - 3:37  (63678)

I have a question really.

If I come across a review of similar products and disagree with some of the reviewer's comments or simply feel that not enough was said about a particular product should I simply add comments which I feel are relevant or submit a separate review of the particular product?

My question has arisen from the following review and associated comments which I also added to, one as a comment while I was not logged in and the other under my username pjpw.

I found the review and the comments somewhat lacking in certain areas and also some of the readers' comments seemed to show a lack of understanding of certain points or possibly it may have been a failure to have fully investigated the other listed products but I know you will always get that with readers' comments.

Also I did find the reviewer's comment "[Name of Program] is yet another option. It is fast and easy to use and does a credible job and it has enough options to satisfy most users" somewhat dismissive and raises the question as to how thoroughly if at all the particular product may have been reviewed. Also the fact that this or a similar review comment was posted in respect of more than one product in the same review tends to support this view.

Please understand that while my comments here may be interpreted as criticism they are intended to be constructive and I hope I have worded them in such a way as to convey that.

Thank you for taking the time to read my comments.

by MidnightCowboy on 2. January 2011 - 7:27  (63689)

The above comment has been replied to by email.

by Shafaq1 on 7. December 2010 - 21:23  (62179)


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