United States of America
4.0.2 (Dec 27, 2013)
Very good program and useful. It has one problem which is coupled with "actual Multiple Monitors" . If you are running AMM, and install CS, you will get a second start icon in the upper left side of your screen. The cause(so reported) is that AMM had no way to communicate properly with CS. Apparently this is being worked on by AMM and CS. I have tried outher start menu programs which do not seem to have this problem. I have switched to another shell menu program until this glitch is fixed and when fixed, I will return to Classic Shell which I prefer over all i have seen so far. I deducted 1 point for the menu icon issue..
5.74 (Dec 27, 2013)
Listing crippleware as freeware is the ultimate insult. No matter how "good" a product is, to milead users with something like this is beyond reproach. I think Betanews should require the true nature of all products offered here.
I understand that developers want to be compensated for their work and have no problem with that. What I despise is situations like this and will not use a program that is crippled with the intent of getting paid. You will get a better acceptance with a full working copy with a time limit (30 days etc). I stopped using any program that requires me to "rebuy" it every time they feel like changing the version number and make some simple change just to get additional funds..
If you are a photographer (as I am) and want a good rename program for your thunbnails, then try ThumbsPlus. It is trial ware and gives you the time to see how it works and is reasonably priced. Works well and is well worth the money..
XE Release 641 Beta (Nov 24, 2013)
Over the years, I have tried just about every shell out here, including this one and Total Commander registered. It is a decent program but support and features are an issue. I found DirOpus by GPSoft, an Australian company, works like no other. DirOpus is well worth a look. Not free but gives you a 60 day trial to make sure it works for you. Support is outstanding and I have NEVER had an issue with this program.
2.58 (Nov 22, 2013)
When attempting to download this release, you must download a download manager in order to get the program. This seems to always lead to malware and unwanted popups later. So, unless I can download it directly and with no "extra" programs being installed without my approval, I I will have to remove this program and use something else.
Sad, this was a decent program,,
2.65.05 (Nov 10, 2013)
Agree that Becky is a good email program. Email clients are "to the eye of the beholder" in value. Each to his own as most clients work well. The Bat is good but no Calendar, Outlook lost my email, Thunderbird updates kill installed addons, etc, etc. I have found two good ones but they are not free...Postbox is what Thunderbird should be and EMclient. Outlook replacement..I settled on EmClient as it has been solid with no crashes,lost mail. It is under active improvements but updates slow in coming.
What works for you is a good choice...
2.65.05 (Jul 19, 2011 - 9:40 AM)
Author has done an excellent job with this product. It reminds me of a text shell from the past which served the DOS arena very well. I am still feeling my way around and like what I see so far. I have been using DirOpus from GpSoft which ,IMHO, is the most comprehensive and functional shell out there. It is not free but is rock solid and is highly customizable.
I will continue to watch this product. it is always nice to have an alternate.
2.65.05 (May 4, 2011 - 9:00 AM)
I just emailed sales at Paragon to find out if I could install the suite on both my laptop and desktop and within 5 min i received an email back saying my message was deleted without being read due to my inquiry was classified as ++spam++. Nice! They just lost a sale. If companies post instructions for inquiries, they should make sure they are read by a person instead of some automated process.
Too bad,I will stick with Diskeeper...
2.65.05 (Apr 9, 2011 - 8:07 PM)
If you like to have to "fiddle" with each email just to read it, then this pgm is for you. If you like having to load each HTML email in your browser just to see what is there, then this pgm is for you. I personally like to see my emails as they were sent to me without having to "fiddle" with it just to read it. Touted as "security" but IMHO is a cumbersome interface. There are a number of good free clients out there that are as good or better.
2.65.05 (Feb 16, 2011 - 5:11 PM)
Win7 updates attempted to install IE9 but failed with a vague error message saying IE9 did not finish. That's it...no details, no clue as to what is wrong. Looked up on Web and shows all sorts of hoops I have to jump through to get IE to install...Why??...FF installed, Opera installed fine...Why not IE....I will stay with FF...
2.65.05 (Aug 3, 2009 - 12:54 PM)
There is a simple answer for all this Riaa stuff. Without consumers, the RIAA has no product. So as consumers I suggest that any company/artist/record or what ever that is represented by the RIAA is Totally boycotted forever. Dont buy their products, music or what ever and it will soon stop.