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Rosetta Stone French

Rosetta Stone delivers French lessons through an easy-to-use online application and the best language-learning mobile app we reviewed. Rosetta Stone recently made its French lessons available for chea

Fluenz French

The French lessons in Fluenz progress smoothly through each step of the program. The activities in this program build on each other gradually, from simply repeating a word aloud, to writing an entire

Instant Immersion

Lessons in Instant Immersion primarily cover vocabulary to help you learn French. Each lesson follows the same formula, so you can start anywhere in the course and create your own learning path. Most

The Print Shop Professional

The Print Shop Professional was the first desktop publishing software to use templates and clip art to easily design posters and cards at home. The Print Shop effectively pioneered at-home desktop pub

Microsoft Publisher

As it's one of the many programs that come with Microsoft Office, there is a good chance you already have Publisher on your computer. It's been included with higher-end copies of Office for almost 20

The Print Shop Deluxe

The first Print Shop program was released 30 years ago for the Apple II. It was the first desktop publishing program to give its users a library of templates, fonts, graphics and photos they could arr

Design & Print

Design & Print Business Edition is basic desktop publishing software that features a fraction of the templates and art assets offered by competing software. And most of those offerings are of ques


Editor's note: Power DVD 18 Ultra is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. We will post the new test results and reviews when we next test the DVD Player S

Zoom Player

Zoom Player is a good option for DVD player software if you don't mind a bit of a steep learning curve. Though the software isn't the most intuitive on our lineup, it comes with an artillery of guides


Sometimes it's nice to just plop down on your couch and watch a video without having to deal with a complicated player that takes forever to set up. BlazeDVD is a digital video player that offers you


WinDVD Pro 11 allows you to watch a large movie collection of both physical and digital formats all in one place. It lets you optimize video and audio settings and is packed with features so you get t

DVD X Player

The DVD X Player is a good option for playing videos on your laptop. You can tweak the audio and video settings for viewing optimization and even upscale standard-definition videos to HD. While it has

CyberLink PowerDirector

PowerDirector by CyberLink has been our best overall pick for video editing software since we started reviewing the category. It does so because it strikes the delicate balance of making the program a

Corel VideoStudio

Corel VideoStudio Pro is video editing software that’s great for a fledgling editor who wants to make videos for friends, family and an online audience. It has all the basic tools we look for in

Adobe Premiere Elements

Adobe Premiere is one of the most recognizable names in video editing software. The consumer-level version, Adobe Premiere Elements, simplifies the video editing process so you don’t have to be

Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio Plus offers a wide array of organizing, editing and exporting tools that make it attractive video editing software. Its unique and intuitive workflow allows import, sort and build proj

Nero Video

Nero Video is decent video editing software. Its two editing modules allow you to choose which style of editing is right for you. It contains a healthy selection of effects, transitions, video enhance

System Mechanic

EDITOR’S NOTE: The developer has informed us that their new version, System Mechanic 18, is now available. We will post the new test results and reviews when we next test PC System Utilities. D

Home Designer Suite

Home Designer Suite is a first-rate choice because of its wide-ranging design tool array and ability to customize all aspects of your digital home design. It has useful tools that enable you to design

Net Nanny

Net Nanny is the premier internet filter software program available today, bringing together effective pornography filters with anti-cyberbullying capabilities that can help you keep your children saf

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