Type of Program: Desktop productivity
Supported platforms: Windows 98/2k/NT/XP
Company Name: Optimal Access inc.
Version: 1.1 545
Installed Size: 6.3 Mb
Okay the installation was really user friendly. Not only does
the program allow you to install it where you want it gives you the option to
backup any files that it may replace. Plus it has it's own integrated archive
programs for zip, arj, rar and tar files. In the installation it allows you to
individually select or de-select any of those you want the program to integrate
with. A nice touch.
After the installation was complete it had to restart Windows, then when I
started the program a nag screen came up that told me how to order and told me
that I had 30 days to try out the program. Then I got a window saying that
Optimal Desktop was not my default browser and did I want to change this.
So what does this program do? Here is what I got from the Help file:
With Optimal Desktop, you can assume total control of your desktop! Nothing is
more than 3 clicks away, be it your favorite web pages, your folders and files
or a remote FTP site! You can do all this, without launching a single program
from outside of Optimal Desktop. You can also build shortcuts for your favorite
There is a lot more info in that Help file. But lets try to summarize here. Now
is the time for you take a look at the screenshot. See those Tabs at the top?
They are pretty much self-explanatory and give you a tiny preview of the options
available on this well thought out program.
If I went into all the options available here it would be so long that you would
probably stop reading about them a quarter way through. Let me tell you what it
all about in a very brief statement, This program is all about optimization of
your computing experience. It is all about options. This way you can set up your
computer to be the way you want not what those people at Microsoft dictate.
In conclusion my advice to you is to try this program out. I think you'll like
Ease of Installation:
Reviewed by Joe Tex