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Giveaway of the day — Fire Heart

Fire Heart is a desktop gadget that places an animated beating flaming heart on your desktop.
$14.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 231 (18%) 1075 (82%) 47 comments

Fire Heart was available as a giveaway on May 1, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$35.00
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Protects your PC/laptop against malicious activities and unwanted changes.

Fire Heart is a desktop gadget that places an animated beating flaming heart on your desktop.

The purpose of this unusual gizmo is just to bring you some love and warmth by placing a nice beating heart in flames to your desktop. An extremly realistic fire effect perfectly adds the smooth animation. A function to show a photo of your beloved one by double-clicking the flaming heart nicely completes the total romantic look and feel of this tiny eye-catching thing.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

Laconic Software

Homepage:

http://www.laconicsoftware.com/fire-heart-desktop-gadget.php

File Size:

1.86 MB

Price:

$14.95

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#47

Malwarebytes consideres this a malicious software - an Adware Dropper to be specific.
Hopefully a false positive but i figured i'd point that out.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

this is a great giveaway. the flame effects are excellent. very lifelike. non repetitive pattern in the flames. what a bunch of whiners, whom don't appreciate free giveaways at the expense of the developer. EVERY giveaway is appreciated even if it is not to needed. the price is a bit much but for a novelty item though.

Reply   |   Comment by ed  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#45

I have installed the flaming heart on my computer running windows Vista 32 bit and it works perfect and it does not slow down my PC, I like it and love to watch in on my desktop as I am a very lonely man and when I meet that special lady I will snuff out the flame, I give it a thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Tkelly46  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

The thumbs down and reviews are apparently about how much people don't want something like this. I was actually hoping we could get a few more people to comment on if it actually worked well and looked cool.

Thank you, Laconic.
Don't worry if a bunch of people who want free web development tools and disk burners aren't interested,

it's a cool little program.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

all these dislikes , u can use it for more than poimting to a picture of your loved ones , can use to shutdown ur pc . open any folder , launch a program also , i for one like it . price is to much to pay for it . i give it a thumbs up

Reply   |   Comment by jerry  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Things like Hearts, Money Bags (or Fairies), Angels, Lucky Clovers etc have a knack of making people believe they "come from nowhere" and "for a reason".. and turning some into emotional (or superstitious) "Junkies".. I personally don't allow myself to be led into such nonsense (more evil than good behind it) - unless it's a very close family@friends "affair" and we do it for a joke, fun, or a shire good luck reasons once in a while.
This morning I had a reason to "welcome" this Heart as a free gift (and believe me, ONLY because it was FREE!!) - such was my emotional-spiritual need.. I'm not going to use it, or keep it on my desktop all the time (simple exit and it's out), but it amused me:)- so for what it was/is worth - TY GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

To sum up my opinion is to use one word: lame

I really can't see any plausible reason to run this software other than to evaluate it. All it does, basically, is to use resources that are better used by your applications.

It took me less than a "heart-beat" to remove it from my PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Binns  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#40

#17 @fubar
"I don’t use Lasso, and I would never use its figures. On Vista, one should use the Reliability and Performance Monitor; on Windows 7, one should use the Resource Monitor. XP users should upgrade."

Obvious that you know very little about computers then.

Reply   |   Comment by David L  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#39

I think it looks cool! And it is definitely not a resource hog.
I am constantly amazed at the number of people on here that want a licensed version of Photoshop everyday. The whole idea of GOTD is that we get a free program everyday to use without restrictions, to evaluate, usually for at least a year. If we like the program, buy it and tell others about it to help compensate the devs for giving us a first free copy. There is no free software. That little paypal box in most freeware is the dev reminding us that compiled code did not just magically appear on your computer. Open source, same thing. Keeping up with new languages, operating systems, compilers, etc. is extremely time consuming and expensive. We are lucky to have the staff at GOTD working their buts off to be able to provide us with a free working copy of a commercial program everyday! If you don't like it, uninstall. If you like it and use it, purchase a license or buy the next version. Freeloading will cause the devs to quit offering free, fully working copies for our evaluation and we'll have to go back to the crippled, time limited copies for evaluation again.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Grass  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

I does what it does quite well. The animation is smooth, repetitive and rather calming. $15 is steep, though, because of its limited options and usefulness. Thank you to the developer(s).

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Honestly now; are there people who would actually pay for this?

I would offer a blanket thanks to the whole GAOTD crew but GIMP will pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by GIMP  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#36

waste of harddisk sspace! thanks anyway gaotd.....

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian1337  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#35

I d/l this only because it's free, lol. I wouldn't pay $14.95 for this gadget, unless it had more features or something. I use Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and have other gadget meters which monitor all of my computer's activity use, (processors, drives, wifi connection...) and this gadget barely registers any additional use of my processors. I'll hang onto it since it was free, and takes up not even 2MB's of HDD space.

Reply   |   Comment by ToM e BoI  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#34

Hi. I decided to download this because I tend to stress easily and thought the heartbeat might be soothing. I guess I missed something, it doesn't have the sound that I was looking for. I think I'll keep it but would love to have sound accompanying it. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Terri  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#33

Nice App, Childish? - Yes!, But Hey We're All Kids!, Right? Thanks GAOTD - Good Luck To All!!!

Reply   |   Comment by JonC  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#32

Stupid software :D

Reply   |   Comment by Rio F. So  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#31

ditto on the Pro Version, # 5....

Reply   |   Comment by vanierstein  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#30

#25: "Nothing says “Love” like a beating heart set on fire! LMAO!"

To each their own... :-)

Personally I wasn't going to bother downloading etc. -- for me it's not a like/dislike thing as much as apathy towards Fire Heart -- but I wound up figuring that I don't know how many people are downloading this, & I don't know how many are tempted but maybe scared off by different reports of high CPU use & so on. On the Game GOTD site Whiterabbit posted that the weekend games get 9k-17k downloads -- I don't think it would be a stretch to imagine there's at least a few thousand who like or might like Fire Heart, regardless the relative few who bother voting... who am I to say they're wrong. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Fire Heart is a one file app [the program's folder holds 5 files @ ~2.5 MB] that stores it's settings in a registry key, with another key added for uninstall. It can use your graphics chip [GPU] so load on the CPU will vary with graphics hardware -- if the GPU does X amount of work, that's work the CPU doesn't have to do. In win7 64 the load *reported* also varied, with Task Mgr. showing 0 while Process Explorer [SysInternals at microsoft.com] showed 3 threads, one of which hovered around 12 % with an AMD quad -- in the XP Mode VM [using a single CPU core & with no GPU accel] both stayed around 35%.

At any rate, maybe that helps explain the different reports on resources used. The brand/model of graphics hardware & that hardware's settings would have an effect, & I'd expect there to be differences between Intel & AMD systems the same way. OTOH downloading/installing Fire Heart has little impact on Windows, doesn't take long, & the app itself is very small, so if you like it, try it, & see how it goes. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

I think if they changed the animation to a skull with animated snakes crawling out the eye sockets they'd do much better.

Reply   |   Comment by YelveMaster  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

Installed in 4 hours after cracking open my computer case, even though my computers been beta blocked and on statins for a long time. Once installed, the heart causes my pc (pericardium) to occasionally flutter and the heart gos into A-fib then V-tach. After a few mouse compressions and mouth to mouse, the heart worked fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Yo  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#26

Nothing says "Love" like a beating heart set on fire! LMAO!

Reply   |   Comment by Hellstorm  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#25

I don't think I ever saw anything here rated so low. 15% positive at this writing.
It is kind of a waste of time. To charge anything for it other than this free day is ridiculous. Every beat of the heart probably phones home to it's maker about something. Could be the most useless offering ever here at GOTD.
Well, it is a weekend offering . Had to fill it with something. This is nothing.
Tomorrow is another day. THink I will go check the free game of today.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#24

$14.95 - do these people take numbers at random? Might be okay for valentines day at $4.95, if you are 12.

Reply   |   Comment by Clive  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#23

Burn it with fire!
Honestly, this is scraping the very bottom of the barrel, and $14.95 RRP for a twee and CPU hungry pointless decoration is just madness.
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.laconicsoftware.com - poor rep.

I'll give them a tiny bit of credit for not claiming phony awards, but what award could this ever get other than "greatest waste of CPU resources".

Reply   |   Comment by The Leecher  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#22

Yeah I love you too and we all live in a Yellow Submarine, "God Bless us, everyone," and never grow old and die. I guess there cannot be too much love in the world, we can always use some more. As for pulsing gadgets, I'll pass. Bellow it out, boys! WE LOVE YA!

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#21

$14.95! lol. Wonder how many they've sold?!

Reply   |   Comment by MRoTool  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#20

This is the coolest giveaway in months. Thanks for the awesome flaming heart, I love it!

Reply   |   Comment by Earl McGreevey  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)
#19

Agree w/#4. May be nice for puppy love LOL but few others. Can't imagine anyone buying it for nearly fifteen bucks though. This is one they will have trouble giving away anywhere much less at GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by aswegohomestead  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#18

GIGGLE= #9 - Marghek
"that" was the first thing I noticed in my email description of it - so came here just to read the comments cuz I figured they would be awwwsum! ha haha
There are so many ads online with things spelled incorrectly that you have to wonder what ever happened to proofreaders.
Where I used to work the guys never used a dictionary, they just asked me. So stuff like that really stands out and gives me a bad impression of a product right from the start.

Reply   |   Comment by DeWitch  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#17

#3, Paul, what computer are you using? On my aging PC, Fire Heart consumes 0.01% of CPU, so your computer is using 1,700 times more CPU, if your Process Lasso figures are correct. I don't use Lasso, and I would never use its figures. On Vista, one should use the Reliability and Performance Monitor; on Windows 7, one should use the Resource Monitor. XP users should upgrade. Fire Heart has a clean and simple installation. I don't have a use for it, but clearly some people like this sort of eyecandy.

FYI, I'm now running FastAccess continually, as it consumes less than 1% CPU on my PC when it can see me, goes up when I'm off-camera. It locks the computer within 30 seconds. For some reason, my PC resumed going to sleep properly. FastAccess doesn't affect my screensaver or power management settings or timings, and my computer locked anyway, so the additional compute of FastAccess should have reduced the probability of the computer going to sleep, so I don't know why Windows is functioning correctly again.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#16

People can't appreciate the little things in life anymore,this is such a smooth looking little animation and it reminds me of those old school Screen mates we used to have on old versions of windows. I remember having this for a week like a few years back so it's really not new and doesn't have any particularly fascinating features. I think the thing is completely overpriced for eye candy. It shouldn't cost more than $5 at most and it would probably make more money for the developer if it was cheaper, $19 bucks just deters most people.

On Win7 64 bit it consumes only about 4-5 MB,which I can totally afford considering my 8GB RAM and 1.5 GB dedicated GPU RAM,but I can understand that people with low end systems might think of it as a waste.

I won't rate it since I don't really think it deserves neither a thumbs up nor thumbs down, but I might leave it on my desktop for a while.

Reply   |   Comment by Jovana  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

Well, WOT doesn't like the site...

When I first saw this, I thought it was another screensaver, but this idea is even worse!

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#14

Hello... IMHO. I really think that today's giveaway is very nice ( I really like it! )
It is working perfectly here and with no problems of any kind...
Definitely a keeper thanks !
Fire Heart is working on Vista Ultimate 64x SP2 and XP Pro 32x with no issues of any kind...

Reply   |   Comment by Hector  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#13

Can I use it after my pc crashes?

Reply   |   Comment by Batterfly  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#12

Are you guys serious? High CPU Usage? Not really.
I am using a netbook (mini laptop) with Windows 7 with the flaming heart and mozilla and msn messenger on and my cpu is on like 30%

When im running nothing only the flaming heart its like 2%+

Thank you very much Giveawayoftheday for sharing this!
It will be a nice surprise for my girlfriend :D

Reply   |   Comment by Tomi  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

does not worth it , it should be free .

Reply   |   Comment by Amori  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#10

"...A function to show a photo of your bellowed one by double-clicking the flaming heart nicely completes the total romantic look and feel of this tiny eye-catching thing..."

Yea, well. My beloved one doesn't bellow much/often ;). Doesn't anyone proof read anything any more?

Not going to waste my time on the app though: too much if you have heart problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Marghek  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#9

Wincingly bonkers gadget all the more weirdly appealing for the way the developer has chosen to describe it here: the first software ever created to enable users to incorporate photographs of their bellowed one.

Quite why you'd wish to look at someone you keep yelling at is beyond understanding, especially if the cause of the row was the look and feel of your tiny though eye-catching, er, thing. But perhaps size isn't everything anyway.

Seems ideal for the newly adolescent who are prone to bellowing anyway or guys who worry if their tiny thing isn't eye-catching enough.

For anyone else though, it's a love-it or loathe-it oddity, an inevitable resource hog because of the constant animation activity (though on my computer, CPU demand didn't exceed 10%, unlike the 17% Paul encountered at post 3) yet one that performs so convincingly, it's like watching a TV ad for the treatment of acid indigestion.

It's not a keeper for me, because I couldn't care less if the person I'm bellowing at likes my tiny thing, but I can certainly see Donald Trump making this his favorite software, complete with picture of President Obama.

Thanks GOATD for some fun on an otherwise dull Sunday morning.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#8

I came up with a better name for it, but the naughty word filter cut it out.

Do the flames represent how hot my CPU is from wasting clock cycles on something that does nothing?

Does it adjust automatically to represent the exact amount of heartburn it would give me if I installed it?

I'm from the "if you have nothing nice to say then...etc" camp, but the only suggestion I have for the developer would be to take it off the market.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
#7

Some people must stay awake all night thinking of such silly things.
Tnen again those mind altering drugs are widely used to conger up such weird things.

Reply   |   Comment by kEN  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)
#6

i agree with Comment#1(Heavy Water) it looks cute , still consumes around 7MB memory, which i can spare to lend for use of this program...
Still its a thumbs up......

Reply   |   Comment by Beowulf  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#5

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm holding out for Fire Heart PRO!

Reply   |   Comment by CA_AH  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+169)
#4

I agree it should be free, and cute for Valentines day. But all year is too much, unless you're in high school. =:)

Reply   |   Comment by Beth  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#3

after installing fireheart and running it. there are no settings to slow down the pace, this causes CPU usage to be really high. Because more than one heart can be added to the desktop. The average 17% per heart opened, calculated using prolasso slows down your compute conciderably. Looking at Laconic Software's webpage, they seem to be using GOTD as a rubbish dump for free advertising.
Not worth the HD space :UNINSTALLED IMMEDIATELY.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+158)
#2

It's kinda goofy, It should be free not $14.95 But nice for Valentines day.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#1

I bet this giveaway gets very few positive votes. Still, I like it. Maybe I'll use it every Valentines day. :)

Reply   |   Comment by heavy water  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-56)
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