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Maple 8.31 Pro Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Maple 8.31 Pro

Maple Professional provides multiple features to make your document database perfect.
$31.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 175 (33%) 361 (67%) 52 comments

Maple 8.31 Pro was available as a giveaway on May 28, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
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All-purpose streaming audio capture to record all type of sounds on PC.

Maple Professional is the flagship of the tree outline managers for power users. It provides multiple features to make your document database perfect. Store many kinds of data, such as pictures, graphics, text etc.

You will be able to import all popular text formats: doc,docx, rtf, wri and other features.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Crystal Office Systems

Homepage:

http://www.crystaloffice.com/maplepro/

File Size:

19.5 MB

Price:

$31.95

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#20

Installed without any problem, easy registered but can not make it portable, Test it for a few hour and i found that this software still need lot of work to make it perfect

*Can not Copying a website article with a picture on it (the text is fine but not the picture)
*Trying Drag and Drop from browser instead can do it with the picture
*But a nope if the text is there In Fact can not do the Drag and Drop the text at all
*Tables can not do the Vertical Cells Merge but it can do Horizontal Cells Merge
The Program seems good enough for me although its not perfect, i`ll keep it for now till i can not stand the Imperfection anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Vermeilia  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Now that I've had a little time to try it out, I'm having troubles. When I opened the app after a few hours, it had reverted to a demo version and it hadn't kept my settings. I clicked on the Activate.exe again and again it ran the activate and seemed OK. However I'm getting odd errors.

When I click on Help >About Maple, the box says 2 things: 1) registered to Goatd 2) Free Upgrade subscription Expired. This gives 2 options: Click here to renew or Update Key.
SO, what is that about?

When I open the app I get this error: Maple experienced an error trying to open the file.

And, I can't get it to open with the last used node. These are just the things I've found so far.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

Rarely is there a program that makes my jaw drop this is one of them =) This little tool makes .chm files ie: Help Files that I can convert to ebooks nuff said xD This one a keeper for me been hunting down a way to make some ebooks from imformation from some top forums such as imagemagick and inkscape resources I'm going to have loads of fun with this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Is there anyway to password protect the files created, I know there is an encryption option but it has nothing to do with regular password on the working files.

Reply   |   Comment by maria  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

DL and installed on win 8.1 notebook. The app has a nice balance between too complex vs too simple. Issues: When I did, run as administrator on the set-up and then did the activation, now I have to always run as admin. to get the registered copy. If I run it on a limited account, it opens as a time-limited trial copy. The second issue is if a bold-faced font is used, the spacing between the letters is irregular, ugly. Return bold to regular and the spacing is perfect. These seem trivial but it is enough of a turn-off to me. I'll try it for a while and see if it grows on me.

Reply   |   Comment by Surv_Tech  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

How to make this program truly portable?
Help file advises "place an empty portable.flag file into Maple folder." Having done this, "you should re-register the purchased version to run from external disk."
With the GAoTD version, there is no registration information available to do this..!!

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

This and other replies are enough for me not to expect an answer to my own questions.
I think I'll pass on this one...

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick C.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Since I'm here and some time to waste.

1. License data is in "HKCU/Software/Crystal Office/Maple". You have to edit the value "key" from the $ to givewayoftheday. Don't include the $ in product key. I reckon I cannot give the key here. Hint: it's like XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXX-XXXX

2. Unpack with Universal Extractor

3. Copy the folder "{app}" to any folder

3b. Launch software, menu Help/About, insert license data. Restart AFTER renaming "_portable.flag" to "portable.flag"

4. From the folder where you extract the software, copy folders "Templates" and "Sample" below "{commonappdata}" under the root folder of the program

5. From menu Tools/Preferences/Spelling, download dictionaries (spelling.exe)

6. Unpack spelling.exe with Universal Extractor. Copy files. Get rid of unneeded dictionaries if you want

7. Find the right .chm for your language and rename to maple.chm (see my review)

8. If you wish, download free samples from web site

See, no mystery, very basic, very simple.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

OK, my installation problem sorted out. NOW, I'm trying to find where it stores its files. OK, got that fixed up, too.

I have an older version of this app on my XP machine. It's a decent outliner and I know a lot about outliners, tried them all. I was glad to be able to nab this while it is free. One of the things I like about this is that it is very customizable. BUT, sadly, no its not Maple Professional by MapleSoft.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

I have tried three times to install today's giveaway on my Windows 7 machine. I CANNOT seem to get it activated. I keep getting the trial version message. Oddly, I don't see anyone else saying they have a similar problem. Help??

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I'm having this issue too! How did you get it to install properly?

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

I'm pretty sure Evernote is one--uh--notetaker thingie to rule them all. It's continuously updated, it synchs in the cloud, it runs on everything (Windows/*nix, Android/iOS, browser), it has sharing permissions/collaborative, and it's free.

Reply   |   Comment by Rolo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I am a heavy Evernote user and I agree that it's pretty awesome. But two things it lacks for me:

- collapsible outlining capablity
- auto-scrolling for song lyrics

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Byrd  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Be careful Folks when using Evernote. I suggest that you read this interesting discussion about problems with Evernote here:

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/74629-updated-and-now-all-my-notes-are-gone-hundreds-of-them/

Cheers,

consuella

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#11

No comment on this product.
But when I saw "It provides multiple features to make your document database perfect," I was hoping this was my dream item - a true document management system with database for home office-small business office, like the system at my law firm.
Well, not this time, but someone wake me if GAOTD ever has that.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This is a nice outliner, but won't handle the kind of job I think you have in mind.

TreePad X Enterprise. The BEST there is. Comes in two costy versions. :D Look up Freebyte.com
Also, if you can find it, the old Maple Professional my MapleSoft.

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

kalmly - thanks.
What I have in mind would be like Worldox. See http://www.worldox.com/products/worldox_gx4
Of course, a GAOTD version would have to be simpler somehow. But that's my dream freebie.
Maybe one day.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Works perfectly although there are some glitches. I like very much this kind of program, so I'll thank Crystal Office beforehand.

For the help to work, choose your language (limited to russian, dutch and english) and rename the corresponding file to "maple.chm". Test in .chm is way too small (less than 8pt, requires a microscope).

For my tests, I didn't bother to ask for help ---as usual (and also because it's a pain to read).

1. Things that don't work properly
- I draw a circle (text inside, yellow background, red border): it appears inside a square black background
- Clicking on a link has no effect (also, not clickable in PDF output)
- Copy/paste link: paste the description only
- Cannot edit a link
- Exporting to .DOC -> fail (missing .doc header, missing .doc metadata)
- Exporting to .DOCX -> fail (program hangs, must kill)
- Although saving as CHM works fine for the samples provided by the developer, it didn't for my test. What did I miss? (Before you ask, yes, I was at the root level.) It is very unfortunate because I really have a use for this feature.

2. Things that I appreciate
- Customizing of toolbars very much like in MS Office
- Skin (I personally prefer the MSO 2013 look among all choices)
- Portable application (very little work to make it so)
- Local help in CHM (I hate local help in HTML that obliges to open a browser)

3. Limitations
- Cannot create a folder on the fly when exporting to web
- Interface in my language, but the controls do not adapt grrrrrr... (I'll spare you the rant I have in store)
- Cannot remember previous folder when exporting to web
- It can compile (under unknown conditions) to a .chm file but not import a decompiled one. If it were the case, I could remake the maple.chm in no time and make it readable. And get some money selling my microscope for, say, $31.95.

I'm not sure I really can use this product. Maybe the developer might shred some light here and explain what I (and others) did wrong.

So, at first I was happy to find here an interesting piece of software, but my minimal tree (one branch, a link, a form, a picture, a table) didn't pass the test. I won't regret deleting the program.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#9

This is a professional looking product with many of the features of a tree database that you would expect. Missing aspects include the lack of search for specific words throughout the whole data set (currently it searches for the word as part of a node) and a peculiar issue where imported word files import the markup settings..

Currently I use Allmynotes as my preferred tree database- this one does everything that Allmynotes does but looks a little more professional with the standard windows theme. After saying this, Allmynotes still wins out on aspects such as automatic node tabbing, secure password generation and ease of use, whilst Maple wins with range of customisations, professional look and ability to import a whole directory of documents at one go.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Thanks for your review. " Lack of search for specific words throughout the whole data set" rules the program out for me! I also use AllMyNotes....:-)...

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Edit->Global Search and Replace do the search through the whole data set.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Hi,

I haven't downloaded this package yet so haven't read the accompanying Radme file.
I'm waiting for more comments.

In the meantime I have the following questions:
- how long the program may be used (1 year, longer?),
- can it be reinstalled (e.g. after a major crash) and,
- finally, are there attractive alternatives?

I have no experience with this kind of software ("tree outline managers"). It seems like a simple alternative to a full database management system (i.e. hugely downsized and a lot easier to set up and work with).
Or is my perception completely wrong? It does state "It provides multiple features to make your document database perfect. Store many kinds of data, such as pictures, graphics, text etc."

Many thanks,
Patrick.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick C.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Patrick: to answer your questions:

– how long the program may be used (1 year, longer?)

GiveawayoftheDay products can be used indefinitely, provided they are downloaded/installed on the day they are offered, and as long as you do not update them or use Registry 'cleaners' that might delete something.

– can it be reinstalled (e.g. after a major crash)

Short answer: no -- GotD products can only be installed on the day of the giveaway

– finally, are there attractive alternatives?

For this, read the comments as others will undoubtedly suggest alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Tree-based outliners like this are terrific for lots of things besides PIM's, like *all* kinds of writing projects for instance because they are essentially multi-windowed word processors. With strong search functions, they also make a decent database program for lightweight tasks

Personally, I've been using Treepad Biz for years. It is the granddaddy of them all and (IMHO) is still better than anything to come after. That being said, this is not a bad alternative. Cherry Tree and Keynote NF are worthy open-source alternatives. Of the 3, I'd probably rate Cherry Tree above Maple but your mileage may differ. This is certainly worth a look.

https://code.google.com/p/keynote-nf/
http://portableapps.com/apps/office/cherrytree-portable

Reply   |   Comment by El Sequendo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

For a long time I'd been a fan of tree-based PIMs, because using them you can organize your notes, links to web pages etc. in a hierarchical (tree based) system of categories, sub-categories ...
but several years ago i found (and use now) IMHO a better way - keyword (tag) based PIM, because:
* by assigning more than one keyword (tag) to a note (piece of info), it can belong to more than one (sub) categories
* notes marked by tags are self-organizing, while in tree based system you have to manualy place it to the right place in the (tree) hierarchy, thus defining it's (only one) category.
(Firefox users know, what I mean - bookmarks manager uses both concepts: you can place your bookmark in a tree hierarchy and assign one or more tags to it, too).
Using CintaNotes
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/CintaNotes.shtml
you can also easily directly store and organize pieces of info taken from web pages:
just select some text on web page, press a hot key
and CintaNotes is started, creating a new note containing that text.

A link to source web page is automatically assigned to a note,
so CintaNotes can be used as independent cross-browser bookmark manager, too.

Reply   |   Comment by Kody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

I'm taking this w/o hesitation. A Maple product is surely worth a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Bingo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-48)

Apperantly, I confused it with the well known MapleSoft's mathematical package. Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Bingo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Not the software I was expecting. I was expecting Maple Professional by MapleSoft has been around for 27 years. Crystal Office Systems should have Googled the proposed name of their software.

www.maplesoft.com

Reply   |   Comment by Pheckphul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

You're right. At first, I was thinking of the software you mention and was happy to find it here. I forgot the original Maple was that old, and the name only woke up some vague souvenirs. Now, I know why I had a strange feeling with this GOTD. Thanks for pointing it out.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

That Maplesoft is a Canadian company specialising in mathematical engineering software. Their software for engineering maths solutions is named Maple Pro. It can do mathematical stuff way beyond what Excel can do.
Symbolic and Numeric Math
Comprehensive Mathematics
Equation Solving
Differential Equations
Differential Calculus
Linear Algebra
Optimization
Group Theory
Statistics and Process Control
But most ordinary folks (99.5% of public, me included) won't need or could understand how to their highly specialised software.

Coming back to today's GOTD software, also named Maple Pro, which is different from the Canadian engineering software.
The software developer is a Russian company.
The address is:
Crystal Office Systems, Kantemirovskaya street, 53-1-51, Moscow

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Installed easily with success.

Today interesting giveway. Have a lot of interesting functions.

"Web tree. You can export Maple tree outline and all documents to a set of .html files with optional text search and view them in a browser, or publish them on a websites. "

It is only a little part of what you can do with this software, but in less than 20 minutes, I created 4 pages and exported them into my personal website.

Can create a mini blog in few minutes.

Other function I found interesting:

"Import folder content. You can import multiple documents into the tree with a one click.":

When I have text files in the folder, it put the content on the right part. Same for some word documents (.doc)- but not all doc; I don't know yet why.

Must take time to test all features. I think we have a lot of possibilities,limited by our own imagination.

Reply   |   Comment by Detenova  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#3

Does not seem much use on a desktop PC. Most of the features would be covered by other capable alternative software available on the desktop PC.
This software does seem to be created in a long past era when the PIM was all the rage in portable hand held computers like Palm Pilot or their HP equivalents or the Pocket PCs.
I think that era is over.
Why bother with Tree Outliner manager in 2015?
By the way, the software developer Crystal Office Systems fails to describe his product properly.
But some one else has done it for him.
This is quoted from Mr Ian Harac in his review of an alternative tree outliner program.
Quote:
[Outliner programs (such as Treepad) have been around a long
time. They allow for easy arrangement of arbitrary bits
of data in a hierarchical format that's useful for writers,
students, researchers, programmers, and anyone else who
often works with many small pieces of information that
lack a predetermined structure. Typically, they
are "two pane"—an outline pane, like the File Explorer
tree view, on one side, and details of the selected item
on the other.]
UnQuote

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+59)

Why bother?
For the simple reason that it is one of the best methods of organising data.
The fact that it is old is of no consequence.
If you wish to show complex information IDEF is still one of the best methods available; started using it in 1994 and nothings approaches it in usefulness.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Where can I find IDEF?

Reply   |   Comment by brendag4  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

You can find it at the following link:-
http://www.idef.com/

These are the modern versions of the old version that I much prefer which I used in my masters.
IDEF0 is the one I use, the top-level is an overview of the system and this can be broken down into ever more detail layers.
I have been told that when they built the space shuttle all the information had to be presented in this manner.

Some flow chart programs have this built-in but none of them come close to the old version in usability.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

"Why bother?
For the simple reason that it is one of the best methods of organising data."

.
I can't speak for ric of course, but most people have cell phones, and an ever increasing number have tablets as well. It's becoming harder to find a new *dumb* TV [in the US at least] -- I think most have some version of Android built-in. Everyone wants to make a box or dongle you'll hook up to your TV(s), & like smart TVs themselves, they all connect on-line. The latest areas of expansion are wearables & the IoT [Internet of Things], & they connect to all of the above. Add traditional laptops & chromebooks.

Since there's always one or more of these devices at hand, why go back to your desk for anything? Sure you aren't going to work on a project using the Chromecast plugged into your TV, but you might want to access the pictures that you took with your cell & that were uploaded instantly. Why go to the bother of organizing your stuff in several places? Most pick one or a couple of places on-line, e.g. Google Drive. In biz, keeping their data walled off but still usable by folks insisting on using their own devices [BYOD], is one of the banes of IT dept.s. People are unwilling to put up with not having what the want/need at hand, when they want it & on the device they want it.

SO to me, "Why Bother?" is more about the concept rather than any execution. Why tie your stuff to just one place? Services like Google Drive have several tools/features to help you with the same organizational tasks you'd use Maple Pro for, And there are a lot of 3rd party apps you can use to go further & better meet your specific needs. Right now Maple Pro's competing with big names like Google, Microsoft, DropBox etc. -- perhaps it would be better if they focused instead on working with one or more of these services, e.g. maybe something similar to AODocs [aodocs.com]? They could have the same basic features, so the same reasons for people to use their software, but the added flexibility folks today demand.

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

Android TreeView:-
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unnamed.b.atv.demo&hl=en_GB

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

You're missing the point and almost all your arguments are irrelevant.
_____________
"... most people have cell phones..."

Besides phone calls and SMS, you cannot do much else with a cell phone. I don't see it replacing a desktop PC any time soon. Now, if you were thinking of smartphones, only 57% of people in the US have one. Still, can you work on Photoshop or Easy Planner 3D with a smartphone?
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"Does not seem much use on a desktop PC. Most of the features would be covered by other capable alternative software available on the desktop PC"

Isn't there some contradiction here? Anyway, I'm curious. What kind of software with similar features but not similar concept would it be given it would NOT be just an alternative to this product? Something like Windows Explorer, perhaps?
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"...long past era when the PIM was all the rage in portable hand held computers...

So, modern smartphones/tablets are not hand held computers. I thought they were small computers that can be held with one or two hands. How wrong, thanks for the enlightenment. So, they don't have built-in contact managers and task managers... because they're things of the past. Then, why people spend so much money for useless devices ($1000 the last <brand name>). Oh, I get it: Watching TV! A giant step for mankind, indeed.
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"In biz, keeping their data walled off but still usable by folks insisting on using their own devices [BYOD], is one of the banes of IT dept.s."

The license here is for home use. I don't know anyone who has a full IT department at home.
_____________

"SO to me, “Why Bother?” is more about the concept rather than any execution. Why tie your stuff to just one place?""People are unwilling to put up with not having what the want/need at hand, when they want it & on the device they want it."

What are you talking about? This software and the like are NOT about centralizing files. They are not DMS/EDM either. The concept, as you word it, is about organizing ideas (with pictures, text, references...) in a tree-like structure. It absolutely does NOT matter where your things are. You're free to scatter your files all over the Internet, if that's your way of life.
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I can’t speak for ric of course

You cannot even speak for 7 billion people, and generalize.
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I was so amazed for the number of upvotes I couldn't help writing this.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#2

In my quick test using this as a basic outliner/notetaker: trying to export a document of a few notes to a Word file, first doing what I would think without looking at Help, using File/Export/Document, it gave a blank file. Checking its Help, it does say to use "File/Export/Document". "Print Preview" also showed a blank page on screen. "File/Export/Flat File" did give a usable document with all notes in order in a plain text format DOC file or RTF file. That is what I wanted, I would format the text and print in a program like Word. But it was puzzling getting there.

This program may have some extra functions I haven't found or tried yet - in my quick test I used only basic text outline functions and moved items up and down to see if they move and stay moved. That does work. I did not try pictures yet.

Mixed impression for me too. For a basic outliner/notetaker, at least, it is usable.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

In my 20 min test with this program I was able to get it to work well, including the inserting of pictures, resizing them and showing up in the print preview. Printing was perfect and just as the preview. There are a great deal of functions available and it would take some time for those not familiar with it to learn them and how to use it. The help file will be very 'helpful' for those willing to take the time to read the sections. I did find, in experimenting with the functions, that inserting an oval shape results in a circle instead of an oval, just the same as if you used the 'insert circle'. I will not be quick to point this out as a bug but nothing I could do would change it, whether I used the insert function or from the added toolbar. Perhaps someone else might have a solution here (or the developer). Everything else seems to work just fine (at least as far as I have gotten). I will certainly keep this as it will definitely be useful as soon as I learn the in and outs of it :)...

Reply   |   Comment by Dr. X  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install.

A (Russian? - digitally signed Denis Zolotov) company without name and address, a phone number for "Phone support for payment related issues", no company contact. "Established in 1999, Crystal Office Systems is focused on the development, marketing and support of leading personal and corporate office software in a variety of categories."


Claims a huge customer database - "They are professionals from Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, Oracle, Siemens, Autodesk, educational and medical institutions from different countries of the world, shops, USA government, multimedia clubs, hotels and more." IMHO a way too much for a company, which hides in anonymity.

You can download additional dictionaries from here:
http://www.crystaloffice.com/spelling.exe

Upon start a resizable word like window opens. The change of the language can be found under tools>preferences>visual effects. Even if I change the language, date and time will remain in German:
http://i.imgur.com/A13fwbu.png

You can define the entries in a tree like structure (maple!), write with a word like tool, insert objects and lock nodes with a password.

Hmmm, some glitches. Wit the "insert pictures" you can select a picture, but the program window shows only the place for the picture. I couldn't find, how to show the inserted picture itself.
http://i.imgur.com/7RBJQiI.png

A inserted hyperlink
http://i.imgur.com/aDcUbWO.png

was not shown as hyperlink and crippled (missing G):
http://i.imgur.com/cbH1tMx.png

These things can maybe avoided with more experience with this program. BUT, a big BUT, those things should not happen.
A mixed impression for me. As the typical novice user, I run into problems. Could be a good program for the experienced user. I am afraid, that this program has problems with its own complexity.

Uninstalled via reboot. No clear opinion...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+155)

Thank you so much for your review, which is excellent by the way. And thank you GOTD for this fantastic service.

May I ask a really stupid question of everyone who posts this comment "installed via reboot". What does that mean? When I reboot my computer, everything I installed (and didn't purposely uninstall) is still there. What do you do to uninstall a piece of software just by rebooting? Is it possible you mean "system restore"? Thanks, just asking for a tiny bit more clarity.

Reply   |   Comment by Deb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

"Uninstalled via reboot" means that the software was installed in a VIRTUAL environment which the user did not SAVE at the end. By rebooting, all temporary changes to the operating system were erased and the computer went back to it's pre-virtual condition. A good way to test software without making any changes to your system if you are not satisfied with the outcome. Also a way to protect your system from any potential harm until or unless you SAVE your changes.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

Karl, how about not ALWAYS stating 'uninstalled by reboot' with every review? It regularly creates the same multiple questions and answers that clutter up the page on a daily basis. Why not just note whether you are keeping an app or not?

Reply   |   Comment by phillip  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Karl use a commercial VM software to do that. Sorry, I don't remember the name of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Exynika  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Karl, maybe in future you should say "uninstalled" at the end of your (much appreciated) reviews?

It would put an end to the constant inquiries about what does "uninstalled by reboot" mean.

Reply   |   Comment by Godel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

To Susan, Thanks so much for explaining Karl's "Uninstall via reboot" which allows for a very safe installation. Would you have any hints/Links on how to create that "Virtual Environment" on Windows Xp, Vista and up?

Reply   |   Comment by =Peanuts=  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Wow, Susan, thank you for clearing that up for me. I guess an old dog CAN learn new tricks!

Reply   |   Comment by Deb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi. There is a freeware tool for that task. In addition to, Susan's, very good explanation, here's a link to Toolwiz Timefreeze. I hope, some of you can use it. (hosted at Softpedia)
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Toolwiz-Time-Freeze.shtml

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

To George and Godel : using the DOWN arrow does not harm your omputer

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I do not know how I got to confuse Philip with George. Anyway I hope Karl (peace be with him) will carry on with his trade mark phrase so that others (newcomers) might be interested to know that this possibility exists and will be curious to find out more

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

To Godel and Phillip: Asserting your superior knowledge of Software just by complaining of "clutter" generated by novices is a useless contribution to this forum. Either help out the new comers or skip by using Down Arrow as Frank suggested.
To Karl: Right after your signature line "Uninstalled via reboot", what about adding a link where the new reader would find more info about the "Virtual Environment" ? No more repeat questions, no more clutter, time and energy saved

Reply   |   Comment by =Peanuts=  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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