Thumbico is a combination of an icon extraction and viewing tool, with a thumbnail viewer and creator. The program is tiny, a 28KB download, and unsurprisingly there's no installation required.
Verdict: A likeable and easy-to-use icon viewer and extractor. Sure, it's basic, but it does more than enough to be useful - and way more than we'd expect from a 54KB executable.
Thumbico is a useful little program that can successfully import, display and allow minimal editing of embedded program icons, graphics and other file types.(Download3K Excellent Award)
This application was a dream come true for me and it may be for you just as well.(Rocky Bytes Score: It Rocks!)
Final Verdict: Thumbico is a nice and simple software. All the features are, collectively, very helpful and make thumbnails and icons look much more attractive and clear.
The simplicity of the application is its greatest strength, in my opinion. To load an image, just drag and drop it onto the main interface of the application.
No prior knowledge is required, PixelHealer performs its duty even without installation.(CHIP Verdict: Gut)
Its use could not be simpler and more direct. ... PixelHealer works as a defibrillator, looking to revive pixels with a bombardment of colors.
PixelHealer is a bit of software from Aurelitec that's designed to fix pixel problems, and it's a free download for Windows, which means it ought to be your first stop.
An effective and money-saving solution ... and a very user-friendly app that can be used by users of any skill level. Therefore, we recommend this utility to all users.(Download3K Excellent Award)
It may be worth a shot considering that the only other options you have are to return the screen/buy a new one or to live with it.
PixelHealer is a very simple and straightforward software and there is nothing in it that users have to do manually, apart from some settings.
A kind of shock treatment for pixels
InjuredPixels is a great application to have in your testing arsenal before and after you purchase a PC. Its companion application, PixelHealer is great for when you find dead pixels.(Rocky Bytes Score: It Rocks!)
A very interesting application that can help you get rid of the so-called dead pixels, which are one of the main reasons for complaints and monitor tossing. ... Simple setup, effortless utility.
A user-friendly utility ... an intuitive interface, straightforward functionality, and a smooth and quick installation
Besides being practical, it's also portable, so it can be carried around on a mobile device to help you fix multiple screens. ... PixelHealer has an intuitive interface, and it's easy to use.
This open-source solution has no rival in the simplicity department. Software tools simply don't come any simpler than InjuredPixels.(Software Informer Editor's Pick Award)
Allows for easy pixel abnormality identification. ... Very beneficial during the warranty period to possibly utilize a manufacturer's policy on dead pixels.
InjuredPixels is an easy-to-use utility that is expertly geared for checking and identifying those annoying dead, hot or frozen pixels on any LCD monitor. Using it is a breeze.
Probably the best piece of code I've ever used
Whatever your reasons are to require or prefer a specific screen color with a certain opacity level for your screen (dyslexia, SSS, or just plain eye strain), ColorVeil is probably the most flexible, convenient, and efficient solution you'll surely find out there.(Software Informer Editor's Pick Award)
This tool probably offers one of the best ways to minimize eye strain and irritation while using your PC.
Add a colored filter over your entire desktop for saving you from eye strain, or simply for a fun or nostalgic screen view.
Studies have also found that the colored filters aid cognition for those with dyslexia. ... I have opted for applying a colored filter with ColorVeil.
Do you have issues with your screen being too bright at night even when you turn your PC's brightness all the way down? ColorVeil may be an application for you.(5 Stars – It Rocks!)
"The best thing about CinemaDrape is you no longer have to manually clean up your work screen or close other opened windows. You just get rid of distracting visual elements."
"Cinemadrape is an awesome application for Windows which can be used to completely fade out selected areas of the screen."
"Overall there's no doubt that CinemaDrape works very well, and the program does provide plenty of configurability."
"As hardware diagnostics applications go, then, InjuredPixels is just about as simple a program as you'll see. But it's also capable, effective and easy to use."
"Put it all together and Colortypist is a smart graphic design addon, well worth its 40KB download. Go grab a copy now."
"Maybe you can use it to give your wedding card a personal touch: just combine your color with that of your partner."
"CinemaDrape is a great way to turn off the 'background noise' so you can focus on one particular app or area of your screen."
"CinemaDrape may not be the killer productivity app that the Ford Model T was, but it's better in this respect: you really can have any color you want, not just black."
"It's clear that this was not only made for graphic designers, but by them, as well. It's stylish, smooth, and does exactly what you need it to. ... Colortypist is a phenomenal download to have."
"One of the best apps to keep you concentrated. It can boost your focus significantly. Recommended download, 5 stars hands down." (Download3K Excellent Award)
"The interface is pretty slick. ... InjuredPixels is a useful app that can be taken out of a USB flash drive to test a monitor or display on a new laptop before purchase." (Download3K Excellent Award)
"Thanks to Colortypist you have a great means of exploring colors, viewing colors on your desktop, and setting colors as you desktop wallpaper." (Editor's Review Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Essential)
"CinemaDrape provides a digital curtain for the screen. For users that want to hide potential distractions, CinemaDrape is the ideal tool."
"The verdict: this is simply brilliant. ... Kudos to the developers for a great implementation of such a simple yet brilliant idea. I am surprised I hadn’t seen something like this earlier."
"CinemaDrape is one of those tools that you run for the first time and realize you have been always looking for such a thing."
"Colortypist, Realtime Desktop Wallpaper Color Selector. ... Colortypist offers a better way of experimenting with different background colors."
"CinemaDrape can take a load off your eyes, and allow you to read only what you want to read or see what you want to see. ... Regular ad blockers will not work like CinemaDrape will."
"InjuredPixels is easy to use. ... There is no installation required for this program. Just open the file and click."
"WhatsMy.co is a pretty interesting concept. I don’t really find any use for it, but it is sure fun."
"If you're feeling like you're not getting enough work done, try CinemaDrape."
"CinemaDrape can make watching videos or working on other tasks more enjoyable and less stressful by blurring out distractions. ... In fact, it can be used for any task, really."
"CinemaDrape covers your desktop with a black screen except for the current application, so you can eliminate background distractions and help yourself focus on getting something done."
"Are you a Facebook addict, attention deficient, or simply can't pay attention to ANYTHING?!?! Well, ladies and gentlemen, today is your lucky day ... It's called CinemaDrape, and it's free."
"Apart from being portable and highly compatible, it's also relatively easy to customise. ... A simple and convenient tool which makes it much easier to locate dead pixels on an LCD display."
"Need to focus without all those other windows distracting you? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to use CinemaDrape to close out everything except your most important task."
"Show what you want and nothing more with CinemaDrape." (Rocky Bytes Score: It Rocks!)
"Are you a web developer? Graphic designer? Just really like discovering different colors? Colortypist is the application for you." (Rocky Bytes Score: It Rocks!)
"WhatsMyCo is another innovative idea from Aurelitec that has to do with color. I tell you, they really love color at Aurelitec." (Rocky Bytes Score: It Rocks!)
"CinemaDrape enables you to darken your screen, except for a selected area, thereby eliminating visual distractions from desktop clutter or other screen elements."
"A brilliant free desktop application that allows you not to get distracted by obstructing a specific area of the screen with custom colors and opacity."
"InjuredPixels is an efficient, portable and highly useful tool targeted at all LCD owners in order to successfully detect the dreaded dead pixels."
"Colortypist can be a reliable assistant to any user who works in graphic design or who simply has a passion for the color palette."
"InjuredPixels comes with a simple design and straightforward functionality in a lightweight package, and it's ready-to-use in any situation."
"It seems that on a PC, one cannot even watch a movie without getting distracted. Perhaps this is why the free software CinemaDrape has been created. ... CinemaDrape can be very useful."
"Whether you're composing a document, watching a video or replying to an email, CinemaDrape forces you to give the job your full attention by hiding everything outside the main application."
"If you aren't exactly sure where your pixel problem is, you can use the aptly-titled InjuredPixels. This pixel detector allows you to blank out your screen in multiple colors to test the display."
"As useful as your own creativity ... A recommended download."
"It is amazing how efficiently this program solves the 'background noise' issue by clearing away all the distractions in just a few short clicks."
"This is actually very nice, something I could get used to having. ... Yes, this is definitely a keeper."
"This is an indispensable software used to prevent eye strain. I highly recommend it and use it frequently during long work days. They've done a kindness to people by making it available to download freely."
"Elegant simplicity ... It is a wonderfully simple yet effective gadget that can enhance your viewing experience. Well done to the developer!"
"Really liking CinemaDrape on Windows to help focus on the task at hand"
"At one stroke, Middlewich High School has been able to improve its staff's health, while also broadening access to learning opportunities for many of its students, all at zero cost to the taxpayer." Read More
"I was pointed to Cinemadrape and now can't live without it."
Rex Tang about Colortypist
"Cool tool. I've always used the long winded way. ... Yeah it's tedious, so your tool recommendation is awesome! Thanks."
"ColorVeil gives us the perfect solution for children and young people with Dyslexia / Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, allowing full customisation to match the colours stated by the optometrist." Read More
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