The following review of Super Explorer appeared in the December 2001 issue of Smart Computing magazine, in the section titled Technology News & Notes. It is no longer available on the Smart Computing web site so we have reproduced it here.


Super Explorer isn't the first program from Glenn Alcott Software to appear in Technology News & Notes, but it is quite possibly the coolest. As its name suggests, Super Explorer is to Windows Explorer what Superman is to the average Joe. Sure, you can use it to browse through your PC's various drives and directories, and it gives you all kinds of neat information about your digital stuff, but Super Explorer doesn't stop there.

The program incorporates lots of basic Windows functions that you'd otherwise have to perform outside Explorer. For example, you can open a preview window and check out the contents of your files without opening them, and that includes graphics files. If you preview a file and want to print it, you can do so straight from Super Explorer instead of browsing to it, opening it, and then printing it. The program has an integrated command line, so you can type DOS and Windows commands without first clicking Start and Run. You can even bring up Windows features such as Calculator, Control Panel or a DOS window without touching your Start button.

But wait, there's more. Super Explorer can also do the work of several third-party utilities. It can convert graphics files to different formats, it can create and open Zip files, and it can permanently destroy files on your hard drive by writing over them (for times when clicking Delete just isn't enough). Super Explorer even has data encryption capabilities, so file security won't be a problem.

In other words, it's a one-stop Windows control center that replaces several add-on utilities, and you can get it for 29 bucks. Now that's super.



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