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AppToService review

$24.95 (upgrade: $14.95)

Manufacturer: Basta Computing

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

AppToService is software that makes any Windows application a service.

AppToService is software that makes any Windows application a service.

Any application which needs to be "always on" - whether a user is logged in to the computer or not - can benefit from AppToService.

What AppToService does is, simply, turn any Windows application into a Windows service.

This has several implications. The app can then run when no user is logged on. It can run as a user other than the logged-in user. It can start when Windows starts.

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The usefulness of this is mostly for applications which need to be always on - a database, a mail server, or a security tool, for example.

AppToService also can be used to allow a program which needs one particular user's privileges to be running no matter who is logged in.


AppToService Expert Verdict »

Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

AppToService is of greatest use in a corporate or other multi-user environment. While there may be specialist uses, the average home user will not need this program - but network administrators might want to take a good look at it.

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