PC Advisor reviews the best reference software tools you can use.

5. Dictionary .Net

Dictionary .Net
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  • Reviewed on: 2 June 10
  • RRP: FREE

Small, freee pop-up software application Dictionary.Net looks things up on Google so you don't have to. It's free and potentially useful, but some users may find it just as easy to go to Google themselves.

Read our Dictionary .Net review.

4. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 for iPhone review

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 for iPhone review
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  • Reviewed on: 11 August 10
  • RRP: £11.99 inc VAT

The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 for iPhone app only takes 61MB of space on the phone, but given the huge capacity of the iPhone we would rather have a larger database with more in-depth entries. At £11.99, it’s relatively expensive for an iPhone app, but may prove useful for pulling up some outline knowledge on a wide range of subjects when you’re missing an internet connection.

Read our Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 for iPhone review review.

3. Who Do You Think You Are Family Tree Maker

Who Do You Think You Are Family Tree Maker
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  • Reviewed on: 28 September 09
  • RRP: £39 inc. VAT

Who Do You Think You Are Family Tree Maker is easy-to-use genealogy software that compiles informative and attractive reports and charts, without too much effort. Its extra feature and three month subscription to Ancestry.co.uk ensure it's value for money too.

Read our Who Do You Think You Are Family Tree Maker review.

2. Help by Leo

Help by Leo
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  • Reviewed on: 17 February 11
  • RRP: FREE

All in all, Help by Leo was indeed helpful - most of the time. It did occasionally stumble, but not so often that I'd hesitate to recommend it. Leo will prove especially useful to software newbies who are intimidated by text-heavy help menus, and would benefit from the application's ability to complete tasks for them. If you're looking at this as a way to ease your transition to Office 2010 from an earlier version, though, you might be disappointed with what you find.

 

 

Read our Help by Leo review.

1. Wikidroid for Android

Wikidroid for Android
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  • Reviewed on: 3 November 10
  • RRP: Free ($1.99 for Plus version)

If you regularly use Wikipedia, you'll want the Wikidroid app, because it's the best way for Android phone owners to get access to the online encyclopedia.

Read our Wikidroid for Android review.