|Review For: CDox
Site/Download Link: http://sammael.mine.nu:8081/cdox/Show
Compatibility: OS Independent (Yes, it works on Windows)
License: The Apache Software License (Basically the same as
Freeware or Open Source)
Date Reviewed: April 18, 2004
Written By: Webmaster Christopher Beley
Any program that has
cows in it must be good...right?
CDox is a program
used to create CD covers, booklets, backs etc. for CD cases.
The only difference between this one, and most of the other
programs that do the same this, is that this one is FREE!
And I like free. ;-)
This has to be the coolest feature of
CDox. You can tell the program to look in a certain folder,
and it will take the names of all the files in the folder, and
import them into the program. This means you don't have to
insert any tracks manually into the program!
What This Program Does and Does Not Do
The major disappointment in this program,
is that you cannot design backgrounds in the program itself.
The main purpose of this program is to automatically take care of
sizing of the CD covers and tracks. So if you are looking for a program where
you can design a background in the program itself, keep
looking. However, you can easily change any text, and or add
your own text, so you don't need to have your text on the
The main thing that bugs me about this
program is that it is slow sometimes. I have noticed that
sometimes, I end up waiting like 10 seconds for a simple
operation to take place. However, other than that, I noticed
no other problems, except for the poor documentation.
There was one thing
I was a tad disappointed in, however, and that is the fact that
you cannot create CD covers for the CDs themselves, just the CD
cases. Then again, creating CD covers with paper doesn't always
work that well anyways.
What's the deal with the cow?
Everyone loves cows....well, most people
do. Anyways, the cow in the corner is actually a status
indicator. When it is green, nothing is processing, and
when it is red, something is processing. As for the cow
sounds, they are just there for fun. Of course, if you don't
like them you can turn them off...I personally like the cow sounds
In conclusion, this
is one great free program for anyone who wants to make some quick
covers for their homemade CD's. It may not have everything,
but you can't expect too much for free.