Who Are We?

Welcome to the home of Really Effective, producing quality Windows based Freeware and Shareware software including TICK and Sound Control for over eleven years. We also feature a growing repository of technical documents, software/hardware reviews and tutorials/how to articles.

If you are already familiar with Really Effective and our products please use the menu to the left to choose what you wish to read next otherwise continue reading.

We pledge that all official Really Effective software contains no Spyware or Ad-ware. All Freeware software contains no nag screens, no expiry dates and no other restrictions. To encourage and ensure further development you can show your appreciation, provide feedback or just say thanks via the contact us link that can be found in the menu. For further information on Really Effective products, download details or support please select the appropriate Really Effective product from the list of pages to the left.

Our first product TICK was first released in August 1998 and has been updated frequently since. TICK is a freeware dial up enhancer that logs all dial up networking calls and has a POP3 mail checker, finger, ping, web notify tools, popup digital display, password database, IP Address finder, context sensitive help and lots more.

Our second product Sound Control was first released in July 1999 and has been updated regularly since. Sound Control is a freeware replacement Windows Sound Mixer and Volume Control applet that allows you to add hot keys to adjust any combination of your sound mixer volumes. Support to control Winamp (and compatibles) with a series of hot keys, CD Player and an On Screen Display is also included.

Our growing repository of software/hardware reviews, technical documents and tutorials/how to articles are applicable to both the Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. The documents aim to cover a variety of topics for all skill levels from beginner to expert. They aim to provide you with the technical details to succeed with a specific, focused technical task by providing step by step instructions together with appropriate explanations, screenshots and comparisons to other similar techniques and products.