Who Are We

Who Are We

Welcome to the home of Really Effective, producing quality Windows based Freeware and Shareware software including TICK and Sound Control since August 1998. 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 above 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. For further information on Really Effective products, download details or support please select the appropriate Really Effective product from the options in the menu above.

Our first product TICK was first released in August 1998 and was updated frequently until October 2002. 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 was updated regularly until March 2010. 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 third product Password Generator was first released in September 2009 and has been updated regularly since. The Password Generator is a web based applet that requires no download or installation and runs in your web browser. It can generate passwords of a user customisable length using sets of commonly used English, French, German or Spanish characters. It can be further adjusted to include Mathematical and Punctuation symbols and more.

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.