Who doesn’t this situation: You are typing a message and by accident you hit the CapsLock key and everything is written in capital letters. I bet you are as annoyed as I am when this happens.
Fortunately we are not alone. A fellow sufferer, named Nick Hodges, decided to write a useful tool called CapsLockBeGone and I think it is worth to review it on here after I had a lot of time to evaluate the program.
First Look doesn’t apply here because this software is freeware.
The program uses the default Microsoft Installer, if I’m not wrong. So I give it 3 of 5 points.
Plain simple, easy to use, ’nuf said, full points (5/5).
Requirements and Look
CapsLockBeGone is not a game, so I don’t evaluate this point.
After installing in less than a minute I guess I’m allowed to give it full points again.
The installer is easy to use and if you are not experienced enough, you can run it with the default configuration. 5 points.
It doesn’t require a reboot, so I give this software another 5 points.
Usage and Performance
Requirements, Look and actual performance
It is some kind of run-once program. You only use it once to disable the caps lock key and you may use it again to enable the caps lock key again. The look is ok, it fits to the easy to use style. Requirements? The only requirement, as stated on the website, is only Microsoft Windows and it should even run on Windows 95! Performance…I don’t know how to evaluate this because it is a really easy program… Overall I give it 5 points.
The program is self-explanatory, so this point also gets 5/5pts.
There is no learning curve, see above. 5/5 points
I found no bugs at all, so full points.
Overall this tool is very useful. How often did I swear on the caps lock key and now it is gone. No longer using caps by accident, just because of a tiny, easy to install and use program. Thank you Nick Hodges! Without you, I would still struggle with my caps lock key. Again full points.
CapsLockBeGone is the first software I’m evaluating using my review scheme. Surprisingly, well, maybe not, anyway, it got full points. I really tried to find any flaws, but no success. Maybe you could be worried about the fact that the program „messes“ with the registry to have the caps lock be gone, then again, it is easier to use this program than messing with the registry on your own.
CapsLockBeGone fully deserves the highest rating I can give. What do you think? Is this tool as useful for you as it is for me?