If you increase the volume, while playing music, your whole experience can be ruined if someone sends you an audible message. Recent Windows versions, like Vista or Win 7, allow you to control individual volumes, but you can not say the same thing about Windows XP. If you install IndieVolume, you will be able to adjust the volume separately for Windows Explorer, web browsers and any other active application. The controls it offers are much better even than the ones that come with Windows 7.
The application is designed mainly for Windows XP, but you can run it on Vista or Win 7 as well. The setup file comes in a ZIP package, which is 1.68 Mb large. The setup process will be done in a few seconds and there are no advanced settings to make while going through the wizard's stages.
The active and closed applications are listed on the left side of the interface. Regardless of which one you select, you will find the same options on the right side. The volume, balance and volume boost can be adjusted with the aid of sliders. You can select a different audio device from a drop menu, above the volume control, and an FX effect from a second drop menu, over the volume boost control.
If the sound from an application is covered by another sound, you can increase the volume boost for that application or click a check box to mute all other applications. By default, all the options are disabled (faded out), but you can activate them by simply ticking the "Handled" option. Individual controls, like the volume sliders, mute controls and so on, can be enabled or disabled with separate check boxes.
The software gives you better control over the volume. Besides the fact that it lets you control the volumes of individual applications, it also lets you boost their volumes and more.
You might have to run the software in compatibility mode if you are using Windows Vista or Win 7. IndieVolume gives you complete freedom when it comes to volume control. With its per-application controls, you can decide which applications will be louder, which ones will use a lower volume and which ones will be muted.
IndieVolume Editor’s Review Rating
IndieVolume has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 10 May 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated IndieVolume 4 out of 5 stars, naming it Excellent