Audacity 2.0.6 released, refines user interface, improves selected effects
September 30, 2014 – 07:07 | No Comment
Audacity 2.0.6 released, refines user interface, improves selected effects

Popular open-source, cross-platform sound recording, editing and mixing tool Audacity 2.0.6 has been released. The new build contains a number of minor improvements and various bug fixes.
Most of these changes affect the user interface. Both …

Convert eBooks between 25+ formats with TEBookConverter
August 19, 2014 – 05:35 | Comments Off
Convert eBooks between 25+ formats with TEBookConverter

EBooks come in many different formats, and while some are easy to read anywhere (PDF, DOCX) others can be much trickier to handle outside of your regular reader (FB2, PDB). If that’s a problem, you …

TEncoder: the ultimate video converter?
August 4, 2014 – 05:30 | Comments Off
TEncoder: the ultimate video converter?

When we tried it last year, TEncoder impressed us as a powerful video conversion tool with a stack of features: file, folder and folder tree import, video trimming, 800+ output profiles, excellent subtitling support, deinterlace …

New company Icecream Apps debuts its freeware range
July 1, 2014 – 15:09 | Comments Off
New company Icecream Apps debuts its freeware range

Icecream Apps is a new company which recently launched three freeware Windows tools: Media Converter, PDF Split and Merge and Image Resizer. Polished and professional, available in several languages and with Mac versions available “pretty …

Convert images directly from Explorer with SendTo-Convert
July 1, 2014 – 14:59 | Comments Off
Convert images directly from Explorer with SendTo-Convert

Image conversion tools are supposed to save you time, at least in theory, but after you’ve chosen your source files, specified exactly what you’re like to do with them, and set up your destination options, …

Batch convert documents to PDF, PNG, TIF or JPG with DocuFreezer 1.0
June 17, 2014 – 13:19 | Comments Off
Batch convert documents to PDF, PNG, TIF or JPG with DocuFreezer 1.0

Anyone who’s tried Print Conductor will know how great it is for speeding up the wearisome process of printing out documents of different types in one go from your Windows PC.
Now the folk at fCoder …

FreeRIP: not just a CD ripper
May 7, 2014 – 11:15 | Comments Off
FreeRIP: not just a CD ripper

It’s a tough world for CD rippers. Windows Media Player already handles most basic ripping needs all on its own, so developers really need to layer on the extras if they want to attract attention.
It …

HTML to PDF Tools: a different kind of PDF converter
March 28, 2014 – 08:51 | Comments Off
HTML to PDF Tools: a different kind of PDF converter

There are lots of HTML to PDF conversion tools around, and most work in the same way: they’ll process the HTML code, convert it into an image, and save this as a series of JPEGs …

Convert is a handy unit conversion tool
March 15, 2014 – 10:45 | Comments Off
Convert is a handy unit conversion tool

When you’re unsure about Fahrenheit vs Celsius, feet and metres, or just wondering how large a petabyte really is, there’s no substitute for a good conversion tool.
There are plenty of candidates online. Google has several …

NConvert: an amazing command line-based image processor
March 15, 2014 – 08:30 | Comments Off
NConvert: an amazing command line-based image processor

In an increasingly touch-oriented world, the idea of using a command line utility to process images might seem, well, just a little old-fashioned.
And maybe it is. But if you regularly need to resize, rotate, crop …

View, edit and batch process your photos with Photoimp
March 12, 2014 – 09:07 | Comments Off
View, edit and batch process your photos with Photoimp

If you’ve tried a few free photo managers then you’ll know that the vast majority are, well, disappointing. Most have absolutely no original ideas. And some don’t even match up to the basic functionality you …