PDF Multitool 6.20 extracts audio, video from PDFs
January 28, 2016 – 06:10 | Comments Off on PDF Multitool 6.20 extracts audio, video from PDFs
PDF Multitool 6.20 extracts audio, video from PDFs

ByteScout’s do-everything freeware PDF Multitool has been updated to 6.20 with new options for extracting embedded audio and video from PDFs.
Smarter text extraction means the program does a better job of auto-detecting document tables and …

ImBatch 4.5.0 adds more “image to PDF” power
December 17, 2015 – 06:11 | Comments Off on ImBatch 4.5.0 adds more “image to PDF” power
ImBatch 4.5.0 adds more “image to PDF” power

High Motion Software has shipped ImBatch 4.5.0, the latest edition of its free-for-personal-use image batch processor.
This release is mainly about the “Save to PDF” task, which now has more power than many specialist image-to-PDF tools.

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support
November 25, 2015 – 06:06 | Comments Off on Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support
Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support

Freemake Video Converter is a great media conversion tool with a pile of features, and just one small but annoying omission.
No drag and drop support meant you had to click the Add button and manually …

Decode malicious scripts with Converter
August 10, 2015 – 03:29 | Comments Off on Decode malicious scripts with Converter
Decode malicious scripts with Converter

Analyzing malicious scripts requires skill, experience, background knowledge. But it also helps if you’re able to view them, first, which can be a problem if they’ve been obfuscated or encoded in some way.
Converter is a …

FFmpeg is a one-stop audio/ video converter
July 7, 2015 – 06:06 | Comments Off on FFmpeg is a one-stop audio/ video converter
FFmpeg is a one-stop audio/ video converter

If you need to convert a few audio or video files then you could try out a few freeware transcoders, do your best to avoid the adware, hope they support the formats and options you …

PDF24 Creator v7 adds Explorer integration
June 24, 2015 – 11:22 | Comments Off on PDF24 Creator v7 adds Explorer integration
PDF24 Creator v7 adds Explorer integration

Free virtual PDF printer PDF24 Creator has been updated to version 7.0 with a range of new and enhanced features.
Top of the list – and not before time – is Explorer integration. Right-clicking one or …

Convert.NET is a desktop translator
June 24, 2015 – 07:35 | Comments Off on Convert.NET is a desktop translator
Convert.NET is a desktop translator

Convert.NET is a free (for personal use) text processing toolkit with maybe the most bizarrely mixed-up feature set we’ve seen.
Choose “Language Translation” from the list top-left and it seems reasonably normal. Type or paste text …

Convert archives between formats with ArcConvert
May 26, 2015 – 06:08 | Comments Off on Convert archives between formats with ArcConvert
Convert archives between formats with ArcConvert

If you’re an experienced computer user then you probably don’t spend much time thinking about archive formats. You’ve just installed something like 7-Zip and are ready to extract whatever you find.
Not everyone is as well …

Extract, convert and process your PDFs with PDF MultiTool
May 16, 2015 – 09:41 | Comments Off on Extract, convert and process your PDFs with PDF MultiTool
Extract, convert and process your PDFs with PDF MultiTool

“PDF MultiTool” sounds like it’s going to be yet another PDF toolkit: the usual set of basic functions, none of which work very well, which only exists at all because the developer hopes you’ll install …

Audacity 2.1.0 adds real-time effects preview, updates noise removal tool
March 30, 2015 – 09:19 | Comments Off on Audacity 2.1.0 adds real-time effects preview, updates noise removal tool
Audacity 2.1.0 adds real-time effects preview, updates noise removal tool

Open-source sound recording, editing and mixing tool Audacity 2.1.0 has been released, and comes with a slew of significant updates and improvements.
Version 2.1.0 debuts one major new feature: a Real-Time Preview for effects, which is …

Work with images from Explorer with XnShell
February 15, 2015 – 04:42 | Comments Off on Work with images from Explorer with XnShell
Work with images from Explorer with XnShell

XnShell is a handy Explorer shell extension which makes it easier to view, process and generally work with images.
The program allows you to preview any picture, in just about any format, directly from its right-click …