Audacity 2.1.0 adds real-time effects preview, updates noise removal tool
March 30, 2015 – 09:19 | No Comment
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
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 …

HoneyView 5.08 adds BPG support
December 23, 2014 – 08:10 | Comments Off
HoneyView 5.08 adds BPG support

Bandisoft has updated its free image viewer HoneyView with support for Fabrice Bellard’s new BPG image format.
BPG (Better Portable Graphics) is an efficient compressed graphics format which can deliver much smaller file sizes than JPG, …

Convert eBooks/ Office documents to PDF with Icecream PDF Converter
November 19, 2014 – 09:50 | Comments Off
Convert eBooks/ Office documents to PDF with Icecream PDF Converter

Utilities developer Icecream Apps has released Icecream PDF Converter, a capable tool for converting a range of file formats to and from PDF.
There are plenty of similar applications around, but what’s interesting here is most …

Audacity 2.0.6 released, refines user interface, improves selected effects
September 30, 2014 – 07:07 | Comments Off
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 …