Optimise your PDF’s/ djvu’s for mobile reading with k2pdfopt
April 11, 2014 – 08:38 | No Comment
Optimise your PDF’s/ djvu’s for mobile reading with k2pdfopt

The value of a PDF document is, in part, that it can be read on just about any device, on any platform. Wherever you are, you can open it and see the same information, presented …

HTML to PDF Tools: a different kind of PDF converter
March 28, 2014 – 08:51 | No Comment
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 …

Scan pages directly to PDF with STP
March 21, 2014 – 11:08 | No Comment
Scan pages directly to PDF with STP

Converting a printed document to PDF can sometimes be a complicated process, where you must import the pages into a graphics tool, clean them up, then pass the results on to something else to generate …

Split, combine, encrypt, compress: jPDF Tweak is a one-stop PDF toolkit
March 18, 2014 – 16:03 | No Comment
Split, combine, encrypt, compress: jPDF Tweak is a one-stop PDF toolkit

jPDF Tweak is an open source Java Swing application which provides a host of ways to customise, adjust and work with PDF files.
You can split or combine documents, for instance. There are crop, rotate and …

Password-protect your PDFs with Free PDF Protector
February 21, 2014 – 08:56 | No Comment
Password-protect your PDFs with Free PDF Protector

Saving a document as a PDF has several advantages, in particular that it’ll be accessible on just about every device and platform around.
If you need to control exactly who can access your file, though, and …

Auto-correct document captures with CyberLink’s YouSnap (Android)
February 14, 2014 – 07:06 | Comments Off
Auto-correct document captures with CyberLink’s YouSnap (Android)

Smartphones make it very easy to capture documents or notes – just point your camera, and tap – but the results aren’t always good, and may require some work later.
CyberLink YouSnap – Camera Scan to …

Adobe Digital Editions 3.0 promises better DRM security, improved layout support
January 22, 2014 – 11:39 | Comments Off
Adobe Digital Editions 3.0 promises better DRM security, improved layout support

Adobe has released Adobe Digital Editions 3.0 on Windows and Mac, a major new version of its eBook manager. The tool, which helps users browse, organise and read both free and purchased eBooks in EPUB, …

Create, convert, rotate, secure, crop and generally tweak your PDFs with PDFFill Tools
January 21, 2014 – 13:23 | Comments Off
Create, convert, rotate, secure, crop and generally tweak your PDFs with PDFFill Tools

Most PC users need to work with PDF files, if only occasionally, and there are plenty of free tools around to help. Typically they’ll concentrate on a single function, though; just looking at their names …

STDU Viewer opens PDF, MOBI, TIFF, CBR/CBZ, EPub, PDB files and more
December 18, 2013 – 14:46 | Comments Off
STDU Viewer opens PDF, MOBI, TIFF, CBR/CBZ, EPub, PDB files and more

If you’re working on someone else’s PC and need to view a PDF file, then it probably won’t be an issue. Just about everyone has a copy of Adobe Reader (or something similar) around, allowing …

Batch convert PDFs to image formats with PDF to JPEG Expert
December 5, 2013 – 11:31 | Comments Off
Batch convert PDFs to image formats with PDF to JPEG Expert

PDFs are great for distributing information, but not so convenient when you need to reuse their content elsewhere. Fortunately there’s now a host of free tools able to convert PDFs into other formats, and the …

CHM to PDF converts your CHM files to something more portable
November 22, 2013 – 10:27 | Comments Off
CHM to PDF converts your CHM files to something more portable

Commonly used for everything from program help to e-books, Microsoft’s Compiled HTML Help (CHM) format works very well on the PC. CHM files aren’t always as easy to browse on other platforms, though, so if …