Quick Review: UnityPDF
November 22, 2014 – 07:31 | No Comment
Quick Review: UnityPDF

UnityPDF would like to be the tool of choice for batch PDF processing. It can split or merge files, extract all or selected pages, divide one file into several, rotate every page in a file, …

Convert eBooks/ Office documents to PDF with Icecream PDF Converter
November 19, 2014 – 09:50 | No Comment
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 …

SumatraPDF 3.0 displays multiple documents in tabs, improves eBook UI
October 20, 2014 – 11:21 | Comments Off
SumatraPDF 3.0 displays multiple documents in tabs, improves eBook UI

Krzysztof Kowalczyk has released SumatraPDF 3.0, a major new release of his lightweight and portable PDF and eBook reader for Windows.
Version 3.0 adds support for tabs, allowing users to view multiple documents side-by-side, plus extends …

Foxit Reader 7.0 and Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0 released, add Shared Review, 2D Barcode Display features
September 24, 2014 – 06:55 | Comments Off
Foxit Reader 7.0 and Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0 released, add Shared Review, 2D Barcode Display features

In its first major updates for almost 18 months, Foxit Corporation has unveiled Foxit Reader 7.0 and Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0. Both builds gain Shared Review capabilities along with 2D Barcode Display.
Each build also gains unique …

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 …

Convert web pages to PDF with wkhtmltopdf
July 28, 2014 – 09:38 | Comments Off
Convert web pages to PDF with wkhtmltopdf

It can often be useful to keep a local copy of a web page, and your browser’s “Save Page As” option is a good place to start. But typically this saves an HTML file and …

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 …

BDReader displays comics by panel. Sometimes.
June 24, 2014 – 15:06 | Comments Off
BDReader displays comics by panel. Sometimes.

BDReader is a comic book viewer with ambition. It doesn’t just zoom to page width and wait for you to scroll: the program also supports “panel view”, which uses computer vision technology to detect the …

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 …

Encrypt, decrypt and process your PDFs with QPDF
June 12, 2014 – 14:49 | Comments Off
Encrypt, decrypt and process your PDFs with QPDF

If you need to process your PDFs then there’s no shortage of free options. JPDF Tweak alone can crop or rotate pages, apply text and image watermarks, encrypt, decrypt them, and so on. You’ve probably …

Scribus 1.4.4 adds image alignment script, refines PDF export options
May 30, 2014 – 08:04 | Comments Off
Scribus 1.4.4 adds image alignment script, refines PDF export options

Open-source, cross-platform desktop publishing package Scribus 1.4.4 has been released. Despite the seemingly minor version number, it includes a number of significant changes.
The new build – also available in portable form – adds support for …