Update: Try using the new proper guide here.If you have an ADF(Automatic Document Feed) Scanner, then there is an easier way to do it. ADF Scanner is a type of scanner where you insert pages of any document and it will scan them one after one automatically. QQScan2Disc is a free tool for Windows that uses ADF scanner to scan all pages of the document, converts them to a PDF file and finally burns it to a disk, all with a single click. Read More
Last year we covered an online service called Smush.It that can optimize and compress any uploaded image. The process was rather time consuming, first you needed to upload multiple images and then after processing it will give you an archived file which you can download. But not everyone is connected to internet 24/7. Isn’t there any desktop software to do the same thing, but more quicker?
PNGGauntlet is a free tool for Windows that can convert any image format to PNG format and also compress/optimize the PNG image. Since most webmasters use PNG as their format of choice, it is an invaluable tool. Just add the images, select the Compression strategy, and click Optimize.
Note: For maximum compression, leave the compression strategy as default(Xtreme).
Microsoft’s free Zune software is a great place for managing your music collection, for $15 a month you can have access to unlimited music downloads and 10 DRM free downloads every month.You can download and manage your music playlists, but these playlists are not compatible with Windows Media Center. ZplToWpl is a free opensource tool that converts Microsoft Zune playlist to Windows Media Player/Windows Media Center compatible playlist.
My Advise To Microsoft: Making Zune playlist compatible with Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center gives users a choice to listen to their music anywhere they want. Wonder why nobody is buying Zune? One reason among many is that it’s not compatible with other Windows Media software, so for God’s sake fix this issue fast.
iSpring Converter is a free PowerPoint add-on that lets you save your presentation to flash format instantly. Additional options include the ability to add Flash videos inside presentations. The advantage of PowerPoint in flash format that it can be played in any operating system.
Note: If you are looking to create a presentation slideshow for the purpose of uploading it to YouTube, please check this post.Read More
Do you have a Dvd video which you want to convert to DivX/XviD video? Or do you want to convert any video format into a DivX/XviD video? We all know DivX and XviD both compresses the video while preserving the quality. Converting a Dvd which is usually 4.3GB(in some cases 4.7GB large) into a much smaller size while preserving the quality is not an easy task.Read More
Note: You can also convert wtv files using MC-TVConverter.Read More
You must have heard of Google Earth where you can explore cities, streets, locations anywhere in the world. But do you know about Worldwide Telescope, a software made by Microsoft that can turn your computer into a virtual telescope allowing you to explore galaxies, starts, planets, etc. It is a powerful visualization software that brings together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes for a seamless exploration of the universe.Read More
Different styles are available: pencil sketch, pen and ink drawing, various painting renderings. You can also improve your original photo with simple tools (enhance contrast, sharpen, simplify image, increase luminosity, color saturation etc...).Read More
Do you want to scan some notes, but don’t have a scanner? If you have a digital camera you can now convert it into a simple scanner with the help of Snapter. It is one powerful application that turns your digital camera into a fully featured scanner. All you have to do is take a photos of your notes or some pages from the book clearly and the rest is handled by this program automatically.Read More
Do you have a printer and a scanner attached you your computer? You can convert them into a photocopier instantly with an opensource software iCopy. These days scanner and printer are coming in one device making photocopying a piece of cake, but if you have both devices separately then you can use this tool to convert them into a photocopier machine with a single click.Read More
If you are looking for a way to convert multiple image formats like jpg, png, bmp into Windows Icon, look no further than ImagIcon. It is an excellent little utility that lets you convert multiple image formats into jpg, bmp, png, ico formats. Users can save the photo in 16x16, 32x32, 64x64, 128,128 dimension icons.Read More
Do you want to store videos from DVDs to your local drive in your computer without loosing the quality? HandBrake is one software that lets you convert the videos from DVDs without loosing much quality and since it is an open source project, it will always remain in development for further improvement and updates. It lets you rip and convert DVDs or video files to MPEG-4 video formats including .mp4, .avi, .ogm and even .mkv. This application is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Ubuntu Linux.Read More
Are you looking for converting Microsoft Excel from .xlsx format to .xls? We have listed three simple methods through which you can convert the formats within seconds.Read More
Have you ever watched a movie with a fantastic piece of soundtrack? Like I did, when I watched “Into the Wild”, its soundtrack was awesome, Wouldn't it be great if we could make an MP3 file to play on our computer? As long as we don't infringe on copyrighted material, there's a great selection of audio extraction tools that we can use to generate digital audio files from video, for this purpose, AoA Audio Extractor is a powerful tool for video to audio file conversion.Read More