File Fisher Is A Feature-Rich Tool To Organize Files Into Folders Based On Type

The idea of organizing files and documents goes back to the good-old-days of physical file cabinets. Today, it’s still remains one of the most daunting chores on our computer. Boot up a brand new PC for the first time and you will find yourself with a clean slate. However, with daily usage and tossing files here and there, everything quickly becomes cluttered and untidy. Most people tend to avoid the tediousness of sorting files for a number of reasons; for the most part, it can take quite a bit of time to manually cut individual files from a folder and paste them into another, and most people simply don't want to waste time on such tasks. While an app like Files 2 Folder makes moving selective items simpler via the context menu, File Fisher aims to provide much more, such as the ability to move selective files by specifying their extensions. Let's learn more about the app and its functionality after the break. Read More

How To Convert Zip, Rar, And Other Archives To Various Formats

If you downloaded a file that came in the unknown archive format, the best way is to first convert it into a known archive format and then extract the contents. Many archive tools such as WinRar and 7Zip support conversions into other archive formats, but they lack support of many other popular formats.

ArcConvert is a free portable tool for Windows that allows you to convert many different types of archives to known formats. It can convert the following archives,

7-ZIP, LZH, CAB, ZIP, ARJ, ACE, RAR, TAR, TGZ, GZ, Z, BZ2, YZ1, YZ2, GCA, BEL, RPM, DEB, BH, Noa32, HKI, PAQAR, SQX, HA, ZOO, UHARC, LFB, ZLIB, UCL, IMP, RS, SPL, APK, Arc, DZ, MSI, ALZ, PMA, PAQ7, CHM, UDA, PAQ8, Cryptonite, ISO, LZOP, BMA, ZIP AES (128/192/256), Nanozip Alpha, XZ

into the following ones,

ZIP, 7-ZIP, CAB, LHA, TAR, TGZ, BZ2, YZ1, BGA, RAR, ACE, NOA32, HKI, PAQAR, UHARC, YZ2, DZ, HA, XZ.

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Resize Image And Create Thumbnail In Different Formats

A few months back, we reviewed Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows that adds Image resizing feature in Windows right-click context menu. The downside was that the it would only save the resized picture in one image format only(JPG). What if you want to resize the image and save it in png, gif, or bmp format?

RightThumb is a free portable tool for Windows that adds an option to right-click context menu. This option allows you to create thumbnail of any image, it also contains few advanced preferences which allow you to select the image quality and format. Unlike Image Resize Powertoy, this tool works in all versions of Windows, except 95/98/ME.

Note: Extract the zip file and then run this tool. Running this tool from within a zip file will cause it not to work properly.

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Draw Pictures And Edit SVG Image File For Free With e2vector

You have heard about the image formats jpeg, png, and gif. But what about svg? SVG(Scalable Vector Graphics), according to Wikipedia, is a family of specifications of XML-based file format for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, both static and dynamic (interactive or animated). Since the image and it’s behaviors are defined in XML files, they can be indexed, searched, scripted, and compressed. All web browsers except Internet Explorer render SVG markup directly. Since SVG are XML files, they can be edited using any text editor, but they can also be edited by using a specialized SVG-based drawing programs. e2vector is one such drawing program, but unlike other tools, it is based on Adobe Air platform. Read More

Cdex – Rip Audio CD To Mp3 or Wav Format

Cdex is a free opensource tool that can extract the data from the audio cd and save the files in either wav or mp3 format. You can also rip the audio cd using Windows Media Player, but this tool has advanced features such as support for audio file tags, ability to add headers to mp3 files, and more encoding options.

First insert the cd in the drive and load this tool. You will find all songs listed, you can edit the Album name, Artist name, Genre, and Year.

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How To Change File Extensions Without Changing The File Format

Do you want to change the file extensions without changing the actual file format? This question sounds a bit confusing at first, but I will clear it up. Suppose you want to convert a .JPEG file to .JPG, this changes the file extension but does not change the file format, another example is when you want to convert .log to .txt. There are many other examples, but for  the sake of convenience I have included only two. Now once you know what this all is about, let’s move ahead. AnalogX Extension Changer is a free tool for Windows that can batch change file  extensions in one go. It also has a build-in integration with Windows Explorer which is enabled by default. Just drag&drop the files and folders and it will list them all with their respective extensions. Read More

How To Convert Text To Speech Online For Free

Ivona Online is a free online service that lets you easily create a voice from any text. All you have to do is to enter the text and click Play button, and it will start reading the text line by line automatically. There is no limit on the number of words you can enter. If you are a webmaster or a blogger, you can use it to give your visitors a choice to listen to your posts. You can select the voice which you want to use in the speech, there are currently five different voices available: Jennifer(USA), Eric(USA), Jacek(Polish), Ewa(Polish), Carmen(Romanian). I prefer Eric since his voice is louder and clearer. Read More

Convert Windows Media Center(.wtv) Video File To Other Formats

The default video format for recording a video in Windows Media Center in Vista is .wtv only if you have TV Pack installed, also keep in mind that Microsoft has shifted from the old dvr-ms format to the new wtv format. In Windows 7 beta the default recording format is also wtv. There are many commercial software that support converting of wtv to other video format, but unfortunately such feature is not present in any free video converters. So the best way to convert wtv to other video formats is to first convert it into dvr-ms and from there convert it to other video formats such as mpeg, avi, etc. This is a little tricky but an easy way to do it.
Note: You can also convert wtv files using MC-TVConverter.
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