TIFF or Tagged Image File Format is a file format which is used for storing image used by both amateur and professional photographers. The ability of TIFF (.
) format to save multiple images into one makes it different from other image formats. Although, the default Windows Image and fax viewer allows you to view multipage TIFF files, it does not allow you to manipulate the image in any way. Multiff
is an application for Windows that allows you to perform multiple editing tasks on a TIFF file, including page split, image page extraction, deletion & insertion, image page replacement, combining multiple TIFF files into one and a lot more. Moreover, it lets you convert images into different file formats, including PDF, JPG, DCX, AVI and ICO. Keep reading past the break to find out more about Multiff.
PDF, or Portable Document Format is a world famous file format used to publish documents that must be viewed by the recipient as the author intended, no matter which program he is using to view the documents. Yesterday, we covered a JPG to PDF Converter
that allows you to convert and merge image files into a PDF document, both individually or in a batch operation. Today, we have found an awesome open source PDF tool, named PDF Split And Merge
, that allows you to merge and split PDF documents. Even though there are a lot of tools that can split and merge PDF documents, such as 7-PDF Split & Merge
and iPDF Express
, PDF Split And Merge also gives you the option to Alternate Mix PDFs, Rotate page of PDF documents in batch, Visual Document Composer and Visual Reorder to delete, arrange and rotate the pages of a PDF document with the help of thumbnails. The application also allows you to maintain a log of everything that it has done. Moreover, you can change the theme, look and feel of the interface, as well as the language of the program to match your requirement. More on PDF Split And Merge after the break.
Organizing folders that contain thousands of files surely takes a lot of effort and time, as one has to manually move files to separate folders, and then perform required file management operations. If you often deal with such situations where files in a specific folder need to be moved to multiple locations, DirectorySlicer
may prove to be of great help. It’s a miniscule, portable application that allows you to divide directory’s content according to defined size. Supporting optical discs’ size presets including CD (650 and 700 MB), CD-90 (800 MB), DVD (4.7 and 8.5 GB), Blu-ray Disc (25 and 50 GB), it shows a complete structure of source and output folder with size of each sub-folder.
Compressing files to reduce their size is something we’ve all done, either to save disk space, or to make it easier and faster to email them. For the Windows platform, there are a multitude of file compression applications available, and very few of them will cost you anything. Mac, however, is a different story. The default Mac archiving utility takes care of most compression formats, as does Unarchiver
, a famous file compression and extraction app. However, password protected zip archives are different. Keka
is a paid Mac app that handles the usual file compression and extraction functions, and can also create and open password protected files (provided you have the password; this isn’t for cracking passwords). The app supports 7Z, ZIP, TAR, GZIP and BZIP2, lets you password protect files, and split files by size suitable for writing to a CD or DVD. Keka costs $1.99 in the Mac app store, but if you want the older version of the app (which we tested), you can download it for free from the developer’s website
is a simple file joining application for Mac written to merge files downloaded from RapidShare, MegaUpload and like. Since download file parts, usually, come with 001, 002…, file extensions, it is programmed to automatically detect these formats, so you can quickly glue them back. It can also split large file into defined number of chunks in order to upload them to online file sharing platforms without encountering any upload limit issues. If the downloaded file is a compressed archive, it features an option to quickly extract archive file after joining all the parts together.
If you are looking for a simple tool with minimal set of options to inspect audio files and to split them by different parameters, check out Audio Splitter
. It’s an application for Mac to split long audio sessions into multiple chunks while facilitating user to check the audio file attributes. It has been noticed with many audio manipulation software that meta tag information gets removed after splitting the audio file. Audio Splitter can preserve the meta info and remove protection without touching the sound quality of the track. Furthermore, if you’re planning to split multiple files at once, it can split them and create folder for each track, letting you easily search through all audio files.
Every once in a while we come across extensions that have the most novel ideas. Split Screen Onclick
is a Chrome extension that fits this very profile. It allows splitting a webpage into two or more segments by simply clicking on the “S”
icon next to the address bar.
This provides a utility similar to the Freeze Pane option in Microsoft Excel. For example, you can freeze a segment of the page and compare it with a another portion that may otherwise not appear with the split area (e.g. the header compared to the footer) due to screen size limitations.
We have covered some Windows-based tools for performing blazing fast file splitting and joining, such as, File Splitter Lite
and HJSplit. File Splitter
is a small java-based tool which you can try on your Mac to quickly split and join files. The application usage is to some extent similar to File Splitter (another app with the same name)
which creates a batch file to quickly join all the chunks back. For user’s convenience, it supports drag & drop behavior, so all that is required is to specify the chunk size prior to dragging the file which you wish to split.
is a small nifty java-based application which is developed to offer easy and quick way to delete, re-arrange and merge PDF document content. In comparison with previously covered variants, such as, PDF Rider
, Nitro PDF Reader
, and 7-PDF
, PdfJumbler is utterly easy to use, since it comes with absolutely no fancy features to go around with. Supporting drag & drop behavior to insert a PDF documents, it also offers PDF-based clipboard to let users move the pages back & forth in/from the PDF document.
is a file utility for power users that carry a whole lot of useful tools, such as, Encryption/decryption, File shredding, Attributes changer, Icon image handling, Sorting, Cleaning slack bytes, Splitting file, Appending files, etc. According to the developer it offers some unique functions which are not present in other file managers.
is a brilliant context menu shell extension which was formerly a commercial product but is now a free open source software. It integrates with Windows shell to provide you the most important tools for performing routine file/folder manipulation actions easily and efficiently. The application facilitates user with exhaustive file-specific functions, some of which includes, Files extraction to/from folder, Copy/Move Files and Folders, Delete empty files and folders, Bulk renaming, File encryption/decryption, File split/join, Image manipulation, and Album creation.
Previously we have covered some file splitters and joiners such as File Splitter
, which provides merge script to join multiple files and does file splitting effortlessly, and File Tools
, which performs hash comparison along with splitting & joining files. File Splitter Lite
is another such tool, is portable, lightweight (255KB), and has fast (very fast) processing speed.
If you’re looking for a simple, efficient and easy-to-use tool that can split and merge PDF files for free, 7-PDF Split & Merge
can come in handy. With a straightforward, understandable interface, this program only does what it is supposed to do: split and merge PDF files, and it does them good.
is a small but powerful portable open source tool, allowing one to split any large file into specified chunks for easier and quicker sharing.
If you use Firefox and are looking to increase your productivity, then this tip is for you. Split Browser is a free add-on for Firefox that splits your screen to make space for more content. It is suitable for those users who have large screens, i.e screens larger than 19” or those who have high desktop resolutions.
Note: Split Browser is quite an old Firefox add-on, I am reviewing it here for those users who haven't heard about it before and for for those who don’t know how to use it.
It only splits the content area, not the whole browser. You can open tabs in new content window, just right-click the tab, select ‘Split Tab To’ and then select the area where you would like to split. Read More
Maxto is a free tool that lets you split your monitor into multiple regions. It can come helpful if you want to keep track of multiple applications or want to work on 2 or more projects simultaneously, in other words this can be used for multi-tasking which can save you hours every day. It can also work on your second monitor if you have a dual-monitor setup.
When started for the first time, the program will load in the system tray, the screen will be grayed out and you will be shown options to either split the screen vertically or horizontally, you can split the space as much as you want. Read More
You cannot use your webcam with more than one application at a time and there is no such option in Windows to make it possible. If you want to collaborate between multiple people who are in multiple IMs, then you will need to split your webcam. SplitCam is a free virtual video clone tool that connects multiple applications to a single video capture source. At maximum you can connect 64 clients to a single video source. In other words, it splits the video stream coming from the video source and tunnels it to numerous other client applications such as ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Skype Video, Camfrog, AOL AIM, Pal Talk, etc.
Just install and run this tool, click Video, and select your webcam from the list of available devices as shown in the screenshot below. Read More
If you ever wanted to upload and share a 350 MB file with your friends using an online file sharing service but you want to upload the file in smaller chunks. How can you split a big file into multiple chunks and upload it to the file sharing service? WinRar and HJSplit are the best applications to not only split big files in to several chunks but also to compress them while splitting. Read More