PDFCool Free Studio

pdfcool

Our Rating 8 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7/8

 

PDFCool Free Studio is a feature limited version of PDFCool Studio that lacks some of the more advanced features. Although limited in functionality, the free version offers a good array of features that let you create, split, combine and comppress PDF files. PDFCool Studio is an easy-to-use but powerful PDF document handler. It enables you to create, edit, sign, compare, split, combine, replace, encrypt and convert PDF documents. PDFCool Studio supports almost 30 page and document formatting features that enable you to insert watermarks and headers, rotate pages, resize pages, merge pages, crop pages, extract and convert pages and more.

You can also extract images and text from one or more PDF files, create PDF files from images, convert documents, add watermarks, encrypt/decrypt PDF documents, set document permissions and more.Free for personal use. PDFCool Studio has many unique features and creativity which can hardly be found in other similar software products. It firstly comes up with concepts of Page Selector, Batch Processor and My FileBox, which allow you to conveniently handle PDF documents based on page, as well as multiple PDF documents. It allows you to easily create self-running Slide-Show package (exe file), and makes PDF readable on any computer without PDF reader software installed. With PDFCool Studio, you can compress, replace and apply image filter to batch images in PDF documents. What’s more, PDFCool Studio has more than 30 kinds of unique features.

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How Does Startpage Measure Up?

timthumbThere are many software programs that claim to do things and fail miserably. Some of them like Google Reader recently closed down. However, one artificial intelligence program, known simply as Genieo startpage is causing quite a stir on the World Wide Web. A careful analysis of the pros and cons of this particular software reveals an intriguing and exciting new product that is sure to generate lots of buzz as it gains momentum. For one thing, startpage is unlike anything that has been presented to web browsers. It is intuitive, in the sense that it can understand your browsing habits and it scours the web in search of information that you want to see. Users no longer have to spend copious amounts of time opening up multiple tabs and searching for information – startpage does it all for you.

The Pros and Cons of using Genieo Startpage

On the plus side, startpage is really easy-to-use. There is no complicated software to program and there is no need to input all sorts of data to make the program work. It is intuitive, self-aware and it can adapt to your changing preferences. Further, the algorithms governing this software allow it to be able to predict what information is important to you.  Users can access this homepage – startpage – from anywhere with Android, iPhone and iPad devices. It also allows for tracking of your favourite sites and stories that are of particular interest to you. A review of startpage did not detect any noticeable cons of using the software. In fact, if anything it speeded up our web browsing process and eliminated a lot of unnecessary content from our searches. The fact that the software is free to download and install is another big plus.

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ImTOO Download YouTube Video

ImTOO Download YouTube Video

Our Rating 6 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7/8

 

ImTOO Download YouTube Video is a software for downloading streaming videos from the video sharing website like YouTube. It seamlessly integrates into Internet Explorer and allows you to easily download the current website with the right click. It also lets you search for a video and watch it with the built-in browser. It supports Proxy connections, the use of other browsers, download speed limit. Since the downloaded videos are in FLV format, you must convert them so as to watch them with your standard media player.

ImTOO Download YouTube Video allows you to download videos directly from YouTube.com, save the downloaded videos to your computer hard disk, and then play them with the system media player. This free YouTube video downloader provides you with highest download speed. Enjoy downloading all your favorite YouTube videos, even the HD videos, and it’s all for FREE. ImTOO Download YouTube Video supports multi-threading and batch downloading, which provides you with several options for downloading YouTube videos. This software also comes with IE right-click menu, and a built-in browser where you can drag and drop videos, and works well with the proxy server you set.

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XnRetro

XnRetro

Our Rating 7 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7/8

 

XnRetro allows you to create stunning images with vintage or instant effect on your Desktop.

  • 20 color effects
  • 15 light effects such as bokeh,leak
  • 28 frame borders
  • Adjustement like contrast, gamma, saturation, …
  • Vignetting Noise
  • Save or share the result

The real-time preview makes it easy to tweak the default settings for each effect by changing color balance, exposure, contrast and other details. You can also tune the opacity for light and vignetting layers to achieve stronger or more subtle retro effects.In addition to the 20 retro styles, XnRetro includes 15 light overlays and 30 simulated frame styles, all of them can be combined to create custom results.

XnRetro is available for Windows and OS X and I’ve taken a look at the Windows version. Frequently in the past, software used to look a bit clunky and dated on Windows, compared to when running on Apple computers, but thankfully that is changing more and more and so XnRetro provides quite a clean and friendly user interface.

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Fotor

Fotor

Our Rating 10 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7/8

 

Fotor is an easy to use photo enhancement software that offers 13 different one-click adjustments that have been configured for specific photo capture conditions like “Portrait”, “Backlit”, “Flash”, “Cloudy”, “Food”, “Landscape”, and others.

Most photos aren’t taken in a controlled environment and sometimes there isn’t time to adjust the settings on your camera when conditions change. “Scenes” offers 13 different 1-tap-enhance options that have been configured for specific photo capture conditions. The Photo Text feature allows you to use various fonts to type personalized messages on your photos. Our flexible settings allow you to type in bold or italic, use various colors, rotate text and change the opacity or size of your words. Fotor online photo editor includes six easily search-able categories of amazing photo effects. With over 56 filters, you can give your photos that unique feel that makes them stand out from the crowd.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography takes three photos with different exposures and combines them into a single image to bring out the best light and tone in each part of the photo. Fotor.com is the first photo editor offering HDR features online so you can capture highlights, shadows and striking details without the need to download software. Fotor’s online HDR contains revolutionary HDR technologies including Local Tone Balancing, Photo Alignment and Ghost Reduction that dramatically increase the accuracy and quality of photos.

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Microsoft Office Starter

Microsoft Office Starter

Our Rating 7 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7

 

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter includes, Microsoft Word starter 2010, Microsoft Excel Starter 2010, Microsoft Office Tools (which includes : Microsoft Clip Organiser, Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Centre, Microsoft Office Picture Manager and Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager 2010).

Office Starter differs from the complete version of Office in that it includes just two productivity programs (Word Starter and Excel Starter), and the interface displays advertising. Features typically used in business or academic settings are not included.The Office Starter version not as powerful as full-featured Open Source products like OpenOffice, however it includes all the basic features needed for everyday word processing and simple spreadsheet work. For many people, the Starter version may be all they ever need.

You will be downloading an online installer that downloads the necessary files for your operating system.

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Adobe Photoshop CS2

Adobe Photoshop CS2

Our Rating 9 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7

 

This is an old version of Photoshop from 2005 which is now offered for free*. Although it does not offer the latest and greatest features, CS2 is perfectly suitable for professional image editing and includes all the features that made Photoshop the industry standard. Despite its longevity, CS2 is certainly not bad, and in my opinion, this is a very smart move from Adobe. Omitting those who’ll grab their software from unfair mediums, quite a few would-be Photoshop users will have settled for cheaper or free alternatives, notably the GIMP, but by giving everybody a taste of Photoshop through CS2, I wouldn’t be surprised if some users bit the bullet and ended up paying for a newer version.

Presumably, this means it’ll always be free, and while CS2 is missing quite a few features compared with the latest release, it’s certainly a nice late Christmas / New Years’ present for those who love nothing more than sitting at a computer and slipping into creative mode. Hopefully, this sets a precedent, meaning CS3 will soon become free as Adobe weighs up the costs of keeping activation servers running in relation to how many people would legitimately buy a decade-old software.

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OCam

ocam

Our Rating 7 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7

oCam is a screen recorder that enables you to capture video from your computer screen. It offers a resizable recording frame that you can drag over the area to be recorded, and you can also choose from several preset sizes or record your desktop in full-screen. The program is easy to use, once you have selected the area to record, simply press the “Record” button to start capturing video. You can stop the recording manually or set a time limit (e.g. 10 minutes) to end the capture automatically.

Features:

  • Computer screen, video recording is possible.
  • Recording using the built-in video codecs(AVI, MP4, MOV, TS, VOB) and audio codecs(MP3, AAC)
  • Have large video formats to support more than 4GB.
  • Recording sound from your computer as you can.
  • Audio recording is made possible without the stereo mix setting.(Windows 7, Vista SP1 or later)
  • A variety of sound quality when recording can be selected.
  • Screen capture is possible, too.
  • Recording area of the keyboard can be easily controlled.
  • Can record the full screen and window area.
  • During recording, the mouse cursor can be set to be included.
  • Bug reporting is available to developers.
  • Record the results can be stored in a specific folder, you have the option.
  • oCam dual-monitor support.
  • Flash in the IE browser, the target area can be selected.
  • Preferences from the FPS setting is possible.
  • Automatically recording the end of recording timeout function is available.

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Wise Care 365

Wise Care 365

Our Rating 9 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7

 

Wise Care 365 includes both Wise Disk Cleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner. However, with other attractive and exciting features, it is far more than just that. Wise Care 365 will keep your PC in tiptop shape and running at peak performance! Wise Care 365 can detect more hidden invalid registry issues than CCleaner, which is accredited by CHIP and PCWorld. It takes just one click to use Wise Care 365. As if by magic, your old PC will transform into a brand new and blazing fast one after Wise Care 365’s automatic cleanup and tune-up.

The scanning speed of Wise Care 365 is twice as fast as CCleaner’s, as well as Advanced System Care Pro 5. All the features in Wise Care 365 are highly reviewed by PCWorld, PCAdvisor, ComputerBild, CHIP, CNET, ZDNet, and so on. A group of top programmers, all of whom have at least ten-years experience, spent three years creating Wise Care 365 after collecting an abundance of feedback from users. Wise Care 365 is a bundle of important registry, disk, and other system utilities for your PC. Easy to use and effective, Wise Care 365 is the best solution to improve your PC’s performance. Get Wise Care 365 and your computer will never run slow again!

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SafeIP

safeip

Our Rating 8 /10
License Freeware
Windows          XP/Vista/7

 

Anonymous, Private, Secure, and Free. Hide your IP address and protect your online identity with SafeIP. Protect your online identity by hiding your IP from websites, email, games, and more. Encrypt all your Internet traffic with a private proxy, either browsing at home or on public WiFi hotspots. Choose the anonymous IP location closest to you for the fastest connection speeds. SafeIP can be used completely free for unlimited use, without advertisements and never expires.

Selecting a location nearest to you is the best way to ensure the fastest connection speeds. From the Dashboard tab, scroll down the Select Location box on the left, to find the country and region nearest to your current location, and then double-click the location to connect. You may try using other nearby locations to see if another location is faster for you. You may also try selecting an IP location nearest to most of the websites or servers you regularly use. The program offers proxy servers based in the US, UK, Germany, Poland and France.

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