Tagged: pdf

DocusTree: Freeware Documents And Notes Organizer

At first look DocusTree (version: 3.2) might look like a notes organizer. The interface and look is of the two pane outliner or organizer where the focus is on writing, jotting down and inserting various media or documents. While this is true of DocusTree it is more geared towards organizing existing documents or websites in a central location.

As the demo (see screenshot) shows when right clicking on a node DocusTree is mostly about adding. Of course a user can include a new document and start typing – for keeping a list for example – but this freeware is built

PDF Compressor

Freeware PDF Compressor

I was contacted and asked to write about PDF Compressor. It is a freeware and at v.3.0.

As its name suggests it is straightforward with one purpose. It is easy to use, simply add or drag and drop pdf files to the program window or alternatively add a folder containing pdf files. Customize the output folder and if necessary the output defaults from 120 dots per inch and 75% compression. Press the Start button and it is done.

In tests on an older XP computer the process took 3 minutes for a 39MB file and approximately 20 seconds for a

PDF To JPG

PDF To JPG: Convert Your PDF Files (Free Until July 1!)

PDF To JPG is simple shareware. It does a task that is sometimes done to avoid using pdf readers and it does it well. The program interface and startup are as simple as the function it performs. When launched the program gives the user the option to choose the conversion type. The options, which are also available within the main window are pdf to jpg, pdf to tif (almost always referred to as tiff), pdf to bmp, pdf to png and pdf to gif.

Once open file(s) or folder of files can be added. The program will list the pdf

QT Writer Express

QT Writer Express: Light Freeware Word Processor

QT Writer Express is a word processor from the makers of SSuite Office Suite. It is a simple and lightweight program that handles documents pretty well. It is perhaps best suited for simple text files but it can do more. It stands out from most of its kind in looks at least.

Most of QT Writer Express’ options are available to the left of the writing area. Changing font, color and size. Underline, bold and italic. Text justify, indent and zoom. List style and line spacing. All occupy a relatively large portion of the screen space.

Additional features and options

Freeware Shorts: SumatraPDF

SumatraPDF (Version: 1.7 as of this post) is an open source PDF reader for windows. It is, as it claims, fast and simple.

It features command line support and plenty of shortcuts for document navigation, viewing and more. A list of all shortcuts are available via the program’s manual page.

SumatraPDF can also read XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR and LaTeX documents. It is also capable of remembering the last read page so the next time a certain PDF is opened one can return to that page. One of the more recent features added is favorites – which can be set

Docany PDF To Text Converter Review And Giveaway

Comment below for your chance to win a Docany PDF to Text Converter license, a $20 value!

Docany PDF to Text Converter is a simple application that does one job well. It takes one or many PDF files and converts them to simple text file(s). It can work in batch mode when adding a folder or working with more than one PDF file. For each PDF file chosen it is also possible to specify a page or range of pages (separated by a hyphen like 2-7) to convert to text.

In three steps the conversion(s) is complete. The first is

Wondershare’s AnyBizSoft PDF Converter For Mac

Wondershare, the people that brought you the recent iMate giveaway have another product called AnyBizSoft PDF Converter For Mac. This program – which also has a PC equivalent – is a great tool to convert PDF documents to many other formats. The 6 supported formats are Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, EPUB eBooks, Text files and HTML pages. It is easier to edit the documents after conversions to the aforementioned formats and therefore make this program most useful. 

AnyBizSoft PDF Converter For Mac retains the layout of the original PDF document and can in most cases even convert an

File Hound: Freeware File Search

File Hound is Described as

…Search for text inside any file on your computer. It can search all kinds of text files, including pdf, doc etc.

It is a simple program that does its job well and as mentioned in its description searches inside *.pdf files too. It is not limited to pure text files as it can search inside *.dll, *.exe and other such files as well. Another advantage is that the search results for *.pdf files are shown in the program’s own search results window. As of this date folder paths must be typed or pasted into the

STDU Viewer Eases Document Viewing

STDU Viewer is described by its author as

View all most popular documents formats by one program.

STDU Viewer supports many text based formats and can present them in an unobtrusive and somewhat attractive interface. It tries to centralize the task that may require several programs. For example notepad to open *.txt files and a PDF viewer to open *.pdf files. To that end STDU Viewer supports TXT, TIFF, PDF, DjVu, CBR, CBZ and XPS file formats. The program has some interesting and useful features that perhaps make it more useful for some. Using the View menu it is possible