If all the stored PDFs were printed out, we'd be tripping over the piles of documents. While you won't find as many PDF tools as PDFs, it sometimes seems like it, especially lightweight freeware designed to make quick work of handling PDFs. PDF-XChange Viewer Portable from Tracker Software is a fine example of the breed. It can view Adobe-compatible PDFs, perform a variety of functions on them, and export PDF data in several file formats. With editing, annotating, searching, and printing capabilities, it's neither too sparse nor too big and unwieldy to be useful. It's totally … Read more
Being a father involves copious amounts of self-confidence.
Sometimes, though, that self-confidence can merge with other traits, such as arrogance and bloated self-regard.
I mention this, on Father's Day weekend, merely because a fine and erudite survey has revealed the Grand Canyon between dads' view of their tech prowess and their family's views of dad's tech prowess.
The survey, conducted on behalf of TeamViewer -- a company that stunningly provides helpful remote control software -- reveals that 93 percent of dads think they are the family's go-to guy for tech.
You will be stunned into solitary … Read more
What happens in Windows stays in Windows, and the tool that logs and displays it is called the Event Viewer. NirSoft's MyEventViewer is a useful alternative to the built-in Windows tool. For example, it's less confusing, with a simpler layout. You can view multiple logs in one list. It displays the event description and data in the same list, too, instead of opening a new window. And it's available in separate versions for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems, for maximum compatibility and stability. We sampled the 64-bit version in Windows 7.
As with many of NirSoft'… Read more
MDI stands for Microsoft Document Imaging format. This TIFF-based file format is designed to store images by page layout using Office Document Imaging, which can save files as MDIs and TIFFs. TIFF files are widely compatible, but MDI files only open with Office Document Imaging, which can be a problem when you have to share MDI files. The best solution is to save them as TIFFs to begin with, but that's not much help if you're the one trying to open MDI files without Office. MDI Viewer by HAN Software opens and displays MDI and TIFF images without … Read more
Free DWG Viewer from Information Graphics lets you view AutoCAD DWG, DXF, and DWF files as well as CSF (IGC Content Sealed Format) files in Windows without AutoCAD or compatible CAD packages. It can run as a desktop application in Windows or as an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer. It offers a variety of viewing options, including accurate snap-to-geometry functionality. Free DWG Viewer is a freeware version of the developer's Brava program. The free version lacks several features, such as the ability to make markups. It also lacks a Print feature, but it does save files as JPEGs, which … Read more
Not very many people know that the Windows Event Viewer is a built-in tool that can be of great help in troubleshooting computer problems. Yet, here comes MyEventViewer from NirSoft Freeware, an application that promises to improve on this little-known and not-often used utility.
While the information it provides may prove to be beyond the ability of most people to comprehend, the free tool itself has a simple interface. It allows the user to view multiple event logs, for example, unlike the option offered by the regular Event Viewer. The details of the event are also conveniently seen on the … Read more
Sometimes, trends happen beneath our noses, because our eyes are focused on some distant horizon -- or on this morning's fine YouTube video featuring a cat, a baseball bat, and a bowl of cereal.
So I am grateful to a piece of research conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of a company called TeamViewer, which reveals to me that women would prefer not to have so many physical meetings.
Indeed, apparently womens' preference for online meetings far exceeds that of men.
You might imagine, given that one of TeamViewer's purposes in life is to sell you online-meetings software, … Read more
Most of us are used to opening PDF files with a special viewer, be it Acrobat Reader or something else. But what happens when you have other files that require special viewers? Are you supposed to just keep cluttering up your hard drive with new programs? STDU Viewer Portable is a document viewer that can handle not only PDF files, but a variety of other common and uncommon file types.
STDU Viewer Portable looks just like many other document viewers, with a set of menus across the top and a toolbar just below. We were impressed with the number of … Read more
Have you ever wondered if other people might have been using your computer while you are away? Worry no more. History Viewer from Digital Forensics Studio is a free application that details a computer's specific usage. It will provide such information as programs used, visited Web sites, files opened, as well as searches that have been done on the machine.
The software has a simple but easily understandable interface. The left-most pane lets the user pick what history they want to view under the browser used: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox. They can also choose to view … Read more
ImageOpen can serve as your default image viewer in Windows or as a lightweight alternative. This portable freeware is compact and launches quickly, even with large images, but it also lets you open very large images inside Internet Explorer, if you prefer. It sizes windows to images and offers a borderless display option. It also displays slideshows. ImageOpen can handle most image types, including less common ones like ICO and TIFF as well as the usual JPEGs and GIFs. It works in all versions of Windows, though XP and previous versions may require .NET Framework 2.0 or better. We … Read more