Software maker Some PDF specializes in utilities for converting and extracting data to and from Portable Document Format files, generally known as PDFs. There's a growing need for such utilities as PDFs become increasingly the document format of choice for posting information like warranties, instruction manuals, and data sheets online or in corporate networks and other environments. PDFs are easy to use, but creating and managing them usually means forking over big bucks for a honking huge software package from Adobe Systems, inventor of the PDF, or similarly pricey third-party software that is also aimed at the enterprise-level user. … Read more
Wondershare PPT2Flash Professional is a PowerPoint plug-in that allows users to convert PowerPoint slideshows into multimedia Flash presentations. The program integrates seamlessly into PowerPoint and adds several useful features.
The program's interface consists of an extra tab in the PowerPoint menu bar that looks like it could be original to PowerPoint. Its functions are neatly arranged with buttons. The program comes with its own built-in Help file, which could stand to be a little more detailed, but isn't bad. For the most part, the program's functions are intuitive, especially for users who are already familiar with PowerPoint. … Read more
MySoft's MyVideoConverter is an all-in-one software solution for converting digital video files from one format to another. It touts lightning-fast conversions, high-quality video output, and an easy-to-manage interface.
MyVideoConverter's clean, Windows-style interface certainly facilitates the quick-and-easy conversions it promises, with four easy steps: 1) Click Add a Task to select the source file, target, quality, and output format; 2) load a video file; 3) enter a name for the output file; and 4) click OK. MyVideoConverter does the rest, and quickly, too, just as advertised. If you have orphan video files that have been hanging around your hard … Read more
DVR-MS Converter is a basic program that allows users to convert DVR-MS files to MPEG2 files, which can then be burned to DVDs. Although the program works easily and quickly once everything is set up correctly, we first had to do some futzing with Windows Media Player in order to get the MPEG2 files to play. This really has nothing to do with DVR-MS Converter; first-time users of DVR-MS conversion software should be aware that this is a Windows Media Player issue and not a downfall of the program.
The program's interface is quite simple and intuitive, with large … Read more
Vextractor converts raster images to vector files by drawing center lines and outlines that can be manipulated in AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and other popular graphics, engineering, and design programs. You can scan images or diagrams into Vextractor and it will covert them into vector files that you can use with other design and graphics tools. It has several options for converting images, including Line Art and Map. You can also fully manipulate the vector drawings that Vextractor creates.
Vextractor's interface is attractive and easy to navigate. The program's built-in Wizard guides you through the various functions; for instance, … Read more
Free Convert All Movie Video Converter Gold is a free utility that takes any video format and converts it to something that's easier to use. Its simple layout and fast results make this a great tool for frequent video watchers and those who need to make old videos viewable again.
The program's interface was surprisingly intuitive, with few commands and well-labeled icons. Considering that we're at the novice level when it comes to working with video, we were surprised that we didn't need to consult the Help file's instructions to successfully complete a transfer. The … Read more
PPT to Video Scout provides a simple tool for quickly converting slideshows into video files. With quite a basic layout, it's easy to use. It does a fine job of producing high-quality video that can add visual appeal and a professional touch to your presentations and projects.
The interface is a breeze to navigate, thanks to a Wizard-like layout and simple commands. We were never confused, nor did we feel the need to visit the Help file for further instructions. We were able to choose one PowerPoint file at a time to convert, which kept us focused on the … Read more
About a week ago, I read an article online about how automotive industry insiders were recently given a sneak preview of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, which is reportedly slated to begin production in the near future. With all the dire financial straits General Motors has found itself in the last few years, this is definitely good news--I'm sure that I'm not the only who would hate to see such a classic American muscle car tradition bite the dust.
In fact, there seemed to be a lot of rumbling amongst industry reports that the 2010 Camaro might have … Read more
NewView Graphics' File Viewer is a basic image viewer and photo editor that allows users to make simple changes to their images. Although the program works fine, there are definitely more sophisticated options for doing this sort of work.
The program's interface is dated and plain, and it's not immediately clear how to get started. The fact that we couldn't actually open a file using the File menu threw us a little bit. It turns out that users must navigate to their desired location from the Directory pane within the program; a separate pane displays the contents … Read more
PDF Creator Universal PDF Converter is an intuitive program that seamlessly integrates into Windows, allowing users to quickly and easily create PDFs from a wide variety of file types. The program's ease of use makes it a great choice for effortlessly converting files into PDFs.
PDF Creator's interface is intuitive and can be accessed in several ways. Users can right-click on a file, select the program from the list of printers, or find it in the Add-In menu in Microsoft Office programs. Users then simply select where they want to save the new file and PDF Creator does … Read more