May 02

“Thanks, Mom!” – iStonsoft Launches Mother’s Day Promotion

Being a mom is one of the world’s greatest and hardest job, we don’t repay or say thank you nearly enough! That’s why again this year, in honor of the coming Mother’s Day, iStonsoft is offering the 40% off coupon for all customers. No matter you are a new comer or an old customer, as long as you’ve purchased iStonsoft products from May 1 to May 15, 2012, you can get the discount price by inputting the discount coupon code ISTO-DE6U-MHVW to make it!

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Explore iStonsoft Mother’s Day promotion, You can visit the iStonsoft Holiday Promotion page.

bundle salesBy the way, iStonsoft.com provides bundle sales which can save up to $55 for the highest. Customers wanting to save money can learn more about the bundles from the iStonsoft promotion page. More discount activities will be released continually.

 

Apr 30

5 Simple Tools Help You to Add Stamp to PDF

Are you still using the manual method to change the page order in PDF? Never waste your time and energy. There are five simple third-party PDF Stamp tools help you to add stamp to PDF in a relaxing way.

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Tool 1: A-PDF Watermark

PDF Watermark is a great PDF Stamp tool that can batch add text, stamps and watermarks to PDF files at custom position, such as file name, company name, signature and product pictures so as to protect the PDF files. It also supports to add marking information as: date and time, the page number, author, etc.

Tool 2: PDF Batch Stamp Tool

It is a sensitive PDF Stamp tool which can easily manage PDF order and add label to PDF in a professional way. You can free download the demo version of this tool to check the features. Please note that PDF Batch Stamp Tool will also add “SysTools Demo”watermark when you stamp PDF files. If you want to remove these demo watermark, you have to buy the full version with nominal prices.  http://www.pdfbates.com/

Tool 3: PDF Watermark Creator

With this tool, you can quickly and easily stamp on your PDF files, including draft, confidential, or even your company’s name. Also you can number the pages of your PDF files or add your company text logo or your copyright message and much more.

Tool 4: Adobe Acrobat

You are unnecessary to try above options if you have licensed version of Adobe Acrobat. You can create custom stamps from a number of different formats, such as PDF, JPEG, bitmap, AI, PSD, DWT, DWG, etc. Only PDF, JPEG, and BMP images can be used as watermarks.

Tool 5: Star PDF Watermark for Mac

We also recommend a PDF Stamp Tool for Mac to you. You can add text watermark for your PDF files with the PDF watermarking software free version. And with the purchased version, you can add not only text watermark, but also image watermark.

Apr 28

10 Features Everyone Should Know about Google Drive

After a long-term development plan, Google Drive, Google cloud storage service was finally unveiled to the public. However, we should know more about its features before we start to use this service, right?

google drive logoAfter talking about its plan to introduce a cloud storage service for almost 6 years, Google officially released its cloud storage service – Google Drive on April 24, 2012 finally and will launch to users in the next few weeks. Before consumers and enterprise customers using Google Drive, they need to learn more about this service. How about this service? What are the pros and cons of it? Is it worth using? Following are the ten things/features that you should know about Google Drive.

  • It is Not Unique.

The fact we should know aboutGoogle Driveis that it isn’t the only cloud storage service. Earlier have the Dropbox, Box, iCloud, Amazon cloud service and other similar services providing the same function.

  • 5GB Free Storage Space

One of the greatest strengths ofGoogle Driveis the free large capacity of storage space. Users can store 5GB of documents, video and music files for free. Just think about how many users will sign up for this service, so Google is very willing to provide such large storage space for free.

  • Google Integrated Existing Solutions

As we expected,Google Drivehas been integrated into the main applications of Google, that is to say Gamil users can send large capacity of attachments throughGoogle Drive, Google Docs users can edit the files in this platform and Google+ users will find their videos and pictures continually provide to this social net work. Google loves integration andGoogle Driveproves this point once again.

  • 3rd-party Apps Play Important Roles

Google didn’t useGoogle Driveto establish a walled garden. Instead, Google says many third party application providers will support this service and allow users to store and share content in multiple platforms. This is very important. In the network world, having the ability of transferring data from one service to another is very attractive for the users. This kind of cooperation is always welcome.

  • Supports Windows, Mac and Android Devices

Google do the most excellent job of supporting multiple platforms, unlike Apple and Microsoft only support one. Google says on April 24 thatGoogle Drivewill support Windows, Mac and Android devices from the beginning.

  • Will Support iOS Devices Soon

Google declares thatGoogle Drivewill not support iOS platform initially, but the support is coming soon. Then how long is the “soon”? We don’t know.

  • File Support Should Come in Handy

There’s nothing worse than receiving an attachment from an email, but only to find that your computer doesn’t support the file extension. In order to solve that problem in Google Drive, Google says that it has built in native file support for more than 30 different application file formats, so users will still be able to open the files, like Photoshop or Illustrator, even if they don’t have the applications running on their computers

  • Go Back to the Past

As the people who spend plenty of time to backup data know, being able to return to former upload content is very important. According to Google,Google Driveallows users to access the content of 30 days before, to see if there is any updating. Google also says that if the content is extremely important, users can also save a specific revision forever.

  • Paid Service Involved

All this talk about free storage and functions forgets one important content that users won’t miss:Google Driveis a paid service for power users. You need to pay $2.49 per month if you want to upgrade the storage space to 25GB, then $4.99 monthly for 100GB, $49.99 monthly for 1TB.

  • Search Plays an Important Role

Consider in Google’s history, built search function inGoogle Driveservices is significant. Google says, users can search based on the keywords, file types, file owners and other properties. Even better, users can search with image-recognition technology and by the objects contained in the scanned file. The search function in this platform is extremely powerful.

Apr 26

Slideshow Songs Suggestions for Mother’s Day 2012

mothers day slideshow songs: vintage, country, primary...With Mother’s Day being such a special time to celebrate motherhood, have you got any idea how to make the Mother’s Day 2012 the unique and personal to make your mom know how special and important she is? You can make personalized gifts for your mom and let her feel your heart, or make gift cards to delight her. If you want to go simple, a rose or carnation bouquet with your heartfelt blessings or a participation of your mom’s chores will please your mom too. Believe that everything about your love and appreciation that you convey to your mom will be worthwhile.

If you don’t want to get stuck in a rut and want to change to something new, you can make photo slideshow for Mother’s Day. Collect all your dear mother’s photos and pick out the most beautiful ones to make photo slideshow for mom. Do not forget to add slideshow songs for mother’s Day so as to make the works affecting and perfect. There’re some slideshow songs suggestions for Mother’s Day 2012.

Top 10 Vintage Songs for Mother’s Day
My Mammy – Al Jolson
Silver-Haired Sweetheart – James Lewis
To Mother – With Love – Arthur Tracy
Little Mother of Mine – John MaCormack
I Want My Mama – The Andrews Sisters
A Bedtime Story – Layton & Johnstone
My Mother’s Eyes – George Jessel
My Mother’s Waltz – Bing Crosby
Goodnight, Mother – Dick Todd
I’ll Always Be Mother’s Boy – Morton Downey

Top 10 Christian Songs for Mother’s Day
One Day At A Time – The Singing Gospelaires
Count Your Blessings – The Joslin Grove Choral Society
In The Garden – The Joslin Grove Choral Society
Softly And Tenderly – The Joslin Grove Choral Society
Just A Closer Walk With Thee – The New Messengers of Happiness
I Love To Tell The Story – The Joslin Grive Choral Society
Oh Happy Day – The California Poppy Pickers
Gartan Mother’s Lullaby – The Countdown Singers
Abide With Me – The Joslin Grove Choral Society
Will The Circle Be Unbroken – The Singing Gospelaires

Top 10 Primary Songs for Mother’s Day
I Often Go Walking – Marvin Goldstein
My Mother Dear – Pierre Thigpen
Mother Dear – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Mother, Tell Me The Story – Janice Kapp Perry & Ann Kapp Andersen
Grandmother – Spiral Rhythm
When We’re Helping
Teacher, Do You Love Me?
The Family is of God
Love is Spoken Here – Janice Kapp Perry & Irene Peery
We’ll Bring The World His Truth – Janice Kapp Perry

Top 10 Country Songs for Mother’s Day
Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle – Glen Campbell with Steve Wariner
Mama Don’t Forget To Pray For Me – Diamond Rio
The Sweetest Gift – Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
I.O.U. – Jimmy Dean
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town – Johnny Cash
I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised) – Johnny Paycheck
Roses For Mama – C.W. McCall
Hot Mama – Trace Adkins
Don’t Forget To Remember Me – Carrie Underwood

Combine these Mother’s Day songs to your slideshows and make a unique gift for your mom. You can use the DVD Slideshow Builder to craft your slideshows and burn to DVDs or share on TV or iPhone for your mom. It’s an ingenious gift for Mother’s Day!

Apr 24

Top 8 Instagram for Computer Alternatives

How to use your iPhone camera to extremes? Certainly users today will say that it is Instagram. The Instagram app is free, and it is really a hot tool for iPhone owners to capture photos whenever & wherever and apply cool effects effortlessly with built-in 11 different kinds of customized filters.

I’m afraid that all of these cannot make a magnificent app. Actually, the most highlighted feature of Instagram is his photos sharing ability. Tremendous photos can be uploaded and shared to popular social websites including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more at your fingertips. Even putting on your computer it would be great to make your photos social with the powerful Instagram.

However, the multi-platform Instagram app only supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and can run on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher and it cannot be used on Windows & Mac. How to get a similar Instagram for computer?

As a brilliant photo-sharing app, Instagram is not the unique one available for you. Still there’re Instagram for computer alternatives allow users to capture, edit and share photos to social websites instantly being akin to the Instagram.

instagram for pc alternatives

Carousel – The best way for you to experience Instagram for Mac! The app is priced at $1.99 with half a month free trial. It can perfectly capture retro charm of Instagram and view photos from your friends. Also, you can use it to upload photos from your desktop.

Instagrille – It can be an alternative for Instagram for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. The platform is created by SweetLabs and allows users to do most of the same things you can do with the Instagram except for ability to upload photos. It is free!

Webstagram – Awesome! The Webstagram allows users to interact with their profile, check photos and leave likes & comments freely just like Instagrille. Really a great solution for you to bring Instagram for desktop! Even the app can tell you which filters your friends have been using.

Inkstagram – With intuitive interface that similar to the Instagram, the Inkstagram is a pretty web app for personal photos sharing in a grid-like format. You can browse likes, change your settings and follow new people and comment their photos. All in your computer!

GramFeed – You can view your stream of friends’ photos, view your friends’ individual streams, see your and their followers, search for people and view popular photos with GramFeed. Most of things you can do on iPhone can be done on PC with this Twitter-like platform.

InstantRetro – Enabling you to share pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Hyves and Google Plus, the InstantRetro can also provide you Instagram experience on desktop. The InstantRetro doesn’t require you to sign up or log in and can lets you edit and tweak your photos quickly.

Instagreat – Created by Brits Elliott Kember and Hector Simpson, The Instagreat is a gorgeous site allowing his users to flick through popular images on PC, see how many likes a photo has, where it was taken and what filter it used. However, there’s no way to log in with your Instagram account.

Instagrid – The popular photo-sharing site is a gallery for Instagram. You can view and share photos on the computer and invite people who don’t use Instagram to subscribe to your feed via email. But if you send your Instagram snaps to Flickr or a Tumblr blog as well, Instagrid may not be worth setting up.

Tip: If you want to share your iPhone photos to computer with these Instagram alternatives, you can use iPhone to Computer Transfer to transfer iPhone photos to desktop and then share with your friends instantly.

Apr 20

Personalized Gifts for Mother’s Day to Let Her Feel Your Heart

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Do you have any ideas to show your gratitude to your mom? A bunch of blue carnation? A bottle of perfume? A new iPad or anything else? Maybe not bad! However, if you would like to spend a little thinking and use creative mind, the Mother’s Day could be perfect. Mother’s Day gift could be simple and not expensive, but it should have a heart behind it. Those personalized gifts for Mother’s Day must be fresh and impressive for your dear mothers!

Heart Stepping Stone
Imagine that you put some stepping stones with letters of “Mom” and your name plus your siblings’ names on in your garden, and every morning or afternoon you dear mother can take a walk on the path or water greeneries in the garden getting a glimpse of the sweet stones with a smile. The heart-shaped stepping stones are made of durable resin for years outdoors uses. You can put them on your mother’s favorite path, parterre, garden sanctuary and even mount on the wall to decorate your backyards. Any names and simple cutouts are available for you to make a personalized gift for Mother’s Day.

heart stepping stone for mom

Personalized Afghan, Linen Pillow, Canvas Tote, as You Like
All of the personalized gifts are specially prepared for your Mom! The handicrafts of first names and lavender thread that embroidered as well as some greens and pinks embellishments will make the soft tapestry afghan a perfect keepsake for your mom.

best gifts for mother's day

Hearts are overflowing with this back cushion! The refreshing, exquisite, and comfortable pillow is exclusively designed with heart graphics and your Mom’s special title adding your first name in the end to make your mom keep near with her sweetheart everyday.

best mother's day gifts - personized pillow

Also, this canvas tote can be a perfect shopping bag for your Mom! With your blessings for your mom and your families’ names embroidered on, the durable canvas bag could be a nice daily necessity, and your mom will have many chances to feel your heart every time when she takes the bag out for shopping. The bset gift for Mother’s Day!

best gifts for mom to let her feel your heart

Make Photo Frame, Gift Cards & Card Certificates for Mother’s Day
Select a beautiful or pleasant photo or two and make them into a photo frame by yourself. You can have some pretty color papers, woods, glues or some other materials at hand to make a cute or gracious photo frame for your Mom with her title and your names on. Besides, whatever gifts you’ll present, you need an exclusive gift card or card certificate to make an addition to the Mother’s Day. It would be the icing on the cake if you personalize your gift card on your own. (See: how to make gift cards for Mother’s Day with Picture Collage Maker)

make photo frame gift card for mom

Inspirational Heart Bookmark for Mom
If your Mom loves to read books, you can give this interesting bookmark for her to make things easy. Every time when she reads books, she can have the bookmark to indicate which page she’d begin the next time. The silver and sleek bookmark has a heart shaped embellishment allowing your first name to be engraved on.

best idea for mother's day gifts - bookmark

There can be more ideas for best Mother’s Day gifts. Whatever gifts is not that important as long as your mother has felt your heart and know that she is the most blissful mother in the world.