May 11

iStonsoft PDF Creator Newly Released!

Good news! iStonsoft releases its free download software – iStonsoft PDF Creator on May 10th,2012, aims to give users a way to create PDF files fast and easy. By downloading iStonsoft PDF creator, you will be able to create PDF files from text and image files as soon as it is installed.

We know that PDF format is widely used by us users all the time due to its favorable features. It can not only protect the PDF contents from unauthorized editing, copying and printing, but also deliver vast amounts of information to systems with different configuration. What a great format! Maybe you just know to open a PDF file with Acrobat Reader tool, but don’t know how to create a PDF file. Don’t worry, iStonsoft PDF Creator just emerges as the times require!

 screenshot of istonsoft pdf creator

Here’s why you should choose iStonsoft PDF Maker:

Powerful creation ability: Create PDF file from plain text files and images of all popular formats, such as JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, etc. to PDF without any quality losing

Easy to understand: With an extremely clean and user-friendly conversion interface and step-by-step simple user guide, makes it easy-to-understand for no matter computer professionals or novices

Easy to use: Creating PDF files is as simple as a few mouse clicks. Selecting the file you want to convert and clicking a button to start the conversion, even you can use drag and drop operation to load your files to the software window directly

Batch conversion: It supports to convert multiple text or image files to PDF format at one time

Merge capability: Be able to merge multiple converted text and images into one file

Fast and efficient: With the function of batch conversion and formidable conversion ability, all the files can be successfully converted within seconds, and the output PDF documents will retain the original layout to ensure that they look exactly as originally intended

Stand-alone program: No need the help from third party apps or runtime environments which makes the installation file to be comparatively smaller than other PDF makers

Creates standard PDF files: It means you will be able to open them with any free and popular PDF readers, Adobe Reader, Foxit PDF Reader, and etc. for example

Mac version available: iStonsoft PDF Creator Mac also has been unveiled for Mac users.

May 10

iStonsoft Officially Releases CHM to HTML Converter Software

iStonsoft has announced the release of its new file converter – CHM to HTML Converter (appropriate for both Windows and Mac systems) on May, 9th, 2012. If you have lots of CHM files that wanted to convert to HTML format so as to share them with your colleagues or friends more convenient, this CHM to HTML Converter software is worth having. With it, you can share your converted CHM documents through different ways freely and never worry about the quality loss for your CHM presentation.

The clean and user-friendly conversion interface shown as below picture: screenshot of chm to html converter

Main features of CHM to HTML Converter include:

– Easily convert CHM documents to a set of HTML files in just a few simple clicks

– Batch mode supports you to convert several CHM documents simultaneously

– Flexible options make your conversion task more convenient and more humanized

– Drag-and-drop operation allows you to upload multiple CHM files to the software window simply at one time

– Simple to use but powerful with high output quality, no change on layout of the original CHM files.

– Converting CHM to HTML, you can share the converted CHM files with your friends on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

– Internet browsers, Googlebot and Yahoo!Slurp, for example, will scratch them instantly so as to make them searchable by users.

– Once you convert your files to HTML format, you can view them on IE, Firefox immediately.

Well, if you wanna see how the software looks and enjoy more features, you can try the demo version which allows you to convert 3 CHM files for free. Or you can check out the detailed features of this tool at its product page of iStonsoft CHM to HTML Converter.

PS: Mac users can go to iStonsoft CHM to HTML Converter for Mac.

May 09

iStonsoft Image to PDF Converter Released

iStonsoft launched the coolest Image to PDF Converter! With it, you can incorporate various images into a PDF document as you like! If you have some books or documents scanned into image format, you can have this converter to help you convert them to regular PDF format. It is magic! Turn your image files to searchable PDF for easily storage, distribution or many other purposes expediently.

Firstly, let’s take a glance at the iStonsoft Image to PDF Converter!

  • Promptly convert any JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, etc. images to Adobe PDF format
  • Freely convert multiple images to a combined PDF or individual PDF doc on your pleasure
  • Leisurely use it with drag-and-drop operation and merely one-click conversion
  • Great for both office and home to share your electronic content in PDF with friends or families
  • Standalone software, do not need to install Adobe Acrobat software
  • You can add file/folder, delete, clear all, move up/down, and merge files as you like
  • Effective actions of batch/partial conversion with 100% quality reservation
  • Files size and status will be given to make things intuitive and handy
  • Customized output file name and location with system default settings
  • More image formats supported: ICO, PCX, CUR, XBM, XPM, TGA, XPM, etc.
  • Support both Windows (7/XP/Vista/XP/2000/2003) and Mac (X 10.6/10.7/above) operation system

Secondly, how about taking a look at the user interface of iStonsoft Image to PDF Converter software?

register interface with free trail

main interface of image to pdf converterconverted interface of image to pdf converter

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.

Mar 28

10 Best Way to Shutdown or Restart Windows 8

Without the Start button on Windows 8 Consumer Preview, how do you shutdown or restart in Windows 8? This is a question that many Windows 8 users have. Following are top 10  best way to shutdown or restart Windows 8.

1. Use Charms Bar to Shutdown Windows 8

In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced the Charms Bar. In order to show the Charm Bar, you need to put your mouse on the lower-right corner of the toolbar. You can also use Win + C to open the Charms Bar and click the “Settings” to shutdown or restart your Windows 8. More quickly, Win + I will open the Settings directly.

2. Create shutdown & restart shortcuts or tiles

Recommend a freeware: (Handy Shortcuts). You don’t need to install it, only you need to do is to unzip it. You can simply create a shortcut to close or restart your Windows 8. Dragging or pin the shortcut to your taskbar will make it more convenient to shutdown or restart the OS.

3. Using Hotkeys

Another way to shutdown or restart your Windows 8 is to use hotkeys. Just right-click on the shortcuts you’ve created above and then choose a content, input a hotkey that you like to the action. It will work after you’ve set.

4. Use the shutdown dialog box

Forgot Alt + F4? Actually this shortcut is also work in Windows 8. Shutdown, Restart and Sleep can be found here.

5. To shutdown with keyboard

Open the settings interface by pressing Win + I, then click on the Space and hit the Up arrow twice, finally click the Enter to shutdown Windows 8.

6. Shutdown from the system tray

It needs a third party HotShut, which is easy-to-use. After the installation, it will stay in the system tray area, right-click the tray icon, there will pop up a menu. From here, you can shutdown, restart or log off.

7. Define a shutdown button

From the Power Options you can define what the Power button would do when pressing it. For the laptop users, you can set what it should happen when you’ve closed the lid.

8. Using the command prompt

Open the command prompt, to shutdown, please enter: shutdown / s, to restart you need to input shutdown / r, after that, press Enter, these commands will work immediately.

9. Right-click menu to shutdown or restart
You can add a reboot or shutdown command with the Right-Click Extender. Right-Click Extender is a context menu enhancement tool. It helps you to add a lot of useful options for your Windows.

10. The classical hotkey CTRL + ALT + DEL
I believe you must be very familiar with this hotkey. Just press CTRL + ALT + DEL, the interface will appear. Click on the power button to shutdown, restart or sleep.

Nov 23

Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of simultaneous key presses that perform certain actions as an alternative to using the mouse. Keyboard shortcuts usually require a combination of modifier keys (command, option, control and shift) and other keys.

MENU COMMANDS

Shift+Apple+Q – Log out

Shift+Option Apple+Q – Log out immediately

Shift+Apple+DeleteEmpty – Trash

Option+Apple+Esc  – Force Quit

FILE MANAGEMENT

Apple+N  – New Finder window or New Blank Page in Some Applications

Shift+Apple+N  – New Folder Must Be In Finder Window For It to Work

Apple+O – Open Another Existing Document

Apple+S  – Save

Shift+Apple+S – Save as

Apple+P – Print

Apple+W – Close Window

Apple+Option+W  – Close all Windows

Apple+Q – Close Application

Apple+E – Eject

Apple+F – Find

EDITING

Apple+Z – Undo

Apple+X – Cut

Apple+C – Copy

Apple+V – Paste

Apple+A  – Select All