Read your favorite web sites from nearly any phone with

Do you love reading the latest articles on the web? Do you have a phone or other mobile device that can access the web but only in limited ways? is the answer to your dilemma! provides a very simple but very powerful service for free: It converts complex web pages that include flash


The big list of free Kindle tools

There are quite a few programs and web services that can be really useful to Kindle owners. This post compiles 17 of these that every Kindle user should know about, ranging from eBook conversion programs to services that can broadcast your favorite websites to your Kindle. Note that many of the tools listed here aren’t


Split, merge, paginate, or even change the layout of a PDF with Hexonic PDF Split and Merge

Do you ever need to split pages or sections of PDF documents, or merge several PDF files together into a single whole? Hexonic PDF Split and Merge can do this for you, but it can also do a few more things that distinguish it from many of the free programs in this genre: e.g. adding


How to read PDFs on the Kindle (or smartphone, or any small-screen device) – revisited

Converting PDFs to the Amazon Kindle is not a straightforward affair. While there are many tools that can do the conversion to another format such as .MOBI, re-casting a typical PDF document into an ebook that works on a small screen requires more than mere change of format. Formatting a PDF for the kindle can


Hamster Free Ebook Converter: converts ebooks across a wide range of formats

Ebooks are here to stay. Since I bought my Kindle I have not bought a single, non-electronic book. But there is a dizzying range of ebook formats out there, and a definite need for a simple tool that can convert across these. Enter Hamster Free Ebook Converter, a small, free tool that can take a


24Symbols: delivers ad-supported ebooks on PCs and smartphone

Most people consume ad-supported TV and Radio, so why not ad-supported ebooks? That’s the basic model behind 24Symbols, a service which seeks to deliver all sorts of ebooks to PCs and smartphones. In a word, to be for ebooks what Spotify is for music. As of this writing the service is up and running. You


Martview: combines a stylish ebook reader with an app-store style ebook sharing portal

Martview is a free ebook viewer for PDFs, CBZ/CBR and it’s own MART format that emphasizes a book-like reading experience complete with virtual page flipping. In addition to the “flipping view”, it also offers “horizontal slide” and “vertical slide” views; the latter being my favorite of the three. It is also designed to work with


The best freeware virtual PDF printer: a comparison

PDF Virtual printers are a convenient way of creating PDF files. These programs can save any kind of printable document as a PDF file; all you need to do is to select ‘print’ from your favorite program, then select the virtual PDF printer and get a PDF file. There are many excellent free virtual printers.


PDF2JPG: convert PDF to JPG or other image formats quickly and easily

PDF2JPG is a small, free program that can quickly convert PDF’s to JPG or various other image formats (TIF, BMP, PNG, GIF). There are many instances where you might want to convert PDF to JPG; e.g. to break up a scanned document or ebook into its constituent images in order to fix or enhance them,


Gimposition: print your PDF documents and ebooks 2 pages per sheet of paper, or in booklet or book format, etc.

Have you ever wished you could print a PDF ebook or document in booklet form, to make it look more like an actual book or booklet? Or perhaps you wanted to print 2 pages per sheet to save paper, or maybe some other similar configuration. This is exactly what Gimposition can do. This free software


RoboReader: image viewer displays images and CBR/CBZ comics as on-screen floating objects

RoboReader is a free image viewing program that handles images as floating objects on the desktop. But more than that, it is also a comics viewer for CBR or CBZ ebook formats (or other compressed image archives) , and supports dual page image view, which is well suited for viewing comics. RoboReader is geared for


Free Online OCR: web app delivers editable text from scanned images or PDFs

Do you have PDF documents or images (e.g. JPG, PNG, TIFF) that were created using a scanner, and that you wish you could convert to editable text? Free Online OCR is a web service that can perform optical character recognition (OCR) on your scanned images and/or image based PDF documents, in order to generate a “normal” text