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


Optimize PDF’s for reading on your Kindle 3: crop then (optionally) convert to AZW

If you have a Kindle 3 (the one with the 6″ screen) chances are that you love it, as I do. Except that reading most PDF ebooks and documents on Kindle 3 is rather annoying and can be downright impossible, with unreadable, miniscule text and lots of wasted white space in the margins. This is


GPDF2SWF: convert and publish PDF documents as flash SWF

If you’ve ever wanted to publish a PDF in SWF (flash) form then read on: GPDF2SWF is a free tool that can do this very easily. GPDF2SWF is the graphical user interface for a tool called PDF2SWF, and is part of SWFTOOLS, a collection of SWF related command line executables. This program can load up


Briss: crop your PDF documents using a visual interface

Ever wanted to crop a PDF document or eBook? Briss is a freeware software that allows you to do this visually, by drawing rectangles over the page layout of your PDF. It works great in conjunction with ebook reading devices, to remove excess margins and hone in on the text or content of the document, or cropping multiple columns of text to create a page out of each for example. […]

FreeOCR1 free optical character recognition program converts images to text in multiple languages

Have you ever faced a situation where you needed to obtain editable text out of an image or a PDF file created from a scanned document? What you need in this case is “Optical Character Recognition” (OCR) software that will literally “read” the document and try to identify characters and words visually, and is


jPDF Tweak: your all-in-one PDF merging, extracting, and editing toolkit

jPDF Tweak is a free, open-source PDF editing app. It can merge PDF documents, convert them into printable booklets with multiple pages per sheet, extract, rotate, scale, or shuffle pages. But that’s not all. Other functions include adding a background watermark image or page numbers, adding or editing bookmarks, page transitions, viewer preferences, or document


AnyBizSoft PDF to Word: Free Giveaway

A popular post on this blog which you might have seen compares different ways to convert PDF to Word (Doc or RTF) formats for free, with several desktop-based programs and several online services tested. One of the programs written up is AnyBizSoft’s PDF to Word converter, whose version 2.53 was being provided 100% free. Aside


Calibre: a single place to view, tag, and manage your ebook collection

Last week Amazon announced that its sales of ebooks, in units, have exceeded its sales of hardback books. Further proof, of course, that the age of the ebook is upon us, and all the more reason for you to check out Calibre, a free, multiplatform ebook management software that is simply best in class. Calibre


Free eBook Readers – Read eBooks on your PC, Mac, Netbook, iPad, and More

On Monday the cost for Amazon’s Kindle dropped from $259 down to $189 and Barnes & Noble’s Nook dropped to $199 while they introduced a wi-fi only version for only $149. For a quick comparison of the three devices, you might find the B&N comparison chart interesting though it is a bit biased in their


How to add bookmarks to a PDF document (using free software)

This posting will describe the process of adding bookmarks to your PDF document using free software. Bookmarks are used in PDFs as an interactive index that can instantly transport the reader to certain pages, sections, individual elements within the documents, and even external documents or media files. PDF bookmarks add an extra dimension to PDF