Productivity Tools

 

DOCUMENT CONVERSION

 

PDF to Text Converter (Unrestricted Sample Download)  
Easy PDF to TEXT converter is a must have tool for document authors creating a lot of editable text based on existing PDF documents. You can convert PDF to TEXT preserving the original layout. You can convert PDF documents containing text in different languages, such as: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Slovenian, Swedish, Danish, Greek.

 

Cute PDF Writer (Available in Members Area Only)  
Cute PDF Writer allows you to convert any printable document to PDF format. It installs as a virtual printer and is available from any application that offers a `Print` option. The program is easy to use, just select the Cute PDF printer and click the print button. Some advanced options are also available (scaling, multi-page layouts, print quality and more). Unlike most other free PDF creators, this one does not insert any watermarks at all - however it depends on the install of a free converter, which can be easily downloaded and installed. If you are looking for easy, no hassle conversion to PDF format, you should give this one a try!

 

Scan to PDF (Available in Members Area Only)
Scan to PDF enables you to scan paper documents and save them to PDF format on your computer for digital archiving or backup. In addition, you can also load images from your hard drive and combine them with a scanned document, or combine multiple documents/images into a single PDF file.

 

Simple OCR (Available in Members Area Only)  
Simple OCR enables you to convert scanned documents to text files or Word documents. You can simply insert a printed document into your scanner, and Simple OCR will scan and analyze the text and present you with a spell checker view that allows you to correct incorrectly identified words or spelling mistakes. The result can then be saved to a text file or Word (.doc) document. The free version works with printed documents, and also includes a trial option for recognition of handwritten documents.

 

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

 

Maple XP (Available in Members Area Only)  
Maple XP enables you to keep track of how much time you spend, working various projects. It allows you to maintain multiple projects and divide each project into a hierarchy of tasks and actions in reference to those tasks. The program includes a simple start/stop time that can keep track of your time, and you can generate a report for all your projects.

 

Chaos Manager (Available in Members Area Only)  
Chaos Manager is a compact organizer that includes an appointment/to-do manager, a calendar, contacts, a notebook, print/import/export and more. It can remind you of appointments via popup dialog, or optionally send email reminders to a specified email address - allowing you to get reminders, even if you are away from home. If you commute between 2 computer locations, you can use the built-in FTP synchronization feature to exchange and sync data with another install of Chaos Manager (e.g. in your office). Additional features include password protection, customizable interface with many skins to choose from and more. As far as features, Chaos Manager is a mostly basic PIM, but the FTP sync features and email forwarding add some good features that may be more useful to some, than other advanced organizer features.

 

Free Mind (Available in Members Area Only)  
Free Mind is an open source mind mapping software that enables you to visualize ideas, projects, concepts, brainstorming, internet research or any other task that can benefit from a structured overview. You can create nodes with child and sibling nodes and add icons, clouds, notes and custom formatting for better presentation. The nodes can be expanded or collapsed, or interactively linked to local files, other maps, online resources and more. You can also insert encrypted nodes or create encrypted maps for sensitive projects. The finished maps can be exported to HTML, clickable XHTML, Open Office document, image file and other formats.

 

 

 

 

 



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