Friday, July 30, 2010

CutePDF Writer Create PDF Documents for Free

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What is PDF?

PDF (Portable Document Format) is an open standard for document exchange, for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. The file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout 2D document that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics which compose the documents. Read more about it at Wikipedia.

PDF Creator Software
PDF Creator software lets us to create or make PDF files from our documents like Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Notepad etc. i.e. the file contents will be printed as a PDF file. Almost any PDF creator software that we have in hand will work with the same functionality that setting a virtual print to write a PDF file. Among them I found CutePDF Writer much useful, simple and problem free.

CutePDF Writer

CutePDF Writer or CutePDF Printer is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem" in your system. You can see the virtual printer under 'printers and faxes' menu (either from Start Menu or Control Panel items). This enables virtually any Windows applications (which have print menu) like Notepad, Microsoft Office or whatever, to create professional quality PDF documents - with just a click of print button. The best features are:
  •  FREE for commercial and non-commercial use.
  •  No watermarks will be added in the PDFs created.
  •  No Popup Web Ads when using.
  •  No limitations on no. of pages.
  • Supports Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 (x32/x64).
Installation Requirements

  • Supports Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 (x86/x64).
  • Requires PS2PDF converter such as Ghostscript (recommended). You can get the free GPL Ghostscript 8.15  here.      

GNU Ghostscript is an open-source interpreter for the PostScript language and the PDF file format. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License.


Using CutePDF Writer to create PDF document   

Do not look for any application to run. Just print your document  using CutePDF Writer (the printer) to get PDF output.
  1. Open your original document and select Print command in File menu of your application to bring up Print dialog box.
  2. Then select CutePDF Writer as the Printer to print (DO NOT select "Print to file" option).
  3. You will get a Save As dialog box prompted for saving created PDF file. Select a folder to Save in and enter a File name, then click on Save.
  4. Go to that folder to find your PDF file.

Demo

I just installed CutePDF Writer on my system and wanted to give you a demo with that. This is the virtual printer added as CutePDF Writer:
Virtual Printer - CutePDF Writer
Set this as your default printer or choose desired printer during the print. Here in my system, no other printers installled so CutePDF is the only default printer. The below screenshot shows how can you create a PDF file from a html page (Of course, our MySearchHistory Home page) opened in Epic Browser powered by Mozilla Firefox and any PDF Reader like Adobe PDF Reader can open the New PDF created:


Download and Install CutePDF Writer

First download and install PS2PDF converter from here. Then download and install CutePDF Writer from here.


Post your comments about CutePDF Writer.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ovi Mobile Browser from Nokia for Series 40 Mobiles

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We have already seen about top three mobile internet browser for all java phones. In this post, we would introduce a new browser in the series from Nokia for its phones. As you are aware, Nokia - a leading mobile manufacturer in the world, has got its own application development section named 'Noika Ovi'. One good news to all Nokia users that new Ovi Mobile Internet Browser has been released yesterday from Nokia Beta Labs for Nokia Series 40 mobiles with Faster, Easier Web Browsing that saves data costs.

Features of Ovi Browser Beta

The Ovi browser is powered by internet data compression technology patented by Nokia that delivers advanced web pages faster on your mobile, reducing overall data usage from internet service provider up to 90%. It has rich interface that perfectly suits for Nokia series 40 phones. Nokia Labs team has almost done with a better browser for Nokia phones. Key features as listed in the product page:
Fast page load times
Over the air data usage reduced up to 90%
Three view modes - Full Page View, Zoomed-in View, Column View
Integrated search on start page with selectable list of search engines
Favourites
Browsing and Search history
URL and Form auto completion
Snap to text during scrolling
Speed scrolling using numeric keypad
Automatically jumps to the main content on a page to reduce scrolling
One click jump to login and search in Column View
Page segmentation in Column View to simplify navigation

Ovi Browser - Start Page
Ovi Browser - BBC Home Full View
Ovi Browser - BBC Home - Zoomed View

Ovi Beta vs Opera Mini

Ovi Browser is in its beta version, so is not that much competitive to Opera Mini , world's first mobile internet browser with millions of downloads. It misses out many features. When tested in my mobile, it is equally faster and relatively saves much data costs using compression technology.

List of Supported Phones

The Ovi Browser is only supported on select Series 40 devices. Supported S40 devices include: Nokia 2700 Classic, Nokia 2730 Classic, Nokia 3120 Classic, Nokia 3600 Slide, Nokia 5130 XpressMusic, Nokia 5220 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, Nokia 5330 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5610, Nokia 6300i, Nokia 6303, Nokia 6500 Slide, Nokia 6500 Classic, Nokia 6600 Slide, Nokia 6700 Classic, Nokia 7210 Supernova, Nokia 7900 Prism, Nokia X3

Download Ovi Browser Beta

  • You can try Ovi Browser out, directing your phone's default browser to the address browser.ovi.com, download and install 
  • You can download to your PC and transfer to your Nokia phone.
Please post your comments about new Nokia Ovi browser.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

YouTube Video - History of Internet Illustrated

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Internet, now-a-days, is used widely not only by the people who have enough knowledge about computers and programming, but also by the beginners and newbies ranging from children. The uasge of internet all over the world is rapidly increasing. Most people, however, can imagine and  assume the functionalities of computer by its hardware, where as it's quite to difficult to them to understand about the functioning of it by its software. Remembering my good old college days, when I studied about Internet and its history, I just wanted to have a clear picture about what the real internet or world wide web is. Though I could understand much about that there as a computer engineering student, I found a YouTube HD video very much useful in illustrating the history of internet over decades. I felt the fact how fast we are in this modern world to have done everything online. This video would really get you explained about the development of internet from 'just a book' to 'a netbook' using which we can explore the pages of the entire world. It is indeed very much educative and informative. So here is the sharing:


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Convert Your Photos to Sketches - Free Sites

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In this post, I would like to tell you about some free websites that let you to make graphical sketches from your photos or images. Why do we need this? If you are just a newbie to web, don't have much knowledge about creating graphical or pencil sketches for your photos using tools like Photoshop, you should go for these simple way to get your work done. Normally most of us are always interested in looking our photos with different effects and alterations made for better look and feel, and as we are all engaged our spare internet time with almost all the social networking sites, it's effective to have a sketched photo in our profile to represent which extent we are funny and enthusiastic about social networking. I just wanted this for my profiles over web, so is this search and search history.

Here are the list of sites that I found useful from my search and I am happy to share the list with you.

1. Dumpr - Simple Pencil Sketch Creator
Dumpr is the best, easy and simple to use online converter for creating pencil photo sketch for your images in few seconds of a minute. It allows you to choose your images from variety of sources: Your computer, Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Web URL. It has very less option to apply on your photos. In order to get the best for your larger photos, you can subscribe for premium membership.

MySearchHistory: Photo to Sketch
Amy Jackson - Dumpr Sketch

2. BeFunky - Photo Editing and Photo Effects with Single Click
BeFunky comes with many options and effects applied on your photos. You can choose your images from almost any social favorite sites like Facebook, Picasa, MySpace, Flickr etc. It works for you to turn your photos and images into artwork and allows to save them to your computer or to your favorite sites back. Main features are Cartoonizer, Photo Effects, Smart photo enhancement tools, Photo adjustment tools, Add speech bubbles-frames-shapes, Photo storage and tracking, Save and share. You can try the basic features even as anonymous, to use features like sharing and photo storage and tracking, you need to register in the site.

MySearchHistory: Photo to Sketch
Amy Jackson - BeFunky Cartoon


3. KusoCartoon -  Cartoon, Comic Creator Online
KusoCartoon looks like a third generation cartoon maker with many exciting photo editing options for the premium users. However to begin, you can use basic cartoonizer, comic maker features free. It provides high quality sketch as output with lot of free effects set.

MySearchHistory: Photo to Sketch
Amy Jackson - KusoCartoon

4. PixelsTouch - Photo to Sketch, Photo to Painting Converter free
PixelsTouch is a classical site that offers limited services for making your photos to a painting or a sketch. It is easy to use, free and no need to register. Image quality is also good.

MySearchHistory: Photo to Sketch
Amy Jackson - PixelsTouch Cartoon

5. Tjshome - Image Processing and Manipulation
Tjshome is the basic online utility that applies some alterations on your photos free to have a graphical sketch or painting. The primary features are the results of some image processing algorithms that used to study in our college days. Output quality is not that much good, however, the features go like:
Black and White Convert your pictures to black and white
Create Icon Create a thumbnail of any image
Million Dollars Put your photo on an $1 Million Dollar Bill
Heart Add a heart around your photo
Frame:Peep Hole See your image through the peep hole
Frame:Prison Lock up your image up behind bars
Frame:iPod Put your photo on an iPod
Frame:Pimp Add text "Pimp" to your photo with a pimpin gold frame
Frame:Rawr... Sexy... Add text "Rawr Sexy" to your photo with a black and white frame
Frame:Christmas 1 "Merry Christmas" with snow man holiday post card frame
Frame:Christmas 2 "Seasons Greetings" holiday card frame
Frame: OLDTV Ever wanted to be on TV? Here's is your chance
Frame:Be on timesquare TV Your photo with appear on the bigscreen in NYC's timesquare
Green Shade Apply a Green shade to your image
Blue Shade Apply a Green shade to your image
Red Shade Apply a Green shade to your image
Yellow Shade Apply a Green shade to your image
Brighten Make your image brighter
Darken Darken your image
Emboss Add a cement like filter to your image
Sketch Make your photo a drawing
Reverse Colors Turn your photo into a negative
Guassian Blur Blur your image
Add Text to Image (.jpg) Add custom text to your image


MySearchHistory: Photo to Sketch
Amy Jackson - Tjshome Sketch


For better results, your photos and images should be of good quality.
I hope that you would enjoy the article and I expect your comments about the post. Please post about the such sites you know on online photo editor.

Monday, July 26, 2010

First Indian Web Browser Released - Epic Browser - Powered by Mozilla

MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - Logo
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Hello All

Welcome back to www.mysearchhistory.co.cc!

As I was busy with some other activities I couldn't get you some updates last month. Here I would like to introduce first ever Indian Web Browser powered by Mozilla. 

Epic Browser

Epic browser is based on Mozilla Firefox and is customized in look-and-feel and everything useful for Indian internet users. Epic browser has been released last week with none of Indians' expectation and quoted with the following taglines:
Meet Epic Your New Best Friend.
the first-ever web browser for India
the world's only sidebar apps browser
the world's only antivirus browser

So I just wanted to give it a try as I am always curious on testing features of different browser. The best part is It's free and just 11 MB in size. I would bring you a review about the browser.

Epic Browser Review

As Epic is developed from Mozilla Firefox which is open-source based and completely free to use/distribute, Epic has more customized features for Indian internet users along with the default Firefox features. To begin my review, it is very easy to install and use Epic on your system, and enjoy its features. I would discuss more about Epic in the following sections.
1. Look-and-Feel - Skin a new look
The bowser looks different comparing to other browsers and is like cross of firefox with Google Chrome. All browser components float over a single image which can be changeable called Skin. These skins are especially of Indian sceneries and celebrities - a plus point. However the default things of Firefox like Menu, Search bar, Address bar all are same, except few modifications to icons.

MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - Welcome Screen
Epic Browser - Welcome Screen

2. Side Bar Apps
This is one of the best features every Indian will like. It has many apps that will get us variety of stuff from web to single place, to our browser. 
India
The very first app is India, lets you choose topics among News, Hindi, Regional, Cricket, Finance, Events, Daily Masti, Live TV, Music, and Videos. All are favorite stuff of Indians. Each of above services are provided by specific partners of Epic like web18, in.com, yatra.com, NDTV etc.
MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - India Sidebar App
Epic Browser - India App


MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - India Sidebar App
Epic Browser - India App


MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - India Sidebar App
Epic Browser - India App - Music, Videos

Indic
It is like a small text editor for Indic languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Arabic etc. We can save typed text or copy to Epic write (another useful Side app) straightaway. Enabling 'Indic Dropdown in texboxes' will let us to type in selected Indic language in texboxes in any pages.

MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - Indic Sidebar App
Epic Browser - Indic App

Skins
Skins let us to dress up Epic with thousands of free wallpapers, backgrounds and themes. We can edit the theme straightaway from the browser also.

MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - Skins Sidebar App
Epic Browser - Skins App

Antivirus
Epic ensures secure browsing with its built-in Antivirus app, powered by ESET Antivirus and WOT (Web Of Trust). It allows to scan the entire system, selected folders or directories, and downloads. It scans for fraudulent links and webpages when we are browsing. It highlights secure pages and sites as well as the copycats sites or phising sites at a first glance on addressbar.

MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - Antivirus App
Epic Browser - Antivirus App

Write
It is a word processor app for editing contents in English and Indic languages. It can even open our local files for editing and can save to local machine. It is enriched with variety of controls that make our editing better.

MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - Write App
Epic Browser - My Computer Sidebar App - Write App

Snippets
It is based on the Scrapbook addon of Firefox. It is now much easier to create a web snippet with the contents like text, graphic, images on any web pages.
Videos
Built-in video search engine and player makes us to feel happy with faster video search from YouTube and playback them with playlist feature.
My Computer
Browse the local drives and files of our computer and make use of them into Epic. It is a perfect File Explorer.
To Dos and Timer
Addon to your regular activities when browsing.
Social Networking
Connect with social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo easier than ever.
Maps
Instantly search maps, get directions by walk, road, railway. This app is powered by Google Maps widget.
Travel
Powered by yatra.com. Book  domestic or international air tickets straight from this app.
Jobs
Search for jobs and openings world wide using this small app.
Games
Play online games straightaway from your browser.
Backup
Keep our files online for sharing. Simple file manager powered with GMail services, all files are backed-up to our Gmail account so that they can be accessed anywhere if we are connected with internet.

MySearchHistory: Epic Browser - File backup App
Epic Browser - Videos Sidebar App - File Backup App
Collections
Store and Open your favorite website collections in a single click and save time spent on searching and hitting addresses one by one.
Bookmarks, History, Downloads and Addons
Similar to Firefox menu.
Epic Apps
A place where search and access for thousands of Free Epic apps classified for our interests.

Final Words

Epic provides faster, safer and secure, easier browsing over web with its amazing sidebar apps and features even in its first release. I am sure Epic is going to make a revolution in the browser history, wishes from mysearchhistory. My hearty congratulations and wishes to the development team and for all their future inventions. As an Indian, any one can proudly say "Epic is not only built for Indians, for the entire world".

So why is the wait? Start enjoying better browsing with Epic.

Download Epic Browser
Read more about Epic browser and download it at http://www.epicbrowser.com/
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 Please post your comments about this review.