Software Tools – Make Tech Easier

Software Tools – Make Tech Easier
Software Tools – Make Tech Easierhttps://www.maketecheasier.com
Uncomplicating the complicated, making life easierSat, 05 Oct 2019 06:31:48 +0000en-US
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https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3https://www.maketecheasier.com/assets/themes/MTE-10/images/mtelogo.svghttp://images.maketecheasier.com/mtelogo-30px-height.svg337ab7How to Convert PDF Files to ePub and MOBI Formatshttps://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-pdf-to-epub-mobi/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-pdf-to-epub-mobi/#respondSat, 05 Oct 2019 15:25:23 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?post_type=post-ideas&p=316790Many books, files, journals, and other publications are usually found only in PDF format because it’s been in use long before the other two were. It’s also versatile and can handle text and images well on a wide range of devices, including ebook readers. With the advent of mobile devices, though, ePub and MOBI are becoming increasingly popular, but they support different things. EPub, or electronic publication, supports audio, video, and other embedded interactivity, and you can download and read the files on your mobile device or PC. MOBI or Mobipocket ebook file, stores digital books and supports bookmarking, adding notes or corrections, frames and… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/convert-pdf-to-epub-mobi/feed/0
PDF WIZ – Completely Free Easy-to-Use PDF Converterhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/pdf-wiz-review/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/pdf-wiz-review/#respondThu, 03 Oct 2019 17:25:04 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=316775 This is a sponsored article and was made possible by StarzSoft. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. PDFs are useful for cross-platform compatibility, but they can be a pain to work with. If you want to edit in Word or include a PDF in a Powerpoint presentation, you have to convert it or use special software. There are plenty of tools and websites that can do the job for you, but they have wildly different results and are sometimes locked behind a… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/pdf-wiz-review/feed/0
Top 4 Free and Cheap Adobe Lightroom Alternatives in 2019https://www.maketecheasier.com/adobe-lightroom-alternatives/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/adobe-lightroom-alternatives/#commentsThu, 03 Oct 2019 05:25:48 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=311852Adobe Lightroom is a fast, powerful batch editor for photographers. It has become indispensable to event and wedding photographers and a powerful asset for novice and professional image makers alike. But subscription pricing isn’t for everyone. Let’s take a look at four Adobe Lightroom alternatives for macOS or Windows. Some are free, some are paid, but we’ve intentionally avoided anything requiring an ongoing subscription payment for basic features. 1. Luminar Luminar is an app with a bright future, but its current iteration hasn’t reached the level of reliability and speed most users will expect from an application. Basic tools respond quickly, but without live feedback,… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/adobe-lightroom-alternatives/feed/2
6 Useful Tools to Help You Identify Fonts in Imageshttps://www.maketecheasier.com/identify-fonts-in-images/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/identify-fonts-in-images/#respondTue, 24 Sep 2019 04:25:31 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?post_type=post-ideas&p=205208You come across an endless amount of images with text on them. Those images could either be advertising or something else. Either way, it’s nothing out of the ordinary to see a font that you want on a picture. The only problem is that you have no idea what that font is called. The good news is that there are various free tools you can use to identify that font. With the following apps, you’ll always be able to identify a font. 1. FontSquirrel Matcherator If the name alone isn’t enough to reel you in then we don’t know what is. In all seriousness, FontSquirrel… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/identify-fonts-in-images/feed/0
Graphics and Animation Made Simple with PixTellerhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/graphics-animation-made-simple-with-pixteller/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/graphics-animation-made-simple-with-pixteller/#respondMon, 23 Sep 2019 17:25:42 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=316127 This is a sponsored article and was made possible by PixTeller. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence even when a post is sponsored. PixTeller is an online image editor and animation maker, which makes it simple for non-designers and non-animators to create graphic assets for their web pages and social media. It’s a huge boon, as it takes all the work out of it, and all you have to do is come up with the words. Simple, right? In this article we’re taking a look at PixTeller to… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/graphics-animation-made-simple-with-pixteller/feed/0
8 Most Important Features To Consider Before Buying An Antivirushttps://www.maketecheasier.com/things-consider-before-buying-antivirus/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/things-consider-before-buying-antivirus/#commentsSat, 21 Sep 2019 00:25:56 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=315255Using an antivirus software is easy, but selecting one that suits your needs is not. You have to research multiple companies all claiming to offer an edge in terms of protection against viruses and malware. Here are the most important factors to consider while buying antivirus software. 1. Scanning and detection methods The best type of antivirus software offers real-time scanners and on-demand discovery. The real-time scanner runs continuously in the background and checks every file that is accessed via your device, both offline and online. Meanwhile, an on-demand scanner periodically runs through every single file on your device to check for malware, whether… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/things-consider-before-buying-antivirus/feed/2
Damaged ZIP Files? That’s No Problem with Recovery Toolbox for ZIPhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-zip-review/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-zip-review/#respondThu, 19 Sep 2019 17:25:04 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=314760 This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Recovery Toolbox. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. ZIP files are a great way to bundle together groups of related files while cutting down on storage space. That said, they also introduce a single point of failure. If that ZIP file is damaged or corrupted, all of a sudden you can’t access your files. Whether you’re dealing with files on a hard drive or stored on another sort of media, this can… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-zip-review/feed/0
How to Create a Short Song in LMMShttps://www.maketecheasier.com/create-short-song-in-lmms/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-short-song-in-lmms/#respondWed, 11 Sep 2019 15:25:11 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=314823 Making professional-sounding music has become far easier in recent years than ever before. Thanks to readily available digital audio workstations, or DAWs, on all consumer operating systems, anyone can create songs of their own. A particularly popular DAW option available to Linux and Windows users alike is LMMS, which takes after the well-known FLStudio DAW in terms of design and functionality. In this article we’ll go over the basics of creating your first song in LMMS, so you, too, can get into music-making. Related: Making Multi-Track Music with Audacity Installing LMMS LMMS is… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/create-short-song-in-lmms/feed/0
LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Making the Write Choicehttps://www.maketecheasier.com/libreoffice-vs-openoffice/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/libreoffice-vs-openoffice/#commentsMon, 09 Sep 2019 06:25:27 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=246484Anyone who’s been following all the drama and intrigue of office suite software development news for the past several years will know that LibreOffice has basically risen from the ashes of OpenOffice, as developers from the latter decided to go off to start their own project (while using the open-source code from the work they’d done on OpenOffice up to that point). For a while it looked like OpenOffice was doomed, with Apache announcing that their development team was dwindling and unable to keep up with updates addressing everything from UI improvements to security vulnerabilities. But after record-low download numbers in 2017, OpenOffice seems to… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/libreoffice-vs-openoffice/feed/12
11 Best Open-Source Software to Try in 2019https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-open-source-software/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-open-source-software/#commentsFri, 06 Sep 2019 06:25:58 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=287263Open-source software feels like an anomaly in today’s corporate tech world. The idea that a community of developers are happy to work on a piece of software – usually for no money – for literally years seems ludicrous, and speaks to the passion that people have for making technology for the benefit of everyone. Open-source devs, we salute you! So to honor these tireless workers who quietly make our day-to-day computer experiences that much better, we’ve decided to write up a multi-platform list of what we deem the best open-source software you can get in 2019. Do note that there are tons of open-source software… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-open-source-software/feed/12
Why Ocenaudio Is the Easiest Audio Editing Tool for Multiple Platformshttps://www.maketecheasier.com/ocenaudio-easiest-audio-editing-tool/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/ocenaudio-easiest-audio-editing-tool/#respondSat, 31 Aug 2019 19:25:00 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=312704 i Ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy-to-use audio editor that can resolve noise, echo and interference issues from both audio and video files. It is completely free to use even for commercial purposes. The software has minimal features but does the sound editing perfectly. You might want to give this a try if you are considering other tools like Audacity or Adobe After Effects that have more features but also come with steep learning curves. Download and Installation Ocenaudio supports all the platforms of your choice – Mac, Linux and Windows – and you can keep track of their version updates on its… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/ocenaudio-easiest-audio-editing-tool/feed/0
Boost Your Productivity with These Add-ons for the Atom Editorhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/boost-productivity-with-atom-editor-add-ons/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/boost-productivity-with-atom-editor-add-ons/#respondSat, 31 Aug 2019 05:25:02 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=312794 If you’re aware of the Atom editor, you probably think of it as a tool mainly used by programmers. Yes, it’s a text editor, so it can be used for any manner of writing, yet its feature-set leans toward coders – at least out of the box it does. Atom is an eminently customizable app, so it can do much more than you would initially think. With the right add-ons, it can replace your to-do list manager, your note-taking app, and maybe even your favorite mind mapping app. 1. Organized If you’ve ever spent any… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/boost-productivity-with-atom-editor-add-ons/feed/0
How to Use Chocolatey to Easily Install and Update Windows Programshttps://www.maketecheasier.com/use-chocolatey-to-install-update-windows-programs/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-chocolatey-to-install-update-windows-programs/#respondTue, 13 Aug 2019 05:25:34 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=309886 If you have enough Windows programs that keeping them all updated seems like a bit of a chore, it might be time to start making the switch over to a package manager, specifically Chocolatey. Package managers are a little like app stores in that they allow you to manage and update all of your programs through a single interface rather than having to wrangle them all individually. For a time, Chocolatey was only available through the command line, which limited its potential audience to people who weren’t scared off by that, but its GUI has been getting steadily better, making… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/use-chocolatey-to-install-update-windows-programs/feed/0
Spice Up Your PDFs with FlipBook PDFhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/flipbook-pdf-review/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/flipbook-pdf-review/#respondMon, 12 Aug 2019 17:25:37 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=310622 This is a sponsored article and was made possible by FlipBook PDF. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. When you’re trying to draw customers’ eyes to your product or service, presentation counts. We’re so used to how content looks on the Web these days that it’s very hard to stand out. If you can do something to make your material a bit flashier, it can make a big difference. There’s a reason so many businesses still print up glossy brochures –- they’re… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/flipbook-pdf-review/feed/0
7 Free Alternatives to Microsoft OneNotehttps://www.maketecheasier.com/5-free-alternatives-to-microsoft-onenote/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/5-free-alternatives-to-microsoft-onenote/#respondSat, 10 Aug 2019 15:25:31 +0000http://maketecheasier.com/?p=42962Microsoft OneNote is an easy go-to for those looking to bring some organization into their lives. It’s a recognizable brand, it’s free, and it’s integrated into the world’s most popular operating system. But maybe you want to break out of Microsoft’s watchful ecosystem and try something a little different? Or are you looking for something alternative that visualizes your notes in more interesting and, ahem, noteworthy ways? We’ve handpicked the best OneNote alternatives that should make your note-taking a cinch. Related: Evernote vs. OneNote – Which Is Best for Your Note-Taking Needs? 1. Bear This one’s an Apple exclusive (iOS, Mac, Apple Watch), but Bear… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/5-free-alternatives-to-microsoft-onenote/feed/0
Save Corrupted Microsoft SQL Server Databases with Recovery Toolbox for SQL Serverhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-sql-review/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-sql-review/#respondThu, 01 Aug 2019 17:25:47 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=309755 This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Recovery Toolbox. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. If you rely on a database for your business, losing that data could be catastrophic. Regular backups are important, but sometimes things happen that we can’t plan on. If your database becomes corrupted, you need to be able to fix it. The folks at Recovery Toolbox specialize in exactly this sort of thing. Not only does the company provide recovery software for Microsoft Office… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/recovery-toolbox-for-sql-review/feed/0
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe: Easily Convert Your Videos to Any Formathttps://www.maketecheasier.com/winx-hd-video-converter-deluxe-review/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/winx-hd-video-converter-deluxe-review/#respondMon, 29 Jul 2019 17:25:49 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=309174 This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Digiarty. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence even when a post is sponsored.   Something that crops up quite often in my work is the need to convert a video file from one format to another. There are so many different codecs (the type of video compression) and screen resolutions in circulation now it’s hard to keep track. Fortunately for those of us who do technical work but don’t know everything, there is a light and fast software tool that can… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/winx-hd-video-converter-deluxe-review/feed/0
How to Easily Encrypt Files without Password Using Cloak Encrypthttps://www.maketecheasier.com/cloak-encrypt-files-without-password/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/cloak-encrypt-files-without-password/#commentsSat, 27 Jul 2019 00:25:46 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?post_type=post-ideas&p=308886Cloak Encrypt is a straightforward file encryption tool that helps you encrypt and decrypt files without any file passwords. The file is always encrypted or decrypted as a local device and not any external servers. The software is very easy to use and remains free for non-enterprise users. It is available with multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. By cutting the cloud out of the picture, you, as well as your recipients, can stay assured that your information is secure. Follow the simple steps below to start using Cloak and enjoying the highest 256-bit AES encryption standards. Related: Encryption Made Easy: Stuff You… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/cloak-encrypt-files-without-password/feed/3
8 Useful Tools to Stress Test Your CPUhttps://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-tools-stress-test-cpu/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-tools-stress-test-cpu/#commentsThu, 25 Jul 2019 05:25:54 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?post_type=post-ideas&p=307269 When you stress test your CPU, you are able to size up your hardware’s intelligence and reliability. Maybe you need to overclock your processor for a little additional boost? Ultimately, the performance of your PC depends on how fast the processor is so that it can easily fulfill the most demanding tasks. The following tools are useful in stress testing your CPU. Before you begin, you need to know that these tests at peak load can cause overheating of your computer. 1. HeavyLoad True to its name, HeavyLoad by Jam Software can subject your computer… Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/useful-tools-stress-test-cpu/feed/2
Backlog Review – Top Notch Project Management Softwarehttps://www.maketecheasier.com/backlog-project-management-software-review/
https://www.maketecheasier.com/backlog-project-management-software-review/#respondThu, 18 Jul 2019 19:25:18 +0000https://www.maketecheasier.com/?p=307312 This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Backlog. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. What if you could put version control, task management, and workflow management that works across multiple teams in one single platform? This is exactly what Backlog aims to do, ending the hassle of attempting to create a proper workflow with multiple applications that sometimes have to be used outside their intended purpose. The platform itself boasts a suite of tools specifically targeting developers at several different stages. … Read more]]>https://www.maketecheasier.com/backlog-project-management-software-review/feed/0

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