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Easy Flyer Creator 3.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Easy Flyer Creator 3.0

Easy Flyer Creator delivers professional templates for flyers, brochures, leaflets, certificates, door hangers, invitations and more.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 243 51 comments

Easy Flyer Creator 3.0 was available as a giveaway on January 21, 2013!

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$19.96 / month
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Quickly convert 4K Ultra HD/1080p HD/SD video to a wide range of formats.

Easy Flyer Creator is one of the most advanced and easy to use Publishing Software to design create and print flyers, brochures, posters, signs, certificates, event flyers, invitations, posters, tickets and mail merge documents from built in templates.


  • Built-in Flyer Templates - Professional Flyers Templates, Certificates, Door Hangers, Invitations, Event Flyers, Posters & multi-fold brochure templates.
  • Built-in Ticket Templates - Add Ticket Numbers and Serial Numbers to Documents or Tickets.
  • Mail Merge Document - Create Mail Merge Documents by adding Database fields to the Document.
  • Barcode, QR Code and Microsoft Tags - Add Barcodes including QR Code and Microsoft Tags.
  • Google Maps - Add Google maps to the Flyer Document.
  • Capture Live Image from built In Camera - Capture live image from tablet's or laptops built-in camera.
  • Advance Image Editor - Lets you edit, Crop and add filter effects to images.
  • Image Masking - Apply various masks to the images in document.
  • Works with Windows 8 Professional.

Get Free upgrade to Easy Flyer Creator 4.0 (Desktop or Windows Store App) when you signup for Beta Testing Program for Easy Flyer Creator 4.0 which is due to be launched in First Quarter of 2013

See the Video Demo of Easy Flyer Creator 4.0

System Requirements:

Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista and 7; .Net Framework 4.0; Pentium 3 (1.0 GHz or above); 1 GB RAM or Above; 400 MB of available HD space


Peridot Technologies



File Size:

104 MB



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Reply   |   Comment by Omar Barlas  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Usually I install my new software before the time expires, and try it later when required. This time I actually had a quick wizz through the programme. I had installed it to d: drive but found all the templates on c: and everyone said they used a lot of space, so I copied them to E: and then I tried them and they worked. Registration was easy, despite putting the wrong email address in first time, just reregistered. Then I clicked on an award template, edited it in my favour and proceeded to create the certificate. easy peasy. The final product was a jpg file. I also noticed you could just go back with the buttons to change an item, people were commenting there was no undo. It was adequate for me.
Thanks all concerned for some very easy to use software.

Reply   |   Comment by guardone  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

with adobe giving away free older versions of their software, adobe are setting the benchmark pretty high for programmes like this to try and compete, after a try out, ill stick with the free edition of indesign

Reply   |   Comment by mac  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For people complaining about not being able to use their own picture to start from scratch: if you choose the custom template then you're able to import whatever picture you want. After importing, you can then customize to whatever finished result you want.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I am having the same problem as comment 16. Evert time I try to register, I get "unable to access server, please check internet connection.
How do I register or what am I doing wrong?

Reply   |   Comment by Lyrrem  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

this is a bit bizarre- at the company home site's download page-

[ http://peridotec.com/download.htm ...]
Easy Flyer Creator is listed as Free Desktop Publishing Software and indicates a file size of just 75.4 MB, but click through and you end up at http://www.flyerscreator.com/ and the $39.99 price.

the download link supplies a 98 MB file, though.

pretty interesting software. I'm calling it a keeper, though it isn't something I'll be using often.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I too run into the screen resolution problem with this software. It is certain that I am not going to change hardware settings to accomodate one software. This is a world of multitasking. What if I want to jump over to my photo editor to adjust a photo I want to put in a project?

Thus I find this software unworkable.

In addition, I was making some changes to a template. The adjustments appeared correct in the preview pane but when I went to save the project, only THEN did it cough up one exception error or setting error after another. In the end I had to use Task Manager to close the window. Why does the software even accept out-of-range parameters without an immediate warning? Very poor.

Thus you can tell that I am not at all happy with Easy Flyer Creator and am uninstalling it.

Chad @ #39 makes a very good point about Adobe Creative Suite 2. Not sure if Windows 7 or 8 are supported, but should work in "compatibility mode". The result would be far superior and the software a very valuable learning experience.

Thumbs up for the comment Chad; Thumbs WAAAAY DOWN for Easy Flyer Creator, regretfully.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I used my Admin-privileged account to install the program on my XP Home system. Despite choosing to install for "all users", Easy Flyer Creator v3.0 was not registered for all the non-admin user accounts. I had to launch "EFC" in each non-admin user account and re-enter the GOTD activation code & user registration info, a pain.

I notice there is no "Uninstall Easy Flyer Creator" shortcut provided in the application's launch folder (Start Menu > Programs > Easy Flyer Creator).

Also, I allowed it to perform the install of .NET 4.0, something I'm starting to regret. I'm not sure if I already had it at the time. A pre-check would have been nice (Something like "... .NET v4.0 is not installed -- would you like to install it (necessary for this application to function)? Y/N")

EFC work OK in the admin account used to install it.

However, I got the following error box to pop up when launching EFC in each of those non-admin accounts, both before and after restarting the machine, and even after running Microsoft update multiple times to ensure the latest system and .NET updates were applied (that alone took close to 1.5 hours to implement) followed by system restarts:


Microsoft .NET Framework

Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.

(The results of clicking on "Details" in this first box are copied below, After clicking on "Continue", an empty window pops up titled "Form1". Closing that box allows Easy Flyer Creator v3.0 to continue to launch.)


(results of clicking on "Details" in the first box:)

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.
at System.Security.AccessControl.Win32.SetSecurityInfo(ResourceType type, String name, SafeHandle handle, SecurityInfos securityInformation, SecurityIdentifier owner, SecurityIdentifier group, GenericAcl sacl, GenericAcl dacl)
at System.Security.AccessControl.NativeObjectSecurity.Persist(String name, SafeHandle handle, AccessControlSections includeSections, Object exceptionContext)
at System.Security.AccessControl.NativeObjectSecurity.Persist(String name, AccessControlSections includeSections, Object exceptionContext)
at System.Security.AccessControl.NativeObjectSecurity.Persist(String name, AccessControlSections includeSections)
at System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemSecurity.Persist(String fullPath)
at System.IO.Directory.SetAccessControl(String path, DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
at Efcghds.GetSerial.SetTemplateDirectoryPermissions(String SourcePath)
at Efcghds.GetSerial.SetTemplateDirectoryPermissions(String SourcePath)
at Efcghds.GetSerial.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.296 (RTMGDR.030319-2900)
CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version:
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Easy%20Flyer%20Creator%203.0/ezFlyer.exe
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 10.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/v4.0_10.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll


In the non-admin accounts, it seems to continue launching & running OK after closing the window titled "Form1".

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ $22:

Is this v3.0 Different than (or an update to) the v3.0 that was offered here in July 29, 2011 ???

the digital signature and modification date are both August 29, 2011- so it's a month newer, but how much has changed I'm not sure.

I'd guess not a huge update, but that's only a guess.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

"#5 #24 – the need you have problems with, the program asking to make mods to your hard drive, that is your security settings doing that.
You could just lower your settings lower and let everything access your hard drive unquestioned."

The only other programs that ask for permission are programs that ACTUALLY MAKE CHANGES TO THE HARD DRIVE, like defrag tools, registry cleaners, etc., OR when you're actually installing a program. There's just no need for a program like this to need those permissions. If I was getting this prompt on every program I ran, yes, I might need to change the security settings. But that's not the case here.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt Sweeney  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hi Everyone,

I usually read all the comments and make my decision to download or not based on the number of positive/negative comments made. However, sometimes I just give things a try for myself rather than listen to what has been said, this is one such program. It is a dream program to work with, I watched the video first, read the instructions, downloaded, installed and registered all without a single problem. I love programs that are simple to use and does what the developer claims, and this is one such program.

If you read the "Read Me" txt file, before you try to register and or use the program, you will know what to do and it should do it w/o question. Most people, me included usually ignore the "Read Me" txt, but it is there for a reason, so my suggestion would be to use it.

Thank you GAOTD for this one as it is truly worth the time and efforts to download, besides being a "Freebie", it will be a much used program on my behalf.

Reply   |   Comment by Murphy Pagan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Why are all these commentators focus this forum on download speed and Megabytes, when today 1TB hard drives cost only $60 (check Dealnews.com)
OptimumOnline cost $30/month for 3-15Mbps range. I guessing everyone is so engage with their iphone, ipad, or ipod touch and forget to check the calendar that today, as of this writing, it's "2 0 1 3" no-longer 2000 and 3!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Erick  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Go to here and follow directions given on site:


Reply   |   Comment by Donald Bock  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Unfortunately, it cannot work properly under my laptop's recommended screen resolution of 1680 x 1050 :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Eddy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Had this last time it was given away. Actually got quite a bit of use out of it, though it at times was a little buggy. Hopefully this version is better. #13 - If .net Framework 4.0 makes your computer take 5 minutes to boot up it might be time for a reinstall or a new computer. Have xp myself, computer boots in about 45 seconds! And to the commercial use whiners...commercial use means you are going to make money from the use of the software...does not mean you can't use it to make a flyer for your own business use!! Where is my tin foil hat?

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

This is great for those who need "over user friendly" (as in it does things the way it wants to do things, not the way you want to do them). I would recommend downloading Adobe Creative Suite CS2. Adobe has disabled the activation requirement and will give you the serial numbers along with the file. That's right, they're intentionally giving it away for free!

Reply   |   Comment by Chad  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Thanks for this GOTD and Easy Flyer for this. Just what I need for my senior citizen condo association. We have little monies available for applications which are easy to use by not so tech savy people,

Reply   |   Comment by Betty  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

My system is up-to-date with .NET Framework 4.0 after MS’ most recent update. I’ve read in some of today’s (and past) GotD comments that Easy Flyer Creator actually downloads & installs .NET Framework 4.0, — whether it’s on one’s system or not.

For those who’ve already installed EFC, does it first ask permission to install .NET Framework 4.0, or does it install it automatically?

Many thanks in advance :)

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not sure what the beef is about download time. Mine took 5 mins. I have had individual file download times of several hours. So this was a breeze. As far as Installation. The whole process from download to install took less then 15 min. It had a pop up telling me that my resolution is too high to use this program and it asked me if I wanted to change it. I did a restore point before I said yes...just in case. When I logged back in the pop up said the same thing about my resolution and although I saw no difference I just clicked "no" this time and proceeded to test the program. This is a keeper for me. The pre-installed masks alone will be of benefit to me. I still have to figure out what everything does. But there is bazzillion options. I tried to resize a photo to fit a pre-installed frame and wasn't able to figure out how to do it but I am sure reading the help files will give me the info I need. Noone wants to do any work for themselves anymore. People today want everything automatic RIGHT NOW! By the time the kids today turn 60 their brains will be mush because they don't have to use them for anything not even common sense anymore.
Thx GOAD I'm gonna be using this one.

PS Right now I'm having a free scrapbooking software giveaway. Just go to my site for all the info.

Reply   |   Comment by Skinni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Crashed with a visual basic "Verbona font does not support bold" error when I tried to run. I can't be bothered troubleshooting or downloading fonts, so uninstalled.
Too bad, I was interested in the ticket making function.

Don't forget to hit microsoft update for the security updates to .NET Framework 4.0 after install as mentioned in the fine print at the end of the installation.

Reply   |   Comment by idunno  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Re #13, slow start up on XP with .NET 4.0

Mu virtual XP with .NET 4.0 in ready within 30 seconds after starting.
It is based on the free VirtualBox. I use it to test giveaways to keep the underlying W7 laptop clean.

As the virtual XP is for testing purposes only, it does not have to load lots of software during startup. Among others no virus scanner is implemented. I do not need that, because it runs in the frozen mode of Toolwiz TimeFreeze. So after a reboot, it is clean as before.

And I allocate at least 1.5 GB RAM to it.

Reply   |   Comment by gerrit  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Re 20, "Are others successfully installing is in Win x64 configurations?"

I was, but i had to run the program as an administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by gerrit  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

As a more general purpose DTP app I´d recommend
open source Scribus
freeware Creative Docs .NET

Reply   |   Comment by Kody  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Much smaller (add supported - see bottom of webpage)alternative:

Reply   |   Comment by Kody  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

#14, Laptop57: yes part of the patience and pragmatist thing does require PC or laptop be left on while one sleeps or goes to work or even download it IF permitted to do so at work and put it on a thumb drive and take it home. I have in the past when I was on a 33.6K connection and was envious of 56K connections downloaded hundreds of megabytes in single sessions using download managers e.g. Windows SDK's etc. On a 56K connection this should be closer to a 5 hour download than the 7.6hours I quoted in my post!

You could use go to my pc or other remote access service to initiate the download at home from work or from a mobile device, the possibilities are (not quite) endless.

But when an 8 hour download becomes "horrible" then it's obviously time to look for other technologies to connect to the internet, cellular 3G/HSPA and other wireless technologies including satelite may be options, home built reflectors to improve 3G signal aquisition... or even community based projects could achieve more than just a single end user might. Not to mention internet cafe's or free wifi at some fast food outlets or libraries...

Ages ago when I was on 33.6K and downloading hundreds of megabytes I would also use the connection for chat programs at the same time and allowed the download/s to just get on with it and I'd put up with the chat laaaag. At one point I even used Internet Connection Sharing to allow family members to share my 33.6K dialup! Ah those were the days, hunting around for the next freephone dialup internet weekend offer... Feelling like I had won a fabulous prize when the ISP forgot to drop all the toll-free connections on Monday morning so was able to keep online for free for an extra day.

Personally I have this exact version from its previous giveaway, and found it usable and did not miss the blank flyer feature as the some of the templates I tried were not true templates that had text boxes and image boxes etc but had the template layout as a background image that one is suppoed to delete after building my own flyer on top of the background template image. Others were full templates with text and image boxes etc too. We can re-define the page size of any of the predefined templates or "custom" templates... It's main shortcomming is the lack of undo/redo and there are some UI inconsistancies like when copying and pasting a text object it does not auto-increment the object name so one can have multiple instances of the same object name which can lead to some odd behaviour if one then edits the contents of a pasted text box. The Text angle slider does not always apply the changes and some angles cannot be selected by the slider and only take effect when input manually into the angle number box and Enter key pressed afterwards.

It does work though and did not seem to do anything nasty to my laptop so it has remained installed and will be used if the need to create flyers of any sort ever arises.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

NR 6: Toobad you don't feel the SAME about active X, Flash and Java. If you did, we would be spared you "bs" posts. Have a nice day.

As for the program, as another poster stated, it's a little big for what it does. The templates are the overhead. Compaired to Microsoft Publisher, it too bloats itself with templates and files that it creats. This would make an great tool to have onhand for someone who is the head of a club or even church group who needs a quick flyer and doesn't have much time to learn publisher, paintshop or print artist. Though the beforementioned programs have been around for years and do more just pump out flyers, sometimes one just needs the basics. This program fits that need for newbies or for those who just need a screwdriver instead of a cordless drill.
Thanks Goto and Peridot.
Intel i7-2600k, 16gb ram, 750gb hyrbid (os) Data drives: 2tb, 3tb Radeon 6450 w/1gb ddr5 ram

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Re #20, AnAceBuyer: I had to run the program as an administrator on my W7 laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by gerrit  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@#20... My installations on both Window 7 64-bit Dell machine and Windows 8 64-bit Samsung touch screen machine were flawless.

Reply   |   Comment by Syren  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@#3 You are incorrect. There IS support for PNG and tiff, both in inserting and saving as...

I totally agree with #5. I don't get the need to allow permission to make changes to the computer with every application start. What is that?

Regarding the size of the program, there are over 160MB in templates alone. One might delete those that are not desired to save space if one wishes.

I have VERY recently had an occasion where this would have saved me much time. One of the BIGGEST PROS on this software is the ability to sequentially number tickets. In my scenario, I was able to use MS Word Mail Merge to meet my needs but this program does the same MUCH quicker and MUCH more reliably.

In conclusion, I like this program and wish I'd found it earlier. I'm not convinced the price is appropriate, though. I would like to see it at $20 instead of $40 and would have bought it if it were.

Reply   |   Comment by Syren  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Although I won't be downloading this (I already have it), I felt I had to comment.

I got this about 5 months ago. Since then, I've created some great looking flyers to advertise families/friends businesses. For those who complain about the templates - use them as a guide only and incorporate your own images and text. The beauty of this program is that it takes the guesswork out of it and it's extremely easy to use.

Also, for those who say there is no way to create your own (no blank slate), please look at the *custom* option (not exactly rocket science to figure out what the word means).

I swear, whatever happened to gratitude for a free product? It seems nowadays, not only do people expect something free, but they want something that does the creative work of their brain as well. If you are going to criticize a product, look first to see if the product does what it says and contains no harmful code or unasked for *bundled* software! This product does what it says - all it requires is for people to use their creativity and brains!

These software creators don't HAVE to give their products away - and... if the unappreciative bash their efforts when they do so, where's the incentive to continue to do so?


Reply   |   Comment by P.Wallace  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+57)

Is this v3.0 Different than (or an update to) the v3.0 that was offered here in July 29, 2011 ???

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Roy Jackson  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Thought I'd give it a try, but the installation fails at the "afterInstalltation" phase, and then reverses and deletes the program.
Win 7 HP, .NET 4 installed and updated. Tried changing program properties to XP, but that did not help either. Are others successfully installing is in Win x64 configurations?

Reply   |   Comment by AnAceBuyer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

#13, first this site prohibits you from using the offering for business. Second, the .net 4 slowdown in XP is a recognized issue and there is a solution for it IF you are affected (not all are). I'd Google the fix for it, were I you.

Reply   |   Comment by Prefrunt L Cortex  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

No bad but "Serif PagePlus Starter Edition" is far better and damn FREE:



Another easy way to create a brochure or flyers for FREE is also described here:


My 2 cents for today's giveaway....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+110)

Re #12, Vladimir. My Windows 7 64 folder takes up 22.8 GB, the Windows folder on my virtual XP 32 on the same Hardware platform uses only 3.82 GB. Both have Microsoft .NET Framwork 4.0.

If I would follow your reasoning, I would get rid of my Windows 7 and use only XP, real and not virtual. But I am keeping both my real W7 64 and my virtual XP 32.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

"Unable to access server" pops up, whenever I try to register the program.

Reply   |   Comment by clu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Notwithstanding the perennial conflict between fans of (dot)Net and those who would rather drink battery acid than install anything that requires that controversial Windows add-on, at first glance this program appears to be adequate for the average hobbyist who simply wishes to crank out a simple flyer for a yard sale or school function. It obviously isn't suitable for producing camera-ready output for commercial use, but since it's not permitted under the terms of this giveaway to use this application for commercial purposes anyway it would be pointless to complain about the lack of sophistication and features needed for use in that kind of environment.

I can't help being amused by comments from folks who apparently feel obligated to complain about things that aren't directly relevant to the software being offered, but I guess that's the chance you take when you open up commentary to the population of the world at large. At the very least it makes for entertaining reading, and even occasionally provides an alternative point of view that's worthy of consideration.

That having been said, my thanks to the provider of the software, as well as the GOTD team, who goes above and beyond in their search to provide us with interesting (and sometimes even useful) applications at no charge other than the occasional obligatory "squeeze page" soliciting our email addresses for marketing purposes. That's become common practice for many companies who market their wares on the internet, further reinforcing the fact that very few things in life are truly "free" - although this software doesn't ask for the user's full name, and the serial number is pre-entered in the registration process (which I didn't find to be difficult at all).

Reply   |   Comment by Don Hill  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Some of us leave the house at 7 in the morning when the giveaway has not started yet and come home at 7 p.m. or later.
Some might even want to get some sleep before they start into the new day. So 8 h of download is horrible when you have a slow connection. Or do you have your pc running all night? Maybe you are a student, but those of us who have a hard day (and I know that even students do have hard days!) are not very keen on bulky files.

I have missed quite a couple of good giveaways and other freeware around christmas because the giveaway time was over before the download was finished, e.g. Ashampoo Photo Commander with its 128 MB because I'm downloading with 56 Kbps.

But I am still happy with this site and the excellent comments of Ashraf, Fubar, Giovanni and all the others.

Thank you all and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Laptop57  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

.Net Framework 4.0 also affect windows xp startup time, my work place have a server running 24/7, if it ever hang, a restart is require as fast as possible(the faster startup time is very important). With .Net Framework 4.0 installed, startup time took more than 5 minutes, with .Net Framework 4.0 uninstalled, startup time took about 2-3 minutes. You do the math.

At home, I dont mind installing .Net Framework 4.0 but not my work place.

I think its mostly affect windows xp, not vista or win7.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

I can agree with WTF (#6) as i have no .NET Framework 4.0 on my system, and I don't want it, as it demands up to 1 GB on my disk. This claim is not supported by abundance of programs that needs .NET 4.0 and nothing more. Developers that are sticky for that particular version of .NET have all the chances to mark themselves as outsiders.

Reply   |   Comment by Vladimir  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-57)

How is having to use .NET Framework 4.0 a negative? You may as well state that having to use a Windows OS as a negative too. Net Framework 4.0 is just part of the Windows program that does not come with the original installation.

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

How is having to use .NET Framework 4.0 You may as well state that having to use a Windows OS as a negative too.

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

A hav a pdf printer driver on this laptop, but that is not enough for this application ...

Reply   |   Comment by gerrit  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-45)

FYI, v2.0 was offered here in June 2010.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

I have to take issue with ashraf's:

*Large download size. If you have a slow internet connection, it could take forever to download this 90MB+ download.

IF a person has a dialup connection running at 56Kbps or lower nowadays they would (if they have any sense or desire to frequent any download sites) be using any half decent download manager that uses multiple streams to max out the connection and fully supports resumes.
I know I used to back in 2000 on 33.6K and continued to do so when slow 256k ADSL became available where I live. And still do today on any reasonably large download with 21cn and ADSL2 Annex M at 2Mbps.

On a 33.6Kbps dialup connection download speed of 4Kbytes per second is achievable and would equate to a total download time (with a good download manager) of around 7.6 hours! Is that a long time by modern FTTP/FTTH or FTTC yes but it is easily achievable if you start early during the giveaway and go get on with life while the download takes place. No one survives on a slow internet connection for any reasonable period of time without a large gifting of patience and pragmatism.

It does not take forever in any sense if you download it just once because you are using a download manager. It only takes "forever" if you don't use a download manager and your browser does not supoort resumes and your connection regurly drops out. But that would be the end users fault not the fault of the source of the file.
Also if the program was just the core files with no template or stock graphics then the REAL complaint could and would be raised that it had no samples or templates and what would have been Easy Flyer Creation would become laborious to have to start from scratch each time!

Items that have no intrinsic need for masses of high resolution graphic skins or are 200M+ for partition managment because they bundle 32 and 64 bit installers and live linux recovery images all in a single file rather than breaking them out into seperatly downloadable files... now that would be and is frequently a reason for complaint against certain vendors.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-80)

Thanks for having added to the "System Requirements" section that this app requires .NET Framework 4.0 so that I can spare myself the trouble to download this one.

@ the usual haters: I am perfectly content WITHOUT .NET Framework 4.0 on my system so please do not start the saga of useless BS comments like you know it all...

Reply   |   Comment by WTF  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-42)

I do not understand why a program like this would need permission to make changes on my hard drive every time I run it. That is not something most programs I use require, certainly not a program like this. Perhaps it's not a big deal and I'm certainly not an expert--but having to grant the permission is a pain, and depending on what other programs I'm running at the time, can cause significant slowdown to my system. Just curious why this is required for what seems like a basic graphics program.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt Sweeney  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

Have tried this program before on a Windows 8 machine and it worked fine. However, as with many of these types of programs the templates weren't great. Creating something from scratch is usually best.

Reply   |   Comment by Beaks  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)

It's a fair program, but nothing to write home about and the download is enormous, especially for those who don't have cable or a super fast connection. Registration is not all that simple either. My main gripe is that there is no undo or redo feature on here. To me, that's a must for any program where you are using text & graphics. You certainly don't want to have to start over every single time you make a mistake or change your mind! There's no support on here for png or tiff, only jpg, bmp and gif images...so you're limited there.

There are 122 templates to choose from, but they sure do look cheesy. Apparently, not a lot of thought went into creating them. The program does include almost 50 masks, and these are quite useful...even for other programs. Just make a template of them and use them in your other graphic programs that don't come pre-loaded with masks.

In total, I will be uninstalling this program, much too bloated in size and limited as to what you can actually do. Plus, the creator/developer did not add a feature to let you create a flyer or poster from scratch at all. Did it never cross their minds that we might actually want to creat one from scratch?? The only work-around for that is to select a template and then delete everything on it so you have a blank slate to create your own.

Out of five stars...I'd give it a one. Maybe Giovanni can come up with some much better programs.

Reply   |   Comment by hipgabby  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

4 minutes into the giveaway and there are already 43 ideas, one with 66 votes for it. But there are only 9 total thumbs up (6) or down (3). And no comments. Usually, I can understand how this would happen, but not in this case.

As for the giveaway, this is not something I would find useful. I will therefore abstain from voting and watch the usual rounds of good commentary and keep my eyes open for the next giveaway that looks helpful.

Loving this site. Sure, not all of it is for me, but it is always interesting. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-49)
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