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Giveaway of the day — iSpring Pro

Create professional Flash movies from your PowerPoint.
$99 EXPIRED
User rating: 398 (65%) 210 (35%) 132 comments

iSpring Pro was available as a giveaway on March 4, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.99
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iSpring Pro is a PowerPoint to Flash converter which creates web friendly Flash movies from your PowerPoint content keeping its original appearance accurately. Being converted to Flash your presentation can be viewed in any browser on any computer.

iSpring Pro allows you to publish your presentation on SlideBoom portal where it will be available for thousands of viewers. You can also publish your presentation to your web site, blog, or send via e-mail.

iSpring Pro 3.1 took in all the best of the popular FlashSpring Pro converter and advanced to the new of quality.

Product features:

System Requirements:

Pentium-III/AMD Athlon 500 MHz; 256 Mb RAM; 100 Mb free hard drive space; Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista; Microsoft Office with PowerPoint 2000/XP/2003/2007

Publisher:

iSpring Solutions

Homepage:

http://ispringsolutions.com/products/ispring_pro.html

File Size:

6.95 MB

Price:

$99

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#132

Regarding the previous comment, iSpring Pro actually works with earlier version of PowerPoint so there is no reason to not give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by RcJ2  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

Too bad this giveaway is no longer available.

Reply   |   Comment by TD  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

iSpring produces an "swf" file which is not recognized by my computer. I am using XP with Internet Explorer.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen Johnson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

@128: you need a backup s/w. See Titan backup

Reply   |   Comment by drsarkar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#128

If I format/Reinstall Windows on my computer how can I reinstall this software since it required activation on the 4th of March? Do I have a serial number stored with the program that I can re-enter?

Reply   |   Comment by PD  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

I wonder, how come these folks find such a unique softwares which the makers sometime wonders what we created it for.

Reply   |   Comment by A  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

No use to me, I do not have MS Office.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Hollins  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

#114 G, the problem is if any program writes to the H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry tree it by definition affects ALL USERS, so by default in Vista and XP require Administrative access rights.

Under XP the program simply fails if it is not run with Admin rights, under Vista the program switches to Virtualised mode and certain write and subsiquent read attempts are redirected "transparently" to special USER specific folders. The problem here is Activate.exe is different to the addin executable so Vista detects Activate.exe needs to be virtualised and does so... and if it read back from what it considered the KHLM tree it would see the virtualised user specific data... but as the Addin has not written to HKLM tree it is not virtualised and so it's read of HKLM to check the activation user and and keycode are not redirected to the user specific virtual store and see's the real HKLM tree that lacks the activation data. The Solution I see would be use the HKCU user specific tree. I would never recomend disabling UAC in Vista for one simple reason... Vistas security model ASSUMES UAC is in place and so windows defender for Vista fails to even look at settings that require UAC intervention to perform. These same settings in XP SP2 are monitored and changes flagged and allerted for user confirmation ofchanges by the XP SP2 specific Wndows Defender.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

There are various levels of experience here, so mentioning that we need to right click and run activate.exe as administrator if we are using Vista would be a great add to the included readme.txt. Then, when we are told to read and follow directions in the readme.txt file they would all be there, in a user friendly sort of way. Note that I am not asking for directions for Phil's OS, I am asking for directions for Vista, arguably one of the most common OSs on the planet.

When you tell us to read the directions, don't assume we all know to right click and run as administrator. Some of us are very new to Vista. Like me. Besides, I am blonde and need all the help I can get.

Thanks for another great program!

Reply   |   Comment by Exploro  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

I run vista and powerpoint 07 and it installed and ran fine for me. Nice program.

Reply   |   Comment by DFWlover  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

#44
Vista required the 'right click' Run as Administrator was a perfect fix. Thanks for providing that 'Vista' specific advice.
In future, I hope to remember this next time same thing happens.

Reply   |   Comment by Wired4Net  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

Unfortunately I have not found OpenOffice's .swf export in Impress to be very useful. It does nothing more than export the slides. All animations, timing, and transitions are lost. Still, I'm an OO fan!

As for the performance of iSpring, I hope it's an improvement over the performance of FlashSpring Pro. Don't get me wrong. Of all the PowerPoint to Flash converters out there (and there are MANY), FlashSpring was the most successful at maintaining my transitions, timing, etc. However, I experienced the same as others have mentioned so far: some pictures were moved, some animations were changed, etc. If iSpring is an upgrade to FlashSpring, hopefully most of this has been fixed.

Thanks GAOTD. I'll download and install iSpring. I appreciate the offer!

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

Please could youlet me know the answer to this crucial question Mr Malov?

The description at the top of this page states

Being converted to Flash your presentation can be viewed in any browser on any computer… you can also publish your presentation to your web site.

Yet your website states

Using it for work/commercial purposes is not permitted. From the iSpring Pro website - A Non-Commercial license makes unique PowerPoint to Flash conversion capabilities of iSpring Pro available for private and educational use on one computer.

Please clarify, as the 2 statements are contradictory. I have asked a few times so I am sorry for repeating myself but other commenters have had answers from you since my question and this one point is crucial to me as I would like to use the application on my website as per the description


The description on the top of this page is the description of the product itself - its possibilities, etc. There are 2 licenses of iSpring Pro - Business license ($199 USD) and Non-commercial license ($99 USD). Non-commercial license is valid for private or educational use only. For example, if you plan to publish business presentations for your business or commercial web site you should purchase Business license. If you plan to publish presentations for your students, or just publish presentations for fun at your blog - non-commercial license is good for this. You can also publish presentations using free trial license - in this case a small banner to ispringsolutions.com will be added at the bottom of each slide.

Our technical support team can help you with choosing the proper licensing scheme.

As for this giveaway offer - since the product is given you for free, its usage must be strictly non-commercial or educational. No upgrades are provided for this giveaway version.

Reply   |   Comment by Aleksey Malov  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

great program, you can still use it on PPT 2003 or older even if the programs shows you a message box saying it can not find power point. The iSpring toolbox is installed in whatever version you have of power point.

Reply   |   Comment by iva  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

Thanks so much GAOTD for the free software!!

Does anyone know if iSpring a separate program or if it becomes an integrated part of PowerPoint?

Thanks

By the way, another disadvantage of useing Open Office is that it is unable to convert GIF animations to flash. They only come out as still pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by J Burchard  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

To #101 - Jen - If you are getting the trial Pro Banner - than you haven't correctly setup the program.

#9 - BuBBy <- Follow the instructions on how to setup the program.

#41 - BuBBy <- This comment applies to you if you are a Vista User.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

For all those with registration problems: Forthe past few weeks I was unable to install anything from GAOD. Unlucky, a Trojan or malaware from an unidentified source, changed some configuration to your Internet connection. I worked it out the following way. Especially Vista users. I found out what was wrong with the registration at least in my case.
Follow this steps.
1. Open Internet Explorer/tools/Internet Options/connections/Lan settings. (no matter if you are Firefox user)
2.Check - Automatically detect settings
3. Uncheck - Use proxy server…if checked
4. Register

The machine may ask you to reboot…do it.

5.Install

Don't forget to run your favorite antivirus and/or antispyware!!
Give me a yes if you find if helpful!
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Cesar Torres  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

Re: My problem in # 111

I fixed it by reinstalling the program on top of the old installation.

After that, I put it to the test, and even though I wont be discarding my Camtasia or Videostudio, it can do some of the tasks quite well.

I wont be using it for ppt’s with video inside though. Apparently it has problems starting the videos - you have to click, and when videos, text and pictures work together that’s really no good.

Also, apparently it doesn’t recognize a full screen video inside a ppt, hide video or rezise and move video. But anyway, for less complex tasks it does a really good job.

Mind you, it’s huge on cpu (100%) and ram (Peak > 1 GB)

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by jsn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

TK wrote:

Under windows Vista(any version) Activate.exe for this GAOTD offering requires use of Run As Administrator setting on launch as it writes values into the HKLM registry hive which needs Adminstrator rights or else Vista attempts to virtualise the write attempt and creates an unusable Virtised remapping of the write which the main application is unable to locate.


By the way, as far as I know, when you turn off all the intrusive access control options on Vista, you can no longer run individual programs as administrator just by right-clicking the executables. My experience has been that you need to explicitly log in as an admin user to do the installation.

What I don't understand is why you can't install these programs as a user just for that user. You can save an exe to the drive (maybe not under Program Files but I don't really care if I install them in some other directory) and run it, so why can't an installer do that too?

I really would prefer to install unknown programs as a user and affect only that user if they go wrong (or worse, are deliberately malicious). It's not a good security practise to routinely install software as admin, and *all* these GAOTDs make you do that.

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

I reboot y computer (vista, office 2007) and I don't see, in power point, the bar with the program. I've already watch out for the Visual Basic components and they are all ok!!!

PLEASE HELP!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by LPOE  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

I just reboot my computer (vista and office 2007) and i don't see in the bar of power point the icon of the program... I've already watch out for my Visual Basic components and they are all right...

WHAT CAN I DO.... HELP!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by LPOE  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

Seems like a nice program, however when I try to convert a ppt with a wmv-video inside I get this message:

Microsoft Viaual C++

Runtime error!

Program:...\CPS Labs Ltd\ActiveSWF Video\VconvSvr.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

I run XP-SP2 and Powerpoint 2003

Any fix for that problem?

Reply   |   Comment by jsn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

If your interested here is a very simple illustration of the distortion experianced when converting a powerpoint slide to Shockwave format.
I drew the smily face using the "insert arcs" commands from powerpoint.
The first slide is the image saved as a jpeg file and inserted into the slide.
The second slide is the original image drawn using arcs.
heres the link.
http://www.slideboom.com/presentations/1062/Test-File---smiley-Face

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

Thank you all for reminding me why I don't comment on any software I try from GAOTD. It's pointless.

Thank you to those who posted an honest review of the software.

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD Oldtimer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

OK, I'll admit, at times I'm hard on GAOTD, but in truth, at least 50% of these give aways are as beta testing for the vendor. Theres as many poor programs as good. To the Mac user. please, just go away. Take your smug, Microsoft bashing self somewhere else please.
As to this program, although I have no personal use for it, it appears to be a quality give away for those in need. Thumbs up for the program and all of todays helpful comments. This is how it should be every day.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles K  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

A pretty good program. Works fine with Office 2003. It converts rapidly and provides excellent quality. However, I also have Office 2007 on the same computer (albeit a different HD) and it lags quite a bit; it has crash 4 out of 7 times that I've used this. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by End_User  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

#94 is there any way that you can use the free PowerPoint Viewers instalation to parse the PPT file for you and thereby openup powerpoint conversion for OpenOffice Impress users who can output their presentations in PPT format but choose for one reason or another to not use Microsoft Office.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

A must! It is a very well done five stars software.
Thank you
For next releases I would like

1) a .flv files import (not only swf)
2) the possibility to add a video for each slide (not only audio), better if in the upper side of left menu bar (now it is possible to embed video only in the slide), like in web-seminars.

Reply   |   Comment by Furio  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

... continued
Problems Found:
Pictures are moved from their original positions
3D Composite models are broken up and their parts spread out

This program is good if you have simple Slides showing bullets and pistures, but from my experiance it still cannot convert hi end graphical animations etc. created by powerpoint.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

Under windows Vista(any version) Activate.exe for this GAOTD offering requires use of Run As Administrator setting on launch as it writes values into the HKLM registry hive which needs Adminstrator rights or else Vista attempts to virtualise the write attempt and creates an unusable Virtised remapping of the write which the main application is unable to locate.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Hi all
Initially I was very excited to see this product, however for me it has one huge negative side, unless there are others that can offer advise.

I often make up large presentations using Powerpoint 2007. This contain both 3D drawings (Drawn using only tools available through Powerpoint) and a large amount of animations.

This as well as another program I have tried are unable to retain the exact grouping and placing of any diagrams and pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

@100 BuBBy: You may have misunderstood me or I wasn't clear. I was not comparing the Pro version to the Free version. I do understand those differences.

In my reply to emegus in my comment #84, I should have been more clear. I did not know (or understand) that "the trial period of Pro places an advertising banner at the bottom of every slide". I was under the impression that I could download Pro for free (with no limitations) or I could pay for Pro. It was confusing to me and I was mistaken.

Thanks for your response. I especially enjoyed the sarcasm in this part: "Naturally if you feel strongly about it - you are always quite welcome to install the “free version” instead.". I think by my comment, it was quite clear that I had downloaded the Pro version of the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Jen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

To #78 - Jen -
To #84 - Jen -
To #90 - Jen -

Jen, If you feel like you are being "having the wool pulled over your eyes" being given the "Pro" version when a "Free" version exists - check for yourself what the difference is.

http://ispringsolutions.com/go_pro.html

Naturally if you feel strongly about it - you are always quite welcome to install the "free version" instead. :)

Yes the Pro version is Free through this website for a few hours more as explained by:

The program is available for $99, but it will be free for our visitors as a time-limited offer.


Then you will realise that if you didn't take advantage of the giveaway - the software will go back to costing $99 for a Non-commercial license, or $199 for a Business license.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

No problems with installation. First download from GOTD. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Marie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Two questions: Is use of this free software allowed for Public Schools? Also I cannot get it to activate on Vista Business and Office 2007 even with "Run as Administrator"

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

can it be run from a portable usb drive

It is not recommended to install iSpring to removable drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Aleksey Malov  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

This is nice software. Easy download nd install. PPT 2003 works well. It does give me the ability to publish the SWF file. Not sure if I agree with Aleksey on SlideBoom. I prefer IgniteCAST.com. I can use iSpring to create Flash files for import of animations but I can also use lots of other medias to create presentations and publish for free. Also get a free client. SlideBoom did not work as well. Back to this software. Testing with full sound overlay in slides did loose some of the timing but I will need to work on that. Probably pilot error. It did stop a few times in the middle of the slide. Not sure why but have not had a lot of time to work with it yet. I would definately recommend it.

Reply   |   Comment by DaRaff  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Does iSpring Pro require Powerpoint to be installed? Or do you simply need to point it to the appropriate .ppt file? Or does it interface from within Powerpoint


iSpring uses some PowerPoint functionality to get necessary information about presentation content. That's why PowerPoint is required.

Reply   |   Comment by Aleksey Malov  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

Please could youlet me know the answer to this crucial question Mr Malov?

The description at the top of this page states

Being converted to Flash your presentation can be viewed in any browser on any computer… you can also publish your presentation to your web site.


Yet your website states

Using it for work/commercial purposes is not permitted. From the iSpring Pro website - A Non-Commercial license makes unique PowerPoint to Flash conversion capabilities of iSpring Pro available for private and educational use on one computer.


Please clarify, as the 2 statements are contradictory. I have asked a few times so I am sorry for repeating myself but other commenters have had answers from you since my question and this one point is crucial to me as I would like to use the application on my website as per the description.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

@ Aleksey Malov
can it be run from a portable usb drive?

Reply   |   Comment by drsarkar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I has the older FlashSpring Pro I had downloaded from here so it was nice to see an update today. The few times I have used it it has worked great. For those having issues installing it have you turned off your anti-virus program, and anti-spyware before installing it? If not one or both of these may be the cause. Other than that I have never had a problem installing GAOTD software. Thanks for the great free software.

Leland

Reply   |   Comment by Leland  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

I run OpenOffice which I use to save-as/publish ppt files.

Does iSpring Pro require Powerpoint to be installed? Or do you simply need to point it to the appropriate .ppt file? Or does it interface from within Powerpoint?

Reply   |   Comment by apronk  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Apparently the majority of visitors to this site think it is only correct to post positive comments......Or any variation of
"Thank you GOTD for selflessly offering this wonderful software. I don't know what I'd do without you. Any of you haters out there, shut up. GOTD is generously giving you FREE software so if you can't say something good then no one wants to hear your comment so shut up. So, about the software, I haven't actually used it yet, but it looks really cool. Thanks again GOTD. You're awesome!"

Do you really want to see only comments thanking GOTD? Personally I appreciate those who actually take the time to fully review the product and post their opinion. The comments about how wonderful GOTD is are a waste of space. Because I point something out that may be construed as negative or have a different opinion than you does not mean that I don't appreciate GOTD offering this to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Jen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Re: my above comment (#39): I was hoping to come back and see someone prove me wrong: that iSpring would open as a stand-alone program to play and convert existing PowerPoint presentations without the need for the PowerPoint program itself installed.

Without this ability, it seems the iSpring program is merely a Plug-In for PowerPoint and not a stand-alone program in its own right. If and when it's updated to open independently, I'd love to see it offered again on GAOTD.

John

Reply   |   Comment by John38111  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Another reason I'm glad I bought a mac and iWork. iWork Keynote already has web export, can record you voice, burn to DVD, and upload to youTube flash video, built in. And iWork, including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers in their entirety costs less than this product which is an MS Office add on you have to buy after buying office.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

There seems to be contradiction and ambiguity please would it be possible to clarify as surely the selling point of it “Being converted to Flash your presentation can be viewed in any browser on any computer.” implies a wide audience and although I do not know what SlideBloom is, neither does Google which makes what seemed a fabulous tool useless and contradictory to the developer’s description implications.


You don't know what slidebLoom is because you typed it incorrectly in the search line of your google.

Try this one:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=slideboom&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f

Reply   |   Comment by Aleksey Malov  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

#85 Forgive me, that link has now been fixed and is going to the correct page, it genuinely was not right this morning (went straight to "slidebloom" with the added L)

I also did not realise you were the developer at the time of my last post, please would you respond to my main query in #55 instead.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

#85 No, I clicked the slidebloom link in the developer's own description at the top of this page!!!!!!!!!!! Try it yourself.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

@82 emegus: Thanks!

I find it interesting that I got -2 rating on my comment. I'm not trying to be negative just pointing something out.

Reply   |   Comment by Jen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Shame it doesn’t work with the files I have created with StarOffice (the Sun upgraded version of OpenOffice) :(

The last Microsoft Office I purchased was Office 97… which was made obsolete by XP. Right than I decided to jump off the Microsoft merry-go-round when ever possible and I have never looked back.

Reply   |   Comment by CharPaula  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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