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Giveaway of the day — iStonsoft PDF Creator 2.1.105

PDF Creator enables you to create PDF effortlessly from many kinds of document formats, as well as any Printable files.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 285 (39%) 451 (61%) 83 comments

iStonsoft PDF Creator 2.1.105 was available as a giveaway on February 8, 2015!

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PDF Creator enables you to create PDF effortlessly from many kinds of document formats, as well as any Printable files. It works as a top-notch, multi-functional tool with high performance, which can finish the conversion without any quality loss.

Key features:

  • Create PDF from Word docx, Image, Text, MOBI, ePub, CHM or HTML, etc.
  • Set password to protect information in the created PDF.
  • Merge function allows to combine several documents into one PDF.

System Requirements:

Windows NT4/ 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; 800MHz Intel or AMD CPU or above; 512MB RAM or more

Publisher:

iStonsoft

Homepage:

http://www.istonsoft.com/pdf-creator.html

File Size:

29.9 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#47

Helpful article. Thank you very much. Another great software that is must have for digital photography is Binfer. See http://www.binfer.com/solutions/domains/file-sharing-solution-for-professional-photographers

Reply   |   Comment by Fawn Diddy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

ok its free that' sgood
so all you critics.. if you don't want to use it
just don't install it ok
or if you like criticising so much then Make a better one .. or you only pretend you know and cant even design your own and just want to be like managers you can only talk but cant walk.

Celebrate free software.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

I've used this app to convert my Word format files to PDF format, it's ok, very easy to use.

Reply   |   Comment by eveeve  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

why would you do that when word will save as pdf?

Reply   |   Comment by aj  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

This iStonsoft tool help me to make a pdf from my photo.
I recommend this tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Josephine  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

It works well on creating PDF from my ePUBs. I have not tried other documents, so have no idea about all the features it has. So far, I am satisfied.

Reply   |   Comment by melon  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Easily downloaded and activated, the function of converting single types of files to PDF works well on my computer. I have tested few types of files like images, word, epub, etc. for successed conversion. But I also found something wrong. For example, there is no editing functions in the program, and in the mode of word to PDF, you only allowed to import docx file, and it doesn't let users to convert multiple types of files into one PDF format. This could be a great pity for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Christina  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

To be honest, the performance of the program is not ideal one but also not the worst. I have installed it on my Windows 8, and it works to convert some images to a PDF document quite well! However, the program doesn't let you organize your loaded files in the way you like, and if you have a large amount of files need to convert, it may be crashed. Thus, if you're not have high requirement of the PDF Creator software, then the freeware may worth to have a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

This application helps me creating common PDF from ePub files so that I can read my ePub books on a PC smoothly. I don't know other users' opinions but I would like to stick a "GOOD" label to this product!

Reply   |   Comment by Wink  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Thanks for producing such wonderful tool that is worthy of the name. Now, I have neat PDF files created from a pile of images, txt, words, etc. All thanks to iStonsoft PDF Creator!

Reply   |   Comment by Hanna  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

An easy to use PDF creation program. I only tried images to PDF conversion and successful! Well, 3 minutes are enough.

Reply   |   Comment by Linda  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

This sounds like a great program with lots of useful features! I've downloaded and installed on my Windws.

Reply   |   Comment by Adi Auohiyter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#36

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer
Pros:
A collection of useful PDF tools including merge and split PDFs, encrypt and decrypt PDF, extract text and images, convert to and from images, etc.

This is a much desired update from the previous versions. It's fast with enough features and options even for the advanced user. I've been experimenting with it and I can't find anything negative to say about it. As a matter of fact, I've set it as my default and I am quit satisfied with it's performance. I would suggest that you give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by John Nav  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

Thanks istonsoft app ,and really help me create pdf to epub.

Reply   |   Comment by rt6jhnas  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

I recommend the software. It really is useful of me to creat a PAD files quickly. I just use three simple steps to operate it.

Reply   |   Comment by Xinnering  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Interesting software, anyway worth a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Jo kojiu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

This is the best among PDF creators that I have tested. It never distorted a page, even in cases where other PDF printers (including some non-free ones) failed to do a good job. It was so fast when creating 40+ word files into PDF, and all the layouts are remained after conversion. Good job!

Reply   |   Comment by David Lau  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

I used it ,good app!

Reply   |   Comment by lgfjhs  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Thanks to istonsoft, thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to have one.

Reply   |   Comment by Jenny  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I love this pdf creator app, it's really easy to use and it saves a lot of time, I have hundreds of .doc files that need to be converted to PDF document, I tried many online conversion service, it makes my browser crashed many times and waste my time, when I converting my .doc files to PDF, it allows to import 50+ files into the program and convert them to PDF once with original format and layout, it is free! I will recommend it to my co-workers, thanks for publisher!

Reply   |   Comment by Paobi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

I feel well by use the software. Install and operation is so easy. It is useful of me.

Reply   |   Comment by Pennarly  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

I am a retired USAF communications guy, and I am not posting negative comments about today's GOTD, but I can tell you that I have been using PDF Creator from pdfforge, http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator, for well over 10 years and have been extremely happy with their product, and customer service. They were one of the first ones to offer a free PDF creator and the are reliable.
Have an outstanding day of freedom!
Mike

Reply   |   Comment by Maj. Mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Will this product allow you to remove graphics from a fillable PDF? Know of any free programs which do? Thanks very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Beryl1234  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

Why do they say on their email contact support to replace the "#" with an "@"?? Why not just use the "@". Very puzzling.

Reply   |   Comment by Reenie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#24

Check out this FREE PDF creator from PDFFORGE: http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator/download . I have been using it without a glich for many years. It installs as a printer driver so should work on any program that has a print command. PDF Architect, free veresion, gives a few additional functions.

Reply   |   Comment by CorKam  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Basically i'm seriously disappointed using this program since it does nothing any better nor even hardly than my Foxit reader,but i do appreciate these giveaways some aren't quite as their claims are advertised for what this does i'm restoring my pc back to pre installing this.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian Ashurst  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

Think I'll stick with software995's PDF995 PDF printer utiity - a bit oldskool with the separate ghostscript driver (and the separate utilities to edit, extract images, etc.) but if it is printable, it will print-to-pdf995, and for EPUB's, Calibre has never failed to convert an epub for me... BTW Stuart Berg, EPUB is *NOT* a renamed JPEG but rather a derivative of XHTML/XML (and Irfanview cannot view an EPUB - at least not the ones I tried)

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Tszap  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#21

Un installed on reboot for me is done with Toolwiz Timefreeze and after testing todays offer that is what I did.

http://www.toolwiz.com/en/products/toolwiz-time-freeze/

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#20

STU (etal):

ePub files are not JPEG files, although they do contain a JPEG Cover; they are Zip files which contain mostly html files. You can rename it .zip and unzip it with any decent compression program (actually, with 7-zip, you can just right click on the ePub file and click on the 7-zip sub menu and select one of the extract choices and it will decompress it.

As far as usage with 'iStonsoft PDF Creator 2.1.105', you may want to try to decompress it and then try to convert it to PDF, if it doesn't automatically do so from the ePub file itself.

Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Chewy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#19

Not bad but not so good, as I have tested before here (on ex-Russian talking side!)!
Also, as to me, the price is very hight.

Reply   |   Comment by Ester Ukraine  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

May i ask anyone who maybe familiar with today's iStonsoft PDF Creator.

I know it's called Creator, but could anyone tell me if this will it allow me to remove or delete a single page from a DRM-Free PDF (ie: abc_comic.pdf and say pg#3 is comic page, but pg#4 is full page ad) can i just delete that page with iStonsoft PDF Creator?

Thanks to Jahid and All Rounder for the alt. recommendations.

Reply   |   Comment by Just_Pa55ing_Through  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

As I understood your querie (sorry, english is not my native language) you may remove a single page either with a software like PdfFill or with a pdf creator like this one offered here today. With a pdf creator you have to print the document pages you want without printing the page you want to exclude.

Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Thank for the reply/tip Edu, PDFill FREE PDF Tools offers "Split or Reorder Pages" option to delete page(s). I tried it with a PDF and it worked perfect, all text/images were intact. Thanks again Edu.

I'm sorry GOTD, but i really need something that can delete page(s).

Reply   |   Comment by Just_Pa55ing_Through  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Jahid...

You got some good stuff. Much appreciated.

Below is one that was posted here by Giovanni I believe that covered my needs..free

http://convert.neevia.com/pdfconvert/

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Martin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#16

Adding to #4 Jahid's post:

Bullzip pdf printer http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

PdfFill http://www.plotsoft.com/ (A suite with Pdf creator and Tools to manage them, merge, split, etc...)

Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#15

I installed on Win8.1 (2 or 3 or 4 - don't know, don't care - So you keep telling them Karl & I like knowing where the companies are, it let's me know what kind of security might be involved - Sincerely Thank you) & Win 10 = I use a dual boot & try software in both OS'. I don't use the more exotic forms - but I tried text, photo, Word (which is my html editor) and got very nice results in both OS' - and very fast - full page of text was 2 sec. My computer is a Dell notebook I7 proc 8Gb RAM 2Tb HDD - 2 physical partitions for each OS. To offer some software of this kind for the price - maintain what is good (the way the menus are, speed, accuracy) & add value to your strengths (some were having problems with epub - not my fortè so I am sorry there) But, I might offer a more current & dressed up GUI (DON'T lose the word menus, if you MUST hide them - offer user option to bring back). Next, have some sort of editor embedded in the program (html type editor) might add the value for $70. Last, thank you GOTD & IStonSoft for today's offering - it's a keeper for me!

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#14

Easily downloaded and activated.

Tested it with some sample files.
Result: Very Bad
Uninstalled soon after this comment.

We in GOTD are obviously the Quality Control Department for this software developer.
This software is not ready for prime time.

Observations:
1) This software is wrongly named. It is NOT a PDF Creator software. It is a PDF converter software.
2) There is no PDF Printer installed in your system for that reason. (see #1).
3) The conversion is in one direction only. From source to PDF.
4) The software has a fatal error bug. It does not save the user's preferred output folder. After you selected your preferred folder, and you exit the software, when you next open the software, it always reverts to the default folder location.
C:/Documents and Settings/(UserName)/My Documents/iStonsoft/PDF Creator
5) [Word to PDF] only works for docx files. It can add 2007 or 2010 onwards documents in docx files to convert to PDF. The software cannot even add MsWord 2003 doc files to convert. If you have many MsWord 2003 doc files to convert, this is useless to you.
6) When you add files to convert, you have to first pre-select the type of conversion in the toolbar. For example, if you had selected [Text to PDF] on the toolbar, then if you try to add an image file into the software window, it will fail. And error message will pop up. You have to click [Image to PDF] on the toolbar. Only then can you add image files to convert to PDF.
7) The [HTML to PDF] conversion failed. Tried with 3 different HTML files. All could be added into the software window. But the conversion failed in all 3 cases. This bug is a fatal error.
8) The [Text to PDF] works.
9) Did not try [Mobi to PDF] or [ePUB to PDF] or [CHM to PDF].

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

Exactly why i've restored my computer right back to before i pre installed this,and you've summed up my reservations regarding this program

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian Ashurst  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

There are lots of programs which do the same thing, I was expecting something more this time, disappointed.And it really messed up one .Mobi file.

http://www.tinypdf.com/ PDF files from virtually any printable document, No ghostscript required, pdf merger plugin
http://www.filehippo.com/download_foxit/ If you already have foxit reader installed there should be no problem converting documents,even from the browser.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/PrimoPDF.shtml/ Another popular pdf printer(careful while installing)
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/BullZip-PDF-Printer.shtml
http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_tools_free.html PDFill PDF Tools merge, split, reorder, delete, encrypt, decrypt, rotate, crop and reformat PDF pages, to add information, header, footer and watermark, to convert images to PDF, PDF to images or PostScript to PDF, to delete, flatten and list form fields, to scan to pdf (careful while installing).Requires Ghostcript.
http://www.downloadmix.com/en-us/software/detail/pdf-perfect/5221/ PDF Perfect convert MS-Doc,OCR,screen capture,delete pages, combine pdf files, extract images and much more.
http://www.weenysoft.com/free-pdf-converter.html All in One converter,spiltter,merger(version 1.0)

And the online section to avoid downloading anything:
http://www.zamzar.com/ ever reliable zamzar
http://convertfileonline.com/SupportedFormats.aspx Supports a lot of formats
http://go4convert.com/ The converter supports next source formats: DOCX, DOC, EPUB, DJVU, XLSX, XLS, RTF, HTML, TXT, FB2, DJVU, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
http://www.ilovepdf.com/ PDF merge and split online

Thank You GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Mr All Rounder  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+79)
#12

Totally useless software even for free, not to mention for 60 dollars. There's a virtual printer under the same name (PDF Creator), that can convert to PDF anything printable. Besides that most modern softwares export to PDF directly (MS Office, OpenOffice.org, Corel's and Adobe's suites...) and one has native support for scanning to PDF built into Windows 8.1 (Scanner modern app).

Reply   |   Comment by Beban  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#11

Bad Application!
At the moment where it propose to convert 'html' files and don't succeed it is not good; As when I tried to convert a full saved web-page the program stopped at 30% and don't progress any more, Test repeated 3 time without achieving conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by jub wajub  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#10

Installed fine on windows 8.1 64 bit.

Converted one of my word office 365 documents to pdf.

Found this program doesn't convert hyperlinks in images.

So uninstalled.

Thanks anyway :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Snoozin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#9

I tried convert doc and docx, but it totaly destroyed tables in document. It's important for me, so, I uninstalled it.

Reply   |   Comment by AMA  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
#8

I already have novaPDF 6,that was given as a Giveaway few years back.
It does the same thing, convert pdf file from txt,doc,doc etc.
Will not download todays offer, i'll pass.
Almost exciting.

Reply   |   Comment by dodo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-44)
#7

No mention of conversion from odt. to pdf.

Reply   |   Comment by aussietaff  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

You don't need a converter for native OpenOffice file 'odt' the program export directly to pdf.

Reply   |   Comment by jub wajub  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

Re: "You don’t need a converter for native OpenOffice file ‘odt’ the program export directly to pdf."
What if I don't have OpenOffice, and someone sends me an ODT file? Converting it to PDF would be valuable.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Fraser  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Reply To -- Bruce Fraser
You completely right!
I think this is a regard of OpenOffice community and his developer; Apach currently, But I don't know if there is already tools to do the job.

Reply   |   Comment by jub wajub  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#6

Simple enough installation and registration and then presented with a simple interface.
A rather pricey piece of software so I thought I'd give it something difficult to do just to see if it's worth the money.
Gave it an HTML flip book type web page created by an earlier giveaway, it presented me with a blank PDF document.
When presented with a typical web page it performed well in that it retained the links on the page but it was a bit slow.
Going to keep this program as it is much easier to pass PDF documents to friends than HTML because of the ease of opening, but would not be willing to pay such a high price for the program.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#5

Installed on Windows 8.1 x64. Activated without any problems.

Creates PDF's as its mean to, although a bit long winded.

Only negative was it doesn't add a printer driver when selecting File / print to PDF.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Open in Adobe & print to your heart's content. OK ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#4

*PDFCool PDF Editor - create PDFs from any printable documents (Doc, PPT, HTML, Excel as well as batch convert any PDF to Word, Excel, CSV, JPG and other formats.


*doPDF - Create PDF documents from any Windows application.

Also there are many more freeware solutions-

*PDFCreator

*Advanced Scan to PDF Free

*Free Scan to PDF

*WinScan2PDF

*Free PDF Maker

And some of the Cool PDF Converter Programs worthmentioning are

*PDFCore Advanced PDF Utilities Free - Multi-purpose Free PDF Toolkit - Preview, Convert, Merge, Split, OCR, Scan.

*PDFMate PDF Converter - 5-in-1 PDF tool: PDF to Text Converter PDF to EPUB Converter PDF to Image Converter PDF to HTML Converter PDF to SWF Converter.
(Free Version limitation :Convert scanned PDFs to editble files with OCR(3-page limit)

*Nemo PDF -converts PDF to editable Word files (*.doc, *.rtf) by preserving original images, tables, charts, graphics, etc. positioned in the original places.
Also retain original text styles exactly, including font, size, color, underline, boldness, etc.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Jahid  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+64)

Thanks for the links Jahid.
Thanks to istonsoft and GOTD for all these try before we buy programs

And as always, thanks to our regulars who not only test these great giveaways
but also let the rest of us know the good, the bad and sometimes, the ugly.

Reply   |   Comment by John M  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

You forgot PDF reDirect, which I know to be quite good as I've been using it for years to save web pages, articles, etc. to PDF. This would be for your browser (except for Google Chrome, which already has this capability natively), or any other application program that can print, which is nearly all of them. It also happens to be free for private use. Like DoPDF, it is a faux printer driver that instead saves to PDF. You see it as an additional choice in your printing menus.

Saving things with archival or reference value to PDF is a good idea. Things you find online can just disappear with no explanation; the site or domain can become defunct, and maybe no one saves or reprints that material. Sometimes I will save as HTML or MAFF, if the live links within the piece are particularly important. For saving / capture options other than PDF, or offering some selectivity, you might also want to check out browser extensions like Abduction! or Print Edit. (These are for FF -- not sure if they have versions for other browsers.)

With Firefox, one thing I always do first is to look at Print Preview: sometimes only portions of the web page or article shows up there, perhaps due to poor or non-standard page formatting, which happens more often than you might think. In such cases, text may be superimposed over other text, making parts unreadable. You can double-check this in other browsers, or with a browser extension like IE Tab for non-IE browsers, but sometimes the problems persist across several browsers, including IE. Anyway, if the browser Print Preview cannot see everything -- the graphics elements included -- those portions would not get saved, no matter what PDF capture solution you may be using. In that circumstance, you would have to adopt a different approach, but those options get a bit tech-geeky for many people.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Thanks Jihad. Do any of these preserve LINKS if you PDF a web page?

Reply   |   Comment by freecat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry. Typo I meant Thanks Jahid. :)

Reply   |   Comment by freecat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Nice, Jahid, thanks for the but you didn't mention two of the best (in mho) free solutions:
1 - the virtual pdf printer of Primo PDF and,
2- the more than a just PDF Reader Nitro Reader.
No I don't get a comission on either of these :-) , nor on the Nitro Pro which I paid and use.

Reply   |   Comment by JMac  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thanks Jahid for your suggestions. Appreciate your regular comments on GOTD for alternatives to try. Especially since our friend Giovanni hasn't been as frequent a contributor as he use to be.

Reply   |   Comment by erniebell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install.

A (Chinese - digitally signed SHENZHEN QIXINGSHI TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD) company without name and address:
"iStonsoft Studio founded on September 23, 2007, which is dedicated to developing the most powerful, and user-friendly Android Tools, PC Utilities Tools and Apple iPad/iPod/iPhone Tools, as well as PDF/ePub Tools for Windows & Mac users all over the world.

Looking forward to the future, we will continue to persist with providing you more useful software and higher quality service to fulfill your software demands.
"

The software is on the market since 2012:
http://www.istonsoft.com/upgrade-info/pdf-creator.html

The EXE is from May 2014.

There are a lot of PDF creators on the market, installed as printers or as standalone products, free and paid. I am interested in a special feature:
" It works as a top-notch tool with multi-functional performance, which can finish the conversion within any quality losing." can or will? How does it work with .mobi or .epub? The company has some other .epub related software, so they should know.

A small not resizable window opens, the German translation is simply bad. You add your file, select the output and "convert"

A first test with a simple .epub failed. Adobe could not read the output:
http://i.imgur.com/fTe8Db0.png

A second test with another epub file came to the same result, an unreadable PDF file. Now I took a most simple, text only epub from Gutenberg.org.
Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose by John Aikin and Anna Lætitia Barbauld, here : http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48056. Could not be opened with Acrobot or the Windows 8 Reader.:
http://i.imgur.com/ZG1vWwk.png (cannot be opened, problems with file format)

Useless! Uninstalled via reboot. Can anybody else produce a PDF from .epub?

And a warning for those, who use voice control:
http://i.imgur.com/ec86pHe.png

Have a nice sunday!

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+175)

Karl, do me a favor; I like your comments, but, there is no Windows 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system, only, (Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600).
And also, when you write "uninstall via reboot" if you have Deep Freeze, then yes, then say so.

you too, have a nice Sunday

Reply   |   Comment by Domi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-132)

Karl, as much as I find your comments interesting and informative, I can't understand your obsession (for want of a better word) about names and addresses. As long as the program does as it claims to do and is clean why does it matter unless you intend to write to them? Just curious.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-125)

Yes I have been able to produce pdf files from epub and quite successfully too.
Program came from here at giveaway awhile back. But won't tell you until you
explain your constant comment "uninstalled via reboot". This program I use also
removes the DRM from the epubs.

Reply   |   Comment by mardel  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-80)

Domi, Microsoft released an "Update 3" which could be considered a .3 version once integrated.

http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-has-quietly-released-windows-81-update-3-november-update

Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by Jamie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

Lenny I think it's partly due to the EU wide regulation that all EU based commercial entities trading online must have their true company names and addresses published on their websites so eveyone knows who they are dealing with and can enforce legal acountability if necesary. Outside the EU it may or not be mandated in the particular jurisdictions, but it is a clear indication of a commercial operations openness and willing to stand by their products and services if they do publish their true corporate identity and real world locations so that one with a grievence can send formal correspondance to them! I don't consider Karl to be obsessive about this, just vigilant. Obsessive would be launching a full scale investigation and checking every contact detail and refusing to even install a proram for testing if no legit name and address is freely given on their site. So far this has not been Karls observed behavior.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+72)

Karl,
"EPUB" files are just renamed "JPEG" files and can be opened with any decent "JPEG" software like Irfanview.
Stu

Reply   |   Comment by Stuart Berg  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I agree with Lenny and half agree with Domi.
Althoug a company with "no name" could be a dangerous thing if they have a trojan in the software, I don't think this would happen in here - GAOTD, so..
And, as for the 8.1.3 windows version. Although is technically does not really exist, this is the update version Karl has installed - update 1 - GREAT update, update 2 - released in August 2014 - hughhh - has any one seen this one? - Microsoft denied it ever existed, and the last update, update 3, in November 2014 - so Windows 8.1.3! In real life this is OK!

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

As I can see at the negative votes, I am not the only one that disagree with the two critics.

About "uninstalled via reboot" without mentioning a certain product, I remember that Karl several times wrote, what apps he uses and recommends. Beside this, there are many good and useful tools. I for my part am using Shadow Defender, a giveaway from gaotd (many thanks!), since - because of Karl's "uninstalled via reboot" plus his information about it - I also uninstall via reboot, I saved a lot of time and avoided anger.

About Karl's "obsession" for names and adresses, I feel he is thinking, that it is good to know, who is REALLY responsible for a product. In the predigital times we used to say "paper is patient", you can write on it what you want - true or false.

In general I would like to say that Karl's comments are short, neutral, sometimes funny, and always very helpful. E.g. this time I was also interested in converting ePub to PDF, and his test saved me - once more - lot of time.

Reply   |   Comment by irene  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+74)

I can’t understand your obsession (for want of a better word) about names and addresses.
Lenny, if I showed up at your house - refusing to give my name and address- but promised to clean your house or do some other chores, would you let me move in? Would you trust me, even though I did the promised chores? Why would you trust a company's software to play nice on your computer, even though it does what it claims?

Also, I believe there are some laws that Europe, or maybe it's just Germany that requires a software company to provide a name and address. It's good to know whether companies are complying with the law in your area.

Reply   |   Comment by alordofchaos  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+66)

I believe both reply's from Domi and Lenny are reasonable (and within guidelines for a reasonable discussion in GAOTD) and are warranted and valid statements by both of them. Why then are there so many negative "useful" respondents? The comments are meant to be constructive to everyone not destructive to those who speak their mind with positive connotations. This happens alot here. In my opinion any comment positive or negative is rewarding as I digest them myself without slamming someone for voicing their thoughts.

Reply   |   Comment by ghudak  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Sounds totally unfair to a one-man band who works from home, our nanny state surely would not require them to put out their home address.
Surely shareware should be exempt from this condition as the customer has an opportunity to give a trial to the product.
More and more the state are dictating every aspect of our lives and like sheep we allow them, personally I don't give a dam where a program comes from as long as it performs properly and does not contain malware.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

TK.
A bit confused as not one of the android applications I download from Google Play have information of this type that I can find.
ghudak
See we are being marked down, the sheep are out in force. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Today software 'iStonsoft PDF Creator 2.1.105' have tested Good'...begin with its rapid registry. Many ThKs !!!.. iStonsoft/GAOTD/Team.

Frankly...that's what make Karl' a unique,a 'Stand Out',and a great writer of his articles nearly everyday of the year's. Keep up!!! the Good Work of hunting up those software makers' names and addresses for us Please!...Karl' Many ThKs!!!

Uninstalled via reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by shoe shine Sir'..  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

@alordofchaos.. Well I would side with you on this, not only would I have second thoughts to the refusal to give a name/contact address (just in case they failed to do a good job for the price) if there were a forum that I found the cleaner in the first place I would be compelled to let other posters know the intention of the cleaner not to share this particular information if for no other reason, to expect this. As to XP-Man: And what if the shareware turns out to be bogus or filled with malware, what then? Who do you complain to then? GOTD for not checking for this? We know they do so maybe nagging to them because your copy happened to have been infected (how would they have known this?) or the source that someone else supplied the contact address where you could at least leave a thumbs down for the effort. I'm not really trying to take sides, I'm just saying it really causes no problems either way, if you see someone leaving such info and you don't particularly like it then simply pass over his/her post in the future (in short, change the channel).

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I'm sorry to disagree with all who don't care to whom they buy or whose software they use. I like, what am I saying(?), I don't do business (even for free) with anyone I can't identify and held accountable. It's a question of integrity and seriousness on the part of the software developer and an assurance for me as a wise and informed consumer.
Karl, as the majority of comments reveal people don't know that you test on a virtual environment such as ToolWiz's Time Freeze creates, maybe you can perfect your "uninstalled via reboot" expression by adding something that explains it. Like, "uninstalled via reboot on virtual environment". Just a thought. as it would save a lot of unnecessary comments.

Reply   |   Comment by JMac  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

As off-topic as it gets? Who cares how Karl uninstalls via reboot anyway? Deep Freeze, Moonstone, VMWare "revert to snapshot", cold/warm reboot, whatever? It may even be just an expression! He got rid of the unwanted installation, that is the point.

The information about address is of interest to any and all, at least it should be. Sure, in a perfect world... I for one, do not have that impression of the world we live in...

Thanks Karl I appreciate your effort.

Reply   |   Comment by Egil  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It supports converting MOBI and ePub files well. If you can't convert your epub files, you can send the files to support@istonsoft.com to the engineers to test it.Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Eileen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I too, am wondering what the hay uninstalling something via reboot is. Is there some app that installs a program in memory, so if you don't want it you can reboot and it gets wiped out? What about registry entries? I'd be very interested in such a program.

Seems as though Mr Karl uninstalls most of what comes through here, and I am thinking I should get rid of a lot of it too, as my system's been acting a bit flakey since I have been putting these programs on.

Reply   |   Comment by MusicLuver  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Works well and just what I needed to convert some jpeg files. Installed on Windows 8.1 64 bit. Regular price at website $ 39 offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Doddema  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-68)

So, Doddema, how long have you worked for/with iStonsoft?

Your comment that it worked on your Windows 8.1 machine is fine but why "mention" "Regular price at website $ 39 offer"???

Telling us what the regular price is has NOTHING to do with how it worked on your machine.

That tells me that you either work for the company or are a shill for them.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

I see another reason for it Larry.. A few days ago another product was offered here that stated a price approx. $20.00 more than the host web site's regular (or temporary sale) price. I didn't mention it but for those who want the software AND receive regular updates (which the free software does not) then this is a righteous mention. It doesn't have to do with peddling the product (as it's free right here so what's to gain?). I think you did an injustice to Doddema as with updates and other perks that the original site offers, twenty bucks less than what's posted here may just be the better deal.. I would think so as if the computer explodes then the freebie can't be replaced.

Reply   |   Comment by unkabob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I use it to creat PDF files,. It work well and very quickly. This is an excellent software. You can have a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Pennarly  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Please follow iStonsoft to get more product info, update info and tech support.

http://www.facebook.com/istonsoft
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http://plus.google.com/112525389058955753843/posts
http://www.youtube.com/istonsoft

Reply   |   Comment by Eileen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I can't get on facebook. I get a title facebook and a white screen.

Reply   |   Comment by ajee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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