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PPTminimizer 4.0 Giveaway
29.95 euro
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Giveaway of the day — PPTminimizer 4.0

Compress PowerPoint and Word files by up to 98%
29.95 euro EXPIRED
User rating: 328 (25%) 980 (75%) 105 comments

PPTminimizer 4.0 was available as a giveaway on September 10, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.95
free today
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PPTminimizer compresses presentations and documents by up to 98% without changing the original file format. Therefore, a special program to decompress or “unzip” files is not needed anymore. This program is compatible with Vista and can be fully integrated into Outlook, PowerPoint and Windows Explorer. PPTminimizer comes in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

  • Save Time - Faster data transfer
  • Save Space - More effective data storage management
  • Send&Receive - Transfer optimized files that fit in all inboxes
  • Increase Productivity - Immediate savings of time and resources

Important: To activate the software you are requested to register on the manufacturer’s page (full version, free of charge). You will get a personalized serial number with which you can activate the software.

System Requirements:

Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista

Publisher:

Balesio

Homepage:

http://www.pptminimizer.com/eng/index.php

File Size:

3.68 MB

Price:

29.95 euro

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#105

Its a great post and useful also because today everybody want to buy shopping goods online.
Thanks for such an helpful post.

Reply   |   Comment by Kris  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

Very good!
Thanks,
John

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

We often generate 5-8 meg Word documents. E-mailing drafts back and forth can rapidly fill a mailbox to capacity.
Similarly, we present at conferences with picture-laden PPTs. When people request copies, many businesses place size limits on attachments and some individuals still are on dial-up connections so we don't want to send huge files. This software will continue to have a niche.

Reply   |   Comment by TMiller  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Good program.

Disappointed that its a 3 month trial, but for those who state that the program is redundant in a world of 500GB/1TB hard drives, have you ever tried sending PPT's or word doc's by email when they are >10MB in size, containing loads of graphics/pictures?

This is a great tool. I'll wait til its next available on GAOTD to get my next 3 month license...

Reply   |   Comment by piers  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

For all those who've been around awhile -
It's time like these where we really miss BuBBY and his ability to authoritatively inform both us and the Mods that this software is only trial, and a mistake.

Are you still around BuBBy?

And to appreciate all the other giveaways that are excellent, especially lately!

Reply   |   Comment by SamGoody  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Not a bad product, disappointed with the limit. I'm sure you thought twice about it, and will so in the future. Thanks anyways GAOTD.
Ha Ha MC lost his older full version.

Reply   |   Comment by Rrodken  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

Oh dear. What a mess this 4 months time-limited restriction farce is.

It looks like this software vendor has just shot themselves in their feet. I'm fairly certain they did not tell GAOTD team they were putting this additional restriction. Because there is no provision in the terms for the software developers that would allow the developer to add such a clause, while still letting the developer benefit from the GAOTD scheme.

On http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/for-developers/ it reads,
'Basically, our visitors will be able to download the software product for free, under specific Terms and Conditions, which limit the software usage to non-commercial only, and may also limit software updates and technical support. .... 'First and foremost, you have an absolute guarantee that you will be paid for your software, even when the software is distributed within a special Giveaway of the day offer. Our company will pay you for your software, thus protecting you from software piracy.'

As you see here, only restictions the developer can impose are "personal use only"; "no update"; and "no tech support". By sneaking in this additional restriction, Balesio effectively broke the contract; therefore GOATD has now no obligation to pay them for the download. (Yes, the venders are normally supposed to receive payment for the software offered here. Just not by us, but by GAOTD.)

Reply   |   Comment by mimi_s_mum  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

I use mostly freeware on my computer and I get most of the freeware from freewarefiles.com It is a nice straightforward, easy to use site with high quality freeware. I have tried most of the freeware and shareware sites and this is the one I like best, at least for now.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Q Owens  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

It works great with slides which have lots of embeded objects. These objects can be converted into pictures. And this is useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Vanlentz  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Big Thumbs' Down: First - This dinosaur won't take any more space out of a .PPT 2000-3 file than PPT's own "pack and go" and "reduce file size" utilities, and that wasted space has been all but eliminated in the new .pptx format (PowerPoint 2007), as well as the other new Office 07 formats so there's nothing to compress without massive loss of quality. NoNeeDat.

Two - even though it's free, so is IzArc (http://www.izarc.org), which is an open-source WinZip replacement that'll do all this and a lot more - reliably and it's free forever (unless you want to donate, which you should if you use it...). Sorry moron gallery - couldn't get the HTML to work correctly for the IzArc link - you'll have to copy/paste the URL if you want it. Can you handle that?

Finally - 3 mo timeout and still have to give U an email address ? C'mon developer... get real. You're lucky people will use this giveaway to come to your site and look at your other stuff - this product is outdated and unnecessary, past the end of its lifespan. I don't blame GOTD because the developer decides the terms... but who's gonna give it up for this dud ? Nobody I hope. Not me. CU all 2mR0

Reply   |   Comment by BloughMee  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

#62 and others that have lost their legit permanant licenses to version 3 pptminimizer I do have the unencumbered installler and readme.txt file with the license details in which could be bundled as a torrent on some well known indexing site, if GAOTD and or BALESIO refuse to rectify this fraudulent offering, for you who were conned into giving up your working version for this time limited demo license.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

On one hand, if your company or school play is not open for business yet, 3 months is a good amount of time to get free use. On the other hand, PowerPoint should (doesn't it?) compress its own presentations for distribution fine, and of course OpenOffice does a good job of making small files of it. Failure to communicate what it solves best.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Nordquist  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

@#3

it does compress power points

Reply   |   Comment by hhhhhhhhhhhhh  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

This is a very useful program and have been using version 3 given away here a few months ago and it works very well and really does make PowerPoint files a lot smaller.

To those who say it is uneeded with todays large storage, you are wrong. It is useful to compress large presnetations before emailing them, and infact if you go to email PowerPoint files, PPTminimizer will automaitcally come up and ask you if you want to compress them.

I won't be upgrading to this version because the license expires.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

I'm strictly a home user. What could I possibly do with this 90 day trial software that I can't do simply by save as & compressing with WinRAR?
They want an email address for a trial app that can do absolutely nothing special with whatsoever! Can you imagine that?! Pass & thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by who said that  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

ah,ah,ah...


Is GAOTD kidding us?

What's the point of offering a free licence for just 4 months starting from now?

Or is n.#80 right when he said that this SW is not a trial and it is free because the readme file said that we need to go at http://www.balesio.com/giveawayoftheday.php to get a registration number.

But why did all other users tell the opposite?

Since I'm not at home now can somebody clarify to me this point before this offer is over?? Thanks!!

Anyway it's a pity because it appears to be a good product and pretty useful as well...

But if it's just a trial does somebody know whether or not exist good free alternatives to this SW available on the market?

Reply   |   Comment by Giovi 69  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Why so many negative votes!?!? I have the older version of this, last time it was offered. It works very well for me. I am going to install this version and compare. I got so carried away that I didnt register it at first. Registration was a snap. This software cant do everything, but does all I need! Way better than a useless screensaver!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Someone mentioned having to use an email address to register. Just make one up.

You can make ANY email address you like then add "@mailinator.com"

For example GOTD@mailinator.com donotwantspam@mailinator.com etc.

After registering if are expecting a reply go to www.mailinator.com and look for your email. No cost, no spam and any emails that go there are deleted in an hour or two.

You can use the following addresses also:
mailinator2.com
sogetthis.com
mailin8r.com
mailinator.net
spamherelots.com
thisisnotmyrealemail.com

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

In my view, if the licence only lasts 90 days, this is trial software notwithstanding that trials usually don't last that long.

It bears repeating that this site is not about trial copies of software, whether that trial is 30 days or about 90 days. If this is where the site is going, I for one am going to delete it from my bookmarks.

Reply   |   Comment by I don't get it  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

Yeah... So originally I would pay 30 -euros- probably like 40 dollars in US for something that last for 3 months, ohh wow that's bad.
Why would someone actually pay for a 3 month trial of some program that does almost the same as Microsoft has built in? :(

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

I have just read many of the comments and have come to the same conclusion as many of the others. The giveaway of the day is not worth the hassle of filling out the forms and downloading because it will probably only be good for a couple of months. I have had several that were trial only and some that would expire in 30 days. I thought as others, giveaways were free, no expiration or restrictions. It definitely shows the integrity of the manufacturer. As of this date, I will no longer take part or download any more "giveaway items". Such a disappointment.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed Wheeler  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Why try/buy something like this when you can get a free software that not only compresses more types of files but has auto extract feature also?

Reply   |   Comment by Art  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Compression makes sending stuff by email a lot easier so this could be useful. But being only a trial and only to the end of 2008, it's not a giveaway. With 465 thumbs down and 12 hours still to go, I suggest that GAOTD and/or Balsio admit defeat and re-issue the app with a fully free license.

Reply   |   Comment by Celt42  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

1) I'm as disappointed in the TRIAL version of this software being distributed as anyone. PPTminimizer is a great little program and GAOTD is damaging their franchise by participating in this processs.

B)For those who can't quite grasp the utility of this product, or compare it's work against a compression software program:
- not everyone who uses PowerPoint carries their hard drive with them. I create two or three graphics-laden powerpoint presentations every month, have two offices, and travel a bunch. I usually put everything on a U3 flash drive and like to carry two or three years of office files with me. Even with 4gb flash drives commonly available for U3 use, it is VERY convenient to be able to open up a powerpoint presentation without unzipping it first and be able to see a high quality version of what my original presenation looked like. There is very slight visual degradation of graphics in a minimized presentation, and for archival purposes, it's great. Anyone out there paste Excel objects or tables directly into Powerpoint? The data stays "alive", eating up space, until you use PPTminimizer.

III) At least this time, we don't have twenty five Open Office fans voting thumbs down because PPTminimizer doesn't support Impress!

Reply   |   Comment by Marty B  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

There is a need for this type of software. I prepared a presentation for my class and the students wanted a copy of the slides. The university's web-based email systems limits file attachments to 5 megs or less. The PPT (even zipped) was nearly 10. I found a workaround, but this type of software would have been useful to have.

Reply   |   Comment by Recumbentbiker  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

To all that do not read and are acting like babies,

This is FREE so stop whining !

This is not a trial and it is free. If you've taken the time to read the readme file, you would have seen that you need to go at http://www.balesio.com/giveawayoftheday.php to get a registration number. It works perfectly and is a great tool. I have been using the older version.

Thanks GAOTD!!



MC

Reply   |   Comment by MC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

They should call this forum Whine-Away-Of-The-Day. Move on folks!

Reply   |   Comment by Doug Whiner  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

#34 Erdinc & #35 Jim -Thanks for pointing out how to compress pictures in PowerPoint. Unfortunately, I have PowerPoint 2000 at home and it doesn't have that feature.
I was hoping this version of PPTminimizer would have a more refined approach to picture compression, but judging from the comments, it still has issues with presentations that contain both high and low resolution pictures (low-res stuff may get compressed to an unacceptable degree).
Due to the draconian limitations on this "giveaway", I will not be downloading it to a machine at work to evaluate and I certainly won't risk messing up version 3 at home. If an instructor asks, I will still give them my opinion of version 3, but I won't be able to make any recommendations regarding the new version.
Also, for those who say there is no need to optimize file size, it is obvious that you have never clicked on a photo attached to an email, only to see a giant eyeball staring out at you. After the shock passes, you eventually get it shrunk down to a cute kitten. The same person who sent the email can easily make a PPT presentation too large for their 1GB USB drive. Of course, they also post it on their web page for their students to download via dial-up. Did I mention that I work at an educational institution?

Reply   |   Comment by techman157  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

ok GOTD staff, this is a blow it, tell the folks that made this that they need to comply to the same criteria as the rest of your clients, free until lost or we decide to purchase, i was going to use this extensivly on my home lan, but three months is not worth the bother of installing it on my network, and then loseing it in a few months. and there price is over the top to purchase it. I'll just use the built in zip/unzip application built into Win XP.

BTW folks, if you don't know it, if you go to your file menu, and select "send to" there is an item called "compressed file", this is how you zip a file with the built in windows zip utility.

BCU

Reply   |   Comment by blind computer user  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

GOTD claims:
...
Important: To activate the software you are requested to register on the manufacturer’s page (full version, free of charge). You will get a personalized serial number with which you can activate the software.
...
But the manufacturer’s page says:

...
PPTminimizer 4.0 compresses Word and PowerPoint files by up to 98%.
Benefit as a GOTD User from our unique upgrade offer:
Purchase now a licence of our brand new PPTminimizer 4.0 for only US$ 29.94 The purchased licence will allow you the commercial use of the program. Additionally, you will also enjoy all the benefits and full service of a balesio Premium customer. This includes all upgrades, updates as well as technical support via phone and e-mail for free.
Prices Play Demo Free Trial-Version
PPTminimizer 4.0 - Registration Key
Please unlock the Trial Version using the registration code below.

The Trial Version can be downloaded from the following address:
http://www.pptminimizer.com/software/full/deploy.php?sid=0&vid=4
After starting the program, you will be asked for the registration information.
Please insert the data exactly as it appears. Please note that the fields are indexed in the serial number.

...

Whatis the correct state.

Reply   |   Comment by AHMalik  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Thinking this was a later offer I deleted my old version first and then came here to instal this offer I found it was only a short trial.

My fault I know for not checking first but not impressed with this one guys :(

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

I regularly write and use PPT documents that are 200 to 300 pages long and have never ever though I needed to compress them!

Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

BEWARE!!! to install this version4 you have to uninstall version 3 (previous giveaway), but after registering v4 i learned that this registration is only good for 3 months (to the end of 2008). DARN! of course, GAOTD v3 is no longer installable, so i'm stuck. BEWARE! this is limited trialware, not a giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by ken  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

I tested several things, changing the date setting within the OS directly, to check the "license [...] will expire at the end of the year 2008" statement. Once the year 2009 is set instead, the software still works as today - full version with licence. The same thing, setting the year 2012 for instance. However, trying to input the registration data using a date being over 12/31/08 (with software newly installed), the registration window simply does not display.

I think therefore that, once today's offer is properly installed and registered, it will be the same in the future with no limitation. I would just say that, the above statement is right in a way, but the words used should be different. Something like "the registration data obtained have to be used before the end of the year 2008, so that you can enable the licence needed for the full version".

Reply   |   Comment by Higgins  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

This new version of PPTminimizer is a powerful remake of version 3.
Not to mention the added plugins for Powerpoint,Word,Outlook and the explorer integration.

So despite all the complaining, you should give this version a try.
Thanks Balesio & GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by ~Robert~  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

This does not comply with normal Giveawayoftheday policy and one would have to purchase software at the end of the period after you are tied into the product. This is false marketing as the direct download does not show any of this info until u have installed and received an email. The general public should also be aware of this and not support this product

Reply   |   Comment by Temmy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

That's cheap. This license only works until the end of 2008. :(

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

PS I have forgotten to say this: When I'm not download or use/test the software, I don't vote!

Reply   |   Comment by hello  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

A Rip. You should not have this on as a Giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

This relay a shame, this look for me like some kind of extended trail version.

Nothing for me.

Reply   |   Comment by hello  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

This is not a "Give Away" ...such a shame!

Reply   |   Comment by Anjan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

PS: Balaji, I think the main reason for compressing Powerpoint files isn't to save hard disk space, but to load and run your presentation more smoothly.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I have also used it since version 3 was given away. It does exactly what it says it will, quickly and with no fuss. Yes, many of its functions can be duplicated within Powerpoint, but it does more than just shrink image sizes, and with one or two mouse clicks. It's one of about five GOTD giveaways I use regularly.

The 4-month license thing is a shame though. I'm keeping my unlimited license of the older version.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

"I don’t know why anyone’s complaining about finding out during install that it’s a time limited program. It states under the price section that it’s a time trial."
You only find that out after having installed it (when you go to activate), and I want my old non-time-limited version back!

Reply   |   Comment by arflech  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Really Really forget the size of Hard drive issue - this is really useful wjhen you need to email presentations in draft of final versions - it stops many of the problems of mailboxes rejecting your mail because the file size is so much smaller - similarly if you are uploading apresentation into a shared area such as ZohoShow this will get the file size down to a point where it can be displayed - zip files dont do that cos they change the filename - really irritated by the time limited offer though - especially when I am using v 3 very well

GAOTD are you really runnign out of software to distribute on a daily basis - if so Id rather have less upadtes a week than just a source of trials

Reply   |   Comment by David Banes  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Well first off, to my way of thinking, a time limited give away isn't a real give away. Next, it's an old style & outdated program that offers nothing more then I can do with any other, good compression program. Only decent at best for those using lots of power point things that need to be emailed. This vendor claims no loss of quality with images but I have serious doubts about that.
I'm passing today as I have no use for this type of software. Not only that but why on earth would I give my email address for any give away with time limitations?

Reply   |   Comment by Charles K  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

A trial?
One that reduces quality?
5-10 years ago it may have been useful but with the cost of storage these days, it's worthless crap.
Thumb down, way down. Even lower down...

Reply   |   Comment by scepticaleagle  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

US$42.24 to purchase when the 3-month trial is over? That's a lot of moolah in any currency. Even US$29.95 is exorbitant for a compressor. It's almost cheaper to leave the files alone and buy another hard drive.

I'm pleased GOTD is offering this free trial. But no matter how effective the software, I think the developers are gouging, and that is unethical. Maybe they're starving programmers ... drop the price, kids, and you'll sell more than enough to make up for it.

Reply   |   Comment by pava  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

This seems to be a solution looking for a problem. Seriously, who has so many powerpoint and word files that they are running out of disc space because of them? In a day and age when you get a terabyte of disc space for about $150, you want to take risks with your documents in the hope of saving a few MB? As a consultant whose life revolves around powerpoint and word (in addition to excel which this giveaway will not help with), I hardly have about 500 MB of word and powerpoint files on my 100 GB hard disc and this will save me maybe 250 MB of that space. I would rather save disc space by not downloading and installing this program, thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Balaji R  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I downloaded this last might to activate this morning.Now after reading all the comments,I will NOT install it at all
Balesio have made a HUGE blunder in greedy advertising

The Grouser

Reply   |   Comment by George Bishop  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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