Get a MacBook September 21, 2006Posted by sk in Computers & Internet, Humor, Technology and Software.
errr… because your cat will love it.
UPDATE: Mr. Tismarkhan convinced me not to stop blogging about software, so here’s another post (I’m grouping it with the Mac one). If, like me, you constantly work with (as in read) pdf files and are frustrated at how slow Adobe Acrobat Reader is, Foxit Reader is a nice and light alternative. Version 2.0 was released a few days back. It’s available for download at: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/. This is what they have to say about the software:
Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is only 1.5 M which is a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size
- Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo, author names, etc.
- Annotation tool: Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when you are reading it? Foxit Reader 2.0 allows you to draw graphics, highline text, type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the annotated document.
- Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
- High security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to Internet without users’ permission. While Acrobat Reader often silently connect to the Internet in the background.
This is great stuff. It’s definitely not as clunky as Acrobat Reader. In fact, it feels like reading a Word Document. By the way, I’m thinking of having a separate page for technology and software on this blog and moving all the posts there (if that’s possible) so that the blog stays focussed on more important issues like SRK’s dances and Anu Malik’s songs. What say?
UPDATE 2: Read some of the reviews here. And here’s another cool feature:
Interactive form filler: Now you don’t have to print out PDF forms first and then manually fill out paper forms. Instead, you can use PC to fill out interactive forms directly, and then print them out, save them, email them or export the form data into FDF file for further processing.
Wonder if it works!!