Friday, July 24, 2015

Google Books Downloader 2.5 : A Utility Tool for Downloading a Sample or Preview from Google Books Search

Google is one of the best sources of downloadable books on the Internet, allowing you to choose what you want to read from various sources and access them on your computer or on an E-reader. Google Books has always helped users discover and read out-of-copyright books online. 

You can notice that there are two forms of Google Books: 
(1) Google Books search engine, online reader
(2) Google Play Books store. 

Here I would be talking about a utility tool named "Google Books Downloader" for Downloading a sample or preview from Google Books Search.

Google Book Search is a tool from Google that searches the full text of books that Google scans, converts to text using optical character recognition, and stores in its digital database. Many popular books are available with Google Book. The books available can be read online only and cannot be downloaded for later use. You can download certain books as png that allows public-domain works and are free from copyright protection. Only few books are available with full preview based on agreements with publishers. 

Google Books Downloader 2.5 is a Light-weight, Freeware utility that lets out download any book that's available in "full view" from Google Books. Of course, most of these books also feature download links right on the web page, but Google Books Downloader lets you queue up multiple jobs and convert all of the downloaded books to PNG, JPEG, and PDF files with various resolutions as the option (Starting from 350 px to 1280 px).

The application allows you to print the entire book or specific parts such as illustrations and paragraphs. You can also easily extract quotes from the book. This small piece of software will only allow you to download books with "Full view" or "Preview" status. Basically the number of pages you can view/preview on the Google Books website is the number of pages/photos you are allowed to download on your computer. If the user chooses to download and save the book as .jpeg or .png files, every page in that book will be saved as a different photo on your computer.

The user is able to choose the file format of the downloaded book, the destination folder and the resolution, which is very important when you are saving the book as a series of images. The resolution will define the quality and clarity of your files.


Step 1: Download and install the Google Books Downloader from Here . Now open the application after installation. Here is the preview of the software.

Step 2:  In the Google search, find for your desired book that need to be previewed and download. 

Step 3:  Click the desired book to preview it before downloading. You can see the book contents (Not all the pages in many of the books). Now you are ready to go for a download.

Step 4:  Copy the URL for the book you want to download. Open the preview in the Google Books search reader and then copy the URL. 

Note: This tool will only download the pages that you can view in the Google Books website reader.

Step 5: Paste the URL into the "Google Book URL" box in Google Book Downloader. 

Step 6: Select your output format (PDF, JPEG or PNG). 

You can also select the resolution of your choice from the provided options. 

Also there is an option where you want the book to be saved which can be set for the output folder. By default, it will be saved to your desktop.

Step 7: Click the "Start" button to begin downloading the book. This may take a little while if there are a lot of pages. 

Step 8:  Click on OK button after the download is complete.

Note: The contents can be found on the path you have selected as an output folder.

The application is available for Windows and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

PDF Converter Elite 4 : A Powerful PDF Conversion Tool

Hello! my friends, It has been a long time since I have updated my blog due to my busy schedule. Today I am here to review one of the best PDF tool in the market. Hope you would love the article and go for the tool I recommend.

As we all know the fact that PDF files play a main role in transferring the documents to other places and sending them in original format as compared to other file formats. There are various formats beside PDF which are pretty good in their work but when it comes to formatting, PDF is the best option. This is because PDF format maintains the original formatting and secure the documents. You just need to have a PDF reader for this which is freely available on the web.

But, Here I would not be talking and writing about PDF viewers, instead I would focus on the conversion of PDF to other formats. So I would be reviewing about a PDF conversion tool that is gaining a popularity among the users who want their PDF files to be converted into various formats like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OpenOffice, HTML, AutoCAD, Images, etc. 

PDF Converter Elite 4. (Source:

PDF Converter Elite 4 is a powerful PDF converter software that is developed by It is a business alternative to Adobe Acrobat as it has been affordable PDF management solution. The previous release was PCE3 which has been revamped into PCE4. It have been a business grade PDF tool that saves money and increases productivity. It solves PDF hassles and save your valuable time and money with various PDF conversion options. This tool addresses all types of users, regardless of their skill level.

Installation Process:
Download PDF Converter Elite 4 from Here

Go to the downloaded folder and double click on the application to install it.
Follow these Screenshots in sequence: 

The application is installed. But, this is a trial version. You need to purchase the key to make it full version.

Program Details:
After the application is installed following detail can be noticed:
Installation Folder: C:\Program Files\\PDF Converter Elite 4.0\PDFConverterElite.exe
Estimated size: 205 MB

Why PDF Converter Elite 4?
First of all, it preserves all the components of your original file in the document created post-conversion with full detail. It convert PDF file in any file format that retain its formatting, style, font, and layout.

It helps to Convert PDF Documents to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, OpenOffice, HTML, AutoCAD, and Images.

It helps the users to convert their documents, files etc into a desired PDF form.

You can even edit your PDF files by Deleting Pages, Moving Pages, Resizing Files, Scaling Files, Rotating Pages, Viewing Settings, Redo/Undo Edits, and Copying Text.

You can even  save your office documents directly from your Microsoft Office with a powerful office add-on.

It let’s you easily create, edit any type of PDF with full text and object control with ease.

It has come with better OCR options than the previous version. User can extract text from image, scanned PDF to fully editable Word and Excel.

User can remove unnecessary pages, resize/scale the page, rotate the page and even move selected pages.

It supports multiple tabs, so you can work on multiple projects at the same time. You may zoom in and out of the documents, apply a text or image watermark, attach files, as well as merge or extract PDF pages.

When it comes to editing the document, you can add bookmarks, a header and footer, as well as insert, delete, rotate, resize, crop and overlap pages. It is possible to process multiple files simultaneously, since batch conversion is supported.

Furthermore, you can set passwords to prevent users from getting a hold of sensitive data, create booklets and handouts, jump to a particular page, as well as specify a page range for the conversion procedure, among others. Secured as well as Unsecured PDF files can be created.

PDF Converter Elite 4 will save you time, resulting in thousands of dollars of savings and less administrative headaches.

By making use of this tool you will be doing complete justice with the document conversions, and the files created would be exactly same that you desired. After using this tool, you would never look for the other file conversion software for document conversions.

PDF Converter Elite 4: Main Window

The interface of the application is clean and pretty intuitive. Thanks to its intuitive layout, yet rich features, PDF Converter Elite should be appealing to the entire audience. 

Files can be imported into the working environment using either the file browser or "drag and drop" function. PDF Converter Elite 4 supports multiple tabs, so you can work on multiple projects at the same time. You may zoom in and out of the documents, apply a text or image watermark, attach files, as well as merge or extract PDF pages.

What you have to do is just open any PDF (Scanned or Non-Scanned Documents) of your choice in this main window and use this software to turn the PDF documents into any desired formats of your choice by converting the whole document or choose only a selected area for conversion.

Some Features of application Explored in Screenshots:

(1) Conversion of a PDF file to Microsoft Word 

Here, I have chosen a PDF file that would be converted into Microsoft Word document

Here, I have selected the conversion option as "Word"

 Conversion from PDF to Microsoft Word is going on .......

Final result as a converted  Microsoft Word document

(2) Conversion of a PDF file to Image 

Here, you can specify the various options regarding Image Conversion (I choose PNG image format )

Conversion from PDF to Image going on ............

Finally, Here is the converted PNG image format of First page of PDF document

(3) Batch Conversion

Here, I have taken four different PDF files that would be used for batch processing

Here, I have chosen an output folder for converting PDF files to Microsoft Word documents

Batch processing for PDF to Microsoft Word conversion is going on...............

Finally, I received the desired output in the form of four different Microsoft Word documents.

(4) Other Features

These are just the samples, there are many more features that you would love to explore........

Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Windows 8®, 7®, Vista®, 2008®, XP®,2003, 32-bit or 64-bit edition
Hard Drive: 150 MB of available disk space
RAM: 512+ MB of free memory
Monitor: 1366 (width) x768 (height) screen resolution

PDF Converter Elite 4 is available as a 7-day trial. In the free-trial version, for conversions from PDF to other formats, there is a 3-page per conversion limitation.  

Follow this procedure for licensing the application: 

Click on "Activate a Licence"

Ask for the genuine keys

Insert your keys and click on "Confirm License Key"

Now you are ready to use the full version application of PCE4. So, Please go for the full version. Buy a license key! It cost just $99.95 (Single User License). Buy It! They Deserved It. Avoid using the cracked version. You won't regret using this software.

Here are the details for License and it's Cost:

Download PDF Converter Elite 4 from Here

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft SkyDrive: What's the Fuss?

Microsoft OneDrive vs SkyDrive


Microsoft OneDrive and SkyDrive refers to the same cloud storage service (online storage service) provided by Microsoft and, in fact, there is no difference between them in the service they provide. It’s only a name change. Initially, Microsoft’s cloud storage service was called SkyDrive but later, due to a lawsuit that arose due to using of word “sky,” which breached the trademark of British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), Microsoft had to rebrand the service as OneDrive. So OneDrive is the latest name given to the former name SkyDrive. Now the name SkyDrive is no longer being used.

Microsoft SkyDrive:

In 2007, Microsoft introduced its cloud storage service under the name “Windows Live Folders” where it is an online storage space that the users who created an account got several Gigabytes of space. 

Later, by the end of August 2007, the name was changed to SkyDrive and continued that name until the name was changed as OneDrive in 2014. To get a SkyDrive, account users should create a Microsoft Live account. 

Initially, some free spaces of about 7 GB was provided (Currently users get 15 GB). If extra space is needed, they can be obtained by paying. To upload and download files, a web interface has been provided and it is supported by all major browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. Apart from the browser interface, client applications exist for various operating systems such as Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, Mac OSX, and Android where they allow synchronization of files in the local SkyDrive Folder with the online SkyDrive storage. 

From Windows 8, Microsoft introduced SkyDrive features into the operating system itself where a metro application came inbuilt into the distribution and also latest Office products such as Office 2013 can work directly on the SkyDrive. In addition, SkyDrive is linked with Office Web applications where users can create office documents in the SkyDrive and, on the fly, use them directly from the web browser itself. 

Apart from the normal SkyDrive, an enterprise service called SkyDrive Pro exists where that gives larger storage capacities integrated with more advanced features for business users. Users get several options to do with the files. One is, they can keep their files private. Another option is that they can share the file with others using a link. The next option is one can make a file publicly appear on web. Users can select whether a file is read-only to others users or whether it is editable.

Microsoft OneDrive:

Microsoft OneDrive (previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders) is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a web browser or their local device.

The concept behind the name OneDrive is spelled out pretty clearly by the refreshed service’s tagline: one place for everything in your life. “One place for all of your photos and videos. One place for all of your documents,” Microsoft said in its first OneDrive blog post. “One place that is seamlessly connected across all the devices you use.”

It is the latest name given for SkyDrive where the name change happened in February 2014. In 2013, British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), which is a British telecommunications company, filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for using the word “sky. ” After high court decided that Microsoft breached the trademark of Sky Broadcasting Corporation by using word “sky,” Microsoft settled down the case by deciding to drop the name. Then they named their service (rebranded) as OneDrive where SkyDrive became OneDrive and SkyDrive Pro became OneDrive for Business. Only the name was changed and there was no change to services or features. 

OneDrive is Microsoft's competition to Google Drive and Apple's iCloud, attempting to be the place where customers can manage their files on the cloud from anywhere. The name change to OneDrive from SkyDrive doesn't change the overall meaning of what Microsoft is pursuing in the cloud: your one stop shop for file access - old name or new name.

OneDrive is free, personal online storage that you can choose to use at home, work, or school. Your files are available from any device by going to the OneDrive website or using the OneDrive mobile app for your phone. 

Now nearly a year has passed since the name change and Microsoft added and modified features during this time. Currently, OneDrive provides the service of 15 GB of free storage for new users.. Office 365 users would get unlimited storage. The current web interface is a cleanly built interface using latest HTML 5.

The main difference between Microsoft OneDrive and SkyDrive:
  • Microsoft SkyDrive is a storage service introduced by Microsoft in 2007. In 2014, the name of the service was changed due to a lawsuit and the new name is OneDrive.
  • OneDrive is improving on SkyDrive, there's really no bad way to spin it. If you were a SkyDrive user in the past, you probably won't mind the rebranding and new features.

The cloud storage service started by Microsoft in 2007 had the name “SkyDrive” but, in 2013, after a lawsuit filed by British Sky Broadcasting Company regarding the usage of word “Sky,” Microsoft had to drop the name SkyDrive. Then, in 2014, they re-branded the service under the name OneDrive. Hence, SkyDrive and OneDrive refers to the same service but the current name is OneDrive.

Article and Image Source: OneDrive and SkyDrive logos via Wikipedia

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Baasuri Ko Dhun Sangai - Jijibisha LKG Performance

On the occasion of Parent's Day 2071 of Elixir Academy, my daughter Jijibisha along with her class LKG friends performed on the song "Baasuri Ko Dhun Sangai". The event was organized on Magh 16 i.e. Jan 30 at Pragya Bhawan, Kamaladi.  

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