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Nitro Reader 3: An Awesome Free PDF Creator and Reader

PDF documents are great when you want to share documents that will display in the same format when others open them, maybe on another platform such as a Mac device. Its also great to use when you want to add annotations, hyperlinks, or bookmarks and share them via email or on the Web.  Whatever be the case, when you want to view or edit a PDF document, you usually look to programs like Adobe, the first name in PDF creation. Adobe in quite an expensive proposition, and for those of you looking for alternatives, I chanced upon a rather nifty free program called Nitro Reader 3, which I think you’ll love. Here is my review. Nitro Reader 3: Review Nitro Reader is a robust program packed with loads of good features. At the same time, it has a minimalistic interface that’s easy to use. In fact, if you are familiar…

AOL Reader: A Good Alternative to Google Reader

Google Reader’s closure has left many many faithful users in the lurch. Despite the many different alternative readers available in the market, there are many of us still in search of a tool that will fit in with our working style. AOL and Digg are the latest companies to unleash their feed reader tools, and both AOL Reader and Digg Reader are yet in beta. In this post, we take an inside look at AOL Reader and the options it offers. AOL Reader – An Inside Peek Don’t be expecting a completely innovative feed reader that will sweep everyone off their feet. AOL Reader is a simple, yet solid reader that offers a web based feed reading experience coupled with a touch optimized mobile experience. Since the reader is in Beta, you will initially need to sign up and wait for an invite. Mine didn’t take long, less than 24…

Read Your Google Reader Feeds in Grid Style (Like Pinterest)

Inspite of its limitations, Google Reader is one of the more popular feed readers on the internet with a huge user base. Of course, being part of the Google family, Google reader subscriptions tend to get more mileage. Although I do have a Google Reader subscription, I often find myself neglecting the tool. Maybe that’s because it has a not so great looking interface, or maybe I’m just partial to opening another webpage to read feeds when I can do it on my already open Outlook Feed Reader. However, I happened to chance upon a pretty cool Google Chrome extension that had me reconsidering using Google Reader. The extension is called Grid Preview for Google Reader and it adds a Pinterest style grid to my Reader, making it a more attractive reading proposition. See how I configured my Google Reader to check out feeds Pinterest style. How to Read Google…

How to Open PDF Documents in Adobe Reader in Windows 8

If you have just installed Windows 8 and are getting used to how it works, you’ll soon realize that it works better on mobile or touch devices than it does on a traditional desktop. Windows 8 is programmed to open many programs using its default apps such as PDFs in Windows 8 Reader, and photos in the Windows Photo app. Unfortunately, Windows 8 apps are distinct from the desktop programs and don’t offer a smooth switch over from app to desktop program. Furthermore, many of the apps are pretty basic and don’t offer the wide set of options we are used to in desktop programs. Luckily, Windows 8 is all about user preferences, so you have the option to open documents in a program of your choice. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to open PDFs in Adobe Reader, rather than the default Windows 8 Reader. How to Open…

PDF Reader iPad Edition: App Review

The iPad edition of the PDF Reader is a much discussed application that has been developed in the recent times. Being a reader app, it allows you to carry your work and enjoyment with you, at all points of time. Since, it is also a handy application lets check out its various features in detail. PDF Reader iPad App Review PDF Reader works in a way in which hard copies of files can be eliminated and soft copies can be stored and taken from place to place, in a more portable fashion. This application also allows sharing of information and files over the internet and amongst iPad reader users. Managing files on this application is easy, since it allows all kinds of files such as PDF, MS Office documents, iWork, and ePUB among others. The PDF Reader also has annotated features – one can extract text directly from the PDF…

Google Currents is a Social News Reader App for Android and iOS Devices

While the iOS social news reader Flipboard has been making all the news recently, Google launched a new social news reader app called Google Currents to rival the Flipboard. It not only works on Android devices but also on iOS devices and if you find yourself reading popular publications on your mobile device, download this free Social News Reader App for Android and iOS devices and get the latest news and stories in a beautiful magazine style format. Google Currents works on both tablets and phones running Android 2.2 and up as well as iOS devices. Once you sign in to Google Currents with your Google credentials, you can subscribe to your favorite stories from big publications such as Forbes, Techcrunch, Popular Science, 500px, Fast Company and more for free. Google Currents promises to deliver  videos, full-length articles, slideshows, maps, and social streaming in a more user friendly format. Google…

Install Kindle Cloud Reader on Your PC and Read Kindle Books Offline

If you have a love for reading but never had the chance to get your hands on a Kindle reader, set your worries aside. Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader now lets you get the Kindle experience not just on your Windows PC but also on your Mac, iPad, Linux or Chromebook computer. Install Kindle Cloud Reader on your PC and read Kindle Books offline too. Unfortunately, the release version of the Kindle Cloud Reader does not support popular browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer, but works in Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and the iOS Safari browsers on the iPhone and iPad. How to Install Kindle Cloud Reader on Your PC 1. Head on over to https://read.amazon.com/ 2. Click Sign in to get started. 3. Sign in to Amazon using your Amazon credentials. Once you login you will be presented with an interface similar to the Kindle App interface with an…

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