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New! Up And Coming Giveaways At Glarysoft

imageSoftware Giveaways! Freebies! Try before you buy! If you like it – pay whatever you want! And, I’m sure I’ve failed to list any number of similar marketing schemes. Who can keep track of them all.   Smile

Internet users would be hard-pressed indeed, to have not noticed the  proliferation of “giveaway sites” that have popped up over the last few years – some of which are simply trash – both in presentation, and selection.

Personally, I have no interest in running an obstacle course (many of these sites test a user’s patience), to obtain an application I’ll likely delete from my HD within a few days. Nor, I suspect, do most users.

Recently, I’ve noticed a type of strategic alliance between well established developers with a reputation for excellence and, lesser known (and perhaps late to the party) developers.

For example, this past week Serif Software, in one of their occasional marketing emails, wrote – We’ve got great news! As a valued Serif customer, you can snap up Zemana AntiLogger for an amazing $19.99.

Let me point out that Zemana AntiLogger is a “best in class” security application and, Zemana is not late to the party. (I’ll post a new review on this app in the next few weeks).

Ah, serendipity. As I’m writing this, as luck would have it, I just received another marketing email from Serif – Award-winning TuneUp Utilities just CA$19.95 – that’s 60% off!

Fix, speed up and maintain up to 3 PCs, all for just $19.95 when you download TuneUp Utilities 2013 today! That’s a massive 60% saving and $30 off the $49.99 list price, only with this special email offer.

TuneUp Utilities – another outstanding application – familiar to regular readers, who will remember the free license giveaways we’ve sponsored here in the last few years.

But, I digress.

Glarysoft – the developer of the highly rated Glary Utilities (well know to regular readers here), has taken a slightly different tack (a strategic alliance nevertheless) – sponsoring a 24-hour giveaway program offering the pro versions of popular applications – FREE.

From the site:

Everyday the website will provide users with a 24-hour giveaway program. All of the programs that on the giveaway list are the pro version or non-free version. Generally, users have to pay to get it. During the 24-hour giveaway period, users can download the software from the website according to their specific needs without spending one penny.

Users can see the software description, original price, time left and the Get it now button. When users want to know more details about this software, they can click on the button to the software page. There you can know the detailed info about the giveaway software and download it freely.

Take a look at what’s on offer today, and through the coming days.

Aunsoft SWF Converter on January 10, 2013 – Original $69.00. Now Free!


Converts SWF to almost all popular video formats
Converts SWF/FLV with Alpha to lossless raw video/RGBA32 (*.avi)
Supports Flash videos V6, V7, V8, V9, V10 format
Supports converting SWF to 1080P, 720P, 480P and other
Supports latest devices: iPad, iPod, iPhone 3GS, Android phones.

USB Stick Encryption 4.0 on January 11, 2013 – Original $39.95. Now Free!


GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption helps you password protect USB drives, Thumb drives, Memory sticks, Pen drives, Jump drives and Flash drives.

A secure USB drive with password protection is a must these days as the data that it contains may cost you millions of dollars if stolen or lost. With GiliSoft USB Stick Encryption your USB flash drives and all other external storage devices can be very easily password protected.

Tipard MOD Converter 6.1.52 on January 12, 2013 – Original $29.00. Now Free!

Tipard MOD Converter is the best awards-winning HD video converting software for various video camera fans. It can convert MOD,TOD, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MP4, VOB, etc files to the popular video formats: MP4, MPG, MOV, VOB, AVI, 3GP, FLV, HD H.264, HD WMV, HD AVI, etc.

Besides, it can help you convert videos to various editing software, like Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, etc. Moreover, it supports 4 languages and the latest portable devices: like HTC, Samsung Galaxy, iPhone 5, iPad 4, etc.

iCare Data Recovery Professional 5.0 on January 13,2013 – Original $89.95. Now Free!

iCare Data Recovery Professional works perfectly with hardware RAID and hard drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, etc. It provides the comprehensive data recovery solution for computer users.

It could recover files from formatted drive, RAW file system, drive has not formatted error, RAW drive, undelete files emptied recycle bin, recover files due to partition lost, system crash, software crash, bad boot sector, missing boot sector, bad MBR, $MFT damaged, lost partition table, lost or damaged FAT, virus infections, power failure, and other unknown data loss…

MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Windows 7.0.0 – on January 14, 2013 – Original $39.95. Now Free!

MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Windows is an ultimate DVD ripping software to rip both homemade and encrypted DVD movies to all sorts of format like MP4, MOV, AVI, H.264, FLV, MKV, etc.

It helps you to easily transfer DVD to video files playable on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Microsoft, Sony devices, etc.

You can also copy DVD to multi-track MPEG2 file with all videos/audios/subtitles within several minutes. So you can keep your DVDs safe from scratched, broken, and enjoy the DVD movies on the go.

Password Organizer 6 – on January 15, 2013  – Original $19.99. Now Free!

Your passwords are protected by the famous AES encryption (Advanced Encryption Standard) so that it is impossible to read your data without knowledge of your master password. If you like to export or print out all your passwords, of course 1-abc.net Password Organizer offers you such useful features as well.

Secure and generate your password data, remember only one password and concentrate on other important things in life with 1-abc.net Password Organizer!


To get free notification of giveaways on your desktop – download Glarysoft Giveaway.


Filed under Desktop Applications, downloads, Free Full Versions, Giveaways

Brr! Bundle Up With Serif Software’s Super Line Of Freebies

imageRegular readers will remember yesterday’s link to Acronis True Image Personal 2010 – a freebie offer, in which participation was restricted to the United States and Canada.

Today, lets take a look at how a highly regarded U.K. based software developer, Serif Software – a company which understands that the World Wide Web is indeed, World Wide – generates interest in their product line. With over 6 million customers, Serif is a strong player in the application marketplace.

Recognizing, that restrictive download policies are a non-starter – Serif seems to be driven in this respect by – You live where? We don’t care! You want it?  You got it!

Serif had, for years, provided free access to slightly older full versions of  their full product line – top quality popular products which I’ve reviewed here many times. Here’s a stat which helps put some perspective on how just popular Serif products have been on this site alone – 71,000+ download clicks in the last 3 years, or so.

Now here’s the puzzler – virtually all of those clicks came from European and Asian users. I suspect, that’s a factor of name recognition in local markets.

There’s been a major change since I last had an opportunity to drop in on the Serif site (a visit prompted by the Acronis offer) – a very positive change, I think. Serif’s focus is now on providing Starter Editions of  all their current software.

I use Starter Editions of several popular applications – including Microsoft Word (who can afford MS Word on every machine  Smile ). While Starter Editions do not have all of the features of the full product – generally, I’ve found these applications meet, or exceed, most of my needs. Realistically though – that is not always the case.

Application available for download include – desktop publishing, image editing, graphic design, web publishing, and more.


As an added bonus – free web templates, as well as free print templates, are available for download.


Please note: As is so often the case – you will be required to “open” an account.


Following which you’re good to go – as illustrated below.

Serif 2012

Subsequent downloads will require you to sign into your account. Having downloaded several applications this morning, including MoviePlus and PagePlus, I was pleasantly surprised to see how simple subsequent downloads are.


Just another day in Toolbar land – so, caution is the byword – as always.


All Serif applications are Wizard driven so, don’t worry if you lack experience in using a particular application – here’s a quick shot of MoviePlus Starter Edition which I’ve just opened to take for a quick spin.


System requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Download at: Serif Software


Filed under Freeware, Serif Software, Starter Editions

Download Microsoft’s Free Ebook – Windows 7 Troubleshooting Tips

Microsoft offers a ton of freebies, including –

Productivity applications – Paint.NET, Photo Story 3, Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Windows Live Essentials, Windows Live SkyDrive, Windows Live Writer.

System utilities – SyncToy, Process Explorer, SysInternals.

Security applications – Microsoft Security Essentials, RootkitRevealer, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

You can read more on Microsoft’s freebies on this site – Download A Bagful of Free Microsoft Software.

Microsoft goes well beyond this sampling of freebies I’ve mentioned here, and carries the “free” concept into technical support – through their Support Solution Center.

Sure, you have the option of searching through blogs and forums for an answer to a nagging operating system problem. But, a more practical solution, it seems to me, is to go to the source – the product developer.

If you’re a Windows 7 user, Microsoft has created a neat little free ebook –  “What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support”, put together by Mitch Tulloch, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and lead author of the just-published Windows 7 Resource Kit.

This 11 page resource, which has been designed to help users diagnose and deal with some common technical issues, is available for download in both PDF and XPS document format.

The opening paragraphs:

Your sound card has stopped working, your computer seems sluggish, the network is down, your hard drive is clicking, you can’t view a website, your monitor is hard to read, your new webcam isn’t working, your favorite program won’t run, and a funny burning smell is coming from your computer. What can you do on your own to try to troubleshoot the issue before you pick up the phone to call tech support?

If you’re running Windows 7, quite a lot. Microsoft has included a lot of self-support tools in Windows 7 that you can try using before you seek the help of others, and we’ll examine these in a moment.

Download What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support in XPS format here, and in PDF format here.

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