New Version (4.0) of Free File Unlocker – Delete currently used, undeletable files.

Free File Unlocker - Main Screen
Free File Unlocker – Main Screen

Free File Unlocker is an essential free utility to delete currently used, locked, undeletable, busy files. Works with all 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows and Windows Sertver. It unlocks files or folders and stops error messages from appearing when trying to delete, move and rename them. It can also be used to terminate malware that is difficult to be removed and kill viruses and trojans. It is fully integrated with Windows Explorer.

What’s New in Version 4.0 :
Fixed bugs
Redesigned GUI
Open Scan List Text File
Recent Files
Remember Size / Location
Improved Localization

Webpage  : http://www.freefileunlocker.com
Download Link : http://www.4dots-software.com/d/FreeFileUnlocker/
Download Link Portable  : http://www.4dots-software.com/d/FreeFileUnlockerPortable/

New Version (2.0) of Empty Folder Cleaner 4dots – Deletes Empty Folders To Increase Computer’s Performance

Empty Folder Cleaner 4dots - Main Screen
Empty Folder Cleaner 4dots – Main Screen

Empty Folder Cleaner 4dots is a free advanced utility to delete empty folders from your computer and remove the clutter in order to increase performance.Backup files of the folders that are deleted can be kept and each deletion can be undone.The user can specify filenames that will be considered as junk files using wildcards and regular expressions.   Also, it is possible to specify protected folders, protected files and folders to ignore.

What’s New Version 2.0:
Fixed many bugs
Fixed portability
Open Scan List Text File
Redesigned GUI (toolbar)
Improved Localization

Webpage : http://www.4dots-software.com/emptyfoldercleaner/
Download Link : http://www.4dots-software.com/d/EmptyFolderCleaner/
Download Link Portable Version : http://www.4dots-software.com/d/EmptyFolderCleanerPortable/

New Version (2.0) of Split Byte – Free File Splitter and Joiner

Split Byte - Free Splitter and Joiner - Main Screen
Split Byte – Free Splitter and Joiner – Main Screen

Split Byte is a free versatile file splitter and joiner application.It can be used to split large files into smaller parts and afterwards join them, for example in order to email them or to write them on a CD or DVD. It can split files into parts that have a specified file size or it can split files into a specified number of equal size parts.Split parts can be encrypted and protected with a password or compressed.

What’s New in Version 2.0 :
Fixed bugs.
Redesigned GUI.
Remember all selected values and options.
Show translated control text as a tooltip if it is unreadable.
Drag and drop for file comparison.
Improved localization – added new languages.
Repeat overwrite,rename,skip action for all following file conflicts.

Webpage : http://www.4dots-software.com/splitbyte/

Download Link : http://www.4dots-software.com/d/SplitByte/

Download Link Portable Version : http://www.4dots-software.com/d/SplitBytePortable/

 

New Release : CSS Sprites Generator – Free tool to generate CSS Sprites easily with just a few clicks

CSS Sprites Generator - Main Screen
CSS Sprites Generator – Generate CSS Sprites easily.

Webpage : http://www.4dots-software.com/css-sprites-generator/

Download Link : http://www.4dots-software.com/d/CSSSpritesGenerator/

One of the most important guidelines of onpage SEO (search-engine-optimization) and in order for your webpage to load faster is that you use CSS Image Sprites for your webpage’s images.

This means that you do not insert a lot of images in your HTML code but combine them into one and you display them with proper CSS code.

By using CSS Sprites you reduce significantly the dns queries and file queries when your webpage is being loaded by just the one of your combined CSS Sprites image.

This results into faster loading times and search engines prefer webpages that load fast !

With CSS Sprites Generator from 4dots Software you can easily generate CSS Sprites with just a few mouse clicks !

This free tool will generate both the combined CSS Sprites image and the CSS, HTML code that is required.

You can also save your work as a project and open it later.

Free source code is also available.

How to Fade In a MP3 File with Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor

Fade In - Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor
Fade In – Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor

Step 1 – Open File
At first, you have to open the MP3 or other audio or video file you want to fade in. To do that press on the “Open” button of the toolbar or select “Open” from the “File” menu.

You can also drag and drop the audio or video file to open it.

Step 2 – Select the part of the MP3 file you want to fade in
Secondly, mark which part of the MP3 file you want to fade in.

You can do this by selecting the part of the MP3 file’s waveform you want to fade in.

Alternatively, if you know the start and end time or duration of the desired fade, enter the start time, end time or fade duration in the appropriate textboxes.

Step 3 – Fade
Now press on the “Fade In” of the toolbar.

Alternatively, you can select “Fade In Selection” from the “Effects” menu.

Step 4 – Specify Output Format Settings
Press on the “Output Format” button to specify various output format settings or leave the default ones.

Step 5 – Get the Result
Lastly, select “Save Whole Clip” from the “Cut” menu to get the result file.

In case, you want only a part of the MP3 file, after selecting it, you can choose also “Cut Only Selection” from the “Cut” menu.

How to Join MP3 Files with Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor

Join MP3 Files - Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor
Join MP3 Files – Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor

Step 1 – Open “Join” Screen
At first, press the “Join” button to open the “Join” screen.

Alternatively, you can select “Join Audio Files” from the “Tools” menu.

Step 2 – Select MP3 or other Audio Files to Join
Press the “Add” button and then select which MP3 or other audio files to join.

You can also drag and drop the audio files to join.

To change the order of the MP3 files in the result file press the “Move Up”, “Move Down” buttons.

Step 3 – Import Joined Files
Afterwards, press the “OK” button to import the files to join to the main application screen.

Step 4 – Specify Output Format Settings
Press on the “Output Format” button to specify various output format settings or leave the default ones.

Step 5 – Get the Result
Lastly, select “Save Whole Clip” from the “Cut” menu to get the result file.

How to Cut a MP3 File with Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor

Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor - Main Screen
Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor – Main Screen

Step 1 – Open File
At first, you have to open the MP3 or other audio or video file you want to cut. To do that press on the “Open” button of the toolbar or select “Open” from the “File” menu.

You can also drag and drop the audio or video file to open it.

Step 2 – Select the part of the MP3 file you want to cut
Secondly, mark which part of the MP3 file you want to cut.

You can do this by selecting the part of the MP3 file’s waveform you want to cut.

Alternatively, if you know the start and end time or duration of the desired cut, enter the start time, end time or cut duration
in the appropriate textboxes.

Step 3 – Preview Cut
Thirdly, preview the cut by pressing the “Play” button. You can also select “Loop Play” from the “Play” menu. to play the cut in a loop.

Step 4 – Specify Output Format Settings
Press on the “Output Format” button to specify various output format settings or leave the default ones.

Step 5 – Cut
Lastly, press the “Cut” button to do the cut and wait for the cut process to finish.

After the cut is done, according to your specified options, Windows Explorer will open with the cut file selected, the cut file will be played with the default player,
another previously specified program will be opened with the cut file as input (for example alternative player or editor e.t.c.),
the result will be opened in a new application’s window or nothing more will be done.

New Release: Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor – Cut, join, split, mix, record and edit MP3 audio files and other audio formats.

Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor - Main Screen
Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor – Main Screen

Webpage : http://www.4dots-software.com/simple-mp3-cutter-joiner-editor/

Download Link: http://www.4dots-software.com/d/SimpleMP3CutterJoinerEditor/

Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor is an easy to use but powerful MP3 cutter, MP3 joiner, MP3 splitter and MP3 editor.

It does not only handle MP3 formated audio but also more than 15 other audio formats.

You can also extract and cut, join, split and edit the audio of more than 10 video formats.

Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor shows you the waveform of the audio file and you can select, copy, paste, cut, delete, trim, insert and silence parts of the MP3 or audio file.

Audio effects can be applied such as fade in, fade out, cross-fade, echo, volume, normalize, reverse, tempo, highpass, lowpass, chorus, earwax, flanger, treble, stereo to mono, noise reduction, all-pass filter, bandpass filter, bandreject filter, bass, silence remove.

Also, Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor has an equalizer and you can load or save presets for it.

MP3 files can be splitted in parts and they can be splitted also by time.

You can also record and mix audio from various inputs or even record the output of the computer’s speakers.

With Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor you can also rip CDs and you can even afterwards normalize or split into parts the audio from the CD.

This is useful if you want to rip a music album CD and separate its songs into different audio files.

You can also edit the metadata and the album art of the audio files that are edited with Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor.

Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor lets you also to mix MP3 or other audio files.

The waveform of the audio file is visualised and you can add bookmarks or label parts of the audio file.

The waveform can be zoomed in and out, zoomed to selection e.t.c.

It can also be printed with a preview.

You can preview and play also the audio file and also to loop play the part you want.

Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor has unlimited undo / redo functionality.

Bookmarks and labeled parts can be imported and exported to a file.

After labeling parts of the audio file you can split the labeled parts of the audio file.

The application can also auto detect silence and automatically label the audio parts between the intervals of silence in order for example to split a large album into separate songs.

When the cut or edit is done you can choose to automatically explore the output file, play it, execute another program with the result as input or open the result audio file in a new application’s window in order to edit it separately afterwards.

When selecting a part of the audio file’s waveform the duration of the selection or the start and end time of the selection can be shown on the selection.

You can specify the output format of the result and also other output settings such quality, bitrate, sample rate, channels, bits per sample, cbr, vbr, vbr quality e.t.c.

Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor has the unique feature to allow you to edit all the various encoder parameters that FFMPEG supports in an easy to use interface.

You can choose, for example, whether to use joint stereo and average bit rate (ABR) for the MP3 encoder or set various mov muxer flags and stereo coding method for the AAC format.

The application is multilingual and translated into more than 39 languages.

To sum up, Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor is the best choice if you want a free, multilingual MP3 cutter, joiner, splitter and editor that will do its job fast and easily with many options for the result.

Use it to cut, join, split, mix and edit audio files and produce music for clips, movies and presentations.

You can create professional quality ringtones and tunes in a few seconds.

Supported Output Audio Formats
Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor supports the following output formats with various encoders.
* MP3 – MPEG Layer 3 Audio
* AAC – Advanced Audio Coding
* OGG – Ogg Vorbis Audio
* WMA – Windows Media Audio 1 and 2
* OPUS – Opus Interactive Audio Codec
* RA – RealAudio 1.0
* MP2 – MPEG audio layer 2
* AC3 – Dolby Digital
* EAC3 – Dolby Digital Plus
* DTS-DCA – (DTS Coherent Acoustics)
* AMR – Adaptive Multi-Rate Audio Codec
* AMR-WB – Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband
* iLBC – (Internet Low Bitrate Codec)
* FLAC – Free Lossless Audio Codec
* ALAC – (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)
* WV – Wavpack
* WAV – Waveform Audio
* CAF – Core Audio Format
* AIFF – Audio Interchange File Format
* AU – SUN AU Format

Supported Audio Formats
Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor handles at least the following audio formats.
* MP3
* FLAC
* M4A
* WMA
* AAC
* WAV
* OGG
* AC3
* WavPack
* MP2
* AIFF
* AU
* AMR
* Monkey’s Audio – APE
* MusePack
* Opus

Supported Video Formats
Simple MP3 Cutter Joiner Editor can edit and extract audio from video files of at least the following formats :
* AVI
* MP4
* MPEG
* MPG
* MOV
* MKV
* FLV
* WMV
* 3GP
* VOB
* SWF

New Release : Photo Side-by-Side – Compare two photos side by side

Photo Side-by-Side - Main Screen
Photo Side-by-Side – Main Screen

Webpage : http://www.4dots-software.com/photo-side-by-side/

Download Link : http://www.4dots-software.com/downloads/PhotoSideBySideSetup.exe

Do you want to compare photos side by side ? Do you want to make an assessment by viewing two photos side by side ?

Then this free application is for you.

Photo Side-by-Side will show you any image side by side with another one. It will let you zoom both images in parallel or overlay them so that you can easily spot the differences between them..

It will also let you measure the actual distance between any two points of the image.

Photo Side-by-Side has a wide range of usages such as for doctors to compare two patient images and evaluate the progress of a disease, for engineers to identify how an object has changed over time, for other scientists and for everyone else who wants to compare two photos side by side.

It free, very simple to use and multilingual.

Simply,
1.Drag and drop the images on the application’s screen, or right click on them in Windows Explorer and select“Open with Photo Side-by-Side”.
2. Hold the Control key and click the mouse on the point you want to zoom in or zoom out or hold the Shift key to do a zoom of both images in parallel at the same point.

Images can be viewed in more detail by zooming in, or can be displayed in full-screen mode, as a single image or even with both images side by side in full-screen mode.

You can overlay the main photo with the comparison photo to make further evaluations.

Image adjustments such as brightness, contrast, sharpen, negative image, grayscale and image rotation can be applied.

You can even add comments for each image that are stored on a database.

Each photo can be printed together with the user details and the photo’s comments.

You can also email the images directly from the application.

More than 30 different image formats are supported and the application is multilingual and translated into 39 different languages.

Photo Side-by-Side is the best choice for a free application that will let you view two images side by side so that you can make an evaluation or for any other purpose.

How we updated the html code of our entire website quickly with Multiple Search and Replace

In this tutorial we will show you how to update with Multiple Search and Replace your source code of your entire website, project or other text quickly, without having to do the boring task to do a change one by one on each file.

We wanted to add a image with the Windows Logo and also some text to state the System Requirements of our software applications.

We have developed more than 30 software applications so we would have to update the code to more than 30 webpages !

Instead of doing that we relied on Multiple Search and Replace to do the job !

We noticed that we should put the Windows Logo image and text after the first large image on each webpage.

The html code each large image on the webpages ends with

<span class=”clickenlarge”>click image to enlarge</span>
</div>

We have more than one large image with this html code on each webpage so we could not do a simple find and replace for all large images because that would add the Windows Logo image to all of them and not just to the first one !

A new feature in Multiple Search and Replace V2.4 is that you can specify the “Match Index” of the text to find i.e. the index of the match, that we want to process, in the collection of each file’s found matches.

This means you can specify the index of the large image for which you want to change the html code !

We want only to change the first large image so we did set the “Match Index” setting to “Equal To = 1” in the “Extended Options” tab.

Match Index of Text to Find
Specifying desired Match Index of text to find.

We did specify the html code to find in the first tab

Specifying text to find
Specifying text to find

Afterwards, we did specify what text to insert after this html code.

Specifying the html code to add.
Specifying the html code to add.

Please note that we do not want to delete the old html code of the large image but insert the Windows Logo image html code after it.

Therefore we set “Replace Action Type” as “Insert After” instead of default “Replace”.

We also had to specify the folder where our html codes of our website are on our local computer. It is “c:\4dots Software”

Which directories to include
Specifying which directories to include in your search

We also want to change only the main webpages of our software applications and not the other webpages such as help webpages e.t.c.. The html files of these webpages have a filename “index-content.html”.

Therefore we specify to examine only “index-content.html” files in the “File Masks”.

Filename of files to examine
Specifying the filename of files to search.

We press on the “Find” button, wait a little and see the results  by pressing on the “Results with Context” tab !

Results of search in multiple text files.
Results of search in multiple text files.

There is a list with the files with matches and by pressing on a file on the list the matches with their context are shown below.

If you want to exclude a file from the replace just right click on it and select “Exclude”.

Everything seems ok so we press the “Replace All” button.

Now we instantly have the Windows logo image and the system requirements text on more than 30 webpages of our software applications without having to do the boring task of doing the changes one by one !

Webpage of result with text replace.
Webpage of result with text replace.