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Useful Software: Back Up, PDF Write, DVD Ripper


I have been working a lot on my PC recently and I have been backing up music, movies, and data on my PC. I have had to have the right tools to get things done, and this is just a short overview of these tools.

CutePDF Writer (Free)

Its a simple software to documents to PDF, its very light on the system and it always works. I have had issues with Adobe’s PDF printer but with this software it works perfectly, and whats better is that its free.

Sync Toy (Free)

For once I think Microsoft came up with a useful, functional, and light tool. This is a very good tool to synchronize folders so that you back up information as well as consolidating information. Since I have a lot of duplicates of data, and some are older then the other I have started syncing folders and once I verify the information I delete one of the folders so I’m using it for clean up. You can create profiles so that it automatically backs up folders, and you don’t have to worry about losing data, and it is very light and quick.

HandBrake (Free)

This is a DVD ripping software that you can rip DVDs to MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM and you can choose different settings for different DVDs. It can’t rip all DVDs because of different types of encryption but I have another software to remove all types of encryption. It does a very good job, but it does require some tinkering but a simple tool to rip DVDs and encode them so you can watch them on your desktop or laptop.