Other Editing and Software Tools
Format Factory is "free" and unlimited multifunctional media converter. It is very intuitive and easy to use. Probably very useful for converting or resizing media files before uploading to the BfB forum or Wiki.
Provides the following functions.
- All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
- All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
- All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA.
- Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
- MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
- Source files support RMVB.
Format Factory's Feature:
- 1 support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others.
- 2 Repair damaged video and audio file.
- 3 Reducing Multimedia file size.
- 4 Support iphone,ipod multimedia file formats.
- 5 Picture converting supports Zoom,Rotate/Flip,tags.
- 6 DVD Ripper.
- 7 Supports 48 languages
OS requirements: All 32 windows OS
Download: Format Factory Main Page
Note;This software appears to be free from malware etc but theer is a small advertising banner for ebay.
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio and provides a free alternative to winzip or other zip utilities.
7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.
You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip. But you can make a donation to support further development of 7-Zip.
High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression Supported formats: Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z. For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip Strong AES-256 encryption in 7z and ZIP formats Self-extracting capability for 7z format Integration with Windows Shell Powerful File Manager Powerful command line version Plugin for FAR Manager Localizations for 74 languages 7-Zip works in Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.
gzip (GNU zip) is a compression utility (like winzip, 7-zip etc)designed to be a replacement for compress. Its main advantages over compress are much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms. It has been adopted by the GNU project and is now relatively popular on the Internet. gzip was written by Jean-loup Gailly , and Mark Adler for the decompression code.
gzip produces files with a .gz extension. gunzip can decompress files created by gzip, compress or pack. The detection of the input format is automatic.
Home / Download page gzip
Online storage @ ADrive.com
Store up to 50Gb of files... FREE
Cloud Storage; Upload & Store Files; Access Files Anywhere; Share Files; Edit Documents Online; File Transfer Protocol (FTP)*; ADrive Desktop *
(* not included in basic plan)
Note. The basic plan is free for individual use. 14 days free trial for Signature and Premium plans then monthly or annual cost.
Home / signup page adrive.com
Online storage and syncronisation- Dropbox
Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers. Sync files of any size or type. Sync Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.
Sharing files is simple. It takes only a few clicks.
Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on the same files. See other people's changes instantly. Use your "Public" folder to link directly to files. Control who has access to your shared folders. Kick people out and remove the shared files from their computers in the process. Automatically create shareable online photo galleries out of regular folders.
Homepage / signup Dropbox
If you are interested in developing electronics for your RapMan then you will need some PCB design software.KiCad is an open source, multi-platform EDA (Electronic Design Automation) package. It will capture your schematics, build your parts libraries and lay out your PCBs. It runs under Windows, various flavors of Linux and has been ported to the Mac OSX. KiCad consists of a project manager and four main programs:
kicad - the project manager. eeschema - the schematic editor. cvpcb - the footprint selector for components used in the circuit design. pcbnew - the PCB layout program. gerbview - the Gerber (photoplotter documents) viewer.
OS Requirements: Win 32/Linux/osx