Printee, an Internet Explorer extension, is designed to remove extraneous elements of a webpage to create a printable page - without ads or extra information (e.g sidebars, unrelated images. Features: Reduce any web page down to just the content you want, save paper and ink; What You See Is What You Get; Support Ecofont; Improve Readability, and more. After installation add the “Printee” icon to your IE toolbar, to edit a page manually - right click and drag the mouse over the page elements to start selecting; or double click CTRL, then left click on page elements to start selecting them, or click on the Printee button in the IE toolbar, then left click elements to select. After selection, just right click to browse a useful context menu which can help refine your selection. You may also like to try CTRL+G, a single-click wizard, for an automated and quick  stripping of all the text and images. The 45 KB Printee, v1.5.3 (09/08/2009), for Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, can be downloaded at http://www.irido.com/download/printee.exe. Requires Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8.  Firefox users may like to try Aardvark, a firefox extension, which can be downloaded at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4111.

Maxthon Browser

Using Internet Explorer’s rendering engine, Maxthon has a rich set of features to improve one’s  surfing  experience.  Lots of features, and among them are: Tabbed Browsing, Mouse Gestures - to go back forward, refresh or close tabs, or set up your own; boost browsing speed of frequently visited websites; built-in Feed Reader to subscribe and read RSS 0.9/1.0/2.0 and Atom 0.3/1.0 Feeds; URL Aliases - name your favorite website, and visit them by simply typing it in the address bar; Ad Hunter; Web Sniffer to find the actual urls of FLV video files; Super Proxy; Screen Capture; Undo List - Back/Forward History also saved in the Undo List, split-screen browsing; Magic Fill  to fill all the forms with just click; Super Drag & Drop- type the keywords in Address Bar to perform a search, Anti-Freeze, Security Updates, Trusted Website Check, Online Favorites Service, Web Bar, Filter Packs to remove ads or implement a special feature and much much more. Developed in China,  Maxthon v2.5.4 can be downloaded at http://dl.maxthon.cn/mx2/mx_2.5.4.159.exe. At the time of writing this column, Maxthon, chosen as one of the top 6 international products of 2008, has been downloaded a whopping 244,133,789 times.


doPDF can convert documents to searchable PDF files. doPDFIt installs as a printer driver and helps to generate PDF files by simply selecting the "print" command from any application like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCad drawings. The PDF files can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer (reader) installed.  Features of DoPDF include: modify the paper size, modify the resolution (from 72 to 2400 dpi), change page orientation (portrait, landscape), change the quality settings and lots more.

The 1.72 MB  doPDF, v6.3.308 (12-August-2009) for Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7 can be downloaded at http://www.dopdf.com/download/setup/dopdf.exe.