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News - 2004 Archive


DownloadStudio Receives Another Great Review

30 November 2004. PC Magazine reviewed DownloadStudio 2.0 as part of its "Streaming-Audio Capture Tools" Shootout and awarded DownloadStudio 4 stars out of 5.

PC Magazine reviewed the 6 leading software tools that can download or capture streaming audio from web sites. All aspects of downloading and capturing audio were considered.

The full review can be seen at the PC Magazine web site.

DownloadStudio runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows 98SE.

DownloadStudio is $39.95 and can be purchased from the Conceiva web site (http://www.conceiva.com). A fully functional, free 15 day trial version is also available from the Conceiva web site.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

DownloadStudio 2.0 Ships With Over 100 New Features And Improvements

10 September 2004. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has released DownloadStudio 2.0. DownloadStudio is an award-winning internet download manager and download accelerator that assists users accelerate downloading files from the internet by up to 500%.

“We have added over 100 new features and improvements to DownloadStudio 2.0 to make it the easiest-to-use and most comprehensive download manager available today,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “User feedback over the past 6 months has helped us make DownloadStudio significantly better in all aspects.”

Among DownloadStudio's new features are:

  • Easy-to-use Download Wizard guides you through all the steps to download files from the internet
  • Expert mode lets you create download jobs with one-click.
  • Web site downloading is now up to 30% faster.
  • New-look user interface with clearer and easier-to-understand menus, toolbars and views. Navigation within DownloadStudio has also been improved
  • Improved streaming audio and video downloading from Windows Media Servers, including file splitting technology and meta file parsing (WVX, ASX, WAX)
  • New synchronized downloading lets you download just the changes that appear on a web site or FTP site
  • Download files from Flash-based web sites. Extract links from Flash content (SWF)
  • Download topics and threads from Yahoo Groups and web sites containing MiniBBS forums
  • Print all the images that you have downloaded with the easy-to-use Print Wizard. Print high quality single image prints or contact sheets
  • Extensive improvements to audio and video recording allow you to record audio or video from any source
  • Improved integration into Internet Explorer with more power and flexibility for downloading

DownloadStudio runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows 98SE.

DownloadStudio is $39.95 and can be purchased from the Conceiva web site (http://www.conceiva.com). A fully functional, free 15 day trial version is also available from the Conceiva web site.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 


DownloadStudio 1.0 Wins PC Magazine Editors' Choice In Internet Download Manager Shootout

26 May 2004. In its 12th Annual Utility Guide, PC Magazine tested and reviewed 161 products in 21 categories, and awarded DownloadStudio 1.0 its Editors' Choice for best Internet Download Manager.

The full review can be seen at the PC Magazine web site.

DownloadStudio is $39.95 and can be purchased from the Conceiva web site (http://www.conceiva.com). A fully functional, free 15 day trial version is also available from the Conceiva web site.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Conceiva Releases DownloadStudio 1.0

27 February 2004. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has released DownloadStudio 1.0. DownloadStudio is an internet download manager that has the most comprehensive feature set of any download manager on the market today.

“DownloadStudio sets a new benchmark for internet download managers,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “It has more features than any other internet download manager on the market today, and provides significant benefits for users that regularly download files, web sites, FTP sites, audio and video from the internet.”

DownloadStudio key features include:

  • Download any file from web sites or FTP sites, including images, programs, audio, video, HTML files and more.
  • Download complete web sites or FTP sites for offline browsing. Or, download just the parts of web sites that you need.
  • Download ranges of files using numeric or alphabetic sequences
  • Download or capture streaming audio and video from the internet. Direct support for Windows Streaming Media Servers (WMV, WMA, WAX, WVX, ASX). Capture streaming media as AVI, WMV, WAV or WMA files using DownloadStudio Audio and Video Capture.
  • Multi-connection, multi-threaded technologies let you download many files from the internet at one time.
  • File splitting technology lets you download faster (up to 500% depending on your internet connection and files being downloaded).
  • Get 'under-the-hood' of web sites and FTP sites using DownloadStudio's visual site explorer.
  • Integrates into Microsoft Internet Explorer with a special purpose toolbar, context menu, and click monitoring.
  • High performance database lets you organize your files into a full hierarchical category tree. Search for files using file attributes.
  • A built-in visual file viewer displays thumbnails of all your files on your computer. View full-sized images of your files with the Instant Viewer. Get detailed properties about each file.
  • Works with all internet connections (ADSL, cable, ISDN, dial-up modem, microwave, etc.), firewalls, and proxy servers.
  • Supports standards such as HTTP, FTP, proxy servers, username and password server authentication and more.
  • Contains no ad-ware or spy-ware.

DownloadStudio runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98SE.

DownloadStudio is $39.95 and can be purchased from the Conceiva web site (http://www.conceiva.com). A fully functional, free 15 day trial version is also available from the Conceiva web site.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Conceiva Releases SurfStream 1.0

27 February 2004. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has released SurfStream 1.0.

SurfStream contains a comprehensive collection of tools that can significantly boost a user's experience when using the internet.

“SurfStream's collection of features is compelling for regular users of the internet,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “Whether its getting a boost from SurfStream's personal proxy server or killing annoying banner ads and popup windows on web sites or organizing their collection of favorites, I am sure that SurfStream will make their internet experience so much more enjoyable.”

SurfStream's key features include:

  • Fully featured proxy server that can significantly boost web browser performance.
  • Banner ad blocking to remove annoying banner ads on web sites.
  • Popup window blocking to remove annoying popup windows that appear when viewing web sites.
  • Automatic tune-up of a computer's TCP/IP and DNS settings to optimize the connection speed when connecting to the internet.
  • Built-in internet connection speed checker that tests upload and download speed of the internet connection and compares it to popular connection types.
  • Internet Explorer favorites organizer that notifies when favorites links to web sites are broken or have been updated.
  • Synchronize computer's clock with internet time servers.
  • Works with all internet connections (ADSL, cable, ISDN, dial-up modem, microwave, etc.), firewalls, and proxy servers.
  • Contains no spy-ware or ad-ware.

SurfStream runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98SE.

SurfStream is $29.95 and can be purchased from the Conceiva web site (http://www.conceiva.com). A fully functional, free 15 day trial version is also available from the Conceiva web site.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Conceiva Releases NetRanger 3.1

27 February 2004. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has released NetRanger 3.1.

NetRanger is an advanced network and internet analysis software tool that contains must-have internet utility functions such as ping, trace route, whois, finger, host scan, network analysis, POP mail check and more. With more than 10 utilities included in an integrated application interface, NetRanger is a particularly suited to system administrators, web administrators and network administrators.

“NetRanger is a must-have tool for all system administrators and web administrators,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “It combines all the necessary tools into one easy-to-use Windows interface. NetRanger is a great productivity and analysis tool for internet users.”

NetRanger's key features include:

  • Ping to test for a valid internet connection or to test the speed of an internet connection.
  • Trace Route to determine the route taken to get from a computer to a nominated host.
  • Host Lookup to determine the host name or IP address of a computer.
  • Time Synchronization to adjust a computer's time using an internet time server.
  • Whois to determine important information such as owners and technical contacts behind hosts and IP addresses.
  • Finger hosts to determine information about login accounts.
  • Quote of the Day to view quotes form quote servers.
  • Host Scanner to scan ports or ping a series of hosts or IP addresses.
  • Network Information to view key information about a computer including network connections, devices and statistics.
  • MailKit to check email from many POP mail accounts.
  • QuickDial to manage dialup modem accounts.
  • Works with all internet connections (ADSL, cable, ISDN, dial-up modem, microwave, etc.), firewalls, and proxy servers.

NetRanger runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4 (SP6), Windows Me or Windows 98SE.

NetRanger is $29.95 and can be purchased from the Conceiva web site (http://www.conceiva.com). A fully functional, free 15 day trial version is also available from the Conceiva web site.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Conceiva Completes New Internet Toolbox Product For Japanese Software Market

30 January 2004. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has completed development of InternetSpider, an innovative new internet suite of tools, to be sold in the Japanese retail software market by one of Japan's leading software publishers, Jungle K. K.

Working closely in conjunction with its Japanese partner, IXLA Japan (http://www.ixla.co.jp), Conceiva developed the product for Japanese internet users. Features include a personal proxy server, favorites organizer, internet speed checker, tune up optimizer, internet time synchronizer, and a banner ad and popup window killer.

“This product represents a great mix of features that internet users need today,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “Jungle will again lead the market with this innovative new product.”

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 



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