Monday, January 30, 2012

NCH Software Growth and Success

NCH SoftwareToday we made a press release about our growth in 2011. Not only did we release new software for Windows, Mac and mobile devices, but NCH Software had a record sales year in 2011 with sales up over twenty percent and we expanded our Denver office, with a thirty percent increase in staff. And all of this in an economic climate that has many companies experiencing declines.

Other areas we saw growth in 2011 include our retail presence expanding into stores in the United Kingdom, and also on the global front, we began releasing Japanese translations of our software, making our popular programs now available in five languages including German, Spanish and French.

As 2012 continues we are excited for another year of growth, and are planning to continue expanding our retail store presence, software product diversification and software localization efforts. All to continue bringing you more easy-to-use, and affordable software solutions.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Video Surveillance at Home

We all know that there are some obvious benefits to using video surveillance within your home. It allows you to watch for intruders when you are away, you can monitor when your children arrive home from school, or keep an eye on the new nanny, but the list doesn't end there. Here are some additional reasons to use Eyeline Video Surveillance Software that you might not have thought of.

Daytime Pet Monitor
Have you ever had a time that you've gotten home and wondered how in the world your dog could have managed to get something off of your counter? I have. I have very small dogs, yet if I was in a hurry in the morning and happened to leave the bagels on the counter somehow they would manage to pull them off and devour them while I was gone. With EyeLine, I can go back and see. Apparently Jack Russel Terriers can jump surprisingly high when they have a mind to.

With EyeLine it easy to find out just which pup is deciding to destroy the remote, whether they are relaxing on the furniture they shouldn't be on, and see what other trouble they might be getting into while you are away.

Is Your Pet Expecting?
This may seem a bit strange to the non-animal owner, but it can be very important to know exactly when your dog, cat, or horse go into labor. Horse breeders set up constant surveillance when waiting for their mothers to deliver, as complications can result in devastating results. A friend of mine is a dog breeder and it is important for her to have the ability to check in on her mothers on a regular basis. With Eyeline she can log in and check on her pets with the web access feature from her office.

New Baby Monitor
For those of you with children, video surveillance is quickly becoming the popular way to check on your new baby. You can check on your sleeping child without running the risk of waking them up. Simply fire up your computer.

Outdoor Surveillance
Obviously there are times that it is nice to know whether or not someone is outside your home. However I have some friends that have a different concern - wildlife. They need to know whether or not they have a large predator around their house as they recently purchased a puppy. While they would like to let the puppy into the dog run during the day they live where mountain lions may be a problem. They use Eyeline to make sure they do not have a visitor that may not be safe while they are away.

Video surveillance is a valuable asset, regardless of whether you use it at home or in a business setting. Now it is easy and affordable to use too, giving you the ability to use it for security or simple monitoring.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dictation Software On the Go: Four Ways to Save Time

Dictation software for people on the goIf dictations are a major part of your practice or business, you know how it feels to be tied down to devices and software set up on a limited number of computers. We've anticipated the times you can't use your regular dictation setup, or when you're looking to add flexibility to the ways you can make dictations. No matter where you are, or what kind of device/computer/laptop you are or aren't carrying with you, we have dictation solutions for you to make your medical, law, or business dictations and send to your transcriptionist securely.

Pocket Dictate
This iPhone app gives you ultimate freedom to make dictations away from the office. Record into your phone, then send directly to your transcription service or typist.
Download Pocket Dictate free

Express Dictate
If you already have a dictation device, make sure you're familiar with the Express Dictate Dock feature to load dictations you record away from your desk. Express Dictate also makes it easy to send dictations to your transcriptionist and monitor the status of dictation jobs.
Download Express Dictate

Web Dictate
This program allows you to make your dictations over a web application and disburse them to any typist immediately. That means it doesn't matter where you are, as long as you have a microphone and a computer with web access, you can make and send dictations.
Download Web Dictate

Dial Dictate
When computers are out of reach for creating and sending dictations, this dictation program is a great solution. You can phone in your dictations from any phone or cell phone, and have it sent to your typist for transcription.
Download Dial Dictate

For more on the go solutions see business software on the go to learn how the web access feature in our business software programs can help you keep your business running smoothly no matter where you are.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

C is for Converting

NCH Software ABCs Series

C is for converting softwareConverting is a great example of what we strive to do with all of our software programs—solve problems quickly. Our file converters have powerful tools built in for batch converting many files at once and command line integration, but what really makes them great and keeps people coming back is that they are easy, they convert more file types than the competitors, and they give you a reliable solution to convert, compress, open and share less common files formats fast.

If you need to convert the format of any type of media, look no further:
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

VirtualDub Plugins for VideoPad

Plugins for VideoPadWant to do more with VideoPad? You can add VirtualDub Video Plugin Effects to VideoPad Video Editor, giving you access to additional tools and effects. Some of the most common VirtualDub plugin features you will find out there have already been added as built-in features of VideoPad, but there are certainly more out there if you take a little time to look. For example, if you want to disguise someone before you post a video on YouTube, you might want to take a look at the NVeiler Video Filter from NeuroTechnology, which can be used to detect and pixelize faces to hide a person's identity.

Find more information on adding and using plugins in VideoPad on our site, and let us know what your favorite VirtualDub plugins are for expanding your copy of VideoPad.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

B is for Business

NCH Software ABCs Series

B is for Business SoftwareNCH Software has a wide range of business solutions, and just like our other software categories, each program is focused on doing a specific task in an easy and efficient manner. The individual programs can be combined, making it easy for a small business to grow into other applications at their own pace, and customize a software solution for the unique needs of their business. Along with our software utilities for file management and other essential software tools, these core business products will help you keep track of how your business is doing and keep things running smoothly at a cost-effective price.
<<< Previous: A is for Audio
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Monday, January 9, 2012

New Mac Typing Tutor Software

KeyBlaze Mac Typing Tutor SoftwareKeyBlaze typing tutor software has a brand new Mac version, providing all the same typing lessons and exercises for learning how to type or improving your typing skills and speed, that are in the Windows version. With basic lessons starting with the home keys, typing tests for measuring your speed and accuracy, a typing game, and even audio files to practice typing from dictation, there are a ton of ways to learn. So whether you have a PC or a Mac, if you want to improve your typing you can download KeyBlaze typing tutor and start improving your typing in no time.

Friday, January 6, 2012

A is for Audio

NCH Software ABCs Series

A is for Audio SoftwareWhat better place to start our A to Z software tour than at the beginning—both the beginning of the alphabet and the beginning of NCH—Audio.

NCH Software was originally named NCH Swift Sound when it was founded in 1993 largely because many of our earliest products were sound and audio software solutions. Even though we have since expanded our range of software tremendously, to this day our WavePad audio editing software remains not only a company favorite, but our top selling program, currently available for Windows, Mac, iPhone and the iPad with millions of users worldwide.

WavePad may be the core of our audio software category but there are several other big players including MixPad multi-track mixer, Switch audio converter and SoundTap streaming audio recorder, just to name a few. You really can do more with audio using our complete range of audio software programs:

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Top Software Posts Roundup

Like so many others, I find the new year a time of reflection both personally and professionally. Last year at this time I took a look at the posts that were getting the most attention on our blog to try to learn more about what our customers and readers are most interested in. With 2012 upon us, here I am again looking at the top posts of 2011:
top software articles
  1. VideoPad Video Editing Tips and Tricks
  2. Changing Video Speed with VideoPad
  3. Adding Text to Your Videos
  4. Video Stabilization
  5. WavePad Audio Editor New for the iPad
  6. Practice Transcription Audio Files
  7. Best Slideshow Software: PhotoStage
  8. Record Audio Playing Through Your Speakers
  9. The WavePad iPhone Audio Editor App
  10. Make Your Music Mash Ups with MixPad
  11. Add Subtitles to Your Videos
  12. NCH Mobile Applications Updates
  13. Transitions and Upgrades to VideoPad
  14. Best Mac Audio Editing Software
  15. New Mac Point of Sales Software
  16. Record Your Own Audio Book
  17. Mac Inventory Management Software
  18. Why Web Designers Don't Need Dreamweaver
  19. VoIP Phone Systems for the Home Office
  20. Express Scribe Transcription Using Voice Recognition
So what can I glean from this list? Not only is there still interest in Mac versions of our applications, of which we have added several additions to this year (and more already in the works), there is a large interest in how to take advantage of the more advanced features in our VideoPad video editor. as well as other how-to instructions. I'm pleased to report that we are expecting a significant new release of VideoPad this year that will have a new interface designed to add more advanced features to our easy to use video editing software. That is just one of the big plans already on the horizon to keep your eyes open for, but as always, be sure to let us know what you think and what you want to see in future releases that will help you do more with software.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Run Your Business from Anywhere

remote web access business softwareSmall business owners frequently wear different hats, run errands and are pulled in a million directions. That is one of the many reasons why we built the web access feature into our business software applications. We know you aren’t always at your desk when you need to update your records and accounts, check your inventory levels, or check the status of a client’s account. Here’s an overview of a few of our business programs that include the web access feature:
By setting up the web interface for any of these programs, you make it possible for other staff members to log into the system, and you can also log in and update information from your mobile phone or any remote computer. This means if you are at a meeting with a client you can make an invoice, and if you are at your warehouse you can update your inventory. To help make sure you take full advantage of this ability to access your data on the go, we created a video tutorial on setting up the Inventoria web access for easy access to your business inventory information wherever and whenever you need it. You can also view tutorials for setting up web access for Express Invoice and Express Accounts.
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