Best Apps to Unzip Files on iPad and iPhone

People usually zip files when they want to group or archive multiple files into one. That way all zipped documents behave as one file. This makes it much easier to manage them all at once. Let’s say you have a group of 100 PDFs on a similar topic, and you need to send them to someone over email or web. Instead of sending each file at a time, and repeat the process 100 times, you can do it just once. You just need to zip all files into one folder and send it wherever you need.

This is the reason our mobile iOS apps for PDF to AutoCAD and PDF to Images conversion use Zip files when the conversion output format contains multiple files. For example, you can convert a PDF which has 55 pages into a set of 55 images, and you’ll get a zipped file which contains all those files.

However, Zip is not a native format on iPad or iPhone, so you might get confused how to extract those files from a zipped folder. Today we are going to present to you a couple of apps that will definitely be beneficial for you.

1) iZip

This app has a pro and a free version, but the free version is more than enough. It unzips all the files from your iOS device easily in just one tap.

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2) WinZip

WinZip is a pretty powerful app. It helps you unzip or zip files instantly.

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Convert PDF to Images (JPG) on Your iPhone or iPad (iOS)

Although both PDFs and images are difficult to edit, sometimes we need to convert between these two formats. For example, it makes sense to convert images to PDF when we want to ensure long-term archiving of our photos. Similarly, we sometimes need to extract content from PDF in the form of an image, whether because we are required to send our photo in some specific image format, or because we want to make further edits to the file.

When converting from PDF to an image, it’s useful to know that all pages of a PDF can be converted to the chosen image format. Our Cometdocs converter can easily achieve this, and we have already shown you how.

Today we are going to show you how you can perform a similar operation on your mobile phone, iPad or iPhone. The Android version will come out soon as well. One extremely convenient thing about this app is that it can convert all pages from your PDF document into images in JPEG format. (More formats will be available soon, so stay tuned). If you need other image formats, you can use some of the pretty good image converters like XnConvert.

First you need to install our app for converting PDF to Images. Now open your PDF that you want converted. Go to Open In or Share button.

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Now, on the list of all available apps find our app called PDF to Image.

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Tap on its name and the conversion will start automatically. This service is completely free, but you might be prompted to wait in queue for the conversion to finish.

If the PDF has only one page, then you will simply download the new image in JPEG format. If, however, the PDF has multiple pages (a more likely scenario), then all the images will be zipped into one download file.

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So, basically you need to have an app which opens Zip format on your iPad or iPhone. You can find plenty of them for free, so that is not a problem.

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All converted images will be waiting for you in the application.

How to Modify or Create a New Style in Microsoft Word 2013?

Styles and Themes are among Microsoft Word’s most amazing features. They make your documents look neat and professional, and you don’t need to invest much time in editing them. There is a huge set of already predefined themes in Word 2013, which you can access from the Designs tab. If you don’t want your document to be too colorful, you can always change the colors using the nearby button Colors.

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Adjusting themes and styles can come handy in a situation when you want to convert a document, maybe a scanned one, and you want to make some fast post-conversion adjustments.

Modifying a style

 Open the Home button.

Select the style you want to modify and click the right mouse button. Select the command Modify by clicking on it. In this example we will change the style of the Title.

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Now go to Format in the lower left-hand corner and select which parameter you want to change: font, paragraph, tabs, border, language, etc. In our example we will change the color of the tile. Feel free to explore your options.

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Creating a new style

If you don’t like the current set of styles, you can always add a new one. You don’t have to modify existing ones. Simply click on the small arrow in the Home tab, below Styles.

Now scroll to the bottom and click on New Style.

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Enter all the details you want and the new style will be ready. Don’t forget to add it to the Quick Style list if you plan to use it frequently.

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Automatically Updating Styles

To have Word automatically reset the selected style whenever you apply some manual formatting to any paragraph that uses this style, just make sure to select Automatic Update whenever you make changes. Also, you can choose whether you want this to be valid only for the current or for any future document. We advise you to be careful with this feature.

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Note that this is not valid for the Normal style.

Perform OCR on Scanned Documents on iPad or iPhone

We have already written about what OCR is and why it is needed. Basically, in order to edit scanned documents, they have to be converted by implementing OCR technology. There are plenty of tools that can do that, but not all of them are precise, because developing the highest quality optical recognition technology is not easy.

That is why the conversion of scanned documents with Cometdocs is reserved for premium users, but if you want to convert documents for free, we suggest using our mobile apps:

1) OCR Scanned PDF to Word

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If you want to convert your PDF to Word format, you can use a specialized iOS app which does exactly that. It supports all types of scanned PDFs, and the recognition of regular images and text is very accurate.

2) OCR PDF to Excel

Scanned tables are always problematic. Even if the table is small, it can take ages to retype it manually. This app can do it in a second, and it supports all types of PDFs, scanned and native ones. Recognition of rows and columns is accurate, so you can start editing your spreadsheet right after the conversion.

3) OCR PDF to PowerPoint

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This app is pretty unique. It converts scanned and regular PDF presentations to PowerPoint format. The recognition of images which shouldn’t be converted into text is better than average. Slides are extracted exactly like they look in the original document.

4) OCR PDF to plain text (txt)

Sometimes all we need is a plain text, no images or formatting. The reason for that is that there are some specific software which work only with text. Install this app, open your PDF in it, and the conversion will start automatically.

Create a List of All PDF, Word, Excel or Other Files in a Directory

Sometimes it happens that we have many PDF, Word or Excel files in one folder, and for organizational purposes we want to create a list of those files. Having such a list is a good thing if we want to send it to someone or just to have all our documents categorized. We could easily do it manually and retype file titles name by name in our favorite text editor, but that is not the best choice as it would probably be too time-consuming.

We have a much faster and convenient solution for you:

Download and install the software called FileListCreator.

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Open it and specify the folder for which you want to list its contents. You can tick the subfolder option, if you need those files listed as well.

Choose all details that you want to be included in the list, such as file name, file format and so on.

Choose if you want that list to be in csv, text or image format. You can import csv into Excel easily.

Alternatively, you don’t even have to have all documents in one folder. You can just drag files into the software, and have it automatically create a list.

Both txt and csv files can be imported into Excel by using the DataImport functionality.

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Extremely simple.