Software News tagged "Free Tools"
Classified ad creator vFlyer has a new service called "Watermark Plus" - a web-based image editor that can add graphics, watermarks or text to product pictures. Transparent watermarks help protect copyrighted photographs, by permanently marking the image with the vendor's name.
The new service is free and finished images can be downloaded for use on any website, but come with vFlyer branding. vFlyer Premium account holders can use the service without the vFlyer mark. vFlyer Watermark Plus.
There are lots of exciting additions to the directory this month, including four free tools and new Order Management applications Just Ship IT and IntelliShip. Order Management is a growing area - whilst the management of auctions up to the point of sale is well catered for, there are relatively few applications that manage the post-sales and shipping process specifically for eBay sellers.
- AuctionSplash is a new free program for eBay buyers and sellers worldwide, developed by a UK company. Free picture hosting is included.
- AuctionTrax.com is a free auction monitoring service, with a countdown timer for the last two minutes of each auction.
- Ebaypix is a flat-rate image hosting service at £3.99 per month
- Get4It provides free analysis of eBay auctions that ended in the last 30 days
- Just Ship IT is a order management application for eBay.co.uk sellers
- EZ Auction Ad is a new auction ad designer and lister
- Supreme Auction is a free auction ad designer and lister from a German company. New features and improved support for the English-language version are coming in the summer.
- IntelliShip is an order management application with monthly and licensed pricing options
Free bulk listing tool The Poster Toaster now has a batch scheduler which allows auctions to be automatically listed at a specified time. eBay charges a fee for scheduled listings but using a third-party listing service avoids this.
The feature was originally being held for a forthcoming Deluxe version of The Poster Toaster (TPT) but the developers decided to release it with the free version instead. Another new free feature is the ability to use pre-filled item specifics.
Free web-based bidding tool Gixen has launched a new "mirror" server located in a different part of the country. The mirror service reduces the chance of snipes being late or not submitted due to network delays, hosting facility problems, or outages on the main server.
The Gixen main service is remaining free, but there is charge of $5.00 per year for the Mirror service which the developer has introduced reluctantly, but says was necessary to make the operation sustainable.
Auctiva Corporation, currently enjoying renewed popularity following the launch of their free listing service, are working on expanding their existing site with a complete post-auction management solution. They plan to include a combined checkout, relisting, feedback services, customized email templates, and storefronts.
Auctiva has added a number of features to their free auction listing site. A new Category Search helps identify the most appropriate category for an item, custom templates allow easy auction branding, Best Offer is now supported, and counter statistics can be viewed directly on the site.
Auctiva has also been working on international support and are close to releasing support for eBay UK.
Version 2.0 of popular searching tool Prospector for eBay is out now. There is a free Lite version that doesn't expire, and a programmable platform for third-party add-ons, through which Ace Sniper has provided a server-based sniping tool.
Web-based auction management service Auctiva has relaunched as a free site, with a one-page listing tool, unlimited image hosting, sales reports, and auction gallery Auctiva Showcase.
eBay Sellers with a Basic Store subscription now receive Selling Manager for free. Selling Manager is normally $4.99 per month and is eBay's online sales management tool.
Turbo Lister Version 184.108.40.206 is now available for all Turbo Lister users. This version includes support for the new sales tax table, ability to opt-out of Listing Designer downloads, support for the full 24 pictures on eBay Motors, and listing on the eBay India site.
The new beta version 220.127.116.11 of eBay's Turbo Lister features additional listing durations, support for second store categories, Best Offer (subject to seller qualification and listing category), and the "Now and New" icon for eBay Australia, Belgium, China, France, Italy, Motors, Netherlands, Spain and Taiwan.
A new version of eBay's Turbo Lister includes several enhancements:
- Relist Unsold Items: Items can be relisted directly from Turbo Lister (only available to Selling Manager and Selling Manager Pro subscribers).
- Pre-Filled Item Information Enhancements: Pre-Filled Item Information is now part of the standard Create process for categories that use Item Specifics, and can also be added to items in bulk.
- Spell Check: Spell checking is now built into Turbo Lister.
- International Flat Rate Shipping: Turbo Lister now supports the new international flat rate shipping options.
A new version of eBay Turbo Lister includes several new features, including the ability to import existing items on eBay into Turbo Lister, the ability to edit or remove Listing Designer themes and layouts in bulk, and support for Pre-Filled Item Information in several Consumer Electronics categories. Several smaller enhancements are also included.
Free sniping tool JBidWatcher has an improved search mechanism, which puts results in named tabs. Management of auctions being watched and sniped has also been enhanced.
The new version of eBay's Turbo Lister bulk listing tool includes a new search feature for items within Turbo Lister, the ability to edit multiple items at the same time, expanded quick key support, and support for writing extended titles. Several bug fixes and other enhancements are included.
Also, a new fee is to be introduced in mid-April for Listing Designer items listed through Turbo Lister. To support this transition, Turbo Lister will be introducing a new feature that will allow users to edit or remove Listing Designer templates from multiple items in bulk.
A new version of eBay Turbo Lister includes support for the expanded eBay Stores categories, the ability to upload Pre-Filled Item Information directly to Selling Manager Pro, German VAT improvements for businesses, more international support for Pre-Filled Item Information, and other small enhancements.
eBay have also recently launched an updated Seller Tools page that includes updated Turbo Lister FAQs, Tips, Troubleshooting, and CSV Import information.
Current users of Turbo Lister can upgrade their program by selecting, "Tools" > "Check for Program Updates" in the program.
A new version of eBay Turbo Lister includes support for the new Pre-Filled Item Information feature, One-day Listings and Item Subtitle. The release also includes international support for Enhanced Item Specifics and Combined Payments, as well as several bug fixes and other enhancements.
The new version of eBay Turbo Lister includes support for Enhanced Item Specifics and Combined Payments, and includes customizable columns, folder item counts, enhanced data compression, and other small enhancements.
Current users of Turbo Lister can upgrade the program by selecting, "Tools" > "Check for Program Updates" in the program.
An open-source sniping tool, JBidWatcher, has been added to the site and granted verified status.