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Forum Offline Reader

I'm a regular at several webmaster forums where I tend to read up on the latest trends and techniques. While forums are great for exchanging and gaining knowledge they have one disadvantage and that is that one needs to be online to be able to read what has been written there.

Furthermore you need to use a browser to be able to visit the forum as well. Another option that might be suitable for some users would be to use a software that would pull the forum contents and display it in a software that is installed on the computer. This would make it possible to read what has been written on the forum without having to be online or visit the website at all.

Forum Pilot is such a software. It currently supports four bulleting board systems, those are: vBulletin, phpBB, Invision Power Board and Ikonboard. At first start it pulls all bulletin board information and lets the user subscribe to the forums that have been discovered. It is possible to subscribe to one, several or even all of the forums on that website.

The 100 most recent topics are downloaded for each forum by default unless that option is changed in the options. There is no limit on the amount of topics that can be downloaded which means it is possible to download the contents of the complete bulletin board to your computer.

The contents are getting saved in the Application Data folder and could outgrow your hard drive eventually. Just make sure you have enough disk space on that drive to store all the information.

All threads are unread when pulled from the server and are marked read once the user clicks on them. It is possible to open any link in an external browser in case you would like to reply to a topic for instance.

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  1. Jeremy said on October 13, 2007 at 4:53 am
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    Great little find Martin. This will be very useful .

  2. haiyeer said on December 25, 2008 at 4:45 am
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    BlackBerry company has released a series of mobile phone such as BlackBerry pearl, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve. The Blackberry Storm is among the latest additions to the BlackBerry mobile phone family. Since its release, it has storm the markets with its impeccable features. why is it so popular and what’s the features of BlackBerry Storm?
    The Blackberry Storm has probably the greatest touch-screen of all the phones made so far, because when you touch it, you really push the display, like a normal button. The technology is called Click-Through and currently is exclusive for the Blackberry Storm.
    Also, it has something special for all the text lovers. When writing text messages, you can actually hold the phone in landscape mode and use the QWERTY keyboard. Fortunately, the phone will figure by itself if you hold it in portrait or landscape mode and switch keyboards, also the keys will glow when pushed.
    The Blackberry Storm will run Blackberry’s OS 4.7, the latest version, which is cool, because it comes with supports for lots of email accounts, Blackberry Enterprise, Lotus notes, IMAP4, POP3, Microsoft Exchange and much more.
    Until now, Blackberry has been known for its business devices, however this one tries to attract all kinds of users, from businessman to music fans. Its functions has ranged from business to entertainment, it features a Media Sync software, that supports a plentitude of file formats, like MP3, WMA, AAC, MPEG4, WMV and H.264. Also the Media Sync can synchronize with iTunes. On the other hand, It features 128MB of flash memory and 1GB of integrated memory, which can be expanded via the microSD / SDHC memory card slot to up to 16GB, large numbers of videos and songs can be instored.

    Beside BlackBerry Storm, other BlackBerry phones such as BlackBerry Pearl, curve and bold also support media functions. Here are some information of BlackBerry video and audio file formats and parameters. These references may help you to get perfect video and music files into your Blackberry phone.
    BlackBerry Storm 9500:
    support MP4, M4A, 3GP, 3GP2, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA and MP3 formats.
    Recommended video format: MP4, 480*360 pixels, up to 2 Mbps, 30 frames per second.
    BlackBerry Curve 8900
    support MP4, M4A, MOV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP3 formats.
    Recommended video format: MP4, 480*360 pixels, up to 1500 kbps, 24 frames per second.
    BlackBerry Bold 9000
    support MP4, M4A, MOV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP3 formats.
    Recommended video format: MP4, 480×320 pixels, up to 1500 kbps, 24 frames per second.
    BlackBerry Pearl 8100, 8110, 8120, 8220 smartphones
    Support MP4, M4A, MOV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP3 formats.
    Recommended video format: MP4, 240×320 pixels, up to 768 kbps, 24 frames per second.

    Then I wil give you two powerful software to experience BlackBerry entertainment: Nidesoft BlackBerry Video Converter and Nidesoft DVD to BlackBerry Converter.
    Nidesoft BlackBerry Video Converter is powerful and wonderful Movie Converter for BlackBerry mobile phone. It could convert video and audio files to all BlackBerry movie and music format. The source files formats that could be converted by this BlackBerry Video Converter include: MPEG, VOB, MP4, M4V, WMV, ASF, AVI, 3GP, FLV, YouTube, etc.. Additionally, you could use this BlackBerry Converter to convert MOD to BlackBerry video. To free downlaod it here and have a try: nidesoft.com/downloads/blackberry-video-converter.exe
    and you may get more information about it here: nidesoft.com/blackberry-video-converter.html
    After download and install this software, you may get video into your BlackBerry this way:
    Step 1: Click “add” button to import your videos from your computer.
    Step 2: click the “format” drop-down list to select the BlackBerry format
    Step 3: click the “convert” button and start the conversion.
    Ok, after the conversion finished, you may get the movies and music for your BlackBerry.
    Nidesoft DVD to BlackBerry Converter is an excellent BlackBerry Video tool which could convert DVD to BlackBerry video and music: 3GP, MP4, MP3, etc. This powerful BlackBerry Converter supports all the BlackBerry family, including BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8830, BlackBerry 8820, BlackBerry Pearl 8800, BlackBerry Curve 8300, and even the new released Storm! You may free download it here and have a try: nidesoft.com/downloads/dvd-to-blackberry-converter.exe and get more information about it here: nidesoft.com/dvd-to-blackberry-converter.html
    After download and install it, you may get videos and music into your phone in this way:
    Step 1: Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive. Click the Open DVD button, browse your computer, find the DVD folder of the movie, open it and selsect tiles and chapters you want.
    Step 2: Click the “profile” button and select the BlackBerry format.
    Step 3: Click the “convert” button to start the conversion.
    In few minutes, the conversion will be completed and you may get the videos and music for your phone from DVD. Now, you may enjoy videos and music with the BlackBerry Storm.
    BlackBerry storm is not only a convenient business phone but also a great media phone. With Nidesoft you may enjoy your Blackberry comfortable and easily.

  3. beauty said on January 6, 2009 at 9:02 am
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    good information about Blackberry

  4. haiyeer said on March 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    help it can help you

  5. wsjp said on March 17, 2009 at 4:34 am
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    wonderfor! I am looking for this software. I will have a try !

  6. wsjp said on April 2, 2009 at 11:35 am
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    I have used it and I find it is very helpful for me!

  7. wsjp said on April 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm
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    I like it !

  8. shilemen said on May 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm
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    Uhmm, I like Nidesoft Vidoe Converter. it gave me the expression of a profressional and very powerful video converter with forward thinking guys ever to perfect it.

  9. EffeneHer said on January 2, 2010 at 7:25 am
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    My computer is running slow what steps can I do to fix it?

  10. WinZ said on September 8, 2010 at 3:59 am
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    Hi Martin, are there any latest Forum Offline Reader software that you are aware of? Forum Pilot’s latest version is dated Jan 08. Many thanks.

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