There’s this great little app I’ve been meaning to share, and although some of you might not see a use for it—many of you will wonder why you hadn’t already heard of it before now.
File Juicer from Echo One is a lightweight, no-nonsense file extractor that can “juice” just about any file format. It really doesn’t care what file format you drop onto it—it just scans the file and extracts all known elements within and places them in a neatly organized series of folders for you to sift through.
Still not clear? Here’s some of it’s uses:
- Extract images from a Power Point document, or PDF file.
- Recover lost data from an erased flash drive.
- Recover text from damaged documents.
- Extract data from browser cache.
- Rebuild PDFs into Word documents.
- Convert iPod cache files into TIFF images.
- Extract data from RAW image formats.
- Extract audio files and video from flash SWF files.
Basically, if the file you are scanning is capable of storing text, images, audio or video—chances are good that File Juicer can extract that data for you. The only con I have found is that it doesn’t work well with some closed file formats, i.e. Adobe InDesign.
If you’re interested in installing File Juicer, you can download a trial version of the app from the Echo One website, but I’d recommend buying the full version at $17.95.