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Debenu PDF Tools Pro lets you automate PDF workflows, giving you the power to split/merge PDFs, convert images to PDF, apply watermarks, extract text and more.

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What are people saying about Debenu PDF Tools Pro

Timothy Wallace There is no mention of a pdf print driver. Is this functionality not included? Thanks!
Jul 7 2012 at 8:45am Copy Link
William Tattors Wow, a $250 product for free.... now this looks attractive....even though I have the Adobe product; the ability to watch folders is attractive....
Jul 7 2012 at 8:45am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale You read it right William! We've got the feeling that this one is going to be HUGE!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 7 2012 at 8:54am Copy Link
William Tattors Running thru paces and very sweet and fast! My app is to convert portions of pdfs to images and push to mobile.. We all know how mobile struggles with pdf... and this roundabout combined with tiling works.
Jul 7 2012 at 9:32am Copy Link
Debenu Hi William,

Yes, even if you have Adobe Acrobat you will still find Debenu PDF Maximus very useful for repetitive tasks, batch processing many documents and automating workflows with watched folders.

Any questions, let us know!

- Rowan.
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 7 2012 at 1:36pm Copy Link
joe joe This a great program but it actually isn't free . This is just a trail but still worth downloading.
Jul 8 2012 at 8:12am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Joe Joe,

I'm not sure what you mean - it's most definitely free - we normally charge $249. We've been working with the guys at BitsDuJour for this one time special.

If you have a question about this - please feel free to get in contact with me -

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 8 2012 at 8:16am Copy Link
windxpham toi khong tim thay 1 serial or key
Jul 8 2012 at 9:23am Copy Link
Debenu HI Timothy,

Debenu PDF Maximus does not include a PDF printer driver.

It does let you convert images to PDF, but it only supports the conversion of images to PDF.

If you want convert all document types to PDF - you can use Benubird PDF which is our free personal document management system. You can also manage and archive the output from Maximus too, it's great.

Plus this personal version is free always.

- Karl.
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 8 2012 at 9:41am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Peter,

We are working on new builds for Benubird PDF at present - I will have this investigated further.

Thanks for the follow up.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 8 2012 at 12:38pm Copy Link
Jerry S "You must instal/register the software within 3 days, and cannot do so afterwards." If I install it on Machine A today and then replace this computer with Machine B in a month, does this mean I cannot transfer the license to Machine B?
Jul 9 2012 at 12:42am Copy Link
guest here install and register within 3 days? i'm at a hotel right now and won't have access to my own pc till the weekend. damn, this sux.
Jul 9 2012 at 2:43am Copy Link
Debenu Hi guys,

We will be extending this past this period. Please simply install and you should have no problem.

But note - one user only.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 3:06am Copy Link
Toni McConnel Registration code does not work. I get a message that says it should look like this: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-Your%20name" (why does the message include HTML %20?). Confirmation email should have included this info, if it is correct. But anyway I tried the code plus my name and still got same message. Losing confidence fast. A $249 program where I can't even enter registration code to begin with?
Jul 9 2012 at 3:57am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Toni,

Please contact me privately - and I will verify your code.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 4:00am Copy Link
Linda Bellefontaine I am trying to register and the "OK" is not highlighted. It won't let me register.
Jul 9 2012 at 5:05am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Delenn13,

Please make sure you enter something in the "Company" field.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 5:07am Copy Link
Linda Bellefontaine Hi Karl,

Thanks for the prompt answer. It worked. And thanks for the software. I am going to enjoy trying this out.
Jul 9 2012 at 5:11am Copy Link
Debenu No problems at all - glad to help. -Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 5:13am Copy Link
VLM What is the relationship between this product and Debenu PDF Tools Pro?
Jul 9 2012 at 5:33am Copy Link
Debenu Hi VLM,

Nothing directly.

Debenu PDF Tools adds a lots of pdf functionality to Windows Explorer's right-click menu (content-menu).

It allow you to do a lot of stuff to a single or small group of PDF files as you see fit.

Free version here -

More features in the Pro version -

... but as for inserting and editing text ... no, you can't do that. You can stamp with Maximus - however, I presume you are looking to edit errors or make change to content.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 5:52am Copy Link
Debenu @windxpham - sorry, I wasn't sure what your question was - if you can say again, I'll try to help...
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 5:53am Copy Link
VLM Thank you, Karl. Yes, I am seeking one PDF product that is not from Adobe and that is genuinely comprehensive in functionality. I have not yet found it.
Jul 9 2012 at 6:26am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Peter,

Sure - please send it to me... you'll get a response from sales, but I can help you out.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 6:39am Copy Link
JMJ Squared Great tool made even better at the whopping price of $0.00 !!
Very generous, even if I have to install / activate within three days! Every "coupon" has a limited validity period.

Jul 9 2012 at 6:40am Copy Link
Debenu Hi VLM,

What other sort of functionality are you looking for? We're always looking to enhance our products or add new features.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 6:42am Copy Link
Debenu Thanks JMJ Squared! Appreciate it.
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 6:58am Copy Link
Bjondc What do I need to do to be able to use on more than one computer (beyond perhaps pretending one is desktop & one is laptop)?
Do I need to provide two separate emails/personas or what?
Jul 9 2012 at 7:19am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Bjondc,

You can use Maximus on up to two computers as long you only use one at a time.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 7:35am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale We have a new BitsDuJour record, over One Million Dollars of free software given away today! ... and it's only lunchtime.

Thanks again to Debenu.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 9 2012 at 10:02am Copy Link
Mario Balzic Spybot-Search and Destroy just raised a RED FLAG about malicious software, specifically "SmitFraud-C" that it found in this software package! I installed the package and was at the point of the README file and running the software and was about to enter the key to register, when Spybot called a halt and wants to delete the program because of it finding "SmitFraud-C" in the executable. I downloaded the software via the link when I entered my email information, so I am reasonably sure it did not get infected from an alternate source. Or maybe the Bits link is infected?

I found this about SmitFraud-C at:

quoteSmitfraud C is a malicious program that is installed by adware. Once it has been installed, it works with rogue anti-spyware programs such as Spyware Guard 2009, XpyBurner, AntiVirus 1, which display frequent false pop-up notifications of threats on your computer to trick you into purchasing the full software versions./quote

What gives?

Sorry, I can't take the chance that YOU, the vendor of this software, have infected MY computer with ADWARE,

Thanks, but NO THANKS!
Jul 9 2012 at 10:13am Copy Link
Marco User Nice one, but the features included are not worth a $ 249 value for a less than 6Kb software
Jul 9 2012 at 10:13am Copy Link
JMJ Squared $ONE MILLION Amazing!
Congratulations to you, BitsDuJour, and thanks for making such great software and values available to us withouthaving to jump thru hoops and limitations like some other "giveaway" site.

P.S.: Since I'm being such a *fanboi*, can you speak to "Karl" about an equally generous donation to my mortgage?
Jul 9 2012 at 10:18am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Marco,

Sorry to hear you're not happy w/ the features.

If you have other ideas or suggestions we're always happy to hear of them - you can contact me on or

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 10:22am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Mario,

I can guarantee we don't use any adware in our software. Our team is going to investigate Spybot-Search and Destroy now and see what the situation is.

Thanks for letting us know.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 10:31am Copy Link
VLM Whoa!!!!! You can't guarantee that you don't incorporate adware into your software???

Jul 9 2012 at 11:23am Copy Link
Debenu Hi VLM,

Rest easy .... we most definitely don't incorporate adware into our software :-)

I am getting our team to work out why Spybot says otherwise. This is the first report we've seen - so if there is a conflict, we're keen to sort it out asap...

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 11:38am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale VLM - You misread their reply!

They *CAN* guarantee that they don't incorporate adware
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 9 2012 at 12:05pm Copy Link
VLM Oh lord, I'm SO very sorry!!! My mistake. Glad it's all resolved now, looks like very nice software.
Jul 9 2012 at 12:12pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale No problem VLM!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 9 2012 at 12:23pm Copy Link
Steven Rubin Is this offer only for use as a trial period? If so, how long is the trial period?
Thank you
Jul 9 2012 at 12:44pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Steve,

This is the full product, so no limit.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 12:48pm Copy Link
Marky Mark Every time error displayed: Uh-oh, Something really bad happened. We've dispatched our squad of techies to track it down!

Please click 'Back' and try again.
Jul 9 2012 at 2:28pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Marky, It's working fine for us, I just checked. Can you try again?
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 9 2012 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Mario Balzic Karl-

Maybe you can guarantee your software, but the install package as well? It was the downloaded installation EXE which triggered the alert as it passed the "finish" screen to run the program and read the READ ME file, which I did. I had entered the email registration information and the alert popped up.

Here are the related entries from the Spybot log file:

07/09/2012 08:59:54 Allowed (based on user decision) value "Debenu PDF Maximus Watched Folder Agent" (new data: "C:\Program Files\Debenu\PDF Maximus\MaximusWatchedFolders.exe") added in System Startup global entry!

07/09/2012 08:59:55 Encountered and terminated Smitfraud-C. in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\bits_debenu_pdf_maximus_en.exe!

Note, I renamed the downloaded program by adding "bits_" to get this for the downloaded install program:


Also note, Spybot was triggered immediately after the install package added the program as a global startup entry.

I elected to let Spybot kill the program rather than continue, and then ran your uninstall routine. I think it might have been the SETUP package that you used that may be what triggered Spybot, not your software itself. AVG Free found nothing when I scanned the installed program files. But that may mean nothing. This malware can "hide" from AVG and Spybot as well.

I just downloaded a new copy from the download link in the email. A CRC check indicates the original I downloaded is the same.

I just tried to replicate the problem to see if Spybot would repeat the alert, and it failed to trigger Spybot. Evidently, your uninstall program did not completely remove things as it said it did. When I installed it again, it carried over the registration information from the first time I installed it. Evidently, you stored the registration information in the registry and you did not remove things as your uninstall claimed, hence the 2nd install indicated it was registered without me entering anything.

It bothers me that I can not replicate the original trigger that Spybot caught. That tells me that I am either infected and the malware has successfully hidden itself from my anti-virus packages, or it was a false alarm from Spybot. If it was a false alarm, it would be the FIRST. I'll continue my research into the original alert from Spybot. My preliminary research so far says this particular malware is one of the most difficult to detect and remove.

I found information on this particular malware here:

My machine may have been infected from some other source, but Spybot DID name your executable that I ran to do the original installation. Sooner or later I WILL get to the bottom of this...

If I run into any other difficulties, I'll keep you posted...
Jul 9 2012 at 2:43pm Copy Link
Debbie Riffel Thank you so much, many your generosity come back to you 10 fold!
Jul 9 2012 at 2:44pm Copy Link
Debenu Thanks Debbie - much appreciated!
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 2:56pm Copy Link
Robert Gotd Got that same message that Marky Mark got.. but going back to "get it for free" solved it.
Jul 9 2012 at 3:05pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Mario,

Yes, we also run both Microsoft Security Essentials and MacKeeper AntiVirus across all of our machines which access the same files.

The files are presently being scanned using SpyBot - but it's quite time consuming - so I can't get you an exact answer.

If you find anything further we'd certainly appreciate knowing as security is certainly a top priority when distributing files to our customers.

Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 3:05pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Mario,

BTW - good point re: the uninstall and registration keys - we'll log that on our todo list.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 3:09pm Copy Link
Mac User Hi Karl. I've installed the program, and everything seemed to be fine, untill I wanted to actually start the program. Sadly that didn't work, and instead I got the message "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem." A few weeks ago I got the exact same message after installing Audacity, en there the solution was to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable. What's the solution for Debenu PDF Maximus? Thanks in advance!
Jul 9 2012 at 4:47pm Copy Link
Robert Gerrity I am getting this message when I try to download the software:

Panda Cloud Antivirus Safe Search Protection
The page has been blocked as it contains malware or exploits
The Web page you are trying to access contains malware and exploits that could infect your computer.
We advise you not to continue visiting this page.

I understand that visiting the page could infect my computer.
Jul 9 2012 at 8:07pm Copy Link
angela jefferson It statetes 6 hours are left for this deal but wont allow me to download. Please HELP!!!
Jul 9 2012 at 8:48pm Copy Link
Debenu @Robert,

Please visit our Maximus updates page:

... and download version (the current release)

This is the same version that you are downloading from BitsDuJour.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 10:07pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Angela,

Please contact me directly - and I will see you don't miss out -

Cheers, Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 10:10pm Copy Link
Debenu @John,

Yes, the answer will be similar - as with Audacity, however, its best to follow up with our technical team:

I'll let them know you're coming...

Cheers, -Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 10:18pm Copy Link
Debenu @Mario,

Just to keep you informed - the guys have gotten back to me, Spybot came back all clear.

If you do find out more info - I'd love to hear it - you can either follow up with me personally or our technical team directly if you find anything further:

Thanks again,

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 9 2012 at 10:57pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 Big problem! Every time, after the whole procedure and after the program has informed me that it was successful, I go to the output folder and I find nothing, like no action has taken place!!! I tried a couple of different tasks, output folders and source PDF files but nothing changed. I have read most of the comments here and - strangely - nothing like this is mentioned!
Another thing: is there a web page where we can request new or improved features? As it is now, this program cannot be a complete solution for me and I will have to use at least one other program along with it because if you try to rotate scanned pages which are not straight they will end up not straight again; it needs to give the users more accuracy in this field.
Jul 10 2012 at 3:14am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Watcher1924,

Sure, there's a couple of places - you can come on down to our forum:

We can have a chat about the scanned rotation there if you like...

... or drop by our support page

We'd love to hear more ideas.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 10 2012 at 3:19am Copy Link
Watcher1924 I forgot to mention my OS: XP Home Edition SP2, 1GB RAM, 1GHertz CPU.
Jul 10 2012 at 3:20am Copy Link
consuella conch Dear Karl

I am puzzled, if not stunned, by the Mamutu's warning that Maximus tries to invisibly inject some code during the installation. What is it?
Jul 10 2012 at 6:31am Copy Link
David Jones Dear Debenu,

It has been about 16 hours and I have not received anything from you in my email.--David.
Jul 10 2012 at 6:32am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale David, I've resent your order email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 10 2012 at 6:33am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Consuella,

I believe this is related to the Watched Folder Agent that runs in order to allow Maximus to process files in folders automatically.

The watched folders are designed to run silently in the back of the main Maximus application.

So - the AutorunCreation issue is because is starts at runtime - and the CodeInjection is because it starts at the end of installation.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 10 2012 at 7:06am Copy Link
Debenu Hi all,

Our team would like to thank you all for taking part in this promotion ... and for your alerts regarding spyware and virus checkers.

I've tasked our team with seeing how we can alter the way our installers work to avoid these sorts of warnings for our customers.

And beyond this .... we look forward to hearing from you in our forums:


... or tech support if you have any further issues:

And a very, very great big thanks to BitsDuJour!

Cheers, Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 10 2012 at 7:21am Copy Link
David Jones Nico Westerdale

I received the email. Thank you!!
Jul 10 2012 at 8:51am Copy Link
Ellery Davies I have just installed PDF Maximus. The tray icon and main screens have no option to avoid having the program run with every boot up. Is it possible that you released an application that cannot be shut down, short of uninstalling it?!

- ED, ZD Review Team
Jul 10 2012 at 8:51am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Ellery,

Thanks for getting in touch.

You've certainly raised a good point about an area of Maximus that we need to improve which is to make the areas of the watched folder agent and application startup clear for the user.

The watched folder agent is designed to run at all times and is the mini-app that is responsible for putting an icon in the tray. When active i.e. not paused, it checks for files in folders and runs your assigned "action lists" and puts the resulting output files. where you specify.

The main Maximus application only runs when you ask it to - like any normal application - you just have the option of doing this using a menu-item in the tray. It does not run when you start your machine.

Now - as for stopping the tray icon - well, if you right click the tray icon - you can select:

* Exit - to close the watched folder agent completely
* Open Watched Folder Agent, then selecting the "Pause all" button on the Watched Folder Agent dialog. This prevents any (meaningful) activity.

If you start the main application - you will notice a number of tabs - the second tab is titled "Watched Folders", a button down the bottom right titled, "Pause Watched Folder Agent" will also have the same effect".

In both cases -- the pause functionality is 'remembered' when you restart your machine. Unfortunately - what we don't have is an option to permanently turn off the tray icon - definitely an oversight, as in, make sure that the watched folder agent is never started when you start your machine.

That is a good point and we take that on-board. We have added that to our development list for a quick update.

Thanks for your time and we welcome any further feedback. We are always looking to improve our products.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 10 2012 at 9:44am Copy Link
VLM Great response Karl, receptive, thorough, proactive .... everything one could ask of a developer. :)
Jul 10 2012 at 4:56pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi all,

We have now released a minor update - version - you can download this from:

The same serial number is usable with this version.

Based on customer feedback (thank you!) we’ve decided to make a few changes:

1, The Watched Folder Agent will no longer launch after the installation completes.
2. The Watched Folder Agent will launch when you click on the “Start Watched Folder Agent” button on the “Watched Folders” tab in Maximus.
3. An option has been added to the Watched Folder Agent dialog called “Load on startup” which enables the user to choose if the Watched Folder Agent should be launched and added to the system tray on every Windows reboot.

Aside from avoiding false positives with some malware blockers - we simply wanted to provide a simple and easy to use method of turning on and off the watched folder agent.

Please keep sending through feedback...


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 11 2012 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Mario Balzic Hi Karl:

Thanks for the update. Quick work...

Update on my Spybot problem: I've spent the majority of a full day trying to figure out what happened and more important, WHY. I downloaded a couple of other antivirus programs and have run now a total of 6 different antivirus packages, and I found nothing. What I DID find were a couple of infected files in my backup archives, but these were known about before and harmlessly held in "quarantine" by AVG.

All I have is the report from Spybot in the log file (previously posted above) which named the executable I was running to install the program. Instead of immediately letting Spybot kill the problem, I should have stopped and done research right then. So, all I can say is that it must have been something which triggered Spybot, and I have no idea exactly what it was. I think you can understand that an alert from Spybot after going for over a year since I had a previous alert, was a bit startling, and to have your install executable named as the cause with a specific virus name, well, you can see I had cause to jump to the conclusion I did. Still, I apologize for crying wolf... I just wish I could have found something concrete as the reason. It bothers me that I found nothing out of place, nothing in error, nothing wrong anywhere, except for the report in the log file that Spybot killed the problem.

Since the Spybot alert came right after your program added itself to the registry RUN section, I'm now thinking Spybot was fooled by this singular act and named a virus which added itself in the same manner, and the act was equivalent to the virus signature. That explains why I found no virus as such. I'm thinking I could not replicate the problem because your uninstall routine did not remove the offending registry entry that triggered the 1st alert, so since it was already IN the registry, the 2nd time install did not write to the registry and hence Spybot was not triggered. The first time it was triggered by the registry change, but the 2nd time the change was not made because it was already there, left over from the 1st installation not being fully uninstalled. Remember, I discovered the incomplete uninstall when I installed a 2nd time and noticed the registration information had carried over. Now, I'm wondering what else was left behind. Anyway, you say this update now offers an option to run on startup instead of just doing it silently during the installation. Which I think was the initial problem I had with a virus alert. It really WAS a false alarm after all, but from an understandable mistake on Spybot's part. If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck... and all that... I think you get my drift. My final conclusion is the behavior of your install program writing to the registry in the manner it did, was what fooled Spybot into thinking there was a virus based on the specific type of behavior. Note the alert was raised immediately after your program added itself to the registry. I finally noticed the TIME on the entries from Spybot being 1 second apart. I should have connected the entries as cause and effect and I think I would have, had Spybot not named a specific virus by name...

Bottom line: it was not the "SmitFraud-C" virus reported by Spybot after all, but "virus like behavior" exhibited by your install routine which mimicked SmitFraud-C closely enough which triggered Spybot which then erred on the side of caution. Case closed.

Thank you for making this program available to all of us out here in neverneverland. And thanks for the update with the option to NOT run the watchdog on startup. I apologize for all the fuss and bother I caused...

"It is only paranoia until it happens to you..."

Thanks again,
Jul 12 2012 at 12:29am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Mario,

Really appreciate the amount of research you've put into this - that's a very comprehensive follow up - what a day that must have been!

We traced through with Spybot and Mamutu ourselves now since and we're endeavoring to provide the minimal number of warnings and alerts.

It appears we'll never be able to get them to zero when they are behavioral based - but we can certainly make it pretty clear that it's vey highly unlikely when you combine w/ reputable/known source + digitally signed, etc...

We really have been able to work out how we can improve our install/install routines with your feedback - and also the operation of Maximus itself - such as by way of making the Watched Folder Agent an entirely optional component (thanks Ellery).

We've started to get some interesting feedback on features too.

Don't be shy to send them through guys!


p.s. I'll lodge a note with the developers re: uninstall to see nothing is left behind.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 12 2012 at 11:28am Copy Link
Matt Hi Karl,

Thank you so much for the free PDF Maximus and your recent update!

I haven't been able to get the 'HelpCheck for updates...' to work. I've been trying it on and off for three days and it continues to say "There was an issue communicating with the updates sever..."

Are you aware of any problems with the update server?

Thanks again!
Jul 12 2012 at 12:57pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi J. Bell,

Thanks for pointing out the issue with check for updates. We recently released a new website and broke that link. It's fixed now.

You can download latest version from the updates page:

- Rowan.
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 12 2012 at 1:13pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Rowan,

'Check for updates...' now works fine!

Thanks so much!
Jul 12 2012 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Mario Balzic Hi Karl:

It is my obsessive compulsive disorder that relentlessly drives me to solve puzzles...

Seriously, I spent 21 years in nuclear power in the Navy, and one thing Admiral Rickover (the guy who WAS the nuclear program) pounded into every one of us in the fleet was to KNOW WHY things happen the way they do, so we could accurately diagnose and solve ANY problem with the power plant so it would not kill us all through ignorance. Which is why the Navy has not had a problem like 3 Mile Island or Chernobyl or any other serious accident for that matter. Then, I changed careers and spent 25 more years as a programmer and systems analyst, until I recently retired from the workforce. My first computer was built from a kit from an article in Popular Electronics in 1976. How could I NOT do my homework on this? It was a puzzle. I had no reason WHY it happened. The rest is history. Anyway, it was my pleasure to work the problem.

Jul 12 2012 at 7:05pm Copy Link
William Tattors MB, thanks for one heck of a bird doggin job. I'm with you all the way. Thoroughness is an art form. The good enuff, low barrier of acceptability has no limit. For me, the product passed my smell test my researching the history of the folks behind it... and the risks to reputations.
Jul 13 2012 at 12:18am Copy Link
Mario Balzic Hi to William Tatters:

Thank YOU for the kind words... Believe me when I say, it was MY pleasure to do what I did regarding my research; my OCD thing and all regarding puzzles and unknowns... I only wish more people had done the same for ME when they found a bug in one of MY programs... I am simply returning a favor that a FEW people did with MY programs and designs when _I_ had a bug! I am disappointed in that I could NOT find anything concrete to point a finger at! All I have are deductions based on behavior, and that might have been enough for Sherlock Holmes, but is not satisfying to ME... I would do the same for anyone... as the scorpion said to the frog, "It is my nature..."

As I said, it BOTHERS me when I do not know WHY things happen as they do. I am a firm believer in GIGO, garbage in, garbage out, and there is always a reason WHY there is garbage out without corresponding garbage IN to account for it... I programed computers for a large part of my life, and I SHOULD know why they do what they do! There is NO excuse for NOT knowing why a program fails as ALL DO from time to time...

And THEN... there IS the thrill of the chase... notwithstanding my minor affliction with OCD and puzzles...

My best to you and all of you other people reading this out there in neverneverland... Do NOT use my red flag from a virus to dissuade you from using THIS program. My alert was in fact, a false alarm...


Parting shots:

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life _WERE_ fair and all the terrible things that happen to us came because we actually deserve them. So now, I take great comfort in the general
hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery from Avalon"

"I would not take a bet against the existence of time machines. My opponent might have seen the future and know the answer." - Stephen Hawking

"It is only paranoia until it happens to you..."

"Sometimes I sleep,
_ sometimes it's not for days
And the people I meet,
_ always go their separate ways
Sometimes you tell the day,
_ by the bottle that you drink
And times when you're all alone,
_ all you do is think"
-Bon Jovi, Wanted Dead or Alive

_ and NO, I speak for no one else but me, myself and I, of course.
Jul 13 2012 at 1:12am Copy Link
Kevin Taylor I just saw the update link. Is it too late to install that over the "28" release without losing the app. I probably can live without the watched folder tweaks.

Very cool app... never knew it before and wasn't sure what i would do with it, but I already found 2 uses in the first day of use.
Jul 13 2012 at 5:57pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Kevin,

Fantastic - that's what we like to hear. Glad to hear you're finding Maximus useful.

We are allowing BitsDuJour "28" customers to install minor updates of this version of Maximus:

I hope this helps.

Cheers, Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 14 2012 at 12:28am Copy Link
William Tattors MB, Certainly welcome...I would say that I am very similar to you. I like to understand how things work. I started punching cards running fortran. My anticipation is the merging of computers with autos. The "computer needs replacing" for auto repair consumers has been the greatest artful rip off in history of man; and with the number of sensors skyrocketing, game on! The Maximus developer is pretty cutting edge, as a Nitro early user.. Loved the piercing of the adobe veil on the pdfs. This giveaway was a brilliant move and the returns will be many times over. The technology cloud front is moving so fast,; thus, presenting golden opportunities for innovators as Debenu who recognize the value of feedback from users and not consultants. The ability to watch for contents on a cloud folder and pull it down and put local is a evolutionary step, I think. See ya on the upgrade offer in awhile...
Jul 14 2012 at 2:12am Copy Link
Bjondc I didn't install "28" since there seemed to be some problems with it -- now that those appear to be fixed in "29" can I still install that even though I didn't install "28" within the 3-day window? I won't be able to install *anything* until tomorrow at least. thank you.
Jul 14 2012 at 12:58pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Bjondc,

Not a problem - install away - we're happy to extend this to all minor versions - not just 3 days.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 14 2012 at 3:23pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi all,

I thought I'd make this clear as a few people have asked now - also privately.

You are entitled to all minor updates of version 1.x such as 1.1, 1.2, etc, just as you would be if you purchased a full license.

When we release 2.X then you will need to pay for an upgrade as would any normal customer.

I hope this helps and thanks for your support.

We love having everyone helping to make Maximus a better product.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Jul 15 2012 at 2:19pm Copy Link
Thomas Duntze Hello all,
could you please re-explain, how many installations are allowed.
During your last action you said, one PC and one laptop is ok, if not used at the same time.
How about a second partition on a PC.
I have a much needed take-everywhere-laptop AND a PC with a W7 partition for everyday work and a second partition with W8 for learning (bad words and curses) and getting to know the new operating system.
They can't be used at the same time, of course.
So: 1 PC with two OS, 1 laptop.
Is this covered?
Thanks from Berlin, Germany
Mar 5 2013 at 1:39am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Thomas,

Yes, thanks for asking.

This is also OK.

Cheers, Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 5 2013 at 2:23am Copy Link
Geoff Fischer The hype says that one can convert images to pdf's and back again. Does this mean it will convert any pdf to an image file?

Mar 5 2013 at 8:43am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Geoff,

Yes, any PDF can be converted to a image - and also, Maximus is able to convert any image to a PDF.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 5 2013 at 3:19pm Copy Link
Mohammad Hamzeh With my best wishes to all.
Mar 6 2013 at 4:21am Copy Link
Ernest Kennedy I got this app here last year and five minutes of use and I was amazed at the amount of time this app saved me converting the thousands of pdf documents I had and was truly blown away with the quality of the work and the ease of use of this app. My honest opinion is that anyone here that hasn't used this app before is in for a great treat. Good luck to you all. Thanks to the BDJ and Debenu Teams for bringing this app to us once again. I look forward to trying this new edition and can't wait for this one to do the biz on my still large collection of pdf documents. Go for it guys.
Mar 6 2013 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Ernest,

Thanks for the great feedback. That's exactly what we like to hear!


Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 6 2013 at 5:13pm Copy Link
Thomas V. Dahl A question about Registration Information ...

You write in the receipt-email that :

"Use this registration information to unlock
the software after installation.
You must install/register the software within 3 days,
and cannot do so afterwards."

Does this mean I have to install it now
within 3 days ?
Or does it mean that, when I install it
in example 1 month, then I have to register
within 3 days ?

The reason I use the example 1 month
is because I'm building a new computer
and have to wait 1 month for some of
the parts ... I'm writing from a computer
which is too old and I'll donate it away !

So do I have to install it on this old PC ?
And if YES : then how can I transfer the
software You so kindly have donated ?

Thanks anyway - Thomas
Mar 8 2013 at 3:08am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Thomas,

Please contact me privately -

Cheers, Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 3:11am Copy Link
Rob Ert On Bitsdujour I see that Windows 8 is not supported ...
But on the Debunu site I read that Windows 8 is supported !
Mar 8 2013 at 3:16am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Rob,

Good point - nicely spotted. Yes, Windows 8 is supported.

We'll endeavor to get that fixed asap...

Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 3:20am Copy Link
No Name So, is the 3 day window just to activate the key? Or if the software has to be uninstalled (if I reinstall the OS for instance) can I reinstall again?
Mar 8 2013 at 5:02am Copy Link
Debenu Yes, this is OK as you say.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 5:34am Copy Link
Debenu Hi guys,

We have now updated the fine print to read that you can install/uninstall the software at anytime - the 3 day rule does not apply.

Thanks for the feedback!

Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 6:25am Copy Link
J. M. Neal Wanted the Debenu PDF Maximus offer. On the BitsduJour page for the Debenu offer, the Get It For Free link seemed to hang. I did a right-click and chose "Copy Link Location," opened a new tab, and pasted the URL into the address box.

I arrived at a page that said:
Debenu PDF Maximus
Easily Automate Complex PDF Workflows
Get this deal by Liking both of us on Facebook
Like Debenu Pty Ltd on Facebook
Like BitsDuJour on Facebook

Already Like us? Just click OK

If you don't have Facebook
Take our eleven step questionnaire instead

I chose the survey option because I don't do Facebook, but the tiny type link for the survey did not work for me. I use Firefox with an add-on called Request Policy, so I had made sure that I had give permission for all requests to other sites. The link still didn't work. I opened up the list of requests, and found the relevant URL in the list:

I copied it and entered it into the address box, which took me to the survey. I answered the survey questions, and clicked to submit. The content of the address box began to stutter back and forth between the current URL, and the URL for the page acknowledging completion of the survey:

How do I get the offer now?

-- J. Mac Neal
Mar 8 2013 at 12:47pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi J. Mac Neal,

Sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues getting your free license for Debenu PDF Maximus. I'm not sure what's causing this issue but I'll ask the Bits Du Jour guys to take a look. Either way you've registered your interest for a free license and we'll honor that, might just take a day or two to work out what the issue is given that it's a weekend.

Thanks for your patience and we hope to have you using Debenu PDF Maximus very soon!

- Rowan.
Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Janice Mac Neal It seems your purchase did go through and I've just sent you the receipt email. When this happens again I suggest clearing your browser cache first and try pressing the Get It For Free button in FireFox. If it doesn't work please try using Google Chrome (with the browser cache deleted).
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 8 2013 at 2:02pm Copy Link
J L Great offer. So if I download now I can start using it on my laptop reight away and when I get a better one or if I need it on the Windows side of a new Mac I'll be able to do so. Right ?
Mar 8 2013 at 2:20pm Copy Link
No Name @JMac -

That's the actual link for the survey. I did experience the same thing as you when I tried FYI.

Mar 8 2013 at 2:22pm Copy Link
Debenu J L,

As long as you are using it on only one machine, then this is OK.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Slyxie I just wanted to say thanks for the program. As I use a lot of PDF files on my website and then convert them to flash to be viewed this software is superb!
Thank you so much!

Mar 8 2013 at 5:47pm Copy Link
CM does this software turn pdf into searchable PDF
Mar 8 2013 at 5:53pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Slyxie,

Thanks - much appreciated!

Cheers, Karl
Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 6:39pm Copy Link
Debenu CM,

Not at this stage - we're always looking to add actions and this is an obvious one for us.

Great to get feedback.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 8 2013 at 6:43pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Debenu Pty Ltd has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 9 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Dave Brown Hi, Ive downloaded this software and went to install and this error appears
NSIS Error
Installer integrity check has failed. Common causes include
incomplete download and damaged media. Contact the
installer's author to obtain a new copy.

More information at:

I then downloaded it again and came up with the same error

Can you let me know what to do

Mar 9 2013 at 2:25am Copy Link
Debenu Hi Dave,

I'll contact you privately with another copy...


Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 9 2013 at 2:28am Copy Link
Nell Orange Survey isn't working for me. Hangs on last page. I've tried on Chrome and Internet Explorer after clearing cache. I would love to try this product. Any suggestions?
Mar 9 2013 at 5:32am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Nell Orange - Using Google Chrome, please clear your browser cache first and then press the Get It For Free button and then the survey link. If that doesn't work then please use FireFox in the same way: clear your FireFox browser cache and then press the Get It For Free button and then the survey link. You need to press the Get It For Free button and then the survey link.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 9 2013 at 5:41am Copy Link
loving thesixties is this the same version given away some months ago? I seem to recall the one I got then updating itself at one point, so will today's offer actually improve my software any in this case? Thank you.
Mar 9 2013 at 11:02am Copy Link
Ernest Kennedy To Dave Brown - Your browser has original download still in its cache and subsequent downloads will be quicker because of this so to make sure you download a fresh edition you need to clear your browser cache before re-downloading each time. This is just a fellow user advice that may help you succeed in installation of this fine app. I hope this helps, good luck.
Mar 9 2013 at 11:28am Copy Link
Joe M Is this the same version that was offered a few months ago or is it newer. My current version says 1.2.0(2).
Mar 9 2013 at 1:43pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Guys,

This is the same version (version 1.x) that was given away 6+ months ago, however, it has had a number of updates to it since then.

If you download it during the last promotion and have a license key then you can just download the latest version from the product updates page. The latest version is

There has been a bunch of existing changes in the past few months:

* New PDF Preview feature
* Fully tested for use with Dropbox
* New Maximus PDF Scripting feature added
* Bug fixes and enhancements

If you have any scripting experience then the new scripting feature is going to be extremely useful to you as it gives users access to the full API from Debenu Quick PDF Library from within Debenu PDF Maximus.

It's well worth upgrading to the new version if you haven't already.

- Rowan.
Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 9 2013 at 2:00pm Copy Link
Joe M I downloaded the latest version and it installed with no problems over the older version.

Unless I missed it, the software would be more useful if it had a Scan Feature.
Mar 9 2013 at 2:29pm Copy Link
B Josephs A $249 app for f-r-e-e?! Am I missing something here? Thanks much BDJ and Debenu!
Mar 9 2013 at 6:37pm Copy Link
Debenu @B Josephs - appreciate your support and glad you like the offer.

Let us know what you think of Maximus.

Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 9 2013 at 8:20pm Copy Link
Debenu @Joe,

Thanks for the Scan feature suggestion - let me know how you think this would operate and send it through to me

I'll let our dev team know. We are evaluating this sort of feature for our other free product Benubird -

Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 9 2013 at 8:26pm Copy Link
Robert Reese I think this may very well be one of the best software deals BitsDuJour has ever offered. I fired this up, and it just blew me away! This app has serious mojo for business users. Top shelf, really.

I wanted to get this as soon as I found it, but the day it was offered I was away from a computer. I'm so glad Karl and Rowan extended this a second day! THANK YOU!!!

Just FYI, I recommended this to a number of others who jumped on it: I fully expect them to be as thrilled with it!

Robert Reese~
Mar 9 2013 at 8:56pm Copy Link
Allan Morris I also am having problems installing Debenu PDF Maximus. I tried installing with Windows 7 with IE9 and XP with Firefox. I could not get past the Get It Free button on either version. Thank you.
Mar 9 2013 at 8:58pm Copy Link
Debenu @Robert,

Thanks very much for your kind words - we're really pleased to get that sort of feedback.

@Allan - Please use the contact option or email me - and I'll see if I can find out what is going on.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 9 2013 at 11:53pm Copy Link
Allan Morris I am responding to your email about my comments about problems downloading this software. I tried downloading with both Windows 7 w/IE9 and XP w/firefox. On both download attempts, all I got was a spinning circle when I clicked the Get it for Free button. I also tried holding down the control key, and when I did this, I got a screen inviting me to either like on facebook or fill out a survey. There were no facebook buttons to click on, and when I clicked on the link to fill out the survey, nothing happened. I did empty the cache on both computers, no difference. I assume that some program on both computers is causing the program. I do have malwarebytes installed on both computers. Could this maybe the problem? Thank you for your support.
Mar 10 2013 at 11:22pm Copy Link
Debenu Hi Allan,

Thanks for the detail, that might have been the case (malware protection) - that said I received your private message also and I'll send you through details.


Debenu Pty Ltd - Mar 11 2013 at 12:42am Copy Link

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