PretonSaver Home Edition

PretonSaver Home Edition

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    12,530
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    711.63KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 48 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 18
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 20
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3 stars

"Background bandwidth usage"

November 30, 2011  |  By pcguru4u

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

Gives users more options than "draft" or "fast draft" when trying to save ink.

Cons

For some reason PretonClient.exe uses internet bandwidth while an active process (XP Pro). I have satellite internet and monitor Mb usage closely. For some reason there are small amounts of bytes being received and sent while this process is active (task manager). When process is killed, mysterious bandwidth "dribbling" stops.

Summary

Okay program, but what is going on in the background?

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3 stars

"Some glitches have to be straightened"

August 28, 2011  |  By gounistat

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

Subjective feeling of inkjet ink saving (not objectively tested yet)
Relatively simple interface

Cons

Windows XP pro seems to work better than in Vista or Windows 7 which sometime prompt me twice for the same thing, i.e. ink saver level.
Some other time will not print at all.

Summary

It is a good intended application however some bugs have to be corrected.

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5 stars

"GREAT APPlication!"

August 28, 2011  |  By jeeyes43

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

Ease of use & well organized

Cons

none as of now.

Summary

would definitely reccomend.

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5 stars

"Remarkably lightweight but handy Ink economizer."

August 28, 2011  |  By laurieprior

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

Doesn't clog up the system running in the background as it monitors your use of the printer and helps save ink at every instance.

Shows how much ink you saved on a task-by-task manual choice of saving levels.

Displays ink usage costs as it goes

Cons

Confusing settings that show SAVE or PROTECT and it's difficult to know what that means. It could use better definition of settings and how they affect any given task.

Summary

I use this now every day and only rarely need to switch it off and work normally. It has saved a lot of wasted ink as well as my recommended use of Multi-use paper which absorbs less ink than the cheap copy paper, and therefore helps further with the economy on ink.

Given that my version of Preton was the free one, I think that represents infinitely good value. It'll be in use on my Windows 7 (64 bit) machine for a long time to come.

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5 stars

"SAVE MONEY with Preton Ink Saving Software"

August 23, 2011  |  By GreatFLHomes

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

I used to be at the Office Supply Store every 3 weeks for ink. Now I go every 2 months. I am INCREDIBLY HAPPY with this program! I tell as many people as possible, because ink cost are ridiculous! I like how I can control the print settings.

Cons

There are NONE. It is worth every dime for what you will save. Tech Suport was great too when I had to transfer my license between machines-with a quick response!

Summary

I was introduced to the program by the NeatNet tricks email newsletter. Between my ink savings and the blessing of being recommended to what I consider the perfect ink saving program-I am a VERY Happy Camper!

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4 stars

"works great for me"

July 26, 2011  |  By de2008

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

saves ink on my HP printer
easy to use

Cons

cant find a negative

Summary

great share ware i;m happy with it

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5 stars

"big saving on ink costs, easy to use"

July 18, 2011  |  By eytan888

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

easy installation, saved more than 50% on ink cartridges without affecting printing quality too much, useful reports.

Cons

none found

Summary

I've been using this software for over a year now and I can certainly say I buy less ink cartridges and saved few hundred of dollars. Had no problem installing it and didn't face any problems using it. Highly recommended.

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1 stars

"Unable to uninstall-Now I can't print!"

June 14, 2011  |  By aleteste

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

None noteworthy.

Cons

Problems printing after install. Tried to uninstall, it didn't complete. Now I get blank pages when I try to print.
Can't re-install printer drivers. (HP has no support for out of warranty printers)
Tried contacting Preton-they don't reply!

Summary

Don't waste your time with this useless product.

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4 stars

"Saves Ink Costs"

June 04, 2011  |  By Jeanette Wilson

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

When you print you have the option of saving or not.

Cons

None at this time.

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4 stars

"Works well"

June 02, 2011  |  By floaero

 |  Version: PretonSaver Home Edition 1.0.3.7

Pros

I guess it's saving my ink. It says it does. Time will tell.

Cons

Slows down printing a little but it's worth it.

Summary

I would recommend it.

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General
Publisher Preton
Publisher web site http://www.preton.com
Release Date March 03, 2011
Date Added March 03, 2011
Version 1.0.3.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Printer Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
Download Information
File Size 711.63KB
File Name PretonSaverHomeEdition.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,530
Downloads Last Week 12
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $19.95

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