Ten Things You Can Get for Free
Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.
1. Where's the free business planning software when you need it? Try Planware.org's BusPlan.
2. Gammadyne's DocPad is a NotePad replacement program with a bunch of features.
3. Everest Dictionary is actually 35 dictionaries in a bunch of different languages, and can be had for the downloading here.
4. Make your own virtual games for your readers and visitors (or just for yourself) with Game Maker.
5. GlobalSpellChecker will give you spelling and meaning of any word (for applications using Microsoft Word.)
6. Build your vocabulary in other languages with Interlex.
7. Mind Pad offers a free trial evaluation download of its mind-mapping software. So does ConceptDraw, Mind Genius and Visual Mind.
8. Power up your project with Project Engine.
9. Need to tour a city, island or region for your WIP but can't afford to go there? Tour virtually with Schmap freeware.
10. Try outlining your novel events and timeline with Alexander G. Tilles's What to Do.