Ten Things That Will Cost You Nothing
Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.
1. Easily save web content to a clipboard for offline viewing and use with AmazeCopy freeware.
2. eSnips offers 1GB of storage to keep private, make available to a group, or go public with your web snippets, links, pics, audio, video, documents and files. Registration required, but membership is free (this seems like it would be a good, cheap way to store extra copies of your important files away from your home or office location.)
3. A small app freeware that allows you to print multiple PDF files in one batch; Multiple PDF Printer.
4. PBWiki allows you to make a web page that can be edited by multiple people (thanks to Jean for mentioning this one.)
5. Yet another WordPad replacement freeware, QJot, is being billed as "a relatively small, completely USB portable, alternative rich text editor that saves .doc files, inserts images and more."
6. Make snazzy graphics for your documents or web pages with Rockin' Text freeware.
7. Create your own tiled backgrounds with the very cool online paint/generator, The Tile Machine (I played with this one; you can see my first attempt in the gallery, listed under Paperback Writer.)
8. Use your words to create typo poster-styled art with ladyK's TypoGenerator (this is a great tool for creating concept art for e-book covers and promo but, like Dreamlines, very addictive.)
9. Custom design the wallpaper for your desktop online with Wallpaper Generator 2007.
10. Need more wiki? Have a look at the wiki-style notepad/organizer freeware Wikidpad.
Also, if you're in need of a great book about writing professionally, but don't have room in the budget this month to buy one, check out the e-book version of Mugging the Muse: Writing Fiction for Love AND Money by Holly Lisle. It's immensely helpful, wonderfully written, and absolutely free.