Monday, April 09, 2007

Take 'Em Ten

Ten Things for the Freeware Lovers

Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.

1. Edit your images with Moor Software's 2Pic freeware.

2. Banana Accounting offers a free version of its accounting software that can serve as an expense ledger (see screen shots of the cash book here.)

3. The CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor has all sorts of bells and whistles, what I thought looked interesting was the split screen preview window.

4. Created as a task scheduler for college students, but looks just as useful for writers, Cyberdemics' Collegiate Daily Planner.

5. Also from Moor Software, a bookkeeping freeware geared for beginners: Easy Cash Manager.

6. Organize your head with Mind Graph freeware.

7. Spine Page 07 freeware is a stripped-down word processor; Spine also has a virtual sticky notes freeware (scroll down.)

8. TaxAct offers free tax software and more; I'm a bit leery about this one because filing taxes is nothing to fool with, be sure to check it out thoroughly.

9. Put your ideas to work with the free trial download of ThoughtOffice.

10. Critique partners, collaborators and other writing groups may want to check out the benefits of the open source, web-based Virtual Project.

Finally, for the HTML-impaired out there like me, Robert Duncan has made his A Simple Guide to HTML available free to read online or to download.

4 comments:

  1. Hi PBW, I suspect the last link (to Duncan's HTML guide) is supposed to be this: http://rd.alphalink.com.au/htmlguide/

    It's linking back to your main site instead. Thanks for the tips, though! It's always good to find an HTML guide.

    ~Nicole

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  2. Hi PBW, if you're groping for topics, it's almost time to remind those of us not going to conferences (RT next week) why we're glad we're not going.

    How're you? Eating chocolate eggs and jelly beans?

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  3. the bookwyrm wrote: Hi PBW, I suspect the last link (to Duncan's HTML guide) is supposed to be this: http://rd.alphalink.com.au/htmlguide/

    Missed the = sign in the coding. Got it fixed, and thanks for the heads-up.

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  4. Miss Kate wrote: Hi PBW, if you're groping for topics, it's almost time to remind those of us not going to conferences (RT next week) why we're glad we're not going.

    RT already? Yikes. I'll get started on a ten list for the Left Behinds.

    How're you? Eating chocolate eggs and jelly beans?

    No, I was a good girl this year. I did indulge in making a huge, bee-yoo-tiful Easter dinner, with all the comfort foods from my childhood. The ultimate was eating a normal-size slice of homemade coconut cake for dessert. This morning I went right back on whole wheat/bark/twigs diet, but I can savor the memories.

    You guys have a nice Easter?

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