Monday, July 25, 2011

Freeware Ten

Ten Things You Can Have for Free

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

Book Tracker is "an organizer program for the book collector or manager of a small library. Book Tracker was designed to be simple to use, yet feature rich. Many of the features can be implemented with a single click or hot key and most of the information is presented on the main screen. Book Tracker Collector's Edition is a freeware program designed to be used by anyone needing to organize their books including avid readers, book collectors, law librarians, small school librarians, corporation librarians and more" (OS: Not specified but it looks like Windows)

Fusion "allows merging several images of the same scene in one. You can merge photos taken with the same exposure or images taken with different exposures. When blending together images taken with different exposure, the program creates an image with high dynamic range of brightness (HDR). Subsequent tone mapping to low range (LDR) uses nonlinear algorithms and allows preserving maximum details of the original images" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7)

ManicTime is "a time tracking software which automatically collects data on your computer usage. It records active and away time, as well as which applications you used and for how long you used them. The data ManicTime collects is stored in a local database on your computer. Once data is collected you can use our simple click and drag feature to accurately tag how you spent your time. Time tagging allows you to see how you spent your time based on your own time tags and gives you accurate information on how efficient you really are" (OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/7)

NoteFly is "a very small, colorful note taking application. Features: very small application (Less than 200kb setup) if .net framework 2.0/Mono is installed; several skins for notes to select; make sticky notes on top or roll them up to save screen space; a lot of settings to customize NoteFly to your needs; fully xml based (does not need windows registry, except for running on logon) (OS: Win 2000/XP/Vista/7 + Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.)

NoteLiner "helps you structure and track your work; it provides a place to record meeting and conversation notes, manage todos, and store key project information that might otherwise be scattered about. It is a simple tool that will not slow you down, but will give you a means to stay on top of what you need to do and remember" (OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7)

Piggydb is "an open source Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively" (OS: Windows/Mac OS X/etc with Java)

Qumana is "an easy-to-use desktop blog editor, enabling you to write, edit and post to one or more blogs. You can use Qumana even when you are offline. Save your blog posts to your hard drive and upload whenever you like. Great for bloggers on the move. Qumana features include easy text formatting and image insertion, simple Technorati tagging, and advertising insertion with Q Ads" (OS: Mac OS X)

Skim is a speedy pdf reader that Mac lovers say is better than Preview. It comes with a few powerful built-in editing tools such as adding an arrow/circle, or striking out unwanted text. With Skim, you can quickly sort through and edit your PDFs in a pinch (OS: Mac OS X)

Speak-a-Message "replaces written text with your voice: Just record and send. Speak-A-Message provides a rich communication experience that enables you to create and email your own audio messages and to listen to audio messages in your inbox. Speak-A-Message is free for private use. Speak-A-Message can also be used to add audio comments to text documents or to add your voice comments to presentations" (OS: Windows Vista/7)

VueMinder Lite is a "calendar and reminder program for Windows. It supports multiple calendars displayed simultaneously in layers. These can be viewed and printed by day, week, or month. They can also be visually distinguished using unlimited combinations of fonts, background colors, and gradient styles. It also integrates a semitransparent calendar into your Windows desktop, so you´ll always be able to see your upcoming events" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7)

1 comment:

  1. This one is also free and nice :) - video slideshow creator software for Windows