Monday, July 09, 2012

Zero Cost 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.)

7 Sticky Notes is a "good 100% free desktop notes software that creates Sticky Notes directly on your Desktop. It has a really good-looking realistic sticky note appearance for ultimate user experience and it offers amazing and cool features that makes 7 Sticky Notes at the same time powerful, simple to use, reliable, and light" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7)

Creative Docs .NET is "a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts.Creative Docs .NET tools are simple, yet powerful.A color gradient, for instance, can be modified directly by dragging its handles in the document window" (OS: Windows)

Instant Writing Resources Toolbar provides "instant access to free writing resources and writing links. Developed by Rowdy Rhodes its primary use is to provide access to the massive writing resource site Freelance Writing Organization - Int'l. which was established in 1999. The Tool Bar Includes Thousands of Resources, Freelance Writing Jobs, Job Search, Global Sponsors, RSS Feeds, Online Text Formatter and Character Counter, Dictionary, How-To-Write Library, Encyclopedia, Chat, Software, Writing Courses, over 55 Online Games and Gadgets, a Writers Radio Station by Writers for Writers, Forums, a Writers Store with Over 50,000+ Writing Products from Four Separate Suppliers, Writers Site News Archives, Windows Tray Alerts Announcing New Resources and Jobs, POP3 Email Notifier for All Your Email Accounts and a Help Desk. Feel free to use the Tool Bar as a giveaway / incentive on your site" (OS: Windows2000, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, 2000, Vista, XP, WinXP; Also designer notes "This software works with Internet Explorer, FireFox, and Safari.")

Keep Writing is a word processor that works like an old school typewriter: it doesn't let you delete. If you really, really have to, you can type over mistakes just like with a real typewriter. The idea is that this will let you focus on productivity (instead of endless polishing) and on reaching your word count goals. It simply encourages you to Keep Writing" (OS: Windows)

You can get a free demo of The Name Dropper, a program "designed to generate random names. Using US census data from the last century, The Name Dropper can create over 115 million different male names, and over 370 million female names. The Name Dropper uses a special randomization process which insures that you get different names each time you run the application" (OS: Windows XP, Windows 2000)

Q10 is "a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind. Q10 is small, fast and keeps out of your way" that provides "full screen editing by default. A target word count feature and a timer alarm, customizable autosave and typewriter sound effects" (OS: Windows)

The free version of Rainlendar is a "customizable calendar application which stays out of your way but keeps all your important events and tasks always visible on your desktop" (OS: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux)

SSuite Writer's D'Lite offers "just enough functionality to start you on writing that important novel, short-story or article, without any bells and whistles to distract you. Get writing from the first moment you start the application. It has all the important functions and text formatting needed to get you busy. It also has custom page settings for easier viewing of your document. Full statistics are visible on the status bar, keeping you abreast of your text document as you type. No java or .Net required to run this application, keeping it very small and portable and very useful. Has all the necessary editing short-cut keys for power users" (OS: Windows All 32Bit/64Bit)

SuperMemo is a "speed-learning application" that "helps you collect, read and process important knowledge in the process called incremental reading and remember it indefinitely with the help of so-called spaced repetition" (OS: Win 98/NT/2K/XP/2K3/Vista/7)

WritersFocus is a full-screen, distraction-free writing environment that offers "The perfect moment for a writer. You sit down at your computer and just start writing. Your words flow easily out through the keyboard onto your screen. Your mind is focused. You're in the zone. You're only thinking about what you're writing. Welcome to WritersFocus. This small piece of software was written to create a world on your Notebook just for writing, without interruption. Without Distraction. WritersFocus blocks all Alerts from other software and instant messages. There is no fancy interface with umpteen icons in your face. Just a blank screen with only the words you are writing. Just sit down and write. No fancy interface. No popup's, No interruptions" (OS: Windows XP and Vista)


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  2. I love Rainlender so much, I bought it. It integrates with Google calendar so I don't have to open the browser if I want to make a quick note, the alarms are a bit more customizable than Google calendar's are, it just works.