Monday, October 01, 2012

No 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. 

Cinta Notes is "a free, lightweight and user-friendly note taking application. CintaNotes lets you quickly save and tag any useful information that you come across or just need to jot down. Clip text from anywhere. Just select it and press the hotkey! The text-clipping "magic" works in any application that can copy text to clipboard. CintaNotes automatically saves the text and its source URL, and you don't even have to install a plug-in to integrate it with your web browser! Retrieving information is also trivial: just open CintaNotes and start typing! Only notes containing the typed phrase remain in the list. More sophisticated search criteria are supported, like searching by title or by URL the note was taken from. You can use tags for note organization, and later use tag union, intersection and subtraction filters to quickly find what you need. Live note synchronization is supported with the help of free online services such as DropBox or SugarSync. CintaNotes is a totally self-contained application, meaning that you can put it on a flash drive and run it directly from there. In this way, your notes will always be with you" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7)

DeskBox is "a powerful and efficient multi-purpose utility software, integrated text management, clipboard, screen capture, reminder, music sorter and other practical and common functions, is your good work and study partner, a good assistant. DeskBox has a beautifully designed and comprehensive interface making it intuitive and convenient to use. Main Function: Clipboard: for text management, capture, collection, copy and paste, quick note, etc.; Capture: for screen capture, image management, viewing, editing, processing, slideshow, etc.; Timers: to create a variety of timing tasks, such as Reminder, Run Program, Open File, Open Web, Play Music, Shutdown, etc.; Music: to organize and play your music" (OS: (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

Funny Photo Maker allows you to "enjoy photo editing. Helps you export photos in image file and gif animation. Easily turns your photos into artistic and interesting masterpieces! Features: free, easy to use, includes gorgeous frames, facefun & effects; provides with full customization settings; supports editing BMP, JPG, PNG; exports high quality BMP, JPG, PNG & GIF [note from hosting site: The setup program includes the AVG Security Toolbar which does not have to be installed to use the software] (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7)

Hornil StylePix is "a graphics editing program that allows you to draw pictures, edit photos and more. StylePix is an compound word, which contains the word "Style" and the word "Picture". As you like, "StylePix" therefore means "Style Picture". StylePix helps you to create nice pictures easily and quickly. If you don't use the image editor or think it is difficult to use try StylePix. You can also become a graphic designer with a variety of tools and an intuitive user interface" (OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/7)

MemPad is "a plain text outliner and note taking program with a structured index. All pages are stored in a single file. User interface in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Turkish, Chinese. The program offers standard editing functions including cut, copy, paste, undo, date/time insert, drag&drop, and supports Web links as well as network and local file or folder links (full path not required) and internal page links. Environmental variables can be used in file links to run programs, for example. The index structure can be modified by buttons, context menu or hotkeys" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7)

NoteClip allows you to "take notes, capture, copy, and paste text quickly and easily. NoteClip provides some interesting methods of creating notes. While the application is running, you may create notes just by copying text to the clipboard or using hotkeys. You can organize your notes in groups and sub-groups and edit them with NoteClip's built in editor or a third party application. Features: full drag and drop operation, comfortable and faster; not limit the number and level of grouping; by monitoring system clipboard and One-Key Capturing either way, lets you capture text easily; quickly paste text into the target application; lock function to protect the security of your data; user-friendly interface, to support a variety of beautiful skin" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

PicEdit is a "powerful, easy to operate, user-friendly image editing software, support a variety of graphic styles (such as arrow, rectangle, polygon, pencil, text, etc.) and a variety of effects processing (such as highlighting, mosaic, colorize, bokeh, blur, brightness, hue, saturation, etc.), while supporting the watermark, stamps, crop, rotate, red-eye removal, and so on. PicEdit has the ability to repeat the editing, you can make changes at any time, and automatically retained the original image, you can always restore" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

Pixia is "a painting tool and retouch software made exclusively for full color graphics. Pixia supports layers, masks and many other graphic editing functions. You can use your own customized brush tips and even use an image file as a brush tip to create unique effects. Pixia's user-friendly interface is suitable for beginners as well as experts. Pixia supports the most common editing techniques and presents a user friendly interface" (OS: Win 2000/XP/Vista/7)

Text On Trays is "is a small utility which allows you to store on its "trays" lots of texts that you often write. Afterwards, in a click, you paste any of these texts wherever you want. It is possible to store up to 150 texts" (OS: Mac OS X)

WordFun2 "contains a 118,000 word list which is more than 96% compatible with The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. The fast, noninteractive SPELL CHECKER will proof an entire book in less than a minute, writing to file unmatched words for each chapter. Spell check short text files without loading a word processor. Includes ANAGRAM and FIND for use with Scrabble, Word Jumble, or crosswords--or simply for quick word look ups. Does WORD FREQUENCY counts, the output list ranked by number or alphabetically. WORD COUNT accepts wild cards, will give total word counts for an entire book in a matter of seconds. Includes an enhanced MORE replacement. Files now have an embedded path to the WORDS.DAT dictionary, so they can be used in any directory--that is, put the tiny SPELL file in your DOS path, and spell check anywhere on your hard disk. User dictionaries, the main dictionary, and the data path may all be modified" (OS: Windows 3.1, Win 95/98/ME, Win 2000/NT)

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