Monday, June 19, 2006

Take Ten

Ten Things Free for the Taking

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

1. Use Angel Writer to create and edit text documents with graphics, tables, etc.

2. Need a decent insult but coming up empty? Generate one or more with AutoInsult.

3. Organize your book, music and movie collections with Robert Jan van der Waals' DataCrow.

4. Elfima can create PDF, HTML, XML, and SVG documents, and allows you to reimport and modify your PDF documents.

5. Need fast access to your frequently-used folders? Give Folder Guide a whirl.

6. Collaborators and co-authors might find Tom Dobrowolski's MoonEdit program helpful.

7. Paint Chips gives you the ability to generate and compare small swatches of color -- useful for web site design as well as colorizing any novel setting (if you'd rather not download, use the online version here.)

8. Print your own envelopes fast and hassle-free with Quick Envelopes.

9. Eric Nitzsche's Scrapbook text database program could become your new story idea repository.

10. Word Morph helps you coin your own strange and abstract words.

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