Ten Things for the Writing Freeware Lovers
Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.
1. Type faster and more accurately with a free trial version of As-U-Type.
2. Extend the power of your Clipboard with ClipMagic freeware.
3. FlashPeak.com's IntelliEdit 1.0 freeware "is a Rich Text Editor powered by smart autocompletion. It can autocomplete words and phrases, auto-expand shorthands. It can even learn new words and phrase while typing."
4. Pot Boiler novel writing software offers a free trial version for download that's the same as the full version except for disabled file load and save features.
5. Add your favorite phrases, signature blocks and other frequently-used phrases with the freeware version of Quick Phrase.
6. Have your computer read your WIP back to you with Sayz Me freeware.
7. You can test drive some of the features of "The Writer's Software Companion" by downloading Storyline Interactive freeware.
8. Text Explosion is an abbreviation expander and can be used to auto-correct common spelling errors.
9. Replace your NotePad with WordTabs freeware.
10. Another Clipboard extender freeware, YC3, remembers the last 200 things you placed on your clipboard.
Reader freebies: The University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center offers over 2,100 books for reading online or for download in Microsoft Reader and Palm format.