Monday, June 06, 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.

Express Scribe Transcription Playback is "Digital Transcription Audio Player Software" that is "free professional audio player software for PC, Mac or Linux designed to assist the transcription of audio recordings. A typist can install it on their computer and control audio playback using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with 'hot' keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, playing video, file management, and more: (OS: Win2K, WinXP, Vista, Win7, Mac, Linux)

HandyFind lets you "find words as you type in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Notepad, and more. You'll find what you're looking for as soon as you enter enough letters. Don't scroll around. Don't use the Find dialog. Just type where you want to go" (OS: Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT)

InfohesiveEP was "designed to be an easy to use digital content conversion application and ePublisher suite for individuals, publishers, authors, educational institutions, and commercial businesses. Import and Export to a wide range of formats including CHM, HTML, and ePub. Easily create professional level eBooks, Help Files, ePublications, and PDFs with the feature-rich editor. Build trial versions and generate serial numbers so your ePublications are protected from piracy and illegal copying. Superb Outliner functions including drag and drop to easily change the structure of your work, and automated creation of Contents and Index pages. Reuse your favorite layouts by defining your own Outliner Templates. Quickly categorize and recognize Articles according to user-defined Tab labelling. Lifetime Royalty-free distribution of InfoHesiveEP publications: Windows eBook, PDF, HTML, CHM Help File, RTF & more. Powerful onboard search capability. Version backups allow you to quickly revert to an earlier draft. WorkSpace and ePublication encryption and security functions. Create content with rich text, images, links, tables, anchors etc. Create File Items that point to a File and URL Items that point to a remote web address. Drag and Drop functionality. Spell Check and on-board Thesaurus. Extensive InfoHesiveEP Help File" (OS: Win2K, WinXP, Vista, Win7)

MemoMaster serves as a "structured filing system for text information of all kinds that is based on hierarchies. Notes, calculations, tables, forms, pictures, links and files are stored in the Memos. The layout of a Memo database can be created by using folders, sub-folders and Memos in a tree structure. The integrated full-text search allows you to do research quickly and effectively. The usage of MemoMaster is universal. MemoMaster allows you to administer non-fictional texts or useful descriptions, ideas, scrap texts, charges, addresses or recipes. You may also arrange organizational instructions, archive support databases or entries according to date. Create own entry forms with a few mouse clicks only and use them as a database within the database" (OS: Win9x, Win2K, WinXP, Vista, Win7)

Noah is "the first application to free your information from the separate "data islands" of your browser, email client, contact manager, file folders, schedule and RSS feeds. Noah bridges these currently divided data sources and makes it all accessible from a single interface. And your data is always available, online or offline. Emails, website bookmarks, desktop files, contacts, it's all in there somewhere. In Noah you never have to spend hours searching for this stuff again, it's all in one place arranged by date and time. If you can roughly remember when something happened, you can find it with a few clicks, and you will find everything else that was happening during the same day, hour, or minute. Because Noah arranges all of your information automatically, exactly the way you want it" (OS: WinXP)

NotesLogExp allows the user to "take your notes & documents anywhere, no setup, no registration, use on any computer. Use NotesLogExp to store, catalog, manage, secure, search, sort, or export . Notes, documents & various pieces of information, phonebook, tasks, links, are stored in a password protected data base. Items are searched by any field. Internet sites, downloads links, documents, files, pictures, programs, and folders can be stored and opened directly from within NotesLogExp" (OS: Win9x, Win2K, WinXP, Vista, Win7)

Photobie is "an Image Editing software with most features similar to Photoshop plus advanced screen capture and photo frame editing features. With photobie screen capture you can prepare presentation very simply. Photobie has simple user interface. Furthermore, if you have MS Word and other software that create specific graphics or art fonts, then with Photobie you can simply capture it and paste it to any image. Photobie supports multiple-layer image retouching for advanced image editing. Starting at version 2.8, Photobie now supports thousands of Photoshop filter plugins" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7)

Read This! is "a TTS (Text-To-Speech) engine. It speaks your words! You can make your text become auditory from many languages, furthermore you can save the resulting audio to a Wave file (*.wav) on the disk as well, then use it in your video tutorials, or redistribute it as you like it" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7)

Scribus is "powerful software that helps you create great looking documents of all kinds. It also comes with a lot of support options to help you achieve the best result. There is an enthusiastic and friendly community around Scribus that assists beginner and pro alike through our mailing list, IRC channel, wiki, contracted support, and the bugtracker" (OS: Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Win NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7)

The Guide "evolved from the need to have an application that could organize information and ideas in a hierarchical, tree-like structure. Tree-based structures are frequently employed to manage information through a "divide-and-conquer" approach, wherein each level of the tree represents a further level of specialization of the parent-level topic — the best example of this being a book. The Guide is an application that allows you create documents ("guides") which inherently have a tree (which you can modify as you please) and text associated with each node of the tree. The text itself is of the rich-text variety, and the editor allows you to modify the style and formatting of the text (fonts, bold, italics etc). For the initiated, the Guide is a two-pane extrinsic outliner. This concept is similar to mindmapping in some ways" (OS: Win2K, WinXP, Vista, Win7)


  1. Scribus really is terrific!

  2. You find such interesting things to share. Thank you!

  3. Some of the programs you find look so cool! :o)

  4. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Thank you for the mention and support.


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