Monday, June 10, 2013

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.

ArtSage is a "small graphics viewer. It displays the image files in a folder tree. ArtSage is freeware for personal non-commercial use" (OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

E-Z Contact Book is a "free, powerful yet easy-to-use Windows application for managing contact information. You can use it as a personal contact address/phone book, business directory, or a customer database. Personal and business phone numbers, emails, web pages, faxes, addresses, customer notes - you can maintain all this data in one simple application. Fast and powerful "wildcard" search allows you to find contact in just a few key strokes among hundreds or thousands of entries using a fraction of a phone number or a name" (OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7)

Feel Good is a "free program that is an attempt to persuade people to feel good about their own bodies by keeping a score of the good things and not so good things that they do to themselves. Honesty is obviously the best policy when using this program. There would be no point otherwise. Feel Good runs from Monday to Sunday each week and it is suggested that the user begins on a Monday. There are three scoring Grids named Healthy Food, Indulgences and Exercises. You make choices in each grid in the same way. Click on the Maroon button at the bottom of the Grid and then click into the appropriate Cell for the Day and the Item chosen" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7)

Fountain Pen is a "word processor keeps it simple so you can concentrate on writing. A menubar, compositions panel and toolbar can all can be hidden. Best of all, you can bring in an attractive backdrop to cover your desktop and dock. Your work is saved in the app and can be output to HTML, rich text or InDesign tagged text" (OS: Mac OS X 10.6 and newer systems)

Globonote is a "free and easy to use desktop note taking application. It lets you create sticky notes, to-do lists, journals, reminders and other notes in one place. There are no limits to the number of sticky notes you can create. Notes can be organize by groups and search using the search tool" (OS: Designer notes "GloboNote can be run in any OS that has Java 6 installed.")

In My Diary is a "smart, free personal organizer. The main display is based on a traditional diary format but, although all entries appear as one line of text, each actual entry can contain as many lines as required. Diary entries can be set to auto-repeat at the required interval. In addition to the daily diary, there is also a daily journal facility, a calendar, Password Manager (and generator), Address book with flexible labelling system, Anniversary entries and a notes section with links to diary entries" (OS: Designer notes: "It runs on Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, and on Apple Mac (10.4 and above). There is also now a native version for Linux OS or the Windows version can be used and works well running in the Wine emulator. Downloads for MacOS X and Linux are available at the developer´s website")

Mext is a "text editor that is designed for writing programs helps, drawing up technical documentation, creating webpages. The editor is focused on drawing up documents, where strict conformity of data blocks (text, images, tables) with certain styles is important" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8)

Piggydb is a "Web notebook application that provides you with a platform to build your knowledge personally or collaboratively. With Piggydb, you can create highly structural knowledge by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to build a network structure, which is more flexible and expressive than a tree structure. Fragments can also be classified with hierarchical tags. Piggydb does not aim to be an input-and-search database application. It aims to be a platform that encourages you to organize your knowledge continuously to discover new ideas or concepts, and moreover enrich your creativity" (OS: Multi-Platform [Java]; Requires Java Runtime Environment)

The designer of Tea Timer notes: "Thanks to this simple program you will never forget about your tea. The program requires no installation, you just download (e.g. on the work desktop) and run the file. Then just set up required time period and press Start button. After the time period has elapsed you will be notified by the Tea Timer that your tea has brewed long enough" (OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/7)

USBWriter is a "free portable program that allows you to easily write an image file directly to a USB flash drive. USBWriter is very easy to use. Simply select the image file, the target drive, and click "Write". This free tool is ideal for bootable distros of operating systems such as Linux" (OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 [32-Bit/64-Bit])

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