Monday, March 9, 2009

For Fun -- A Top 10 List

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

Picasa Organize: manage your photos in one place, and find photos you forgot you had. Edit: eliminate scratches and blemishes, fix red-eye, crop, and more. Create: turn photos into movies, collages, slide shows, and more. Share by uploading seamlessly to Picasa Web Albums to share with friends, family, and the world.

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. So you want to write a completely new metaphysics? Why don't you use FreeMind? You have a tool at hand that remarkably resembles the tray slips of Robert Pirsig, described in his sequel to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance called Lila. Do you want to refactor your essays in a similar way you would refactor software? Or do you want to keep personal knowledge base, which is easy to manage? Why don't you try FreeMind? Do you want to prioritize, know where you are, where you've been and where you are heading, as Stephen Covey would advise you? Have you tried FreeMind to keep track of all the things that are needed for that?

Serif DrawPlus is the amazing drawing and graphics software that enables you to create stunning vector graphics, family trees, room layouts, and even web animations -- no experience required!

The Font Thing With The Font Thing you can: browse installed and un-installed TrueType fonts, browse fonts in sub-folders as a single combined list, view sample text and individual characters in your choice of colours, change sample text "on the fly" or easily switch between your own standard text samples, print font samples, associate notes with fonts, install or un-install any number of fonts, and much more.

Trading Card Maker Immortalize someone you love by putting their face on their very own collectible trading card! Or make a whole deck and create a card game. The possibilities for embarrassment are virtually limitless! I know I'm embarrassed!

Palette Generator Choose or upload a photo and a palette of colors based on the colors in the photo will be generated automatically. Use it to help with art projects, website design, or even with decorating your home.

The Imagination Prompt Generator Are you looking for some random writing prompts or story starters for your journal, blog, or other creativity-related project? Well then, you've come to the right place! Creativity Portal's Imagination Prompt Generator will inspire you by outputting one of many randomly generated "Imagination Prompts" at the press of a button.

Photo to Sketch converts a photo to an excellent sketch with only one click! You can convert your photo to: Pen sketch; Pencil sketch; Pastel sketch; Brush sketch; or add a texture effect.

Repetition Detector is a software which allows you to detect repetitions in texts. Process text without size limitation. Word and letter count. Top 50 of most frequently used words. Highlight small repetitions (two identical words which are close). Highlight intermediate repetitions (words used too often inside two or three pages). Highlight each occurrence of a word by clicking on it. Take into account similar words, i.e. with same beginning. Customizable and automatically saved parameters.

Scrabble to help you settle challenges during game play or build words from those difficult tiles.

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