Freeware/Shareware

Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes | ZDNet

Posted on August 14, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux | Tags: , , |

Dump Windows completely and install only Linux Mint. The entire process took 10 minutes. Here are the details.

Source: Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes | ZDNet

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yWriter6 by Spacejock Software

Posted on July 22, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware post about: yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create.

Source: yWriter6 by Spacejock Software

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How To Rename Cortana

Posted on July 21, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips has a post on Windows 10’s Cortana: Hey, Cortana! I don’t know about you, but I cringe every time I hear someone yell out, Hey!” Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but it sounds rude to my ears. I know you’re going to laugh at this silly old…

Source: How To Rename Cortana | Daves Computer Tips

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Get Microsoft Visual Studio For Free

Posted on July 10, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware posts: A couple of years ago, Microsoft made a major announcement about the future of Visual Studio, the software that most serious software developers use for creating Windows programs. Instead of charging around $1000 for Visual Studio, it would be available for free for non-commercial use.

Source: Get Microsoft Visual Studio For Free | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

Posted on July 6, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft OneNote | Tags: , |

PCWorld has a post: OneNote becomes even more powerful at organizing your life when it’s connected to the right add-ins and services. Save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook.

Source: Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

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Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

Posted on June 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a recommendation: You can use this handy app to scan any document straight from your phone.

Links for Android, iOS, and Windows phones apps. Free and pay versions.

Source: Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

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Kiwi for Gmail lets Windows users break free of the browser

Posted on June 20, 2017. Filed under: Email, Freeware/Shareware, Gmail (Google Mail), Google | Tags: , , |

ZDNet has a post for Gmail users: Hundreds of millions of people use Google’s Gmail and are frustrated daily by the experience. With the release of the Windows version of Kiwi for Gmail, you can finally get the full Gmail (and G Suite) experience in an app.

At the end of the 30-day trial you can drop back to the free Lite version, with support for a single account and no integration with Google Apps, or pay $9.99 for a one-year subscription that unlocks all the features.

Source: Kiwi for Gmail lets Windows users break free of the browser | ZDNet

Kiwi for Gmail download page

 

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7 Free Windows Apps for Exploring Your Creative Side

Posted on June 16, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: If you are just starting to explore your creative side and want to experiment with a free Windows app, then we have the ones for you.

Source: 7 Free Windows Apps for Exploring Your Creative Side

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All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

Posted on June 14, 2017. Filed under: backups, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Cloud storage is the dream of the post-PC, mobile-focused tech world…but we’re not quite there yet. There’s a limit to what you can get for free, especially if you go with one of the major services. Here’s an exhaustive list of all the cloud storage and photo services we could find across the web that have at least some free storage options. Use them all at once to save a million Steam games, or just find the best one with the biggest bucket for your most important files.

Source: All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download

Posted on June 7, 2017. Filed under: books, ebooks, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a Free eBooks and Audiobooks Index by genre:

Source: Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Adobe Scan app creates searchable, editable PDFs for free

Posted on June 2, 2017. Filed under: Adobe Acrobat, Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

CNet has a post: Available for iOS and Android, the app offers all the extras of other scanning apps minus the limitations and fees.

“Adobe’s including optical character recognition (OCR) for free.” So now you can edit, search, and copy from what you scan. Very useful!

Source: Adobe Scan app creates searchable, editable PDFs for free – CNET

Adobe Scan is available here

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Post to all of your social media accounts at once | Popular Science

Posted on May 31, 2017. Filed under: Facebook, Freeware/Shareware, Social media, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Popular Science has a post that could be especially useful in emergencies, if you need to inform everyone that you are safe (or not), as well as other times.

Source: Post to all of your social media accounts at once | Popular Science

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How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive

Posted on May 26, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, PDF, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: While there are many ways to fill PDF forms, one of the simplest and most convenient ways is to fill PDF forms using nothing more than Google Drive.

Source: How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive

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Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math

Posted on May 23, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

Source: Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math

“Desmos, a San Francisco-based company that offers a free online version of TI’s graphing calculator. Users across 146 countries, most of them teachers or students, are currently logging 300,000 hours a day on the platform—and today, Desmos announced a major partnership with testing consortium Smarter Balanced, which administers academic exams in 15 US states.”

You can substitute this for buying a TI-84 whatever, for FREE!

Work online on your desktop/laptop/pad or download the app for Android or iOS to your phone.

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Make Your Windows Desktop Spectacular With a Custom Rainmeter Theme

Posted on April 28, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Techniques, Utilities | Tags: , , |

Rainmeter can help you create a truly spectacular desktop with just a few clicks. We’ll show how you.

Source: Make Your Windows Desktop Spectacular With a Custom Rainmeter Theme

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How to Customize Google Calendar’s Notifications on the Web

Posted on April 26, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , |

Google Calendar is undoubtedly a powerful tool for managing everything from appointments to schedules to reminders (and everything in between). As good as it is by default, there are things you can do to make its notification system even better.

Source: How to Customize Google Calendar’s Notifications on the Web

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Pixton | Comics | Make a Comic or Storyboard

Posted on April 25, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , |

The world’s most popular and easy to use comic and storyboard creator.

Source: Pixton | Comics | Make a Comic or Storyboard

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AutoDraw

Posted on April 19, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post on AutoDraw: Start drawing something and, as you do so, a list of suggested items appears on the top menu bar. The more you draw, the more the list of suggestions is refined. Click on one of them, and your scrawl is replaced by a much better version.

Fast drawing for everyone. AutoDraw pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help you draw stuff fast.

Source: AutoDraw

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Control Alt Achieve: Hipster Google – 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

Posted on April 13, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, Utilities | Tags: , , |

21 lesser known Google tools and how they can be used for teaching and learning. These have some really useful tools!

Source: Control Alt Achieve: Hipster Google – 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

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Are You Wrong? 5 Sites to Find Out

Posted on April 12, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , |

MakeUseOf has a post: You’ll be surprised how often you are wrong. Challenge yourself, and figure out what you are wrong about and what you are right about. Here are a few sites to help.

Source: Are You Wrong? 5 Sites to Find Out

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