Archive for June 15, 2010

Free and Open Source Software For Novelists and Writers!

If you are a budding author and want to start writing without making a huge investment on the software then probably your at the right place. Of course, Free and Open Source Apps like AbiWord, OpenOffice Writer etc can help you write any kind of documents whether story books or technical documents. However, the following list has some interesting application that is really focused for Writers. Have a look and comment if you agree? Alternatives for commercial FinalDraft, Storyist etc.

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Kabikaboo

Kabikaboo is a recursive tree-based note pad, designed to help you plan a book or complex project. It helps you organize your topics in a hierarchical manner and keeps everything in order. It is very easy to change the order of the topics etc. Lets you have categories and sub-categories, bookmarks, tabbed notepad and much more. Kabikaboo is meant to help you plan a novel, but could be used for anything that would benefit from tree-based text organization. Kabikaboo is not meant to create a formatted document – you should use AbiWord/OpenOffice/LaTeX or some other editor for that purpose.

Storybook

Storybook is a Open Source Novel Writing Software for Novelists, Authors and Creative Writers. It will help you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while writing books, novels or other written  works. Storybook assists you in structuring your book Store all information about your characters and locations in one place. Storybook can manage chapters, scenes, characters and locations. A simple interface is provided to enable you to assign your defined characters and locations to each scene and to keep an overview of your work with user-friendly chart tools.  image

Celtx

Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share. You can use Celtx for the entire production process – write scripts, storyboard scenes and sequences, sketch setups, develop characters, breakdown & tag elements, schedule productions, and prepare and circulate informative reports for cast and crew.

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Lyx

LyX is a fully featured document processor. You can create structured documents, with LaTeX support, localization, Tables, Categories and much more.

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Scribus

Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

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[Free Giveaway] WinX HD Video Converter – Video Converter For Mac

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Digiarty Software is giving free promotional licenses to their newly released WinX HD Video Converter for Mac. WinX HD Video Converter for Mac is an easy-to-use solution for Mac users to convert Multi-track HD video M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV BDTV, BDAV, MPEG-TS videos. It can also convert video files to the video formats that playable on both portable and console players, such as iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Zune, PDA, Blackberry, Nokia, Android, Zen, etc. It works on Mac OS with powerful functions.

How to Download?

To get the full version for free, please download this program and register with this License Code: WINXMC-2010-3721-GIVEAWAY.

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Note: This giveaway starts from June 9, 2010 and will expire at 12:00AM GMT July 1, 2010. During this period, you can get the full version for free. If you have any suggestion or question regarding the giveaway version, please feel free to email us by contact@winxdvd.com.

How To Setup Your Own Distributed Workplace And Work On Your Dream Product?

There are many young techies out there with some of the greatest ideas and most of them are reluctant to leave their jobs and get their hands dirty with their dream product/idea. If imageyou quit your day job then its like losing your monthly income, insurance coverage and what not. Convincing your spouse is not easy too. So how do we go on setting up our own distributed work force and get your work down at the same time by doing your day job? Well, Web 2.0 has given rise to this amazing community concept. There is literally a community for almost anything. So why not for those who are looking out for part time or full time work online. They may be spread across the world but with the web conferencing tools, it is not very difficult to have daily sync-up meetings from your comfort of home or where ever it is comfortable. So, where to look for professionals for your virtual office? You could probably look at the following few options. These services are not really free but mostly they are good and will protect you from any misbehavior from either job seeker or employer.

TwitJobSearch

A Job search engine for Twitter! Isn’t that cool? You don’t have to follow too many trends like #jobs etc. The Search engine gets the formatted results from Twitter and you have a wide range of categories to choose from. Though a simple idea, it makes a lot of sense if you know whom you are searching for! Check out here.

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Elance

Elance has been around for many years now, one of the best place for finding Open Source enthusiasts to power your idea! Check out here.

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FindATechJob

Findatechjobis a metasearch job engine that searches multiple career sites with a focus on computer jobs, internet jobs and networking jobs. Freelance jobs are also included in our search for those searching for contract work. Read here.

oDesk

Post your requirements, find the right professionals and work as if you are all part of small office! So exciting for anyone who is eager to work on their project! Check out oDesk.

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RentACoder

Need custom software? Receive bids from our pool of 290,694 registered workers.! RentACoder too can get you the people you are looking for! Check out RentACoder.

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Have you tried searching for people? There are so many ways for payment options…you can pay hourly or fixed price. Get the update and progress on a regular basis. Software development will fun if used properly. Have you used such service? If so, please comment!

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Software – Recover Your Lost Photos Instantly [ Free Licenses Giveaway ]

With the advent of digital photography, more and more professional and amateur photographers have switched to using digital cameras. This trend has given a rise to adoption of various measures to safeguard valuable digital photographs. Though, users adopt many backup measures to protect their prized possessions, these measures do not always prove fruitful. Luckily, in case of digital photos, the affected photographer has a chance to recover them in good health.

Photographs can be lost owing to various instances like inadvertent deletion, accidental or deliberate formatting of the storage media, corruption, file system damage, or virus attacks. But, the good news is they can be recovered by employing efficient photo recovery software, like Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery.

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When selecting a photo recovery tool, a photographer would always want to opt for an easy-to-use yet risk-free software. And, Stellar’s software meets both the requirements, ensuring a photographer of safe and absolute recovery.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is a versatile application which supports recovery of lost or deleted images, audios, videos and other multimedia files from multiple storage media including memory cards, memory sticks, digital cameras, camcorders, hard drives, USBs, CDs, DVDs, and other removable media.

This immaculate photo recovery software from Stellar recovers all photo(JPEG, Exif, RAW, GIF, PGM, PNM, PBM, CD5, NFF, JPG, PNG, BMP, TIF and TIFF), audio/video (MP3, AVI, WMV, MPG, RM, WAV, WMA, OGG, AU, RPS, MP4, M4A, M4P, MOV, ASF, 3GP, DAT and AMV) formats whilst supporting all major digital camera and memory card brands.

The lost or deleted photos can be quickly retrieved by following three simple steps viz select, scan and save. Sounds unbelievable? Try the software’s demo version and get a glimpse of recoverable data.

Key features of Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

  • Supports recovery of photos, audios, videos and other multimedia files from all storage media
  • Supports all digital cameras (Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and more)
  • Performs recovery in all data loss circumstances including deletion and formatting of storage media.
  • Do-it-all software
  • Supports all memory cards (SD, SDHC, XD, CF, MMC and more, irrespective of the brand)
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac family
  • Performs recovery from damaged or corrupt storage media

A powerful tool for both casual and seasoned photographers, Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, is available in two separate versions, one for Windows and the other compatible with the Mac operating systems. The Windows compatible Photo Recovery software supports Windows 7, Vista, 2003, 2002, 2000, NT versions, while the Mac Photo Recovery software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6(Snow Leopard), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.4 (Tiger), and 10.3.9 (Panther).

If you like the software download it here and add a comment on this post. We have some free licenses to give away. You could be lucky to get one.

Plants Can Tweet Too!

Who said that plants can’t tweet! If there is someone who has said so, then take a look at the botanicalls. They proved them wrong!

Botanicalls has opened a new channel of communication between plants and humans, in an effort to promote successful inter-species understanding. its aimed at establishing communication between plants and humans. It provides the ability to plants to call and text message people to request assistance.

Botanicalls Kits offer a connection to your plants via online Twitter status updates to your mobile phone. When your plant needs water, it will post to let you know, and send its thanks when you show it love.

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For more information on learning how to assemble your Botanicalls Kit and enable plants to tweet, get started here. Its simple and easy.

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