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FREE OCR software: a survey of desktop and online tools

Printing text to paper is done every day; on some occasions however the reverse is needed – getting the original text back from a scanned image or photograph, for further editing and use. This conversion is named Optical Character Recognition or OCR for short, and it can convert scanned books and documents into editable text,

Jun 18, 2013
Priit
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Minetest is an EXCELLENT, totally free clone of Minecraft

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Minetest is flattery done really well. So much so that most people would probably have to look closely and/or do a double take to realize that it is not the actual Minecraft.  Minetest is a project that has been going on for 10 years or so, so

May 30, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Free Giveaway: ‘YoWindow Unlimited’ weather app and screensaver

We’ve featured a number of giveaways on Freewaregenius in the past, but this one is by far the most exciting to date. You may remember YoWindow, a desktop-based weather app for Windows and Mac featuring a very nice visual twist: the weather conditions and time of day are represented through atmospheric on-screen visuals. And while

Mar 28, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Teach children basic programming concepts, with RoboMind

Give kids a playful environment that they can interact with freely, and a cute Robot that they can control via simple instructions, and … just like that, they will start learning basic programming concepts and logic. This, at least, is what RoboMind is designed to do; and it works; I’ve seen it first hand, demonstrated

Mar 25, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Transfer books to Kindle or iPad app wirelessly

How to send ebooks and documents to Kindle or Kindle mobile app WIRELESSLY

So you have some ebooks or documents on hard drive, but how to transfer these to your Kindle or your iPad Kindle app or other device? Typically, you would need to attach the device to the PC via a USB cable, but wouldn’t be easier to simply to send them wirelessly? This posting will show

Mar 12, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Send files to another computer, with FileDrop (Windows, Mac)

Imagine the scene: you are sitting in your living room/office/cafe and would like to send a file to someone’s computer who is next to you. What do you do? Email it? Copy it to a shared Dropbox folder? Attempt to configure a shared network connection? With FileDrop, it is simply a matter of dragging and

Jan 30, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Convert web pages to MOBI or ePub ebooks with ‘Ebook Glue’

If you’ve got an ebook reader, such as a Kindle, you might be happy to know that you could convert a favorite website (or websites) into a MOBI or EPUB ebook at the press of a button, and read them at your leisure without being online in a nice, ebook-friendly formatting without ads or extraneous

Dec 31, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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Readefine may be the best desktop-based Google Reader client

Let’s face it: Google Reader is the world’s foremost RSS aggregator. If you do use it, you may have seen a number of desktop clients and browser extensions that tweak it’s layout, attempt to beautify it, and make it more accessible via a newspaper style interface. That, in a nutshell, is what this free Adobe

Dec 20, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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‘Rigs of Rods’ is a FREE vehicle simulator with accurate physics and sweet crashes

Have you ever wanted to see what it would look like if you crashed your car into a telephone pole? Are you a student of physics, either professional or amateur? If you said yes to either of these questions, you may want to check out Rigs of Rods, a project that is part simulator, part

Nov 20, 2012
B.C. Tietjens
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Wunderlist 2 is on the way as Wunderkit is nixed

If you follow this blog you know that we are very fond of Wunderlist, the stylish, GTD-influenced task management app which saves your data in the cloud and can be used on mobile devices and for sharing tasks with your team. Not only did we award it (the coveted) Freewaregenius pick award, but we also

Sep 12, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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Sync PC folders with Android

How to automatically sync your PC folders with your Android

Ever wished you could keep a folder on your PC synced up with you Android? I have an active folder on my PC where I save my favorite songs that I always listen to, and I would like any MP3s I add to it to also appear on my Android. Or for example you might

Sep 4, 2012
Samer Kurdi
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