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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
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Replace Genius: find and replace text in Excel and Word files, in batch

Finding and replacing text in multiple text files at once isn’t new, but most people in businesses and homes use Word and Excel files, not text files. If you use Excel or Word extensively and would like to perform find and replace operations right from the desktop (and/or in batch), then check out ‘Replace Genius’,

Jun 7, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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How to easily transcribe audio or video recordings into text (update)

I recently had to transcribe a number of video interviews into text. This turned out to be much more of a labor intensive project than I thought, and it quickly dawned on me that the process can be vastly improved via a few technological tweaks. This posting aims to present a step by step tutorial

Jun 3, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Three AWESOME free apps to enhance your Android Calendar

Do you use Calendar function on your Android regularly? Do you rely on it completely to organize every moment of your life? For those people who do (or those who aspire to be like them), we present three FREE apps that can make it easier to work with the Calendar (or significantly enhance the experience).

May 28, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Online presentations service Rvl.io becomes “Slid.es”, adds PRO accounts

Rvl.io, a personal favorite of mine, as been rebranded as the much more logical and user friendly ‘Slid.es’. What it is is an online presentation engine that lets you create sophisticated, Powerpoint-style presentations in the browser, including uploaded images and media, and then view (or share) them via a single link. I first experienced Rvl.io

May 14, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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How to insert live web sites inside PowerPoint presentations

This post is for all those people that give Powerpoint presentations that are forced to jump to a browser whenever they want to demonstrate a live web site. The fact of the matter is that it is possible to display live web sites from within PowerPoint, using a simple powerpoint add-on. We show you how

Apr 23, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Share PowerPoint presentations on Facebook with the authorSTREAM Facebook app

You’ve posted links, embedded videos, and shared image galleries on your Facebook timeline; now it’s time to give the PowerPoint presentation it’s due as an avenue of human expression, and post those presentations which have hitherto been confined to mass emails to your Facebook timeline. You can do this easily with the FREE authorSTREAM Facebook

Apr 20, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Yahoo launches a beautiful FREE weather app for Android and iOS

‘Yahoo Weather’ is a free weather app that displays beautiful pictures from Flickr for the place you are checking the weather for, and that reflect the weather and the ‘mood’ of the moment. The app displays the kind of information you would expect: temperature highs and lows, the general state, as well as the projected

Apr 19, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Wikibrains lets you peek into the thoughts of others

Wikibrain is a web service for shared brainstorms, which is similar to the stream of consciousness free association method that psychologists sometimes use to do their job. A quick example: quick, what do you think of when you think about Apple? (Or how about Samsung, Bitcoin, Microsoft, or anything else). No matter what your responses

Apr 18, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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A quick critique of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a new digital currency that is as of this writing worth around $100 or so, up from mere pennies when it was first launched (and was previously at a high of over $200). It can be bought at currency exchanges across the internet and used to pay for purchases at a number of

Apr 15, 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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Pointofix: annotate your screen when giving presentations – easily and for free!

Whether you need to give presentations for business, education, or any other purpose; you know that the best presentations have a large performance or even theatrical component. And no matter how well prepared you are in advance, there is often the need to explain things on the fly, to outline points and figures, and do

Mar 28, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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