Test drive GhostEdit, a new standalone WYSIWYG rich text editor, before it goes public

GhostEdit is a brand new WYSIWYG editor focused on usability. Currently in private Beta, it will support most popular browsers like Chrome and Safari, Firefox and IE. GhostEdit features some familiar editing tools, as well as context sensitive buttons for the various controls. What is a WYSIWYG editor and why would you need one? WYSIWYG


How to embed a video into a PowerPoint presentation and package it within a SINGLE PowerPoint file

Have you ever inserted a video into a PowerPoint presentation, only to discover that you are unable to distribute your presentation as a single file? Typically, inserting a video (or videos) into a PowerPoint will require that you make sure the video(s) are always placed within the same folder as the PowerPoint file, making the


PowerInbox enhances your Facebook, Twitter, and Groupon emails

Powerinbox is a free program that enhances your web-based email. It adds more functionality for emails from Facebook, Twitter and Groupon by allowing you to interact with those emails in new ways, such as the ability to respond to email notices, watch videos, or comment on photos right from your inbox without having to head


The Email Client: a good alternative to Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.

The Email Client is a totally free alternative to using Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird and other email standalone client applications. It features a simple interface with powerful options, support for multiple email addresses, and handles POP, IMAP, and SMTP server configurations. It is available for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows and is a great option for


Free eBook Giveaway: Microsoft Office 2010 Tips & Tricks

Users of MS Office 2010 take note: Microsoft Office 2010 Tips & Tricks is an ebook that offers insights on advanced MS Office functionality valued at $6.95, but offered for free through Wednesday Nov 16th 2011. This ebook contains tips for Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook, and covers many of the features of Office 2010

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Add labels to data points in an Excel XY chart with free Excel add-on “XY Chart Labeler”

It is very easy to plot an XY Scatter chart in MS Excel, which is a graph displaying a group of data points that intersect across related variables (such as performance vs. time for example, or sales vs. profitability, etc). What is not easy, however, is adding individual labels to these data points, requiring users


Twelve must have free add-ons for Outlook (part 1)

If you use Outlook you have reason to rejoice, because there is a wide range of free add-ons that greatly enhance Outlook’s functionality and add considerably to it’s user experience. This post will cover twelve must have-Outlook addons; Subtextual, HarmonyGoogle, Gpg4Win, CodeTwo Attach Unblocker, Attachment Explorer, AutoArchive Now, FBLook, InboxEX, OfficeIns, Sender’s Time Zone, NK2Edit, PSTTools


Get powerful, free office tools with LibreOffice

Looking for an alternative to paying for Microsoft Office? Tried but found it didn’t quite fit? You might find what you need in LibreOffice free office tools from The Document Foundation. LibreOffice consists of six full-featured office tools. Base allows you to manage databases, and create queries and reports to track and manage information.


Speak directly into your PC with DictationPro speech-to-text

I didn’t expect to see it, but here it is: a freeware speech recognition software, and a good one at that. DictationPro is a full-fledged speech-to-text software that can recognize words spoken through a microphone with a high degree of accuracy. It is ‘trainable’ such as to better recognize a particular person’s voice over continued


OfficeTabs: add tabs to Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

OfficeTabs adds tabs to MS Office applications Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, allowing for tabbed navigation across several open documents in the manner familiarized by Firefox or Chrome, etc (see screenshot above) The free version allows for personal, non commercial use, and provides a number of options such as the ability to place tabs on top,


TIPP10: become an expert touch typist with this free typing tutor app

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to touch-type then you’re in luck; TIPP10 is a free typing tutor software for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It offers a complete set of lessons that can transform you from a beginner to an expert touch typist. TIPP10 supports the English and German languages (as of this writing),


CleanCharts: Excel add on creates better looking charts with a single click

CleanCharts is a free add on for Microsoft Excel that can tweak your Excel charts in several different ways to make them more visually appealing. It provides five areas of improvement: removal of “chart junk” (i.e. unnecessary formatting), fixing axis labels and scaling, fixing font sizes, doing away with 3D elements, and changing the color