Welcome to Freewaregenius

This site is an independent technology blog focusing on free software and mobile apps, published since 2006. We write thoughtful articles, how-to guides, and reviews that aim to inform and entertain.
 

Announcing: our 'User Posts' section

Where you can post your own TIPS, QUESTIONS, or DISCUSSIONS: Click here to ask a Question .
Or browse tips and discussions already submitted at the USER POSTS section.
Check it out now!
 
You're viewing:

Slid.es Screenshot2

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

PowerPoint-Insert-Web-Page4_thumb.jpg

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

AuthorStream Facebook app screenshot3

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

PointoFix Screenshot

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

rvl ScreenShot00311

SlideRocket vs. Rvl.io – two Powerpoint alternatives compared

Do you need a platform to create and view slide-based presentations for business, art or pure entertainment? If so, you’re going to love this post: we’ve got a showdown between two free ways to make such presentations and give you an idea of which is better suited to your needs. So, read on, my friends,

PrintEco Screenshot1

Save paper and print from Office more efficiently, with ‘PrintEco Office’

We’ve all had situations where a simple print command from Excel or Word results in numerous almost-blank pages being uselessly printed with a part or fragment of a table or formatting that uselessly spilled over onto blank pages. In most cases this can be fixed via ‘page break preview’ and/or page setup, but what if

Ginger-1.png

Check spelling AND grammar both, with Ginger

Chrome’s built in spell checker works ok insofar as that goes (except on those occasions when it fails to kick in), but what about when you want to check for both spelling and grammar? In this case, what you need is Ginger, which checks both, and whose developers claim is more accurate and corrects up

PowerPoint-Warhol_thumbs

Updated: How to embed a video into a PowerPoint presentation and end up with a SINGLE file

We just updated our previous post on this subject, so that it now has better screenshots and specific instructions for each version of PowerPoint (2003, 2007 and 2010), as embedding in PowerPoint 2010 is much easier than earlier versions. Check it out here.

how-to-embed-a-video-into-a-powerpoint-presentation-and-package-it-within-a-single-powerpoint-file-2

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

w_winf02c

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

LibreOffice-Screenshto.jpg

Get powerful, free office tools with LibreOffice

Looking for an alternative to paying for Microsoft Office? Tried OpenOffice.org 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.

OfficeTabs-Screenshot3

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,