There's no shortage of math-related educational freeware (or, as they say in Britain and many other places, "maths") and U.K.-based Eptsoft would clearly like your local council to choose its product, Accounting Maths and Computing for Business Studies V10, for your schools. To that end, it offers an ad-supported, reduced-feature freeware version of this package of educational and financial tools. However, it also has what may well be the most persistent and annoying full-screen ads we've ever encountered, and it disables full-screen features so you can't possibly miss the constantly refreshing, ad-splashed background. … Read more
Google Docs has the ability to add stock images to enhance the creative feel of your documents.
If you're planning to design a flier for an event, creating classroom materials, or just want to add an image to a document you're writing, here are the steps to make it happen:
Step 1: Open a Web browser to your Google Docs account.
Step 2: Click on either the Insert menu and then Image
- OR - click the small icon that looks like a landscape picture with mountains.
Step 3: Choose Stock photos from the menu on the … Read more
The Internet has made it easier than ever to share images, which means it's also easier than ever to steal images. In many cases, a watermark may be the only thing standing between your intellectual property and a potential thief. Though we generally think that watermarks are a great way to prevent unauthorized use of your images and ensure that your name stays connected to your work, some ways of applying watermarks are better than others. UMark Lite is one watermark program that did not particularly impress us. Although it works, it's not as versatile or efficient as … Read more
Books are here to stay, but paper is an endangered species. While libraries full of actual books won't be disappearing any time soon, electronic books like Amazon's Kindle have established a firm toehold in the market, a trend that will continue as more titles are published as e-books. That's where Visual Vision's eBookWriter Lite enters the story. It's a free tool for creating and publishing e-books, but it's not a compiler. It's a complete visual environment that requires no knowledge of coding to use, yet it creates single-source-file e-books that can be opened … Read more
Most PCs come with image-editing tools that do a lot, but sometimes too many features can be overwhelming. Imagistik Photo Album is a simple image editor that basically does one thing, which is make it easy to combine and arrange several images on one page, and save or print the results. You can add text to images, such as captions and labels, and rotate images individually. Cropping and red-eye removal tools spruce up your images.
A Windows installer makes the download a snap. The interface is decidedly sparse, with a few simple buttons and only two choices on the Taskbar, … Read more