Freeware/Open Source for Windows Weekly Summary

by Todd Ogasawara
Sat, 24 Nov 2007 23:19:17

This one falls a bit out of my usual categories list (freeware, Open Source, free downloadable content, or interactive web service). However, I've been thinking and speaking a lot about Enterprise Knowledge Capture as it relates to an aging workforce in my day job. And, like many other people I have parents that are aging (doing well so far!). And, of course, me and my fellow Baby Boomers are aging too. So, I figured some fellow baby boomers might find this site interesting/useful...

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Camtasia 3 Free Offer
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 21:24:22

Just saw this news item over on downloadsquad...

Techsmith offers free Camtasia Studio download

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Ares Tube: Download and Convert YouTube Videos
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 21:08:02

Here's a freeware utility for Windows that is supposed download YouTube (as well as other video sharing sites) videos as FLV files and then convert them to an MPG or MP4 video file.

Ares Tube

Sandy Your Personal Email Assistant
Wed, 21 Nov 2007 22:45:26

Sandy Your Personal Assistant
Sandy Your Personal Email Assistant comes from values of n. This is the group led by former O'Reilly CTO Rael Dornfest. They previously launched stikkit which used a similar natural language interpreter to schedule events.

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Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 20:43:32

The long holiday season the U.S. starts with Thanksgiving weekend (and the Black Friday store sales). Here's something to let you you legally load up videos for your travels whether short or long...

Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive

...contains thousands of free movies, films, and videos.

Zoho Plug-In for Microsoft Office
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 22:14:11

Zoho Plug-In for Microsoft Office lets you: Create, edit and save their documents & spreadsheets directly to Zoho Writer/Sheet from within Microsoft Word/Excel. Alternatively, users can open and edit their Zoho documents & spreadsheets in Microsoft Word/Excel and save it back to their respective Zoho services (Writer/Sheet).

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Mapdaze: Maps for Facebook Photos
Sun, 18 Nov 2007 22:07:46

Hmm, should I create a separate category for Facebook applications? In any case, here's an interesting looking Facebook application: Mapdaze Photo Map. It is a mashup that lets you use Google Maps to display the locations of photos in your Facebook account. You need a Facebook account to read more about this and use it.