Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jarte - A Cool, Free, Portable Word Processor

jarte

What the heck is a Jarte?
Jarte \jär · 'tay\ noun (est. 2001) 1. A free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing engine built into Windows. 2. A fast starting, easy to use word processor that expands well beyond the WordPad feature set. 3. A small, portable word processor whose documents are fully compatible with Word and WordPad.
I've been into portable apps lately, simply because I can use them on my office computer, which otherwise would not allow me to install the apps I like. Jarte is small enough to use as a protable app that runs from your flash drive. It has some cool features that make it a great application in its own right, too.
  • Fully compatible with Windows Vista
  • Tabbed interface to provide easy access to open documents
  • Opens files with file extension RTF, file extension DOC, and file extension DOCX (new default format in Word 2007)
  • Fast start up
  • Compact screen size
  • Optional "Clickless Operation" feature greatly reduces clicking
  • Can be run directly from a pluggable USB flash drive
  • High quality spell checker with custom user dictionary
  • Included spelling dictionaries: English (American, British, & Canadian), Spanish, French, German, and Dutch
  • Link to, or import, your existing custom Word spelling dictionaries
  • Support for templates
  • Export to HTML or PDF
  • Single click bookmarking and bookmark navigation
  • Send documents via e-mail
  • Full drag and drop file support
  • Instant access to recently opened documents and folders
  • Instant access to documents and folders designated as favorites
  • Adjustable document zoom
  • Detailed Help documentation
Get it here.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Round Up Those Icons with IconsExtract

iconsextract

This nifty little Windows utility does exactly what its name implies. So why do I need to explain it? Because not everyone is as perspicacious as you are.

You may not know this, but the icons that go with various Windows applications are hidden within the executable files themselves. What IconsExtractor does is find them and bring them out into the open so you can use them for your own devious purposes. It's easy to use and will open up an entire hidden world of icons that you can play with.

Check it out here!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Track Your Goals Online...If You Have Any

43things

OK, I'm not big into setting goals, whether the annual New Year's resolutions, or any other kind. No, I'm not a loser. I just focus my energies on a few things that are important to me, do my best at them, and get results. But for those of you who like setting goals, here's an excellent way to articulate, track, and even share them...online. It's called 43Things. Check it out.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A New Look For a New Year!

fedora

XP sucks! Or Vista Sucks! If that's how you feel about your computer's look, don't sweat it. You can make it different. No need to buy a whole new machine, although if you've got the cash, that's not a bad solution. All you need is one of makeuseof.com's Transformation Packs. Turn your XP SP2 OS into a lookalike for Vista, or Mac OSX, or Linux-Fedora, or others! Get one or all of them at...

makeuseof.com

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