Study bar suite of apps

My study bar.  Lawrence told me about this.  Tools (all free or open source) to support learning. MyStudyBar is a tool which helps overcome problems that students commonly experience with studying, reading and writing. The tool consists of a set of portable open source and freeware applications, assembled into one convenient package. Easy to install, Read More …

At ASCILITE

Claire Donald has just shown us a nifty new visualisation tool developed by IBM: Many Eyes We believe that visualizations gain power when multiple people use them to communicate, and that communication gains power when multiple people can visualize and explore information together. We want to democratize visualization, enabling anyone on the internet to publish Read More …

Picassa fun and linux

Just catching up with a little glitch in Gmail, and looking at the Google blogs.  Got diverted into the Picasa blog. 1. Picasa now runs on Linux.  One step closer to a M$ free machine. 2. Control-Shift Y in Picasa gives you teddies. For the whole story, go here.  And yes, you should be using Read More …

Free tools

PDF writer. sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=57796&package_id=53473 Quite a nice little programme: automatically installed as a print driver in Word.  Have created several PDF’s and they all seem very fine. Evernote This is like a personal receptacle for all your thoughts and ideas with a flexible tagging classification system.  Quite remarkable. From the PR: “EverNote is an ambitious attempt Read More …