Curiosities & Roadside Attractions

18 05 2010

QuieTube: Watch YouTube videos without the distractions. (via Mac.Appstorm)

ConvertPDFtoPowerPoint: Free, but why would you want to convert to PowerPoint with so much other great stuff out there?

Bomomo: I am not a big fan of drawing apps like these but I must admit it is a little fun for a few minutes anyway. It’s like Spirograph on acid.

If you need sound effects for podcasting, theatre productions etc., head over here. Several are free and some are for purchase. (via craigr @ twitter)

How to Add Subtitles to Video Files on Your Mac (via Mac.AppStorm)

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology (via Edutopia)

I am really looking forward to the new Creative Sessions on Illustrative Lettering from the tuts+ Network.

Illustrative Lettering touches on numerous creative fields. Historically, one could look to calligraphers, hand painted signage, and more. Even with early printed books it was small print runs and hand set type. In this session, you’ll learn how professional illustrators are inspired by lettering traditions from the past, and how they integrate this into their digital workflow.

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Convert & Merge PDFs

26 11 2009

mergepdf thumb Zamzar is a great tool if you need to convert that PDF into a Word document. It is rather useful and also supports other conversions between a wide variety of different file formats. I recently discovered MergePDF through my co-worker Christine. It’s useful if you wish to convert merge several PDFs into a single one. If you are interested in small, clever apps/tools like this, I have a small list of others here that may be of interest.