I know that as freelancers, we often need software to aid us in our work. I have done some research and found a huge variety of various software tools that can help you, and many are also helpful to those of you who are outsourcing.
Some of these come with free trials so you can try them out before you decide.
Scroll down and see what can help you in your freelance business.
pEBooksWriter PRO: the most powerful all-in-one tool for creating ebook!
– you can build compact self installing .exe ebooks with one click; no separate software required – your ebooks will be self-executable and launch instantaneously; or also aeh ebooks for eBooksReder;
– alternatively you can save the ebook as IDPF Opf, .mobi and .epub (for Kindle, Macintosh, Sony Reader, Palm, iPad, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile / CE, SymbianOS, iLiad, eBookMan, Mac OS X, Handheld PC, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod and a lot of cell phones…); it’s the only software that can simultaneously create so much ebook flavours: exe mobi epub opf idpf
– you’re free to redistribute unlimited copies of your ebook / ebrochure over the Internet and on CD / DVD; i.e. no royalties;
– top-notch security / drm features make it impossible to steal your intellectual property: you can prohibit print or copy / grabbing; you can set an expiration date; you can password protect all or part of the ebook with 128 bit security; you can assign infinite different passwords for different users; does not rely on Internet Explorer so no security weakness;
– compact: one ebook, one source file;
– all-in-one tool: within EBooksWriter you type, page, protect, pack: no external programs required, no coding, no complicated steps, conversions or compilations, no headaches… it is fine also for beginners;
– you can create unlimited number of ebooks;
– you are NOT forced to sell / publish your ebook through us or through a particular ecommerce system;
– full-text search capability, even boolean search;
– music and video: MP3 AVI MPEG WMV……; frames, text styles, popup windows, rollover / mouse over sensitive images, visual linking: feature rich and easy to use;
– forms and shopping cart – so you can distribute your product catalog as e-book;
– comprehensive online manual; easy to learn and easy to start;
– plugin capabilities (e.g. the 3D Buttons plug-in for quick creation of headings and buttons);
– automatic image gallery / photo album / thumbnails generation (Gold);
– the .exe does NOT require additional software installed (there is a built-in browser, so your ebook works fine no matter what browser the end user has; this means also real security because data can not be intercepted);
– little, quick and smart: runs on all MS Windows: 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (and also on Mac Linux with all common PC emulators); also on old computers;
iGooSoft FlipBook Creator is a powerful software for making or creating one or more PDF, Image files to Flash flipping book on Windows. Using the Windows version flipbook maker, you can easily create flipbook with page turning effect for Windows.
With the Flipbook Creator, users can easily create batch PDF, image (.jpg, png, gif, tiff, etc) to Flipbook file on windows xp/7/8, etc. Moreover, this software also enable you to set the book or page like set flipbook information, choose buttom/banner/background color, background image,adjust image parameters, etc.
Abex Word to All Converter is developed for converting Word(DOC, DOCX, DOCM), RTF to PDF, PowerPoint(PPT, PPTX, PPTM, PPS, PPSX, PPXM), Excel(XLS, XLSX, XLSM), HTML, Text, Flash video. It can also convert Word document to image format, like JPEG, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, PSD, GIF, WMF, WMF, JP2, J2K, PCX etc. For each format, it provides multiple useful options to control the conversion. In conversion to PDF, Adobe Acrobat and Reader NOT required. For conversion to PowerPoint, it can convert multipage Word document to multipage PowerPoint. It wil retain the original layouts of your source Word files.
Convert DOC, DOCX, DOCM, RTF to PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, Plain Text.
Convert DOC, DOCX, DOCM, RTF to JPEG, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, PSD, GIF, EMF, WMF, JP2, J2K and PCX image.
Supports convert Word, RTF to MS Office 97-2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 format document like DOC, DOCX, DOCM, XLS, XLSX, XLSM, PPT, PPTX, PPTM, PPS, PPSX, PPSM.
Batch conversion supports processing dozens of document files one time.
You can add the entire folder and sub-folder to convert.
You can drag and drop documents to be converted into Abex Document Converter Pro.
Standalone software, Adobe Acrobat and Reader NOT required.
Set password to encrypt and protect created PDF files.
Set file permissions to restrict printing, copying, and future modifications for the created PDF document.
Able to convert password protected Word files.
Retain the original layouts of your Word, RTF document.
Create high-quality image formats from Word, RTF.
Convert each page of Word, RTF file into a single file.
Support color depth and size settings for the created Image files.
Option to set JPEG image quality.
Option to convert multipage Word, RTF to multipage PowerPoint, TIFF image.
Custom to set PowerPoint slide size and paper orientation.
Custom width, height and frame rate for created SWF video.
Convert each file to separate directory within output folder.
Typing Assistant autocompletes your frequently used words and phrases anywhere. It makes typing faster, more intelligent and lowers effort.
When typing, a smart Typing Assistant suggestion window opens to show you possible words you are typing. Then with one key stroke it automatically completes the word for you. The program automatically learns the words you type, automatically expands user-defined shorthand to full text, automatically accesses clipboard history contents, and automatically launches user-defined application. So that the more you use the program, the smarter it becomes and the more you find it useful.
These are just a few of the tools I came across. Try them, they will help.