Saturday Stuff: more free apps

Hello again from Denver! Here’s yet -another- list of free apps that I hope you find as interesting as I did …

  • bFree: a freeware program built by UNC-Chapel Hill that allows you to open a Blackboard course’s archive file, to view the documents in a usable file structure, and to extract files individually or in groups. A lifesaver if you need to make a backup of your course for posterity, or if you need to move the content elsewhere.
  • WebSnapr: instantly create a thumbnail image of a website, no software installation needed. Great if you need to post a thumbnail of a site to your blog, or give a support tech an idea of what you’re looking at when you say something “doesn’t work”. [via lifehacker]
  • Thumbalizr: similar to WebSnapr, but offers multiple screenshot sizes for you to choose from, without having to resize the images yourself. [via lifehacker]
  • PatchOnClick: Windows-only … allows you to create a “patch” file to update documents. From Lifehacker’s description of the product:

    Let’s say that you have a 50 meg MS Word document that consists of 300 pages. Let’s say, furthermore, that you sent this document to someone by email, but that after you did this you changed a few sentences and added a single page. Instead of re-sending your friend the entire document, wouldn’t it be great if you could send him/her a small 1-2 meg patch file that would simply append the older file and bring it up to speed? This is what PatchOnClick is designed to do.

Have a great weekend, folks – and GO INDIANS!

Ryan has been proudly maintaining and contributing to Language Lab Unleashed since 2005, and is the current President of SWALLT. Since the summer of 2013 he's been causing trouble with his all-star colleagues in the UMW DTLT; when not wrangling websites Ryan can be found doing strange things with heavy objects.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: