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Impressive – The Stylish Way of Giving Presentations

November 13, 2017

Impressive – The Stylish Way of Giving Presentations
http://impressive.sourceforge.net/

Impressive is a program that displays presentation slides. But unlike OpenOffice.org Impress or other similar applications, it does so with style. Smooth alpha-blended slide transitions are provided for the sake of eye candy, but in addition to this, Impressive offers some unique tools that are really useful for presentations. Creating presentations for Impressive is very simple: You just need to export a PDF file from your presentation software. This means that you can create slides in the application of your choice and use Impressive for displaying them. If your application does not support PDF output, you can alternatively use a set of pre-rendered image files – or you use Impressive to make a slideshow with your favorite photo. Impressive is written in Python, a feature-rich interpreted scripting language. Python is available on numerous platforms. Because of this, Impressive works with most operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux. Xpdf is used for PDF rendering, and OpenGL enables hardware acceleration support required for the various graphical effects in Impressive. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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authorSTREAM – Do More With Presentations

November 13, 2017

authorSTREAM – Do More With Presentations
http://www.authorstream.com/

authorSTREAM is a powerful online presentation sharing engine that allows you to upload your Power Point presentations online for free. It allows you to share your presentations with friends, students or co-workers anywhere around the world. authorSTREAM serves as an online community that gives you access to numerous presentations on varied subjects. You can find many interesting presentations on subjects that interest you. You can rate the presentations, post your comments, and even embed them in your blog. All these presentations are uploaded by community members. They currently support PowerPoint files (PPT, PPS, PPTX and PPSX formats). So, if your file is in formats like Open Document Format, convert it into any of the above formats before uploading. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Ability Office v7

November 11, 2017

Ability Office v7
https://www.ability.com/

Compatible with Microsoft® Office … Making it so simple to share files with others. Ability Office will load from and save to Microsoft® Office 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003 file formats so you can easily exchange files with others. What’s more, Ability Office features a choice of familiar interfaces to match the different versions of Microsoft Office so you can get to work straight-away, with absolutely no retraining required. Plus Ability Office Professional gives you more — a feature rich image editor and a relational database that works with Microsoft Access MDB files. Features include: a) Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Database, Photo-editor; b) Microsoft Office 2013 style interface; c) Switch interfaces between traditional toolbar mode and ribbon style; d) Support for 4k/hi-res displays; e) Unlimited installs for personal (non-commercial) use; f) OOXML import/export — native support for docx, xlsx, pptx; g) Windows 10 compatible — and all Windows versions back to XP; and h) Built with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 — our fastest ever version. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Zotero – Research Tool

November 11, 2017

Zotero – Research Tool
https://www.zotero.org/

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you’re searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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WordWeb Software – Language and Puzzle Technology

November 10, 2017

WordWeb Software – Language and Puzzle Technology
http://www.wordwebsoftware.com/

WordWeb Software is based in Brighton, UK and run by the main developer, Antony Lewis. International versions are usually supported by native speakers based in a target country, and international sales are handled by the third-party companies DigitalRiver and PayPal. Independent App Stores handle sales for phones and tablets. Crossword Compiler has been the world’s leading crossword making software since 1993. There is a wide global user base encompassing teachers, web publishers, professional constructors and enthusiasts. The solving applet is used by many web sites all over the world, from Portuguese crosswords on web portals in Brazil, to The Times and Independent newspaper sites in the UK, to crosswords for teaching English in Korea. Crossword Compiler is used by most of the professional crossword constructors in the USA, and the file format is widely recognised for crossword submissions. Many schools, universities and training institutions recognize the advantages of the program for creating fun educational puzzles. The WordWeb dictionary and thesaurus is widely used internationally, with over 10 million downloads of the free version and a much smaller base of users of the full Pro version. It is one of the main high-quality electronic references for international English, with the free version especially appreciated in developing countries. The mobile and tablet versions are also very popular, with millions of users of the free apps. This will be added to Games Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Refbase.org – Public Literature Database

November 08, 2017

Refbase.org – Public Literature Database
http://refbase.org/

This web database lets you manage your academic references online, and share them with your colleagues. Using this free web service you can: a) upload your references and see what others are reading, the database currently features 42936 records; b) organise and group your references, and assign keywords to them, so it’s easy to get back to a reference; c) generate a formatted list of citations for your academic paper or CV (as HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX); d) export references to desktop reference managers (such as Endnote, or Reference Manager) or BibTeX; and e) Import records from common bibliographic formats and online databases. This literature database is maintained by the refbase.org Public Literature Database (refbase.org). The database is powered by refbase, an open source database front-end for managing academic literature & citations. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Memidex – Free Online Dictionary/Thesaurus

November 07, 2017

Memidex – Free Online Dictionary/Thesaurus
http://www.memidex.com/

Memidex is a free online dictionary and thesaurus with a simple interface, complete inflections, auto-suggest, adult-filtering, frequent updates, a browsable index, support for mobile devices, and millions of external reference links for definitions, audio, and etymology. It’s fast too. Use the Find box for exact matching or browse using the complete index. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Mashpedia – Video Encyclopedia

November 06, 2017

Mashpedia – Video Encyclopedia
http://www.mashpedia.com/

Mashpedia is a Video-Encyclopedia. It blends together relevant sets of videos from Youtube with information from Wikipedia, creating an ideal audiovisual/text content rich-page for any topic. Mashpedia is an effective medium to find and explore online videos about almost any topic. By pairing two of the most prominent content sites in the web, Mashpedia topic pages aim to tell the whole story, provide a bigger picture about any given topic. Using Mashpedia is simple: You enter your search topics/keywords and within seconds you are presented with a full video content dashbord with multiple views and options. This will be added to Tutorial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018

November 03, 2017

eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018
http://www.eReferenceLibrary.com/

The eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018 has been completely updated, reviewed with ALL links verified and is now a 70 page freely available white paper link compilation for a selected group of reference resources that are available over the Internet. These resources are designed to be your eReference Library and to give you the latest and greatest reference resources available from the Internet. The eReference Library Link Toolkit 2018 has been created by Internet guru and expert Marcus P. Zillman who is the Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library and designed specifically for use on iPads, iPhones, Androids, Smart Phones,and netbooks/laptops. Updates to this toolkit are powered by Subject Tracer™ Information Bots (STIB). This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. Additional freely available white papers by Marcus P. Zillman are available by clicking here. [Completely updated including all links validated and new links added November 4, 2017 .pdf 70 pages 466KB]

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Definr – Incredibly Fast Dictionary

November 03, 2017

Definr – Incredibly Fast Dictionary
http://www.definr.com/

Definr.com is a fast, free dictionary based on Princeton’s open WordNet 2.0. The website framework is Ruby on Rails. Looking up words in a dictionary is easy, so we do that with MySQL and cache the top 10,000 definitions in memory. Doing word completion (a.k.a. auto-complete, auto-suggest, globbing) is not easy, at least not when you have to search through 200,000 words for every keystroke. So our word completion is done in a C module for Ruby, and the word completion server is separate from the rest of the site. With the DefinrBot algorithm, we can do 190,000 word completions per second without caching, and that translates to about 10,000 completions per second once the Ruby layer is factored in. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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