Dark Room is a simple word processor that does away with menu bars, palettes, options, and that insipid “Clippy.” All you get is a black screen and your very default-looking green text. I use this pretty much anytime I’m writing copy since it produces a simple .txt file that can be easily imported to InDesign or the web. Available for Windows. Check out WriteRoom for OSX.
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Brands of the World is my go-to resource for vector logos. I often find myself trying to scrounge together logos for various projects I’m working on and usually begin and end here. Their collection is extensive and includes both newer and older versions as well as many variants used in other markets. Registration is free.
Colourlovers is one of the best tools available for all manner of creative folks. From illustrations to web designers, color can sometimes be the one element that holds back a design. Colourlovers allows you to browse user-created palettes, find new colors, and share patterns that make clever use of unique colors. Best of all, it’s absolutely free.
Snag a one year subscription to Digital Photo Magazine for FREE. Yeah, I’ve never heard of it either, but if this is your thing, you can’t complain about FREE.