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Write in peace with Dark Room – FREE

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.

Check it out.


5GB of Amazon S3 storage for FREE

Right now, Amazon is offering 5GB of cloud storage for FREE. This can be used for backup, as a sort of remote thumb drive, to run a web site, or serve as the backbone of your new mobile start up. Check it out.

Huge Collection of Hi-Res Wood Textures provides this awesome collection of high resolution wood textures. While their use may seem limited, many of these photos can provide a great “base” of adding depth and complexity to your designs and illustrations.

Find color inspiration with Colourlovers

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.

One year subscription to Digital Photo Magazine for 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.

10 FREE credits at Veer

When you register with Veer, you can get 10 credits for FREE. They can be used for a few images, a typeface, or even goodies in their store!