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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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.
In an effort to get the word out about their world-class 3D animation and rendering software suite, Messiah Studio has started the Dare to Share campaign. Similar to a Groupon deal, you buy in for $10 and if enough others also pitch in, you’ve got $500 in software for just $10. These are full versions available to anyone who wants them. The package is available for PC, Mac, and Linux. Find out more.
Keeping track receipts is all in a day’s work for a freelancer, and losing one can mean missing out on big deductions. With Expensify, you can keep track of your spending from your smart phone or on the web. Organize by category, store emailed receipts, track mileage, export to QuickBooks and even input receipts by taking pictures of them! Sign up for FREE.