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Vim — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a “programmer’s editor,” and so useful for programming that many consider it an entire IDE. It’s not just for programmers, though. Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing email to editing configuration files.

602Pro PC SUITE — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
602 PC SUITE consists of four components: 602Text is a word processor that uses the MS Word .DOC format (9x/2000/XP) and can also open TXT, RTF and HTML files. Not overloaded with unused functions it is small and effective for any PC user. 602Tab is an MS Excel compatible spreadsheet with over 150 functions. This user friendly application uses the .XLS format (9x/2000/XP) and it can also open/save XLT, CSV and DBF files. 602Album creates and manages virtual digital photo albums, creates a photo presentation with the slide show feature, or converts them to an HTML presentation. Load your photo into 602Photo and then rotate, flip or resize it. Decrease or increase the number of colors or convert your picture to black and white. 602Photo also offers one-click automatic picture tuning and a professional red-eye removal function.

OpenOffice — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
OpenOffice.org is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. Available in 25 languages with more being constantly added by the community. OpenOffice.org runs stably and natively on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), and Windows. Additional ports, such as for FreeBSD, IRIX, and Mac OS X, are in various stages of completion.

Adobe Reader — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Adobe Reader free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Created from applications like Adobe Acrobat 6.0, Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0, and more, Adobe PDF files can be viewed on most major operating systems. Adobe Reader 6.0 is the newest version of the familiar Adobe Acrobat Reader software. It also replaces Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader, software for viewing high-fidelity eBooks on your notebook or desktop computer.

pdf995 — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Pdf995 is the fast, affordable way to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format. Its easy-to-use interface allows you to create PDF files by simply selecting the Print command from any application, creating documents which can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer.

EditPad Light — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
EditPad Lite is a general-purpose text editor, designed to be small and compact, yet offer all the functionality you expect from a basic text editor. EditPad is a great Windows NotePad replacement, offering tabbed windows, large file support, conversion between many different formats including ROT-13, and more.

NoteTab Light — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
The ultimate free Notepad replacement and a handy HTML editor. Handle a heap of files with a simple tabbed interface. Search files, strip HTML tags and format text quickly. Build libraries of text macros to speed up your work. Format your text to your heart’s content. Write with the font of your choice, fixed-width or proportional.

PhraseExpress SE — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
PhraseExpress stores such often used text phrases and inserts them into any application (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet browser forms, etc.) in a snap. It takes a single mouse click to select the desired phrase from a handy taskbar icon pop-up window. Additionally, PhraseExpress can run programs, open documents or even perform useful tasks like cleaning your browser from cookies, temporary files and history. It saves time by not having to rekey commonly used phrases, reduces typing errors, is ideal for letter templates, signatures, addresses, chats, runs powerful macro functions to automate everday’s tasks, and is great for Tablet PC without keyboards. It also works great in a network environment.

SimpleOCR — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
This is interesting. A freeware OCR proggy. If you aren’t completely satisfied with the OCR software that came with your scanner perhaps SimpleOCE is worth a try. You can edit your scan in the program’s built-in WordPad-like editor. Options let you extract fonts and images, highlight possible errors, remove noise from the scanned document, and add words to both dictionaries.

WordWeb — 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
WordWeb includes a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs. Features of the free version include definitions and synonyms, proper nouns, related words, pronunciations, 140 000 root words, 115 000 synonym sets, look up words in almost any program.

Dutch Dictionary Project — 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
The Dutch Dictionary Project is likely the most comprehensive multilingual dictionary software repository on the Internet. Install Freelang, then choose from over 60 different language dictionaries to translate from/to English.

Yankee-Clipper — 98/NT/ME/2000
Yankee-Clipper is a super powerful Windows clipboard extender. It handles pictures, text, richtext, URLS, no size limitaions for clippings, has the ability to save and re-use boilerplate clippings, printing, drag and drop, optional permanent storage of clippings. Easy to use, familiar Outlook-style interface.

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