Category Archives: Downloads

Oh, the Audiobooks You’ll Download for Free!

Right now, the good folks at Audible and Amazon are giving this year’s high school and college grads (and the rest of us, too) one more reason to celebrate—for a very limited time you can download the audibook edition of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by the inimitible Dr. Seuss for free.

Dr. Seuss Quote

Delightfully read by John Lithgow, this is a deal not to be missed.

Get Oh, the Places You'll Go for Free
Image via Audible

Be sure to use this as a free download and not using your member credits if you’re already an Audible subscriber.

Enjoy!

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Get Art Text 2 For Free

Wowza! The kind folks at BeLight Software. are giving away copies of their premier Text and Graphics utility, Art Text 2 for a limited time. What is Art Text for, you may ask?

“Art Text is a Mac OS X application for creating high quality textual graphics, headings, logos, icons, web site elements and buttons.”

Get Art Text Free
Image courtesy of BeLight Software.

I considered buying Art Text whenever I needed to come up with a logo or a really cool heading for a presention or report. But, the $40 price tag kept me away.

Visit their giveaway page for instructions (you’ll need a Twitter account). Be sure to act soon as there’s no word on when this offer expires.

Bonus!

From now until June 17th the incredibly talented guys at Comicraft are holding their Father’s Day Power Tools Fonts! Half Price Sale. These hand-drawn beauties are the go-to fonts for many of the biggest names in comics.

Comicraft Father's Day Sale
Image courtesy of Comicraft.

With the combination of Art Text and Comicraft fonts your logos, presentations, and other documents need never suffer from dull typefaces and graphics again.

Foom!

Run, don’t walk to your computer right now to take advantage of both of these amazing deals before they go away for good. Trust me—you’ll thank me later.

All images are from my flickr unless otherwise noted.

Simple Motivational Wallpaper for 2012

Last year I created three simple motivational wallpapers for myself and decided to share them with you. As it proved to be one of my more popular post last year I wanted to do it again.

The three images below each occupy one of my Mac OS X Spaces. They inspire me to continue learning—something new every day, to act on what I learn so that knowledge becomes wisdom, and then to share that wisdom with you so that we all can benefit.

Learn

Learn - CCComicrazy - 1920
Right click link and select “save link as…” to download.

Act

Act - CCComicrazy - 1920
Right click link and select “save link as…” to download.

Share

Share - CCComicrazy - 1920
Right click link and select “save link as…” to download.

All images are were made with widescreen displays (resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixles) in mind and were designed in Pixelmator using the Comicrazy front.

You can download the full set, including alternative resolutions and/or in good ol’ Helvetica from my Learn, Act, Share flickr set.

Some of you might recognize these quotes from their original source. Regardless of whether you do or not, these wallpapers can help motivate you to make the most out of 2012.

Did you find these wallpapers helpful? What image(s) are you using to motivate you in 2012? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Face to Face Return With Punk Anthem | SPIN.com

KROQ-FM

Image via Wikipedia

PREMIERE: Face to Face Return With Punk Anthem | SPIN.com.

If like me, Face to Face makes you pine for the days when radio didn’t stink (KROQ, I miss you!) then head over to Spin.com and download the free track All for Nothing from their upcoming album Laugh Now, Laugh Later.

Microsoft Word on the iPhone for Free!

I recently read that Microsoft has been mulling over bringing Office to the Mac App Store. This would be a great boon to Mac users, however, what I think most people really want is for the Redmond software giant to bring Office to the iPhone/iPad (iOS) platform.

So, I’m pleased to announce that this week I was successfully able to get Microsoft Word running on my iPod Touch. Best of all, I did it all for free!

Microsoft Word (5.5) Running on an iPhone!
Photo via my flickr

Because they’re really not all that evil, the fine folks at Microsoft released a special, Y2K compliant edition of Microsoft Word for free. However, because they really are kinda evil, the version they released only runs on DOS. You can still download Microsoft Word 5.5 free of charge.

Lorem ipsum - Microsoft Word on iPhone!
Photo via my flickr

Did you download it? So, now that you’ve got yourself a totally gratis copy of neither the latest, nor the greatest word processing software of all time, what’s the logical next step? Installing it on your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod Touch, of course!

This hack is only possible if you have the iDOS app installed on your iOS device. If you’re running the 1.0 version of the app, you can add the files directly via iTunes otherwise you’ll have to add them directly to your device using iPhone Explorer, or something similar.

For more detailed instructions of installing DOS apps on your iOS gadget see TouchArcade’s excellent writeup.

Word Save Dialog Box - Running on iPhone!
Photo via my flickr

If you want a way to create and edit (extremely) simple Word docs on your iOS device AND you were fortunate enough to grab a copy of iDOS before it was yanked (again) from the AppStore this hack is right up your alley.

I’m not saying you should run DOS apps on your iPhone. I just like knowing that I can. What old school games and apps are you running on your iPhone? Which retro apps and games do you wish you could install? Sound off in the comments below.

Simple Motivational Wallpapers for 2011

If you’re searching for a new desktop wallpaper to help motivate you in 2011 then look no further. Whether your goal is to master the 7 Habits, Get Things Done, or just to manage your time a little better, these three images should help to inspire and motivate you in your New Year’s resolutions.

All three images currently occupy a separate one of my Mac OS X Spaces (via Hyperspaces). They’re a great reminder that there is no substitute for action, quality, and/or timeliness.

Do It

Do It
Right click link and select “save link as…” to download.
Photo via my flickr

Do It Right

Do It Right
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Photo via my flickr

Do It Right Now

Do It Right Now
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Photo via my flickr

All images are suitable for widescreen displays (resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixles) and were designed in Pixelmator—a super-slick image editor for Mac OS X.

It’s 2011. If you still don’t know how to change your desktop wallpaper you’ve got issues. But, in the interest of being charitable, here are instructions for Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows (help links via WordPress Blog).

Some of you might recognize these quotes from their original source. This sage advice has always been helpful to me.

Did you find these wallpapers helpful? What image(s) are you using to motivate you in 2011? Sound off in the comments below.

7 Habits Weekly Planner

A while back, I was going through my copy of 7 Habits and noticed that the book mentioned that a copy of the Franklin Covey Weekly Habits Planner was available at their site.

However, when I went to download it, no such copy was available online. So, I decided to create my own.

7 Habits Weekly Planner

This template provides a weekly dashboard for assisting you to not only get stuff done, but to help you do the right stuff. It should prove useful to anyone working to improve their productivity using Covey’s acclaimed 7 Habits system.

I posted the template as a PDF and also included the original iWork Numbers file online at D*I*Y Planner.

The 7 Habits program is one of the best time management systems I’ve ever come across. I don’t follow it as much as I should, but the principles are sound and it’s a solid framework.

Please let me know what you think of the template, I hope you find it useful. What are you currently using to get stuff done? Sound off in the comments below.