Identifont: Identify a mystery font online

This free tool is wonderful when you see a font you like but don’t know the name. Identifont has a step-by-step wizard that takes you through a series of questions about the font, such as where the squiggle goes on the capital “Q.” It’ll even help if you have only a few letters to work with (like a flier headline). Another …

iSpring Free: Convert your PowerPoint to Flash

Now this is handy! Download iSpring Free, a little PowerPoint add-in to convert your PowerPoint presentation into Flash with a push of a button. Here’s a sample with my last presentation…. Warning… as a stand-alone without audio, it’s insanely boring. But the cool thing is it became a Flash movie in about a minute. iSpring Free | Free PowerPoint to …

ImageChef: Quick, clever photo customization

ImageChef lets you create quick custom photos with a ton of free templates. I love when I can make a clever piece of art happen within minutes rather than having to mess with a custom photo for hours.  I created this in about 90 seconds, and a third of that was coming up with the book title. This one took …

Mutapic: Instant (weird) art

I discovered this site about an hour ago, and I just spent way too much time experimenting with the art generation tool to create a cool example for this post (yep, that’s it below). Mutapic is addicting. You choose two icon pictures, press the Generate button and Mutapic morphs the two together to create icons. Kind of. Mine were mostly …

PDFVue: Free PDF editing

    PDFVue is a web-based tool that lets you upload a PDF, add notes, make changes and share. I played around with it for a few minutes, and I couldn’t get it to actually change the text in one of my client documents, but I loved how I could add notes about the changes I wanted to see. I …

hidetext.net: Turn your email into a graphic

Spammers sweep websites to collect email addresses, so many people resort to formatting their contact info as something like: bziesenis (at) avenuez (dot) net Other clever people create graphics out of their text so they can’t be swept. Ta dah! Hidetext.net does it for you! Just type in your email address or any other text, and Hidetext converts it to …

Pixie: Identify screen colors pixel by pixel

Oh, I love this little tool. Pixie is a tiny little program that allows you to identify colors on the screen so you can create graphics and documents that match. I use it all the time to replicate the look and feel of my clients’ web pages in the documents I create. You can keep it running all the time …

Gliffy Online Diagram Software: Create flowcharts with ease

  Sure, you can try to create a flow chart with a word processing program such as MS Word, but you’re going to get angry. Your boxes will be different sizes, and your arrows won’t line up. It’ll take you too long, and screw up your diet when you visit the vending machine for a chocolate bar to get through …

Color Palette Generator: Analyze colors in a graphic

It’s not unusual to find the PERFECT graphic and need to create a flyer, brochure, email or web page around it. Color Palette Generator lets you enter a URL of any picture and tells you the HTML color codes from the picture. Easy way to get a professional look for your documents. My sample: