13 power-packed productivity tools

These 13 free downloads will seriously upgrade your work capabilities.

By Robert Strohmeyer, PC World |  Software, free software, productivity tools

Easy presentations: Need to whip up a snazzy presentation fast? Log on to SlideRocket via your Google account, and use its slick templates to embed images, Flash objects, videos, and audio. Then export your presentation as a PowerPoint slideshow or PDF.

E-mail postponer: When you get an e-mail message that you need to act on but don't have to deal with quite yet, NudgeMail serves as a smart snooze button. Forward the message to, say, tomorrow@nudgemail.com or June2@nudgemail.com, and the e-mail will reappear in your inbox when you do need to see it.

Fast flowcharts: To crank out quick flowcharts on the cheap, download Dia. This open-source Visio clone gives you ample shapes and connectors for creating a host of visual diagrams.

File converter: Want to convert a MOV video file to WMV format, or a Word document into an ePub book for your e-reader? Online Convert transforms a wide selection of formats, and it doesn't require you to download or install any new software.

Streamlined PDF viewer: Adobe's Acrobat Reader has evolved dramatically over the years, and it has grown a little bloated along the way. For quicker PDF viewing that won't hog your system's resources, give the free Sumatra PDF a try.

Check our alphabetical list of all of the free downloads mentioned in this package of articles.

Review our list sorted by category of all of the free downloads in this package.


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