Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Favorite Blogging Freebies

Here are a few tools I've found handy while blogging. All of them are free with no regisration required!

FastStone Image Viewer - Fantastic free image viewer, converter, and editor. I use this all the time for viewing, cropping and editing photos and converting between formats. There are a lot of nifty tools in here too, including the Image Strip Builder I used to create the strip on the top of my blog.

Online OCR - Converts scanned images of text into a searchable Word, Excel, PDF, text or Html file.

Web2PDF - Converts a web page to a PDF file. This is great for saving something you want to go back and read later. They also offer some services I haven't tried like receiving the PDF file via email and adding a button to allow saving your blog posts to PDF format.

Web Resizer - Quick and easy way to resize photos for your blog. You can do some basic photo editing with it too.

Microsoft Clip Art - All kinds of free clip art, photos, and illustrations, including the one on the top of this post!

What are your favorite freebies?


  1. I've tried FastStone, but couldn't get the hang of it like I could Picasa. I use Microsoft Clip Art, but haven't heard of the other tools, so will check them out. Thanks for bringing them to my attention :)

    1. You're welcome Yvonne! The FastStone user interface is a little different, but the more I used it, the more I liked it. I'll have to try Picasa again. It was crashing with my old PC, probably due to lots of pictures and not enough memory.