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Endlessly tweaking his workflow for comfort and efficiency, Erez is a freelance writer on a mission to discover the simplest, coolest, and most effective software and websites to make tomorrow happen today.

Debug Web Pages in Firefox With Firebug

Whether you're a Web designer or a JavaScript programmer, Firebug provides invaluable tools for debugging websites.

Turn Your Photos Into Striking High-Dynamic-Range Images With EasyHDR Pro

EasyHDR lets you produce stunning high-dynamic-range images with an easy-to-use, professional interface.

Vitamin D Turns Your Webcam Into a Security Camera

Vitamin D turns your webcam into a sophisticated home surveillance system.

Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 2

In the second part of our donationware series, we introduce a few hidden gems that you can download and use for free. All of these programs accept contributions, and some support charities.

Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

These fantastic, well-known utilities are donationware--you can use them for free, but the developers ask for a contribution to keep their work going. Now is a great time to give back to the creators.

Configurable Miranda IM Handles Many IM Protocols With Aplomb

Miranda IM is an extremely customizable open-source IM client supporting many protocols.

Step Away From the Spreadsheet and Dig Donationware Gem OpalCalc

OpalCalc is a unique calculator that lets you use natural language for day-to-day calculations.

Gpg4win: Powerful Encryption for Free

Gpg4win is an easy-to-use installer for setting up powerful email and file encryption on your system.

TweetCaster Review: A Slick, Powerful Free Twitter Client

TweetCaster's free version does have ads, but that doesn't keep it from feeling polished and robust.

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Geek Alert: jEdit Is a Fine Text Editor for Coders Who Have RAM to Spare

jEdit is a Java-based programmer's editor with a boatload of optional plugins, color schemes, and configuration options.

Read It Later Pro Review: A Good Way to Cache Interesting Articles

Read It Later Pro is a very capable app, though doesn't have many more features than the free version.

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Humble Bundle: Play Games, Be a Real-Life Hero

The Humble Bundle offers time-limited bundles of games and allows you set your own price and donate a part of the proceeds to charity.

PhotoTangler Collage Maker Easy Enough for Kids

PhotoTangler is an easy-to-use application that lets you create picture collages easily and visually.

WriteMonkey Removes Distractions So You Can Just Write

WriteMonkey is a full-screen writing environment that lets you focus on what you're trying to say, and forget the rest.

Can Knockdown 2 Review: Simple Gameplay With Impressive Graphics

Despite some annoying marketing gimmicks, Can Knockdown 2 manages to be addictive.

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