Product Creation Tools

This is a consolidated list of the tools already mentioned in our Product Creation tutorials. These are tools I use all the time, they're easy to use and with some exceptions free.

Keyword Analysis

Utility Tools

Apache OpenOffice: A free office suite, with a built in PDF coverter, compatible with other major office suites such as Microsoft Office. There are versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Video Tutorial: Apache OpenOffice

CutePDF Writer: Enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to convert to professional quality PDF documents with just a push of a button.

Video Demo: CutePDF Writer

CutePDF Editor: Free PDF editing program.

Adobe Acrobat: Is Paid Monthly Membership PDF creation program.

Adobe Reader: Allows you to read PDF documents.

7-Zip: Free open source, Windows, high compression ratio, software for zipping and unzipping files.

Video Demo: 7-Zip Archive File Compression And Extraction Utility

iZip: Free file compression software For Apple Mac.

WinZip: Paid file compression software For Windows.

StuffIt Xpander: Paid file compression software For Apple Mac.

Free Ebook Templates

Better Blog Images: Uses Free Photoshop Actions - Photoshop is required for for editing

ViaMaverick: You will need Adobe Photoshop or GIMP to edit these templates

GIMP Ebook Plugin: You will need latest version of GIMP for these plugins to work. Once installed they work pretty well once you get the hang of them.

Ebook Creation System

My eCover Maker: An easy to use point-and-click online tool to create ebook covers in either 2D, 3D or both.

Audio/Video Production and Editing Programs

WaveShop: A free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32-bit and 64-bit. The program is fast, lightweight and bit-perfect. Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that portion; the rest of the file is untouched. Features include:

CamStudio: An open source progam for Windows able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash Videos (SWFs) . Features include:

Video Tutorial: CanStudio

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