Writing & Language Tools
- Blabla meter for when you really need to be told that there’s too much waffle in your writing
- FreeMind: a brainstorming tool
- English Stack Exchange. A very nerdy linguistics resource
- Evernote: A cloud application that makes for a good tool for storing and sharing research and notes across multiple devices
- Onomatopoeia dictionary Ta-dah! needs no explanation
- Oxford Dictionaries British-American English Comparison. Want to know your pavement from your sidewalk or your aubergine from your eggplant? And what is a courgette anyway?
- Synonym Finder (and antonyms) for all of your word finding needs
- VisuWords is a clever dictionary/thesaurus/wordfinder/word association tool that uses a graphical interface
- Wordnik: An encyclopaedia of words. Antonyms, synonyms, etymology, demonstrated use. Create lists of your favourites
- Write or Die: Creative writing sadism with punishment for not keeping up
- Creative Writing Prompts. Some simple ideas to get you started
- With Painted Words: Picture prompt. Earn money too!
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- Book Crossing: Give a book away but first put a label on containing a unique code from this website. Then watch it travel the world.
- Rare Book Room: HQ digital photographs of some of the rarest books on the planet. Examine them without having to visit the national library in another country and more importantly, without damaging them
- Read It Swap It: Have lots of books in storage that you don’t want to give away, can’t sell and will never likely read again? How about swapping it for another book? Simple premise and it works. I’ve acquired three books through this site already.
- Librivox: Download free audiobooks voiced by volunteers. Or perhaps you might want to volunteer yourself
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Last week I came across a compelling online business library consisting of (almost) everything I need for the business writing, economics and related studies, including loads of wonderfully written textbooks.
And when I say “wonderfully written”, I mean that an earth, mortal human without previous phd degree could easily understand the essentials, then roll sleeves and get to work.
Over 800 textbooks written by professors
We currently offer over 800 textbooks. The books are in average around 200 pages long, and are being used as both primary and secondary literature.
All our books are written by highly respected professors from some of the best universities in the world and exclusively for bookboon.com.
There we have it, welcome:
Why is it free?
There is an excerpt of BookBoon.com mission and concept:
Bookboon.com publishes free and openly available eBooks for students and business professionals. The Books can be downloaded in PDF without registration. Our mission is that students should be able to go through university without having to pay for textbooks.
If you had a look, please share your experience in the comments below. Do you find it useful the way I did (I already finished two of the books on communication).
Have a magnificent Wednesday,