Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Rhyme Finder

Writing a poem?
Trying to think of some lyrics?
Looking for a rhyming word for any type of project?

Rhyme Finder is a Google Docs add-on that allows you to select words in your document and find rhyming words.  It is a fun add-on that could have a huge impact on writing.


Google Docs has some great add-ons to help fill in some of the features gaps that exist in the base Google programming.  Please review my previous How to Find post for more instructions.   

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Replace offensive comments and abusive language with expressions of kindness!

What if the internet could be a kinder place? Inspired by the movie WONDER, the #ChooseKind Chrome Extension will change the way you see the web by replacing abusive comments with positive and uplifting words. 


Using Chrome for desktop, the extension leverages powerful machine learning technology to spot abuse online — making it easier to focus on kindness as you scroll through social feeds and video comments on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Natural Reader

Natural Reader (https://www.naturalreaders.com) is a professional text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words.  It offers downloadable software, available for both Mac and PC, an online version, as well as Android or iOS apps.  

The free downloadable version of Natural Reader offers: 

  • Text to Speech
  • Works with PDF, Docx, TXT and ePub
  • Change speed and speaker
  • Floating bar to read text in other applications

The free web version offers:

  • 20 minutes per day for Premium Voices
  • Unlimited usage of Free Voices
  • Supports PDF, Docx, RTF and TXT documents

With the free web version you can drag and drop your files, or type, paste, and edit text directly in the box on the page.  You can also convert files using the bookmark bar icon.

The free Android or iOS apps offer:

  • support for PDF, Word documents, eBooks, HTML files, and PowerPoint
  • provides a variety of ways to import text, including a built-in browser and copy and paste input
  • access to Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive 
  • synchronization with the NaturalReader desktop software 
  • import function to access documents from your Android’s micro-SD 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


DocHub is a website that works with Google to let you mark up, manipulate, and annotate PDFs directly from your Drive account. DocHub, like so many sites these days, has a free and a premium version. The free version allows a user to view and edit 2000 documents and sign up to 5 documents per month.

Check out DocHub.com for videos and information about all of the wonderful things you can do with a PDF.

Listed below are some of the features available in DocHub, copied directly from their sight.

Editor Tools:

* Insert Text
* Draw
* Highlight
* Comment
* Erase
* Sign
* Insert Image
* Stamp
* Undo/Redo

Page Management:

* Merge documents
* Reorder pages
* Append pages
* Rotate pages
* Delete pages

Document Templates:

* Upload a template once then...
...easily fill it out a unique copy of it as many times as you need.
...send copies of it to multiple people for signing or filling.


* Easily sign and save any document
* Create and import signature from phone
* Send documents to others to be signed

Open/Import Documents Directly From:

* Your computer
* Gmail
* Google Drive
* Dropbox
* Any webpage URL