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21. AceReader Pro
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22. StoryView 2.0
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23. EndNote 7.0 Student (Mac)
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24. Dr. Format Screenwriting Software
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25. Elementary School Learning System
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26. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford English-Spanish
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27. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Crossword
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28. MOBILE SYSTEMS Pocket Oxford English
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29. Reading For Adults
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30. Merriam Webster Word Craft
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31. Final Draft AV2
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32. Phonics Based Reading
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33. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Reference
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34. Bookshop Classics (Jewel Case)
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35. TOPICS ENTERTAINMENT Instant Immersion
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36. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Dictionary
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37. Writing Tutor (Revised)
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38. World Literature: Science Fiction
$24.95
39. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Concise
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40. ENDNOTE 6.0 FULL MAC

21. AceReader Pro
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Asin: B0007IQG94
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: RE:LAUNCH
Sales Rank: 4554
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22. StoryView 2.0
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00007K3A7
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Write Brothers
Sales Rank: 2945
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Create the elements of your story and arrange them into a timeline
  • Get a look at the bigger picture through panning features or zoom in on the tiniest details
  • Create virtual index cards that have limitless space for your text
  • Get close-up looks at where characters and events appear in the story
  • Use the Outline Window for rearranging your story ideas

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Estructurar y jerarquizar una narración
StoryView 2.0 ha sido muy útil para mi trabajo de guionista y cuentista. Su disposición obliga a plantearse la historia en términos de unidades y fragmentos jerarquizados. Por supuesto, no es una norma o una estrategia creativa dictatorial. Es una herramienta útil y uno puede tomarla o dejarla. En todo caso, es muy valiosa.

Es interesante utilizar StoryView tanto para la creación como para el análisis. Determinado guión de una película que hayas conseguido puedes dividirlo en escenas, secuencias, actos, etc. De manera tal de tener un mapa general de la disposición de la obra.

Si conoces algún modelo narrativo, puedes diseñar una jerarquía y aplicarla -como plantilla- a tu narración, como el de Joseph Campbell/Christopher Vogler, o el tradicional de tres actos de Syd Field. O puedes crear tu propia estructura, que es lo que hago cuando escribo narraciones literarias. Las unidades, se «crean» solos. Capítulos, eventos, secciones, actos, episodios, etc, lo que desees.

Lo interesante es que el software se adapta plenamente a las ideas del escritor, se amolda. Puedes ordenar tu narración en un solo nivel, o bien en varios, como las capas o layers de Photoshop.

Tiene dos vistas, la Outline Window, que se asemeja mucho al "Documento maestro" de Word; y la otra, la TimeLime Window es como la marca de fábrica de Storyview, que es la vista de la disposición de tu narración, en unidades de tiempo, página, minutos, o lo que se desee. Puede importarse y exportarse documentos txt, rtf, en formato Movie Magic Screenwriter y otros.

Lo único que le falta, a mi juicio, es un sistema multiplantilla, en el que uno pueda ajustar o aplicar determinada disposición de estructura a la historia, ejemplo, aplicar el modelo Joseph/Campbell, el tradicional, el de Dramatica, alguno personal, así como cuando uno aplica diversos filtros a una imagen RGB o CMYK, con cierto nivel de "transparencia" o "opacidad". Es decir, tenemos dos coordenadas, 1)tiempo y 2) unidades narrativas. Podría añadirse -opcionalmente, claro- modelos narrativos. De este modo, quedarían cubos tridimensionales, en lugar de rectángulos, lo que daría una mayor flexibilidad creativa a nuestro trabajo. Así como también, incorporar un diagrama de tensión dramática semejante al que posee el Power Structure.

No creo que sea mala idea y espero que la gente de Screenplay Systems o Write Brothers ya haya pensado en algo así para la versión 3.0

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended.
StoryView is a sophisticated layout and organizer application for your thoughts and ideas, a virtual pasteboard, without any of the physical hassle. It is designed to let you work in a fluid yet logical manner, and to think nonlinearly in a straight line - like with a non-linear video editing application, such as Adobe Premier 6.0/5.

It requires little computer experience beyond the basics of word-processing, and any work created can easily be used elsewhere or delivered electronically to a StoryView equipped collaborator, etc. Try doing that with a loaded pasteboard.

Any work can also be printed out and stuck on the wall, if so desired.

The Outline View is very useful, it listing all the events and hierarchies in a single column, which can be added to in the usual cut, copy, and paste fashion for text, and for the addition or deletion of events by right clicking, etc., (in windows), or by way of the menu bar.

The toolbars and toolbar views are very customisable, allowing a lean and mean Outline View display, and a fully loaded Timeline View (F9 repeatedly in Windows to toggle between). These bars are accessible in the same way as with Word 2000, which is a nice touch.

Files can be exported as .RTF and .SCW, but you will either have to have Acrobat or one of the .PDF printer emulators installed to convert to .PDF for use in the Acrobat Reader.

The application comes with a very comprehensive set of .PDF manuals, all fully bookmarked. These can be printed out if you prefer, and they'll look great.

StoryView offers the means for anyone serious about keeping their work organised a simple and effective way to do so, and lets you keep your mind on the job of writing as opposed to time consuming and difficult to maintain card paper and pasteboard systems.

Pairs up nicely with Dramatica 4.0 Pro for the complete structural approach. ... Read more


23. EndNote 7.0 Student (Mac)

our price: $92.99
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Asin: B0000APTJV
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Niles Software
Sales Rank: 2247
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Features

  • Search bibliographic databases on the Internet
  • Organize references and images in a database
  • Construct a paper with built-in manuscript templates
  • Watch the bibliography and figure list appear while typing
  • Great for researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians

24. Dr. Format Screenwriting Software

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Asin: B0002H4CCI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Dr. Format Software
Sales Rank: 6270
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Features

  • Dr. Format turns your copy of Microsoft Word (for Mac or PC) into a professional screenwriting program.
  • Dr. Format is the only program designed and endorsed by Dave Trottier, best-selling author of The Screenwriter's Bible.
  • With a built-in interactive tutorial and manual, Dr. Format is fast and easy to learn.
  • Customized toolbar and keyboard shortcuts lets Dr. Format guarantee you a perfectly formatted screenplay.
  • Bonus TV and Storyboard Templates Included

25. Elementary School Learning System
list price: $39.99
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Asin: B0002FCQFU
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fogware Publishing
Sales Rank: 5280
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Features

  • Develop critical learning skills for better academic performance
  • Provides a greater understanding of elementary math concepts
  • Teaches history, geography, reading, literature, and science
  • Helps elementary-school students achieve higher grades
  • Award-winning software features 35 CD-ROMs on 5 DVD-ROMs

26. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford English-Spanish Pro Dictionary

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Asin: B00027M6LC
Catlog: CE
Sales Rank: 42891
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Features

  • Each dictionary article includes a headword, pronunciation and part of speech description
  • Also covers inflected forms, example phrases and sentences
  • Stylish interface offers multiple color schemes
  • New compression algorithms means more data stored in a smaller space, for a more effective portable dictionary

27. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Crossword Dictionary

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Asin: B00027M6LW
Catlog: CE
Sales Rank: 10452
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Features

  • Innovative MSDict Viewer combines high data compression for memory restricted devices with a fast search algorithm and user-friendly interface
  • Text font remapping for dynamic change of font sizes
  • Advanced searching and filtering features for finding the right word, every time
  • Dynamic word history list for each session
  • Add custom notes to any article in the dictionary

28. MOBILE SYSTEMS Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

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Asin: B00027M6KI
Catlog: CE
Sales Rank: 25769
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Features

  • In-text lists and tables that focus on core study subjects
  • Usage notes included, for clear guidance on points of grammar and usage
  • Special pronunciation feature for sounding out new and unfamiliar words
  • WordBuilder informs users on related words, as well as countries, chemical elements, and nationalities
  • Greater explanation of etymologies

29. Reading For Adults
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B0001F0XGK
Catlog: Software
Publisher: SIMPLY MEDIA
Sales Rank: 2012
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30. Merriam Webster Word Craft
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Asin: B0006OC0WQ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Mumbo Jumbo
Sales Rank: 8160
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31. Final Draft AV2
list price: $179.99
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Asin: B00008XOGR
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Final Draft
Sales Rank: 2772
Average Customer Review: 3.96 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (23)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Time-Saver
Writing a screenplay can be a very daunting task, especially for someone who is not familiar with the format. Before purchasing Final Draft, my previous screenplays were written in your basic, custom-formated Microsoft Word document.

Final Draft 6 does it all the formating for you. A function called "SmartType" finishes off character names for you, so you don't have to keep typing in names. This is wonderful when you have two or three characters talking to each other in a string, so you can quickly type the conversation, as if it were going on in front of you.

When I transferred my previous screenplays into Final Draft, it took about an hour or so to reformat a 106-page document correctly. Final Draft was able to interperate about 80% of the formatting correctly, getting confused on mostly transitions and telling the difference between some scene headings and actions. Although, it knew exactly what was dialogue just by where it was placed in the word document, which I thought was remarkable.

Some of the templates for actual T.V. shows are a little silly, but they serve their purpose: giving you the raw format for a certain show, which can vary greatly depending on the series. If you have your own show you've created, you can save a blank document with the initial beginings of the script as a template and be able to have a fresh document ready for your next episode.

Final Draft is a great purchase for the novice screen writer learning the format, and a wonderful time-saver for the somewhat-established to established veteran.

2-0 out of 5 stars Final Draft 6 Needs Revision
Even though it remains the Hollywood standard, Final Draft 6 leaves a lot to be desired. For lack of a decent alternative, I've used this application for the better part of a decade, and it remains clumsy to use and well behind the curve of technology.

The big issue: Onscreen text looks atrocious. After a year on the market, Final Draft 6 still doesn't use Mac OS X's technology to render beautiful anti-aliased text. Third-party fixes, like Silk, work only halfway to solve Final Draft's shortcomings. But should an application that costs $ need fixing at all? Unacceptable.

And beware of WYSIWYDG, or "What You See Is What You Don't Get." You might find the perfect font in the Font Menu, but good luck applying it to your screenplay. Worse, there are occasional text hiccups, where the text-rendering is garbled and screen redrawing is skewed.

'Authorization' remains a nuisance, too. (Bet you didn't remember to 'deauthorize''before a system reinstall or upgrade.) I know of no other software that requires such an unwieldy process just to stay running smoothly.

Final Draft 6 is still better than a typewriter or a standard word processor for writing scripts, but not by much. Considering the steep price, maybe it's time to revisit the competition.

1-0 out of 5 stars Quirky program made useless by copy protection
Buyer beware: Final Draft incorporates an archaic copy protection scheme that will drive you nuts. Every other category of computer software did away with this kind of user-unfriendly copy protection scheme in the mid-80s, but the screenwriting software vendors persist. You're probably better off using Microsoft Word (which is far more robust) and using a simple formatting utility when you're project is finished. If you have any hard drive crashes or hardware upgrades and you forget to de-install Final Draft you will lose your install keys. Tech support is scarce and the online help system is only good for the most basic information. While it should make your life simpler this product will make your life hell. Avoid it like the plague.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best investment I've made for writing.
I purchased Final Draft a couple of years ago, and it was the best investment for writing I've made yet. I had loads of story ideas in my head, but had no idea how to write a screenplay or teleplay, and didn't have the patience to read a book about it.

I am a VERY basic computer user and feared formatting software would be nothing short of a nightmare, but within a month I formatted three one-hour teleplays, started on a screenplay, and knew how to navigate the software fairly well. The Smart-type feature is a lifesaver, and the various view, outline, and report features are incredibly helpful and save loads of time.

There are a few features that were more complicated to learn, and as an absolute novice I had some questions that I couldn't find answers for in the program, but overall - I'm thrilled with it and use it everyday.

I'd recommend this software to anyone, rank amateur or paid professional ,who's looking for a user-friendly, helpful, and reliable formatting system.

5-0 out of 5 stars There's a reason the whole world uses it -- it's the best
Final Draft is simply the best there is. Screenwriter is buggy [I borrowed an install from a friend], Scriptware is a joke [based on the demo I tried] and Sophocles doesn't even run on my Mac. If you follow the directions it does exactly what it says it's going to do. It's a professional-grade tool [even though I'm not a professional-grade writer - YET], it's got 24/7 help [that I haven't even come close to needing] and everyone I know uses it [and I do work in the industry]. As far as I can tell the people who have problems with it aren't using it right or they have crappy computers.

Don't mess around with other programs. This one is the one to use. ... Read more


32. Phonics Based Reading
list price: $9.99
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Asin: B0001F0XGA
Catlog: Software
Publisher: SIMPLY MEDIA
Sales Rank: 944
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33. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Reference Suite

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Asin: B00027NBTI
Catlog: CE
Sales Rank: 51983
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Features

  • Innovative MSDict Viewer combines high Data Compression for Memory restricted devices with a fast search Algorithm and User-friendly interface
  • Text Font remapping for dynamic change of font sizes
  • Advanced searching and filtering features for finding the right word, every time
  • Dynamic word history list for each session
  • Add custom notes to any article in the dictionary

34. Bookshop Classics (Jewel Case)

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Asin: B00004T2UW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Victory Multimedia
Sales Rank: 7612
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars A real bargain for $4.99!
1000 books available for reading and research. Easy to store; gives author dates; classic works; all the books you don't have but need to reference in school or literate research. Auto load; also own their Encyclopedia. Just as good.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent content, poorly formatted
This product contains a wide variety of public domain literature, organized by author or type. But it comes across as rather cheaply made (odd capitalizations, word breaks)--it looks like someone cut and pasted the data from somewhere else, and didn't bother to reformat it afterwards. It's fine for the price, but I'd hardly call it a polished product. ... Read more


35. TOPICS ENTERTAINMENT Instant Immersion French ( Windows/Macintosh )

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Asin: B0000ALFAF
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Topics Entertainment
Sales Rank: 5980
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Features

  • Listen to and imitate authentic everyday speech, developing your own French skills in the process
  • Games and quizzes help reinforce the lessons
  • More advanced activities in World Talk French -Build long sentences, recite the calendar and use numbers
  • Dictation and voice recording software for improving your pronunciation skills

36. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

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Asin: B00027Y7F0
Catlog: CE
Sales Rank: 44467
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Features

  • Innovative MSDict Viewer combines high data compression for memory restricted devices with a fast search algorithm and user-friendly interface
  • Text font remapping for dynamic change of font sizes
  • Advanced searching and filtering features for finding the right word, every time
  • Dynamic word history list for each session
  • Add custom notes to any article in the dictionary

37. Writing Tutor (Revised)
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005JGG6
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Interactive
Sales Rank: 3345
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Writing Tutor provides step-by-step help for writing a wide variety of assignments, including articles, term papers, reports, memos, letters, stories, and presentations. It guides the writer from idea development to final draft, and offers tools for visualizing a piece of writing in its entirety. It checks for language variety, vague adjectives, unity and coherence, adverb usage, and more. Tools for the writer include photo storyboards, with a collection of photographs to help you generate and organize story ideas, chain of events diagrams to organize plots or arguments, timelines, and Venn diagrams. ... Read more

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars Cute, but not very useful.
This program has several cute features (though nowhere near the 50 they claim) but each works out rather like a "demo mode" of shareware. There are a few limited examples in each module, not a full list of features. It takes a lot of work to try to make the program at all useful, and to be blunt, it takes most of the creativity out of writing, rather than sparking your creativity. Most of the exercises reminded me either of a second grade "storyboard" activity or a sixth grade story prompt. None of the exercises are helpful in developing a real idea that you already have into an actual story or article.

I will say this, though: it would be fun to use for a week or two in an elementary school classroom.

2-0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for!
Not even worth the [money]! The typing section of the program may be better. The writing tutor - the level of analysis is very low. It doesn't catch a number of common errors.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware -- You Better Believe It!!!
This programme is really awful. It states that it is suitable for "any" type of writers, but it is really only suitable for elementary school aged children, and even that group would not find this programme very enticing -- I know, because I teach elementary school. I am angry because of their advertising rhetoric, and like the previous reviewer stated, although it worked, it is way behind the times in technologically. Like my kids would say, "This programme [is bad]!"

1-0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware!!!
Buyer Beware! If you have a Windows 2000 operating system on your PC, or the latest operating system for Macintosh, this little gem will not work on your machine.

When asked about this problem, the manufacturer of said, "it's not designed to work on the current operating systems."

I asked them if they intended to upgrade the software and they said, "I don't think so, but then again, technicians are always the last ones to know."

Wrong, it is we, the consumers, who are the last ones to know. We find out AFTER we have bought the product and try to use it.

Writing Tutor may once have been a good idea and a good piece of software, but if it was as good as they say it was its manufacturers should continue to support it.

As it stands today, the software is pretty much useless.

5-0 out of 5 stars Writing Tutor is Easy and Fun!!
Writing Tutor software is the answer for beginning writers and semi-professional story writers who do not want to pay [price] or more for good writing software. Writing Tutor does well among writing software competitors (StoryView, etc.) It organizes your story components, outlines, has a timeline, storyboard, idea wheels, story map . . . I could go on and on. I used it to complete two short stories and am currently using some of the features for my novel. It's a wonderful product at an unbelievable price. I recommend it highly.
David Biscotti, Former Publisher of the Cozy Detective Mystery Magazine.
Current Publisher of Earthbase 3000, Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror zine ... Read more


38. World Literature: Science Fiction & Fantasy (Jewel Case)
list price: $4.99
our price: $4.99
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Asin: B000059R9Z
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fogware Publishing
Sales Rank: 3815
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Survey the evolution of science fiction literature with theScience Fiction and Fantasy educational CD-ROM. From Voyage to the Moon,written in 1657, to acclaimed works of the 1970s, you'll see how science fictionwriters have portrayed rocket flight, time travel, and life on other planets.Writers discussed include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, FrankHerbert, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Nevil Shute, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, andPhilip Wylie. ... Read more

Features

  • Survey the evolution of science fiction in literature
  • See how science fiction writers have portrayed rocket flight, time travel, and life on other planets
  • Includes over 500 images and interactive Q & A
  • Multimedia features bring sci-fi books to life
  • Writers discussed include Ray Bradbury, Frank Herbert, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Primer on Sci-Fi literature. Good for the price
Though the jacket on mine indicated Star Trek; the series is
only lightly discussed. This is an educational Interactive
equipped with mini quizzes on Science Fiction. It covers quite
a lot more than I thought or had known. Nice primer for the price. ... Read more


39. MOBILE SYSTEMS Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary

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Asin: B00027NBSO
Catlog: CE
Sales Rank: 38950
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Features

  • Innovative MSDict Viewer combines high data compression for memory restricted devices with a fast search algorithm and user-friendly interface
  • Text font remapping for dynamic change of font sizes
  • Advanced searching and filtering features for finding the right word, every time
  • Dynamic word history list for each session
  • Add custom notes to any article in the dictionary

40. ENDNOTE 6.0 FULL MAC

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Asin: B00006FDU1
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Niles Software
Sales Rank: 6656
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Once again, a fabulous product
If you do research or write non-fiction, you *need* this product! The newest version (6.0.1) for Mac works with OS X.2 and comes with a separate application (5.0) that works with OS 9.


Keep all your notes in Endnote and access them quickly and easily. Insert perfectly formatted citations into works you are writing without having to look up citation formats. Gather works by keyword, even search distant libraries over the net! This tool helped me survive (and even thrive in) graduate school; I cannot recommend it highly enough. ... Read more


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