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Sunday, October 17, 2010

5 Free Tools I Find Useful

If you work with international clients, it's only a matter of time before someone wants to pay you in dirhams, pounds or euros. When they do, hop on over to XE's Universal Currency Converter to see if the rate is one you can live with.

Here are some other free tools I regularly use:

IslamiCity's Quran Search - Great for when I need to paste a verse from the Qur'an into an article.

WordWeb's Dictionary and Thesaurus - This program allows you to click on any word in a text to instantly access its definition.

FaxZero - I don't send faxes very often, but this service comes in really handy when needed. You can send two free faxes per day. - Until the United States, Myanmar and Liberia join the rest of the world in adopting the metric system, visit this website to calculate weights, distances, temperatures and other measurements for your internationally published articles. Your clients will thank you.

Countries that use the metric system are displayed in green.

What are some of your favorite tools? Share in the comments section below.

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This blog is maintained by Amel Abdullah, a freelance writer, editor, and Arabic to English translator.