During my travels around the net I have been coming across the name Elefant Software more and more. The Italian based developers have produced a nice range of freeware with several titles attracting universal praise. Elefant software appears to concentrate mainly on applications to assist the disabled but also includes some very useful general purpose tools as well.
Listen N Write is software to assist with transcribing recorded audio. It is not speech to text and doesn’t utilize speech recognition nor automatic transcription. Listen N Write is simply a combination media player/text editor, but it is a media player with several clever enhancements which make it a great tool for transcribing from recorded audio. The player’s ‘Skip’ arrows adjust the recording forward or back just a few seconds, alleviating the frustration of trying to zero in on a particular word or phrase. Also, clicking on the ‘Pause’ button will cause the player to backtrack the recoding by one second, which helps maintain whole words and prevent truncation. With the inclusion of the full text editor, Listen N Write may not automate the transcription process but it certainly helps simplify it no end.
- Listen N Write HOME PAGE
- Download from FreewareBB HERE: 1.06MB
- Portable version available: YES
Clikka Mouse is specifically designed for disabled people to use in conjunction with mouse emulators, such as head movement and/or eye pointer software. Clikka Mouse places a control bar on the left hand side of the screen with buttons representing common mouse click operations. Simply hovering the mouse cursor over the buttons will trigger the appropriate action.
- Clikka Mouse HOME PAGE
- Download from FreewareBB HERE: 700KB
DVD Slim provides a simple, easy method to create covers for a wide range of storage devices, such as; CDs, DVDs, VHSs, PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, xBox, Nintendo Wii, BlueRay Disck and many more. After launching the software you can select a desired cover type, open and use images from the local disk, specify a title that appears on the front and on the edge of the cover then launch the printing of your project. This DVD cover utility enables customization of the cover formats, the selection of the application’s language and the searching of cover images on the Internet.
- DVD Slim HOME PAGE
- Download from FreewareBB HERE: 5.5MB
- Portable available: YES
There is plenty more freeware available on the Elefant Software HOME PAGE, including titles such as Eye Mouse, Files Terminator and Joy To Mouse – which is designed for people with disabilities who have difficulty working with a mouse, and allows users to utilize a joystick or joypad as if it were a normal mouse. Well worth a look see.