Acrobat Alternative

This is not about another Acrobat Reader alternative, it’s an excellent alternative to the $299.00 Adobe Acrobat PDF editor. For the past couple months I’ve been using the free PDF-XChange Viewer from Tracker Software Products for all my PDF editing needs. I found the UI to be as easy to learn and use as my favorite office suite, OpenOffice. The free version has all of the features many users will ever need in a PDF editor. For only $29.50 the Viewer PRO edition adds the rest of the features that are in Adobe’s product. My employer provides me with the full Acrobat product on my workstations but I’ve liked PDF-XChange Viewer so much that I bought the Pro version myself and am using it exclusively now.

Keep in mind this program is not for creating PDF’s it’s for editing existing PDF’s. For creating PDF’s I exclusively use and highly recommend the free open source PDF Creator from PDF forge.

American Meteorological Society Archives

The AMS has opened up their archives of 20th century articles to the public. Previously you had to go to a college library or pay $$ to see these articles, now we can get PDF’s for free!

This is a fantastic resource that covers all of their publications:
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Monthly Weather Review
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Weather and Forecasting
Journal of Climate
Journal of Hydrometeorology
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Meteorological Monographs
Earth Interactions

The archives search page is here: