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Free Software and Services


Looking to enjoy those great computers programs and services but don't have the budget. No problem, we are here to help. Check out the free stuff below:

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Browsers


Firefox
Not only is it more secure than Internet Explorer; but this browser offers things that IE doesn’t.

Chrome
It has a clean appearance with minimal menu bars on top. Plus it is very fast and runs on very little memory.

WOT
Rates websites and warns you before you click with a safety recommendation.


Office Programs


OpenOffice.org
This program has a free suite of office products. Which includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and drawing programs.

Google Docs
A simple version of word processor and spreadsheet. Log into Google to access.

PDF SAM
Split and merge PDF documents

PDF to Word Conversion
Convert PDF files to Word

Erase Files
Wipe the drive with Heidi Eraser

Thunderbird
Use this Outlook replacement for email. You can download all your contacts and settings as well.

Create your own cards
Try creating your own mailing cards or labels

Adobe Reader
This program displays, navigates and printing PDF files

Foxit Reader
If security on Adobe Reader is an issue, this is a good alternative to read PDF files

 

Photography & Photo Editing

Google Picasa
Organizing software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures

Paint.NET
An image editor with similar features to Photoshop

Infranview
Photo-editing, effects, presentations and much more

GIMP
Advanced features similar to Photoshop, for more advanced users.


Web Development

KompoZer
There are simple online editors or you can use this Web building software instead of Dreamweaver.

Computer Security & Protection

Spybot Search & Destroy
This program finds and removes spyware and adware

AntiVirus
AVG AntiVirus software

Zonelabs
Protect your valuable files with a firewall


Program Updates

Secunia
Run Secunia's to alert you to updates for third-party programs

 

Wireless Hotspots

WiFi Free Spot
This directory categorizes hotspots by state and city

JiWire
An extensive directory of worldwide Wi-Fi hotspots

Public Libraries
Most public libraries offer free connections

Let us know if you have any great free software ideas that you would like to share.

 

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