The Apps We Discussed
Here is a list of the apps we discussed during the class and links to download them. They have worked well for me, but I am not guaranteeing they will work for you or that that will not cause issues on your computer.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Fix It Center
Resize pictures with Prish Resizer
Create a PDF printer with PDFredirect
Open Office Suite
Backup and synchronizing software
Software to take a picture of the screen: Use the snipping tool in Vista or 7 and in XP you can use the following. (I use it in all three operating systems)
Download and install the apps one at a time. DO NOT use more than one anti-virus on your machine. Choose 1 and use it. I suggest the Microsoft one.
Create a short Web address at www.tinyurl.com and at www.tiny.cc
Upload a picture to use in an email at www.tinypic.com
Look up data on someone at www.spokeo.com
Office Suite in the cloud http://docs.google.com/
Backup in the cloud at http://free.mozy.com They give you 2gb for free and if you use my code GFBU22 you get an additional .25gb free.
Upload your pictures to http://www.flickr.com
A drive in the cloud at http://skydrive.live.com , including Office 2007 mini-versions
Test the speed of your Internet connection at http://www.speedtest.net
Create your own ToDo list at www.tadalist.com