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
http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx

Microsoft Fix It Center
http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal

CCleaner
http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal

Smart Defrag
http://www.iobit.com/iobitsmartdefrag.html

Ad-Aware
http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

Resize pictures with Prish Resizer
http://tinyurl.com/3v9zbra

Create a PDF printer with PDFredirect
http://tinyurl.com/yzs7hpg

Open Office Suite
http://www.openoffice.org/

Backup and synchronizing software
http://www.goodsync.com/download

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)
http://download.cnet.com/MWSnap/3000-2072_4-10524229.html

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.


Web Sites:

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/ 
Also http://www.zoho.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