Saving on Support Software – Redux Part 1
This is a follow-up on the popular January Tech Talk column “20 Ways to Save on Support Software” on freeware, open source programs. Below the links to some of the productivity software we talked about. Enjoy!
Google Docs — Create and share documents on the web and access them from any computer or smart phone. The familiar desktop feel makes collaborative editing easy.
Fastone Capture — a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.
Tech Talk Tip — “Recent version are Trial only. Last totally free versions is V 5.3.” Look below.
OpenProj — OpenProj is an open-source desktop project management application similar to Microsoft Project. OpenProj has a familiar user interface and even opens existing MS Project files. OpenProj is interoperable with Project, Gantt Charts and PERT charts.
Q-Dir — Q-Dir (the Quad Explorer) makes your files and folder easy to manage, as an installed or portable Windows program.
Fast and easy access to your hard disks, network folders, USB-Stiks, floppy disks and other storage devices.
Foxit Reader — The Foxit Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file. Unlike other free PDF readers, Foxit Reader also includes easy to use collaboration features like the ability to add annotations to PDF, fill out PDF forms, and share information with social networks.
CutePDF — Convert to professional quality PDF files from almost any printable document. FREE for personal, commercial, gov or edu use! No watermarks! No popup Web ads! Now supports 64-bit Windows.
Dia — Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program ‘Visio,’ though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and many other diagrams. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.
Disk Space Fan — Disk Space Fan 4 is a fast disk space analyzer and duplicate file remover software. It helps you to free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big files. It displays disk space usage with a eye-candy ring chart and dynamic animation. You can navigate the folders easily with the ring chart. It integrates well with Windows file explorer to open, delete and browse files and folders.
Zoho — With Zoho, you focus on your business while we take care of the rest with apps that help you get more sales, get paid, support your customers and make your business more productive.
NirCMD — NirCmd is a small command-line utility that allows you to do some useful tasks without displaying any user interface. By running NirCmd with simple command-line option, you can write and delete values and keys in the Registry, write values into INI file, dial to your internet account or connect to a VPN network, restart windows or shut down the computer, create shortcut to a file, change the created/modified date of a file, change your display settings, turn off your monitor, open the door of your CD-ROM drive, and more…
WinAudit — WinAudit performs a rapid and exhaustive audit of installed software, license information, security configuration, hardware inventory, network settings and much more. The program reports on virtually every aspect of computer inventory and configuration. Results are displayed in web-page format, categorized for ease of viewing and text searching.
FreeFileSync — FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool providing highly optimized performance and usability without needless user interface complexity.
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