Here are links to some of my favorite free
software programs or handy web sites. I have used and installed ALL of these
programs on my own and/or friends' and relatives' computers.
really MUST have good anti-malware software on your computer. But If
you don't want to spend money for it, I recommend this free
software: Avast Free
PDFsam Basic is a great free program
that allows you to split (burst) PDF files into sections or pages,
extract pages, or merge multiple documents or pages into one. It also will
rotate pages. When you install it, be sure to UNCHECK the box so you don't
also install the free trial of the enhanced version. Contact me (using the
link below) if you have questions about settings after you install.
Teamviewer is a program that allows people assisting with tech support
to access each other's computers, share screens, transfer files, etc. It's
free for non-commercial use.
Why buy Microsoft Office if you don't
have to? For creating, editing, opening all Office Suite files, such as Word
documents, Excel files, PowerPoint files, etc., You can use Apache
OpenOffice, a free application. If
you want an email program that, like Outlook, also has a calendar and tasks,
the free Thunderbird
program (by Mozilla, the same folks who built the Firefox browser) is very
To keep track of your passwords,
Bitwarden offers a free version of its
password vault that you can use for your browsers, and the vault is
accessible from your mobile devices, as well.
FileZilla is a free,
open-source FTP solution. I especially like the synchronized browsing
feature. If you don't know what FTP is, you don't need this program -