Here is some free software programs I suggest you get as they will help with your productivity. We will provide some tutorials on them later.
You should never let windows manage yorr downloads as quite often it can corrupt the files. This software will also let you schedule any downloads which is a great feature.
Make calls from your computer – free to other people on Skype and cheap to phones and mobiles around the world. We use skype a lot to support you as it is free between skype users.
I also suggest if you are an IE user that you download Firefox as it is a lot safer browser to use and has a lot more features than Internet Explorer.
Photoscape (Recomended) http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php
Welcome to the Photoscape
Photoscape is the fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos. Photoscape is provided free-of-charge. This software is Microsoft Windows compatible. (Microsoft Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista)
Firefox (Recomended) http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
Welcome to the Cutting Edge
The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox 3 sets the pace with dozens of new features, including the smart location bar, one-click bookmarking and blindingly fast performance. This Internet Browser is much better than IE for the Internet Marketer.
.Adobe Acrobat Reader
There is a lot of information delivered in PDF format and so you will need a PDF reader to be able to read this format. You don’t need the latest version but get 6 or better.
To Create your own PDF Files – Cute PDF
Of course you could use Open Office that has the PDF converter already available and is a great alternative to Microsoft Office.
Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
File Zilla – http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
FileZilla is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. We will be using this a lot Download
Hex Color Finder – http://www.tucows.com/preview/240092
This is a color finder that allows you to choose custom colors and save, load, and retrieve specific colors from any area on your screen.Unfortunately this company does not seem to be around anymore but it is a great little tool. You wont really know till you want to find a special color.
Blog Desk – http://www.blogdesk.org
BlogDesk is totally free of charge and optimized for the blog systems WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity and ExpressionEngine.
This little program will let you post to your blog website right from your desktop and makes it easy to format and add effects without having to log in.
Trillian Web Page – http://www.trellian.com/webpage
This is the core of web page development and will let your create your webpages. Of course if you have Front page or Dreamweaver you can use them. Download
7 Zip – http://www.7-zip.org/
7 Zip is a zipping and unzipping utility which will let you extract files from many different formats.It will also let you zip files up to reduce size for digital transportation. Download