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By Ms. Kravitz

I hope that you find this compilation of open source and freeware programs useful.
 

1.     Firefox     - Web browser with great extensions

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/

 
YouTube Download Helper
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

2.     Skype – Free Video Calls and Instant Messenger

http://www.skype.com

 

 

4.     Thunderbird – Email program with great extensions

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

 

5.     VLC – Media player that supports virtually any format

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

 

6.     Audacity – record and edit sounds & music

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

 

7.     Picassa – Photo organizer and basic editor

http://picasa.google.com/

 

8.     The Gimp – Advanced Photo Editing

http://www.gimp.org/

 

9.     OpenOffice – Free Office Software compatible with Microsoft® Office

http://www.openoffice.org

 

 

 

10.  Foxit PDF Reader – Read and work on PDF Files

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/editor/

 

11.  CutePDF – Print any screen as a PDF file

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

 

12 Wink is a tutorial and presentation creation software. Primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software, with step by step instructions.
Read more: Wink - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/Wink/3000-6675_4-10418814.html#ixzz2zMR3Rxt7


http://download.cnet.com/Wink/3000-6675_4-10418814.html

15.  Dropbox – sync 2 GB of files across the net and all your computers

https://www.dropbox.com/

 

16.  Google Earth – Fully Functional Globe

http://earth.google.com/

 

23.  Jmemorize – Flashcard Program

http://sourceforge.net/projects/jmemorize/

 

24.  Stickies – Post it notes for your desktop

http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/

 

25.  PDFedit – Edit Pdf Forms

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfedit/

 

26.  Mikogo – Ask and give remote assistance to a friend

http://www.mikogo.com/

 

27.  DVD Flick – Create DVD’s from online videos

http://www.dvdflick.net/

 

28.  Portable apps – lots of these apps can be carried on a thumbdrive and used

http://portableapps.com

 

Best Websites for Educators and other people:

 

Ninite – Installs almost all the programs that I listed on the previous pages

http://ninite.com/

 

Zamzar – Convert almost any file into another format

http://zamzar.com/

 

Got Free Fax – send a free fax inside the USA

http://www.gotfreefax.com

 

Google Translate – Translate into all the popular languages

http://translate.google.com

 

VozMe – Type in text and have the computer read it to you

http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=en


KeepVid – Download Youtube videos and other sites
http://keepvid.com/


Lovely Charts – Create flowcharts and organizers

http://my.lovelycharts.com

 

Picnik - Edit Photos online

http://www.picnik.com/

 

Gizmo’s Freeware – not enough free programs or you need something particular?

http://www.techsupportalert.com/

 

Xmarks – Sync your bookmarks across the internet

http://www.xmarks.com/

 

Zoho  – Online Office and other programs

http://www.zoho.com/

 

Citesimple   Formats the bibliography for your paper

http://www.citesimple.com

 

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