Tools and Resources
Computer tools, services and programs we have used and found to be helpful.
Safe and responsible computing
Safe Computing < Our list of a few Do's and Don'ts followed with some helpful guidelines.
Adobe Reader Help < A short introduction and tutorial for using Adobe Reader files.
www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html - Avast:
A very effective and free Anti-virus program. The free version is very effective and adequate for most.
www.belarc.com/free_download.html - Belarc:
Builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. It also lists your serial numbers and license codes.
www.piriform.com/ccleaner - CCleaner:
A freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html - CPU-Z:
Displays CPU information and some of the main devices of your system.
- Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels.
- Mainboard and chipset.
- Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD).
- Real time measurement of each core's internal frequency, memory frequency.
www.Dropbox.com - Dropbox:
Backup, sync and file sharing. You just have to simply put your files into your Dropbox folder and you will be able to get to them from anywhere. Access and moving files between systems or sending files outbound with 2 gig of free Internet storage.
www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbunitconv.htm - ESBcalc:
User-friendly Windows Utility to convert between units of measurement. Includes 20 Units for Temperature, Distance, Mass, Area, Volume, Pressure, Velocity, Acceleration, Force, Energy, etc.
www.e-sword.net - E-Sword:
A Bible program and more. User friendly and rich with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. Includes many translations, dictionaries, graphics and commentaries.
Version 9 files and Bible Student files located at: www.biblestudentdoctrine.com/pages/e-sword-9.html
Version 10 Bible Student files located at: www.ctrussell.us
http://us.fontviewer.de/index.html - Font Viewer:
Displays all TrueType fonts in any folder. Choose between ASCII or glyph display. Shows unicodes and keys print function for single font and for complete font list. Very small program.
http://earth.google.com - Google Earth:
One of the cheapest ways to travel and explore the earth without an airline ticket.
www.keepass.info - KeePass:
An open-source password manager or safe which helps manage your passwords in a secure way.
Put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk.
www.libreoffice.org - Libre Office - The Document Foundation:
The leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
Stores all data in international standard formats and can also read and write files from other common office software packages.
Free compatible alternative to Microsoft Office Suite
www.malwarebytes.org - Malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes Free's industry-leading scanner is a very effective cleanup tool filling the gaps in traditional antivirus programs.
Detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more.
All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It's that simple.
http://picasa.google.com - Picasa:
Locate and organize all the photos on your computer. Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks. Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web.
www.skype.com - Skype:
P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect free with other users. Features, include SkypeOut calling to regular and mobile phones worldwide, conference calling, and secure file transferring.
www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm - Start Ups:
A resource table for PC users and Tech Support staff who are concerned about the number of programs that run at system start-up. Identifies normal usage or viruses, spyware, and adware.
www.teamviewer.com - Team Viewer:
You can remotely control any PC anywhere on the Internet. No installation is required to just run the application on both sides and connect - even through tight firewalls. Or TeamViewer can be installed to control unattended computers and servers. Comes with integrated file transfer that allows you to copy files and folders from and to a remote partner.
www.timeanddate.com - Time and Date services:
Here is a site for calculating, comparing, and scheduling between dates and time zones.
Plan, display and announce meeting times and events, view time zones, sun and moon phases and eclipses.
Log in and display your personal times, zones, world clocks, calendars and much more.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads - Microsoft:
Microsoft utilities and security tools. Select with care what is useful and needed.
www.winpatrol.com - Win Patrol:
A robust Security Monitor will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission.
www.xnview.com - XNView:
Universal graphic viewer/converter, really simple to use! Support for more than 500 graphics formats. Resize, rotate, crop, adjustments.