What we consider the most useful image management/viewing program for
PC's. Double click on a picture file opens the picture up full screen.
Double clicking on the picture thumbnails the whole folder. From the
thumbnail view, images can be dragged and dropped into other programs,
like Photoshop. Our most used program. The Classic version is the one I
Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com
Free reader of pdf files. The format almost every instruction
manual is available in when downloaded or supplied on the program
Use it to check your computer's clock and adjust it to match Greenwich
mean time or local time.
| AZZ CardFile
The idea of AZZ Cardfile is simple paper cardfile or rolodex: pile of
empty cards. No any fields. You have empty "paper" sheet when you start
new card. Very intuitive.
Small shareware program that enables control of cookies. Cookies
are information that websites leave on your computer when browsing. They
are able to identify you on return visits. Important to take from web
site you purchase or download from.
| End It All 2
Small free program that shuts down all the programs running in the
background. Useful to run prior to burning a CD or running ScanDisk
Latest version of the premiere e-mail program. Now can be used
for free with all the features that the pro version has but with minimal
advertising. Enables checking of multiple e-mail accounts. Check your web
site e-mail and your ISP's e-mail simultaneously.
| FinePrint http://www.fineprint.com/
Prints multiple pages on a single piece of paper or can print as a
The number one, most accurate, search engine.
Enables you to lock the icons on your desktop so they won't move
when double clicking on them. Useful if you're constantly loosing icons
because you push them into other folders or hide them under each other.
Free image viewing program similar to ACDSee
Automate typing and other repetitive tasks. I use it for dropping
in user name and passwords into their respective boxes.
| MusicMatch http://www.musicmatch.com/
MP3 player and ripper (converts music CD's to MP3 files). MP3's
are almost CD quality song files that play on your computer.
A better place to download all Netscape versions
The number two browser (used to be number one until Microsoft gave away
Internet Explorer to try to put Netscape out of business). More
intuitive and easier to use than Internet Explorer.
| NewsRover http://www.newsrover.com
News group reading program. Contains a built in MP3 search
| Norton AntiVirus
Buy it. Use it. Update the definitions weekly. What more can I say. I have
mine set to update the virus definitions without asking. And to
automatically delete or quarantine infected attachments that come in my
e-mail. Practice safe computing. Don't open any attachments, even from
people you know.
| Opera http://opera.com
Third most popular browser. Fast and streamlined. Loads pages and
images faster then the other browsers. Good alternative to Internet
Explorer and Netscape.
| Pixie http://www.nattyware.com/
Great little program that gives you the HTML or RGB color value of
anything under the mouse pointer.
Great program for rescuing images from a trashed memory
card. If you can see the thumbnails, paying the $29 for the full program
lets you save the full size images.
The bookmark management program I've been searching for. Works with
Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera. My bookmark folder now has 6,000 entries and I
can find anything within seconds.
Printers Apprentice http://www.loseyourmind.com
Manage the fonts on your PC. View a line of text in every different font
| PrintFolder http://no-nonsense-software.com/
Prints out a list of files contained in any folder in Windows
Explorer as a right click option.
Use the PrintScreen button (on any PC's keyboard) to capture the
contents of your screen or crop and save as a image file.
Free program that plays QuickTime movies and works as a plugin to
Netscape and Internet Explorer.
A very versatile screen capture program
| Startup Cop
Control what programs load when the operating system loads. Disable the
programs that aren't necessary and improve your system resources
lowering your chances of computer crashes.
Neat little replacement for the clock (bottom right hand corner of your
monitor). Also can monitor system resources without draining them like
Windows resource monitor does. Has a monthly calendar as a right click
option that gives you the choice to start the week on Monday.
Another MP3 player.
| WinDates http://www.rockinsoftware.com/
Provides an interactive calendar, event list, alarms, network support,
printing, and many customization options including international date,
time and calendar formats.
A must for every Windows computer. Opens those files you
download from the internet.
Please make sure you have an antivirus program such as Norton's
AntiVirus installed and update the virus definitions on a
| World Merge http://www.world-merge.com/
Allows you to quickly and easily generate large numbers of personalized
e-mail messages using your "internet-ready" database of
recipients and a "template" e-mail message. This is the
program that we use to contact our web site customers by e-mail.
| Zone Alarm http://www.zonelabs.com
Free program that creates a personal firewall for Cable Modem
and DSL users (always live internet connection). Protects your PC from
unsavory internet activity. Can disable your internet connection after a
specified period of inactivity.
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