Some Useful Software

The below software is FREE. If you have a need for these programs, you can install them on your computer and use them at your leisure. These are programs that you download and install on your computer. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Used to read and print PDF files. Your web browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox) generally has a built-in add-on that allows you to read a PDF in the browser. If you save PDF's to your hard-disk, you need a program that allows you to read and print them whenever you want to.

Adobe website            <-- click to go there and download the program

BlueBerry PDF Filler Program
Used to fill in the fields on a PDF that you have downloaded from the Internet. This program allows you to mark and fill in a field. You can save the PDF (usually under a different name) and print it from your printer.  Very easy to use.

BlueBerry website     <-- click to go there and download the program

Crap Cleaner
Used to clean un-needed files from your computer. It empties your browser work files, your Recycle Bin, etc., and all kinds of temporary files, including most of your browser's history files. Basically, it reclaims disk space on your computer. When you install the program, make sure you "uncheck" the box about the Yahoo tool-bar otherwise take all of the default options.

Cleaner website        <-- click to go there and download the program

CuteWriter
This program installs as a printer on your computer. ANY item that you have the ability to print on paper can be saved as a PDF. Just like saving a file in a word processor, you will be prompted for a disk location to store the new PDF; you give it a location; the new PDF is stored there. You can then access the PDF anytime you want.

CuteWriter website    <-- click to go there and download the program

Password Safe
Do you have a number of passwords that you try to keep track of? Do you generate really good passwords and store them when you are required to provide a password? This program allows you to store the name of the place needing the password; it stores your user name for that place; it will generate a mixed character password for you at your request; it can store the URL for the web site (for places that you log onto -- for example your bank). This information is saved on disk as an encrypted file so it cannot be viewed by an unauthorized person. You do have to remember a master password to log onto the program to begin with.

Password Safe website    <-- click to go there and download the program

Sunbird
This program permits you to store events with times and other information in a monthly grid. It provides for repeating events, e.g., monthly meetings. You can print the grid (you do have to tell it to print a grid otherwise it prints a list of events). This is the last rendition of Sunbird. So once you download and install it, there will be no updates.

Sunbird website            <-- click to go there and download the program

Microsoft Excel Viewer

This program permits you to view Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) files. Download and install this program in accordance with instructions on the MS web site.

Excel Viewer website        <-- click to go there and download the program

Microsoft Word Viewer

This program permits you to view Microsoft Word (document) files. Download and install this program in accordance with instructions on the MS web site. Make sure you install the File Converter below.

Word Viewer website        <-- click to go there and download the program

Microsoft Power Point Viewer

This program permits you to view Microsoft Power Point (slide show) files. Download and install this program in accordance with instructions on the MS web site. You MUST also install the next two programs after you have installed this program.

Slide Show Viewer website      <-- click to go there and download the program

Microsoft Power Point Viewer Security Update

This program fixes a security problem with the Power Point Viewer. Install this after you have completed the installation of the Power Point Viewer.

PP Security Update website     <-- click to go there and download the program

Microsoft Power Point Viewer Service Pack

This program updates the Power Point Viewer program installed earlier.

PP Service Pack website         <-- click to go there and download the program

Microsoft File Converter

This program permits the use of the above viewers with more recent versions of MS Office software.

File Converter website        <-- click to go there and download the program

 

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