COOL NEW SOFTWARE FOR 2010

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COOL NEW SOFTWARE FO
R 2010

Session #300

Annette Marquis and Gini Courter, TRIAD Consulting


This workshop is an EFAM favorite with new content every year. We’ll demonstrate free or cheap utilities,
applications, and websites (and the occasional piece of hardware) that fill the gaps in the large applications
suites. In this session, we’ll take a t
our of several hot new products that won’t bust your budget and might make
you a heroine or hero in the eyes of your organization.

AUDIO/VIDEO

AUDIO
EDITING

AUDACITY

Audacity

is a powerful program that allows

you to edit sound recordings,
record and play

sounds,
and
import
and export

WAV, AIFF, MP3, and OGG files.

PRICE: FREE

http://audacity.download
-
latest.com


VIDEO EDITING

ADOBE PREMIERE ELEME
NTS 8

Although this program has a fairly steep learning curve, it is a powerful tool for the price. It supports nearly all
common video formats, is compatible with Blu
-
Ray and HD, and has a large library of online templates and
effects.

PRICE:

$
94.99

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiereel


SCREENCASTS AND
PRESENTATION/VIDEO S
HARING

CAMTASIA STUDIO

Use
Camtasia Studio

from TechSmith

t
o edit and produce screencasts
or capture and share PowerPoint
presentations and webcam footage
.
It’s at
the higher end price
-
wise
but considered the best software of its
type.

PRICE: $
299


http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp


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SLIDESHARE

With Slideshare, you can

upload and share your PowerPoint & Keynote presentations, Word & PDF documents
and then add audio to make a webinar. You can share your slideshows with your team or with the world. It’s
also a great place to see what others are talking about.

PRICE: FRE
E

http://www.slideshare.net


SCREENCAST

Screencast is a media hosting site for video, images and documents. It’s designed to work directly with other
TechSmith products, Camtasia Studio, Jing, SnagIt, and Morae, b
ut can be used on its own. Share the content as
an RSS feed or a MediaRoll widget. You control the rights to your content and you ca
n share it privately or
public
ly.

PRICE: Free up to 2 GB storage and 2

G
B

Bandwidth
;

$9.95/month or $99.95/year for 25 GB storage and 200 GB
bandwidth
.

http://screencast.com


SCREENTOASTER

Screen
T
oaster is an online service that captures video of onscreen action. Use it for making training videos,
de
mos, or lectures. You can then share and stream videos in Flash by embedding them on blogs and websites.

PRICE:
FREE

http://www.screentoaster.com


JING

Jing lets you snap pictures of anything on your screen and

send a link to the image via email, chat, Twitter, or
other tools. Jing integrates with TechSmith’s other products
:

Camtasia Studio for editing and ScreenCast.com for
storing your Jings. With Pro version you can capture video from your webcam, you can sha
re on YouTube, and
videos are unbranded (no ads).

PRICE: Free up to 2 GB Storage; $14.95/y
ea
r for Pro version
.

http://www.jingproject.com


VIDEO BROADCASTING

LIVESTREAM

With LiveStream, you can launch and maintain your own Web TV Channel. With this service, you can run
prerecorded video 24/7, offer video on demand (VOD), and present live video.
LiveStream won the Readers’
Choice award for the best Live Video Streaming Pla
tform.

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PRICE:
FREE

with 10 GB limit, ads and SD quality; $350/month with 1 premium channel, 3000 viewer hours,
1,000 GB and HD quality. Network plan

also

available.


http://www.livestream.com


USTREAM

Broadcast live video and allows viewers to watch on their own time with video on demand services.
You can
even broadcast to the iPhone.

PRICE:
FREE
; Paid subscription and pay
-
as
-
you go service is available from Watershed.

http://www.ustream.tv

https://watershed.ustream.tv


YOUTUBE

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community. Designed for easy video sharing, videos are
limited to 10 minutes in length. You can
create and design your own YouTube channel,
to
which viewers can
subscribe so that whenever they login to YouTube they can see your latest offerings

PRICE: FREE

http://www.youtube.com


COLLABORATION AND
PRODUCTIVITY

ONLINE DATABASES

DABBLE DB

DabbleDb is an online relational database

development tool
.
You can c
reate
tables (called categories), set up
views,
reports, sort, group

and filter data
,
enter formulas and subtotals, create pivot tables, display the data in
cal
endars, charts, and maps, and share and collect data on the web. One of the most powerful features of the
tool is the ability to create web forms to collect data and
to be able to display data from the database on a
webpage.

PRICE: $24
/
month for 3 users
;
$8
/mo
nth per additional user.

http://dabbledb.com


H
osted
D
atabase

HostedDatabase offer
s

complete web
-
hosted software applications, such as a Contact Management, Time and
Billing, Project Management, Expens
e Tracking and Event Management,
as well as do
-
it
-
yourself databases.
Applications are complete relational database software solutions, with forms, queries, and reports.

L
imited
customization
is
available. Databases are completely customizable but are fla
t
-
file database
s, similar to
Excel
worksheet
s
.

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PRICE
: $5
/
month/per user for unlimited applications

or $5
/
month/ per user for unlimited databases up to 2.5
MB storage. Additional plans are available for increased storage.

http://www.hosteddatabase.com


ROAMBI

Roambi is not a database but a data visualization
tool. By uploading data from
Excel worksheet
s
, HTML tables,
or
CSV files, you can create interactive views of the data in the form of charts and graphs that can be downloaded
to iPhones and iPads. The Pro and Enterprise versions accept data from a variety of other sources, including
Google Docs, Salesforce,
and
SAP pr
oducts.

PRICE: FREE fo
r individual version; $99/user/y
ear for Pro.

http://www.roambi.com

MEETING
TOOLS


MEETINGMIX

MeetingMix is an online agenda and minutes template that you can
use to
share
and collaborate on
with
a
ttendees
. You can create an agenda and
take minutes

directly into MeetingMix (you must be online to use it,
however). All of the attendees can see the minutes on one centralized place online, with

key decision
s

and
follow
-
up actions

highlighted.

PRICE: $9
.95/month

http://meetingmix.com


MEETINGWIZARD

With MeetingWizard, you can propose dates and times to meetings attendees who inside or outside of your
corporate network. When everyone has responded, you can quickly see

which times everyone is available and
confirm the meeting with them. MeetingWizard also sends out automatic reminders a day before the event. This
tool does not integrate with Outlook so once you’ve agreed on a time, you have to add the meeting time to yo
ur
calendar and calendars of those attendees you manage.

PRICE: FREE

http://www.meetingwizard.com


DOODLE

Doodle is an online meeting tool in which you can propose dates and times to meeting participants; you can also
poll them on simple questions, eg., where do you want to meet? Doodle has plugins for Outlook, Google
Calendar, and Lotus Notes to integrate wit
h both calendars and contacts.

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PRICE: FREE; $28
/
year for premium version with personalization features and no ads. Branded version also
available.

http://www.doodle.com


ONLINE STORAGE AND
DOCUMENT
COLLABORATION

GOOGLE DOCS

Google Docs is a powerful, full
-
featured

online document creation, sharing, and collaboration tool that allows
you to upload and create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms.
The new version has
chat, character
-
by
-
characte
r real time co
-
editing, and
improved importing and exporting, including the ability to
upload, store and share any file regardless of format.

PRICE: FREE

http://www.docs.google.com


MICROSOFT OFFICE
LIVE

WORKSPACE

With Microsoft Office Live

Workspace
, you can access document from anywhere, store up to 5 GB, share with
anyone, collaborate on documents, and view Microsoft Office files in your web browser.

A workspace is a free
online storage place where yo
u can save, access, and share documents (such as Office Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint) and files. When you invite someone to your workspace, you can decide if they can edit or simply
review. You can access your workspace from any computer with an Internet co
nnection and a Web browser.

PRICE: FREE

http://workspace.officelive.com


MICROSOFT WINDOWS LI
VE SKYDRIVE

As part of Windows Live,
Windows Live Skydrive gives you

25 GB of free, password
-
protected online storage
where you can share photos, files, and documents.

PRICE: FREE

http://windowslive.com/online/skydrive


OFFICE WEB APPS

ON WINDOWS LIVE

With the release

of Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft is also rolling out Office Web Apps
,
a competitor to Google
Apps.
Office Web Apps allow you to work from virtually anywhere with the familiar Office functionality you use
every day. If you have an Internet connection, y
ou can access, edit, and share documents easily

and store
them to Windows Live using your Windows Live ID, so they’re never farther away than your PC or smartphone.

With the Web Apps for organizations, you’ll also be able to p
ost your work on Microsoft Sha
rePoint 2010 and be
able to edit, save, and share your work.


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PRICE: FREE

http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/office
-
web
-
apps


NOTE: On May 14, 2010, Microsoft announced that
it w
ill combine

Microsoft Office Live Workspace
with Windows Live SkyDrive

when it rolls out Office Web Apps so you’ll be able to store, edit, and
share documents all in one place.

MICROSOFT LIVE MESH

With Live Mesh, you can synchronize files with all of your

devices, so you always have the latest versions handy.
Access your files from any device or from the web, easily share them with others, and get notified whenever
someone changes a file.

PRICE: FREE, maximum 5 GB

https://www.mesh.com


NOMADESK

With
NomaDesk
, you can create virtual file servers that you keep private, share with a team, or make available
to the public. You and your invited guests can upload any kind of document to the file server. With team file
serv
ers, users can download

the

NomaDesk
desktop application or access files online
.
With the desktop
application installed,
NomaDesk file servers look like any other shared drive in Windows Explorer. Any changes
made to files on the file servers are synced to

the other users’ computers so everyone has a local copy that they
can access online or off.

Every

time a file is changed or a new file is saved on your server it gets backed up to the
cloud. Since your files are backed up to redundant servers in the clou
d, Noma
D
esk provides instant disaster
recovery.

Also has a mobile phone app so you can access files from your iPhone or Blackberry.

PRICE: $50/year for a Personal Fileserver; $15/month for a Team Fileserver for unlimited number of users

http://www.nomadesk.com



SUGARSYNC

SugarSync allows you to backup and sync to and from multiple computers and access files from any web
browser. With automatic versioning built
-
in, you can always recover the previous
five versions of any file. If you
want to collaborate on a file with someone else, you can share a folder and give them read
-
only or edit rights.
And b
ecause SugarSync saves versions
you

can who see made what changes and when.
In addition, you can
share ph
otos and stream music to any browser or iPhone. Without a doubt, SugarSync has the best looking and
easiest to use iPhone app of any of its competitors.

PRICE: $50/year for 30 GB up to $399.99/year for 500 GB; business plans also available

https://www.sugarsync.com


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ONLINE MEETINGS

VIDEO CONFERENCING

oo
V
oo

OoVoo is a video chat service that offers high quality video for up to six people. Subscribers are given a
permanent video chat address that you can send out whe
never you want, to whoever you want. Your callers just
click the link and ooVoo opens in their browser. You can subscribe to a plan or purchase on a pay
-
per
-
use basis.
By purchasing credits, you can add people to your call (up to 6 video chatters), add pho
ne participants, share
your desktop, and add high resolution. You can also add your chat
-
room to a website so you are available
whenever anyone wants you. You can also record and send video emails
. With business plans, you can add seats
at reduced rates an
d eliminate ads.

PRICE: FREE for 2
-
way chat; $9.95/month for a 3
-
way plan and $19.95/month for a 6
-
way plan. Business plans
start at $39.95/user/month and decrease as you add users.

http://www.oovoo.com


SKYPE

Skype has become the standard for Internet calls (Voice over IP or VOIP) and 2
-
way video calls


you know that
because it is now a verb, “Do you want to Skype tonight?” You can use Skype between any two Internet
-
connected computers around the world or by p
urchasing a plan or credits, you can call any landline throughout
the world. If you have a mobile phone, you can install the Skype app and make calls wherever you have Internet
connection, even if you don’t have cellular service.

PRICE: FREE for basic ser
vices; Call phones worldwide for 2.1¢/min

or
$1.09/month.

http://www.skype.com


WEB CONFERENCING

DIMDIM

With DimDim you can have
web conferences with up to 20 people for free. Give presentations where you share
web page
s, your desktop, whiteboards, voice, and video. You can also record the meetings for playback later.
DimDim has four versions, Free, Pro, Webinar, and Enterprise. With Pro you can customize and brand the page
and with webinar, you can hold conferences with

up to a 1000 participants. DimDim is the most economical
solution
for

web conferencing.

PRICE: FREE for up to 20 participants; $25/month for 50; $75/month for 1000 participants.

http://www.dimdim.com


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G
o
T
o
MEETING

GoToMeeting is a web conferencing
service for up to 15 attendees
that includes desktop or application sharing,
ability to
change presenters

and
share keyboard and mouse control, one
-
click recording, drawing tools,
and
audio conferencing (via telephone and
computer)
. An IPad version is also available.

GoToWebinar is for groups of 100 to 1000 and includes audience management tools such as customizable
invitation and registration, automated reminder and follow
-
up emails, polls and surveys, attendees "raise
h
ands," a dashboard to monitor attendee participation, and detailed reports (pre
-

and post
-
session).

GoToTrain
ing, for 25
-
200 attendees
includes GoToMeeting and these additional features:

an

online course
catalog, configurable class size, tests and materia
ls (before, during and after), content library (store tests and
materials), break timer (count down break minutes),
and the ability to share

recorded sessions online
.

PRICE: $49/month for GoToMeeting; $99/month for Got To Webinar; and $149/month for GoToT
raining.

http://www.gotomeeting.com


PERSONY

Persony Web Conferencing 2.0 is a feature
-
rich Web and video conferencing solution designed to be hosted by
corporations or service providers using their own Web serve
rs. With Persony's solution, you can share your
desktop, give a sales presentation, conduct a webinar, or provide online training with a one
-
time purchase.
Persony's solution is Flash
-
based and doesn't require any download. Participants can join a meeting
from
virtually any Web browser and computer.

PRICE: $199 one
-
time fee (5 licenses minimum*) for up to 10 attendees. Can purchase additional licenses for 25
and 100 attendees.

http://www.persony.com


W
eb
E
x

WebEx is Ci
sco’s web conference service. With WebEx you get real
-
time presentation and application sharing,
the ability to pass control to other trainers or to learners, cross
-
platform support (Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris),
m
ixed
-
mode audio

standard phone plus
VoIP

in the same session
, and the a
bility to record sessions for on
-
demand playback
. WebEx Meeting Center is designed for up the 25 participants. WebEx Training Center can
handle up to 1000 participants.

PRICE: $49/month per host.

http://www.webex.com


SURVEYS

SURVEYMONKEY

S
urveyMonkey
is
a to
ol to

create and publish custom surveys, and then view results graphically and in real time.

Despite its strange name, SurveyMonkey has become the leading survey creation tool avai
lable.
With
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SurveyMonkey
,

you can
, of course,
conduct surveys but you can also use it for event registration, by managing
scheduling, registration and post
-
event evaluations.
You can creat
e performance evaluation forms and even give
tests and quizzes. It’s

a very powerful and flexible tool with various available question types and the ability to
export results to Excel or PDF.

PRICE: FREE for 10 questions and 100 or fewer responses; $19.95/month for Pro plan with unlimited questions
and up to 1000 response
s/month; $16.67/month billed annually for Unlimited plan.

http://www.surveymonkey.com


ZOOMERANG

Zoomerang is a powerful survey creation tool that includes the ability to conduct market research by surveying
established panels of participants based on demographic and other features (for example,
18
-
24 year olds who
have an iPhone
). It includes the abi
lity to export Results to PowerPoint or PDF, create graphs and charts of
survey results, and produce statistics and comparison reports. Zoomerang offers a library of predesigned surveys
for measuring customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and marke
ting surveys.

PRICE: FREE for 12 questions and 100 or fewer responses;
$199/year for Pro plan with unlimited questions and
surveys; $599/year for Premium plan (includes integration with Salesforce.

http://www.zoome
rang.com


TRAVEL

AND MAPPING

MICROSOFT STREETS AN
D TRIPS

Streets & Trips is easy
-
to
-
use travel and map softwar
e that helps you plan any trip.
Streets & Trips gives you
accurate directions to just about anywhere in the United States and Canada. Plus, Street
s & Trips is GPS
-
enabled, so you can just plug in your GPS locator for spoken, turn
-
by
-
turn directions. If you don’t have a GPS
device,
you can buy the most inexpensive GPS on the market with
Streets & Trips with GPS Locator.
Of value to
business user, you

can import address data from a spreadsheet and see all the locations displayed on a map. It’s
database includes hotels, restaurants, and a large number of others points of interest.

PRICE: $39.95 or $69.95 with GPS locator

http://www.microsoft.com/streets


KAYAK

Kayak is a travel site that searches hundreds of other travel sites so you can compare results to f
ind and book
cheap airline tickets, hotel r
ooms, vacations and rental cars.
With Kayak, you can user sliders to set the time you
would prefer to leave and time you’d prefer to arrive. You can select the specific airlines you’d like to see and
get notified by email is the fare changes.

PRICE: FREE

http://www.kayak.com


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SMARTERTRAVEL

SmarterTravel.com is
ranked
the best of
its kind by
TopTenReviews.com. Like Kayak, SmarterTravel is
a new kind
of travel site
:

travel search engines that explore other sites to seek out the best deals for flights, cr
uises, hotels
and car rentals. But Smarter Travel offers: a button field of the top ten online travel sites where you can quickly
go from site to site to see which one offers the best deal for you. Smarter Travel also has a side menu on every
page of speci
al deals at genuine discount prices.

PRICE: FREE

http://www.smartertravel.com



WEBSITE CREATION TOO
LS

JOOMLA

Joomla is
an award
-
winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and
powerful online applications. A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of
content on your Web site
, including
simple text, p
hotos, music, video, and documents.
A major advantage of
using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Many aspects, including its
ease
-
of
-
use and extensibility, have made Joomla
one of
the most popular Web site software
services
available.
Joomla is an op
en source solution that is
free to everyone.

PRICE: FREE

http://www.joomla.org


GOOGLE SITES

Google Sites is an online application
designed specifically for creating team websites.
With Google Sites, you can
gather videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text
into one place

and easily share
them

for viewing
or editing
by

a small group
. Although Google Sites is intended for teams, it is powerful enough to create simple
pub
lic websites with little effort. It includes a number of prebuilt templates and settings for setting appropriate
permissions for accessing and sharing the site.

PRICE: FREE

http://www.google.com/sites


MICROSOFT OFFICE LIV
E SMALL BUSINESS

As a Microsoft Live Small Business subscriber, you can build a website up to 500 MB with hosting, 100 email
accounts, site traffic reports, a contact management system, and online business applications all for free.

PRICE: FREE; additional charges for pre
mium, ad
-
free mail, and custom domain name.

http://smallbusiness.officelive.com

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NETWORK SOLUTIONS

Network Solutions is a domain site hosting, registration, and ecommerce service that offers a dynamic, we
bsite
creation tool
, called
Easy Website Builder,

that requires little or no technical skill
. With Easy Website Builder you
can create dynamic websites that contain text, documents, video, photos, tables,
forms, calendars, and more.
You can choose from

a 1
00 or more professionally
-
designed templates
, design your own, or have their
professional designers build the site for you. Maintaining the site is relatively simple with familiar text
-
editing
tools, drag
-
and
-
drop web parts, and other features.

PRICE: $9.
95/month with 300 GB of space, 50 email boxes and 1 custom domain name
.

http://www.networksolutions.com





www.triadconsulting.com

TRAVERSE CITY, MI


OFFICE: 231.26
9
.3613
-

FAX: 866.534.6010

info@triadconsulting.com

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-
class training in Microsoft Office:

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