Guerilla Productivity Tools: Work More Efficiently & Effectively with Free or Inexpensive Software Gems

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Dec 7, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Anthony A. Luscre
mo_luscre @ mogadore.net
Director of Technology www.mogadore.net/tech
Mogadore Local Schools www.mogadore.net/portal
C:\Documents and Settings\mo_luscre\My Documents\inservices_&_presentations\Guerilla Productivity Tools\[Guerrilla_Productivity_Tools_Version_08.09.03_color.xls]Software Categories
Categories
SubcategoriesExamplesWeb Site Sources
Operating SystemsLinux (in a wide variety of flavors)www.linux.org/dist/index.html
OS UpdatesMicrosoft Windows Server Update Serviceshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus
OS Utilities
SysInternals (Free), Winternals ($, but no longer available new), Windows
Power Toys
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
OS- Software & Download Extras
Virtualization VM Ware, VirtualBox, Virtual PC, BootCamp, Parallels Desktopwww.vmware.com/download/server -- www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/virtualpc
Boot & RepairUltimate Boot CD (UBCD), Knoppixwww.ultimatebootcd.com -- www.knoppix.org
VNC (many flavors) support for Windows, Mac & Linuxwww.realvnc.com -- www.tightvnc.com -- www.uvnc.com
Miscrosoft Windows- Remote Desktop (XP and higher)http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx
Lab Monitoring / BroadcastingiTALC- Monitoring/View Multiple Desktops and/ or Broadcast one to allhttp://italc.sourceforge.net
Internet BrowserFireFoxwww.mozilla.org
Internet Browser Add-ons & PluginsFireFox Extensionshttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox -- www.mogadore.net/gpt
Web Page Editors- WYSIWYGKompoZer, Mozilla SeaMonkey Composerwww.kompozer.net -- www.seamonkey-project.org
Content Management SystemsDrupal, Content Made Simplehttp://drupal.org -- www.cmsmadesimple.org
Web ServerApache XAMPPwww.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
Bookmarking ServicesOnline Social Bookmarking Sites (del.icio.us, Digg, Furl, Slashdot, etc.)http://websearch.about.com/od/bestwebsites/tp/freebookmarks.htm
Automation/ Programming/ dbasesPHP / MySQLwww.php.net / www.mysql.com
Course Management SystemsMoodle, Sakaihttp://moodle.org -- http://sakaiproject.org
Directory & File ManagementZ-Tree($)-new version of X-Tree (www.xtreefanpage.org), AJC GREP($)www.ztree.com -- www.ajcsoft.com
Remote File Access
ifolder (free), others choices include a variety of online file storage including: Windows Live FolderShare
(beta), Google Desktop, etc. (there may be concerns with privacy with these.)
www.ifolder.com
Zip, Compression, DecompressJustZipIthttp://free-backup.info/justzipit.html
File Format ConvertersABC Amber Conversion ($), Conversion Plus by DatViz ($)www.dataviz.com/products/conversionsplus -- www.processtext.com
File Format Converters OnlineZamzar, Media-Convert, iConvhttp://www.zamzar.com -- http://media-convert.com -- http://www.iconv.com
Document ViewersPowerPoint Viewer, Excel Viewer, & more from MShttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/HA010449811033.aspx
File SynchronizationAllways Sync (Free & $), AJC Sync ($), Microsoft Sync Toy (Free)http://allwaysync.com/
File/Data/System Recovery
GetBack from Runtime Software ($), SystemRescueCD (Free), Smart
Data Recovery- U3 Flash Drives
www.runtime.org -- www.sysresccd.org -- www.smartpctools.com/data_recovery_u3
Data BackupBack2zip (Free), AJC Active Backup ($)http://free-backup.info -- www.ajcsoft.com
File System Structure / File AnalysisView Files System Information using Linux -- Look@lan'sFileAlyzer*Bootable Linux Systems on a Disk- Knoppix, Ubuntu, etc. -- *e-mail me
Mobile DesktopsPortable Apps (Free), MoJoPac(Free & $), U3(Free & $)http://portableapps.com -- www.mojopac.com -- www.u3.com
File Sync and/or Data BackupGoodsync, AJC Directory Synchronizer ($)www.goodsync.com -- www.ajcsoft.com
File & Directory UtilitiesFreeCommander -- xplorer² Litewww.freecommander.com/ -- http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm
SAM (Anti Spyware, Adware & Malware)
Spybot, Adaware, PC Tools ThreatFire, HijackThis (Advanced Users) www.safer-networking.org - www.lavasoftusa.com - www.threatfire.com - www.merijn.org
AntiVirusAVG (Free Version)http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-virus/us/frt/0
FirewallZone Alarm (Free & $), Squid Guard (Linux)www.zonealarm.com -- www.squidguard.org
ScanningLook@LANwww.lookatlan.com
Monitoring/Asset Mange/Help DeskSpiceworkswww.spiceworks.com
Monitoring / SecurityWiresharkwww.wireshark.org
Security &
LAN
Utilities
File & Directory
Utilities
For an Online Version of this Sheet (with live links to the web sites), visit www.mogadore.net/gpt
USB
Utilities
Version_08.09.03
Guerilla Productivity Tools:
Work More Efficiently & Effectively
with Free or Inexpensive Software Gems
The Internet /
Websites
Checkout-- what is already included, what is also on that installation disk and/or can be downloaded from the OS provider
Operating
Systems
Remote
Control /
Assistance
Remote Control
* Note- This list of software is for informational purposes only. Mogadore Local School District & the author make no guarantees as to the quality, safety or accuracy of any of the software listed and are not responsible for any losses, monetary or otherwise, as a result of using these programs
For other Technology Related Resources, visit www.mogadore.net/tech
Categories
SubcategoriesExamples
Open Office (Free) -- Windows, Mac & Linux Versionshttp://openoffice.org
Star Office (Free for Schools, with required Registration) has more clipartwww.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/index.jsp
Neo-Office (Free) is Open Office ported to Mac for Easier Install & Usewww.neooffice.org
IBM Lotus Symphony (Free)http://symphony.lotus.com
Online Productivity ToolsGoogle Docs & Spreadsheets -- ZOHO Work Online http://docs.google.com -- www.zoho.com
PDF CreationPDFCreator (Free), Open Office , PrimoPDF/www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator -- http://openoffice.org -- www.primopdf.com
Desktop PublishingScribuswww.scribus.net
Text Editors for programming, web
pages and everyday writing
Arachnophilia, PsPad, FCKEditor, Crimson Editor
www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia -- www.pspad.com -- www.fckeditor.net --
www.crimsoneditor.com
Spell Checkers &
Glossary Expansion
Spell Catcher Plus ($), Enso Word, (Free) ieSpell (for IE only)www.rainmakerinc.com -- www.iespell.com
Online Dictionary & ThesaurusTheFreeDictionary (works with FireFox Extension- DictionarySearch)https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/68
CalculatorsAuditor Calculator, GraphCalc, Calc98www.auditor2000.co.il/aucalcdl.htm -- www.graphcalc.com -- www.calculator.org/download.html
Document Merging / ManagementABC Amber Merge ($)www.processtext.com
Document Templates
Microsoft Office Templates /
OOExtras (Open Office Templates & Extras)
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/default.aspx / http://www.smalldataproblem.org/ooextras
Automated Productivity BoostersEnso Launcher, Enso Word, Enso Map, Enso Betas (All Enso are Free)http://humanized.com
Screen Capture- Still
SnagIt ($), Screenhunter 5 Free Version, MWSnap
www.techsmith.com -- http://wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm --
www.snapfiles.com/get/mwsnap.html
Screen Capture- Motion
CamStudio (Free), Camtasia ($), Bulent's screen recorder (Free)
http://camstudio.org -- www.techsmith.com -- www.thesilver.net
Graphics & Photo Editing & ScanGIMP, GIMPshop, IrfanViewwww.gimp.org -- www.gimpshop.com
Format Conversion
IrfanView
www.irfanview.com
Format Conversion- Online Zamzar, Media-Convert, iConvwww.zamzar.com -- http://media-convert.com -- www.iconv.com
Drawing / Painting / 3DOpenOffice Draw, Blender, Art of Illusion, InkScape, TUX Paint & Stampswww.blender.org -- www.artofillusion.org -- www.inkscape.org -- www.tuxpaint.org
Design / CADGoogle SketchUp, TurboCAD($), CADView7 (viewer only)http://sketchup.google.com -- www.turbocad.com -- https://www.fastcad.com/x-view7.html
Flow Charts / DiagramsDia (Free), ArgoUML (Free), FlowGrid Controlhttp://live.gnome.org/Dia -- http://argouml.tigris.org - www.robsons.org.uk/page4.html
Video CaptureFreez Screenwww.smallvideosoft.com
Movie EditingWindow's Movie Makerwww.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
AudioAudacity, Ardourhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net -- www.ardour.org
Audio EncodingLAMEhttp://lame.sourceforge.net
Databases & Tools
Open Office, Oracle 10g Express Ed. (Oracle Database XE) (Free), MySQL
(Free), Parse Rat ($), Freebyte Guide to Free Database
http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/xe/index.html -- www.mysql.com --
http://www.freebyte.com/programming/database/ -- www.guysoftware.com/parserat.htm
Hardware Asset ManagementSpiceworkswww.spiceworks.com
Software AuditingBelarcwww.belarc.com/free_download.html
Course Management SystemsMoodle, Sakaihttp://moodle.org -- http://sakaiproject.org
Geography & MapsGoogle Earthhttp://earth.google.com
Concept Mapping (Inspiration like)C Map, Free-Mind, VUE, EDraw Free Mind Map Software
http://cmap.ihmc.us - http://freemind.sourceforge.net - http://vue.uit.tufts.edu -
www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php
Online Tutorialswide variet
y
do a web search for s
p
ecific areas of interest
Training ToolsTux Typinghttp://tuxtype.sourceforge.net
Lab Monitoring/Screen BroadcastingiTALC- Monitoring/View Multiple Desktops and/ or Broadcast one to allhttp://italc.sourceforge.net
EdutainmentEdubuntu (Linux), KDE (Linux)www.edubuntu.org -- www.kde.org
ProgrammingPython, Scratchwww.python.org -- http://scratch.mit.edu
More Free Educational SW LinksFrom David Thornburgwww.tcpdpodcast.org/oss.html
Curriculum & Teaching Tools
Office Suites- Word Processing,
Spreadsheet, Presentation, Database and
Drawing. All four programs can open, edit &
create documents with files formats
compatible with MS Office- Excel, Word &
PowerPoint. You also get ability to create
PDFs
Databases &
Asset
Management
Graphics
Video
&
Audio
Productivity Tools-
Document Creation and Editing
* Note- This list of software is for informational purposes only. Mogadore Local School District & the author make no guarantees as to the quality, safety or accuracy of any of the software listed and are not responsible for any losses, monetary or otherwise, as a result of using these programs
For a large list of free software & web resources visit our portal page's Curriculum section at http://www.mogadore.net/curric.html
Educational Resources,
Course Management &
Teaching Aids