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  • Free! Ten Alternatives to Expensive Technology by Andrew Shuping Learning Commons/Emerging Technologies/ILL Librarian Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University April, 2009
  • Conference Sessions-- Wiggio
      • It has multiple features including:
        • Calendar which can import from Google, Yahoo, etc
        • Folders for uploading files or creating a document
        • Can have a virtual meeting, conference call, or chat
          • Virtual has tools such as whiteboard, screen sharing, etc.
          • can only have 10 participants 
        • Polls
        • Send messages thru e-mail, sms, sticky note, voice note
      • Check out the FAQ for all that it offers
  • Networking--
      • Easy to use
      • Simple interface
      • Cheap social streaming
      • Easy to embed and share 
      • People can contact you through the sites services
      • Different themes, although some themes are pay for
  • Photo editing-- FotoFlexer
      • Edit photos from other social networks and save to other sites
        • Can share edited photos easily
      • Multiple effects, animations, flashy stickers and other add ons
      • Flash based
      • Can handle layers
      • Check the privacy and terms of service policy before using
  • Free webpages--
      • Free hosting with no limit on bandwidth 
      • Easy to use drop and drag editing 
      • 70+ templates or design your own 
      • Publish on own domain name
      • If you can imagine it, you can do it with them (sell products, forums, slideshares, etc.)
  • Online Storage/backup--- ADrive
      • 50GB of Free storage
      • Java based upload (does prevent using browser window while uploading)
      • Any file can be uploaded or downloaded
      • Built in PDF reader with now downloads 
      • More storage can be purchased
      • Does not autosync for the free account
  • Screen Sharing-- Screencast-O-Matic
      • You can upload to YouTube or export movie (MP4, avi, flv)
      • Easy to use
      • Java based
      • You can add more after accidentally stopping recording  (no editing features though)
      • You choose screen capture size
      • Free is limited to 15 minutes  and there is a watermark
        • Pro Account one time $5 fee for 1 hour of recording and no water mark basic editing and more features coming
  • Text Messaging-- Google Voice
      • Web based platform
      • Transcriptions  of transactions
      • Able to block numbers
      • Route multiple numbers into one number
      • Pick a number from any area code (within Google's directory)
      • Easy to use
      • Invitation only at the moment
  • Other-- Aviary
      • Flash Based
      • Multiple tools including screen capture and audio editing
      • Images stored on their servers
      • Has layers
      • Import from other sites (Facebook, Flickr, etc.)
      • Active forum
      • Check FAQ closely for information on images and privacy
  • Productivity--
      • 100 MB of free storage
      • Password protection and flexible expiration settings
      • The ability to store and share images, documents, video, audio, and other digital content
      • Realtime Chat and File Sharing
      • Also feature as a way to share presentations during real time. Participant sees everything the presenter does
      • Also features for creating media chat rooms
  • All else fails... Alternative to
      • Web based search to discover alternatives 
      • Provides reviews
      • Can limit by OS or online
      • Mix of online and downloadable software
      • Mix of free and pay for 
      • Can filter by type of license  
  • Other tools to try
    • Conference Sessions
    • TinyUrl Chat rooms
    • DimDim
    • Free Conference calls
    • Vyew
    • Twiddla
    • Networking
    • Ceevee
    • VisualCV
    • Productivity 
    • EasyPlanner
    • PDF to word
    • Webpages without RSS
    • Remember the Milk
    • Lovely Charts
    • Photo Editing
    • PhotoShop
    • Picnik
    • FotoFlexer
    • Sumo Paint
    • Aviary Phoenix
  • Other tools to try pt. 2
    • Free Webpages
    • Roxer  
    • Dinky Page
    • Online Storage
    • Backupify
    • Screen Sharing  
    • zscreen
    • ScreenToaster
    • ScreenCastle
    • ScreenPreso
    • SMS text messaging
    • Poll Everywhere
    • Other
    • Liber Key--portable aps
    • Openwith
    • PortableApps
    • Survs  
  • Sources?
      • Search for a need via Google
      • Blogs:
        • Lifehacker
        • Download Squad
        • Techcrunch
      • Listserv and other blogs
      • Most important, colleagues.  Both in real life and virtual networks.
    • Thank you!
    • I can be found at:
    • [email_address]
  • Questions?