Cool Tools - Free and Nearly Free Software

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August 2013 presentation to the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn. This covers various free and nearly free tools available for download or on the Unternet.

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Cool Tools - Free and Nearly Free Software

  1. 1. Cool Tools WorkshopCool Tools Workshop
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover Word Processing and office apps Photo Editing and Web Design Cloud Computing File Sharing and Backup
  3. 3. What’s Cool These are free (or nearly free) Same (or similar) features as paid versions Internet (Cloud) services available pretty much anywhere!
  4. 4. Microsoft Office
  5. 5. The Caveat The retail license terms for Office Home and Student 2013 allow for installation only one home computer. Not intended for use in any commercial, nonprofit, or revenue generating business activities, or by any governmentorganization.
  6. 6. One Alternative openoffice.org
  7. 7. Another Alternative FreeSerifSoftware.com
  8. 8. Strictly Photos
  9. 9. Cloud Computing What is it really?
  10. 10. The Easy Answer: Web-based applications(mostly) Data stored on the Web (mostly) Accessible from anywhere (mostly) Accessible from any device (mostly)
  11. 11. A Little Clarification Some parts of the app may live on your device Some data may be stored on your device Internet access generally required Not all apps available for all platforms
  12. 12. Downsides No Internet = no access to files and programs Changing technology = companies fold Technology can leave some behind
  13. 13. Microsoft Office office.microsoft.com
  14. 14. Google Drive
  15. 15. Forget-Me-Not evernote.com
  16. 16. A Few Evernotes
  17. 17. Remote Computer Access
  18. 18. Basic Features are FREE
  19. 19. Manage Customers/Projects
  20. 20. Highrise
  21. 21. Backup
  22. 22. Email Marketing
  23. 23. Connect With Me! ineedacto.biz facebook.com/ineedacto.biz sven@ineedacto.biz You can also find me on LinkedIn and elsewhere on the Web - just Google Sven Mogelgaard Join my mailing list for news and discounts!

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