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KAknight 01-31-2007 09:05 AM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
http://joshmadison.net/software/convert/

Convert is a freeware program that does unit conversion for a ton of different units. Feet to inches, ounces to kilograms, etc.

maryfield48 01-31-2007 10:06 AM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
Datebk - replacement calendar for Palm devices. This app. has kept me from straying from the Palm universe for 5 or 6 years. It supports (customizable) icons, a broad array of recurrence options, integrated todos with calendar (not offered by the original Palm calendar app), templates for appointments, links between appointments, todos, addressbook entries, and notes, purging/archiving of old appointments, snoozing alarms, time zones, hiding appointment categories by day/time, floating appointments (move from day to day until checked off), a slew of data entry short-cuts.

I often find it easier to enter new appointments on my Treo (and did with my graffiti-using Palms before) than on my notebook using Outlook or Entourage.

The user support offered by the application's creator, CES Dewar, is the best that I have ever experienced.

And if all that weren't enough, all the proceeds from the purchase of the product go towards the upkeep of a gorilla habitat that Dewar (independently wealthy from selling his desktop publishing business) has established in the mountains of Northern Georgia.

MrWookie 01-31-2007 10:25 AM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
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http://joshmadison.net/software/convert/

Convert is a freeware program that does unit conversion for a ton of different units. Feet to inches, ounces to kilograms, etc.

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Why bother w/ this when you can use Google to do it for you?

Yeti 01-31-2007 10:33 AM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
Is there any software that would allow me to write on my screen? eg. i press a button then i can draw or write using my mouse. basically like firefox mouse effects, but i dont want them to disappear

Hey_Porter 01-31-2007 10:40 AM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
I just downloaded picasa which might outdo this, but I've always liked Irfanview for viewing/editing/resizing images.

danzasmack 01-31-2007 10:58 AM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
As far as excel goes - I work with it just about every day. I only got the job I have now because of my "excel skills" and I have to say the software is awful. For what people try to do with it - I think it's really poor. The newest version will apparently allow a much larger sheet, which I'm hoping means more memory in general. I have spent sleepless nights trying to get excel to do the things it did every day and decided to just stop doing one day.

I'd say my favorite "software" is anything from google, really. I love gmail and use the window they have over thunderbird/outlook because of the way they organize my emails for me. Google home is basically a newspaper on my desktop.

I got "gimp" - the image editing software - for free a year or so back. Not sure if it's still free but it was basically everything I wanted and cost me nothing.

Jeff W 01-31-2007 11:03 AM

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Strong preference for GAIM over Trillian.

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Ditto, Trillian is buggy.

Victor 01-31-2007 11:10 AM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
tweakui does not allow programs to steal focus. this is great bc it allows me to flawlessly berate donkeys while multitabling.

IHateKeithSmart 01-31-2007 11:20 AM

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Strong preference for GAIM over Trillian.

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Ditto, Trillian is buggy.

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Additionally, I highly, highly recommend against using Trillian on shared computers (family, etc.) if you are at all concerned with security/privacy.

bozzer 01-31-2007 12:13 PM

Re: Software products that you think are really good
 
Beamyourscreen looks good but only 7 day trial??

Convert is very nice if you're often away from inet.

If you like rolling your sleeves up with HTML or CSS, EditPlus is a great shareware (that seems to have full functionality forever) app.

+1 for Excel - good for solving poker problems too.

If you want to record music on your pc, try n-track (more functions but can't mix down without paying up), or audacity (more basic, but free) as protools alternatives.

anyone know a user friendly stats program? By user friendly, I mean not R.


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