Please contact me or email me with any free software suggestions or feedback on the programs I have not used. I enabled the comments box on this page for that purpose.
I have used the following:
Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Please note to export your files in .mp3 format you also need a free plugin.
CoffeeCup free HTML editing.
Open Office creativity suite. Word processor, spreadsheet, slide presenter, etc.
Pando to send 1GB (free version) files and folders via any email.
PDF Creator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application. Print a PDF file of a Web page.
Picassa free photo editing software from Google, now with name tags.
Wordle to generate a Word cloud. Use to custom match your cover letter or resume’s keywords to a company you might be interviewing or sending a communications to. Click on ‘cached’ in a Google search then go to text only version (upper right corner) to capture landing page text.
Job Search Engines
Twitter search to search for jobs
LinkedIn Signal – Advanced Job Search function through LinkedIn
Facebook Career Networking Application called BranchOut.
Free Phone Calls
Skype.com – free Voice and video over Internet, includes desktop sharing. Need microphone. Web cam best.
Gmail from Google – free local and long distance U.S. Calls at least through 2011. Needs ‘chat’ module.
Join.me Desktop Sharing (no microphone/Web cam)
Stock.xchng – free picture sharing
Flickr – free picture sharing under Creative Commons License guidelines (through advanced search function)
I have not used the following:
Convert PDF to Word is a reverse converter.
PhotoPlus Free (version available) photo editing program from Serif. Although I never used this program I have used other products from Serif.
More to come.