For several years we have provided you with recommendations for really cool software. Our annual software pack represents a solid set of programs that we think everyone should own for every day work and pleasure. This software is good whether or not you are a student, faculty, parent or someone who is just trying get things done on a budget. Let us know in the comments how you like these and if you think we should have included something else.
Posts Tagged ‘Open Source Software’
Category Back to School, Geek Girl, Reviews
Category Soulville, Technology
Have you rooted your Android Phone? Do you like experimenting with different ROMs? Have grown tired of the whole wipe, install, wipe, install cycle? If you answered yes to those questions, then BootManager by Init2WinItApps is just the app for you.
If you haven’t rooted your phone but want to learn how then RootzWiki is probably your best source. If you haven’t looked at any alternate ROMs my current favorites are CyanogenMod and MIUI. You can find lots more via the aforementioned RootzWiki and the XDA Android Forums..
Category Back to School, Featured, Reviews, Technology
We all need to use different types of software in our day to day whether it’s to check email or type a paper or keep track of paper references. What about organizing and editing all those photos you took last weekend? Check out our 2012 edition of free software recommendations. I recommend keeping a download of all of these on a disc so you never have to be in search for them again!
Belarc advisor – Windows only – Ever want a complete list of ALL the software on your PC? Belarc will give you a list including install keys so you can more easily get your system back in shape if you ever need to re-image the hard disk.
I love the Android platform for smartphones. Not only can I satisfy my need to be connected via Google 24-7, I can use great apps to make my life a little easier. Not in any particular order are my top Android Apps for the geeky user. Let me know in the comments what apps you like to use. I’d love to find out about new apps from fellow Android users!
First, get the awesome barcode scanner to scan the accompanying barcodes: Barcode Scanner
Category Geek Girl
We’ve covered Apple iPhone apps here quite a few times, but now Android is on the scene in a major way! I’ve gotten the Samsung Moment and I’ve been loving every moment of finding awesome free apps for it that make my life easier or are just plain fun!
Below you’ll find my handpicked list of 10 great Android apps that are a must for new Android owners. Tell me your favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!
Macs are easy to use, even for native PC users who are learning how to use a Mac for work or want to switch to a Mac from a PC.
Some people feel that Macs are more intuitive than PCs when it comes to function, but I simply feel that Macs are easy to learn if you are willing to be patient and ask questions. These are my 10 tips on how to get started on a Mac. If you have a tip, leave it in the comments!
Caffeine prevents your display from dimming or sleeping – perfect for watching TV shows online or Netflix movies! It can be toggled on or off by simply clicking on the coffee cup in the menu bar.
AppCleaner removes all traces of programs when you uninstall them. No more worries about left over files or settings. Everything gets cleaned away when you use AppCleaner.
I can’t praise Evernote enough – it captures all types of documents – text, handwritten notes, business cards and more – and saves them across the web and a desktop client, so I can access my notes anywhere!