My favorite apps and software — the tools I use every day.
I’m not sure how I survived before I started using Chrome as my primary browser — it’s the only way I can manage all my multiple online identities and keep track of my extensive bookmarks. (Check out my list of favorite Chrome Extensions here.)
A search engine that rewards you with gift cards for random, everyday normal web searches? A must have!
I finally decided to give Thunderbird a try again after reading this article in Christian Computing Magazine. It works well considering the multiple accounts, signatures, and massive folder system I use. But Lightning’s task reminders leave a lot to be desired. (If I only had one email account to manage, I think I’d probably stick to Windows Live Mail. Or, of course, the full-featured Microsoft Outlook.)
Anti-Virus (for Windows)
AVG Free Anti-Virus
Sometimes, free is better. This anti-virus program doesn’t take over your entire computer like others do!
Microsoft Security Essentials
Another great free anti-virus program, that does everything automatically.
Photo Editing & Organization
Free photo-editing software that’s free and amazing–and has more features than I’ve yet learned to use.
It thinks like I do when it comes to organizing digital photos, and has a lot of buttons for easy, on-the-go editing.
An online photo editing site with all sorts of fun effects and collage capabilities!
Creative Memories StoryBook Creator
This is what I use to create most of my graphics — as when as my digital photo albums, when I get to them!
Windows Live Writer
An easy-peasy post-writing tool for bloggers.
Creating PDF files from documents is free and easy: just click Print and select the CutePDF Printer!