Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Free Tools That I Use

Thought it would be a good idea to share with my loyal readers if there are any out there about the free tools available on the internet that I use. The question is why pay when you can get something equally as good for free! It has become a common practise for me to do a quick search on google to see what free options are available before I settle down to purchase an application.

Here are some of the top 3 popular applications that I use.

File Compression

7 zip

I started using 7-zip to compress my files that I host on my cloud server. This is of course to save space and it performs as well as WinZip or WinRar.

FTP Client

I have been using Filezilla for as long as I can remember when I started to get serious with online development. I can't exactly remember why I switch from WS FTP but it might be due to the nicer user interface. Just remember to download the client version if your intention is to upload files or pages to your web server.

E-Mail Client

Thunderbird

I use Thunderbird to read all my e-mails from most of my main websites. This tool is brought to you by the same good guys that created Firefox Internet browser. One selling point of thunderbird is the wide amount of free add ons available to extend its features. This is definately much better than Microsoft Outlook in my view.

There are endless amount of applications available online and I highly recommend you do your research to ensure you download from reputable sources to avoid spy or adwares.

Click here to visit a one of the better list of softwares and applications available.

Enjoy!!!

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