Tag Archive: essential

Nov 16

Xenu Link Sleuth

Xenu Link Sleuth

The impressively small Xenu Link Sleuth is a Windows-only tool, designed to check a website for broken links – something it does exceptionally well, very quickly, and very reliably.

Nov 07

Filezilla

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Filezilla is a friendly graphical FTP client. While it’s easy to use, there’s still powerful features hidden away in the menus. Filezilla is open source and frequently updated. Part of the overhaul to version 3 was to add a new updater, which will automatically download the new version for you, but also to add support for Linux and MacOS as well.

Nov 03

GIMP

gimp

Have you ever been in the position where you needed to edit a picture – perhaps as little as crop or resize a photo, or remove the red eye effect – but can’t. Maybe you even have paid for Adobe Photoshop, but just haven’t got it installed on the computer you’re on? Well, the GNU Image Manipulation Program can help.

Oct 23

WordPress

WordPress logo

WordPress is an open source blog management system, used to write websites such as Emudir. It competes directly with online services such as Google’s Blogger (through WordPress.com) as well as being and open source platform that you can use to write your own website. It’s fairly easy to use, and even comes with its own visual editor, similar to Word, so that you don’t need to get involved in the nitty-gritty of HTML and CSS if you don’t want to – a plethora of available themes can make your site sparkle in seconds!