Tag Archive: free software

Nov 28

Gnumeric

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Gnumeric is the spreadsheet component of GNOME Office. It’s a lightweight spreadsheet application that supports all the familiar functions, calculation modes and charts as seen in most spreadsheet applications.

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Nov 11

Free Mind

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Mind mapping, as developed by Tony Buzan since the 1960s, is used widely as a note taking tool for business, a revision tool to aid memory, and as a general tool for organising information. Free Mind is pretty swift, easy to use and (in our testing) stable and bug-free.

Nov 10

Audacity

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I expect that, like me, you have seen all these adverts in the press for smart machines that will turn your vinyl records and old cassettes into CD. Introducing Audacity. It really is simple to use, just connect yoour record player or cassette player (you didn’t throw them out did you?) via a suitable interface…

Nov 09

GnuCash

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The best way to manage your money is never to spend it. However, if you are a mere mortal and like eating, drinking and living in a house then there is no option. The next best thing, therefore, is to manage your money wisely and there is stuff out there to help you. (And me!)

One of the best is GnuCash because because it specifically caters for small businesses or small traders.

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.

Oct 26

7-Zip

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Entirely free, both in terms of cost and speech wise, 7-Zip compresses files to some of the smallest around. It can create zip files and open – well, a plethora of formats. There’s a stable version and a beta for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, and it allows you to open any supported file with its file manager (which will be familiar if you’ve ever seen any of the commercial ZIP utilities), and to extract files directly to a new directory, or to create them from a selection you’ve got on screen.