Never be ignorant about essential software
is a list of some essential software for non-techie persons.
It’s often happen that a lot of tension, stress and confusion at the
workplace emanate from incorrect use of computers or from the ignorance
of some essential Softwares. So if you work in an office and your work
includes working on computer then you
should have following Softwares on your PC. These Softwares will
greatly help you to automate your work and to reduce the stress and
confusion at workplace. This list has been compiled especially for
people who spend a great amount of their working hour on computers :
Pack : A free
pack of most essential Softwares for you. This wonderful pack include : Google Earth - 3D Earth browser, Google Desktop - Desktop companion, Picasa - Photo organizer, Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer - Search toolbar, Google Pack Screensaver - Photo screensaver and additonal softwares like Mozilla Firefox - Web browser, Ad-Aware SE Personal - Antispyware utility, Norton AntiVirus 2005 Special Edition - Antivirus utility and Adobe Reader 7 - PDF
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WitzSrch demonstration program : This small search demonstration program is a powerful search software. Just imagine the situation when you are required to find a particular document in your computer and you don’t know its name or location. Use this search program by giving it any keyword from that document and it will search the entire documents containing that keyword at a lightening speed. This program is many times faster than the window’s inbuilt search utility. Use this program and you will never have to worry about finding any document in your computer.
Download this freeware here :WitzSrch
WinZip : WinZip is used for compressing/ decompressing files. Often you will be required to compressed files either for storing them in floppy or for making them online. As the size of the file is reduced after compression, their download time decreases. Often you will come across Zip files. With the help of Winzip you’ll be able to unzip them i.e. decompress them to their original size.
Download it here Winzip
Adobe Acrobat Reader : This software is used for reading pdf files. Pdf is the acronym for Portable Document File. The pdf file are platform independent and can be read on any computer. Therefore, you will find numerous downloadable documents in pdf format. With the help of Adobe Acrobat Reader you may easily read pdf files on your
Download it here Adobe
An alternative to
Adobe Acrobat reader
Reader is the most popular free pdf software. However, it has
increasingly been observed by many that with its every latest version,
Adobe Acrobat Reader is becoming more and more heavy and difficult to
use. It takes just too much time in loading. Further it's a sort of
nightmare if you directly click a pdf link on net. In most of the
cases, the page hangs and stop responding. It takes ages to open a pdf
file by directly clicking on it's link if we use Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Well if somebody has a super fast internet connection then it's a
different thing !
Not any more. Now
all of us have a alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader. It's super
fast, it's extremely light and it's free !!
It is Foxit pdf
reader from Foxitsoftware.com
It can do everything what
you expect from Adobe acrobat reader and more ! You can read any pdf
file, and modify it too ! It has an inbuilt Typewriter feature which
make editing the pdf files plain simple. And
unlike Adobe Reader, it needs no installation on your PC. Just download
it (less than 1 MB in size !) , unzip the file and start using the
software ! easy :)
One you copy it,
configure it as your default pdf reader and you will never get annoyed
on clicking a direct pdf link on your computer.
Try it and you will love
it !! Foxit
Phrase Express: This small utility works as a
multiple clipboard. Phrase Express™ pastes all your frequently used text phrases in a snap. Saves time by not having to
re-type commonly used phrases. Reduce typing errors. Ideal for letter templates, signatures, addresses, chats. Runs powerful macro functions to automate every day’s tasks Great for Tablet PC without keyboards.
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A good anti-virus Software: Since the threat to our computers from various kind of
virus & Trojan (harmful programs that corrupts the computers) is
increasing everyday, it is highly recommended that you use a good anti-virus software program to secure your computers. Make is a habit to regularly update your anti-virus software for new definition of virus. Some of the most popular and reliable anti-virus softwares are
& Mcafee. You
can read excellent information regardnig anti-virus and other security softwares
: MS-Office suite (that includes MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-Powerpoint and MS-Access ) is a must have for all people working in office. For all kind of office work such as preparing text documents, spreadsheets for calculation of all kinds, information databases and various presentations, MS-Office is the best available package.
You can read more about MS-Office here.
Alternatively you can use the
Open Office suite which is equally good and free too.
Pop-up Stopper : The best pop-up stooping software till date. This wonderful software stops all those annoying pop-ups advertisements which appear on their own while you surf the internet. This free program will sit in the system tray of your PC and stops every pop up that appear while surfing. You can switch it off /on whenever you want. Really a must have in this time of unwanted ads !
You can download the free basic version of this program here.
Spy ware blaster : SpywareBlaster: "Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the fastest-growing threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing to a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!. The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available. It prevents - the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests. Block - spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. And Restrict - the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer. This program is a free for individual use.
You can download
Spyware Blaster here
Adaware : Ad-aware is another security software that should be a part of your arsenal for keeping your machine free of adware and spyware components. With its ability to scan your RAM, registry, hard drives, and external storage devices for known data-mining, advertising, and tracking components, Ad-aware can easily clean out your system, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web. It does an excellent job of finding and removing most adware and spyware components, although you will have to restart and rescan for a seriously infected machine. Read more about it and download it
crypt Software to protect the data
: Often in
office, we have to deal with the documents of sensitive nature. There
are cases where we can't depend on the password protection features of
windows programs. For all such situation, we should have a good
encrypting software for securing our data. One such software is Cryptainer
Le Encryption Software. This software secure your data and ensure
absolute privacy. It 's powerful 128 bit encryption, creates multiple 25
Mb encrypted containers (vaults) on your hard disk. These encrypted
vaults can be loaded and unloaded on need. You can view, modify and hide
all types of file with a single password. And what's more it's
absolutely free !
You can learn more about it and download it here
Alternatively, you can
find a number of encryption utilities here.
:If you job involves working with floppies then you should have a
splitting software in your kit. These splitting softwares are very handy
when we don't have access to cd-writer and are urgently in need of
transferring a big file to another computer. Using the spilt software,
you can split the file into manageable sizes which can then be carried
You can find a number of spilt utilities here
: This software
is my personal favorite and is my internet surfing companion. RoboForm is a free password manager and one-click web form filler with some serious Artificial Intelligence.
What it does: AutoSave passwords in browser, autoFill passwords to login
form, click Login button for you, fill personal info into online forms,
save offline passwords & notes, generate Secure Random Passwords,
encrypt passwords and personal data. All personal info is stored on your computer
only. Unlike some other similar software, Roboform is not a spyware or
adware. Occasionally, it search the web for finding it's own latest
version. It will not reduce your computer speed. For heavy net surfer,
Roboform is a must read.
Know more about Roboform
Friends, I know that above is not complete list.
I have tried to present
a very basic list of software which, in my opinion, contains majority of
essential Softwares which normal people of today should have in their
computer. If you think that there are other Softwares too, which should
be included in this list, then do tell me by contacting me here.
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