Productivity and Creativity

  • Adobe
    Expansive selection of top-tier development and creativity applications.
  • Audacity
    Free, easy-to-use audio editor with robust recording, editing, and conversion tools.
  • FastStone
    Free image browser, converter, and editor with outstanding red-eye removal.
  • GIMP
    Free open source software for drawing, photo retouching, and image authoring.
  • Google Docs
    Create and share online documents, forms, presentations, and spreadsheets. - Also see: Google Drive, Forms, Sheets, Slides
  • Microsoft Office
    Leading, de facto standard productivity suite from Microsoft. - Also see: Office Live
  • Open Office
    Apache open-source productivity suite sponsored by Sun Microsystems.
  • TechSmith
    Inexpensive, easy-to-use screen capture and recording software.
  • Thinkfree
    Online platform for document storage and collaboration.
  • ZOHO
    Provider of free online productivity and collaboration apps.

Personal Organization

  • Evernote
    Index and search text, images, and media clipped from local documents and the Web.
  • Zotero
    Firefox extension for collecting, managing, and citing resources.

Web Browsers

  • Chrome
    Leading broswer by Google with a minimalist design and many free extensions.
  • Internet Explorer
    Classic web browser from Microsoft. - Also see: Microsoft Edge
  • Firefix
    Popular browser with thousands of available add-ons. Developed by Mozilla.
  • Opera
    Feature-rich browser with tightly integrated web services.
  • Safari
    Default browser on Apple platforms with a very simple user interface.