Tools and Resources

Computer tools, services and programs we have used and found to be helpful.

Safe and responsible computing

Safe Computing — Our list of a few Do's and Don'ts followed with some helpful guidelines.

Adobe Reader Help — A short introduction and tutorial for using Adobe Reader files. — Adobe Acrobat Reader DC:
View, print, sign, and annotate PDFs with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
Generally uncheck optional offers to download and install. — AnyDesk:
Connect to a computer remotely, be it from the other end of the office or halfway around the world. AnyDesk ensures secure and reliable remote desktop connections for IT professionals and on-the-go individuals alike.
AnyDesk is a free remote access program that supports unattended access, doesn't require installation, can transfer files, and works without having to forward ports on a router.
See review at: — Belarc:
Builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. It also lists your serial numbers and license codes. — CCleaner:
A freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space.
Configure and use with care and discretion: — CPU-Z:
Displays CPU information and some of the main devices of your system.
- Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels.
- Mainboard and chipset.
- Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD).
- Real time measurement of each core's internal frequency, memory frequency. — Dropbox:
Backup, sync and file sharing. You just have to simply put your files into your Dropbox folder and you will be able to get to them from anywhere. Access and moving files between systems or sending files outbound with 2 gig of free Internet storage. — ESBcalc:
User-friendly Windows Utility to convert between units of measurement. Includes 20 Units for Temperature, Distance, Mass, Area, Volume, Pressure, Velocity, Acceleration, Force, Energy, etc. — E-Sword:
A Bible program and more. User friendly and rich with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. Includes many translations, dictionaries, graphics and commentaries.
Version 9 Bible Student files located at:
Version 10 (and higher) Bible Student files located at: — Font Viewer:
Displays all TrueType fonts in any folder. Choose between ASCII or glyph display. Shows unicodes and keys print function for single font and for complete font list. Very small program. — Google Earth:
One of the cheapest ways to travel and explore the earth without an airline ticket. — KeePass:
An open-source password manager or safe which helps manage your passwords in a secure way.
Put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. — Libre Office - The Document Foundation:
The leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
Stores all data in international standard formats and can also read and write files from other common office software packages.
Free compatible alternative to Microsoft Office Suite — Malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes Free's industry-leading scanner is a very effective cleanup tool filling the gaps in traditional antivirus programs.
Detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more.
All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It's that simple. — Microsoft:
Microsoft utilities and security tools. Select with care what is useful and needed. — Skype:
P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect free with other users. Features, include SkypeOut calling to regular and mobile phones worldwide, conference calling, and secure file transferring. — SourceForge:
One of the first and comprehensive services to offer free of charge to open source projects. Well indexed for categories and searchable. Free or Trial Software is clean and tested. — Time and Date services:
Here is a site for calculating, comparing, and scheduling between dates and time zones.
Plan, display and announce meeting times and events, view time zones, sun and moon phases and eclipses.
Log in and display your personal times, zones, world clocks, calendars and much more. — XNView:
Universal graphic viewer/converter, really simple to use! Support for more than 500 graphics formats. Resize, rotate, crop, adjustments.