Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free Computer tools

from Kim Komando:


5 free services to save you money


9/12/2009

Many things in life are almost free. We’ll pay a little for a convenient service. But those nickels and dimes add up. Luckily, there are some things you don’t have to pay for.

Luckily, some things are free. You just have to know where to look. That includes faxing, conference calls, file transfers, 411 calls and text conversion.

So, save some dough by using these tools:

Send big files – E-mail makes it easy to share many kinds of files. But there’s usually a size limitation. And it’s not the most secure method around. Drop.io is a better solution. Upload large files to a secure Web site. Share access with only the people you choose.

Send and receive faxes for free – Does anyone actually send faxes anymore? Well, yes. Sometimes you do need to use a fax machine. But why keep one around for those rare occasions? You can send faxes for free from your computer. Faxzero makes it easy.

Hold free conference calls – Conference calls make holding a meeting easier. You can also use them with family members to keep all up-to-date. Everyone can participate no matter where they are located. Rondee makes it simple to set one up. And you don’t need a conference calling system. Just use Rondee’s free tools.

Get directory assistance for free – Directory assistance is a great tool. You can find local businesses quickly. But it will cost you to use it. That is, unless you use Google’s 411 service. This automated system will connect you to any local business. And it’s completely free.

Edit PDF files for free – Scanned documents and PDFs are common in an office environment. They’re easy to use. That is, unless you want to edit them. To do that, you’ll need to convert them to another format. OCR Terminal will do it for you.

Cost: Free

System: Windows XP and Vista, Mac OS X

1 comment:

  1. James1:00 PM

    GotFreeFax.com also allows user to send free fax online to the US and Canada. User can either upload a PDF/Word file or enter text to fax. Plus, it does NOT add Ads to user's fax and is suitable for faxing formal documents.

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