Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Free Software for Back-to-School or... - Part 2

Continuing with the trend of the last post, I have searched Web Bytes Blog archive to find more software that will ease the budgetary constraints for back-to-school. Below are some of the results of this search with the software download or online links listed in the “Links” section at the end.

MozyHome is a 2GB online backup application to safeguard your invaluable research and papers. There is a free version as well as a for-fee one. Other free software in this category from the archived section is Adrive and Mediafire. See http://www.webbytesblog.com/2009/06/backup-applications.html for more details.

Google Doc is a cloud computing application that allows you to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online; share and collaborate in real time; safely store and organize your work and control who have access to your documents. This application will come in handy for class projects that involve sharing and collaboration and will definitely alleviate the necessity to email documents back and forth. http://www.webbytesblog.com/2009/07/google-docs.html. Below is a link where you can take the Google Docs tour.

Another collaboration application is Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This application is similar to the previous one except at this time it is not real time collaboration. It works well with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook office productivity suit and you can synchronize software. You can synchronize tasks, events and contacts with Outlook 2003 and 2007, export any workspace list to Excel, Open and save files directly from Office XP, 2003 or 2007, save documents to your workspace directly from Word on your PC. Check the whole post at http://www.webbytesblog.com/2008/11/microsoft-office-live-workspace.html.

As always, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace

Links
http://mozy.com/
http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html
http://workspace.officelive.com/


4 comments:

Jeff said...

Thanks for mentioning Office Live Workspace. One side of the service that I would like to shed a little light on is the storage and backup side. Office Live Workspace offers 5GB of online storage space for free, and the range of file types you can store is unmatched by the competition. It is easy to share files as read only, or give editing capabilities to those in your Workspace too.

Cheers,
Jeff
MSFT Office Live Outreach
http://workspace.officelive.com/en-us/

AvaByGrace said...

Jeff;
Thanks for the information, however, I did a complete blog post on Microsoft Office Live Workspace November 2008 and all the features were mentioned there. I place the below link in the blog post you responded to, but here it is again. Please review and advise if there are features missing. Thanks!

http://www.webbytesblog.com/2008/11/microsoft-office-live-workspace.html

Georgie Pie said...

You should also try SSuite Office for a free office suite. They have a whole range of office suites that are free for download.

Their software also don't need to run on Java or .NET, like so many open source office suites, so it makes their software very small and efficient.

You may try these links:

http://www.ssuitesoft.com/index.htm
or
http://ssuite5element.webs.com/thefifthelement.htm

AvaByGrace said...

Hi Georgie Pie;
Thanks for visiting Web Bytes Blog and for participating and sharing your knowledge with us. I will take a look at SSuite Office suite as soon as I can. Thanks again and don't be a stranger.

In His Service,
Ava

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