What is your Free Software You Can't Live Without ?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by f5mtadas, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. f5mtadas

    f5mtadas Guest

    It would great to share with each other what software list you urgent need
    run your business. It can't be secret, just only technique and tools. I would like to know your free software, that you can't live without it on internet business. Maybe I will give you better advice or you give me and other forum members

    Thank you

    Tadas Luksys
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    The Google Adwords Keyword Tool is a great one.

    Also ColorMania is great when you are doing web design and need to match up colors.

    Filezilla is great for FTPing.
  3. f5mtadas

    f5mtadas Guest

    yes I think FileZilla is best free FTP software
  4. lymand

    lymand New Member

    Wordtracker offers a free version of its tool that I often use for keyword research. Granted you don't get all the benefits of the "paid" version but it does help.
  5. Justine

    Justine New Member

    I love audacity for recording mp3 files, which can be integrated with a Wordpress blog for example and Dropbox for sharing files with my JV partners and clients[​IMG]
  6. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    Call me cheap if you want, but I use all of these FREE programs.
    In fact, I started marketing on-line 15 years ago listing free programs.
    Got me lots on non-paying traffic! LOL

    OpenOffice.Org from Oracle. Speadsheets, databases, websites, slideshows, etc.
    GIMP for banner making and other image editing tasks.
    ColorPic for matching colors and getting code#
    Easy Graphic Converter for resizing or watermarking images
    CutePDF for making ebooks or just printing as a PDF file
    SeaMonkey (like FireFox) for editing websites on the fly.
    FileZilla for FTP and site management (changing file permissions, etc.)
    AVG FREE anti-virus
    Comodo Internet Security for firewall
    SpyBot Search & Destroy for added privacy protection

    There's plenty more free programs I use and most are better than paid versions.
    What happens when your free trial is up on that Norton A/V? Crash!
    Never choose the "trial" version no matter how enticing the ad.
    I have been a tech long enough to know FREE is BETTER.
  7. koolmom

    koolmom New Member

    I love hootsuite.com for scheduling social media posts.
  8. Ricka

    Ricka New Member

    As a non-techie type I like Komposer for website layout.
  9. FreeCashMan

    FreeCashMan Well-Known Member

  10. candy3

    candy3 New Member

    I love DivX because I am huge movie fan and love watching movies online. As far as business goes I use this program called Toggl and it allows me to track all of the time I spend on projects. It's a small file and it comes in real handy. I use a lot of free programs.
  11. Daltons

    Daltons New Member

    foe me the best free software is.....
    Google Adwords Keyword
    it just awesome.... for me it is very important.....
  12. onedumbaussie

    onedumbaussie New Member


    I Have no programming skill at all, even basic HTML still confuses me. I am learning about CSS but its a slow process.

    For complete programming newbies or stupid peopel like me, wordpress is the best. I can post what I want on my domains and if I can't do something then a plug-in does it for me.

    I can add forms, adsense , videos and make changes in seconds.

    I tried Joomla, droopal and a few others and just sat there crying after 2 days and I still couldn't work anything out.

    So In case you hadn't guessed, I could not live without wordpress.

  13. funkyfresh123

    funkyfresh123 New Member

    i like 4shared desktop software .....bcz itsd reallly helpful to sahre and save anything ..........
  14. bhuff85

    bhuff85 New Member

    Definitely the Google Keyword Tool. Also Yahoo SiteExplorer and a little article rewriting tool called the Article Reviser (for rewriting my content - it parses all sentences and places a box below each one for you to rewrite the content to make it unique - great for when you need new ideas).
  15. Rach72

    Rach72 New Member

    Top 3

    1 - Wordpress,
    2 - Google Ext Keyword Tool
    3 - Traffic Travis (a free download that has Keyword Tools, search engine tools, page analysis, site ranking, SEO tools, backlink checking, PPC analysis and so much more for research and analysis)
  16. steelpaulo

    steelpaulo New Member

    use some of the free features on SEOBOOK
    I like the rank checker that lets me see where my websites are on google
  17. minsardi

    minsardi New Member

    if you need a free autoresponder go to mailchimp.com
    want to create your own website get a free web builder nvu.com

    filezilla is a free FTP
    paypal has a no monthly fee option

    There are so many free resources out there. Great for beginers on a budget.
  18. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    I have a new favorite my son just told me about, InkScape.
    It's an SVG drawing program but so much more.
    You can import other formats and embed them as SVG layers or links.
    There are so many options for manipulating images it's amazing.
    It has templates for banner ads and web pages among others.
    Does shadows, lighting, and gradients plus a whole lot more.
    You can export your creations into just about any format you want.
    Works on Windows, Mac, or Linux. It's Open Source Software.
    My new toy to keep me busy and creative, it's fun.
    Used it for creating a brochure this morning.
    Try it, you'll like it.
  19. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    Another free one I found recently and love is PDF-Xchange Viewer
    It allows you to EDIT and mark-up PDF documents.
    It is free for commercial use which is rare for PDF editors.
    There is a paid version but the free is powerful enough.
  20. DannyGilbreath

    DannyGilbreath New Member

    I use pagebreeze it is a free html editor, and I use Filezilla as FTP management.


    It's actually the only free one I could get to work right on my computer.


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