Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free & Useful Online Applications


Most of these are either ALL FREE or have a free component and a paid component.

There are literally dozens of freebies here which may help you. Check them out!

WEB BUILDING / HOSTING

My favourite place on the web for groups and individuals to create a FREE website is 
ZOHOWIKI - I always found wikis very confusing even though I have created many websites and blogs. This makes WIKI simple. Can be used only as an easy website for yourself, your family or a group. 

http://www.Airset.com - FREE, Paid Upgrades
Online 'Computer' for individuals, groups, organizations, A storehouse of freebies. Can also send info to your phone as a reminder. Free sites, blogs, calendars and much more. http://www.airset.com 

www.Blogger.com, by Google is a free EASY blogging community. I have about 15 - 20 blogs there all on different topics. The goodies you can add are easy and tremendous. Plus it also allows connection to Google's other apps.

Webs.com [formerlyFreewebs]
http://www.webs.com
Another unbelievable free and upgradable-to-paid site to do a website in an easy way without coding. Too many freebies to mention. Can add PayPal ecommerce and sell and much more


bills itself as a site - where you'll find all the tools you need to build a website just the way you want.
Point and click. Drag and drop. That's all you need to know.
Amazingly enough, you can build and host your website for free. That's Yola.


Charles Pedley's EARTH-SHATTERING NEWS!
My writings and recommendations.
http://charlespedley.blogspot.com/


Christian Computing Magazine - FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS
http://ccmag.com/ccmag_issues/view_issue2.php?recordID=1
Our Vision The first issue of Christian Computing Magazine (CCMag) was published January 1989. CCMag has helped to keep its readers informed on software, services and other areas of technology, pertaining to how it relates to the Christian community, the church and ministry. 

Christian Media Resources
http://christian-media-resources.blogspot.com

Advanced Ministry Websites - FREE sample site - Upgrades from $9.95 to $149.95 per month as desired for your church community. Not only gives you free hosting but many other resources to enable your church or ministry to inform, communicate, or send newsletters and announcements to its members. Also optionally includes a store to sell products which relate to studies you are doing. This is probably the most comprehensive site for churches since the range of costs can accomodate small, medium or large churches.
AdvancedMinistry.com

ThisChurch - an excellent church or ministry site to communicate and connect members. Donations online, newsletters and email blasts are all included and so much more! Click the link and get a free trial site.

JUBAL MAGAZINE - Church Music & Worship -FREE
http://www.jubalmagazine.com/
This publication is 100% digital and is received in PDF format. Jubal Music and Worship Magazine is completely FREE of charge. All we need is your e-mail address for you to being receiving the magazine. Send this to your friends and encourage them to sign up for a free subscription.



Picasa - Free Photo App from Google
http://picasa.google.com/
Organize Manage your photos in one place, and find photos you forgot you had edit Edit Eliminate scratches & blemishes, fix red-eye, crop and more create Create Turn photos into movies, collages, slideshows and more share Share Upload seamlessly to Picasa Web Albums to share with friends, family & the world. I use it for the basic photo edits such as cropping, lightening, etc.

PicasaWeb - FREE - Can upgrade to paid if you need more space. 
http://picasa.google.com/features.html
Store your photos online and share them as desired or not. Works great with Picasa software. Just click the "Upload to Web" link and wait. Together, Picasa & Picasa Web Albums make it easy for you to organize and edit your digital photos, then create online albums to share with friends, family & the world. Slideshows, downloads, prints and more.

Picasa - Picasaweb Video


Zoho - www.zoho.com
http://www.zoho.com - Unbelievably comprehensive
BEST SITE ON WEB that I have found for FREE APPLICATIONS! Free & Paid Online Applications: Best site I know on the web to coordinate estimating, invoicing, free easy-to-use wikis which can be YOUR website if you are not a coder, free mail & much much more. Check it out!

With
Myfreecalendarmaker you can design and print FREE personalized photo calendars.
Use your own photos and special occasions! Easy-to-use online calendar creation system! Perfect gift for any occasion! Save as you go to finish later or reprint! FREE and Premium Memberships available!     http://www.myfreecalendarmaker.com/

Sumopaint is an amazingly comprehensive online painter program. You can paint, edit, insert text, use layers. I believe that it is the fastest, most creative and powerful paint program on the web.

Famundo is a more family-oriented social networking spot where you can connect with family, friends and organizations. It looks much classier than Facebook. Recommended by Family Circle, Canadian Family, Ladies Home Journal, Woman's Day, Geeksugar, Real Simple Life Hacker and more. Once it becomes known families may move here from Facebook for the family style networking [without, I assume, the sexy ads]. See it at http://www.famundo.com/

Another calendar maker at Calendars Net is a free interactive web calendar hosting service, where you and anyone you choose can post events visible and printable by whomever you choose, or everyone. You can post events that span more than one day (with text flowing across days or even weeks) or that recur every 1st or 4th Tuesday of each month, etc. You can copy the calendar data to your own computer and edit your calendar offline.
http://www.calendars.net/

Need to create FORMS? Then checkout Wufoo.com where you can What is Wufoo? Wufoo strives to be the easiest way to collect information over the Internet. Our HTML form builder helps you create contact forms, online surveys, and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online payments you need without writing a single line of code.
http://wufoo.com/

you have four modules, Calendar Online, Cashflow Online, Contacts Online, Documents Online and Marketing Online. The cashflow involves invoicing. There are many features here but I do not understand how they can compete with Google Docs or Zoho.com suite which have many more applications and all are free unless you need more than the stipulated maximum. But the maximums are quite high. For example I am using the Zoho Invoice module which allows me 5 estimates which can be converted to 5 invoices every month free for two users. If you need more invoices and estimates, then the $8 a month level gives you up to 25 invoices a month. They all give you unlimited customers and much much more.
http://www.businessitonline.com/pricing.aspx

Timebridge.com allows you shared schedules and calendaring along with syncing to Outlook and Google Calendar or iCal and handles participants being in different time zones. It claims to have introduced the first Personal Scheduling Assistant designed to help busy people find a time to meet — fast. This innovative, new web application works across calendaring systems, companies and time zones.
http://www.timebridge.com/lp/share.html

Econsultant.com has massive lists from places where retirees are wanted to work, Wordpress plugins, lists of freeware utilities, Web 2 logos, Web 2 directory, ultimate web developer lists, web developer lists, web design galleries, and many useful general sites links.  It also has complete yearly calendars. See links below.
is an online collaboration software and services site which helps you to organize, manage, collaborate, share and sell on the Internet.  webAsyst is an online collaboration solution available as a hosted service and downloadable PHP software. WebAsyst allows you to organize your business and private information, collaborate with your team and customers, create an online store to start selling on the Internet, and do many other things that you may not even have imagined doing online.

The flexibility of WebAsyst online collaboration software makes it the ideal solution for personal use, project groups, small to medium businesses, and yet perfectly adaptable for huge organizations. It is your personal web site or intranet, where your information is accessible at any time, from anywhere, and always available for sharing and collaboration with others.  Many services are free and others you pay for as necessary.  http://www.webasyst.net/

Instantly Create a Professional Resume in Less than 10 Minutes
The Resume Builder allows you to instantly create a professional, easy to edit resume in minutes using our self guided resume wizard. No complicated software to learn or install - simply enter in your information, and in seconds, you'll have a perfect resume to find that perfect job!
COVER LETTER now available. We literally write it for you. 
http://www.theresumebuilder.com/worknew.php

At Pongo Resume, they claim that you will find "All the tools, templates, and support you need to write professional resumesand cover letters, ace tough interviews, and secure a great job

You may be the best candidate, but you won't get the job unless your resume, cover letter, and interview skills stand out and impress employers. With Pongo's Resume Builder, Cover Letter Builder, Interview Tips, and expert guidance, you have what it takes to sell yourself and negotiate your best job offer."  There is a free trial which probably will not print unless you pay. The cost is $9.95 per month or a yearly subscription of $59.95.    http://www.pongoresume.com/

has a very impressive interface and claims to be ...
  • An excellent alternative to Microsoft Exchange.
  • A shining example of Web 2.0 cloud computing. Your events, todos, contacts and notes work 100% offline.
  • Synchronizes and integrates with more devices and software than anyone else.
  • The best IMAP web mail in the world.
  • Quick access to restore from automated backups.
  • The fantastic feature list.
  • found at http://www.scheduleworld.com
I have used this and is very complete as a full-blown PIM and very compatible. It has several modules, TODAY, Calendar, Task List, Contact list in various formats, Notes manager, Instant Messenger which is compatible with all the main ones, IMAP email, auto backup and restore. Settings allow you to sync with various phones, gmail and other devices.

Slideroll allows you to make slideshows that you can use to create slide shows with your photos. Publish your slideshows on the internet, put them on MySpace or YouTube, and e-mail them to friends.
You can add music and various effects. You can publish to Video for DVD or YouTube with the Slideroll Videomaker, which can turn your slideshows into video that you can use for your DVDs, or upload to YouTube. You can even add your own MP3 Soundtrack. With Slideroll™, you can turn those static photos into wonderful stories! Best of all, basic membership is completely free! Join today! You can become a pro member for a price and download and keep your slideshows forever. This is a welcime product to many but Picasa now does much the same thing, so you may not need the Pro membership plus there  are various other FREE products you can download that will do the same thing.
http://www.slideroll.com/free-slideshow-creator.php

At Webpasties you can have a 14 day FREE TRIAL to try out their creators which make Web Polls, Form Mails, Calendars, RSS tickers, Slideshows, Event Signups, Visit Trackers, IM Buttons and Podcast RSS. True many of these are available for free on some web hosting sites, but not all.  
http://www.webpasties.com

Pictobrowser allows you to make fast and effortless photo galleries for your website or blog. Again many hosting companies have various galleries that you can install for free like Gallery, Coppermine and others. Also Picasaweb does most of the same stuff with some notable differences. However this may be very useful for those that have limited freebies on their hosting sites.   http://www.pictobrowser.com/

Vstore allows you to have Free Shopping Carts & Ecommerce Website Solutions.
http://www.vstore.ca/free-sign-up.php

1FreeCart.com is a 100% Absolutely FREE shopping cart store. There are no gimmicks, no hidden fees, and no transaction fees. The costs of operating our free shopping cart software is supported by advertising from our sponsors and the only time you pay anything is when you order or subscribe to any of our additional shopping cart or hosting services.
http://www.1freecart.com/

Auctionlotwatch gives you free tools for auction users. It is basically what we call a portal site of various related links. But free is free. Just watch out for the gimmicky sites which create popups and do crazy stuff.
http://www.auctionlotwatch.com/free/

allows you to list various items for sale for free. However there does not appear to be much traffic but free is free. Give it a try. Or use Kijiji.ca or Kijiji.com instead.
http://www.free-auctions.ca/members_area.php?page=store&section=categories&generate_subcategories=1

Forms   can be created for free at CreateForms.com. "Without any html programming you can create custom web forms. This html form maker is free to use."
http://www.createforms.com/


https://www.invoice.com/user/invoice_menu.asp

http://corlive.com/

http://sharetabs.com/

http://www.websnapr.com/

Collabtrak is a free, flexible, easy to use web-based project tracker for web designers and their clients.  
http://www.collabtrak.com/

Springloops bills itself as Springloops is a unique source code management tool focused on web development teams. It allows you to code in parallel and share your code safely concentrated on results, not on lost changes or overwritten files. You get rapid collaboration in protected space. Thanks to the project management perspective it serves the getting things done attitude. Moreover, Springloops reduces repeatable activities in your day-to-day work.
It makes great things simple
What our clients say about us >>
http://springloops.com/


https://www.dexrex.com/

SmashingApps.com has free and useful online apps for web designers and developers.
http://www.smashingapps.com/2008/07/25/23-free-and-online-web-based-applications-specially-if-you-are-designer-or-developer.html


http://www.qipit.com/

Ning allows you to create or discover already-created social networks.
http://www.ning.com/


http://jott.com/


http://www.imeem.com/

DoodleHow does Doodle work?
  1. Create a poll.
  2. Forward the link to the poll to the participants.
  3. Follow online what the participants vote for.

Free. No registration required.

http://doodle.com/main.html


http://www.meebo.com/

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/home/cpedley/#section.overview


https://www.photoshop.com/


http://skydrive.live.com/

Screentoaster is a free online screen recorder. It can be used to capture videos of onscreen action in one click. Record screencasts, tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more. You can share and stream videos online in Flash, Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email. Educational and personal uses.
http://www.screentoaster.com/

Posterous is the dead simple place to post anything by email. Great for first time bloggers. 
http://www.posterous.com/


http://www.truveo.com/

Joongel allows you to search 10 search engines at once.
http://www.joongel.com/

Rescuetime offers you personal time management software. If you are a business it may cost you a little but so does WASTED time.
http://www.rescuetime.com/


http://ping.fm/

Animoto was created by TV and film producers. It analyzes your images, feels your music, and then customizes a video.  I have not used it but the demo is very professional and I am eager to try it. I own Photodex Proshow which is excellent. But this is certainly worth a try for those not wanting to purchase and install software. Looks very simple. If you try it, please comment below.  http://animoto.com/

http://instacalc.com/

Mesh Your work computer. Your home laptop. Your Mac. Your mobile phone. Devices live in multiple places. But the files you need—and the programs that open them—often don’t. Live Mesh changes all that. It syncs them and puts shared folders on the web so you can access them from anywhere.
https://www.mesh.com/Welcome/default.aspx

http://www.palaestratraining.com/blog/2008/07/29-web-apps-for-students-and-white-collar-workers/

http://website.grader.com/#ReportTop

http://en.web-graphics-maker.com/

http://www.anyclient.com/applet.html

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/

http://www.phpform.org/

http://pingability.com/

http://www.surveygizmo.com/

http://www.mikogo.com/Welcome.aspx

http://psd2cssonline.com/

http://writer.bighugelabs.com/

http://mashable.com/2007/08/09/online-business/

http://www.freebusinessforms.com/invoicepackage/purchaseorderproducts.htm

Picasa 3 Collage






Photo-Video-Worship Resources
http://worship-photos.blogspot.com
Resources in the area of photos, videos and other like resources for your church or ministry. Video tutorials and overviews of select products.

Church-Software-Store.com
http://www.church-software-store.com
Church Software, Hardware, Bibles, Multimedia, Projectors, Internet Security, Resource Links, Wordsearch Bible products and more.

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Added Comment: Blastgroups provides lots of freebies. However it has a confusing interface. I have been doing computers since the 70's and it IS confusing to me. However if you can wade through, you will get LOTS of great stuff for your group. - Computer Doc Blastgroups Claims that it is FREE and you can ... Create a free website for your: Sports Team–Club–Family–Friends Church–Work–School–Organization What can you add to a BlastGroup? Calendars – Photo Albums – Forums – Blogs Email Lists – Videos – Audio – Links – Files I just discovered this site and have NOT tried them. If you try them and have some comments, they are certainly VERY WELCOME! I am signing up today so that I can see how it works and report back to you. The other one I am familiar with like this is Airset.com. I loved airset until I realized that geeks like me would have no problem with it BUT perhaps the average computer user may. -Charles