Friday, May 29, 2009

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 BackUp Maker

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Portable Apps - Portable Computer


Most people are not yet aware that they can carry their computer on their key chain, around their neck or in their pocket.

Why do I say that?

Have you ever heard of portable applications? These are apps for short that you can install on a keychain and run on any Windows computer without leaving a trace. On top of all that they are VERY fast because many of the links to Windows are not needed. So even if you had an old computer that was running Microsoft Outlook 2007 as slow as a dog, you can revive it with Portable Apps!

I hope you realize that when you carry these apps around, you carry them on a memory stick, USB stick or flash drive, or ... when are we going to give these things a standard name???? It is getting frustrating. I will call them USB sticks to simplify or perhaps even to complicate more the name-calling.

Here is the latest portable app I have discovered, called affectionately, CODYSAFE. According to the description this is what Codysafe can do.

"CodySafe is a menu utility for portable applications. Turn your USB flash drive to a computer-on-stick. You may add, manage and launch your portable applications with ease and comfort. You can manage documents, multimedia files and pictures. You can keep your disk healthy with Drive Doctor. You will always know how much memory is used and available on your disk. These and numerous other useful features and options make CodySafe indispensable. Enjoy operating you USB flash drive or portable hard disk with CodySafe. The management of your portable documents, multimedia files and pictures has never being that easy. Add and control your portable applications with maximum convenience. Enjoy stylish and elegant menu, designed especially for Windows Vista and Windows 7.Version 0.9.0.47 adds new command line arguments and languages."

Okay, okay. I haven't even told you much about portable apps and now I am already giving you a menu for them! Yes I realize I jump from thought to thought a lot. Once I ..... not now! You can find many other useful portable applications here where they have their own system menu. You can either download the whole Portable Apps Suite or individual programs that you need. I recommend that you only download apps that are immediately useful to you. You can always go back for more later.

The beauty of these applications is that in their effort to be portable, they have created faster, smoother, bare-bones apps that can speed up your whole work efforts. Right now I am creating this posting using Firefoxportable.

You can have your email, antivirus, internet security, word processor, graphics and photo programs all on a USB stick which you carry with you to use on any computer without leaving a trace.


More Portable Apps Links

Individual Portable Apps

PenDrive Apps

Very large list in Wikipedia

USB Stick Software

We intend to keep adding to this list. If anyone wants to submit your favorite USB app, please feel free in the comments or email them to cgpedley@gmail.com

Saturday, May 23, 2009

FREEWARE: What is it? Is it Any Good?

Freeware is exactly what it says, FREE! Sometimes the author may ask you to register so he/they can inform you of new versions and so on. However FREE means FREE.

Q: Is it any good compared to commercial software?
A: Much of it may be better. Just because a company is big and sells software in boxes does not mean it is the best. Some of the VERY BEST software is absolutely free.

We will discuss one of my favorites, Irfanview. Since 2003, IRFANVIEW HAS HAD OVER 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS EVERY MONTH !!!

Irfanview is one of my all-time favorites because it can do so much with graphics or photos at absolutely no cost to you. However because I have used the program so much, I have donated to his cause.

I include here the author's description: What is Irfanview?

"IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.

IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 8+ years). 

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support.
One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIF support.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.



Some IrfanView features
:
  • Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
  • Multi language support
  • Thumbnail/preview option
  • Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
  • Toolbar skins option
  • Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
  • Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
  • Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
  • Fast directory view (moving through directory)
  • Batch conversion (with image processing)
  • Multipage TIF editing
  • File search
  • Email option
  • Multimedia player
  • Print option
  • Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
  • Change color depth
  • Scan (batch scan) support
  • Cut/crop
  • IPTC editing
  • Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
  • Capturing
  • Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
  • Lossless JPG rotation
  • Unicode support
  • Many hotkeys
  • Many command line options
  • Many PlugIns
  • Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired"
  • No registry changes without user action/permission!
  • and much much more"


Video Summary:
IrfanView video tutorial. If you're just starting out or you're still saving for the pricey juggernaut, Adobe Photoshop CS3, there's a freeware application that will do the job until you can make the jump to the professional software. Introduction to IrfanView, setting up your preferences, information pane and histogram.

Irfanview Tutorial One


Irfanview Video Two



Irfanview Video Three

Resizing Photos


Irfanview Video Four - Another Resizing Video



Video Five - Resizing Photos for the Web You will be taken to Youtube.com where you may become a free member and save various helpful videos to your "Channel" as it is called. Then you can always go back and view whichever ones you want some other time.
I recommend becoming a free member.

Video Six - Cropping and Resizing



MANY MORE SIMILAR VIDEOS AVAILABLE THROUGH MY YOUTUBE PLAYLIST

Friday, May 22, 2009

Heard About Ning and Tangle?

Ning claims that it lets you discover and create new social networks for your interests and passions.
I have only started to try it out. It is free but unlike blogger, their are already ads placed by the developers along the sides of your blog. Give it a try. I am not sure it can be quite as useful as blogger for general personal use but it is worth a look

Tangle, formerly called Godtube has blossomed into a full-blown prettier-than-facebook social networking site. You can form groups, invite friends, organizations or upload photos or videos or music. 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Time for a New Computer?

COMPUTER TIP OF THE WEEK
from Dr T -- RTemlak4dds@aol.com

When is it Time For a New Computer?

A reader asks: I have had my computer for quite some time now and my grandkids are always telling me I need to get a new one. They say mine is too slow and it just doesn't work right. As for me, I'm not convinced. Do you have any guidelines I can follow to see if I really should get a new one or not?

Good question! Isn't it funny how everyone's views on the same exact topic can be so different? I mean, it's obvious the person who asked today's question is being bombarded by their grandchildren to get a new computer. And why do you think they want a new one? Well, so they can have all the perks they're used to when they go visit grandma and grandpa, of course! Then on the other hand, grandma and grandpa don't agree and they think their computer works just fine.

Well, it's hard to tell who is right here. Children these days are very much into computers and they know a lot more about them than some of us would like to admit. But then again, if our computers are working good enough to do what we want on them, why bother buying a whole new one? That debate could go on and on, so I think I'll end it by giving you some pointers you can follow to see if you really should buy a new computer or not. Let's check them out!

First of all, as you all know, technology is changing everyday. There's always something new coming out and there's always something different to try. It's not always pertinent that you go along with those changes, but here are some reasons why you may want to. You need a new computer if:

1.) Your processor speed is less than 1.0 GHz (gigahertz). (On another note, if your computer is still running on megahertz, you'll definitely want to make an upgrade soon!) See, most programs and other applications that you may put on your computer require a lot more power than 1 GHz can give them. If you don't have a fast enough processing speed, your computer will run very slow and you won't be able to browse the Internet, play games, etc. with the ease you should have. You can check your processor speed by going to Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System.

2.) Your computer has less than 256 MB of memory. (Again, go to Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System to check on that information). If you don't have at least 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM memory, your computer will not run smoothly or to the best of its ability.

3.) You're using a Windows version that starts with a 3 or a 9 (for example, Windows 3.1, 95 and 98). Those older operating systems lack a lot of the features every computer should have these days, including security features and other updates that are required to keep your computer running properly and protected. The same thing applies if you're using a Mac version that is older than OS X.

4.) Your monitor is a 14 inch or smaller. If you don't have at least a 17 inch monitor, you're not going to be able to see full Web sites, which really is a shame!

5.) You're always getting an error message of "Operating system not supported" when you try to install new programs onto your PC. Or, when you're trying to upgrade to a new operating system and you get an error message of "Hardware not supported."

6.) Your computer has no USB ports. Nowadays, most external devices (such as keyboards, mice, printers, etc.) run via USB. Therefore, if you don't have any ports, you're going to have trouble keeping up with the newer computer devices.

7.) Your PC has a 5.25 inch disk drive or even a 3.5 inch floppy drive. Floppy drives are still around, but they're being phased out as well. Software has just outgrown those two drives and they won't be of much use in the near future. Flash and thumb drives are definitely taking over.

So, those are just a few things you should look into if you're wondering about buying a new computer or not. They are all good reasons why you should fork out the money and invest in a new PC. And I'm not just saying that to make your grandchildren happy either! With a brand new computer, everyone who uses it (including you) will benefit. Now, I realize you may use your computer on a very limited basis (maybe just for checking your e-mail and playing a game here and there), but if you fall into any of the categories listed above, you should still look into getting a new computer.

Yes, I know change is hard to take, but I think once you get your new computer up and running, you will agree with me on everything I said today. On the other hand, if you answered "no" to almost all of the specifications above, you should be fine with the computer you have. And if your grandchildren still complain, just tell them once they give you enough money for a new PC, you'll go right out and buy one. That should do the trick!

Note: The above was sent to me in an email.

To add to the suggestions above, I might add that a NEW computer will probably cost you about 1/2 to 1/10th as much as that old computer did when new!

I was just looking at Walmart and saw a comprehensive Emachines computer for $498 including 19"monitor!

See CPEDLEY.COM for some great discounts on Dell Computers.

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

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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