10 Best Free Productivity Applications.

We love free software. We especially love free software that helps us get things done faster and better.  Here is our current list of what we feel to be the absolute best free applications.

  1. Google Docs – Google Docs is a suite of products that lets you create different kinds of online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store your documents and your other files — all online, and all for free. With an Internet connection, you can access your documents and files from any computer, anywhere in the world. docs.google.com/#home
  2. WordPress
    WordPress.com – You can get a blog started in less time than it takes you to read this sentence. All you need is an email address. You’ll get your own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com, you can switch to a custom address later if you’d like), a selection of great free and customizable designs for your blog (we call them themes), 3 gigabytes of file storage (that’s about 2,500 pictures!) and all the other great features listed here. You can blog as much as you want for free, your blog can be public to the world or private for just your friends. www.wordpress.com
    WordPress – WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home”. www.wordpress.net
  3. Handbreak – HandBrake is a general-purpose, open-source, cross-platform, multithreaded video transcoder software application. HandBrake was originally developed by titer in 2003 as a general-purpose video transcoder to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular amongst film enthusiasts. handbrake.fr/details.php
  4. Join.me – Instant screen sharing and web conferencing. Get everybody on the same page, when they’re not in the same room, instantly. Review documents and designs. Train staff. Demo products or just show off. join.me is a simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly. 250 viewers, share control, multi-monitor, chat, send files, share multiple monitors, chat and send files. – join.me/
  5. Free Video Email – If a Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words… Then a Video is Priceless! One thing’s for sure … it’s worth more than just plain text. And now, WowWe offers you the opportunity to use cutting-edge video email for FREE! You can bring your email communications to life what you communicate in a video is miles past what can be said with the written word. Put simply, a Free vMail account allows you to pack more into what you’re communicating. You can use your vMail account for personal and family communications, or even to promote a business. Any computer with Internet access and a web cam can now become a powerful video communication tool targeting just the right message to just the right people. So get started today… after all, it’s totally free! mediamediainc.iwowwe.com/free-video-email.html
  6. Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio, Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files, Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together, Change the speed or pitch of a recording and more! audacity.sourceforge.net/

  7. Jing – Share Ideas Instantly. Simple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, then share them instantly! For Business: Business
    Add notated screenshots to all your online conversations, or create a quick tutorial video you can share with the entire company. Get everyone on the same page with Jing. For Education: Give your students the information they need, when they need it. Use Jing to record your feedback as you grade papers, or take a snapshot to share with your class. Your students can even use it to collaborate, or ask questions! www.techsmith.com/jing.htm
  8. Dropbox. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. Today, more than 45 million people across every continent use Dropbox to always have their stuff at hand, share with family and friends, and work on team projects. Always have your stuff when you need it with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free! db.tt/08DW4lp
  9. Evernote. Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. Remember things you like. Save everything cool and exciting you see online and in the real world. Snap a photo, record some audio and save it. Save entire webpages to your Evernote account with our nifty browser extensions. You get the whole page: text, images and links. Take notes anywhere You’re always moving, your notes should be too. With Evernote, your memories are on every computer, phone and device you use. www.evernote.com
  10. Prezi – Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery. prezi.com/