Monday, July 6, 2015

July 5th 2015

Courses and tutorials:

  • 7 Cups of Tea - Free, anonymous, and confidential conversations with trained active listeners. Please don't spam the site, they offer a great service    
  • Thrive On - Not completely free, but aims to bring affordable online mental health programs to those who would otherwise go without. Starting next month  
  • Blah Therapy - Online listening service. "Experience the rewards of venting to a stranger or lending an ear."  
  • MoodGYM - Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.  
  • Social Services; resources - a subreddit created by a professional Social Worker who has spent a career procuring resources for those in need.
  • Ninite - update/install all your programs at once  
  • Portable Apps -  load several apps on a thumb drive to run on any Windows PC  
  • SlimDrivers - Cloud based program that detects what drivers need to be updated. Incredible--especially after formatting an operating system. No need for CDs or trying to remember which model card, adapter...etc. you have
  • Copy - Online cloud storage. Start with 15gb free. Or 20gb with a referral code (Shameless sharing of my own referral code). Here is the Copy referral train. Free storage for everyone!  
  • BitTorrent Sync - Secure, unlimited file-syncing. No cloud required
  • SyncThing - opensource alternative for bitsync. its recommended if you care about your privacy and security of your files  
  • Mega Desktop Sync(50GB) and Symform (Unlimited, but you must share back!) - both cloud storage services
  • Calibre - Free ebook library management  
  • F.lux - Changes the colour of your screen as the day progresses  
  • GIMP - Free photo manipulation software    
  • Paint.NET - Windows application designed to be the much needed upgrade to MS Paint
  • Pixlr - Online photo editor. web-based equivalent to an old version of Photoshop from 2005 or something. Very functional for occasional use manipulating images, and seeing as it's web-based and doesn't require an account it's super easy to use from anywhere
  • Sumo Paint - Powerful graphics editor for your web browser and pc
  • Blender - Open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation
  • Prey Project - Multi-platform anti-theft software  
  • RES - Reddit Enhancement Suite - A must have for all you redditing needs  
  • KeePass - free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.  
  • LastPass - free (with premium for multiple platforms), easy-to-use password manager.  
  • Dictionary Pop-up extension, double click on a word that you don't know the meaning of and a dictionary definition pops up. Firefox extension powered by dictionary.comChrome extension powered by Google 
  • ClipCube - clipboard history. I missed this when using Windows  
  • ClipX - a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it. ClipCube alternative
  • LeechBlock (Firefox add-on) - simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day
  • StayFocused (Chrome extension) - Chrome alternative to LeechBlock
  • Reaper - Audio workstation. Reaper warning
  • Audacity - free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds
  • MuseScore - Free music composition and notation software
  • Notepad++ - a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages
  • Sublime Text - a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Note that it is a never-ending free trial, but you should consider paying for the service to support the developers
  • Sublime Text ColourCoder - this plugin for Sublime Text will highlight every variable in its own, consistent color (feature known as semantic highlighting, variable-name highlighting, contextual highlighting) you name it
  • Atom Editor - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
  • Komodo Edit IDE - Powerful free editor for Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Tcl, Javascript and other major web languages
  • CeltX - Free scriptwriting and all-in-one production studio
  • Rainmeter - Windows desktop customisation. Similar to Conky for Linux
  • Handbrake - open source video transcoder
  • YouTube Video Converter - coverts YouTube videos to MP3, AAC, MP4... Recorder, Converter and Downloader  
  • Pocket - a great site for saving articles, recipes or whole pages for later offline viewing, and cloud syncs with all your devices
  • Feedly -  Read more, know more. RSS feed. They also have an awesome app  
  • OpenOffice - Free office software  
  • LibreOffice - offers much more up-to-date software than OpenOffice  
  • TeraCopy - designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can see which ones need attention
  • MyNoise - Custom-shaped Online Noise Machines
  • Privacy Badger - developed by the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and is a browser add-on for Chrome and Firefox that helps lower your internet footprint and stop third party trackers from following your movement around the web
  • DistroWatch - Put the fun back in computing. Use Linux, BSD. This site gives detailed information on each Linux distribution and provides links to their respective communities
  • Rufus - Easily create bootable USBs [Windows], burning bootable OS ISOs
  • UNetbootin - allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X  
  • CloudForge - Free Subversion and Git hosting
  • Spoon - Use your software and files from any desktop. free virtualization startup that lets users launch full desktop apps from any browser without having any of them installed on my computer

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