Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Trumpet Blaring News and Helpful links
I’m going to start today’s blog with a just a little piece blowing my own trumpet.
Yesterday my book “Across the Pond” reached the BIG 100 reviews status on Amazon
I am so pleased that that many people have taken time not only to read my book, but to review it as well.
Any way I said I would try and help people out with free software, useful links etc. There are plenty around these are just a few that I can recommend.
ALL IN ONE
All your favorite links and downloads on one page, well worth checking out (allmyfaves.com)
While people pay out for various anti-virus software when of the best available on the market is actually free
AVG (free.avg.com) is a popular anti-virus/spyware program with a free and pay version. The free version is very good with automatic updates etc.
Spybot Search and Destroy (safer-networking.org) is a good antispyware program which is free for noncommercial use
ZoneAlarm (zonealarm.com) a free firewall for individual users
FirstPage 2006 (evrsoft.com) a good WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) html editor with various templates and add on.
Snazz up your web pages with free java scripts (raindrops, reflections, rollover etc) from Anyflash (anfyflash.com)
Instead of using Internet Explorer more and more people are using FIREFOX (mozilla.com) it tends to be faster than IE
While Microsoft are talking about adding a “free light” version of programs such as Word and XL, for now if you do not want to pay for the Microsoft there is Open Office (openoffice.org) is free software that includes word-processor, spreadsheet, drawing program, and presentation program (sound familiar)
Also there is WordWeb (wordweb.info) a writing utility combining thesaurus, dictionary etc.
V- BLOG INFO AND HELP
Thinking of creating V-Blogs check out FREEVLOG (freevlog.org)
CREATE YOUR OWN MOVIE POSTER
Turn your book or any other picture into a movie poster (bighugelabs.com/poster.php)
GOOGLE RANK CHECKER
Check Page Rank of any web site pages instantly (prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php)
Create a map of where all the visitors to your Web site/blog come from Clustermaps (clustrmaps.com)
SHORT NAME URL
Twittering or just want to shorten a URL address try TinyURL (tinyurl.com)
LARGE FILE SHARING
Want a location for your large v-logs or book video’s zSHARE (zshare.net)
I hope some of these were of use to people
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
"Across the Pond"