Free Software 2012

At our December 2012 OGS computer workshop, we discussed some free software that genealogists might be interested in.

Virus, spyware, and other malicious software protection:
Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/
AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013: http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
Avira Free Antivirus 2013: http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
 
Backup and sharing important files:
Dropbox Online Backup (2 gb): http://dropbox.com/
Microsoft SkyDrive (7 gb): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/download
 
PDF viewing and creation:
Primo PDF: http://primopdf.com/
Cute PDF Writer: http://cutepdf.com/
Foxit Reader: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/
*Adobe Reader 11: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
 
E-Mail:
*Thunderbird E-mail Client: http://mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/
*Google Gmail: http://gmail.com/
*Microsoft Outlook.com: https://outlook.com
 
Office Suite:
*LibreOffice (OpenOffice spinoff): http://libreoffice.org/
*KingSoft Free Office Suite: http://kingsoftstore.com/
*Google Documents: http://docs.google.com/
 
Genealogy Software:
Rootsmagic Essentials: http://rootsmagic.com/Essentials/
Legacy Family Tree: http://legacyfamilytree.com/
 
Image editors:
Paint.NET: http://www.getpaint.net
GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP): http://www.gimp.org/
*Picasa 3.9: http://picasa.google.com/
 
Miscellaneous utilities:
*Firefox Web Browser: http://mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
CCleaner: (Removes unused files from your system.) http://ccleaner.com/
File Hippo Update Checker: http://filehippo.com/updatechecker/
*Google Earth 6: http://earth.google.com/
*LastPass username and password organizer: http://lastpass.com/
 
Note: These programs work with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8.
*Compatible with Mac computers.