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Cool Tips, Tricks and Tools

At Vision Control & Automation, we are dedicated to helping you become more competitive and profitable, which is why we want to provide you with any available resources to make the most of your time.

CrashPlan

CrashPlan is a free onsite and offsite computer backup that automatically backs up multiple locations for free.

Click here for more information on CrashPlan

 

Weebly

Weebly is a fast and easy website builder that requires no technical skills whatsoever. The website is powered by Weebly’s stable and reliable infrastructure that is monitored by their team 24/7.

Click here for more information on Weebly

BOX

Box is a simple and affordable solution to manage documents, media and all other content online. BOX allows you to share your files as a link or sync files on your desktop.

Click here for more information on BOX

If This Then That

IFTTT uses deductive reasoning to create simple tasks. If you have a trigger action such as uploading a photo or file, then it automatically causes the action such as ‘send me a text message’ or ‘create a status message on Facebook’.

Click here for more information on IFTTT

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Driveis a personal hard drive where you can store music, videos, photos and documents on Amazon’s secure servers.

Click here for more information on Amazon Cloud Drive

Defraggler

Defraggler is a disk defragmentation tool that allows you to defrag your entire hard drive or just individual files. The compact and portable Windows application supports NFTS and FAT32 file systems.

Click here for more information on Defraggler

Tunnelbear

Tunnelbear is the world’s easiest to use customer VPN software that securely ‘tunnels’ your internet connections to locations around the world. By creating a secure, encypted connection between your computer and a server in the host country you want to connect with, you are able to simulate the internet experience from another country while protecting your privacy.

Click here for more information on Tunnelbear

ASANA

Create a shared task list for your team so that you can plan, organize and stay in sync with the rest of your team.

Click here for more information on ASANA

Wireshark: The World’s Foremost Network Protocol Analyzer

Wireshark lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network through live capture and offline analysis. The captured network data can be browsed via a GUI or TTY-mode TShark utility.

Click here for more information on Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer

Mingleview

Mingleview is a free peer-to-peer remote desktop sharing and remote control application. The application can be used to host online meetings or presentations and provide remote assistance to your friends, families or colleagues.

Click here for more information on Mingleview

Libre Office

Libre Office is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs. Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

Click here for more information on Libre Office

HAMSTER Free Video Converter

The HAMSTER Free Video Converter converts any video to iPod, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, PS3 and up to 200 other devices. With an easy-to-use drag and drop feature, it adjusts audio video bitrate, frame rate and converts to almost any file type.

Click here for more information on HAMSTER Free Video Converter

SlimComputer

SlimComputer helps identify software that comes pre-installed on a new computer. If you’ve ever gotten a new PC and it came loaded with promotional programs, toolbars, links to advertising or trial offers then you know how frustrating these things can be.Community-powered feedback is the key to SlimComputer’s state-of-the-art cleaning. In real timeSlimComputer assesses your new PC to identify programs, toolbars and start-up entries that users vote “optional”. You can then use this data to decide what you want to keep on your computer.

Click here for more information on SlimComputer

 PrinterShare

With PrinterShare® you can print documents and photos on other people’s printers as easily as on the one connected to your machine. PrinterShare also allows you to share your printer in less than a minute and let other people connected to the Internet (your friends, relative and colleagues) print paper documents on it.

Click here for more information on PrinterShare

How to Create “God Mode” on your computer

It may be hyperbolically named, but Windows 7′s God Mode is indeed omnipresent. It conveniently puts hundreds of settings from all around the operating system all in one place.To turn on God Mode, create a new folder on your desktop, or anywhere you’d like and name it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. Don’t include the final period. The resulting folder will contain 270 items, representing virtually every configurable option in Windows 7.

Connectify

Connectify is an easy to use software router for Windows 7 computers. After downloading and installing the lightweight application, Connectify utilizes your computers’ built in Wi-Fi card to wirelessly share any available Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network.

 CLick Here to Access Connectify

Mozy Free

Get 2 GB of 100% free online backup for your photos, music, and other files. No setup fee, no credit cards, no monthly paypments or fees, and no hassle.

Click Here to Sign Up for a Free Mozy Account

DVD Flick

DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player,MediaCenteror Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.

Click Here to Download DVD Flick

File Dropper

The simplest and fastest free file hosting website.

Click Here to Start Sharing Files with File Dropper

 

AVG Rescue CD

The AVG Rescue CD is a powerful must-have toolkit for the rescue and repair of infected machines. It provides essential utilities for system administrators and other IT professionals and includes the following features:

  • Comprehensive administration toolkit
  • System recovery from virus and spyware infection
  • Suitable for  recovering MS Windows and Linus operating systems (FAT32 and NTSF file systems)
  • Ability to perform a clean boot from CD to USB stick
  • Free Support and service for paid license holders of any AVG product
  • FAQ and Free Forum self-help support for AVG Free users

Download Rescue CD (for CD creation)

Download Rescue CD (for USB stick)

 

FollowUpThen

It’s easy, free, safe and secure. FollowUpThen is the most efficient reminder out there. It is also safe and secure. It sends only one email reminder per request (ie, they will not spam you, or your recipient). It takes only seconds to use. Go ahead and try it out

Click Here to Download FollowUpThen

 

ImgBurn

ImgBurn is a 100% free CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application. ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats – including BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI

Click Here to Download ImgBurn

 

Mikogo

Mikogo is an easy-to-use cross-platform desktop sharing tool, ideal for web conferencing, online meetings or remote support. It’s FREE for both commercial and private use.

Click Here to Download Mikogo

Ninite Easy PC Setup

Ninite installs software fast with default settings and says “no” to browser toolbars and other junk. It checks your PC’s language and 64-bit support to install the latest, best version of each program.Ninite runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 and works in the background unattended and 100% hands-free. All Ninite does is automatically download and install the apps you select. Not even Ninite is installed.

 Click Here to Use Ninite

 

The PC Decrapifier

Remove unwanted programs that are loaded on your PC. With this one program you can uninstall all the unwanted programs on your pc all at once.

 Click Here Download PC Decrapifier

 

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes has developed a variety of free tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

Click Here Download Malwarebytes 

 

Open Office

OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Click Here Download OpenOffice

 

Zimbra Desktop

All Your Email Accounts in One Place.  They all work automatically in Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop; even Outlook or any other work or personal email account using POP or IMAP is easy to set up. The best part—you can read them offline without an internet connection when you are in “airplane” mode.

Click Here to Download Zimbra

 

PDFCreator

PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.

Click Here Download the PDFCreator 

 

SPAM Gourmet

Create UNLIMITED and FREE disposable email addresses which forwards a predetermined number of emails to your REAL email address.  Once the limit you set is reached, any new emails get eaten and you never see them.

Click Here View the Spam Gormet Site

 

LastPass

LastPass is a free online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure.

Click Here to Download LastPass 

 

DropBox

Offers free 2GB of space to store files online. Share links to files in your drop box for anyone to access.

Click Here to Download DropBox 

 

Free Avast Antivirus

The most popular free antivirus. Perfect for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites, and don’t store any sensitive data on their computers.

Click Here to Download Avast 

 

Gimp Photo Editor

Download this free photo editor that allows you to retouch and enhance digital pictures. GIMP allows you to customize the view and behavior the way you like it.

Click Here to Download Gimp

 

ADrive

This is a very cool offsite storage web site.  They give you a FREE basic account with 50G of storage. The two nice features are that you can download files from other sites right into your online folder, and you can share the files with other people.  This means that if you need to send a 300M file, upload it to your “adrive” then share it without having to attach the file to an email.

Click Here to View the ADrive Web Site

 

Greenshot

For those who are familiar with Snag-It, which is a costly program, this program will do virtually the same thing.  It interfaces with your “PrintSceen” button on your keyboard.  The tool will then allow you to draw a box around ANY thing that is currently on your screen and “capture” it.  You can save it to the clipboard, email, print, etc.  This is a great tool if you need to send a quick snapshot of something on your screen.

Click Here to Download Greenshot

 

OnlineConversion.com

Convert just about anything. There are over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions.

Click Here For OnlineConversion.com 

 

Zamzar

Zamzar will convert just about ANY file format into just about ANY other file format.

Click Here to Download Zamzar

 

JoinMe

VERY simple remote access/tech support tool.

Click Here to Access JoinMe.com

 

VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

Click Here to Access virtualbox.org

 

LogMeIn

LogMeIn Free gives you remote control of your PC or Mac from any other computer with an Internet connection.

Click Here to Download LogMeIn