We looked at several hundreds of programs and then actually downloaded and ran about a hundred to come up with this "best of the best" list. Everything on this page has been used and tested by us at SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com newsletter.
With each of the following programs click on the link below our description to go to the review of the program. Then click on appropriate link at that site to download.
Some programs will be zipped (.zip file extension). Get an unzip program (free) to unzip them. Then click on setup.exe (the usual file name) to install the program onto your computer. If you don't understand how to do this, go to explain.htm
This amazing service lets you receive faxes with your own phone number that the company gives you. Faxes come as email attachments. You view and print them with a program that comes with Windows.
Simple, fast, versatile "text" program. Use it to replace notepad. Essential.
NOTE TO NOVICES: Text is the universal language of computers. It is important to have a good program that can read and create text files.
Go to the EditPad site and follow instructions for downloading EditPad Classic
Good for taking and organizing notes in a tree kind of structure, i.e. you can hide layers of notes or look at them. I write much of my newsletter, SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com , with this program.
Is it you or is it the Internet? Hard to know sometimes. Should you restart your computer or try a different site? This utility allows you to "ping" different sites to see if and how fast they are responding. It is important to know when the Internet is having a slow day or your browser just isn't cooperating. This is a great web utility that does a number of other things as well.