<< by Chris Wilson on December 16th, 2010
Everyone knows that computer applications and programs can be very expensive. Some tools are worth the extra cost. However, today I’m going to list out my top 10 (or so) free productivity tools that I use on a daily basis to improve my workflow.
- LogMeIn – Allows you to access computers remotely. I probably use this at least once a week. This is my go to program for troubleshooting since I can be anywhere yet still seem like I’m sitting right next to someone while fixing a problem. This has saved me more money in gas and time than I could think of. It’s extremely easy to setup and free to use. Right now I have it installed on 22 computers and can access any one of those within 2 minutes. Talk about convenience! They even have an Android App (but it costs $30)
- Filezilla – My new favorite FTP client program. I’ve tried several different ones but this one is open-source and constantly being improved. Just so you know, open-source means that the developer released all the programming code so it can be edited by anyone. The advantage to this is you essentially have created a team of developers from around the world. Pretty neat but of course it limits your ability to make any money off the program. I’m not complaining though. So you might ask “what is FTP?” or “why do you need an “FTP program?”. Well, usually it’s the web developers that use them most. It allows you to copy files from your computer to a server. There are lots of uses for them but if you ever need to move a file from one computer to another then FTP is going to be your primary means of doing it.