Hello,

It seems maybe a little bit a weird question, but it is definitely related to WA....


But I wonder:

What software do you need on your computer to have a good workable configuration?

The first thing that goes thru my mind is an antivirus and office version or office related software, for example AVG and open Office.
What do you install on your computer, which software do you really need?

And of course, which tools do you need to maintain your website?

Again my first thought is: several browsers (chrome, firefox,... ) and also Filezilla as FTP client...

But which tools do you have installed?
Which are great? Or which are bad and would you not recommend?


It would be nice to read what other people install on their computer to have a good system...
So, please, don't hesitate and let me/us know what you prefer?
Also, there is no bad answer possible... ;-)

Grtz,
Bert

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mijareze Premium
EosCPQ is tops according to research.
Ed
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AngelsBird Premium
Hello Ed,

For me, you have won the price of the most original answer...
I actually have requested a demo to check this a little better, cause I see that it is really interesting, but I never saw it working...
Great answer, but I do think you also want an anti virus on your computer... ;-) Even when you can do everything in the cloud...

It is something, don't you think... 10 years ago we still used floppy disks (maybe a little longer ago) to install something and now we do not install anything we just connect to our applications on the internet...
:-)

Thanks for your great comment!

Grtz,
Bert
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mijareze Premium
I use Kaspersky!
Ed
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mijareze Premium
Thank you bert!
Ed
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AngelsBird Premium
No, thank you.... ;-)
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
as an IT professional we definitely have recommended do's and don'ts. As I looked at the responses of these home users, Marion Black comes closes to the professional recommendations that we issue. There really is no one fits all as the buffs would have you believe. There are a series of questions that need to be asked. I could go on but I think I would just stop at this point.
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AngelsBird Premium
Hello,

Thanks for your comment.
Of course, I was not looking for a 1 fit solution, I am just curious what other people use and do... Maybe there is something I can learn from them... ;-)

Grtz,
Bert
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IMc Premium
Programs on PC that get used often & i find do their job well.

- Adobe Elements
- Excel & Word - just the Starter versions
- Irfan view - for resizing photos in bulk
- Malwarebytes
- Avast
- Chrome / Firefox
- Longtail Pro
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AngelsBird Premium
Hello,

Thanks for your list, I like it very much...
Just one question, I blame it to my Ignorance...
Adobe Elements can be used for what? And do you need a license for this?

Grtz,
Bert
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IMc Premium
I just use it for making photos look better and used to use it to add text to photos for featured images etc. I dont use it as much as i used to as I now use Canva for the featured images and overlaying text.

Elements is the cheap version of Photoshop. Think it's around $99. But there are always coupon codes somewhere online. I got it for about half that, 3-4 years ago.
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AngelsBird Premium
Ah ok... I see...

I also use Canva (not that much) but for my basic image adaptation needs I use https://pixlr.com/editor/
(Don't laugh, I did not like it in the beginning, but now I love it... ;-) )

Grtz,
Bert
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krazykat Premium
Hi Bert!
Your question is a good one, and my first thought is a reverse answer...instead of saying what is loaded, I am more inclined to say what is not loaded.

In our house, we have 3 laptops and a desktop PC.
Of all of them, my favorite is the desktop that our IT friend built for us.
The operating system is Windows 7 (my favorite), and it is fast and efficient! It is bare bones....no spyware, no utilities updates, and no other stuff that I don't even know about. All I know is that it boots up fast and is always willing to do what is asked of it.

I expect that you will understand what I am talking about more than I do.

I hope this contributes to your conversation here :-)
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AngelsBird Premium
Hi Val!

:-)
I do know what you mean yes and by accident this is also the approach that I follow when I configure a computer...
I don't like all those add-on's and utilities...
Also, automatic updates I prefer to disable if possible...

But you have to get over windows 7, your new friend's name is windows 10.
He boots a lot quicker and is very kind to be such a young OS... ;-)

Every contribution is valuable, I was just curious what other people liked and used, but your comment is also great cause often it is a problem that the computer is not working well due to an overload of things in the startup...

Grtz,
Bert
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MarionBlack Premium
For easy access I have these apps on my taskbar, pinned to Start or running all the time:
Calculator, Windows Live Mail, Firefox, Chrome, Paint Shop Pro, Camtasia, Easy Sketch Pro, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Freemake Audio Converter, Audacity, Jing, FileZilla, Skype, Sticky Notes, Edraw Mind Map, Internet Explorer 11, Everything, Malwarebytes Premium, Avast
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AngelsBird Premium
Great list Marion...
You can go to a war with this list... ;-)
Little bit surprised with the malware soft... But great list that I will re-check a few times... ;-)

Grtz,
Bert
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MarionBlack Premium
I forgot to mention Notepad which I use constantly.
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AngelsBird Premium
That's my most important software and I actually really mean what I say!! :-)

Always 3 - 4 of them open...

Thanks Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
I've only got 3 Notepads open at the moment (◠‿◕✿) One is my list of cute symbols ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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krazykat Premium
Ah ha! That is where you come up with the cute symbols.
Or at least, that is where you store them. :-)
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