Find Time for Free Software

By , The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Finding time to access excellent free software is definitely time well spent.  Often there are free versions of expensive, ‘name brand’ products that will do the job for you just fine – and save you money in the process.

To learn about some of the available free software, I suggest that you take a moment today to explore this article from Michelle Shaeffer that was posted on Solo-E last month.

In “Free Software for Online Business Owners” Michelle shares an annotated list of some of the top free software products that she uses, ranging from Audacity (for audio editing) to WordPress (for blogging as well as for website creation).  Some of these (like Audacity and WordPress) were quite familiar to me and my VA.  Others, like Notepad++ were new to us and very intriguing.  My VA has downloaded it and is exploring its features, especially for greater ease in editing html code.

What I loved about this article is that Michelle not only shares her favorites, but also lists some places where you can check back for ongoing developments in the free and open-source software worlds.  Open source software is related to the free software movement and is basically intended to allow software to be available for free and to be developed and modified in an open, community-based environment.

By the way, the open source and free software movements offer fascinating glimpses into the politics of the internet.  I would definitely suggest that you set a timer if you are going to start exploring this interesting and sometimes contentious history.  If you don’t, you may be ‘lost in cyberspace’ for quite some time!

Here at The Time Finder we have bookmarked Open Source Windows, Open Source Mac, and Open Source Alternative to keep up on the latest developments on the free and open source software fronts.

Paula Eder, PhD is an internationally-known coach and published author who specializes in mentoring heart-based entrepreneurs and small business owners, from the inside out, to align their core values and energy with their time choices and behaviors so that they make more money, create more freedom, and find more time.  To learn more about Paula’s unique, Heart-Based Time Management™ System and begin your transformational journey, sign up for her Finding Time Success Kit. Discover how you can find time for what matters most.

© Copyright 2012 Paula Eder, Ph.D.
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