General Links



Statistics Calculators


  • Citation Machine– makes correctly formatted citations, you pick the style and put in the info

File Conversion

  • Zamzar– converts any file format to any other file format and email’s you the result

Office Suites

  • Open Office– a free, software based alternative to Microsoft Office
  • Zoho– a crazy comprehensive, web based suite of office applications
  • Google Docs– a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation utility, drawing program and survey maker. Free with a google account.

Presentation Utilities

  • 280 Slides– an online slideware maker.
  • Prezi– Prezi is like the cool kid that Powerpoint wants to be when it grows up.

Time Management

.pdf viewers/makers

  • Acrobat Reader– From the folks who created the .pdf
  • Cute pdf– A program that allows you to create .pd files without purchasing adobe acrobat
  • Primo pdf– Another free .pdf utility

Web-Site Creation

  • Google Sites– make a website, as easy as a full featured html editor can be.
  • WordPress – Another site for making websites

Web Browsers and E-Mail Clients

Operating Systems

  • Ubuntu– the world’s most friendly Linux distribution

Web References


Free Time

Media Players and Audio Utilities

  • Songbird– like a free version of iTunes
  • Audacity– a full-featured audio editor. You could make an album on this program
  • VLC Media Player– Plays every kind of media file under the sun
  • The Aviary Suite– I’m still shocked that this exists


  • Pandora– Makes radio stations that play songs like the ones you tell it to

Interesting Sites

Arts & Crafts

  • ReadyMech– Cardstock, printer, and patience are all that are required.
  • Spirograph – It’s an online spirograph! Re-live your childhood.