Most of the following have
either been recommended
by others or I've tried them myself. - Jon
DeTuri's program which works with Instant Text or Shorhand to optimize
word lists. ($30)
Useful program for navigating the hard drive or the Internet.
Type words or write scripts to go where you want to go, open close
spellcheck, use boilerplate, etc. Has forum. Free version and $50
version. Program with similar features: SlickRun Free.
anti-ad programs: I now use Webroot. Fast! Used to use AVG. To complement, consider Ad-Aware and Spybot.
Multiple search engine program and desktop search program (4 programs
Free online bookmarks.
Li'l Red Notebook: An
easy-to-use, convenient and inexpensive popup notepad for word lists,
To back up
bookmarks, save (export) them to a folder in HTML format. This can
handy and another way to go to a site, if the folder is stored on the
Express Retains multiple entries to clipboard and offers much
more. Free for personal use. A very powerful program.
Searching the Internet: Refine a search
Ergomart Ergonomic products
and information for office & home office workplaces.
Mozilla Firebox is a web browser, like Internet
Explorer or Netscape. Free and blocks popup ads. Developed by the open
source community. Offers many free add-on applications to increase
offers FireFTP which can be
to upload web pages to the Internet. In Firefox click the 3 horizontal
bars on the upper right. Developer / FireFTP.
Guides: A cornucopia of links
on the theme "Our
favorite cheat sheets". Useful for a quick introduction to or
summary of a program.
Editor: NVu: Open
Source community's Web page creator, HTML editor. Easy to use. Free,
but donation requested (and well worth it). Similar to FrontPage
or Dreamweaver but many times less expensive. Doesn't crash, either.
Irfan View An excellent
popular graphic viewer program. Freeware.
for Smart Phones: Try Flexpansion. Flexpansion is one
of the best, with powerful predictive features. They
have Ph.D.'s in artificial inteligence on the development team.
You can type on a Smart Phone with one finger, two thumbs, trace
letters ("swipe"), "chords", use several unusual keyboards or voice
dictation. Voice dictation is fastest and in my opinion is the best
when you need a long note (using the Keep app, for example). There
are apps with native Android voice recognition and Dragon. Voice
dictation is faster on a smart phone than using, say, Dragon on a
desktop because you just click one button and go on the phone. There
are some potential tech developments that may eventually allow very
fast text input, but it will be awhile, if even doable.
Successful Medical Transcriptionist by Tracy Simmons. $47
Medical Specialty Links
Vanka's Medical Links
Language: Consider R
. Free, relatively easy to learn
and use, huge support community. Very popular for graphics and
More detailed information on
search techniques here
A FireFox add-on.
web and hard-drive search tool. $200.
Software reviews: TopTen Reviews.
simpler, more user-friendly, and considerably less
expensive alternative to TurboTax. They partner with
Text Editors :
Ultra-Edit ($80 I use UE -
a very popular and very fine text/HTML editor.
($20 to $30) A less
expensive alternative that has won many awards.
Injury FAQ Useful
portal with FAQ on typing injuries and remedies.
Conferencing: GoToMeeting - Easy to use.
Have used it a lot - very good.
creation: Camtasia ($300). CamStudio (open source, donation
requested). I used Camtasia to make videos
about ABCZ Software and Instant Text 7.
Hosting: I use StartLogic,
partly because they use a fast, user-friendly Control Panel called
VDeck. They have been very stable, reliable.
Web Pages: Creation: NVu
is a fine HTML creator and editor.
also Ultra-Edit above under Text Editors.) Serif offers WebPlus
X8, a complete program for web
design, as well as many other graphic programs.
Wix has become popular. A
group I am active with has switched to Wix for our web site: Applied Precognition Project.
Web Pages: Uploading to
offers FireFTP which can be
to upload web pages to the Internet. The program opens as a feature
Phrase Frequency counter. Simple, free online paste-and-submit
phrase counter. See Mike DeTuri's ABCreate for a
much more powerful tool.
can save time if you have to watch a lot of videos by playing at 1.25,
1.5 or even 2.0 speed.
Instruction. The non-profit Khan Academy has a
wealth of free
user-friendly instructional videos, particularly on math and
December 22, 2015