Community Resources

A list of free software and online tools

Web Browsers

Operating Systems

Free and stable operating systems for your computer.

  • Ubuntu (Very stable, easy to use and install)
  • Kubuntu (Stable, great for slower/older machines)
  • Joli OS (Easy to use, great for laptops)

Email Accounts

Free Email Address Directory lists many other services, including some which offer support for non-English characters.

Personal Computer Security



Home Wireless Networks

PDF Converters

Electronic Money Transfers

  • PayPal
  • Network for Good (For direct contributions to registered 501(c)(3) organizations)
  • Go Fund Me (For online fundraising for invidividuals and organizations)

Fax Services

Document Sharing/Collaboration

Files and Documents


The concept of a "Wiki" popularized by ( is that anyone can edit the content of any page on that site.

Office Applications

Online Services

  • Google Docs (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)
  • Microsoft Office Live (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations)
  • Zoho (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, wiki, planner, database, invoice)

Desktop Software

Talk Over the Internet

Instant Messaging (IM)

  • Google Hangouts 
  • Facebook Messenger (visible when logged in to a Facebook account)
  • Slack
  • Discord
  • Skype (For Windows & Mac)
  • Pidgin (Chat client that lets you connect to multiple accounts at once. For Windows & Linux)
  • Adium (Chat client that lets you connect to multiple accounts at once. For Mac)
  • Miranda IM (Chat client that lets you connect to multiple accounts at once. For Windows)

Web Hosting

Software for Creating & Updating Websites

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) software allows you to directly create and edit the look and feel of your website without having to know any HTML or CSS.

Text Editors

FTP Clients

Image Creation/Manipulation

Blogs and Journals

Online Communities

Local Online Bulletin Boards

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