As a small business owner working with non-profits and small businesses, The Leone Company’s goal is always to keep costs down. I print on the reverse side of scrap paper. I keep electronic files as often as I can. And I always look for free (and yes, legal) versions of software.
Three of my favorites:
PDF To Word: I discovered the program this week while editing work for a client; I’ve already fallen in love. It does exactly what is claims to do: converts the PDF document (that you may-or-may-not have had an intern retype) into a usable Word document, and e-mails a copy directly to the specified e-mail address.
YouSendIt: Create a free account, and upload your too-large-to-send-without-clogging-up-your-boss’s-email document, presentation or high resolution photos. A link to a secure FTP site will be sent to your e-mail address, as well as the recipient’s. I’ve been using this gem for years.
MailChimp: Free e-mail marketing software that allows you to send up to a certain number of messages each month. It allows you to segment lists, provides templates.. and even has a great monkey logo. Love it.
Now give the intern something else to do instead. But let me know your thoughts.
What free software could you not live without?