Applications & Utilities

 

 

 

(2020-02-29: Essentially ALL content is still at http://old.jandp.biz/is/apps/)

Specific areas:

Overview

    J&P Pref. J&P Low    
Adobe CS

Creative Suites

*) Mulitple different packages exist, ranging

 

   

Bought

20080110

for

comparison

Bought

20090729

 
   

CS3

Design

Premium

CS4

Design

Premium

CS4

Web

Premium

 
COMPONENTS
InDesign page layout CS3 CS4 NO! Keep CS3!

Photoshop

(std)

specialized image editing CS3 Extended CS4 Extended CS4 Extended  
Illustrator vector graphics creation CS3 CS4 CS4  
Acrobat Adobe PDF workflows 8 Pro 9 Pro 9 Pro  
Flash interactive design CS3 Pro CS4 Pro CS4 Pro  
Dreamweaver web design and development CS3 CS4 CS4  
Fireworks rapid prototyping of websites and application interfaces no CS4 CS4  
Contribute collaboratively author, review, and publish web content no NO! CS4  
After Effects create motion graphics and visual effects no no no  
Premiere capture, edit, deliver video no no no  
Soundbooth create and edit audio no no CS4  
OnLocation capture, edit, deliver video no no no  
Encore creation of DVD incl Blue-Ray no no no  
SHARED FEATURES, SERVICES, AND APPLICATIONS
Bridge media manager CS3 CS4 CS4  
Device Central create contents for mobile phones … CS3 CS4 CS4  
Dynamic Link eliminate rendering between apps no no no  
Version Cue

file mgmt system,

version handling …

(pref pane on Mac)

CS3 CS4 CS4  

 

 

$1699 (Web Design Pro)      
MS Office

Mac:

1) MS Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition – ($149.95)

  – Entourage, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Messenger (5 main apps;

     Note: Messenger is also a free download)

2) Office 2008 for Mac ($399.95)+ MS Exchange support, + Automator actions

3) Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition ($499.95) + Microsoft Expression Media

Win:

  • Suites home: office.microsoft.com/en-us/suites
  • Which 2007 Suite is right for you?

$499.95

Media Ed. (Mac)

 

$149 (Home&Student)

– $680 (Ultimate)

$399.95

(for Mac)

   
MS Visio

 

  • home: office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio
  • Standard vs. Professional: Microsoft Office Vision 2007 edition comparison, office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/FX101757911033.aspx

 

$259/std

$559/pro

     
Utilities          
1Password

Password manager (more on password managers) from Agile Web Solutions. An indispensable utility, well-integrated in browsers, top recommendations by many magazines etc. A Must Have!

One-person license: $39.95; Family license: $69.95

$39.95      
Little Snitch

Local firewall that tracks all communications, by Objective Development ($29.95).

A favorite feature is it notifies you as soon as any application wants to call home and that you have full control in allowing this or not.

$29.95      

 

Core

    Mac OS X MS Windows  
Customer Relationship Management, Customer Resource Management SugarCRM, SplendidCRMConcourseSuiteHipergate      
Office suites/apps  
  • MS Office (2008) ($$$)
    • MS Word
    • MS Excel
    • MS PowerPoint
    • MS Entourage
  • NeoOffice (neooffice.org) (free)
    • word processing
    • spreadsheet
    • presentation
    • drawing
    • database
  • MS Office 2003 prefered ($$$)
  • MS Office 2007 got it but…
 
Password Managers        
PDFs  

View:

  • Abobe Reader 9 (download)
  • Preview (std)
  • ###

Create:

  • Abobe Reader 8 (what we got Jan’09)
  •  

 

wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PDF_software

Preview

   
Project mgmt    
  • MS Project 2007 ($$$)
 
Web design   Adobe Dreamweaver ($$$) Adobe Dreamweaver  


From The Best Free Software of 2009,

82. Wesabe
www.wesabe.com
Windows | Mac OS | Web
“Part money management tool, part community,” where info—your comments about your spending—is shared (anonymously) with the group so everyone can find value. Of course, Wesabe also helps track your spending and income.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2338820,00.asp

138. NeoOffice
www.neooffice.com
Mac OS
NeoOffice comes with most of the same tools as the Mac version of OpenOffice but carries a more Apple-friendly look and feel.

139. Notepad++ [HALL OF FAME]
notepad-plus.sourceforge.net
Windows
Notepad++ is the standard by which all replacements for Notepad—that weak little app that comes with Windows—are measured. It sports full text styles, tabs, drag-and-drop, and super-speed and is suitable for any coding or writing you can throw at it.

140. OpenOffice [HALL OF FAME]
www.openoffice.org
Windows | Mac OS | Linux | Solaris
Version 3 of the freebie office suite ups the ante against Microsoft’s hegemony, becoming fast and polished enough to warrant serious consideration by all, especially small businesses. It looks like MS Office 2003 (for those not in love with the Ribbon interface in Office 2007) and has all the tools—except e-mail—you’ll ever need.
Read our Review of OpenOffice.org 3.0 .

 

 

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