View Full Version : Essential Programs

02-12-2013, 03:06 AM
So, I got a new laptop this week [Friday], and today, I went to use my favorite program [Windows Live Writer]. I couldn't find it. After a full-on rant-slash-panic attack, I finally found the right download and have it installed

That, though, made me wonder which programs you would find essential in your daily lives. I use WLW weekly for writing the newsletters, and sometimes for my own blog. I use PSE daily, Sony Movie Studio Platinum daily, Spotify and Firefox. I need those programs. Every computer I use regularly needs to be able to handle those with ease (and sometimes all at once, hehe)

So, what are YOUR essential programs?

02-12-2013, 06:25 AM
I use Word, Excel, and Power Point :)

02-12-2013, 04:24 PM
Chrome, Trillian (more so I see the yahoo emails I get than actual chatting - I don't know the last time I did that), FB Messenger, Open Office, PSE (now), and my calculator. I've never even heard of WLW. I don't do a lot of complicated stuff on my comp. (Which is a good think considering how difficult it's being these days!) I'm glad you found it.

02-12-2013, 08:02 PM
wow, that list is pretty long for me. In no particular order: PSE, CS, Yahoo IM, Word, Excel, Embird, PED Basic, Filezilla, Xcart, Lightroom.... I am sure I am missing some. I am actually in the process of putting everything back on my laptop after a clean reset.

02-12-2013, 08:03 PM
Did you end up getting 8 put on your computer, Missi?

02-12-2013, 08:05 PM
nope, he didn't put it on there.

02-13-2013, 12:00 AM
Interesting lists everyone. Mine are Chrome, PS CS5, Lightroom 4, Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo IM, Evernote, Syncback SE.

02-13-2013, 01:15 AM
Yep, Evernote for me too!

I didn't put my internet programs and email programs, I figure those are a given! lol

Tree City
02-13-2013, 03:57 AM
MS Word and Excel, PS, iTunes, FF.
to a lesser extent: calculator, PerfectDisk, Symantec and that's about it. :)