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yousendit is a website that will store your files online to be retrieved by the recepients on their own schedule, without filling up their email program.

It only requires the recepient email to be entered but if entered your email address will appear in the from area. I would make sure that you let everyone know that you are indeed sending the file (in a separate email if you are concerned about security). Their privacy policy says that they do leave a cookie on their server to recognize you and that they store the emails on their server. This is logical as they keep the file on hand for 7 days or 25 downloads if you send it to multiple recepients.

They do post a link for you when the file has been transfered:

Your file has been successfully sent!

We've stored your file on our server and sent your recipient an email with instructions for retrieving it. The file will be available for 7 days or a limited number of downloads.

Here is a link for your reference:

http://s27.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2DA4IXVD4L0S612IHXPZPRRGUD

The recipient gets email notification and downloads from the website.

You've got a file called "1008-093-04-1069.gif" (6 KB) waiting for download.
Message: testing the product
 You can click on the following link to retrieve your file. The link 
will expire in 7 days and will be available for a limited number of 
downloads.
 Regular link (for all web browsers):
http://s27.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2DA4IXVD4L0S612IHXPZPRRGUD
 
This email was automatically generated, please do not reply to it. 
For any inquiries, feel free to email support@yousendit.com
 The YouSendIt Team

Seems like an efficient way to work with files especially if you do not like to include attachments in emails. The links and references on the site indicate a number of reliable sources use and approve of the program.



Sunmitted by Helen Kershaw Sept. 24, 2005
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I was going to recommend a small cooperative note-taking software, but now I have some concerns about it. Originally, I was going to recommend Webnote. In fact, I even set up a page for the Knowplace weekend at http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/knowplace. However, as soon as I did this, I found that someone had already used the program and had left some notes. Now it could be that it is someone from this group, or it could be that it has been used previously at a Knowplace get together. Or it may not matter. What is of import, is that either way, whenever you use this type of collaborative program, care needs to be taken to select a name that is not easily discerned by any passerby. So now, I have set up a new page at http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/knowplace0625 (todays date).

posted by Elderbob Brannigan in the OpenWeekend Potluck session #1
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Google Earth [ http://earth.google.com ] provides satellite images from around the world. It has a fairly small download but requires a 3D graphics card which may not be available on some older machines. They combine various images to create a seamless trip. My husband was very excited the other day to see the back side of Mount Everest (he loves mountains) and recently took a tour of the Great Wall of China. A warning: it can be quite engrossing and before you realize it an hour has flown by!

New Features [July06]

Less Is More - A New UI
The most obvious change is a new and, we think, simpler user interface.


- textured" 3D buildings
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Google Sketchup, you can now create your own textured 3D models
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Creating and Sharing Geographic Information – A New Type Of KML
The best thing Google Earth's got going for it is the creativity of the millions of users who are adding and sharing geographic information. And with Google Earth (Release 4 BETA), we've expanded that capability in “KML,” the file format Google Earth uses to add and share data.
-there are
versions of Google Earth in French, Italian, German, and Spanish
- improved the terrain, so peaks and valleys are more realistic


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Furl [ http://www.furl.net/index.jsp ] your personal web file

Furl allows you to copy an article and store it on your computer electronically. It's virtue is, if you do a lot of research on the web, that you can store articles and refer back them on the computer, instead of having to print out large amounts of pages, usually half of which end up being discarded. Very handy for term papers, and professional writers who need to store articles for a short time--a day or a week, before deleting them. Very handy also for arranging footnotes and citations.


thanks to Joseph F. Dunphy for the recommendation
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Meeting Wizard{www.meetingwizard.com). An easy-to-use and reliable tool for scheduling meetings.

Thanks to Elga Nikolva for providing this link                 April06

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spyware is always a issue when surfing the net.  Many times you get programs or web applications for free, but at the price of tracking cookies, etc.  I like to use Lavasoft's Adware, Spybot Search & Destroy and Microsoft Defender as my constant companions on the Web, and they are all free.  However, I am a firm believer that if you use Lavasoft and Spyware, it is a good idea to support them with some cash to help support their further development.

The two free online Web virus scanners I use are:
  1. Panda's ActiveScan. I mostly use the paid Pro edition.  It catches problem files that even Norton misses.
  2. Trend Micro's HouseCalls

Thanks to Mike M  for this posting                       Sept06
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Online collaboration through the use of a secured wiki and other tools. The web collaboration site that has been online since September, 2004. Its stated purpose: to put web collaboration in the hands of people who need it without having to download or install complicated software.

Use the email addresses of the participants in the project to send an invitation. Participants can be created with varying levels of access from Administrator to read-only. Any Administrator can add additional participants. There is even a non-disclosure form in the advanced features.
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http://www.copernic.com/

find any of your files, emails, pictures, ... easily and instantly

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Source page: http://www.audacity.sourceforge.net

"Open source software for recording and editing sounds....developed under GNU (General Public License)". (Will be back after setting preferneces for Mozilla so I can copy and paste.)
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iteamwork was recommended by Knowmate AussieK.

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iTeamwork.com is a free, online, web-based team project management application that you use with your web browser.

The methodology, implementation and interface are kept simple to insure that the focus is on managing projects rather than learning a new system.

It also has a link to enable encryption which is a good idea it a team is working with sensitive information. You can create a project, compile a list of tasks, assign someone to complete the task, add notes about the project/tasks, percentage complete tracking, mark tasks as completed, reassigning a task to another person, change a task to a project etc.. It is a comprehensive team workplace that uses email notification to keep all members informed.
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