About This Pack
"Finding software for netbooks can present challenges due to limited hard drive space, processor power, RAM, and screen real-estate. That doesn't mean you have to do without essential programs. The apps below cover all the bases -- entertainment, productivity, security, and communication -- without compromising on performance or usability. Best of all, they're free!" -- Joanna Stern, Laptop Mag
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Laptop Mag: "Digsby lets you log in and chat via AOL Instant Messenger, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger in one centralized window."
from GigaOM: "I am used to keeping my computers synced via Dropbox. I set up folders for each month and every day of the month. This allows me to keep files — photos, videos and random notes — in sync."
Laptop Mag: "Now Gmail users can access their messages and attachments, even without a Wi-Fi connection, through Gmail Offline. "
Laptop Mag: "Launchy is a lightweight application that allows you to type the file or application you are looking for in a small, skinnable command-line widget on your Desktop. "
Laptop Mag: "A high-end photo-editing program like Adobe Photoshop simply won’t run smoothly on today’s netbook. But Paint.Net can get the job done—for free. "
GigaOM: "I grabbed the latest version of VLC for video playback of files. "
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