Tools

A Word About These Tools

This page contains links to some very useful "open source" software tools and programs. OPEN SOURCE means that the programs are FREE to download from the internet and FREE to use as long as you like without restrictions. (Some providers do accept donations, but it is not a requirement.)

There is some VERY NICE software available for FREE that is comparable to popular commercial software.

This is provided as INFORMATION ONLY. If you choose to use any of these programs, help is available from the respective web sites.


Online Bible

Powerful, comprehensive Bible research software. Multiple translations, commentaries and more to aid you in studying the scriptures. The starter pack is completely free and fully functional, it will not expire, and there is no "nagware" or "spyware". It is available for Windows, MAC and Linux as well as Apple and Android devices

The starter pack contains the King James AV Bible, Greek and Hebrew Lexicons, OLB Theme Index, Morning and Evening Devotional, and other references.

This is a great tool to use for quickly finding scriptures. You can "cut n' paste" content from Online Bible into a devotion, lesson, or sermon you are preparing with your word processing software, (like OpenOffice, see below).

Go to www.onlinebible.net for more information and download instructions.


LibreOffice Suite

LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite, used by millions of people around the world. It includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing). LibreOffice is compatible with a wide range of document formats such as Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) and Publisher. But LibreOffice goes much further with its native support for a modern and open standard, the Open Document Format (ODF). With LibreOffice, you have maximum control over your data and content – and you can export your work in many different formats including PDF. LibreOffice is Free and Open Source Software, available for everyone to use, share and modify, and produced by a worldwide community of hundreds of developers.

Go to www.libreoffice.org for more information and download instructions.


SeaMonkey

The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.

This software is used to create and edit the content of this website.

Go to www.seamonkey-project.org for more information and download instructions.


Open Source Web Design

This is a site where you can download free web design templates and share yours with others.

This site was made using one of these templates.  There are over 2000 designs to choose from.

Go to www.oswd.org/designs/browse/ for more information and download instructions.


Audacity

Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to:
  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
  • And more!
Go to audacity.sourceforge.net for more information and download instructions.


Amazing Audio Player

Amazing Audio Player is an easy-to-use Windows & Mac application that enables you to create JAVA script and HTML5 audio player code for your website.  You can also insert multiple audio players into one web page.  The audio player works on iPhone, iPad, Android, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10.  It can also be published as a WordPress Audio Player Plugin, Joomla Audio Player Module or Drupal Audio Player Module.

Go to http://amazingaudioplayer.com/?source=app&os=win for more information and download instructions.


WOW Slider

WOW Slider is a responsive jQuery image slider with amazing visual effects (Domino, Page, Rotate, Blur, Flip, Blast, Fly, Blinds, Squares, Slices, Basic, Fade, Ken Burns, Stack, Stack vertical, Basic linear, Cube and Seven) and tons of professionally made templates. WOW Slider is packed with a point-and-click wizard to create fantastic sliders in a matter of seconds without coding and image editing. Wordpress slider plugin and Joomla slider module are available also.

Go to http://www.wowslider.com for more information and download instructions.


Firefox Web Browser

This application is developed by the Mozilla community and their code is hosted on mozilla.org.  The award-winning Firefox® Web browser has security, speed and new features that will change the way you use the Web.

Go to www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx for more information and download instructions.


FileZilla Client

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.  Unlike FireFTP, (above), which requires the Firefox browser, FileZilla is a "stand alone" program that does the same thing as FireFTP.

Go to filezilla-project.org/client_features.php for more information and download instrustions.


Java Script for "Last Modified" Date

The following Java Script will extract the "last modified date" from the current file being displayed in the browser and re-format it to provide a "Last Modified" note at the bottom of the page (like you see on this page) or where ever you want to have it displayed.

<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.1">
<!--
function dayofWeek(day)
{
switch( day ) {
case 0: s = "Sunday"; break;
case 1: s = "Monday"; break;
case 2: s = "Tuesday"; break;
case 3: s = "Wednesday"; break;
case 4: s = "Thursday"; break;
case 5: s = "Friday"; break;
case 6: s = "Saturday"; break;
default: s = "Unknownday"
}
return s;
}
function monthofYear(mon)
{
switch( mon ) {
case 0: s = "January"; break;
case 1: s = "February"; break;
case 2: s = "March"; break;
case 3: s = "April"; break;
case 4: s = "May"; break;
case 5: s = "June"; break;
case 6: s = "July"; break;
case 7: s = "August"; break;
case 8: s = "September"; break;
case 9: s = "October"; break;
case 10: s = "November"; break;
case 11: s = "December"; break;
default: s = "Unknownmonth"
}
return s;
}

lastmod = document.lastModified // get string of last modified date
lastmoddate = Date.parse(lastmod) // convert modified string to date
if(lastmoddate == 0){ // unknown date (or January 1, 1970 GMT)
document.writeln("Last Modified: Unknown")
} else {
d = new Date(lastmod);
day=dayofWeek(d.getDay());
mon=monthofYear(d.getMonth());
dte=d.getDate();
year=d.getFullYear();
document.write("Last Modified: " + mon + " " + dte + ", " + year);
}// -->
</script> <br>