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.)

The intent is to inform you that there is some VERY NICE software available for FREE that is comparable to popular commercial software.

This information 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—will not expire—no nagware or spyware. Operating system required is Windows XP or newer.

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.


Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages, like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge.

Go to www.openoffice.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 for more information and download instructions.


CD Ripper Freeware

CD Ripper is a convenient tool to extract music tracks from audio CD, and save them to WAV or MP3 files. You can use it to convert your favorite CD to MP3 files, and play them on portable MP3 player.

Go to www.wordaddin.com/cdripper/ 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.


FireFTP Extension for Firefox

FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP/SFTP servers.  Along with transferring your files quickly and efficiently, FireFTP also includes more advanced features such as: directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SFTP, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more.

This tool is used to upload and download the files for this website.

NOTE:This "tool" is written specifically for the Firefox browser.

Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fireftp/?src=cb-dl-featured to add this tool to your Firefox browser.


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>