you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby.I am still a hobbyist but thinking of going the "professional" route in the not too distant future. Here's my list:
* Hardware: HP Pavillion dv3500
* External storage: Western Digital MyBookWorld 1Terabyte
* Online storage: Dropbox
* Backup: Backblaze, Dropbox (really important stuff), Norton 360 Premier (important stuff)
* Firewall: Norton 360 Premier
* Virus protection: Norton 360 Premier
* Spyware: Norton 360 Premier
* Printer: HP Photosmart 3210 All-In-One
* Phone: Envy 2, Skype for the computer
* Mobile media: iPod Touch
* Music player: iPod Touch
* Car audio: Whatever has the On/Off button
* eBook Reader: Kindle
* Browser: Internet Explorer
* Blog: Blogger
* RSS: Reader is Google Reader, burner is Feedburner
* Text editor: Microsoft Word 2007
* Graphics: Adobe Photoshop Elements (I really need to get a newer version!)
* Screen capture: I use the old PrtScrn key and paste into Word or something
* Social media: Facebook
* Social bookmarking: Uh, I'm not that sophisticated yet.
* Social profile: Hmm
* URL shortener: Haven't used one yet.
* Office suite: Microsoft Office 2007
* E-mail: web based provided by internet service provider
* Calendar: Outlook 2007
* Accounting: Quicken 2010, Excel
* PDF generator: http://www.pdfmyurl.com/
* Genealogy database: The Master Genealogist
* Genealogy tools: Clooz, Transcript, Microsoft OneNote, Excel
* Other tech stuff: VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand for scanning books and papers (in libraries, etc-it's a handheld scanner), Canon Rebel T1i.
Now that I've completed this list and read some of the other ones, I've come to realize a few things:
1. There are some technology items out there that I want.
2. This could be a helpful list to have in the future.
3. What a great reference for ideas as others post their lists!
I encourage you to give it a go, if you haven't already. Thanks Thomas!
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