Can any one guide about any web site which may provide initial support on software for development.

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Ammar

Islamabad Pakistan

 

 

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Hi Ammar,

Can you be more specific about the support? Or software?

Regards,

Nenad

Hello Ammar,

I agree with Nenad. It would be great, if you could be more specfic. Nevertheless I search some free software that might useful for you or other members. The source seems to be religious, but the content is not and the links are very helpful:


Free and low cost Software and Resources


This is about good stewardship, not about being anti big business or anti Microsoft or Adobe. Those are good companies and products, but there is more out there that is just as good for a whole lot less. If you are a Christian in ministry, or lead a church, you must remember good stewardship with God’s resources.  

Office Software 

Open Office, http://www.openoffice.org/  You do not need to pay $200 to over $400 per computer for an office suite or $100 per year via cloud subscription. Unless you do compacted macros, this does it all and more that you would think and does pdf and dox files too.  

Libre Office http://www.libreoffice.org/is the best free power-packed open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all … 

Email Reader 

Mozilla Thunderbird https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/ an excellent alternative to Outlook and does more and is more stable. The company is created by a global non-profit dedicated to putting individuals in control and shaping the future of the web for the public good. 

Graphics, why spend $700+ when you can get just a good to do it all for much less? 

GIPM http://www.gimp.org/ Just as good as Photoshop. The GNU Image Manipulation Program, for X Windows systems. Official site, including download area, documentation, FAQs, and a plugin registry.

Xara http://www.xara.com/us/ is renowned for making quality website and graphic design software for professionals and novices at a price which won’t break the bank.

Printing , save hundreds of $$ over the Office Stores or Kinko’s for the same quality!  

Next Day Flyers, Flyers, brochures, banners, http://www.nextdayflyers.com/Online printing company, Next Day Flyers, prints over 1 million pieces a day. 100% money back guarantee on printed business cards, brochures, flyers & more!

Visa Print, http://www.vistaprint.com , save a lot over the Office stores and Kinko’s.  

Labels, http://www.surething.com/, Easily create cd/dvd labels with easy to use cd label software, supervibrant cd/dvd labels, jewel case inserts, dvd case insert to make your projects pop. 

Sermons and audio podcast recording  

Audacity, http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio. Site includes help, downloads, and developer information. (C++) [Cross-platform] 

Management Software, so many churches get duped in paying thousands for programs they will never use or be able to train its staff to use when there is better for much less! 

Power Church, http://www.powerchurch.com/ Church Management Software, has never been so affordable or easy to use! Plus makes it easy to manage your membership, non-profit …

Forms for serious websites, http://www.simfatic.com/ Illustrates how Simfatic Forms could be used to add form validations without you writing any code.

Used computers, you do not need new, http://www.geeks.com/  and http://www.internetauctionlist.com/

Operating System that works, http://www.opensuse.org/en/, tired of windows crashing….

More free and low cost best of the best comp software,  

http://www.pcworld.com/category/software/

 

Hello Ammar,

after some research I found more specific software for Economic Development Software and Research:

http://www.ecodevdirectory.com/rdis.htm

and http://www.portfol.com/request_demo.htm

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Daniel

Thanks Daniel and Nanad, I would study it and catch up with you shortly. BTW last night I have reached in Seattle WA USA and staying with my son here for few weeks and here.

As you know We ( E-village Team ) are engaged in Pakistan in initiatives which aims to promote Entrepreneurship for use of ICTs to accelerate the pace of Progress specially in rural areas of Pakistan. I have more spare time here for few weeks so I intend to work more on this subject.

Software for development aims to engage rural population to engage ICTs for Development. Our focus in Pakistan is right now on Education & heath. PL guide me in availability of already developed SOFTWARES & Knowledge Centre in education & Health.

I would be extremely thankful for this support and I am sure once we are successful in Pakistan we can replicate the model in other countries also.

Regards,

Ammar

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Ammar,
I find this interesting website, which might be interesting for you: http://www.technoserve.org/our-work/where-we-work/country/ghana

SAP has many softwares to tackle poverty or to promote sustainable business. This might also help you. They are doing often projects in several countries. Here you can find one example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWkuaPdXUB0

I hope this can help you further and I look forward to hear more about your challenges and outcomes of your projects back home.

Best regards

Daniel

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