SOFTWARE RECOMMENDATIONS


[Microsoft Updates]  [Browsing Enhancements]  [Web Assistants]  [Web Page Programs]
Some of the most popular programs available to take advantage of the Internet are linked here. There are many more programs to choose from, you can use the search box below to look for other programs, or use one of the sites linked on the Software Sources link page.

Programs linked here are either Shareware (low cost) or Freeware (no cost). Customers of Mid-Missouri Internet Services will have limited assistance from the Help Desk on programs listed here.

Microsoft Updates - Upgrades for browsers distributed by Mid-Missouri Internet Services

Browsing Enhancements - These programs run in the background and add functionality to your web browsing experience

  • Search Engine Tools - Search through several of the top Internet search engines at the same time.
  • PDF Reader - Use the free Acrobat Reader to read/print files stored on the Internet in PDF format (tax forms, instruction manuals, legal documents, etc.)
  • Internet Chat - Talk in real-time with friends anywhere in the world
  • Connection Monitor - Keep tabs on your Internet connection; see what download speeds you really have and how it changes from site to site
  • News/Stock Monitor - Configure your own stock ticker (if you enter how many shares you own of a stock, you can see it's current value); select which news & sports headlines you want to see, play CD's (the track list is downloaded from CDDB.com), shop, book travel arrangements, plus lots of other features.
  • Internet Audio/Video - Listen to or watch archived programming or live events across the Internet

Web Assistants - Use the programs to manipulate files you send/receive across the Internet

  • File Compression/Decompression - Some files on the Internet end in .zip, .hqx, or .bin; you need one of these programs to extract those files
  • FTP - If you want to move files between your computer and an Internet server, you may need one of these File Transfer Protocol programs
  • E-Mail - Send or receive e-mail with this free program (and it's not as susceptible to viruses)
  • Graphics - Create, manipulate, or resize pictures

Web Page Programs - Create a web page for yourself

  • HTML Editors - Design web pages with these programs
  • FTP - - If you want to move files between your computer and an Internet server, you may need one of these File Transfer Protocol programs
  • Graphics - - Create, manipulate, or resize pictures


Mid-Missouri Internet welcomes your comments and suggestions