The web has become a different place. With the ad-tech ecosystem out of control, users have revolted and blocking ads has become the new weapon of choice for improving their browsing speed, safety and privacy. Unfortunately, blocking alone results in a race to the bottom where nobody wins. Without the ability for content creators to earn money for their efforts, users could be left with fewer sites to browse, relegated to hand-picked content from controlled sources.
Brave aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web. Website: https://brave.com/
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier. Use one box for everything--type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages. Thumbnails of your top sites let you access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab. Desktop shortcuts allow you to launch your favorite Web apps straight from your desktop. Website: http://www.google.com/chrome
SiteSpinner designer is a WYSIWYG Website creator that I use to create my websites. SiteSpinner is designed to be an all-in-one website creation tool easy enough for beginners, but with powerful features that they can grow into. Its use of industry-standards enables precision drag-and-drop design that lets you position text, graphics, and foreign objects exactly where you want them. Layout enhancements include the ability to easily 'center' a website with the click of a button. With its built-in word processor and spell-checker, advanced layout options and integrated graphics capabilities, it's easy to build professional looking web sites without having to learn HTML. SiteSpinner also includes a Form Editor, the ability to create drop-down navigation menus, and a number of quality Templates to help you get started. (Trial Version) Website: www.virtualmechanics.com/products/spinner/
FileZilla is an FTP program for file uploading and downloading to and from your FTP site, server, or host. The program lets you transfer files and navigate among folders, Web sites, and your computer. This software enables you to perform multiple file transfers simultaneously. (FreeWare)
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online. Website: www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/
Opera is a Web browser that offers lots of features to let you take advantage of today's Web. Popular features: Opera Turbo speeds up browsing on slow connections. Opera Link can synchronize bookmarks with other computers and mobile phones. Website: www.opera.com/
With a simple, elegant interface, the Safari browser gets out of your way and lets you enjoy the Web. Features include: fast performance; an elegant user interface, easy bookmarks, pop-up Blocking, inline find, tabbed browsing, SnapBack, automatic form filling, built-in RSS, resizable text fields, private browsing, and security. Website: www.apple.com/safari/download/