Members Support PagesPage updated 2 July 2019
This page is the starting point for Gerrards Cross Computer Club members who are looking for free/low cost programs or who are looking for help to sort out problems. There are links to pages containing software for Windows, Linux and MAC computers as well as Phones/tablets. The is also a page linking to Tutorial information. there are separate links to other information that has been collated. Note that the information given is believed to be correct when the entry was made. Please let John know if there are any errors.
If you are not yet a member, but have found this page and live near Gerrards Cross, please come and join us at one of our regular meetings. Click here to go to the Gerrards Cross Computer Club main pageJohn is sometimes able to provide support to GXCC members using remote access software. If you are having problems with any Windows XP or later computer, and have a broadband connection. This may be a more convenient way of helping you than trying to sort out problems over the telephone. See below for a link to the page where you will find full instructions as to how to install the necessary software.
This page, and the pages linked to it, contain programs that members of the Gerrards Cross Computer Club have discovered. It is intended to provide members with links to tried and tested (by other members) software.
The initial aim was for all software on this site to be freeware. For PCs this has been largely been met (exceptions are noted).
Each application and tutorial data is displayed in a common format on the pages linked below. There are three areas on each page:
If you are a member of the GXCC please inform the contributor if the application link provided does not work, or if you need any further information or assistance.
When looking for programs be aware that the term "Beta" software is used for programs that are still not fully released by the author. They are expecting YOU to test their code. It may or may not work correctly. Unless otherwise noted it is usually a good idea to avoid such software unless it does exactly what you want (you need the latest gizmos) or you are able to live with program crashes.
GXCC members are invited to submit programs/apps or tutorial links please email John by clicking on the link . Use the contact details in the bit image if the link does not work. When submitting programs please provide a brief description as a text file or Word/Libre Office document which can be formatted. Also required are web links to the download page (for each platform e.g. Windows, Linux, MAC, Android, iPhone etc if relevant). Ideally please provide an email address that can be used if anybody has a question about the program. Please note that this email address is NOT directly stored on the web site so email harvesters will have difficulty accessing it. It is created (using the magic of XML) from data fields hence you are unlikely to receive any spam emails as a consequence of supplying an email address.
Note that any submitted programs are added without any testing by the author of this site as we trust that GXCC members will have personally tested and recommend them. In case of doubt please ask for advice when submitting new suggestions.
If any errors are found in this information please contact
This set of pages are all provided in the Internet as XML data files which is converted into HTML format in your browser. This process relies on HTML 5 and CSS 3 features defined in the web standards which are not supported by the version of Internet Explorer in Windows XP. If anyone has problems accessing these pages, or there are any broken links, please let me know by clicking this link .
Some of these links are now in DropBox (marked *) - let me know if this causes any problems. Please note that these items hive not been updated for some time.
As I have been writing the advice and supplementary pages I have realised that there may be a need to take a printed copy of the information. With the thumbnail approach for screen shots this would not be easy. With my latest advice document I have therefore changed my approach -let me know what you think. This has been produced as a PDF file. This has the benefit that I can add a copyright notice more easily but it remains free for non commercial use.
It is my intention to add to this list as long as I have sufficient space on my ISP server.
Click on the link against each topic on the following pages to contact contributor. Note that some contributors have requested that their email addresses are not published on this web site. Refer to your membership list, or wait for the next meeting, if no address is shown!
For the pages that are held in XML the contributor's email address is not stored on the web site but is created dynamically by the local browser when it prepares the page for display. (Try view source to see what is transferred). It is hoped that this will deter the email harvesters!
This set of pages is maintained by John Steele who has been a member of GXCC for many years. This page can be accessed directly at www.soroban.co.uk/gxcc. Please bookmark this link to return to this page.
The Soroban domain (www.soroban.co.uk) is hosted by Plusnet. You are invited to use sorobansystems as the referrer if you should decide to use Plusnet as your broadband supplier.