Online Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations & More

The Denver Public Library offers Microsoft Office 2007 including Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint at all branch locations (Barnum coming soon) and in the Community Technology Center at the Central Library.

The Web tools listed here provide an alternative to traditional office applications and are available from any computer with Internet access. Each of these sites will ask you to create a free account so you can save and retrieve your files from any Internet-accessible computer.

Word Processing & Resumes

Zoho Writer
Online word processor with collaboration features. Nothing to download or install, just sign up to create documents.

Thinkfree
Upload and download documents, option to save in PDF format, PowerEdit offers special features like spell check and clean printing.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets
Online word processing from Google.

Microsoft Office Live Workspace
View, edit, store and share Microsoft Office documents from virtually anywhere you're online.

See also Job Listings to find additional sites to post your resume.

Spreadsheets

Google Spreadsheets
Online spreadsheet from Google.

Thinkfree
Upload and download documents, option to save in PDF format, PowerEdit offers special features like spell check and clean printing.

Typing Games for Practice

Free Typing Game
Choose games or lessons to improve your typing skills.

Only Typing Games
Typing games to improve your typing skills and accuracy.

To-do Lists and Calendars

Zoho Planner
Free online planner that is straightforward and easy to use.

Google Calendar
Create a calendar for your own schedule. View your calendar next to other schedules; quickly add events and categorize them. You decide who can see your calendar and which details they can view.

Ta-Da List
Very basic to-do list; shareable; no dates, deadlines or notes; RSS feeds to track items others may add to the list.

Voo2Do
Track deadlines, categorize by project, view in different ways, track the time required for each project.

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Bookmarking Tools

delicious
Social bookmarking. Save your favorites online so you can access them anywhere. Add tags to share your favorites with others by category.

Creating an Account or Email Address

Many personalized online services require that you create a free account. To create a free account, you will have to decide on a unique user name and a password that you will remember but should be difficult for others to guess. Some applications will ask you for reminder questions and answers so if you forget your password you can answer a simple question to be reminded of your password.

Many of these services require that you have an email address. Having an email address allows these services to send you password reminders and, if you allow it, they'll send you news and updates about their services.

There are many free web-based email services. Some of the more popular ones are:

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