Beneficial Software's guiding principle is the
idea that software should be designed to benefit the user by
doing something useful and being easy to use.
Some of the software we showcase was developed
by us, but mostly you'll find recommendations for software from
How much do they pay to be listed on our site?
Nothing! Being listed just means we found the software to be
If you have a suggestion for something to add,
let us know, but we'll only add it if we use it for a while and
find it to be of value.
- PageMaker 6.5 - A very easy to use but
powerful page layout program. Great for newsletters,
brochures, etc. Although PageMaker 7.0 has been released,
we haven't tried it yet.
- PaintShopPro 5.0 - Still our favorite software
for manipulating photos and graphics images.
- RSIGuard - A program by one of our staff for helping to
prevent repetitive strain injuries from computer use.
- NaturallySpeaking - Voice recognition software
for general text entry. As good as it gets, though voice
recognition is still not perfect.
- Approach - Sure, most
people use Access. But if you aren't a programmer, Lotus
Approach is an amazingly powerful database application
that's somewhat easier to use.
Visual C++ - Great software from Microsoft? Truly one
of the finer tools ever for developing software.
- CoolEdit - A
great tool for manipulating mono or stereo audio files
Video - Two tools from Sonic Foundry that are
extremely intuitive ways to develop complex audio and
The opinions stated on this webpage are ours alone and we are
not responsible for your experience with any of these software
products. Take our advice at your own risk. To give us feedback,
please write: firstname.lastname@example.org