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Software Evaluation by Mind Map: Software Evaluation

1. Freeware

1.1. Free Software, distributed by user groups, e-mail, bbs, usenet

1.2. Notation Player 2.6

1.2.1. Notation-Player - Play, find and convert MIDI files to sheet music. See the notes and lyrics as you listen to music.

1.3. NoteCard 3.1

1.3.1. Basic Theory, Note Reader, learn to read music with note cards

1.4. SimplePercussion

1.4.1. Play up to 47 MIDI percussion instruments together in a loop of up to 70 beats

2. Shareware

2.1. Shareware is not free, but can be downloaded from sites such as

2.2. Moo0

2.2.1. Free: Make changes and effects to audio files

2.3. Songbook 3.0

2.3.1. $19.00, SongBook is your pocket song collection. Manage your songs, complete with lyrics and chords, and quickly look up any chord you don't remember.

2.4. Strobosoft

2.4.1. $49-$99, Digital Tuner, works off computer built in mic. Works with Audacity and Reaper

3. Cloud Computing

3.1. Web Based processing, collaboration, server based software


3.2.1. Presentation Software, like Powerpoint

3.3. GoogleDocs

3.3.1. Office Software, spreadsheets, word processor,presentations, forms

3.4. Prezi

3.4.1. Presentation Software, Canvas like presentation, path

4. Web 2.0

4.1. The term Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web

4.2. Flickr

4.2.1. Photo Sharing

4.3. Glogster

4.3.1. Idea Sharing

4.4. Facebook

4.4.1. Personal Information Sharing

5. Open Source

5.1. A method of software distribution where a programmer creates a program and makes it available for others to use without cost, as well as modify the source code and redistribute the modifications to the software user/developer community.

5.2. Lilypond 2.12

5.2.1. Text Based Music Engraver

5.3. MuseScore

5.3.1. Music Notation Writer, open source/free

5.4. MyPaint

5.4.1. Free Digital Painter

6. Proprietary

6.1. Is not freeware, it is owned by individuals or companies (Developers)

6.2. Microsoft Office Suite

6.2.1. Microsoft Office 2010: $83-$275 (dependent on version, student-professional)

6.2.2. Includes Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel

6.2.3. Like Programs available on cloud servers

6.3. Adobe

6.3.1. Suite 5:$1699.00

6.3.2. Includes Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash. Makes for high quality publication, webware

6.3.3. Cost Prohibitive, Upgrades expensive

6.4. Norton Antivirus

6.4.1. $39.99 + for 1 computer,

6.4.2. * Protect yourself without sacrificing performance with fast, powerful antivirus protection * Stop viruses, spyware, and other threats before they can do damage * Prevent cybercriminals from eavesdropping on you and stealing your personal information

6.4.3. Some programs do not work well with Nortons, such as MMORPGS

7. Application

7.1. Software that is written for a specific task.

7.2. Finale 2011

7.2.1. Professional Music Writing Program, convert to .wav files, MIDI compatable $600:

7.3. Audacity

7.3.1. Audio Editor for mixing and recording. convert to .wav files, PodCast Free:

7.4. Reaper Audio

7.4.1. Professional Audio editor for mixing and recording, more intense than Audacity $150: free limited download

8. Operating Systems software

8.1. In computing, an operating system (OS) is an interface between hardware and user, which is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the resources of a computer, that acts as a host for computing applications run on the machine.

8.2. Microsoft Windows 7.0

8.2.1. Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs $74-118 dollars, needs data transfer.

8.3. Mac OS X

8.3.1. Mac OS X is a series of Unix-based operating systems and graphical user interfaces developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. $21-$43 dollars

8.4. Linux

8.4.1. Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.