A list of websites that some of our members have found useful.
Computer Recycling (Working Centre)
66 Queen St. S., Kitchener
(Entrance off Charles Street)
519-743-1151 ext. 225
Find it on Google Maps
Eco-Tech Recycling - Will take almost any electronic devices,
505 Dotzert Ct. Unit 2, Waterloo
Find it on Google Maps
LibreOffice - Complete open source (free) office suite comparable to Microsoft Office, but better.
LibreOffice Portable Download
DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING
IrfanView – A very fast, small, compact and innovative free graphic viewer and editor.
Paint.net - A free image and photo editing software for Windows computers.
Paint.net Instructional video
GIMP - High quality open source (free) photo editing software. Works with Windows, Linux and macOS.
PicPick - Screen capture tool
Thunderbird - Designed for desktop / laptop computers. Much more flexible than Outlook Express. Designed to prevent viruses and stop junk mail. Many add-ons if you want them.
Gmail - Free, advertising-supported web mail service provided by Google. Fast, safe with lots of online storage. Gives you access to many other Google services.
Gmail Video 1 There are three additional videos at this location extending the information in part 1.
Google Chrome - A browser combining minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Chrome also offers syncing of bookmarks and browser history among Chrome users on Android, iOS, and desktop. Does not support Flash designed websites.
Adblock Plus for Google - prevents page elements, such as advertisements, from being downloaded and displayed.
Firefox - Clean and fast substitute for Internet Explorer / MS Edge. Well-tested browser used by experienced computer types. Many add-ons available.
Adblock Plus for Firefox - Prevents page elements, such as advertisements, from being downloaded and displayed.
Opera – An innovative free internet browser. Friendly, fast, clean, and safer than other browsers.
FoxIt Reader - Replace Adobe Reader with this smaller, faster, more flexible PDF viewer program.
PDF-XChange Viewer – A smaller, faster and more feature rich, free PDF Reader/Viewer for Windows Editor available.
PDF-XChange 'Lite' – A free printer driver used to create Adobe compatible PDF files from most Windows applications. The Free Home/Academic version is located at Offer 2.
Seniors Fraud Prevention Information How to protect yourself from scams
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Knowing whom to contact if you think you've been scammed
enTECH Computer Club - UofW student run computer club giving free online computer help for seniors. Additional info here.
What's Happening at the Downtown Community Centre
Active Kitchener: The new City of Kitchener listing of activities and courses
Electric Vehicle Society of Canada Good information if you're considering an EV
Gas Buddy - Current Kitchener Gas Prices
Save.ca select and get money saving coupons
Red Flag Deals - lots of coupons and money saving deals
Government of Canada latest COVID information for entering Canada
Currency Converter Converts amounts from one currency to another
Google Translate - another translation Website
Canada 411 find phone numbers and postal codes
Pearson International Flight Arrivals and Departures
Current KW Weather (University of Waterloo)
The Weather Network - Weather for Kitchener
Government of Canada Genealogy Centre
The Ontario Genealogical Society
Waterloo Region Generations - A developing, comprehensive website about people and places in Waterloo Region.