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The Best Free Software of 2011

April 7, 2011

Yes I know it’s another list of free windows software but this one has about twice the amount of programs than my last post.

From PCMag.com

Got Windows? These 208 free products are yours to download and install to help you with just about any computing job you can imagine.

Every year at this time, PCMag takes a look at what is worth installing on your PC— software that’s totally free that does the job as well as, if not better, than the big boys. That’s not to say programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and hundreds of other developers aren’t worthwhile, but you should always be aware of your options, especially when they’re free.

With that in mind, we’re here again to gather the best of the freebies. First, we re-examined our picks from last year’s story (The Best Free Software of 2010) to ensure they’re still worth installing and that they’re still freeware. Of course, we also took a look at all of the great free software announced in the last 12 months.

The list is primarily productivity apps for Windows users (mainly Vista and Windows 7, with some XP tools)—the kind you download and install to your hard drive. However, we make frequent note of other places the apps can run: Mac, Linux, Web, Mobile & Portable.

Read the list at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381528,00.asp

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The Best Free Software of 2010

April 1, 2010

From PC Magazine
Get what you DON’T pay for: Here are 196 programs that cost nothing but will make your computing life richer—all while keeping your wallet fat.
We don’t want to make you feel bad, but, uh… are you really still paying for software? Wow.

Well, we’re here to spread the word: There’s no lack of free software to be found online. Some of it is as powerful, if not more so, than the name-brand packages found on shelves at Best Buy for big bucks. By free, we mean you don’t pay a dime except for what it costs to download and install the software. There are even times when you don’t have to install anything, since there are a lot of great Web-based applications available these days.

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The Best Free Software of 2009

December 31, 2009

The best things in life often actually are free. Here, a list of 173 of the best things in life—free software, for launching apps, networking, backup, synchronization, entertainment, and more.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Why pay? You’ve already shelled out money for a computer, so there’s no reason that what’s running on that pricey PC should cost a darn thing. Not in this day and age of amazing freebie software and Web apps. That’s why every year PCMag.com presents a look at the best programs you can download or access online at no cost. All are worthy replacements for your ancient and sometimes forgotten desktop applications, and they’ll save you thousands of dollars to boot.

We’ve even made it easy for you to sort through this list, by including the best of the best in our Hall of Fame—just look for the icon next to names like Audacity and Thunderbird. But it’s impossible for us to find all of the free apps, much less try them all out to find the most effective or most useful. Did we miss a free app that you can’t live without? Share your favorites at a special posting site on our AppScout blog, Your Favorite Free Software.

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The Best Free Software of 2009

June 19, 2009

The best things in life often actually are free. Here, a list of 173 of the best things in life—free software, for launching apps, networking, backup, synchronization, entertainment, and more.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Why pay? You’ve already shelled out money for a computer, so there’s no reason that what’s running on that pricey PC should cost a darn thing. Not in this day and age of amazing freebie software and Web apps. That’s why every year PCMag.com presents a look at the best programs you can download or access online at no cost. All are worthy replacements for your ancient and sometimes forgotten desktop applications, and they’ll save you thousands of dollars to boot.

Read the rest at PCMAG.com

2009 Windows Utility Guide

June 19, 2009

Browse our largest-ever collection of utilities to install on Windows XP and Vista (and, in some cases, even Windows 7) and you’ll find the functions you need at prices you’ll like.
Windows, in its myriad forms, remains the most-used operating system around. Therefore, it has the most developers creating software. And many of those hardworking coders write programs that improve on, replace, or insert functions that Windows got wrong or completely lacks. Not to mention all the functions that can be done on data, from documents to photos to music to videos.

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