Best Free Digital Image Viewer - The FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, user-friendly image browser that supports all major graphic formats. It's also got good basic image editing facilities, a great slide show and a very good looking interface.
The world's best media player. - The GOM Media Player offers support for most file formats without the need to obtain a codec. Many of its features are much better than Windows Media Player, including the ability to play broken media files, alter speed, frame capture etc. The control panel is easy to use and lets you customize just about everything.
WikiPad - best Notepad ever
- How do you manage all of the random bits of information in your personal and professional life? Word documents, text files, Microsoft Outlook folders/notes. WikidPad is a free Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. But what makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information.
Best Online Backup Site Ever!
- The best online backup service I have yet found. Mozy
works behind the scenes on your PC, backing up your files to their secure servers. You can view your backed up files from any computer, in the event of a catastrophe, such as your hard-drive suddenly dying. Installation is a breeze.
Google Toolbar Beta - The Google Toolbar lets you add buttons and bookmarks; get instant search suggestions; share web pages with friends; and enjoy the Toolbar's pop-up blocker, web form filler, and spellchecker.
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KeePass - Excellent password manager, with lots of useful features. Very secure and absolutely FREE to download.
What's Running - Too many applications slowing your computer down? What's Running is a really useful freebie application that displays far more detailed information than the Task Manager on what processes are running on your system. It allows you start and stop services and processes, and control what Windows programs are launched on start-up.
PhotoFiltre - PhotoFiltre is an excellent image editing tool, that's both easy to use and powerful. It has most of the features of something like Paintshop Pro, yet it's entirely free to download.
Google Desktop Search - Incredibly fast and useful tool that searches everything on your hard disk, including all types of files, pictures, old emails, web browser history, chat history. Much better than the ordinary windows search.
Spybot - Search and Destroy - This excellent piece of free software will seek out and destroy all spyware programs on your system. These can slow down your computer, and invade your privacy by reporting your surfing activity to advertisers. Database is regularly updated with new threats.
Ad-Aware - You may have "spyware" lurking on your PC without even knowing it. Spyware is secretly installed on your system by certain websites, banner-ads and software and can track your surfing habits. This free utility scans your system and removes all spyware components safely. Used in conjunction with Spybot, this will ensure your system is completely clean.
ZoneAlarm (free version) - Beware! Unknown sources may be trying to access your PC. ZoneAlarm is a powerful firewall, that will block hacking attempts on your computer. The free version can be tracked down at www.download.com
Avast home Edition - This FREE anti-virus program has many of the same features as commercial rivals, such as Norton. It provides powerful protection for your PC. Highly recommended!
Crap Cleaner - Crap Cleaner is a freeware program that removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free. :)
Mozilla Firefox - Firefox is a great alternative to the Internet Explorer browser. Packed with useful features including tabbed browsing to view multiple sites at once, pop-up blocking and comprehensive security controls.
Mozilla Thunderbird - Email application that's faster and better than Outlook Express. Intelligent spam controls, RSS Support, privacy protection and saved search folders. Dangerous scripts within messages are blocked by default, helping to prevent the spread of viruses.
RoboForm - Roboform is the Best Password Manager and Form Filler. Saves heaps of time by automatically filling in your personal details into forms with a single click. Very useful for entering user ID's and passwords, without having to remember them!
Picasa - Powerful and easy to use picture manager from Google. Locates and organizes all your digital photos - even the ones you forgot you had. Lots of useful features including one-click special effects, slide shows, create gift CD, import from camera or scanner, and archive your pictures to disk.
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