August 24, 2008

My Fav Free Windows Apps

Here are some of my favorite free applications for Windows XP and Vista. Happy to receive your suggestions as well. FYI, click here to view my fav free Mac apps.

Firefox web browser

Safari browser (really is fast and attractive interface)

Thunderbird email client

iTunes (of course, especially for podcasts, free single of the week, and iTunes U)

Free RSS Reader

Free alternative to MS Office

Skype instant messaging and video conferencing

Second Life virtual world

Picnik (no software to download here, just a great web service for easy and capable image editing)

Free anti-virus security software

Free theft recovery

Free (& less annoying) alternative to Adobe Reader for viewing PDF files

Cute PDF (free app to print almost any document to a PDF file)

Real Alternative - Free (& less annoying) alternative to Real Player

Free alternative to Zip compression and uncompression

Core FTP Lite (free FTP and Secure-FTP or SFTP client)

Kompozer (free HTML editor with capable CSS editor built-in)

MPEG Streamclip (video converter, can download YouTube videos too)

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and very functional Photoshop alternative

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