Best free software

Thanks to Open source movement there are plenty of free software available for our day to day computing needs. Here is a partial list of my favorite software.

  • Mozilla Firefox: Firefox is considered by many as the best web browser. Everyday hoards of people converting to Firefox. The features include Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Download Firefox
  • Mozilla Thunderbird: Another powerful software from Mozilla. This free email client has everything you need. To me it is better than Outlook. You can safely replace Outlook with Thunderbird. Download Thunderbird.
  • GIMP: A solid image and photo editing software. A good alternative to Photoshop. Download GIMP.
  • Paint.NET: Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.Download Paint.Net
  • Inkscape: An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Download Inkscape.
  • FileZilla: FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features. Download FileZilla.
  • OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite. Compatible with all other major office suites (including Microsoft Office), the product is free to download, use, and distribute. Download OpenOffice.org
  • Notepad++: A much better text editor than Notepa. Features include tabbed interface, configurable syntax highlighting, syntax folding, line numbering, multi-view, bookmarks and regular expression search, brace and indent guideline highlighting and much more. Download Notepad++
  • WinMerge: WinMerge is a visual text file differencing and merging tool. It is highly useful for comparing versions of projects, and then merging changes between versions. Download WinMerge.

Do you have a list of your own free software? Let’s hear from you.

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