Archive for July, 2008

My list of best free software for windows

Monday, July 7th, 2008

This is a list of all basic software that everybody need in his Windows computer with the plus that all this a free!!
With this programs you can replace the expensive comercial software

Word processor, calc, presentations,…
(replacement for m.office)

-OpenOffice : software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Is like Microsoft Office and is compatible with it.

-Google Docs : online solution.

Antivirus (replacements for norton or Mcafee)

-AVG antivirus : AVG Free provides you with basic and poweful antivirus and antispyware protection

-ClamWin : Another fantastic free antivirus. Is free and open source.

Music players and online radios:

-WinAmp: maybe the most renowned music player. Online radios, playlists, skins,…

-Last.fm: is a web social music comunity where you can listen to your favourite music online. It learns what music you like paying atention to the music you listen to. You can download the plug-in for any music player you use, it sends the song title and author to your last.fm profile.

Video players

-BSPlayer: software movie player that supports all popular video and audio media file types like DivX, mpg, real media, mp3, mp4, wav…

-VLC Media Player :

Internet navigation

-Mozilla Firefox: a faster web browser, more customizable, secure and easy to use than internet explorer

-Opera

Email readers

-Mozilla ThunderBird: powerful email client, easy to configure and organize.

Tools

-7zip: Open source utility for manipulating archives. Compatible with winzip, winrar and other formats

Graphic design and edition: (replacements for photoshop)

-Paint.NET

-The GIMP

Photo organizer

-Picasa: Find, organise and share your photos. Picasa is a free software from Google.

P2P (file sharing)

-emule

-Bit Torrent

PDF readers and creators

-Adobe PDF reader : (is free)

-PDFCreator : is free and open-source. Creates PDFs from any Windows program.