Android Addicted Apps Creator

May 19, 2009

Freeware initiative

Filed under: Uncategorized — alin b. @ 17:45

I’ve always tried to use free software. Basically, because I don’t want to spend too much money on software, I searched all over the net to find free alternatives to the commercial programs I use. Here is the list:

  • Windows 7 Release Candidate build 7100 (x64) – Free from MS, available until next year.
  • Avast Home Edition – free antivirus/antispy, regular updates, good detection rate, low resource use. With the skin from skin here looks even nicer. (has  64 bit version)
  • SuperAntiSpyware – free antispy. Just in case something passes avast. Never happened.
  • CDBurnerXP – Burning disk software. Has all the features of commercial products.
  • JK Defrag – Fast hard disk defragmenter. It even has a screensaver to defrag while computer is idle. (has  64 bit version)
  • GomPlayer – All in one player. Runs almost every type of video file without the need of external codec installation.
  • FastStone Image Viewer – Image viewer. (has  64 bit version)
  • SUMO – Software update monitor. Alerts you when a new version of program appears for the installed programs.
  • 7Zip – Archive manager. It’s a little slower than winrar but… it’s free. (has  64 bit version)
  • CCleaner – erase all your history tracks from browsers, programs and registry.
  • PC Inspector File Recovery – recover accidentally deleted data.
  • Foobar2000 – light but effective mp3 player.
  • PDF-XChange Viewer – PDF reader. It seems to be better than foxit reader.
  • Daemon Tools – virtual drive. Latest version works with Win 7 flawlessly.
  • ClipX – windows clipboard replacement/enhancer.
  • GetDiz – nfo viewer.
  • Notepad++ – text/code editor.
  • Firefox + Addons – the best browser so far. Extensions like AdBlockPlus, FireGestures, PrivateBrowsing make it king of the hill. When Google Chrome will support extensions, than we’ll have a new winner. Until then…
  • Team Viewer – Remote assistance without headache.
  • Yahoo Messenger + AdBannerRemoverPlus 🙂 – Windows Live Messanger is great, but it doesn’t support file send over yahoo network.
  • OpenOffice – Seems to be better and better.
  • Gimp – Image editor.
  • Everything – Forget about Windows Search. Everything is incredibly fast, small and light.
  • Windows Live Writer – Blog editor, the tool I use right now for writing. 😀
  • Visual Studio Express editions – that’s all I user for these tutorials.

   So, there is a free way. It’s true, it takes a while to get used to it. Some features from commercial programs still scream in my face. But, we humans can adapt. Maybe because I like freeware so much, my qSQL and qPlanner projects will be free.

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