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Monday, July 18, 2011

Top 5 Must Have Freeware

Firstly thanks to everyone who wished me luck with the relationship problems, still not where id like to be but its improved.

Anyways now onto today's post, this is a list, in my opinion, of what the top 5 most needed freeware are.

In no specific order:

1) Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
I love this program. It has a paid version, but the free version works fine and never expires. I always use this in combination with antivirus and i must say its wonderful. I've had this catch so many things that Kapersky and AVG haven't. I highly recommend this for your anti-malware/spyware.

2) VLC Media Player  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
VLC is an amazing little program. Its open source and completely free. This media player comes with just an abundance of codecs. If my WMP can't play it i instantly turn to vlc and it never has problems with and music or video. Definitely worth having if you watch lots of downloaded movies or music.

3) Daemon Tools Lite   http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite
Great program for mounting virtual drives. Daemon tools has a paid version but the free lite version does fine.I think the free version has a limit of 3 drives at a time, but for me that is plenty and I've never had a problem mounting any ISO's I've come across. It also has a nice Windows Desktop gadget for easy mounting and addition of # of drives.

4) 7Zip  http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
7 Zip is a great extraction program that i use to handle all of my .Rars and archive and compress files. It has a handy right click menu bar so that you can use it on the fly. And its just great for compressing and extracting files.

5) Youtube Downloader  http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
This is great for anyone who watches tons of stuff on youtube, that may want to take the videos somewhere or just may not have internet soon, or any other amount of reasons. Basically you just copy the URL of the video you want into the program and it downloads the video. Simple as that.Great for downloading a whole web series to watch sometime or burn to a dvd. Really simple to use, and it has a conversion program so that you can put them on your Iphone or PSP.

17 comments:

  1. Except for number one and five I use them all. I use filsh .net

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  2. ive always liked winrar more than 7zip. can 7zip do password compressions?

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  3. I've got em all except number 4. Nice post! +followed

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  4. I prefer winrar instead of 7zip

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  5. winrar, truecrypt, winamp should be on that list. I mean, youtube downloader but not winamp? seriously now

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  6. Except for nr 5 I use em all, agree winamp should be there too.

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  7. I prefer Best Player then vlc media player, but i guess its a matter of taste. They got similar functionality.

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  8. Great post, i already had few of them, will dowload the other ones.

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  9. What's a good freeware antivirus to combine with malwarebytes?(apart from common sense :P)

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  10. I would add OpenOffice, Google Chrome/Chromonium, foobar2000 and Picasa/Gimp. Your top 5 are good anyway.

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  11. I use all of these and they're all great, GIMP would be a good addition to this list though.

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  12. I have 3 of those, and cannot speak highly enough of 7ZIP, I also recommend Irfanview for images and what not, awesomeness.

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  13. I only use #2. My list would be more of what Sloth mentioned.

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  14. Good selection dude, i've got all of these as well, all really good programs

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