10 Hand Picked Useful Free Software

We all love freebies and freebies don’t mean substandard software. Many of them are quite useful and perform as good as if not better than the paid ones. We have a number of good software available which are too costly and unaffordable and most of the people including me do not want to pay for them. There are hundreds and thousands of free software available which can be used as replacement of their paid counterparts.

In this post, I am going to discuss some very useful free software which can be used for different purposes. In other words, I am going to pick some software which, all of you should have on your computers and can help you without costing you even a single penny.

1. OpenOffice.org


Just think, you are on someone else’s computer and that doesn’t have Microsoft Office on it. You have to complete your assignment/project and send it to your teacher/boss right that time. What would you do? The best option for you is to open openoffice.org which can help you manage your documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more.

OpenOffice.org is a best alternative for Microsoft Office Suite. You can do everything with Open Office which is possible with standard Microsoft Office Suite.

Download OpenOffice.org | Learn more about OpenOffice.org

2. Thunderbird


You are tired of opening multiple email accounts every five minutes from your browser because of important emails to your different email accounts. Thunderbird is here to help you out with this problem. Thunderbird works like Microsoft Outlook and in my opinion, it’s better than Outlook.

You can manage multiple POP and IMAP accounts with Thunderbird very easily. Thunderbird also gives the facility to expand its functionalities to standard Thunderbird by providing several good add-ons and extension.

Download Thunderbird | Learn more about Thunderbird

3. Google Chrome

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Most of Internet Explorer fans would want to give it a try. Chrome is a good product which was launched a year ago and its one of the fastest browsers I have seen lately. Though there were some issues with performance but with new release of Chrome Stable Version 3x, most of the problems are fixed.

You can also read our review about Google Chrome Stable v3.0.195.21 Launched

Download Chrome | Learn more about Chrome

4. Digsby


Digsby is a very cool multi-protocol IM client with the help of which you can access your Instant Messengers and communicate with your friends over AIM, Yahoo, GTalk, MSN and more without installing different clients for each Instant Messenger.

Digsby also gives the facility to check email from different email providers. If that’s not it, you can also use it to update your status at different social networking websites like facebook , twitter and MySpace.

Download Digsby | Learn more about Digsby

5. CCleaner


Your computer generates many temporary files and traces that are not useful. These files affects the performance of your PC and slow it down and also take extra space on your hard drive.

The best free tool for cleanig temporary files and traces, I have come across is CCleaner. CCleaner finds a list of unwanted files and traces and clean them up.

Download CCleaner | Learn more about CCleaner

6. Recuva


Sometimes you mistakenly delete a file permanently and think that since you deleted it by pressing SHIFT + DEL, it cannot be recovered then it will surprise you. There are many tools available which help you recover your deleted data.

Recuva is a free tool available to do this job. It is very reliable and the best part it, you won’t have to pay anything for it.

Download Recuva | Learn more about Recuva

7. Blender


No doubt, creating 3D animation is not an easy thing to do but paying thousands of dollars for 3D Software is painful either.

Blender is a free application which can be used for 3D modeling without paying anything.

Download Blender | Learn more about Blender

8. KMPlayer

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The KMPlayer is a free tool to watch different videos formats. The KMPlayer supports most of the codecs and play almost all kind of file formats. The best part is that you won’t have to install any extra additional software of code. You can download this software on an unmatchable price, FREE.

Downlaod KMPlayer | Learn more about KMPlayer

9. Foxit PDF Reader

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Foxit PDF Reader is a perfect alternative of Adobe PDF Reader. It is way faster than the PDF Reader provded by Adobe.

Download Foxit PDF Reader | Learn more about Foxit PDF Reader

10. PhotoFilter

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PhotoFilter, though cannot be the replacement of Adobe Photoshop but it’s quite handy if you want to edit your photos without any knowledge of photo editing. There are many filters available which you can apply to your pictures and give them a cool look. The software size is just around 2 MB and it is very fast.

Download PhotoFilter | Learn more about PhotoFilter

This is it for now. I will soon be posting more about Free Tools which are useful for you. If you want to add some free tools or utilities in the list, please feel free to contact me.

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7 Responses to "10 Hand Picked Useful Free Software"

  1. Zafar says:

    This is just an awesome post. I was looking for a list of free software that I need. At least I need six of these tools. Thanks mate!

  2. Wali says:

    KMPlayer is one of my favorite software. Thank you for such an informative post.

  3. Well Done Zaheer. Another super post. Further i want to mention another free software “Pidgin”. Pidgin is a very nice multi platform IM Client.



  4. Admin says:

    Thank you Hamid for dropping by and sharing this cool tool.

  5. fariha says:

    very nice and informative article zaheer. keep it up.

  6. Adonis says:

    I personally tend to favour SSuite Office’s free office suites. Their software also don’t need to run on Java or .NET, like so many open source office suites, so it makes their software very small and efficient.


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