This is a categorized list of the various “free” software, applications, services, and technology that I’ve discovered. I will update this as I find new ones.
* These programs are for Microsoft Windows-based operating systems only
- Paint.net – the way Paint in Windows should have been; almost as good as Paint Shop Pro, but easier to use!
- OpenOffice – feature-rich cost-effective alternative to Microsoft Office suite
- Classic Menu for MS Office 2007 – can’t get use to the ribbon menu on MS Office 2007? Why not install the classic menu!
- Avast! Home Edition – light weight commercial-grade anti virus solution; free for home use
- TrueCrypt – solution for volume or drive level encryption
- AVG LinkScanner – web protection
- K9 Web Protection – web filter and protection
- Free Video Converter – utility to convert any video format to another
- Windows Media Encoder – allows screen capture, playback, and editing
- Apple iPhone OS 3.0 Update – shows how one would download and install the iPhone OS 3.0 update
- Google Docs – collaboration and desktop application capabilities on the web!
- Sumo Paint – online paint program
- eyeOS.info – online desktop solution; use cloud computing for your desktop!
- classic video games – remember space invaders, asteroids, pac-man, and so on? Well, you can play flash versions of them here.
- Hulu.com – online TV!
- animoto.com – instant video creation tool
- ning.com – create your own social network site
- zamzar.com – convert files from one format to another online