What are some of your favorite free programs that you use all the time?

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  1. internpete profile image88
    internpeteposted 6 years ago

    What are some of your favorite free programs that you use all the time?

    Are there any free programs you use that you would hate to live with out? Share your top favorite free programs that make life easier or more fun for your!

  2. Rustedwho profile image60
    Rustedwhoposted 6 years ago

    Well when it comes to writing, I use the google adwords keyword tool. It's an awesome feature for helping choose my keywords. Not sure how successful I have been with it yet but I like to think it does some good.

    Hubpages is kind of like a program. Love jumping on here to write something new and check up on the fantastic writers that I follow!

    Slacker radio is by far the most utilized app on the iphone that I use. Many times while out kayaking i'll turn it on and play some good old country music while drifting down stream. Love it!

    The geocaching app is probably my second favorite. It has a small fee for the full version but the basic is free. It's a great way to get kids involved in geocaching. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

    I am not sure if those are the exact ideas your looking for, but it may help you in some way. Good luck bud!

    1. Rustedwho profile image60
      Rustedwhoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I second the Open Office vote, amazing software that I am currently using right now!

  3. AlexK2009 profile image91
    AlexK2009posted 6 years ago

    Open Office: for word processing etc
    the Gimp: for photoediting
    Eclipse: for programming
    Chrome, Firefox for browsing

    1. internpete profile image88
      internpeteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'll have to check out open office, never heard of it before.

  4. wandererh profile image73
    wandererhposted 6 years ago

    If I have to pick one, I would go for "Always on Top Maker".  It's a tiny program that runs in the background that allows you to set a window to the top.  It's great when you have to refer to one program while inputting into another.

    I actually did a hub on this a while back listing Open Office, GIMP, Programmers File Editor, Guyla's Navigator and Always on Top Maker as my favorite programs:

    http://wandererh.hubpages.com/hub/My-Fa … e-Programs

    1. internpete profile image88
      internpeteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      cool, thanks!

  5. charlemont profile image77
    charlemontposted 6 years ago

    Mozilla Firefox (my main browser).
    Mozilla Thunderbird (my first and only email client).
    IrfanView for image viewing, resizing etc.
    VLC player for any video formats. It plays everything without relying on system codecs. So I don't have any installed.
    Media Player Classic Home Cinema - my second favorite player. It handles hardware video acceleration better than VLC.
    IMGBurn - the only burning tool I use to create CD's, DVD's, images, unpack .ISO images and lots more.

  6. unixb4coffee profile image67
    unixb4coffeeposted 6 years ago

    For editing and working with images, Gimp and ImageMagick are essential for me.  They work on Windows, UNIX, and Linux, and almost certainly other systems.  For working with videos in any format, mplayer is hands-down the best, though it's not easy to install from source code.

    1. AlexK2009 profile image91
      AlexK2009posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm.....  Is Image Magick available on Mac, and how does it compare with Gimp?

  7. jose7polanco profile image85
    jose7polancoposted 6 years ago

    Mactubes for watching and downloading youtube videos on a few clicks.
    CCleaner for easy 2 clicks system clean up.
    Google chrome


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