I am a huge fan of FREEWARE. Why pay for something when you can get reasonable quality for free!!
I would (hopefully) like this thread to become a place that compiles a good list of applications and programs that are COMPLETELY FREE (and without ad-ware and spyware). If this thread takes off, and if I can get some participation in it, it would be a great resource for getting access to tried and tested freeware that has a rating (from us) that can be trusted. In order to do this I would like to request that when you post a freeware program in this thread, please follow these simple guidelines...
1. It must be a program that you have installed and worked with recently (in order to give fair and honest comments about it)
2. Provide a safe/trusted link where the program can be downloaded
Many thanks for your input, co-operation and willingness. If this thread works...it will be a great resource for ALL of us in this lounge.
THE LIST: Edited June 2016:This list has grown to 16 pages and within its contents are some really useful (as well as tried and tested) FREE software that is recommended (to most degree) by loungers. Thanks to a bright idea and the enthusiasm of BobH who inspired a spreadsheet compilation of all the software, he (and to a lesser extent, myself) put together the following attachment that allows one to more easily review, sort, filter and located the software of choice in this thread. All the software listed is still valid and available. We have done our best to ensure the links to each post and to the downloads work, but please inform us if a link is broken or if there is any error within the attachment. Lastly, please note that the software, though recommended by loungers can come packaged with malware and junkware, so we caution you to take vigilance when installing any of the listed software, and ensure that you avoid the packaged software during the install process (generally by selecting custom installation and denying the prompts for additional software withing the packaged installer).
-- Added tips and useful links
-- General update on the spreadsheet file
-- Added Mouse Utility recommended by stuck
-- Added Privacy and Antispy tool recommended by Hans
-- Added MailStore Home recommended by stuck (Ken)
Since we do not control the software or the packaging of it, the Lounge and it's members do not take any responsibility for the software referenced in this thread and the attachment or for any infections, damage, loss of information or any other issue related to the software or installation thereof on your PC. You use it at your own risk.
Let me be the first to start...
1. SYNCBACK (Ver:3.2.20)
Easy Download Site: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/Syncback.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;