Free Softwares (Windows) to improve your Productivity

If you are a windows user (by wish or by fate) and looking for “Free” softwares to improve your productivity, here you go. I have been using them for a while and so far didn’t have any issues with them. Almost everything works on Vista.

Small print: These softwares are free as of today and I’m not marketing these products.

Use Original Windows and get all the latest patches and upgrades from www.windowsupdate.com

Antivirus:
AVG Antivirus (http://free.avg.com/)

Antispyware:
Windows Advance Care : http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html?Str=download
Lavasoft Ad-aware http://lavasoft.com/single/trialpay.php

Browser:
IE comes with Windows.
Mozilla fans, use Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/)

Browser Addon:

For Internet Explorer 7  http://ie7pro.com/
For Mozilla https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

Zip/Unzip:
7-Zip http://www.7-zip.org/

PDF Creator:
Primo PDF  http://www.primopdf.com/

PDF Details Remover: If you look at Properties (File > Properties) of a PDF document, sometimes it has more personal information like your username and some document details. If you want to remove them before sending it to others use this freebie.

PDF Info http://www.bureausoft.com/products.html

Office Suite:
Open Office http://download.openoffice.org/index.html

Toolbar:
Google Toolbar  http://toolbar.google.com

Disk Management/Overview:
JDiskreport  http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/index.html

FTP:
Core FTP http://www.coreftp.com/

Uninstaller: Its much much better than windows Add/Remove programs.
Revo Uninstaller http://www.revouninstaller.com/

CD / DVD Burner:
CDBurnerXP  http://cdburnerxp.se/

Play video files:

Windows Media Player (free with Windows)�
Get free upgrade http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx

Real Media Player (www.real.com)

Divx Codecs and Player (helps to play some wmv or avi files)  (http://www.divx.com/)

Post It Notes: For sticky notes users

Hottnotes http://www.hottnotes.com/

Screen Capture: Read my other post to know what this software is capable of.

Easy Capture http://www.xydownload.com/easycapture-19.html

Quick Navigation: Goto any directory / drive just by right clicking

Folder Guide http://www.freeware365.com/desktop/folderguide.htm

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