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Hand-picked Freeware Portal

Posted By Tyler On 27th March 2006 @ 23:49 In Work, USOE, Opinion, Tech, Cool Stuff | No Comments

Yalin is a co-worker and good friend of mine at USOE and he recently posted a page using the new [1] Google Page Creator [pages.google.com] that lists [2] all of his favorite freeware [ykececi.googlepages.com/]. He’s pointed me in the right direction on a few things in the past, so I think this list is worth having a look at. Some of it I already use, but it’s nice to have a place to go to find some other good stuff that’s already been tried and tested.

Stuff on the list that I vouch for and currently use includes:

  • [3] Billy [sheepfriends.com] (an extremely small audio player with global hotkeys)
  • [4] Notepad++ [notepad-plus.sourceforge.net] (a great lightweight notepad program, I use it to write HTML, with a few extra frills; like numbered lines for debugging Line Number errors)
  • [5] Open Office [openoffice.org] (an office suite that doesn’t cost a dime and is compatible with Microsoft Office products.)
  • [6] Firefox [getfirefox.com] (and all its [7] extension goodness)

Stuff on the list that I’m going to check out:

  • SuperFast Shutdown (for when my ride home comes in and says “let’s go!”)
  • FreeCommander
  • Unlocker
  • Orphan’s Remover

Stuff that Yalin should add to his list:

  • [8] AVG Free Antivirus [grisoft.com] (I’ve been using it for years on my personal computer and it’s been doing great!)
  • A few in the “Video Tools” category, which category doesn’t exist on his list.  I’ll blog on those another day.

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URLs in this post:
[1] Google Page Creator: http://www.pages.google.com
[2] all of his favorite freeware: http://ykececi.googlepages.com/
[3] Billy: http://www.sheepfriends.com/?page=billy
[4] Notepad++: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
[5] Open Office: http://openoffice.org
[6] Firefox: http://www.getfirefox.com
[7] extension goodness: http://www.utahadventurevideos.com/bloghttps://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/?application=firefox
[8] AVG Free Antivirus: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5

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