Free Software You Must Have on Your PC

The internet contains thousands of free software applications, and this makes it hard for the internet user to choose which apps to download and which ones to ignore. This article provides the best 8 free software you must have on your PC:

1. Chrome / Firefox (Web browser)

Both Google Chrome and Firefox are perfect for browsing the internet. They are both user-friendly, fast and provide your PC with online security. However, Firefox would be a better choice than Chrome, when it comes to downloading additional features (video manager, password manager, page translator, ad blocker etc.) to the browser.

2. Glary Utilities (System Maintenance)

Glary Utilities is a system maintenance tool for cleaning, protecting, repairing and speeding up your computer. It has a one-click maintenance button that automatically activates all repair jobs and optimizations your system needs. Another stand out feature is that it integrates more than 15 other practical tools that any computer user would approve. These include:

  • Uninstall Manager
  • Context Menu Manager
  • Registry Defrag Tool
  • Startup Manager
  • Track Eraser
  • File Shredder
  • File Undelete
  • Memory Optimizer
  • Duplicate File Finder
  • Empty Folder Finder
  • File Splitter and Joiner
  • File Encrypt/Decrypt Tool
  • Disk Space Usage Analysis

3. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Spyware Removal)

The Malwarebytes software is one of the top 10 most downloaded programs on Download.com. It is also very easy to use and plays the important role of protecting your computer from keyloggers, hijackers, spyware and any other form of malware. What makes it different from other spyware removal programs is that it contains a large library of threats that it aims to protect the system against. This makes it very effective in detecting spyware threats to your computer

4. AVG Anti-Virus (Free Anti-virus Software)

According to Download.com, the AVG Anti-virus is most the commonly used and downloaded software program on the internet. This software program is simple to use and consumes minimal amounts of the system’s resources. In addition, it automatically updates the virus definitions on a daily basis, thus keeping the system secure without the user’s intervention.

5. Google Picasa Software (Photo Management)

The Google Picasa is a unique photo management software that locates all the photographs stored in your PC and organizes them within a short time. This software not only organizes your photos nicely, but also allows you edit the photographs and add some cool effects. It also includes face recognition and regardless of changes made to any photograph, the original is always preserved by the software.

It includes the following features:

  • Create photo collages and video slideshows from your photos
  • Organize photos in accordance to the people on them.
  • Browse your photos by folders, people, albums.
  • Geotag your photographs on Google Maps.
  • One-click fixes for problems such as red-eye, color, and lighting
  • 12 cool effects to enhance your best photos

6. doPDF (PDF Printer)

Time after time, the need to convert some of our work or school documents into PDF arises. The doPDF software is the perfect solution to these needs. It acts like a virtual printer that can be selected using the print button from any Windows program. Hence, whenever you need to convert a Word document. Excel Spreadsheet, webpage or any other document into PDF, just click on the print option on your program and choose doPDF from the drop-down menu.

7. Auslogics Disk Defrag (Disk Defragmenter)

Auslogics Disk Defrag is a free PC maintenance tool that was created to curtail system sluggishness as well as prevent crashes triggered by disk fragmentation. Though the Windows operating system has an integrated disk-defragmenter, but theAuslogics Disk Defrag has proven to be quicker and more efficient. It is very easy to operate, and unlike other software of the same kind, it does not need any analysis phase.

8. xVideoServiceThief (The Video Downloader)

xVideoServiceThief software allows you to download videos on YouTube, and other sites such as Yahoo Videos, Google Videos and college humor, so you can watch them on your mobile phone, iPhone, computer or PSP. It can as well convert the downloaded videos into several other formats.

Bonus Programs

KNCTR: Free communication tool with the ability to make free phone calls on mobile and landline numbers within the USA and Canada.

Revo: It has the ability to uninstall programs that the Windows default program manager is unable to remove.

Foxit: It may be used in the place of Adobe PDF reader, though it has lesser features. Foxit enables you to launch PDF documents as quickly as notepad files.

Spyware Terminator: It goes neck and neck with the Malwa.