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21 essential programs, 2009 edition

Data protection in video games

Lifehacker is one of the first blogs I started reading, and one of the most admired and respected without a doubt. So when your editors decided to release the 2009 list of free essentials, I found it interesting to share it with you.

I leave you a brief description of each one (sure many already know them), so that you give them an opportunity:

  1. Foxit Reader Free, lightweight, fast PDF reader.
  2. Notepad ++ Notepad with some extra functions, especially useful for programmers.
  3. Texter Tool to replace text, very useful to use abbreviations and save time.
  4. Firefox Do I need to say something else?
  5. Pidgin Multi-protocol IM client.
  6. Postbox Email client with POP3 and IMAP support.
  7. 7-Zip To compress and decompress files.
  8. Everything To quickly search through the files on your PC.
  9. Torrent Light and fast bitTorrent client.
  10. Revo Uninstaller The best uninstaller I have tried so far.
  11. TeraCopy A true lifeguard when it comes to copying or moving multiple files (or a very heavy one).
  12. ImgBurn To burn and handle CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD.
  13. Picasa To organize and view your photos and images.
  14. VLC The Swiss Army Knife of the breeders. An essential without a doubt.
  15. If you don't use iPhone or iPodSongbird The so-called Firefox of music. It does not convince me, but it is worth trying, especially for the extensions.
  16. DropBox Synchronize your files on Win, Mac and Linux, and also back them up on the Internet.
  17. Mozy Automatic and online backups.
  18. KeePass To store passwords and move with just one.
  19. AVG Free Antivirus.
  20. Spybot Search & Destroy Protects against trackers, Trojans, malicious cookies and other undesirable objects.
  21. Ad-Aware To detect ad-ware.

(Goes of course Lifehacker)