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:
- Foxit Reader Free, lightweight, fast PDF reader.
- Notepad ++ Notepad with some extra functions, especially useful for programmers.
- Texter Tool to replace text, very useful to use abbreviations and save time.
- Firefox Do I need to say something else?
- Pidgin Multi-protocol IM client.
- Postbox Email client with POP3 and IMAP support.
- 7-Zip To compress and decompress files.
- Everything To quickly search through the files on your PC.
- Torrent Light and fast bitTorrent client.
- Revo Uninstaller The best uninstaller I have tried so far.
- TeraCopy A true lifeguard when it comes to copying or moving multiple files (or a very heavy one).
- ImgBurn To burn and handle CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD.
- Picasa To organize and view your photos and images.
- VLC The Swiss Army Knife of the breeders. An essential without a doubt.
- 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.
- DropBox Synchronize your files on Win, Mac and Linux, and also back them up on the Internet.
- Mozy Automatic and online backups.
- KeePass To store passwords and move with just one.
- AVG Free Antivirus.
- Spybot Search & Destroy Protects against trackers, Trojans, malicious cookies and other undesirable objects.
- Ad-Aware To detect ad-ware.
(Goes of course Lifehacker)