PC, also known as Personal Computer is regarded as one of the best innovations and taking even a normal user to the era of technology. However, it’s the software that increases the capabilities of your PC and lets you do so many things. We can go as far as to say that softwares are the soul of your computers and without them the PC is just a piece of hardware and nothing more. That’s why we are going to discuss here about best free softwares for your PC and laptop that can help you for getting most out of your system.
Apache OpenOffice is open source productivity software available completely free to download at openoffice.org. This is one of the best alternatives to Microsoft Office suite. If you don’t have MSOffice in your PC or don’t want to make a costly purchase, then this is surely a good choice. This software can be used by anyone for its simple and fast interface.
VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is an open source media player available for free of cost and is the best media player available that supports all the video and audio files. The current version of VLC is 2.1.2 and can be downloaded from the videolan.org. This player has many other features like taking screenshots from videos, increasing the volume beyond limit, and more rather than just playing videos and audios. The quality of video played through this player is amazing and its advanced audio features makes the audio hearing a pleasing experience. This software is made possible through donations of users and if you like this player you can donate some money to ensure that it keeps getting better.
Picasa is very popular photo editing software available for PC developed by Google. The new version of this software allows users to directly share their photos on Google Plus. The current version of the software is Picasa 3.9 and can be downloaded from the picasa.google.com. This is a very simple to use software offering several editing features and better organization options for photos.
The Chrome is the best browser for computer and can be downloaded from its official website. Started as an open source platform this browser beats the famous Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer because of its simplicity and amazing features. This is available for free and can be used in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, OSX and Linux. The best thing about this browser is it is pretty fast and users can extend its capabilities with apps and extensions. Google is also making it better and better with web apps running almost like a desktop app.
Dropbox or Google Drive
Dropbox is available for free that is used to synchronize your data online and can be accessed on any device everywhere. For the same purpose Google had developed the Drive software but the drive software don’t work with MS Office files and need to use Google files for it. Both softwares helps you to keep your data safe and secure by saving it online and also offering ability to access it from any device. Both softwares are available to download from their official sites for free.
The latest version of the Foxit Reader is 6 and offers a tool to create and read PDFs for free. This is the best and quite fast PDF reader available for personal computer and easy to use interface. It can be downloaded from foxitsoftware.com for free of cost. In the new version of Foxit Reader, there are many features such as PDF Sign, Forms and Sharing and more.
Skype is the free messenger available to make free video and audio calls to people anywhere through internet. The software is used by millions of users worldwide which includes professionals, students and genera users. The desktop version of this software allows you to make free Skype to Skype calls and paid calls to mobile phones and landlines. It also has the feature of free instant messaging. It is available for Windows XP with SP3, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 for free. The software can be downloaded from its official site skype.com.
AVAST Free Antivirus 2014
The free version of Avast antivirus is available to download at avast.com and includes many security features for free. This antivirus has quick scan, full system scan, removable media scan and boot time scan to find the viruses in your PC. This version also has browser clean up tool, software updater features for free. This is the best antivirus software available by Avast. The boot time scanning is very helpful in finding viruses that are hidden in system files.
The best dictionary software for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and its current version is WordWeb 7. It is available to download for free at wordweb.info. It offers the definitions and synonyms of words along with related words suggestions. It has around 65,000 text pronunciations, and over 150,000 root words.
Many think that the downloading torrents is illegal, but that’s not true. The problem is when we download copyright torrents, and then only it’s illegal. But other than that torrents are really useful for downloading legal content quickly since the downloading speed increases if more people are downloading it. That’s why the downloading speed includes many factors such as speed of your internet, peers and lechers. It can be downloaded from bittorrent.com for free of cost and for more features the premium version of bittorrent is also available.
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