I borrowed this page idea from a friend. It’s a great idea. I too get emails from people asking me , “What program do you use for …..”Majority of these programs are free and are shareware. There are alternatives out there, I may like better. I like to list what is the easiest and most user friendly.


Program Type Type Name Link
Web Browser Free Mozilla Firefox Firefox
Email Free Mozilla Thunderbird Thunderbird
Photo Gallery Free Google Picasa Picasa
FTP Client Shareware Bulletproof FTP BP FTP
Music Management Free iTunes iTunes
Anti-Virus Free Avira Antivir Free Avira Free
Anti Spyware Free SpyBot Search & Destroy Spybot
System Cleaner Free Crap Cleaner CCleaner
CD Burner Free ImgBurn ImgBurn
File Compression Free PeaZip Peazip
PC Virtualization Free Sun xVM Virtual Box Virtual Box
Twitter Client Free Digsy Digsby
Blog Editor Free MS Windows Live Writer Live Writer
File Synching Free MS SyncToy 2.0 Synctoy 2
Video Chat Free Skype Skype
Desktop Dock Free ObjectDock Objectdock
Password Management Free Lastpass Lastpass
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