10 Best Free Applications for Windows Users

by  | posted: July 7, 2011

Today, we will list down some of the most important free applications which every user should try at least one. The list include photo editing apps, antivirus, productivity apps and some more. Anyways, here is a list of 10 excellent free apps for Windows users.

1. Microsoft Security Essentials:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti-virus/spyware utility for Windows users which protects PC against viruses, spyware and other malicious software. The utility can be downloaded from Microsoft and is really simple and easy to install, and is always kept up to date to protect your PC from latest viruses and other malicious software.

security essentials

2. GIMP:

Gimp is a must have software for all those users who like to edit photos, photo retouching, image composition and image authoring on the go. It is an excellent alternative Adobe Photoshop, not as advanced, but will be able to do most of the editing for you.


3. 7-Zip

7-Zip is an open source compression tool which can read and write many archive formats such RAR or Zip and many others. Some features include Self-extracting capability for 7z format, powerful file manager, supports multiple unpacking formats and much more.


4. RocketDock

RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.


5. CCleaner

CCleaner is an excellent utility to cleanup your Windows PC. With CCleaner, you can protect your online privacy and make your computer faster and more secure.


6. VLC Media Player

Vlc is in my opinion the best media player for windows which can play any audio or video format available right now. You don’t have to see which codecs are installed in your PC or anything like it, just install VLC and play whatever you want on your Windows PC.


7. Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers available right now maybe better than Mozilla Firefox in my opinion. It’s simple, secure and faster than other browsers which comes with your Windows PC.


8. CDBurnerXP

CDBurnerXP is a free application which can be used to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. With CDBurner XP, you can burn cd/dvds, burn and create ISO files, create bootable discs and much more.


9. Digsby

If you use multiple networks to chat with your friends and looking for a way to merge all the chats in one place, then Digsby is the best tool for you. Digsby enable users chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber with one simple to manage buddy list.


10. Mozilla Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a free, cross platform email client which enable users setup multiple email accounts all in one place. With Thunderbird, you can easily manage your email addressbook, send/receive emails, attach files and much more.


If you use any other tools regularly, please share with us using the comments section below.

Source: http://www.technicallydigital.com/10-best-free-applications-for-windows-users/


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