46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities from Gizmo’s Tech Support Alert, an excellent newsletter that tests competing products. Note that a free subscription to the newsletter gets you access to additional links to useful sites and software.
Other sites are:
- AppScout from PC Magazine offers info on free and other software.
- Download Squad offers news and software.
- Emily Chang – eHub has the latest 2.0 applications, free and other.
- Freeware Guide
- MajorGeeks has software to check for problems and malware as well as other good stuff. Recommended as a PC Magazine Top 100 Undiscovered Web Site of 2007.
- MakeUseOf “All apps and services listed here are free (99.99%), or at least come with decent free account option. Unlike other similar directories this one lists tools that are actually WORK, meaning that you won’t find a social networking website used by 50 users, or a community-powered website where there is no community.” Recommended by Clif Notes Newsletter.
- Microsoft PowerToys useful add-on utilities for Windows XP
- LibreOffice is a huge freeware program comparable to (and compatible with) Microsoft Office, including Word, Powerpoint, Excel – you can convert from OpenOffice format to Microsoft format and use on campus!
- Open Source God “What’s nice about this one is that it groups the 480+ programs by category. Descriptions are given but unfortunately there are no indicators for popularity or quality.” from Gizmo’s Tech Support Alert newsletter.
- The Road to Know Where blog has a list of Microsoft Office freeware.
- The Road to Know Where blog has a list of Microsoft freeware, primarily for Windows XP.
- SnapFiles freeware page recommended by Clif Notes Newsletter.
Warning: not all of these have been tested, but they were recommended by good authorities. Use at your own risk.