Freeware/Shareware Sources

Posted on November 6, 2007. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

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
  • FreewareHome
  • 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.


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