Top: Alleen maar freeware

Software kun je inderdaad kopen, of illegaal gebruiken zoals zovelen onder ons prive doen, maar je kunt ook gebruik maken van freeware. Is dit dan net zo goed als commerciele software??

Ondertussen is het kaf van het koren gescheiden en kun je best aardige freeware producten vinden op het net. Wel veel uitzoekwerk en trial and error-gehalte.

Op deze website kwam ik een verhaal tegen van iemand die zijn PC alleen met freeware heeft gevuld (met uitzondering van het OS Windows XP) en hiermee zeer tevreden is.

De top 10 (in het Engels):

  1. AMP Font Viewer - Font manager, view, install, uninstall, organize your fonts. an interesting feature is that you can "test" fonts before deciding to install them.
  2. Ant Movie Catalog - A very important program for me, as I have more than 2500 movies in my collection. Although it has no official support anymore it still is the best movie collection manager, even if it doesn't look as good as most competitors. It's an open source program, maybe someone will take the source code and make it better.
  3. Any Audio Converter - The name says everything, it converts audio files, WMV, MP4, WAV, WMA, OGG, AAC, MP3, M4A, MP2, etc. The interesting feature is that it can extract the audio track from video files such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, WMV, ASF.
  4. Audacity - Open source audio editing and recording program, the best free on you can get. It is very easy to use and works on Mac OSX and Linux too.
  5. Avast! - The home edition is a free antivirus solution, provides resident real time protection, basic antispyware protection and doesn't take to much memory while running in the background (a lot less than BitDefender, that's for sure).
  6. CamStudio - Free screen session recorder, can record audio too, records to avi or swf files.
  7. Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) - Essential codec pack, no spyware, Media Player Classic included.
  8. CCleaner - Great freeware program, a registry cleaner, disk cleaner and software uninstaller. Can also manage your startup programs.
  9. CodecInstaller - Analyzes your video or audio files, tell you which codecs are needed, finds codecs, installs or unistalls codecs from your system.
  10. Crystal DiskInfo - Real time hard disk monitoring utility, provides awesome in depth information about your hard disk drives.

Lees verder: 51 Essential Programs For a Freeware Only PC

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