Best Free Software of 2011

April 18, 2011 in Technical by Youssef Kassab

Like every year PCMag.com published a list of the best freeware apps. Freeware is software that is totally free. Freeware can be open or closed source so freeware is different than “free and open source source software” aka FOSS (in the latter you will have access to the source code of the software if you would like to customize it your way). Lot of freeware  applications provide a good alternative to commercial software thus helping small businesses do lot of savings by implementing the use of such utilities.

This list of 208 products is subdivided into the below categories:

Anti-Malware Conferencing/VoIP Instant Messaging RSS Readers
App Launchers Disk Utilities Media Managers Search
Archivers Displays Networking Security/Encryption
Audio E-mail/
Collaboration
Office Social Networking
Backup/Synch/
Storage
File Transfer Operating Systems System Utilities
BitTorrent File Viewers/
Converters
PDF Readers Uninstallers
Blogging Finance/Shopping Printing Virtualization
Browsers Fun/Home Process Monitors Video
Calendar/PIM Graphics Remote Access

 

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