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Your Favorite Freeware Programs

by James 16 April 2009 4 Comments

Hello there folks! You might remember that one month ago I started a poll in which I invited you to vote for your favorite top 10 freeware programs. So far 361 people have voted and suggested their favorites, so the top 10 looks like this:

1. Mozilla Firefox – 20 %

2. OpenOffice.org – 10 %

3. Avast                   –     8 %

4. Opera                  –     7 %

5. 7 zip                    –     6 %

6. Picasa 3             –     6 %

7. IrfanView        –      4 %

8. Google Chrome –  4 %

9. Glary Utilities   –   4 %

10.GOM Player     –   4 %

You can vote for your favorites until the 15th of May, so you have another month to push your favorite freeware program to the top! Vote! You can also suggest freeware programs that are not in the poll right now and I’ll add them so that other people could vote for them too 😉



  • Willi Grafrath said:

    I have been using Google Chrome ever since you suggested it.
    I think for windows it is by far the best browser I have used.

  • Willi Grafrath said:

    Now I stumbled upon “yet another” browser. But this one is quite nice. SRWare Iron. It looks and acts exactly like Google chrome, but it sends no information back to Google.
    Kind of a nice thought.
    You might want to try it out.

  • Johnny Karp said:

    Thanks Willi. It’s difficult to keep track of the various browsers that are showing up, we’ll have more of those than we can handle in a few years 🙂

  • Mark said:

    I have a certain philophosy in that I believe too many programs is just incredibly uneeded for the average computer user. I have been running my computer like it’s brand-spankin’-new for two months now, and previous times before that I tried and tried so many different programs. It ended up just taken a toll on it with all the uninstalling different things. Also, I did try to take care of it with a nice defragmenter, nice registry cleaner and compacter and the like. But overall, it just didn’t seem right. But then, I just decided after that to minimalize the amount of programs I even begin to install on my AMD desktop. It turns out, truly the less you install, the less of a burden it will accumulate to become during the years of computer use. Well anyways long story short here is what I think to be one of the best freeware programs available
    -Appbooster. Truly a hassle-free, a one or two click program, and then you’re done. Basically one of those create-a-profile-to-optimize-your-game-for-a-temporary-period-of-time thing. The only reason why I like it so much, given the limited amount of things you can do before having to purchase it, is because I found it to be extremely reliable.
    -Optimizer XP. This is basically all you need to tweak your computer system. I don’t even use it anymore, so make sure its compatible with systuner. This thing really is amazing.
    -Systuner. I think this is a lot more simpler than OP, its a tweaking software also. http://WWW.Majorgeeks.com provides a legitimiate login account for the software. Just search for the program there.

    And well, the last piece of software you only need is something like a good all-in-one package to maintain the system to its not necessarily peak performance, but its most reliable performance.
    People say to use something else besides Windows to defragment the hard drive. Others say the one Windows provides is sufficient enough.
    I say its a matter of taste. I’m neutral in this aspect because theres only so much you can do with software programs until the system becomes sluggish due to careless actions. Don’t try to test programs to see which is the best registry/defragmenter/whatever else.
    Even if you uninstall it, even if you get some fancy dancy paid for program, its still gonna make it slower. It’s just a matter of time,
    how you operate your computer, and so forth.

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