Top 10 Freeware Programs – Me and My Readers Can’t Live Without Them!
Hello folks, the poll that I started two months ago was closed and I’m pleased to show you the results. Although I like many, many freeware programs I tried to compile a list with 10 of them that are really important to me. Then I added your favorites to the poll and exactly 1000 people voted over the two months. And now, the results:
1. Firefox – 21 %
What can I say, Firefox’s victory is undoubtable, almost a quarter of the votes went for the freeware web browser that created a true legend.
2. OpenOffice.org – 10%
OpenOffice.org is one of my favorites too, an open source office suite that is by no means inferior to its competitors that cost a lot of money like Microsoft Office.
3. 7 zip – 9 %
Although I prefer IZArc I admit that 7 zip is a great freeware compression utility, and since so many of you voted for it that means that it deserved a place on the podium.
4. Avast – 7 %
A great free antivirus, it successfully protected my PC over the last year, no problems and no costs, that’s what freeware is all about.
5. Opera – 5 %
Firefox took the first place and here’s another freeware web browser in the top 10. It’s a solid program, fast and reliable. As far as I’m concerned it doesn’t suit my taste, but I admit that it’s a good freeware program.
5. Picasa 3 – 5 %
Picasa is tied with Opera in 5th place, the two programs got the same number of votes. I tried it because many people recommended it to me and I didn’t regret it, it’s still my favorite freeware image viewer.
7. IrfanView – 4 %
IrafnView is my former favorite freeware image viewer, I chose to uninstall it after trying Picasa but it’s still a very good freeware program.
8. Google Chrome – 3 %
It’s my favorite freeware web browser, a revelation for many users around the globe. It’s very fast and clean, the only problem that I see is that I expected it to be opened up to adding plugins sooner rather than later.
9. GOM Player – 3 %
It’s my favorite freeware video player because it can play various file formats and subtitles. The competition is fierce though and I might replace it with another freeware program.
10. TrueCrypt – 3 %
TrueCrypt was added to the poll by Gerald and it immediately got enough votes to make it to the top 10. For that reason I gave this open source disk encryption program a try and I decided to include it into my Best Freeware List, I can’t see myself uninstalling it anytime soon.
10. Glary Utilities – 3 %
So we have 12 programs instead of 10, Glary Utilities had the same number of votes as TrueCrypt. And I’m happy for that since it’s one of my favorite freeware programs, a very good system maintenance suite with a lot of features.
There you go, these are the results of your votes. Out of my initial top 10 only 6 programs made it to this final top 10 (or top 12) :). What do you say, should I make a new poll in which each user could vote for only one freeware program, his all time favorite or something like that? I’m waiting for your ideas