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Must-Have Free PC Software

No matter what you get your computer for, no computer is complete without useful software for different situations. From compressing a file to save space, to stabilizing your computer, we all need different kinds of software from time to time. And it's definitely a treat when you find great software for the required tasks for free. And it's even better when they're as good as the paid ones, although just 'good enough' for the task does it. Here are the must-have software for any user, and the best for their field, from browsing the internet to burning discs.

Having a PC, you'll need to zip/unzip files very often. 7zip is a great compression tool that allows you to extract many different types of files which includes ISO images and some .exe(s), perform high-rate compression of files, create password-protected files and can create .exe setups.

The recent Windows include a basic antivirus in them, however, they are never enough. We all have to install another antivirus at some point and avast! is a good choice. It is fast, has loads of options and is user-friendly

Many people recommend Mozilla Firefox, but our choice is Google Chrome. It is very fast and does not consume much power of your computer. 

On a PC, you might need to convert media files. Format Factory is a great all-in-one media conversion tool that allows you to convert pictures, videos and audio to almost all formats. It also supports mobile devices, rips DVDs and audio CDs, and can also join audio and video together.

ImgBurn does the work, which not even many paid ones do. It is an advanced burning tool which allows you to image-to-disc burning, creating image files from folders, verifying discs and burn files/folders to disc. If you burn your games into discs for consoles, ImgBurn is a great tool for that.

Mostly, people prefer VLC Player. But our recommendation is the K-Lite Codec tool, which comes with countless audio and video codecs, and it also provides you different tools. It comes with a Media Player Classic, which is loaded with countless supported formats, HD and Blu-ray playback.

If you are looking for a tool for painting, then go for Paint.NET. But if you want to do regular use, PhotoScape is a very good tool. It is very easy-to-use, and it can capture the screen, editing pictures, applying effects, creating GIFs, splitting and combining pictures, create pages of pictures, editing batches and picking colors.

Skype is a great software for video, audio and text chatting. You can also import your Facebook account in it, which will then allow you to chat with your Facebook friends and see their updates. You can also send/recieve files of any size and it can do screen-sharing as well.

You get different ISOs and images on your computer that you need to open, and some programs require you to keep your disc in the drive at the time of use. Virtual CloneDrive is a great software for opening ISOs and image files, and it allows you to create up-to 15 Virtual Drives on your computer at a time.

If you have to create presentations, documents, charts, graphs and related things, and do not want to pay a lot of cash for Microsoft Office, then LibreOffice is a good alternative software. It allows you to do word processing, spreadsheets, diagrams, maintain databases, compose math formulae and slideshows. It is compatible with many major Office suites.

You should really have UltraSurf on your computer when the government blocks your favourite site in your country, or you want to surf the internet annonoymously. It is a very lite and simple IP-changing tool which works with all browsers. All you have to do is open it, it does the rest.

doPDF allows you to convert any picture, document and webpage into a PDF file. It becomes your PC's virtual printer. It's use is very easy, browse whichever file you want to convert into a PDF, and hit the convert OK button. Or hit the print button if you want to print it.

Revo Uninstaller comes in both Pro(paid) and free versions. And the free version is good enough for use. It allows you to uninstall those software which cannot be uninstalled using the default methods, or those junk files that programs leave behind in your computer.

Wise Care 365 comes in both Pro(paid) and free versions. However, the free version is good enough for use. It is a set of different tools, which cleans the Registry, cleans junk files, does PC check-ups and fixes the errors found, and cleans your disc in general.


Muhammad Junaid

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Published On Entertainment Ghost At Sunday, December 29, 2013