My list of must have free softwares-2010

As soon as I got a pc I start looking at Configuration, Connectivity [;)] and Installations. As for humans Food, Air, Water are basic necessities; for my computer I always make sure I do have perticular softwares installed. In this post I will list my 7 most used free softwares for general usage.


Of-course my English vocabulary is not that strong and I constantly need to find meanings and all. Hence I always make sure I have WordWeb. It is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program.
It can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
To find meanings and search word: Select a word and press Ctrl+Alt+W OR simply Ctrl+Right click the word


This editor comes with a lot of features especially my favorites RegExp capabilities. It is a text editor, HTML editor, PHP editor, Java editor and Hex Viewer for Windows.
EditPlus also offers: Syntax highlighting for HTML, PHP, Java, C/C++, CSS, ASP, Perl and Seamless Web browser for previewing HTML pages and Uploading local files to FTP server and and more.


I barely use Internet Explorer. I believe Internet is not meant to be used by Internet-Explorer and vice versa. 🙂
My choice of browsers were Firefox and then I used Google Chrome a lot. But recently I’ve been using Epic Browser and I’m quite satisfied with the browsing experiance.


VLC Player:

For whom Music is ( / part of) life, a good player is very important. Winamp no doubt the best choice for playing mp3s. But you should have VLC Player as “It plays everything!”.

And what is more it can even play back the file or media if it is damaged! Missing or broken pieces are no stop to VLC, it plays all the video and audio information that’s still intact. You can also broadcast through it.


Computer games is something I cannot resist. My friends better know how much important it is to have a Virtual Drive in computer.
I choose DAEMON Tools, an advanced application for multiprotection emulation. It emulates max. 4 DVD-ROM drives and works with CD/DVD images created by many burning programs.
It supports:
cue/bin,iso,ccd (CloneCD),bwt (Blindwrite),mds (Media Descriptor File),cdi (Discjuggler),nrg (Nero),pdi (Instant CD/DVD),b5t(BlindWrite 5),b6t,isz.

Thanks Daemon you supported me for my NFS, FIFA, SOF, EOA, MUMMY, MAXPAINE… virtual disks 🙂


PDF Converter is a software which I use many of the times. DOPdf is the free PDF converter for both commercial and personal use which I use. It’s installed as a Virtual Printer which generates PDF when given a print. To create a PDF we just have to open document / image > choose Print > Select doPDF as printer and Specify file location for PDF.

Are you away from your home? I have something very important there and you need it? You need to guide some one or give a demo of something? Ay work related to Remote Access and Support over the Internet I choose TeamViewer.

TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner’s PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.I mainly used it for downloads and guiding my parents using computer.

  1. I have a suggestion for file compression as I cant find the category of this. I think 7-zip is best. I know the icons are old and weird. But it is enough capable of opening VMware hard disk (*.vhd). And the great thing about it is that its absolutely free(nothing like evaluation or trial like in winzip ad winrar).

  2. @Abhi, regarding CAPTCHA I know it asks lil extra work but if I remove it, my site will be flooded with freaking spam comments and links… It’ll stay… Already I’ve got 100+ registered spammers! LOL…

    About CCleaner I’ll say do-it-urself. That will teach you how to “clean” your hands on “other’s pc” 😉

    @Bapu, Laxiton is great tool ofcourse!

  3. you’ll defenetly like to add moe like.

    1. ava find.
    2. ccleaner.
    3. windows live. 😉

    n plz remove this freaking CAPTCHA code frm blog. it took 3 tries to log comment.

  4. WordWeb is there on my all machines too. I mean all laptops and iPhone.

    I use one more dictionary (E->G , G->E and G->G). Its also cool, specially for person like me who would always look for gujarati meaning of english words to get better understanding and usage of the word. Its from GujaratiLexicon. and Its free. I thought you would be intrested.

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