Let’s face it: not only is the internet everywhere, but computers are now in everyone’s pocket. So it doesn’t really make sense to manage your tasks and to-do’s on a desktop, because your smartphone is just oh-so convenient for accessing your tasks and information right when you actually need to. And oh so convenient for adding new tasks on-the-fly, before they slip out of your mind.Wunderlist is a free task management software that can be used on a PC, iOS or Android device, or on a web browser. It stores user data in the in the cloud, and has a simple and accessible interface that nonetheless manages to provides considerable depth and functionality, such as sharing/collaborating with other Wunderlist users and publishing tasks online
Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. Includes a robust word processor (Word), spreadsheet (Excel) , presentation (PowerPoint), and database (Access).
Want free online storage? Dropbox will give you a free 2GB, Sugarsync will give you 5GB, but if you want something more, to the tune of say … 21GB, then check out ZenOK.
ZenOK is a cloud storage service that is soon to be launched. No, I have not tried it yet and this is not a review, but it is possible to request an invitation right now to be amongst the first to try the free service; if, that is, you are prepared to post a tweet about the service on your Twitter account.ZenOK will support a local client for Windows, Apple OSX, and Linux, and will provide the ability to mirror local folders. It will also support Android, iOS, and Blackberry devices.
I’m an avid fan of Firefox for many reasons. Between the design, usability, and lack of features Explorer had me unsatisfied. Explorer has tried to update their browser but it looks like a thinly veiled ripoff of Firefox. In addition, the new Explorer froze up more often. Works with Windows, Linux, OS X
Most people that start using FireFox can’t live without it. The
tabbed browsing and the customizations are very hard to beat. These
other features are icing on the cake:
*Improved Tabbed Browsing
*Web Feeds (RSS)
*Protection from Spyware
FireFox also has over 1,000 add-ons to choose from. You are sure to find something to make FireFox your own.
Filezilla is fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.
VideoLAN – VLC media player
Thanks to Steele in the comments for suggesting this one. When I can’t get a different media player to run my movie files VLC always does. VLC supports a huge amount of video and audio formats. The interface is simple and clean. I know this will be a program I use for a very long time. Thanks again Steele!
From VLC’s website:
* It is a free cross-platform media player
* It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
* It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding, …)
A free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.