May 6, 2009

Freeware Roundup

As an avid fan of "Open Source" software, I'm always on the hunt for new apps to try out. Especially when said apps are FREE! And at the rate the web is evolving, you never know when you'll stumble across the next beta that has everyone talking about it.

Take Google for example. First they revitalized search engines, then email, and most recently, web browsers. So what's the big deal? Well, unlike the traditional model that companies such as Microsoft used for so many years, Google wasn't out to gouge the end user's wallet out. Sure they make money, just not by having us pay $100 every few years for a new, inherently flawed operating system.

Nothing against Windows mind you. In fact, Windows 7 is shaping up to be the best version yet.

With that said, here's my latest recommendations for your freeware appetite.

  1. Any Video Converter
    allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format
  2. Chrome
    Lightweight, secure, and fast. Period.
  3. KeePass Password Safe
    a great tool to manage all of your passwords in a secure database
  4. Update Notifier
    a small utility that scans your computer for installed software and displays a list of updates
Note: Both Chrome and KeePass offer BETA versions which may still have bugs, stability issues

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