This is a list of the latest common applications, tools and utilities most widely used. The latest version will be highlighted in RED.
Last Updated: November 17, 2016
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The programs, tools or utilities below are either freeware, open source and some have commercial features that can be purchased i.e Skype and iTunes.
Latest Common Applications, Tools And Utilities List
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1 ) Skype: Install Skype, add your friends as contacts, then call, video call and instant message with them for free. Call people who aren’t on Skype too, at really low rates……..Latest Version 188.8.131.52
2 ) Yahoo! Messenger: Yahoo Messenger has come a long way with the latest updates. Yahoo has started to listen to the community and implemented some great new features…… Latest Version 184.108.40.206
Yahoo is making some changes to their Messenger. Have a look at the following link Updates to yahoo messenger.
3 ) MSN Messenger: Windows Live Messenger makes it easier than ever to stay connected to the people you care about……..Latest Version Windows Live Messenger 2012 (16.4.3522) Remember that MSN Messenger is now merged with Skype.
4 ) IncrediMail: IncrediMail is a free email software that allows you to enjoy a fun and exciting email application offering new ways to compose, send and receive email. …Latest Version 2 build 5274
5 ) Picasa: Google’s powerful Picasa is a software that allows you to edit, organise and share your photos on the internet…… Latest Version 3.9 Build 137.81 (This product is discontinued)
You might consider Google Photo Desktop uploader.
6 ) Paint.NET: Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. Don’t underestimate this little germ. Even though it is very small in size it still has some very powerful features that will impress you…….Latest Version 4 Beta 2. You can read Paint.Net Image Editor to learn more.
7 ) The Gimp: GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. Like the above software is even more powerful. You could say it is a rivalry to photoshop but with NO price tag. Yes that is correct it is an open source software maintaing by a great community that releases updates on a regular basis. You will be impressed once you get around the understanding of where all the tools are. You will get to love this great FREE software. Gimp is used for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. …Latest Version Gimp 2.8.10……have a look at what’s new in Gimp 2.8.10 check out my Gimp Tutorials.
If you are looking for extra fonts try dafont, I am sure they will have the font you are looking for.
8 ) VLC Media Player: VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols…….Latest Version 2.1.3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
9 ) iTunes: iTunes is a free application for Mac and PC. It plays all your digital music and video. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV….Latest Version 11.1.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
10 ) LibraOffice: LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base……..Latest Version LibreOffice 4.2.1 Have a look at what’s new in this release LibreOffice 4.2.1.
11 ) Apache Openofficeorg: OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. Latest Version Openoffice 4.0.1. Have a look at what’s new in this latest release Openoffice 4.0.1
12 ) Ccleaner: CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download……Latest Version 4.14.4707. You can read my tutorial Ccleaner Cleaner Settings. to learn more.
13 ) Advance SystemCare Free: Advanced SystemCare 6 Free takes a one-click approach to protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 150 MILLION downloads worldwide, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a “must-have” tool for your computer. It’s easy to use and 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses. You can read my tutorial Advanced Systemcare Windows to learn more.
If you have any request and or want me to add some tool, programs or software let me know. Keep coming back as this list will be maintained and more will be added.
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