New computer free software checklist


So you just got yourself a new laptop or PC.

Next is to figure out what free software to install.

Here is a handy list of software you may want to install to help you cut down on all the googleling.
Productivity and Office Software
Open Office (Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawing etc)
To do list, Task Manager and Time Tracker
Email Software + Calendar
Diary Software (for personal and business use with password protection)
Sticky Notes
Unit Converter (Convert units e.g. pounds to kg etc)
Scientific Calculator
Screen Capture (takes a snap shot of anything on your screen)
Convert documents to PDF
Convert PDF documents to Word
Applications Organiser (helps you organize your applications so they are easier to find)
Send voice messages via email (download Google Talk)
Standalone calendar
Zip and Unzip Files
Versatile Notetaking Software

Fast Internet Browsers

Music Software (Syncs with Ipod’s and MP3’s)
Copy music from your Ipod
Movie/Video Player (plays almost all movie formats)
You Tube Downloader (download videos from YouTube)
Video Download Accelerator

Antivirus (free home edition)
Advanced System Care (with privacy sweep)
Password Manager and Password Storage
Password protect folders (Encrypted Folders)
Password protect documents (Encrypted Documents)
File Shredder (To delete and leave no trace of a file on your computer)

Utilities and Computer Maintenance
Monitor your bandwidth usage
Backup and Password Protect Your Backups
Disk Defragmenting Tool
Advanced System Care

Secure Online Backup and Storage
Dropbox (for personal stuff)

Skype (phonecalls, video calls and instant messaging)
Google Talk (for voice messages, video calls and instant messaging)
Tweetdeck (For Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter messaging)

Happy downloading.

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