Here are my personal picks for the best free Windows software:
- Firefox, plus plug-ins: Adblock Plus, Better Privacy, Download Statusbar, FireFTP, DownloadHelper.
- Audacity – Edit sound files
- AP Tuner – tune your guitar with your computer’s microphone.
- Weird Metronome – small and flexible tool.
- VLC media player – views most videos and plays most music without ads.
- TrueCrypt – protect your data in case your laptop is stolen.
- PeerGuardian – block snoopers
- Outpost Firewall – free personal firewall
- Spybot Search and Destroy – remove spyware
- Avast Anti-virus