Useful Windows PC Programs And Applications

Useful Windows PC Programs And Applications

I've been asked about the type of Windows PC software I use for my freelance work, as well as for Windows PC maintenance. So here's the list of software I use, or have used, regularly. This list includes both free software, as well as paid software.

For Word Processing:
Microsoft Word
OpenOffice Writer

For Presentations:
Microsoft PowerPoint
OpenOffice Impress

For Spreadsheets:
Microsoft Excel
OpenOffice Calc

For Document Protection:
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader

For Web Programming:
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Flash
Microsoft Notepad

For Graphic Design:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
MOOII Tech Photoscape

For Image Display:
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Irfan Skiljan IrfanView
Google Picasa

For Audio Editing:
Sony Sound Forge
NCH Software WavePad Audio Editing Software
MAGIX Music Maker

For Audio Playback:
Nullsoft Winamp
Microsoft Windows Media Player

For Video Editing:
CyberLink PowerDirector
Adobe Premiere
Microsoft Windows Movie Maker

For Video Playback:
VideoLan Organization VLC Media Player
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Gretech Corp. GOM Media Player

For Video Conversion:
AVCLabs Any Video Converter
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

For Windows PC Maintenance:
Piriform Ltd. CCleaner
Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC
Uniblue MaxiDisk
Microsoft Disk Defragmenter
Microsoft Disk Cleanup

For Windows PC Protection:
AVG AntiVirus
AVAST Software Avast! AntiVirus
Safer-Networking Ltd. Spybot - Search & Destroy
Malwarebytes Corporation Anti-Malware
Lavasoft Ad-Aware

For File Management:
Microsoft Windows Explorer
WinZip Computing WinZip
Western Digital My Passport
Transcend Information Inc. StoreJet

For Internet Browsing:
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Google Chrome

For File Sharing:
BitTorrent Inc. BitTorrent
BitTorrent Inc. µTorrent
Dropbox Inc. Dropbox
Yahoo! Inc. Flickr
Photobucket Corporation Photobucket
SnackTools PhotoSnack
Scribd Inc. Scribd
SlideShare Inc. SlideShare
YouSendIt Inc. YouSendIt
WeTransfer Inc. WeTransfer