best free apps from lifehacker

http://lifehacker.com/5862252/50-free-apps-were-most-thankful-for

The 50 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

1. Dropbox <https://www.dropbox.com/>. Category: Online storage and syncing: Easy to use; even more useful as there are versions for browsers, android smartphone and tablets (Nook Color).

2. Google Chrome <http://www.google.com/chrome/>. Category: Browser: Use this browser at work; i like the chrome app store.

3. Firefox <http://getfirefox.com>. Category: Browser: Browser at home.

4. Evernote <http://www.evernote.com/>

5. Notepad++ <http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm>

6. Skype <http://www.skype.com/>. Talked to my Mom in the Philippines with this.

7. VLC (Video Lan Client) <http://www.videolan.org/vlc/> Category: Media Player

8. Gmail <http://mail.google.com/>: Multiple accounts, forwarding emails is easy.

9. 7-zip <http://www.7-zip.org/>

10. TeamViewer <http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx> Category: Remote Desktop

11. uTorrent <http://www.utorrent.com/> Category: BitTorrent Client

12. Spotify <http://www.spotify.com/> Category: Music Streaming

13. Google Maps <http://www.google.com/maps>

14. Google Reader <http://www.google.com/reader>

15. Google Voice <http://www.google.com/voice>

16.HandBrake <http://handbrake.fr/> Category: DVD Ripping

17. CCleaner <http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner>

18. GIMP <http://www.gimp.org/> Category: Image Editing: I like sumopaint too. it has a free version

19. WordPress <http://www.wordpress.com> Category: Blogging

20. FileZilla <http://filezilla-project.org/> Category: FTP Client

21. ImgBurn <http://www.imgburn.com/> Category: DVD Ripping

22. VirtualBox <http://www.virtualbox.org/> Category: Virtualization

23. KeePass <http://keepass.info/> Category: Password Manager

24. Launchy <http://www.launchy.net/> Category: Utilities

25. Mint.com <http://www.mint.com> Category: Personal Finance

26. Paint.NET <http://www.getpaint.net/> Category: Image Editing

27. Rainmeter <http://rainmeter.net/>Category: Desktop Customization

28. Revo Uninstaller <http://www.revouninstaller.com/>Category: Utilities

29. Simplenote <http://simplenoteapp.com/> Category: Note Taking

30. Winamp <http://www.winamp.com/> Category: Media Player

31. XBMC <http://xbmc.org/download/> Category: Media Center

32. CyanogenMod <http://www.cyanogenmod.com/> Category: Android Custom Firmware: Using a version of this this on my Nook Color.

33. Eclipse <http://www.eclipse.org/> Category: Software Development

34. Google Calendar <http://www.google.com/calendar/render> Category: Calendar

35. Inkscape <http://www.inkscape.org/> Category: Image Editing Vector

36. LastPass <http://lastpass.com/> Category: Password Manager

37. Linux Category: Operating System

38. Open Office <http://www.openoffice.org/> Category: Office Suite

39. Opera <http://www.opera.com/> Category: Browser

40. Picasa <http://picasa.google.com/> Category: Photo Manager

41. PuTTY <http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html> Category: SSH Client

42. SoundHound Category: Music Identification

43. Thunderbird <http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/>? Category: Email: Great for HTML emails.

44. Twitter <http://twitter.com> Category: Social networks

45. Wunderlist Category: To-Do List

46. TrueCrypt <http://www.truecrypt.org/> Category: Encryption

47. AutoHotkey <http://www.autohotkey.com/> Category: Utilities

48. Instapaper <http://www.instapaper.com/> Category: Bookmarking Tool

49. Quicksilver <http://www.blacktree.com/> Category: Utilities

50. Pidgin <http://www.pidgin.im/> Category: Instant Messaging

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