More and more Web sites utilize Flash multimedia technology, and if you want to interact with them, you'll need the player. It's already been downloaded 750 million times, and if you need the latest version, you can find it here. Price: Free.
Too many passwords to remember? Roboform remembers passwords and fills in forms for you. It can even generate a hard-to-guess password for you if you can't think of one. Price: $39.99 (30-day free trial).
22. Google Toolbar
Google Toolbar puts a Google search box right at the top of your browser. It also provides easy access to a number of Google features and it blocks pop-ups on Internet Explorer. Price: Free.
23. Shockwave Player
Shockwave Player lets you interact with online applications created with Macromedia Director, including games, product demonstrations, and educational presentations. The latest version also includes the Flash Player. Price: Free.
Before you click a link, McAfee Site Advisor checks it for spyware, spam, viruses, and scams. Simple red, yellow, and green buttons let you know if a site is safe or if you should think twice about clicking. Price: Free.
Need to keep an eye on what your competitors are doing? Website-Watcher will monitor a group of sites, notify you when the sites change, and highlight the changes on screen. Price: 29.95 Euros (30-day free trial).
26. Google Desktop
Google desktop indexes the files on your PC and uses the famous Google search technology to find files on your hard drive, including e-mail and IM threads. It also comes with some handy gadgets and an optional sidebar. Price: Free.
Copernic claims to be able to search your entire hard drive in less than a second. And the beta lets you use your mobile phone search your desktop remotely. Price: Free.
This open-source alternative to Outlook comes from the makers of the Firefox browser. The latest version boasts enhanced security, customization, and organization features that make it easy to send, receive, and manage your e-mail messages. Price: Free.
The replacement for Outlook Express is still in beta, but draws kudos from critics for its improved features. It integrates seamlessly with other Windows Live apps, displays RSS feeds, and offers improved security. Price: Free (ad-supported).
30. Pegasus Mail
Pegasus Mail, "the Internet's longest-serving PC e-mail system," is also one of the easiest e-mail clients to use. Plus, it's small, fast, and offers exceptional security. Price: Free.
With its unique Focus Box feature, PocoMail makes it easy to review your folders and manage your contacts. It also includes a number of automation features that help you customize and streamline the process of sending and receiving messages. Price: $39.95 (Free trial version).
32. The Bat!
Available in both home and professional versions, The Bat! aims to make e-mail simple and convenient. It also includes strong privacy protection, including support for encryption and digital signatures. Price: $25 and up (30-day free trial).
One of the ways around the issues of security and control that make some businesses wary of cloud computing is to build a private cloud -- one that remains within the corporate firewall and is wholly controlled internally. Private clouds also increase the agility of IT an organization's IT infrastructure and make it easier to roll out new technology projects. Download this eBook to get the facts behind the private cloud and learn how your organization can get started.