Ideal for educators, journalists, and IT Professionals, SnagIt captures the information you see on your screen and lets you print, e-mail, or add it to another document. Free accessories also let you output to Skype, Notes, or MindManager. Price: $39.95 (30-day free trial).
50. Google Earth
View anywhere on Earth as seen from space. Then tilt the view and fly through the 3D graphics. Price: Free (Plus and Pro versions available for a fee).
The Yahoo! Widget Engine gives you access to thousands of small desktop apps that can either help you save time or waste timeyour choice. Popular widgets include stock tickers, weather forecasts, games, sports scores, radio stations, news readers, transportation schedules, calendars, webcams, and more. Price: Free.
If you have trouble keeping track of all the little slips of paper where you jot info, EverNote gives you a place to store and organize all your notes. Napkin doodles, camera phone snapshots, email messages, and actual computer files can be scanned, categorized, and stored so the information you need is always easy to find. Price: Free (Plus version $49.95).
This Internet gateway and e-mail server provides connectivity and security for small businesses connecting to the Web. Key features include multiple simultaneous Internet connections, circuit-level proxies, remote administration, real-time activity monitoring, stateful packet-level firewall, support for anti-virus scanning, and more. Price: $74.95 and up (30-day free trial).
54. LogMeIn Hamachi
For growing small businesses that need remote access to the network, Hamachi offers a virtual private network (VPN) solution that is incredibly easy to configure. In just 10 minutes, you'll be ready to log on to your network from any Internet connection. Price: Free (Premium version available with subscription).
A newsreader and e-mail client in one, Agent is the commercial version of the popular, but discontinued, Free Agent. It supports both binary and text newsgroups and offers adaptive junk filtering. Price: $29 (30-day free trial).
According to its Web site, NewsBin will download Usenet Newsgroup files "as fast as your internet connection will allow." It handles multi-part binary posts with ease and earns rave reviews for its overall simplicity. Price: $35 (10-day free trial).
Originally developed commercially by MicroPlanet, Gravity is now an open source project listed at SourceForge. Its claim to fame is the seemingly endless number of ways to configure its layout. Price: Free.
58. Adobe Reader
The most popular pdf reader now includes features that allow you to fill in forms, digitally sign documents, and collaborate with coworkers. The Adobe Reader is still free, but to create pdf files, you'll need to buy another program. Price: Free.
59. Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat lets you create pdf files from any document that can be printed. The latest version improves collaboration features and allows you to obtain digital signatures on documents. Price: $299 (30-day free trial).
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