A Smart List of Free Desktop Software: Page 3

Posted September 10, 2008
By

Cynthia Harvey


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40 Jetico Personal Firewall
The free Jetico offers open configuration, so you're in complete control of the settings. However, it only works with Windows 98//Me/NT/2000/XP.

41 SoftPerfect Personal Firewall
SoftPerfect offers a lot of flexibility in a free firewall, but you'll need to be a networking expert in order to figure out how to use it.

FTP Tools

42 FileZilla
An open source solution with both an FTP client and an FTP server.

43 Cerberus FTP Server
Free for home and non-profit use, Cerberus is an "industrial strength" FTP server that's also very easy to use.

44 miFiles
This FTP client offers an intuitive interface and built-in compression/decompression capabilities.

45 Golden FTP Server
The free version of Golden FTP Server looks and works much like Windows Explorer and offers multi-lingual support.

46 WinSCP
Open-source FTP, SFTP, and SCP client with SSH support.

Graphics and Photo Editing

47 Picasa
Google's photo editing and organizing tool also makes it easy to share photo albums on the Web.

48 The Gimp
The GNU Image Manipulation Program was built for Linux/Unix systems, but also offers Windows and Mac versions.

49 Inkscape
This vector-based image editor is similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw.

50 Artweaver
Create your own artwork using numerous brushes, filters, and other image editing tools.

51 WinMorph
Professional-grade image warping and morphing tools.

Instant Communications (Chat/Phone/Video Phone)

52 Google Talk
Google's IM client also gives you gmail notifications and offers a voice option for calling other PCs.

53 Skype
Free voice and video calls to other Skype users and low rates for calling landlines and cell phones.

54 Trillian
An easy-to-use, skinnable chat client that supports all the major IM networks as well as audio and video chat.

55 Windows Live Messenger
The upgrade to MSN Messenger now supports VoIP and integrates with Windows Live Mail.

56 Miranda IM
While the other IM clients have added tons of features, Miranda has chosen to stay small, which makes it fast and easy-to-use.

57 ICQ
An enormously popular IM/VoIP/video communication tool with multi-lingual support.

Office Productivity

58 OpenOffice.org
The ultimate open-source productivity suite includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and graphics editing all compatible with Microsoft and open document file formats.

59 Lotus Symphony
One of the 2008 Datamation Product of the Year award winners, IBM's free office suite offers word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.


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