Here are some of the free software tools I use, that you might like, too.
I’d love to hear in the comments what you use that you like.
Avast for Antivirus Protection – Don’t skip antivirus protection! If you’re on a budget (or just don’t like some of those other options out there…) check out Avast. Free for personal/home computers and affordable for business.
Notepad++ for Text Editing – This is a great little program for editing various types of text files. I use it to edit html, php, etc.
Filezilla for FTP – My favorite free file transfer program for Windows.
Open Office – Awesome free suite of tools including a word processor, spreadsheet, and more. Good alternative to the standard office suite of programs.
Audacity for Audio Editing – With audacity you can easily record your own mp3 files and share them on your website.
GIMP for Image Editing – A nice alternative to Photoshop. Has a learning curve but it’s a very powerful image editor. (Paint.NET and Pixlr.com are two more cool options.)
CamStudio for Video Editing – A free option for recording your own videos. It’s got a few bugs, but overall works really well and you can’t beat the price.
WordPress for Website Building – You knew this was coming, right? WordPress just rocks.
Focus Booster – This is a cool little timer you can use to work in 25 minute increments. Just sits on your desktop.
What are your favorite free software program or online tools?