Most Value Added Free Softwares

By: jaya sinha

The tech world is no more driven by the proprietary software. The world has changed and even the way we use to access the software.

For almost each paid software, the users are provided with zero cost counterpart of it. The tools with no licensing fees, no expiration dates and no problems are available for free downloads. The feature will list the best products or softwares that are available for free.


Mozilla Firefox: The browser is jumping up since its inception in 2004. The major took off was after the version 1.5 was made public. It changed the consumer's perception for internet navigation. It offered tabbing experience and enhanced security. The browser is gradually moving up on popularity charts and with Mozilla Firefox 3 available for download since June 17, the hopes are higher.

Skype: The software that allows one to make calls over Internet. It is available for free downloads and is best to make calls to users worldwide. People using the same Skype service can be called for free but calls to landlines or cellphones are charged. Users on Skype can go for video conferencing for free on the same. The service is also available on mobile devices.

Google Docs: Launched as an option to proprietary software products, the product is a huge success. The product is like a spice adder to ongoing rivalry of Google and Microsoft. Microsoft has flagged a huge success with patent of Microsoft Office Suite but with the launch of free Google Docs and that too online, the company has faced a setback. At the hour, when flexibility is key driver, Google Docs seemingly takes away the pie away from MS Office Suite. No doubt MS Office Live Workspace is giving tougher competition online but still Google Docs has taken the appreciation by mass users on certain features and services. Google Docs has eliminated the need of keeping important docs handy in CDs or flash drives as they are now available online.

Ubuntu: The most widely appreciated Linux distribution can not be left alone if list of best freebies are discussed. It is the only operating system from Linux distribution that has made entry to best products list. Its ease of installation and excellent performance with older drivers makes it the best reputed distributions since far for Linux users. Above all the operating system comes loaded with Firefox, Openoffice.org, and Evolution mail.

Comodo Firewall Pro: The security threats are surging high, taking away calms from the users. At current stage, missing firewall means taking your data in lighter means. If cost is the limiting factor, try hands on with Comodo Firewall Pro. This is the best available and above all free firewall for XP and Vista that secure your network from lot of viruses. The list maintained in its database, reduces the number of pop ups on your PC and controls the programs having access to Net.

YouTube Uploader: YouTube is scaling high on popularity charts with people getting crazy to upload videos and photos. The free availability of videos is also adding to its rising popularity. But loading video is a cumbersome job. The YouTube Uploader is a nice tool to upload lot of videos on sites at once.

To pick products from a vast library that are making their presence felt and are topping the charts is not an easy job, but hoping that the feature will offer you a comprehensive list for some very well appreciated free products that can be categorized for Hall of Fame.

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