Want to correct Windows problems, make your PC or mobile phone more capable, and get things done faster online–all without opening your wallet? Check out these 112 incredibly useful, incredibly free downloads, sites, and services.
This year, we divided our picks for the Best Free Stuff into 17 categories, listed below. If you can’t decide where to start, take a look at the greatest hits–some of the classics we’ve spotlighted over our 15 years of picking free apps, services, and sites. Or try a few of our favorite social networking and video assistants, programs and services we couldn’t have even imagined that long ago.
Of course, we also have selections in popular categories such as PC customization, security, and productivity, as well as photo and system utilities, lifestyle enhancers, timesavers, and more. [Note: All in our list were free as of 2/28/2010 but that status can change over time.]
Ad-Aware Free: Stops spyware
Audio Apps and Services
Browser Add-Ons, Apps, and Utilities
Mobile Apps and Services
Social Networking Tools
Microsoft Silverlight 4 Beta Client for Facebook: Better photo-upload tool for Facebook
Video Tools and Services