Looking for a lightweight alternative to Outlook? Consider this free customizable email client! Opera mail makes reading, labeling, and filtering messages easy, and is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems!
Shotcut is a free, open-source video editing program. Don't let the simplistic interface fool you, this editor has a lot of great features tucked away behind the scenes, so to speak. With support for a variety of formats, this editor sits among the very few free alternatives to programs such as Adobe Premier or Final Cut.
A list of features from the developer's website are listed below:
Open Office has become the free standard for Office software. With a familiar layout and feel, Open Office provides a quality, free alternative to Microsoft Office. Open Office will also open, edit, and save in file formats compatible with MS Office!
More details from the OpenOffice.org website are listed below:
Screenshots below from OpenOffice.org
Paint.net is a photo and graphics editing tool that has much of the same main functionality, tools, and effects that Adobe Photoshop has. The program is fast, and quite stable. With plugins available and support for brushes, layers, and more, this FREE software is a great alternative to Photoshop for those wanting Photoshop-style editing ability without the price-tag.
More from the GetPaint.net website:
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple image and photo editor tool. It has been compared to other digital photo editing software packages such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Microsoft Photo Editor, and The GIMP.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a great free-for-personal-use hard disk partition utility for windows. Delete, combine, format, and re-size partitions with this easy-to-use software. More from the developers website is listed below:
"MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is a free partition manager software designed by MiniTool Solution Ltd. Our partition manager supports 32/64 bit Windows Operating System including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Home users can perform complicated partition operations by using this powerful yet free partition manager to manage their hard disk. Functions include: Resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Extend Partition, Split Partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition, Partition Recovery.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is designated for home user only, to use MiniTool Partition Wizard in a business environment, MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition is required."
Images from http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
CDBurnerXP is a great no-hassle CD burning software that will help you create a variety of different discs. Supporting Data, video DVD, Audio, ISO images, and more, this FREE software is a great way to simplify your burning process.
Don't let the "XP" in the title fool you though. This software has worked in every version of windows I've tried, and if anything, the "XP" may only refer to its older style interface.
All in all, though the interface may remind you of the long past XP days, if you need an easy, reliable, and FREE CD burning package, CDBurnerXP might be just what you are looking for!
This program's title is deceptive. It is SO much more that a batch photo resizer! It capabilities include a wide array of image adjustments including, color/hue, brightness, contrast, dpi, size, and more! Add multiple borders with different colors, shadows, watermarks, and best of all, you can process all of these effects on a huge batch of photos all at once!
If you find yourself editing images one at a time, or want some of the benefits of a commercial image processing program like Adobe Lightroom, you might give this freebie a try!
With this handy tool, Windows users can easily re-size one or more photos right from the folder they are in through the right-click menu! Just select one or more images and right-click. Select "Resize Pictures" off the menu and select one of the preset sizes, or create a custom size. Works great to quickly re-size images for email or web applications. If you work with images often, or find yourself spending hours loading your graphics or photo programs to re-size photos individually, this program will be a huge time-saver!
Need to download a song? SciLor's Grooveshark(tm).com Downloader is a great way to get music from the web! Just search by keyword, add it to the queue, and let the program do the rest! (Note: It is illegal to download music you don't own. WareWire does not condone piracy or illegal use of this program. Use at your own risk!)
Freemake video converter will convert video between just about any video formats. Use presets for mobile devices, DVD, Blu-Ray, YouTube, HTML5, SWF, and more, or customize your frame-rate, resolution and bit-rate to tailor the video to suit your own needs.
In addition, you can trim the video and get just the portion you want for the output! For a FREE program, you really can't beat all the file formats and compression options you get combined with a refined and easy to use interface. A must-have for video enthusiasts or even the average YouTuber.
Believe it or not, most commercially available software has a FREE twin! (Or at least distant cousin!)