Useful Programs

You have often heard these programs mentioned by people at PCS, either as presenters or in casual conversation. However, you might not have caught the names of the programs or know where to find them. As a convenience to you, many of the programs commonly referred to are listed here so that you will be able to check them out for yourself.

These are all free, but if they prove useful to you, we urge you to show your appreciation to the developers by considering the making of a small contribution if requested.


Anti-Malware Programs
Applications and Productivity
Geek Tools
Internet and Email

Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Programs

Comodo - Firewall program
Microsoft Security Essentials
Panda Cloud
ZoneAlarm - Firewall program

Applications and Productivity

Desktop OK - Desktop icon placement save and restore
Everything - Extremely fast file name and folder search
Foxit Reader - PDF reader
Google Voice - Telephone program
LastPass - Password storage
LibreOffice - Major competitor to Microsoft Office
OpenOffice - Major competitor to Microsoft Office
PrimoPDF - PDF creator


Calibre - E-Book conversion program

Geek Tools

Karen's Registry Ripper - Finds specific entries in your Registry for saving and removal
Revo Uninstaller - Removes program remnants after a borked uninstall
WhatInStartup - Replaces Microsoft's limited MSCONFIG with an easy way to control which programs run at startup

Internet and Email

Chrome - Web browser
CoffeeCup - HTML editor
FileZilla - FTP program
Firefox - Web browser
MailWasher - Spam blocker
SeaMonkey - Internet suite (includes HTML editor)
Thunderbird - Email program


FastStone - Image viewer and editor
Gimp - Image editor
IrfanView - Image viewer and editor
Picassa - Image viewer and editor

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