The Best FREE Programs on the 'Net

United States
November 6, 2008 11:00am CST
Since I make a living on the net, I have come across many, many free programs. Some are good and some are really bad. The best one (and the one I use daily) is Open Office. It will open and create any Word or Office document. It has spreadsheet (like Excel) and HTML capabilities. It will totally replace most (if not all) of your Microsoft document needs. Yes, I am a freebie Queen! Here is the link: http://www.openoffice.org/ What is your favorite free program?
6 responses
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
Here are some free programs that I like: The Gimp -Image Editor Open Office - Office Suite Avira Antivir - Antivirus DirStat - File Size Analyzer Truecrypt - File/Folder Encryption on the Fly Mozilla Firefox - Almost Excellent Web Browser Frostwire - P2P sharing Transmission/utorrent - Torrent Downloader Adobe Acrobat - PDF Reader Pidgin - All in one Messenger (Yahoo, AOL, IRC, etc.)
• India
8 Nov 08
I did use open office for a month and i did not like it at all , according to me MS office rules the roost in this case. For example in excel you have a feature of refresh which updates the data if its connected to database . This feature is not available in open office
• India
7 Nov 08
I am a regular user of Open Office. Apart from this, I use: 1. Opera http://opera.com --It is fast browser and does not hog memory like Firefox. 2. Avast Antivirus Personal Edition http://avast.com --It is fastest Antivirus and also light on memory. 3. Advanced Windows Care Personal Edition http://iobit.com --Helps keep my PC error free and clean
@mokda1 (24)
• Israel
6 Nov 08
whell you probably raigt but note that if you sher any of your doc whit ather who use MSoffice you must keep your fills whit the corect format cose the default format isn`t usefull for MSoffice(allso OpenOffice not soporting PP coded fills). any way i geass the best freeware is linux operating system linspaier. some ather cool freeware:DVDflick, Gizmo5, firefox -lol, utorrnet,vlc etc..
• United States
6 Nov 08
I used OpenOffice Writer for a couple of months, and just didn't like it. I still have the whole suite installed, but just don't use it. The one free program that I use almost every single day is NoteTab Light from Fookes Software. You can get the freeware version or one of the paid versions at http://www.notetab.com
@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
6 Nov 08
actually i downloaded it some time ago when i was assaulted with the fact after paying for my new laptop with windows vista that i had no word processor or anything unless i PAY EXTRA... i found out about it and LOVE it... spell check doesnt work in mine for some odd reason so i basically just save my documents in different formats in it after using Microsoft works which DID come with vista ;) I love it because it is so versatile and easy to use... i like their powerpoint it is so similar to Microsoft powerpoint that you hardly tell the difference when working with it =)