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Useful Software and Add-Ons

A good list to have when you buy a new PC.

Opinion page by Duane Alan Hahn.

 

 

 

Windows Software

Firefox

The best free internet browser.

 

Avast Free Antivirus

The best free anti-virus program.

 

IrfanView

The best free image viewer.

 

VLC Media Player

The best free audio and video player.

 

Bandicam

Easily record video and sound from an emulator or an area of your PC screen.

 

WordWeb

English thesaurus and dictionary.

 

Moffsoft FreeCalc

Adjustable calculator size and simulated paper tape history.

 

VideoPad Video Editor

Intuitive video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes.

 

WinMerge

Compares two files and shows the differences. Get the xdocdiff WinMerge Plugin if you want to compare PDF files. Be sure to enable plugins (under Plugins/List) and select Automatic Unpacking.

 

LibreOffice

The most powerful free & open source office suite on the market.

 

gImageReader

A graphical frontend to Tesseract-OCR

 

Stella

Atari 2600 VCS emulator.

 

Xenu's Link Sleuth

Checks your web site for broken links.

 

WebLog Expert Lite

Allows you to quickly and easily analyze your log files.

 

 

 

 

Firefox Add-Ons

Tab Mix Plus

Enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities.

 

NoScript

Allows active content to run only from sites you trust.

 

Adblock Plus

Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more.

 

All-in-One Gestures

I turn off everything except right click and slide left for back and right click and slide right for forward.

 

Status-4-Evar

Brings back the status bar.

 

Googlebar Lite

A light-weight Google search toolbar.

 

Download YouTube Videos as MP4

Adds a button to youtube pages so you can download videos.

 

SearchStatus

Displays Google PageRank, Alexa Rank, and so on.

 

Bookmark Current Tab Set

Adds options to bookmark all tabs.

 

Self-Destructing Cookies

Trustworthy services can be whitelisted.

 

Image Blocker

Block specific images on web pages.

 

Open in Browser

Allows you to display documents in the browser window.

 

 

 

 

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Use these programs and add-ons at your own risk. Always scan for viruses.

 

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