Useful Software and Add-Ons

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

Opinion page by Duane Alan Hahn.




Windows Software


The best free internet browser.


Avast Free Antivirus

The best free anti-virus program.



The best free image viewer.


VLC Media Player

The best free audio and video player.



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



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.



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.



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



A graphical frontend to Tesseract-OCR



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.



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.



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.



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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