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10 Best Free Windows Downloads of 2008

  1. PDF to Word :: It does what it says, it takes a PDF and saves it as a Word document.
  2. Dropbox :: Freeware application and web service Dropbox instantaneously backs up and syncs your files over the internet and to any computer. After you install the application, it will create a Dropbox folder on your hard drive. Any file you put inside that folder will automatically be synced and monitored for changes, and each time a change is saved, it backs up and syncs the file again. Even better, Dropbox does revision history, so if you accidentally saved a file and wanted to revert to an old version or deleted a file, Dropbox can recover any previous version.
  3. Sharepod :: Free yourself from iTunes with Sharepod
  4. Mojo :: Share any song in your iTunes library and download any song from your friends’ iTunes libraries over the internet with freeware application Mojo.
  5. OpenOffice 3.0 :: This is the suite that finally took Microsoft Office off my computers and relegated it to the shelf with Quattro Pro for DOS and Harvard Graphics.  Lifehacker gives it a full review
  6. Picasa :: I took 5000 digital photos in 2008 and Picasa organized, processed, and backed up all of them.
  7. I know this isn’t a Windows app but gOS is a lightweight Linux OS that is similar to the OS’s on a lot of netbooks.
  8. Audaciousness :: This sound-production tool manipulates digital recordings of your voice to create a final result that sounds just like the pop singers you hear on the radio and MTV. Put your digital recording through the Cher vocoder treatment, the Rihanna echo effect, or the NIN grinder. It’s rumored to supposedly have been used by top pop stars like Britney Spears, John Mayer, and Ashlee Simpson.  Yeah it costs $2500 but there is a trial version and you too can sound better than Jessica Simpson with some simple technological enhancements.
  9. A full WYSIWYG Web-page authoring tool akin to Dreamweaver, KompoZer integrates an FTP site manager for file uploads.  It’s good for a quick change to a website or even as a small website manager.  It’s free, small, and has saved me a couple of times when I needed a quick fix.
  10. Windows Live Writer :: It’s free, getting better, and has all of the features you need to easily write and format a decent blog post.