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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving :: 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For.


As we prepare to give thanks for our delicious Thanksgiving meals (and impending food comas), let's not forget to pay tribute to the wonderful developers who bring us our favorite free apps [ori pic].
Earlier this week we asked you to share the free apps you're most thankful for, and you came through with thousands of votes for apps covering the desktop, mobile phone, and devices in between. With a little spreadsheet magic and a few choices of our own, we bring you the top 50 free apps we're all most thankful for. Whether you're celebrating the holiday or not, it's a great list of free software that ought to make for some gluttonous downloading. The popular apps are some of the more obvious, however, so be sure to look further down the list for new free software you may not yet know about. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For ::


  1. Dropbox

  2. Google Chrome

  3. Firefox

  4. Opera

  5. Google Apps

  6. Simplenote and Notational Velocity

  7. CCleaner

  8. uTorrent

  9. Transmission

  10. sabnzbd+

  11. Open Office

  12. Skype

  13. Evernote

  14. GIMP

  15. KeePass

  16. LastPass

  17. 7zip

  18. ImgBurn

  19. Microsoft Security Essentials

  20. AutoHotkey

  21. Pandora

  22. FileZilla

  23. TrueCrypt

  24. Handbrake

  25. VirtualBox

  26. Audacity

  27. Paint.NET

  28. iTunes

  29. Thunderbird

  30. Foobar2000

  31. Pidgin

  32. Adium

  33. avast!

  34. TeamViewer

  35. TweetDeck

  36. Launchy

  37. Quicksilver

  38. Instapaper

  39. ReadItLater

  40. XBMC

  41. PuTTY

  42. Cyberduck

  43. Perian

  44. XAMPP

  45. Windows Live Essentials

  46. Winamp

  47. TeraCopy

  48. Eclipse

  49. MediaMonkey

And that's the list! Items on this year's list garnered a minimum of ten votes (with a few exceptions), with popular apps pulling in far more. Dropbox took the lead with 137 votes, followed by VLC and 109, and Firefox 97. Happy downloading, and happy Thanksgiving!
Coutesy :: Lifehacker.com