5 Free Windows Programs You Should Be Using.

Free Windows ProgramsYou know what they say, the best things in life are free, and that’s especially true in the software world. There are a tons of free PC programs available on the web that can improve the way you work and play.

Here are 5 Free Windows Programs You Should Be Using that will help you solve problems you didn’t know you had. some you might know, some you might not. But once you’ve used them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

I use these programs everyday and highly recommend them. If you use any programs I haven’t mentioned leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to try them.

This will be a continuing series of articles as I have many more to add.

First on the list is One Drive from Microsoft:

One Drive for all your storage needs

One Drive is a great way to backup all your important files and pictures from your computer and phone. Sign up for a free account and get 15 gigs of storage where you can keep all your files and photos, access and share them from your phone, tablet, and computer with their free apps for mobile devices. When you enable photo backup from your phone you will get an additional 15 gigs free.

(Bonus) If you’re in need of MS Office try Office 365  Get a 1-year subscription including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, 1 terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage, and Skype PC-to-phone world calling  for 5 PCs or Macs, plus 5 iPads or Windows tablets.

 

LastPass:

LastPassLogoShadowThe Secure and Trusted Way to Store Passwords. Now you can have a different password for every site and only have to remember 1 password.  With LastPass installed, start browsing to your sites and services. LastPass will prompt you to save your logins, generate new passwords, save Profiles for online shopping, and more. LastPass does the work for you, so logging in and checking out requires no thought.  They Also offer a premium service for mobile devices, bring LastPass with you for only $12 a year.

Paint.net:

Paint.net

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. Like Photo Shop only free.

 

VLC media player: 


VLC Looking for a program to play that video file? VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evernote:

EvernoteWith Evernote, your notes, web clips, files, and images are available whenever you need them on every device and computer you use. From short lists to lengthy research, no matter what form your writing takes, Evernote keeps you focused on moving those ideas from inspiration to completion. Easily gather everything that matters. Clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times. Your words, images, and documents are always close at hand. Evernote’s powerful search and discovery features make everything you’ve collected easy to find.

 

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