500+ Free Software to Make you the Windows Puppet Master

500+ free software for windows

You are here and you are sad because your Mac friends are mocking you everyday? Seriously!? Let me help you become the ultimate puppet master of Windows. This long post of freeware are here to make your Windows Super Charged without costing any money. Yes all for free! Proceed to the listing of software that will make you the Windows Hero and you will save the day. Go and show off your friend that you can almost do anything and everything on your Windows for free.

This post has been divided into multiple posts due to it’s ongoing length. Now it is separated into multiple software categories for easy navigation. Only 3 software listed from each section to keep this post short, Follow the detail links to Discover more. Feel free to suggest more freeware at the respective posts

Whats New!

  • Added Windows 7 Specials
  • Added Portable Applications Suite (s)! yeah
  • Removed some software because they are no longer freeware
  • Split this topic into multiple posts

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Speed up your System – IObit SmartDefrag 5.00 Beta

IOBIT SmartDefrag

It’s hard to find a really working solution for hard disk fragmentation issue and needless to say day by day the hard disk sizes are growing along with more and more files. Recently I’ve found IObit SmartDefrag which is fast enough to defrag your huge hard disk in no time. It has a feature of set and forget it configuration which is really convenient for both office and home users. It has most of the features you can find in any commercial software. 

Features of this powerful, award-winning defragmenter program include:

  • An “Install It and Forget It” feature that works automatically and quietly in the background on your computer.
  • The ability to constantly keep your hard drive safe, error-free and running at its top speed and optimum performance.
  • Eliminates slow downs, freeze-ups and crashes.
  • IObit SmartDegrag is 100% FREE award-winning software that’s for personal, home and small business.
  • 100% safe from any spyware, adware and virus.
  • Designed for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000.
  • Distribute it freely, copy it, sell it or include it as part of a package – as long as it is left completely intact and unchanged.

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Best of Multi Protocol Messenger Clients

miranda

I was looking out for Instant Messenger application that allows me to connect to multiple chat services at the same time so that I don't have to run too many messengers at a same time. Yes previously I knew about some open source multi protocol messengers but somehow the interface didn't satisfy me much. Now I've checked Pidgin and Miranda and both of them looks just fine. Pidgin has a kind of Web 2.0 look, smooth and simple interface. Lets take a moment to review these  2 clients.

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TrueCrypt create your own secure storage

Sometimes at office or even at home i don’t want certain part of my hard drive not accessible by anyone. Well you can hide your folders but is it giving you the optimal protection, i don’t think so. TrueCrypt is a open source software comes with a highly secured protection systems. The algorithms are so difficult to break that it might take a few billion years to break the password. TrueCrypt can be used on windows xp/vista or linux platforms. Actually what it do is to create a physical file on a hard disk and encrypt it with very strong protection and load that file as a virtual drive. TrueCrypt also can be used to protect your USB or Flash disks.

How to Hide your folders in Windows

It’s actually very easy to hide a folder with Free Hide Folder. It takes only a few mouse clicks. First, you need to run Free Hide Folder, locate and select the folder you want to hide, and then click Hide Folder button to hide folders. Note that some of the folders under Windows Vista wont be invisible as example My Music or My Documents folders.