Software

Here be links to free utility software. Of course, there are other great free software packages, such as Apache OpenOffice. and Gimp the image manipulation program.
You may wish to suggest other free and useful software for me via the feedback tag on the left 🙂

7-zip Utility

7-Zip7-zip is an open source, free file compression utility, which supports an impressive range of file types. Installation is quick and includes options in the right-click menus for creating and opening compressed files.

File types include: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM.
It can read and extract files (but not create compressed files) from an even wider range including: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.

http://www.7-zip.org/

Portable Applications Suites

Portable applications Suites offer an easy way to carry your favourite computer programs on a USB memory stick; along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more.
Use them on any Windows computer via USB.

http://portableapps.com/

Also check out Lupopensuite and geek.menu.

Mp3 Tag Editor

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats where it supports ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags.

It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

CCleaner

CCleaner    Piriform’s CCleaner is definitely one of my favourites. Use it for cleaning your Windows PC.
It protects your privacy on-line and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use, a small, fast download and updated regularly.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Audacity

Audacity: Free Sound Editor and Recording Software Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Recuva

File Recovery

Recuva  Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost something important when your computer crashed? No problem! Recuva recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. And it’s free!

http://www.piriform.com/recuva