Useful Software
I have put here links to various freeware and some shareware software that you may find useful.

(All of the links will redirect you to other sites)



A free alternative to Microsoft Office, with Word Processor, Database, Spreadsheet, Presentation and Drawing software.



Basically the same as OpenOffice, but with a few more refinements like being able to open PDF files for editing automatically and for many people a more user friendly interface.


Incredimail version 2031

Great Free Software for Email this version was the last one before the Junk Filter became an annual subscription.


AVG Anti-Virus

Free Anti-Virus software with Reguar updates.


Microsoft Security Essentials

This will monitor your machine in real time and protect it from Viruses, Malware and all of the usual nasties. Finally a useful Freebie from Microsoft


Free Download Manager

What is Free Download Manager? It is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license. Warning: beware of fake versions. Increase your download speed and resume broken downloads. HTTP/FTP/BitTorrent support. Flash video download. GNU General Public License. Enjoy safer and more rewarding downloading.

In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to: adjust traffic usage; to organize and schedule downloads; download video from video sites; download whole web sites with HTML Spider; operate the program remotely, via the internet, and more!

DVD Shrink

Easy to use program to ‘Backup’ your DVDs to a standard 4.7Gb Disc. You need to have Burning software, such as Nero already installed, or the free ImgBurn.



In combination with DVD Shrink you do not need to buy any burning software.



DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.


VLC Media Player

This OpenSource Media Player will decode and play many more file types both video and audio than the standard windows media player, without the need to carry out lengthy downloads for additional decoder software.



Create your own Blog or Website for free



A very useful Back Up software that gives you numerous options.

It takes a few minutes to set up, but once done you can use it to back up to pretty much anything Hard disk, Memory Stick, CD-RW, DVD-RW or Network Drive. Either manually or on a schedule and you decide what you want to back up and whether you want to compress it or not.



A useful little program that can block a lot of the annoying ads that keep popping up on different sites. Available for most if not all of the most popular web browsers, including Tablets and Smartphones.


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