Must have downloads for 2012

 

My list of the coolest apps we should all have this year

 

  • MalwareBytes  – (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) – Malwarebytes, also referred to as MBAM is the quintessential malware removal tool, the free version scans on demand and the paid version offers real-time protection.
  •   7-Zip – (http://www.7-zip.org/) – 7-Zip has long since replaced Winzip in my Windows world for file archiving.
  • Virtualization – The simplicity of virtualization has reached a point at which everyone should at least experiment, here are a couple free tools, if you have an old server try VMWare ESXi
  1. VirtualBox – (https://www.virtualbox.org/)
  2. VMware Player (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/)
  • Web Browsers – With so many ways to surf the internet, I opt to use a variety of browsers depending on the mood:
  1. FireFox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/)
  2. Chrome (https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/)
  3. IE9 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie/home)
  • LogMeIn – (http://www.logmein.com) – If you ever think you will want to access your computer form a remote location, LogMeIn made that process accessible to everyone.  Long gone are the days of VNC.
  • DropBox – (http://www.dropbox.com) – Dropbox is too cool and potentially life saving not to have, at least the free version.
  • Net Nanny – (http://www.netnanny.com/) – Have kids? Get Net Nanny! I seen that an iOS version is coming soon, cant wait!

 

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