We're catching up on our RSS feeds after neglecting our duties to roam the blogosphere in favor of spending some quality time with loved ones. We're sorry we missed this post on lifehacker from last Thursday (that was thanksgiving, if you're keeping score): they've compiled a list from readers on the free software they're most thankful for. In their 46-item salute to indie hackers and giant internet companies alike, we've found some goodies that we've been using for years (Firefox grabbed the top spot on the list), and some others we've never heard of but want to take a peek...
Of the list of the "46 Free Desktop Software Applications, Webapps, and Projects We're Most Thankful For," we found some standbys like Firefox, G-Mail and the rest of the Google suite.
But some others got us interested: Adium is an instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more and helps to correct your IM grammar, CCleaner (which stands for "Crap Cleaner") scans your PC for unnecessary temporary and log files, cookies, memory dumps, and more and wipes them out at the press of the "Run Cleaner" button, and RocketDock is an OS X-like Dock for your Windows computer.
Do any of the items on the list float your boat? Did they miss your favorite free application or download? Let us know in the comments.
- VLC Media Player
- Open Office
- Foobar 2000
- Google Apps
- AVG Antivirus
- Google Calendar
- Avast Antivirus
- Google Docs
- Rocket Dock
- Spybot Search & Destroy
Check out the post at Lifehacker to see a graph representing how badly Firefox kicked every other contender's virtual booty and a link to the post where they accepted the votes. If you dig into the comments, you might find a greater hidden gem.