Best Free Software 2012 – Members' picks

Tip: If you want to find good free software to perform a specific task on your computer – Google it!

e.g. "Best free video editing software 2012"
Then download some of the recommended programmes and try them !

Scotty

for Android:
Taptu
https://www.taptu.com/
DJ Your News - Taptu provides instant access to all your interests in one beautiful little app.

Angry Birds Star Wars
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsstarwars.ads.iap&hl=en

Simon

for iPad

Sketches
http://latenitesoft.com/sketches/index.html
Jot down your notes, scribble your thoughts and annotate your pictures using only your fingers and your imagination! Illustrate your ideas with simple but colorful diagrams, notes and sketches.

Pages
http://www.apple.com/iwork/pages/
Pages is a word processor and a page layout tool that helps you create great-looking documents, newsletters, reports, and more. And on the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, writing and design come together beautifully.

Fredrik

for Android
Marine Traffic
http://www.appbrain.com/app/marinetraffic-com/com.marinetraffic
Real-time ships positions based on Automatic Identification System (AIS). Watch the positions reported by more than 35000 vessels per day on an interactive Google map.

NavFree
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navfree.android.OSM.ALL
Unlike many other "free" satnavs we offer you fully featured, non-timelimited turn-by-turn navigation. No hidden payments: after map download you can use it forever for free and update it from time to time, also for free.

Chris

for Windows

PC Magazine review
The Best Free Software of 2012
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381528,00.asp
273 apps in 40 categories.

STDUtility Viewer
http://www.stdutility.com/stduviewer.html

  • Free viewer for multiple file formats.- Scientific documents, images, e-books etc.
  • Can also save pages of PDF files as images.

Qtranslate
http://download.cnet.com/QTranslate/3000-2279_4-75376374.html
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Education/Portable-QTranslate.shtml

  • Can quickly switch between several different on-line translation services
  • Works throughout the PC (not just in browsers)
  • Configurable Hot key pop-up window or full screen
  • Back translation
  • Portable version runs off USB stick
  • Text to Speech synthesis

IBM Lotus Symphony
http://www-03.ibm.com/software/lotus/symphony/home.nsf/home
Based on the 20 years of work that has gone into OpenOffice.org, Lotus Symphony is PCMag's Editors' Choice for free office suites, even over the excellent LibreOffice. Symphony's been designed by IBM to be smooth and reliable for beginners and office workers, no matter what operating system they use. It only has three tools: word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets.

(Other versions of Open Office:
LibreOffice
http://www.libreoffice.org/
Oxygen Office Professional
http://download.cnet.com/OxygenOffice-Professional/3000-18483_4-10758848.html)

Subtitle Edit
http://www.nikse.dk/subtitleedit
Open Source (Danish Author)

  • A specialist programme for Video Editing
  • With SE you can easily adjust a subtitle if it is out of sync with the video in several different ways
  • You can also use SE for making new subtitles from scratch or translating subtitles.

KeyView for Lotus
ftp://ftp.lotus.com/pub/lotusweb/product/smartsuite/kvlotus.exe

  • Viewer for old Ami Pro and Wordpro files.
  • Copy and paste the text into a more modern word processor.
  • Does not work under Windows 7.
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