Mind if we mix things up a bit today? After a considerable amount of searching, I failed to come up with one deal that really blew me away. Thus, I thought we could shift gears and talk about everybody's favorite topic: freebies.
Specifically, free software. There's so much good stuff out there nowadays, it's a wonder anybody buys software at all anymore. Indeed, a true cheapskate will always look for free alternatives to commercial apps.
Some of my freeware favorites include image editor IrfanView, start-up optimizer Soluto, cloud storage utility SugarSync Manager (which works in concert with my free 5GB SugarSync account), and for malware protection, Microsoft Security Essentials.
So here's my question for you: what freeware rocks your world? What programs have you found that are just as good as their commercial counterparts--if not better? Hit the comments and talk up your favorites. I'll round up some of the top picks in a future post!
Also, I'm desperately seeking a good (and preferably free, natch) replacement for Outlook, which I can no longer stand. Ideally, it should be able to import my Outlook PST file. Any recommendations?
Bonus deal: Today only, and while supplies last, daily-deal site Laalo has the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit for $14.95, plus $4.99 for shipping. Apple charges $29, plus shipping and sales tax. The kit enables you to plug in an SD card or USB device for copying photos to your iPad.